A native Texan Lea Phelps has a range of experience within the real estate industry that contributes to her expertise and success with Heritage Texas Properties in Seguin. Lea began her career in 1994 in Kissimmee, Florida, working in on-site sales for a new-home developer. She returned to Texas and learned the Texas real estate ropes working as a Realtor’s assistant for a couple of years before earning her Texas real estate license in 2009.
“Full service” is often listed as an attribute by Realtors but in Lea’s case, it’s absolutely true. She once sold a home for an 87 year-old home owner and his 85 year-old wife who had Alzheimer’s disease. She sold their home, packed them up and then drove them – in the dead of winter – from Seguin to Independence, Kentucky, a three-day trip. Lea’s husband drove the moving truck with their belongings. “I have to admit, driving in snow is not my strong suit but getting the job done sometimes requires going the extra mile – or 1,179 miles,” she says.
Lea is determined to see her clients succeed, and knows the Seguin real estate market. “I believe in the Golden Rule,” she says. “My clients are my friends and I treat each one as I would want my family treated. Respect, honesty and my level best are what I offer to my clients. If I can’t do what I say I will do, I will find someone who can do it for me.”
In addition to a busy work schedule with her clients, Lea serves on the board of directors for the San Marcos/New Braunfels/ Seguin Board of Realtors, is the past-president of TREPAC for the Seguin Board of Realtors, and has been appointed to serve on the Texas Association of Realtors Political Action Committee in 2015.
Born and raised in Austin, Lea graduated from Lanier High School in Austin and earned her college degree from Texas Lutheran University. She and her husband moved to Florida in 1989 and then moved back to Central Texas 11 years later because “there is nothing quite like the Hill Country.”
Lea’s husband is a disabled Air Force veteran and veterans’ well-being is dear to her heart. She serves as President of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8456 in Geronimo and volunteers at the veterans’ nursing home when possible. Lea and her husband have one son, two daughters, and nine grandchildren.