Heroes Welcome Home Program Educates REALTORS® on Military Housing Needs
The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® hosted its fourth annual Heroes Welcome Home program on October 29, an education initiative preparing San Antonio area REALTORS® to serve the housing needs of our military community.
“San Antonio is home to so many of our country’s military personnel,” said Mary Ann Jeffers, SABOR’s 2015 Chairman of the Board. “These men and women often have specialized needs when it comes to buying and selling property and this program gives REALTORS® the tools they need to be the best resource to our city’s military members.”
While this is an annual event, the subject matter changes each year to ensure the REALTORS® in attendance learn diverse information and the latest trends affecting military moves. This year’s event included topics such as understanding basic training, working with base housing and learning about financial assistance available to veterans.
Contact information for REALTORS® completing the program will be entered into a publicly accessible database, allowing military families seeking the expertise of a professional to be provided a list of REALTORS® who have taken the course. This list can be found at www.saheroeswelcomehome.org.
In support of the ever-growing community of military, SABOR not only hosts this educational event for REALTORS® to assist returning and relocating military families in achieving the dream of homeownership; all net proceeds of the event will be donated to a local veterans organization.
“In 2014 we were proud to present over $10,000 to the San Antonio Coalition for Veterans and Families,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “This is a very special program and we look forward to being able to give back to our city’s military families again this year.”