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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.

North West Office Holiday Door Decorating

The Sales Agents at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Northwest Office held a holiday door decorating event last week. Hosted by Julie Conner, VP of Residential Sales and Ed Zapata, Asst. VP of Residential Sales, they supplied photos of this festive event.

The Northwest Sales Agents put their very best artistic talents to work last week for the December Door Decorating contest. Voted on by their peers at the Thursday sales meeting. While there was a favorite, they were all winners!

From Julie Conner, Ed Zapata and the entire Northwest Office — Ho! Ho! Ho! and Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Have a holiday story you would like to share we’d be happy to spread the cheer! Email us at PR@CBHarper.com

 

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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Coldwell Banker Leadership Summit

April 8th — Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® management team members recently attended the Leadership Summit in both Orlando, Florida and Chicago, Illinois hosted by Coldwell Banker, LLC. These conferences, taking place in multiple cities, were designed to empower Coldwell Banker brokers and managers in understanding and communicating the Coldwell Banker value proposition.

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Several of the managers in attendance at the Chicago conference were Ed Zapata, Assistant Vice President of Residential Sales for the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® North West Office and Allen Pozzi, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® Director of Recruiting.  [ Shown above Allen Pozzi and Ed Zapata pose with Budge Huskey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC ]

In attendance at the Coldwell Banker Leadership Summit in Orlando was Julie Conner, Vice President of Residential Sales North West Office; Julie Gezella, Vice President of Residential Sales New Braunfels Office; Amy Thibodeaux, Vice President of Residential Sales Boerne Office; Addie Langehennig, Vice President of Professional Development; Pat Busby, Vice President of Residential Sales North Central Office and Ali Heft, Assistant Vice President of Residential Sales North Central Office.

Keynote speaker Tom Ferry shared his insight about the art of coaching Sales Agents that call Coldwell Banker home. Attendees then participated in sessions such as “The Smart Home Revolution Is Here”, “10 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed” and “Dramatically Increase Your Per Person Productivity.”

D’Ann Harper, Owner/Broker of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® said, “The Leadership Summit was a great opportunity for our management team to come together with team members from other Coldwell Banker brokerages from across the country. To receiving this valuable training from Coldwell Banker Real Estate it also allows the exchange of ideas and development of new skills. We are excited to implement this new knowledge and share it with our offices and Sales Agents.”

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Unstoppable Agent Training

Julie Conner and Ed Zapata put together an “Unstoppable Agent Training” to “pump-up” the Northwest Office of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Their 1st quarter 2016 kick off meeting set goals to provide as much training as possible so they are prepared to hit the ground running when the 2nd and 3rd quarter pack their proverbial punch.

UnknownAs managers “with skills beyond belief” Julie “Jules” Conner and Ed “Ed” Zapata are committed to developing UNSTOPPABLE AGENTS through coaching and training. Below is a run down of their UNSTOPPABLE AGENT training schedule.

 

January:

Friday, Jan. 8th — National Credit Care with Shane Grenko

Tuesday, Jan. 12th — Appraisals with Paul Smith

Thursday, Jan. 14th — Mortgage Refresher with Tamara Gallagher of Coldwell Banker Mortage

Tuesday, Jan. 19th — Preparing your Personal Taxes with Adam Tostado

Thursday, Jan. 21st — E & O Risk Management with Linda McDonald, Attorney

Tuesday, Jan. 26th — Dotloop with Colin Smith of Trinity Title

Wednesday, Jan. 27th — Google Apps 101 with Independence Title

Thursday, Jan. 28th — Marketing Overview with Addie Langehennig, Agent Liaison/ Trainer and Rachelle Lozano, Marketing Director

February:

Tuesday, Feb. 9th — Branding 101 with Independence Title

Thursday, Feb. 11th — SABOR REALTOR® Rally at JW Marriott

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd — TOP 10 Facts Every Consumer Needs to Know about Flood Insurance with Joe Fernandez of San Antonio River Authority

Thursday, Feb. 25th — Probate with Todd Marquardt of Marquardt Law Firm

March:

Tuesday, Mar. 8th — Generational Selling with Independence Title

Tuesday, Mar. 22nd — 1031 Exchange with Trinity Title


 

For full details on this and more contact “Jules” or “Ed”:

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® North West Office

7523 N. Loop 1604 West • San Antonio, TX 78249

(210) 483-6400 • www.cbharper.com

 

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[ Pictured above: Julie Conner, Vice President of Residential Sales at a “Congratulations Grandma Baby Shower’ held in celebration of Julie’s much anticipated granddaughter. ]

There are so many facets of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® each made of carefully selected professionals who truly love what they do. When thinking of the CB Harper Family as a whole it’s easy to highlight all the wonderful people on our team, but difficult to ensure we haven’t missed anything. We rely on the feedback from the nearly 400 people on staff and those on-board as Sales Associates. Recently some photos were forwarded along to us and we wanted to share some of the wonderful things that have been going on over at our North West Office.

Julie ConnerVice President Residential Sales and Ed ZapataAssistant Sales Manager have taken a very hands on approach in steering the reins at the North West Office. Pictured right Ed and Julie are rolling their sleeves up, unafraid to buckle down and replace ceiling tiles. It’s this kind of raw leadership that inspires some of the top agents in our company to call the Northwest Office home.

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The Coldwell Banker Northwest Office is nationally recognized for production and professionalism. The sales associates located in this office specialize in real estate across the metropolitan San Antonio area, as well as, the surrounding hill country area. This office has received the prestigious Coldwell Banker National industry awards for “President’s Premier”, “President’s Elite” and “President’s Circle” signifying our sales associate’s strong commitment to each client. Andy Smith was recently featured in our blog for hosting a party for the first 100 clients who closed on their homes since he began his real estate career! Kerry Dike, Rhonda Howerton and Missy Stagers, of the North West Office were also highlighted in our blog for their achievements, being awarded San Antonio Business Journal’s winner of the Residential Real Estate Top Agents.

11539181_923471074381167_7480285496928633238_oDuring the 4th of July a celebratory party for the Sales Associates  was held not only to honor the holiday but to let the Sales Associates know much their hard work was appreciated. An array of delicious foods were served including 11694964_923471131047828_3061566249624438961_nfried chicken, potato salad, beans, chips, peach cobbler, blackberry cobbler and ice cream. This was generously sponsored by Debbie Blackerby of American Home Shield and Tamara of Coldwell Banker Mortgage. In addition, there was festivities and laughter over games of bean bag toss, hula-hoop and water balloons.

Just an example of some of the wonderful feedback we have received about some the Sales Associates over at the Northwest Office is featured here. It’s certainly assuring to know that Julie is so supportive of the Sales Associates and will work to highlight their achievements.

4271772_1429628166.0115A perfect example of the camaraderie was back in May when Julie held a silent auction for Rich Palacios and his wife Michele who was diagnosed with cancer in 2007. Still in an on-going fight Michele has battled through radiation, bone injections, various medications and treatments while the cancer has metasitized into her bones and now is stage 4. Julie held a silent auction and with the help of staff and Sales Associates alike raised over $4,000.  An update of the situation was gathered from the couple’s Go Fund Me account and reads,

Michele and I have decided to end the GoFundMe account. We are incredibly grateful to each and every one of you who donated!! We feel very blessed! Thank you for all the prayers as well! Thank you for everybody who held a fundraiser to help raise money!

Although our plan did not go accordingly when Michele’s treatment was cut short at the clinic. She will continue to fight her cancer with alternative treatments here at home. She has now been back for about a month and is doing much better! 

Michele has an alternative doctor here in San Antonio who she sees on a regular basis and we are also hoping to continue some of the protocols from the clinic she attended here at home. 

All the money we received will help pay for these treatments! 

As hard as this has been there are so many blessings we have received along the way. This has definitely been a life changing event for us!

Thank you and God Bless!” 

There are so many wonderful things about the much appreciated team at our North West office! We are open to receiving more news and updates directly at pr@cbharper.com, please be sure to include high-quality photos with description of your news.

Thank you Julie, Ed and the entire sales and staff team over at the North West office! We look forward to sharing more of your inspiring and wonderful stories.

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Julie Conner, Vice President of Residential Sales

210-483-6401
jconner@cbharper.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Ed Zapata, Assistant Sales Manager

210-483-6424
ezapata@cbharper.com