There is nothing like being in your own warm, dry, clean home. But for almost one-third of Houston and residents in other southeast Texas coastal cities, that feeling will be several months off. But the Texas real estate community is gearing up in a frenzy that almost rivals the size of the cat 4 storm that has crippled and drowned out Houston and the Texas Gulf coast. As we hear about these missions, big or small, we will pass them along. 

Keller Williams’ has always been one of the first brokerages to respond to tragedy. KW’s charity arm, KW Cares, has three bright-red 18-wheeler trucks parked at a depot outside Austin, Texas, ready to enter Houston:


Rob Elmore

Update 4:06 p.m. From Tony Caliendo — Your timing is perfect on this post Candy! Rob just received a phone call from KW Cares at our International Office and they have informed him they will pay the remainder of his medical bills for this surgery.

Despite what some people may think, Dallas real estate agents are the giving sort. There’s no other group of people who can rally the troops to buy tickets, spend money, and fill up a room for a good cause.

So it’s no big shocker that, as Keller Williams Uptown agent Taylor Walick explains, the KW Cares charity was able to raise $10,000 — exceeding their $4,000 goal — to help with beloved Keller Williams agent Rob Elmore’s medical bills.

The “Night in Vegas” benefit at the Plaza at Turtle Creek Conservatory, which included nibbles from Blue Mesa, vino from Times Ten Cellars, and art  and handmade jewelry from local artisans, featured casino gaming and photo booths. Some of the snaps from the evening are too cute!

About KW Cares:

KW Cares is a 501(c) (3) public charity created to support Keller Williams Realty associates and their immediate families with hardship as a result of a sudden emergency. (  During Hurricane Katrina we raised more money for the victims in New Orleans than the National Association of Realtors!  It is a great organization that also supports Ryan’s Well Foundation, Homes for our Troops, and the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.