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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas
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, 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.

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2011 

Last night a thunderstorm brought some much-needed rain to the San Antonio area. As I watched the drizzle this morning, I found myself hoping the cold front brought rain to East Texas on its way south, because that area is also suffering from the record drought and heat wave. Many sections of tha...
11/26/2011
We've all been there. That ominous feeling when you realize the toilet is not reacting the way it's supposed to. You scurry to the sink to slam on the water faucet to slow down the imminent flood. Then sadly but bravely, you pick up the plunger and prepare to do battle with The Clog. But first, h...
11/22/2011
Recently I sold a home for some wonderful clients who moved out of state to fulfill their dream of retiring to a golf course community where they could be closer to their friends. I met the buyer during the transaction and she seemed very nice. But you know what is not nice? Her obnoxious dog. Fo...
11/18/2011
I just sold a house with carpet in the bedrooms and family room. The tenants who lived there previously apparently had some very heavy furniture. The dents in the carpet were still there, even after the carpet was shampooed and steam-cleaned--twice. I wish I had known about these two methods of r...
11/18/2011
What do you think? Do these pictures actually help sell the house? Or should they have been left out of the listing details? Agents, if your listing photographs don't turn out as well as they should, do you upload them anyway, or do you leave them out and go back later to take better ones? It may...
11/14/2011
This blog post encompasses just about everything a seller (and an agent) would need to consider before putting a listing on the market. It's a very impressive and useful checklist from a creative mind indeed. Thank you for taking the time to write this, Sebastian!   How to Effectively Prepare a H...
11/12/2011
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a closing with another happy seller. He was one of my first property-management clients, back in 2004, and I leased his former home for him when he was transferred overseas. Later, he was transferred back to Austin and took over managing the house himsel...
11/10/2011
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