Invoking Real Change Through Local Giving

Heart to Heart Real Estate is changing our community. Since its establishment in August 2013, this full service real estate brokerage led by owners/brokers Mark McConnell and Liz Lee with realtor associates Christie Giaquinto and Jennifer Young, represent their clients, buying or selling property, with an offer that is unique in the real estate industry. Heart to Heart gives half of every commission they earn to the nonprofit or charity of their client’s choosing. This disbursement is a generous way for those who want to help the community with charitable giving…but may not have the means to do so.

Over 200 nonprofits in San Luis Obispo County are always striving to meet their needs; primarily to help the most under-served members of our community. Mark and Liz understand the issues facing nonprofits about raising money, securing donations and competing for sponsorship funds. Annual events and ongoing fundraising campaigns require a tremendous amount of planning, expense and volunteers! Utilizing the funds generated through a real estate transaction is the principle behind Heart to Heart’s theme of “We Make Giving Easy.”

During the 3rd Annual “We Make Giving Easy” event on November 29, Heart to Heart presented $19,738 to these organizations: Camp Fire Central Coast $8,013, Women’s Shelter of SLO $2,931, Hospice of SLO $2,931, Alzheimer’s Association of SLO $2,931, and Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center $2,931.

“Our goal is to create a greater network of giving and to show how real change in a community is possible,” says Mark and Liz. “We are proud of our business model which allows us to have a successful business while supporting our heartfelt commitment to improve lives, spread awareness and invoke change through community partnerships.”

In all, Heart to Heart has donated to more than 50 nonprofits and charities since 2013.

If you believe in the power of giving back and are planning a real estate transaction, call 805-226-LOVE (5683), email hello@hearttoheartrealestate.com and visit hearttoheartrealestate.com for the listings, testimonials and videos that tell the Heart to Heart story of giving.