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Best Place to Work 2017

We are happily celebrating our 11th year, as a finalist for San Antonio Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. Teamed up with Quantum Workplace, they determined this year’s winner by surveying employees through a secure website by posing a range of questions related to teamwork, leadership, and benefits.

Companies, like ours, are often dubbed ‘family owned and operated’. Through repetition, this phrase may lose its meaning to the casual reader. However, we ARE family.

The lady who is the Broker / Owner of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, D’Ann Harper, along with her daughter and President, Leesa Harper-Rispoli, truly invest in their employees. Working as part of the “CBHarper Family”, means more than just having a job. It is a place to engage and celebrate with others who are equally passionate about their careers. Although we might be gauged as “midsize”, our large company includes over 400 REALTORS®. Collectively, we share in building memories and working together to not only achieve great things but to help give back to the communities who trust us with their home buying needs.

You can read all about our previous year’s win in this 2016 article, here.

Want to be a part of our CBHarper Family? Visit us online here:
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The North Central / Stone Oak Sales Office of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® earns Premier Office Bronze award. 

San Antonio, TX – July 2017 — The North Central / Stone Oak Sales Office of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, has been named a Bronze level Coldwell Banker® Premier Office for year-end 2016, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker offices.

Pat Busby, the Vice President of Residential Sales for the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® North Central / Stone Oak Sales Office has been with the brokerage since 1985. As a licensed, non-competing Branch Manager she addresses questions, concerns and helps assist Sales Agents in achieving their goals to become Top Producers.

“Congratulations on achieving the 2016 Premier Office – Bronze designation. This accomplishment was achieved by only 600 office throughout North America and demonstrates the effective level of teamwork among you and everyone in your office.

You should be proud that your office exceeded the goals for this prestigious award and honor.”, says Charlie Young, President, and CEO of Coldwell Banker®.

The Premier Office Bronze Award is awarded to Coldwell Banker® franchised offices that attain an average per Sales Agent of $75,000 Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income or an average of 18 Total Units.

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® can be reached at (210) 483-7581 or pr@cbharper.com and has been an affiliate of the Coldwell Banker Franchise System for over 30 years.  Visit our Facebook page and blog for supportive content and articles, as well as our YouTube channel 

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Honored as Number One Office in Texas

San Antonio, TX, 2017 — Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® North Cental / Stone Oak Sales Office was named the Number One Office in Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income for the state of Texas, among companies in the Coldwell Banker® system in 2016.

This achievement is a testament to the dedication and teamwork demonstrated by everyone in the North Central / Stone Oak office. To promote this prestigious accolade the North Central / Stone Oak office has been awarded the Office Medallion Award to be proudly displayed where it can be admired by the members and clients of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

“It is our collective success that we celebrate as a CBHarper Family. This is certainly an amazing accomplishment and we couldn’t be more proud of Pat Busby as a leader in sharing our vision of a continued successful future here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®,” says Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® North Central / Stone Oak Office.

Pat Busby has been with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® since 1985 and is the Vice President of Residential Sales for the North Central / Stone Oak Office. As a licensed, non-competing Branch Manager she addresses questions, concerns and helps assist Sales Agents in achieving their goals to become Top Producers.

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® can be reached at (210) 483-7581 or pr@cbharper.com and has been an affiliate of the Coldwell Banker Franchise System for over 30 years.  Visit our Facebook page and blog for supportive content and articles, as well as our YouTube channel 

Welcome New Agent Class June 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), Tammy Leeper, D’Ann Harper (Broker / Owner), Leesa Harper-Rispoli (President), Denise Arnold

Second Row [left to right]: Stacy Howe, Carolina Perez, Jordan Lonnon, Candance Williams

Third Row [left to right]: Cathy Carpenter, Dana Mathews, Jo Dale Alvarez, Rolan Contero, Tania de Kiewiet

Fourth Row [left to right]: Kyle Barrows, Phil Thomas, Jeep Rackley

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

Welcome New Agent Class May 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), D’Ann Harper (Broker / Owner), Leesa Harper-Rispoli (President), Brian Kimzey

Second Row [left to right]: Audrey Boerner, Stephanie Gagne, Karen Lauderdale, Crystal Bradford

Third Row [left to right]: Benjamin De La Cruz, Melissa Pressentin, Heather Jackson, Mark Tokach, Lee Ann Tokach

 

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

2017 Winners of The Dr. Herbert Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

D’Ann Harper and Leesa Harper-Rispoli announced the unveiling of the Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund during Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® 2016 REALTOR Rally. This newly established scholarship honors the late Dr. Herbert E. Harper Jr. and is available in various amounts totaling $25,000.

Offered exclusively to agents, employees, and their children, stepchildren or grandchildren this scholarship underscores the belief CBHarper was founded on — a tradition of trust and family. Students who planned to attend any community college, technical or vocation school or a four-year college or university in the United States submitted their application along with a compelling reason why they would like to further their education.

The students who have been awarded a scholarship are:

Katie Lasko, North West Office
The daughter of Denise Barnhill, REALTOR®   [ Catherine Barnhill ]
The daughter of Ina Kazarian, REALTOR®
The daughter of Holly Mahler, REALTOR® [awarded a renewable scholarship]
The grandson of Connie Dukes, REALTOR®
The daughter of Carolyn DiMuzio, REALTOR®
The daughter of Henry Clarkson, REALTOR®
The daughter of Jackie Thibadeau, Support Center   [ Charlene Mastick ]
The daughter of Wanda Haltom, REALTOR®

Here are the sentiments of several recipients:

“D’Ann and Leesa,
Yesterday I found out that I have been awarded the Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and today I found out that I have been selected for an interview for the Dental Hygiene Program at Amarillo College. I will go before the board for my interview the day before the scholarship reception. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make the 9 hour drive in time to attend the reception, but I just wanted to get in touch with you both and tell you how grateful I am that you made this scholarship available. Thank you for all that you have done for me and helped me throughout the years!! I couldn’t do it without such a great support system!
Thank you!”  — Charlene Mastick

 

“D’Ann and Leesa,
Thank you so much for the wonderful and very generous scholarship for Catherine Barnhill from the Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Summer Program Scholarship Fund. We are very thankful for your help in making Catherine’s dreams come true. Thank you so much, Denise and Catherine Barnhill.”    — Denise and Catherine Barnhill

A reception will be held on June 24th at UTSA’s downtown campus. We would like to extend a round of applause for these recipients and wish them all the best of luck with their education journey!

When the application process reopens for 2018 we will be sharing that news here on our blog and well as on all our social media channels. In the meantime, if you would like more information about the Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund visit San Antonio Area Foundation’s website here:
http://www.saafdn.org/Scholarships/ApplyforaScholarship.aspx#489738-the-herbert-e-harper-jr-memorial-scholarship-fund

 

Adopt-A-Pet, CBHarper & New Braunfels Humane Society Team Up

On Saturday, May 20th the office at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors in New Braunfels, Texas teamed up with their local New Braunfels Humane Society for their  Adopt-a-Dog day. “ This is the second time we have done this with their organization, and it’s a wonderful feeling to help the local dogs that are often abandoned or surrendered,” says Julie Gezella, VP for the New Braunfels office.

The event was well promoted, with all the newest in Coldwell Banker “Somebody to Love” promotional materials. Not to mention the fabulous heart-tugging commercial that is now airing!

Raffle tickets for a customized dog house were selling for $5.00 each.  “Our friends at Coventry/Wilshire Homes graciously donated this amazing dog house for BOTH years we’ve done this. To have a miniature little house with all the decked out high-end building amenities was pretty awesome!” says Gezella.

There was an auction with dog related items, as well as a donation jar for money and drop off station for food and dog items to help the Humane Society.

Seven dogs were delivered to the New Braunfels parking Lot (the Humane Society had a great week prior, adopting out several dogs already!!), one went home that day, one needed to do paperwork on Monday, and one needed a home visit to the prospective adoptee’s ranch to see how “Sandy” handled the horses he had.

“Main thing is the awareness that often people don’t know about. ADOPT don’t SHOP.  I personally have adopted THREE dogs from the New Braunfels Humane Society,” Gezella states. “ Once Coldwell Banker rolled out their 2015-2016 Promotion and challenged us to promote the adoption of 20,000 dogs, I just knew I had to be part of that. “

Over $800 was raised through raffle tickets and auction items, all benefiting New Braunfels Humane Society.

Pictured is Paul Edmonson [left], winner of MHI Wilshire and Coventry Homes custom build dog home. All proceeds from the raffle benefit the New Braunfels Humane Society

 

How can you resist those faces?! Such wonderful news to hear that seven dogs found their fur-ever homes.

If you would like more information on any of our CBHarper New Braunfels Team visit them here: http://cbharper.com/offices/new-braunfels-sales-office.php

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels Sales Office
532 S. Seguin, New Braunfels, TX 78130

(830) 608-5400 office
(830) 608-5480 fax

CBHarper’s Tasty Traveler: Max and Louies Diner

In this article brought to us by photographer Diego Henriquez, he explores a local hot spot eatery, Max and Louie’s Diner.

 


So I had one of their sandwiches called, The Rachel, which is their interpretation to a Ruben. It comes with your choice of corn beef, pastrami, or turkey, swiss cheese, and coleslaw on Rye bread. First, the bread, though it is rye and tends to have a tougher texture, seemed to be a little too tough around the edges which kind of reminded me of when you toast stale bread. Though it was slightly disappointing it didn’t deter me from proceeding. Second, the pastrami was tasty but a little too fatty for me to consider it “pure” pastrami – though that’s like taking a bite of butter and saying it’s too fatty. Pastrami is usually meant to be somewhat fatty but not like slimy fatty which was my biggest complaint on the sandwich and in the whole general composition of the sandwich. Thirdly, the slaw was delicious. It’s a white cabbage, mayonnaise based, basic coleslaw but it compliments the sandwich and the fattiness elegantly. Fourthly, the swiss chess was your basic but I felt it was lacking in amount and presence. It reminded me of that good looking kid in a school dance that’s off in the corner barely being noticed – its present, with no presence. Lastly, the sandwich comes with a pickle and a side of cole slaw (which can be substituted for potato salad). The pickle was a desperate attempt to find originality; “artisan” pickle fail, with way too much dill seasoning that left your palate in an awkward state of confusion. The potato salad was just as boring as the name.

Ultimately, the sandwich cost $14 and some change and was not necessarily my favorite in flavor impact. I will say, for the price you do get a hefty sized sandwich with lots of meat and, that alone, makes it worth another shot. 

Cheers, Happy Eating!


 

Thank you, Diego, for that enlightening and eloquent review. We will certainly need to try out this local diner!

Top Producers March 2017

It’s Spring here in Texas, or as we call it ‘pre-Summer’.

As one of the largest brokerages in South Central Texas and in the San Antonio area, we are proud of our Sales Agents in all their accomplishments. Every month we honor the Top Producers here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS®. This month we present Top Producers for March 2017!

Top 10 Producers March 2017:

Top 50 Producers March 2017:

 

Congratulations to all our Sales Agents for their continued hard work!

Welcome New Agent Class April 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), Jeanie Walker, Karen Sphar, D’Ann Harper (Broker / Owner), Leesa Harper-Rispoli (President), Veronica Bugarin

Second Row [left to right]: Jennifer Mueller, Claudia Ferguson, Javier Vazquez

Third Row [left to right]:  Stariana Alford, Emily Bickford, Roy Bogar, Jo Groff (Vice President of Residential Sales Kerrville Office)

Fourth Row [left to right]:  Mike Koebke, Paul Daniel, Michael Johnson

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