Campton, NH, June 21, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- As of May 1st, 2007, Alpine Lakes Real Estate, which specializes in Waterville Valley and Loon Mountain property, is donating $50 to charities in their area for every property bought or sold through their agency.
Clients of Alpine Lakes Real Estate get to choose which of seven local charities will receive the $50 contribution. Those groups include Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Prevention Tools (ADAPT), Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Campton Historical Society, Lions Club, Listen Community Services, North Country Center for the Arts, and Whole Village.
“I can’t take credit for the idea,” said Bobi Bigelow, Marketing Administrator for Alpine Lakes. “I’d heard about the concept on a real-estate-related TV show, and I thought that would be perfect for us to do.”
In March, Bigelow compiled the list of non-profits to involve in the new program, and created the additional documentation to include with their closing documents. The program started May 1st, and the first donation went to Grafton County Senior Citizens Council.
And in the past, buyers and sellers working with Alpine Lakes have received “Thank You” packages after their closing. Now, those packages also include a letter letting the client know the $50 donation was made by Alpine on their behalf.
“We’ve been deeply involved with the Grafton County community for decades, and we all contribute in our own individual ways,” said Joe Macord, Managing Broker of Alpine Lakes’ Campton Office. “But when Bobi came to us with this idea, we were all very excited by it.
“The donations come out of our expenses, so there’s no increase in closing costs to our clients. They’ve been very receptive to this idea so far, and we hope to raise thousands of dollars for these local charities in 2007.”
About Alpine Lakes Real Estate
Alpine Lakes Real Estate has been building long-term relationships in the White Mountains for more than 20 years. Their extensive real estate expertise is enhanced by their vast knowledge of the entire building process, regional history, and area heritage. With offices in Lincoln serving the Loon Mountain area and in Campton serving the Waterville Valley Region of NH, Alpine Lakes Real Estate offers friendly and experienced guidance, assistance with IRS 1031 "like-kind" exchanges, and even the Design-Build services of their in-house architect. For more information about Alpine Lakes Real Estate and the stunning White Mountains region they call home, go to www.AlpineLakes.com.