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About padreeliteteam

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 1st Choice in South Padre Island. 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 RSPS. 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 in our country. They get to meet with their Senators and Congressmen to express their concerns. Last year they were invited to 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 assistant, Grace. The GOOD news is that 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015 proved 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 real estate market is showing an 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 is a great place to invest their money. 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.

3rd Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

Run the Beach, Cross the Bay, & Join the Fun! Don’t miss your chance to cross the historical Queen Isabella Causeway over the beautiful Laguna Madre by participating in the 5k Fitness Walk or the 10k Run! Finisher medals will … Continue reading

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The Padre Elite Team Has Moved!!

Our team has moved to another RE/MAX® office. How ironic after all these years that the Padre Elite Team has joined a company named RE/MAX® Elite! Their main office is in Mission but they have obtained a brand new RE/MAX® franchise … Continue reading

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New Spring Break Technology

Utilizing technology during Spring Break South Padre Island, TX, Mar. 7, 2017: Technology is becoming increasingly intertwined with the daily work of law enforcement. The software, hardware, and communication networks can equip officers to further their ability to serve and … Continue reading

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Now we are listening to Tom Ferry, a real estate coach. We are getting so smart at the REMAX Convention!

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Gayle & Alta are listening to Dave Ramsey at REMAX Convention!!

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Photo Workshop, Feb. 25th

Want to learn how to take amazing pictures?

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Mario Rosales Dinner and Show, Feb. 25th

More great entertainment at Schlitterbahn!

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Laguna Madre Youth Center Casino Night, Feb. 24th

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John Sager Dinner and Show, Feb. 21st

More great entertainment on the island!

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The BIG HITS of the 60s and 70s, Feb. 20th

This looks like fun! You Winter Texans will love it!

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El Paseo – Murder Me Always, Feb. 21st and 22nd, South Padre Isla Grand

The talent in this mystery spoof will surprise you. Check this out!

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Spoonbill Mini-Golf Tournament, Feb. 18th

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Breakfast with the Mayor, Feb. 17th

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Hummingbirds of Texas, Feb. 16th at the South Padre Birding Center

If you like bird watching and even if you don’t, this would be great to see!

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Home Improvement Projects to Keep You on Trend 

Planning to sell your home? Check out which home improvement projects will help you sell your home in 2017! Source: Home Improvement Projects to Keep You on Trend @Redfin  

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Thank you Ted Jones for speaking to the South Padre Realtors today!

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Walk the Dock at Sea Ranch, Feb. 9th, South Padre

Looking for something fun to do on Thursday? Check this out!

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Art Space in Feb. in South Padre Island

Check out these classes. They are loads of fun!

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E.K Atwood Park Improvements Ribbon Cutting , Feb. 3rd

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Port Isabel Museum Fund Raiser, Feb. 3rd

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Sea Turtle, Inc. Groundbreaking, TODAY!

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Grand Opening Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Jan. 31st

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What to do for a Broken Tile Problem

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South Padre Island Dec. 2016 Housing Report

Check out this link to the South Padre Housing Report for Dec. 2016! spibor-december-2016-housing-report

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Job Fair, Feb. 2nd!

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Girls Night Out, Jan. 25th!

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Winter Outdoor and Wildlife Expo, Jan.24 – 28th!

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Winners of the 2017 Causeway Run and Fitness Walk

Top 3 Male & Female 10K Winners! Pictured left to right: Jorge Silva (2nd Place Overall Male 35:43.5); Juan Ricardo Jaquez (1st Place Overall Male 35:17.5); Gayle Hood (Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Board Chair); Estela Hernandez (1st Place Overall … Continue reading

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Best of South Texas Wildlife, Jan. 21st!

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ART Space Classes!

  Gail White Weaving Class Gail White will be teaching weaving classes this year for the first time at Art Space in January and in February. She is offering two classes, each is a two day class. Wed. and Thurs. … Continue reading

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Market by the Bay! Jan. AND Feb.!

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Brett Marshall at Event Center, Jan. 15th!

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Boot Scootin’ Dance, Jan. 14th!

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They’re All Here: Paint Colors of the Year for 2017

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Don’t Dress for Dinner, Jan. 13th, 14th, 15th

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Art Workshops in Jan. and Feb. in Port Isabel!

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3 Style Setting Kitchen Backsplashes!

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Almost Patsy Cline Band, Jan. 5th!

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33rd Annual Longest Causeway Run/Walk 2017, Jan. 14th

  Don’t miss your chance to cross the historical Queen Isabella Causeway over the beautiful Laguna Madre by participating in the 5k Fitness Walk or the 10k Run! Finisher medals given to all participants! Plus cash prizes for overall 1st, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Padre Elite Team at RE/MAX® 1st Choice!

We wish you a Fabulous Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year! Thanks for making 2016 a record year for us! Alta, Laurie, Alex, Gayle, Jules

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Real Estate Pros Divulge Top Design Features

Real Estate Pros Divulge Top Design Features DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 BUILDER recently asked real estate professionals to share their thoughts about the top design trends their clients are currently requesting. Here are some of … Continue reading

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10 Anti-Burglary Tips for Our Sellers | Realtor Magazine

When our clients are opening their doors to the public for showings, they need to take extra precautions. We are sharing these suggestions to help them keep your belongings safe. Source: 10 Anti-Burglary Tips for Your Sellers | Realtor Magazine

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South Padre Island Monthly Housing Report for Nov. 2016

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South Padre Island REALTORS® Uses Land Use Initiative to Overturn Short-Term Rental Registration Ordinance

Located off the southernmost tip of Texas, South Padre Island is such a popular resort area that when a new Short-Term Rental Registration Ordinance was adopted by its City Council last year, it affected the vast majority of the island’s … Continue reading

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Boat Parade Moved Up to TODAY!

The Port Isabel – South Padre Island Christmas Lighted Boat Parade has been moved up due to weather concerns. Originally scheduled to occur on Sunday evening, the parade will now take place on Saturday, Dec. 17. Boats will still depart … Continue reading

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Thanks to Senator Eddie Lucio for speaking at our SPI Chamber Luncheon.

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Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

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EPAF ShowStoppers in South Padre, Dec. 17, 18, and 19

EPAF Showstoppers! A  Musical and Comedy Revue December 17, 18 and 19, 2016 SPI Convention Center 7:30 p.m. Tickets:  $30 ($25 for members) per person ElPaseo Arts Foundation will present a very special local production that is something of an … Continue reading

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County beaches closed until further notice

Effective immediately, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. has ordered the temporary closure (until further notice) of the following county beach access points:   County Beach Access No. 5 (north of South Padre Island) County Beach Access No. 6 (north … Continue reading

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