Realtors® Support Local Veterans Pursue a Career in Real Estate

Media Contact: Christina DeFalco-Romano Email

The  “We’re More Than Realtors®…”(WMTR) public relations campaign began in 2006, and was created by the Long Island Board of Realtors®, Inc. (LIBOR) Public Relations committee.  The campaign’s objective is to raise public awareness about the Realtor® efforts in our community, in addition to helping local residents buy and sell homes.

Over the past nine years the campaign has supported numerous organizations, philanthropic programs and charitable community efforts across Long Island and throughout the world. Each year LIBOR members dedicate their time and effort to support these programs; helping to make Long Island a better place to live.  From sponsoring the building of Habitat for Humanity homes, to constructing wheelchair ramps for the disabled with Rebuilding Together Long Island, to collecting hundreds of thousands of pounds of food for those in need, through the Realtors® Against Hunger program; to actively opposing any public policies that impede homeownership opportunities.  Making a difference in our communities and touching lives in the neighborhoods in which we serve, is the embodiment of the "We're More Than Realtors®" campaign.

It is through this campaign, that Long Island Realtors® are proud to support our local heroes, giving them the opportunities offered through the Long Island Realtors® Veteran Scholarship Program, to start a career in real estate.   The program is designed to guide veteran recipients through the process of beginning a career in real estate, with a mentor on hand every step of the way. 

The Long Island Realtors® Veteran Scholarship Program (available to eligible veterans) provides:  Financial assistance to those Veterans approved to attend the required NY 75-hour Salesperson qualifying course (a $295 value) at one of the Realtor® Service Centers conveniently located in West Babylon, Riverhead, Woodbury, and Jackson Heights; a Mentoring Program – where an experienced Real Estate professional will help guide them through the process of beginning their career in real estate; LIBOR association dues paid in full for one year; once established they will receive a $100 Vistaprint gift certificate to be used towards business cards/stationery.

A career in real estate offers unlimited earning potential, flexible hours and freedom to set your own pace.   If you are (or know of) a Veteran considering a career in real estate, the Long Island Board of Realtors® can help get you started. Please visit or email for more information. 

Long Island Realtors® are trusted professionals working for you and your community.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco-Romano
Communications Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358

Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 30,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.