The Southern California real estate market has been an ever changing place for the past 15 years. From Seller's market to Buyer's market and of course who can forget the economic melt down. One thing is certain if you or someone you know are awaiting orders the last thing needed is added stress. Talk to a local real estate agent about your home as soon as you get word of a possible move. The information you to ask inquire about should revolve your plans for future return to the your home, property management in your absence. If selling is your choice, then information on preparing your home for the sell. Hesitation on the homeowner's part could mean the difference between a great outcome or a hasty decision needing to be made. These are vital topics to cover with a real estate professional, someone who knows what is means to serve and care for a brother or sister in arms.