Yesterday my clients signed their lease on the place they will call home for the next year. Now most agents will say "I don't do rentals" but I do. They aren't where I concentrate my time or effort but they do have their benefits and there are times when a rental is the best choice in today's Northern Virginia real estate market.
This rental started as so many have this year, with an email. A military family stationed in Germany had orders to the DC area. They were searching the internet and found my blogs posts and website. The first email said it all. They were looking for a "military friendly realtor" someone who knew the area and understood how difficult it was to get settled in a short period of time.
After a series of emails about their family and what they needed it was easy to narrow down the neighborhoods that would work. With young children schools were important, the commute, shopping and activities all played into the selection. We found just the right place in the Raceway Farms neighborhood just minutes from the gates of Fort Belvoir. The owner of the property is also military and had just made a move to Korea. Do you see a pattern here?
Decisions about where to live for military families with orders often happen on a weekend house hunting trip. Understanding that situation, even if it is "only" for a rental is a big part of being able to help military families make a quick transition to a new duty station. Last night another email arrived. A family stationed in Okinawa, where I lived for over three years as a military spouse arrived and they have orders to the Pentagon for December.
They only want to rent, would I be willing to help them? What do you think my answer will be?
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Military Relocation Specialist serving military families relocating to and from the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Quantico MCB and all of the Military District of Washington installations.
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia