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Michael Saunders & Company Agents Help Local Heroes

Leading Southwest Florida brokerage Michael Saunders & Company announces Certified Military Specialists who are using their unique experiences of military service to help veterans and active-duty service members fulfill their dreams of having a special place to call home. Honoring service and sacrifice is at the heart of the U.S. Military on the Move® program. Agents who have served in the military and are Certified Military Specialists include Shelley Addessi ,Bernard “BJ” Jones, Greg Pressley and Lisa Sebastian.

The Certified Military Specialists provide exceptional real estate experiences to veterans and military members through the U.S. Military on the Move® program.

“Having a military background builds instant trust,” explained Bernard “BJ” Jones, Realtor®. “Having that experience says you understand their challenges and can better help service members and their families.”

Jones is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He holds the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification of the National Association of Realtors®, which focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members. Michael Saunders & Company is proud to offer expanded service offerings to military personnel through the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s U.S. Military on the Move® program.

“I know that when I got out of the military, it was difficult to find someone who could relate to my needs,” stated Greg Pressley, Realtor®. “The Marine Corps instilled ethics and values in me which are key ingredients in gaining someone’s trust and helping them make the transition from military to civilian life.”

Pressley is a disabled veteran who served as a Reconnaissance Ranger in the U.S. Marine Corps. The Military on the Move® program provides wounded warriors, retired military and active duty special benefits on real estate services, including a real estate credit at closing in states where allowed by law.*

Lisa Sebastian, Realtor® has a unique perspective of helping the military navigate through challenges with her service in the U.S. Air Force as a flight nurse and nurse anesthetist.

“Being that I am retired military, I have the same values that are learned through years of service,” said Sebastian. “I am prompt, efficient and ready to help. I can also relate to military personnel who are very goal oriented.”

Michael Saunders & Company is committed to help local heroes fulfill their dreams of finding a place in paradise to call their own through the Military on the Move® program.

“Having served in the Marine Corps, I was instilled with core values that I still embrace today,” explained Shelley Addessi, Realtor ®. “I am diligent, reliable and have strong attention to detail. I have integrity to always do the right thing.”

Addessi volunteers her time to help veterans in our community. She is an ambassador for the Marine Corps League Peter J. Shanks Detachment 756 in Port Charlotte.

Michael Saunders & Company program offerings through the U.S. Military on the Move® program include:

• A highly regarded professional dedicated to streamlining and managing real estate transactions.

• A trained advocate that can respond to the unique needs of military personnel and their families.

• Choice of any lender you wish. MSC Mortgage is ready to assist.

Qualified consumers can receive a reward credit equal to 20% of the function side commission at closing (where allowed by law) when buying or selling a home with a professional real estate Certified Military Specialist. Reward credits based on the sales price – not a fixed amount based on a range of values. Qualified consumers must register with U.S. Military on the Move® before contacting a real estate agent and be represented by the assigned real estate agent/firm at closing to qualify.


For more information on U.S. Military on the Move®, email Susie Rosario at SusieRosario@michaelsaunders.com or call 941.955.8200 ext. 3260.