AgentHero to Talk Veteran Issues on SiriusXM’S Jennifer Hammond Show

Real Estate Broker/Owner with AgentHero

WASHINGTON, DC (5/19/15) --- Veterans’ issues – including homelessness, the unique challenges veterans and military families face in buying or selling a home, and employment challenges, particularly for military spouses – will be the focus of a very special Memorial Day edition of “The Jennifer Hammond Show” on Urban View, SiriusXM Channel 126.

For Memorial Day weekend only, The Jennifer Hammond Show special “Military Housing Forum” will air on:

• Saturday, May 23, 2-4pm and 6-8pm ET

• Sunday, May 24, 8-10pm ET

• Monday, May 25, 12-2am ET, 11am-1pm, and  6-8pm ET

• Tuesday, May 26, 4-6am ET

For this special edition of her weekly show about making savvy real estate decisions, hostess Jennifer Hammond will be joined by a number of special guests, including Ken Robbins, Co-Founder and CEO of AgentHero, a national network of professional real estate agents, all of whom are veterans or military spouses.

AgentHero brings a unique perspective to the issue of veteran home buying and employment challenges in that its agents are all veterans or military spouses themselves who – because they have frequently relocated their own families – know first-hand what it’s like to have to buy or sell a home, often in less than ideal market conditions. 

“Data show that veterans have the skills and expertise that make them highly marketable and highly valuable employees,” Robbins explains. “The challenge has been breaking down the barriers to access to the job market and opening up pathways to opportunity.”

Noting that about half a million military families move every year, he continues, “While AgentHero is geared to serve the entire real estate marketplace, we are uniquely positioned to understand and address some of the critical challenges facing our active duty and veteran populations, and to improve the real estate industry by creating long-term housing solutions for those who need and deserve this higher level of service.” 

Other guests on the Special Memorial Day edition of The Jennifer Hammond Show include:

• Jessica Venegas (Director of Strategic Partnerships, Community Solutions), Tom O'Toole (Acting Director, VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans), Lt. Col. (Ret.) Deborah Snyder (Founder, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation), and Barbara van Dahlen (President and Founder, Give an Hour) discussing veteran homelessness;

• Cindy Simerly (Vice President, Military Child Education Coalition), John Bell, III (Assistant Director Loan Policy and Valuation, Department of Veterans Affairs), Richard Morris (Navy Federal Credit Union), and Cristin Orr Shiffer (Deputy Research Director, Blue Star Families) discussing the challenges military families face in buying or selling a home; and 

• Noreen O'Neil (Director of Military Spouse Employment Program, US Chamber of Commerce), Rosemary Williams (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community & Family Policy), and Heidi Robbins (Berkshire/Hathaway rookie of the year) discussing careers in real estate for veterans and military spouses.

For more information about the special Memorial Day weekend edition of The Jennifer Hammond Show, visit or follow Jennifer on Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram at @JenniferHRealty.

A portion of all AgentHero proceeds is donated to charities that support U.S. veterans and active-duty military. For more information, visit 


Comments (8)

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Welocme to ActiveRain, It's great to have you aboard!  I hope to see more of your posts!

May 19, 2015 07:15 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great job in promoting veterans' rights on Sirius!  Welcome to AR!

May 19, 2015 08:11 AM
Paul Collier
Patriot Home Mortgage - Huntington Beach, CA
Paul Collier

Sounds like a great listen, and certainly relevant to my line of work. I'll be sure to tune in!

May 19, 2015 09:24 AM
Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

Welcome to the Rain. Great article and thanks for sharing. I followed you and I look forward to reading more of your posts soon. 

May 19, 2015 12:39 PM
The Temple Team
THE TEMPLE TEAM - Mooresville, NC
Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston

GREAT First Blog! Congratulations!!  WELCOME ... You're going to LOVE it here!



May 19, 2015 02:14 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Ken Robbins nice shout out for the Memorial Day weekend show ..... I wish you well with your participation...and I think your office roster is to be commended and thanked for their dedication and participation in our military....thanks, Ken

May 19, 2015 10:43 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and welcome to ActiveRain.... you'll be a big hit here....keep those posts coming.... 

May 19, 2015 10:44 PM
Frank Harper
Idaho Family Real Estate - Boise, ID
Broker/Owner, Realtor, GRI, SFR.

Welcome to ActiveRain! Keep posting blog post in the Rain!

May 20, 2015 02:47 AM