EffectiveAgents.com has forged a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties to create a custom platform that donates a percentage of real estate transactions to help fight the battle for affordable housing. The leadership at EffectiveAgents.com understands that in the wake of Covid-19, donations to causes such as housing initiatives have reduced. Therefore, they have developed a system to leverage donations, increasing resources for Habitat for Humanity, benefitting its local families. “The unintended consequence of a booming real estate market is that many families have been left behind. Through our partnership with our local Habitat for Humanity, we intend to help bring some balance to our local market and serve those who are experiencing housing insecurity,” said Kevin Stuteville, founder of EffectiveAgents.com. “Balance equals relief.” EffectiveAgents.com agents are located all over the nation, serving their clients in their local communities, transacting billions of dollars annually. Home buyers and sellers come through the platform where they are referred to hand-picked agents to facilitate their real estate deal. After the closing, EffectiveAgents.com will donate an amount, commensurate to the value of the transaction, to Habitat for Humanity Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. “At Habitat, we are grateful for EffectiveAgents.com supporting our mission in a mutually beneficial way through this partnership. Together, we can create a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” said Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a part of a global nonprofit housing organization, building homes, communities and hope. Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has served over 850 families and individuals using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the qualified future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan, serving as a triumphant solution to affordable housing for those served. EffectiveAgents.com was also born out of a desperate need to solve a problem. When Stuteville’s stepfather passed away leaving Stuteville’s mom struggling, she had a home that she needed to sell quickly during a mortgage crisis, and houses just were not moving. After trying several agents to no avail, Stuteville stepped in to help his mom. Stuteville developed a complex, proprietary algorithm, which he used to select an agent with the greatest probability of producing the right results; it worked. Over the years, Stuteville has perfected his algorithm used by EffectiveAgent.com, which analyzes millions of real estate agents across the US, distilling that down to the top 1%. The agents selected by EffectiveAgents.com have been thoroughly vetted and have repeatedly shown themselves to be the most successful agents in a given market. Over 10 years, EffectiveAgents.com has become the largest real estate broker in Florida, with over 8000% in growth. For those looking for the absolute best agents to help buy or sell a home, navigate to www.effectiveagents.com/habitat , and they will donate a percentage of your transaction to Habitat for Humanity Pinellas and West Pasco Counties to help address affordable housing in our community. ### Background: Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has served over 850 families and individuals through its new home buyer and exterior repair programs using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. Candidates must demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat to invest 350 to 450 “sweat equity” hours. Mortgage monies are used to build even more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that homeownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, the affiliate raises funds through their two ReStores, home improvement outlets where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, call (727) 536-4755 or visit www.habitatpwp.org.