Will Harris Collin County, Texas

COLLIN COUNTY TEXAS REALTOR® SERGEANT WILL HARRIS EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

Press Release
Written By
Allison Sledge

"Once I made E-6, I went through more training and transferred to Iowa as the sole Station Commander and retired from the Army in 2016 as a Sergeant First Class.”
Will Harris

MCKINNEY, TEXAS, USA, August 31, 2022/ EINPresswire.com/ -- Will Harris is a deeply intelligent, hardworking, dedicated, proactive, and passionate Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams in McKinney, Texas. He is also a United States Army Veteran.



Will was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska. He was home-schooled and later enrolled at Nebraska Southeast Community College and studied Automotive Technology. He says, “I learned a lot there, but I felt my real calling was to be in the Army. As a kid, I lived in a rural town. I loved all the old WWII and Vietnam movies and I really enjoyed being outdoors. I was always very adventurous, so I knew that being in the Army might lead me to adventures that I wouldn’t have been able to have in a small town, such as the one I grew up in.”


Will went to Basic Training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, which was also his first Duty Station, and he was a member of a field artillery battalion. His career training included learning the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MCRS) and Tank Base Instruction, which included crew station duties, tank maintenance, unit gunnery management, bore sighting, armor accuracy checks, plumb, and synchronization, tank ammunition and weapons, screening, and tank gunnery.


Will was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Army’s Funeral Detail Team. He explains, “It was a very emotionally grueling experience for me, and I still get depressed when I think about it or talk about it. Many young people were coming back from the Invasion of Iraq war, which was heartbreaking. I often had to carry the caskets to their graves, which was devastating for everyone involved. The idea of being in the Military is often in stark contrast to the reality of the war and seeing so many young lives gone too soon really shook me to the core.”

Since Sergeant Harris had graduated from college, he entered the Army as an E-2 and was continuously promoted to E-3, E-4, E-5, and E-6 and then transferred to Ft. Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, as he had been selected to become an Army Recruiter, where the process includes the recruiting, medical and psychological examination, induction, and administrative processing of potential service personnel.


Will says, “I got to see the entire gamut of people who wanted to serve our country and it’s not quite like people want to imagine, as there were many who saw it as an alternative to going to jail or prison, so their heart wasn’t in it. Some would even spit in my face just to show their disdain and disrespect, hoping to not have to enlist, but claiming to have at least attempted. Then there were the true, honest sincere young men and women who were truly committed to serving our country with honor. Those were the type of people that I was excited about recruiting. I also worked with school officials and community influencers, so it was an emotionally challenging job, especially when so many individuals had different perspectives and opinions about young people being recruited by the Army to become well-trained soldiers who might not make it home from the war.”


Will often worked from 8:AM to 8:AM the next morning, as he had to drive the potential recruits for their tests and physical exams which was a 2-and-a-half-hour drive one-way drive and often a 4-hour drive if a special Doctor was required or requested. “I practically lived in my car for years, but it was a government job, and I had a nice government car, and a government phone.” He oversaw 37 high schools across 4 different counties and worked in Waxahachie, Arlington, and Dallas, Texas. He says, “Once I made E-6, I went through more training and transferred to Iowa as the sole Station Commander and retired from the Army in 2016 as a Sergeant First Class.”

Will earned two MBA Degrees online; A Master’s Degree in Human Resources and in Criminal Justice from Liberty University.


Will and his wife Anna own their own Real Estate Company within Keller Williams, known as “The Great Home Team.” He says, “I couldn’t ask for a better life partner and business partner than Anna. We complement each other perfectly. Anna has a background in Property Management and is a Certified Home Marketing Specialist who specializes in Home Staging and Luxury Properties. On top of that, we both have our Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certifications. I like to teach Veterans and Active-Duty Military members how to invest in Real Estate to build their wealth. Very few Realtors explain to them how investing in Real Estate and utilizing their VA loans, can set them up nicely for retirement, so I use my story to help them achieve that. My passion is to really help our Military members and their families because they deserve it and I can’t stand the thought of a non-Military Realtor leading them in another direction due to them not knowing anything about the Military or the VA loan, so I want to be the first one they call whether they want to buy or sell a home, or simply need someone to talk to. I will always be there for them.”


Will Harris was the Top Producing Real Estate Agent in 2022, and his team was #1 in their market in 2021. Will was featured in “D” Magazine, which is the premier magazine for the Dallas Metro Area. https://www.dmagazine.com/

Will was also the past President of the Plano Texas Rotary Club and is in his 4th year of being on the Board of Keller Williams Agency Leadership Council (ALC).


Aside from McKinney, Will, and Anna cover Allen, Aubrey, Celina, Dallas/Ft. Worth Metro, and all cities within Collin County.


For more information about Will Harris, please visit these important websites:


https://www.greathometeam.com/ 


https://mckinney.yourkwoffice.com/ 


https://www.zillow.com/profile/Will%20Harris%20Veteran


Media Contact:
Will Harris
214-399-4714
The Great Home Team
will@greathometeam.com


Keller Williams
+1 214-399-4714


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Doug DuncanClarksville Tennessee

CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE REALTOR® DOUG DUNCAN EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

Press Release
Written By
Allison Sledge

"There’s no better Realtor® to help our Military families navigate their next home purchase than me!”
Doug Duncan


CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE , USA, September 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Doug Duncan is a dedicated, hard-working, and passionate Real Estate Agent at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Pen Fed Realty in Clarksville, Tennessee.


Doug is also a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Arizona Global Campus, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management and an Associate of Arts in Supply Chain Management from Coastline Community College. He also holds his Tennessee Real Estate License and has 3 children: Bryce, Kaden, and Harper. 



Doug says, “I obtained my MRP Certification because I wanted to continue to Serve Those That Serve. After a career in combat, I retired from the military as a First Sergeant on the 20th anniversary of September 11th, 2021. My Real Estate brand is ‘Combat to Contract,’ and I can’t think of a better one to describe who I truly am.”


Doug is a native of Williston, South Carolina, where he entered the South Carolina Army National Guard in 1996. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia, being awarded the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 92Y (Unit Supply Specialist). While serving with the South Carolina Army National Guard, Doug deployed to Honduras, Central America, in support of the Hurricane Mitch relief efforts in 1999 as the Unit Armorer.


Since his first assignment on active duty, Doug distinguished himself as a Logistician in a variety of challenging assignments, in both the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States Overseas (OCONUS) units.


July 2000 to April 2002, Doug was assigned as the Supply Specialist of 183rd Maintenance Co., 68th Corps Support, Fort Carson, Colorado, where he deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, in 2001, in support of Operation Panther Sentry during the 9/11 attacks on the United States.


April 2002 to November 2003, Doug was assigned as the Supply Sergeant of 286th Signal Co., 11th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, Texas, where he deployed to Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003, building up to the invasion of Iraq.


November 2003 to February 2006, he was assigned as the Supply Sergeant of the Middle East School where Arabic was taught to military Linguists and Delta Co., 229th Military Intelligence, Presidio of Monterey, and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, California.


February 2006 to February 2012, Doug was assigned as the Supply Sergeant of Charlie Co. and Property Book Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) to Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom IV, VI and VII in support of Special Operations Task Force-Central.


February 2012 to December 2015, he was assigned as the Property Book Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) and Deputy Chief of Staff G-4 Systems Management Division NCOIC for Headquarters Company, United States Army Special Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where his team oversaw logistical operations for the entire U.S. Army Special Operations.


December 2015 to February 2018, Doug was assigned as the Brigade Equal Opportunity Advisor for the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he managed a Diversity & Inclusion program for 3,300 Soldiers.


February 2018 to June 2018, he served as an S-3 Operations NCO in the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), where he deployed to Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in 2018 to retrograde all equipment out of the country and back to Kuwait.


June 2018 to November 2019, Doug served as the First Sergeant for Headquarters Company, Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he deployed to Jordan, Iraq, Syria, and Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).


November 2019, until his official retirement, Doug served as the Program Manager for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Special Operation Forces Enabler Integration Course, where he oversaw training for new Special Operation Soldiers.


Doug’s military education includes the Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Basic Leaders Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Commander/First Sergeant Orientation Course, Equal Opportunity Advisors Course, Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, Support Operations Course (Phase I and II), Joint Logistics Course, Manpower and Force Management Course, Contracting Officer Representative Course, Property Book Unit Supply Enhance Prime Property Book Officer (PBO) Course, Airborne Course, Hazmat Certification Course, Physical Security Course, Unit Armorers Course, and Combat Lifesavers Course.


Doug’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with the fourth oak leaf cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with the fourth oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with the fourth oak leaf cluster), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (with the second oak leaf cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (with the seventh knot), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (with the fourth campaign star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.


Doug is also a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Martin Award and is therefore recognized as one of the very best to lead Quartermaster Soldiers. In addition, he is also a member of the International Society of Logistics and holds credentials of Demonstrated Logistician.


As a battle-tested combat veteran, Doug understands the hardships of a military lifestyle. "There’s no better Realtor® to help our military families navigate their next home purchase than me!"


For more information about this “Military-Friendly Agent” Doug Duncan, please visit these important websites:,


https://www.931RealEstate.com


https://www.bhhs.com/penfed-realty-va305/clarksville/doug-duncan/cid-3020940


https://www.zillow.com/profile/doug%20duncan3


Media Contact:
Doug Duncan
(831) 241-8724
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Pen Fed Realty
doug.duncan@penfedrealty.com

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Marlin Wilbur ~ Dallas/Fort Worth Texas

DALLAS/FORT WORTH TEXAS REALTOR® MARLIN WILBUR OFFERS “ELITE FORCE HOME SAVINGS PROGRAM” FOR HIS LOCAL ‘HERO’S’ COMMUNITY

Press Release
Written By
Allison Sledge


DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS, USA, March 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ --

Marlin Wilbur is a very kind, thoughtful, and responsive Real Estate Agent, Broker, and Owner of Veteran Real Estate Partners in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolis. He is also a highly regarded Marine Corps Veteran.

Marlin is proud to introduce his ELITE FORCE HOME SAVINGS PROGRAM to the community. He says, “I have a very special program, specifically designed for individuals that may fall into one of these professions: Military Veterans, Firefighters, Police Officers, Teachers, Nurses, First Responders, and Ministers. This program provides discounts that can help these deserving individuals, whether they are buying or selling their homes”.


Marlin will be the first to tell you that he understands the importance of serving the community and giving back to those individuals by offering them a 25% rebate on the purchase or sale of their homes. His dedication to serving his community is unquestionable, as he served over 20 years of Active-Duty in the Marine Corps. His Company’s Mission Statement is: “Served and Still Serving.”

Marlin loves to be able to help individuals and families find that perfect home, and he also likes to give back whenever he can.

He also explored several avenues before establishing his own program, ELITE FORCE HOME SAVINGS PROGRAM because he wanted to be able to see first-hand how his contributions could help those in the Dallas/Fort Worth community. Marlin wants to help those people whom we tend to forget in our everyday lives, but are truly our everyday heroes: Military, Firefighters, Police, Nurses, Teachers, EMTs, First Responders, and Ministers.

Without a doubt, the first group Marlin wanted to thank was the Military. Our Military is the reason we are able to have the freedom to live our lives wherever our dreams take us, and of course, the number one dream for most people is to have a place to call “home.” Because of this, Marlin earned his Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification from the National Association of Realtors.

Our local Police Officers are our first line of defense right here in our community. Until something happens that affects us, we don’t always realize what an extremely difficult and dangerous profession it is. Not only that, but they are also often underappreciated when it comes to getting their fair share of recognition.

Marlin has said that his teachers have always held a special place in his heart. They set the standard for learning and encourage us to achieve more than what we would expect for ourselves. Every teacher he knows has spent their own money to help provide the necessary materials to achieve the programs established. Thus, money is often tight. He is excited to not only be able to give back to them financially but to present them with that recognition they deserve.

Firefighters are often overlooked when it comes to being rewarded. They are, by nature, people who are inclined to take action when others are in danger. They put their lives on the line every single day they are called to a site by running into burning buildings, rescuing and saving lives, all at the risk of their own life. Naturally, Marlin wants to show them the respect they deserve and will be there for them when they reach out to him.

How often do we talk about First Responders and Nurses? First Responders are the first ones on the scene of an emergency and make quick, life-changing, decisions every day. Nurses are the ones that are there through the entire process whether it is an emergency or an illness. They are the ones that gather the information; explain in layman’s terms what needs to be done and create that calming effect for their patients, while giving 100% of their time to saving lives to the best of their ability. He is honored to recognize them as our unsung heroes.

Marlin cannot say enough about Ministers. “They carry a heavy load, running a Church, serving the people and are often overlooked as community servants. We want to help carry that heavy load by offering them our rebate. I’m proud to be able to help all these “Hometown Heroes” and give them the recognition they so richly deserve. I believe in being thankful for what I have, and I want to illustrate that by helping others.”

If you would like more information on this program, please contact Marlin directly and he will be more than happy to explain the program to you and the money you can save by participating in it.

For more information about Marlin Wilbur and his ‘ELITE FORCE HOME SAVINGS PROGRAM program, please visit these important websites:

https://www.veteranrp.com/

https://www.zillow.com/profile/marlinwilbur/

https://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/marlin-wilbur_mansfield_tx_2152762_716294512


Media Contact:
Marlin Wilbur
Veteran Real Estate Partners
(817) 226-6637
https://www.veteranrp.com/marlin@veteranrp.com


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  WE ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE OUR MRP STARS!!!

                                                                    OUR

                           MEET OUR REALTORS WITH MILITARY EXPERTISE

                        ******* ALABAMA *******

ALABAMA (Huntsville) - Jerry Bourrell ~ Redstone Arsenal

Press Release

By Allison Sledge


HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA REALTOR® GERALDJERRYBOURRELL EARNS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

"I believe that the knowledge, skills, and experience gained through my Naval career have given me a heart to serve my community. ”
Jerry Bourrell


HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA, USA, September 25, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Jerry Bourrell is an intelligent, well-informed and resourceful Associate Broker at Leading Edge Real Estate Group in Huntsville, Alabama.


Jerry grew up in Laurel, Mississippi and attended R.H. Watkins high school. His passion for the outdoors and his belief in service to others led him to the Boy Scouts of America. Recognized by his peers for service, leadership, and brotherhood, He was selected to become a member of Scouting’s National Honor Society, Order of the Arrow and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. 


He says, “I believe the Scout Oath and Law were an integral part in forming who I became as an adult. My family has a proud tradition of serving our country in the Military and I wanted to continue that tradition, broaden my cultural understanding of the world, and continue my education.” He graduated from boot camp in the top ten percent of his class, gaining promotion prior to transferring. The USS Abraham Lincoln was his first ship and he was assigned to the Oxygen and Nitrogen (O2N2) shop in Engineering. He stood out by quickly qualifying as a supervisor on the complex O2N2 generating system. A senior Non- Commissioned Officer normally holds this position with an advanced degree in cryogenics. Jerry requested special permission from the Commanding Officer to waive the rank and school requirements in order to qualify and after his tour on the ship, he transferred to Meridian Naval Air Station.


Once again, he was appointed to a supervisor position, being placed in charge of three sailors in the O2N2 shop. He seized the opportunity to purse his education and completed forty-four hours of college credit receiving his AA degree while simultaneously, completing an Emergency Medical Technician course and volunteering at a local fire department.


It was during this time, that Jerry met his wife and decided to transfer to Marine Corp Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. He had already visited Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, and Australia and wanted to share the experience of learning about other countries and their cultures with his wife. Prior to their departure, Jerry attended an advanced engineering school on cryogenics, and air conditioning, refrigeration and graduated third out of thirty students.


Jerry supervised a team of nine American and Japanese workers producing oxygen and nitrogen on recently purchased O2N2 generating plants for the US and Japanese military. He created and developed personnel qualification standards, engineering operating procedures and strategic short and long- term preventative maintenance plans, which increased safety for the equipment and operators. He and his wife immediately immersed themselves into learning the Japanese culture, heritage, and language through classes at the University of Maryland. They enjoyed learning about the Japanese culture, and desired to continue expanding their international experience while representing America overseas. Their next opportunity was on board the USS La Salle in Gaeta, Italy, where he supervised and managed the Valve Shop, Oil Lab, Gauge Calibration Lab and maintained the ships repair parts inventory worth over $250, 000.00.


Jerry developed detailed written plans, using them to brief and lead a 25-man multinational team on the safe transfer of over 4 million gallons of fuel in port and at sea. Discovering a gap required certifications in the quality assurance program, which Jerry initiated and then implemented a command wide training program resulting in a successful review of the ships quality assurance program. After decommissioning the USS La Salle, he transferred to the USS George H.W.Bush.


Nine months after starting his new job, Jerry was selected “Sailor of the Year” for the ship, earning recognition as the top- rated sailor in his rank. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and led forty-three sailors in six work centers, in the successful completion of 1,047 preventative and corrective maintenance items, including emergent repairs on three AC plants, one refrigeration unit, and one oxygen plant.


Jerry also volunteered to serve with the Army, conducting Detainee operations in Iraqi for a year. During this time, he managed and supervised 35 sailors and 45 Iraqi Correction Officers responsible for the care of over a thousand ideologically extreme, high-risk detainees. Upon his return, he transferred to the US Embassy in Rome, Italy to work in the Defense Attaché Office where he managed and directed five Italians in the administrative and operational support of six Attachées and two Liaison Officers. As the Diplomatic Clearances Program Manager, he supervised and obtained diplomatic clearances for four thousand eight hundred Military flights, over one thousand hazardous material flights, and over a hundred US ship visits by communicating and coordinating in Italian with the Italian Air Force and Navy.


Jerry also organized and coordinated distinguished visitor appointments to Italy, for the President and VP of the United States, two Ambassadors, four Congressional Delegations, The Secretary of Defense, The Secretary of State, and The Secretary of Navy, with multiple agencies involved.


Jerry says, “I believe that the knowledge, skills, and experience gained through my Naval career have given me a heart to serve my community.” His motto is: “Life is a Journey and a Pocket full of Memories and that if I can help someone put a Memory in their Pocket, then I done something worthwhile.”


After becoming a Real Estate agent, Jerry felt that is was very important to have the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification. “You see, I fought for our way of life and the American Dream. When I retired, I wanted to find a way to help people reach the American Dream.”


As a Real Estate agent in Huntsville, Alabama, Jerry serves the areas around Redstone Arsenal including Decatur, Madison, Toney, Owens Cross Roads, New Market, Meridianville, Harvest and Hazel Green.


For more information about Military Friendly Agent Jerry Bourrell, please visit these important websites:


http://www.therealestatechief.com/


https://www.facebook.com/TheRealEstateChief/


https://www.linkedin.com/in/geraldbourrell/


Media Contact:
Jerry Bourrell
Leading Edge Real Estate Group
(256) 527-6544
bourrellgl@gmail.com


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                         ******* ALASKA  *******

THE DAN WOLF TEAM ~ ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON (JBER

Alaska (Anchorage) ~ Dan Wolf ~ Joint Base  Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER 

Press Release
Written by
Allison Sledge


ANCHORAGE ALASKA REALTORS® DAN WOLF AND "THE WOLF TEAM" EARN MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATIONS



"It’s important to me to make our Veterans and their families a priority. When they PCS to JBER, they often don’t know anything about the community.”
Dan Wolf






ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, USA, April 13, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Dan Wolf is a luminous, brilliant, bright light in the Real Estate industry in Anchorage, Alaska. Dan was born in Palmer, Alaska, which is 30 minutes away from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) – one of the leading Military Bases in the country.


Dan grew up in the farm community called the Matanuska Valley, or Palmer Alaska, due to the decision of his grandparents, who lived in Wisconsin as farmers during the Great Depression. The United States Government started a program for distressed farmers, and his grandparents loved the idea of starting a new life from scratch and decided to move to Alaska to start over in the frontier north. Dan says “My grandparents were ‘real life’ homesteaders. I worked on the farm, and later in the local dairy industry processing raw milk into dairy products. We received the raw milk from local dairies and processed the milk into various dairy products such as fat-free milk, 2% milk, buttermilk, and chocolate milk. We also distributed cheese, butter, ice-cream, and yogurt to all of the grocery stores locally and throughout Alaska.”


Dan graduated from Palmer High School and began investing in real estate at an early age. He and his wife, Kristi, bought a two-unit duplex where they raised their children, Corene, Ryan, and Cody. He decided to get involved in real estate sales because he wanted to be the independent man that he was raised to be and be able to help his friends and community with their real estate needs. “While I gained, indeed, in the flexibility of my lifestyle, and I always honor the needs of my clients, the truth us, all of my customers are my bosses because we serve our customers. It’s important to me to make our Veterans and their families a priority. When they PCS to JBER, they often don’t know anything about the community. I’m there for them to suggest a great dentist, school, church or restaurant. Often, I’m the closest person they have to family when they relocate here. I love to ‘skeet-shoot’ with them on base. We swap stories and get to know each other. I let them know that I am there for them, whenever they need me. I’m also very proud of my team. They are the best-of-the-best and work very diligently to serve the Military families who are buying or selling their homes here in Anchorage and the surrounding areas.”


Team member Savanna Wiita was born at home in Anchorage and is a lifelong Alaskan. Together with her husband Alex they purchased their first home at age 19 and have always had a hand in the Alaska Real Estate market. They are raising their two sons, Austin and Colton in this beautiful state and thoroughly enjoy all that the Alaskan outdoors can provide. She says, “I love helping those who serve our Country and I have a deep respect for what they do.” One of the most gratifying experiences for me was when I got a call from a mother whose son was serving in Afghanistan. He was ordered to JBER for his next duty assignment. I e-mailed him, skyped him, faced-timed him and he bought the house, sight unseen. There was a 13- hour time difference… I walked him through the houses, through videos, and he was elated. I was there when he set foot in his new home that he now owned, and we were both thrilled! I am often the only person they know when they arrive. One very touching experience happened, unbeknownst to me. I had closed a loan with a Military couple who had 5 little girls. Their dad was awaiting arrival and we did not know when he would join the family. One day (6 months after closing), I got a call from a base daycare center telling me that a child needed to be picked up because she had a temperature of 103.5 ° ~ and then I realized that her mother had put me down as the Emergency Contact because she trusted me. My heart was so full. There is a lot more that goes into a Real Estate transaction than what people see on the surface. I treat every client like they are family and always make sure they come out on top.


Tony Webster is another proud member of the “Wolf Real Estate Professional Team.” Tony is a lifelong Alaskan and was raised in Anchorage. He graduated from Robert Service High School in 1985. After graduating, he decided to strengthen his family’s roots in Alaska by having four beautiful children, Kennedy, Olivia, Luke, and Paul.

Tony joined the Dan Wolf team in 2018. Like Dan and Savanna, Tony enjoys the independence and responsibility that Real Estate ensues. He learned about the Military Relocation Professional Certification while he was working with a military client and his wife who were moving from Arizona to Alaska. Tony was able to quickly negotiate a sale utilizing Marty’s VA Loan, and helped them find their dream home located in Palmer, Alaska. Among many other transactions with Veterans and Active-Duty clients, Tony was able to assist an active-duty married couple who had orders to PCS from Anchorage to Florida within a 4-week time limit, and they were able to sign the closing documents while they were on the road which greatly speeded up the move between their duty stations. Tony says, “I was very honored that they trusted me while they were not physically present when we closed. It was a smooth transaction. For me, the key to service for our Military clients is to go the extra mile. My goal is to give them the service they have earned, and respect them for what they do for us.”


For more information about “Military Friendly AgentDan Wolf and “Wolf Real Estate Professional Team” please visit these important websites:


https://www.remax.com/real-estate-agents/dan-wolf-anchorage-ak/100045031


https://www.remax.com/real-estate-agents/savanna-wiita-anchorage-ak/101938468


https://www.remax.com/real-estate-agents/tony-webster-anchorage-ak/101982658


Media Contact:
Dan Wolf ~ Team Leader
Re/Max Dynamic Properties
(907) 248-9653
(907) 227-1969
dan@wolfhomes.net

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Alaska (Anchorage) ~ Van and LaVerne PettigenJoint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA REALTORS® VAN AND LAVERNE PETTIGEN EARN THE MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

As a Military spouse, I am very proud to have earned my MRP Certification, because I understand Military needs. I have worked with VA buyers and sellers for over 17 years in Real Estate.”
LaVerne Pettigen

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, USA, March 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Van and LaVerne Pettigen are enthusiastic, warmhearted Real Estate agents at Herrington & Company in Anchorage, Alaska.


Known as ‘The Pettigen Team’ this dynamic-duo have spent their life together as soul-mates, working side by side in various businesses due to their complementary natures.

LaVerne was born in King Salmon, Alaska, which is approximately 300 miles southwest of Anchorage. It is a very rural area known as rural Alaska, a region of Alaska that is not connected to the North American road network or ready access to the State's Ferry System. The majority of Alaska's native populations live in the bush, where they make their living in a similar fashion to their ancestors. LaVerne graduated from Bristol Bay High School and worked for her father’s trucking company, where she learned how to run a business.

Van was born in Baltimore, Maryland, graduated from Southern High School, and joined the Air Force. He went to basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, then to technical school at Sheppard Air Force Base as a Cargo Specialist before transferring to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, working in Fleet Service. In this position, Van serviced airplanes that were going to and from Vietnam, supplying water and other essential necessities and was responsible for taking care of commercial jets and Military Aircraft.

Van recalls, “When I was young, my uncle was stationed in Alaska I was fascinated with the stories he would tell. I remember going to the library and looking it up and seeing pictures of Alaska, so I volunteered to go to Alaska. In the Air Force, we have a ‘dream sheet’ which is where you put down 3 places where you would like to go. Alaska was my first choice. I was sent to a small, all-male duty station at King Salmon Air Force Station (a General Surveillance Radar station) on a remote tour where I monitored the activity of Russian airplanes.”

At this time, a local recreation center approached Van to teach a martial arts class to keep the guys busy. The Air Force would pay, but it was also opened up to the people in King Salmon. LaVerne and her brother came to the class.

LaVerne says, “There was not a lot to do in rural Alaska, so I enrolled in the class and Van was my Karate instructor. He earned a first-degree Black Belt when he was just 14 years old and he trained me up to the point where I got my own Black Belt.”

The two became good friends. LaVerne and her brother began showing Van around Alaska in ways that he might not have seen if not for their friendship. They enjoyed going out in the deep wilderness observing the wildlife and driving on the ice.

Van recalls that it was a very interesting time. “I came from an all-black community so it was an adjustment for everyone to see us together. LaVerne came from a small village and was related to the Natives, so there was a lot of surprise and conversation about us getting together. It wasn’t supposed to happen, but her family was very kind and people got used to me being there. I was the only black person there. It was an adjustment for everybody, but we had bonfires and picnics together, even though it was as unusual for them as it was for me.bI remember one of her family members saying, ‘People like us need people like you, and I knew that our union was meant to be.”

Van and LaVerne got married and had two daughters, Leigha and Latisha. They moved to Anchorage and LaVerne stayed at home with the children, but decided to work part-time in sales with Herbalife, a global nutrition company.

Van retired from the Air Force in 1975 and got a job at the local airline, Wein Alaska, before deciding to work with LaVerne in Herbalife. He says, “I made enough money to quit the airline. This was network marketing and they were flying us all across the country. We were part of the corporate school crowd – which was the envy of many. Everybody wanted to be where we were. We were spoiled.”

LaVerne says, “A friend told me that I would do good in Real Estate, so I gave it a shot. I worked for Prudential Jack White and we came in #9 in our first year out of 100 agents that were there, so I decided on a career change. We have been top producers in Alaska for over 17 years.”

Van eventually joined LaVerne in Real Estate after working in car sales for 10 years. He says, “When the kids left home, we put all of our energy into Real Estate and got back to the income level that we were accustomed to.”

The Pettigen’s also inherited the family fishing business where LaVerne’s mother, brothers and sisters worked. LaVerne was a commercial fisherman and taught Van how to fish. They sell fish each year to the local canneries during a 6-week period. Their main catch is red salmon.

Alaska is the ninth biggest seafood-producing region in the world, with 80 percent of high-value wild salmon species like sockeye, coho and king salmon originating from its waters. Their daughter, Latisha runs the business now, with grandchildren Jaden and Elise. She also runs her own business. Leigha is a very successful Realtor in Tennessee.

As a Military Spouse, LaVerne is very proud to have earned her Military Relocation Professional Certification because she understands their needs and has worked with VA buyers and sellers for over 17 years in Real Estate.

The cities that the Pettigen’s serve are: Anchorage, Wasilla, Palmer, Big Lake and Mat-Su Valley.

For more information about The Pettigen Team, please visit these important websites:


http://searchhomesinak.com/

https://www.alaskarealestae411.com

http://mvarep.org/profile/LaVernePettigen?xg_source=profiles_memberList

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(907) 242-7955 (cell)
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ALASKA (Fairbanks- Chris Calhoon ~ Fort Wainwright; Eielson Air Force Base

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By Allison Sledge

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA REALTOR® CHRIS CALHOON EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION


FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, USA, AUGUST 2, 2017/Einpresswire.com ---Christopher “Chris” Calhoon is a highly regarded and immensely respected Vietnam Veteran.


Chris is also immensely decorated, being the recipient of the Purple Heart Decoration, Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star of Valor awards, the Cross of Gallantry with the Bronze Star, Sea Service Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist's Badge, Air Assault Badge and Master Army Aviator Badge.


Chris was born in San Francisco, California, raised in San Rafael and attended the University of San Francisco, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. 



Chris says, “My mother wanted me to be an Attorney, but I excelled in history, and because of the war, it was mandatory to be in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) in college. I loved it. I worshipped the NCO’s there. I was drafted in 1968.”


Chris worked 3 jobs while in college and received a scholarship for ROTC, which paid the tuition for his Junior and Senior year and deferred his draft status until he graduated. In his Junior year, he was the number one Cadet as a Brigade Sergeant Major and in his Senior year he was the Brigade Commander and won the Military Science Award.


In June of 1970, Chris was commissioned to 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and went to the United States Army Officer Candidate School for training as an Airborne Ranger, where only 40% graduated, due to its level of difficulty.


Chris was then assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in the 82nd Airborne Division 3rd Brigade 1-505 Infantry and his job was 1st Rifle Platoon Leader. He was selected to be the Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, where there was only one Leader per Infantry Battalion. 


Then, he went to Vietnam. 


Chris says, “I was on the Cambodian border, by myself. We didn’t go in Units. I was made a Battalion Senior Adviser with a South Vietnamese Infantry Battalion, the 52nd Regimen - Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN).”


Chris traveled with them on combat operations until March of 1972. He then went on his R&R. While he was there, his Unit in Vietnam got overrun and decimated. He flew back and couldn’t go back to them because of the remnants. Every single one of them were surrounded and wounded, due to the Offensive of 1972. Chris recalls, “The casualties of the advisers were so severe that I had to help out another regiment advisory team and didn’t rejoin my team until July.”


Chris spent the rest of his tour in Anlock and left in 1974. He says, “Subsequently, I went to Fort Wolters, Texas, to train to become an Army Helicopter Pilot and then went to Advanced Helicopter Training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Then, I was assigned to Fort Richardson in Alaska and they put me in the 120th Assault Helicopter Company. As a result, I was a UH-1 Section Leader and the AH-1 Cobra Platoon Leader and Operations Manager.”


Chris then left aviation and moved over to the Infantry Brigade, where he commanded an Infantry Company. He states that Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., was the Brigade Commander and “Norm put me in Command of the 173rd Aviation Section, so I went back to Fort Benning for the Infantry Officer Career Courses.”


He relocated to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, for the 101st Airborne ‘Screaming Eagles’ as the first Leader of the Attack Helicopter Battalion - 229, the AH-1 Cobra. He then became a Company Commander and moved on to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, to attend Air Command and Staff College. He says, “From there, they sent me to the Navy Base Coronado, where I flew off Amphibious Assault Ships with the UH-1N. Then, I worked on the USS Tripoli and Tarawa as an Air Operations Officer and wrote the daily air plan. I spent almost 12 months at sea, all in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Hawaii, the Philippines, Hawaii, Okinawa, Korea, Australia and San Diego.”


Chris met his beautiful wife, Rina, at the Marine Corp’s Recruit Depot Officers Club and it was love at first sight for him. He was then promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and sent to Alaska, having been selected to Command the 222nd Aviation Battalion at Fort Wainwright.


Chris then went to the Army College at Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania, before being sent to Hawaii as Commander of Chief of the Pacific at the All States Headquarters. He says, “I was selected as a speech writer for Huntington Hardisty, the great 4 Star Admiral-in-Charge and then selected for Brigade Commander as a Full Colonel. I was very honored to have this position because I got along very well with him and his wife. I was privy to the personal side of his life and he was truly a stand-up guy. This was my last assignment.”


Chris was sent back to Alaska at Fort Wainwright and commanded the Aviation Brigade of the 6th Infantry Division until he retired, where he had also practiced Real Estate part time while he was a Pilot, flying commercial helicopters for Hele Lifts & Air Logistics of Alaska.


After three years, he decided to become a full-time agent because, “My Real Estate checks were doubled to my Pilot checks and I was tired of being overworked and underpaid, so I opened my own business in 1998. I became the first exclusive buyer’s agent in Fairbanks.”


Fairbanks, known as ‘The Golden Heart City,” is located in the central Tanana Valley, straddling the Chena River near its confluence with the Tanana River. Immediately north of the city is a chain of hills that rises gradually until it reaches the White Mountains and the Yukon River.


The service areas for Chris are Fairbanks, the North Pole, Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base.


For more information about “Military Friendly AgentChris Calhoon, please visit these important websites:


http://www.buyers-brokerage.com/


http://mvarep.org/profile/ChristopherCalhoon?xg_source=profiles_memberList


http://www.militaryrelocationagents.com/



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The BUYER’S Brokerage

(907) 460-7905

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TAMPA BAY FLORIDA REALTOR® RENEE SIMPSON EARNS HER MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION


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Allison Sledge



" I understand Military families and their stories of moving around the country, overseas, relocating every three years, and having their children forced to acclimate to new environments.”
Renee Simpson




TAMPA BAY , FLORIDA, USA, May 31, 2022 /
EINPresswire.com/ -- Renee Simpson is a beautifully determined, courageous, and exceptional woman who owns her own Real Estate Brokerage Firm in Tampa Bay, Florida, “C SIMPSON REALTY INC.”

Renee was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and graduated from Chamberlain High School. She then attended Hillsborough Community College while working at a Winn-Dixie supermarket. It was there that she met her future husband, Tom Simpson who currently works with Renee in real estate.

After Winn Dixie, Renee worked at First Florida Bank as an Account Representative, and later at ‘The Tampa Bay Skating Academy Ice Rink’. She says, “There were two full-sized skating rinks where all kinds of exciting things were happening. It was the first time I ever had to dress warm, which is unusual for Florida. I did a little of everything; booking time on the ice, helping school kids learn to skate, and learned how to operate the Zamboni Machine, which is an ice-resurface vehicle that smooths the surface of a sheet of ice in an ice rink. I learned how to crank it up, move it and drive it in case of emergency. There were Olympic figure skating coaches, their students, as well as celebrities who booked ice time.”

In 1996, Renee and Tom became licensed real estate agents in Tampa Bay, and in 2003 and 2005 licensed real estate brokers in Florida. Renee opened C Simpson Realty in 2005.

During this time Renee and Tom wanted to have a family, and stability was important to them. They had three sons, Tommy, Ty, and Trevy, who were home-schooled. Their three sons bonded as brothers and became especially close playing organized baseball in recreation, travel ball, and high school leagues, once even playing together as a unit on their high school team, as pitchers, catchers, third basemen, and outfielders, respectively. Renee and Tom agree that baseball was and is a wonderful way to spend family time together, travel, and be a part of the youth baseball community that they have bonded with over the years. “It’s really like family,” they say in unison. “Families know each other and support one another. And let’s face it, there’s no better way to spend a nice morning than at the baseball field, excited to see everyone play, and support our sons in something that they dearly love and have a great passion for.”

Life was going beautifully for the Simpson family; then, the unthinkable happened. Renee was diagnosed with breast cancer. She felt so sick, that she couldn’t get out of bed, and had trouble breathing. Her family immediately rallied around her. Tom says, “We couldn’t be more proud of our sons during this difficult time that Renee was going through. It affected our entire family on a very deep level. Our boys cooked daily, cleaned, and did most, if not all of the household chores during this time. I honestly believe our sons learned deeper empathy, care, compassion, and concern for others during the time they experienced caring for their mother, during that most difficult time of their lives. I am so proud of the way they conducted themselves in private and in public. We could not have asked for better children, as our sons exemplify the best of the best, in the worst of circumstances.” Renee slowly recovered with the strength of her family, and by the Grace of God.

Renee’s grandfather was a Marine Veteran, and her father was in the National Guard and Army Reserve. Tampa and St. Petersburg are also home to the James A Haley and Bay Pines VA Hospitals.

Renee’s passion is to help make dreams come true through real estate. She says, “I felt that there was a need for realtors specializing in helping Military families, so I attained the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification which has meant the world to me. It’s not just another designation behind my name; it means that I understand Military families and their stories of moving around the country, and overseas, having to relocate every three years, and having their children forced to acclimate to new environments. Can you imagine having best friends in your childhood, bonding with them, and then suddenly having to move and perhaps never seeing them again? Being in the Military is a sacrifice for the entire family, which includes all of the emotional ups and downs that each family experiences. How many people ask about the Military spouse or their children? Imagine them going through the traumatizing agony of wondering if their mother or father will come home alive when they are deployed. Not many people think about that. I want every Military family to know that I understand their world and that they can feel safe with me when they need to have a safe home of their own. They ALL have their own stories to tell if we would only listen.”

There are plenty of reasons to move to Tampa Bay, Florida, including the great year-round weather, beautiful Pinellas County beaches, National, State, County, and City parks with many outdoor festivals, markets, and the Tampa Bay Airfest at MacDill Air Force Base. Other sites include The Riverwalk, The Florida Aquarium, The Tampa Theater, The Tampa Day Downs Horse Racing Establishment, Busch Gardens, Dinosaur World, and The Tampa Bay Brewing Company, just to name a few. Major league sports teams include The NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NHL Tampa Bay Lightning, and MLB Tampa Bay Rays. There are also a number of minor league baseball teams located in the Tampa Bay region that are home to many MLB teams’ spring training facilities. Disney World is a short drive from Tampa Bay.

C Simpson Realty serves all communities of Tampa Bay, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Brandon, Palm Harbor, Riverview, Wesley Chapel, Bradenton, and surrounding areas.

For information about “Military Friendly AgentRenee Simpson, visit these important websites:

https://www.csimpsonrealty.com/

https://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/56747469bb954c01006855ae

https://www.zillow.com/profile/creneesimpson


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Armon Jackson ~ Pensacola, Florida 

PENSACOLA FLORIDA REALTOR® ARMON JACKSON EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION


Press Release
Written By
Allison Sledge

"Seeing that smile on my clients' faces when they see their dream home is priceless, which is why I want to be part of their dream”
Armon Jackson


PENSACOLA, FLORIDA , USA, May 24, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Armon Jackson is an enthusiastic, dedicated, and committed Real Estate Agent at EXP Realty in Pensacola, Florida. He is also an Air Force Veteran.

Armon was born in Stuart, Florida, graduated from Jenson High School, and enlisted in the United States Air Force. He says, “I like to serve others and I wanted to serve our country and be around like-minded individuals as well because it’s always motivating to surround yourself with people who share your goals.”

Armon’s first duty station was at NAS Pensacola, where he went to tech school to study and learn about the newest F-35 jet. It was the Air Force College of New recruits where he learned about all the composites on the aircraft and then worked on the jets by adding and removing material to help the jets become more covert to radar.

Armon then relocated to Hill Air Force Base in Utah and continued to work on the F-35 jets, installing devices to make the jets stealthier and more undetectable by radar. He says, “Stealth will be ‘hugely important’ for the next-generation Air Force fighter, but it will also be important to see how the next aircraft integrates its sensors and its command-and-control capabilities. It's also speed, low observability, different ways of collecting data, and different ways of transmitting and protecting all of the transmissions because it is a way of breaking ‘kill chains,’ which is a Military concept that identifies the structure of an attack. Conversely, the idea of breaking an opponent’s kill chain is a method of defense or preemptive action, which is why being stealthy is so important. Whether you're sitting in an airplane or flying an unmanned aircraft, as long as we break the kill chain sometime between when you arrive in the battlespace and when the enemy weapon approaches your airplane, you're successful at using stealth."

Armon lived on base when he served at Hill Air force base. He recalls, “It was very cold there. I’m used to the warm Florida weather, but I would have to get up at 5:30 AM to be at work by 7:00 AM. We had roll-call and then we were assigned to different aircraft and different airmen who we would be working with that day, and we would collect our gear and equipment and go to work in the hanger with the F-35 avionic crew chiefs. Every day was different, and I liked that. It was always a surprise. We would take our lunch break at the Dining Facilities Administration Center where they had everything you could possibly imagine to eat and we also ate there for breakfast and dinner if we wanted to, but we were also allowed to go off base to restaurants as well. After work, I would usually study the Career Development Course for Low Observational Structural Maintenance. I got an award for ranking as one of the highest scorers on the test!”

Armon then helped the crew chiefs fuel the jets and put chalk on the outside of the wheels, so the jets didn’t move. He applied resin and paints as smoothly as possible so radar wouldn’t bounce off the material. He then used stencils to brand the Pilot’s name, Unit, and Base on the aircraft. He decided to get into Real Estate in his spare time while he was on active duty.

Armon met his future wife, Brooke, while at Hill Air Force Base. Brooke worked with both the Military and Civilians helping them with all of their documents. Armon says, “I was hanging out with my friends in a dorm room, and she walked in. It was love at first sight for me and we got married in 2021 and moved to Ft. Pierce, Florida. Because Brooke was training to become a Nurse, we decided to move to Pensacola to be closer to her college and I became a full-time Realtor. I got my MRP Certification because I know what it’s like to work with other Military members and their families, and I wanted to extend my help and service to them. Seeing that smile on my clients' faces when they see their dream home is priceless, which is why I want to be part of their dream.”

Armon’s service areas are Pensacola, NAS Pensacola, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Ensley, and West Pensacola.

For more information about Military Friendly AgentArmon Jackson, please visit these important websites:

https://exprealty.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/armon-jackson-3266a21b9/

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Susan De León ~ Navarre, Florida
NAVARRE FLORIDA REALTOR® SUSAN DE LEON EARNS HER MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION
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Written By
Allison Sledge

"Everybody loves our Military and being a part of a Military community is wonderful. We had the best network of friends anyone could hope to have.”
Susan De León

NAVARRE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES , January 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Susan De León is a considerate, loyal, caring, and very trustworthy Realtor®/Broker Associate at Coldwell Banker Realty in Navarre, Florida.

Susan was born in Plankinton, South Dakota, which was such a small town that she went to school from kindergarten to 12th grade all in one building. 

Her father, Harold, owned a construction company, hauled gravel for the county, and cleared the snow from the schoolyard in the winter. “He was always working,” Susan says, “and I believe that’s one of the reasons that my siblings and I have such a strong work ethic. My mother, Frances, worked as a teller at the local bank and then became a stay-at-home mom when I was in grade school. She made most of our clothes, built & refurbished furniture, painted houses, mowed lawns & had a garden. She also made the best cookies and awesome rolls with glaze & nuts on top. Looking back, I don’t know how she did it all. She was just so full of energy all the time and created a wonderful childhood for me, my brother Kenny, and my sisters Dawn and Ann.”

Upon graduation, Susan attended the Nettleton Academy of Hair Design in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she learned everything there was to learn about cosmetology.

Susan got her first job at a hair salon called “Shear Design” and absolutely loved it. She says, “I really enjoyed meeting new people and helping people feel better about themselves. When you look good, you feel good. It was a nice income that allowed me unlimited creativity and to express myself through my work. Also, being pampered helps eliminate stress. People can relax while the cosmetologist takes care of their beauty needs. The customer can sit in the chair and take a break from other people’s needs, allowing them to focus on their own. They get to relax and unwind and the conversations I’ve had with my clients are priceless!”

Susan met her husband, who was in the Air Force, and transferred to Hurlburt Air Force base in Florida. She loved everything that Florida had to offer; the beautiful sunny weather, the beaches, the friendly people, and the opportunities. She wanted to try something different, so she got a job at Brewer Plumbing Company where she handled all the admin work. “There was never a dull moment there and I was always learning something new. Then, the company decided to merge and was going to be based in Pensacola, so I decided, due to some life changes it was time to try something new. My sister-in-law was going to Real Estate school and asked me to go with her. I thought it sounded intriguing, so I went with her and received my Real Estate License in September of 2003.”

Susan started her real estate career at Navarre Beach Realty. She was on floor-duty one day and took an incoming call from a prospective client. “It went very well.” She says, “Not only did I sell her a house, but I got a $2,000.00 bonus on top of it! I was hooked. The general rule in Real Estate is that you can really struggle for the first year or so, but things happened quickly for me. I enjoyed the freedom and flexibility it offered, and I found it to be a lot of fun.”

Having been a part of the Military community for so long, Susan wanted to specialize in helping Military members and their families buy or sell a home, so she earned the Military Relocation Specialist and the Florida Military Specialist Certification. “Everybody loves our Military and being a part of a Military community is wonderful. We had the best network of friends anyone could hope to have. We used to take in the young, single guys for the holidays. They had no family nearby and we wanted them to feel at home with us. The Military really is a big family and it’s always good to help them when they’re starting a family and buying a house.”

Susan recently re-married and her husband, Robert, who is originally from Puerto Rico, came to the states over 20 years ago, also due to the Military. He has 2 sons, Andres and Robert Jr., who is in the Air Force. “I’m looking forward to being there for Robert Jr. and any of his friends if they ever need my assistance in buying or selling a home. It’s such a great feeling to hand the keys to a new home over to a customer with who you’ve worked so closely with. It’s the icing on the cake!”

The Military Bases along the Emerald Coast that Susan works near are Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base including the areas of Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Mary Esther, Ft. Walton Beach, Milton, and Crestview.

For more information about “Military Friendly Realtor” Susan De León, please visit these important websites:

https://www.navarrehousesforsale.com/

https://www.facebook.com/SellingNavarreFloridaRealEstate/

https://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/susan-de-leon_navarre_fl_946727_126999037



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FLORIDA (Trinity) ~ Kevin McCullough ~  Operation Warrior Support, Inc

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By Allison Sledge

TRINITY FLORIDA REALTOR® KEVIN McCULLOUGH EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

"I’ve always had a lot in common with the Military. My grandpa was in the Army. I love thanking them and I will go out of my way for any Veteran or Active-Duty family who needs any of my services.”
Kevin McCullough


TRINITY, FLORIDA, USA, September 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Kevin McCullough is a remarkable, dazzling, outstanding and unparalleled Real Estate Agent/Broker in Trinity, Florida, and as the Managing Broker at McCullough & Associates Realty, Inc. he is big on delivering a real personal touch for his agents as well as his clients.


 

Born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Kevin grew up in Northern Virginia. He graduated from Bethlehem Baptist Christian Academy where he played Varsity Soccer and Basketball all four years. After high school he went to the Army’s Basic Training in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He says, “I got a full ride scholarship for soccer to Valley Forge Military College where I also played football and tennis. Every other weekend I went for Military training, digging foxholes and sleeping in them. I crammed four years of training into two years, did most of my training during the school year at Ft Dix, New Jersey. I went to Advanced Camp in Fort Bragg, North Carolina where I was in charge of platoons and squadrons and various leadership roles.”


Valley Forge Military College is extremely competitive as it seeks to enroll young men of sound moral character who possess strong scholastic, mental and physical qualities. In particular, they look for those who are motivated to achieve their full potential and go on to succeed at top U.S. colleges and Universities. When Kevin graduated Valley Forge with a Degree in Business Administration. he elected to not continue on with the Army. He said, “I just wanted to be a regular college kid, so I got out with the experience and knowledge that I gained”.


Kevin then transferred to James Madison University where he majored in Marketing and bartended his way through school. After college he got a job at a Mortgage Company and was heavily trained on all aspects of mortgages and he cold-called people offering them programs to refinance their homes. In 2003 he moved to Florida where he bought his first house and continued in the mortgage business until 2008 when the housing bubble caused the subprime mortgage industry to collapse. On December 30, 2008, the Case–Shiller home price index reported its largest price drop in its history. The credit crisis resulting from the bursting of the housing bubble is—according to general consensus—an important cause of the 2007–2009 recession in the United States. He recalls, “I couldn’t do loans anymore, banks closed and everything, but I had a strong network of people I had been working with through the years. I took a salary position as Director of Operations of a law firm. I was in charge of the budget, so I hired secretaries and IT people, vendors and basically ran the law firm so the attorneys could focus on their cases. It was there that I learned why proper planning is important. I was soaking in all of the legal advice and laws possible. I was also a Property Manager and had several rental properties that I took care of.”


Because of all of the Real Estate clients the law firm was handling, the Attorney told Kevin that he needed to get his Real Estate license, so he did. “I took online courses at night while working nights and weekends in Real Estate at the law office during the day” He says, “I wanted to be self-employed, so I worked my way towards being a Broker and after I passed the Broker exam I established McCullough & Associates Realty, Inc. It’s a small boutique brokerage with a real personal touch.”


Kevin was also putting his fiancée Sarah, through Nursing School and they now have three children, Damien, Jazlyn and Keenan. During this time, he was also flipping houses. “I learned a whole lot doing that. BPO orders, Commercial properties and things of that nature. I’ve had investors for commercial properties as well as residential. Because of my knowledge and networking skills, I have a guy for everything – flooring, plumbing, roofing – you name it, and I know how much it costs to get the job done, which is a huge asset to my clients.”


While taking more continuing education classes, Kevin saw that the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification was being offered, so he got it. “I’ve always had a lot in common with the Military. My grandpa was in the Army. I love thanking them and I will go out of my way for any Veteran or Active-Duty family who needs any of the services that I offer. I understand the life of Military families, all the acronyms, the pay scale, the VA loans, the BAH, and the stress that they go through while PCS’ing. I’m there for them whenever they need me and I always have an American flag hanging in front of my home!”


The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification is a way for Real Estate agents to thank Military families for their service by helping them come home. This certification focuses on educating Real Estate professionals about working with current and former Military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of Military benefits and support.


Kevin serves the beautiful Trinity, Florida, area, including the Trinity Communities, which is made up of Champions Club, Trinity Oaks, Wyndtree, Chelsea Place, Natures Hideaway, Foxwood, Trinity West and East, Oak Ridge, The Villages Of Trinity Lakes, and The Riviera, where he lives. Trinity is a fast-growing upscale community just north of the Pinellas and Hillsborough county borders in West Pasco County. It’s tri-county location is optimal for commuters. Kevin’s home is on the border of Trinity and Tarpon Springs, and Tarpon is known for its tourist attraction “The Sponge Docks” which is an old Greek community in Pinellas County that has great heritage, fishing, souveniers and beaches.


For more information about “Military Friendly Agent” Kevin McCullough, please visit these important websites:


http://yourdailyrealestate.com/


https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinsmccullough/


https://www.facebook.com/mcculloughrealestate/


Media Contact:
Kevin S. McCullough ~ Broker/Owner
McCullough & Associates Realty, Inc.
Office (727) 237-4940
kevin@yourdailyrealestate.com

Kevin S. McCullough
McCullough & Associates Realty, Inc.
(727) 237-4940
email us here

Florida (St. John's) ~ Traci Crawford ~ NAS Jacksonville

ST. JOHN’S FLORIDA REALTOR® TRACI CRAWFORD EARNS HER MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

Written By
Allison Sledge

"Realtors change people’s lives and make an impact on them. Our Military families need someone they can trust, care and guide them, which is one of the reasons I am perfect for this job!””
Traci Crawford

ST. JOHN'S, FLORIDA, USA, July 13, 2021 /
EINPresswire.com/ -- Traci Crawford is an incredibly talented, witty, passionate, and down-to-earth real estate agent and broker associate at Engel & Völkers real estate agency in St. John’s, Florida.





Traci was born in Manhattan, New York, and her family relocated to Virginia where she graduated from Bethel High School in Hampton. She then attended Virginia Commonwealth University, majoring in Nursing, and joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), where she earned a 2-year nursing scholarship and transferred to the Medical College of Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Science and Nursing.

Traci’s first duty station assignment was at Ft. Polk in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, where she was a full-time nurse in the medical surgery unit at Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital. She says, “The best part of being there was the work. It was often very emotionally traumatic, so I had to learn how to compartmentalize my feelings because I had to do my job compassionately, yet professionally. My time there afforded me lifelong lessons, which I am extremely grateful for.”

Traci then went to the University of Maryland in Baltimore, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Trauma and Critical Care. She was then assigned to the 21st Combat Support Hospital in Ft. Hood, Texas, and later accepted a non-traditional assignment working for the Army Nurse Corps Chief where she got to see, firsthand, how the larger Army operates.

Traci was then promoted as the Head Nurse of the Emergency Room at William Beaumont Army Medical Center where she was stationed at Ft. Bliss. She then relocated to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, where she went to Army school and completed the Command and General Staff college courses and then transferred to the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Ft. Detrick, Maryland, working as the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) in the Containment Care Suite and the Air Medical Isolation team. It was there that she met her future husband, Darryl, who was working at the Pentagon after having deployed to Iraq and Kuwait. They got married in 2001 and had a daughter, Madison.

Traci then accepted a position at Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where she was the Supervisor of the Medical Surgery Unit. She says, “This was a very rewarding experience for me. I believe in ‘paying-it-forward,’ so this allowed me to mentor Junior Members, even while I had over 300 Lieutenant’s working for me. I was the one writing and evaluating their career goals, so I had come full-circle.”

Traci and her family then moved to Washington, D.C., where she was stationed at Ft. Belvoir and was the Assistant Chief Nurse at DeWitt Army Hospital while working at the Pentagon Office of the Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. With this skill set, Traci relocated to Ft. Knox, Kentucky to the Human Resources Command and was the Medical Health Services Division Chief. She then relocated to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, and was the Commander at Moncrief Army Hospital before transferring back to Brooke Air Force Base to become the Commander at Brooke Army Medical Center. “I really loved this assignment, and it was the last one. I was fortunate to have family in Jacksonville, Florida, to help out when I needed it, so we decided to move there after my Military Service.”

It was there that Traci decided to get into Real Estate. “You’re still being of service in real estate.” She says, “You change people’s lives and make an impact on them. They need someone they can trust, care and guide them, which is one of the reasons I am perfect for this job!”

Traci is involved with “Pay-It-Forward, Inc.” founded by Lauren Taylor. https://payitforwardtoday.com/ She says, “It’s a perfect fit for me, as ‘paying it forward’ has always been my philosophy. Sadly, there are a lot of people and companies who prey on Military members. We’ve seen rental scams, mortgage scams, you name it, which is why it is so important that our Veterans, Active-Duty, Retired or disabled Military members seek out a realtor that they know they can trust. That’s one of the reasons why I got my Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification. I want the Military Community to know that they are in good hands with me when they want to buy or sell a home.”

The communities that Traci covers are Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Silverleaf, Crosswater, Anthem Ridge at Crosswater, Bracon Lake, Etown, Bartram Springs, Orange Park, St. Augustine, and Lakeside.

For more information about “Military Friendly Agent” Traci Crawford, please visit these important websites:



https://newlifetimememories.com/


Media Contact:
Traci Crawford
Engel & Völkers
(904)572-8063
traci.crawford@engelvoelkers.com



FLORIDA (Cocoa Beach) Edward "Ed" Besecky ~ Patrick Air Force Beach; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Press Release
By Allison Sledge

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA REALTOR® EDWARD BESECKY EARNS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

"My dad was a U.S. Army Military Veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War and I wanted to follow in his footsteps by serving our great nation.”
Edward Besecky




COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, January 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Edward Ed Besecky is a charismatic and well-informed Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Cocoa Beach, Florida.


Ed graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York in 1982. He says, “My dad was a U.S. Army Military Veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War and I wanted to follow in his footsteps by serving our great nation.” 


After graduation, Ed was commissioned as an officer (Ensign) in the US Naval Reserves (USN-R), proudly serving for 11 years and reaching the rank of Lieutenant.


Starting in 1982, Ed worked for the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for 31 years. He says, “I was an International Program Manager and worked closely with military for the nations of Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Afghanistan, and Germany during the later stages of his career.” In the early stages, Ed was a Maritime Analyst and production line supervisor.


As a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) entity, Ed worked closely with the DoD and major foreign allies – standardizing and exchanging maps – making sure the foreign partner conformed to US/NATO standards. He was responsible for providing his foreign partners with the latest, updated maps. “I was in charge of making sure their mapping was in accordance with the United States policy, guidance and direction for my specific country.” Ed deployed to SW Asia in support of the programs that he managed.


One of Ed’s favorite projects was when he deployed for nine months working on a research ship in partnership with the Naval Oceanographic Office. This research ship collected sediment samples from the bottom of the ocean then researched, analyzed it and mapped it. “We needed to know what the bottom of the ocean was made of.” The ship also collected magnetic, bathymetric, and hydrographic data for U.S. Government use. The analysis of ocean data makes it possible to understand the ocean in new and exciting ways.


Ed was working in the Electronic Navigation Division at DMA when he met his wife, Karen, who was also working at DMA. They began socializing, became best friends, fell in love and married in 1987. Ed and Karen are now both licensed realtors for Coldwell Banker in Cocoa Beach, FL. Together they have two sons, Jason and Brett. Jason graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and is currently a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. Brett followed his parent’s footsteps and pursued a career in Real Estate with them.


Brett says, “I knew at the age of 4 that I wanted to be a fighter pilot. My grandfather was in the Air Force and my other grandfather was in the Korean War. I loved to hear all of his Military stories and watch old Army movies with him. I have the most immense respect for those who serve our country. My brother went to the Air Force Academy and I’ve always looked up to him. He knows the answer to everything and I consider him to be the smartest person on the planet and has the truest of hearts. Personally, I have always had two loves; salesmanship and traveling. I have a way with words and I love immersing myself through different cultures. My parents took us on vacations all over the world and I am so in awe of that. I’m honored and appreciative of that experience. Right now, I’m studying at Eastern Florida State College to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Sales and Marketing. In Real Estate and I negotiate with my client’s best interest in mind. It takes a tenacious agent to get the right home for their client. I would like to have a family of my own one day with someone who shares the same entrepreneurial spirit as I do, where we grow it, trim it and nurture it together. After my world travels, I want to settle down with someone special. I want quality. I need someone who has the ability to see life 20 years into the future.”


Ed is extremely proud of his family. He says. “We’re a Military family, through and through. We idolize and adore our Military community here near Patrick Air Force Base and I earned my Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification to be of service to our local Veterans and relocating Active-Duty families.”


For more information about “Military-FriendlyAgent Ed Besecky, please visit these important websites:


https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/fl/cocoa-beach/agent/edward-besecky/aid_183238/


https://www.militarytownadvisor.com/realtors/FL/721/edward-besecky-coldwell-banker-residential-real-estate/


https://www.linkedin.com/in/edward-besecky-6b3b7281/


Media Contact:
Edward Besecky
(321) 431-6311
Sales Agent at Coldwell Banker
edward.besecky@floridamoves.com

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GUAM (TamuningReserved For Cecilia Cook ~ Anderson Air Force Base; Naval Station Guam

Pending Publication

Press Release

Allison Sledge


TAMUNING, GUAM, REALTOR® CECILIA COOK EARNS HER MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION


"I love working with Military families and Veterans. Having lived my life in a Military family, I understand the unique needs that are required when they are looking to buy or sell a home."

— Cecilia Cook


Cecilia Cook was born in Waynesville, North Carolina and graduated from Pisgah High School. Following high school, she moved to Charlotte, NC to attend Trident Technical College. 

While there, she accepted a position as a network clerk with BellSouth. She later transferred to an AT&T phone center store as a Customer Service Clerk and then to an AT&T Call Center. “I was supposed to go to Columbia, South Carolina but that position was cancelled.” She says, “So I ended up in Jacksonville, Florida.” Lucky for her, it’s where she met her husband, David. “I call that fate or divine intervention because if that job in Columbia hadn’t been cancelled, we might never have met!”



At that time, David was a US Marine Corps Reservist at Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida and working at the AT&T Call Center. About a year later, he made the choice to become an active duty Marine and transferred to Marine Air Station, El Toro, located in Orange County, California. It was during this time that the Cooks welcomed their firstborn, a daughter, named Maegan. 

The family moved back east to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, then on to Charleston, South Carolina, after David was accepted into a commissioning program. He attended The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. It was while living in Charleston that Cecilia’s interest in real estate began, as the young couple researched a first home purchase. During this time, their son Shane was born.

The family’s first duty station after David was commissioned was in Okinawa, Japan, where they spent three years. “It was a great experience.” Cecilia recalls, “The greatest experiences come when you are open to different cultures.” Sadly, six months before their next permanent change of station (PCS) move, Cecilia’s father was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, so she and the children came home early to North Carolina.

Their next move was to South Weymouth, Massachusetts where David pursued a Master’s Degree through the Marine Corps advanced degree program. While David was attending class, Cecilia worked at the Naval Air Station (NASSouth Weymouth. She worked for the Commander, as a Secretary, during the transition period when the base was preparing to close due to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Once David finished his studies, the family moved to Northern Virginia while David was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps. Here, the family made their first new home purchase and Cecilia was again intrigued by the real estate market and its intricacies. 

The Cook family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where David was assigned as the Inspector Instructor (I&I) of Delta Company, 4th CEB. Cecilia went to work for a local media company. With the children in high school, the family decided to stay in the Knoxville area and David accepted a final assignment, an unaccompanied tour in Pakistan. He retired in 2004 and they stayed in the Knoxville area. “David took a job at a local contracting company as a Project Manager,” Cecilia says, “Then within the first six months they asked him to go to Iraq to oversee projects there.” Amid this transition from a military lifestyle to the civilian world, Cecilia was diagnosed with breast cancer. She states that while it doesn’t define her, it does put things in perspective. “Everyday is a gift and I try to live it to the fullest.”


In January of 2017, David and his company relocated to Guam to build hangars, due to the United States planning to transfer about 5,000 Marines stationed in Okinawa, Japan, to Guam - over a period from 2024 in 2028. The Marine Corps plans to base infantry headquarters, aviation squadrons and logistics support units on Guam. 


Marines train there routinely now and have a historic friendship with the people of Guam. The moves are part of a larger re-balancing of forces in the Western Pacific that will bolster air defenses and aviation capacity and add a wharf for visiting Navy aircraft carriers on Guam. The number of Marines and dependents based in Guam will increase each year through 2026, when the Corps reaches its goal of basing 5,000 Marines and 1,300 family members there. The biggest spike will occur between 2019 and 2020, when the total number of Marines based in Guam will jump from 387 to 2,990. Over the next several years, the Corps will boost the number of Marines based there by 300 to 900 annually.


Cecilia says, “In anticipation of moving to Guam, I went there to research properties and opportunities and to receive my salespersons license in Guam. I’m affiliated with Veteran’s Choice Realty in Tamuning, Guam, and I will be assisting Military families moving to Anderson Air Force base and Naval Base Guam. I am a preferred referral agent with Veteran’s United Mortgage and a premiere agent with Zillow and Trulia.”


The U.S. territory of Guam may be hard to reach, but once you get there you will love the beaches and be surprised by the great food. Cecilia says, “The island is just big enough that the U.S. Military presence in the north is not felt elsewhere, but small enough that a drive around the southern tip can be done in 40 minutes without stopping. This is where Guam's beautiful scenic overlooks, old Spanish bridges and waterfalls are concentrated. Guam competes with the sheer natural beauty of Hawaii and the wealth of beaches in the Bahamas, but more than that, the island offers an authentic, delicious and culturally rich getaway. There’s something new to do everyday.”


For more information about Cecilia Cook, please visit these important websites: 

https://www.veteranschoicerealty.com/


www.vpweb.com



Media Contact:
Cecilia Cook

Veteran’s Choice Realty

Tamuning, Guam

(671) 929-1600

vcr@gmail.com

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Iowa (Des Moines) ~ Barry HesseCamp Dodge

DES MOINES, IOWA REALTOR® BARRY HESSE EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

Press Release
Written By
Allison Sledge

"I wanted to finish my career by helping as many Military families as possible as I BEST relate to them and our shared values.
Barry Hesse

DES MOINES, IOWA , USA, December 5, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Barry Hesse is a “street smart” educated, ethical and experienced REALTOR® at RE/MAX Real Estate Group in Des Moines, Iowa.

Barry says, “My practice is to inform my potential Clients about ALL aspects of real estate which may pertain to them and simplify it into smaller bites to answer their questions. Today’s information is instantly on the internet, it’s easy for people to acquaint themselves with ALL the data they THINK they NEED, however, if they do NOT know where to apply the RIGHT information at the RIGHT time, it’s POINTLESS because real estate is such a TOUGH subject.


Barry was born in Perry, Iowa, and graduated from Panora-Linden High School. Drake University was next in his educational travels, majoring in History and having a strong interest in Religion as it historically related to his Major nearly resulting in a double Major of the two subjects. He muses, “I find it interesting the three major religions originated in the same area of the Arab world, yet many viewpoints and practices are diametrically opposed to each other.”

Barry feels he had a blessed childhood growing up on an Iowa farm that his mom and dad worked together calling it their “hobby” as well as both working 2nd jobs, his dad was a carpenter, and his mom was an elementary school teacher providing a comfortable life.

He feels he learned a lot about 'people' from working livestock with his dad by showing him how to read various animal signals and observing his parents ' people skills', whether working on someone’s farm buildings OR interacting with parents regarding their children’s education. He took his combined experiences and knowledge applying them to his real estate career.

After college, Barry went to work at Ryder’s Automotive Diesel Mechanic School as a Student Services Coordinator, i.e. student housing, loans, and job placement. He began as a Lead Developer going to high school shop classes to inform students about his school’s curriculum and its six full-ride tuition scholarship awards in their auto/diesel program each year.

Because of the multifaceted things he was doing, Barry asked for a 10% raise and was denied it, thus changing the direction of his life. He recalls, “I decided I wanted to do something where no one could tell me what I was worth, so I went to real estate school, got my license, and began working for Universal Realty.”

As a twenty-five-year-old when Barry entered the world of real estate, it was a time when there were very few young Agents in the business. “I was a baby-faced kid who looked at real estate as a way for me to have the most flexibility...”


Barry says, “…the only way I could compete with those older Agents who had been around for a long time was to trade knowledge for experience and primarily I worked with 1st-time homebuyers who didn’t care about my age as I was one of their peers and NOT someone bossing them around like a parent.”

To that end, Barry has consistently taken classes offered by the National Association of REALTORS® - NAR® beginning with his GRI® which he compares to a first year on-the-job apprenticeship by gaining knowledge or refining his habits so as not to spin or reinvent the wheel.

NAR® states the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI®) is the mark of a Real Estate Professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.

Barry says, “As Agents, we quickly learn to communicate with other REALTORS® who share similar values and education, especially when we are referring clients to one another. GRI® is a great starting designation because it really solidifies the processes... as a house has a basement, GRI® provides the foundation to establish an Agent early in their career.”

NAR® educationally has a natural progression which normally is to earn a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS®) designation. The CRS® is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers and truly enhances what the GRI lays out as a foundation. Less than 4% of over 2 million licensees in the United States have a CRS® designation.

Barry holds the ABR® - Accredited Buyer’s Representative and SRES® Senior Real Estate Specialist designations as well.

Most recently he earned his Military Relocation Professional (MRP®) Certification - training REALTORS® to the special real estate needs of our Military and their families. “My Dad, two Uncles, my Sister and numerous others in my life have served in the Navy OR the other military branches,” he says, “I wanted my MRP® Certification to better understand and appreciate who my potential Military Clients are and what their needs are TODAY. An example is when Military people come in, they are very limited on time and what they must accomplish during that short window of opportunity, so it’s very important for me to walk in sync with them and not the other way around. I wanted to finish my career by helping as many Military families as possible as I BEST relate to them and our shared values.”

Barry understands the significance of the internet and social media and their importance to the real estate industry. “People are shopping for knowledge and personalities when they go online to search for a real estate agent. Many people don’t have an agent and they’re hoping to find someone similar to them helping them and representing their interests during the buying or selling process. My mission, what drives me in my business, is to find and provide better real estate services than 90+% of the other agents before they work with another agent who provides less… being a Military-friendly real estate professional, is one way to accomplish my mission.”

For more information about “Military Friendly Agent” Barry Hesse, please visit these important websites:

http://www.barryhesse.remax-central.com/

http://mvarep.org/profile/BarryHesse?xg_source=profiles_memberList

http://www.zillow.com/profile/barryhesserealtor/

Media Contact:
Barry Hesse
(515) 249-0084
RE/MAX Real Estate Group
barryhesse@dsmhomes.com


email us here


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Cheyanne and LaJonte Watson ~ Bossier City Louisiana

BOSSIER CITY LOUISIANA REALTOR® CHEYANNE WATSON EARNS HER MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

Press Release
Written By
Allison Sledge


"Those who join the Military are very strong, and so are their families. I want to be there for them and their loved ones, because I understand everything they are going through at any given time.”
Cheyanne Watson


BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA, USA, April 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Cheyanne Watson is an extraordinarily talented, disciplined, and determined Real Estate Agent at Berkshire Hathaway Ally Real Estate in Bossier City, Louisiana. She is also an Active-Duty Executive Assistant for the Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base.

Cheyanne was born in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, and went to Crestview High School. During her time there, she met her future husband, LaJonte, in freshman summer school orientation class and it was love at first sight for him. Lajonte says, “I loved her smile, her laugh, and her off-standish attitude, plus she played hard-to-get! I was so eager to get to know her that I wrote my phone number on a fruit roll paper!” Cheyanne says, “And, I took his number on the fruit roll paper and called him! I thought he was really cute but a little weird. When we began talking, I discovered that he wasn’t weird at all, just unique! We had a lot in common and we enjoyed each other’s company. We both have a quirky side and I’m more serious while he’s more of a comic, so we balance each other out.”

In high school, Cheyanne played second base on the softball team and enjoyed playing tennis. She worked for several years as a server at a Japanese restaurant and enjoyed going to the movies, shopping at Destin Commons, and going to the beach.


Her mother, Heather, was a Registered Nurse at Ft. Walton Beach Hospital, and her father, James, was a Construction Manager. She has a sister, Scout, and two brothers, Memphis and Aden.

LaJonte was raised in Texarkana, Texas, and his family moved to Florida when he was in his teens and, like Cheyanne, he enjoyed playing sports and was a standout in football, track, and wrestling. He began working with Cheyanne’s father, James and learned the trade of the HVAC industry. He then got a job as an alligator handler at Fudpucker’s Gator Beach ~ The World’s Greatest Beach. Gator Beach is a one-of-a-kind alligator park located in the heart of Destin, Florida. He enjoyed entertaining people while deftly handling the gators in front of the large, mostly tourist crowd. He says, “While that was a lot of fun, I had bigger dreams which included having financial stability and a secure future, so I decided to join the Air Force.”

LaJonte shortly left for Basic Military Training in San Antonio, Texas right after high school. Cheyanne and LaJonte got married after his BMT graduation and he later went to tech school at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, to study Avionics. His first duty station was Barksdale Air Force Base ( where he is currently stationed) and his job is working in electronic warfare on the B-52 jets. He says, “The B-52's electronic countermeasures suite is capable of protecting itself against a full range of air defense threat systems by using a combination of electronic detection, jamming, and infrared countermeasures.”

Cheyanne had always wanted to enlist in the Air Force, but she was hesitant at first. She says, “When my husband graduated from Tech School, I felt such a camaraderie with everyone in the Air Force, the teachers, families, and the community that I felt it was time to make that move and enlist.

Cheyanne enlisted in 2019 and went to Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and then to Tech School at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. She chose to go into Administration. She filled out a ‘Join Spouse Application’ and was able to join her husband at Barksdale Air Force Base where she became an Executive Assistant.

Cheyanne is also attending the Northwestern University State of Louisiana working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. “I like to be very active, and I can handle a lot at one time. I have a lot of energy, so I decided to get my Real Estate License amid everything! I love watching all of the HGTV programs, like ‘Flipping Houses,’ and ‘Property Brothers.’ I like the idea of being my boss, having my schedule, and helping people. I know how stressful it can be to move and I also know how important it is to have that person who has your back. Lajonte and I have already purchased two homes with our VA Loans; one in Bossier City, which we rent out, and our home in Shreveport. I want to help other Military families understand why they should buy a house, rather than rent, so they can begin to build their wealth, no matter how long they are staying here, in service to our Country.

Cheyanne earned her Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification to be more visible and acknowledged as a Military Realtor. She says, “The MRP course teaches us specifically about the VA Loan and all of the wonderful benefits that it allows us to have. I feel that most of my future clients will be Military, and I want to be able to guide them in the right direction. Those who join the Military are very strong, and so are their families. It’s not for everybody. I want to be there for them and their loved ones, because I understand everything that they are going through at any given time. I am honored and privileged to serve those who have served and are serving. I have tremendous respect for our Veterans and I will be there for all of them.”

Cheyanne serves Shreveport, Bossier City, Haughton, Benton, Keithville, Greenwood, Stonewall, Blanchard, and other surrounding areas.

For more information about “Military Friendly Agent” Cheyanne Watson, please visit these important websites:

https://www.allyrealestate.com/agents/cheyanne-watson/?
fbclid=IwAR1h75qQPJ8OO9LhU3JfgTLcor8gNlPHeJqbl2NIQP_ACXD1qoFPPLRaQRs

https://www.facebook.com/cwatsonrealtor850/

https://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/61fbede0943a63d53926ee92

Media Contact:
Cheyanne Watson
Berkshire Hathaway ~ Ally Real Estate
(850) 598-4186
Cheyanne.watson@allyrealestate.com

Cheyanne Watson
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Nevada (Las Vegas) Sherry Strothers ~ Nellis Air Force Base and Creech Air Force Base

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA REALTOR® SHERRY STROTHERS EARNS HER MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION
NEWS PROVIDED BY
July 20, 2021, 18:41 GMT
Press Release
Written By
Allison Sledge

"I want our Veteran’s, Active-Duty and their family members to know that I am qualified to help them from beginning to end.”
Sherry Strothers


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, July 20, 2021 /
EINPresswire.com/ -- Sherry Strothers is an extremely intelligent, earnest, honest, and compassionate real estate agent with Wardley Real Estate in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also a highly decorated United States Navy Veteran and comes from a family of Military Veterans.


Sherry was born in Chicago, Illinois. She enlisted in the Navy and completed Basic Training at the Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida. Her first duty station was Jacksonville, Florida, where she worked at Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron One (HS-1) before transferring to Norfolk, Virginia where she was on the USS Emory S. Land (AS-39), the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Three Zero (HSL-30), and the USS Hunley (AS-31)

Sherry was then assigned to a new Duty-Station in Arlington, Virginia where she worked at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters in Washington, D.C. before being assigned to the Navy Recruiting District in Philadelphia. She then transferred to the Navy Security Force Detachment in Agana, Guam. She says, “Guam was amazing! There are miles of pristine beaches with warm, tropical air, yet it is so isolated and very small. You can drive from one end of the island to the other in a matter of an hour. It’s a big tourist destination as well and I found the people to be very nice and friendly.”

Sherry was then transferred to Coronado, California where she worked at Special Boat Team Twelve (SB-12), where she won the Vice Chief of Naval Operations Shore Activities Sailor of the Year for the entire Navy. She was then promoted to Chief Petty Officer and then a Chief Warrant Officer 2. She was then transferred back to Virginia where she was assigned to Seal Delivery Vehicle Team (SDVT-2) in Little Creek. She then came back to California to work at Spawar Systems Center Pacific (SSPAC) in Point Loma, then Helicopter Anti-Submarine Submarines Squadron Light Four-Nine (HSL-49) in North Island then on to Hawaii to Naval Special Warfare Group Three (NSWG-3), then back to Coronado, California back to Special Boat Team Twelve (SB-12) where she retired in 2016.

Sherry says, “Being in the Navy was a tremendous experience for me. I learned so much and I worked hard to excel at every command I was assigned. I was always eager to learn, and I gave 100% to everything I did. I appreciate it when people say "thank you for your service" but the truth is that the Navy gave me everything and I thank the Navy for not giving up on me.”

After she retired from the Navy, she wasn't sure what she wanted to do. However, during the Covid lockdown, she decided to venture into Real Estate. She says, “I find my greatest joy in service and Real Estate will allow me to continue to do that. It takes determination, the ability to negotiate, a winning personality, integrity, attention to detail, self-motivation, and strong communication skills. These are all the things that I had throughout my Military career, so it was a natural transition for this to be my second career.”

Sherry lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is a thriving community. It is home to Nellis Air Force Base and Creech Air Force Base and there are over 10,000 Veterans who live there. Although the pandemic is still causing disruptions for businesses (casinos, hotels, restaurants, etc.), there is no downturn happening in the Southern Nevada resale housing market. The market has recovered and reached new heights this year. In fact, the Las Vegas housing market is among those cities that are showing the most signs of a positive recovery from the pandemic.

Sherry says, “It’s been a bit of a struggle to gain sure-footing right now because of the uncertainty of where we are headed, but this is how I learn. I know that at the end of the road that all of my hard work will pay off. The market is challenging and exciting at the same time and it’s extremely important to me that I give my clients 100%. I know that people put their trust in their Realtors and I want them to know that they can trust me to guide them in the right direction. When it comes to Military Veterans, it’s imperative that they work with a Real Estate Agent who not only understands their lifestyle but knows the in’s- and out’s of the VA Loan. This is one of the reasons that I got my Military Relocation (MRP) Certification. I wanted the Veteran’s, Active-Duty and their families to know that I am qualified to help them from beginning to end.”

Sherry is always excited about the influx of people who move to Las Vegas every year. She says, “Vegas is an incredible place to live and work. It’s a 24/hour town with great casinos, restaurants, and entertainment, but we also have wonderful communities, schools, and lifestyles that have nothing to do with the Las Vegas Strip. There are plenty of opportunities for people to create the life they want to live right here in Las Vegas, Nevada!”

Other than the City of Las Vegas, Sherry works in the surrounding communities as well; North Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, Sunrise Mountain, Mount Charleston, Blue Diamond, Indian Springs, and Boulder City.

For more information about ‘Military Friendly’ Realtor, Sherry Strothers, please visit these important websites:

https://sherrystrothers.wardleyre.com/

https://m.facebook.com/issellhomeslasvegas/



Media Contact:
Sherry Strothers
(702) 812- 3273
Wardley Real Estate MBA MRP CMS
Lic #S.0193364
sherry.strothers@gmail.com


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Steve Takacs ~  Princeton New Jersey

PRINCETON NEW JERSEY REALTOR® STEVE TAKACS EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

Press Release
Written By 
Allison Sledge


"I got the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification to let our Veterans know that I am there for them, no matter what. I’ve got their backs. They can always count on me.”
Steve Takacs



PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY, USA, January 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Steve Takacs is an Air Force Veteran and a very dedicated, conscientious Real Estate agent at Berkshire Hathaway in Princeton, New Jersey. He also owns his own moving service called “Hammerdown Moving Service LLC.”


Steve was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and graduated from Franklin High School. He worked at a Chevrolet Dealership where he made sure all the cars were inspected, clean, shiny, in working order, and ready to go to the showroom. Shortly after high school, he went to Apex Technical School in New York and received a Certification in Automotive Mechanics. He says, “Even at a young age I knew I wanted more out of life, and I actually wanted to be a Police Officer. I wanted stability and a job with good pay and benefits, so I decided to go into the Military.”


Steve completed Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base and went through Aircraft Maintenance Training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. He scored very high on the mechanical portion of the final test and the recruiter advised him toward being a Jet Mechanic. He transferred to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey where he went through the second phase of training and began working on the C-141 Starlifter which is a strategic airlifter that served with the Military Air Transport Service and then the multimillion-dollar C-17 Globemaster. Steve says, “It was a tremendous responsibility. There are various aspects and distinctions within aircraft maintenance, including cockpit controls, avionics, flight operation, navigation, hydraulics, flaps, landing gear, wheels, and engines. It was my job was to ensure that every component of these high-performance aircraft was maintained to Air Force standards. I had to ensure that the aircraft in my care were ready to fly at a moment’s notice so that pilots could safely and effectively complete their mission. We all had our own specialties, but my position was to report to my supervision that the work of all the other specialists and maintenance was completed. At the end of the maintenance process, the Pilots arrive and say, ‘Are we good to fly?’ I say, ‘Yes, you’re good to go’. Not many people truly understand what a huge responsibility we as aircraft maintainers deal with on a daily basis.”


Steve was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Achievement Medal which are awards presented to members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished themselves by outstanding meritorious achievement or service to the United States of America. He retired in 2013 and took a year off to decompress and relax with his beloved wife, Susan. “I am so grateful for my wife. She’s my guiding light, the wind beneath my wings. She’s my everything and I don’t know where I’d be without her.”


In 2006, Steve was in a car accident and tore his rotator which put him out of work for nine months. A friend of his talked him into going to Real Estate School, so he got his license then and maintained it until he retired from the Military, then became a full-time real estate agent at Berkshire Hathaway. He says, “I really enjoy working in real estate. There’s a lot of research involved, and you must keep your clients happy. It’s imperative that you keep informed about everything, especially in these uncertain times. I’m a perfectionist and I’m very honest with my clients. I give it to them straight. I keep it simple. I do everything in my power to get them the home that they want. If I see a homeless Veteran, I will bend over backward to help them out. The Military has done so much for me, and I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t join the Air Force. One of the reasons I got the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification was to let our Active-Duty, Retired and Disabled Veterans know that I am there for them, no matter what. I’ve got their backs. They can always count on me.”


Steve’s Real Estate company, Berkshire Hathaway, is "one-stop shopping" for all real estate needs in-house, as they offer Homeowners Insurance, Renters Insurance, Title Insurance/Search, Mortgage, all types with special discounts for Police and Fire, and a $ 100.00-second look paid to anyone who wants a loan/mortgage application reviewed, no strings attached. He says, “As far as real estate services and moving services I am probably the only realtor in New Jersey that is offering a combination of real estate and moving service. If you are buying or selling, either way you are moving. In addition, it’s Veteran Owned and Operated and if anyone uses my service and recommends me to another client, I will pay a $150.00 referral fee upon completion of the move or paid after closing for real estate.”


The areas that Steve covers are Princeton, Trenton, Lawrenceville, Cherry Hill, Hamilton, Hopewell, Brownsville, Mt. Holly, Pemberton, Chesterfield, New Egypt, Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, and all areas surrounding Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.


For more information about “Military Friendly” agent Steve Takacs, please visit these important websites:


https://stevetakacsrealestate.com/


https://www.foxroach.com/bio/stevetakacs


https://hammerdownmover.com/


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Steve Takacs
732-236-9155
Berkshire Hathaway
steve.takacs@foxroach.com


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SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA, REALTOR® RICH CUMMINGS EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION



"They brought a helicopter overhead, using an anchor to unfold the seats, known as ‘Tree Penetration’ and it looks like a big lead teardrop. This was designed to penetrate the forests of Vietnam.”
Rich Cummings


SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, January 9, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- RichardRichCummings is a respected, admired, honored, and appreciated Real Estate Agent with Towering Pines Real Estate in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served as a Jet Pilot. Rich was born in Yonkers, New York, and grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, majoring in Industrial Technology and Aviation Technology and acquired two separate licenses; the Air Frame and Power-plant (A&P) licenses for Jet Engines. He worked as an electrician’s apprentice and took private Pilot lessons while studying Aviation Mechanics.

Rich was in the AFROTC program and then enlisted in the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant. He says, “The Vietnam War was in full effect and my number came up. Growing up, my uncle flew a single-engine airplane and I loved it. I had a deep fascination with flying airplanes because of that experience." While in the ROTC, Rich was a cadet with the 205th Detachment. He trained at Laredo Air Force Base in Texas where he was assigned to a 38-student pilot training school. He learned basic flying and flew Jet T-37 while learning the aircraft systems, hydraulics, electronics, and engine avionics. He flew in a two-seater side by side with the instructor and learned how to take off, soar and land. He then went on to the High-Speed Supersonic and Tran-sonic T-38 Jets, learning formation flying with two planes that overlapped wings 2 feet apart traveling at the Speed of Sound.

Rich graduated in July 1973, and his first assignment was at Little Rock Arkansas Air Force Base on the C- 130 where he was a Pilot, Co-Pilot, Flight Engineer, Navigator, Load-master and Crew Chief. His first assignment was at the Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, is a base of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) in northeast Thailand, approximately 250 km (157 mi) northeast of Bangkok. Prior to that, Rich went to First Survival Training in Homestead, Florida, where he learned to survive in the ocean. He says, “In WWII, Pilots were afraid to bail out of the aircraft, so our mission was to take the fear out of the unknown. We bobbed around in the ocean for over 8 hours before being rescued. They brought a helicopter overhead, using an anchor to unfold the seats, known as ‘Tree Penetration’ and it looks like a big lead teardrop. We strapped in and were pulled up out of the water. This was designed to penetrate the forests of Vietnam.” Rich also went to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, to learn basic survival in the woods, including eating bugs, starting fires and building shelters to stay away from the enemy. Then onto Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines to learn Jungle Survival. Once finished with that duty, he married his high school sweetheart, Peggy.

While stationed at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Rich was assigned to Unit ADCCC - Airborne Command Control Center – where he was the Pilot who flew the “Intel” on board to monitor ground traffic on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, which was a Military supply route running from North Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia to South Vietnam. The route sent weapons, manpower, ammunition, and other supplies from Communist-led North Vietnam to their supporters in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He also flew the “Intel” over the Kong River in Cambodia and Thailand. There were two squads who led this Operation; 1) The Cricket Squad and 2) The Moonbeam Squad, which was Rich’s squad. One for the day, one for the night. In 1973 the entire Unit was relocated to the Philippines where Rich completed his Remote Tour. He was reassigned to Little Rock Air Force Base on the 62nd Tactical Airlift Squadron where he received his Aircraft Commander Rating for Pilots. He was then stationed in Decatur, Illinois, with the International Guard – 47th Aviation Branch where he flew Helicopters for the Army Unit.

Rich then decided to go into Administration and worked with the 183rd Tactical Group. He got an Honorable Discharge then reenlisted and transferred to New London, North Carolina, with the 235th ATC 5 Civilian Airfield where he worked in Communications, Radio Transmissions, and Radar Electronics. In 2002, he retired from the National Guard and reenlisted again with the Air Force Reserves in the 916 Civil Engineer Squadron at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base. In 2008, Rich officially retired from his Military career.

While in Little Rock, Arkansas, as a civilian, Rich had worked as an Inspector for Caterpillar Tractors so, upon retirement from the Air Force, he went back to work for Caterpillar in North Carolina as an Industrial Engineer.

Because of having traveled all around the world, buying and selling homes, Rich became interested in Real Estate and decided to become a Real Estate agent. He says, “Having a home is the most important thing in life. It’s your sanctuary. I wanted to be able to provide people with the best quality of service when they are looking to buy a home. Southern Pines is a beautiful place to live. The people are warm and friendly. We have the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, Reservoir Park, Southern Pines Brewing Company, Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, The Creation Museum, and great Golf Courses, including Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines Golf Club, and Talamore Golf Course. I am honored to be the Realtor of choice for those who want to buy a home in our beautiful community”

For more information about “Military-Friendly” Real Estate Agent Rich Cummings, please visit these important websites.

https://www.toweringpinesrealestate.com/rich-cummings

https://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/rich-cummings_southern-pines_nc_3434906_308594624

https://www.homeownergurus.com/listings-search/#/2033763787

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Towering Pines Real Estate
(919) 444-4382
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NORTH CAROLINA (Asheville) - Andy SmithVA Medical Center-Asheville

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Press Release

By Allison Sledge


ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA REALTOR®
ANDY SMITH EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION


Andy Smith is a polished, skilled and superb Real Estate agent at Beverly Hanks & Associates in Asheville, North Carolina. He is also an exceptionally accomplished Air Force Veteran.


Andy is a self-described ‘Military Brat'. His father served in the United States Air Force and while the family was on assignment in the Azores, Portugal, Andy was born.


The Azores is. an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. His father PSC’d to Omaha, Nebraska from the Azores, and then to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where he retired.





Andy graduated from Holy Cross High School and went to the University of South Carolina on a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship. He completed Officer Field Training at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas between his sophomore and junior years in college. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate and Finance, and was commissioned upon graduation.


Andy, reported to active-duty after graduation. His first assignment was at Kirtland Air Force Base, in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a Cost and Management Analysis Officer. It was here that he met his future wife, Denise, who was a Civil Service Payroll Specialist. In this assignment, Andy served as was a management consultant on the base and performed special assignments from the Commander, which included looking into cost efficiencies and cost reductions, in order for the base to run smoothly and efficiently. During this assignment, he was recognized as the top Cost Analysis officer in the Military Airlift Command, and the entire USAF.


From Kirtland, Andy PCS’d on a remote tour to his birthplace, Lajes Field, Azores. “It was very surreal to be back in the Azores, where I was born.” He says, “The only thing I knew about it was from the pictures and slides my dad took when he was stationed there. But to go back as an adult member of the Air Force myself, well, it was quite amazing! The lifestyle was awesome. It’s a small island and you can see the entire Island in one day. The people, the culture and the landscape are so beautiful. The lush, green, rolling hills, flowers, just take your breath away. While there, I enjoyed the local food and wine, including Portuguese rolls, the best lobster ever, and maybe surprisingly, the best fried chicken too. I am so thankful to have lived there for 15 months, because I always wanted to go on an overseas tour and the Azores was perfect for me in so many ways.”


On a TDY from the Azores, Andy attended a conference in St. Louis and got engaged to Denise. They later married in Alburquerque, New Mexico, (mid-tour) and after a 5-week honeymoon, Denise visited the Azores for two months.

Andy was then assigned to Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts, where he was a Cost Estimator for major government weapon system acquisitions. He worked primarily on the terminal systems for the Military Strategic and Tactical Relay (MILSTAR) satellite system. At the time, it largest satellite system in the DoD, with a life cycle cost of 17 billion dollars. It was during this assignment that he and Denise bought their first house.


Andy then PCS’d back to Kirtland Air Force Base for three years as a Budget Officer for the base, including a period as acting Commander for the Comptroller Squadron. After that assignment, he received a special duty assignment where he taught ROTC at the University of New Mexico. Twenty years later, he still stays in touch with many of his students. He says, “Many of them are Lieutenant Colonel’s now. It’s very cool to be able to see them throughout their careers. I loved teaching and working with the young Military-oriented students. It’s an awesome experience. Many of them still call me for financial and Real Estate advice. It doesn’t get any better than that!”


Andy was transferred to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs where he was the financial management inspector on the AF Space Command Inspector General team. “I went to all of the Military bases in the command and to all of the Controller Squadrons to look at their books to ensure they were in compliance with the rules and regulations, and tested their wartime readiness.” He then transferred to F.E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming as the Comptroller Squadron Commander and Chief Financial Officer for the entire base.


After two years as squadron commander, Andy made his last PCS back to Peterson AFB, where he served as a budget analyst for NORAD and US Northern Command. He retired in summer of 2007. Andy recalls, “I was thinking about what I wanted to do when I retired. Denise and I had sold 4 homes, built 4 homes and been reluctant landlords. With a degree in real estate, and more than 20 years o financial experience, I decided that I would get my Real Estate license. I didn’t want a 9-5 job and felt I could use my financial background and PCS experience to do the best job for my clients.”


While getting started in real estate, Andy got sidetracked from his Real Estate aspirations, as he was appointed as a lecturer of finance at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business, a private college. “I taught introductory and intermediate finance classes for undergraduate and graduate students, averaging 400 students per year for seven years. That was my primary passion. But, we were looking for a change, a more laid back lifestyle, so we decided to move to Hendersonville, North Carolina where we built our house. It’s a beautiful place to live. I love it here.”


For more information about “Military Friendly AgentAndy Smith, please visit these important websites:


https://www.beverly-hanks.com/agents/andysmith


http://www.usahomesearch.org/index.cfm?action=brokermain&brokerid=38343&shownav=no&startrow=1&showdate=no


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Andy Smith

(828) 424-1696

Beverly Hanks & Associates

andysmith@beverly-hanks.com

NORTH CAROLINA (New Bern) Reserved for Richard House ~ United States Marine Corps Air Station Cherry PointUnited States Army Reserve Training Center

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OHIO (Beavercreek- Susan Essex ~ Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Press Release
By Allison Sledge

BEAVERCREEK, OHIO REALTOR® SUSAN ESSEX EARNS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

"I would give up anything for my Military clients. I am always willing to make any sacrifice for them.”
Susan Essex



BEAVERCREEK, OHIO, UNITED STATES, June 16, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Susan Essex is a very passionate and highly esteemed Real Estate agent at RE/MAX Victory in Dayton, Ohio where she was born and raised.





Susan is also a member of the Dayton, Cincinnati and Miami County Board of Realtors and is a Certified Military Relocation Professional.


After graduating from Northridge High School, Susan began working in the finance department at NCR – a cash register company that provides scanners and high tech equipment for Fortune 500 companies such as Walmart.

Susan’s father, Albert Shelor, served in the United States Army Air Corps and then on to the Air Force. When stationed in Japan he was involved in an unfortunate accident while riding his motorcycle. He was hit by an Air Force Weapons Carrier truck driven by civilians and was in a coma for two weeks and lost his leg after many unsuccessful surgeries. During his recovery and rehabilitation, Albert was transferred to Hawaii, then to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hospital in Dayton, Ohio. It was there that met a fellow Corpsman who worked at the hospital who introduced him to his sister-in-law, whom he married.


Susan says, “My father was an amazing man. Even though his leg had been amputated, he received his prosthesis and got busy in the Tool & Dye business as a toolmaker, machinist and model maker at General Motors. He also made all of the furniture in our house which were as beautiful as Ethan Allen. Not only that, but he was an accomplished gunsmith and made all kinds of different guns.”


With such a wonderful father to look up to, it was no surprise that Susan would look for these stellar qualities in her own spouse. This happened when a neighbor set her up on a date with her future husband, Wayne. She says, “It was love at first sight for me. I knew immediately that this was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.”

Wayne graduated from Wright State University in Ohio then went to Liberty University in Virginia for his Master’s Degree and graduated with a Doctorate in Philosophy at Louisiana Baptist University. He owns an accounting firm in Dayton and teaches tax classes at Edison State Community College in Piqua.


Susan says, “Every year, Wayne does taxes for over 600 single mothers and widows – free of charge. It makes me so proud to see that he is helping so many people who are very appreciative of his work.”


Susan is equally proud of her two children, Michael and Sara. They both went to private Christian schools with Michael graduating from Troy Christian High School and Sara graduating from Dayton Christian High School.

Sara attended Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and began her career as a General Manager at Abercrombie & Fitch. Sara married her husband, Boyd, and moved to Texas where they have four children. Sara owns her own successful sewing business making quilts and baby bedding.


Michael attended Wright State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He married his wife, Leslie and they have two children. He is currently a Project Engineer for Shook Construction Company in Dayton.

Susan always had a love for houses. At a young age she enjoyed being outside and looking at houses and was interested in Real Estate. While still working at NCR, Susan took Real Estate classes and got her license in six weeks. She says, “I really enjoy communicating with people. I love the relationships that are created in the process of buying or selling a home.” Susan is even more passionate about our Military. Her father retired from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and she grew up in this Military community, however, it was the events of 911 that really shook her up. She says, “I was never so touched by the people who supported our Soldiers. When we went to war in Iraq, I was old enough and mature enough to understand their sacrifices and seeing such a critical piece of history with 911 truly ripped my heart out. I had so many friends go over to Iraq and I prayed continually for them. I feel very blessed to be able to live in this Country and I feel safe and secure because of the sacrifices of our Military members.”


Susan received an email from the National Association of Realtors announcing their new Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification classes. She was so excited to be able to earn this designation that she jumped at the chance to take the courses and was in the very first class for MRP’s in Columbus. She says, “I would give up anything for my Military clients. I am always willing to make any sacrifice for them. I think it is very important to have knowledge of the VA loan as well as an understanding the Military timetables. We live in such a wonderfully supportive Military community here surrounding Wright- Patterson and it’s such a blessing to work with Military families. I take pride in being able to help them on all levels and my respect for our Military runs deep. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for them.”


To find out more information about "Military Friendly Agent" Susan Essex, please visit these important websites:


http://susanessex.com/


http://www.susanessex.remax-ohio.com/


http://mvarep.org/profile/SusanEssex?xg_source=activity


Media Contact:
Susan Essex
937-545-4015
RE/MAX Victory
slessex@aol.com

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TENNESSEE (Nashville)  Rhonda Caskey ~ Fort CampbellTennessee Valley Healthcare System - Veterans Affairs

Press Release
By Allison Sledge

NASHVILLE TENNESSEE REALTOR RHONDA CASKEY EARNS THE ESTEEMED MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

"I wanted the designation to honor Scotty and our Military families whether active-duty or Veterans. We do not understand the sacrifice unless we have been personally affected by that sacrifice.”
Rhonda Caskey


NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA, September 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Rhonda Caskey is a refined, dedicated, astute and welcoming Affiliate Broker with Century 21 West Main Realty and Auction in Lebanon, Tennessee.




After living in Ketchikan, Alaska for eight years, Rhonda moved to the Nashville area of Lebanon and joined the remarkable team at Century 21 West Main Realty and Auction.


Her roots are deep in the South (originally being from Ohio), and her two adult sons, Scotty and Corey, - along with their families - live close by, which brings much enjoyment and fulfillment to Rhonda. Her oldest son Scotty retired much earlier than expected from the Army. He was shot multiple times while scanning for explosives in Afghanistan April 21, 2011. He has proven with support and a positive mindset, we can overcome.


This isn’t the only tragedy that Rhonda has endured due to war. Her brother, Larry, was a Vietnam Veteran who died from cancer due to being exposed to Agent Orange as a lot of our troops were. She says, “It was so sad. It went undetected for so long and he was really in a good place in life when he received the news. He died two months thereafter.”


Rhonda is thankful and grateful that she is near her family. Scotty is now a professional archer, coach for the Military Warrior Games, individual instructor (Follow Your Arrow located in Lebanon), and team member of the Paralympic team. Scotty, his wife Brook (from the area) and children live in the Nashville area.


Corey, her youngest son, has always been very goal oriented. He played college football at Ohio University with overcoming his own obstacles after tearing his ACL. Within weeks, he recovered and finished out a remarkable career. Corey dedicated his Senior year of football to his brother, Scotty, and all who served our country. He was featured on ESPN and other sports channels. He now lives in Jacksonville Beach, Florida with his wife Tricia and is the Real Estate Principle Broker for Engel & Volkers.


Twelve years as a mortgage loan officer working with and directly supporting Real Estate agents, twenty plus years in the financial industry, fifteen years in management positions and having an independent, self-motivated spirit helps qualify Rhonda. Licensed in the State of Alaska in 2012, she obtained her Associate Broker license early 2015, MRP (Military Relocation Professional) and CRS (Council of Residential Specialists) Designations in June 2017, and Affiliate Broker license in the state of Tennessee early 2018. She was awarded Certification of Excellence Top Producer Award in 2016 and 2017 and featured in the Top Agent Magazine. She also appeared on the famous HGTV show “Living Alaska” which aired on Season 1, Episode 4.


Rhonda moved to Lebanon to be closer to her family, which include her four beautiful grandchildren; Peyton Grace, River Lynn, Beau Henry and Luke Allan. She found out about the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification while studying for her Associate Broker’s license in Alaska. “I wanted the designation to honor Scotty and our Military families whether active-duty or Veterans. We do not understand the sacrifice unless we have been personally affected by that sacrifice. It is my honor to support our Military however I can. I’m One Proud ARMY Mom!"


Rhonda serves the communities in Wilson County and other surrounding counties including Montgomery County city of Clarksville where Ft, Campbell Army base is located. (It is approximately 60 miles from Lebanon.) Eastern Middle Tennessee has a large Military presence. It is one of the few states that has The Tennessee State Guard, which is the all-volunteer arm of the Tennessee Military Department and part of the TN National Guard, Military Entrance Processing Station both based in the Nashville area. Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma, TN is less than 60 miles.


There are several Military bases in Tennessee: Berry Field Air National Guard Base; Arnold AFB Air Force Base; the Memphis Air National Guard Base; McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base; and NSA Mid-South Navy Station.

Lebanon is approximately 19 miles from Nashville International Airport and 24 miles from the popular Music City activities in downtown Nashville. This area is full of prospering cities that offer a high quality of living in a low-cost business environment. The state of Tennessee has no personal income tax. The city of Nashville has a low overall tax burden.


In 2017, Forbes ranked Nashville as the third best big city for jobs in the U.S. and number 7 on the list of top 25 fastest growing cities of 2018.


Music is one of the primary reasons that many people come to Nashville, but the 2 major sports teams, extensive Parks, Recreation and popular lakes, endless arts, culture and abundant employment opportunities offer people plenty of reasons to stay.


For more information about “Military Friendly Agent” Rhonda Caskey, please visit these important websites.


https://www.rhondacaskey.com/


https://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/Rhonda-Caskey--CRS,-MRP_Lebanon_TN_1571227_767884798


https://www.facebook.com/rhonda.l.caskey


Media Contact:
Rhonda Caskey
Century 21 West Main Realty and Auction
1104 W. Main St
Lebanon, TN 37087
Cell: 907-254-6226
Office: 615-444-7100
Email: rhondacaskeyC21@gmail.com

Rhonda Caskey

Century 21 West Main Realty and Auction
907-254-6226
email us here

TENNESSEE (Clarksville) - Jeff Danault ~ Fort Campbell

Press Release
By Allison Sledge

CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE REALTOR® JEFF DANAULT EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

"Flights with the General were never dull. Either picking him up at functions, field training exercises or flights along the DMZ, it was always very exciting!”
Jeff Danault


CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA, January 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Jeff Danault is a phenomenal and remarkable Realtor in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is also an Army Veteran and former Police Officer.


Jeff was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, graduated from Manchester West High School and enlisted in the United States Army. Basic training and AIT took place at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Upon completion, he was assigned to B.co 1/502nd Infantry Division at the 101st Airborne Division Ft. Campbell Kentucky. Later, while at the 1/502nd - Jeff was deployed to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Sinai, Egypt. Here, he set two goals to accomplish in 6 months. First, to get promoted to E4 (Specialist) and second, to get in shape and bench press a personal best of 300 pounds or more. He achieved both of these goals!


Before departing Egypt, Jeff re-enlisted and changed his MOS to a 67T, which at that time was a Blackhawk Crew Chief. He then attended Blackhawk Helicopter mechanic school at Ft. Eustis Virginia, graduated and received orders to Korea.


Upon arrival in Korea, Jeff was assigned to 2-2 Aviation at Camp Stanley, Korea. After just a month in a maintenance platoon, he was moved to a flight company. Here, he trained as a crew chief, became sling-load and NVG qualified for flights and was soon after assigned to the Commanding General as his personal crew chief. He says, “Flights with the General were never dull. Either picking him up at functions, field training exercises or flights along the DMZ, it was always very exciting!”


After a year in Korea, Jeff found himself back at Ft. Campbell and faced with the decision to stay in the military or pursue his career in the civil world. His plan was to get into Law Enforcement. Not having enough time and money to wait for a position to open at the local Police Department, he put himself through Truck Driving school. He graduated and began working for TMC as a flatbed over the road driver. After about a year, Jeff’s daughter was born, and he left TMC for a local job.


In 2004, Jeff landed his first Law Enforcement job as a Jail Deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. He did three years, then secured a job with the Clarksville Police Department. He attended the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy where he graduated with a post exam score of 98% and was President of his class ranking in the top ten of his class.


After almost 5 years on Patrol, Jeff was promoted to an FTO Field Training Officer (FTO) and received the lifesaving award after finding a shooting victim and applying a tourniquet that ended up saving the victims life. In March of 2011, he left the Police Force for a more business-oriented career path, working as a General Manager. Then, on a cold rainy day while bringing his daughter to Karate class, Jeff’s daughter happened to point out a Real Estate School right next door. He followed his gut, made a phone call to the Real Estate agent (who sold him his house) and the next day, they met and he enrolled in school.


In just over four years, Jeff worked with both buyers and sellers and established himself as a member of the Associate Leadership Committee (ALC). He also taught personal growth classes with another agent. He now works closely with an investor who buys and sells homes on a weekly basis.


In 2016, things started to change for Jeff. He was completing a coaching program that dealt with personal growth and the setting of goals. This mindset shift started to make him realize that he was lacking something in his life. It wasn’t until a conversation with his daughter that he realized what he was missing. A simple question, “Dad, do you really believe you can do anything you put your mind too?” His answer was like any other great dad. “Yes.”

At the time, Jeff had no huge personal goal. That same night, a Netflix documentary came on entitled “Inspired to Ride.” It was a story of people racing Road Bicycles across the country, through 10 states, two mountain ranges and the great plains for a total of 4,233 miles. Jeff didn’t own a bike, was out of shape and didn’t have the cash to buy one as they are super expensive. He then announced to his daughter that he was going to accomplish the race in June of 2020. He joined a gym and started getting in shape and riding a stationary spinner. Within two months, he had managed to trade all of his hunting gear for a 23 year old steel frame road bike and taught himself how to rebuild it with the help of a local shop. June 11th - 2016, he started riding. He grinded out over 1000 miles by the end of the year.


Jeff now rides a brand new Giant TCR 1 Advanced Road Bike and is about to breach 3,000 miles for 2017. The goal of racing across the country has not only become a reality, it has also become his brand!

A former client started calling him “The Cycling Realtor”. The name stuck and now Jeff is branded as such with his own logo. He believes through his efforts on his bike and attaching a charity to his big race, he will be able to attract a large amount of people to what he is doing.


Jeff is also building a nationwide referral network and pays out 50% to all closed leads that are sent to him from another agent. He believes growth comes when you give back a little more!


For more information about “Military Friendly AgentJeff Danault, please visit these important websites:


https://www.veteransrealtyservices.com/


https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-danault/


https://www.facebook.com/jeff.danault.1?hc_ref=ARRv571_2xJ


Media Contact:
Jeffrey L. Danault
Veterans Realty Services
(931) 237-7397
hustlegrindwin@gmail.com

Click Link Below To See Jeff's Published Press Release:

                                         ******* TEXAS *******

Marlin Wilbur Dallas, Texas ~ Naval Air Station Fort WorthJoint Reserve Base at Carswell 

DALLAS TEXAS REALTOR® MARLIN WILBUR EARNS HIS MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL (MRP) CERTIFICATION

Press Release 
Written By
Allison Sledge

DALLAS , TEXAS , USA, February 8, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Marlin Wilbur is an extremely intelligent, dynamic, and powerful Real Estate Broker and Owner of Veteran Real Estate Partners in Dallas, Texas. He is also a retired United States Marine Corps Veteran with over 20 years of serving our country.

Marlin was born in Dublin, Georgia, and graduated from East Laurens High School, and played basketball at Brewton Parker College. 

While attending college and trying to figure out what he genuinely wanted to do with his life, Marlin reflected on his older brother, Willie. “I really admired him and looked up to him. Willie joined the Marine Corps while I was still in high school and I noticed how it changed him completely. " He says, "I saw him become a more mature and responsible young man and I wanted that for myself.” 

Marlin enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 1994 and went to Boot Camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. 

Once he graduated from Boot Camp, he went to his first duty station at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 

Marlin worked in human resources where he worked on Marines' pay, legal and promotions, and awards that concerned the Marines. He later relocated to Garden City, New York, working with the First Marine Corps District Recruiting Command. “It was while I was here that I saw how much respect Americans had for the Marines. We had an annual Marine Corps Ball Ceremony where top-ranked 4-star VIP Commanders, as well as celebrities, attended.”

Marlin transferred again to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, living on-base as a Drill Instructor, training civilians and turning them into Marines in a three-month time span. Marlin graduated from Drill Instructor School on September 13, 2001, from San Diego CA, two days after the infamous attack on our country. He recalls, “All the flights were canceled, and I had to travel back to New York to check out of my unit, so I drove to the east coast with 5 other guys and the adrenaline levels were insane! My job at this present moment was to train these civilians into being America's top fighting force for wartime situations!

After completing Drill Instructor Duty, Marlin was transferred to Headquarters Marine Corps where he served as the Company Gunnery Sergeant and First Sergeant for 4 years. While stationed there, he was transferred to Marine Corps Base Quantico where he trained Officer Candidates and gave them the guidance and training to become Officers in the Marine Corps. Once Marlin finished his tour at HQMC, he transferred back to Camp Lejeune, NC again for his final destination. Marlin would spend his last 6 years in the Marine Corps at Marine Special Operations Command and II Marine Headquarters Group before retiring from the Marine Corps.

Having bought and sold several houses throughout his Military career, Marlin decided to retire in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and kids and get back into Real Estate. “It seemed like a perfect fit for me because I enjoy working with people and making sure they utterly understand the home buying process. I am especially, sensitive to the needs of our Veterans and their families, and I want to make sure that I am there to guide them through the process every step of the way. I obtained my Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification because I am very serious when I say I love serving our Veterans. ”

Marlin is also the Founder of the “The Elite Force Home Savings Program” where buyers and sellers receive a credit of 25% at closing from the representing Agent. He says, "What you get from Veteran Real Estate Partners is honor, courage, and commitment from our agents. Our mission is “Served and still Serving!”

The communities in which Marlin serves are Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Mansfield, Argyle, Midlothian, Plano, as well as those who are relocating to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth.

For more information about “Military Friendly” Agent Marlin Wilbur, please visit these important websites:

Click Link Below To See Marlin's Published Press Release:

Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth) ~ Al Denson Naval Air Station Fort Worth 

DALLAS-FORT WORTH TEXAS REALTOR®  AL DENSON  EARNS THE MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL CERTFICATION


"Without the proper guidance and support, Veterans often applied to use their VA home buying benefits but were unsuccessful. I give them specific action steps which help them successfully buy a home”
Al Denson

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TEXAS, USA, April 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Al Denson is a REALTOR® with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Winans in the Dallas – Fort Worth area of Texas.


For more than 30 years he has been working in the real estate sales and finance industry. A great majority of his focus throughout that time has been helping Veterans to finance or purchase a home using their VA home buying benefits.

He is originally from Mississippi where he lived with his mother, who was a rural schoolteacher. In the early 1960’s she moved the two of them to Michigan, where there were better schools and employment opportunities.

Making the adjustment from the rural, agriculturally based South to an auto manufacturing city in the urban North was a difficult transition. Everything was different from the extreme winter weather to social interactions, especially as a 7th grader starting junior high school with no established friendships. After high school and attending Michigan State University, Al worked as a professional photographer for a number of years before moving to California in the early 80’s. There he married his wife Ann of 38 years.

Al’s first direct experience working with veterans came as a solar energy consultant in a Southern California real estate firm that specialized in VA home sales. When the federal energy tax credits phased out in the 80’s it significantly reduced their affordability. They were subsequently phased out altogether. Having worked closely with Veterans previously, Al accepted the opportunity to train as an in-house mortgage loan officer for a local Southern California lender. In addition to his loan origination training, he was required to have a California real estate sales license, which he obtained in 1987 and held active until May of 1995.

Many of the Veterans that Al met had served in Vietnam and had not been treated respectfully when they returned home. They faced a host of adjustment issues from meaningful employment to health concerns, as well as the difficulty of purchasing a home. Without the proper guidance and support, they often applied to use their VA home buying benefits but were unsuccessful.

It was an extremely difficult conversation explaining to a Veteran who has sacrificed and served honorably, that they did not qualify for a VA home loan. They were told that they were entitled to it but often unable to meet the qualifying criteria. Al learned that by informing Veterans on the home loan application process and giving them specific action steps to improve their credit and financial profile, they were often able to successfully purchase a home using VA benefits.

In 1989 Al became a contract and due diligence underwriter for several national companies that contracted with the Resolution Trust Corporation. This was the agency established by the federal government to manage the assets of failed Savings and Loan banks, which became insolvent and were seized by their regulatory agencies in the mid1980’s.

Working all over the country, under different state and regional regulations, reviewing title and mortgage documents that sometimes dated back to the late 1700’s, was like going to a mortgage college. The vast exposure, along with the mortgage underwriting skills acquired while performing these duties, gave Al a most comprehensive mortgage banking foundation that covered multiple facets of the industry. With his national mortgage experience, Al advanced his career to regional fulfillment leadership roles. He performed in that capacity for Wachovia, Washington Mutual, JP Morgan Chase, Met Life Bank and USAA Bank.

Mr. Denson exited the mortgage banking industry in 2014 and acquired his Texas real estate sales license. He aligned himself with the iconic Better Homes and Gardens brand and the very reputable Winans brokerage firm, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for over 30 years. His Military Relocation Professional certification and his extensive mortgage finance and real estate sales experience over the past two decades confirm that Al is committed to helping Veterans and has the expertise to do so.

For more information about this Military Friendly REALTOR®, using your VA home buying benefits and other relocation services that he provides, please visit the following websites:

VA Home Buying Information

https://buyingatexashome.com/

AlDensonHomes.Com

Al Denson, REALTOR®
Direct: (972) 900-9900
Email: al.denson@winansbhg.com



Texas state law requires all licensed real estate agents to provide the following state disclosures:
Information about Brokerage Services
Consumer Protection Notice

Al Denson
Better Homes and Gardens ~ Winans
+1 972-900-9900

                           ******* UTAH *******

UTAH ~ Cheryl Knowlton ~ Trainer For The Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS) Certification

Real Estate Teams Course Coming To Utah For The First Time With Cheryl Knowlton

"In today’s real estate environment, teams are the hot, new, sexy topic. Too many Agents and Brokers jump into this space not having a foggy clue as to what they are actually doing.”
Cheryl Knowlton


SANDY , UTAH, USA, October 8, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Elite Edge Training is proud to be bringing the Real Estate Business Institute’s Certified Real Estate Team Specialist Certification (C-RETS) to the state of Utah for the very first time.


The Certified Real Estate Team Specialist Certification is the first and only teams certification recognized by The National Association of REALTORS®. 




It is designed to improve team development, individual leadership skills, and financial performance - providing the tools, strategies, and knowledge that are required of today’s real estate professionals who are either considering or currently operating in a team environment. It is for team leaders, team members, those looking to start a team, and those who simply want to sharpen their management skills.


Earning the Certified Residential Team Specialist Certification requires an agent to complete three all-day classes. Day 1 will be “Team Leadership for Maximum Performance.” Day 2 will be “Designing and Sustaining Successful Teams.” Day 3 will be “HR Solutions for Teams.” The three-day Certification courses will be taught at the office of ERA Brokers Consolidated in Sandy, Utah, on October 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2018. Each of the three courses will be held from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day, and will be taught by special guest instructor, Candy Cooke.


Candy Cooke is an extraordinary real estate educator with credentials too vast and numerous to list, as she has been actively involved in the Real Estate profession for thirty-five years as a Broker, Appraiser, and Instructor. Candy is extremely passionate about education and has completed two Masters Degrees at REALTOR® University and is currently working on her Doctorate of Education at Walden University.


Cheryl Knowlton, President of Elite Edge Training says, “In today’s real estate environment, teams are the hot, new, sexy topic. Too many Agents and Brokers jump into this space not having a foggy clue as to what they are actually doing. This Certification will solve that problem.


Cheryl is relentless in her pursuit of assisting Brokers and Agents in obtaining the training they need to remain relevant and raise the bar of professionalism in real estate. Cheryl is eager to share her passion for the Certified Real Estate Team Specialist Certification courses. As the real estate industry evolves and consumers’ demands and expectations increase, many real estate professionals have begun moving their existing single-agent practice to a more sophisticated and advanced team model to better serve their clients and become more profitable. Cheryl says, “Consumers expect more from real estate professionals today than they ever have before. One way many agents have found to combat that problem (without experiencing personal burnout) is to leverage their time and talents by creating or joining a team. Even if you’re a rainmaker, you cannot do it all alone. I love the African proverb that says, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’"


Cheryl and Candy invite all Utah agents to earn their C-RETS Certification. Cheryl says, “The BIGGEST reason an agent would want to take these courses and obtain this Certification is to ELEVATE THEIR PERFORMANCE and deliver a better consumer experience. In addition to getting to earn their C-RETS Certification from Candy, who is one of the very best instructors in the real estate industry, agents will be able to come together with other like-minded real estate professionals and network and learn together and from each other. Valuable referral partnerships form regularly as a result of agents investing the time and money to take 'live' Designation and Certification courses – especially if they come from another marketplace to do so.”


Cheryl Knowlton, DREI, is an avid advocate for real estate education – holding 15 Designations and Certifications recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. She is a record-breaking recruiter, licensed broker, real estate sales and mortgage expert and has earned these designations. She specializes in enthusiastically empowering real estate excellence by consistently delivering highly engaging and relevant content.


For more information about the C-RETS event, please visit these important websites:


https://eliterealestatetraining.com/CRETS/


https://www.rebinstitute.com/REBI/Credentials/C-RETS/REBI/Credentials/Certified_Real_Estate_Team_Specialist.aspx?hkey=64f7b9fb-51b0-4080-9a54-5b43e4db578


Media Contact:
Cheryl Knowlton, DREI
President, Elite Edge Training
(801) 380-8900
cherylknows@me.com