Veterans are an increasing part of the home buying segment - there are currently 21.5 million veterans in the US today - and with military downsizing that number will continue to increase. Our free course and panel of local and national experts will show you how to navigate transactions specific to veterans and VA loans.
- Did you know VA loans have a higher close rate than any other loan product?
- Did you know there are affordable housing options for qualifying veterans throughout the Atlanta area?
- Did you know for veterans of certain statuses can waive the VA funding fee?
Learn tips and tricks for VA loans and appraisals and how to best serve your veteran clients. We'll also discuss creative ways for marketing to veterans and helping to make your clients aware that you are a knowledgeable agent they can refer to their military friends and relatives.
- Date: Wednesday, March 18th
- Time: 9:30 am, Registration; 10:00 - 11:30 am, Program
- Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center
5784 Lake Forrest Drive, Atlanta 30328
- Presented by: ABR's Professional Development Committee
- Note: This is not for continuing education credits.
Atlanta Neighborhood Development Program
Bio coming soon!
ABR, CRS, CDPE, e-PRO, MRP, REALTOR®
Maura Neill is an Atlanta-area REALTOR® with RE/MAX Around Atlanta and is a second-generation REALTOR® who comes from a military family and has a passion for the troops and their families. She is a proud granddaughter, daughter, niece, and cousin of veterans and the sister of an active duty soldier. With extensive experience with VA Financing as well as a close connection to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Home Loan office in Washington, D.C., Maura is passionate about assisting military and veteran clientele and educating fellow REALTORS® with that process.
In 2013, Maura was asked to be the Lead Instructor and Subject Matter Expert for the National Association of REALTORS®'s (NAR's) Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification course and was an integral part in the development of this course with NAR. She teaches the course with a bevy of personal experience and stories and views the MRP certification as a valuable and unique course that can benefit all REALTORS®. In 2014, she addressed the Federal Financing and Housing Committee, alongside Mike Frueh, the Director of the Home Loan Guaranty Program at the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Holly Petraeus, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Assistant Director, Office of Servicemember Affairs.
Veterans United Home Loans
Samantha Reeves is the senior real estate and homebuying expert for Veterans United Home Loans. She is a licensed real estate agent and a former loan officer and attorney.
She draws from her experience in the VA loan industry to educate real estate agents on the military homebuying experience both in person and in print. Her articles have been featured in Inman News, Fox Business, Credit.com, AOL Real Estate and more. She is active on social media and has nearly 300,000 followers on her Real Estate Agents - Military Friendly Facebook community.