About Me

Paula Gaut, REALTOR® and CEO Century 21 Best of the Best RELOCATION SPECIALIST and MEGA PRODUCER

Personal Statistics

  • Average # of closed transactions annually-140 Transactions

  • Average sales price - $365,000

  • Average gross closed sales volume per year - $20,000,000


  • Corporate Relocation
  • Military Relocation
  • Residential Listings
  • Residential Sales
  • Luxury Properties
  • Vacation Properties
  • New Home Properties
  • Retirement Properties

​Relocation Companies Served:

  • Cartus Relocation Services Inc. and USAA & Navy Federal
  • SIRVA Relocation Services
  • Altair Global Relocation
  • XONEX Relocation
  • Weichert Relocation Services
  • NEI Global Relocation
  • Prudential Relocation Services

Education, Licenses, & Designations

  • B.S. Degree, Texas A&M University

  • Licensed Realtor in the State of Texas since 1987

  • Graduate Real Estate Institute, GRI

  • Performance Management Network, PMN

  • Certified Residential Specialist, CRS

  • Accredited Buyer Representative, ABR

  • Century 21 Relocation Certified, VIP

  • Leadership Training Graduate, LTG


Honors, Awards & Recognition

  • Listed # 116 of Best Real Estate Agent in America in the July 2014 Real Trends Magazine & Wall Street Journal, National Poll

  • Listed #43 of Top 50 Solo Performers in United States, and #2 in Texas, National Association of Realtors Magazine poll 2004

  • CENTURY 21 International DOUBLE CENTURION Agent Award 2002-2006, 2009, 2012, 2013 (achieved by only 1/2% of agents Internationally)

  • CENTURY 21 International CENTURION Agent Award 1998-2001, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 (achieved by only 1% of agents Internationally.)

  • Top 1% of Realtors in Texas, 1989-2015 (Personally closed transactions totaling over $615 million)

  • Voted "BEST OF THE BEST' Realtor, Corpus Christi Caller Times Newspaper Poll 1996

  • #1 Agent closed sales, 1996-2015 Corpus Christi Area

  • Awarded CENTURY 21 INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Award; Highest Award Awarded by CENTURY 21 INTERNATIONAL for consecutive number of years as a CENTURION Agent (18 years consecutively)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, National Association of Realtors

  • Member, Texas Association of Realtors

  • Member, Corpus Christi Association of Realtors

  • Member, Employee Relocation Council, ERC

  • Women's Council of Realtors member and past member of the Executive Board, WCR

  • Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni, LLC Class of XV

  • Executive Women International, EWI (Women Owners of Businesses)

Additional Memberships & Leaderships Activities

  • Past Chairman of Multiple Listing Services of the Corpus Christi Association of Realtors
  • Past Chairman of Corpus Christi Chapter of Texas Association of Realtors Political Action Committee (TREPAC)
  • Past Program Program Review Chairwoman of United Way of the Coastal Bend
  • Past Member of the City of Corpus Christi Landmark Commision (Appointed by the Mayor)
  • Past Member of the City of Corpus 90 Program (Appointed by Mayor of Corpus Christi)
  • Member of the Art Museum of South Texas and Collectors Club of the Art Museum
  • Past Board member of the Collectors Club of the Art Musem of South Texas.
  • Lifetime Member and Past Board member of the Art Center of Corpus Christi
  • Past Director of the Corpus Christi Chapter of Keep Texas Beautiful
  • Past Member of the Texas Highway Commision
    • Litter Law Advisory commitee of “Dont Mess With Texas” Campaign
  • Past District Govenor of Keep Texas Beautiful

Office Awards

  • Gold Medallion Office 2013, 2015
  • CENTURION Office 1999-2012
  • CENTURY 21 Best of The Best office, voted "Reader's Choice" by Corpus Christi Caller Times Poll, 1997-2015(Consecutively)

​General Information

  • Married to Co-Owner of CENTURY 21 Best of the Best, Lowell Gaut
  • Former corporate manager
  • Former high school teacher
  • Former military dependant
  • Member, First Baptist Church

Volunteer Organizations

  • TREPAC; Local Chapter, Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee
  • Executive Women International
  • Association of Realtors “Annual Back to School Shoe Drive” for Children in need
  • City of Corpus Christi Operation Paint Brush
  • Art Museum of South Texas

Hobbies and Interests

  • Collecting antiques, persian rugs, and decorating
  • Snow Skiing
  • Gourmet Cooking
  • Reading
  • Ranching
  • Watercolor artist
    • Past exhibits: Art Museum of South Texas, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Galleries in Dallas, Smithsonian.