A Little About Val

profile pic USAI was raised in a Military family where family, faith, honor, integrity, and discipline were the beams of our foundation. I am the daughter and eldest child of a Retired U.S. Marine and since birth, I was groomed for leadership — just ask my three younger brothers! 🙂

Every few years, we had to pick up our roots, box up our belongings, and settle into a new home. We lived in Hawaii, the East Coast, the West Coast and many states in between. I was raised in a melting pot of people and cultures, so I embrace diversity. With all of the moves throughout my life, I can appreciate and understand the stress and anxiety involved when clients are ready to buy or sell a house. I make every effort to keep everyone organized, on track, and as stress-free as possible.


Great question! When I was in my seventh year in the real estate business, I asked myself the same thing. “How did I end up in sales?” I reflected back to my childhood and recalled a paper I had to write when I was in the 5th grade titled, “What I want to be when I grow up.” Like “Ralphie” in, “A Christmas Story,” I excitedly put my pencil to paper and couldn’t write fast enough. With a smile on my face, joy in my heart, and the certainty that I’d knock the paper out of the park, I wrote that I wanted to be a police officer or maybe a teacher.

“Ralphie” in the movie, “A Christmas Story”

Unlike “Ralphie,” I didn’t quite get what I asked for. Instead, I grew up and studied architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, and architecture. I worked as a Draftsman for a local builder and architectural firm. After college, I served in the U.S. Army and eventually found my way into real estate.

So, during my “seven-year itch” in real estate when I asked myself, “how did I end up in sales?” I finally realized that like a police officer, I was already “serving my community” and like a teacher, I had been“teaching” real estate to home buyers and sellers the whole time! Lucky for me, Real Estate found me.


From our first handshake to your closing day (and beyond), I’m at your service! Your real estate goals are my top priority.

I’m a proud Texas REALTOR® offering around-the-clock consultations.  The posts, comments, articles, and advice offered on this site are based on my personal experiences.  While each REALTOR® conducts business differently, we (as REALTORS®) are committed to a strict Code of Ethics and uphold our fiduciary duties to our clientele.

Here is a brief summary of the services I happily provide:

  • Real Estate Advice (whether it’s your first time or not)
  • Home Search and Find (from condominiums to luxury homes)
  • Property Evaluations for Home Purchases
  • Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of any listing
  • Homestead Exemption Assistance (Tax Discount availability)
  • Tax Dispute Assistance (for property owners)
  • Title and/or Estate Resources Available
  • Financial Resource (Mortgage, Refinance and/or Credit Repair)

If you have a question, I’ll find the answers!  Don’t let these concerns keep you up at night.  I’m here to help you.



Val J Aranda, REALTOR® & Certified Home Marketing Specialist

“Coaching Texas Home Buyers and Sellers”

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4007 McCullough Ave, Suite #477
San Antonio, TX 78212 | Call/Text Val: 210-378-5987
*I’m ALWAYS on-call* 






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    Thank you

    Ill be looking forward to hearing from you

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