Category Archives: Accolades & Noteworthy

Beckie Whittier & Julie Gezella Honored at FRAR Award Banquet

Tuesday, December 5th — the Four Rivers Association of REALTORS® (FRAR) held the 2018 Installation of Officers and Directors & 2017 Awards Banquet with proceeds benefiting the Comal Habitat for Humanity. In attendance were notable figures in the local real estate industry including, Scott Caballero, TAR’s Public Policy Chairman for 2017, RVP for Region 13, and a past SABOR Chairman, Candy Cargill, Region 7 RVP, Debbie Vallone-Homeier, TREPAC Trustee for Region 7, Justin Landon, Vice President of Government Affairs San Antonio Board of REALTORS® and Casey Lee, TAR Central Texas Field Representative.

Members of FRAR had the opportunity to nominate members from each of the five counties. Outgoing 2017 President, Monica Malorgio McNabb, presented the following awards to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Beckie Whittier and Julie Gezella.

The Four Rivers Association Members voted a REALTOR® they felt demonstrated leadership, community service and all around good professional conduct to their industry. It was completely unexpected. Aside from active REALTORS®, I’ve learned it expands far beyond that, to include someone that exemplifies what a REALTOR® is. That is why this is such an honor for me.”, says Julie Gezella

Julie Gezella is pictured below accepting the 2017 FRAR Comal County REALTOR of the Year.

Beckie Whittier is pictured below accepting the 2017 President’s Appreciation Award.

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is a proud supporter of the Four Rivers Association of REALTORS®. A total of $2,600 was raised for the Comal Habitat for Humanity as a result of this event. We are immensely proud to have such passionate and involved real estate professionals as a part of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

Congratulations to Julie Gezella and Beckie Whittier!

Congratulations 2017 PT50 Winners & Qualifiers

December 1st, 2017 — The Platinum Top 50 (PT50) annually recognizes fifty Real Estate Professional for their exceptional achievement in sales, education, industry participation and civic leadership. They are known as the most successful and well-rounded group of REALTORS® who exemplify initiative, involvement, success, and philanthropy.

Our group of PT50 winners and qualifiers have taken their real estate business to the next level. Backed by a fully integrated Powerhouse Marketing program, they understand the importance of utilizing the best marketing and technology programs. Aside from being the top fifty in the business, they are all passionate advocates in their communities. Congratulations to all of our winners and qualifiers!

 

 

Congratulations to our Platinum Top 50 Semi-Finalist

October 2017 — Our Platinum Top 50 Semi-Finalists have been recognized by The Platinum Top 50 Awards Program, which annually selects fifty (50) Residential Real Estate Professionals for their outstanding achievements in: sales, education, industry participation and civic leadership.

The Platinum Top 50 Winners exemplify initiative, involvement, success, and philanthropy. This year’s winners will be announced on Friday, December 1st at the Omni Colonade.

Our Finalists are:

Barbara Lane

Bizzy Darling

Debbie McNeal

Jo Helen Clark

John Peché

Kathleen O’Shea

Ken Davis

Mark Stillings

Miguel Herrera

Polly McKinley

Rhonda Howerton

Sandra De La Garza

Congratulations again to all of these wonderful folks, we truly appreciate all you do!

Top Producers September 2017

There are rarely weekends, in the constant ebb and flow of work-to-be-done, for the Sales Agents. When you trust in one of these professionals, you are NOT working with merely a ‘real estate agent’, you are working with a licensed REALTOR®. This license is the culmination of extensive training, experience, and knowledge tethered to a set of written Code of Ethics.

Cheers to their hard work and ongoing success!

Top 10 Producers September 2017:

Top 50 Producers September 2017:

Top Producers September 2017 — 3rd Quarter:

Jan Hicinbothom Selected for the Political Involvement Council for Texas Association of REALTORS®

September 2017Jan Hicinbothom has been selected to the Political Involvement Council for Texas Association of REALTORS®. Members of the Political Involvement Council (PIC) are a hand-selected team tasked with creating a culture of political activism within the Texas REALTORS® community.

PIC members are charged with:

• Organizing REALTORS® support for Opportunity Race candidates.

• Assisting local boards with candidate interviews.

• Speaking to local membership meetings, committees, TAR (Texas Association of REALTOR®) regional meetings, and TREPAC events.

• Giving updates, on government affairs efforts such as elections, legislation, grassroots and other initiatives.

• Identifying local REALTORS® who serve as elected officials.

• Providing grassroots support for Issues Mobilization campaigns.

• Increasing participation in Calls for Action.

• Promoting REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol, Texas REALTORS® Candidate Academy, and other grassroots programs.

Jan Hicinbothom maintains membership in the National Association of REALTORS, the Texas Association of REALTORS, and the San Antonio Board of REALTORS and as a member, she and all REALTORS have a code of ethics to maintain. Jan abides by this code in all her transactions. The Code of Ethics requires that Realtors treat all parties involved in a real estate transaction fairly and honestly. Jan is a full-time real estate professional serving San Antonio, Schertz, Cibolo, New Braunfels, Universal City, Converse and surrounding cities and counties since 2000.

Jan is a certified Relocation Specialist through the Coldwell Banker network. During her many years helping clients find a home or sell a house, she has provided service to well over 250. A large share of this business has been to help our active duty members of the Armed Services, both USAA and Navy Federal CU.

Top Producers August 2017

There are rarely weekends, in the constant ebb and flow of work-to-be-done, for the Sales Agents. When you trust in one of these professionals, you are NOT working with merely a ‘real estate agent’, you are working with a licensed REALTOR®. This license is the culmination of extensive training, experience, and knowledge tethered to a set of written Code of Ethics.

Cheers to their hard work and ongoing success!

Top 10 Producers August 2017:

 

Top 50 Producers August 2017:

 

 

TAR Distinguished Service Award Winner Mary Ann Jeffers

Monday, September 11, 2017San Antonio, TX — Mary Ann Jeffers of San Antonio was recognized for her contributions to her community and the industry with the Texas Association of REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award.

Mary Ann is a Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Sales Agent out of the North East office. She has served as the 2015 Chairman of the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® and currently serves as the Region 13 Regional Vice President at the Texas Association. In addition, Mary Ann serves on the Executive Board at the State Association. She is a TREPAC (Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee) Trustee at the State Level currently serving on the Professional Standards Committee at the State Level and National Association of REALTORS® as well as other committees at the State and National level. Mary Ann also serves on the Board of Directors at the National level. (NAR).

“What a great honor that Mary Ann chose us as her brokerage. Thank you for being one of the most respected leaders in our industry! Richly deserved and congratulations!” , says Leesa Harper Rispoli, President of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®

Mary Ann has spent the last 47 years in the real estate industry keeping up with issues dealing with private property rights by being involved in the Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR) as well as at the National Association of REALTORS®. Protecting private property rights and quality service to my clients is a priority. She is a full-time real estate agent and has her Brokers License. Additionally, Mary Ann is certified by TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission) to teach core real estate courses as well as the GRI Courses and Military Relocation Certification course.

Mary Ann’s mission statement:

To be an advocate for and provide accurate information to my clients and customers so informed decisions can be made. To develop a relationship for life by providing “Quality Service” each time and always do what is right while having a balanced life. I love what I do and enjoy each day in hopes to make each day a better day for someone else.

Among her peers, Mary Ann is widely respected. It is, therefore, no surprise that when she was bestowed with this honor it was met with an applaud of congratulations.

 

 

Congratulations Ruth Brymer, GRI Graduate

New Braunfels, TX – The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

With 8 offices located in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is the most innovative real estate firm in our market, Texas and possibly in North America. We continually improve and move ahead to meet the demands of our market place. Our focus on exacting the standards of INNOVATION, TRUST, and PARTNERSHIP have allowed us to remain as the market leader and most recognized real estate brand in central and south Texas.
Congratulations Ruth Bymer! 

GRI

Ruth Brymer was awarded the certification of GRI.

The GRI designation is a powerful tool to attract and build new business. This certification increases skill levels across the entire landscape of real estate with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. A minimum of 60 hours of coursework is required, and subjects covered generally include:

  • Market Knowledge: Neighborhoods and property amenities, considerations for housing types, developing CMAs and impact of MLS, financing option, and home-buying programs, inspections and appraisals/valuations
  • Business Skills: Prospecting, buyer and seller services, creating your niche market, negotiations, creating and implementing your brand
  • Systems and Tools: Record retention, form platforms, and applications, website portals, marketing tools, hardware and software to streamline your business
  • Avoiding Setbacks, Fines, and Lawsuits: Professional standards, contract to close, risk management, agency relationships, and advertising

Ruth is pictured here with her graduating class, photo courtesy of Four Rivers Association of REALTORS.

Top Producers June 2017

Each month we highlight the Top Producers here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Each name on the list represents many hours, days, and weeks of working with numerous people and professionals to secure a contract or close a deal.

There are rarely weekends, in the constant ebb and flow of work-to-be done, for the Sales Agents. When you trust in one of these professionals, you are NOT working with merely a ‘real estate agent’, you are working with a licensed REALTOR®. This license is the culmination of extensive training, experience, and knowledge tethered to a set of written Code of Ethics.

Cheers to their hard work and ongoing success!

Top 2nd Quarter April- June 2017:

 

Top 10 Producers June 2017:

 

Top 50 Producers June 2017:

 

 

Congratulations Dina Murphy, GRI Designation Achievement

San Antonio, TX – The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

With 8 offices located in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is the most innovative real estate firm in our market, Texas and possibly in North America. We continually improve and move ahead to meet the demands of our market place. Our focus on exacting the standards of INNOVATION, TRUST, and PARTNERSHIP have allowed us to remain as the market leader and most recognized real estate brand in central and south Texas.
Congratulations Dina Murphy! 

GRI

Dina Murphy was awarded the certification of GRI.

The GRI designation is a powerful tool to attract and build new business. This certification increases skill levels across the entire landscape of real estate with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. A minimum of 60 hours of coursework is required, and subjects covered generally include:

  • Market Knowledge: Neighborhoods and property amenities, considerations for housing types, developing CMAs and impact of MLS, financing option, and home-buying programs, inspections and appraisals/valuations
  • Business Skills: Prospecting, buyer and seller services, creating your niche market, negotiations, creating and implementing your brand
  • Systems and Tools: Record retention, form platforms, and applications, website portals, marketing tools, hardware and software to streamline your business
  • Avoiding Setbacks, Fines, and Lawsuits: Professional standards, contract to close, risk management, agency relationships, and advertising