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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

We have several thrift stores that support local animal shelters. That is my charity of choice. It's really up to the seller. 

Oct 19, 2016 11:04 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Well, when I downsized my fathers house I was blown off by so many charities I can't begin to tell you. SA came & saved the day. The rest we had to pay to have hauled away by 1-800 JUNK.

I don't think people realize that they will not take everything - they are very discriminating on what they want.

Goodwill doesn't pick up stuff in my area. We have donation centers that are drive thru.

Oct 19, 2016 09:13 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

I don't have a preference but I did just have a client say Salvation Army because they help veterans.  

Oct 19, 2016 12:07 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

They are both good organizations.  Our experience with Salvation Army has been wornderful.  You can schedule a pick up and they show up on time.  Goodwill has not been as good.  So we prefer Salvation Army.  However, each market is different, and the opposite may be true elsewhere.  A

Oct 19, 2016 11:32 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

City Mission in Erie, PA as it is local charity and does a great job helping the less fortunate.

Oct 19, 2016 10:54 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Here I would go with Salvation Army. We have others like Blue Ridge Hospice, Blossom and Bloom, etc that I like better.They both use the money raised from selling donations to help people with hospice and assisted living.

Oct 19, 2016 09:24 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

They are the same, even Good will is ''for profit'' corporation. 

I'd choose smaller local charities. 

Oct 20, 2016 05:11 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't personally have a preference, Fred. In my area only Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity pick up furniture. 

Oct 19, 2016 03:13 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I actually go for option #3: Wounded Warriors.

Oct 19, 2016 01:27 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is a personal preference and I don't make this decision for a seller. I also recommend the Habitat ReStore as an option.

Oct 19, 2016 10:53 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Salvation Army for sure!

Oct 19, 2016 09:25 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Salvation Armyand St Vincents are both good charities, Gooodwill is a large corporation Pretending to be a charity.

Oct 20, 2016 02:52 PM
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Aaron Marsh
Rampone Marsh Mortgages - Kelowna, BC
Mortgages, Financing and Lending Specialists

The Salvation Army has always been really good.

Oct 19, 2016 12:59 PM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

I think that either is good see if there is a local organization that could use them maybe?

Oct 19, 2016 11:43 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

O pretty much do the Goodwill for no particular reason. maybe because their location is the closest.

Oct 19, 2016 11:28 AM
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Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

Salvation Army

 

Oct 19, 2016 11:05 AM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Fred Griffin I give stuff to both, but more to Salvation Army.

Oct 19, 2016 10:59 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

The ReStore affiliated with Habitat for Humanity . It's Real Estate related

Oct 19, 2016 10:56 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I donate to both and many others, so I wouldn't be able to say a preference to a client.

Oct 19, 2016 10:55 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Could give some to both if there is no preference.

Oct 19, 2016 10:44 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'd go with Salvation Army. We have donated a lot to them, as have clients I know.

Oct 19, 2016 10:19 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I dont know much about Goodwill, but I like Salvation Army, so I'd go that route

Oct 19, 2016 10:16 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Salvation Army!

Oct 19, 2016 09:58 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Salvation army..hands down!

Oct 19, 2016 09:49 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

We give a lot to Goodwill as do many people in my area. Salvation army is good too thou.

Oct 19, 2016 09:32 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Salvation Army... hands down!!!  Their track record with proper use of donors money is way better!  Do some research.  You will find this to be true.

Oct 19, 2016 09:22 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have no preference they both do a lot of good things.

Oct 19, 2016 09:17 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

Salvation Army!

Oct 21, 2016 03:15 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Good luck!  Out here both are EXTREMELY PICKY about what they take when it comes to furniture.  Even the habitat for humanity Re-Store people.  I suggest Craigslist and try to make some money.  Better chance of getting someone to actually take it!

Oct 20, 2016 07:14 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I've always been a fan of The Salvation Army personally.

Oct 20, 2016 03:13 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Fred,  I prefer Salvation Army simply because the experience is far better than Goodwill.  

Oct 20, 2016 01:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We normally give our stuff the the Salvation Army.

Oct 20, 2016 01:02 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Either would be good and I also recommend Am-Vets if it is in your community.

Oct 20, 2016 12:42 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Both of these charities will put the furniture to good use.

Oct 20, 2016 12:02 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think they both do a great job.  Also there are some great local charities that do good jobs.

Oct 19, 2016 11:58 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Goodwill employs people, provides for bargains and does much good.

Oct 19, 2016 11:57 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Neither - I give to habitat for humanity - neither Goodwill nor the army take everything - haitat will!

I have a long history of giving/donating to both and when they both implemented policies to no longer accept the old style TV's (I have 6 to donate) because their customers only wanted FLAT screens so they could play their Xboxes and PS 4, I stopped

I mean really, you can't afford to feed yourself and you have to have a FLAT screen TV.. Really?

Oct 19, 2016 11:41 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There may be a more local one that would give the same tax benefit. Don't know the legal structure of the two you menion, meaning - how much of the proceeds go to admin and not to charity.

Oct 19, 2016 11:34 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The organization that makes it easiest to do! Like pick-up time!

Oct 19, 2016 11:30 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

probably Salvation Army....but both are good...

Oct 19, 2016 10:56 PM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Good morning Fred,

I would recommend the charity that is not going to sell it to a person in need.

Oct 19, 2016 10:54 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Goodwill is not a charity but a for profit company that it was reported gives zero to charity. They say their charity is they give jobs to people. I would choose the Salvation Army as i know how much they do for the community 

Oct 19, 2016 10:52 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

The seller decid es

Oct 19, 2016 10:43 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

SA

Oct 19, 2016 10:35 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

There are many options in our area including the two you mention.  Many people have their personal favorites.  I can provide names, people make their own choices.  

Oct 19, 2016 10:25 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

The Goodwill operations in my area went bankrupt earlier this year.  It was a big news story.  Apparently, they might be returning but I don't know the details.

I don't make recommendations on which charity is most appropriate for a client, customer or others since everyone has different viewpoints.

Oct 19, 2016 09:05 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Salvation Armyhas a historic record of community service and incredible compassion, as an organization, regarding the human condition.

Goodwill, on the other hand runs one of  the largest retail organizations in the USA leading the 'shabby-chic' trend.

In the end, the situation may dictate I go with the one who can get their truck there the fastest.

 

Oct 19, 2016 09:04 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin I'd leave it them - what they are comfortable with. No personal preference for me.

Oct 19, 2016 04:12 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I love the Salvation Army.  When I first moved to New York, I lived in a beautiful building they ran a residence for young women overlooking Gramercy Park.  They had another in Greenwich Village.  I think the Gramercy Park building may be luxury condos now. 

Oct 19, 2016 03:07 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I haven't donated to either Salvation Army or Goodwill in ages. Our church runs a thrift shop and they rely on donations so we always donate to it.

 

Oct 19, 2016 01:43 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I found the Goodwill was a lot more picky and won't take several things that the Salvation Army will...

Oct 19, 2016 12:57 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I called Habitat for Humanity when I was in Kentucky

Oct 19, 2016 12:49 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Either is a good choice to me

Oct 19, 2016 12:45 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

50-50. 

Oct 19, 2016 12:16 PM