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Welcome New Class December 2017

Happy Holidays! Welcome New Sales Agent Class December 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Tony Landaverde, D’Ann Harper (Broker / Owner), Karen Rowell, Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development)

Second Row [left to right]: Jennifer Hollins, Tom Zibelin, Kristen Smith

 

Extending a warm welcome to the most recent Sales Agents joining Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for December 2017!

Happy Holiday and welcome to the most recent Sales Agents who have decided to join us here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

This class introduces all the tools, techniques, business practices and technological marketing channels every new REALTOR® needs to cultivate a successful real estate career here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

If you or someone you know is looking to start OR jump-start a career in real estate, visit us:
www.cbharper.com/joinus

Welcome Art Fernandez, Director of Real Estate Coaching

Art Fernandez was born and raised in San Antonio, TX where grew up alongside family members in real estate offices from the age of eight. At 16 years old he started working with his family friend and mentor Janice Doxtad. Little did Art know all the tools and methods Janice was instilling in him were the core fundamentals of successful real estate agents.

Licensed in 2000, Art began selling real estate that eventually earned him recognition for Multi-Million Dollar Production, 100% Club and numerous other awards for outstanding performance in sales. In 2007 Art expanded his expertise in coaching.  It was during this time Art trained and mentored Miguel Herrera, VP of Global Luxury. Since then Art has helped many offices with growth and development. During his career, he has trained over 1000 agents. Going forward he will work to develop and implement growth plans, accountability methods and tools for agents to sustain a successful career here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

Art is the proud father of three beautiful children: Annabella, Diego, and Felipe. His children are the center of his world and the main drive behind why he is so passionate and dedicated to his work. He loves the outdoors, all sports and competes in Olympic weightlifting. Art has been serving the real estate community for the last 20 years and looks forward to continuing to help others.


Art Fernandez
Director of Real Estate Coaching

(210) 483-7050 office
(210) 683-2702 mobile

afernandez@cbharper.com

3rd Annual Boerne Food Drive

November 8th, 2017 — We did it again! Each year Debbie McNeal works tirelessly with the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries to coordinate efforts for holiday giving. This was our 3rd Annual Food Drive. Together we collected 420 cans of sweet potatoes, 420 cans of green beans plus a duffel bag full of sweet treats that were all delivered to Hill Country Daily Bread. This will help provide Thanksgiving meals to over 400 families this year. Our goal was not only reached but far exceeded. So, with the additional money collected, we will be purchasing Hams for the family’s Christmas dinners.

“I wanted to thank my CBHarper family and friends who contributed.”, says Debbie McNeal “By giving back we have helped to make the holidays a little brighter for these families.”

Thank you to all who participated, donated and shared in this effort, it wouldn’t be possible without you.

If you would like to join in giving back, contact Debbie via email 

About Debbie:

Debbie has live in the San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country for over 50 years. She spent over 30 years in Management in the Finance & Credit Services Industry which included mortgage & auto loans, credit services, loan collections & foreclosures. That experience is very helpful in assisting her clients with their mortgage concerns and understanding the entire process.

Debbie loves being in the real estate industry and helping families realize their dreams. For multiple years Debbie has been named “Hero of the Year” and “Eagle of the Year”. These peer-voted awards are based on her overall performance, contribution to helping other agents and time spent giving back to the community.

Ultimately she tries to spend as much time as possible giving back. Debbie serves as the President of the Hill Country Optimist Club. She gives of her time toward local charities by hosting an Annual Clothing Drive, Annual “Cover Their Tush & Toes” Sock & Underwear Drive, Annual “Easter Bunny Basket Brigade to collect items for assembling Easter baskets, an Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive as well as providing support to the Christian Women’s Job Corp by teaching or providing meals during their training sessions.

REALTOR® Rally 2017 — CBHarper Success!

November 2nd, 2017 —  What a phenomenal success! Our 2017 Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTOR® Rally was bigger and better than last year. This year’s agenda included amazing guest speakers including Tomas Martinez, Owner / Publisher of Luxury Home Magazine, Craig Hogan, VP of Luxury for Coldwell Banker LLC., Lindsay Listanski, Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker LLC., and THE David Marine, SVP of Marketing for Coldwell Banker LLC.

Located at the beautiful Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa, our CBHarper REALTOR® Rally provides the opportunity to empower our Sales Agents with the knowledge they need to take their business to its maximum potential. This all-day event was host to numerous vendors, business building classes, and professionals in the real estate industry.

Thank you to all our honored guests, partners, and vendors but most importantly thank you to the Sales Agents who trust CBHarper as their broker of choice. The 2017 year has been amazing and we are all very excited for an amazing future in 2018!

Enjoy these photos from our 2017 REALTOR® Rally!

 

Top Producers September 2017

There are rarely weekends, in the constant ebb and flow of work-to-be-done, for the Sales Agents. When you trust in one of these professionals, you are NOT working with merely a ‘real estate agent’, you are working with a licensed REALTOR®. This license is the culmination of extensive training, experience, and knowledge tethered to a set of written Code of Ethics.

Cheers to their hard work and ongoing success!

Top 10 Producers September 2017:

Top 50 Producers September 2017:

Top Producers September 2017 — 3rd Quarter:

Debbie McNeal, Working Hard To Get You Home

Debbie McNeal has lived in San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country for over 50 years. She has spent over 30 years in management in the Finance & Credit Services Industry, which included mortgage loans, credit services, loan collections, and foreclosures. This experience and knowledge has helped assist clients with mortgage concerns and understanding the entire lending process. After years in the finance industry, Debbie moved on to sales and marketing in the Disaster Restoration business. Information gained during her time there cultivated skills in marketing properties so they will sell faster and bring the best possible price in the market.

Debbie loves being in real estate and helping people realize their dreams. Recently a letter was sent directly to D’Ann Harper, CEO, Broker / Owner, from a client who shared their experience:

I recently sold my house in SA after 39 years. It was tough emotionally for me but I had a real estate agent that was warm, caring and straightforward. She assured me to “look where you are going” not where you’ve been. Then she found the perfect house for me.

I just want you to know how grateful I will always be to your agent, Debbie McNeal. Debbie is friendly and professional. She is honest. I think she won me over with her work ethic, professionalism, and overall knowledge if the process. Anything I asked….. she had an answer or got me the answer.

Debbie bent over backwards to get both deals done. She kept me informed and she kept me calm. It is a huge change for me. I am so thankful I had Debbie who made it easy and fun!  Please know she really is a great agent. She knows her stuff. I love my new house and I love Debbie McNeal.

Thanks for a great experience with one of your agents.

N. Faldik, Ph. D

Thank you, for sharing this wonderful sentiment about Debbie McNeal, REALTOR®. It is no wonder that she has been named Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Hero of the Year and Eagle of the Year multiple times. Both of these awards are peer-voted and based on overall performance, contribution to helping other agents and her time spent giving back to the community.

In response to this letter, D’Ann Harper says, “Thank you so much for writing such a beautiful letter about Debbie. Indeed Debbie is one of CBDHR’s shining stars. I am so pleased to have her as part of our real estate family but even more proud to call her one of my dear friends. Hope you enjoy your new home for many years to come and thank you again.”

When Debbie is not helping clients, she devotes much of her time to the community. Currently, she serves as the President of the Hill Country Optimist Club. Additionally, she is the organizer of donation drives that include “Cover Their Tush & Toes” Sock & Underwear Drive, “Easter Bunny Basket Brigade” to collect items for & assemble Easter Baskets for local children, an Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, and providing support to the Christian Women’s Job Corp by teaching or providing means during their training sessions.

When Debbie isn’t “knee-deep” in real estate, she enjoys traveling with friends and spending time with family, which includes her 2 miniature long hair dachshunds. Visit her on Facebook and don’t forget to like and follow her by clicking here:
https://www.facebook.com/debbiemcnealrealtor/

Cheers Debbie for all you do in the community and to help families find their way home!

 

Welcome New Class October 2017

Welcome New Sales Agent Class October 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Bernadette Almendarez, Nina Cadena, D’Ann Harper (Broker / Owner), Leesa Harper Rispoli (President), Sylvia Rodriguez, Tammi Johnson, Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development)

Second Row [left to right]: Gail Collamore, Amanda Schonfeld, Ramika Adams, Sherri Huffman

Third Row [left to right]: Melissa Neuman, Amy Dresch, David Mansour

Extending a warm welcome to the most recent Sales Agents joining Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for October 2017!

We would like to welcome the most recent Sales Agents who have decided to join us here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

This class introduces all the tools, techniques, business practices and technological marketing channels every new REALTOR® needs to cultivate a successful real estate career here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

If you or someone you know is looking to start OR jump-start a career in real estate, visit us:
www.cbharper.com/joinus

Any Baby Can’s 23rd Annual Style Show & Luncheon

September 14th, 2017 — Our friends at Any Baby Can hosted their 23rd Annual Style Show & Luncheon at The Pearl Stable. The spirit of this event is fashion, philanthropy, and friends — style that goes the extra mile. Proceeds from this fabulous celebration enable Any Baby Can to continue providing services, at no cost regardless of income, to families of children and youth with special health care needs. By providing crisis assistance, counseling, autism services, sibling support, prescription assistance and health and wellness services they move families from crisis to care.

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is a long-time advocate for Any Baby Can. D’Ann Harper, former board chair, personally values the work Any Baby Can provides to the community. D’Ann served on the Board of Directors for Any Baby can since 2009, and served as Board Chair from 2013-2015. She was in attendance alongside Sales Agents from the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® brokerage. Money raised from this event and others like it that hosted throughout the year, such as Fore Any Baby Can, fund many of the programs offered.

If you would like more information about how to can help, visit their website, www.anybabycansa.org.

CBHarper Hurricane Harvey Relief & Adopt-a-Pet, The Long Road Home

Coldwell Banker and Adopt-a-Pet.com renewed their partnership in 2017. Last year the goal was to find homes for 20,000 pets, a goal that was exceeded thanks to Coldwell Banker offices nation-wide.

At Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® we had planned to join our ‘GenBlue’ family across the country by hosting several events here locally. Our office locations span 9 locations in 7 cities in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. We had teamed up with local shelters, gathered resources and promoted the National Adopt-a-Pet weekend.

What none of us could have planned for was the storm on the horizon. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the evening of August 25th near Rockport, Texas. Home to many of our Sales Agents, family, friends and sister brokerage the Ron Brown Company. The category 4 hurricane sent wind gusts upwards of 100mph through the Texas Coastal Bend. This area is comprised of numerous small towns.

We watched helplessly as the torrential rains moved along the 300 miles of Texas coastline to Houston and farther north to Beaumont. This is not only a Texas story, the storm moved painfully slow over the course of a week bringing the flood waters into parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Without hesitation, Leesa Harper Rispoli rallied with the Sales Agents, employees and partners here to formulate a plan of action. In step with our parent company, Realogy, who pledged to match up to $75,000 for Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief funds, we launched a fundraiser directly benefitting the American Red Cross. To-date this fundraiser has raised over $5,300.

Leesa put together this message:

Effectively immediately, on August 30th, we began collecting donations. We then planned for a Big Donation Event on Sept. 7th, just ahead of our Adopt-A-Pet event on Sept. 9th. We communicated directly with our fellow Coldwell Banker family members who sustained severe damage. We continue to encourage and support their respective fundraisers found here:
HelpRockport.CBHarper.com
HelpPortA.CBHarper.com

Even in the midst of a gas shortage caused by panic here in San Antonio, our Big Donation Event, unfolded with grand success. Allen Pozzi and Richard Davies, in true Texas fashion, brought in their barbecue pit and served up brisket, sausage, and fajita tacos. Each taco sold for $2 with the proceeds earmarked for relief efforts. Over $1,387.44 was raised in monetary donations. Checks were delivered directly to the San Antonio Food Bank, a hub of distribution for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Physical donations came in by the truckload until our entire trailer was filled with new goods including cleaning supplies, food, and hygiene products. Some of our donations were even sent via Amazon from other locations across the country like ones we received from Heather Ostrom at Coldwell Banker Roseville and Rocklin. We worked with a church who organized and delivered all the items collected. They put them directly into the hands of those affected and setup a team of volunteers who are assisting in the rebuilding process.

CBHarper Donation Drive

With our donations delivered on Friday, we pushed forward together to promote our Adopt-a-Pet event. It was no longer about only adopting pets who needed a home. It became about relieving the shelters who were feeling the pressure as they received incoming pets displaced by the flooding.

Our very own Cat Lodge, REALTOR® appeared on SALiving with TV personality Shelly Miles to voice how adopting a dog can make all the difference. Already full shelters here in San Antonio were seeing a large influx of animals that had escaped the storm or lost their families. Seeing a need, our friends at Adopt-a-Pet.com announced the release of a unique peer-to-peer platform that helps displaced people find local citizens who can provide temporary foster homes for pets until they can be welcomed back home.

Saturday, September 9th our offices joined together with God’s Dogs, SARocks, San Antonio Pets Alive and Pet’s Barn to take part in the nation-wide Adopt-a-Pet weekend. In total, 28 dogs found new homes, which for us is a tremendous success!  Below are photos from our Adopt-a-Pet and they speak louder than any words we can share.

At the end of the day, we’re all Texans. What does it mean? It means we’re family, here to lift one another up. We rise only by lifting others. So if that means raising money, donating goods or hosting a pet adoption — count us in. If there is one thing we are passionate about here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® it is changing lives by affecting real change where we can. Texas is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. If this tragedy has taught us anything, it is that we are Texas Strong. Stay on this journey with us as we continue down the path to recovery post-Hurricane Harvey… and Hurricane Irma. It is a long road home for some but we will reach the destination, together.

Meet ‘Rags’ this gent of a pup was adopted and now has a new fur-ever home.

Dea Driffill, REALTOR excited about the day’s events. She raffled off a $100 gift card!

Ali Heft and Debbie Backlund with their new furry family members. Congratulations!

Faythe Brunk pictured with a sweet adoptable puppy.

Wendy Holtorff and her family with their new pup! Congratulations!

This lil’ guy looks sad, but shortly after this photo was taken he was adopted by a new family.

Kathy Vogel, Leesa Harper Rispoli, Donna Frye all sporting CBHarper T-Shirts.

Julie Brown & Donna Frye put in some serious “sign-holding” time —committed to pups and all things Adopt-a-Pet!

Free swag for anyone who stopped by.

 

 

 

 

Wishing Cheree Rey A Wonderful Retirement

Monday, August 4th, 2017 — The CBHarper Family celebrated Cheree Rey’s retirement today as she closes her chapter here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Her story started back in 1984 with D’Ann Harper, in the early days of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Today we listened and they shared memories of that time alongside other Sales Agents who have also shared in the journey. Some of those are Barbara Kressin and Mary Jo Johnson, both of who are still as part of the CBHarper Family.

Her story started back in 1984 with D’Ann Harper, in the early days of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Today we listened as they shared memories of that time alongside other Sales Agents who have also shared in the journey. Some of those are Barbara Kressin and Mary Jo Johnson, both of who are still as part of the CBHarper Family. Amidst the laughter, D’Ann and Cheree reminisced over experiences along the way. D’Ann also shared her deepest gratitude for the nearly 34 years of service Cheree has given to a brokerage they’ve watched blossom and grow.

From all of us at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® congratulations Cheree Rey on the next season of your life and a blessed retirement! You will be missed!