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About Al



REALTOR® (since 2005)
CRS, GRI, CNHS, RCC, e-PRO®, SFR, IRES
Texas Property Tax Arbitrator

Licensed in the State of Texas
Texas Association of REALTORS®
National Association of REALTORS®
San Antonio Board of REALTORS®


“Focus on the User and all else will follow” is a way of doing business at Google. And it works! What better company can serve as our role model?

We have chosen those words as our own mantra in all we do. Starting with this blog and our website, designed and maintained with our users in mind, followed by serving the needs of our clients and helping resolve problems that may occur along the way with what may be one of the largest investments they will make.

We truly believe in the American Dream - owning a home is a measure of success and a fundamental strategy to increase personal wealth. Buying or selling a home should be a pleasurable experience and our goal is to do our very best to make that happen. We would like the opportunity to help you too.
Thank you for visiting,
Al Cannistra

What do all those letters mean?
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
GRI - Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
CNHS - Certified New Home Specialist
RCC - Residential Construction Certified
e-PRO® - Comprehensive Internet Certification
SFR - Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification
IRES - International Real Estate Society Certification


(Only if you like dogs)

Meet a special friend.... Joshua was a Briard

Sometimes he was a little too smoochie - but if you like dogs....


















I was born and raised in Chicago! This is perhaps the best video of Chicago that I have ever seen....


Chicago Timelapse Project - Windy City Nights from Max Wilson on Vimeo.