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Best Places to Work Finalist 9th Year Running

Since 2007, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has been a finalist in the “Best Places to Work” in San Antonio according to the San Antonio Business Journal. A total of 61 companies will be recognized this year. The order of the winners will be revealed during the awards luncheon on July 14th at the Norris Conference Center.

All of the nominees were announced earlier this year in a publication by the San Antonio Business Journal found here:

10629790_916268045101470_1867124088614127438_n-624x624As we await the awards luncheon and the special publication featuring all of this year’s winners, a little insight is wanting to be shared on behalf of this honor. Last year, we placed #8 among the medium-sized companies category. When asked what makes Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® such a wonderful place to work, we answered honestly. This year, our answer has not changed.

Our workplace is special because our unique camaraderie. It is less like a group of co-workers and more like family, it’s our CBHarper Family. The senior management works towards organizing fun events that include everyone and uplift the spirit of our company. All of our locations are owned by a single lady, D’Ann Harper. D’Ann’s energy level and enthusiasm rivals any employee and she’s loved by the entire staff. It’s her passion and compassion that inspired such a loyal group of employees.

The San Antonio Business Journal asked us, if your company had a team name, what would it be and why? Our reply was, we absolutely have a team name it’s the CBHarper Family (#TeamCBHarper). Not only are we part of the Coldwell Banker brand but we are part of the Harper Family. Together we work to empower one another, plus live and breathe real estate inharmony. Our friendships as coworkers extend outside work. It’s truly a place where relationships are forged and lives are changed.

Instead of waiting and sharing pictures from the upcoming award show, we wanted to share pictures of our CBHarper Family. A huge thank you to all of our staff who made this recognition possible, you are appreciated!














Elizabeth “Bizzy” Darling Rookie of the Year 2015

DSC_00062015 Rookie of the Year – Elizabeth “Bizzy” Darling with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® was announced on Tuesday December 1st, 2015. The purpose of this award is to recognize a REALTOR® new to real estate who is thought to best exemplify our profession to the public and be a credit to our profession.

Through completing their first year, this award winner has been actively engaged in real estate on a full-time basis. As a native of San Antonio and a Boerne resident for the past 15 years, Bizzy Darling is uniquely familiar with both communities as well as the surrounding areas of Fair Oaks Ranch, The Dominion and the Hill Country. Whether through her career as a licensed counselor or working with multiple non-profit organizations to reach their fundraising goals, and event management, Bizzy has been working to help people. Moving to a career in Real Estate was a natural fit, to create the best experience, whether buying or selling in today’s market.

Congratulations and cheers to your continued success in 2016!

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D’Ann Harper Good Neighbor Award Winner

December 2015 — On December 1st the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® announced its 2015 award winners. D’Ann Harper was recognized as the 2015 Good Neighbor Award Winner. Located at the beautiful Eilan Hotel & Spa, SABOR hosted its annual installation and awards where D’Ann along with the other winners received honors.


The Good Neighbor Award recognizes a REALTOR® who has made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in his/her community through volunteer work. It recognizes the ongoing efforts of individual REALTORS® who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their communities. Among the activities that qualify for consideration is involvement in affordable housing issues, improving the quality of education in an area, supporting initiatives aimed at a community’s youth, and work on any other community-based programs.

Instrumental to the success of all the programs that give back to the community, D’Ann Harper is passionate about changing the lives of others through philanthropy, hard work and partnership. Supporting various causes and charities throughout the year include organizations such as Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, Habitat for Humanity and The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. Specifically, D’Ann is a proud supporter of Any Baby Can, who guides families from crisis to care. Actively participating in the Any Baby Can events include, The Walk for Autism and the Fore Any Baby Can Golf Tournament. The innovations and growth, along with empowering others has guided D’Ann on the path of leadership. She is an inspiration to many and considered a powerful resource in the local real estate industry.



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Congratulations Kerry!

The San Antonio Business Journal proudly to announced the winners of the Residential Real Estate Awards, including the Top 25 lists for individual agents, residential teams, luxury agents and farm & ranch agents back in April. We wanted to take a closer look at one of those winners. Here’s more about Kerry Dike, one our winners as featured in our congratulatory article found here.




Kerry Dike – North West Office
$11,460,053 in gross closed sales for 2014; $1.1 million, top closed real estate sale for 2014

North West Sales Office

7523 N. Loop 1604 West, San Antonio TX 78249

210-262-9626 mobile

210-483-6434 office

210-483-4534 fax




Kerry has been in the real estate services business in the San Antonio real estate markets for many successful years and will be here for many more. This longevity and confidence comes from her real estate services to a great many buyers and sellers. Their recommendations to others that result in repeat and referral business that keeps her productive and successful.

As a full service San Antonio real estate professional, she works with buyers, sellers and investors in real estate transactions spanning all of the price ranges and property types. Here’s what she has to say about how she can help you with any home transaction:

Residential Single Family – My residential single family services connect buyers with sellers every day, and I do it with professionalism and a total dedication to my clients. This property type is the majority of my market transactions, but by far not the only one in which I have expertise.

Condominiums – While condominiums are residential, they’re a very different market focus, and I am an expert in evaluating condos and helping buyers and sellers to cope with the special financing and homeowner concerns for this property type.

Multi–family – Investors are great clients for me. Multi–family properties are a very unique market. The detailed return on investment and valuation calculations investors need to evaluate properties for rental are second nature to me.

Vacant Land – Land is a very special property class. It’s relatively easy to show a gourmet cook a wonderful commercial kitchen in a home and see their eyes light up. It’s more of a challenge to help a buyer or seller to realize the potential in a piece of land. I’m can help with this.


Be sure to connect with Kerry on Facebook and Twitter



City of New Braunfels UnSung Hero Award

Wednesday, April 15 – Charlene Goree with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Branufels Office, received the City of New Braunfels “Unsung Hero” award by IMG_0712.JPG The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung on Wednesday, April 15.

This award was for her countless hours helping charitable organizations in New Braunfels. One of which was being the Bear Hunt Chair for New Braunfels office! She works not only to be involved in her community and also to serve her clients with the highest possible level of compassion and understanding. She lives and works in the New Braunfels Texas Hill Country area.

Charlene Goree

[ Charlene Goree shown left here with her husband Dennis]

From Charlene’s work with Habitat For Humanity to sponsoring numerous local children’s charities and families every year, she is a blessing to those that know her. We are lucky to have Charlene working here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. She is truly an unsung hero.

Congratulations Charlene from D’Ann Harper and the entire staff here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!



[Charlene pictured with gifts ready to deliver Christmas 2014]


[Charlene & Julie Gezella, VP Residential Sales New Braunfels Office delivering gifts Christmas 2014]

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 [Children who were able to meet Santa, 2014]

 If you would like to find out more about Charlene, follow her on social media here or see her ‘about me’ video here.

CGoree_614151Charlene Goree, REALTOR®, GRI SFR RSPS

office: (830) 608-5492 • mobile: (830) 627-2727

New Braunfels Sales Office

532 S. Seguin, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Congratulations To Our Top 2015 Winners

Chris Bowers & Julie GezellaThursday April 9, 2015 — The San Antonio Business Journal successfully hosted the awards ceremony for the Residential Real Estate Award winners where [they] honored the the Top Luxury Agents, Top Residential Agents, Top Residential TeTableams and Top Farm & Ranch for 2014.

The full publication will appear as a special pull-out section in the Friday, April 10 edition of the San Antonio Business Journal.

Congratulations again to all of the winners.

[Pictured above left: Chris Bowers, left; Julie Gezella, Vice President Residential Sales New Braunfels Office, right]

[Pictured above right: Dan Bender, Rhonda Howerton & Kerry Dike]

[Aldridge, James (2015, April 9). 2015 Best of Residential Real Estate Awards. San Antonio Express News. Retrieved from http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2015/04/09/check-out-thesephotos-from-the-residential-real.html]

Congratulations To Our Top 2015 Winners in the San Antonio Business Journal’s Residential Real Estate Awards — We are proud to honor our Agents and their hard work. Congratulations from D’Ann Harper and the entire staff here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

Located at the Marriott North West, San Antonio Business Journal invited honorees of the Top Luxury Agents, Top Residential Agents , Top Residential Team and Top Farm & Ranch for 2014. In the article above, the San Antonio Express News highlighted some of our team members. Among those in attendance for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS was Wade Phillips, Assistant Sales Manager North Central Office, who provided photos and insight on the winners.IMG_0774

Additionally, JoHelen Clark represented Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, Realtors yesterday afternoon, modeling fashions from Grove Hill boutique in the  Platinum Top 50 Realtors fashion show. All ticket proceeds benefited the Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter. Held at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, this fundraising fashion show took place after the San Antonio Business Journal’s Awards.

San Antonio Business Journal’s 2015 Residential Real Estate Awards

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TEAMS: Ranked 2014 Gross Closed Sales

#6 Missy Stagers – Missy Stagers & Partners, North West Office
$43,674,562 in gross closed sales for 2014; $982k, top closed real estate sale for 2014

#18 Chris Bowers – Bower/Speckman Team, New Braunfels
$21,000,480 in gross closed sales for 2014; $1.1 million, top closed real estate sale for 2014


#10 JoHelen ClarkNorth Central/Stone Oak Office
$17,575,683 in gross closed sales for 2014; $1.75 million, top closed real estate sale for 2014

#11 Ken DavisNorth Central/Stone Oak Office
$17,561,530 in gross closed sales for 2014; $1.08 million, top closed real estate sale for 2014

#26 Susan Rodriguez – North Central/Stone Oak Office
$12,321,299 in gross closed sales for 2014; $1.81 million, top closed real estate sale for 2014

#27 Rhonda Howerton – North West Office
$12,314,392 in gross closed sales for 2014; $630k, top closed real estate sale for 2014

#33 Kerry Dike – North West Office
$11,460,053 in gross closed sales for 2014; $1.1 million, top closed real estate sale for 2014

#40 Sally Garza – North East Office
$10,322,984 in gross closed sales for 2014; $452k, top closed real estate sale for 2014

#41 Barbara Lane – North Central/Stone Oak Office
$10,276,073 in gross closed sales for 2014; $466k, top closed real estate sale for 2014

#42 Dan BenderNorth West Office
$10,241,337 in gross closed sales for 2014; $530k, top closed real estate sale for 2014

#50 Debbie McNeal – Boerne Office
$8,839,288 in gross closed sales for 2014; $562k, top closed real estate sale for 2014

What a huge accomplishment for each one of these Sales Associates! If you see them at the office or visit their websites (click on links above), tell them congratulations and well done!  Also do not forget to like and share via your favorite social media outlet through links below.


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Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS Honored with Five Star Award and Named Platinum Award Winner by Cartus Broker Network


[ {Entire Relocation Team Winners Pictured Above} First Row: Linda Graff, D’Ann Harper, Marilyn McSpadden, Pam Poitevent; Second Row: Sherri Huffman, Karen Shea, Audrey Cheatum; Third Row: Steve Rand, Kathy Semlinger]

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS Honored with Five Star Award and Named Platinum Award Winner by Cartus Broker Network

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(DANBURY, Conn., March, 14 2015) – Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS has been named a Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network. Additionally, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS was also honored for its outstanding performance during the past year with a Five Star Award from the Cartus Broker Network.The awards were presented at the annual Broker Network International Conference held from March 10-12, 2015, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California. Cartus is a worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions.

photo 1Platinum is the highest level of the Excellence Awards presented to principal brokers. Excellence Award recognition is based on performance results related to a wide variety of goals including customer service, cost management, and effective analysis and marketing of homes. Fewer than 26% percent of the Network’s principal brokers achieved Platinum-level recognition for their 2014 performance. Additionally, the Cartus Five Star Award, recognizes brokers who have met or exceeded their individual objectives for outgoing broker-to-broker referral closings during the calendar year.

“The Platinum Award has long represented extraordinary accomplishment,” said Gerald Pearce, Cartus executive vice president, Broker Services and Affinity Services. “To earn this distinction, a broker must have successfully demonstrated outstanding performance in the areas of attention to customer needs, understanding of local conditions, and execution of best business practices. I’m extremely proud to honor Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS, who has delivered on this goal and produced the very highest levels of results to both its customers and the Cartus Broker Network. ”

photo 2“Receiving a Platinum Award is a high honor, and something that we worked for consistently throughout 2014,” said D’Ann Harper, Broker/Owner, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS. “Our entire staff has put a committed effort into achieving the best results for Cartus, their clients and transferring employees, and our brokerage. I applaud and thank them for their efforts.”

In addition to the awards ceremony, the event included interactive workshops, roundtable and panel discussions, and executive presentations. Cartus Broker Network participants conferred with other industry professionals and exchanged information and ideas regarding team building, revenue generation, retention, new business strategies, and increasing customer service—all essential elements for continued success.

About the Cartus Broker Network

Cartus Broker Network is the nation’s leading network of 804 market-leading real estate firms representing approximately 3,000 offices and nearly 106,000 agents.

About Cartus

Cartus provides trusted guidance to organizations of all types and sizes that require global relocation solutions. The company serves more than half of the Fortune 50. This year marks the 60th anniversary for Cartus, which provides service in over 165 countries, providing companies around the world with the full spectrum of relocation services, including language and intercultural training. Cartus is part of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. To find out how our greater experience, reach, and hands-on guidance can help your company, visit www.cartus.com; read our blog at www.cartusblog.com; or click www.realogy.com for more information.

SABOR honors D’Ann Harper

On December 5th, San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) awarded D’Ann Harper, Owner and Broker of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, with the 2013 Lifetime Distinguished Service Award. A huge congratulations to D’Ann for all that she has accomplished to be able to receive this award!


Platinum Top 50 Realtors Award

 A big congratulations to the 2014 Platinum Top 50 REALTOR® winners. On December 4th, and this year Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® had 14 qualifying finalists and 6 winners! Winners are chosen for their for their outstanding achievements in: sales, education, industry participation and civic leadership. Often referred to as the most successful and well-rounded REALTORS®, Platinum Top 50 Winners exemplify: initiative, involvement, success, and philanthropy. Congratulations again and take a minute to take a look at who won below:

KDavis_547901Ken Davis

Retired Air Force of 22 years. Ken Davis has carried forward the same core values from his military life to his business which are integrity first, service before self, and to strive for excellence. As a consistent Top Producers with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS®, a past Platinum Top 50 and SA Business Journal Top 50 Winner, Ken’s knowledge of the industry, the market, and realistic logical approach to selling homes and guiding his clients has provided his business to continue to grow year after year with increased value given to client relationships and referrals.

RHowerton_467846Rhonda Howerton

Rhonda Howerton has been a multi-million dollar producer in residential real estate sales in the San Antonio & surrounding market since 1999. She consistently remains in the Top 1% of Realtors of the San Antonio Board of Realtors in volume sold. Her years of being an active duty spouse makes her uniquely qualified to understand the special needs of military members at times of deployment or relocation. In her previous career prior to real estate, she was a Cardiovascular Invasive Radiologic Technologist working, as well as managing a very busy Cardiac Catheterization lab in Illinois and in San Antonio. Her experience in the medical field served to solidify her belief in prevention, preparation, documentation, proactive practices and the importance of ethics. It is important to continually educate yourself in your field and be active in all areas that affect her clients. As a member of the San Antonio Board of Realtors, and is a Certified Relocation Specialist working with Corporate Companies to facilitate Real Estate purchases and sales. She have vast knowledge and training to include: Home Staging, Short Sale Facilitation, Foreclosure Purchase, Investment Property Management, Internet Home Sale Marketing, Social Networking, Lending Practices, and Much More. Whether you are selling or buying a home, investing in an income property, purchasing land to build your dream home or just have questions regarding today’s real estate trends, you can be assured that she will provide dedicated professional service that you need an deserve! She will be here long after the sale to answer your questions and help you make decisions anytime!

BLane_514649Barbara Lane

I chose real estate as a career because I enjoy making people happy. The sense of helping people achieve the accomplishment and security that a new home brings is truly remarkable. I pride myself on assisting families attain their goals of home ownership. Whether you’re ready to make your move across town or anywhere in the world, I will provide you with professional, comprehensive services to ease the transition into your new community.

When it comes to buying and selling, it’s reassuring to know you can have the reliability of experience and knowledge working for you. You will find me to be an enthusiastic, dedicated and honest professional with a genuine commitment to providing you unsurpassed real estate service. Allow me to put my expertise to work for you!

Si usted ha visto una propiedad o desea mas informacion yo le ayudare con su experiencia de compra – venta de cualquier propiedad. Por favor no dude en contactarme. Sera atendido con profesionalismo y cortesia; ademas es gratis! Con todo gusto estoy lista para servir le en su idioma!

ASmith_614804Andy Smith – Newcomer of the Year

I have 30 years experience in moving! During my 30 year career in the U.S. Air Force, I moved 14 times, including multiple overseas moves. Each move helped me gain valuable experience in the moving process and I can leverage that experience for you. Additionally, with Coldwell Banker behind me, you’ve got over a century of real estate experience in your corner. Finally, Coldwell Banker, D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has been operating in San Antonio since 1986 — we know the San Antonio real estate market! All of the aforementioned will help you in one of the biggest financial decisions of your life – the purchase and/or sale of your home!

My wife and I facilitate two courses at our church: Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey and Love & Respect by Emmerson Eggerichs. These courses have helped me better relate to the needs of people.

HeadshotMissy Stagers – Centurion Winner
(5 time consecutive Plantinum Top 50 Winner)

Missy Stagers of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, is a multi-million dollar producer in residential real estate. She has remained in the top spot of her company and the top 5 in all of San Antonio consistently. Her diverse range of experience, professional acumen and marketing success is what makes her sucessful. Missy served four years in the U.S. Navy prior to pursuing a career in real estate. She understands the demands placed on military members and career professionals and when moving around the country. Missy spent two years as a marketing associate with McMillan Realty in San Diego, California, where she learned the latest techniques in real estate marketing. She managed the marketing of three offices for all their agents. After arriving in San Antonio, she worked for the national real estate auction firm, Sheldon & Good Company. Missy coordinated marketing and administrative services in over $33 million in sales during a single transaction.

DWilcox_591537Dave Wilcox

David Wilcox wasn’t raised in San Antonio, but he can promise you this, he’s never leaving. Relocating here from Dallas 10+ years ago he has fallen in love with San Antonio and the surrounding areas. His passion for San Antonio, its people, and its culture will help make your real estate experience with David and Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® exactly what you need.

David states, “Real estate is my calling”, it is not only a career but his hobby and his passion. His desire to help clients and friends identify opportunities in the market fuels David every day. He uses this energy to help his clients with their transaction whether it’s buying or selling. David’s focus is on your goals and achieving them is his goal!

David enjoys focusing on San Antonio, South Texas and the Hill Country. If you have a question about elementary schools in a San Antonio area, a water well provider in South Texas, or who to call for a fence around your property in the Hill Country, David’s here to help you. He strives for excellence through serving others. As a fiercely loyal realtor to his clients David won’t miss the details in a transaction and his competition will not outwork him! If you are looking for someone who will put your interests first, call David Wilcox he’d love the opportunity to be your REALTOR®.