LOS GATOS—February 9, 2013. Sereno Group recently awarded Roger Knapp and Terry Ballantyne, both Realtors in Sereno Group’s Santa Cruz office, the 2012 Sereno Group Community Service Award. The recognition is given to an agent (or agents) who exemplify Sereno Group’s mission to be a community service based company during the calendar year.
Both Knapp and Ballantyne were instrumental in organizing Sereno Group’s successful 1% for Good philanthropy campaign that now has each of Sereno Group’s six offices participating in the unique giving program.
Behind their guidance, Sereno Group Santa Cruz announced the launch of the 1% for Good charitable philanthropy program. With 1% for Good, the office will pledge during a specific period of time (typically one quarter of the calendar year) to give 1% of their gross commissions to a charitable or community minded organization committed to making a positive difference in the community.
Thus far, Sereno Group has supported and donated to Santa Cruz Search and Rescue, Casa of Santa Cruz County, Grind Out Hunger, Santa Cruz Cultural Council, Magical Bridge, Legal Advocates of Children and Youth, Cancer CarePoint, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Saratoga Senior Center, with plans to support many more worthy organizations.
“Through our 1% for Good campaign, Sereno Group has had a direct impact on the local communities our offices serve,” said Ryan Iwanaga, co-founder and Executive Vice President of Sereno Group, “Through the leadership and passion of Roger and Terry, Sereno Group has been able to exist with a thoughtful mindedness towards our communities. The 1% for Good program has changed the way we see our business and future.”
About Sereno Group:
Open since July 1, 2006, Sereno Group Real Estate has quickly established itself as a market leader by continually attracting top producing agents in the Silicon Valley. During this time, Sereno Group has achieved the highest per agent productivity for residential real estate brokers in the county. In 2012, Sereno Group ranked as the #4 brokerage in the United States for per agent closed sales volume in Real Trend’s annual national brokerage rankings report. The company, which has been ranked the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area for three years in a row, now has six offices located in Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto and Willow Glen. The 220 agents of Sereno Group sell and serve the Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties and points beyond.
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