You might know Hector Zamaro as a PSAR’s board member and a member of the PSAR’s Global Real Estate Council, PSAR’s newest Council. But, did you know that Hector and wife Angelica, married for 25 years, spend most Friday nights at their church providing free marriage counseling to young and old couples alike?
“Marriages fall apart not long after the wedding because the couple did not spend enough time getting to know each other,” said Hector.
Hector also is involved in the men’s ministry at La Roca Comunidad Cristiana in Eastlake, plus he and Angelica host a Bible study with about six couples at their home on Thursday evenings.
Hector’s best marriage advice? “Be patient and understanding and never go to bed angry. Address any problem before the sun goes down,” he said.
Hector and Angelica met at a family friend’s wedding in Tijuana in 1983. They were married in 1989. They now have the more time to spend on church activities because their four daughters are older. Two girls – Nicole and Angelica (same name as Mom) -- attend San Diego State University while two girls – Alexandra and Paulette -- attend Southwestern Community College. The youngest are identical twins. So, when Paulette and Nicole were born, Alexandra was about 1-and-a-half years old and Angelica wasn’t yet 3 years old.
“Yes, it was very challenging when the girls were very young,” said Hector, 49. “But, we’ve loved every growing-up stage in our family. With five women at home, I have received royal treatment. I work hard, but it’s always good to come home each night.”
Hector owns Coastal Property Group, Inc., offering sales and property management. He started his real estate career in the title industry in Orange County while still attending Santa Ana Community College. He then worked for a loan and financial services companies before starting his own firm, Westcoast Home Loans, which operated from 1998 to 2008. Coastal Property Group of Chula Vista opened in 2008.
He finds satisfying helping a client obtain a home modification to avoid a short sale. “Yes, I might lose a sales commission but it’s better if the people can stay in their homes,” said Hector. “I’ve learned that if you help others in need, you also help yourself. Besides, the blessing will come back to you from a different direction. I’ve seen it happen in my business many, many times.”
Hector also finds time to serve as a member of PSAR’s Global Real Estate Council. The Council was formed last year to provide PSAR members with educational opportunities to enable them to expand their practice internationally. Planning is currently underway for the Council to host training sessions on cultural customs and diversity, as well as panel discussions and forums with international partners. The Council also will encourage PSAR members to earn the Certified International Property Specialist, a professional designation offered by the National Association of REALTORS® that provides knowledge, a worldwide network and tools helpful in serving international clients.
He also serves on PSAR’s Board Nominating Committee. His favorite sports include soccer, softball and golf.
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