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Front Page - Friday, March 18, 2016

Realtor giving where he lives

“Clients have come to expect a closing gift, but instead of giving them fresh fruit, we thought this would be a way of doing something worthwhile with the money and of hopefully setting a standard others will follow,” Hite said. - (Photo by David Laprad)

Keller Williams Downtown Realtor Mark Hite is putting a new twist on closing gifts by donating the money he would typically spend on a present to charity.

Hite has selected six nonprofits that will be receiving $50 per closing during a specified period of time in 2016. At the end of January and February, Hite donated $2,000 (the total contributions for 40 closings) to the American Heart Association. His contributions for March and April will go to Chambliss Center for Children.

The donations are made in the name of the client that purchased the home. Hite expects his giving through this endeavor will total $20,000 by the end of the year.