About Marlene Hall®
Real Estate Professional, Military Relocations Professional
Air Force Vet, NOVA Native & NOVA REALTOR (3rd generation)
Careers Worth Having. Businesses Worth Owning. Lives Worth Living. These key tenets are what attracted me to eXp Realty. eXp Realty is the first of its kind cloud-based brokerage.
Everyone should have a trusted real estate professional to help them through the most important transactions they'll ever make. I hope that you will consider me when making your next real estate decision! I handle rentals, buying and selling homes and investments.
Experience: Graduated from the University of Virginia while in Air Force ROTC. Commissioned an Air Force officer and worked for 8 years as a personnel officer. Received 3 Master Degrees in Public Relations (Georgetown), Management (Troy State) and Industrial Organization Behavior (Louisiana Tech).
Transitioned to government consulting to nonprofit work supporting our military veterans to her own public relations company to now real estate.
Also active in nonprofits like veterans' organization Team Red, White, and Blue; veterans' organization Team Rubicon; the only military film festival, the GI Film Festival; Fashion for Paws benefiting the Washington Humane Center; and Ladies DC, helping women help each other.
Specialties: Networking, Connector, Communications, Public Relations, Government Consulting, Writer, Event Planning, Proofreader, Education and Training, SAP, Personnel, Human Resources, Social Media, Personal Branding, Blogger, Military Veteran Advocate, Wounded Warrior Advocate, Women Advocate, Editor, Communications Strategy, Outreach, and Networking.
Professional Designations: Military Relocations Specialist
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World T.E.A.M: Raising Funds for our Wounded Veterans through Biking
by Marlene Hall
February 10, 2019
World T.E.A.M.’s Face of America Inspires
From Marlene: A couple of years ago I partook in this race. I raised a lot of money. I didn't train and had the stomach flu two days prior to the race. I'm so glad I did it. We biked from Pentagon City to Gettysburg in 2 days. It was inspiring and a sense of accomplishment to bike this far with all these people who didn't let their injuries stop them from living a full life.
Press Release: Arlington’s Crystal City neighborhood will host the start of national non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual Face of America cycling challenge to Gettysburg this May 4. The two-day ride is anticipated to include nearly 600 adaptive and able-bodied athletes from across North America and Europe, and honors adaptive military veterans who were disabled in their service.
Athletes are scheduled to depart the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport located at 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway at about 7:15 a.m. Saturday. Riders will be headed north on Crystal Drive for Joint Base Meyer and the Arlington National Cemetery. The public is invited to cheer on the athletes as they depart.
First hosted as a cross-country bicycle ride in 2000, with athletes from both coasts meeting beneath the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Face of America began its current route in 2006. Each year, adaptive military veterans who live with paralysis, amputations, Post Traumatic Stress, blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injuries ride alongside able-bodied athletes on a 112-mile route to the historic Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg. Nearly 100 adaptive veterans are expected to join the 2019 ride.
Presented by American Portfolios Financial Services, the program encourages interaction and cooperation between diverse groups of athletes. Participating riders include military veterans, corporate executives and staff members, groups of friends and nonprofit organizations. Athletes range in age from late teens and early 20s through those in their 60s and early 70s. Through riding together, the athletes learn more about the great diversity of America and build friendships that last long after the ride concludes.
Col. Gregory Gadson, a Chesapeake, Virginia native, served more than 26 years in the United States Army. A graduate of the Military Academy at West Point, Col. Gadson was a promising football player and a co-captain of the Army football team. In May 2007, while serving in Iraq, an Improvised Explosive Device attack left him without each leg above the knees. He also lost complete use of his right arm and hand.
It was through his time in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that he learned about Face of America. At the encouragement of others, Col. Gadson included the 2009 ride in his rehabilitation. Inspired by his personal experience, he returns to the program regularly, helping inspire and motivate other veterans. In 2019, he is serving as an official co-chair of the program in honor of his exceptional dedication.
Registration for Face of America is still open for those who are interested in riding in one of America’s most inspiring non-competitive cycling challenges. Proceeds from the program cover expenses, and help support other inclusive sporting programs from World T.E.A.M. nationally.
World T.E.A.M.’s Face of America is annually supported through generous sponsorship and partnerships. Presented by American Portfolios Financial Services, additional partners include American Airlines, Brioni, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cannondale, Capital One, Dell EMC, Devens Recycling Center, Flying Dog Brewery, ForeScout, KT Tape, Mt. Airy Bicycle Company, Navy Federal Credit Union, Penske Truck Rental, Pershing LLC, Sila Solutions Group, and SUBWAY of the Walter Reed National Military Center.
About World T.E.A.M.
World T.E.A.M.brings adaptive and able-bodied athletes together by empowering, enabling and engaging individuals through inclusive athletic programs.For more than a quarter century, our organization has used athletics to challenge men, women and children with disabilities to accomplish goals they never thought possible. In all our programs – whether mountain climbing, biking, white water rafting or many other sports – we include both adaptive and able-bodied participants.
Empower your life by joining World TEAM's inclusive Face of America cycling challenge to Gettysburg this May 3-5. Pedal alongside exceptional military veterans in our supportive program for adaptive and able-bodied athletes: https://t.co/YDtGLoqqEH
Wolf Trap Announces Upcoming Summer Schedule!!
Ringo Starr, Johnny Mathis, Sarah MacLachlan, Sting, Weird Al Yankovic, Mark Knopfler, and Josh Groban!
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The first set of Wolf Trap Summer 2019 shows are here! Check out the lineup → wolftrap.org/summer
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Honoring our Fallen Heroes this Weekend
This is a holiday weekend and Monday is Memorial Day. Many people see this as the unofficial beginning of summer. Schools are wrapping up, pools open on Saturday, and vacations are being happily anticipated. These are all wonderful things and should be celebrated. The actual holiday, Memorial Day, is a time to honor service members who have given their lives in the Armed Services of this country. It is a day to pay tribute to their ultimate sacrifice and show appreciation for all those who have died, so that we can live in freedom.
As an Air Force Veteran, I value the meaning of Memorial Day and strive to be a support to others. Being a Certified Military Relocation Specialist, I work with many service members and their families. It is a joy to serve those who serve our country, by handling buying, selling, rentals, and investments.
Non-profit organizations like Team Red, White, and Blue and Team Rubicon are among those that I support, for their excellent work with veterans. This weekend would be the perfect time to get involved with one of the many service groups dedicated to helping our veterans - through housing, fundraising, special events, job/career services, mental/physical health, and a wide variety of other services.
Here are some details about the Military Relocation Professional Certification to give a better understanding of why it is so valuable.
NAR's Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.
REALTORS® who earn the MRP certification know…
- Demographics of the military market
- How service members can use their monthly basic allowance for housing (BAH) payment for privatized or private-sector housing
- The processes and procedures involved in a permanent change of station—called PCS—for service members and their families
- How real estate transactions for relocating military service members are unique—e.g., compressed time frame or the need for power of attorney if the service member is deployed during the real estate transaction
- How to help service members through a rent or buy/sell decision-making process
- How eligible service members and veterans can leverage VA financing and entitlement benefits when purchasing a home
- Service members and veterans who hire REALTORS® with NAR’s MRP certification will have increased confidence that the REALTOR® will understand their specific real estate requirements and processes as well as understand available finance benefits and support.
Please join me in honoring all those national heroes who so bravely gave their life in service to our country. If you are in need of assistance with buying or selling, please reach out and let’s talk about your next home!