July’s closings are in and tallied…..

I am so excitedBringing our hero savings counter to $11,394,808.44!

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McElroy_JanicePhoto20150730 It’s a competitive and fickle market out there! Make sure you are represented by the best. I’ve been in real estate for 11 years and have experienced the ups and downs of our market. Learning to adapt to the ever changing market condition has been a very valuable experience for me as a professional. Knowing how to make the offer be appealing to discriminating sellers have been my number one success story in these recent months of such heavy competition. I make it my business to know what’s going on with the lending side of things because I use it as an advantage in negotiations and/or keeping transactions together.

Having resided in the Reno/Sparks area for over 30 years, I have become very well versed with the different neighborhoods, schools and ever growing population and diversity of our town. As a Filipino born Nevada resident, I have had the pleasure of working with many clients of diverse origins. Working with so many different nationalities have been one of my favorite aspects of the job as it helps me learn so many different cultures.

I attribute my success for having a CAN DO attitude and living with the simple rule – “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” I love my job, and it shows!! Just know, when you hire me, you will not be disappointed. From the very beginning of the process until the end of the transaction, I will be the professional on your side

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Top Affiliates – Helping Heroes One Home at a Time

Through the first half of 2015, these Homes for Heroes Affiliates have closed with two or more Heroes per month.


There are many more Heroes looking to buy, sell and refinance homes this year, and by working with our Affiliates, they save some money in the process. These top Affiliates are making that happen.

We can’t wait to see just how many Heroes we’re all able to help collectively in 2015!

If you’re interested in becoming a Homes for Heroes Affiliate, click here to Sign Up

Top Real Estate Agent Affiliates:

Real Estate Agent (State) YTD 2015 Hero Closings
Brandon Johnson & Heidi Voigt (MN) 52
Lance Kenmore (WA) 49
Rowena Patton (NC) 38
Lisa Scales (GA) 28
Chris Brickman (TX) 27
Jim McKinnies (IN) 23
Brad Hetland (MN) 18
Chad Nelson (AZ) 18
David Mettler (SD) 18
Mario Gonzalez & Susan Severson (FL) 17
Trisha Cook (GA) 16
Michael Stover (WA) 15
Dave Pautsch (OR) 14
Kathy Durbin (VA) 14
Molly Trimble (IA) 13
Melissa Powers (TN) 13
Alicia Cloutier (MI) 13
Sam Livingston (OH) 13
Sandi Reed (MO) 13
John and Lindsey Reuter (WI) 12
Kim Roark (TX) 12
Melanee Stanbrough (IA) 12

Top Lender Affiliates:

Lender (State) YTD 2015 Hero Closings
Dave Lehner (MI) 35
Jamie Harrington (NC) 25
Teresa Clark (CO) 16
Kyra Moore (IA) 13
Kip Warzon (WI) 12


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Becoming an affiliate for Homes for Heroes was the easiest business decision I have made. I have a large place in my heart for those who dedicate their careers selflessly for the better good of their country. As a lender I have many loan options for veterans, teachers and those who need assistance with their down payment. I have been searching for an opportunity in which I can give back at a larger level, to those that to do so much for us. Homes for Heroes offers something that I could not offer alone, larger savings, savings in which these heroes deserve.

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In today’s challenging market you must have a mortgage advisor with experience, creativity, professionalism that surrounds him or herself with a support staff that shares these attributes. It is equally important to align yourself with a strong bank with a wide range of products which we have here at Catalyst Lending.

I have 14 years of experience in this industry that I love. In these challenging times, I take great pride in ensuring each client is successful in his or her financial goals. Homeownership is substantial part of these financial goals and it’s imperative to make sure you’re in a mortgage that is working for you.

I’m honored to have worked with the many clients that I have helped achieve the goal of homeownership. I look forward to helping many more achieve that same success in the future.

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The most important factor in working with my team is trust as this is the crucial factor in building any relationship. We will advise, direct, and protect you on your journey to owning a home. We want to be your lender for life growing with you. We understand owning a home at the best rate and lowest cost are the foundation of helping you to purchase an asset home. Our goal is to meet your deadlines, present you with all options available, and get you the best deal.

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I love that this program is available to our Heroes. I come from a family that has served in the military and have so many other family and friends that are police officers, fire fighters, teachers, and health care workers! It is very exciting to be a part of a program that gives back to those that serve our community and our country. It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with those in this group. I have been a Realtor since early 2009 but just recently learned of Homes for Heroes and immediately knew it was for me! The commitment to serve those that serve us every day is a perfect fit for my personal and business values.

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I am the oldest of 6 children in my family and have worked since I was 9. Growing up ranching and in the oilfield, I learned quickly that very few things come easy in life. The core of integrity, doing what was right and of course working hard was installed at an early age and is in my nature. The military helped me refine and enhance those values that I carry today.

This business allows me to meet new people and meet their families who just want someone to take care of them and look out for them.
As an older brother and father of two little girls myself, I want to look out for their families, as I do my own.

I have been in Real Estate in the area for almost 7 years. I have seen almost every scenario happy, sad, and scared. What I have learned is that in all of these, they wanted the same thing, someone they could depend on! Seeing this and wanting to be that person for them and their families, friends, and colleagues is the reason we have built our team the way we have. We want our actions to speak louder than our words and our values to make a difference for our clients who, in the end, become our friends. Bottom line is you deserve the best, and you should have someone who wants you to have the best in your corner. The Trusted Home Team wants to be your team.

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I am very excited and proud to be part of and work with Homes for Heroes. This is a great opportunity to give back to the men and women who serve/served in the military, law enforcement, teachers, and healthcare providers. The sacrifices that they and their families make every day for their country and community is so greatly appreciated. I am very thrilled to be able to give back to them, and reassure them that what they do is valued. With my 19 years of knowledge in selling homes, I can provide the best experience for you and your family during this exciting time in your lives.

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I have been a real estate lender in Virginia since joining a large bank in 1985. I’ve always been proud of our local men and women who I consider Heroes and found Homes for Heroes to be my perfect platform to give back to those who have given so much!

After joining the local police department as a volunteer officer, I started giving a similar benefit to those men and women who I worked with, but now with HfH I am working with other real estate professionals and together we all say a big “Thank You” for your service!

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