Historic Home Specialist

This Spring I was privileged to take multiple courses sponsored by The REALTOR Academy (SABOR) and The San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation and testing through to earn the Historic House Specialist Certification on June 1st. It is an amazing opportunity for real estate agents, not only in terms of assisting their clients who have an interest in older, perhaps Historic Homes, but as much it is an opportunity to learn about San Antonio a hundred years ago or more.

Besides classroom and lecture, we went on a field trip for close inspection of an old building being refurbished. That "old building" just happened to be "The Real Estate Building" in downtown San Antonio - and the home of the San Antonio Board of REALTORS years ago. It was also known in 1928 as the Hedrick Building - located at N St Mary's and E Martin Street. I am sharing some photos taken on that journey - hope you like....

An amazing amount of work goes into rehabbing and giving new life to an old structure. In the end it is worth it - the history, the quality, the design - saving a bit of San Antonio's ancestry! As I went through the training and then the onsite tour, it occurred to me that I have stayed in properties 600 and more years old - in Europe. Our country is not that old, but Historic Preservation hopefully will give our descendants hundreds of years from now a better idea of what we are all about today.

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