San Antonio Favorites

San Antonio Favorites

We are often asked for recommendations for local product and service providers.  As natives of San Antonio, each of us in the Allen Realty Group has experience that we’re happy to pass along to others – whether you’re already living in San Antonio, or you’re just relocating to our great city, we hope you will find these recommendations helpful!  We have lived here all our lives.  We have recommendations for just about anything or anybody you might need.  Don’t be shy – Just call us at 210-215-7440 or send an email and ask!



Mortgages:  Gold Financial Bob Ainslie (Mortgage Guru) If he can’t get you a loan, no one can get you a loan!  We just celebrated our 10th anniversary with Bob.It all started when we gave him 3 loans that three other mortgage companies turned down.  Bob got all three loans approved!  Why?  Because he was willing to work a little harder and make a few sacrifices on his side to help the buyers situation.  A loan officer with a heart!  Very rare. Office:  210-718-0888
Cell:  210-863-5871
E-mail Bob
Title Company:  Old Republic Title Title companies are regulated to charge the same fees to all.  But, there is a difference in their commitment to service and staff.Over the many, many years (we hate to say how many) we’ve been in the business, we have closed at hundreds of title companies, but Connie Smith, branch manager at the Lawyers Title Company in Afton Oaks,  is our favorite Escrow Officer! She and her staff are always courteous, return their phone calls (not all do) in a fast and timely manner, notify you of any upcoming surprises at closing, and usually circumvent any problems before closing.The title company is the most important part of the glue that holds your transaction together.  It is the last step….THE CLOSING!  Connie and her staff have “saved many transactions from going south”, and has always maintained an atmosphere of professionalism.  There are a lot of good escrow officers around San Antonio, but we always look forward to a closing with Connie. 115 N. Loop 1604 East, Suite 2200
San Antonio, TX 78232
Office: (210) 496-0002
(210) 499-4097 Email Connie 


Flooring:  Barton Carpets & Flooring This is by far our favorite flooring company.  We have known Frank & Diane Geramita for many years (we went to middle school with Frank), but that is not why we use them.  They have the best selection, installers and prices in town.  Frank has always stood behind his company, and if there ever was a problem, he will take care of it! Visit Website


Dentist:  Dr. Vicki Ann Vickers
Masters Dental Group
My favorite dentist…..also one of my favorite clients!  Dr.Vickers is a family dentist…..everyone can go see her!  She has a wonderful dedicated, well trained staff.  She keeps up with all the latest technology and is often invited to lecture at dental seminars.  She also doesn’t hurt you!!!! 7400 Blanco Rd, Suite 10
San Antonio, TX 78216


El Jarro De Arturo Arturo and Cindy Cerna own and operate the “best Mexican food in town”.  Located at the corner of Hwy. 281 and Bitters! If you don’t believe us, read all about El Jarro in the November 2006 issue of Southern Living.  We have been eating at El Jarro since 1976… it!  But be real careful of the frozen margarita’s, after one, you need a designated driver!
13421 San Pedro Ave (Hwy 281 & Bitters)
San Antonio, TX 78216
210 494-5084