Finding The Why In What You Do

By Wendy Kedzierski on Dec 1, 2021 12:08:23 PM

“Agents inspiring agents to make this world a better place.” — Eddie Berenbaum, President, CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty

In 2002 three guys united with a shared belief that selling real estate should be a conduit for improving the lives of people in our communities. Now with a dozen + offices across Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty has seen many changes over the years, but our commitment to being a force for good remains at our core. 

“Our agents were doing so many charitable things individually or with their offices and there was a desire to do more,” says Nick Pasquini, Redwood Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer.  “By adding company support and structure to what we were already doing made perfect sense.”

In 2015, Redwood formally recognized this "community-centric" vision by creating its philanthropic arm, naming it Redwood Gives Back

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Redwood Gives Back - Toys for Tots 2019

By Karen Berry on Dec 27, 2019 11:56:45 AM

Wow!! What a night!! On December 12, 2019, Redwood Realty's Ashburn office hosted its annual Toys for Tots holiday present drive reception and client-appreciation event. It was a record-breaking night and we thank all of you, our clients, friends and family.

The Redwood Gives Back committee organized and executed the gift drive with the support of local companies. Tarbenders, Shenanigans, Fuddruckers, China King, Anita's, Papa John's, Bungalow Ale House, IHOP, Taste of Lebanon and Greek Unique all donated delicious food for the event. The Ashburn Fire Department sent along Santa Jeffrey Riner.

Joshua DeVaughn and Brandon Bowie from My Guys Moving provided the transportation for the toys to the distribution center on the following cold, rainy morning.

Gayle King arranged for Elsa and Anna of Frozen to surprise the kids in attendance.

Special thank you to Marine Brian McDonald for attending to collect the presents. Many children will have a wonderful holiday due to the outpouring of support and generosity from our local community. Thank you again! 

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C21 Redwood Agents Providing a Soft Place to Land

By Tara L. Christianson on Jun 26, 2019 4:49:41 PM

Everyone wants to have a soft place to land or at least to lay your head, right? This extends to everyone, including those who are in between permanent homes or are homeless. This past month, Century 21 Redwood Realty agents rallied together to collect new pillows to donate to the Northern Virginia SERVE shelter.

Spearheaded by our C21 Redwood Manassas office’s Redwood Gives Back arm and supported by agents across all of our 13 offices, the collection of pillows were happily greeted by SERVE and the people SERVE helps. Northern Virginia Family Service’s SERVE Family Shelter is Northern Virginia’s largest family shelter and, on average (per their website), more than 40% of the shelter’s guests are children. While you wouldn’t think of a soft, clean pillow being a luxury, for some it is. 

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Redwood Gives Back This Holiday Season

By Tara L. Christianson on Nov 16, 2018 9:15:43 AM

‘Tis the season to be jolly…and it’s also the season of giving. And what puts a smile on our agents’ faces is being able to give back to their local communities. (It’s one of the reasons we created the Redwood Gives Back initiative!) This holiday season is no different, and many of our CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty offices are working hard to support their various chosen charities.

In our Reston office, they recently held a Reverse Trick-or-Treat Party which benefited the South Lakes High School Food Pantry. The food pantry provides necessities for Reston students and families in need. The office collected dried goods, snack items, meal packs, and sanitary items while party attendees enjoyed food, drinks, and a costume contest with prizes.

In our Fairfax office, led by a great effort from the Focus on NOVA team, nearly 100 coats have been collected so far to help protect people from the sometimes brutal conditions Northern Virginia winter weather can deliver.

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#RedwoodRocks: Celebrating Our CENTURY 21 Redwood Agents

By Tara L. Christianson on Oct 22, 2018 9:52:48 AM

At CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty, we inherently believe that every one of our agents is a rock star. So, when others recognize their greatness, the only surprise we have is that it took everyone else so long! Some of the well-deserved honors recently awarded to Redwood agents include:

Our relocation agents, led by Tina Bodolosky, being awarded the USAA RERN Mission Possible AGR Winner’s trophy for the number of AGR referrals and for delivering exceptional experiences every day. 

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CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty Works to Help Save the Carolinas

By Tara L. Christianson on Oct 10, 2018 10:22:49 AM

A “local” natural disaster is never simply local. People often feel its impact nationally and globally. And that was the recent circumstance with Hurricane Florence, which wreaked havoc on North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

We’ve previously delivered assistance to fellow CENTURY 21 offices and people affected by Hurricane Harvey, so it was a no-brainer when My Guys Moving approached us about creating a food and non-perishables drive for those affected by Hurricane Florence. 

We mobilized our Redwood Gives Back ambassadors and, led by Ashburn agent Rebecca Vittitow, put out the call across our network for water, non-perishable food, toilet paper, trash bags, diapers, dog food, cleaning supplies, and toiletries, and people responded. Boy, did they respond! 

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C21 Redwood's Staff and Agents Give Back to the Community

By Kona Gallagher on Jul 31, 2018 1:55:24 PM

Making the world a better place is something that we strive for every day. That's why we created Redwood Gives Back, CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty's charitable initiative. Since its inception, we've worked with local, national, and global charities. At our Redwood Rally back in April, co-owner Nick Pasquini announced that the company would be matching up to $10,000 in charitable donations made by our staff and agents. In three short months, we reached our goal.

We offered a 50% match on Redwood Gives Back events organized by agents and a 100% match on donations made to New Story Charity to build the world’s first 3D-printed community. The results of our event efforts, contributions, and the company match resulted in over $26,000 raised for New Story Charity, The Madison Small Foundation, Communities in Schools of NoVA, and The Alzheimer's Association.

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Here's How to Help a Family in Need and Make 3D Homes a Reality

By Tara L. Christianson on Jun 22, 2018 8:03:00 AM

It’s not too late to help our goal of assisting one of our favorite charitable partners, New Story Charity, in their goal to create the world’s first 3D-printed community.

Housing costs and affordability is a continued and growing issue around the world, especially in developing countries, and New Story is hoping to meet these issues head-on by using the innovative technology of 3D printing to create homes – homes that they can build in 24-48 hours at the cost of only $4,000 each.

Help a Family in Need

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Real Estate and Social Responsibility

By Billy Ekofo on May 2, 2018 11:31:33 AM

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Inside Our Redwood Gives Back Initiative

By Tara L. Christianson on Oct 3, 2017 10:29:44 AM

Giving back to our local, national and international community is at the heart of everything we do at Century 21 Redwood Realty.

Our Redwood Gives Back program is a 501(c)(3) charity, and our 12 offices across Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. support global initiatives like New Story Charity.

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