Homes for Heroes® is an amazing program for qualifying buyers and sellers of real estate! It was founded in 2002 in Minneapolis, MN, as way to help local veterans, policemen, firefighters, and other community heroes in buying, selling, or refinancing a home. By 2009, it had expanded into multiple states across the country, filed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and had 100 real estate affiliate partners. Speed forward to 2016, and Homes for Heroes® is represented in 49 states, has 2,000+ affiliate partners, and has helped more than 10,000 heroes by giving back over $10 million dollars to them!
Who qualifies as a “hero”?
- Firefighters (current and former)
- Law enforcement (police, sheriffs)
- Military (active, reserves and veterans)
- Healthcare workers (nurses, doctors)
- Emergency medical services (EMTs, paramedics)
- Teachers (all levels of educators)
How does it work?
When you use a Homes for Heroes® Affiliate Partner (i.e. real estate agent) to buy or sell a home, you save money each and every time. This happens after closing when you receive a check payable directly to you, for a portion of the Homes for Heroes® agent’s sales commission check. That’s right, you heard me – when you agree to work with a Homes for Heroes® agent, that agent is also agreeing to donate part of their paycheck back to you, just as a way to say “Thank you for serving our community!”
Legacy Properties is proud to offer this program to the community and supports our Home Division agents in this. If you would like to talk to someone directly about this, please call either Kim, Deanna, or Homes for Heroes® directly at (866) 443-7637 or HomesForHeroes.com.