Vista Real Estate Co-Owners

Jimmy Torres

I am a native and lifetime resident of Central Texas and graduated from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in Belton, TX. I have been in real estate for nearly 10 years and in 2003 I began to build homes in the Central Texas area. After successfully building nearly 600 homes and mastering all aspects of residential construction; I made the switch to real estate sales. Since 2008, I successfully completed well over 100 transactions in Belton, Temple, Killeen, Waco and surrounding areas. In addition to my vast knowledge of the real estate market; I know this will be the largest transaction in most people’s lifetime and want to help every step of the way with any and all real estate transactions!

Emilio A. Perales
Realtor®/Co-Owner/Texas Broker


Emilio is married to Margie Pena Perales of Pleasanton, Texas. They recently celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary. The have one daughter, Crystal who graduated from Killeen High School in 2002 and Texas State University in 2008. He and Margie have been stationed in Germany and Fort Hood. Emilio is a grand-father to two of the most beautiful little girls who participate in dance, gymnastics, and softball. Emilio’s daughter and son-in-law both work in the real estate industry, as well. He retired from the US Army in 2008 after 22 years of service. Having lived the life of a soldier, he fully understands the needs of soldiers and their families during PCS moves. Emilio has lived in Central Texas since 1990 and is very familiar with the area. He began his real estate career in 2001 and has been one of the top-producing agents year after year in Central Texas. He serves as the Broker for Vista Real Estate and works hard to maintain the professionalism and trustworthiness of all of our REALTORS.


Retired in April 2008 from the US Army after 22years of Service

Became a Licensed Agent in Oct 2001

Graduated from Pleasanton High School, Pleasanton TX (1985)

Central Texas College, Killeen TX

I have served in Germany (1987-1990), Korea (1994-1995 &1998-1999), Saudi Arabia (Desert Shield & Storm), Iraq (OIF4), and Fort Hood while in the US Army.

I am a Broker/REALTOR®. I specialize as new construction and I am a listing specialist. I also list and sell farm & ranch, commercial, and investment properties.

Member or the Killeen-Heights Rotary (2009)

Belton, Killeen, and Harker Heights Chambers

Fort Hood Area Association of REALTORS® – Director

Temple Belton Board of REALTORS® – MLS Chairman

Austin Board of REALTOR®

Texas Association of REALTOR® – MLS Committee

National Association of REALTOR®

TREPAC Contributor

Texas REALTOR® Leadership Program Graduate

CCIM Candidate
New Construction Certified

I am a customer-driven Realtor, dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I will put my real estate expertise to work for you!