Tom Schwenk has long been a top Galveston Realtor as voted by locals. Now Tom is elected to be the new president of the Galveston Association of Realtors.

As part of his role, Tom will present an article in the local newspaper “The Galveston County Daily News”  each week. The column will highlight topics related to Galveston Real Estate, living on Galveston Island, tips to help with your local home search or for selling your home, and similar topics related to the city and Galveston county.

About the Galveston Association of Realtors

GAR is made up of real estate professionals with expertise in buying or selling a home, as well as residential and commercial leasing. Many local real estate agents and real estate office locations can also assist you in finding the perfect vacation rental in town or on the beach.

Tom has been a successful residential and commercial real estate professional for many years. He has helped many buyers and sellers in the Galveston real estate market, he can help you find the perfect type of home on Galveston Island, learn more and see Tom’s current listings here: Galveston Homes for Sale.

Choose a professional from the Galveston Association of Realtors to reach targeted home buyers when you are ready to sell your home. The members are your best resources for residential, commercial, investment or vacation property. A local professional can look up nearby home values, get your property displayed in new listings, MLS property search on multiple websites, and can even help you set up your home for vacation rentals if you prefer. Working with a member gives you access to the largest database of local property available.

Galveston Island properties are those listed in the following zip codes: 77550, 77551, 77554. The city also has other zip codes that are not related to residential use: 77552 and 77553 which are P.O. Boxes, and also 77555 which is dedicated to UTMB.

Near the island in other parts of Galveston County, you’ll fund numerous cities that vary in size, people, and culture. But it is safe to say that most who live near have a love for the water, warm weather, and a laid back Texas coastal lifestyle that is just hard to match anywhere else! These cities include Bacliff, Bayou Vista, Bolivar Peninsula, Clear Lake Shores, Dickinson, Friendswood, Hitchcock, Jamaica Beach, Kemah, La Marque, League City, San Leon, Santa Fe, Texas City, and Tiki Island.

Local Galveston Neighborhoods

Cities, aliases and nearby neighborhoods include Galveston Island, Jamaica Beach, Virginia Point, Tiki Island, West Galveston. Generally across the island you have West End, Teichman Channelview area, Harborside, Downtown or Strand area, East End, Midtown, and East Beach.

Tom Schwenk - President, Galveston Association of RealtorsAside from just looking at a database of homes for sale, here is some interesting data related to the city which may be helpful in your home search in the city of Galveston. This information was taken from the 2010 census.
Total population 47,743
Male population 24,390
Female population 23,353
Median age (years) 38.8
White Population 29,835
Black Population 9,145
Indian Population 410
Asian Population 1,512
Hawaiian Population 23
Hispanic Population 14,925
Median age (Male) 37.1
Median age (Female) 40.5
Total households 19,943
Family households (families) 10,779
Average household size 2.27
Average family size 3.02
Total housing units 32,368

Galveston Island really IS an island, and the city is a tourist town as well. We also have several universities and colleges here, so there is a great mix of people living, working and learning on the island.  Get in touch with a professional member to start your search!