Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: Military Bases are a Great Source of Clients

Military Bases are a Great Source of Clients

If you are near a military base there are many opportunities for selling homes and picking up buyers.

Active duty military not only a base pay, but a housing allowance.  In expensive places such as Hawaii they also receive a cost of living allowance.

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VA Loans have been an extremely effective tool in my business.  Most of my buyers have been either active duty military or retirees.

One great resource for posting your listings if your are near a base is the DOD referral website:  http://www.dodreferral.com/index_mil.php  I post all listings in the area there.  It is free and the response rate has been tremendous.



Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRandy Prothero • November 13 2006 08:37PM


Randy, Ditto BIG TIME! I have posted a number of blogs about our Navy community here. I didn't know about the dod site though, Thanks for sharing!

P.S. Maybe we should hook-up and talk possible future referrals? I get alot of clients coming and going to Pearl!

Posted by Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker (Fathom Realty West Sound) about 12 years ago
Randy,  That dod referrals site is great.  I always refer career renters to the site and I always include my listings on it.  You can also check the amount of hits your property gets when you enter it on the site.  Best of all, its free!
Posted by 1SG (Ret.) David Kucic, President and Owner (Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Aloha Rich,  I sent you an e-mail.

The DOD site has proven to be one of the best values for marketing properties near a military base.  Free is a good!

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

I love working with Military clients....  If you hear of anyone PCSing to NAS Whidbey Island in Washington State, please send them to http://www.NASWI.info or contact me first and I'll be happy to set-up a referral.


Posted by Bill Sauneuf (Preview Properties Skagit LLC) about 12 years ago

Aloha Rich & Bill,

Always glad to make contacts with agents who specialize in working with the military.

I service the entire island of Oahu (Honolulu County).  I would be honored to service any referrals from you.  Feel free to contact me anytime to set up a referral.  Your clients will always be treated as VIPs.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Thank you for the tip!
Posted by Anonymous about 12 years ago
Hello from Mountain Home Idaho, home of Mtn Home AFB.  Just logged into the DOD page, thanks for the tip.  I was in the AF for 10 yrs, owned/operated a coffee shop for 7 yrs, then RE.  We're a small town, when something happens in the world we pay attention, events often hit close to home.  The military are our town. 
Posted by Floyd Beck, Broker/Owner (Assist-2-Sell, Your Choice Realty) about 12 years ago

You are welcome

Floyd - No problem, If you have any clients transferring to Hawaii, I gladly give referrals.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
I am a new real estate professional in the Norfolk, VA area an area that has the largest concentration of military in the US especially navy, and I attempted to join the DOD referal network, and what I found out is that they would only allow agents who are part of military teams that specialize in military moves, so it's great if you can get in but not everyone does, and the ironic thing is that I retired from the navy after serving 20 years this year
Posted by Anonymous about 12 years ago

The DOD Referral site is open to the public.  I have clients who post their rentals on there.  I post all of my listings in the area.

You just have to sign in: http://www.dodreferral.com/index_mil.php

Please update your profile, so I know who I am commenting to.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

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