Veterans and military service members have sacrificed a lot in defense of our country. In recognition of their service, the US Government grants them certain resources and benefits – one of which is the VA Home Loan Benefit. This benefit is often the best chance that many service members will have to purchase a home, so they are particularly selective about the REALTORS® they work with.
Here are 5 things Veterans look for when they choose a Waldorf MD REALTOR®:
- A REALTOR® who understands the tight timelines of military moves
Service members relocate (PCS) every 2-3 years with orders that are often issued only 6-8 weeks in advance. REALTORS® who understand the timelines of service members can provide them with peace-of-mind during the stressful moving process so they can focus on what’s important – preparing for the move.2
- Familiarity with the VA Loan process
The VA Loan process traverses both public and private sectors, which involves filling out government paperwork and gathering financial statements for mortgage lenders. REALTORS® who understand the VA Home Loan process can help guide veterans and servicemembers through the process quickly and effectively.
3. Knowledge of the home appraisal process required by the VA
The VA tries to ensure that all homes bought by veterans are safe, sanitary, and structurally sound and in move-in condition. A REALTOR® who is familiar with the appraisal process will be sure to screen homes for defects before showing a home to a Veteran, which can save time and speed the process along.
4. Ability to educate the seller and seller’s agent about the VA Loan
Due to the lack of knowledge about the VA Loan process, some sellers prefer buyers with conventional loans. A veteran-focused REALTOR® can help educate the seller on the VA Loan process to ensure the veteran is represented accurately in the transaction.
5. A REALTOR® who is proud to serve those who served
REALTORS® who work with servicemembers have a passion for helping veterans achieve their piece of the American dream. They fulfill their sense of duty to America by helping find a home for those who have fought to protect ours.
There are currently 23 million veterans and service members right in your Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. They transact over $153 billion annually. Learn how you can help tap into and serve the veteran community. Supporting Veteran and Service Members in the Maryland Area.
Waldorf MD Realtor Skip Young Realtor for your Military move!
Waldorf MD Realtor – Skip Young Being very fortunate enough to have a father in the Navy who was stationed in Hawaii for 18 years, I was able to grow up as a military child with only two duty stations. After leaving Hawaii’s Barbers Point, our PCS was to San Diego. After Skip Youngs father’s retirement from the Navy my father decided to return back home to the state of Maryland. I was taught the disciplines of a Military Son. If your reading my Bio here you will understand.
I myself then signed up for the Army because I knew in my heart serving my country was the first step in manhood. I left Baltimore MEPS and headed for Fort. Benning GA. Infantry training began, then Airborne school and then Ranger Indoctrination Program RIP. Yes this was the Black Berets that came and got me from graduation of Airborne school. The rest of the story is I ended up at 1st Ranger Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield. I can go no further than this at this point. I served my country from 91 -94.
While in Ranger Battalion I was trained on Motorcycles during Airfield Seizures, I had taken my bike for training at Ft. Stewart GA where a POV pulled out in front of me. I was then removed from Battalion and took up duties on base that would allow the repairs to my knee to heal. Jobs such as maintaining the Gym, Hunter Army Airfield Reporter, and my final job was to drive General DeFransisco I performed duties on Hunter Army Airfield just like a Ranger would and it showed.
I returned to my home state of the Hawaii and was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division while there I served out my term and received a disability rating and returned home to Maryland.
I first got into Real Estate at the same time I opened my first Wireless store. Early 2000’s was great for Real Estate and a great way to learn quickly like a Ranger would. Since there was boom in the Real Estate market as a Realtor I sold 60 homes that grossed over 12.5 Million. This won an award for Rookie of the year in Calvert County MD. My success has continued ever since. I have since received a degree in Information Technology since he Real Estate Market has changed to a digital and internet based platform.
Currently I am a Realtor working at Remax 100 in White Plains MD. To help move Active and Veteran Military persons I have been certified as a Certified Military Relocator. To assist in making your transition as smooth as possible. Being an Elite Solider, there are times when I would just have to leave for deployment. In this situation you need someone you can trust and understand the security that comes along with the job. Your job title is not a factor to me, the factor is making sure you home is secure, on sale, for rent, investments protected and someone is keeping an eye on your property while you are serving your country. We work in a world where things move very fast, you need a Realtor that can handle the pressure of what pressure you experience everyday in military life.
Certified Military Relocator Maryland – Skip Young
To get in touch with Skip Young and have myself personally work for you in your PCS transition please fill out the form bellow or give me ca call and I will get right on your Maryland House Purchase, Sale or Rental. Currently working in the surrounding area’s of Patuxent Naval Base PAX River, Andrews Air Force Base, Fort Meade and Indian Head Naval Base.