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1/2/2008 - Harrison Team REALTOR® Receives Honor for Commitment to Helping the Needy

By Karen Monroe  
Posted 1/2/2008

SAN FRANCISCO – (Jan. 2, 2008) – Helping break the cycle of poverty one family at a time, Linda Harrison, a prominent force in the Bay Area real estate community, was honored by the Real Estate Auxiliary of EARN for her dedication and fundraising efforts to help the San Francisco non-profit. EARN helps educate local low-wage workers how to plan their financial future, meet goals and save money to purchase a home, continue their education or start a small business. Harrison will serve on the leadership council of the EARN Real Estate Auxiliary in 2008.

At the recent EARN Welcome Home Breakfast celebrating the success of the first year of the Real Estate Auxiliary, nearly 150 REALTORS®, mortgage brokers and title company representatives attended to show their commitment to the group as they presented the first annual EARNie Awards – and silver, symbolic piggy banks – to leaders in the real estate field. Harrison was among the recipients for her involvement as a board member of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® (SFAR). With Harrison’s persistence, SFAR made a grant of $25,000 to help EARN match the savings of local, hard-working, low-wage families to purchase homes. The funding will also help EARN champion public policies that open the door to homeownership for thousands more low-wage families.

“We are pleased to honor some of the most visionary members of San Francisco’s real estate community, for their commitment to creating economic opportunity for some of our city’s hardest working families,” said Ben Mangan, president and CEO of EARN. The Real Estate Auxiliary raised enough funds to help 55 families save for their first homes in 2007.

Harrison and partner Ellen Anderson are the dynamic real estate duo The Harrison Team of Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate, specializing in luxury properties and investments in the Bay Area and abroad. The Team is based at the firm’s Presidio office. Both Harrison and Anderson are skilled negotiators and talented deal closers, matching clients with the right properties and developing long-term investment strategies to build wealth and financial portfolios.

As a team, Harrison and Anderson are generous supporters of several film groups and Habitat for Humanity. They are involved members of the San Francisco Women's Council of REALTORS®, a network of successful REALTORS® empowering women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders to effect positive change in the profession and in the broader community. Anderson is past president of the Council.

For more information about EARN visit www.sfearn.org.

The Harrison Team

Buy with knowledge. Sell with confidence. The Harrison Team specializes in San Francisco luxury homes and investment properties throughout the world. As leader of The Harrison Team, Linda Harrison is the Pacific Union/GMAC Real Estate top producing team’s chief negotiator. She serves on the boards of the San Francisco and California Associations of REALTORS®, and the Chinese Real Estate Association of America.  Working with business partner Ellen Anderson, an active and top producing REALTOR® at Pacific Union and past president of the San Francisco Women's Council of Realtors, The Harrison Team offers a full array of real estate services and investment strategies designed to compliment client portfolios for the long term.

For more information, call 415.345.3023 or visit www.TheHarrisonTeam.com.
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