Sonia and Mike Tersigne place their deep personal knowledge of Houston and its complex home market at the service of their clients. Sonia, a sixth-generation Texan, was born in Corpus Christi, grew up in Venezuela and moved to Houston in 1979. Mike, who has also lived in Houston since 1979, is a fifth-generation Ohioan who considers Texas – and Houston – home. “Representing our clients as a team allows us to furnish them with comprehensive representation, broad-ranging information, and two knowledgeable perspectives on buying or selling their homes,” says Sonia.
Inner-Loop residents since the early 1980s, Sonia and Mike have sold homes, both personally and professionally, in the city’s finest neighborhoods: West University, Bellaire, and the neighborhoods surrounding Rice University; River Oaks and Upper Kirby; Montrose; The Heights area; Tanglewood; and the Memorial Villages area. They assist their Galveston clients in selling or purchasing properties from the island’s historic districts to its West Beach.
Sonia and Mike offer true hands-on experience for their clients in transition. In addition to assisting hundreds of buyers and sellers, they have designed, built and sold two personal homes as well as remodeled and sold numerous others. They understand the challenges individuals and families experience in a move and work hard to soften and smooth the process while guiding the transaction to a successful closing. Both are good listeners and skilled negotiators who have refined the
ability to discern buyers’ and sellers’ most important requirements, and they regularly touch base with clients long after closing and happily consult on any renovations and design decisions.
The Tersignes participate in a number of community organizations in Houston and in Galveston. Mike has served as a docent for the Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour, and both have served as docents for the Galveston Historical Society Historic Homes Tour. Sonia volunteers for the annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, and Mike is a past board member of Knights of Momus, Galveston’s oldest Mardi Gras Krewe.
Sonia attended North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, and Mike attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. They love spending time with their son and two young grandchildren, and enjoy architecture, art, photography, shopping for antiques, gardening, cooking, and remodeling and decorating homes.