San Diego, CA, Aug. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SAN DIEGO – June 26th -- LionDesk, the best in class platform for sales professionals, announced today that it has partnered with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, to support New Story, a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in their effort to build homes and a sustainable community for the people of Ahuachapán, El Salvador.

“When you think about home ownership it isn’t just about the house, it is also about the lifestyle and the families who are receiving an opportunity to thrive,” said Sherry Chris, President and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. “By building these houses, we are giving the people of Ahuachapán access to safe homes to improve their health, increase educational opportunities, and help secure a brighter future for generations to come. We are so excited to have LionDesk join us in this mission and know their fundraising support will have a significant impact on the people of Ahuachapán.”

According to President and Founder, David Anderson, LionDesk knew they had to get involved the moment they heard about New Story’s mission. “I was so moved after hearing Sherry talk about her involvement with New Story and how the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network was transforming lives through their fundraising efforts. At LionDesk, we know that our clients are helping people become homeowners every day, but I think we take this for granted. We not only have the opportunity to become homeowners but on a more basic level, we have a safe place to go to bed at night. I know that a lot of people don’t have even that which is why when Sherry approached us about getting involved, I immediately said yes. We are proud and excited to be involved with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and New Story in this fight against homelessness.”

LionDesk and the LionDesk Community have pledged to donate 15% of all new subscriptions to the New Story Fund with the goal of raising enough money to build at least two houses. Because New Story is a Pay-it-Forward model, families pay back the cost of their homes with affordable monthly payments at 0% interest. This money is then used to exclusively fund the building of additional homes within the community. This process helps foster re-investment within the local community and helps new families become homeowners in the process.

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About New Story:

New Story is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that crowdfunds houses for approximately $6,000 and transforms slums into sustainable communities. New Story identifies a slum where families are in danger, and then works with local partners to secure nearby land and build new communities of 80 to 300 homes. New Story uses partners to design holistic communities that offer education, clean water and sanitation, access to health care, and income opportunities. 

At New Story's website, donors digitally meet exact families in need, 100% of funds raised go to home construction, and donors receive move-in-videos of the families helped. New Story has funded more than 400 homes and is currently working in Haiti, El Salvador, and Bolivia. 

About Better Homes and Garden Real Estate:

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.

The growing Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network includes nearly 12,000 affiliated sales associates and 360 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the U.S., Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas. The brand announced its expansion into Australia and New Zealand in April 2018.

Better Homes and Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise is independently owned and operated.

About LionDesk:

LionDesk is the leading Integrated Business Platform for sales professionals. Powerful and easy to use with features like CRM, intelligent drip campaigns, video emails and texting, text-2-sell tools, transaction workflows, social and demographic profiling, integrated power-dialer and more, the LionDesk platform is a best-in-class solution with a reputation of proven results for Agents, Teams and Brokers.  

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David Anderson
CEO & President