PRLog - Sep. 2, 2011 - WOODBURY, Minn. -- PRESS RELEASE – Sept. 1, 2011 – Mpls/St.Paul, MN
Team Kruse of Keller Williams Premier Realty is thrilled to announce their partnership with “Homes for Heroes” to offer considerable savings to local workforce heroes when buying or selling a home.
The national program, which aims to help close the gap between the cost of housing for local heroes when buying or selling, caters to workforce heroes such as military personnel, firefighters, police officers, teachers, first responders, medical providers and others who serve our community and nation every day.
Team Kruse, one of the top producing real estate teams in the Twin Cities metro area, has agreed to a 30 percent rebate on the gross brokerage commission. A 25 percent rebate will be awarded directly to the local hero at closing, with an additional 5 percent given to the Homes for Heroes Foundation. To sign up for the program, heroes need only to fill out a simple application at www.HomesForHeroes.com website.
Todd Kruse, lead agent for the group, said the Homes for Heroes program is simply a "no strings attached" offer and their chance to give back while providing a professional service at the same time. A typical transaction utilizing the program could mean a direct savings of $1200-4000 depending on the price of the home.
“We are extremely excited and honored to be a part of Homes for Heroes program,” Kruse said. “It’s an amazing opportunity to give a little something back to those individuals that give so much to our society on a daily basis.” Kruse, a 10 year real estate veteran with Keller Williams Realty, is gearing up to serve as many heroes as possible. “It's incredibly humbling, especially this time of year, when you truly stop and think about the sacrifices these folks make everyday. Their commitment, allows those of us in the general public to go about our daily lives with a complete sense of protection and security.”
For more information or further details about the Homes for Heroes program, please contact:
Todd Kruse / Team Kruse
Keller Williams Premier Realty
651.259.4690 – Direct
About Homes for Heroes -
Founded in 2002, a group of Minnesota real estate professionals were inspired to create Homes for Heroes, Inc following the events on Sept. 11 and bolstered by a shared admiration for the hometown heroes who serve and protect our country. The mission of Homes for Heroes is to provide extraordinary savings to local heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community every day. Its sister program, Friends of Heroes, consists of community vendors outside of the real estate-related profession that offer discounts to heroes for savings beyond the closing.
While the program's genesis and primary concentration originally was intended to serve the Minnesota real estate market, word of the Homes For Heroes benefits spread throughout the country. With the far-reaching power of the Internet, this originally local-only effort spiraled into a growing nationwide program in over 30 states.
About Keller Williams Realty -
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is an Austin, Texas-based, real estate franchise company with more than 78,000 real estate agents, operating in more than 695 market offices across the U.S. and Canada. Keller Williams Realty is the third-largest residential real estate company in the United States. Keller Williams Realty was founded in 1983 by Gary Keller and Joe Williams with the mission to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living® for its associates.