Homes & Hearts 4

Andrew Bloom of BVO Luxury Group Gives Back to the Communities He’s Helped Build

Positively disruptive! Andrew Bloom has built a brand around doing things differently. Shortly after graduating from ASU and working as a Headstart caseworker and housing advocate for the City of Phoenix, Andrew Bloom dove into the real estate business, where he has been helping shape the Valley’s industry for over three decades now. As a founding partner, in 2002 he helped form BVO Luxury Group, serving primarily the Paradise Valley and Scottsdale markets, and consistently ranks as one of the top performing RE/MAX agents in the world. The international saturation of RE/MAX works well with identifying the global consumers of our Valley’s real estate.

With a list of accomplishments that includes the prestigious trifecta: RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement and Circle of Legends, he has SOLD over an astonishing half a billion dollars in residential real estate. Andrew has built his career on the cornerstones of integrity, hard work and discipline.  Being in a business which has a natural impact on shaping the community, he has also embraced his unique position as an ambassador for the importance of giving back.

“Real estate at its very core is grassroots and community-driven,” says Bloom. “It truly takes a village to have the kind of lifestyle that people would like to have. In order for that to happen, and for it to be sustainable, we all have to give and we all have to contribute. We all have to work together if the community is to work as intended.”

For BVO Luxury Group, this is much more than an ideal- it is woven into how they do business. For each and every transaction that’s closed, they give a percentage of the profits to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital on the behalf of their clients.

But for Andrew, his wife Babs, and their four children, giving back is about more than just monetary donations. It is something that they have made much more personal. Multiple times a year, the family opens the doors to their home (affectionately named “la Casa de Bloom”) to help raise money for a variety of organizations, from Susan G. Komen and the Children’s Miracle Network, to their own children’s music academies and youth hockey clubs. Andrew estimates that over 20,000 people have come through his front door over the years to attend one of his family’s many charitable events.

Of all of the events, none is bigger, nor more anticipated, than their annual Super Bowl Party. This year was the 11th edition of the event, which saw over 800 people come to not only watch the Big Game on over 30 televisions, but also to check out the petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, face painters and other entertainment.

“There are several different causes that we like to participate in, contribute to, and open-up our home and bring people together for. And to do that for nearly 20 years, it’s become a part of who we are,” says Andrew.

It has also allowed Andrew and Babs the opportunity to raise their children in a giving and charitable environment, helping to shape the next generation of community-minded philanthropists. Whether it’s advice to his children, or to someone just trying to figure out how to get involved with helping make the world a better place, Andrew is quick to remind everyone of the importance of time.

“Being able to give up your time is probably the most important thing, and it is so easy to do. Not everyone has the financial means to give, but everyone has a few moments to give to areas that they are passionate about and that are important to them- it really does make a big difference.”