Gayle Hood, Jules Wilk, Alta Monroe & 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 Island 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 this website. 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, Internet marketing, our education, inventory changes, changes in comparable sales, and frustrating politics. Gayle, Alta, Laurie, and Jules strive to stay on top of all of these changes and to keep in touch with their clients.
Gayle, Jules, Laurie & Alta all hold designations. These designations include CLHMS, CRS, GRI, RSPS, CPN, ePRO, SFR, SRS 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.
Gayle & Alta 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 attended 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 assistant, Carlos.
The GOOD news is that 2012 - 2018 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 2017 & 2018 Director's Club Team Award!! The real estate market is showing a slow increase in the number of sales and a leveling of values. Now that the market has hit the bottom, investors are finding that real estate in the SPI area is a fun way to add to their portfolio. It is still a buyer's market and a great time to buy. Contact them for an updated market report.
Gayle, Jules, Laurie & Alta 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 other pages on www.PadreEliteTeam.com.
“Gayle, You Did It Again!! Our 2nd transaction – Gayle, is a great REALTOR®; she is knowledgeable of the market, a true professional; always accessible. I would recommend her and gladly work with her again.”
– Ethel Kelly Beasley (seller)
“The Padre Elite Team was a pleasure to work with. The team and our buyer (Laurie Howell) made our purchase a memorable experience. We highly recommend the Padre Elite Team, friendly staff who went above and beyond our expectations.”
– Dr. Eddie & Crystal Kirby (buyer)
Once again I say “thank you.” It seems like a shallow term for the heartfelt feelings I have for you and all your hard work. I hope we can remain in touch. Blessings for you and your team. Love, Janet. P.S. The knife set is beautiful.
– Janet (Seller)