The 2017 Annual Awards for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® was held at the JW Marriott on February 16th, 2018. This event honored Sales Agents and recognized their achievements in 2017. The Annual Awards was well attended by Sales Agents from all 9 offices that serve the Greater San Antonio and Surrounding Hill Country Area.
This awards program was an exciting milestone for the company. Alongside new, meaningful award categories, Leesa Harper Rispoli shared highlights from the past year as President a well as her vision for reshaping the future.
The first announcement on the docket featured CBHarper’s investment in the cutting-edge speed and power of hyper-convergence, our back-end server cluster is unmatched in the Texas real estate market. Designed to meet the needs of the data-fueled real estate market, this infrastructure doubles the current internet speeds, provides more responsive websites, and significantly increases email capabilities.
Coming this Spring, CBHarper is releasing an improved version of its already robust PowerHouse Marketing Program. This includes inline social media strategies as part of an existing seamless, integrated marketing solution.
CBHarper has partnered with Realtor.com to expand online presence. Coupled with a proprietary Coldwell Banker platform, ZAP, our intranet will now update information such as open houses across the internet syndication network.
Additionally, CBHarper has begun to reimagine their family of websites. The launch of its new Farm & Ranch website is set for Summer 2018. Among the other agent value items on the docket for the coming year include things like, a branded “swag” store, custom designed story pieces, online review solutions, personalized in-house social media training, and cultural diversity celebration. The 425 Sales Agents at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® represent over 17 countries and speak over 20 different languages.
Leesa Harper Rispoli went on to address some recent changes that proved to positively reshape the future of CBHarper.
“It is how one handles themselves during the difficult times that defines them.”, says Leesa “Our vision is to continue [D’Ann Harper] mama’s legacy. That is to be the best brokerage that gives TRUE VALUE, with ethical behavior, delivering fierce competition and be a home to the best real estate agents in our entire profession.”
Ultimately it was these changes that were the impetus for welcoming back Scott Weitz, Director of Photographic Services. Some of his professional highlights include IBM in Cambridge, Cornell and Yale Universities, Colgate University, and sideline photographer for the Buffalo Bills. Under his direction are a team of photographers and a videographer that together are committed to delivering quality services.
D’Ann shared the stage admiring how the legacy she built set a strong foundation for the future of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® now led by Leesa. It was on that note D’Ann made an announcement of her own.
The official Broker of Record baton was both literally and figuratively passed to Leesa Harper Rispoli, President, Broker / Owner by her mother D’Ann Harper, Chairwoman of the Board. The entire team of VPs stood by, all with a single rose in-hand, ready to congratulate Leesa. Without a doubt a very special moment in the company’s history.
Pictured below Leesa’s daughters, Marlee and Ashlee, can be seen just off stage smiling proudly.
The show continued on, recognizing Sales Agents categories that included, Eagle of the Year, Farm & Ranch Division, Into the Blue, Office Heros, Circle of Excellence, and Top Agent by Team and Individual ranking.
“It takes strong and giving people to make a company like ours as special as it is.”, says Leesa. “I am so very proud of the community we have built together. Cheers to a stronger 2018!”