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Why Military Relocation Just Got Easier

Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis

Whether you’re a military family, or “just” a Crofton, Maryland, homeowner who wants to sell your home, the real estate directories for Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel could make your next move easier.  

Crofton has always been home to a lot of military families, with its location so near Fort Meade, Annapolis and Andrews AFB – not to mention NSA, The Pentagon, Bolling AFB, Marine Barracks Washington, Washington Navy Yard, Walter Reed, and Bethesda Naval Hospital.  In fact, military relocation brought Larry and me from San Diego to Crofton when he was a young Lieutenant stationed at the Naval Academy. 

There’s really nothing like a military move – It often takes a veteran or military spouse to truly “get” that, or at least an agent who handles military relocation on a regular basis.  Inevitably, a family arrives from the previous duty station with just 2 or 3 days for finding and buying a home, and the military pay structure provides challenges to any real estate or mortgage professional who can’t interpret the nuances of military pay.  The benefits to military families of finding and working with an agent who understands all this are obvious. 

Crofton home sellers benefit, too, especially in this buyers’ market, since incoming military transferees provide a pool of potential buyers – at a time when houses are taking up to six months to sell, prices are stumbling, and buyers are few and far between.

To make life easier for military personnel AND to help Crofton home sellers attract military buyers, I recently completed three directories of real estate agents who work with military personnel.  My intent is to make it easy for both agents and consumers to find real estate professionals who are “military-friendly”, anywhere in the Continental U.S.  To qualify for these directories, real estate agents and lenders have to be bloggers on the ActiveRain real estate network with at least one post targeted to incoming transferees for the nearby base (and many of them have LOTS of fascinating blog posts).  Company affiliation is not a factor – you’re as likely to find a Keller Williams agent as a RE/MAX agent, for example.

Whether you are relocating TO or FROM local bases, this information is for you:

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Personnel at Annapolis Naval Station and the U.S. Naval Academy may find U.S. Navy PCS Relocation – Real Estate Directory helpful for identifying an agent at the other end of their transfer. 

Fort Meade families will want to use Army PCS Relocation – Real Estate Directory to help them in their military relocation.

If Andrews AFB is your destination, Air Force PCS Relocation – Real Estate Directory may make your military relocation easier.

If you have PCS Orders to or from any base that is not listed, or one that is listed without an agent’s contact information, please let me know.  I have several agents and lenders in the pipeline for other bases.  I will be happy to put you in touch with one of them.

As a Washington, D.C. native, I am very familiar with the entire Metropolitan area and can answer your questions about relocating to Maryland, D.C. or Virginia.  Then, if you decide to look at communities and homes in D.C. or Virginia, I will help you choose an agent to work with there.  But I’m betting most military families relocating to the Washington area will love Crofton when they visit – for the same reasons that Crofton, Maryland, was named one of Money Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Live

P.S.  Crofton home sellers, be sure to choose an agent with access to the military relocation market.  It could mean a sale for you!


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