Sara Garcia

Assistant Manager
Cordillera Ranch Property Owners Association


Pleasanton, Texas

How did you become employed at Cordillera Ranch?

I was looking to transition to a more permanent full-time position within the real estate industry. I applied for this position with the hopes that I could contribute to the growth of the POA and learn the real estate development side of the business. After several interviews, I was offered the position and feel blessed to have this opportunity.

What past work history prepared you for the Cordillera Ranch POA?

I have an extensive background in residential real estate, customer relations management and member services. As a licensed realtor, I’ve helped many clients buy, sell and build homes. This has been a great asset in my day-to-day operations of working with the Architectural Review Committee, builders and our property owners.

What makes your colleagues an asset to the Cordillera Ranch POA? Explain how you work together as a team.

My colleagues are the best! I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by people who are a wealth of knowledge and I know I can reach out to at any time. Some have been with CR for years and some from the beginning. They always welcome questions and freely share the history of this amazing place, which allows me to see the vision and strive to uphold those values.

What has been your most rewarding professional experience?

I helped a client sell her parents’ house. Her parents had passed away and the thought of selling the home where she grew up was more than she could bear. I took care of every detail and guided her through each step. The house sold quickly, and my closing gift to her was a canvas painting of the house. We still keep in touch and she’s shared that when she’s missing her parents, she looks at the painting and it helps her reminisce the happy memories.

What has been your greatest professional challenge?

My greatest professional challenge has been to have a good work/life/mom balance. As a mom of three boys, I feel pulled in many directions. However, I strive to learn and grow professionally and be a good example for them, and when I’m with them, I work hard at being present and intentional with our time together.

What do you like most about working at Cordillera Ranch?

The people are amazing! From the staff to the residents, it’s like a small town. I love learning the history of the community, how it was developed, how it’s grown and how it’s growing. I think it could have its own zip code one day.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I love hanging out with my husband and kids. I enjoy watching my sons play sports, going to concerts, food festivals and sporting events. My favorite place to visit is Vail, Colorado.

Favorite quote or motto?

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

Anything that would surprise others about yourself?

I’ve been published twice! Both happened my senior year at UTSA while I was working on my bachelor’s degree in communications; one was a research paper about health communication and the other was a public relations case study on toll roads.

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