Community Service

REALTORS® are the community!

REALTORS® facilitate community growth by helping people find the home of their dreams in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Durham, Pittsboro and surrounding areas.

But community involvement doesn’t stop at the closing table. REALTORS® give back to the community by assisting homeowners who are physically or financially unable to make needed repairs to their homes through the Greater Chapel Hill Association of REALTORS® annual Fix-A-Home project. The project is successful as a result of REALTOR® volunteers and donations of goods and services from local businesses.

Sadly, disaster strikes even in “Blue Heaven” and the Association is there to offer support. Funds are available through the Community Disaster Aid for local residents who have suffered loss through house fires, floods, or other natural disaster.

Contact your REALTOR® for more information about our programs or for additional community outreach opportunities.

The PH Craig Real Estate Scholarship

The Greater Chapel Hill Association of Realtors announces the sponsorship of the P.H. Craig Real Estate Scholarship. 

The P.H. Craig Real Estate and Economic Development Scholarship fund, administered by the Greater Chapel Hill Association of Realtors, will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating student at each of the high schools in the Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system: Orange High, Cedar Ridge High, East Chapel Hill High, Chapel Hill High, and Carrboro High. An additional $100 honorarium/award will be given to the high school teacher nominating the student or selected by the student as most influential on their academic career.

Each candidate must complete the Application for PH Craig Real Estate Scholarship, including a short essay on the role and the importance of economic development for Orange County. All finalists will be interviewed by the administering board. Each candidate should be in good academic standing and be accepted into an accredited 2 or 4 year university, college, community college, or vocational school.

The winner from each high school will have their awards deposited and credited to their account at the post-high school institution they plan to attend.

 

 

FIX-A-HOME PROJECT

What is Fix-A-Home?  Who Are We for more information.

CLICK HERE to view or download the Fix-A-Home Press Kit.

Fix-a-home Application-2014

 

Fifth Annual Fix-A-Home Project a huge success!

The Association’s biggest undertaking is the local Fix-A-Home program – our very own mini-home makeover in a day! Homeowners are selected based on financial needs or their physical limitations.

In 2011 we selected a local Hero – Jackie Helvey at 111 Roberts Street in Carrboro.

 CLICK HERE to watch the amazing video from this year.

A lot of “behind-the-scenes” time and energy went into making this two-day event a success. REALTORS believe in giving back to the communities they serve, and Fix-A-Home is just one of the ways we show our appreciation to the outstanding citizens who truly make this area, “the Southern Part of Heaven.”

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors:

  • Herndon Construction for donating their time and crew five years in a row.
  • The law firm of Bagwell Holt Smith Jones & Crowson for supplying food to volunteers.
  • Caroline Shillito of emma delon design for her wonderful design ideas.

Other sponsors included:  Ferguson, Fitch Lumber, Fonville Morisey – Chapel Hill, Frazee Carpets, Fred Herndon Home Inspections, Garner Specialty Finishes, Gutter Solutions, Lawton Electric, NC Green Plumbing, Pine Hall Brick, PODS, Rice’s Glass, Rubin’s Bobcat Services, Sears, Sherwin Williams, The Home Team, Triangle Electrical Services, Two Men and A Truck, Well Grounded Landscape, Design and Build, Wood Done Right, Yellow Dot Heating and Air Conditioning.

 

 

 

Click here to view the Fix-A-Home projects through the years.

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