Why should you pick the “Padre Elite Team” to find your perfect property? They are the #1 team on South Padre Island (SPI) but these are the reasons we think we are the right choice for you:
Representation…The Padre Elite Team, previously just Alta Monroe & Gayle Hood, now has two buyer’s agents; Jules Wilk and Laurie Howell who have been chosen to represent our buyers. For you, as a buyer, it means you have representation tailored just for you without any doubt about a conflict of interest.
Four & Two for the Price of One…Since there are 4 licensed agents plus two assistants on our team, we are able to provide exceptional service for you. When one of us is tied up, the other one is there to back us up. Our assistants help us keep all the mounds of paperwork & detail in order. You may hear from several of us, Alta, Gayle, Jules, Laurie, Grace or Carlos.
Negotiations…Because of our years of experience in real estate, we feel our ability to help you in the negotiation process is superior to trying to “wing” it on your own. Gayle & Alta both hold the CPN certification, “Certified Professional Negotiators.” These skills are important not only in securing the highest sales price for your property but also for working the contract from the offer through closing. There are many items to negotiate such as price, repairs, closing date, possession, seller’s net proceeds, etc.
Critique All Documents…Real Estate in Texas is constantly changing. There are many addenda and notices that must accompany a purchase contract, in addition to the legal requirements of the purchase contract. We are current with our continuing education to be sure we are up to date on the latest changes. When we prepare an offer for you on a property to you & get an acceptance of that offer, we confirm that all these documents are correctly provided and we make sure that you are protected in the best way possible.
Monitor Your Deal Closely Through Closing…Once we have an executed contract submitted to the title company, The Padre Elite Team monitors the progress of tasks and timelines stipulated by the contract to ensure requirements are met and the process flows smoothly to closing. Action items such as the termination option period deadline, seller’s disclosure, appraisal, inspection, resale certificate, survey, etc., must be completed in accordance with the contract.
Educated & Involved…The Padre Elite Team takes more continuing education (MCE) classes than required by the Texas Real Estate Commission. Alta has been a broker for 40 years so she is grandfathered & isn’t required to take MCE credits. She takes them anyway. Gayle has been in real estate for over 24 years; Jules,14 years. Laurie has over 1 year but has 2 mentors on the team.
We have earned numerous designations. Alta holds GRI, RSPS, CRS, CPN designations. Gayle holds CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist), ePro, SFR, CPN designations. Jules holds the CLHMS designation, ePro & ABR. Laurie already holds the GRI designation!
Being involved in our community is important to us. Networking on a local, state, & national levelmakes a huge difference in how informed we are about issues in real estate. It benefits us & our clients.
Alta is a 2017 director on the SPI Chamber of Commerce, 2014 TAR TREPAC (Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee) Trustee for South Region 11, 2011 REALTOR® of the Year, 2010 SPIBOR President, received the 2012 SPI Chamber Director’s Award and now serves as chair of the Governmental Affairs committee for the SPI Chamber, the SPIBOR MLS Committee, & graduate of Leadership Laguna Madre Class VII.
Gayle is the 2017 director of the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce & 2016 Past Chairman of that Board, 2015 & 2012 President of the South Padre Island Board of REALTORS®(SPIBOR), 2013 REALTOR® of the Year, 2013 & 2014 Treasurer SPIBOR, 2013 MLS Committee Chair, & has served on the SPIBOR Membership Committee for years.
Jules serves as Secretary on the SPI Board of REALTORS® for 2015 to 2017. She also has served on the SPI Board of REALTORS® Education Committee from 2013 to 2017 and on the Board of Directors for Walk for Women, Inc. As a graduate of the Leadership Laguna Madre Class XIII, she has served on their steering committee for 4 years and chaired same one year.
Laurie is new to the real estate industry but has already proven to be as professional & educated as some that have been REALTOR® for years. She has earned her reputable GRI designation in record time and the RSPS designation. We are proud to have her on our team! She serves on 2016 SPI Board of REALTOR® Education Committee & on the UTRGV College of Sciences Advisory Board
We also reach out on a state & national level to attend TAR, NAR, and RE/MAX Conferences to extend our education and networking opportunities. Gayle & Alta are major investors in TREPAC & RPAC. These are the organizations that review all the bills coming through the Texas Legislature and Congress in D.C. They look for real estate issues so we can protect our clients and their property rights. You can now contribute as an individual through the Voice of Texas to TREPAC.
RE/MAX Network, Performance & Awards…The Padre Elite Team is part of the RE/MAX network. RE/MAX agents average 3 times more production. RE/MAX 1st Choice in SPI is no exception. Our office closed over $77 MIL in gross sales in 2016, $65 MIL in 2015, $60 MIL in 2014 and $42,MIL in 2013. The Padre Elite Team sold 100 properties for over $26 MIL in 2016, 65 properties for $15 MIL in 2015, 43 properties for $15 MIL in 2014, & 41 properties for $12 MIL. 2017 will be even better! Our team has consistently achieved the RE/MAX 100% Club award since 2012, Platinum Club in 2016 & RE/MAX Top 500 Agents Award in Texas 3 yrs in a row. Alta & Gayle even hold the RE/MAX Hall of Fame award. When you hear agents talk about how slow it is, know that there are agents on SPI that are very busy. And, it isn’t just SPI, it is Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, Bayview and the entire Laguna Madre Area.
What does ALL of this mean for you? By choosing the Padre Elite Team, you have the best possible REALTOR® for your real estate needs. Check us out on www.PadreEliteTeam.com.