You’ve probably heard the jingle: call Tony Johal and sell your house tonight! Not only is Tony Johal a hard-working family man but he is also an active community member who is passionate about giving back.
Established in 2014 by Tony and Heidi, the Tony Johal Real Estate team has quickly grown to be one of the most recognized real estate firms in Waterloo Region. They are a family business in the business of serving families.
We recently welcomed Tony and a few members of the real estate team to The Food Bank for food sorting and a tour. During their visit, we learned why community engagement is a core business value and a bit more about their campaign to raise $10,000 in support of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region in 2019.
In this business profile, we chat with Tony and Heidi Johal about the importance of giving back to the community they live and work in.
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (The Food Bank): Tell me a little bit about Tony Johal Real Estate Team?
Tony Johal Real Estate Team: We are a local, family business that specializes in helping people buy and sell their homes. We serve Waterloo Region and as a team, we offer more than 50 years industry experience. Our single biggest core value is the need to give back to the community. We want to be known and recognized as community leaders who serve the community from a business perspective but also give back to the community in an even bigger way.
The Food Bank: Why is it important, as an organization, to give back to the community?
Tony Johal Real Estate Team: We don’t believe that anyone should suffer from food insecurity. Access to nourishing food should be a basic human expectance. Unfortunately, we understand this isn’t always the case. We want to do our part to help and not only provide supplies but bring awareness to such a worthy cause. The people who work and volunteer every day at The Food Bank and programs and agencies are the real community leaders. We just want to do our part to give back. It is important that our children be raised with such values to serve others too.
The Food Bank: What does it mean to your organization to be able to give back so generously to the charitable and non-profit organizations in Waterloo Region?
Tony Johal Real Estate Team: It is fulfilling and reminds us to count our blessings everyday and not take what we have for granted. I think it’s important for our clients to know their working with a team that has an elevated level of community conscience and awareness. People love working with businesses that give back (we included) and care for the community. The client ultimately would rather do good for the community than not do good and by choosing our team they know their helping the community. Our team has a mission of “Go Serve BIG!”
The Food Bank: How does Tony Johal Real Estate Team support The Food Bank of Waterloo Region?
Tony Johal Real Estate Team: We’re on a mission to raise $10,000 for The Food Bank. For every home we sell this year we take a portion of our earnings and we give right back to the foodbank. By raising $10,000 we’ll be able to provide 30,000 meals! 30,000! Wow, that a lot of meals.
The Food Bank: Why do you support The Food Bank of Waterloo Region?
Tony Johal Real Estate Team: It’s our home. These are our people, our friends, our neighbours and when they’re in need, it’s our God-given obligation to help out. We’re a community organization, serving the community.