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Dayton Schrader

Dayton Lewis Schrader

Personal History

I was born at Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico May 1, 1961.In 1964 my family moved to San Antonio and it has been my home ever since.November 26, 1988, I married Kendall Neal of Houston, Texas and we have one daughter, Sterling Austin, who was born March 3, 1995.

Kendall was a National Sales Manager for Nestles’ Infant Formula Division before Sterling was born.She is now involved in volunteering and church activities.Sterling graduated from Ronald Reagan High School in 2013 and Texas A&M University in 2017. Kendall served as the president of the PTA at Bush Middle School and at Stone Oak Elementary. Kendall was involved in PTA, NEISD Leadership and Spirit Club.Sterling was selected as a Sr. Lt. Col. for the Silver Stars Dance Team and served as President of the Calculus Club.

My mother is a retired schoolteacher and taught in the North East ISD for 30 years.My father was a JAG officer in the USAF, retired as a Col and was an adjunct professor for several years after that at Auburn University, AUM and Troy State in Alabama.I have one sister who lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their daughter.

I am a life long member of St Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio.My parents were married there.Kendall and I were married there. Sterling and I were both baptized there.I have been involved on the History Arts and Archives Committee and served as a docent and usher. I was elected to the vestry and served a three-year term from 2000 – 2002.I served as the treasurer for eight years and managed a $2,000,000 annual operating budget and a $12,000,000 capital campaign and construction project.Kendall and Sterling have been active with the Altar Guild and Lenten Lunches.Sterling served as an acolyte.Kendall and I were the operations chairs for the consecration of a new Bishop and the 100th anniversary of the Dioceses of West Texas in 2005.

I was a founding member of the Stone Oak Rotary Club and served in 2002 as the Vice President of the club.I am active in the University of Texas at San Antonio Alumni Association and served for six years on the Board of Directors and was the Vice President for two years.I chaired the UTSA Balloon Festival and raised over $50,000 for scholarships.I have served on the College of Business Advisory Council, Accounting Advisory Council and Roadrunner Foundation for Football. In 2006, I was honored as the UTSA Alumni of the Year. I have also served on the San Antonio Aggie Club board of directors.

I enjoy golf, tennis and sporting clays.


I attended Sunset Hills Elementary School, Pat Neff and Hobby Middle Schools, John Marshall High School and was in the first class that graduated from TomC.ClarkHigh School in 1980. All those schools are in the Northside ISD.

I attended Texas A & M University. I am a proud member of the class of 1984.

I earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1993.

I earned a Master of Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University in 2016.

Professional Experience

I earned my Texas Real Estate Salesman’s License in May of 1982 and my Texas Real Estate Brokers License in December of 1984.

I joined RE/MAX in May of 1982.I have been with RE/MAX ever since.

In my career it has been my pleasure and honor to help hundreds of families buy and sell their homes.I have closed over 4,000 sales in my 36-year career.Many of my clients are referrals from family members or friends of another client.In 1995 I made the commitment to work “By Referral Only”.This commitment means that I will rely on references from my clients.Consequently, I work even harder to gain my client’s trust.If I do a great job for my client, they will use me again and refer others with confidence, knowing that their friends and loved ones are getting the best service and counsel.

Because of this commitment I have built a business on the fundamentals of integrity, knowledge, and experience and customer service.I have an exceptional staff that shares my vision and understands the value of a happy customer.We are committed to working with great clients who trust us and appreciate the level of service and support that we offer.If we exceed our client’s expectations, they will continue to bless our business.

Greater San Antonio Builders Association

In 1998 I was encouraged to join the Greater San Antonio Builder’s Association. I did join and have supported the Association ever since.I was a part of the site selection team for the current Association building.I have served as the SMC Chair in 2010.I have always recognized and appreciated the great relationship shared by the builders in San Antonio and the Realtors.The builders take the risk and put the product on the shelf.I am grateful for this opportunity.

I have had the honor of working with several division presidents or senior staff at some of the largest builders in San Antonio.I have been involved with builders who had to buy back homes with busted slabs or collapsed retaining walls.I am proud to be recognized as a reliable “go to” person for large and small builders in our area.

Professional Designations

To distinguish myself from my peers I have worked very hard and invested a great deal time in continuing education far exceeding what is required by the state. I currently hold the following designations recognized by the National Association of Realtors.

Certified Residential Specialist:Less than 1% of all the real estate agents in the nation hold this designation.The CRS designation requires a body of work over several years as well as specialized classes.There are fewer than 200 CRS designees in San Antonio.

Certified Residential Broker:This designation is specifically for owners and managers of Real Estate offices.The classes focus on profitability, management, risk and other aspects of owning an office. There are fewer than 50 CRB designees in San Antonio.

Accredited Buyer Representative(Manager):The ABR and ABRM designations are for those agents who represent buyers and for managers who oversee agents.Classes focus on agency, relocation, services and issues related specifically for buyers. This information has been very helpful in building my relocation practice and improving the services we offer to buyers.It has also been helpful representing sellers because I have enhanced my negotiation skills and have the insight to protect my clients.There are only 250 ABR designees and only 10 ABRM designees in San Antonio.

Certified Commercial Investment Member:The CCIM designation is considered the PhD of Real Estate.This designation requires several classes, and written demonstration reports as well as a comprehensive exam.There are only 100 CCIMs in San Antonio.

Certified Relocation Professional:The CRP is one of the most difficult and time-consuming designations to acquire.The CRP focuses on the needs of relocation candidates as buyers and sellers with special attention paid to the value of properties and the specific needs of a transferred employee and their family.There are only 20 CRPs in San Antonio.

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist:The CLHMS designation is awarded to agents who distinguish themselves in the Luxury Home Market.

Certified Distressed Property Expert:The CDPE designation is awarded to agents who have experience and expertise in “short sale” and lender owned properties.

Of the approximately 11,000 members of the San Antonio Board of Realtors, I am the only person that holds this combination of designations.However, these designations are only a part of my continuing education.Each year I attend sales and marketing seminars across the country to expand my body of knowledge and to build my network of like- minded agents.I want to continue to improve my skills and build my practice.

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