The RISE Network

Build Your Real Estate Business with Purpose

RISE (REALTORS© for Impact, Sustainability, and Empowerment) is a referral network of top agents from around Canada. We formed this network to offer you the chance to grow your business and enhance your brand in a way that positively impacts not only yourself, but the world. Instead of paying for expensive marketing campaigns, we’ve chosen to donate a portion of our commissions to a program in Guatemala that helps babies survive childbirth and then thrive during the critical first five years of life.

More About Us

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

Why Should You Join?

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

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

• Work with us to develop a customized cause marketing campaign that will build trust with your clients. 

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

• Support a development program that will save lives and build a better future for vulnerable families across Guatemala. 

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

The Power of Cause Marketing

Our goal is to help our partners not only understand the societal and personal values that come from pursuing social justice, but also opportunities that exist for profit and growth. We believe global development shouldn’t be viewed as financial burden; rather, it should be driven by passionate individuals and businesses excited about actively engaging in the betterment of the world.


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 justice issues they find important.


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

Additional Information

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Travel to Guatemala

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. Most importantly, visit the health program and see firsthand the change that you’ll be making.

International Needs Canada

Why Did We Choose to Partner with International Needs?

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

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

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

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

The RISE Network Regions

The RISE Network Regions

Hover over the map to view all CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) regions.

Meet the Team

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

Get in Touch

Marshall: 902-401-8340
David: 506-383-0267
Geoff: 905-802-5602