Betsy A. Churgai  

Island Associates Real Estate 


A full service real estate company listing and selling finer Port

Aransas properties. We also provide superior service to buyers

who wish to be represented by a savvy, experienced buyer's broker

Betsy A. Churgai, broker

 Sales - Management - Rentals  

Buying and selling Port Aransas property since 1979

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Thank you very much for the outstanding gift basket.  It was a very pleasant surprise.  
I keep checking the papers and still haven't found a comparable property.  You were right!  Thankis Again.
Joe and Angie, November,  2009

I just wanted to send to you a word of thanks for the great service you gave us in not only managing our  property, but in selling it for us also.   I've been in sales for over 20 years and I feel I know when someone has a genuine passion for the business they are in. I believe you have that passion as your thoroughness in making sure that every detail was taken care of on our behalf was outstanding.  I can also appreciate your keen sense  and knowledge of the real estate market in Port Aransas.
I would think that most brokers such as yourself seldom if ever really need a reference as from the minute  you start talking about real estate, it's quite clear that you know the business, but if you ever need a reference, feel free to pass along any of my numbers.  
You can bet that when we're ready to get another place, we'll be calling you first!
Sincerely yours,

Kent Little

Sea Lake Yacht Sales

Watergate Yachting Center

1500 Marina Bay Drive Pier 23

Kemah, TX 77565

February 23, 2006


R&E  W

Eaton Rapids, MI 48827


Betsy Churgai

Island Associates

P.O. Box 1040

Port Aransas, TX 78373


Dear Betsy,


We just want to take a moment to thank you for your work on our behalf to purchase our property here in Port Aransas at Gulf Waters Resort.   Your very knowledgeable, friendly and extremely affective approach to our transaction resulted in a exceptionally fast and efficient successful conclusion.
Your knowledge of the Port Aransas area and familiarity with local businesses and services was very helpful to us.  We are excited to become new “Winter Texans”.
Again thanks for your very personal attention and going beyond the expected to assist us, especially during a Holiday season.
We will definitely recommend you to our friends and associates, as well as seek your services in any of our future real estate transaction.

Thanks Again,

R & E  W 


February, 2006
The condo is GREAT.  We absolutely love it.  No real bad surprises as we were fixing it to our liking.  We spent the entire month of January cleaning, painting, stripping wallpaper, and doing miscellaneous things.  We ended up doing more than we planned, but it was worth it. I'll attach a picture of Jim in the redone living room.  It was rented out for the first time this past weekend.  We both enjoyed the "work".  We would get up, bring our mugs of coffee, and pack a lunch; it was like going to a job every day!   
We are still at Port Royal for the rest of the month.  If it isn't rented the few days after 3/2 (our last day here), we will spend a few days at Sandcastle -- as long as we're out of town by Spring Break!  We already can't wait til next year to be in our own place. 
We didn't paint the green cabinets.  I'm going to do some research, and that will probably be a job for next year.  I didn't want us to have to rush and not do the job we wanted.  We painted the walls a golden yellow, and somehow that softened the green a little. 
We're both very pleased with our unit and the management and staff at Sandcastle. 
Thanks for all your help!  This wouldn't have happened without you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all your hard work!  I am starting to let my guard down, and get excited, it's seeping in.   SB Port Aransas July, 2005.

May 2005

Letter of Recommendation regarding Betsy Churgai

I would like to share my experience regarding Betsy’s realty skills in assisting our family at a very traumatic time. We had an unexpected death of our son-in-law, leaving his thirty-five year-old wife (our daughter) and a twelve year-old son behind. Betsy was recommended to us by a close friend of our deceased son-in-law and she was a godsend! Because everything happened so suddenly, there were so many details to take care of we were drowning in all the work that needed to be done. 

Betsy was able to grasp our situation and assess what our true needs were in order to sell off property that was no longer needed. She gave us her best advice as to what strategies to use in selling and always looked out for the best interest of our son-in-law’s family. Betsy not only gave us good advice but assisted us personally in every detail in selling the property. In my opinion, she went above and beyond the call of “duty”.

This outstanding work included: dealing with local workers who were to keep up the property while it was in “limbo”; assisting us in necessary repairs for the house, including getting estimates and overseeing the work was done properly: strategizing with us to get the best deal out of the property; executing the sale of the property: babysitting all the details that went with transferring the property over to the new owners, and stamping out all the brush fires that inevitably appear during a sales transaction. The amazing thing is we NEVER met Betsy in person. She dealt with all this long distance, as our daughter and grandson were now living in another state and we lived in Washington state.

This was two and a half years ago and I STILL remember the professional way Betsy assisted our family when all was in chaos and in need of calm, helpful professionals who could execute the work that needed to be done flawlessly. Betsy Churgai fit that description to a “T”.

A word to the wise, if you need a realtor, Betsy is the BEST. I would not hesitate to employ her services again if we ever had the need. To paraphrase: “You are in good hands with Betsy Churgai”!


A very satisfied and GRATEFUL customer.


My husband and I were grateful to have the professional expertise of Betsy Churgai, Island Associates, in our quest to search for and buy a new house with little time available to us.  I chose her because she has had many years experience in this field, and she gratefully answered all our questions and addressed our worries.  Even though we went a little outside the "norm" on a few points of the paperwork and closing process, we were able to close on our home in only 3 weeks, 3 days, regardless.  We plan to use her services again in the near future to sell our old home in Port Aransas.  We trust she's got our best interest in mind, and is knowledgeable about the selling process, as well.
Shelly & Joe B.  of Port Aransas/Corpus Christi

                                                                                                              by email May 27, 2005

"Betsy, was our broker when we purchased some lots in town a couple of years ago.  We were throughly pleased with her professional attitude and knowledge of the Port A area.  Everything went smoothly and she was very efficient in informing us of what our role in the process would be.  She will be our broker for any other real estate transactions in Port A. "

Mark and Karen B.- Arlington Texas

Betsy,                                                                                                       Received by email May 8, 2005
    I wanted to thank you for alerting me to the real estate opportunity in Port Aransas at 104 N. Gulf St. You were extremely helpful, responsive, and informative during the entire transaction. I appreciated your guidance and advice related to insurance, financing, and utilities considerations. Although I know you represented the seller on this real estate deal, I felt you were very fair, congenial, and forthright concerning issues for me as the buyer.
    I would certainly recommend your services to any prospective buyer or seller.
Thanks again for your part in a successful deal.
Barry B.

                                                                                                                    by email June 2, 2005

Thank you Betsy! I was extremely happy with the way you handled the sale of my house. You went "above and beyond the call of duty" many times. I was amazed that someone purchased it in such a short time period. It sold much sooner than I expected. And you were so patient, understanding and candid when I asked questions regarding the details of the transaction. Everyone was so helpful and courteous at your company and the title company. I was very impressed by the professional manner of everyone involved and will contact you again if I need a real estate agent. Best regards. S.M.S.

                                                                                                                  Received by email June 6, 2005

During 2005, Betsy Churgai handled all aspects of the sale of my home in Port Aransas.

She gave me helpful suggestion on what to do to the house to make it more marketable and walked through the steps she would take to sell it.  Several offers for purchase were received, and she pointed out both the good and less desirable aspects of each offer, giving me the benefit of her experience while I considered them.  Betsy showed the house numerous times and did all in her power to sell it at a price agreeable to me.  Once the offer I accepted was negotiated, during which she made several suggestions that would result in my receiving the best deal, Betsy explained the closing and funding process to me.  I was very satisfied with the way that she handled the transaction from initial contact through closing.  I wholeheartedly recommend Betsy to anyone needing real estate services. 

Ed. C. 

I had a very satisfying experience buying property
with Betsy. She found a range of properties that
suited my needs, and dealt with lenders, property
owners, and title companies to expediate the closing.
I would definitely use her services again.
Port Aransas

I purchased property from Betsy Churgai back in '97 in which she handled all of the details including the financing.  I could not have been more pleased with her professionalism and attention to detail.  I would not hesitate to use her services again and would highly recommend considering using a buyer's broker for any purchaser especially in this current hostile seller market. 
Thanks Betsy,
Charles Milligan