Most real estate offices, here in Asheville and around the country, are franchise locations of large real estate firms. The local offices usually pay a franchise fee of 3-7% from the sale of each property to their headquarters. That means a lot of money leaves Asheville and goes to Charlotte, Florida, or some other place.
We take a different approach. We want money from home sales in Asheville to stay in Asheville—to benefit our community. At Panashe, when we sell a home, we ask each client which local charitable organization they want to support. Instead of sending a franchise fee out of Asheville, we donate 5% of the gross sale revenue to the client’s non-profit of choice. We’re thrilled to have donated over $20,000 to local organizations in 2020, including:
• MANNA FoodBank
• Pisgah Legal Services
• National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Western Carolina
• Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
• Meals on Wheels of Asheville & Buncombe County
• Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County
• Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
• Working Wheels
• Appalachian Wildlife Refuge
• Read To Succeed
One of the many great benefits of donating to non- profits that our clients choose after a sale, is delivering the check. We get to hear more about the staff at the non-profit and wonderful stories about them making a difference in peoples lives in the Asheville area. Our wish at Panashe is that as more people hear these stories more people in the area will be motivated to help fund the great work these non-profits are doing all year long.