IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HSF Affiliates LLC, which operates the real estate brokerage franchise networks Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate, today announced an agreement with Home Captain, Inc., to drive a program enabling veterans, servicemembers and their immediate family members to receive real estate services through the networks and secure competitive funding through Home Captain mortgage alliances.
Participating Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living network agents who are experienced in serving U.S. military members and veterans, and who have earned Home Captain’s VA loan certification, are connected with local active-duty and military veterans to provide a best-in-class home-purchase experience. Services are arranged through Home Captain’s website, www.homecaptain.com, then “Find a Home” or “Sell a Home.”
“It’s our mission and responsibility to provide U.S. military members and veterans greater and more convenient access to quality real estate services,” said Chris Stuart, CEO of HSF Affiliates. “In Home Captain, we team with a veteran-owned company steeped in real estate technology and related services. Our network members stand ready when military consumers are referred by Home Captain.”
Stuart said the agreement opens new avenues of business for the franchise members of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living. “According to the National Association of REALTORS®, one out of every five homes sold in the U.S. last year was purchased by a veteran,” he explained. “That’s a huge amount of business yet only 13% of all veterans have used their VA home loan benefit. Clearly, there is a need for greater education and guidance when it comes to the real estate process for veterans and servicemembers.”
Home Captain’s veteran resource center includes a VA Loan Marketplace where servicemembers and veterans may compare mortgage rates across several vetted VA loan lenders. They may also download copies of helpful consumer booklets, “The Ultimate Guide to VA Loans” and “The Ultimate Guide to Home Buying,” as well as interactive learning materials for home buyers. It’s a one-stop shop for all of servicemembers’ home-buying needs.
“We are very excited to work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living for this important program,” said Home Captain CEO Grant Moon, a former Army Major and Bronze Star recipient. “Home Captain is a veteran-owned business and former servicemembers and military spouses are key staff members. We understand the needs and the challenges of those families that would utilize the VA home loan. Together with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living, we share the goal of serving those who have served others, as they achieve their goal of homeownership.”
About Home Captain, Inc.
Home Captain is a veteran-owned real estate technology company providing tools, services and the data lenders need in a competitive and ever-changing digital world. Within its suite of products and services, Home Captain boasts a web- and mobile-MLS-integrated home search app, an AI-powered chatbot for re-engaging mortgage leads, world-class real estate concierge services, lender centers and patent-pending agent-match technology. Visit www.homecaptain.com.
About HSF Affiliates LLC
Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC owns the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate brokerage networks. The company is a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. – the nation’s largest, full-service residential brokerage firm for transactions – and a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. affiliate. Visit www.hsfaffiliates.com.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a real estate brokerage franchise network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, now counts more than 50,000 agents and 1,450+ offices across America, Western Europe and Dubai. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.
About Real Living Real Estate
Real Living Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise network with a comprehensive and integrated suite of resources for franchisees and their sales professionals, as well as for consumers who work with them. Visit www.realliving.com.