The “Birth” of Amherst Madison was focused on two ideals: the creation of a distinguished brand that supported our Agents and making a difference in the lives of others. It was apparent to the founders that there was a void in the real estate world. A void that needed to be filled with a brokerage that could solve the issues existing in the current models. As exciting as this new way of doing business was to the founders, and as much as they saw its potential for success, they understood that business cannot exists for the sake of business alone. It is important to “make a difference” in the world and serve others. The opportunity to make a difference has been both magnified by events surrounding their lives and the deadly disease itself - Cancer. They, like so many of us, have lost several family members to this deadly disease. They share an passion for helping those in need and doing their part to help limit the effects of cancer, specifically in children. In college, one of the Founders had a life-changing experience while volunteering for a children’s cancer organization. He was introduced to two children, a boy and girl, battling leukemia. The founder became absorbed in their lives & was blessed enough to watch them beat the odds (after years of struggle) and stay alive. It is truly a life changing experience to watch an innocent person grapple with something they do not understand and do not deserve. It was during one of the many conversations about building a company that would “Make A Difference” that the founders casually discussed the story of children. It resonated and it was decided that Amherst Madison would, thereafter, donate a portion of its annual proceeds to various charity groups that support the less fortunate. So, how did they arrive at the name Amherst Madison? That was an easy decision… the boy who survived cancer was named Amherst; while the little girl’s name was Madison. It seemed very fitting that a proud and distinguished company carry the name of these brave children.
Matt KiserRealtor | Partner
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