October 25th, 2012 12:53 PM by Francine Jeffers C.B.R., S.R.E.S.,A.S.P.
Date: Oct 24, 2012
LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL BECOMES MEMBER OF
MILITARY VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS
The Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals is proud to announce the addition of our newest member – Francine Jeffers with Kelley & Rege Properties of Milton, Ma. By becoming a member of MVAREP, Francine has joined a dynamic group of concerned citizens and real estate industry professionals committed to promoting home ownership opportunities within the military and veteran community.
MVAREP with members from the real estate community including real estate agents, real estate brokers, lenders, loan officers, title and escrow, home inspectors, insurance representatives, etc., as well as concerned citizens and anyone who wants to recognize the sacrifices of military service members including military veterans, active duty service members and national guard members.
MVAREP was formed with many goals in mind. First and foremost, the main objective will be to promote home ownership within the military and veteran community. MVAREP will do this by creating and developing programs to educate both the real estate community and general public on the benefits of working with a VA (military) home buyer as well as provide the tools and training for the real estate community to better help and serve members of the military and veteran community. From there, local and national events will be held with distinguished key note speakers, as well as tools and training provided to all members.
MVAREP was founded by David E. Dion of Solutions Real Estate with offices in both Arizona and California. David is a Service Connected Disabled Air Force Veteran who served on active duty from 1986 – 1990 and also the Massachusetts Air National Guard from 1990 – 1995. David himself was recently trying to use his VA Home Loan Guarantee benefit for his own home purchase in Southern California and realized the challenges first hand. He had made a full price offer (and higher) on more than one home and each time had his offer rejected. In competitive selling situations, the VA Home Buyer offer is frequently put on the bottom of the pile, or identified as the least desirable offer when compared to a cash buyer, a conventional buyer and even an FHA buyer.