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REALTOR® Rally 2016 – It’s A Wrap!

November 11th — Wow. Awesomeness. We have a true love of what we do here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® and the passion to share it with one another; but more importantly with everyone who has a place to call home.

REALTOR® Rally is a culmination of strategic planning and the desire to create an immersive learning experience. Classes taught by our valued partners, Sales Agents and Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC., guests were the hub of what made this event such a success. A framework of vendors brought their “A” game to share services, tools and ideas to equip attendees with a kickstart of business for 2017.

It is really tough to formulate into words what an experience this was for all of us. Rather than describe each class, amount of attendees and the usual stats, we wanted to share the photos. Our team of photographers were on hand to capture as many moments as we could. BUT, some of these photos were taken by our agents, employees and guests who shared their experiences on social media.

Thank you to everyone who attended. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we’re already planning for next level awesomeness experience.

Enjoy these inside the event glimpses:

Gabe Richter, VP of Marketing and Technology for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® feeling the love from D’Ann Harper and Leesa Harper-Rispoli in his efforts on this years REALTOR® Rally 2016.

A delicious All-American breakfast brought to our attendees by American Home Shield.

Registration table, handing out custom lanyards and swag bag to all the attendees – left to right; Pam Meegan, Rachelle Lozano, Norma Luna and Jackie Thibadeau.

D’Ann Harper and Leesa Harper-Rispoli welcoming everyone during the opening ceremonies. It was a full house!

A very special announcement was made, one that immortalizes Herbert Harper, D’Ann’s late husband of almost 45 years. There is nothing more important in the CBHarper culture, than family. So to both honor and celebrate that family D’Ann and Leesa have put together a scholarship fund in Herbert Harper’s name available only to the employees, agents and their children. More on this to come…

Thank you to Chris Harris (pictured above) and the entire team over at Sunbelt Lending (formerly CB Mortgage) who have gone above and beyond to continue to serve to needs of our clients and sales agents.

Anna Visioli , VP of Digital Marketing at Coldwell Banker LLC., she is behind the online experience. Her presentation offered true insight to the digital CB platform.

Craig Hogan actively engaging on all the leading trends in the luxury market efforts tied to Coldwell Banker Previews International. As the VP of Luxury for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC., Craig has been an active participant and trainer in the Coldwell Banker Previews International efforts for many years.

David Marine, VP of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC., speaks about the newest “Awesomeness”campaign. David is responsible for the brand’s media strategy and the engagement of consumers across all parts of the marketing process as well as connecting internationally. Singularly well versed professional in the realm of content strategy, social products and tools, and video production.

Our friends at Nothing Bundt Cakes San Antonio / Stone Oak sharing some delicious samples and giving out sweet prizes (bundt cake towers).

Our friends at Nothing Bundt Cakes San Antonio / Stone Oak sharing some delicious samples and giving out sweet prizes (bundt cake towers).

The team at Trinity Title of San Antonio posing for photos with several of our agents, Ruby Servin and Carla Fear.

The team at Trinity Title of San Antonio posing for photos with several of our agents, Ruby Servin and Carla Fear.

Elvis was in the building! Thank you to Guaranteed Inspections for inviting the King of Rock & Roll

Elvis was in the building! Thank you to Guaranteed Inspections for inviting the King of Rock & Roll

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Andy Smith, REALTOR® hosting a class with some insider tips on how to win those listings!

Andy Smith, REALTOR® hosting a class with some insider tips on how to win those listings!

Craig Hogan's class on "Luxury That Leads". We are so grateful he was not only able to be at our event, but to provide a solid knowledge base on the trends in luxury real estate.

Craig Hogan’s class on “Luxury That Leads”. We are so grateful he was not only able to be at our event, but to provide a solid knowledge base on the trends in luxury real estate.

Melissa Espinales, on point at the vendor expo! See that gold basket? Each person with their name inside was entered to win a host of wonderful prizes.

Melissa Espinales, on point at the vendor expo! See that gold basket? Each person with their name inside was entered to win a host of wonderful prizes.

Selfies in our REALTOR® Rally 2016 photo frame! Don't forget to hashtag. #CBHarperRR2016 #Rally2016

Selfies in our REALTOR® Rally 2016 photo frame! Don’t forget to hashtag. #CBHarperRR2016 #Rally2016

Leslie and Lee'Ann Kramer from Traditions Interior. They were also a partner in our vendor expo - thank you Leslie and Lee'Ann!

Leslie and Lee’Ann Kramer from Traditions Interior. They were also a partner in our vendor expo – thank you Leslie and Lee’Ann!

Bizzy Darling, Rookie of the Year for 2015, speaks about success in the first year to her peers.

Bizzy Darling, Rookie of the Year for 2015, speaks about success in the first year to her peers.

Daniel Castillo, REALTOR® speaking to his peers about how to turn renters into buyers.

Daniel Castillo, REALTOR® speaking to his peers about how to turn renters into buyers.

Wendy Ague, REALTOR® and selfie expert, enjoying REALTOR Rally 2016 representing the Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper, REALTORS® North East Sales Office.

Wendy Ague, REALTOR® and selfie expert, enjoying REALTOR Rally 2016 representing the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® North East Sales Office.

Entrance to the Vendor Expo ballroom where all of the agents had a chance to win prizes, treats and meet professionals in their industry. Thank you to all of those who partnered with us in the vendor expo.

Entrance to the Vendor Expo ballroom where all of the agents had a chance to win prizes, treats and meet professionals in their industry. Thank you to all of those who partnered with us in the vendor expo.

Sales agents, guests and partners crowded the expo relishing the freebies and services offered.

Sales agents, guests and partners crowded the expo relishing the freebies and services offered.

David Henry from Card Isle providing a demo of their personalized greeting card program.

David Henry from Card Isle providing a demo of their personalized greeting card program.

Entered into the drawing and ready to win!

Entered into the drawing and ready to win!

Several of the Marketing and E-Leads team handling setup, but stopped for a quick photo.

Several of the Marketing and E-Leads team handling setup, but stopped for a quick photo.

Swag bags with a slew of freebies and exclusive offers are excitedly handed out/enjoyed by all.

Swag bags with a slew of freebies and exclusive offers are excitedly handed out/enjoyed by all.

Perfect blend of excitement and serious conversation buzz throughout the day.

Perfect blend of excitement and serious conversation buzz throughout the day.

Food shot - speaks for itself. Also looks great on Instagram!

Food shot – speaks for itself. Also looks great on Instagram!

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Can you spot the photobomb?

Can you spot the photobomb?

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Exciting Changes at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®

April 2016 — ​​Exciting changes at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® were shared this week with the announcement of a new president, a retirement, a promotion and a new CB Harper family member.

We received word from D’Ann Harper with all the details of these changes along with her continued assurance toward the commitment of her company, employees and the real estate industry. Please join us in sharing this wonderful news!

As we look forward to another fabulous year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire CBHarper family for your continued trust as we build a real estate company that sets the gold standard in our market. I’m so very proud of our legacy, but even more excited about our future! Thank you for your contributions and for your partnership as we continue on this journey together.

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the many years of building our company, it is that our people are at the center of our success. And those people are in the driver’s seat of our journey together, helping to navigate the many challenges and changes we face along the way. Our ability to be trendsetters over the years has been a key ingredient in our growth. And don’t we all know it, change is the only thing that remains constant.

Which brings me to some very important announcements we have to share today.

Nancy CarlsonAfter nearly eight years as Executive Vice President of Residential Sales, and a lifetime in the Real Estate industry, Nancy Carlson will be retiring at the end of 2016. I’ve worked with and known Nancy for quite a while and consider her a personal friend. Many of you may not know that Nancy had a distinguished career with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate before joining our team. Needless to say, we are so grateful for her many contributions and will miss her leadership. Personally, I’m very proud of her as she closes this chapter of her life and begins to enjoy her retirement with family and friends.

In light of this news, the timing is appropriate to re-organize our Senior Management team moving forward. We are so blessed to have the strongest people in our marketplace, and it is about to get even better!

First, it gives me great joy to share with you that my daughter, Leesa Harper Rispoli, has been promoted to the position of President, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. She has spent the past 12 years working side by side with not only myself, but our entire Senior Management Team to help grow our company successfully. Specifically, Leesa has been instrumental in growing our Property Management portfolio from 500 to over 1,500 properties. She has also built a strong asset management portfolio. Most recently, Leesa was a member of the inaugural graduating class of Realogy’s Ascend Program, The Executive Leader Experience, which focuses on grooming successor’s to lead their company into the future.Untitled1

In this new role, Leesa will become one more person I’ve tasked to carry out my vision to continue to be the leader in our marketplace. Additionally, she will be charged with the responsibility of acquisitions for both the residential and property management divisions. As a 2nd generation Harper, who else could be more suited to ensure that my vision continues – to improve on our principles of Innovation, Trust, and Partnership.

As for me, well I’m not going anywhere!! All of you are going to be stuck with me for a long time. I might travel a little more, and be a little more adventurous. But trust me, my commitment and passion to CBHarper has never been stronger.

Valerie Lyday, joining Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper, REALTORS® on 5/2/2016 as the Senior Vice President of Residential Sales

Valerie Lyday, joining Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® on 5/2/2016

Nancy and I have been discussing her retirement for over a year with an emphasis on finding the right candidate to replace her and to ensure a successful transition. Most recently, I have interviewed several candidates in person and by phone, all of whom were referred to me by Realogy/Coldwell Banker. After narrowing the selection down to two candidates, I asked the Senior Management Team to interview both of them. To my surprise, and delight, after the first interview they recommended we look no further. So, I’m delighted to share with you today that Valerie Lyday will be joining our team on 5/2/2016 and working with Nancy to ensure a successful transition. Some of you may recognize Valerie’s name, as most recently she has served as Regional Senior VP with Coldwell Banker NRT (Austin Region). Previous to that, she was President of the Austin Region for Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®. Valerie’s entire career has been devoted to the real estate industry. She comes to us with a strong background in real estate training and management, with excellent contract and legal expertise. We are very blessed to have her join our team and take the baton from Nancy over the coming months.

Amy TaegeThird, Amy Taege has been promoted to the position of Regional Manager of Property Management. In this new role, Amy will take over for Leesa and oversee all of our Property Management offices. Having worked in every position in the department for over seven years, she is well suited in this new role and we are thrilled to have her.

Please help me in wishing Nancy the very best and congratulating Leesa, Valerie, and Amy in their new roles. It is certainly a bright time at CBHarper and I look forward to the many good things that are in store for our future.

Once again, I want to thank each of you for your trust and partnership. You have my commitment that we will continue to build on our strong foundation and legacy, as well as push the innovative envelope of the future. Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is stronger than ever and we look forward to our future successes.

Thank you – D’Ann