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Employees and Recipients of the Dr. Herbert E. Harper Scholarship

The Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by D’Ann Harper and Leesa Harper-Rispoli in 2016 of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

This newly established scholarship honors the late Dr. Herbert E. Harper Jr. and 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. is available in various amounts totaling $25,000 to students who planned to attend any community college, technical or vocational school or a four-year college or university in the United States. They submitted their application along with a compelling reason why they would like to further their education.

They submitted their application along with a compelling reason why they would like to further their education. Then a non-biased panel reads all the entries and selects the winners.

D’Ann Harper attended the San Antonio Area Foundation ceremony as the winners were bestowed their scholarships.

In our previous post here, we listed the names of all the winners:

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® [Kendall Mahler*]
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®

 

*Kendall Mahler was awarded the extra honor of a renewable scholarship of $2,000 a year for up to 4 years. Kendall is planning to get a Masters degree and is so honored to have been chosen for this. It will allow her to focus on her studies, instead of worrying about the cost of graduate school.

“Thank you D’Ann and Leesa from the bottom of our hearts”, says Kendall and her mom, Holly Mahler, REALTOR®. [pictured left]

In a formal letter thanking both Leesa and D’Ann Kendall conveys an overwhelming sentiment of gratitude.

“I will be attending Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas in hopes of receiving my Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology within the next two years. Industrial Organizational Psychology is a field that many people don’t know much about, even though it has grown steadily into a high paying field of employment. Businesses across the globe have started to realize the monumental impact that psychology plays in their productivity and thus have begun employing I.O. Psychologists to come in and make changes to their organizational procedures. My plans are to one day be an I.O. consultant for companies who are looking to increase their productivity through examining employee training, leadership techniques, and job placement with regards to psychological research and analysis.

I am overjoyed to be receiving this Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship and I truly still can’t believe that I was selected as the recipient. Just a few weekends ago I found out that I had been accepted into Psi Chi, the International Honors Society of Psychology, because of my psychology research over achievement motivation, my 4.0 psychology GPA, as well as my overall 3.60 GPA which places me in the top 35% of the sophomore, junior, and senior students at ACU! Since applying for this scholarship I was also able to walk the stage on May 13th, 2017, and graduate with my bachelor’s of science from Abilene Christian University with Cum Laude honors. I promise you that this scholarship is in good hands and that I am going to make something wonderful out of myself.

I because of this scholarship I can now look joyfully into the future, without any fears of paying for graduate school. Thank you again for selecting me as the recipient of the Dr. Herbert E. Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund and for supporting my dreams, it is an honor and a privilege.”

 

 

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

D’Ann Harper, 2017 Legacy Leader

The San Antonio Business Journal honored some of San Antonio’s most esteemed business and community leaders on Thursday, March 9th. The 2017 class of Legacy Leaders included businessmen, Jack Guenther, Bill Klesse, former CEO of Valero Energy, Kevin Trevett, former president and CEO of Texas Biomedical Research Institute and the Cortez family, the family behind San Antonio’s iconic restaurants such as Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia. Also included was D’Ann Harper, founder and owner of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, considered by many a real estate legend. D’Ann was introduced by former U.S. Rep. Charles Gonzales, a 2014 Legacy Leader.

In this feature article published by the San Antonio Business Journal, D’Ann Harper is described as the family-loving woman that she is. The real estate brokerage she founded under the Coldwell Banker name has continued to grow to more than 400 REALTORS®. During her continued success the goal and vision of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has remained the same. CBHarper is built on the tradition of trust and family.

In her own words D’Ann Harper says, “It is because  of our wonderful real estate professionals and employees that I had the privilege of accepting this award!”

Through the many congratulations and phone calls, D’Ann remains herself, as she ever was. The kind of lady who will stop and chat with you about the kids or give you a hug in the hallway. She still works on her ranch and can cook a mean Ribeye steak.

Anna Visioli, VP of Digital Marketing at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC., said it best, “Could not be more well-deserved! Proud to have such an impressive, strong leader in the Coldwell Banker network.”

From all of us here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, congratulations D’Ann on being chosen for the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2017 Legacy Leader!

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® 2016 Annual Awards

March 2017 — Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® announced the winners and achievers from the 2016 year. The ceremony was held at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and included all the Sales Agents from our offices located through the Greater San Antonio area.

Judy LaDeur, an industry leader, was the guest speaker and shared her knowledge about developing a strong skill set for REALTORS®, brokers and team leaders.  Her invigorating perspective and keen ideas had many with their mental notepads jotting down tokens to remember.

Over 300 guests, agents and employees attended, including many new faces welcomed as part of the CBHarper Family. A positive turnout, attendance was a increase from previous years. We were particularly proud to see many folks donning gold to align with the theme, A Gold Standard.

Thank you to our sponsors / partners, they continue to provide the very best service to our clients. A special thank you to Sunbelt Lending who recognized several of our agents for their hard work.

Of course, Sunbelt was just one among many partners who we were glad to have join us. Especially, we want to thank all the individuals behind the scenes who worked tirelessly to put on such a wonderful show. It is truly in the spirit of the our CBHarper Family that we commend all the Sales Agents, employees and partners here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

Here is just a glimpse of the day’s highlights…

D’Ann pictured with the Top Individual Agent in the company, Kerry Dike, REALTOR®

D’Ann pictured with the Top Team in the company, The River City Group SA [left to right, D’Ann Harper, Mark Stillings, Renee Stout, Richard Davies, Steven Garza]

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Top 10 for 2016

 

 

 

 

 

While we cannot outline the entire event, we can share the photos and honorees. Please visit our Facebook page here to view our complete album of photos.

GVTC and Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® officially partner to bring the GVTC Just Plain Smart Move program

GVTC and Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®
officially partner to bring the GVTC Just Plain Smart Move program


San Antonio, TX, February 20, 2017 — GVTC and Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® partner on customer loyalty program.

Two leading South Texas companies are joining forces to help qualified home buyers and sellers earn thousands of dollars in cash-back credit rewards. The GVTC Just Plain Smart Move Program™ is a unique partnership between the Hill Country based fiber communications company and Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® (CBDHR), one of the market’s top real estate organization. This incentive partnership is unique between a telecommunications provider and real estate broker.

Through the GVTC Just Plain Smart Move Program™, a GVTC customer, who uses Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® to list or purchase their home, may be eligible to receive a cash-back credit at closing. For example, a $200,000 real estate transaction could qualify for approximately $1,200 in savings. Program details and restrictions are available at GVTC.com/smartmove.

“This innovative program offers wonderful value to GVTC customers through additional cash rewards and by educating them on the many benefits available as they move towards buying or selling their next home,” D’Ann Harper, CBDHR, CEO & Broker/Owner, said. “Today’s home owners are curious about leveraging technology to improve their life style. Our partnership with GVTC provides an avenue to pursue a solution to these needs.”

For every GVTC Just Plain Smart Move Program™ transaction, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® will contribute $100 to $250 to The GVTC Foundation, based on the final sales price. The GVTC Foundation is one of the Hill Country’s leading philanthropic contributors, donating more than $2.2 million dollars to area nonprofits over the past ten years.

“We are very grateful for CBDHR’s donation to our Foundation, from the GVTC Just Plain Smart Move Program™. These contributions will help our Foundation continue its mission in our communities,” GVTC President & CEO, Ritchie Sorrells, said. “Our company is committed to offering value and the GVTC Just Plain Smart Move Program™ will offer our customers significant savings when buying or selling a home, simply by using the expert services of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.”

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has agents available throughout San Antonio, the Hill Country and South Texas. In 2016, CBDHR closed more than $1 billion in real estate transactions. In business for more than 55 years, GVTC is a leader in fiber network communications and first to bring residential gigabit speeds to the San Antonio area.

 

 

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 

Let’s Rodeo Ball with CBHarper

A group of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Sales Agents enjoyed a night out courtesy of D’Ann Harper and Leesa Harper-Rispoli.

The Let’s Rodeo Ball is a major fundraising event for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Fund. Set in an upscale country western style, this party features top entertainment, gourmet food and dancing.

This event certainly is fun for both rodeo fans and everyone from the Greater San Antonio area. The performing artists of the night were Gary Allan, Neal McCoy and Bret Mullins.

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has grown to be one of the largest events, possible with the except of Fiesta, with as many as two million visitors each year.*  It is one of the top PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) rodeos in the nation.

The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. was established with the mission “A volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas”. The focus on educating the youth of Texas lead to integrating 4-H and FFA high school students and making educational commitments to support their interest in the agricultural and livestock industry. In 1984, the scholarship program began when fifteen, four-year scholarships totaling $90,000 to were awarded to students entering Texas colleges in the fall. Since then, the organization has committed more than $171.4 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, youth western art auction, calf scramble program and show premiums.**

 

 

*“Home | San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo”. www.sarodeo.com. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
** “History & Mission | San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo”. www.sarodeo.com. Retrieved 2016-05-18.

Welcome New Agent Class February 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), Dina LaRocca Murphy, D’Ann Harper (Broker/CEO)

Second Row [left to right]: Patricia Zamudio, Toni Brown and Thomas Haynes

Third Row [left to right]:  Cindy Enloe, Shannon Thayne and Sharon Hayes

 

Welcome our newest additions to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for February 2017!

Please welcome the new Sales Agents to our Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Family. We are truly thankful to have them join us!

This class introduces all the tools, techniques, business practice and technological marketing channels every new REALTOR® needs to cultivate a successful real estate career.

Cheers to Dina, Patricia, Toni, Thomas, Cindy, Shannon and Sharon on their graduation and the next exciting chapter here at CBHarper!

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Acquires Coldwell Banker First National, REALTORS® of San Marcos, Texas

San Antonio, TX, February 3, 2017 — D’Ann Harper and Leesa Harper-Rispoli announced that Diane Sanders, Mary Evans and Chelsea Roberts have joined forces with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS (CBHarper). Founded in 1978, Diane Sanders is the Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker First National. A premier real estate brokerage, Coldwell Banker First National serves the San Marcos market. Diane Sanders has served the San Marcos Board of REALTORS® twice as President, three terms as Director and as Regional Trainer for the Texas Association of REALTORS® in the Professional Standards “Train the Trainer” program.

 

D’Ann Harper and Leesa Harper-Rispoli are pleased about the merging of the CBHarper and Coldwell Banker First National families. “I am very excited about this expansion of our company!” said Leesa Harper-Rispoli, President Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS®. “In today’s fast moving world of real estate, it is crucial to be aware of every opportunity to better serve our Clients and Customers,” said Harper-Rispoli. “Our service area will now include San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Boerne, Bandera, Kerrville, Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas.

 

Both D’Ann Harper and Diane Sanders agree that this acquisition will create the strongest customer-oriented company in the area. “We want to assure everyone, that while we continue to grow and expand to more Texas communities, our gold standard of service will not waiver.” said D’Ann Harper, Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. “This will enable us to serve more Texas homeowners and sellers with the same high-quality professional service they have known and trusted over the years” continued Harper.

 

“I am excited to see D’Ann and Leesa take the reins of the company we built and continue to cultivate it into a successful future,” said Diane Sanders. “This merger comes with the working knowledge-base built by both company owners and will prove to be the foundation and strength of our growth.”

 

[from left to right: Mary Evans, D’Ann Harper and Diane Sanders]


 

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 January 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), Patricia Hodge, Sharmeen Hirani, D’Ann Harper (Broker/CEO)

Second Row [left to right]: Hayley Reed, Aida Arrieta and Laurie St. Onge

Third Row [left to right]:  Jennifer Romance-Deal, Kimberly Phillips and Crystal Trevino

 

Welcome to the the newest additions to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for January 2017!

Please welcome the new Sales Agents for the New Year to our Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Family. We are truly thankful to have them join us!

This 2 week FastStart Class introduces all the tools, techniques, business practice and technological marketing channels every new REALTOR® needs to cultivate a successful real estate career.

Cheers to Patricia, Sharmeen, Hayley, Aida, Laurie, Jennifer, Kimberly and Crystal on their graduation and the next exciting chapter here at CBHarper!

Conversations with Friends of Optimists

January 12th, 2017 — Debbie McNeal, the President of the Hill Country Optimist Club in Boerne brought us some exciting news this morning.

On Thursday, January 19th 2017 the Hill Country Optimist Club with be hosting an event called Conversation with Friends of Optimists with featured speaker, D’Ann Harper.

Located at the Burdick Community Center, the 1st Semi-Annual “Conversations with Friends of Optimists,” is welcoming all guests. D’Ann Harper, owner and CEO of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTOR® will speak about how we can positively affect the lives of local children. Harper serves on the Board of Directors for Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) and is passionate about serving in the Hill Country and San Antonio communities.

The Meadowland Charter School in Boerne is part of RMYA. They provide a safe, structured and consistent environment, including a seamless connection to a therapeutic component. It is their goal for all students to benefit from the structured setting so they can be successful both academically and socially.

The Hill Country Optimist Club (HCOC) works very closely with Meadowland and RMYA. The HCOC was recently awarded the Childrens’ Champion Award by RMYA for their contribution toward betterment of local youth.

Please join us and the members of the HCOC to find out how RMYA, Meadowland Charter School and the HCOC work together to affect positive changes in the lives of local children.

RSVP via Facebook here:
www.facebook.com/events/1826010291004455/

WHERE: Burdick Community Center
121 Old San Antonio Rd., Boerne TX 78006

WHEN: Thursday, January 19th at 6:00pm

There will be wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres served.
Door prizes will be awarded to attendees.

Questions or the request for additional information can be submitted to Debbie McNeal, Hill Country Optimist Club President, at (210) 269-6929

See y’all there!

 

Welcome New Agent Class December 2016

Front Row [left to right]: Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), Carmen Ortega, Jesse Muñoz, D’Ann Harper (Broker/CEO), Leesa Harper-Rispoli (President), Alessandra “Allie” Nau, Rachel Agee

Second Row [left to right]: Paul Garczynski, Craig Loeffler, Bill Starr Jr.

Third Row [left to right]:  Kevin Harper, Luke Barnett, Brian Mylar

 

Welcome to the the newest additions to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for December 2016!

Please welcome the new Sales Agents for December 2016 to our Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Family. We are truly thankful to have them join us!