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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.



  Like many other agents, I haven't had much luck with open houses. Now I know why--I am not doing them anywhere near as well as Jim does! Check this out:   I know there are many people who don't like doing open houses, and many more who won't even do open houses, but I'm one who both enjoys doin...
I am slowly returning to health after catching a cold while I was at the Realtor conference in San Diego. I took a few days off work to recover, and it seems to have helped. My cats, Kitty and Miles, have been keeping me company while I hung around the house watching movies. I took this photo of ...
Actually, San Antonio never got as "sick" as other major real estate markets. In Forbes magazine's online ranking November 19, it rated San Antonio second (behind Omaha) in its list of the 100 fastest-recovering real estate markets. Sales prices didn't zoom upwards as they did in other cities, si...
On my first evening in San Diego, here for the NAR convention, I was treated to a fabulous dinner at the Boathouse in Coronado. Although I am staying in the Gaslamp Quarter, which is teeming with great restaurants, I was glad to not have to make any decisions on where to eat. Even after a long da...
Anniversary reblog! I really don't know how I missed this post a year ago. How many of you rushed to Altamonte Springs to take LaShawn up on her kind offer? Check it out: I know, with a title like this one, how could you NOT read this post??? For those of you who appreciate a good margarita whil...
                                  Greg inspired me to check out I have actually had some of these hair styles, I am ashamed to say. Guess which photo is closest to my actual senior yearbook picture? Which hair style should I have kept? Which one is the most horrifying?
Okay, I don't mean to be mean (I love homonyms!), but this listing agent could use some help. Spell checking the remarks on the MLS would be a good start. Agent Remarks: From Main make turn on Maple to the end. who know quality will love it. Owners live here for 13 years and enjoy this home seet ...
Corinne has an excellent series about the pitfalls of short sales. Just thinking about this particular scenario, dual agency, gives me chills. Take it away, Corinne!  Barrington Illinois Short Sales - Tips for Sellers - Dual Agency - Advisable or Not?In my first short sale blog this month we talk...
I finally cracked yesterday and set up a Facebook account. I was going through my old photos to populate my wall with them, and found these. The first one seemed appropriate for today. It's a roadside shrine in the mountains of Crete. I had a great vacation in Crete and would like to go back som...
Lenn always watches out for consumers, home owners, and tax payers. Hey, wait a minute--that's us!  WE'RE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND WE'RE HERE TO HELP. . .  ALL WE WANT IS YOUR MONEY AND YOUR HOME!!  * * * * HARD CORE REAL ESTATE TALK * * * * The new Fannie Mae program to "help" home owners in trou...

Robin Rogers

CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser
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