I Pledge to Serve Those Who Have Served
Every real estate agent has a responsibility to provide the best home buying experience and resources available to his or her clients. That’s why I’ve pledged to ask every client “Did You Serve?” As a Veteran, you are eligible for many benefits earned through your service, among them is the advantages of the VA Home Loan program. It’s my privilege to educate you on these home buying benefits and to help make those benefits accessible and attainable.
See Why I Love Helping Veterans
Growing up, my family’s restaurant was next door to a military recruiting office. My brother and I often spent our days with the military members, learning their duties and services to our nation. My mom taught me early on to respect them and always salute them for their services. However, it was not until I was first hand involved with a military member overseas that I realized the extent of the impact one faces in uniform. My goal is to honor their commitment to our country by assisting them with loyalty, respect, and comfort.
Benefits For Clients When Hiring An MRP Certified Realtor
A REALTOR® with the MRP certification understands that when military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful. The MRP certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members which helps their clients find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support that are available.
Service members and veterans who hire REALTORS® with NAR’s MRP certification will have increased confidence that the REALTOR® will understand their specific real estate requirements and processes as well as understand available finance benefits and support.
Certifications Completed by Shima
Homebuying Benefits for Veterans
No Down Payment Required
For many, the biggest obstacle to buying a home is saving up for the costly down payment. With the VA Loan, homebuyers are not required to put any money down.
Lower Monthly Payments
Because the Department of Veterans Affairs provides a financial guaranty on each VA Loan, lending institutions carry less risk and don’t require private mortgage insurance which can save hundreds every month.
Flexible Qualification Standards
The rigors of military service can often do a number on a person’s credit report. While more than 80 percent of veterans and service members won’t qualify for conventional financing, the VA Loan provides relaxed qualification standards opening homeownership opportunities for millions.