Norma Turkington

8 years of work experience
RE/MAX Lonestar SPI
2216 Padre Blvd. #44
South Padre Island, TX, 78597
(956) 295-3285

Ratings & reviews (36)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2015
mike75204
Helped me buy home
Norma has been terrific both times I have needed a real estate agent here in the Valley. Extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful. Norma helped me acquire both properties while I was living out of the area. She handled all the little details, and I really did not have to worry about a thing. Norma is a straight shooter, and I trust her completely. She always makes me feel like my needs are her top priority. Great customer service. I do not hesitate to recommend Norma!
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2015
bdavis15
Listed and sold a home
Norma held our hands throughout the process of selling our vacation home and found us just the right buyer. Her calmness was a real help to a couple of "nervous-Nellies." She kept us grounded and optimistic throughout the process. Great neighbor, friend, and realtor!
Highly likely to recommend
02/09/2015
user41992242
Helped me buy home
Norma contacted me immediately when I inquired about a property on Zillow. She was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and professional throughout the entire process. She was extremely responsive addressing every question and everything we needed. Norma put us at ease, made us comfortable and helped guide us along. She provided a truly enjoyable and seamless buying experience. We loved working with Norma and highly recommend her!
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such a nice review! I'm grateful you chose me to help you find the perfect beach front home for you and your family. It was such a pleasure working with you!
Highly likely to recommend
12/29/2014
markssadler
Helped me buy home
Excellent. We were very fortunate to find Norma to help us buy our condo on South Padre Island. Norma responded immediately when I contacted her through this site. She took care to thoroughly understand our needs and patiently helped us gather needed information. She is very personable, knowledgeable, and professional. Norma showed us many properties during a weekend trip to the island, and was very helpful during negotiations and closing the deal. She also helped us connect with several other excellent local professionals who we needed to meet. We can't recommend Norma highly enough. Less ... More
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a lovely review, Mark. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and Kathy and look forward to seeing the finished product. Happy New Year!
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2014
twhiteman7
Listed and sold a home
Norma was very responsive and handled matters expeditiously and professionally - a real pleasure to work with. Norma suggested we include in the contract that the seller pay the title insurance, which saved us $2080. I am also a real estate broker in Colorado, so please add some weight to this review when considering Norma as your agent.
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you for taking time to write such a nice review, Tom. You and Colleen were a pleasure to work with. Looking forward to seeing you both next time you're on the island.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2014
patflanagan
Helped me buy home
We not only would recommend Norma Turkington to others but we have used her before when we sold our last home on South Padre Island. When we purchased this home we told Norma what our budget was. She set us up with electronic notifications whenever anything was listed or reduced the price of homes on South Padre Island that were in our budget. We just purchased a beautiful home on South Padre Island that Norma found for us. We were not on South Padre Island at the time so Norma took pictures and sent them to us. She took pictures that were not included in Zillow. The home was just above our budget and Norma worked very hard at helping us negotiate the price bringing the home into our budget range. After the contract was agreed upon Norma continued to work with the title company and the loan officer to make sure everything went smoothly. The home on South Padre Island is a vacation home for us so we could not be there for the closing. Norma took care of the closing details to include the walk through before closing. She sent us pictures of anything she thought might be a concern to make sure we were okay with the condition of the home at closing. After closing she has continued to stay in contact with us to make sure everything was going well. If I were buying or selling again or when I do I will use Norma Turkington Again Less ... More
Response fromNorma Turkington
I'm rendered speechless by your kind words, Pat. Working with you and Karen was effortless and enjoyable. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to help you find your place in the sun.
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2014
c zuazua
Helped me buy home
Awesome, she was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. I was able to contact her anytime we had a question. Excellent service. Norma was very patient and showed us various condos when we had time on the weekend. She found us the perfect condo!
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review, Carla. It was a pleasure working with you and helping you find the perfect place for you and your family.
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2014
trisha conley
Helped me buy home
Norma recently helped us on some land we were interested in purchasing, and she was absolutely fantastic. From the first time I contacted Norma, she responded to my emails very quickly, and she helped us move to closing very efficiently. Her customer service is top notch, and despite her busy schedule, she made me feel like I was her only client. I'd highly recommend Norma if you are in the market and looking for a real estate agent. I can't say enough good things about her.
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for your kind words, Trisha. I'm very flattered and grateful to have been given the opportunity to help you and John with this purchase.
Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2014
kjpaxs
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have called upon Norma for her skills twice and both times she came through with flying colors. I asked her how to go about finding information on unlisted property and she not only got me the answers, but ended up selling us the land. Outstanding!!! I am proud to be able to say I not only know Norma as a Professional but as a friend also! You can't go wrong with her on your team!
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for your humbling and very kind review, Kenny. My job is made so much easier when I have clients like you and Billie Jo.
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2014
jlmaymi
Helped me buy home
We spent around six months to complete the purchase of a condo at South Padre Island. Norma during all those months was very supportive and diligent. She was very helpful and knowledgable. Norma is still available for any question or concerns even after the purchase. In summary I had a great experience with Norma as my Real State Broker.
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review, Jose. Finding the perfect place at the right time for the right price takes time, patience and perseverance. I'm very grateful for your patience and trust.
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2014
epifanioe
Helped me buy home
We were very fortunate to find Norma Turkington on this site. My wife and I were on a very short trip to look for property to purchase to build our retirement home. Norma was very professional, flexible, and committed to helping us find what we were looking for at reasonable price. Her knowledge of the area in conjunction with her very nice demeanor made for a very pleasant buying experience. Ultimately we found exactly what we were looking for and made an offer. Norma was also very helpful to us through the closing process. We look forward to continuing our association with her as we prepare to construct our new home. We would recommend Norma to anyone looking to purchase a home or lot in the South Padre Island area. Rear Admiral Epi Elizondo and Norma Elizondo Less ... More
Response fromNorma Turkington
I'm deeply humbled and very grateful for your phenomenal review, Epi and Norma. It was a such a pleasure working with you that it didn't feel like work at all! I look forward to hearing how the house plans are coming along.
Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2014
user8622736
Helped me buy home
I worked with Norma and purchased a condo through her. Throughout the process, Norma was responsive, offered great advice and insight, and overall was a pleasure to work with. I would definitely work with her again, as well as recommend her to others. Thanks for all the help Norma! We look forward to seeing you around on SPI!
Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2014
zuser20140514135147597
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Very likeable and personable. She was not at all pushy or demanding. I met her at the very beginning and she gave her thoughts on the value and things that needed to be done to sell my property. In the end, I didn't even use her because I sold to a neighbor but she was most helpful. I would use her if I were to ever sell property again in the Port Isabel/South Padre Island area.
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for your kind words, Cynthia. Although I didn't get the opportunity to market and sell your property, the end result is what matters.
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2014
jon297
Showed me homes
Norma & her assistant worked with us with our short visit to the island looking for some investment properties. They are on top of their game, answer the phone and even call you back if you have to leave a message. Their understanding of our need was right on the money and we are getting real close to finding the right properties for our needs. If you want some good old fashioned PERSONAL SERVICE, then Norma & her team might just be your answer.
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you for your great review, Jon. We look forward to continue working closely with you and Tracy helping you find the right place.
Highly likely to recommend
09/10/2014
Rollout0420
Helped me buy home
Norma is a real estate pro in every sense of the word! She went above and beyond in helping us locate the property we were looking for. She was always in constant contact with us and responded to our questions and concerns immediately.....We profoundly recommend her to anyone looking to buy property in South Padre Island Texas!
Response fromNorma Turkington
Wow, thank you so much for the phenomenal review, Mando! You and Gloria were a joy to work with. I look forward to our continued friendship!
Likely to recommend
08/27/2014
melaniehonrubia
Listed and sold a home
Norma is extremely responsive, helpful, savvy and great to work with when buying or selling on the island. She gives insightful suggestions. She knows the market really well and I would highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2014
jyoder2
Helped me buy home
I am very pleased with her professionalism, dependability and genuinity. I would have never bought this house at South Padre if I didn't have her as my representative. If you are serious about buying a place at South Padre, she is the best there is. Believe or not, the house I bought was love at first sight. It was a perfect match as to style, comfort and affordability. She is a pro!
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you, Jennifer. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have helped you and Bill find your dream home on SPI. Welcome to the neighborhood!
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2014
kendracamacho
Helped me buy home
Norma was very helpful to my husband and me during the whole process of buying our first home. She was very quick to answer any questions that we had and ease any worries or concerns that came along with purchasing a foreclosure home. Her assistant Yvette was also very helpful and went out of her way to help me when needed. I would definitely recommend Norma to anyone who is interested in buying a home, as she did an amazing job with us.
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you, Kendra. It's seldom I have the opportunity to work with first time buyers. You and Joe made this sometimes treacherous journey an easy one. Congratulations!
Highly likely to recommend
07/28/2014
76marina
Helped me buy and sell homes
I contacted Norma when we first decided to come to South padre island to have a family vacation and wanted to check out properties to buy. She ALWAYS respond fast, i mean she replies immediate! email or phone or text. She got us ready with research on sold history and current listings. When we arrived, she showed us properties. it was easy and flexible to arrange with her. She works from early 8 am on text or phone, and late night. it is important if you are just visiting Island and trying to combo vacation and business like that. She was great and on it through negotiations. Very fast on the contract, in touch till we closed. I did feel like a priority. Norma is so nice and easy, and open and very patient. We felt like a good friend of ours was helping us! We also got surprise house warming gift when we moved in! So sweet of her! Less ... More
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, Marina. I'm humbled and flattered by your kind words. And I'm grateful for the opportunity to have helped you and Chris find your place in the sun.
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
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you so much for your kind words, Kim. It was a real pleasure working with you and Kyle helping you find the perfect beach front home.
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!
Response fromNorma Turkington
Thank you, Rosie! I enjoyed helping you and Robert find your SPI retreat. And hope you've been able to relax and enjoy the view of the Gulf from that awesome balcony!
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.