MAPLEWOOD, NJ Tracy Freeman, a broker sales associate affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Maplewood, has created quite the buzz on social media this month by organizing a charitable initiative.

Freeman hand delivered lemonade stand kits to area residents with a specific call to action: “When Tracy hands you lemonade, what do you do with it?” The goal was for each recipient to host a lemonade stand, donate (all or a portion of) the money to charity and post a photo and/or video to Instagram. The photo with the most likes would get a nominal donation from Freeman.

The winning group, which held a combination lemonade and baked goods stand, was organized by Rosemary Ostmann, also from Maplewood. Her stand raised $234.85 for the Committee to Protect Journalists in support of its Press Uncuffed campaign. To learn more, go to The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. To learn more go to

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Freeman, a Maplewood resident, serves all residential real estate clients in Essex, Morris and Union counties in New Jersey. Due to her sales success in 2014, Freeman earned the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Award, representing the Top 11 percent of approximately 87,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide. She is active in the real estate community as a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), New Jersey Realtors and its Political Affairs Committee, and the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors.

Freeman has earned the NAR Green Designation, specializing in helping clients seek out and market homes that utilize energy-efficient and sustainable features. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

To learn more about buying or selling a home, contact Tracy Freeman with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Maplewood at (973) 275-3035, on her cell at (917) 604-5735 or by email at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Maplewood is located at 145 Maplewood Avenue. Listings can be viewed at Freeman can also be found at and

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