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Overview of First American Realty Company, a full service real estate firm located in McAllen, TX. Specializing in both Commercial & Residential Real Estate in deep South Texas and the Dallas-Fort …

Overview of First American Realty Company, a full service real estate firm located in McAllen, TX. Specializing in both Commercial & Residential Real Estate in deep South Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.


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  • 1. First American Realty Company Full Service Commercial & Residential Real Estate Company Est. 1988 OFFICE RETAIL LAND RESIDENTIALLEASING
  • 2. ABOUT US ABOUT US First American Realty Company (FARC, Inc.) is a privately held real estate firm, with headquarters in McAllen, Texas and maintains membership with the Metro Texas Association of Realtors in Dallas, Texas. FARC is a recognized leader in both residential and commercial real estate. FARC represents local, regional and national corporations as well as private individuals for any size transaction. FARC was founded in 1988 by Charles and Debra Marina, as a full-service real estate brokerage firm, and proudly continues to function and operate in that capacity. First American Realty Company has consistently maintained top ranking in local real estate activities, both in residential and commercial sales, with customer satisfaction as the primary focus. Our Realtors® are some of the best and most resourceful professionals in the real estate industry. They receive extensive hands-on training, attend a 13 week 100 Days to Greatness course and continue to take other courses in addition to the required MCE education courses. First In Service for more than 25 years! MEMBERS OF THE FOLLOWING • Greater McAllen Area Realtors • Metro Tex Association of Realtors (Dallas) • National Association of Realtors • Texas Association of Realtors • Women's Counsel of Realtors • International Counsel of Shopping Centers • Institute of Real Estate Management • LoopNet (#1 in Commercial Real Estate Online) • Member McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Board of Realtors • Member Better Business Bureau SERVICES OFFERED • Buyer & Seller Representation • Tenant & Landlord Representation • Commercial & Residential Leasing • Market Analysis • Price Counseling • Relocation Services • 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges • Investment Properties • Development Site Selection • Corporate Accounts • Multiple Listing Service • Hidalgo Co. Appraisal District Computer Link This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company.
  • 3. OUR MISSION ABOUT US First American Realty is uniquely qualified to service the ever-widening spectrum of real estate activities both in South Texas and the MetroPlex. Our objective is to provide stellar professional service. Our focus is our customers and clients. This objective is being achieved by hard work, integrity and unyielding determination. Our reputation for excellence is a result of: First In Service for more than 25 years!  A Foundation of trust, unparalleled experience and long-term client relationships.  Specialized brokerage service & knowledge including, 1031 Tax- Deferred Exchanges, Site Selection & Development Consulting.  Verifiable market research and detailed office, retail, industrial, land, and residential market statistics.  Dedicated and experienced Agents .  On-going Training Programs and Tools to maximize agent production and profitability (100 Days to Greatness)  “First in Service” is not just our motto, it is our guarantee. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company.
  • 4. COMMERCIAL DIVISION - PRINCIPAL ABOUT US Experienced, Professional, and Tenacious are words often used to describe Charles Marina, he received his Real Estate license over 30 years ago, and has been a consistent leader in the commercial real estate market with an impressive and proven record of accomplishments. Charles holds the prestigious “Certified Commercial Investment Member” (CCIM) designation, the “Accredited Commercial Manager” (ACoM) designation, the “Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager” (CRB) designation and, the “Graduate Realtors Institute” (GRI) designation. Charles is a certified training mentor. Earlier in his career, Charles was recognized at a McAllen Association of Realtors annual banquet for being the “Top Commercial Leader” with sales and leasing in excess of $15,000,000 for three consecutive years. With over 30 years of experience exclusively devoted to Commercial and Investment Real Estate, Mr. Marina is uniquely qualified to service the needs of any individual or major corporation. He has represented the RTC, FDIC, Circle K Corporation, Tandy Corporation, Century Cellunet, Nextel, Denny’s, Fuddruckers, as well as several Banks and Savings & Loans departments with their ORE properties. At the local level, Charles served as the 1994 President for the Greater McAllen Association of Realtors and chaired numerous committees including the Ethics and Professional Standards committee. He has also served as the Legislative Chairman, Treasurer, Grievance committee Chairman, Vice President along with other capacities of the Greater McAllen Association of Realtors. Charles was named the 1999 “Realtor of the Year” for the Greater McAllen Association of Realtors. At the state level, he has served as Region 11 TREPAC Trustee, Chairman of the TAR Commercial Real Estate Alliance (RCA), TAR Director, and on the following committees; Legal Review, Political Affairs, Governmental Affairs, Legislative and served on several TAR Task Force assignments. At the National level Charles served as a Federal District Coordinator (FPC) to former U.S. Congressman, Kika de la Garza, and currently serves as the FPC for U. S. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa. Charles served as Director for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) . Community Service: Charles served as a Director on the Texas State Bank & BBVA Compass Bank Advisory Boards, serves on the 2012-2016 McAllen Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and as Past President for McAllen South Rotary. Charles held the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and President Elect prior to becoming the 2012- 2013 McAllen South Rotary Club President. In addition , Charles serves on several other committees throughout his community. First In Service for more than 25 years! Charles Marina, CCIM, ACoM, CRB, GRI, This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company.
  • 5. RESIDENTIAL DIVISION - PRINCIPAL ABOUT US Debra has over 25 years of experience in selling real estate in McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley specializing in residential properties. Her expertise has been in working with the employees of major companies including General Motors, Norton, GE, Johnson Control, TRW, and Genicom as well as others in the relocation of their families. She understands the special needs of a relocating family and takes great care to ensure a smooth transition. A large percentage of her business is from referrals from satisfied customers who recommend her to others relocating with their company. Mrs. Marina has been active in the real estate community. She has been an active member in the Women's Council of Realtors holding various offices including President, Vice President, Treasurer and serving on the Board of Directors. She was the 1994 Greater McAllen Association of Realtors Legislative Chairperson. In 1997, Debra was named “Realtor of the Year” by the Greater McAllen Association of Realtors. Debra has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Residential Sales Council of the Realtors National Marketing Insti-tute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. She completed the required courses offered by the Residential Sales Council and demonstrated specific expertise in applied residential real estate marketing. Less than three percent of all Realtors hold this designation. Mrs. Marina has also received the GRI designation and specialized training in relocation services. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Texas Association of Realtors (TAR), and the Greater McAllen Association of Realtors (GMAR). Debra's expert knowledge of the real estate market and creative aggressive advertising techniques signifies she can offer the constant communication and results needed when selling a home. She takes great pride in seeing a sale successfully completed to the client's satisfaction. Mrs. Marina has had several years experience in working with PHH Homequity in listing and marketing their properties for sale while handling the maintenance and repairs of these properties. First In Service for more than 25 years! Debra Marina, CRS, GRI This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company.
  • 6. EXCLUSIVE PROCESS ENHANCEMENTS AND SERVICES ABOUT US First In Service for more than 25 years! First American Realty enhances every step of a commercial or residential lease or purchase transaction by offering our clients process enhancements and services. First American Realty offers exclusive “in house” services, including: STRATEGIC PLANNING Comprehensive space programs of current and future space requirements for our clients. We develop suitability studies that analyze cities and regions for clients looking at multiple markets. We help our clients determine which real estate alternatives best accommodate space efficiencies and operational goals. RESEARCH & MARKET ANALYSIS We are committed to providing up-to-date research for all property types including detailed demographics. Our clients receive data including: Demographic Information on all markets. Customized market surveys that identify viable alternatives. Lease and Sales Comps. RELOCATION SERVICES Our Commercial & Residential experts assist our clients with managing the process and the challenging tasks of relocation. With our vast experience working with individuals & corporations alike, we can offer assistance to complement your internal efforts to ensure a smooth transition. Our relocation services include: •Identification of potential relocation, furniture & IT vendors. •Facilitation of request for proposals. •Proposal summaries and recommendations. •Post move documentation /report and resolution of any issues LEASE AND OPERATING EXPENSE AUDITS Our lease audit practice can result in expense reduction and cost avoidance. We can perform a step-by-step process that ensures a thorough review and analysis of all lease-related billings for compliance with the terms and conditions of the lease, verifying the accuracy of the landlord charges such as: •Base rent, tenant concessions and common area maintenance (CAM). •Real estate taxes, CPI escalations and operating expenses. •Various, electricity and HVAC charges OTHER PROCESS ENHANCEMENTS AND SERVICES •Sale/Lease Back •Customized consulting services •Investment advisory services •Site selection services •Development consulting •Property enhancement consulting This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company.
  • 7. TOTAL EXPOSURE! First American Realty Company…We’ve got you covered! It is important to develop a strategy to display your property to a wide range of potential users. The goal is to generate total exposure on a local, regional and national level. These are a few ways we achieve this for our clients: Full Color Brochures Signage Broker Network Internet Marketing National Coverage This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company.
  • 8. TOTAL EXPOSURE! ABOUT US First In Service for more than 25 years! Full Color Brochures A full color brochures are produced for each property. First American Realty Company maintains a proprietary database of individual users, commercial real estate brokers, investors, and economic development officials, accumulated over many years of research and relationship development. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company.
  • 9. TOTAL EXPOSURE! ABOUT US First In Service for more than 25 years! Signage On-site property signage will be installed to draw attention to the availability and to direct inquiries to First American Realty Company. We may also use site/property specific signage to garner greater interest. We only use durable , fade resistant materials for our signs. 15 + Acres, Ready to Develop! Owner May Finance! Zoned Commercial! POOL! 4 BEDROOMS! GUEST HOUSE! This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company.
  • 10. TOTAL EXPOSURE! ABOUT US First In Service for more than 25 years! Cooperation with Other Brokerage Firms and services First American Realty utilizes our extensive internal and external resources to effectively market properties. It is important to promote properties to other brokers. The brokerage community, which includes local, regional, state, and national brokerage firms, will be advised of the availability of all FARC properties. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company.
  • 11. TOTAL EXPOSURE! ABOUT US First In Service for more than 25 years! Internet Marketing: First American Realty maintains a website at www.firstamericanrealty.com. This creates worldwide exposure with easy access for prospective users. In addition to this, all properties are listed on multiple real estate search engines. Your Listing LoopNet CCIM Network Home finder.com google Realup. com Trulia Front door.com Vast Linked In.com craigslist Realtor. com First American Realty Com Zillow. com facebook Hotpads .com Homes. com Yahoo! Real Estate This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company.
  • 12. CHARLES MARINA, CCIM, ACOM, CRB, GRI “First in Service” … it’s not just our motto, it’s our guarantee. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of First American Realty Company. First American Realty Company Est. 1988 Corporate Office: 3827 N. 10th St., Suite 105 McAllen, TX 78501 Ph: (956) 682-3000 Fax: (956) 682-4074 Broker Email: cmarina@firstamrlty.com Company Website: www.FirstAmericanRealty.com www.facebook.com/FirstAmericanRealtyCo www.linkedin.com/in/cmarina37/