Veterans Serving Veterans - Anyone Out There?

Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives, Tucson Elite


Ok, folks, so I decided to leave everyone in a lurch wondering what is going to happen to "That Guy", in my usual blog posting. You know what they say..."Always leave them wanting more!" <WIDE GRIN>

Actually, my reason for deviation is purely inquisitive in nature. I have posted twice to RE/MAX related blogs without much success in response (read absolutely none, zero, zilch, get the point) regarding this subject. I will indeed include them again on this post, but I truly want to gleen some perspective from all REALTORS® that might be interested in such a program, since I've had less success when narrowing the audience.

Before I receive a plethora of people posting about the non-originality of the subject, please let me assure the reader, that this particular plan is a bit different in what I believe to be a unique approach side, as it has a fairly significant web-deployment plan in the overall model. This is not a "pie-in-the-sky" dream, but an actual network of sites, agents, sponsors, etc, that have agreed to participate in the program.


We discussed it locally to test the waters, and were amazed at the response we saw...alas, that was merely locally here in Arizona and specifically in the communities of Oro Valley, Tucson, Saguaro Ranch, Stone Canyon, Vail, Green Valley, etc., and really wanted a bigger picture of what sort of appeal there might be for Armed Forces Veterans that are REALTORS® and might have an interest in participating in a program of this nature. We haven't even spoken to any agents in our sister city of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale and Tempe, as we were really interested in deploying the program Globally; thus this post.

Any interest from my fellow Vets?


Thanks for reading!


Life's A Grin!


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Deb Short

My son is a New Marine. I have many Uncles that served in the Armed Forces.

It is to bad we don't take of our Vets better.


Mar 04, 2008 12:36 PM #1
Dan Grammar
Realty Executives, Tucson Elite - Oro Valley, AZ
Professional Realtor - Tucson Arizona Real Estate
Yes, I would wholeheartedly agree.  It is indeed the nature of the program and it is in the fact that Veterans have a unique understanding of a PCS or Military Retirement, etc., that we believe that this program can really evolve into a HUGE Win-Win proposition for Veterans & Veteran REALTORS® as we work together to ensure the best interests of the Veteran are served. 
Mar 04, 2008 12:47 PM #2
Lawrence Yerkes
RE/MAX Preferred - Medford Township, NJ
Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services


Have you checked out the Military Relocations group?

I believe they are working along similar ideas from with the group and AR.

There are also several military specific print and online providers for relocation services that tie into local realtors and service providers, such PCS America and

Mar 04, 2008 06:53 PM #3
Dan Grammar
Realty Executives, Tucson Elite - Oro Valley, AZ
Professional Realtor - Tucson Arizona Real Estate

Thanks for the tip on the Group, Lawrence!  This is a bit of a different approach and is still going to deploy, as it was in the making over 3 years ago and it is just about ready to hatch! :)  Thanks for the reply!


Mar 05, 2008 01:54 AM #4
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


I like the monkey photo!

Mike in Tucson

Mar 06, 2008 01:49 PM #5
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Hi Dan,

Your post caught my eye with that wonderful flag.  My husband is a Vietnam Vet and my son-in-law, a Seabee, stationed in Diego Garcia.  Dave is devoted to the military and rightfully takes pride in his career. The hardships that my daughter and grandkids cheerfully endure is a crime.

I would love to hear more details of your plan.

Mar 07, 2008 03:53 AM #6
Debra Drummond
RE/MAX Gallery - Plymouth, MI
MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan

Hey Dan,

I've been thinking of a similar thing. I'm a former Marine who has recently gotten involved with my local Women Marine Association and Marine Corps League. It got me thinking about what other military veterans/agents are doing out there to connect with other veterans.

I know of at least 3 other agent/veterans across the country thought of setting up an ActiveRain group, but sounds like you're two steps ahead of me. Any new developments?

Apr 29, 2008 06:57 AM #7
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