Norma Turkington

7 years of work experience
RE/MAX Lonestar SPI
3500 Padre Blvd. #44
South Padre Island, TX, 78597
(956) 295-3285

Ratings & reviews (17)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2014
user1967900
Helped me buy home
Norma went out of her way to assist us in finding the perfect condo for us on South Padre Island. She found a listing right as it went on the market, arranged a quick showing, even meeting me after she spent the day traveling home from NY. And it was definitely the one for us, just as she thought. She then assisted us in making an offer, securing the contract, and maneuvering through the maze to a successful closing. I enjoyed working with Norma, and her knowledge of the area and help through the process made the whole experience a breeze. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2014
bradler2000
Listed and sold a home
Norma listed our property on April 9, 2014. She and her assistant Yvette Houlihan were very professional and extremely helpful They were always reachable and promptly responded to every request made of them. The result was, our home sold and CLOSED within 60 days, at 97.8 percent of our asking price. These results are hard to even imagine in today's real estate market. We are extremely pleased with the effort and results of Norma and Yvette and highly recommend both their professionalism and dedication. Less ... More
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a fantastic review, Dick and Judy! It's always a pleasure to work for knowledgeable, reasonable sellers such as you.
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2014
zuser20140403120430274
Showed me homes
Norma was extremely profession and very helpful in our search for a home in the Port Isabel, Texas area. She is knowledgeable about the area (people, places, and services). Norma knows the real-estate market and conveys the information in a way that is understood. Norma responded to all of our calls and questions in a timely manner. She went above in getting information for us. We (due to other reasons) decided not to purchase at this time. However, we will most definitively contact Norma to help us with our purchase. We feel that she is not about making a sell but about making sure that we will find the place we can call home. We found in Norma Turkington a person that cares about her clients. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2014
rscano
Helped me buy home
We purchased a condo on South Padre Island earlier this month and Norma was fantastic! We called her the week before we traveled to the island and described what we were looking for. We spent one day looking at several options and decided on 2 beautiful places, that day. She made the process easy and helped ensure we understood each step of the process. I plan to call Norma again when we are ready to upgrade in a few years!
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2014
freddyandmelody
Helped me buy home
Norma really has her finger on the pulse of South Padre Island. Not only was she a gem during the buying process, she knows all the right contractors to call (electrician, locksmith, rental agent, etc.) She's your gal for South Padre!
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you, Fred and Melody. Working with you serves as a reminder of the reason I love my job.
Highly likely to recommend
02/24/2014
rchildtaax
Listed and sold a home
Norma gave us advice regarding furniture placement, and moved a couple of items to show better in the pictures she used in marketing the property. She showed property much more than a previous broker, whom we had bought the property through. Very glad we switched to her.
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2014
user5945532
Listed and sold a home
What a great experience we had with Norma! She provided great feedback from potential buyers, had great ideas as to how to make our condo more marketable, and was so pleasant to work with. She answered every question promptly and dealt with every issue immediately and professionally. We were very happy with the final sale and Norma handled the negotiations beautifully. We would definitely use her again to sell or buy!
Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2014
wcraigthompson
Showed me homes
My wife and I traveled from Minneapolis to South Padre Island to look purchasing a second home. We contacted Norma several days before we left Minneapolis to go to SPI. She worked with us for several days via internet and then upon our arrival at SPI she worked with us in person. Norma is a super realtor and a wonderful person. She is quite pleasant, hard working, and has a masterful knowledge of the local area and the SPI real estate market. She was always available to us and has been a pleasure to work with. Although we have not yet found the exact home we are looking for, Norma has been very generous with her time in our efforts to do so, and we look forward to working with her in the future to find that perfect place. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help to find a home. Less ... More
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I'm very flattered and grateful to have made such an impression and look forward to continue working with you.
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2014
askarimd
Helped me buy home
Zillow emailed me my life dream property. Norma's link was there. I clicked on it. She called me a few minutes later, sounding eager, confident, knowledgeable, humble and extremely sweet. She got us to see the property right away. With her advice she helped us win the bid over two other bids in a very competitive market. We signed the contract the next day. She helped us find the best financing option. She did ALL the paperwork and foot work. She immediately responded to all of emails and text messages at all day and night hours. Need I say more?! Less ... More
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to review me. I'm overwhelmed by the kind words and high praise for doing my job. It doesn't get any better!
Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2014
kristicody
Listed and sold a home
Norma did a great job selling our house. In fact, in a tough market, she was able to get us two competing offers! We closed without any problems and were pleased with the result. If you are serious about selling your house, give Norma a call.
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2014
jcrphone
Showed me homes
it was a pleasure talking with you this morning. As agreed, I will send you automated emails containing property listings in the area I feel will be of interest to you. I'm assuming either 2 or 3 bedroom, beach or bay front, and priced to sell units will meet your needs. Would you want to rent your unit when not in use? Or would that not be an issue? Any other search criteria you can provide would be helpful. That was her message and she did it all
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2013
user3699169
Showed me homes
Norma was very thorough. She went the extra mile to following up about questions we had. She went to the trouble to find out estimates for changes we would like to make to the properties we were interested in. I would definately recommend her to future buyers, she was not annoying.
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful, incisive, review. It's a relief to learn I wasn't annoying :-)
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2013
jasongoodchild1
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I have known Norma for several years and hired her to sell our house. She is a true professional who gets the job done. Even in a down market, she was able to secure two firm offers! From beginning to end, she took a lot of the hassle and uncertainty out of the process. We were very pleased with her work. Now that we've sold our house, we couldn't be happier. Highly recommended!
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. Working with sellers like you not only makes my job easy but serves as a reminder of how truly blessed I am.
Highly likely to recommend
06/08/2013
user746728144
Listed and sold a home
Norma Turkington is extremely professional and easy to work with. She sold my house and the adjacent property after only 3 months on the market. Norma handled the negotiations and all related issues which was a great help to me since I had already moved out of state. I am also currently using Norma for a commercial listing. I highly recommend her as a real estate agent for residential or commercial property. Norma gets the job done right in every way possible!
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you for your very generous comments. Although the same could be said about you. It's such a pleasure to work with sellers willing to trust their agent to help them make the right decisions to get their property sold quickly.
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2013
user97332313
Helped me buy home
Norma was very thorough in finding out our likes and dislikes. She promptly found a number of condos for us and was always available. On several occasions she went as far as picking/returning us to Cameron County Airport. Definitely concierges service. She worked well with a difficult financing situations as it took us several months to get approval for financing b/c I'm self employed. Even though it took a very long time for us to be approved for financing we never felt pressured to close. She was able to communicate our situation very well with the sellers. It was apparent through working with Norma that she has made a great name for herself and is very well connected in the community. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/10/2013
user6338992
Helped me buy home
We were looking for a vacation home on the Island and only had occasional weekends available to view properties. Norma showed us several properties we requested to see and she also showed us similar properties we hadn't considered. She was very responsive and very accommodating with our schedule. When we finally decided on a property, Norma was again very accommodating when we requested to revisit it several times. We would highly recommend doing business with Norma.
Highly likely to recommend
12/24/2012
kehclerc
Helped me buy home
Norma is a consummate professional, placing her client's interest at the top. She has a very good understanding of the market and was instrumental in procuring the best price for us.