The EAA’s Estate Agents Community Service Proposal Competition (“the Competition”) was completed and the result was announced in June 2020. The Competition received a positive response from the estate agency trade as the proposed community services will enable estate agents to give back to their local communities.
Among the 20 entries, eight teams from different trade associations and companies were shortlisted to execute their proposals in order to compete for the final championship. Despite the outbreak of COVID-19, all eight teams tried their very best to prepare and roll out their community service proposals.
The champion of the “Community Caring” category proposed a community service to undertake minor repair work for the elderly in the Central and Western district. Six elderly residents benefitted from the repairing or replacing of damaged home fittings and malfunctioning electronic appliances. The team, which has been serving in the Central and Western district for over 20 years, also distributed 1,000 face masks to the community in March.
The champion of the “Environmental Protection” category proposed a “clean as you jog” programme, whereby participants pick up litter as they jog, while recording the amount of calories consumed during the jog and donating the same amount of money to a charity organisation. The aim is to create a better living environment for residents of Tuen Mun and Yuen Long districts, while enhancing estate agents’ understanding of their neighbourhood through the jog.
From the Competition, we can see that estate agents not only concern about their businesses but also care about the communities they work in. Conducting different community services to serve the neighbourhood not only tightens the bonds between estate agents and their communities, but also helps to enhance the public image of estate agents.
A good community service is not valued by the amount of resources invested, but by demonstrating your willingness to serve and care for your community at anytime and anywhere. Although the competition has come to an end, I hope the participating estate agents will continue to execute their community services, so as to sustain the spirit of serving and caring for their communities.
To know more about the good work of the Competition awardees, please visit http://csr2019.eaa.org.hk/
Chief Executive Officer
Estate Agents Authority