While helping thousands of clients successfully invest in a home and a lifestyle, Virginia Cook, Realtors has made its own investment into the North Texas communities it serves.
“Giving back to the communities where we live and work has been a core part of our culture since we opened 18 years ago," says Sheila Rice, president of the locally-owned, independent real estate firm.
With offices in North Dallas, Intown Dallas, Park Cities, Plano, Fort Worth and Sherman, Virginia Cook, Realtors’ charitable impact has been extensive with thousands of volunteer hours and dollars given to hundreds of non-profit, civic and charitable organizations since 1999.
A significant gift was made to Dallas, when Virginia Cook, Realtors funded a respite along the Northaven Trail, one of the City’s emerging commuter and recreational bike and hike trails.
The respite at St. Michael and Lavendale has become a gathering place for community-oriented events, supported by Virginia Cook, Realtors. Along with the Friends of Northaven Trail, Virginia Cook, Realtors sponsors “Movie Nights in the Park” and recently arranged for Santa to arrive via fire engine at “Light Up the Trail”.
Education is a cornerstone for the company and support of public education is a priority. Associates Lauren Savariego and Ed Murchison have worked diligently for Kramer and Walnut Hill Schools, co-chairing Home Tours that raised over $75,000 in 2017.
In the Greater Texoma area, the sales associates serve many important organizations ranging from Meals on Wheels and Wounded Warriors to the Chambers of Sherman, Denison and Pottsboro. All while sustaining its record as the #1 real estate firm.
A highlight achievement in 2017 was led by Debbie Hudnall, who serves on the board for the Grayson Co. Women's Crisis Center. “Virginia Cook, Realtors sponsored the 5k run that raised $35,000 for this organization, and we raised $7,000 for the center through the Purple Purse Auction. What a year we had!” said Debbie Hudnall, who also maintained her perennial status as the #1 Top Producer in Grayson County despite a full volunteer schedule.
To the west, the Fort Worth Virginia Cook, Realtors team is equally busy. Whether it’s delivering meals to needy seniors, volunteering in local schools, helping military families make it through another deployment, or comforting little ones at Cook Children’s Hospital, the Virginia Cook, Realtors team pours its heart into Fort Worth.
“Most of our sales associates have lived here all of their lives,” says Brenda Sims, vice president/manager of the Fort Worth office. “Our connection to the community is absolutely essential to how we do business.”
“We are positioned locally and globally to provide our clients phenomenal results,” said Rice, noting the company is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Real Estate and also has an office in London, UK.
“Our company will continue to flourish because we work together like family, with a focus on enriching the communities we serve.”
To learn more, visit www.virginiacook.com.