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About Norma Cardenas

Born and raised in Edinburg, I have a BBA with a minor in English. After teaching business subjects for ten years, I retired after 20 years as a hospital administrator. Retirement didn't work for me - I need to be busy and active, so I became a realtor in 2012. My family has over 110 years in the real estate industry, so it was a logical move for me. I love meeting new clients and helping them through the selling or buying process! I have been involved in the community all my adult life, serving on numerous civic and charitible boards and organizations. These include two terms as a McAllen ISD Trustee, Leadership McAllen, and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. I was honored as McAllen's 1990 Woman of the Year and received a national award from my college sorority, Kappa Delta, for community service. There is so much growth and potential in The Rio Grande Valley and I so appreciate being a part of it!

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Norma  Cardenas

Norma Cardenas


Real Estate Glossary Terms

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    Coverage providing funds for maintenance of a business as closely to normal as possible in the event of a loss of a key person, owner, or partner. ...

  • Expense Limitation

    Ceiling on expense reimbursement allowance, as stated in New York insurance law, that an insurance company licensed in New York State can give its agents. This is one reason why a company that is admitted (licensed) in all states but New York may have a sister company doing business only in New York ...

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    Retirement payments to be credited for future years of service with an employer. ...

  • National Building Code

    Set of standard safety guidelines adopted by many states to help provide uniformity in building construction and guard against fire hazards and other unsafe conditions in buildings. ...

  • Pension Benefit Guarantycorporation (pbgc)

    Independent federal government organization authorized by the employee retirement income security act of 1974 (erisa) to administer the pension plan termination insurance program. Its function is to ensure that vested benefits of employees, whose pension plan is being terminated, will be paid as the ...

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Risks And Rewards Of Selling Your Home Without A Realtor

Risks And Rewards Of Selling Your Home Without A Realtor

From the perspective of a home buyer, the position of a real estate agent can seem unjustified in its existence. Why in the world would you pay someone 6% commission on the total sale price of your home, just so that they can set up a couple signs in the yard and do some paperwork? On the face of it, it seems utterly preposterous; why not just sell your home without a ...

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of The Real Estate Code Of Ethics

The Do’s And Don’ts Of The Real Estate Code Of Ethics

In the real estate business, it’s no secret that flexible morals have had a presence in the field since the very beginning. Whether it’s real estate agents that conceal vital information to make the deal go through or real estate developers cutting corners on multi-million dollar housing projects, this business has a reputation for being less-than-reputable. ...

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How A Good Bio Can Kickstart Your Real Estate Career

How A Good Bio Can Kickstart Your Real Estate Career

As a real estate agent, it’s no secret that marketing is the key to good sales numbers. You’re not just selling real estate; you’re selling yourself. How you are perceived as a professional is the most important, most crucial and most notable aspect of your job. Regardless which region you live in, what type of real estate you sell or what you do in ...

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Real Estate Niche: Green Homes

Real Estate Niche: Green Homes

Life in the 21st century is coming with some very welcome changes. Nowadays, it’s becoming more approachable to have a lifestyle that allows you to live more harmoniously with your environment. We're heading towards a much broader path towards sustainability. People are looking into what a sustainable lifestyle would ask of them, and what changes they would have ...

How Your Appearance Affects Your Sales

How Your Appearance Affects Your Sales

As a real estate professional, you’ve probably heard one person or another talk about “dressing for success” while they show you their new watch or tailored suit. This expression is used broadly in a lot of different ways, but in the world of real estate it actually holds a lot more meaning than you might imagine. A crucial aspect of working as a ...

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