For The Record

Realtor backs food banks with commissions.

A local real estate agent is putting his money where the mouths of hungry local residents are.

For the second year, realtor Jeff Bonner of Jag Realty Inc. will waive the listing portion of the commission on new Hamilton area listings, in exchange for a minimum donation of $500 to Hamilton Food Share. Donations are to be paid closing a successful sale.

Bonner’s effort runs through July and August.

Assuming a typical 5 per cent total commission with half for the listing agent, this translates into savings for the seller of $5,750 on the sale of a $250,000 home.

According to Hamilton Food Share’s Hunger Count the families of 6,000 local children rely on food banks. Bonner can be reached at 905-545-0177.