Ismael "Mel" Salinas



I have a strong history of real estate experience beginning over 20 years ago when I started as a rookie while working for the Department of Defense at Lackland AFB. This is where my business started to grow, helping countless military families who resided in San Antonio as well as those who PCS (Permanent Change of Station) to the Alamo City. As a military veteran myself who served 36 years with an honorable discharge, I am truly qualified to serve you and your family, military or otherwise.

As a HomeCity Relocation Specialist, I take pride in being part of a team that has received the highest customer service rating given to a brokerage, a Platinum rating, for 5 consecutive years. We take our commitment to you very seriously. Commitment and integrity are two characteristics that I hold myself to with high expectations when representing you.

Aside from San Antonio, I have negotiated transactions in the surrounding areas including New Braunfels, Schertz, Live Oak, Castroville, Pleasanton, and Natalia/Devine. I am a 2-time BHGRE HomeCity Silver award recipient in 2018 & 2019, which is based on sales and customer service. I have several designations including being a VA-certified specialist.

Contributing to my strong negotiation skills is my experience dealing with Real Estate investments. This aspect of my experience has given me an advantage over other agents who have not been exposed to this part of the industry. It involves finding and analyzing single-family and multi-family rentals and 1031 exchanges. I have personally invested in buying and holding properties, gaining first-hand experience working with lenders and contractors.

My free time is spent golfing with my three sons, driving the Hill Country, and jet skiing. Along with my three sons, I am a grandfather to 4 munchkins whom I love very much.