Company News July 28, 2016

Tragedy in the J Philip Family and How You Can Help

A tad over a year ago, our firm welcomed Brittany Alvarez to our growing team of professionals. While new to the industry, we had a great feeling that she’d be successful.

AlvarezfamilyShe was.

Brittany was the company’s 2015 Rookie of the Year, a million dollar plus producer, and among our finest agents right out of the gate. A hard worker, relentless advocate and caring teammate, her humor, ethics and contagious positive attitude elevated the space. Just as she completed her first year in the industry, tragedy struck. This past Friday, July 22nd, Brittany’s 29 year old husband Brandon tragically and suddenly passed away, leaving three children.

Brittany had a great first year but absorbing such a sudden loss is a daunting mountain for anyone to climb. Facing being a single mom in the blink of an eye, grieving her husband, handling expenses (mortgage, kids, funeral, real estate agent overhead, you name it), replacing his income even for a brief period, and other challenges are all huge concerns.

To address that, this past week we put together a GoFundMe project to help Brittany and her family rebuild their lives and ease at least the financial urgency of the equation. We are asking all of our friends, colleagues, acquaintances and any other caring soul willing to help to contribute to Thomas, J.J. & Fiona’s Fund and share the link with their friends as well. We have made some progress but I’m still working toward a goal to help our dear friend.

If you can help, please use the link below.

Share and contribute what you can and with whom you can. You’d be helping some awesome, dear people and making this world a better place in the wake of an unthinkable loss.

We will continue to support Brittany in the progress of building her real estate practice, and I remain committed to her family’s well being going forward.