"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 / -- 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!"

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Doug Duncan
(831) 241-8724
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Pen Fed Realty

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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 / -- 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:

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

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Press Release
Written by
Allison Sledge


"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 / -- 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:

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Dan Wolf ~ Team Leader
Re/Max Dynamic Properties
(907) 248-9653
(907) 227-1969

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July 13, 2021, 13:30 GMT
Press Release
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 / -- 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. 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:

Media Contact:
Traci Crawford
Engel & Völkers

Traci Crawford
Engel & Völkers
+1 904-572-8063
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Colorado Springs Realtor® Sallyanne Holmes Earns Her Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification
September 21, 2021, 20:04 GMT
Press Release
Written By
Allison Sledge

"When Military Veterans and their families work with me, I guide them, listen to their needs and, most importantly, I am honest with them.”
Sallyanne Holmes

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA, September 21, 2021 / -- Sallyanne Holmes is an accomplished independent Real Estate Agent at Homestead Properties in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sallyanne was born in Durban, South Africa, and grew up on a sugar cane farm. South Africa only got their first TVs, with test stations in 1976, so she had no television growing up; she used to listen to the radio every evening with her parents – to game shows, quiz shows, cops and robbers, and the like. Many, many hours were spent at the private farm beach and lagoons. Weekends were mostly spent with her two older brothers, dodging crocodiles and water snakes, reading books or running up and down the sugar cane breaks, catching bats in the banana leaves for fun – catch and release, of course. Going to the movies was a privilege and everyone would dress up, as they did for church or weddings.

High-heels or denim was a no-go and, with her first pay cheque, she purchased her first pair of high heels at the ripe old age of 19. Times were different then but it did her no harm, as far as she is concerned.

Sallyanne’s parents were from Kent, England. Her dad fought during WWII, R.A.F and her mom worked at the home office and ‘kept the home fires burning.’ During the Great Depression, like everywhere else, Britain experienced serious unemployment problems. She recalls, “At that time, South Africa was crying out to them; it was the ‘land of milk and honey,’” so her parents, through the 1820’s Settlers movement, moved to South Africa, where she was born.

Sallyanne spent her school years in the Province of Natal – now known as Kwa-Zulu Natal, a predominantly English-speaking province of South Africa with a large Zulu contingency. This province is where the King of the Zulus resides. She graduated from Stanger High School and went on to study at a Durban technical college before joining the work force.

Sallyanne then moved to Zimbabwe in 1979, which she loved. “The people were very different there. The bush war was still in full swing but the people, regardless of color, creed or religion, were very friendly.” She ended up living there until 1984, where she did a lot of ‘temp’ work for agencies, so she is no stranger to meeting and working with ‘strangers’ who became friends. She met her husband, David, there and moved back to South Africa in 1984 and she is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Candice and Tanya (and now two VIPs, Chace and Cambria). David and Sallyanne started a business together, Fibrevan/Natal Jeeps, where David replaced metal bodies with fiberglass bodies, and where she was the ‘front man.’

Sallyanne and her family then moved to the United Kingdom, where in Lewes, East Sussex, they owned a corner store. She loved the people who came to visit every day – “If you want to know what’s going on in town, just own a corner store.” The weather proved to be a negative for the family. They were used to sunshine 360 days a year and so the wheels were set in motion to move to the United States. This took four long, expensive years but finally, the day arrived where they were interviewed at the U.S. Consulate in London. They were accepted and eventually issued Green Cards in 2000. They ended up in Colorado Springs. She recalls, “It took me quite a while for me to acclimate myself to this new environment. Driving my girls to school in the dark, with the snow falling, was an adventure! I did a temp assignment for a law firm but it was not what my soul was searching for. My girls were growing up and I wanted more flexibility to be there for them, so I decided to get into Real Estate. This not only gave me an opportunity to discover all areas of Colorado Springs and meet new people but it still challenges and tests my mind on a daily basis. It is my passion and my hobby.”

Over the years, Sallyanne has built up an impressive portfolio of lenders, inspectors, electricians, and HVAC consultants. Her lenders are very experienced with VA, including VA construction loans.

Even though she lives in Colorado, Sallyanne owns two successful rentals in South Carolina, which she manages herself so she has hands-on experience with rentals as well. Whether you are looking to rent, find a property manager, or even manage it yourself, you’re in good hands with her guidance and assistance in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. “I grew up in an environment where my young school friends were called to duty the moment they left school – with no other option. I also know how tough it is to travel from continent to continent and I want my clients to know that I’ve got their back. When they work with me, I guide them, listen to their needs and, most importantly, I am honest with them. This is one of the reasons I got my Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification. It is imperative that our Military members work with a realtor who understands the PCS timelines, the stress of moving, and the VA loan. For me, one of the most important aspects of Real Estate is mutual trust. Get to know the Realtor you are working with; ask him or her questions. A little-known fact is that, as a buyer, you do not pay for my services in the State of Colorado.”

Sallyanne lives in Colorado Springs but also services Monument, Peyton, Falcon, Palmer Lake, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Florissant, Fountain and Pueblo.

Colorado Springs is one of the most active Military towns in the country. It is host to: Peterson Space Force Base; Schriever Space Force Base; Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station; Fort Carson and The United States Air Force Academy

For more information about “Military-Friendly” agent Sallyanne Holmes, please visit these important websites:

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Sallyanne Holmes
Homestead Properties
(719) 660-0622
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Marlin Wilbur Dallas, Texas ~ Naval Air Station Fort WorthJoint Reserve Base at Carswell 

DALLAS , TEXAS , USA, February 8, 2021 / -- 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.

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ALABAMA (Huntsville) - Jerry Bourrell ~ Redstone Arsenal

Press Release

By Allison Sledge


"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 / -- 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:

Media Contact:
Jerry Bourrell
Leading Edge Real Estate Group
(256) 527-6544

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ALASKA (Fairbanks- Chris Calhoon ~ Fort Wainwright; Eielson Air Force Base

Press Release
By Allison Sledge


FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, USA, AUGUST 2, 2017/ ---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:

Media Contact:

Chris Calhoon

The BUYER’S Brokerage

(907) 460-7905

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DELAWARE (Dover- Kate Gleeson ~ Dover Air Force Base

Press Release

By Allison Sledge


"That company was FAMILY. They helped groom me to be the leader I am today and I am forever grateful. I still have strong relationships to this day with many of those Soldiers”
Kate Gleeson

DOVER, DELAWARE, USA, June 22, 2017 / -- Kate Gleeson is a United States Army Veteran who is dedicated to serving Veterans and Active Duty Military members and their families find a place they can call home.

Kate is a Realtor® at eXp Realty, the Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage®, in Dover, Delaware, where their network of agents and brokers build their businesses by attending classes, strategizing, collaborating, innovating, and building unity amongst each other in a virtual environment.

Kate was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, raised in Doylestown, and graduated from Central Bucks High School West, where she played soccer and was a captain her senior year. She worked in the summer as an Activities Director at a day camp, running a rock wall and low ropes course for 9-12 year olds.

Kate graduated from the University of Delaware, majoring in Criminal Justice with a Spanish Minor. She had always wanted to be a federal law enforcement officer and even did her high school senior project on the Secret Service because “My uncle was a Philadelphia cop and when the Secret Service came to town, he was the point man. I was so interested in that line of work and knew that was the direction I wanted to take!”

However, just when Kate was about to graduate from high school and ready to start college, her guidance counselor mentioned, “I think you would have been good at one of the military academies.” No one had ever said that to her before and so that seed was planted. Because of that seed, Kate decided to join an ROTC program at UD. Early in that first fall semester, a stranger approached her between classes and said “You’re Kate, right? You would LOVE Ranger Company class!” That stranger got Kate hooked and later became a best friend. The class taught different infantry battle drills and leadership tactics and concluded with a Field Training Exercise. Towards the end of her freshman year, Kate was offered a 3- year scholarship from the Army ROTC program. “I knew from Day 1 that I was meant for the military,” Kate says. She willingly accepted the opportunity.

As a cadet, Kate was chosen to attend and graduated from the United States Army Airborne School. She also won the prestigious Marshall Award for being the top cadet in her senior class.

Kate’s first choice of branch was to be in the Signal Corps. She was accepted and attended her Officer Basic Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and got orders to the 112th Signal Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She was a Platoon Leader and one of only 3 females in her company. They supported the Special Forces Units when they deployed with their communication equipment. She says, “This was by far my most favorite job of my career... that company was FAMILY. They helped groom me to be the leader I am today and I am forever grateful. I still have strong relationships to this day with many of those Soldiers.”

Kate was deployed first to Mosul, Iraq and also to Qatar before returning back to Fort Bragg and taking over as her company’s Executive Officer. Shortly after that she got orders to be the Executive Officer at Bravo Company, 3rd Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Battalion - the TV and radio broadcast company that supported the other battalions in the 4th PSYOP Group.

While Kate was at the POG, she “sold her way” into Jumpmaster school. “I remember that there were only four slots open, and there were five us on standby to get in the class. There was an SF Sergeant Major who only wanted to let one more in, but I guaranteed him that the last two of us would graduate if he let us both in. That got a nervous look from the E-6 next to me. Good thing the SGM believed me. We both were first time ‘GOs’!”

Kate did decide to get out of the military after 4+ years for personal reasons yet landed an incredible job with Ethicon Endo Surgery, a division of Johnson&Johnson, selling medical devices used in surgery. It was an incredible training opportunity to learn and hone her sales skills.

After she bounced around to Long Island, Seattle, and Denver with J&J, Kate decided to take a leap of faith and move back east so she could marry her college crush. Leaving J&J was necessary, so she took her father’s advice and started a career in real estate. It clicked! She signed up for the real estate class and has never looked back!

Kate has thrived in every aspect of her new calling ever since. She takes a consultative sales approach with her clients and her main goal is to keep the process simple while keeping more money in their pockets.

Kate has never forgotten the importance of educating and informing the public of the sacrifices that our military men and women experience every single day – whether overseas or at home. She has lost a number of friends and Soldiers to suicide and is focused upon bringing a deeper awareness to the reality of this tragedy.

In that same spirit, Kate partnered with fellow eXp Realty Realtor® Dan Sawyer to create a fundraiser for the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund, sponsored by the Friends of Delaware Veterans, Inc. The Friends’ sole job is to raise money for the fund, which has ZERO overhead, meaning 100% of the fund goes back to Delaware Veterans.

Kate works in the Dover Air Force Base community and loves working with anyone moving in and out of the base. She is familiar with VA loans, has incredible connections to VA lenders, and is knowledgeable in the military moving process.

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

Media Contact:
Kate Gleeson
eXp Realty Delaware
(302) 632-8699

Click Link Below To See Kate's Published Press Release

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

Press Release
By Allison Sledge


"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 / -- 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:

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

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

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

Press Release
By Allison Sledge


"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 / -- 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:

Media Contact:
Edward Besecky
(321) 431-6311
Sales Agent at Coldwell Banker

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GEORGIA (Columbus) - The McLain & Batson Team - Bob, Gail And Morgan - Fort Benning

Press Release
By Allison Sledge


"If I were in the Military, I would want to work with an MRP because they went the extra mile to show that they care and that they are knowledgeable about VA loans and all aspects of Military life.”
Gail McLain

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, USA, March 20, 2017 / -- Bob and Gail McLain along with their granddaughter Morgan Batson, of CENTURY 21 Premier Real Estate in Columbus, Georgia, are Certified Military Relocation Professionals (MRP’s).

Bob says, “My Dad was in the Army Air Force (AAF) and worked in Aviation as a Radio Communications Technician.”

Gail says, “My Dad was in the Army so I understand the situations that they are put in. Women who stay home while their husbands are deployed go through a tremendous amount of stress, worrying about the safety of their spouse overseas while handling all the responsibilities at home and raising the children – my heart just goes out to them. I care about them deeply because they sacrifice so much for our country.”

Morgan reveals, “The Military are such a wonderful group of people who are so loyal to one another, which is why it is very important to give them excellent service. It’s imperative to understand their language, their needs and their circumstances because they deserve the utmost respect for protecting our country and fighting for our freedoms. I never take what they do for granted and I am truly honored to be able to assist them in any way that I can.”

After high school, Bob worked in the textile mill as the Weaving Mechanical Supervisor while attending Southern University College. He later worked for Kimberly Clark Corporation before becoming a tire builder for Michelin Tire Company. It was during this time that Bob decided to get his Real Estate license & begin his current career.

Bob is a Certified New Home Specialist; Certified Marketing Specialist; USAA Certified; Multi-Million Dollar Club; Lifetime member of the Columbus Board of Realtors Circle of Excellence; Phenix City Board of Realtors Circle of Merit; a facilitator of Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University, proud owner of German Shepherd dogs and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ellerslie, Georgia.

In the 1980’s Gail became a licensed Realtor and like many other homemakers, she thought it would be a ‘cool’ part-time job. “It didn’t quite work out that way!” She says, “I loved working in real estate but with teenage children still at home, I soon realized that it was too much of a sacrifice of family time.” Therefore, Gail decided to attend Columbus State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. She worked in banking for 15 years before retiring in 2011. “To be a great Realtor, you must be full-time and very committed, so many years after my children were grown, I retired from Wells Fargo and became a full-time Real Estate agent working with my husband, Bob.”

Gail is currently a member of the Columbus Board of Realtors, the Phenix City Board of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. A member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Gail facilitates Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University classes, loves her German Shepherd dogs, cats, chickens, cooking, sewing, gardening and volunteers at Sound Choices Pregnancy Center.

Morgan graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. She says, “I really wanted to be a Physician’s Assistant because I always wanted to help people. Then, my grandparents came to me and said ‘We really need your help… why don’t you come join our team?’ I had no idea of what I was getting into, but I was excited and I loved it! I got my Real Estate license in two months and I am so very blessed to have my grandparents in my life. They are extremely supportive of me and encourage me in everything that I do.”

Morgan is a member of the Columbus Board of Realtors Circle of Excellence, the Phenix City Board of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. She was awarded the Rookie of the Year for 2016 by the Columbus Board of Realtors. An avid fitness expert, she teaches BUTI yoga and loves her daily workouts. Morgan is a member of the Junior League of Columbus and enjoys playing on a kickball team with her high school sweetheart & boyfriend of 10 years.

Bob says, “I am so proud of Morgan and I’m so grateful to have her with us, and Gail is my best friend… she keeps me on the straight and narrow. We value the Christian principles and we treat our clients the way Jesus would treat anyone.”

Gail says, “I couldn’t be more excited to have Morgan on our team, and I love the fact that Bob is such a good Christian. He’s got a beautiful heart and soul. We give credit to God for our success. It is a blessing from God and we acknowledge that. All of our clients were sent to us by God and we are here to serve them.”

Bob likes working with buyers and meeting new people. He enjoys showing them houses and guiding them through the homebuying process while Gail loves helping the sellers and giving them good home staging & financial advice. It’s a match made in heaven!

Morgan says, “We’ve built our brand around the Military and Veterans. If you don’t tap into that, you’re missing out on a phenomenal group of people! They can make a choice as to who they want to work with and we’re here for them. We know what we’re talking about.”

Gail agrees. “If I were in the Military, I would want to work with an MRP because they went the extra mile to show that they care and that they are knowledgeable about VA loans and all aspects of Military life. 90% of our clients are Military so we thought it was very important that we all have the Military Relocation Professional Certification.”

For more information about “The McLain & Batson Team”, please visit these important websites:

Media Contact:
The McLain & Batson Team
Century 21 Premier Real Estate
(706) 888-4063

Click Link Below To See The McLain & Batson Teams Published Press Release:

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

Pending Publication

Press Release

Allison Sledge


"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:

Media Contact:
Cecilia Cook

Veteran’s Choice Realty

Tamuning, Guam

(671) 929-1600

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IDAHO (Boise) - Jody Hinton ~ Mountain Home Air Force Base

Press Release
By Allison Sledge


"I was always very proud of my parents who cared for the enlisted Soldiers during the Korean conflict and committed their lives to service to our country.”
Jody Hinton

BOISE, IDAHO, USA, November 3, 2015 / -- Jody Hinton is an Associate Broker at Group One Real Estate in Boise, Idaho with 17 years of residential real estate experience. She and twin brother, Joseph were named after their father, Major Joseph D. Witmer.

Jody was born at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota where both parents were nurses at the base hospital. Captain Dorothy M. Abbott, outranked Joseph Sr. when they met. Both had recently returned to the U.S. following deployment to Korea. Jody says, “I was always very proud of my parents who cared for the enlisted Soldiers during the Korean conflict and committed their lives to service to our country.”

Following her parents’ marriage and the birth of the twins the Witmer family transferred to Fairchild AFB in Spokane, WA where their second daughter, Kathleen, was born. Jody’s dad received orders for anesthesia school. 

Dorothy reluctantly gave up her commission in order to stay at home to raise the children. With three children in diapers and Joe in school, they lived on very little money. Somehow they found a way, as most Military families do.

Next the family got orders for Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee Falls. Joe traveled to Massachusetts ahead of them to find housing. At this time, Dorothy was pregnant with their third daughter, Mary Theresa, and everyone felt it was best for her and the children to stay near Joseph’s family in Nampa, Idaho. Sadly, Mary Theresa was born with spina bifida, a birth frailty where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. Mary Theresa spent most of her life in the hospital and passed away at the age of two in 1965 after the move to MA.

As difficult as this situation was for the family, they joined Joseph in Massachusetts just prior to Mary Theresa’s death and it was there that they welcomed their second son and fifth child, Stephen, into the world. New orders came and Joseph was transferred and traveled ahead of the family again to Lajes Field in the Azores Islands, Portugal, which is a multi-use airfield and home to the Portuguese Air Force. It would be three months before the young family would be reunited.

Jody reflects on the incredible strength and fortitude of her mother “My mother had to make all of the arrangements and travel overseas with four young children under the age of five. Her spirits were buoyed by her faith, amazing Military family neighbors, and the letters that she exchanged with my dad. I have those letters today. This is an example of some of the everyday challenges and sacrifices that our Military families face on a daily basis. My heart goes out to all of the Military families then and since.”

Jody’s parents devoted their lives to the United States Military, Additional stations included Dyess AFB in Abilene, TX and Broomall, PA where Joseph earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.

The family was transferred to Chanute AFB in Rantoul, IL where Jody’s mother earned a Master’s Degree in Community Health from the University of Illinois and was inducted into the Veterans Honor Society. “It was 1972. At 13 I remember attending base functions and checking the Vietnam MIA list for the name on my MIA bracelet. I still have that bracelet.”

In 1974 Joseph was transferred to Adana, Turkey at Incirlik Air Base – home to the 39th Air Wing, which provides vital support to 20 Units, including the Squadrons of the 39th Mission Support and the 39th Medical Group. It was there that Joseph Witmer died on Active Duty. It was suspected he had contracted hepatitis which was something he frequently treated Military personnel for in Turkey. Jody says, “My father died on December 28th, 1976. He and my mother gave me a rare life. Life as a Military dependent offered me a chance to experience the world abroad and to gain a greater appreciation for my own country. My perspective on the world has been indelibly changed and broadened as a direct result of our Military life. I learned to develop empathy, understanding, and acceptance for cultural differences. I am profoundly grateful. I cherish every moment as a 'Military brat' and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.”

Jody reflects on this monumental moment in the life of her family, especially her mother. “When my dad died overseas, my mom had to move all of us back to the United States. We mourned not only my dad, but the end of our life in the Military. My father had a huge family in Boise, Idaho and she felt it was best for us to live here. Mom is 86. She runs a parish nursing program at St. John’s Cathedral in Boise. Even at 86 she can’t deny her calling.”

Jody’s trajectory in life has been greatly influenced by her Catholic parents. She graduated from Bishop High School and the University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications specializing in Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising. She married and has four beautiful children; Abby, Charley, Hailey and Aryn and makes her life, as her dad had always imagined, in Boise, Idaho.

It was after Jody accompanied her mom during her own home purchase that she decided on Real Estate as a profession. Jody appreciated her Real Estate agent’s role as a trusted advisor. Jody felt that to fill that role in someone else’s real estate transaction would be a worthy pursuit and suitable career. Her lifetime spent relocating and learning to communicate and empathize with new people and surroundings was a rich training ground for her chosen path as a Realtor.

Jody is now a well-established and respected Real Estate Associate Broker in the State of Idaho.

To find out more about Jody Hinton, please visit these websites.

Media Contact:
Jody Hinton
Group One Realty
(208) 559-5104

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NEBRASKA (Omaha)  Judy Kramer ~ Offutt Air Force Base


Judy Kramer is a very kind, thoughtful and responsive Real Estate agent at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Ambassador Real Estate in Omaha, Nebraska. 

She is proud to introduce her “HOMETOWN HEROES SAVINGS PROGRAM” to her community. She says, “I have a special program especially for individuals that may fall into one of these professions: Military, Firefighters, Police, Teachers, Nurses, Psychologists, and First Responders. 

This program provides discounts that can help these deserving individuals, whether they are a buyer or seller.

Judy will be the first to tell you that she isn’t one of the “old timers” in Real Estate (as some are), but since getting into the Real Estate industry 7 ½ years ago, she now feels she’s “home” (no pun intended). Each career path she’s had up until now has not only brought her to this point, but has built upon her previous experiences: administrative, human resources, finances and now to Real Estate. She’s now able to help people with what. most likely, is the biggest financial endeavor they’ll ever make: buying and selling their home.

Judy loves to be able to help individuals and families find that perfect home, but she also likes to give back whenever she can. She explored several avenues before establishing her own program called Hometown Heroes Savings Program and wanted to be able to see first-hand how her contributions could help those in her own Omaha Metro area community. Judy wants to help those people whom we tend to forget in our everyday lives, but are truly our everyday heroes: Military, Firefighters, Police, Teachers, EMT’s, Psychologists, and Nurses.

The first group she wanted to thank was our 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.”

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, they are often underappreciated when it comes to getting their fair share of recognition.

Judy has said that Teachers have always held a special place in her heart. They set the standard for learning and encouraging us to achieve more than what we would expect for ourselves. Every teacher she knows spends their own money to help provide the necessary materials to achieve the programs established. Thus, money is often tight. She 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 expense of their own life.

How often do we talk about First Responders, Nurses, and Psychologists? As the name states, First Responders are the first ones on the scene of an emergency and make quick, life-changing, decisions every day. Nurses are usually 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 is to be done; and create that calming effect for their patients. Judy cannot say enough about Psychologists: Psychologists are the “behind the scenes” people that help others deal with the kind of trauma we hope we’ll never need, like the loss of a child, PTSD, or teenage suicide attempts.

Judy says, “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'd like more information on this program, please contact Judy directly and she would be more than happy to explain it and the money you can save by participating in it.

For more information about Judy Kramer and her “Hometown Heroes” program, please visit these important websites:

Media Contact:
Judy Kramer, MRP
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Ambassador Real Estate
331 Village Pointe Plaza
Omaha, NE 68118
Cell: 402-598-8424
Office: 402-493-4663

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

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NEW YORK (Saratoga Springs) - Jean SingletonNaval Support Activity Saratoga Springs; Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU); Stratton Air National Guard Base

Press Release
By Allison Sledge


The MRP Certification Is The Newest Designation From The National Association of Realtors

"The MRP Certification is very important to me because it helps to show my commitment to our Military Families"
Jean Singleton

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK, USA, September 11, 2015 / -- Jean Singleton, Associate Broker at Ron DiDonna Real Estate & Appraisals increases her level of commitment to the community of Veterans and Active Duty Military by earning her Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification.

Jean was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and went to Morrisville and Houghton Colleges in Upstate, New York, majoring in Journalism and Christian Education. Her father was an Air Force Veteran, History teacher and Principal. He also was a “Military buff” and some of her earliest memories are of listening to him talk about Military campaigns and watching him put together models of the airplanes used by the Military.

That love became more personal when her son enlisted in the Marines when he was 18 years old. She says, “One of the key things I learned listening to my son and his buddies in the Military was the number of unscrupulous people who target and take advantage of our Military men and women, so I have an actual need to make their transitions for PCS or from Military to civilian life as easy and stress-free as possible.”

The journey for Jean to get to the place of really being able to help was quite circuitous, but looking back, every turn was adding to her foundation to be a highly proactive, consistent, goal-oriented but still relationship-based Realtor. At an early age she began playing piano and many years later, it was piano and song writing that opened the door for her to attend college at Houghton. Shortly after graduating from college, Jean began working for the New York Conference of Mayors who created a position on their staff especially for her.

In 1986 Jean married her husband, Ceaser. A few years later she became her Pastor’s Secretary and Church Treasurer, and taught music and piano in the church’s school.

From there, she then went to work for her brother, Rob, the founder and CEO of a global Executive Recruiting firm. “I loved working there,” Jean says, “It was a very high energy and sometimes high tension job, but helping people find a great place to work is extremely fulfilling. I also enjoyed the research aspect of the work and especially the networking. And it gave me a good taste of helping people through something as stressful as changing jobs - an excellent preparation for bringing families through the extreme ins and outs of buying, selling and moving.”

The transition to becoming a Real Estate Salesperson occurred when Jean went to work for Rob’s friend, Ron DiDonna, a Real Estate Broker and writer, who needed some help with his books. He encouraged her to get her Real Estate license. It turned out to be the perfect job for Jean, combining her love of internet research and networking with her desire to help families through transitions in their life, and she found Ron DiDonna to be the best teacher she could have, with decades of experience in every aspect of Real Estate. Jean also earned her Broker’s license this year and is now Associate Broker at Ron DiDonna Real Estate & Appraisals.

Jean says, “As a Realtor, I have a network of everything for my clients such as home inspectors, lenders, contractors, attorneys and more. It’s really the quintessential occupation for someone who loves networking and connecting people.”

A large percentage of her clients are Military families, especially those who are relocating to work at the Naval Training Facility at NPTU Ballston Spa (Kesselring) and the NSA-Saratoga Springs or Stratton Air National Guard Base. Jean says, “There’s a constant rotation of classes going on at the site and we see a lot of Military members moving in and out of the area.”

Jean works with Veterans who are buying and selling their homes and Active-Duty Military who are relocating due to PCS or retirement, whether cross-country, OCONUS or just across town. She was one of the first Real Estate agents in the State of New York to receive her Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification. She says, “The MRP Certification is very important to me because it helps to show my commitment to our Military Families.”

As well as being a strong advocate for the Military in her work, Jean also volunteers at the Veterans Miracle Center (VMC) in Albany. The Veteran’s Miracle Center’s mission is to offer Veterans and active-duty Military personnel real solutions that will enhance their lives. The center provides clothing, personal care and hygiene products, ambulatory equipment, toys for their children and much more. They have specialists available in counseling for personal needs – FREE OF CHARGE – to Veteran’s and their immediate household. It’s essentially a Free Store for Veterans in need.

In terms of helping her clients to buy, sell or rent their home, Jean is the best of the best. As a member of the Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, she has a plethora of personal connections and a vast network of agents and home sellers. She runs a thorough analysis of all properties and negotiates every deal to get her clients the best price possible using proven methods from her company’s 40+ years of experience. Jean is also very internet savvy and markets her clients’ homes on nearly 100 Real Estate and social media websites. She also does a radio talk show with Ron DiDonna, Fridays on WDCD called Real Estate Made Simple, and features her listings there. In addition, Jean does videos, print and online Newspaper ads, and features her listings on the only interactive TV home search channel.

Jean’s service areas include Ballston Spa, Saratoga Springs, Burnt Hills, Malta, Charlton, Ballston Lake, Glenville, Clifton Park, Colonie, Rotterdam and their surrounding areas.

To learn more about "Military Friendly Realtor", Jean Singleton, and about the communities she serves. Please visit these important sites:

{Video by: Jennifer Scott & Great Scott Productions}

Media Contact:
Jean Singleton
Ron DiDonna Real Estate & Appraisals
(518) 858-9421

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

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NORTH CAROLINA (Asheville) - Andy SmithVA Medical Center-Asheville

* Pending Publication

Press Release

By Allison Sledge


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:

Media Contact:

Andy Smith

(828) 424-1696

Beverly Hanks & Associates

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

Press Release
By Allison Sledge


"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 / -- 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:

Media Contact:
Susan Essex
RE/MAX Victory

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

Press Release
By Allison Sledge


"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 / -- 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.,-MRP_Lebanon_TN_1571227_767884798

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

Rhonda Caskey

Century 21 West Main Realty and Auction
email us here

TENNESSEE (Clarksville) - Jeff Danault ~ Fort Campbell

Press Release
By Allison Sledge


"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 / -- 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 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:

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

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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 / -- 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:

Media Contact:
Cheryl Knowlton, DREI
President, Elite Edge Training
(801) 380-8900

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VIRGINIA (Chesapeake) - Christian Iturbe ~ Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana; Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story 

Press Release
By Allison Sledge


"As a Military Veteran, I am educated and have the experience it takes to serve Veterans. I was on one side and now on this side. I’m going to help them find a nice place to live, trust me.”
Christian Iturbe

CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA, USA, October 3, 2017 / -- Christian Iturbe is a resplendent and superb Real Estate Agent and Associate Broker with eXp Realty in the Hampton Roads community of Virginia, located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

Christian is a highly esteemed and revered United States Navy Veteran with an intense passion to work with other Veterans and Active Service Members that are looking to buy or sell a home in his service areas.

Christian was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and attended Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina. He joined the Navy because he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. He didn’t want to be in school and did not want to work an hourly job, so he made his decision and went to Basic Training at the Recruit Training Center in San Diego, where he adhered to the mission of the Recruit Training Command, which is embodied in the Recruit Division Commander's Creed: "These recruits are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, basically trained sailors. I will instill in them, and demonstrate by my own example, the highest standard of Honor, Courage, and Commitment."

There, Christian learned about seamanship, shipboard firefighting and military rank structure. He was then assigned to NATTC Millington, Tennessee, in a prerequisite course for the next sequence of academic preparation, which included advanced mathematics and communications.

Christian was then transferred to Operations Specialist (OS) ‘A” School at Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, where he went through advanced naval warfare training. Most OS billets are assigned to warships. He says, “I learned my Navy job there and it was very exciting and interesting to understand the scope of Naval Warfare. As an OS, I learned to work in the Combat Information Center (CIC) of Naval Warships.”

Christian arrived to his first ship, the USS Shreveport (LPD-12) in late 1991 and was part of a team of highly trained Sailors who were responsible for coordinating tactical procedures through the use of satellite and radio communications as well as using radar to track and report other ships and aircraft operating nearby. His first deployment was to the Mediterranean Sea. The ship was part of a Marine Amphibious Readiness Group. “We carried Marines.” He says, “Their amphibious landing vehicles, trucks, helicopters, and support apparatus – the US always maintains a military presence all around the world.”

During his second deployment on-board, the ship was directed to Mogadishu, Somalia for Operation Restore Hope - where he helped coordinate amphibious operations. His team worked around the clock to ensure the safety of the landing teams involved in the amphibious operations.

In early 1995, at the end of his enlistment he returned to Durham, North Carolina. Christian had married his high school sweetheart, Kerry, right after boot camp. They had three sons, Andrew, Joseph and Nicholas, and he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Christian worked a series of jobs prior to the devastating path that Hurricane Fran left in its wake, which left him struggling without a job and transportation. He decided to reenlist in 1997 – where he was sent to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. He spent two months being processed back into the Navy. He was then sent to the Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) “A” School in Pensacola, Florida. Once completed with advanced electronics training in April of 1998, he transferred to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light 48 (HSL-48) in Mayport, Florida, where he spent the next 4 years helping to repair and maintain fifteen SH-60B helicopters while at the same time making 2 more deployments. His fourth son, Christian, was born during this tour.

Christian then transferred to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach in 2002. Along the way, he attended Microminiature (2M) Electronics Repair School. He became an integral part of an elite group of technicians who performed high reliability repair functions of sensitive military avionics components. In 2005, he transferred to USS Wasp (LHD-1) for a year and subsequently onto his next few commands, AIMD Norfolk and FRC Oceana, all the while as a Microminiature Repair Technician.

In his Navy Career, Christian deployed 7 times; twice on the USS Shreveport (LPD-12) to the Mediterranean in 1991 and 1993; once on USS Kauffman (FFG-59) in 1999; once on USS McInerney (FFG-8) 2001; once on USS George Washington (CVN-73) in 2008 ; once on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in 2009; and once on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in 2010. Soon after his last homecoming he transferred on more time to FRC Oceana for the last two years in service to our country and retired in 2013.

During those deployments, Christian got the opportunity to visit Cuba, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Bahamas, Panama, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, the Canary Islands, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Israel, Egypt, Dubai and Bahrain.

Christian says, “I have been interested in Real Estate since I was a kid. Agents seemed to enjoy their work. I needed a job that wasn’t 9-5 and couldn’t stand the thought of being stuck in an office all day so I got my real estate license and now I work with eXp Realty. The military is near and dear to my heart. Earning my Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification means a lot. What better way to show my Military clients that I am educated and have the experience it takes to serve Veterans? I was on one side and now on this side. I’m going to help them find a nice place to live, trust me.”

Christian is a full-time Realtor® and serves the communities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk.

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

Media Contact:
Christian Iturbe
eXp Realty
(757) 642-3169

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