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Alta Monroe, Gayle Hood, Jules Wilk & Laurie Howell are a full-time professional and dynamic team known as the Padre Elite Team with RE/MAX Elite, the #1 TEAM for South Padre and the surrounding area. Quality service for their clients is their number one priority. To them, it is about the client's needs and protecting their interests. Finding just the right property for their buyers or helping their sellers get their property SOLD is their goal. Helping clients step through the complicated process of buying or selling a property to a smooth closing is essential to them. A personal Bio on each of the team agents is posted on their website at www.PadreEliteTeam.com. The South Padre Island real estate industry is changing faster than ever these days. With the changes in the economy, there are new challenges with buyers, sellers, foreclosures, short sales, Internet marketing, our education, increases in inventories, changes in comparable sales, and frustrating politics. Alta, Gayle, Laurie, and Jules strive to stay on top of all of these changes and to keep in touch with their clients.
Alta, Gayle, Jules & Laurie all hold designations they have acquired through eduction. These designations include CLHMS, CRS, GRI, RSPS, CPN, ePRO, SFR and ABR. Gayle and Jules both hold the CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) designation and they are the ONLY agents in the entire Rio Grande Valley that are members of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing. This better qualifies them to share their specialized expertise with a luxury home seller or buyer. Making sure the buyer and the seller are represented correctly is a priority for this team.
Investing in TREPAC (Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee) is important to this team since TREPAC has proven to be a major force in Texas by lobbying for Realtors and property rights for the consumer. For many years, the Padre Elite Team has been a major investor in TREPAC.
Alta and Gayle have attended the National Association of Realtors Mid-Year Conference in Washington, D.C. often. The conference is primarily for Realtors that are Board directors or executives. It is a great way to stay on top of the current issues facing Realtors and homeowners property rights in our country. They get to meet with their Senators and Congressmen to express their concerns. They have also attend the Realtor PAC President’s Circle Conference in New York where they heard many famous guest speakers regarding current real estate issues.
The Padre Elite Team also attends the RE/MAX International Conference each year to acquire more education and to keep up with the latest technology available to Realtors in the Marketplace. They have received numerous awards for being Top Producers in the real estate industry. Education is a priority for this entire team including their assistants, Grace & Carlos.
The GOOD news is that 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016 has proven to be better each year for real estate sales in South Padre Island and the surrounding areas of Port Isabel, Laguna Vista/ South Padre Island Golf Community, and Bayview. The team members have individually earned the RE/MAX award levels of 100% Club, Platinum Club and Hall of Fame. The team has earned the new 2016 RE/MAX Titan Team Award!! The real estate market is showing an increase in the number of sales and a leveling of values. The Padre Elite Team closed 100 transactions in 2016 for almost $27Million. Now that the market has hit the bottom, investors are finding that real estate in SPI area is a fun way to add to their portfolio. It is still a buyer's market and a great time to buy.
Alta, Gayle, Jules & Laurie all agree that it has been such a pleasure to live & work in a resort area such as South Padre Island. A hundred of your closest friends and family will visit when you live near the beach! Clients are always encouraged to contact them. For more information about this team and to view their blog, visit www.PadreEliteTeam.com.
Code of Ethics
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
Loyalty to clients;
Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
Cooperation with competitors;
Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
Padre Elite Team is the most knowledgeable on the Island. Both Alta and Gayle have sold property for me in the past and will again be my go to team in the near future.
– Kathy Woolam Lonan, Mortgage Lender, Harlingen, TX
Dear RE/MAX Padre Island Elite Team,
On behalf of my husband and I, a heartfelt thank you for the professionalism and tireless hours spent on our search for the perfect beach purchase. We had the pleasure of working with Jules Wilk. Even though it took us over a year to finally settle in to our perfect fit, Jules never showed us anything but patience served with a genuine smile. We could not have asked for better representation, from advise to encouragement. Ours was probably one of the most difficult situations any realtor could ask for but in the end it all turned out perfect. We would not look any further than your competent team for future interests or to quickly offer a referral to friends and family for the benefits of working with your team and especially Jules Wilk. We are so glad we did not give up. It isn’t just about the perfect find but getting to the closing. And oh what a ride that was. But with the expert knowledge we were provided with and great pains taken to follow through, we now have our beautiful beach house. Thank you for all your hard work and for not giving up when it would have been easier.
Proud Owners of Our Own Piece of Paradise,
– Sharon and Ellie Tamez
If you want to “sell” your property I highly recommend The Padre Elite Team. They truly stand up to their name. I have worked with many agents over the years but this is the first time that I felt I was listened to, treated fairly and respected. Alta, Gayle and JoAnn are honest, hard working and get the job done. Thanks to all in the Padre Elite Team office for a sale well done!
I have told many people about Gayle & Alta..both here & there on the island.
As for a comment on Yelp….Gayle & Alta deserve the accolades….I have dealt with many agents over the years.
Some were ok and others just plain missed the boat with me…but the both of them treated me as a person…not just another client…and I thank you for that.
– Lynne Daniels, Farmington, CT