I've done nothing but VA loans (2 homes and a refi).It's nothing to do with being a salesman. As you just acknowledged, she's just starting out. No harm in that. But as someone "just starting out", she shouldn't be pre-judging VA buyers as less-than-equal. She doesn't have the knowledge or experience to make that determination yet. Unfortunately, it's an unfair stigma that's pervasive in the RE world because a lot of agents don't know (or don't care to know) and make assumptions based on bad information. If she's trying to help veteran buyers and already has a misconception that VA loans are bad, then she's not doing her buyers any favors, because she doesn't know how to present them correctly. If she's on the listing side and is looking at VA offers as lesser-quality, then she's doing a disservice to her sellers, AND keeping a likely well qualified veteran out of a home (avg credit scores on all VA loans is about 715). I only bring it up because veterans who are well qualified slam dunk buyers have had a hard time in this market getting their offers accepted because agents turn their noses up at VA financing thinking that it's a shitty borrower who can barely qualify, and more often than not it's the furthest thing from the truth. I would encourage you (and her) to dive into VA financing and learn about it, so that way she can really help veterans when they need it. Most agents don't know shit about VA loans, so she could even carve out a niche market by being a VA expert in her area, in a segment that a lot of agents don't understand or want anything to do with.
Stigma probably comes from the misconception that the average military vet is a mouth breathing loser that joined to escape drugs or poverty.
Plenty of those out there, but to qualify for a VA loan you need to be honorably discharged, which washes out a lot of the trash. From there you have everything from tradies to engineers to executives as vets. And if they can make it through a 4+ year enlistment, chances are they have their shit together better than the average Joe schmo applying for a conventional mortgage.