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South Padre Coastal Real Estate has a qualified Realtor® or Real Estate Agent ready to help you make the best decision about your property sale or purchase. We can assist you with rental, commercial or residential real estate expertise. Contact one of our agents today.

Leilani Mata

Leilani Marie Mata is a licensed Real Estate Agent at South Padre Coastal Real Estate, Inc. and is a member of the South Padre Island Board of Realtors. Leilani was born and raised in the lower Rio Grande Valley. She is a college graduate from the University of Texas at Brownsville. She has worked in the Real Estate industry since 2013. Leilani is hard working, determined, and energetic. She is very familiar with the Laguna Madre area including Bayview, Laguna Vista, Laguna Heights, Port Isabel, South Padre Island, and other Cameron County areas. Leilani speaks Spanish. Leilani is ambitious and ready to work with Buyers and Sellers and will always work her hardest for the best interest of her client.


Contact Leilani
(956) 408-0203



Jay Carlsen

John S Carlsen (Jay)  the Broker for South Padre Coastal Real Estate, Inc. 

"I have been in the Real Estate business since 1982.  I started in Colorado Springs, Colorado investing in properties for myself both residential and commercial. I also bought and sold property in Loveland, Colorado and Fort Collins Colorado. In 1994 I became a Broker in Loveland, Colorado and specialized in Commercial property and land sales in Red Stone Canyon. Also in 1994 I started investing in property on South Padre Island and in 1995 I moved to the Island. After moving to the island in 1995 I opened a Real Estate and Rental company the beginning of South Padre Coastal Real Estate was born."

(956) 592-8619


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Laura Stathopoulos
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Dylan Santiso

Laura Stathopoulos is a Graduate REALTOR Institute®, Resort and Second Home Specialist, Real Estate Agent and a proud member of the South Padre Board of REALTORS ®. Stathopoulos was raised in the lower Rio Grande Valley after her family relocated from Illinois. After graduation from Port Isabel High School, Laura studied Marketing at Cal State Long Beach and received a Bachelors from the University of Texas at Brownsville. Laura continued her studies and received a Masters of Education in Counseling from Lamar University. Her careers include cosmetic sales, food and non-food marketing and brokerage, educator and counselor. In 2018 Laura became a Texas Real Estate Agent, making it her full time profession shortly after. She is knowledgeable in the vast options of properties available in the Lower Rio Grande Valley area. Whether you are searching for a property in South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, Bayview or any other area in between, Laura is here to assist. She works with buyers, sellers, residential sales, and commercial and investment properties. 

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Dylan Santiso is a Resort and Second Home Specialist, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource and a proud member of the South Padre Board of REALTORS®. Before coming to work in the real estate industry Dylan graduated from the Marine Military Academy then received his Bachelors from Southern Methodist University. His career after graduation was in the escrow and title industry where he worked his way from title assistant to marketing director, which spanned over 20 years and has brought insight into helping his clients with their real estate transactions. Dylan is a native to the lower Rio Grande Valley, his family has a rich history in the area.  He specializes in helping buyers and sellers in both residential and commercial real estate.


Contact Dylan:

(956) 295-0510


Sherrie Gomez 


Contact Sherrie

(956) 778-6095

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