Real estate agents unveil campaign to help homebuyers

Posted June 9, 2010 3:07 p.m. EDT

— It can be difficult for police officers, firefighters and teachers to find affordable housing in the communities they serve, but real estate agents are trying to change that.

The North Carolina Association of Realtors unveiled their new campaign on Wednesday at the Legislative Building.

The Everyday Neighborhood Heroes project will teach agents and buyers about affordable housing programs that can help with financing a home.

One of those programs helped Greensboro firefighter Monica Graves move out of an apartment and into her own home.

“I take so much more pride in people coming over and seeing what I’ve done. I feel like I’ve accomplished something,” Graves said.

The announcement was part of a day where they lobbied lawmakers on real-estate issues.