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Guarantee Good Will Network Donates $25,800

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The Guarantee Good Will Network  is proud to have helped make the Central Valley a better place to call home by donating $25,800 to local non-profits during the first half of 2016.   The Guarantee Good Will Network is funded by contributions from Guarantee Real Estate, their real estate agents, and employees.

Donations were made to:

Community Food Bank – $10,800

Valley Dream Center’s new transitional living home – $3,000

Boys and Girls Club – $1,500

American Red Cross – $1,500

Marjaree Mason Center – $1,000

Valley Animal Center – $1,000

Sierra Foothill Conservancy – $1,000

Pregnancy Care Center – $1,000

Shaver Lake Museum – $1,000

Neighborhood Watch’s Citizens on Patrol program – $1,000

Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – $1,000

San Joaquin River Parkway – $1,000

Forward Fresno for the renovation of Playland – $1,000

Guarantee Good Will Network Donates $76,500

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Guarantee Real Estate along with its agents and employees combined their efforts and resources to donate over $76,500 to local non-profits in 2015.  The Guarantee Good Will Network (GGWN) charitable giving fund supports local organizations that provide safe shelter to people when they are in a time of need.  The Network also contributes to non-profits that offer services and facilities that are available to everyone in the community and make the Central Valley a more enjoyable place to live.  Since inception, the GGWN has contributed over $384,000 to local non-profits.

The organizations that received Guarantee Good Will Network donations in 2015 are:

Community Food Bank 18,937
Evangel Home 3,000
Rescue Mission 3,000
Hinds Hospice 3,000
Naomi’s House 3,000
Village of Hope 3,000
Ronald McDonald House 3,000
EOC Sanctuary Outreach to the Steeets 3,000
Sherriff’s Search & Rescue 2,500
Fresno Historical Society 2,500
Tree Fresno 2,500
Habitat for Humanity 2,250
American Red Cross 2,000
Rescue the Children 2,000
Storyland/Playland 2,000
Fresno Fire Chief’s Foundation 2,000
Terry’s House 2,000
Youth for Christ 1,500
Junior Company Foundation 1,500
Break the Barriers 1,500
Woodward Shakespeare Festival 1,400
Fresno Art Museum 1,200
Boys and Girls Clubs 1,000
Marjaree Mason Center 1,000
Angels of Grace Foster Family Agency 1,000
Breaking the Chains 1,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy 1,000
MADD 1,000
Catholic Charities 1,000
StageWorks 1,000
Sequoia Council Boy Scouts 1,000
Fresno Filmworks 1,000

Guarantee Real Estate Acquired by HomeServices of America Inc.

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HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the acquisition of Guarantee Real Estate, one of central California’s largest and most respected residential real estate brokerage firms.

Guarantee Real Estate serves central California with more than 400 sales associates in 13 offices located in Fresno, Clovis, Prather, Shaver Lake, Reedley, Kingsburg, Dinuba, and Visalia. Guarantee has held the number one market share for over 20 years and in 2011 closed over 3,700 units and $634 million of volume.

J. Scott Leonard will continue in his role as president and CEO, and co-chairmen, Joan Eaton and Paul Gibson will remain in their current roles leading strategic planning and growth initiatives.  Together, they will continue running the day-to-day operations along with their sales management and leadership teams. Originally founded in 1919, Guarantee has a long-standing reputation for providing clients with the highest level of customer service, expertise and resources.

HomeServices is the second-largest, full-service independent residential real estate brokerage firm and the largest brokerage-owned settlement services provider in the U.S. The acquisition represents HomeServices’ expansion of their presence in California and their entry into the Fresno market. With this transaction, HomeServices has 27 brands and more than 16,000 real estate professionals operating in 21 states. HomeServices’ growth strategy focuses on identifying market-leading companies that have established deep and enduring reputations within their community and long-standing traditions for excellence.

“Guarantee has been a valued partner to HomeServices within the Realty Alliance and through the years we have shared many ideas and successes. They are a strong company with an excellent reputation in a growth market,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices. “This transaction aligns with our vision of acquiring distinguished companies in leading markets that share our core values.”

“This transaction makes one of the premier firms in central California an even stronger organization,” adds Leonard. “By joining forces with HomeServices, we will be unmatched in our ability to serve the real estate needs of new and existing clients the Fresno area.”

“We are proud to be a part of HomeServices of America,” noted Eaton. “We are joining an organization known for its strength and stability; one that is consistent with our high standards of service, integrity, and community involvement making this a win/win for our customers and our brokers.”

“We are excited to be in Fresno and are looking forward to having Scott, Joan and Paul and their teams join the HomeServices family,” concluded Peltier.

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