WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Oak Harbor's most generous community supporters, experienced Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Tara Properties, Wayne Locke is proud to acknowledge May as "Military Appreciation Month."
Wayne is a Nationally Certified Military Relocation Specialist and has been an instructor for the National Association of Realtors since 1992, and a Washington State Approved Instructor since 1989. "I served as a Navy Hospital Corpsman -Fleet Marine Force so my heart goes out to the Military families who have to relocate," says Wayne. "I understand what a Military family goes through - being in a new city and not knowing anyone - while at the same time possibly making one of the largest purchases they will ever make in their life."
The home purchasing experience can be complicated and overwhelming, thus requiring outside help. Wayne understands all of the complexities and intricacies and is able to help navigate the confusing waters with the comfort and assurance that everything will work out just fine. "I have a 20 year background in mortgage lending and 10 years in Real Estate, my personal history lends itself to be that complete source of assistance," notes Wayne.
He is also a trained Certified Housing Counselor focusing on homeownership issues to keep buyers in their home. "I work with all levels of experience and I'm very comfortable working with Military families who are relocating to NAS Whidbey," he says. "Unfortunately, a buyer is often treated like someone who can't – or shouldn't – make their own decisions. I believe the opposite. People really want to know what's happening. They want to be empowered to make decisions for themselves. That's my job – not to sell to them, but rather to teach them, and offer gentle guidance so that they choose wisely on their own."
As an esteemed professional who takes pride in the Real Estate industry, Wayne has developed training courses for Real Estate Brokers, and taught classes ranging from "Beginning to Advanced Finance," "Sales Techniques," and "Marketing Beginning and Advanced" because he has such a passion for the home buying process to be a memorable one for all parties involved.
You can also find him on the Military Referrals website: http://www.militaryreferrals.com/
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