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In Loving Memory: Michael Scudder

mscudder_304189On Monday November 28th our CBHarper Family was met with the deeply sad news of Michael Scudders sudden passing. Micheal joined our company over 20 years ago and has held a variety of positions including Vice President of Residential Sales for the New Braunfels and North West Sales Offices. A long time REALTOR®, he was also a member of FRAR and previously the New Braunfels / Canyon Lake Association of REALTORS®. In 2008, he was President of NBCLAR and in 2009 the chairman of the Central Texas MLS.

The Four Rivers Association of REALTORS® says in a Facebook post, “Michael played an integral part in the purchasing of the land our office is on and the building of our home. He was a true servant leader, always leading by example for the agents with his office at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® and within our organization.”

img_3198Michael leaves behind his beautiful wife Ruby, grandchildren and great grandchildren; all of whom are in our thoughts and prayers. Michael will forever have a place in our hearts and we hold many, many fond memories. During this sad time we asked those who knew him and built those memories with him to share their experiences, so that we can also celebrate his life.

“Love you Michael. So proud to have worked by your side. A roll model for our industry.”
— Beckie Whittier

“Michael not only mentored his Agents, but also those Employees, like myself, who were genuinely made to feel like we were on one big Team…..a Family. Traits of a true Leader. Rest in Peace, Michael, and Thank You for your guidance and your friendship.”  — Scott Weitz

“So sad that Big Mike is gone. Life is precious. Ruby my heart hurts for you. Love you so much. It was wonderful having you as neighbors, working with you at CB, socializing with you once a month after you moved away. He will be sooo missed. I’m here for you if you nee
d anything. Love you bunches. My thoughts and prayers going out for you and the whole family. He showed love and strength to every life he touched.” — Mary Ann Carter

“Few people have touched as many Realtor lives as Michael has. His mentorship to agents inside and outside of Coldwell Banker, his leadership on the board and through his service on so many committees over the years, and his genuine care and friendship to so many of us has truly left a mark on all our lives. He will be sorely missed by all who had the great fortune to know him. Ruby Scudder, you and your entire family are in my heart and prayers at this sad time. To our colleagues at CBDHR, we mourn with you.” — Kathy Carl

Michael Scudder and Ruby have been so supportive to me during my Realtor journey. Ruby…I’m so sorry for this great loss. I am praying for the peace that surpasses all understanding to flow over you and all your friends and family” — Holly Mahler

“Michael was the reason I joined Coldwell Banker he was a great leader and a good friend always.” — Bob Winkler

“Such a wonderful man and friend. Our prayers for Ruby and family for peace and comfort during this difficult time.” — Janie Martin

“To the Scudder family, our prayers and wishes are with the family. Mr
Scudder was a unique man and I enjoyed every moment I was able to be with him
If there is anything we can do for you Ruby, let me know. Love yall and prayers are coming your way.” — Robert Compton

“Michael was a great man respected by so many.” — Lee Ketchum

“Always a gentleman and offering a helping hand. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.” — Steve Maher

“What a sweet, special, genuine man. He will be truly missed by all.” — Kara Simpson

“Michael was always there for me when I needed his expertise. I’ll miss his sweet comments encouragement and smile. A true gentleman and extraordinary realtor. Thinking of you Ruby and your loss.” — Janie McCredie

“Michael was the kindest gentlest man I’ve met in a long time. He always took the time to ask how you were. Always cared how you answered. He truly loved Ruby and his family. God has welcomed home a true servant and we are left to cherish memories. Praying for Ruby for Laura and for all of his family and those who knew him. Love you Michael, thank you for your always encouragement.” — Lea Phelps

Michael was often referred to as “our gentle giant”. Not only was he big in stature but he had a BIG heart!  He was a true professional and so very proud to be part of the Realtor organization.  He always gave a 100% of himself and was a very loyal employee.  Michael never met a stranger and was a friend to all. He was the first to volunteer for any special  project and truly loved each of his agents.  But the true love of his life was Miss Ruby. To him she could do no wrong and their children were a very important part of his life. 

Michael, we will miss you!” — D’Ann Harper

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Here is the service information for those wishing to pay their respects:

Porter Loring Funeral Home
2102 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Visitation from 6-8pm

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Funeral at 1 pm
Burial at 2:30 pm at Fort Sam (2831 Henry T Allen Rd, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234)

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CBHarper New Braunfels Celebration

13428012_10209687823487862_1153746447909914556_nJune 2016 — Recently the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels Sales Office held a Beach Party Lunch. Organized by two Sales Agents, Jenny Vonfeldt and Barbara Morgan, this party was full of fantastic fun-themed frivolity!

While the Sales Agents out of the New Braunfels office work very hard, they play hard as well. They worked together at the Texas River Fest on June 11th to spread the word of “finding home” amongst patrons eager to float the river. Despite the turn-out, they braved the Texas heat at Rockin’ R River Rides to cheer on in the name of real estate. More than just handing out free CBHarper swag – live music and cold drinks were also enjoyed. On June 14th, honoring the nearly 100 new listings the team brought into the office, they continued the week by hosting a beach theme luncheon to celebrate such a wonderful accomplishment.

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Will Crellin, Jenny Vonfeldt, T Charles Borchers and Paul Edmondson

New Braunfels Office Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper, REALTORS®

Ruby Scudder, Terri Kubecka Ward, John Schwertlech, Kim Brandsma and Lorna Shumake Gentz.

Two team captains

Two team captains. Nice job ladies. Thanks for all your hard work! Mary Ann Thompson-Rhodes and Jenny Vonfeldt

 Party planners Jenny Vonfeldt and Barbara Wiseman Morgan

Party planners Jenny Vonfeldt and Barbara Wiseman Morgan

Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure!

 Buried treasure. Prizes for the listings.

Buried treasure…. Prizes to be won!

New Braunfels Sales Agents

Marc Rhodes, John Rhodes, Heather Hower, Kay Gilbreath Watson, Mary Ann Thompson-Rhodes and Cynthia Keith.

CB Harper New Braunfels

Cynthia Keith, Heather Hower, Mary Ann Thompson-Rhodes and Jenny Vonfeldt.

Beach party with Mary Ann Thompson-Rhodes and John Rhodes

Beach party with Mary Ann Thompson-Rhodes and John Rhodes!

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In addition to the homemade food, treasure hunt and laughter – tunes of the Margaritaville and The Beach Boys were heard throughout the building.

Whether working an event, hosting a luncheon or celebrating each other’s successes the New Braunfels sales office of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®  brings new meaning to #TeamCBHarper

A special shout out to all those who couldn’t make it, you were missed! If you would like more information on any of our CBHarper New Braunfels Team visit them here:

http://cbharper.com/offices/new-braunfels-sales-office.php

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels Sales Office
532 S. Seguin, New Braunfels, TX 78130

(830) 608-5400 office
(830) 608-5480 fax

Management Changes – New Braunfels Sales Office

1After 14 wonderful years, Michael Scudder has decided to step down as Vice President Residential Sales for the New Braunfels office. During that time, the New Braunfels Sales Office earned the award of Best Real Estate Agency by the Herald-Zeitung readers (10 times)!  Additionally, Michael was voted on numerous occasions as the top Sales Manager in Real Estate. We would like to thank Michael for all the great years, and wish him good luck in his upcoming ventures in sales with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

Julie Gezella

Taking his place as the new Vice President of Residential Sales in New Braunfels will be Julie Gezella. Having come to us last spring from Coldwell Banker Professional Realtors® in Norfolk, Virginia, Julie has most recently worked with Pat Busby and the NC/SO management team. At CB Professional Realtors® Julie’s responsibility was Managing Broker for one of their seven offices along with creating coaching and training modules for the entire company.

Prior to working in Virginia, Julie was a Sales Manager for Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors® in Rockwall, Texas from 2004-Feb. 2012. Lori Arnold, Broker/Owner of CB Apex Realtors® credits Julie for taking their Rockwall, Texas office from 35 Sales Associates to 90 in a few short years, and having it recognized as the highest GCI office in their company for four years running. Julie has several real estate designations but she feels her greatest accomplishment is helping her Sales Associates reach their desired success through her hands on coaching.

Welcome, Julie, to the New Braunfels office and good luck!