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And Another One Bites The Dust

Kathleen O’Shea does it once again as she sweeps her competition at the Colorado Master’s and Mid America Regional Indoor Championship. This past weekend O’Shea raced in three different events which included the 60m Dash, 200m Dash, and 400m Dash, taking the Gold in all three! The event took place at the United States Air Force Academy which is an indoor track, Kathleen’s first indoor meet ever!

Not only was Kathleen collecting Gold medals last weekend, but she was also being recognized as a Top 10 Individual REALTOR® at her brokerage’s Annual Awards. O’Shea relentlessly puts in hard work towards what she is passionate about and it shows. Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is extremely grateful to have a person and REALTOR® like her representing them.

We All Just Wanna Be Big Rockstars

The Almost Patsy Cline Band and Coldwell Bankers very own Lanette Pannell, has proven that they are no opening act but in fact the main attraction at any gig they are attending. 

The Almost Patsy Cline Band is strongly influenced by the great singers and musicians of the past, while blending yesterday’s music onto today’s stage. The nostalgic music touches the heart, stirs the memory of the old, and educates the young, all while creating the best musical experience possible.

All of their performances are customize for age group and include: music for dancing or a choice of *Timeless Tunes – the Stories and the Songs, of country music’s roots to the sounds of legends like, Bob Wills, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, with Patsy Cline songs and how they mirrored her life. Also paying a tribute to America and the longest married couples attending the show. All of the shows are brought to life through high quality country and variety dance music, three interactive theater shows, or school programs!

The Almost Patsy Cline Band has been listed on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster for the past eight years. In the even numbered years the band has to re-apply for their slot on the Roster. The Roster is a part of the State’s grant system that grants money to qualifying non-profits for presenting the arts to their rural communities.

The Almost Patsy Cline Band consists of, Lanette Pennell on bass guitar and vocals, Vicki Gillespie on keyboard and vocals, Rick Reynolds on drums and vocals, Larry Lucas on guitar and vocals, Bill Pan on steel guitar and vocals, John Pennell and Peter Kristensen as crew and sound.

Lanette has been a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for two years and is based out of our Stagecoach office in Bandera Texas.

CBHarper: Blazing A Trail In Technological Advancement

This article was guest written by Jason Bird, Network Administrator 

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is home to an unequaled team of Technology professionals for the local market. Over the years, the team has implemented numerous advancements in Sales Agent and employee workflow, including construction of innovative CRM tools, custom web portals, public websites, and advanced networking that connects all the offices across San Antonio and surrounding areas. Leveraging this unparalleled staff, all CBHarper Sales Agents have access to 24/7 technical support, and the tools needed to carry them ahead of others in the marketplace.


As part of CBHarper’s commitment to its Sales Agents, Leesa Harper Rispoli has made a significant investment in a state-of-the-art hyper-convergence virtual server cluster. More than a simple upgrade of dated hardware, the hyper-c cluster is a new platform for the CBHarper Technology department to build on for more complex and diverse tools for the company going forward into the future. The new cluster allows for intricate initiatives not possible before, initiatives to help the Sales Agents win in the marketplace.



Branching away from traditional server setups and large datacenters, CBHarper has invested in a technology that uses a vertical stack of network, storage, and compute technology that together work in a synergy not possible using traditional server technology. Working as a whole that’s value is greater than the sum of its parts, the new cluster has efficiencies never seen before, leading to blistering responsiveness and speed. A platform built on hyper-convergence brings nothing if not bleeding-edge speed.


With this speed and power of hyper-convergence, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has a back-end server cluster that is unmatched in the Texas real estate market. Designed to meet the needs of the data-fueled real estate market, this new investment in technology infrastructure will bring double the internet speeds at the offices, allow for more responsive websites, and bring significant new e-mail capabilities.


What does this mean for Sales Agents?

• Faster e-mail with new features
• More responsive public websites and Xnet.
• More robust protection against
 ransomware and other digital threats emerging in the world
• Minimized downtime (minutes compared to days)


With this sizable investment, Leesa Harper Rispoli, President of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS®, is demonstrating a foundational commitment to the future of the company.  We can truly say there is no comparison in our market. 

Sandra De La Garza Earns Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist Designation and Million Dollar Guild



San Antonio, TX, January 2017 — Sandra De La Garza, REALTOR®, CLHMS, SDA, Luxury Buyer, of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has earned the Coldwell Banker Global LuxurySM Property Specialist designation and Million Dollar Guild, according to Leesa Harper Rispoli, President of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. To date, only ten percent of the more than 88,000 sales associates affiliated with the Coldwell Banker® brand have been awarded this designation. “In addition to performance-based criteria on successfully selling luxury properties, De La Garza had to complete a prescribed certification course to earn the Luxury Property Specialist designation,” said Leesa Harper Rispoli.


Launched in early 2017, the Coldwell Banker Global LuxurySM program legacy traces its roots to Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Previews® program, a leader in luxury real estate since 1933. The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury certification course creates a standardized education model to help the newest generation of luxury agents meet and exceed the expectations of high-net-worth clients. In order to participate in the course, participating agents must meet strict production guidelines — “Some of the most rigorous standards in the industry today.” says Craig Hogan, Vice President of Luxury at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC. Certification renewal is also required every 24 months, to ensure Luxury Property Specialists are up to date on new technologies, programs, and best practices.


De La Garza recently joined Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® and has been a part of the Miguel Herrera Luxury Lifestyle Team for five years. She is a Platinum Top 50 Realtor, a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist, and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®. De La Garza has earned the Million Dollar Guild Recognition, which is presented to designees who have had closings of at least two single-family properties closing at one million or above.



About Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® can be reached at (210) 483-7004 or pr@cbharper.com and has been an affiliate of the Coldwell Banker Franchise System for over 30 years.  Visit our Facebook page and blog for supportive content and articles, as well as our YouTube channel. 

About Coldwell Banker Global Luxury®

Launched in early 2017, the Coldwell Banker Global LuxurySM program legacy traces its roots to Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Previews® program, a world leader in luxury real estate since 1933. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists are an exclusive group within the Coldwell Banker organization, making up under ten percent of independent sales associates affiliated with the brand worldwide. Coldwell Banker affiliated agents conducted approximately 25,000 transactions of homes priced at $1 million or more in 2016. On average, the Coldwell Banker brand handles approximately $130 million in homes valued in more than $1 million every day. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker logo are registered mark owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Each office is independently owned and operated.


Welcome, Madeleine Kolbe

Welcome, Madeleine Kolbe to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®,

Originally from Wisconsin, Madeleine moved to Austin in 2011, and has lived in Buda since 2017. At a young age she watched her father build his business, and she saw the struggles and triumphs along the way. He taught her several life lessons that she applies to her work in real estate today. Madeleine values respect, honesty, and faith in oneself, and can assure her clients they will receive these virtues with her as their REALTOR®. Her family is her rock and enjoys hunting with them in South Texas when she isn’t finding a home her clients can be proud of.

Welcome to the CBHarper Family, Madeleine!

Welcome, Michell Bellamy

Welcome, Michell to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!

Some of the life lessons embedded into me at a very young age were always be honest, treat everyone with respect, and whatever job you do,  however big or small – give it your absolute best!  My next life lessons came over the period of 26 years when I was given the opportunity to learn, live, and love the United States Air Force core values and way of life. Integrity- First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. During this time I was a detail-oriented professional with expertise in management, multitasking, and leading multiple projects.

I graduated from the top-rated Champions School of Real Estate®, and teamed with the prestigious award winning Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® who pride themselves in motivating and training each of their agents. I will navigate you through each step whether you are looking to buy your first home or selling an existing home.

There’s very few guarantees in life but as your realtor, I can guarantee I will navigate your homes transaction with integrity, your needs will always be put first, and I will always do my best. I’ll work harder so you don’t have to. Contact me today so we can get started.

Welcome to the CBHarper Family, Michell!

Welcome, Paul Castilla

Welcome, Paul to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®

When buying or selling a home you want to work with a Professional REALTOR®. Whether you need more room for your growing family or downsizing as an empty​nester; the decisions you make with your home will be in great hands with me as your REALTOR®. I will help with critical decisions, keep in direct contact with you, and be available every step of the way. All your questions and concerns are important to me and will be answered to make your transition as simple as possible.   


I graduated from Samuel Clemens High School and was raised in the Universal City/Schertz area. I am a U.S. Army Veteran that proudly served 2 terms where I developed key leadership skills and traits like dedication, honesty, and integrity that I still go by today. I built a business from the ground up servicing over 200 customers and their needs for retail products for over 25 years. Great customer relations and service was the key to my success. Now, as a member of the National Board of REALTORS®, Texas Board of REALTORS®, and San Antonio Board of REALTORS®, working with Coldwell Banker’s great marketing, technology, and management team on my side I will give my clients only the best service my industry can offer a buyer and seller. 


Welcome, Lesia Lynch!

Welcome, Lesia to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!

Lesia moved to San Antonio at 18, and at 21 she married her husband, who she has been married to for 36 years. Having grown up in a military family, Lesia moved every two to three years and went house to house but never had a home. As a realtor, Lesia wants to help her clients find their home. She promises to always put her clients first, and to be honest, fair, and loyal to them. From homemaker to dream maker.

Welcome home, Lesia!

Welcome New Sales Agent Class For January 2018

Happy 2018! Welcome New Sales Agent Class For January 2018

Front Row [left to right]: Michell Bellamy, Jessica Masters, D’Ann Harper (Broker / Owner), KC Lawler, Dehann Riou, Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development)

Second Row [left to right]: Lee Przybyla, David Ramos, Dawn Bridwell, Irma Garcia

Third Row [left to right]: Jessica Diaz, Stacy Robinson, Leisa Lynch, Pablo (Paul) Castilla

Fourth Row [left to right]: Matt Whisenant, Daisy Whisenant, Steve Harris

Fifth Row [left to right]: P.J. Clarke, Dalton Meadows

Extending a warm welcome to the most recent Sales Agents joining Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for January 2018!

Happy New Year and welcome to 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, Stacy Robinson

Welcome, Stacy to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Stacy graduated from, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and obtained a degree in Business Management. She has over 15-years of experience as a project manager working in fast-paced environments, handling multiple priorities with a high degree of accuracy. As an agent with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Stacy strives to provide the ultimate Real Estate experience for her clients by sharing her industry knowledge to effectively negotiate contracts. She will not skip a beat in managing your contractual experience and has a proven track record as a resolution specialist! As a mother of four, Stacy understands the demands on families and will put your family’s needs first as her top priority.

We are very excited that Stacy has joined our team, welcome home!