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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - 398351
Real estate in the San Antonio metro area, the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, and on the Guadalupe River. My market area includes the northern half of San Antonio (Alamo Heights, Fort Sam Houston, Shavano Park, Hollywood Park, and Stone Oak) and northeast (Randolph AFB, Universal City, Windcrest, Schertz, and Cibolo) to New Braunfels, Seguin, and Canyon Lake, including Bexar, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties. My blog also covers photography; houses and homes; investments and rental properties; pets and wildlife; birds, butterflies, and flowers in my organic garden; travel; fun stuff; and whatever else takes my fancy.



Maybe one of your New Year's resolutions is to sell your house. If so, here are some ways to make it more appealing (and valuable) to future home buyers. With the short, mild winters in San Antonio, you could even get started this weekend! 8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home By P...
  As a buyer's agent I have been retained a few times to present my clients' offer to a seller. It never works. It is incredibly difficult to negotiate with the seller directly, having to explain forms and trying to diplomatically explain why their house is not worth what they want to sell it for...
This is the very best time of the year to get a deal on a new home from a builder. Builders want to get as many houses off their books by the end of the year as they can, so they will cut deals now. Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare to shop for a new home: 1. Builders don't like...
Here is my cat Miles lounging in a basket that held some Christmas goodies from the last time we celebrated at our house. He finally took a break from the excitement to rest, since he really gets into the spirit of the holidays, in his feline fashion. Miles loves to help unwrap gifts so he can p...
Texas isn’t doing as badly as other states in the economic downturn. The Great Recession hit later in Texas than elsewhere, and unemployment didn’t start to rise until the end of 2008. Only a year later, jobs were being added, mainly in the energy industry. In fact, there are 58 Fortune 500 compa...
San Antonio is one of the four Texas cities cited in a recent Newsweek article about “the Texaplex” in the best position for an economic upturn. More people relocate to Texas in search of jobs than any other state right now, and they head for San Antonio as well as Austin, Houston, Dallas. San An...
A question asked by a new real-estate investor on a real-estate forum got me thinking. Should you expect your agent to send you the hottest deals the instant they appear? What about lowering their commission as your buyer's agent, since you may be buying (and possibly selling) several properties?...

Robin Rogers

CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser
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