MilRES: The Military Residential Specialist certification

The new MilRES certification course helps agents better serve active and retired military members and their families

By Keith Miller

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If you don’t have a personal connection with the military, you undoubtedly know someone who does. More than 23 million veterans and 2.6 million active duty personnel are among the American ranks. That could be quite the referral network!

The Military Residential Specialist (MilRES) certification, offered by MilRES, provides a strong foundation for attracting and working with active military, veterans and their families – giving you a unique competitive advantage. And it’s now available through RE/MAX University.

Consider MilRES your basic training. You’ll learn:

THE NUANCES OF VA LOANS
There’s a lot more to VA Home Loans than you may realize. You’ll go beyond the basics and into the details, empowering you to offer assistance to military clients regarding this flexible financing option.

OTHER GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Programs such as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and Transition Assistance Program (TAP) are offered exclusively to servicemen and women. As an agent working with military families, you can tap these resources to help servicemembers with their home sale or purchase.

THE UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES OF MILITARY FAMILIES
Military families face a number of unique stresses, such as frequent relocations and having a loved one out of the home for extended periods of time. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of these situations and the resources to help.

TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE MILITARY CULTURE
With its hierarchy, pay grades, codes, subgroups and even its own language, the military has a culture unique unto itself. When you better understand the military world, you’ll better understand your military clients.

HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR CERTIFICATION
Earning the MilRES certification is the first step. Next, you need to let others know about your expertise. You’ll learn the types of messaging that connect with military clients, as well as the various avenues to promote your skills and services.

Available through RE/MAX University
Register for the MilRES certification at remaxuniversity.com. For more information, contact MilRES instructor Buddy West at info@gomilres.com

The MilRES Certification is offered for a one-time fee of $225, including program updates. For each course registration, a $10 donation will be made to a fund that supports military families.

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