Kelly Arsenault: Making a Difference

Kelly Arsenault: Making a Difference

Written by Crystal Ward Kent

Kelly Arsenault, an independent contractor with Keller Williams Realty Metropoliton of Londonderry, New Hampshire, is used to juggling a full plate, between her career as a real estate agent, heading her own nonprofit—PRONE (Papillion Rescue of the Northeast) and also being the local founder of Real Estate & Business Social Enterprises Association (REBSEA). REBSEA is a national business group that works with nonprofits to help them reach fundraising goals.  She views 2019 as a year of achievements, rewards and personal growth.

“I look back at 2019 as the year I learned a lot,” she says. “It was a time to reflect on what I want to do more of and how to better manage my time going forward. It also reminded me of why I got involved in real estate in the first place. I was fortunate to work with a number of first-time home buyers this year, and it was so rewarding. Helping people fulfill their dreams is why I do what I do. Getting your own home is something special and I never tire of being a part of it.”

Arsenault also felt that 2019 taught her something about achieving balance. “I’m passionate about everything that I do, but I know that I need to achieve better balance between my work with PRONE and my real estate career in the coming year. You have to learn to delegate and I am doing some restructuring to help me do both efficiently.”

For 2020, Arsenault wants to expand the REBSEA opportunity by getting more realtors involved and spreading awareness of the program to nonprofits.  She has added a colleague, Heather McCarthy, who is also committed to advocating for REBSEA. “A lot of nonprofits are not aware of this opportunity and I’m eager to spread the word,” she says. “The realtors involved in REBSEA are committed to donating 20 percent of our net commission for each closed transaction directly to a selected nonprofit for each client referred to us. I know how hard it is for nonprofits to fundraise, and how much time it takes to fundraise. Thanks to efforts such as REBSEA, nonprofits can receive a significant benefit without a lot of work, leaving them more time to do what they need to do. Everyone knows someone who wants to buy or sell a home, so connecting with REBSEA can really make a difference to charities in need.”

PRONE is another of Arsenault’s causes, and her New Year’s goal is to continue to expand their efforts. “We want to help not just newly-rescued dogs, but also dogs that need to be rehomed for whatever reason,” she explains. “Every dog deserves a forever home, no matter their age, health or background. At PRONE, we want to find that balance between rescue work and adoption coordination. Like all rescue groups, I hope one day to be out of business, because every dog has found a home!”

Real estate remains Arsenault’s first love, and she looks forward to working with home buyers and sellers of all ages and needs. “I love what I do—I know this is where I’m meant to be,” she says. “For 2020, Keller-Williams is providing us with new technology that will allow us to serve our clients even better. I’m excited to have these new tools and get out there. The services that we can bring to clients today are amazing.”

Like everyone, Arsenault hopes that 2020 brings success, but for a special reason. “I just want to be able to write checks to charities and help make a difference,” she says. “That’s what success means to me. “

Kelly Arsenault, an independent contractor with Keller Williams Realty Metropoliton of Londonderry, New Hampshire, is used to juggling a full plate, between her career as a real estate agent, heading her own nonprofit—PRONE (Papillion Rescue of the Northeast) and also being the local founder of Real Estate & Business Social Enterprises Association (REBSEA). REBSEA is a national business group that works with nonprofits to help them reach fundraising goals.  She views 2019 as a year of achievements, rewards and personal growth.

“I look back at 2019 as the year I learned a lot,” she says. “It was a time to reflect on what I want to do more of and how to better manage my time going forward. It also reminded me of why I got involved in real estate in the first place. I was fortunate to work with a number of first-time home buyers this year, and it was so rewarding. Helping people fulfill their dreams is why I do what I do. Getting your own home is something special and I never tire of being a part of it.”

Arsenault also felt that 2019 taught her something about achieving balance. “I’m passionate about everything that I do, but I know that I need to achieve better balance between my work with PRONE and my real estate career in the coming year. You have to learn to delegate and I am doing some restructuring to help me do both efficiently.”

For 2020, Arsenault wants to expand the REBSEA opportunity by getting more realtors involved and spreading awareness of the program to nonprofits.  She has added a colleague, Heather McCarthy, who is also committed to advocating for REBSEA. “A lot of nonprofits are not aware of this opportunity and I’m eager to spread the word,” she says. “The realtors involved in REBSEA are committed to donating 20 percent of our net commission for each closed transaction directly to a selected nonprofit for each client referred to us. I know how hard it is for nonprofits to fundraise, and how much time it takes to fundraise. Thanks to efforts such as REBSEA, nonprofits can receive a significant benefit without a lot of work, leaving them more time to do what they need to do. Everyone knows someone who wants to buy or sell a home, so connecting with REBSEA can really make a difference to charities in need.”

PRONE is another of Arsenault’s causes, and her New Year’s goal is to continue to expand their efforts. “We want to help not just newly-rescued dogs, but also dogs that need to be rehomed for whatever reason,” she explains. “Every dog deserves a forever home, no matter their age, health or background. At PRONE, we want to find that balance between rescue work and adoption coordination. Like all rescue groups, I hope one day to be out of business, because every dog has found a home!”

Real estate remains Arsenault’s first love, and she looks forward to working with home buyers and sellers of all ages and needs. “I love what I do—I know this is where I’m meant to be,” she says. “For 2020, Keller-Williams is providing us with new technology that will allow us to serve our clients even better. I’m excited to have these new tools and get out there. The services that we can bring to clients today are amazing.”

Like everyone, Arsenault hopes that 2020 brings success, but for a special reason. “I just want to be able to write checks to charities and help make a difference,” she says. “That’s what success means to me. “

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