Sand `N Sea Properties was founded by a family of Galvestonians almost 40 years ago, and today, the family is still at the helm. Over the years, Sand `N Sea has established itself as a leader in Galveston real estate sales and West End vacation rentals, and as a staunch supporter of the community. The Sand `N Sea “family” now includes a strong team of REALTORS® and a talented staff of long-term employees.
Sand `N Sea manages approximately 140 vacation homes on Galveston’s West End; and its experienced team of rental agents, inspectors, housekeepers, laundry techs and maintenance personnel all make customer service their number one priority.
The company’s 15 REALTORS® are known throughout the region for their experience, knowledge and professional expertise, and according to 2012 MLS statistics, they listed and sold more Galveston real estate than any other company on the island. Also, Sand `N Sea Realtors® listed and sold more West End real estate than any other Galveston real estate company. Seven of the fifteen top 2012 producers in Galveston are Sand `N Sea REALTORS®.
Sand `N Sea was founded by Bert and David Feinman in 1974. David, a highly-regarded West End developer and home builder, developed Galveston’s Sea Isle community and served as a development consultant to the Isla del Sol and Pointe San Luis subdivisions. Over a period of more than 30 years, he and Bert built almost 1,000 homes on the West End.
Bert saw a need for a vacation rentals department within a year of opening Sand `N Sea’s doors. She and her small staff started with 14 properties and used pencils, erasers and a one big calendar to manage reservations.
Anne Reiswerg, Bert’s daughter, joined the company eight years later to help with the ever-expanding vacation rentals side of the business. Since then, she and her team have taken property management to a new level. The company even owns and operates its own Housekeeping Service Center, which houses a commercial laundry and provides linens to the vacation rental properties.
Fast forward 20 years, and Claire Reiswerg, another of Bert’s daughters, joined the firm, bringing a new emphasis to technology and marketing. Today the company engages clients and guests through cutting-edge technology that manages every aspect of real estate sales operations, property management and the guest experience.
Along with their mother, Bert, Anne and Claire remain committed to Sand `N Sea’s mission to provide a great experience for their real estate clients, for their vacation rental homeowners and guests, and for their employees.
Sand `N Sea is deeply involved in the Galveston community and participates in discourse and action on numerous local and state issues, including beach maintenance and restoration and tourism.
Sand `N Sea is a proud sponsor of the West Galveston Property Owners Association; Friends of Galveston Island State Park; Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council; Historic Downtown, Strand & Seaport Partnership; Galveston Arts Center; the 1894 Grand Opera House; Galveston Historical Foundation; East End Historical District Association; Artist Boat; Galveston Island Tree Conservancy; and Surfrider Foundation Galveston Chapter. They annually serve as event sponsors for the Downtown Lofts Tour, FeatherFest, Galveston Island Beach Revue, Dickens on the Strand, and the Galveston Historic Homes Tour.
Sand `N Sea Properties is a member of Vacation Rentals Manager Association (VRMA); Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP); Galveston Association of Rental Managers (GARM); Galveston Chamber of Commerce; Galveston Association of Realtors; Texas Association of Realtors; National Association of Realtors; and Texas Hotel Lodging Association.