Zephyr Agent Claudia Siegel Funds New Home for Guatemalan Family

Posted by Melody J Foster — August 19, 2016

1471629558SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Zephyr Real Estate Agent Claudia Siegel has funded her first home through Home for a Home, a philanthropic organization that facilitates the construction of new homes for families in need. Participating REALTORS® donate a portion of their commissions to Home for a Home, which in turn sees to the construction of a new home in Guatemala.

The Xiquita family, who lives in Chuaguenum, a small, remote village in Guatemala, now has a solid and secure new home thanks to Siegel. Byron Xiquita, a farmer, and his wife Elvira have three children: Wendy (11), Wilson (10) and Wilmer (8). “My house, along with the others that were built are a true blessing for all of us,” stated Byron. “Thanks to all the people that are helping my family and the other families in Chuaquenum.”


The structures are 13 x 19 foot homes made of reinforced concrete block. They include a skylight, lockable metal doors, glass windows, and are painted, inside and out, with colors selected by the new homeowners. The family also received a water filtering system and a wood-burning stove from a partner agency, Soluciones Apropiadas, to keep them warm and healthy.

“What a gratifying experience to work with such a worthwhile organization and to be able to help make a difference,” commented Siegel. “I highly recommend supporting this cause.”

Siegel is a consistent top producer at Zephyr’s Pacific Heights. She possesses a wide range of skills and expertise and is a certified Green Building professional with a finely-tuned feel for the complexities of Bay Area real estate. She can be reached at ClaudiaSiegel@zephyrsf.com or 415.816.2811.


Home for a Home was founded by Nick Cooper. As a high school student, he spent many spring breaks in Mexico with fellow students helping to build houses for those in need. That experience made a lasting impression. After Cooper began his successful career in real estate, he wanted to continue that work begun in his college years. He and co-founders, Chris Cheng and Joey Schultz, developed the concept and thus, Home for a Home was created.

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with nearly $2.3 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, a brand new office in Greenbrae, and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.

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