Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) May 9, 2006
Colorado Springs real estate agent Ann Heiring of ReMax Connections works hard towards her goal of placing military families in the housing of their dreams. To help any military family move into their dream home, Heiring is pleased to offer a military appreciation transaction rebate.
Heiring likes to refer to her military transaction rebate as a “military appreciation rebate” because she offers it to active military members and veterans. She says, “It’s in appreciation of the service and sacrifice provided to our great country by our troops on a daily basis.”
On every property transaction she handles for a military service member or veteran, Heiring provides a closing rebate, the amount of which is based on the purchase price of the home. The new homeowner receives the rebate at closing either as a check or it can be put towards closing costs.
Heiring loves working with the military and estimates that around sixty percent of her transactions are with active military members or veterans. She says, “Many of these families are first-time home buyers and it can be a heartbreaking experience because often they may either have just come back from deployment or are on their way. I’ve donated my commission to families at closing, especially when they are young and are on a very tight budget.”
Heiring herself knows what it’s like to be a military wife, as her husband graduated from the Air Force Academy and served in the Air Force for six years. “I remember our time as a military family, even though back when we were on active duty it was not a time of war,” says Heiring. Because of her experience of being a young military spouse, she has a deep appreciation for the sacrifice of U.S. military members.
Heiring is a proud participant in the Colorado Springs “Operation Home Front” and has volunteered for the Air Force Academy, having served as the editor of the Academy’s local AOG Rampart chapter newsletter for several years. She also recently sponsored two high roller tables at the local “Viva Las Carson” evening casino benefit for troops and their families. Her service doesn’t end there — Heiring keeps Starbuck’s gift certificates on hand at all times so that when she encounters military personnel out and about in the community, she can hand them out as a gesture of gratitude.
Colorado Springs is home to five military installations, including: the U.S. Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, home to both Homeland Security and NORAD. Colorado Springs has a total population of about 385,000 with approximately half a million residents in the greater El Paso County area. Around 75,000 of those people are active military members who call Colorado Springs home.