We would need one who was able, and willing, to take time introducing us to the city, sharing market insight, familiarizing us with the distinct neighborhoods, educating us to opportunities and issues that weren’t known to us as out-of-towners. We would need a realtor who was patient and flexible, one willing to work around our limited time in the city. We found all of that with Sidney Tregre, and so much more.
In Sidney, I really do feel like we found a friend. She counseled and advised us as a concerned friend would do. She advocated for us, looked out for our interests, like a protective friend would do. And when finally we found our perfect property, Sidney rolled up her sleeves and did everything in her power to secure it for terms that were as advantageous as possible to us. Even now, months after the purchase, I know I can rely on Sidney for….well….just about anything that I might need to make Galveston and our new house there feel like a home.”
Her knowledge of Galveston, and ability to really see what a property has versus what it needs to be a home was an invaluable asset. I am thankful for her patience, advice and her ability to handle any complication thrown my way. She is the best , and a true pleasure to work with.
Happy home Owner
When I wanted to buy and build on a piece of inexpensive, beautiful, but flood plane property, Sid started working with surveyors, engineers and city officials to research and develop a resolution that would allow me to complete my project. She used her vast resources- knowledge of the relevant codes, the permitting/variance process, local planning boards, her own real estate development experience, and even her relationships with the agency staff- to craft a clear and workable plan.
But the real advantage for me was that Sid was willing to get out and actually do the legwork necessary to truly assure that the information she had was correct. She personally researched the history of the property and even talked to neighbors and previous owners to gather information about what had been done, what could be done, and what the neighbors’ expectations were regarding the property.
Sidney was great at communicating the advantages, disadvantages, and risks associated with the project. With Sidney, I felt like my family was working for me: she always had my best interest at heart, and she worked much harder than I could have expected her to.
I highly recommend Sidney Tregre if you have a real estate problem that requires the work ethic of Erin Brockovich, or the diplomacy of Kissinger, or the creative and problem-solving skills of Frank Lloyd Wright. She rocks!
My experience with Sid has been that she made it real for us to own a building for our business and advised Gary through difficult tax repairs. Our business flourished with her advice. Ms. Tregre has honor, she will see you through and won’t bail. ”
Sidney demonstrated an uncanny sense of timing, artistry in presentation, and solid business advice for pricing and negotiations. Sidney is attuned to the problems inherent (and solutions for) selling historic homes. She took the counselor role and made the process seamless and far less stressful than I anticipated. She also obtained for me a very nice price.
Because of our business relationship, I also became aware of how others perceive Sidney. Anyone who is successful in business will have rivals. When your rivals say you are tough, that is perhaps the highest compliment that they could pay you. That is what I heard about Sidney. I can recommend Sidney without reservation. ”
She gave me complete and up-to-date information, enabling me to make the best decision according to my circumstances. Sidney Tregre was friendly, understanding, and completely professional. She had nothing to gain from helping me and still did so.
In a world of shamefully lacking customer service, Ms. Tregre surprised me by going above and beyond by committing to helping me answer my questions over the phone and through e-mail. Sidney Tregre’s reliability, knowledge, and professionalism is stellar. I would seek her advice again in a heartbeat. ”
Sidney has not only become a mentor in investment properties, but also a very dear friend. I have the utmost trust and confidence in her advice. When she says purchase, I do, and I have yet to lose.
Thank you, Sidney, you are the best. ”
Cpl L. Roedl, U.S. Army
I owned a property in Galveston Texas, and it was time to sell. As an out of state owner, I started my search for a Galveston real estate professional to sell the property. Then one lucky day I met Sidney! Her driven personality, willingness to listen, attention to detail was very impressive.
Sidney does everything and more that she says she will. Instead of just putting the property details on the MLS, she printed flyers, put up a banner, made herself available at any hour to show the property, even very late on a Sunday evening. Who does that……..Sidney does!
To sum it up, if you pick anyone other than Sidney……..you are not going to get the outstanding results, you deserve to have, when you are entrusting your property to a real estate professional. Sidney is the only person I would ever go to for my Texas real estate transactions!!!!!
Thanks Sidney, you were always in my corner! ”
I wanted the same type of realtor in Galveston and am very fortunate that I found Sidney at one of her open houses. She was very friendly and “wanted to be my realtor.”
It had been many years since I had purchased a home and Sidney helped me every step of the way, in every way imaginable. She went above and beyond my expectations of a realtor. I have found my first friend in Galveston.
Thanks Sidney! ”
My interest was in selling but had I continued to own property as a landlord, I would have been much more confident keeping the apartments leased and managed with your help. ”