OAK HARBOR, WA July 22, 2021 – The Craig McKenzie Team, part of Keller Williams Realty, just surpassed their $1.5 million milestone supporting over 550 families through Homes for Heroes. With a passion for giving back, The Craig McKenzie Team looks at Homes for Heroes as the driving force that makes them the top-selling real estate team on Whidbey Island. As Homes for Heroes affiliates, this team is able to give back thousands of dollars in rebates towards the Heroes that serve and sacrifice for their community every single day.
Established in 2002 in Minneapolis, MN by CEO Ruth Johnson, Homes for Heroes Inc. first assembled shortly after the 9/11 tragedies with a mission “to provide extraordinary savings to heroes who provide extraordinary services to our nation and its communities every day.” The program defines their heroes as firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, military (active, reserves & veterans), healthcare professionals, and teachers.
With so many causes out there to support, why Homes for Heroes? Craig McKenzie has a personal connection to the program’s mission, having served in the U.S. Navy for almost nine years before he was medically separated. He went on to launch his real estate career in 1993, and assembled the Keller Williams Whidbey office in 2016 as part of the Northwest Region. That’s when his partnership with Homes for Heroes was able to begin.
“Switching to Keller Williams allowed us to build our team and create lives worth living, all while participating in this amazing program,” said Craig McKenzie. “We were not able to build a team with our previous brokerage. Without Keller Williams, these Homes for Heroes dollars literally wouldn’t exist.”
As the Homes for Heroes affiliate for Whidbey Island, Camano Island, Anacortes, and La Conner, The Craig McKenzie Team is able to offer ‘Hero Savings’ including a Hero Reward® averaging over $2,500 per family, discounts on lending fees, and discounted home inspection fees. In 2019 and 2020, they placed in the top five in Homes for Heroes’ Top Real Estate Specialist Teams category.
“It’s not just about buying and selling homes,” commented McKenzie. “Behind every home, is heart.”
Get involved with Homes for Heroes and learn about how you can redeem your rewards at homesforheroes.com.
About Homes for Heroes Inc.
Homes for Heroes, Inc. is the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate, mortgage, and local business specialists; committed to providing easy ways for heroes to save on a home. Learn more at homesforheroes.com.
About The Craig McKenzie Team
The Craig McKenzie Team is the top-selling real estate team on Whidbey Island, with ten designated REALTORS®. Their team also brings a unique “why” to real estate through their Homes for Heroes partnership. Get in touch at thecraigmckenzieteam.com.
About Keller Williams Northwest Region
Keller Williams Northwest Region is home to 37 market centers across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. With 7,827 associates and growing, the Northwest Region is built for agents, by agents. Learn more at kwnwr.com.