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RE/MAX Events are Amazing!

Yesterday, we not only had some awesome speakers at our retreat but RE/MAX put on a party for us last night that would rival any event. Costumes, pictures, La Torretta Spa and Resort, RE/MAX hot air balloon, D.J. and lots … Continue reading

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A Funny Story About the PETS

Many of you may know that Alta & Gayle have personalized plates that say “A PET” and “G PET” for Alta, Padre Elite Team and for Gayle, Padre Elite Team. Alta was pulling into the parking lot at the office … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Padre Elite Team and the entire RE/MAX 1st Choice-SPI Office!

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RE/MAX Launches National Social Campaign…Consumers Asked to Share “My Perfect Fit”

DENVER – RE/MAX kicked off its new social media campaign, “My Perfect Fit.” Inspired by the RE/MAX national ad campaign For All the Things That Move You®, consumers are asked to embrace the art of storytelling by sharing what makes … Continue reading

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RE/MAX to Begin Trading on NYSE Today

We received this letter late yesterday to announce that RE/MAX is going public today. If interested, please read our letter below: Hello everyone, Im excited to announce that RE/MAX will soon enter into its next chapter of growth as a … Continue reading

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RE/MAX Files for $100 Million IPO

RE/MAX Holdings, one of the world’s largest real estate brokerages, announced that it plans to raise $100 million for an initial public offering. The announcement comes on the heels of RE/MAX rival Realogy Holdings — which operates Century 21 and … Continue reading

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Alta and Gayle Go for MORE Training

We are all so smart after our RE/MAX training class yesterday! You would think after taking the hundreds of hours of training we have had that we wouldn’t need to go to ONE more class but……even at our age, we … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice Supports the Port Isabel Tarpons!

   

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Did you see Alta and Gayle on TV yesterday?

Alta & Gayle joined their broker, Joan Massie and four other Realtors yesterday on Channel 4 News to receive recognition for their contribution to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). RE/MAX International is a huge supporter of Children’s Miracle Network nationwide and … Continue reading

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Alta and Gayle Obtain Certified Professional Negotiator Designation in South Padre

Yesterday, Gayle and Alta became Certified Professional Negotiators and obtained the CPN designation for Realtors. It was an interesting and lively class that kept us all on the edge of our chairs the entire day. If we could share one … Continue reading

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Looking for Something to do with the Kids this Weekend?

Port Isabel mayor, Joe Vega, is holding a free fishing tournament for the kids Saturday. Our RE/MAX 1st Choice office is proud to be one of the sponsors. Check out the link below from our PI-SPI Press for details: Kid … Continue reading

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2012 Top Producing Team Award from RE/MAX of Texas for RE/MAX 1st Choice

Our awards luncheon for all of the RE/MAX 1st Choice offices was yesterday. There were lots of awards given and we received “2012 Top Producing Team Award from RE/MAX of Texas for RE/MAX 1st Choice.” The publication we are holding … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice Awards Luncheon Pictures

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This is a Major Reason Why We Love RE/MAX!

The RE/MAX International Convention in Las Vegas always exceeds our expectations. Education is one of the main reasons we attend these conventions but the entertainment and speakers are always exceptional. Our favorites were Condoleezza Rice, Andy Andrews, and Dave Liniger. … Continue reading

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Condoleezza Rice!!

We are watching Condoleezza Rice!! Great speaker!

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RE/MAX Convention

RE/MAX Opening Session. Led Zeppelin! Great speech by Dave Liniger, founder of RE/MAX.

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Alta and Gayle are at the RE/MAX Convention!

Today we are arriving at the RE/MAX International Convention. Every year it is held in Las Vegas. (DARN, we have to go to VEGAS!! HeHe!)  It is one of the events that we truly look forward to each year for … Continue reading

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Gayle and Alta Make List of RE/MAX Industry Leaders

Posted 1/22/13 by RE/MAX of TEXAS Across the network, RE/MAX Associates stand out as industry leaders, receiving honors for their work and guiding other agents as officers of various boards. Several have been named Realtor of the Year. Here are … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart pledges to hire 100,000 veterans

Wal-mart has promised to hire 100,000 veterans that have been honorably discharged over the next five years. The hiring pledge, which will begin on Memorial Day, covers veterans within 12 months of leaving active duty. Most of the jobs will … Continue reading

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We Were Published in the RE/MAX of Texas Online Newsletter

RE/MAX of Texas just posted their Online Newsletter and our RE/MAX 1st Choice offices were mentioned the newsletter. Check out the RE/MAX 1st Choice Realtors at the McAllen Christmas parade. It sure is fun working with this group!

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South Padre Island Passes $2,000. Fine for Bulky Items Collection

New $2,000. fine passed in South Padre Island for not disposing of your brush or bulky items correctly. It can’t be placed near the street until after the 25th of each month and before bulky trash collection date which is … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice in McAllen Christmas Parade

The Padre Elite Team, Gayle, Alta, and JoAnn joined the McAllen RE/MAX 1st Choice office in their Christmas parade float. There were over 100 entries in the parade and thousands of onlookers on the street. Unfortunately, Alta was one of … Continue reading

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Will 2013 bring more taxes on your real estate transactions?

There are proposals to replace local property taxes with an expanded sales tax that includes a tax on professional services—including your commissions—as well as on sales and leases of commercial and residential property. These proposals would require the sales-tax rate … Continue reading

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Gayle Receives Awards

At the Annual Installation of Officers Meeting this month, Gayle received a gavel plaque from the South Padre Island Board of Realtors for serving as their Board President this year. She was also presented an award by Richard Throop, the … Continue reading

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P I Tarpons Advance in Playoffs! Christmas Parade Rescheduled.

The Port Isabel Tarpons Beat Geronimo Navarro 35-28 in overtime last week. They are now advancing to the fourth round of the state football playoffs for the fourth time since 1981. Port Isabel (10-3) will now take on Bellville in … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Renourishes the Beach

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, the Texas General Land Office, Cameron County, and the City of South Padre Island are renourishing approximately one half mile of South Padre Island’s beaches using sand dredged from the Brownsville Ship … Continue reading

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RE/MAX of Texas posts our community support!

RE/MAX of Texas News Online posts our pictures on their website of two of the events our office participated in for community support! Check out our fun pictures of the RE/MAX 1st Choice Realtors.

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More fun at the Port Isabel Library

Betty Wells, President of the Port Isabel Chamber and Valerie Bates, Marketing Director for the City of Port Isabel, spoke to members at the All Chamber Meeting on Friday, Nov. 9th. Betty and Valerie talked about what is happening around … Continue reading

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Lady Tarpons are Undefeated and Going to REGIONAL Playoffs!

Our local Ladies Volleyball Tarpons are undefeated! Tonight they are going to play the #2 ranked team in the state in San Antonio at the Blossom Athletic Center. At 6:00PM they will be competing for the Regional Semi-Final title. If … Continue reading

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Our Libraries Now Have eBooks

Welcome our libraries to the 21st Century by downloading an ebook or audiobook at one of our local libraries. Just like a traditional book, library patrons who have a valid library card and are in good standing with the library … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Time Change!

DON’T FORGET —Set back your clocks tonight.

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Untrue Crime Figures on Trulia

More than once we have been asked about the assumed “high” crime rate being published on Trulia. We try to explain that we have a population here of around 5,000 and Trulia doesn’t consider that we have thousands of tourists … Continue reading

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SPI Convention Center Gets a FaceLift

An open house was held this week at the SPI Convention Center to show off it’s new facelift. They not only painted, they added some much needed furniture and decor. The Convention Bureau and the Chamber hosted an open house … Continue reading

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Alta wins 2012 SPI Chamber Director’s Award

Alta was surprised today when presented with the SPI Chamber of Commerce Director’s Award. They give this award for the “enthusiastic support and commitment to our chamber and our business community.” Alta has been active in the Chamber for years … Continue reading

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FEMA awards $2.4 million for safe room in Brownsville

The Laguna Madre Area residents will be able to flee to Brownsville for shelter from hurricanes or any other disasters in the near future. FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75% or $2,475,000 of the $3,300,000 project. The … Continue reading

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Bungee Tower at Louie’s Coming Down

A South Padre Island landmark near Louie’s Backyard is coming down. The bungee tower at Louie’s Backyard’s Gravity Park is being dismantled to make way for new activities at the park. The tower was erected about 20 years ago and … Continue reading

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Island – Airport Shuttle fare now $1 each way

Valley Metro has reduced the fare on its Island Airport Shuttle from the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport to just one dollar.  This come as good news to the 50,000 passengers expected to ride the shuttle this year. The … Continue reading

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New Superintendent for Point Isabel School District

We were fortunate enough to hear our new Superintendent for our school district speak at the Chamber “Coffee and Conversation” meeting this past week. Dr. Lisa Garcia is an experienced, motivated, concerned, and friendly addition to our district that will … Continue reading

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Gayle and Alta are Published in TAR Conference Newsletter

The Texas Association of Realtors published an update of their September Conference in San Antonio and we were in the newsletter. The picture is of us at the market place expo. One of the vendors took pictures for all of … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice Gals Walk in Tarpon Homecoming Parade

          The South Padre Island RE/MAX 1st Choice Realtors walked in the local Tarpon Homecoming Parade on Thursday, Nov. 11th. What fun we have all had the last week with our blue wigs for this parade … Continue reading

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SPI BikeFest is Coming this Weekend

October 12-14, is SPI BikeFest with a full slate of events featuring Texas Guitar Legend Lance Lopez, Ms. BikeFest 2012, FightFest Cage Fighting, BikeFest Decathlon, the Biker Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness Competition and the Iron Horse Parade Memorial Sunset … Continue reading

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Walk for Women’s Best!!!

RE/MAX 1st Choice of South Padre Island and of McAllen joined together for the Walk for Women today. It was loads of fun and they took so many pictures that we felt the paparazzi were after us. Next year, plan … Continue reading

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Sandcastle Days are this Weekend!

The 25th Annual Sandcastle Days is set for October 5-7 at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill. Master sculptors from the Island and from as far as Britain, Canada and Holland, will compete and give visitor’s an amazing show of skill … Continue reading

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Windstorm Insurance Topic for Chamber Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon

The controversial topic of Texas Windstorm Insurance rates and proposed changes will be discussed by a panel consisting of Senator Eddie Lucio, Corpus Chamber CEO, Foster Edwards, and an attorney, Charles Zahn. They have formed a coalition in an effort … Continue reading

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TIFT & LKT Was a Great Success

TIFT & LKT have now passed and both tournaments were a great success. For info on the winners, check out the list of winners for TIFT in this link:http://portisabelsouthpadre.com/?p=5575    For LKT, check out this link: http://portisabelsouthpadre.com/?p=5566      These links are from … Continue reading

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Padre Elite Team Receives Award

The Padre Elite Team ranked 9th out of the Top 20 Teams in the RE/MAX of Texas Vanguard Council for the 2nd quarter of 2012. A big “Thank YOU” goes out to all of our clients that made this award … Continue reading

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Music in the Park on SPI

Want something to do this weekend? The South Padre Island Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee invites everyone to the 2nd Annual Music in the Park that will feature local talent, Shayne Marie Neal. Music in the Park 2012 will take … Continue reading

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Texas Association of Realtors Releases New Sales Statistics for Texas

The Texas Association of REALTORS® released the Texas Quarterly Housing Report for the second quarter of 2012. These statewide figures are really impressive. If you would like more information, contact Gayle or Alta. Here are the highlights:   The median sales … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for City of Port Isabel Visitor & Event Center

Below is an email we received regarding the groundbreaking this Saturday at 10:00AM for the City of Port Isabel Visitor and Event Center. The public is invited. Come join us! “Mayor Joe E. Vega and the Port Isabel City Commission … Continue reading

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Additional Info on SPI 2nd Access Project

PET – 2nd Causeway Routes 7-18-12 We posted a short note the night of the meeting but we wanted to provide more information for those of you that are interested. You can view a map that reflects the new proposed  … Continue reading

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