Growing up in a military family has given me deep respect for those who enlist and serve. My Dad and one brother were in the Air Force, two other brothers in the Marines, and my fourth brother in the Army. I’ll never forget the first time one of my brothers was deployed, the feeling of anxiety, the rock in my stomach and so many prayers that they would return safely.
One of those brothers went on to become a police officer. One day we received a call that he had been shot, and my world stopped while I tried hard not to let the tears fall, wanting to ask the questions no one could answer. Looking back, I’m incredibly grateful that he was able to recover from his injuries.
Several years ago, when I was in Human Resources, a group I was with witnessed a bad car accident and called 911. When the paramedics arrived, I saw one of my employees hop out of the truck. He was far too busy to notice I was there as he worked diligently to save the person’s life. When he arrived early the next morning at our workplace, I realized that his wages for saving lives wasn’t enough to live on and required him to work a second job.
Over the years I’ve become friends with many nurses and teachers. I admit to being surprised at how hard and long they work, using their own money to purchase class supplies for children whose parents couldn’t afford them. All this while their own pay and benefits decreased and their workload increased.
This is a very small sampling of experiences, but they’ve burned into me a deep gratitude for those who give so much for so little in return.
As a REALTOR® I’ve found a way that I can say ‘thank you’ and give back to those who serve their country or community: First Responders; active, retired and veteran Military personnel; Teachers; Nurses; Police and Firefighters. To show my appreciation, I gratefully give a 25% rebate from my commission to you at close of escrow. This amount will often pay for closing costs, home warranties and more. Typically, a $275,000 home will result in a rebate of over $2,000.