Calling all REALTORS®: We need your help to solve a mystery

It was a dark and stormy night… The rain fell in torrents against the windows of the sixth floor Training Room at CREA, where the Board of Directors of the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation gathered for their annual autumn meeting.

They were faced with a challenge: how to uncover the total amount that over 100,000 REALTORS® across Canada gave to charity in 2012. The Directors agreed: money talks. A grand total would speak volumes about the generosity of REALTORS® across Canada. It would complement the in-depth stories of REALTORS®’ charitable achievements in their communities, found on It would make everyone in organized real estate proud.

The Board knew they were behind the eight ball. They needed to bring in some outside help. Luckily, Cal Lindberg announced that he knew a guy… who knew a guy… who could connect them to a gum-shoe… someone discreet… someone they could trust.

To meet the private eye on the case and discover how you can help solve the mystery, watch the video below.


Sarah Thirnbeck, Associate Director, Strategic Impact, oversees CREA's national REALTORS Care® program, which aims to celebrate the amazing charitable achievements of REALTORS® across Canada and further foster a spirit of giving in our industry. She also oversees CREA's efforts to support local and provincial Young Professionals Networks across the country as well as new initiatives dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion on CREA's Board of Directors and committees. Sarah recently earned a Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability from the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto to complement her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications.

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