The National Association of Realtors released their first ever “Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile” in May, which shed some light on military members’ real estate habits and trends. The study showed that 95% of active-duty members and 88% of veterans use real estate agents to buy and sell their homes, so it’s worth it to find a brokerage that’s especially equipped to take care of our servicemembers and adapt to fit their unique needs.
Most millennials are struggling to break into the world of homeownership, but one demographic is bucking the trend: active military members. The report revealed that the average active military homebuyer buys their first home at 34—six years earlier than their civilian contemporaries. Our agents pride themselves on being tech-savvy in order to make the home buying and selling process easier. We use Docusign, so you (and your spouse) can sign documents online or from your phone, without even needing to be in the same country! We have easy-to-use home search apps so you can make the most of your free time and easily check out properties you’re interested in. We understand that sometimes it’s easier to FaceTime, Skype or text and we have a slew of online tools to help you stay on top of the process, even when you have to be miles away.
We Can Help You Save Money
The NAR profile found that active military members buy bigger(more than 2,000 sq ft), and more expensive (median price of $226,000) homes than non-military buyers. Luckily, the Veterans Affairs loan is an extremely popular program available to active members and veterans—in fact, 54% of veterans and 74% of active duty members use a VA loan to finance their home.
These loans offer 100% financing and eliminate mortgage insurance payments. Our agents stay up-to-date with the VA’s requirements and help veterans take advantage of any discounts and benefits they may be entitled to.
We Make the Search Easy
Not only do we have awesome apps that make narrowing down your options a snap, our agents consistently use high-quality, professional photography and video for our listings as well as 3D tours and aerial drone footage. We’ve even done video walkthroughs on specific properties for clients if there’s something in particular they really want to see that’s not in the pictures. If there’s a home you’re interested in, we’ll make sure you can visualize every part of it and feel really comfortable making an offer, no matter how far away you’re stationed!
We’ll Introduce You
Our Relocation Department can help you find a really great Coldwell Banker agent in whatever city or country you’re moving to—no need to blindly call the first agent you find on Google! We’ll make sure you’re taken care of and stay in touch during the process if you have any issues! Many of our agents are also veterans, so we’ve been there! Moving to a new city can be alienating but our agents can recommend any businesses or services you might need, as well as put you in touch with some local groups or clubs! PCSing is no fun, but we can help take as much of the stress out of the process as possible so you can move in, make friends and get on with your life!
Call us today if you need help relocating, finding a home or just getting to know the area!