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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

Welcome New Agent Class March 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), Angelica Fair, Jamie Sultenfuss, Gwen Reyes, Leesa Harper-Rispoli (President), Gaby Sanchez

Second Row [left to right]: Michelle Fink, Cindy Cox, Tracey Kunz, Tanya Bates, Svetlana Horton

Third Row [left to right]:  Cynthia Johnson, Antonio “Tony” Sanchez, Mark Kieffer, Kent Eskew, Brent Suter

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

 

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.

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.

Property Management Insights

Over the summer San Antonio Business Journal reporter, Kim Hernandez interviewed several top executive in the San Antonio property management industry. This includes our own President of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, Leesa Harper-Rispoli.

Among the questions Leesa explains some of the major service provided by our Property Management Division, Harper Property Management.

“Marketing the property for lease, securing a well-qualified tenant, move-in, move-out, collecting rent, accounting fund, sending owner funds and documenting everything on the property and accounting,” says Leesa Harper-Rispoli.

Leesa mentions the benefits os using a property management company, “A property management company should provide the expertise, knowledge of code compliance to the owner and manage the property according to Texas Property Code.”

Read the story in its entirety here.

On August 26th, 2016 the San Antonio Business Journal published the list of Residential Property Management Firms. Harper Property Management powered by Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® ranked number 1 on that list. Read the full story here.

Celebrating Success, Purposefully

 

Thank you to the San Antonio Business Journal for recognizing our pursuit of excellence. We are both humbled and honored to serve our real estate community.

 

 

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!

CBHarper & Oasis for Warriors – ATV Winner!

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, Farm and Ranch Division Sales Agent Gary Beck and members from Patriot Warrior Foundation in conjunction with Oasis for Warriors [501c (3)] have worked together to raffle off a 2016 CAN-Am® Commander Max Limited 1000.

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At the 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off, the winner was announced. Sold the winning ticket by Robin Claiborne, Fred Jung, was happy to find himself the new owner of this beautiful off-road, fully equipped ATV. The team at the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, Boerne Office were on site when Mr. Jung came to pick up his prize.

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Pictured above, this beautiful off-road side by side offers a luxurious ride, with performance shocks and four-speaker sound system. Equipped with Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS), Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential, and Rotax® power, this ride proves you don’t have to choose between luxury and performance. Features include: precision-engineered handling, on-the-go navigation, high performance shocks and stylish protection.

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This raffle benefited our friends over at Oasis for Warriors to provide a place to heal and a place to experience the presence in nature to those who have been wounded while serving our country. Their mission is to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and to serve those who have been injured while protecting our freedom and liberty. Visit the website found here:
www.OasisForWarriors.com

Don’t forget to visit our Farm & Ranch website; www.texas-ranch.com or give us a call with any questions at (210) 483-7500

Congratulations Fred! Be sure to send us pictures!

Welcome New Agent Class November 2016

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

Second Row [left to right]: Ann Braly (North West Office, joining the Integrity 1st Group), Cindy Bindseil (North Central / Stone Oak Office), Angela Rodriguez (North Central / Stone Oak Office)

Third Row [left to right]:  Terri Upton (North Central / Stone Oak Office), Alisa Cox (North Central / Stone Oak Office)

Fourth Row [left to right]: Jeremy Johnson (North West Office), Thomas Woodson (North West Office), James Bigley (North East Office), Daniel Diaz (North East Office),

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

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

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!

A break from the steady stream of guests at the registration table. Pam Meegan and Luisa Horton, Marketing Dept.

A break from the steady stream of guests at the registration table. Pam Meegan and Luisa Horton, Marketing Dept.

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?

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Celebrating Success, Purposefully

August 26th 2016 — On this day in history exactly 96 years ago women around the country were officially given the right to vote. Over the next 70 years women gained education, legal and financial resources and joined the workforce. The ongoing success of collective economic development and the growth of entrepreneurial talent has led the way to today. Now innovation is not merely an award of accomplishment, but a benchmark of our mission here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

D’Ann Harper and Leesa Harper-Rispoli lead one of the largest residential brokerages in South Central Texas, and among the Coldwell Banker brand. We are Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. We stand behind one of the most trusted names in real estate and one of the most respected women in San Antonio. D’Ann and Leesa have hearts as big as Texas, always giving back to their community and striving to make each of the Sales Agents and Support Staff a success. So it is with great pleasure that we recognize San Antonio Business Journal’s list of top Women Owned Firms, where we rank number 8. Additionally, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® ranks number 1 on the list of Top Residential Property Management Firms.

Residential Firm

Women Owned Business

We will continue to raise the bar and provide the best possible service to our clients. Thank you to our community who have made our company into a name people can trust, since 1985.