Military Spouse Hits the Jackpot
NOT Once, BUT Twice
Jessica Taylor finds two fantastic homes to rent on AHRN.com in two different countries for her family all in one year.
For the millions of active-duty personnel, spouses and veterans, from renters to home buyers to property owners, AHRN.com offers thousands of available homes, local moving resources and relevant PCS information. As the nation’s #1 military housing website, AHRN.com’s mission is to serve as the ultimate, searchable-by-installation moving guide for PCSing service-members and their families. AHRN.com is the world’s most-visited military housing website, compared to competitors in the market, according to research conducted by SimilarWeb.
Jessica Taylor’s military experience began in 2008 when she lived on post at Darmstadt Army Base in Germany, working as a part-time civilian employee in the Housing Office while completing her college degree in media production. In 2012, Jessica met her husband – a Sergeant on Heidelberg Army Base and a professional trombone player – at an off post show in Mannheim, Germany. Working at two different bases and living an hour and a half away from each other, Jessica and her husband wanted to find a home they could share and commute to work from in under 30 minutes. Thus began their struggle to find a place in the most desirable location for their situation – a difficult setback in their life journey together.
After many months of searching on their own, exploring options with housing office property referrals and subscribing to online resources they grew deeply frustrated and nearly gave up. But with Jessica now working as a referral specialist on Wiesbaden Army Base and her husband transferring to Sembach Kaserne Army Base, they finally had a middle ground destination to move to: the city of Kaiserslautern.
Jessica learned of AHRN.com through her Housing Office network, registered immediately, and found the home of her dreams within minutes. “It was like it was meant to be…AHRN identified the perfect house in the best location for us within seconds of registering.” After living off post in their 2-bedroom apartment for only a year, they received PCS orders to Fort Benning. With less than 3 months to find a home, Jessica updated her AHRN.com account profile and began the hunt for available homes around Fort Benning, a United States Army post straddling the Alabama–Georgia border. It wasn’t long before she found success for the second time. The happy couple still live off post in the same wonderful 3-bedroom she found on AHRN.com almost 5 years ago! What’s next for Jessica? Buying a home . . . and going into real estate!
Jessica’s home search successes on AHRN.com, her experience working as a military housing referral specialist and her years as an Army spouse spurred and helped her pursue a real estate career. Today, Jessica is a certified relocation professional, a member of the National Association of Realtors and an AHRN Certified Real Estate Partner. After experiencing the challenges of the military and the unpredictable moving process, Jessica made it her goal to educate servicemembers and their families on home buying and all the benefits available to them and AHRN.com is helping her accomplish it.
Jessica is a licensed real estate agent in Alabama and Georgia and, in the last 6 months as an AHRN partner, helped 3 families buy homes for the first time! She also continues to provide housing support for those active-duty and veterans recently forced off-base from privatized living. Jessica is doing her best to manage the many direct contacts AHRN sends her way every day and excited to continue to her partnership with us.
AHRN.com has seen major in-house improvements in 2019:
- Transformed the website
- Implemented authentic military content on AHRN blog
- Increased real estate trust
- Eased the home buyer decisions
- Improved retention with better emails, social media presence & relevant on-site resources
- Provided weekly military discounts & special seasonal offers