Shortly after retiring from 20 years of service in the US Army, the founder of our program, Eric Criner, began a full-time career in military real estate. Having been part of a real estate family and practicing real estate while serving in the Army, it was a natural fit for him—post-retirement. Eric moved to Tampa, Florida and became the managing broker of a large RE/MAX firm. Despite loving real estate, as a veteran, Eric felt there was more he could be doing to support the military.
Eric applied to become a part of a well-known, military-oriented veteran home-buying program. However, he was told he couldn’t help Veterans the way he wanted to due to being a part of the wrong real estate brand. As a retired Army Colonel and combat-decorated Veteran, being excluded from Veteran programs didn’t sit right. The only thing left to do was to start a company that serves Veterans and is open to all brands and real estate agents.