Associates 2022-08-02T20:04:17+00:00

Sandra Mendiola Alaniz BBA, GRI, ABR, CDPE
License #: 9002243



Jessica Gonzalez

Office Manager

Jessica has been with the office since it’s opening and is an integral part of our everyday operations. Jessica assists and coordinates many operations within our office functions. She is the first face you see when you walk in our doors and makes sure that everyone is greeted with a smile. Jessica oversees social media for our office, sets appointments for Sandra, manages our listings and supports the office throughout.

Chantell Liles

Educational Training 

Chantell is our Special Events Coordinator. Chantell produces packets for Sandra and helps with setting up new places to advertise our properties. Chantell also assists with the set up and updates of our website and gathering leads for Sandra.

Hector Alaniz


I am a native of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. I graduated from San Antonio College with an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science. Since 1984, I have been in the service industry providing support and guidance to families during some of the most difficult times of their lives. In 2004, I moved to Laredo to begin a new career in the healthcare industry. In 2007, I started Laredo Hospice Care, where together with a dedicated team of professionals, we assisted many patients and families dealing with a terminal illness. I sold Laredo Hospice Care in 2012 to Altus Hospice of South Texas where I hold a consulting role. My wife, Sandra Mendiola Alaniz is an experienced Realtor since 2005 and received her brokers license in 2012 when we opened the RE/MAX real estate franchise in Laredo. In June 2016, I joined our RE/MAX team in Laredo as Director of Operations to assist in our rapid growth. Although recently licensed, I have over 25 years experience in business management and business ownership. RE/MAX of Laredo has become one of the fastest growing real estate office in Laredo and we have received the People’s Choice award from Laredo Morning Times in 2015 and 2016. I am a member of Laredo Gateway Rotary Club, a member of the Small Business Committee in the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, a former member and officer of the Elks Lodge in Corpus Christi and San Antonio, former member of Founder Lions Club in San Antonio, and former member of Leon Valley Chamber of Commerce. I am also an avid golfer and enjoy spending time with family and friends. My wife and I have three dogs, Winston, Sammy, and Anika and we love to support local charities.

Mark Dominguez


Hello! My name is Mark Dominguez and I am licensed real estate agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Services. I have a strong background in construction, commercial development and property management. My goal is to give quality service to my clients by working vigorously and using my knowledge and background in real estate to satisfy their needs under any situation.

Michelle Guerra


The thing I love most about my career is that I am able to be a part of a dream that each client has in becoming a home owner.  I truly enjoy the journey with each one!  I love that from every deal, I have become life-long friends with those that I have worked with.  This is a focus of all my business and my lifestyle.  I am relationship driven.  Always looking to what is best for each person I work with, truly believing that everyone deserves the opportunity to fulfill their dreams in real estate. I have been in real estate for 4 years, following a career in customer services since 2001.  I am a REALTOR® with GRI and MRP designations.  I specialize in residential, commercial and land.  My favorite things in the world to do are to be with my 2 kids and one grandson and plant flowers in my backyard.  I enjoy playing karaoke with my kids and love my native city of Laredo.  I look forward to helping you with your next real estate deal!

Melissa Hale


I’ve always had a passion for real estate, even though it wasn’t my first career. When buying my first home, I found that my Realtor was not explaining the process to me and only wanted to contract as soon as possible. That’s when I began to think about real estate as a career. I didn’t want others to go through the same thing I went through when I was buying my home. Working as a Paralegal for over 20 years I had a second chance to “reboot” my career, and real estate was the natural choice. Today, I’m an experienced agent serving buyers and sellers and making sure my clients are informed in the process. My legal background has made me a better agent as I pay more attention to details and contracts, therefore making the process of purchasing/selling a home come natural to me.

Buying or selling a home can be exciting. But it can also be stressful. It’s particularly stressful for first-timers and those who have a short time line. I know this firsthand, because I’ve been there myself. That’s why I work extra hard to keep my clients informed, and to make the process as smooth as possible.

Veronica Herrera


I am a dedicated professional licensed since 2009 in Laredo, Texas, where I was born and raised. I am a licensed REALTOR specializing in residential purchases and listing of properties in the Laredo, Webb County, Texas and surrounding areas. My main objective is to provide excellent customer service and to ensure all my clients have a great experience in achieving the purchase of their dream home. Whether you buy or sell NOW or LATER, I am here for all your Real Estate needs and questions.

Naomi Laughlin


How I came into this business is very interesting. I want to tell you a little something about myself explaining how I came into the real estate industry which I passionately love to do every day of my life. Life seemed about eight years ago. I was working with special needs children in Eagle Pass, Texas. I was married with one child in high school. After the passing of my husband 20 years, I decided to move back to my hometown of Laredo, Texas. Of course, I had to wait till my son finished his senior year.
I seemed lost for a bit wondering what the next step in life was going to be. One thing I realized is that I love interacting with people in some way. I am definitely a people person. my sister was a real estate broker with years of experience and knowledge, so I thought this field would be a perfect match. Coming back home after fifteen years away to the hometown that I loved so much inspired me to help others make Laredo their home also.
Since 2013 I have been in this industry. I have acquired a vast knowledge of the homes in my area. I am passionate to help my clients make the biggest lifetime decision they will probably make in their lives. I will make the transaction as smooth for you and at the same time exciting and fulfilling. I will bring my expertise in marketing your home or steps to acquiring your future home. Contact me today and let me give you a complete guide to accomplish your goals whether it be to be buying, selling, or leasing a home or commercial property.

Kerissa Vela


As a business owner for over 15 years in Family Entertainment Industry and Spa Management has prepared me with the ability to provide clients with the highest level of personal service. My vast knowledge in management and sales experience as well as my attention to detail make me invaluable in the real estate market.

Along with my skills, drive, and passion to help people achieve their dream of home ownership, I am someone who will tirelessly work to make your home-buying experience the best it can be…making sure to help with every detail of your real estate process.

Almaida Velazquez


Originally from Monterrey, México, I graduated from The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, I have more than 10 years of experience in the area of human resources and personnel services, which is why I enter in the area of real estate in 2018, to continue with what I am most passionate about, to help people and solve their needs. Backed by the brand power of RE/MAX, some of the reasons clients can trust the services I provide are honesty, commitment, and quality.

Chantell Liles


With an extensive background in customer service, and community involvement, I make it my first priority to make all my clients happy.  I listen to my clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction.  I strive to ensure that the home buying or selling process is fun, easy and stress free.  My clients can count on me anytime of day when they have questions or concerns.

Gerardo “Jerry” Rangel


I have been a Firefighter for the past 24 years and love serving our community.
I have a passion for what I do and carry this passion over as a Realtor.  I have seen our city grow
and am very knowledgeable in where it’s been and where it is growing.  As a Realtor, It’s imperative to listen
to my clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction. I will also strive to ensure
that the home buying or selling process is fun, easy and stress-free. My clients can count on me any time of day
when they have a question or concern.

Sandra Johnson


Sandra S. Johnson has been an active member of her community all her life. And is so excited to be turning that community focus towards real estate. With a passion for service in Laredo,Texas and the surrounding areas. Sandra S. Johnson is ready to help with your buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Re/max family Sandra carries the values of hard work, integrity and outstanding client service into everything she does.
When Sandra isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Debra Hinojosa


Debra is a Laredo native who received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Texas A&M International University. She recognizes that buying or selling a home is one of the biggest life decisions a person will make, and finding a reliable real estate agent to help guide you through the process is an essential piece.  Debra has strong work ethics of hard work, professionalism, fairness and honesty which makes her a dependable agent to work with.  Passionate in giving back to the community, she strives to serve the Laredo community acting in the best interest of her client’s while delivering incomparable service.

Claudia Ruiz Chapa


Claudia Ruiz Chapa, is a real estate agent, with RE/MAX Real Estate Services. She was born and raised in Laredo and attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications specializing in Public Relations. The customer service industry has always been a part of her family because of her father. When Claudia would visit her father at his place of employment, she always remembered seeing all of his customers leave with a smile. He would create relationships with them where they would return or send him referrals. He instilled in Claudia that the clients needs always come first. Ever since her first job, she is proud to say that she has been part of the customer service industry for over 20 years.  Claudia will ask, listen, and follow through to the best of her ability to make the process as smooth, easy, and stress free for her clients. Her goal today is the same as it was for her Dad, for each client to leave with a smile on their face.

Frank Veliz


As a RE/MAX® agent, I’m dedicated to helping my clients find the home of their dreams. Whether you are buying or selling a home or just curious about the local market, I would love to offer my support and services. I know the local community — both as an agent and a neighbor — and can help guide you through the nuances of our local market. With access to top listings, a worldwide network, exceptional marketing strategies and cutting-edge technology, I work hard to make your real estate experience memorable and enjoyable. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me today!

Pearl Caraballo


I believe that your home is your sanctuary, and should be treated as such. Whether you’re buying your first home or seeking that dream residence, the experience should be nothing less than seamless. As a family women myself, I understand that your home is more than just a place to live — it’s where you make long-lasting memories.  I help my clients navigate the often challenging waters of the home buying and selling process, with the end result only being a wonderful experience.  With 10+ years of Mortgage expertise and 3+ years of Real Estate vast knowledge in new built and custom built I have what it takes to help clients from beginning to end while providing value added service during and after close of escrow.  I am customer driven and dedicated to achieving results and provide exceptional service. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I’m ready to work for you! 

Nereida Ramon


My name is Nereida Ramon and I am a newly licensed agent working with RE/MAX REAL Estate Services. I obtained my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX. I have 15 years experience in the educational field. I decided to start doing real estate part time because I have always had a passion for helping others. I would be honored and privileged to help you during this very important process. Whether you’re in the market to buy, sell or lease, rest assured I will do my best to make your dream a reality. My client’s interests are my number one priority and I hope to one day serve as your Realtor to help guide you every step of the way. 

Gigi Avila


Gigi Avila, a Laredo native, recognizes the value of trust her clients place in her. For years she successfully managed a multimillion-dollar company, and she celebrates the multifaceted livelihood Laredo encompasses with its enriched culture and delicious cuisine. Gigi is a proud mother to a handsome baby boy, Sage, and a beautiful rescue dog named Betty. In her free time, she loves to play soccer, bake, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.

Secilia Mata


I am originally from a small town in Zapata but have been living in Laredo, Texas for five years. I earned a Bachelors in Arts and Sciences in Psychology at Texas A&M International University. I am currently a graduate student as well and I am getting a Masters in Sciences of Psychology. My passion has always been to help people. This knowledge, coupled with my charisma, and true passion for helping people has helped my reputation as a qualified realtor quickly rise. Whether it be navigating the way for first timers, trying to score that perfect distressed property, or providing help in the luxury market. I feel that my education has provided me with valuable skills that are needed for real estate negotiations, educating both buyers and sellers and simply trying to understand what it is that they are looking for. I have been a realtor for 1 year and I have recently joined the REMAX team in September of 2019. I feel that this was the right move for me to get where I want to be. I look forward to learning from the top agents and number one company.

Iliana Vanessa Cuellar


I have done customer service my entire work life about 14 years. I LOVE listening in detailed to Clients needs, I will go on and beyond to fulfill, exceed what my Clients ask for.

Christian Martinez


Born and raised in Laredo, Texas. I strive to provide the best customer service on every transaction with honor and integrity. As a Marine Corps Veteran, I have acquired the skills & knowledge to conduct myself in a professional manner. I specialize in Industrial, Commercial, Land, and Residential Real Estate.

Saralynn Garcia


I am beyond excited to be part of the RE/MAX Family. Allow me to tell you a little bit about myself I am A positive joyful person and always live by my Motto: “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”. I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. I gained my REAL ESTATE experience working as a Transaction specialist for my broker Sandra Alaniz, working next to my broker helped me gain more knowledge in my real estate career. My previous Background Work History is in Finance and Insurance. I have Most of my Background as An insurance Agent. I left 6 Wonderful years at State Farm Insurance., helping thousands of Laredoans be insured not only With Life Insurance but by protecting their home and auto as well. Until Now I still carry my General Lines Property and casualty license. I Pursued my career as A personal Loan Specialist at OneMain Financial helping my community with their Loan Process Needs from Bill Consolidation to Getting their Dream Vacation. Working there, I was inspired to pursue my Real Estate License. I enjoy helping my clients with their needs and I am passionate about my commitment to my customers. It’s never too late to do what I love My true passion is helping the community as well as others. Turns out I am a Hardcore Extrovert in helping Everyone with their Needs and I am passionate about The feeling I get in return for Helping My community. It’s satisfaction knowing I help thousands of laredoans secure their future. REAL ESTATE is one of the careers that brings me that satisfaction knowing I was part of their journey.


Yolanda Rivas


I am a Texas REALTOR®️ with Sandra Alaniz RE/MAX Real Estate Services in Eagle Pass.  I was born in Avon Park, Florida however, I grew up in Eagle Pass, Texas. I love living in a small border town where everyone knows everyone. People in Eagle Pass are friendly and social able. I am happily married and have four children. I have been in the real estate business for over 12 years. Recently awarded top producer by Stewart Title Company. I was also awarded Top Producer 2019 and 100% Club Award by Sandra Alaniz RE/MAX Real Estate Services!

In 2020 I was honored to be part of the Top 100 Latino Agent Award in the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals in Texas! The Hispanic Real Estate’s Most Prestigious Award! In June 2020 I was announced in REAL TRENDS and was recognized on the annual “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” list. I feel very honored and humbled to receive these recognitions and awards. It truly motivates me to continue helping families achieve their dreams of becoming homeowners! Thanks be to God.

Patricia Sanchez


Patricia Sanchez was born and raised in Eagle Pass, TX. As a native of the area she understands the dynamics of each neighborhood in the community. She has been in customer service since 1986 and brings this skill set to better serve her clients. Patricia has 3 children and is very involved in church activities. These strong ties in the community and her love for customer service allows for her clients to have a great buying and selling experiencing.

Esmeralda Aguilar


I am a real estate agent licensed in Texas in November 2019 focusing in residential and commercial in Eagle Pass, TX. I am an active member with RE/MAX in the Maverick County area. I am current Special Education teacher at Eagle Pass Junior High School for the Life Skills Unit. I combine both my love for the industry with my passion for education. I graduated from Sul Ross Rio Grande College in 2008 but have been working for Eagle Pass Independent School District since 1999. Both my husband Juan Aguilar and I launched a family-based business named Kemonitos in 2012, that entails family entertainment consisting of music, dance, food and games for parties. My husband and I, with our children have been very successful with our business because our goal is to make people happy! I am very family oriented, have a love for rescue animals and every year the family organizes a toy drive that leads to a beautiful event for the less fortunate during Christmas Time. She is very compassionate, loyal and giving.
Buying and selling real estate is an important decision. She knows the process can be challenging. I will listen to your needs and goals and help you reach them in going above and beyond to provide you the most positive and effortless real estate experience possible. Whether helping someone to find and buy their dream home or sell their family property, my passion is to treat the investment and my client’s goals as if they were my own.

Diana Betancourt


As a RE/MAX® agent, I’m dedicated to helping my clients find the home of their dreams. Whether you are buying or selling a home or just curious about the local market, I would love to offer my support and services. I know the local community — both as an agent and a neighbor — and can help guide you through the nuances of our local market. With access to top listings, a worldwide network, exceptional marketing strategies and cutting-edge technology, I work hard to make your real estate experience memorable and enjoyable.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me today!

 Monica Flores


I was born in Corpus Christi, Tx, raised in Mexico, at the age of 21 moved back to Texas. I am the head of my house, I have 3 beautiful girls that motivate me to be better every day. For the past 17 years I worked in a family business, I have experience in sales, customer service, office administration, bookkeeping and I am also a notary public. for the past 5 years I had consider becoming a Real Estate Agent and I’m so happy to finally achieve another milestone in my life. I look forward to serve you as your real estate agent, I will listen to your needs and make sure the process is easy and beneficial to you.