FEATURED REAL ESTATE AGENT

CMM REALTY

CMM Realty, Inc., is a full-service real estate firm offering sales, property management, leasing, and development. Our long-term stability, experienced team members, and our desire to continue to improve and learn make us a company our clients rely on and trust. We are a small company of 40+ team members that have a desire to serve each other and our clients. We strive to build relationships in our community that go above and beyond our jobs and projects.

TIPS TO FINDING THE RIGHT AGENT

1FIND AN AGENT WHO WORKS WITH MILITARY PERSONNEL

When it comes to finding someone with the right knowhow to help you with real estate, nothing beats firsthand experience. As military personnel, veterans, or their family members you have specific needs and benefits that require consideration and understanding. Having a real estate agent who's dealt with situations exactly like (or at least close) to yours will make any property rental or purchase go as smoothly and simply as possible. Your best bet in making sure an agent has the knowledge you need is to find one who's earned a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification from the National Association of Realtors.

2MAKE SURE AN AGENT KNOWS YOUR SPECIFIC TIMELINE

Military orders are rarely, if ever, flexible in any way, so the timeline of your or your family’s next move is pretty much set in stone. Moreover, most orders requiring a relocation (either PCS or short term) arrive a few months, at the most, before they take effect. So your moving timeline is typically both very short and extremely rigid. Let any agent you speak to know when and where you need to move in or out from the very start of your interaction. That way you both know right away if they can get what you need done in time or if you have to keep searching for an agent who can.

3IF YOU’RE LOOKING INTO A VA LOAN, USE AN AGENT WHO KNOWS THE PROCESS WELL

VA loans are a great tool for veterans and their families looking to realize their dream of home ownership. But it, like nearly any loan process, can be a complicated one. And it's definitely something you want to get done the right way. Just as you should use a Military Relocation Professional (or similarly qualified agent) to help you move between bases, find an agent with previous VA loan experience to help you with yours. Someone who's gone through the process of helping a client get their certificate of eligibility, obtain their loan from a VA approved lender, and purchase their dream home will be well equipped to help you do the same.

4A GOOD AGENT WILL LISTEN TO EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT AND WORK HARD TO FIND IT

When it comes to real estate transaction, your agent is the expert but you are the customer. And, as the old saying goes, the customer is always right. Your realtor's job is to make sure you get exactly what you want in the easiest, fastest, most cost effective way. So you want one who pays close attention to your requirements, finds answers to all your questions, and does their utmost to get you the sale, rental, or purchase you need.

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