Learn how to buy a house with your VA benefit.


Knowledge is Power: Come and learn how to use YOUR VA Benefit!

Join us for the VA Home Buyer Success workshop and learn the fundamental steps to maximize your VA benefit! This informative session brings real estate and mortgage experts to the front lines for you. A panel of the best in the industry will answer your questions and help with your personal plan to reach home ownership. It is our goal to ensure you are mission ready to buy your home.

Our Industry Experts Will Guide You Through:

  • Achieving homeownership utilizing your BAH
  • What costly pitfalls to avoid when purchasing
  • Credit questions and solutions
  • Determining how much you can REALLY afford with the VA loan
  • Benefits of buying vs. renting

Bill Gaylord
NMLS #680603

About Bill

Bill Gaylord
Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team at loanDepot
Mortgage Expert
NMLS #680603

Bill is one of the founders of the Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team at loanDepot. Growing up in Boulder, CO, Bill moved to study at the University of Arizona where as a freshman he rode the coattails of the basketball team into the UofA Hall of Fame. Since his college days, Bill has relocated to Southern California, where he has held a number of high-level positions in the mortgage industry. In 2018, he and several other members of the Gaylord-Hansen Team moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, to start helping Las Vegas families finance their homes.

Known as “Mr. Positive”, Bill is someone who always brings a positive attitude and sees the good in every situation. In his office, he is known for high-fiving just about anyone, and won’t shy away from giving hugs! His enthusiasm for life allows him to create a fun work atmosphere for both his colleagues and business partners. But don’t let his happy-go-lucky exterior fool you. Using his intensively competitive attitude, Bill knows when to shift his focus back to business. He always sets the highest standards for himself and his team, and has a way with his unspoken candor and body language to motivate anyone to their highest level. A true leader, Bill enjoys what he does so much that his daily work often feels more like a hobby than a “job”.

In his free time, Bill is involved in putting on numerous events throughout the year, including the ever-popular Building Business Monthly (BBM) lunches. He is the Chairman of the Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that donates thousands of new and used shoes to school kids each year. Bill is also the past Chairman of the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation, and received the recognition of 2013 North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® (NSDCAR) Affiliate of the Year.

NV LIC #61252

Contact Bill:
(858) 776-6830
[email protected]

Ralph & Edie Rodriguez
NV LIC #S.0175732 | S.0175955

About Ralph & Edie

Ralph Rodriguez
Award Realty
REALTOR®, Certified Military Relocation Professional
NV LIC #S.0175732

Ralph has been a Las Vegas Resident for over two decades. He moved to the Las Vegas Valley after serving his country for twenty years. He is a proud Veteran of both the United States Marines and The United States Army. In addition to being a Veteran, Ralph is a Certified Military Relocation Professional. He has extensive experience with VA loans and can confidently guide fellow Veterans through the Military Relocation and VA maze with ease, allowing you to concentrate on more important things, like finding the right home for your family!

Ralph is a fierce negotiator and works hard to get his clients the best deal every time! He is diligent and has a genuine concern for his clients as he creates a positive experience for both sides in any transaction. His business approach is direct, sincere and honest. He attributes his success to listening to his clients’ needs and making sure they are always his top priority.

He makes himself available – day or night – seven days a week, in order to accommodate his clients’ schedule.

Contact Ralph:
(702) 416-3654
[email protected]

Edie Rodriguez
Award Realty
REALTOR®, Certified Military Relocation Professional
NV LIC #S.0175955

Edie Rodriguez is a Las Vegas Realtor licensed and Certified Military Relocation Professional. She is a multi-million dollar producer with comprehensive marketing skills that have consistently placed her as a top salesperson, earning numerous prestigious honors such as President’s Club and Salesperson of the Year.
Her clients range from first-time homebuyers to long-time investors. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Edie’s knowledge of the market, coupled with her tenacity to protect her clients’ interests, makes her an ideal agent. Although born in Southern California, she has lived in the Las Vegas Valley for over 20 years and is extremely familiar with the local market.

Edie is sits on the Executive Board of a Home Owner’s Association. Let her knowledge and understanding of HOA’s work for you! She also sits on the Executive Committee for the Nevada Hispanic Business Group. Edie is a very active volunteer. One of her passions is helping others and contributing to the community. She coordinates regular events to feed those less fortunate, works with organizations such as Hero School, and volunteers her time at various schools throughout Clark County. Edie is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.

Contact Edie:
(702) 416-4078
[email protected]

Billy Alt
NV LIC #B.1001764

About Billy

Billy Alt
NextHome Integrity
Broker, Owner
USMC Veteran

NV LIC #B.1001764

Billy has been active in the real estate community for 14 years. He has received the Top 40 under 40 Young Professionals Network Hall of Fame Award. Billy served as the 2015 and 2016 President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals, promoting veteran financial literacy and homeownership.

Billy also serves as the Commissioner of the North Las Vegas Veterans Community Commission. He plays in important role as a Board of Directors Member for Rebuilding Together 501(c)(3), working together throughout Las Vegas to assist with the needs of the veteran population in our community. Billy is a proud father of two beautiful daughters, Alex and Olivia, and he served in the Marine Corp 1993-1999 with an honorable discharge as a Sergeant.

Contact Billy:
(702) 250-1090
[email protected]

Kristi Weidauer
NV LIC #S.0169967

About Kristi

Kristi Weidauer
Keller Williams Las Vegas
Real Estate Agent
NV LIC #S.0169967

Growing up in Alaska, Kristi became a military spouse in 2000 and spent two years in Germany before PCSing to Las Vegas, where she now calls home. Beginning her real estate career shortly after in 2003, her experience, negotiating skills, and patience have allowed her the opportunity to help hundreds of families. In 2015, Kristi was honored as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Realtors” in Las Vegas. She is currently on the board of directors with her office and teaches new agents, educating them to help their clients.

Today, as a mom today of two teenagers, balancing life and business certainly keeps her moving. After relocating nine times in the past 18 years she can relate to the excitement and anticipation of a new home. It is with complete understanding and passion that she chose to dedicate her career to bringing families home.

Contact Kristi:
(702) 241-1675
[email protected]

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