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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.

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Best Places to Work 2016

In our previous article, we highlighted this, our ninth year, as a finalist for San Antonio Business Journal & Quantum’s Best Places to Work.

Yesterday, at the Norris Conference Center, we cheered with all our might to display the type of spirit that can only be found at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Collectively our voices, air horns, spirit sticks and other noisemakers were captured by one of the San Antonio Business Journal staff and shared on social media.

A total of 61 companies placed in three different categories small, medium, large and very large based on number of employees. There were a total of 10 companies in the large category and winners were announced for each CnV_TBIUIAAxd2Ocategory by order of ranking. We wanted to give a special shout out to Champions School of Real Estate who placed first in the small company category! See the photo we capture, located left.

Last year we fit into the medium sized category, but this year with new office additions we now we’ve been moved into the large company size category. A special edition will be published highlighting all the winners and the order of achievement. Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® placed sixth place in our category. 13710020_1129633433764929_3730932032631950482_n

Accepting the award of behalf of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® was Valerie Lyday, Senior Vice President Residential Sales. We are Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, more than just a residential real estate brokerage we’re a family. The CBHarper Family.

Each office as well as each department not only supports one another during weddings, birthdays and baby showers, but when there are challenges we join together and lift each other up. It’s easy to be a part of our CBHarper Family. Throughout the year we come together in so many ways, it’s difficult to capture in words what we share in memories. Below are photos not only from yesterday’s event where we were honored once again with the Best Places to Work. Thank you to all of the employees (CBHarper Family Members) that make it all possible each and everyday. We would not be the community, the people – the inspiration for such a wonderful place to work without the contributions by all the CB Harper Family. Here’s to you!











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!














Best Places To Work 2015

HeadlineSan Antonio Business Journal’s Best Places To Work 2015 ceremony was held this year at the Embassy Suites, in downtown San Antonio. This year’s winners of 58 companies was divided into small, medium, large and very large categories.  Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® was proud to win a #8 spot for 2015’s Best Places to Work in the medium-size company category. The employee ranked survey was provided by Quantum Workplace who also supplies this information for America’s Best Places To Work. They partner with San Antonio Business Journal to deliver the results and determine rankings.

Article Snap ShotWhat makes Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® such a wonderful place to work? Some would say it’s the camaraderie working with a such a wonderful group of women and men, who despite being spread over 8 offices, have formed a bond equal to family. Others might say it’s the fun events that take place throughout the year. These various events not only benefit the staff but also promote community involvement and contribute to bettering the lives of families in the San Antonio area, such as Any Baby Can’s Fiesta Walk for Autism. Each year we break bread as a work-family over a giant Thanksgiving feast, complete with homemade turkeys fried by a group of talented gentleman on our team. October for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® means not only treats, but the Annual Chili Cook-Off benefiting our Bear Hunt stuffed toy drive. Themed-teams from every office gather with their best chili recipes and decorated booths at our North Central location where employees enjoy good food, live music, door prizes and a silent auction.

UnknownUltimately, when employees are asked why Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is the best place to work most will answer – it’s because of D’Ann. Always smiling while she leads the way by example, D’Ann has set the tone by promoting trust, partnership and innovation. By empowering the entire staff that branches across 8 offices in 6 different cities, D’Ann has embraced her company with compassion. Moreover, D’Ann has tasked singularly unique managers who carry her ideals in the forefront and have continued to elevate the company by helping us elevate each other.

The event was a huge success in honoring employers across San Antonio that promote a positive work environment, unique and wonderful benefits as well as a spirit of leadership.

To read more about the event and see photos/ranking of all the winners visit the San Antonio Business Journal’s articles here:



Best Places To Work Luncheon

Since 2007 Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has been a finalist in the “Best Places to Work” in San Antonio. This is awarded by the San Antonio Business Journal every year. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. To read more about the winners, visit the San Antonio Business Journal’s website here.

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