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Cindy Pundt, Your Hometown REALTOR®

Without the professional guidance and experience of a licensed REALTOR®, buying and selling a home many times means tangling with unnecessary complications and roadblocks.The term ‘REALTOR®’ is a registered, collective membership mark, with identifies real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and adhere to its strict Code of Ethics. The NAR outlines the many benefits of working with a professional REALTOR® to handle all of your real estate needs.

Among our team of over 425 licensed REALTORS® is a lady by the name of Cindy Pundt. Born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Cindy has lived in Texas her whole life. Her interest in real estate blossomed when she purchased her first home. Over the years she has honed her skills and expanded knowledge of the Texas real estate industry.

Recently, Cindy received a glowing recommendation from a client:

“During a period of less than one year, Cindy Pundt listed my two homes at { removed for privacy } in Converse, TX.  My wife and I were pleased that both were sold in less than 2 weeks – one in 2016 and the other in 2017.  Cindy Pundt was more than instrumental in getting each home ready to be put on the market and kept the exterior in compliance with HOA rules.  I believe that her efforts were well beyond any assistance that I received in buying and selling several homes during the last 40 years.  I want to recognize her excellent customer service and superb interpersonal skills.

The first home was sold during my retirement from the U.S. military.  It had been rented for two years and need exterior and interior repairs and general maintenance.  What made her efforts more extraordinary is that she coordinated services with me while I resettled in Montana.

We waited to sell the second home after another renter left.  Unfortunately, that renter left the home in terrible shape and we were not aware of the extent of other issues as we were in Montana.  All the carpet needed to be removed and it had been replaced only 2 years before.  A more serious concern was that the renter had not disclosed the extent of water damage from leaking PEX water lines.  Ms. Pundt recommended that the developer be contacted since she knew that other homeowners’ in the area had their water lines completely replaced by the developer.  I contacted DR Horton and they agreed to replace the water lines and provide a warranty.  The Ms. Pundt obtained three quotes each for completely repainting the interior and another for the carpet.  At the same time, the roof needed to be replaced due to hail damage during April 2016.

Ms. Pundt was wonderful throughout both prelisting and listing efforts on each home.  We thank her for all her assistance and reassurance about being able to sell the two properties.  We would highly recommend her to other clients.”

Thomas and Irene Mihara

Needless to say, she takes pride in delivering excellent customer service to every client she serves. This and all of the reviews clients have left for Cindy can be viewed here on Cindy’s professional profile page. If you are interested in getting the home buying or selling process started, give Cindy a call at (210) 483-6147 or email her cpundt@cbharper.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are actual photos of the 2 homes referenced by the clients above:

Photography by professional on-staff photographer at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®

 

Photography by professional on-staff photographer at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®

 

Congratulations Dina Murphy, GRI Designation Achievement

San Antonio, TX – The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members in 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.

With 8 offices located in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is the most innovative real estate firm in our market, Texas and possibly in North America. We continually improve and move ahead to meet the demands of our market place. Our focus on exacting the standards of INNOVATION, TRUST, and PARTNERSHIP have allowed us to remain as the market leader and most recognized real estate brand in central and south Texas.
Congratulations Dina Murphy! 

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Dina Murphy was awarded the certification of GRI.

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

Congratulations Cynthia Leos, SRS

March 2017Cynthia Leos, REALTOR® based out of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels Sales Office has proudly achieved another designation. This is her third designation within the past year. Those designations include SRS, PSA and GRI.

 

 The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the SRS Course will redefine your “normal” and reinvent the way you represent sellers.  It provides a comprehensive foundation of skill development, training and resources to help real estate professionals represent the interests of sellers in today’s marketplace.

Students learn to:

  • Increase listings and grow their business
  • Demonstrate and communicate their value package to seller clients
  • Understand and apply the Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice
  • Understand and comply with state license laws when representing sellers
  • Understand and apply methods, tools, and techniques to provide support and services that sellers want and need

Congratulations to Cynthia Leos, REALTOR®, GRI, PSA, SRS for her accomplishments in honing her real estate skill set!

 

 

Bob Brown and The RambleCats

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 12.11.27 PMWe wanted to spotlight one of our Sales Agents, Bob Brown. He joined the CB Harper family this year and brings with him the excitement of waking up everyday in the real estate business. He and his wife have owned eight homes in four cities, three of them in San Antonio. Having known first-hand the ups and downs, frustrations and ultimately the excitement of both buying and selling, Bob is a great advocate for those going through the home relocation process.

As a sales manager, and director of sales and operations director for major broadcast companies, Bob has honed his skills in communication. When asked what is the greatest skill he has learned Bob said, “I’ve worked with every kind of person, in just about every imaginable situation (or so it would seem). What I have learned is how to really listen. When taking that step to find the perfect home in the perfect location – it all begins with listening. Listening to you. And I look forward to the opportunity to do just that.”

Aside from being a passionate real estate agent Bob Brown is just one member of the band, The RambleCats. Though they have been together three years, they’ve been playing music their whole lives. “We put this band together to play songs we always wanted to play”, says Bob “except we were always in somebody else’s band. The crux of The RambleCats is classic Americana, going all the way back to The Band, Willis Alan Ramsey, Bob Dylan and John Hiatt. Then throw in some Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Tom T. Hall on the country side and some Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Creedence and the Boxtops on the rock side… stir it all up, and out jump The RambleCats!” So not only can he sell you a house, but also play music at the housewarming party!

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Want to catch his next show? Maybe you’re interested in buying or selling your next home?
Visit him online or contact Bob Brown, REALTOR® here:

Bob Brown, REALTOR®
18756 Stone Oak Pkwy., Ste 101
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 262-1250 mobile
(210) 483-7131 office
(210) 483-4699 fax
www.bankonbrown.com
bobbrown@cbharper.com

 

Unstoppable Agent Training

Julie Conner and Ed Zapata put together an “Unstoppable Agent Training” to “pump-up” the Northwest Office of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Their 1st quarter 2016 kick off meeting set goals to provide as much training as possible so they are prepared to hit the ground running when the 2nd and 3rd quarter pack their proverbial punch.

UnknownAs managers “with skills beyond belief” Julie “Jules” Conner and Ed “Ed” Zapata are committed to developing UNSTOPPABLE AGENTS through coaching and training. Below is a run down of their UNSTOPPABLE AGENT training schedule.

 

January:

Friday, Jan. 8th — National Credit Care with Shane Grenko

Tuesday, Jan. 12th — Appraisals with Paul Smith

Thursday, Jan. 14th — Mortgage Refresher with Tamara Gallagher of Coldwell Banker Mortage

Tuesday, Jan. 19th — Preparing your Personal Taxes with Adam Tostado

Thursday, Jan. 21st — E & O Risk Management with Linda McDonald, Attorney

Tuesday, Jan. 26th — Dotloop with Colin Smith of Trinity Title

Wednesday, Jan. 27th — Google Apps 101 with Independence Title

Thursday, Jan. 28th — Marketing Overview with Addie Langehennig, Agent Liaison/ Trainer and Rachelle Lozano, Marketing Director

February:

Tuesday, Feb. 9th — Branding 101 with Independence Title

Thursday, Feb. 11th — SABOR REALTOR® Rally at JW Marriott

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd — TOP 10 Facts Every Consumer Needs to Know about Flood Insurance with Joe Fernandez of San Antonio River Authority

Thursday, Feb. 25th — Probate with Todd Marquardt of Marquardt Law Firm

March:

Tuesday, Mar. 8th — Generational Selling with Independence Title

Tuesday, Mar. 22nd — 1031 Exchange with Trinity Title


 

For full details on this and more contact “Jules” or “Ed”:

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® North West Office

7523 N. Loop 1604 West • San Antonio, TX 78249

(210) 483-6400 • www.cbharper.com

 

Blue Rewards January 2016

January 27th 2016 — Marked the 31st Blue Rewards, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has given away over $300,000 to-date through this program. On Wednesday all the contestants gathered for the chance to win. Upon entering each person selects a lottery number and it gets placed in a raffle drum. Name tags are handed out to all our guests, as well as a lucky necklace. Guests are then free to mingle whilst enjoying the refreshments and fresh cheeses, fruit, desserts and other food samplings.

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At the six o’clock hour D’Ann Harper of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® calls for the attention of all those gathered. The as yet unknown winner climbs the stairs among all the attendees who are registered to win, each hoping for the luck of the draw. Instructions are laid out explaining the game, with a crowd looking up towards the audience on the stairs. Each name called indicates those eliminated until just one person is left.

The raffle drum begins its spin and one-by-one names are called out to descend from the pool of REALTORS® thinking only of that $10,000 in winnings. Amid the elimination process, door prizes are given out chosen from the business cards deposited into the basket. Elida Martinez of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® North Central Office brought her grandson to lend a tiny hand in selecting door prize winners (isn’t he adorable?!).

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When we were down to just two contestants, a selfie was captured in light of everyones growing excitement. We all ask ourselves, what would I do with $10,000? 

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With overwhelming joy the winner Chuck Berry of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® was announced and a momentous uproar of applause followed. Chuck who arrived earlier in the evening casually commented to the sign-in staff, “I never win anything“.

Well, Chuck you’ve won and we couldn’t be happier to share in your happiness. His reaction was captured in this video interview:

 

 

Here is a glimpse into the evening of the 31st Blue Rewards:

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What is Blue Rewards?

Promotes and advertises properties attracting additional exposure, plus provides our Sales Agents with the necessary tools to compete with incentives from the New Home Market and other listings with bonuses. There is $295 in the pot at closing, and a Blue Rewards participating property’s selling Buyer’s Agent will be entered in the big drawing for $10,000. Only Buyer’s Agents may participate but all are welcome to attend. Wine, cheese and other refreshments are offered in a ‘Blue Rewards’ celebration for participating agents to announce the winner of the $10,000 prize.

 

City of New Braunfels UnSung Hero Award

Wednesday, April 15 – Charlene Goree with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Branufels Office, received the City of New Braunfels “Unsung Hero” award by IMG_0712.JPG The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung on Wednesday, April 15.

This award was for her countless hours helping charitable organizations in New Braunfels. One of which was being the Bear Hunt Chair for New Braunfels office! She works not only to be involved in her community and also to serve her clients with the highest possible level of compassion and understanding. She lives and works in the New Braunfels Texas Hill Country area.

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[ Charlene Goree shown left here with her husband Dennis]

From Charlene’s work with Habitat For Humanity to sponsoring numerous local children’s charities and families every year, she is a blessing to those that know her. We are lucky to have Charlene working here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. She is truly an unsung hero.

Congratulations Charlene from D’Ann Harper and the entire staff here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!

 

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[Charlene pictured with gifts ready to deliver Christmas 2014]

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[Charlene & Julie Gezella, VP Residential Sales New Braunfels Office delivering gifts Christmas 2014]

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 [Children who were able to meet Santa, 2014]


 If you would like to find out more about Charlene, follow her on social media here or see her ‘about me’ video here.

CGoree_614151Charlene Goree, REALTOR®, GRI SFR RSPS

office: (830) 608-5492 • mobile: (830) 627-2727

New Braunfels Sales Office

532 S. Seguin, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Texas Hill Country Home & Garden Expo

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Bring in Spring with Style! The Best of Fredericksburg Texas, Frost Bank, and Fredericksburg TX Charm Magazine are the hosts to the second annual Hill Country Home and Garden Show on March 14th and 15th at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg, TX.

With over 65 vendors showcasing top builders, innovative new products, fresh design ideas, landscaping and a host of home improvement, beauty and green living experts, this year’s show is on track to amaze!

119b64_923bb10b55314d40b725a1e529b14735.jpg_srz_p_233_258_75_22_0.50_1.20_0The Hill Country Home and Garden Show welcomes HGTV Design Star Abby Vasek whose design tips and tricks will inspire all. Fredericksburg’s famous quartet, The 4 Proches will play at noon on Saturday. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, gardening tips and wine tasting all weekend long. Learn about sustainable living, solar panels and water conservation with Fredericksburg Shines and the City of Fredericksburg. Special thanks to the Hill Country Science Mill who will be hosting an interactive and fun space for children!

Hourly giveaways of $50.00 gift certificates to Cabernet Grill will be given out every hour all weekend long and a pair of tickets to Rockbox will also be given away to two lucky winners on Saturday and Sunday.

01_FullSizeRenderOn Saturday from 10am-1pm Condor Docs will be at the Show site to shred your documents. Bring up to three boxes of documents and donate a minimum of two non-perishable food items to benefit the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.

Admission to the show is just $5.00 for adults. Young adults and children under 17 attend free. Show times are March 14th form 10am-4pm and March 15th from 11am-3pm. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Hill Country Needs Council. For more information please visit www.hillcountryhomeandgardenshow.com.

Bring your family and your friends on March 14th and 15th and join us for this informative, interesting and family-friendly event benefitting our community.

The Hill Country Home and Garden Show, where together we are building something beautiful!


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Members from Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® Kerrville and Fredericksburg offices will be having a drawing for an electronics giveaway, plus a gift basket from our property management division! Contact Wendy HoltRon Hackett, Karen McConnell, Linda Stillwell, Pat Boothe, Lisa Stapleton and Deborah Zapata for more information. And be sure to pay them a visit at their booth!

Show Hours

Saturday: 10:00 – 4:00pm

Sunday: 11:00 – 3:00pm

Admission Adults 17+: $5.00  • Children: Free

Gillespie County Fairgrounds

The Gillespie County Fair, located in Fredericksburg, now 124 years old, was founded in 1881. Annual fairs have been held with the exception of five years when it was not possible due to WW I and WWII. The Fair Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors who donate in excess of 15,000 hours a year to the organization.

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS Honored with Five Star Award and Named Platinum Award Winner by Cartus Broker Network

 

[ {Entire Relocation Team Winners Pictured Above} First Row: Linda Graff, D’Ann Harper, Marilyn McSpadden, Pam Poitevent; Second Row: Sherri Huffman, Karen Shea, Audrey Cheatum; Third Row: Steve Rand, Kathy Semlinger]

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS Honored with Five Star Award and Named Platinum Award Winner by Cartus Broker Network

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(DANBURY, Conn., March, 14 2015) – Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS has been named a Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network. Additionally, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS was also honored for its outstanding performance during the past year with a Five Star Award from the Cartus Broker Network.The awards were presented at the annual Broker Network International Conference held from March 10-12, 2015, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California. Cartus is a worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions.

photo 1Platinum is the highest level of the Excellence Awards presented to principal brokers. Excellence Award recognition is based on performance results related to a wide variety of goals including customer service, cost management, and effective analysis and marketing of homes. Fewer than 26% percent of the Network’s principal brokers achieved Platinum-level recognition for their 2014 performance. Additionally, the Cartus Five Star Award, recognizes brokers who have met or exceeded their individual objectives for outgoing broker-to-broker referral closings during the calendar year.

“The Platinum Award has long represented extraordinary accomplishment,” said Gerald Pearce, Cartus executive vice president, Broker Services and Affinity Services. “To earn this distinction, a broker must have successfully demonstrated outstanding performance in the areas of attention to customer needs, understanding of local conditions, and execution of best business practices. I’m extremely proud to honor Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS, who has delivered on this goal and produced the very highest levels of results to both its customers and the Cartus Broker Network. ”

photo 2“Receiving a Platinum Award is a high honor, and something that we worked for consistently throughout 2014,” said D’Ann Harper, Broker/Owner, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS. “Our entire staff has put a committed effort into achieving the best results for Cartus, their clients and transferring employees, and our brokerage. I applaud and thank them for their efforts.”

In addition to the awards ceremony, the event included interactive workshops, roundtable and panel discussions, and executive presentations. Cartus Broker Network participants conferred with other industry professionals and exchanged information and ideas regarding team building, revenue generation, retention, new business strategies, and increasing customer service—all essential elements for continued success.

About the Cartus Broker Network

Cartus Broker Network is the nation’s leading network of 804 market-leading real estate firms representing approximately 3,000 offices and nearly 106,000 agents.

About Cartus

Cartus provides trusted guidance to organizations of all types and sizes that require global relocation solutions. The company serves more than half of the Fortune 50. This year marks the 60th anniversary for Cartus, which provides service in over 165 countries, providing companies around the world with the full spectrum of relocation services, including language and intercultural training. Cartus is part of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. To find out how our greater experience, reach, and hands-on guidance can help your company, visit www.cartus.com; read our blog at www.cartusblog.com; or click www.realogy.com for more information.

Bear Hunt 2013

52bca9fd7b5e5.preview-300We have had such a great year of collecting stuffed animals for our annual Bear Hunt! Much of our amazing numbers collected in Boerne was because of the help we got from the students of BBMS. They were recently featured on the cover of The Boerne Star and we wanted to send a big thanks to those students and share with all of you the great story!

BMS South students give back to community through ‘Bear Hunt’

By Cariline Schwartz, News Editor
news@boernestar.com

Students at Boerne Middle School South brought holiday cheer by collecting special toys for children in Kendall County and the surrounding areas.

For the first two weeks of December, BMSS students collected stuffed animals for local children going through crisis.

Jennifer Royalty, reading teacher and student council sponsor, said the Bear Hunt stuffed animal drive is part of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® annual drive. She said students are more enthusiastic about the drive because they get to give from their own belongings.

“They went to each study hall room and said, ‘This is what we’re doing. Please bring your stuffed animals.’ That was their idea and they took it on themselves,” Royalty said. “The level of responsibility and enthusiasm increased.”

BMSS Student Council President Grace Frey said the student council likes community service projects.

“We always like to do community service projects,” Frey said. “This one was cool because now that we’re older, we don’t use our stuffed animals anymore, and these kids could really use them, so we figured we should do the Bear Hunt.”

Spencer Shirley, BMSS Student Council Vice President, said he viewed the stuffed animal drive was a great way to help others.

“When people think of accidents or fires, they don’t really think of the children as much,” Shirley said. “They just think of the tragedies. Most people have stuffed animals, but they always end up as dust collectors, so I think it’s a great opportunity to give our stuffed animals to people who can use them.”

Bailey Asher, BMSS Student Council Secretary, said the Bear Hunt helped get students in the school involved with service work.

“I like seeing everybody helping,” Asher said. “I like having people notice what they can do, not just for themselves, but for the community.”

Hunter Hickman, BMSS Student Council Treasurer, agreed the Bear Hunt was a good idea.

“Normally in my room, I have a huge bucket of stuffed animals just sitting there, and I think it’s good to donate them to people who can actually use them,” Hickman said.

Royalty said her students participate in other charitable activities throughout the year.

“We do Pennies for Patience in the spring,” she said. “We collected money for Hill Country Daily Bread, for gift certificates. We collected canned goods for them.”

The student council delivered the stuffed animals Monday to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® in Boerne. The toys will then be delivered to children in crisis through the Kendall County Women’s and Children’s Shelter, Hill Country Daily Bread Services, Hill Country Family Services and local law enforcement agencies.

For more Boerne articles with the Star, click HERE.