“Every house has a story and most begin with a smile and the welcome of a Realtor,” said Taura Hogan.  “My life changed when I met Wilma Horner, broker of Re/Max Platnium in front of a house one day.  She smiled the most charismatic smile and talked so warmly about the home and the neighbors. I was not only sold on the house but on Wilma.” 

Horner’s passion for real estate shows in the way she has serviced her customers for the last five years. She always had the goal of opening her own realty one day. “The doors opened,” when Anneita Piediscalzi, owner of Re/Max Realty Service decided to move, making it possible for Horner to take over the business.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting of Re/Max Platinum was held Tuesday with members from both the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce participating in the festivities. Al Leissner of Re/Max Texas welcomed her as a new Owner/Broker.

Horner’s son, Matthew had written a song about Bridge City, Hurricane Ike and the new business to start the event. 

It was cold outside, so once the ribbon was cut, everyone hurried back inside for refreshments and conversation.

Horner is looking forward to new agents joining the ranks. “Several have expressed their interest in joining our team here at Re/Max Platinum and look forward to the continued growth,” she said.

“They thought Platinum was a level we became through the growing process with Re/Max. In some ways this is right, but this isn’t the case with our name,” said Horner. “All my agents deserves the title of Platinum.”

She is excited about the opportunity to continue serving the people of Bridge City and surrounding areas.

Horner lives in Bridge City with her husband of 37 years, James. She has two sons, Matthew and Daniel and three grandchildren, Elissa, Matthew and Colton.

Re/Max Platinum is located at  1650 G Texas Ave. in Bridge City. You can contact Horner at 409-656-3716. She works seven days a week. “She always has,” said Beverly Perry. Horner has given Perry the title of “Director of First Impressions.”

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.