Fairway Independent Mortgage has created a training "boot camp" for real estate agents, to help them access housing opportunities for military veterans. Trying to buy a home poses many challenges as it is, but veterans face challenges that are unique to most. Fairway's training program is designed to teach agents about these specific challenges, and how they can better meet veteran's needs.
Unfortunately, veterans and active duty service members often have a difficult time finding employment, and research shows that they are more likely to face homelessness or poverty. Fairway CEO, Steve Jacobson, states that "the objective of Fairway's CMRS certification program is to train and equip real estate agents to handle with care the home purchase needs of active duet and former military clients."
The Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS) training for real estate agents earns each Realtor three hours of continued education. Sean Parnell, the author of NY Times best-selling book "Outlaw Platoon," will be joining Fairway for the special event. Parnell plays an integral role in the Boot Camps and home-giveaway promotions. Since launching the initiative two years ago, Fairway has successfully trained 3,000 mortgage and real estate professionals.
As the nation struggles to provide housing opportunities for veterans, we thank companies like Fairway that are making a conscious effort to help them. Events like the Fairway training program should be embraced and promoted within the real estate industry...the trials that veterans face with housing need to be address and fixed!
Here at REIG, we are trying to do our part in spreading awareness. REIG Operation Renovation, it trying to make life easier for our military veterans. We are donating an entire home renovation to a veteran in need, and hope to continue helping the service community in any way that we can. Call us to find out more about how you can help at 760-566-3203!