"Of Course I Work With Military Clients"

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"Of Course I Work With Military Clients"


We're all celebrating Memorial Day. We are spending time with friends and family and hopefully honoring those who have fallen in service to our country. Our Veterans give us so much every day, and we should in turn give back to them. Sometimes that means we should walk away from a deal in order to provide them the very best service.

One of my preferred lenders specializes in working with military clients. He is an expert on VA loans and other programs specifically designed to make buying and selling homes easier for our veterans. Recently we were having lunch together and he mentioned that one of the biggest complaints he hears is from his clients trying to find an agent who is familiar with the special needs of our military.

"Of course I work with military clients." Is often the answer to the question from either himself or his clients to most agents. The fact is, a relocating military family has special needs. Not only should the agent be familiar with the financing options....and how to successfully present them to the listing agent...but they must also be aware of the time lines, deadlines and other logistic challenges placed on this clients by the military. 

For instance, the client might be on a very tight time line, with no time to wait for the market to turn. In this case, great care must be made to present the home in the best possible light...staging, photography, aggressive marketing etc....to ensure the property receives solid offers and quickly. They might also be facing the deployment of one member who will then be unavailable for signatures on documents, this must be handled in advance to ensure that the close happens smoothly and without the need for their involvement. 

There are so many other nuances to working with military buyers and sellers and so often the desire to keep the deal at any cost gets in the way of truly serving those who have served us. 


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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I always feel so blessed when I work with either active duty personnel or veterans and their families. I am so glad that you found the value of your affiliation Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner 

May 29, 2017 03:49 PM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My military clients get reat treatment from me.  There is also a discount  for them.

May 29, 2017 04:24 PM #2
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I enjoy working with military clients as well, Karen, congrats on the featured post.

May 29, 2017 05:39 PM #3
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I wonder with her expecting you to say or if they think that you're going to insult them or something. It's very strange they would even have to ask that.

May 29, 2017 08:59 PM #4
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner - working with military clients need a great discipline. 

And I'd say, there are more challenges when you work with them.

May 29, 2017 10:46 PM #5
Mega Team Real Estate
Realty ONE Group Alliance - San Mateo, CA
San Francisco and Peninsula Real Estate Concierge

It is very challenging to work with the military clients. 

May 30, 2017 12:38 AM #6
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations on the featured post. Veterans should call you to be their agent in your market area

May 30, 2017 02:59 AM #7
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Military families can have challenges that other sellers and buyers do not. Good point!

May 30, 2017 03:20 AM #8
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner ,

Congratulations on the must deserved featured post. Many agents don't understand the challenges military families face when buying or selling. It's my pleasure to represent members in the military. They are owed the diligence and extra effort to make it a smooth transition.

May 30, 2017 04:19 AM #9
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Gotta love and respect, serve the veteran.

May 30, 2017 05:54 AM #10
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I helped a military family one day & the return is satisfying due to morale return

May 30, 2017 06:52 AM #11
Lillie Painia, ABR, NHC, TAHS
Lillie L. Painia, Tri-R Realty Group - Missouri City, TX

Hi Karen,

Great post! I also enjoy assisting our veterans with real estate transactions!

May 30, 2017 07:39 AM #12
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Great to see that you understand the issues regarding military families and real estate.  Having been born into the Air Force and attended 9 schools in my 12 years of primary education, you can see we moved A LOT. 

Keep up the good work.

May 30, 2017 08:06 AM #13
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I spent 20 years in the Navy and still recall the first agent I worked with about 40 years ago...he was a veteran and he treated vets like they were special.  Of course, they are! 

May 30, 2017 08:54 AM #14
Bryan King
Raleigh, NC
Remtech Environmental

On a personal level, I wholeheartedly agree in serving our vets with the amount of dedication they serve us. If you're a real estate agent in NC, you'll understand the significance of this economically as well as emotionally. The state of North Carolina contains the third most veterans in the U.S. Therefore, it is crucial that all of our industries (in NC, but also everywhere), are providing the services they need and deserve.

May 30, 2017 01:36 PM #15
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

I too am ex-military and have helped soldiers buy homes. I even referred a military family who bought a home in North Carolina late 2016.

May 30, 2017 05:03 PM #16
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Military is a unique niche and I'm glad they have an expert like Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner to help them with buying or selling!

May 31, 2017 05:43 AM #17
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current blogs. I hope all is going well for you.

Jul 01, 2017 03:50 PM #18
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