Active Adults Realty team is equipped to handle, with excellence, the home purchase needs of active duty and former military clients.
If you’re a veteran, reservist, or an active military service person considering purchasing or selling a home, you may wonder where to begin. The process may feel overwhelming. Active Adults Realty invites you to work with one of our Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS) REALTORS®.
Every day of your military service career you serve this nation and protect this country. The commitment of CMRS REALTORS® is to honor and give back during your time of house hunting by serving you—our military personnel—and your families.
A CMRS REALTOR® will work with you to guard and protect your interests by:
- helping you avoid overbilling by dishonest businesses
- ensuring you sidestep scammers
- guiding you towards smart financial decisions and available VA loans
- equipping you with the information you need to make informed decisions
You’ve protected our freedom, allow us to serve and protect you through the homeownership process.
CMRS REALTORS® Serving Our Military Clients
Debbie Shearer joined the Active Adults Realty Team after a career with Verizon. She and her husband, Joe raised their two children Chris and Corey in Laurel, Maryland. The Shearer’s were Active Adults Realty clients and chose Delaware for their Boomer Move in 2012 because of the low property taxes and the Lower-Slower Way of Life. Debbie became a licensed MD REALTOR® in April 2008 and joined Active Adults in 2012 after settling into the Heritage Shores Neighborhood in Bridgeville, Delaware.
Debbie earned her SRES in February 2014. By completing this course, she now knows the differences in senior housing options, from age-restricted communities to aging-in-place design concepts to alternative assisted living situations. In addition, real estate agents possessing the SRES designation can safely counsel the 50+ market on the ins-and-outs of reverse mortgages; the use of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions and are therefore able to provide superior service to this portion of the population. This designation keeps Debbie in tune with the needs and wants of Boomer Buyers looking to settle in Delaware. Additionally, she is a Certified Military Residential Specialist. Debbie explains, “I feel special when I take this journey with my clients. Whether it involves selling your existing home or just finding the next one, we will be working as a successful team through your settlement.”
Al Willis, a decorated Vietnam veteran, comes to our team after thirty years managing facilities and commercial real estate for Washington-based defense contractors. His broad experience covered all aspects of acquisition, managing workplace resources and disposition of real property. Additionally, he is a Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS).
Having lived in Virginia, New York, and New Jersey, Al arrived in Delaware in 1998 with his wife, Alice (Workman), a native Delawarean from Selbyville, moving into a beach house for summer fun and entertaining in Rehoboth Beach during their first career years. In 2005, they sold their beach house and moved into a year-round residence in Rehoboth Beach, where the coastal lifestyle, Delaware’s tax advantages, and proximity to family made this choice “the best” for the couple.
In addition to his other skills, Al is a Certified Facility Manager®. The Certified Facility Manager® credential (CFM) ensures the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers through work experience, education and the competencies that make up the facility management body of knowledge. Al is also working toward completion of the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) Designation Course, an essential step for REALTORS® in understanding the distinct real estate goals, concerns, and needs of seniors today. Al’s primary focus at Active Adults Realty is representing Buyers and assisting them in fulfilling their dream.
Marie LaDuca comes to Active Adults Realty from Bergen County, New Jersey. In charge of payroll and collections for her large family tree business, Marie and her husband of 28 years raised two boys, Matthew and Michael.
In 2013, Marie started a new career in real estate. Marie explains, “My goal is to provide the most successful relocating experience for my clients, Boomers and beyond.” In addition, Marie earned a Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS) designation and added it to her resume. CMRS Professionals bridge the gap between American society and the warriors that protect her. These agents are dedicated to cultivating awareness, promoting patriotism, and providing assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families. “As a CMRS REALTOR®, I will handle with excellence the home purchase needs of active duty and former military clients. If you’re an Active Duty or Military Veteran, be sure you know your VA benefits. I have the answers you need and am here to help you find your new Delaware home.”
The Active Adults Realty team are equipped to handle, with excellence, the home purchase needs of active duty and former military clients. If you’re relocating to Delaware book an appointment now with one of our REALTORS®. You’ll find Active Adults Realty selling homes in all of Sussex County, Kent County, and New Castle County.
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