Author Archives: Lauren Serrato

About Lauren Serrato

Lauren is the Brand Marketing Manager for Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper, REALTORS® and loves writing blog articles, writing in general, sharing new ideas and inspiring others. When Lauren isn't busy Facebooking, Tweeting or Instagramming she is enjoying life with her son and dog, Emma. She also enjoys weekends in her art studio.

Welcome, Christina Buck REALTOR®!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Christina Buck!

Christina is originally from California but has called San Antonio, Texas home for the past 15 years. During that time she has watched San Antonio grow into a vibrant active city with growth blooming in every corner. Christina is the mother an active little girl, that keeps both parents on their toes.

She has over 15+ years in the medical device industry and 5 years training experience. Christina is excited to use her skills to help others find their dream home. Whether you are renting, buying or selling, Christina is ready to help you outline plans for your future.

Welcome home Christina, we are happy to have you as part of our CBHarper Family. Cheers to your success and happiness!

cbuck@cbharper.com   |   Office: (210) 483-6436   |   Mobile: (210) 274-7174

Welcome Dalila Plata

Welcome, Dalila Plata to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!

Dalila is an energetic person, who’s kind and friendly demeanor make her approachable and equipped to help clients. Her passion for real estate stems from her willingness to help others and take on a different set of experiences and challenges each day. Originally from Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Dalila is fluent in Spanish. She is married with two precious daughters and understands the needs of families looking to buy or sell their home.

Welcome Dalila, we are happy to have you as part of our CBHarper Family. Cheers to a wonderful and successful future!

Welcome Ashley DeVane

Welcome, Ashley Devane to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!

As a native Texan and San Antonio resident for the past 11 years, Ashley DeVane is uniquely familiar with the northwest communities along the IH-10 corridor, making her a specialist for your home needs in San Antonio, Boerne, and the surrounding areas!

Ashley volunteers with various organizations including her neighborhood outreach committee and as a writer for The Dominion HOA Magazine as the monthly restaurant critic. Learning the game of golf has been her passion for the past four years and is a member of The Dominion Women’s Golf Association as well as The Dominion Women’s Forum. Her past experience as an Advertising Sales Representative and a Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative, Ashley has been working to help people. Moving to a career in Real Estate in 2004 was a natural fit to create the best experience for her clients, whether buying or selling in today’s market. Pictured alongside Jeep Rackley, Ashley will be working on The Platinum Circle team as new inventory opens in the luxury market. Ashley is a problem solver and a resource manager! She will work to find you all the resources necessary to make buying or selling your home a smooth transaction from start to finish!

We are thrilled to have Ashley as part of our CBHarper Family. Cheers Ashley to a wonderful and successful future!

adevane@cbharper.com   |    Office: (830) 816-7276   |   Mobile: (210) 313-7579

3rd Annual Boerne Food Drive

November 8th, 2017 — We did it again! Each year Debbie McNeal works tirelessly with the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries to coordinate efforts for holiday giving. This was our 3rd Annual Food Drive. Together we collected 420 cans of sweet potatoes, 420 cans of green beans plus a duffel bag full of sweet treats that were all delivered to Hill Country Daily Bread. This will help provide Thanksgiving meals to over 400 families this year. Our goal was not only reached but far exceeded. So, with the additional money collected, we will be purchasing Hams for the family’s Christmas dinners.

“I wanted to thank my CBHarper family and friends who contributed.”, says Debbie McNeal “By giving back we have helped to make the holidays a little brighter for these families.”

Thank you to all who participated, donated and shared in this effort, it wouldn’t be possible without you.

If you would like to join in giving back, contact Debbie via email 

About Debbie:

Debbie has live in the San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country for over 50 years. She spent over 30 years in Management in the Finance & Credit Services Industry which included mortgage & auto loans, credit services, loan collections & foreclosures. That experience is very helpful in assisting her clients with their mortgage concerns and understanding the entire process.

Debbie loves being in the real estate industry and helping families realize their dreams. For multiple years Debbie has been named “Hero of the Year” and “Eagle of the Year”. These peer-voted awards are based on her overall performance, contribution to helping other agents and time spent giving back to the community.

Ultimately she tries to spend as much time as possible giving back. Debbie serves as the President of the Hill Country Optimist Club. She gives of her time toward local charities by hosting an Annual Clothing Drive, Annual “Cover Their Tush & Toes” Sock & Underwear Drive, Annual “Easter Bunny Basket Brigade to collect items for assembling Easter baskets, an Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive as well as providing support to the Christian Women’s Job Corp by teaching or providing meals during their training sessions.

Welcome David Simon, REALTOR®

Welcome, David Simon, REALTOR® to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!

Although he is not a native of Texas, David has lived in San Antonio for 40 years. Having moved here to work in retail jewelry, he left that field after 15 years to begin publishing magazines. Those magazines included a relocation for newcomers to San Antonio, through which, David amassed a network of advertisers and real estate professionals. In 2008, David received his real estate license and began the process of building his business.

Early on David was president for three years of an area homeowners association and was involved in a variety of activities. Also a former member of a Kiwanis Club, he was and has been, an advocate for the Arts in San Antonio and a one-time founding member of the Business Committee for the Arts. In addition, I’ve sat on boards and been an active member of the San Antonio Symphony, the San Antonio Chamber Music Society, and Conservation Society.

Additionally, through the Jewish Federation and other organizations, he has helped found a program that serves meals to residents of homeless shelters, as well as a program at the Brooke Army Medical Center’s Wounded Warrior Center.

Welcome home David, we are happy to have you as part of our CBHarper Family. Cheers to a successful, happy future!

   |   Office: (210) 483-6344   |   Mobile: (210) 573-0643

Just Received, Kyle Cornell Achieves ABR Designation

ABRCongratulations Kyle Cornell, REALTOR® for receiving the designation of Accredited Buyers Representative.

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process. This valuable real estate education elevates skills and knowledge. It’s ongoing specialized information, programs and updates maintain a knowledge base on the issues and trends facing home buyers. In addition, it offers access to members-only publications and referrals.

Kyle has also received his GRI designation. Since joining Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® in June of 2016, this is his second designation achieved. Be sure to visit Kyle’s REALTOR® profile page here.

Well done Kyle another achievement on your continued growth of knowledge in the real estate industry!

Welcome Chad Taylor to Global Luxury

Chad Taylor Luxury, known amongst colleagues and clients in real estate for his integrity, professionalism, commitment to perfection, and unwavering loyalty, has partnered with Miguel Herrera Luxury Lifestyle. Recently, Miguel Herrera was appointed Vice President of Global Luxury for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Now, with this new partnership Chad, a connoisseur of luxury real estate, will take his trusted white glove service to a deeper, global level.

Chad has a deep foundation and knowledge of luxury that has proven successful for nearly twenty years. With experience as the GM of the highest ranking hotel in San Antonio, he has perfected the art of “white glove service,” and implements this level of service with every client in his care. He also puts great care into his community by serving as a Board of Director for Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the San Antonio World Affairs Council. There is no denying the pride he takes in his city and the impact he has made, not just in the real estate community, but the San Antonio community in general. By continuously satisfying clients of the highest caliber, Chad Taylor has stayed a step above luxury realty and has constantly proven that there is no one better equipped for finding the dream home your family deserves.

Imagine you are new to the city, state, or even country. Finding a home can be miserable when you know nothing of your new surroundings. You don’t need a realtor in this moment, you need a real estate expert and a friend you can trust. You need someone who knows all the exceptional secrets this city holds; the most grandiose views, intimate restaurants, and highly respected schools. A realtor may know this city, but Chad Taylor loves this city, and he wants you to love it as well. Immediately after requesting his services, you have gained a most valuable resource and loyal friend. He becomes the one you can call on for anything and everything and is your guide to living luxuriously as you acclimate to your new surroundings. With expertise unmatched by any other, concierge-like service and intricate attention to detail, there is no question that the service you’re experiencing when finding a home with Chad Taylor is the absolute best.

 Chad@ChadTaylorLuxury.com     |    22211 IH-10 W. Ste. 1206     |   (210) 875-8747

 

www.chadtaylorluxury.com

 

Welcome Melissa Neuman

Welcome, Melissa Neuman to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!

Melissa’s passion is helping others and truly making them feel at home. Whether you are buying or selling, Melissa thinks that home should be the place where you feel like you belong. When you hire Melissa Neuman as your partner her goal to make you feel at ease during the process knowing that her commitment is to provide you with incredible, outstanding service.

Melissa has been married to her husband, Garrett, for over 17 years and she’s the mother of three beautiful children. Garrett is the pastor of Church Unlimited San Antonio on Hardy Oak where Melissa and her family attend together on Sundays.

After years spent in the sales and service industry, Melissa is ready to fully embrace a career in real estate. From hospitality management to corporate travel sales, interior design and even a founder of a non-profit, her heart has always been drawn to do what is right and best because people come first. So how does this help the everyday person looking to buy or sell a home? It means she is adaptable to your needs and will be successful and effective in helping you reach your real estate goals.

“I fully understand the demands of a busy life and how stressful moving can be sometimes. I’m here to ease that stress and get you moving, making home ownership a dream come true!” says Melissa.

Welcome home Melissa, we are happy to have you as part of our CBHarper Family. Cheers to your success and happiness!

   |   Office: (210) 483-7086   |   Mobile: (815) 975-0133

Welcome New Class November 2017

Welcome New Sales Agent Class November 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Dalia Plata, Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), Leesa Harper Rispoli (President), D’Ann Harper (Broker / Owner),  Shelly Williams.

Second Row [left to right]: Ashley DeVane, Steven Hutson, David Simon, Cesar Montiel

 

Extending a warm welcome to the most recent Sales Agents joining Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for November 2017!

We would like to welcome the most recent Sales Agents who have decided to join us here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

This class introduces all the tools, techniques, business practices and technological marketing channels every new REALTOR® needs to cultivate a successful real estate career here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

If you or someone you know is looking to start OR jump-start a career in real estate, visit us:
www.cbharper.com/joinus

Chelsea Roberts Named VP of Residential Sales for San Marcos Office

October 31, 2017 — We are excited to announce that Chelsea Roberts has been appointed Vice President of Sales for our San Marcos Sales Office.  Chelsea brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position and is a recent graduate of the Texas REALTOR® Leadership program.  Her designations include ABR, GRI, SRS, and TRLP.

Chelsea’s deeps roots in the San Marcos community make her a natural fit for this role.  As a third-generation REALTOR®, she is uniquely qualified to lead our growth efforts in this market.  She has served as TREPAC Committee Chair and on the Public Relations Committee for the Four Rivers Association of REALTORS, and is a member of the Leadership San Marcos Executive Board.

In 2015, Chelsea was named the Four Rivers Association of REALTORS “Rookie of the Year”.  That same year she was also named “Shining Star Under 40” with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.

Please join us in congratulating Chelsea in her new position.  We look forward to growing our presence in the San Marcos market.