Why should you pick the “Padre Elite Team” to list your property? We are the #1 team in the South Padre Island area but these are
the reasons we think we are the right choice for you:
Feedback & Communication …When your listing is shown, The Padre Elite Team does their best to get feedback from the showing agent. We want you to know when your property is shown & what comments were given. If there was any negative feedback, we want to overcome those issues. After the property has been listed for a while, we want to touch base with you to discuss what has transpired. If there aren’t any showings up to then, revisiting the price & making adjustments can be discussed.
Virtual Tour and Pictures …We believe that you need to post as many professional photos as possible in the MLS and online. The Padre Elite Team posts as much information as possible about our listings so we can prompt a buyer to request a showing. We love virtual tours and we will do a 360 degree tour for free on your property. Virtual tours are a great selling tool but a big expense for the REALTOR®. They take a significant amount of time to prepare so many REALTORS® do not use them.
Pricing..During our listing presentation we will provide you with information about sales to real buyers and give you information about current listings (your competition.) Together, we will arrive at a listing price that will sell your property in the least amount of time possible. If a property is not priced correctly, agents will not show it because of the high volume of inventory from which to choose.
Staging …We love helping our sellers with staging their property. It makes such a difference in getting your property sold. There are many properties for sale today. You have to be the best property at the best price to be the one a buyer chooses. Many buyers are not able to visualize how a room will look furnished if the room is empty. Staging removes the guesswork for buyers. We can also arrange virtual staging for you if you like.
Marketing …Over 92% of buyers today have started their research online, therefore, we put the majority of our advertising budget into Internet Marketing. Your listing will be posted on all pertinent websites.
Representation …The Padre Elite Team believes in representing only one client…..you. We will not represent both sides of a transaction as we feel it is a conflict of interest.
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. We hold a 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 go above and beyond with our continuing education to be sure we are up to date on the latest changes. When we present an offer 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.
Four + One for the Price of One …Since there are 4 licensed agents plus one assistant 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 assistant helps us keep the mounds of paperwork & detail in order. You may hear from several of us, Gayle,
Jules, Alta, Laurie, or Carlos.
Educated & Involved …Our team members have earned numerous designations. GRI(Graduate Realtor Institute), RSPS(Resort Second Home Specialist), CRS(Certified Residential Specialist), CPN(Certified Professional Negotiator), CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist), ePro, SFR(Short Sale Foreclosure Resource), ABR(Accredited Buyer Representative). Being involved in our community is important to us. Networking on a local, state, & national level makes a huge difference in how informed we are about issues in real estate. It benefits us & our clients.
Gayle served as 2019 VP of the SPI Economic Development Corporation, 2012-2018 director on 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, 2013-2019 SPIBOR Membership Committee member & 2018 City of SPI Board of Adjustments & Appeals. HGTV picked her to star in a Beachfront Bargain Hunt & Island Life episodes recently.
Alta is 2019/2020 director on the Cameron County Appraisal District, a 2019/2020 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, 2015-2019 chair of the Governmental Affairs
committee for the SPI Chamber, 2013-2019 SPIBOR MLS Committee, & graduate of Leadership Laguna Madre Class VII. HGTV picked her to star in a Beachfront Bargain Hunt episode recently.
Jules serves as 2020 President, 2019 Pres-Elect & 2015-2019 Secretary on the SPI Board of REALTORS®. She also has served on the SPI Board of REALTORS® Education Committee from 2013 to 2018 & 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 four years and chaired same one year. HGTV picked her to star in a Island Life episode recently.
Laurie serves on the 2018-2020 SPI Board of REALTORS® (SPIBOR) MLS Committee, 2018 SPIBOR Education Committee & cochair on the UTRGV College of Sciences Advisory Council. She has earned the GRI designation, SRES designation & the RSPS designation & she served the City of Port Isabel on the Board of Adjustments in 2017-18. Laurie is one of the only agents that represent “buyers only.” As such, she has no conflict of interest in selling you any property. HGTV picked her to star in a Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation, and 2 Island Life episodes.
We also reach out on a state & national level to attend TAR, NAR, and RE/MAX Conferences to extend our education & networking opportunities. Some of our team members are major investors in TREPAC & RPAC. These are the committees that review all the bills coming through the Texas Legislature and Congress in D.C. They search for real estate issues so we can protect our clients & their property rights. You can now contribute as an individual through the
Voice of Texas to TREPAC.
RE/MAX Awards …The Padre Elite Team is part of the RE/MAX network. RE/MAX agents average three times more production. RE/MAX Elite in the South Padre area is no exception. Our team has consistently achieved the RE/MAX 100% Club award since 2012, Platinum Club in 2016-2020 & RE/MAX Top 500 Agents Award in Texas 7 yrs in a row. Gayle & Alta hold the RE/MAX Hall of Fame award. The team has earned the new 2016 & 2019 RE/MAX Titan Team Award & the 2017-2018 RE/MAX Chairman’s Team 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 & 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 .