Venture Sotheby’s International Realty Partners With Giveback Homes

Venture Sotheby’s International Realty Partners With Giveback Homes

Brokerage will work directly with Giveback Homes to fundraise, volunteer and help families in the California’s East Bay area.

Venture Sotheby’s International Realty

Venture Sotheby’s International Realty, a top brokerage in California’s East Bay area, announced it is now a brokerage partner with Giveback Homes. Giveback Homes recently celebrated five years of leading the real estate industry in philanthropic initiatives locally and internationally and will work directly with Venture Sotheby’s International Realty on projects to benefit their local community.

“At Venture Sotheby’s Realty serving our clients and the community is the heart of everything we do. Giveback Homes is a trusted organization with a history of delivering real and measurable benefit to families in need,” said Andrew Greenwell, Founding Partner and CEO of Venture Sotheby’s International Realty. “This new partnership allows us to formalize our commitment to affordable housing in our area and provides our agents with an effective way to make sure their donations are making the most impact possible.”

Venture Sotheby’s Realty agents will make a donation to Giveback Homes at the close of each transaction. There are 65 agents with offices in Pleasanton and Fremont.  A build day will be scheduled in the area for the early spring with additional projects planned for the rest of the year. Donations will be allocated both local and international projects, directly benefitting people in the most need.

“I was lucky enough to be on the first Giveback Homes build trip to Nicaragua,” said Ryan Secrist, Managing Partner & Principal, Venture Sotheby’s International Realty. “That experience showed me the transformational power of building a home for someone else. I’m so glad that Venture Sotheby’s Realty will be a part of Giveback Homes’ initiatives both nationally and internationally.”

“We are very proud to welcome Venture Sotheby’s Realty as our first Sotheby’s International Realty brokerage partner,” added Blake Andrews, Giveback Homes Founder. “Affordable housing is a big concern in California and this team has answered the call to work toward solutions that make it possible for those in need to have better lives. We hope other brokerages around the country will make a similar commitment. Housing should be a fundamental human right. Together, we can make this a reality for everyone.”

Giveback Homes has become the solution for real estate companies looking to maximize their giving power. Working with partners from every aspect of the real estate industry, Giveback Homes worked on over 50 affordable housing projects throughout the United States and has built over 200 complete homes for families in need around the globe. Through their partnership with Waves for Water, they’ve delivered water filters that provide clean drinking water for 5,000 people. Giveback Homes spearheaded efforts to raise funds for wildfire and hurricane victims, distributing household goods and other items for families recovering from natural disasters.

Giveback Homes and Venture Sotheby’s International Realty will be partnering on key initiatives in Pleasanton and surrounding areas. For more information, please visit

About Venture Sotheby’s International Realty
Serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Venture Sotheby’s International Realty represents some of the finest and most unique properties. By combining local expertise with international exposure, our associates are able to provide clients with the premium level of service expected from a company whose name has been synonymous with quality, elegance, and discernment for over 270 years. By artfully uniting extraordinary people with extraordinary homes, experience the difference with Venture Sotheby’s International Realty.

About Giveback Homes
Giveback Homes is dedicated to creating a sustainable relationship between real estate professionals, their clients, and communities in need throughout the world. Their goal is to create social change through the act of buying or selling a home. Through fundraising events, build days, and international trips they are dedicated to inspiring the real estate industry to take action for social good. Together with their giving partners, Giveback Homes has funded and built over 200 homes for families in need in Nicaragua. To learn more about Giveback Homes and join the movement for social good, please visit