Choosing a realtor is like any other partnership: you want to choose someone with whom you share common ground. Indeed, since you’ll be collaborating throughout the home search and closing phases of your move, it pays to seek someone who compliments you, your style, and perhaps even your personal interests.
Below is a list of area realtors in the San Antonio area, each of them having a distinctive angle on their work that sets them apart. Several agents have appeared on recent, top-tier realty lists generated by the city’s newspapers and magazines. Other realtors have significant followings of satisfied former clients responsible for strong, word-of-mouth endorsements.
Might your ideal realtor be on this list? Keep reading!
With two decades of experience and having sold over 3,000 homes in the Alamo City, Stagers heads up M Stagers and Partners. Listed for 10 years among the top 10 realtors by the San Antonio Business Journal, Stagers personally is known for her polished professionalism and careful attention to detail. Clients rave about her knowledge of the local market and her gracious, enthusiastic service.
If it’s the upscale home market that interests you–be it a mansion or penthouse in central San Antonio or a sprawling hill country villa, then Elizabeth Priest is your go-to gal. Currently the sole buyer’s agent for Jason Glast Luxury—the city’s long-running, top-selling luxury agency—her knowledge of upscale options is unrivaled. As a bonus, her Facebook page keeps social media savvy clients (and the simply curious) apprised of soon-to-be available high-end homes before they hit the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Speaking of social media fans, Sandy Rangel is among the most prolific users of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram in San Antonio’s real estate market. Rangel thoughtfully utilizes these platforms to educate potential, current, and previous clients about new listings, home ownership, and general lifestyle topics. A fluent Spanish speaker adept at assisting buyers with international moves, she leads a team of four other agents at Rangel and Associates.
A full-time, professional realtor with in-depth knowledge of the city’s neighborhoods, Petroff is as comfortable assisting first-time home buyers as she is working with repeat buyers in the luxury market. Just last year San Antonio Magazine readers singled out her agency for outstanding service.
For 14 years, Chavez has been a multi-million dollar producer in the Alamo City market. She takes special interest in helping military families make the leap to home ownership, many for the very first time. Chavez is a certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP), a special designation indicating she understands the unique needs of service men and women relocating to Military City USA. She’s also bilingual. Another heavy social media user, Chavez has a convenient, easy-to-recall website: AskforPatricia.com.
A former PR/marketing professional, Charbel is known for his warmth, good humor, and prompt attention to incoming calls and emails from clients. Not only does he know the current inventory well, he also helps investors–something to keep in mind if you want to branch out in the real estate market after purchasing your new house.
Sure, the San Antonio Current has recognized him on their “Best Of San Antonio” lists, but Dillingham has added distinction of not only being an accomplished realtor but also a children’s book author. On top of that, he spent 8 years in the medical field and has a patent pending for a chest percussion therapy device. You can find him via Dillingham & Toone.
With a background in arts and education, FitzGibbons stands out among her peers in professing her ongoing commitment to the Alamo City Arts scene, specifically the acclaimed Blue Star Arts Contemporary Arts Center. Her firm is centrally located on Broadway, and consists of two other full-time professionals for a combined 25 years of experience.
Born in El Salvador and the daughter of a licensed realtor, Garcia is a former Emmy-winning Univision journalist who has made a name for herself as a San Antonio realtor. In addition to being fluently bilingual, she brings particular expertise in facilitating international moves. Recently Garcia welcomed her daughter, Tatyana, as an agent at Carolina Garcia Real Estate Group, making three generations of female realtors in one family.
Although a relative newcomer herself to San Antonio, Brunk has generated an impressive following in the last few years, as her Facebook page attests. On her page former clients praise her thoroughness and warmth, not to mention her frank openness. According to her page on the Coldwell Banker-D’Ann Harper site, Brunk serves clients eager to take the broadest look at the Northern and Western metro area home selection, from Canyon Lake to Hondo.