LionDesk and Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Fund Three Homes in El Salvador

Carlsbad, CA, February 11, 2019 --( LionDesk, a leading real estate CRM platform announced today that its partnership with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) in support of sustainable real estate non-profit New Story has helped fund three new homes for families in El Salvador. BHGRE and LionDesk were joined in the effort by Daniel Ramsey, CEO of MyOutDesk. The homes were built in the village of Ahuachapán.

The non-profit’s mission is to "pioneer solutions to address global homelessness and imagine a world where no human lives in survival mode,” and was identified by BHGRE as highly worthwhile endeavor to support. The real estate sales company reached out to fellow industry partner LionDesk to share New Story’s message.

The homes are part of a broad, multifaceted effort to establish an economically sustainable and healthy community for the people of a challenged region in western El Salvador. Individual families are supported through an online giving profile, set up by New Story, which also promotes the use of local labor and innovative, sustainable materials.

Families are encouraged to pay back the cost of the home through a 0% interest loan. Those payments are used to fund additional homes in a self-perpetuating, “pay it forward” model.

“I needed no convincing to help out a charity like this,” said Ramsey. “As soon as the team at LionDesk called, I knew it was a good cause. Collectively, the real estate industry has a great deal of ability to enact change.”

Ramsey and his company, MyOutDesk, are no strangers to being charitable for families. Through a separate non-profit, MOD Movement, the company has renovated and supported the “Foundlings Home” at the Boys Town orphanage and senior center in Manila, Philippines.

“Just as Better Homes and Gardens did for us, we want others to hear this message,” said LionDesk founder and CEO David Anderson. “It’s not about us, and it’s important that other companies and those capable go beyond their bottom lines when it comes to solving real estate challenges, we hope our efforts will inspire others.”

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About LionDesk:

LionDesk  is a leading real estate CRM helping top agents find, communicate with, and service home buyers and sellers. Powerful and easy to use with features such as intelligent drip campaigns, video emails and texting, text-2-sell tools, transaction workflows, social and demographic profiling, integrated power-dialer and more, the LionDesk platform is a best-in-class  solution  with a reputation of proven results for Agents, Teams and Brokers.

About Better Homes and Garden Real Estate:

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.

About MyOutDesk:

Based in Sacremento, CA, MyOutDesk was founded in 2008 to provide Realtors with indispensable leverage through virtual professionals to help them regain their time, freedom, and have the ability to grow their business, all while reducing costs. The company has saved its clients more than $55 million in staffing and expenses while providing healthy wages and careers to its overseas teams.

About New Story:

New Story is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that crowdfunds houses for approximately $6,000 and transforms slums into sustainable communities. New Story identifies a slum where families are in danger, and then works with local partners to secure nearby land and build new communities of 80 to 300 homes. New Story uses partners to design holistic communities that offer education, clean water and sanitation, access to health care, and income opportunities. New Story has funded more than 400 homes and is currently working in Haiti, El Salvador, and Bolivia.
Marni Hale