Community Heroes Program

Launch an Exciting Real Estate Career at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

The Community Heroes Program, offered through PenFed Realty, is designed to support police, firefighters, EMT, nurses and teachers in their transition from their careers to one in real estate.

  • Financial Barriers Removed: program covers up-front costs to secure a real estate license, up to $2,500.
    • Real estate training and licensing exams
    • Insurance (for real estate errors & omissions)
    • Membership in applicable real estate associations
    • Marketing support
    • A two-year commitment is required for the funding
  • A career in real estate offers valuable freedom and flexibility to suit an entrepreneurial lifestyle to build your own business.
  • Once you become a sales professional, our company continues to provide on-the-job support & mentorship to help you launch a successful, satisfying career.

For more information on Real Heroes please contact

Karmela Lejarde at (703)-539-1512 or

Or complete the Community Heroes form below.

† A two-year commitment is required for the “up to $2,500 funds.” Funds must be returned if the recipient does not remain an active PenFed Realty sales associate for two years or if the recipient is not the PenFed Realty sales associate of record for two closings within the first two years of beginning the Community Heroes Program. Recipient will not be responsible for returning any funds received if recipient or recipient’s spouse is deployed to an area where PenFed Realty does not have a real estate brokerage within 30 miles. Terms and conditions apply. Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/v/d.

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