A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this new motivational series, Scott will highlight how to become a Peak Performer.

In today’s Peak Performer Series message, Scott talks about the importance of being charitable. Giving back to the community and those in need not only helps others, but can also give you (the giver) a sense of well being and a better mindset.

This Tuesday, November 28th is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This time of year is a great time to help others in need. If you’d like to join the movement and need some ideas of local or national charities that could use your support, visit: www.givingtuesday.org/

Need more motivation? Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email at scottmacdonald@remax.net

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September Market Update – Special Message

Hi Everyone,

As many of you know, I am extremely passionate about our philanthropic endeavors here at RE/MAX Gateway. We have supported many great causes over the years to include Children’s Miracle Network, The Last Well, Life with Cancer, YouthQuest and many more.

As this latest natural disaster unfolds in Texas, it leaves many of us wondering how we can help. There are many, many different groups/people that will certainly need financial assistance in the coming months, but how does one decide who/how to help?

In a recent article, I read a story about a RE/MAX broker whose entire office has been destroyed by the flood. It got me thinking – imagine if our office was completely wiped out and worse yet, business came to a complete standstill. Or if the entire community we serve was destroyed, our hard-working agents would no longer be able to earn a living and assist others.

Because we are proud members of the RE/MAX family and because our business affects so many in the community with their housing needs, I have decided to organize an effort to help our fellow RE/MAX agents. Our donations will go to a fund to help them clothe and feed their families as they recover from this catastrophic event.

RE/MAX Gateway will donate $25 for every closed transaction by all of our agents in the month of September. Obviously, our contributions will not solve there their problems, but our support will let them know that they are not alone, they are part of a family and that we care.  We are #remaxstrong.

We hope you will join and help make a difference in the lives of the thousands of people whose lives were affected by this storm. Please consider donating to one of the many charities supporting this enormous need.

If you would like to contribute to the RE/MAX Million Dollar Match fundraising campaign, you can do so by clicking here >>> https://www.gofundme.com/weareremax

Have a wonderful September.

Thank you!
www.gateway2realestate.com 

 

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You’re Invited! 8th Annual PUTT A THON and Family Fun Night!

Scott MacDonald, President of RE/MAX Gateway invites you to the 8th Annual PUTT A THON & Family Fun Night!  All proceeds benefit Youth For Tomorrow.   Please join us Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 2-6pm at our RE/MAX Gateway office in the Brambleton Town Center for this fun-filled time and certain to bring out the kid-at-heart in all of us!

This event is RAIN or SHINE! We’ve got it covered folks!

Just look for the RE/MAX Balloon!YOUTH FOR TOMORROW Putt A Thon REMAX Gateway APRIL 13 2013

Help us reach our goal http://www.gateway2realestate.com/putt-a-thon

Can’t attend but want to make a difference? Here’s how: http://rismedia.com/2013-04-08/eighth-annual-remax-gateway-putt-a-thon-family-fun-night/

Our donation dollars at work!

Our Visit to Children's Hospital 
There are times in your life when you feel fortunate and humbled at the same time.  Our visit to The National Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC was one of those occasions.  We are fortunate that our children are healthy and not undergoing treatments that many of the children at the hospital have to endure.  We are fortunate to have experienced the hospital as visitors and not as parents or friends of a patient staying at the hospital.  As a result of our contributions to the Children’s Miracle Network we were able to have a VIP tour of the hospital.  It is an amazing facility that provides unbelievable care to children for any reason regardless if they have insurance or not. 

What immediately struck me was the kindness of the staff from the valet parker to our tour guide Milton to our liaison, Kimberly Lane.  They all truly appear to love their job.  Next was the color scheme and design features of the floors we visited.  The design feature input was made by the families and children who had to have a stay at the hospital.  Bright colors, balloons, and vibrantly colored floors and walls highlighted each floor and gave the appearance of no other hospital. 

The art room is another aspect that helped bring a new appreciation of what the children who stay at the hospital have to endure make this facility a special one.  The children can do art projects  to help them escape their current situation and help aid them in their healing process.  In addition to the art room are the playrooms they make available to the children so they can seek solace and “get away” from the hospital staff in a fun environment.

The hospital rooms offer as much privacy as possible and are designed with three separate sections – medical, patient and family areas.  They are designed to make the stay more comfortable for all involved.  There are also separate “family” areas as well as laundry facilities available so parents can remain close to their children while allowing them to get some time out of the hospital room.

The wall of encouragement is what had the biggest impact on me.  The wall features photos of former patients that told their story, what impacted them most about their stay at the hospital, what the current patients can do stay positive and lastly, who is their inspiration and why.  It was a very moving experience to read how these children coped with their conditions and made their stay a success to help the others become success stories as well.

All in all, it was a great experience and one that I am proud to be a part of by contributing a portion of each sale to CMN and encouraging our agents to do the same.  We highly encourage doing all that you can by helping support us in this cause – one visit to the hospital will get you hooked.  As discussed at our Quarterly Meeting in December, all of our Chili Cook-off donations will go to support CMN as well.  As we expand offices, we will be doing soup cook-offs, barbeque cook-offs and other cooking competitions to support this cause so please let us know your thoughts on how we can make these events even better and well attended.  Get it?  Got it?  Good!

Now, go sell something – so you can make a contribution!