Tony is from Waianae, Hawaii. His father joined the Marine Corps when he was 2 years old and he retired after serving 25 years. Tony’s father’s service shaped his life and in 1985, after changing schools 11 times in 13 years, he joined the Marines Corps as a Communication Electronic Technician.
It is because of these experiences that Tony truly understands the sacrifices that both services members and their dependents face on a day-to-day basis.
Tony was stationed in Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Stations when he left the Marine Corps. It was then that he decided to stay in Hawaii. In 2001, he and his wife purchased their first property in Mililani. Having no idea the VA Loan was an option, he placed 20% down on his home.
He has been in the mortgage industry since 2003, learned about the VA home loan benefit and vowed to not have another veteran go through his experience. Tony specializes in VA Home Loans. In 2006, he was asked to speak at a brown bag luncheon for approximately 75 Air National Guardsman at the Mamala Bay dining facility. After 2 hours of providing information and answering questions he realized how little veterans knew about the VA home loan benefit. Recognizing the need for a place veteran’s could go and learn about the benefit as well as the market with no pressure to do anything except learn, FOR FREE, he created VA Loans Hawaii (currently registered in Hawaii as an educational company).
Tony’s main goal is to educate as many veterans as possible about this tremendous benefit and serving those that have served our country. It is an honor and a privilege to help his fellow veterans use their entitlement to purchase a piece of the country they defended or currently defend.
Tony is also certified by the State of Hawaii to teach Real Estate agents about “The New VA Home Loan Benefit for the Real Estate Licensee.” As well as certified by the National Association of Realtors to conduct the Military Relocation Professionals designation. He believes as a Real Estate community we could all do a better job of serving those who have served our country!