Veterans & Military Rebates
As a member of a Military family, I honor those who have served and do serve in our U.S. Armed Forces with military discounts, rebates and VA loan expertise.

Thomas is a Volunteer for the San Diego Chapter of:

Our mission is to assist veterans, military and their families in successfully integrating into their community by expanding their local networks and involving individuals and organizations from all parts of the community."                           



Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor: 
an exclusive VA Rebate Program for
The Military: Active Duty & Veterans

Serving Those Who Serve to Protect Our Freedom!

"I'm a member of the V.C.C. too" -TJN

USA Shaped American Flag
Army * Navy * Air Force * Marines * Coast Guard *
National Guard*  (D.O.D)  Dept. of Defense


I have been serving the military, as a licensed Realtor, with their relocation,  home buying & selling needs since 1999. It is my pleasure to give back in a few ways listed here:


When you buy or sell a home through my services, or REFER me a military client who does; active, discharged, or retired military, you will receive the following, through *close of escrow:

VA Buyers:
*Up to $350.00 back for every $100,000 in purchase price, Pending other terms and conditions of the listing agreement.
example: a $400,000 home purchased =
$1,400 credited back towards closing costs.
**Total savings $1,880.00 
*Rebates are applied to your closing costs through escrow when you close per:

$150-retired buyer

$250-one active duty buyer

$350-two active duty buyers

**Includes TC waiver & assumed $80.00 termite fee.


VA Sellers:
I automatically reduce the standard sales-side fee of 3% to 2.5%
FYI: this rebate will be applied to listing fee side in buyers markets when needed so as not to prolong the sale.
example: a $400,000 home listed =
$2,000 upfront savings!
***Total savings in this example $3,000+
$400 savings on TC fee and
Assumes pre-MLS property & pest inspections

All VA Clients, I cover the Transaction Coordinator fee for you.
(currently a $400.00 value).

Or, you may have me donate in your name, any portion of the rebate towards the charity of your choice, like Wounded Warriors Homes, etc. after you close escrow. This is all in writing before we get started.

FYI: When you buy, we also will allow lower commission rates being paid buy sellers of properties you are interested in, so you will be shown ALL available homes in your criteria, not just the ones that "pay well".

VA Sellers, your pre-MLS inspections are rebated at close of escrow!

Thank you to those that serve, served or gave all for the freedoms my family and I enjoy in this great country!

Why do I do this?

My great grandfather served in WWI in the Army, My grandfather served in WWII in the Navy and my step-father served in The Korean War in the Air Force. I'm proud of their legacy and service.

And, I have complete respect & gratitude for you that serve.

I work with many military owned businesses in San Diego, CA as a Business Alliance Leader for the San Diego based Veterans. 



Veterans Business Alliance Group hosted by United States University

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

United States University

Group Contact
Grace Tayama, (Chamber Rep)  619. 544-1384
Thomas J. Nelson (co-leader)    858. 232-8722

Certificate Military Service

I'm proud to say that I've been getting residential real estate training for serving  our Active Duty and Veterans for almost 14 years now. Because of all the base closures in The Bay Area, I never got to work with many military clients. Moving to San Diego, CA fixed that! 

Over the years I've taken Military Relocation, Military Sensitivity Training: language and lifestyle. I've trained on rank/rate, pay scales, relocation services, etc. I have received training from Cartus, Navy Federal, USAA and Boots Across America to name a few.

I believe that those that fight for our freedoms and our American Dream, should be served a piece of that Dream. I'm proud of my team that works hard for them too, which includes Jason E. Gordon , always helping me get them pre-approved on their VA loans.

I do offer a Military Rebate Program, ensuring both discounts are given and rebates are paid, to all that serve and served. 

Every time I re-up my training, I'm reminded of the sacrifices these men & women make for us and I get so damn proud of and grateful to them all over again. It's easy to take it granted; I never will. I work hard to make sure they know the good life they are fighting for is available to them too.

Thank You For Your Service!

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