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Congratulations Darlene Slough, GRI Graduate

Kerrville, TX – The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members with increasing skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

Congratulations Darlene Slough


Darlene Slough, who has over 40 years combined experience in business, sales, mortgage lending, residential building and real estate, was awarded the certification of GRI.

Here’s what one of Darlene’s client had to say about her:

“Darlene is an excellent realtor. She goes the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable with every aspect of the sale. If there is anything at all she can do to make it easier for you to understand the finer points of real estate transactions, she is more than willing to explain them. She is extremely personable. She actually went to the courthouse to find all the prior deed restrictions which often times are not included initially with the seller’s information. She assisted me with reinstating an agricultural exemption on the property which saved money. I highly recommend her services.”

The GRI designation is a powerful tool to attract and build new business. This certification increases skill levels across the entire landscape of real estate with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. A minimum of 60 hours of coursework is required, and subjects covered generally include:

  • Market Knowledge: Neighborhoods and property amenities, considerations for housing types, developing CMAs and impact of MLS, financing option, and home-buying programs, inspections and appraisals/valuations
  • Business Skills: Prospecting, buyer and seller services, creating your niche market, negotiations, creating and implementing your brand
  • Systems and Tools: Record retention, form platforms, and applications, website portals, marketing tools, hardware and software to streamline your business
  • Avoiding Setbacks, Fines, and Lawsuits: Professional standards, contract to close, risk management, agency relationships, and advertising


With 9 offices located in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is the destination broker for career-minded professionals and top producing Sales Agents.

CBHarper Kerrville at 2017 ‘Get Connected’ Expo

The Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, dubbed ‘Get Connected’ was held on August 4th and 5th at the Hill Country Youth Events Center. Open to the public, it offers businesses a way to showcase themselves in the Kerrville community.

The event was well-attended according to the Kerrville Daily Times article found here. In fact, many are saying the event was ‘the best it has ever been’. In addition to over 100 business booths, there was a custom car show, food, and a ‘Kid’s Zone’.

Jo Groff, Vice President of Residential Sales for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville Office was there representing alongside her team of Sales Agents.

“There have been great crowds and tons of people from the community — that’s always awesome,” she said. “The business community in Kerrville is terribly friendly. I’m impressed with both the number of vendors and people that are here.”

Our Coldwell Banker booth offered interactive participation by visitors using our exclusive BlueView 3D technology. Smartphone-powered virtual tours simulate a walk through homes for sale in the Kerrville market.

Janett Goad, REALTOR® pictured alongside Global Luxury signage and exclusive BlueView 3D technology.

For more information on buying or selling a home in the Kerrville market contact us:

Jo Groff, 
Vice President of Residential Sales for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville and Fredericksburg Markets
1712 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 997-5500
(830) 997-1091 fax
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Welcome New Agent Class May 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), D’Ann Harper (Broker / Owner), Leesa Harper-Rispoli (President), Brian Kimzey

Second Row [left to right]: Audrey Boerner, Stephanie Gagne, Karen Lauderdale, Crystal Bradford

Third Row [left to right]: Benjamin De La Cruz, Melissa Pressentin, Heather Jackson, Mark Tokach, Lee Ann Tokach


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

Welcome! Jo Groff, Vice President of Residential Sales, Kerrville Sales Office

Jo Groff
Vice President of Residential Sales Kerrville Office

CB Harper is excited to welcome the new Vice President of our Kerrville Sales Office, Jo Groff. She joins Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® from Jo Groff & Associates.

Originally from Houston, Texas Jo Groff has been a long-time Kerrville resident. Her extensive knowledge and professional training in the real estate industry stem back to 1987 when she graduated from the University of Houston, Real Estate Institute. In addition to being a long-time licensed broker, Jo has successfully led her own local real estate business.

While many Kerrville locals know Jo as a business owner and REALTOR®, she is also a proud mom of 7, booster club member and container gardener. Many folks might know her from their HEB or Walmart shopping aisles. She is a down to earth woman with a great reputation for helping others.

We are pleased to welcome Jo Groff to our team and as a new member of our CBHarper Family!

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®
1712 Sidney Baker Street
Kerrville, Texas 78028
(830) 896-5500

Linda Stilwell, Ambassador for Kerrville Area COC

Photo credit: Tom Holden, The Kerrville Daily Times.

Photo credit: Tom Holden, The Kerrville Daily Times.

Recently Linda Stilwell of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville Sales Office was highlighted in The Kerrville Daily Times.

Linda specializes in working with seniors and retirees to buy and sell beautiful low maintenance properties in all price ranges. Senior citizens often times have special needs to enable them to live a full and happy lifestyle. Linda is committed to helping them achieve independent living. As an area REALTOR, Linda is continually with newcomers as well and happy to introduce them to the Kerrville community.

Additionally, Linda works with a large amount of Veterans and is well versed in lending and other benefits specifically tailored to their needs. As a military spouse, Linda has a special place in her heart for those who have served. Now she says, it is time for her to serve them with a grateful heart full of kindness.

Whether a retiree, Veteran or a newcomer to the Kerrville community, Linda takes time to provide mini-tours of the town to demonstrate noteworthy features in the area. She understands being new to join the Kerrville area. When she joined the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Linda was not familiar with the area. That did not stop Linda from taking advantage of the many member benefits including ribbons cuttings, mixers and the Kerrville Expo. As a chamber ambassador, Linda has had the opportunity to be in the loop regarding civic events in the planning phase. She also has the opportunity to attend all the ribbon cuttings and see what new businesses are opening up. This allows for the chance to show those businesses to clients with relatable interests while on home tours.

“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know and adopt Kerrville and (its) many residents as my home through volunteer work.” — Linda Stilwell

Read the full story by clicking here.

Well done Linda and thank you for all the work you do in your community!

If you would like to contact Linda for more information about how she can help you find your next home contact her:

Linda Stilwell, REALTOR®
1712 Sidney Baker St.,
Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 329-6456 mobile
(830) 483-4678 fax

Hill Country Youth Ranch’s Style Show & Luncheon

pic5September 20th marked the 40th Annual Style Show and Auction for Hill Country Youth Ranch. Located at the Inn of the Hills Conference Center, it’s doors opened at 10:00am for the silent auction and bidding boutique sales. Community leaders and Ranch youths model fashions selected from the HCYR Thrift Shop, while guests enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by Inn of the Hills chefs.

Some have come to know this event as Kerrville’s ‘social event of the year’, and it sells out quickly. The proceeds provide Ranch graduates with college scholarship, and also fund various opportunities for educational advancement while residing at the Ranch. Our own Whitney Henderson with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville Sales Office is very involved with the Hill Country Youth Ranch. She serves on the Lady’s Auxiliary Board for the Hill Country Youth Ranch. Cynthia Loving, Vice President of Residential Sales of Fredericksburg and Kerrville, attended the luncheon with Whitney who goes above and beyond for this wonderful organization. Some of the hard-working Kerrville folks are pictured below enjoying this fantastic event.



Established in 1977, HCYR is a non-profit charitable corporation licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to provide long-term therapeutic care for abused and orphaned children at all levels of trauma and need. They operate three campuses all located Northwest of San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country.  Each of the three campuses features family-style homes, state-of-the-art charter schools for grades K-12, amazing recreational facilities and spacious, beautiful grounds.

Cheers to Whitney Henderson and the Kerrville office for supporting this noble cause!

Wall Of Tenure – Celebrating CBHarper

Our CBHarper Family is full to the brim with experience, innovation and the partnership of long-term professional relationships. We wanted to take the time to celebrate, in this our 30th year as part of the Coldwell Banker brand, each REALTOR® that makes us shine.

Collectively, we house over a millennia of experience in the industry. Although our offices might be sprinkled across the San Antonio and Hill Country area, we communicate very closely with one another. It is this close-knit community that strengthens our passion to help others find their way home. So let us celebrate, together, each person who sits at the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® table. Whether you’ve been here 1 year or 20 years, we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for being part of our family!



Cathy McCanless, 5 Years
Debbie McNeal, 6 Years
Karen O’Crow, 6 Years
Mike Medlin, 6 Years
Pete Peters, 6 Years
Gary Beck, 7 Years
Lisa Stanley, 7 Years
Linda Knell-Schoening, 14 Years
Carlene Carrigan, 18 Years


John Figueroa, 8 Years
June Baker, 8 Years
Terry West, 9 Years
René Leith, 18 Years


Christine Tegeler, 7 Years
Ron Hackett, 11 Years
Linda Stilwell, 12 Years


Pat Booth, 10 Years

New Braunfels:

Jerome Isaacs, 6 Years
Lorna Gentz, 6 Years
Maria Davila, 6 Years
Pam Beierlein, 6 Years
Sharon McCaskill, 6 Years
Janie Macredie, 7 Years
Jon Pfluger, 7 Years
Sherri Vackey, 8 Years
Barbara Morgan, 9 Years
Trish Crellin, 9 Years
Will Crellin, 9 Years
Beckie Whittier, 11 Years
Babette Irby, 12 Years
Cynthia Keith, 12 Years
Heather Duffin, 14 Years
Marc Rhodes, 14 Years
Michael Scudder, 18 Years
Ruby Scudder, 18 Years
Chris Bowers, 19 Years
Luke Speckman, 30 Years
Mary Ann Rhodes, 20 Years
Sue Covington, 27 Years
Tim Cronin, 20 Years

North East:

Fred Alvarez, 5 Years
Lindsey Ashcroft, 5 Years
Delma Subia, 6 Years
Louis Kirchofer, 6 Years
Sherry Johnson, 6 Years
Ted York, 6 Years
Wendy Ague, 6 Years
Annette Brown, 7 Years
Maria Silveyra, 7 Years
Kim Melanson, 9 Years
Carol McLeod, 10 Years
Debbie Lairmore, 10 Years
John Jones, 10 Years
Parisa Sanchez, 10 Years
Sally Garza, 10 Years
Willita Thompson, 10 Years
Glenn Taylor, 12 Years
Kurt Jaeckle, 12 Years
Bill Tolan, 13 Years
Jan Hicinbothom, 13 Years
Laurel Lewis, 15 Years
Stephen Hunter, 21 Years
Mary Garcia, 33 Years

North West:

Allison Wilson-Shelton, 5 Years
Andy Smith, 5 Years
April Frazee, 5 Years
Aurora Crawford, 5 Years
Barbara McCoy, 5 Years
Jean Marie Ruffini, 5 Years
Kellie Daniels, 5 Years
Lorna Teragouchi, 5 Years
Mike Garza, 5 Years
David Conner, 6 Years
Janet Bressman, 6 Years
Vickie McCulloch, 6 Years
Bert Kinner, 7 Years
Jack Allen, 7 Years
Laura Banis, 7 Years
Trudy Pape, 7 Years
Jose Lopez, 8 Years
Jose Reyes, 8 Years
Justin Cook, 8 Years
Kevin McCullar, 9 Years
Rich Palacios, 9 Years
Barbara Saathoff, 9 Years
Debra Forshey, 9 Years
Brad Graves, 10 Years
Cheryl Altwein, 10 Years
Elida Martinez, 10 Years
Kerry Dike, 10 Years
Michael Morehouse, 11 Years
Ara Fesperman, 12 Years
Matt Johnson, 12 Years
Dea Driffill, 13 Years
Dan Bender, 14 Years
Rhonda Howerton, 17 Years
Leah Hart, 18 Years
Roland Flores, 19 Years
Missy Stagers, 22 Years
Karen Nolan, 31 Years
Billie Jo Weisenberger, 37 Years

Stone Oak / North Central:

Carlos Fernandez, 5 Years
Elizabeth Saunders, 5 Years
Jeff Frye, 5 Years
John Peché, 5 Years
Linda Vieweg, 5 Years
Pete Montalvo, 5 Years
Pura Esquivel, 5 Years
Chris Truax, 6 Years
Craig Ross, 6 Years
Lynn Phillips, 6 Years
Nikki Diamond-Jones, 6 Years
Ray Aguilar, 6 Years
Bobbi Terry, 7 Years
Brenda Baldwin, 7 Years
Carolyn DiMuzio, 7 Years
David Kline, 7 Years
Dora Haynes, 7 Years
Doris Finch, 7 Years
Libby Ross, 7 Years
Linda Marion, 7 Years
Michael Johnson, 7 Years
Nancy Du, 7 Years
Debbie Backlund, 8 Years
Denise Barnhill, 8 Years
Grace Alvarado, 8 Years
Karen Garrett, 8 Years
Ken Davis, 8 Years
LeRoy Romo, 8 Years
Marsha Ryder, 8 Years
Steve Garza, 8 Years
Tetyana Smith, 8 Years
Richard Davies, 9 Years
Wayne Johnson, 9 Years
Jane Bash, 10 Years
Aneeta Bahalla, 11 Years
Annette Skalomenos, 11 Years
Barbara Lane, 11 Years
Donna Frye, 11 Years
Karen Roland, 11 Years
Kathy Vogel, 11 Years
Libby Weyel, 11 Years
Mary Dady, 11 Years
Bea Forthman, 12 Years
Bill Wells, 12 Years
Gabe McCarty, 12 Years
Susan Rodriguez, 12 Years
Courtney Silver, 13 Years
Philip Elmore, 13 Years
JoHelen Clark, 14 Years
Pam Maxwell, 17 Years
Yvonne Langdon, 18 Years
Anita Wilson, 20 Years
Chris Schenk, 21 Years
Connie Duke, 21 Years
Becky Day, 22 Years
Delia Sutton, 23 Years
Lupe Kennedy, 24 Years
Steve Silver, 24 Years
Cathy O’Connor, 25 Years
Margaret Davis, 25 Years
Mary Jo Johnston, 25 Years
Jené Rand, 26 Years
Barbara Kressin, 32 Years
Cheree Rey, 32 Years
Hattie Lee Gleichenhaas, 34 Years
Pat Combs, 35 Years
Frances Ross, 42 Years

Kerrville Business Expo 2016

ColdwellBanker-DAnn-Harper_PREVIEWOur Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville Office will have a booth this year at the Kerrville Business Expo. Held on August 5-6th, 2016, this event is FREE to attend both Friday and Saturday. The Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo – Get Connected is open to the public and is a great way to showcase businesses in the community.

The First Friday Wine Share will be held on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00pm, come and find us for a glass of wine! We will be selling tickets at the event to raise money for the Oasis for Warriors.

A custom car show and kids’ area will be in addition to the Expo on Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm. The Farm & Ranch ATV (which is the grand prize for the raffle) will be in the car show.ATV Ticket Art


WHAT: Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo “Get Connected”

WHEN: August 5-6, 2016

TIME: First Friday Wine Share Event,
Friday, August 5th 2016 at 6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your favorite wine from Europe (or Texas) to share and bring a glass!
Food trucks all day on Saturday.
Stage demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday>
Bring the kids to enjoy the new Kids Zone!

LOCATION: Hill Country Youth Events Center
3785 Highway 27, Kerrville, TX 78208

PARTICIPATE: Free to attend on both Friday and Saturday! Enjoy hundreds of business booths with products to purchase, car show, children’s play area, exhibits and youth shows.


For more information on our booth contact Cynthia Loving out of our Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville Office.


Cynthia Loving, Vice President of Residential Sales Kerrville
Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville Sales Office
1712 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX 78208
(830) 896-5550

Leap Year Celebration Chili Cook Off

Recently one of our Sales Agents, Bob Moore from our Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville Office won 2nd place in the “Leap Year Celebration: Chili Cook-off & Green Dessert Contest”.

Cynthia Loving, Vice President of Residential Sales for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville Office shared the feature image with us. Kerrville Board of Realtors Social Committee hosted this celebration back on February 29th to “leap” into a successful 2016. Folks entered the best tasting chili and green dessert with all entries submitted to Wendy Holt (recent winner of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville Office Eagle of the Year Award). Located at Kerrville Board of REALTORS® Education Center this event was all in the name of fun for the Leap-Year!

Congratulations Bob Moore for winning 2nd place in that contest! 8377_10153985399018914_1399207735633484163_n



Linda Stilwell, REALTOR & Kerrville Community Leader

p19990s1103369_13_0Thursday, November 5, 2015 — As a member of the Kerrville community and a local REALTOR, Linda Stilwell feels very strongly about working as a volunteer, as well as, taking a role civically. Among the many things she does is sit on the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the City of Kerrville.  Having been a voting member of this board for a couple of years Linda was elected Board Chair for The Zoning Board of Adjustment for the city of Kerrville.

Linda enjoys sitting on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and doing her part to make Kerrville a great place in which to live and work. When asked about her job Linda says, “In my opinion, our job is to interpret the zoning codes and see if we can help citizens understand and change or not change these codes (by means of a variance) so as to maintain the city plan and not detrimentally affect any of the citizens as best we can.  Sometimes we have to say no to requests, but it’s not necessarily because it’s a bad request or bad idea, but because it might not be good for the community as a whole.”

The Zoning Board of Adjustment will review requests that come before the board for variances upon the zoning code of the City of Kerrville.  These variance requests have been through the review process at the zoning commissioners office, then it comes to the board, then if approved goes to the Planning and Zoning Board and/or the City Council for final approval.

About Linda Stilwell:

Linda began her real estate career in 2004, and during that time she became a member of the Kerrville Board of REALTORS. She has held several committee positions over the years and is now beginning the next year as the newly appointed Chair of the Education Committee.  Additionally Linda is also on the social committee for the Kerrville Board of REALTORS.

Formerly Linda was a member of the Board governing the Hill Country Home Opportunity Council serving for approximately a year and a half before resigning her post in November 2014. Currently a member of the Kerr County Women’s Chamber, where she has served on many committees but now holds the Historian position.  Along with various fund raising activities for women, they also have scholarship opportunities and other areas to help women in need.

As a member of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce and a chamber volunteer as a Chamber Ambassador, Linda helps build membership.  Calling members regularly to see if there is more their chamber can do to enhance their business via chamber services, Linda serves the membership by attending open houses and ribbon cuttings too.

On behalf of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS, congratulations Linda on being elected Board Chair for The Zoning Board of Adjustment for the city of Kerrville!