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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:
www.cbharper.com/joinus

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
www.cbharper.com
(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
lstilwell@cbharper.com
www.LindaStilwell.com

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.

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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!

5+ YEARS OF SERVICE BY OFFICE:

Boerne:

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

Bandera:

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

Kerrville:

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

Fredericksburg:

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.

http://www.kerrvilletx.com/pages/businessexpo

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

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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
cloving@cbharper.com

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!

Hot August Nights Social Event

Food DonationsTuesday August 4th — Kerrville Board of Realtors Social Committee hosted a ‘Hot August Nights Social Event.  Chairman of the the Social Committee is Wendy Holt of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors in Kerrville who was in attendance and is pictured left in the white. Also from the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTOR® family in Kerrville is Linda Stillwell  a member of the committee as well. Among the festivities included a food drive held for the Hill Country Veteran’s Center in Kerrville. Director, Alan Hill, is pictured above in blue with some of the donations that were collected. The facility opened back in January after overcoming many obstacles regarding building renovations but their food bank opened in March 2014 according to Hill. In addition to limited amounts of clothing and toiletries, they have a commercial and regular size storage freezer for donations. Nonperishable, boxed and canned food items are stored with shelving and are replenished through donation events such as the one that was held on Tuesday. Hill Country Veteran’s Center is located at; 411 Meadowview Ln, Kerrville, TX 78028 and can be reached by phone at (830) 315-3100.

A Pie Contest was also held with 10 competing pies.  A monetary voting system allowed votes to be tallied for each of the contestant pets. The pie that raised the most money won the contest. After the winner was announced the funds collected were all donated to the Hill Country Veteran’s Center in total over $150.00 was raised.

The Kerrville Board of REALTORS® is an organization of real estate professionals subscribing to a higher level of ethical standards, pursuing personal and professional growth through information, education and community involvement while advocating for private property rights and property ownership.

UGRA’s 12th Annual River Clean Up

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Cynthia Loving and Wendy Holt participating in the 12th Annual UGRA River Clean Up

Saturday, July 25thUpper Guadalupe River Authority, UGRA hosted its 12th Annual River Clean Up. A total of 6,315 pounds of garbage was collected by a record 403 participants, working along the river from above Hunt all the way to Center Point.

Approximately 920 pounds of this total was separated for recycling; such items included cans, plastic, cardboard, and scrap metal. Along with the expected paper and plastic trash, participants retrieved sheets of plywood, broken porta-potty, three sofas, AC window unit, air pump, car grill, flat screen TV, golf club, lawn chairs, half of a Subway restaurant sign, $10 bill, lawn mower, fish tank, rubber snake, and 16 tires! 

photo credit: Bill Terry, KDT

photo credit: Bill Terry, KDT

The volunteers who recovered these items entered them in to the biggest and most unusual items contest. The enthusiastic volunteers scoured the river from about 8:00 am to 11:00 am and when they returned to Flat Rock Park with their trash, they were served hot dogs from the Save Inn Restaurant and homemade treats from the Kerrville Garden Club. Participants also enjoyed exhibits by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Hill Country Master Naturalists, Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas, Riverside Nature Center, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Bob Howells on freshwater mussels, Kerr County 4-H, and UGRA.

The City of Kerrville hauls away trash collected during the 12 th Annual River Clean Up.

The City of Kerrville hauls away trash collected during the 12
th Annual River Clean Up.

The dedicated group of volunteers included many individuals, friends, and families as well as groups from Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Girl Scout troops from Kerr County and the San Antonio area, Atmos Energy, Christian Women’s Job Corps, Hands of Help, Kerr County, Kerr County Roller Derby, Kerr County Women’s Chamber, Kerrville Board of Realtors, Kerrville Leos, Kerrville South CAG, Martin Marietta Materials, The Salvation Army, and the Town Creek Clean Up Team. Hardworking employees of the City of Kerrville, Garrett Services, Kerrville Recycling, and Republic Services hauled away the trash and recyclables free of charge.

Dedicated volunteers unload trash removed from the Guadalupe River watershed in Kerr County

Dedicated volunteers unload trash removed from the Guadalupe River watershed in Kerr County

The Trash to Treasure Hunt brings a fun and competitive element to the River Clean Up. This year, the contest was sponsored by Kerrville Recycling and the Ranch Radio Group. Three milk jugs marked with the radio stations’ stickers were hidden near the Guadalupe River or one of the tributaries. This year, all three of the hidden items were found by lucky volunteers who each claimed a $100 cash prize!

“Our goal with the cleanup is to raise awareness of how trash and garbage negatively impact our river which not only provides enjoyment to us but is an economic engine for the county. An added bonus is seeing coworkers, families, and friends working together and having fun while being stewards of the community,” said Ray Buck, UGRA General Manager.

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 4.54.43 PMUGRA staff and directors distributed free t-shirts, refreshments, and raffle prizes to participants, as well as a prize to the furthest traveled volunteer. These items were made possible due to the generous donations from Bank of the Hills, City of Kerrville, Garrett Services, James Avery Jewelry, Kerr Screen Graphics, Kerrville Garden Club, Kerrville Kayak and Canoe, Kerrville Recycling, Martin Marietta Materials, North Park Subaru at Dominion, Republic Services, Rev FM, Riverside Nature Center, Save Inn Restaurant, Security State Bank and Trust, The Cailloux Foundation, The Ranch Radio Group, and Wheatcraft, Inc.

“We have many returning volunteers and sponsors that participate in the River Clean Up year after year. I am always thrilled to see these familiar faces and impressed by their commitment to keep the Guadalupe River healthy,” said Tara Bushnoe, UGRA Natural Resources Coordinator.

Nearly all volunteers received an 12 th Annual River Clean Up t-shirt. The t-shirt was designed by young Kerr County artist, Francia Williamson, whose artwork won the t-shirt design contest earlier this year.

The Annual River Clean Up is just one component of UGRA’s Trash Free Initiative. UGRA contracts to clean fifteen water crossings on a regular basis throughout the year. In addition, UGRA’s environmental education programs focus on preserving the water quality of the Guadalupe River.

The Upper Guadalupe River Authority is the respected, efficient, responsive, and forthright steward of the Upper Guadalupe River and its tributaries.

To view all the photos from the day’s events click here or visit:

http://www.ugra.org/pdfs/RiverCleanUp15Web.pdf