Keri Neff Achieves Historic House Specialist Designation

Historic House Specialist? If you have not heard of this designation, then you are not alone. Just a small number of classes have been held since the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® registered the course hosted by the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation. The purpose of the course is to educate real estate agents on how they can maximize and assist clients on opportunities to own a historic property in San Antonio.

Keri Neff and a handful of like-minded REALTORS® worked tirelessly with the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) to move forward with the designation of Historic House Specialist. Given the number of growing neighborhoods that have been deemed historic, this is a huge step towards reducing liability and increasing education.

Keri is the very first agent at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® to receive this designation. As part of the completion of this course, Keri was provided with instruction on the Historic & Design Review Commission, the permit process, and tips for marketing a historic home. The course also covers how to finance a historic home and highlighting some of its benefits. Keri’s passion for preservation began in 90’s when she worked directly for the San Antonio Conservation Society. Growing up in a military family Keri moved to and fro since 1984, but her heart was always here. After living in Italy for 10 years she returned to find the city more vibrant, culturally diverse and progressive than ever. It was then that Keri got her real estate license so she could become a part of the sustainable growth and development in the city she loves so much.

Curious as to whether your home, or your clients’ home qualifies as a historic home? The OHP has an online web tool that helps identify locations in San Antonio that have or lie within an area that has a historic designation. As with most historic homes in various areas of the United States or other countries, structure that fall into these categories are often subject to additional rules and restrictions for the purpose of preservation.

Have questions for Keri about historical homes in the San Antonio area or learning more about this designation?
Reach out to her here:

Keri Neff, REALTOR®, Historic Housing Specialist
7523 N. Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78249
Office (210) 483-6405
Mobile (210) 857-4145