Making a Difference on Cape Cod: Habitat for Humanity

As real estate professionals, to do our jobs well we have to know a lot, darn near everything about the neighborhoods and towns we’re selling houses in. We acquire this knowledge in many ways: research, the MLS service, interacting with local government, and other ways. But most of all, we get this information by living here.

Ask around the office and you’ll find that many of our agents have lived in the same neighborhoods that their families have lived in for generations. This translates into having deep roots and caring intensely about the communities we do business in – because they’re our home too. We’ve been in business for almost 40 years but have been committed to the Upper Cape for far longer.

If you’ve ever bought or sold with us, you know that a portion of the profit from each sale is donated to Habitat for Humanity. You could say that Habitat has become the house cause of Real Estate Associates; Lynette Helms, our CEO, is a longtime board member (currently Board President) and an even longer time supporter. As an organization, you’d be hard pressed to find a group of people making a larger impact in the lives of those they serve on Cape Cod.


Over the past 25 years, Habitat has built 80 homes on the Cape, with plans to build 10 by the end of 2013. Habitat homes and the families that helped build them are in every community we sell houses in; the lasting impact of a week spent putting a house together is impossible to quantify.

We encourage you to visit their website at to find out more about the great work they do in the community here on Cape Cod. It’s their 25th anniversary, so be sure to wish Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod a happy birthday!

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