Helping those who help us

To:

Area Firefighters
Area Law Enforcement Officers
Area Teachers

In appreciation for the work you do for the people of the Charlottesville/Central Virginia area, I am now offering an incentive for you to help you with the sale of your home and/or the purchase of your new home.

I will discount my normal commission for you on the house you are selling to help you save on the sale of your home. Whether you’re selling a home or buying your first home, I will offer you a rebate on my commission I earn on the purchase of your home and apply it toward your closing costs to help you at closing.

There are no strings attached. While I have never been in the public service, I have friends and family who have benefited from your service and expertise.  I appreciate the hard work you put into your careers and know civil servants don’t always make the highest salaries for the work they do.

Please call or email me with any questions – 434-242-7140.

CAAR’s Workforce Housing Fund is one aspect of the community’s recognition of this crisis. Hopefully my little drop in the bucket will help.

From the “Credit where Credit is Due” department: I was inspired by Marty Martin’s post.

Update 8/1/6: Article in today’s DP about local affordability issues/regulations.

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4 Comments

  1. Jennifer August 1, 2006 at 20:17

    What a great idea Jim!

  2. Jim Duncan August 2, 2006 at 08:50

    Thanks, Jennifer. I am currently working with some exceptional clients who are using the CAAR workforce housing fund. That they are able to use these funds and put down roots in the community is fantastic.

    Every little bit helps, and we all benefit by having these people live next door or down the street.

  3. Todd Tarson August 2, 2006 at 14:23

    Good for you Jim.

    In my area there is a lender that has a program for certain county employee’s that work in emergency services and the school district. I think the efforts to bring in people who serve the public are great for communities.

  4. Jim Duncan August 2, 2006 at 16:59

    There are several programs locally that help service professionals, but there just isn’t enough to go around. Every little bit helps …