Spend five minutes with the employees of Vista Realty and it is clear what sets them apart from other property management businesses and other small businesses in general: loyalty. Of the fourteen employees of Vista Realty, nine have given over twelve years of service to the company. Mary Cash has been running the show as office manager for 19 years. Angelia Mauldin started as a receptionist in 1990 and today finds herself as the Director of Property Management and Sales. Sharon Hill, a property manager since 1992, is Vista’s fact totum for all other property managers. She trains them to serve their communities with the same efficiency and compassion she has shown in her own communities for nearly 30 years. Maricela Castro was hired as a property manager in 2008 and has recently joined Angelia Maudlin as an inhouse broker, representing tenants in their pursuit of homeownership.
Heather attributes Vista’s success to her staff’s loyalty and longevity:
“Our staff and employees are my number one priority. Clients and tenants are of course important, but without protecting the trustworthiness, compassion, and respectfulness of my staff we couldn’t foster our dedication to customer service and our devotion to community.”
The most valuable lesson Heather has learned in her ten years of leading the company is to delegate responsibilities to those trusted staff members and maintain an open line of communication. In her view this feeds back into the role of Vista as an advocate for all their clients, tenants and owners alike, “Empowering others and trusting them to make decisions has made this entire team strong and confident.”
Meet Our Team
Broker/REALTOR, Director of Property Management and Sales
Angelia (Angie) Mauldin began at Vista Realty Inc in September of 2000, tasked with handling reception, apartment leasing and providing assistance to current residents. She quickly realized she had found her passion with real estate, as she loved assisting residents with finding the right property to suit their needs. In 2011, she decided to expand her expertise to include the sales market by completing the NC Real Estate Broker Course and State Licensing Exam. After becoming a licensed Broker for NC, she joined the Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors where she proudly accepted the 2012 Rookie of the Year Award. She has enjoyed serving on numerous committees including the Young Professionals Network and Community Service & Outreach, where she took part in community events such as “Tee Off Against Child Abuse” and Habitat for Humanity’s Restore Spaces. Nearly 20 years later, she is the Director of Property Management and Sales for Vista Realty Inc. The most rewarding part of job is helping her clients each day and having the opportunity to see them through the process of renting their first apartment, to buying their first home, to finding their forever home. In addition to her career, Angelia loves spending time with her husband, Michael and daughters, Mikayla and MaKenzie. She enjoys coaching cheer for the North Davidson Jr. Knights, crafting with her daughters and playing with the family dogs.
Ashley Valentine serves as Vista’s in-house property manager. Most days find her hand showing prospective tenants available properties and assisting property owners with inspections and other issues. She is a valuable guide through the process of application and leasing. She loves to help people find a home, and help owners place quality tenants. Ashley is a proud mother to two children. She is passionate about the world they live in and works hard to make it a better place.
Assistant Property Manager
Brandie Levy has been with Vista Realty for 15 years as assistant property manager at LaGrande Apartments. She is an invaluable member of the Vista family, making resident care her top priority. She and her husband raised a beautiful daughter of whom they are incredibly proud. She is a third grade teacher in the WSFCS. Brandie is an animal lover, with a 10 lb chihuahua and a 22 lb cat! When she’s not working you can find her curled up with her furbabies and a cup of coffee… and probably a donut.
Kenia Campos has represented Vista as Property Manager in Kernersville since 2012. Kenia enjoys Vista’s policy of hand showing property to prospective tenants and helping them handle their issues and concerns. “I enjoy meeting new people and the smile I get when I’m helping people find a home.” Kenia is devoted to her family, especially her sassy daughter and dinosaur loving son. Every weekend is a celebration of family and food and fun!
Accounts Payable Specialist
Mandy Bolt serves as Vista’s Accounts Receivable Specialist. As one of the newest members of the Vista family, Mandy’s favorite thing about her job are the ladies she works with. Mandy spends her downtime with her parents and four best friends whom she considers her soul-sisters. Her motto is: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Maricela Castro Higgins
Maricela Castro Higgins began her career at Vista Realty in 2004 as Property Manager of Cole Village Apartments. Several years ago, Maricela earned her real estate license. Now, in addition to serving the residents of Cole Village, she also serves the former tenants and outside community as a real estate Broker. The best part of her job? “I love interacting with different people every day, I love the trust my residents or buyers place in me whether is to rent or to purchase a home. I love the look in my clients faces when we have accomplished our goal to place them in their homes!” Maricela leads a very active lifestyle with family and friends, and of course, her four 4-pawed kids. She is a woman of many talents: Maricela has played soccer since she was 6 years old, loves to cook for her loved ones, and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Mary Cash has over 40 years of property management experience. She holds numerous certifications, such as RAM, CAM, CAPS, and in Fair Housing. She has also worked as an overseer for properties across both Carolinas. In 2000 Mary came to Vista Realty, Inc. Currently as office manager, she handles “it all;” working with our on-site property managers, residents, and our valued property owners. Mary’s is the first face you see when you walk through Vista’s doors. She serves as an example to everyone she meets to stand tall, learn from your mistakes, and above all, be kind. She loves to play in her garden and spend time with her husband and family.
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Nayeli Aviles has represented Vista as property manager at Teakwood Apartments for 13 years. She is a valuable member of the Vista family and loves to help families find a place to live. A mother of two, Nayeli is devoted to her church. She finds guidance in the example of Paul and Elaine Kintner for their commitment and sacrifice of giving their lives to serve as missionaries in South America and for the great model of marriage and teamwork that they have built throughout the years. She loves spending time and travelling with her family, and she loves her dog, Luna, a chihuahua/miniature pinscher that her family loves to spoil like a baby.
Paola Fatima Andrade Rodriguez
Paola serves as a leasing consultant at Cole Village Apartments. Her favorite part of her job is helping the wonderful tenants of Cole Village.rnrnPaola is also an amazing artist. She has a loving, creative spirit and cares deeply about the world and how we treat one another. Devoted to her family, her favorite times are with them hanging out at soccer games or SHOPPING!
Broker/REALTOR, Marketing Specialist
Susan Fishel recently joined the team at Vista as a Marketing Specialist. As a member of the growing Vista Realty Sales team, Susan is a licensed Broker and a member of the Winston-Salem Realtors Association.
Born and raised in Winston-Salem, Susan is so proud of how her hometown has evolved and grown into the City of the Arts and Innovation. Whether it’s the chill of our downtown, the charm of the surrounding neighborhoods, or the bucolic suburban communities, Winston-Salem is an exceptional place to call home.
After five exciting years in Atlanta, her husband, Craig, and she were thrilled to have the opportunity to return to North Carolina to raise their four children in their hometown. When she’s not bustling a carload of kids to baseball, golf, or soccer, you can find her playing golf, walking her dog, Bogart, or enjoying a good book.
If you are looking for your dream home, considering selling your current residence, or even if you just have a real estate related question, please contact her or check out her blog at SUSANFISHEL.COM
Accounts Receiveable Specialist
Yvonne Moore joined the Vista Realty, Inc. team in 2008 as an accounts receivable specialist. With many years of experience in property management and with HUD/HAWS, Ms. Moore also brings customer service and collections experience. Yvonne’s job combines her two favorite things: people and numbers.
Yvonne is a mother to 3 adult children and a grandmother to 9, ranging in age from 1 to 17. Compassionate and humble, most Sundays you will find her in church.
After 40 years it would be easy to focus on what’s already working and stick with property management, but Vista Realty hasn’t been around this long without keeping a close watch for opportunities to come. The future lies in building relationships with tenants. Angelia Maudlin shares, “As property managers, we make every effort to ‘hand-show’ our available properties. We want to be there for tenants from the very beginning of the rental application process to solving work orders and maintenance issues, and then finally as a representative and trusted source in their search for a forever home.” Heather has assembled a team of knowledgeable and dedicated real estate professionals that are as eager as she to launch this new chapter in the development of an outside sales department at Vista Realty. With Heather continuing her role as Broker in Charge, Angelia Maudlin, Maricela Castro, and Susan Fishel will go beyond representing investors in purchasing rental properties. They will also be there for tenants in their pursuit of becoming homeowners themselves.