Video MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc - Our Story


MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc Our Story

MilitaryByOwner Advertising was founded in 2000 by former Marine Corps Officer, Dave Gran and wife Sharon Gran.

Why We Started

My Dad asked ‘isn’t there something that will help hook up military families so they can work together?’.

Probably one of the biggest challenges of the military lifestyle is moving every two to three years. MilitaryByOwner was started with intention to make moving a little less stressful for our military families.

Our job is basically to help our advertisers, our homeowners, military families and the people who are around the military community. We want to make them successful in either selling or renting their house but the only way that we can do that is to bring lots of people to the site looking for homes and connect them.

You don’t have to be in the military to use MilitaryByOwner to either advertise your home or to find a home. As long as your home is near a U.S. military base and also Guam or Puerto Rico.

How It Works

When you place an ad on MilitaryByOwner you are responsible for the sale and rental process of the home. We provide the advertising but we are not involved in any other process along the way.

We also really encourage our customers to market their home in a variety of ways. We do not necessarily want you to solely advertise with MilitaryByOwner. We recommend you also market on other websites as well. Put a flyer up at the local military installation at their housing unit/ housing office and place ads on Craigslist, Zillow, Yahoo Real Estate, any similar marketing sites. We really believe you need to market your property as much as possible!

Nowadays, everyone is really using the internet. Unless you’re living in an area where you want to buy and you can drive by, the internet is the way to go which is why we created an online advertising website.

We have three ad packages available for you to choose from.

  • The $14.95 is a Basic Package. It’s a text only package with no photos included in it.

  • Then we have our Home Tour Package which is $49.95. It advertises your home for up to 90 days and it allows you to upload five photos of the home.

  • Our big package is our $79.95 Home Tour Plus. It will advertise your home for up to 180 days. It allows you to have ten photos including a thumbnail photo on the main base page and comes with optional signs for your yard. It is a great value and anyone who is trying to sell or rent a home by themselves we highly recommend this top package. You get all the bells and whistles and the thumbnail photo on the main base page is really an eye catcher and creates a good first impression for your home.


Additional Information We Provide

Probably most of the people who watched this video know that the military has been in a real big transition from government-owned base housing to privatized military housing. We provide links to those privatized housing providers so that if you decide that you would like to live on base you can connect with those providers through our website.

We have a customer service staff that works live chat from 9am to 9pm. We also have an office staff that works 9am to 5pm EST. Those people are available to help you with any questions or concerns you have. If you’re having a problem putting your ad up or questions about uploading photos, our customer service representatives are available to help you either through live chat, email or phone.

With such a great team behind us and involvement from our advertisers, we are proud to say that we have been very successful at making people successful!