Realtor Certification


Physical Address
Development and Business Services Center
1901 S. Alamo 
San Antonio, TX 78204



Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 4:30pm


Historic House Specialist Certification: Earn a certification issued by the City of San Antonio's Office of Historic Preservation.

Certified Historic House Specialists

See list here.


Learn more about our Historic House Specialist Certification, what you get, and what’s required.


Interested in taking a class, or want to suggest a topic? Complete this survey.


Real estate agents
Register with SABOR’s Realtor Academy.

Not an agent?
Register with OHP here.


All courses START at 10 am. All courses, except for the tour, are located at 1901 S Alamo, in the Board Room on the first floor.

Historic House Specialist:
Resources and City Process

Historic Home Specialist:
Unique San Antonio
Wood Windows 101 edition

Historic House Specialist:
Preservation in Action Tour

Course #34425

Course #34426

Course #34424

January 22

March 26

January 29

April 9

February 12

April 23

Historic Preservation is about telling the story of our city, neighborhoods, and homes. As a community, we preserve so that we can strengthen neighborhoods, build the local economy, provide economic, cultural, and environmental sustainability, create jobs, and tell the story of San Antonio.

You will learn about the design review process and resources for you to share with your clients. Experts will help to dispel myths of owning historic property. During the course our team will teach you terminology about architectural styles and district context so that you’ll be prepped to market any house!

After completing the course you’ll be prepared to confidently market historic properties and you will become the expert leader for your buyers and sellers.

Preservation rule #1, retain original materials. Wood windows are an important and are character defining features in San Antonio’s unique historic neighborhoods. By learning the basics about the material and anatomy of wood windows, you can highlight the quality and benefits to keeping historic wood windows. This course is ideal for anyone interested in the basics of wood window repair. Learn the terminology, tools, and techniques behind stripping, patching, refinishing, and reglazing.

After completing the course you’ll be prepared to confidently advise your clients and promote the value of wood windows.

Tour San Antonio, a 300-year-old city rich with architectural and cultural roots.

During this instructor led, on-site tour, we’ll see the benefits of historic preservation in action.

This is an exciting opportunity while earning credits towards HHS Certification.

Location of each tour are to be determined.

Note: REALTORS® are required to attend the introduction course from OHP staff prior to the on-site tour.

Class Materials


Class Materials

Class Materials


Follow our blog series, Quick Tips for Real Estate Agents. We'll post tips on how to buy and sell historic properties, including:

  • How to search if a property is historic
  • Architectural styles
  • Design Review Guidelines
  • Designation process
  • How to research a property
  • How to research property work history
  • Research resources
  • Tax programs
  • Material types
  • Character defining features
  • Anatomy of a wood window
  • Survey information
  • And much more!