December 19th, 2013
Curt Seifart – Humanitarian Award Winner
Last week at the Holiday Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting for the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, Helen Adams agent Curt Seifart was awarded the 2013 Humanitarian Award.
We’ve written about Curt on this blog before. Curt spent the better part of 2013 working on a neighborhood revitalization project, refreshing part of Grier Heights and rebuilding it into the community Elizabeth Heights, after neighborhood leaders invited CrossRoads Corporation in for some help. Phase one of this project is now sold out – with the homes being purchased by those that go through a rigorous qualification process (all the details are here, on the Elizabeth Heights website). The eventual homeowners get to move into an incredibly affordable (monthly mortgage payments starting around $750), incredibly energy efficient (built green, with a monthly heating/cooling bill of around $50), bright new home that they otherwise would not have been able to afford. The project breathes new life into the neighborhood and empowers the homeowners to be proud of the house they’ve bought and live in, and proud of their neighborhood. Work will soon begin on Phase 2 of the project.
Curt partnered with CrossRoads Corporation to market this project and sell these homes for no personal commission. According to Don Gately, Executive Director of CrossRoads Corp, Curt has probably already foregone around $33,000 in personal commission. Yet he has marketed the project “like a million dollar listing.” But that’s just how Curt is. Curt has worked with Habitat for Humanity for over 10 years, including in El Salvador. He works with a charity called Trips for Kids, which is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring through bicycling experiences. He’s an active member at Myers Park Presbyterian. He’s currently participating in a committee at Helen Adams to develop ideas for how the company, and the agents, can give back more to the community in 2014. And, he’s the kind of guy that brings muffins to the Helen Adams staff on a weekday, just because. He’s always thinking of new and creative ways to promote his listings or projects, whether they are selling for $100,000 or $1,000,000.
Helen Adams is very proud to call Curt our own. He’s a pleasure to have around the office, and a great agent. We are so incredibly proud that the Charlotte Regional Realtor’s Association chose Curt, from a pool of 14 candidates, to receive this award. We don’t think there was anyone more deserving (although we might be prejudiced). We look forward to the opportunities that he will bring the community, our company, and his clients in the years to come. Congratulations Curt on being recognized for all you do!