Testimonials


Throughout the process of building relationships, I speak a lot about the high quality services I provide, but probably nothing would be as credible as testimonials from a few of my clients & associates.


 


"Sincere.  Dedicated.  Consistent follow-through.  Chris is a deep-water real estate professional in that he understands the market, weighs his clients' needs, and brings experience and sincerity to bare in order to serve their interests.  I have referred friends and clients to him, and I will continue to do so because I am confident in who he is-as a professional and as a person."-Patrick Rose, President Corridor Title


"We knew nothing of the real estate market in San Marcos when we decided to move there. A friend recommended Chris Secrest as a realtor who had a great knowledge of the area and as someone we could trust.  Chris was extremely helpful, gave us a tour of the different areas of town, allowed us to give him input as to the area we were most interested in and thence went to work, focusing on this area and on homes in our price range.  We could not have been happier and more excited about using a realtor who truly went to bat for us. Negotiations with the seller were tough and took some time. Chris was patient and at the same time persistent. He is prompt in returning emails, researching properties, returning phone calls.  I would strongly recommend Chris Secrest to anyone who needs assistance in the San Marcos and Central Texas market." -Todd E. Huckabee, Chief Executive Officer Crockett National Bank


 "I have worked with many many realtors in my career as a mortgage broker and I can confidently recommend Chris to you on any real estate transaction whether it be purchase, listing or building a new home. I have been around the mortgage business all my life and as such have worked with every kind of agent you can imagine. I can confidently tell you the Chris is clearly at the top of his industry. As a mortgage professional, I have seen how he operates with his clients, his knowledge of our market and his negotiating tactics & people skills and it is amazing. He is an honest high integrity individual that is highly motivated coupled with a level of dedication and follow-through that is very hard to find in our industry today. Its refreshing to have professionals like Chris I can put full faith and confidence in with any client for their real estate needs."    -Frank Daniels, Owner 1st Quest Mortgage


"I worked with Chris to purchase my home in 2011 and I'm glad I did.  Every step of the way-from finding the perfect house, through the negotiations with the seller, to finding the right mortgage, right up to closing and even moving in-Chris was there and helped me with every part of the process.  If you are looking for a realtor who is really going to go the extra mile for you, Chris is your guy."  -Kelly Curbow, AT&T External & Legislative Affairs


When we decided to downsize and find a smaller home in the historical district, Chris was exceedingly patient and knowledgeable as we began our search. We were quite specific in what we were looking for and were impressed with his knowledge of not only the houses listed in the MLS, but even in houses that were not listed but might be available. In the decision to put our home on the market even before we found one to buy, he was open to our opinion about the market value of our house but also utilized his own expertise to arrive at a price we were comfortable with, and the result was our house sold the first day it was listed. The search for the right house took a bit longer but he listened to what we wanted and the result was that the house we purchased had everything we had originally identified as our needs. In short, our experience with Chris was great. We appreciated his attention, his knowledge of the real estate market in San Marcos, and his creativity in potential avenues to meet our housing needs. We would definitely call him again for our real estate needs.  -Joy Pollock, Texas State University and Eric Lund


"Dear Chris, Both Lillian and I wanted to express our appreciation of the transaction of selling our home. The entire process from the initial discussion of the listing thru the completion of the closing was nothing other than "exceptional". Your business sense along with keen knowledge of the local real estate market was spot on and was appreciated.  Dealing with an agent and a friend as noted above took all the hesitations out of selling our home seamless and exceeded our expectations. Your future dealings will be similar I’m sure and I trust your same level of commitment, integrity along with completion of the deal with be identical to our experience I’m sure."                                                                                 -Sincerely Randy Wheaton, US Sales Manager Flexpipe Systems


 


"I have been caught in the same predicament as many retired savers due to the US Fed policies of low interest on savings. As a reluctant landlord , I found confidence and security building a rental portfolio with Chris Secrest at Pinnacle . The professionalism in seeking properties , marketing to renters , and vetting applicants has been outstanding . Chris has presented us with an edge in his market that is hard to equal . I hope to continue our relationship long term."                    -Randy Rose, Real Estate Investor




"In 2012, I became intently interested with purchasing investment real estate. I reside in San Marcos, and felt the investment market was strong there, fueled by Texas State University. I was referred to Chris whom was described as “The man you need in San Marcos” for real estate. Well 2 ½ years and 4 properties later I am not disappointed. Chris delivers. Investment real estate and poker have things in common. “You gotta know when to hold them, and know when to fold them.” Chris’s advice and counsel has allowed me to look at potential investments opportunities and determine which ones to proceed on or not, and when to negotiate or fold. He has a pulse on the market, a market that is constantly changing. Chris is also charged with leasing my properties. Finding the best possible applicants is critical to my success. He excels in pre-qualifying the tenants, and brings to my approval well rounded candidates, in a timely manner. I truly appreciate the business and personal relationship that we have developed. I trust his guidance 100%. He is a strong negotiator, honest, hard working and dependable. You want Chris on your side of the real estate deal and not on the other!!!"                          -Craig Shallengerger, VP-Sun Tile Corporation




I'm glad I found Chris Secrest while looking for a house in the historical district. He helped me find my new home that I closed on last month. Thanks to his help and suggestions, I was able to find the house I really wanted for a good price, and also with his connections, to find the best financing. He was persistent without being at all pushy, and very responsive. He is also extremely knowledgeable of the area, and of real estate investment in general. I recommend him, and would be glad to work with him again."-Chris Boissevain, Senior Manger Phillips Outdoor Lighting

"We met Chris a few hours after calling him to see a new home for us on the edge of San Marcos. It was the quintessential hill country home to fall in love with. We did, and with Chris' exceptional service, we had it under contract in three days, and closed on it in just over five weeks. We were so impressed with Chis' knowledge and response, we listed our existing home with him the day we signed that contract. Chris arranged for our home to be part of neighborhood realtor tour the very next day, and it was previewed by 15 area realtors. Our former home was listed for only 19 days until it was under contract for purchase, and it closed in just under five weeks. We could go on and on about why we believe Chris to be the top realtor in this area, but the facts speak for themselves. If you want to work with the best, Chris is your guy!"                    -Gary & Gini Aalen


"Chris has been our realtor in both selling our home and buying another home. Both were positive experiences. He is professional and loves what he does. We have such confidence in him that we recommended him to family members. He ended up helping our 25 year old son buy his first home and selling my sister's home and assisting her in purchasing a new home.  He knows this area and has a knack for his profession." - Billy & Emily Whitten