Other Awards & Recognition:
Past President Gillespie County Board of Realtors
Gillespie County Historical Society Award of Merit
CENTURY 21 Investment Specialist
Jaycee Young Man of the Year
Outstanding Chamber Man of the Year
Past President of Jaycee and Kiwanis Clubs
Chair of the Wild Game Dinner
Realtor of the Year - 2014
I am a native of Fredericksburg and after a three year stint with the US Army returned home to raise a family and become active in the community. I owned and operated Sunset Village Grocery and after a few years got my real estate license. In 1982 I became affiliated with CENTURY 21 and haven't looked back.
I believe that everyone should give back to an exceptional community such as ours and with that as my motto have been active in the Jaycees, Kiwanis, served on the Hill Country Memorial Hospital Board, and was a Chamber Ambassador. I also served on the Church council for Bethany Lutheran Church. One of my greatest achievements was starting the brilliant fireworks display for July 4th that now is the responsiblity of the city.
My wife and I both graduated from FHS, and our children also graduated from our exceptional school system. Our roots are here. I know the Hill Country and our market.
We believe in our slogan "Hill Country Proud...Fredericksburg Friendly" and the agents in our office live by this standard.
When you step into our office I want you to feel like you've opened the door to your neighbor or best friend's home. My door is always open. Whether you are listing your home or wanting to buy a home I am here to help you. Gold is not just a color...it's the standard we live each day!
I'm a real estate professional in the Greater Austin area. I'm a native Texan and have lived in the Austin area with my husband, Ben, and son, Jack, for seven years. My hobbies include.....running, traveling, reading, watching my son play baseball, and using my real estate skills to help people's dreams come true! I stay busy with my career and keeping up with my busy family. I LOVE my job and knowing when clients are happy.....that I had a hand in making it possible!. I look forward in "Going the extra mile for your real estate needs!"
Other Awards & Recognition:
Licensed real estate agent since 1977
Licensed real estate broker since 1997
Broker Associate with Century 21 Sunset, Realtors 2000-2016
Multi-Million Dollar Club 2001-2014
2009-2013 Quality Service Pinnacle Award
2013 Preferred Agent Club
2010, 2012, 2013 President's Award
2013 Double Centurion Producer
2004-2013 Top Producer Units, Century 21 Sunset, Realtors
2005-2008 Quality Service Award, Century 21 International
Prior to retiring and returning home to the Texas Hill Country, I was a teacher and administrator in higher education for 20 years in the Texas Medical Center. As an experienced associate, I am qualified to represent buyers or sellers in a transaction. My extensive knowledge of the Fredericksburg area and real estate business will make your purchase or sale enjoyable. I strive to make your real estate experience free of stress, easy to understand, and fun. As a multi-million dollar producer with one of the most recognized real estate companies in the world, I have expansive resources, tools, and technology at my fingertips. Additionally, I constantly continue my education through weekly office meetings, monthly Board speakers, and annual conventions.
Customer relationships and communication are at the heart of what I do. If you don't feel that I've built a strong long-lasting relationship with you by the time we've closed your transaction, then I haven't done my job. My goal is to exceed your expectations and provide you with exceptional service throughout our relationship.
Hill Country Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Member - 2016
Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Board Member - 2015
Friends of the Hospital Gala XVI - 2015
Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Board Member 2015
Boy's & Girls' Golf Tournament Committee - 2014-15
FBG Chamber of Commerce Ambassador - 2014-Present
Hill Country Young Professionals Co-Founder - 2014-Present
FBG Chamber of Commerce YEA! Committee - 2014-Present
Leadership Gillespie Co Class of 2014
Other Awards & Recognition:
2015 CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer
2015 CENTURY 21 Masters Ruby Producer
2014 CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer
2014 CENTUY 21 Masters Ruby Producer
2013 CENTURY 21 Quality Service Producer
2014 Central Hill Country Board of Realtors Humanitarian
Growing up and attending school in La Vernia, TX gave me an appreciation for the warmth and charm of living in a small town. After graduation from high school, I was offered a management position for an innovative marketing company in Dallas, TX and worked there for 8 years. My move to Fredericksburg in August of 2011 brought me back to my small town roots and I decided to pursue a career that has always held a fascination for me. real estate. I am happy to be affiliated with Century 21 Sunset, REALTORS and look forward to helping you with your real estate needs. My goal is to make the process as stress-free as possible. My prior marketing experience as well as 15 years of customer service will be a definite asset for both my Buyers and Sellers and I look forward to working with you in the sale or purchase of your next investment.
Central Hill Country Board of Realtors Education Committee - 2012-Present
Accredited Buyer Representative
Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist
Member of Hill Country Cattle Women
Member of Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers
Member of the Texas Hill Country Dorper Association
Other Awards & Recognition:
Past Secretary and Treasurer of the Texas Hill Country Dorper Association.
Past Vice President of Hill Country Cattle Women
Texas Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Central Hill Country Board of Realtors
When you decide to invest in your Hill Country piece of heaven or if your needs have changed and you desire to sell your present home to move on to another phase of life requiring new, different accommodation, you need someone who is knowledgeable, experienced, and technologically equipped to reach these goals. As a sales associate with Century 21, I am trained and prepared to assist you.
As a 5th generation native of Fredericksburg, having attended all twelve grades of school locally, graduating for FHS, I am familiar with the local property, past history, and the growth and development of this community. My husband, Dennis Bernhard, and I made our home on his family's ranch in the Harper area. Unfortunately, Dennis passed away in July of 2015. I will be forever grateful for having shared my life with this wonderful man for over 30 years. I continue to operate the Bernhard Ranch and live in the home he and I built together. Dennis and I were blessed with four children and 6 grandchildren. The Bernhard Ranch, which currently specializes in raising registered South African Dorper Sheep, will be a Centennial Ranch (100 years in the same family) in 2017. The Bernhard Ranch has raised cattle, sheep and goats. Understanding agriculture, wild life, water and property rights are part of my experience living in the Hill Country and qualify me to assist you with the purchase of farm and ranch opportunities.
Graduating magna cum laude with a BS degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe prepared me for years of experience in the health care field which taught me how to listen, communicate and give compassionate service to patients, their families and fellow professionals. Having recently retired after 12 years as Director of Laboratory Services at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, I was fortunate to have designed the new laboratory in the new Medical Center and implemented the move from the former hospital to the new facility. These experiences give me unique insight into the value of coordinating your needs and desires with the availability of property and ability to progress thru the steps to acquire the perfect property for you.
Having lived across the state of Texas and Florida has given me valuable insight into the diverse needs and unique housing desires of families and individuals. Prior real estate experience with Century 21 Sunset Realtors during the 1980's and also with Century 21 Mike Bowman in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex have convinced me that the educational tools, technology support, innovative techniques and worldwide reputation of the Century 21 organization has it's basis in customer service, satisfaction and successful property ownership. I am honored to be associated with Century 21 Sunset, Realtors who are a recognized Quality Service office.
Let me "WOW" you with the service you deserve! I am always available for my clients whether it is listing your property or helping you find your special dream in the Texas Hill Country.
Drawing on over 20 years experience in corporate sales and 9 years as a licensed Realtor, I bring strong sales and relationship skills to the table to guide my clients seamlessly through the home transaction process.
My diligent and ethical business approach works to ensure my client's best interests from day one to close of escrow with patience and professionalism.
I am a graduate of SDSU and have worked for Social Advocates For Youth, the YMCA and City School District, providing social outreach programs for youth and military families.
I am a licensed Real Estate agent in both California and Texas and a proud member of the National Association of Realtors.
"Margaret really took us under her wing and made the whole process feel easy and enjoyable. Trust me, she's who you want working on your side! It's nice to know we are not just another couple she found the perfect home for, but that she really cares." Matt and Erica Cruz
"She is fantastic. Margaret helped my husband and I buy a house while I was 8 months pregnant and now, 4 wonderful years later, we have started our little family of four." Jason and Julie Hemenway
"I'm sad to be leaving, but so excited that Margaret was able to sell my house above asking price with multiple offers in just 3 days! Even escrow was a snap. If you are wondering what she can do for you, give her a call at 619-301-2925 and tell her Linda sent you." Linda Pederson