As the second-most populous city in Texas, and the seventh in the entire United States, San Antonio is home to some truly grand real estate options. And while there are many respected real estate agents working in the area, the ten included in this list stand out above the rest. These Realtors are trusted to find homes for the city’s most prominent residents and sell the most exclusive homes and estates. Given the low density of San Antonio and the sprawling suburbs around the city, the area has many exceptional properties with huge grounds and impressive amenities. These Realtors work in the region’s most exclusive neighborhoods, including the ultra-luxurious Dominion, Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and Olmos Park.
To compile this list, we considered a number of factors. In addition to the quality and value of the properties they currently hold the listings for, we looked at the number of years they have been in the business, the awards and professional acknowledgements they have received, the prestige of the areas they specialize in, and whether they are trusted by the highest-profile clients to handle their real estate deals. Additionally, we have studied the 5+ years of real estate transactions in the San Antonio area to see what Realtors have sold and helped clients buy the most expensive and impressive properties. The eleven Realtors including on the below list are at the top of San Antonio real estate field.
11) Paul Garcia
Website | 210.392.8008 | Company: Kimberly Howell Properties
Paul Garcia has excelled at Kimberly Howell Properties as a Realtor specializing in residential real estate. This year, he was a Platinum Top 50 Early Qualifier. His success in the luxury market has got him selected to become a member of the exclusive San Antonio Luxury League.
Garcia has lived in San Antonio his whole life and graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a minor in Sports Management. His city wide expertise and his cultivation of numerous professional and personal relationships, combined with his business acumen, is highly valuable to his clients.
Garcia is known by his clients and peers for being a people person. He specializes in working both with the first time buyer and corporate executives and professional athletes looking to buy luxury homes. The relationships he has built in real estate helps him seamlessly guide clients through the buying and selling process.
Co-listed with Binkan Cinaroglu, Garcia has the listing for 24818 Miranda Ridge in Boerne, a beautiful estate on 10 hilltop acres priced at $3.95 million. The 6,217 square foot sophisticated house was meticulously built by Heflin and has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and a 4-car garage. It includes Venetian plaster, custom light fixtures, knotty alder, and wood-cased windows. The lot has unrivaled levels of privacy and unsurpassed panoramic vistas. Behind the main home is a resort style oasis, with a double beach entry negative edge pool with a cascading waterfall and mosaic tile slide, extensive covered patio, private loggias, and hard-decking
And he is selling a gorgeous Mediterranean style home in The Dominion at 10 Queens Hill, priced at $1.79 million. True to style, this 6,185 square foot home has a beautiful courtyard entry with large picture window looking out into a lush garden with a relaxing pool and spa. The home is great for entertaining, with a large gourmet kitchen complete with a butler’s pantry, a huge family room and game room, and a wine cellar. The home also has a private and spacious master suite.
10) Kevin Crawford
Website | 210.380.5386 | Company: Crawford Luxury
Kevin Crawford is the broker and owner of Crawford Luxury, a Keller Williams Realty company, where he has been named a #1 Realtor. He has also been recognized as the #5 Realtor in all of San Antonio, out of more than 7,400 others. Crawford has sold more than an impressive $175 million in residential property over his career.
For over a decade, Crawford has been one of the top Realtors in San Antonio and The Hill Country. He sells some of the most luxurious and custom properties in the area and worked with many high-profile clients. He is known for his impressive negotiating skills. He truly enjoys the thrill of finding the best deals and properties for his clients and selling what others believe cannot be sold. His background in marketing and advertising has helped him to set himself and his properties apart in a crowded market.
Crawford is also an active community member. He is the co-founder of the Delta Kilo Foundation, which serves Special Operation Forces during their transition from the battlefield into civilian life.
Crawford is selling an amazing custom home on over 14 acres in Fair Oaks Ranch for $2.25 million. Located at 28833 Ralph Fair Road, this 8,517 square foot home offers luxury living and incredible views of Camp Stanley. Each bedroom is a suite unto itself. The home includes a temperature controlled wine room, two game rooms, an exercise room, dual studies, and an enormous master suite with a custom closet. Outside, the home has a resort like setting, with a sport court and pool with negative edge, surrounded by covered patios and balconies.
He recently sold a beautifully renovated home at 6 Elmcourt Street in San Antonio, estimated to have cost $2.85 million. Originally built in 1967, the estate underwent a massive remodeled job prior to sale to showcase its natural beauty. The work was undertaken by Bill Cox, Julie Bradshaw Design, and Oncken & Sons Cabinetry, who seamlessly blended the classical Tudor exterior with a modern, sleek interior. The home features exotic quartzite counters, stone and hardwood floors, and the finest finishes. Outside, the home has extensive privacy and holds a huge lap pool.
9) Jennifer Shemwell
Website | 210.829.2557 | Company: Phyllis Browning Company
Jennifer Shemwell is known for selling some of the most elite addresses in San Antonio, including private and unlisted properties. With over 23 years of experience, Shemwell has become one of the most respected names in San Antonio real estate. She is consistently recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as one of the city’s top luxury real estate agents.
Shemwell is the daughter of San Antonio luxury real estate superstar Phyllis Browning and is following closely in her footsteps as a top agent, trendsetter, and community leader. She has access to the area’s most prestigious properties and elite estates and clients often call her to find “that dream home not on the market.” She is known for her discretion and confidentiality.
Shemwell has in depth knowledge of San Antonio’s multi-faceted real estate market and is an expert in strategic marketing. She takes an innovative approach and has a reputation for her solution-driven negotiating skills and unique marketing tactics. She is a graduate of Yale University and is fluent in three languages. In addition to finding clients the best homes and buyers, she also mentors new agents.
Shemwell has the exclusive listing of the English Tudor estate at 606 Arcadia in Terrell Hills, for $5 million. Originally the fourteen-acre site of the Jessie D. Oppenheimer House, this 10,966 square foot home was designed by esteemed architect Atlee B. Ayres and has been impeccably renovated. The luxurious home is recognized for its significant architecture, artful engineering, rich detailing, and outstanding craftsmanship. The estate makes a grand first impression with two sets of double gates and a meandering red brick drive surrounded by lush landscaping. The home has striking dark red brick, asymmetrical gables, slated roofs, and gabled dormer windows. Outside, the property has a tennis/basketball court, a gated pool, multiple open patios, a 3-car garage with a caterer’s kitchen, and exquisite landscaping.
And she is selling a remarkable estate at 226 Canyon Drive in Alamo Heights for $3.35 million. The design of this custom home comes from influences ranging from New Orleans to ancient France. It has music and powder rooms located off entry, a private study with a fireplace, a family room with handcrafted tile accents, beamed ceiling and crawl space underneath, and a master suite with a fireplace, luxurious bath with walk-in closets, and an adjacent storage room. The formal dining room boasts a hand-painted 19th-century hunting scene and the formal living room overlooks the gorgeous pool and back patio. The grounds of the home are lush and layered and make it a truly luxurious country estate.
8) Matthew Resnick
Website | 210.849.8837 | Company: Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Resnick is recognized as a top 20 Realtor year after year by the San Antonio Business Journal and has been a Platinum Top 50 winner since 2010. He has won countless other awards for his success in real estate. He has closed over 550 transactions since 2006 and already in 2017, he has closed on 35 transactions, with 5 more on the way. Resnick is #1 in market share for The Dominion, one of the most highly respected and sought after neighborhoods in San Antonio. In 2016, his production was between $21 to 22 million, earning him the #2 ranking by the San Antonio Business Journal, out of more than 13,000 agents.
Matthew Resnick is the Senior Vice President at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty in San Antonio. After helping to build a successful family-owned fine jewelry business for 17 years, he brought the business and marketing skills learned to his true passion – real estate. He has extensive experience in fine homebuilding, working on investment properties, and buying and selling residential and coastal properties. This knowledge has helped him rise to the top of the San Antonio real estate scene since earning his license in 2006.
As a resident of south Texas since 1977 and a member of the San Antonio community specifically since 1992, Resnick has in-depth local information on real estate trends, niche neighborhoods, and an expansive network that helps him serve his clients at the highest levels. He is an expert in luxury real estate for San Antonio and its surrounding areas, in particular in The Dominion.
Resnick has the listing for an unparalleled estate at 19418 Settlers Creek in San Antonio, priced at $2.799 million. Located behind private gates, this home was designed by Gustavo Arredondo and built in 2013 by Stadler The property offers over 4 acres of breathtaking views and is crafted with the finest craftsmanship and upscale finishes. It includes a media room and a private bathroom for each of its bedrooms. The exterior of the estate offers abundant opportunities for entertaining, with vast covered terraces, an outdoor kitchen, pool, and lush landscaping.
And he is selling 34 Majestic War in San Antonio for $2.695 million. This home was exceptionally built in 2009 by Linda Colvin and is situated on a high site in the prestigious Dominion neighborhood, giving the home majestic views from every room. The property has an open flowing floor plan with a private owner’s retreat that has a study, exercise room, and multiple outdoor terraces. The property also has an outdoor kitchen and fireplace, a 4-car garage, and a sweeping circle drive.
Earlier this year, Resnick worked with both the buyer and seller of 24818 Caliza Terrace in Boerne, which was listed at $2.49 million. And he recently sold 219 Wellesley Lndg, San Antonio, which was listed for $2.199 million and has nearly 6,000 square feet of living space on an over 1-acre private plot.
7) Elizabeth Priest
Website | 210.386.1833 | Company: Jason Glast Luxury – Keller Williams Realty Luxury International
Elizabeth Priest was awarded #1 Luxury Real Estate Team by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2016. Her group, Jason Glast Luxury, made of herself and Jason Glast, a licensed attorney, has been named the number one team for the categories of sales above $750,000 and for sales above $1,000,000. Priest is a member of the exclusive San Antonio Luxury League.
Priest’s success is driven by her expertise of the luxury market, insider knowledge of off-market properties for sale, and her acute negotiation skill and attention to detail. Along with Glast, a former marketing executive, they offer innovative and strategic marketing plans and results-focused negotiation. One of her most valuable assets is the knowledge and foresight to transform a home into a profitable investment.
She specializes in the ultra-affluent market in the greater San Antonio area and Alamo Heights Area, Central San Antonio, North Central San Antonio, Urban and Downtown San Antonio, and South Hill Country. Her client base is composed of high-powered executives, doctors, attorneys, and entrepreneurs.
Jason Glast Luxury is selling the iconic Osborn Estate in Terrell Hills at 405 Eldon Road, priced at $5 million. Built in 1927 and considered a ‘crown jewel’ of late architect Joe Stubblefield & designer Courtney Walker, the home has been painstakingly restored and updated. No expenses were spared to merge old and new world luxuries. The gated compound is located on 1.8 acres and features tons of balconies, covered verandas, an outdoor kitchen, and a breathtaking private pool and spa with soaring palm trees. Inside, it features custom ironwork/millwork, Argentinean and 18th century light fixtures, Italian marbles, 7 limestone fireplaces, a 3rd-floor Prohibition-era ballroom/media room, and a master wing with a library, spa-bath/steam shower, and gym.
And at 311 Elizabeth Road, they are selling a gorgeous Mediterranean-style Terrell Hills home for $1.899 million. The home recently underwent extensive restoration and remodeling and includes all the high-end finishes one would expect for an estate of this caliber. Inside, it boasts an enormous kitchen, a home theater, study, game room, and luxury bedrooms. Accordion doors in the family room open to a screened outdoor living area, looking across to the huge yard, pool, and spa.
The pair recently sold a gorgeous estate in Terrell Hills for $2.9 million, an Olmos Park San Antonio Luxury home at 320 E. Mandalay for $2.89 million, and a stunning hilltop paradise on 6.56 acres in Anaqua Springs Ranch in Boerne for $2.79 million.
6) Phyllis Browning
Website | 210.829.2500 | Company: Phyllis Browning Company
Phyllis Browning is one of San Antonio’s best-known names in real estate. Recognitions include being named the San Antonio Small Business Leader of the Year, achieving top ranking in residential real estate sales, being inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame, San Antonio Business Hall of Fame, and earning the Women’s Leadership Award. She has access to the region’s premier real estate and works with high-profile buyers and sellers.
Browning is known for delivering the highest quality of service and having expert knowledge of the market. She received her real estate license in 1979 and started working at King Realtors, then called Jones-King Realtors, prior to founding her own company in 1989. It is now the largest locally owned, independent, residential real estate firm in San Antonio with five offices and more than 200 agents and staff. She runs a team of the city’s top Realtors, listing properties that range from luxury condominiums to historical estates to Hill Country ranches.
Browning is a true philanthropist and donates time, money, and knowledge to local charities and benefits. She is the chairwoman for the UTHSC Development Board and served for 12 years on the Trinity University Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Antonio Medical Foundation and as Trustee Emeritus at Trinity University.
Browning currently has the listing for a gated Terrell Hills estate at 701 Grandview Place, listed for $4.95 million. A vision of architect Atlee B. Ayres realized in the 1930s, this residential compound offers exquisite, period details with top craftsmanship, meticulously updated and maintained. It creates a grand impression as you pass by Hundred-year oak trees towards its circular driveway with a stunning bronze fountain and pass through its columned entry. Its lavish rooms include a paneled office/den, a climate-controlled wine cellar, theater room, a living space with an open wet bar, and a master retreat with a sitting area, fireplace, and en suite bath with dual vanities, whirlpool tub, and separate shower. The 8,369 square foot home’s grounds are phenomenal, expensive, and can be enjoyed from multiple patios and balconies.
And Browning is selling an exceptional Southwestern-style home at 601 Elizabeth Road in Terrell Hills, listed at $3.175 million. Built in 2001 and designed by renowned Overland Partners, the home’s 6,812 square feet include a large foyer leading to a den with a wall of windows, a great room with a fireplace, multiple seating areas, and serene courtyard views, a dining room, and a spacious kitchen. It has a secluded main-level master bedroom with a luxurious bath and private sitting area with courtyard access. A 3rd-floor balcony offers 360° treetop views. Outside are multiple gathering areas, an expansive brick patio, outdoor kitchen, and a gorgeous seating area by a peaceful water feature.
5) Nicholas Kjos
Website | 210.294.4481 | Company: Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Nicholas Kjos has set record-breaking sales in the luxury real estate segment and was chosen to represent the Luxury League for San Antonio Realtors. He holds the title of Vice President at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty and has been recognized as a top luxury real estate agent by the San Antonio Business Journal. His client list includes many prominent individuals ranging from USAA, Rackspace, and Oracle executives to acclaimed doctors and attorneys.
Leveraging Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty’s exclusive network, Kjos has set record-breaking sales in the luxury real estate segment in the San Antonio area. Prior to returning to San Antonio, where he was born and raised, Kjos was a highly successful Realtor in New York City. There, he generated sales figures extending into the millions and had elite clientele spanning from Wall Street bankers and international investors, to those in the fashion and entertainment industries. His unique marketing expertise and real estate knowledge quickly helped him establish his place in the San Antonio real estate market. He is known for his creative and innovating marketing strategies, work ethic, solution-driven negotiating skills, and integrity.
Kjos has the listing for a magnificent Terrell Hills estate on one of the most desirable and prestigious streets in San Antonio, 512 Terrell Road, listed for $3.2 million. Built by David Cody in 2007, this sprawling 8,309 square foot custom home has timeless style and sophisticated grandeur and was constructed to the highest standard. The floor plan is ideal for both formal entertaining and everyday living, with a grand foyer with exquisite marble and granite floor, formal sitting and dining rooms, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a climate-controlled wine cellar, and a spacious family room. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and oversized closets, and the expansive master has a lavish spa-like bathroom with his and her vanities and an over-sized walk-in closet. The outside is an oasis, with a custom designed Keith Zars pool and hot tub, a covered patio with an outdoor kitchen and surround-sound, and a picturesque screened-in porch with a lavish gas fireplace.
4) Miguel Herrera
Website | 210.536.1772 | Company: Miguel Herrera Realty Group
Miguel Herrera is one of Keller Williams highest-ranking realtors in the region and has consistently been a leader in the listing and sale of residential and luxury real estate in San Antonio since he began his real estate career. For two consecutive years, 2015-2016, he was a LUXURY LEAGUE Winner, which represents the finest Luxury real estate professionals in San Antonio. He was a Platinum Top 50 San Antonio Realtor winner in 2012 and finalist from 2013-2016.
Herrera has a reputation for delivering extraordinary service by keeping personal and close contact with his clients and keeping them informed, which in turn has built him an impressive list of contacts. He combines his impeccable business savvy with his knowledge of the local real estate and financial markets. And he has a unique understanding of the special needs of top-of-the-market buyers and sellers. Herrera is an Accredited International Specialist, Mexican National Specialist, Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, and Certified Luxury Home Specialist.
Herrera has the listing for a hilltop estate in The Dominion, listed for $3.995 million. Located at 42 Vineyard Drive, this 7,189 square foot home offers luxury living in an ultra-contemporary interior. The home features hardwood and specialty stone flooring, handcrafted mahogany cabinets, unique designer paints, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which flood the home with light and offer incredible 360-degree views. It has 5 bedrooms, two eating areas, three living areas, and a study/library. And the home’s amazing outdoor amenities complement the property’s extraordinary views. Its exterior has a resort style pool, outdoor kitchen space, and fireplace.
He is also selling a home in the Mansion Gates of Davenport Lane in The Dominion for $3.25 million. 6 Davenport Lane is a beautiful estate on a hilltop with incredible views, privacy, and glamour. The home’s 8,686 square feet include the finest finishes, such as impressive chandeliers and grand art walls. The home has a private bar, media room, guest apartment, elevator, and wonderful entertaining spaces. The property includes canopies of oaks and a park-like environment.
3) Patti Nelson
Website | 210.387.3830 | Company: Patti Nelson Luxury – Keller Williams Luxury International
Patti Nelson, the Team Leader of Patti Nelson Luxury, a Keller Williams Luxury International company, is one of San Antonio’s most recognized faces in real estate. As one of San Antonio Portfolio Real Estate’s luxury agents, she is continually honored as one of the area’s “Top Producing Agents.” Nelson has over $300 million in closed luxury sales, has been consistently ranked in the San Antonio Business Journal Top 10 Realtors, and is a Platinum Top 50 Centurion Winner.
Nelson is known for her ability to connect and communicate with a wide range of clientele, guided by her passion for people and her past experience as a Southwest Airlines flight attendant. She models much of her business style after her mentors and friends Herb Kelleher and Colleen Barrett. Born and raised in the San Antonio area, she has witnessed her city grow and has all of the insider knowledge to benefit her clients. She is respected by her peers for her professionalism, marketing ability, and access to some of the most exclusive homes in the San Antonio region.
Patti Nelson is selling The Cordillera Ranch at 139 Park Ridge, two custom homes priced at $2.9 million. The main home is perfect for lavish entertaining or intimate gatherings, with formal living and dining room and a great room with soaring vaulted and beamed ceiling, stone rock wall and fireplace, and outside access. It includes a luxurious owner’s wing with a sitting area and fireplace, a spa-like master bath with a garden tub and walk-in shower with rain head, a relaxing sitting room with a wet bar, a private study with judges paneling, and versatile exercise room. This property has a separate guest house with 3 bedrooms, formal living and dining areas, a great room, and a chef’s kitchen. On over 38 acres, the property has a gated entrance, wrap-around porch, multiple outdoor living and dining areas, a pool and spa, and a seasonal creek.
Previously, Nelson listed the incredible 14 Duxbury Park, which at one point was priced at $12 million. This sophisticated estate is in a secluded neighborhood in one of the more prestigious enclaves at The Dominion. The home has stunning architecture and impeccable interior design, offering elegant, upscale living and entertaining. Details include limestone pillars, marble and hardwood floors, hand-troweled walls with lighted art niches, and rich fabric wall coverings enhanced by domed, vaulted and barreled ceilings. The property has a detached two-story guest house, large pool, and a magnificent gymnasium and sports center with a workout facility, resistance pool, hot tub, steam shower and sauna, racquetball court, commercial grade kitchen, game room, and a full-size professional basketball court, which was often used by NBA professional players.
2) Rick Kuper
Website | 210.240.8282 | Company: Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Rick Kuper has made a name for himself as a top agent in San Antonio’s luxury real estate market. He works with elite and high-end clients buying and selling fine properties and is consistently a top producer. His success in this field was evident when within just four years of becoming a sales associate, Kuper was ranked third in sales, out of 3,500 agents, for the entire city of San Antonio.
Kuper has earned a reputation among his peers and clients for his superior local knowledge, perseverance in finding the right deal and home for each client, and his determination and communication skills. He is a true professional and conducts all transactions in an ethical manner and with a deep sense of integrity. He is able to leverage his connection with Sotheby’s International Realty to offer his clients an unsurpassed level of service and access to the finest properties.
Kuper has the listing for a custom home at 810 Garraty Hill, listed at $3.887 million. Set on private lush grounds in Terrell Hills, this home has a gourmet kitchen, temperature controlled wine room, private office, first floor guest suite, a theater/media room with a bar, kitchenette, and direct access to the outdoors, and a second floor master suite with a luxurious bath and expansive his and her closets – along with a covered veranda overlooking the pool. The pool area includes covered and open lounge area, an outdoor grill area, a basketball court, and resort style landscaping. The property also has two guest homes, a gym, and garages for six cars.
Kuper also has the listing for a home overlooking the Texas Hill Country at 28565 Verde Mountain Trail in San Antonio, listed for $1.985 million. The home is a blend of spectacular architecture and modern design with custom materials and high-end details. It features herringbone marble floors, high ceilings, 1850’s reclaimed longleaf pine ceiling and slat walls, and custom floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that look out over the pool. This home was built in 2013 and is in pristine condition.
He recently worked with the seller of 212 Terrell Road for an estimated $1.5 million, 533 Clubs Drive in Boerne for roughly $2.1 million, and worked with the buyer of 103 Wood Gln in Boerne for about $1.3 million. And Kuper is sharing the listing with Binkan Cinaroglu on the Palazzo Di Campagna, listed at $14.9 million.
1) Binkan Cinaroglu
Website | 210.241.4550 | Company: Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Binkan Cinaroglu began his real estate career as 2009’s Platinum Top 50 Realtor Newcomer of the Year and has since been continuously recognized as a Top 25 Real Estate Agent with the San Antonio Business Journal and a Platinum Top 50 Realtor in San Antonio. In 2014, Cinaroglu was recognized as the Top Producer in Residential Real Estate Sales for Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
Cinaroglu is known as a consummate professional in luxury real estate sales and is a leading expert in the area. As a San Antonio native, he has in-depth and unique local knowledge and long-standing connections. His peers and clients respect his intimate market knowledge, unrivaled work ethic, and unique marketing services. He specializes in high-end real estate in some of San Antonio’s most exclusive neighborhood, and considers the real estate experience to extend beyond a transaction: “it’s a lifestyle – uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives.” He prides himself on his ability to find the best investment for all of his clients.
Cinaroglu has the $14.9 million listing, with Rick Kuper, for Palazzo Di Campagna – an extraordinary estate nestled on nearly 30 acres at 425 W Bitters Hill Country Village, San Antonio. A home of unmatched distinction, this 23,000+ square foot estate with 9 bedrooms is meticulously designed and maintained. The finest materials were used: imported French clay tile roof, Venetian plaster walls, exotic stones and marbles, and stunning millwork. The oversized 8-car garage and motor court area is centered around a picturesque cascading waterscape island with gas-fired copper water bowls. There are loggias off every main living area and in the luxury backyard is an infinity edge pool with hand-laid mosaic glass tile, overlooking a scenic lake. The home has unparalleled privacy, quality, and security.
And he has the listing for the palatial Italian villa in The Dominion, priced at $5.9 million. Located at 14 Crescent Park, the luxury home was designed for resort-style living by Braswell and meticulously built by Kenigstein. The property overlooks gorgeous Texas Hill Country and is made more private by its lavish and mature landscaping. The home is meant for grand entertaining – with stunning, dramatic spaces finished with the finest materials. Outside is a paradise-like setting, with extensive covered loggia space, an infinity edge pool and spa, travertine decking, sports court, and a summer kitchen.