The RISE Network

REALTORS© for Impact, Sustainability, and Empowerment

Marshall Smith, agent with Exit Realty Metro, and Founder of the RISE Network

Build your brand with purpose

RISE is a national referral network of top REALTORS© who have joined forces with International Needs Canada to support Guatemala, a country with some of the highest mortality rates for mothers and babies. Instead of paying for expensive marketing campaigns, we’ve chosen to donate a portion of our commissions to a program that helps babies survive childbirth and then thrive during the critical first five years of life.

Are you passionate about making a difference in the world,
while generating leads and growing your business through referrals?

If so, we’re accepting applications now

As a member, you’ll get:

• Access to a growing referral network of purpose-driven top REALTORS© from across Canada.

• Exclusive referral rights in your region, with the potential for nationwide lead generation.

• A customized cause marketing campaign that will build trust with your clients and inject energy into your conversations.

• A promotional video and other custom collateral, without the costly marketing agency price tag.

Watch the virtual tour above to get a taste of the trip

See it for yourself!

Join us for 5 or 8 days in Guatemala – January or April 2022. 

You’ll discover a beautiful country, tour historic Antigua, hike a volcano, and visit the health project.

This network is one of a kind!

“Where else can you grow a thriving real estate business, generate new leads, tap into quality referrals, and build your brand with integrity, all while making a significant difference in the world?”

Marshall Smith, Founder

Steps to becoming a member

First, ask yourself if you truly want a thriving real estate business that’s driven by purpose and built on a base of trust and integrity.

If so, submit our quick application to request an interview with our leadership team.

We chose to partner with International Needs Canada because:

1) It’s a charitable organization with more than 45 years of experience in global development. They know what they’re doing.

2) They specialize in the development and empowerment of vulnerable children and women.

3) The ‘Survive and Thrive’ program is saving the lives of mothers and babies in Guatemala.

4) 100% of every donation flows through to Guatemala – they have a generous donor who believes in their work and pays all their overhead!

The power of cause marketing


of people feel their own actions, such as donating, recycling or buying ethically, can make a difference.


of consumers are likely to switch to a brand that supports a good cause, given similar price and quality.


of Millennials and Gen Z want companies to take the lead on the social issues they find important.


of consumers choose, switch, avoid or boycott brands based on where they stand on societal issues. 

Meet the team

Marshall Smith
Exit Realty Metro, Halifax

David Marshall
International Needs Canada

Geoff Weinstein
International Needs Canada
Director of Communications & Marketing

Eve Marie Boudreau
Royal LePage Moncton
Founding Member

Pam Rediker
Royal LePage Moncton
Founding Member

Jim Smardon
Exit Realty Metro Halifax
Green Designated REALTOR©
Lead supporter – DR Congo solar project

The RISE Network Regions

You’ll get exclusive referral rights within your CREA region.