Carlos Cardo is Your Military Relocation Professional Specialist REMAX ULTRA
Covering Norfolk Virginia Beach Portsmouth Chesapeake Hampton and Newport News
As a Military Relocation Professional Specialist myself I specialize in handling the real estate issues of the military community, I am well informed on military real estate moves, benefits, requirements and anticipates your needs and concerns. With several bases to include Norfolk Navy Base Oceana - Navy Base Little Creek Amphibious Base - Ft Story - Portsmouth Naval Hospital - Ft Eustis - Langley - Dam Neck - Fentress and several NATO commands knowledge of the military in Hampton Roads is crucial!
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After retiring from the Marine Corps with 14 PCS moves I understand the issues personally and entered the real estate business with a strong sense of client representation, service and ethics. Now with over 14 years of experience, I have helped hundreds of local buyers and sellers just like yourself, buy or sell their home! We know how to locate the finest properties quickly and negotiate the best deals.
Call Carlos Cardo 757-971-3574, text or email Carlos@CarlosCardo.com
When it comes to listing your home as a top agent in the area I have since April 2016 added a 3D VIRTUAL REALITY LISTING PACKAGE to my sales and rentals here are examples: http://www.757Tours.com/41 It's our job to know about the latest market conditions, government regulations, and upcoming developments — so that you don't have to. Imagine walking inside the home virtually. Many military members are familiar with practicing scenarios with 3D Virtual Reality. I bring home that technology to your home so that members and their families can walk the home from Japan, Italy, the Middle East, Germany and even from coast to coast in the United States 24 hours a day 7 days a week!
MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL - MRP
On 17 September 2014 the National Association of REALTORS created a program so that agents can identify themselves as a "Military Relocation Professional". They are ones that will in one way or another explain why? Until now some real estate firms have classes that informs its agents on VA requirements, acronyms, benefits and other military issues that they deem important, others do not. Just as REALTORS have a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), or Graduate REALTORS Institute (GRI), the Military Relocation Professional now has that same standard.
Also, there are independent internet sites that agents can join for a fee that will advertise such a benefit, create a logo, and an advertising plan (after all, people are starting to see the military as big business). Those agents that join will be designated as a Military Relocation Professional. Usually military members desire a full time professional local agent with a “been there and done that” experience and a firm understanding of the military relocation process as well as real estate issues.
Why is a Military Relocation Professional so important?
When military orders come down range the military member may have never been in that area, city nor neighborhood. They may have quite a bit of time or no time at all to make arrangements! They have many questions, needs and concerns. Concerns such as:
How and where are the schools?
Are there military on/off base clinics, commissaries, exchange, and other services? And where are they?
Will my BHA cover my housing bills?
How is TMO timeline and coordination going to work especially if there was no prior housing TDY/TAD trips to purchase or rent a home?
Commuting time to and from bases with alternative routes and with or without tunnels and/or bridges? (Extremely important in a few MOS’s)?
What are my VA Benefits, where can I get a VA Loan and how does the loan work?
Ask your agent what qualifies them to be a “Military Relocation Specialist”?
Do they have the "Military Relocation Professional" (MRP) designation? Was it just a class? Did they experience it themselves? Do they understand the issues concerning household moves, supplementary shipments, BHA, COLA, and other issues and timelines? Will they be able to assist you with other questions even after the sale? The majority of my military clients call me throughout their tour for local information, local services, other information and advice.
Remember, if an agent is confident that they CAN provide such services, they will not be defensive, rather they are more than happy to go into detail and explain what it is that qualifies them to be so. Read their bio, then email and call them. Don't hire someone just because the paid a fee to join a group! Hire someone that can do the job for you. There is a lot you can learn from a spontaneous answer!
Just like military accreditations and MOS credentials, designations such as: CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, CNHS, CSP, RCC, e-PRO, SFR, MRP and others make a difference! Buying and selling a home is an expensive process, so a little homework on your part will save you a ton of money and stress!