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Recognizing Trudy Pape and her service at SABOR!

February 2017 — Trudy Pape has been a part of our CBHarper Family for the past eight years. Aside from being a dedicated professional with excellent customer service, Trudy also has clear-cut communication skills. She is quick to understand and resolve complicated problems. Trudy knows homes are lifetime investments ranking highly among her clients’ most important financial decisions.

In 2016, Trudy Pape joined the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® and is pictured here at the installation ceremony.

Trudy is also pictured in the featured image at The Pearl Stable in the 2017 installation.

The Board of Directors as the governing body of the Board shall have general supervision over its activities and business affairs, provided such general powers shall be exercised to further the objectives of the Board. The Board of Directors shall have the power to censure, place on probation, suspend or expel any Member who fails to observe the Rules and Regulations of the Board; provided, however, that such Members shall first have been given an opportunity for a fair hearing before the Board of Directors or a committee appointed for this purpose.

All finances and property of the Board shall be the charge of the Directors, who shall designate a depository for Board funds and may make such investments as are deemed advisable.
The Board of Directors may employ an executive officer or officers who shall have such titles as may be assigned and who shall have such duties and powers as the Directors may prescribe.  The Directors may also retain legal counsel and employ such other persons as are necessary to the proper conduct of the Board’s business.

Trudy said of her commitment to the Real Estate community, “It is an honor to be a Director on the San Antonio Board of Directors serving my second year of a three year term.”

She continues by saying,”In addition, we are encouraged to attend SABOR, TAR and NAR conferences/events to keep up with education, industry awareness, legislative issues/concerns, and the latest business practices to ensure our board is always on the cutting edge.”

Here are photos highlight Trudy wrapping Christmas Gifts for Samm Ministries with the Board of Directors and her involvement in the Top Golf event for TREPAC.

Thank you Trudy for your continued commitment to the real estate community and your clients. As a licensed REALTOR® for over 30 years, Trudy also holds multiple designations — Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Performance Management Network (PMN), and Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program Graduate (TRLP)

Visit her professional page here or visit her on social media page here.

Congratulations Pauly Tamez

Congratulations Pauly Tamez

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 Pauly Tamez! 


Pauly Tamez was awarded the certification of GRI and pictured above with his graduating class at SABOR.

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 90 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 options 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

SABOR General Membership Breakfast – Join Us July 13th!

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is encouraging all of their sales agents to be a part of this year’s Annual General Membership Breakfast on Wednesday, July 13th. Any REALTOR® can and should attend. It is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the real estate community. It is your membership, it is your San Antonio Board of REALTORS®! Registration available on IMS.

Mayor Ivy Taylor will be the guest speaker for this event. Additionally, SABOR we be presenting the slate of nominees for the Board of Directors at the Annual Membership Breakfast. There will be food items on which to bid and our own Jan Hicinbothom is bringing her Specialty Rum Cake.

What: General Membership Breakfast

When: Wednesday, July 13th
Breakfast & Registration at 8:30am
Program 8:45am – 10:00am

Where: SABOR Auditorium

Who: Contact Jan Hicinbothom

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Jan Hicinbothom
Jan Can Make the Difference!

North East Sales Office
9025 Coronado Blvd., Universal City TX 78148

(210) 483-6208 office
(210) 452-3945 mobile


Elizabeth “Bizzy” Darling Rookie of the Year 2015

DSC_00062015 Rookie of the Year – Elizabeth “Bizzy” Darling with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® was announced on Tuesday December 1st, 2015. The purpose of this award is to recognize a REALTOR® new to real estate who is thought to best exemplify our profession to the public and be a credit to our profession.

Through completing their first year, this award winner has been actively engaged in real estate on a full-time basis. As a native of San Antonio and a Boerne resident for the past 15 years, Bizzy Darling is uniquely familiar with both communities as well as the surrounding areas of Fair Oaks Ranch, The Dominion and the Hill Country. Whether through her career as a licensed counselor or working with multiple non-profit organizations to reach their fundraising goals, and event management, Bizzy has been working to help people. Moving to a career in Real Estate was a natural fit, to create the best experience, whether buying or selling in today’s market.

Congratulations and cheers to your continued success in 2016!

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D’Ann Harper Good Neighbor Award Winner

December 2015 — On December 1st the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® announced its 2015 award winners. D’Ann Harper was recognized as the 2015 Good Neighbor Award Winner. Located at the beautiful Eilan Hotel & Spa, SABOR hosted its annual installation and awards where D’Ann along with the other winners received honors.


The Good Neighbor Award recognizes a REALTOR® who has made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in his/her community through volunteer work. It recognizes the ongoing efforts of individual REALTORS® who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their communities. Among the activities that qualify for consideration is involvement in affordable housing issues, improving the quality of education in an area, supporting initiatives aimed at a community’s youth, and work on any other community-based programs.

Instrumental to the success of all the programs that give back to the community, D’Ann Harper is passionate about changing the lives of others through philanthropy, hard work and partnership. Supporting various causes and charities throughout the year include organizations such as Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, Habitat for Humanity and The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. Specifically, D’Ann is a proud supporter of Any Baby Can, who guides families from crisis to care. Actively participating in the Any Baby Can events include, The Walk for Autism and the Fore Any Baby Can Golf Tournament. The innovations and growth, along with empowering others has guided D’Ann on the path of leadership. She is an inspiration to many and considered a powerful resource in the local real estate industry.



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New Showcase of Homes & Website Set to Launch

Coldwell Banker DAnn Harper TV Show WOAI


Mark Your Calendars and Set Your DVR

Sunday March 1st, 2015 marks the unveiling of our NEW www.cbharper.com and Showcase of Homes television show.

With the rapidly changing real estate market, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® works towards ensuring the best client experience and support for our licensed REALTORS®.

Our team of Information Technology and Marketing Professionals work consistently towards innovation, high quality design and providing the most up-to-date tools for our Sales Associates. The culmination of their recent efforts is evident by the upcoming release of a completely redesigned website and HD television show this Sunday March 1st.

This Sunday our television show The San Antonio & Hill Country Showcase of Homes premieres in high definition on News 4 WOAI. Tune every Sunday at 10:30 to view stunning footage of all the available homes in the San Antonio and surrounding areas.

With 8 locations in Bandera, Boerne, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, New Braunfels, North Central San Antonio, North East and North West San Antonio; there is always a local office with numerous knowledgeable Sales Associates ready to provide guidance on buying or selling homes. Our new fully interactive website makes it easier than ever to find the information you are looking for. Also view this and all of our episodes on-demand by visiting our website.

We are very excited to share these updates with you and hope to bring you more resources in our pursuit of innovation, trust and partnership.

REALTORS® Rate Remodeling Projects, Provide Improvement Guidance to Homeowners

MStagers_435856By Missy Stagers, 2014 Chairman of the Board
Part of a President’s Column of SABOR series run in the Sunday issue of San Antonio Express-News

When it comes to remodeling, homeowners often wonder if a project is worth the investment. According to the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, several remodeling projects are not only valuable, but also return more than 78 percent of their costs upon resale. Many of those projects are exterior replacement projects, which REALTORS® rated having the biggest bang for the buck.

Exterior projects such as entry door, siding and window replacements can recoup homeowners a substantial amount upon resale. These types of projects are essential to home maintenance, so the good news is many homeowners are already doing them. Another plus is that these projects are generally inexpensive, and besides keeping your home functioning properly, they also add instant curb appeal. This is especially important if you are considering selling.

The 2014 Cost vs. Value Report compares construction costs with resale value for 35 midrange and upscale remodeling projects in 100 markets across the country. REALTORS® provided their insight into local markets and buyer home preferences within those markets. Overall REALTORS® estimated that homeowners would recoup an average of 66.1 percent of their investment in 35 different improvement projects, an increase of 5.5 points over last year and the largest increase since 2005. For the second consecutive year, the value of remodeling is up for all of the projects included in the survey.

Eight of the top-10 most cost-effective projects nationally in terms of value recouped are exterior projects. REALTORS® judged a steel entry door replacement as the project expected to return the most money, with an estimated 96.6 percent of costs recouped upon resale. It’s consistently the least expensive project, costing little more than $1,100 on average. Other worthwhile exterior projects included two different siding replacement projects, including fiber-cement siding, expected to return 87 percent of costs, and vinyl siding, expected to return 78.2 percent of costs. Two garage door replacement projects were also in the top 10, both expected to recoup more than 82 percent of costs. Rounding out the top exterior projects were two window replacement projects; wood window replacement and vinyl window replacement both recoup more than 78 percent of their costs.

Each  neighborhood is different and the desirability and resale value of a particular remodeling project varies. That is why it’s important to work with a REALTOR®. A REALTOR® is the best resource for helping homeowners decide what improvement projects will provide the most return upon resale in your market. REALTORS® have a unique understanding of local markets, desirable home features and buyer preferences.

In addition to the exterior projects, two particular interior remodeling projects can recoup substantial value at resale. An attic bedroom is expected to return 84.3 percent of costs, and a minor kitchen remodel is estimated to recoup 82.7 percent of costs. The improvement project estimated to return the least at resale is a home office remodel, estimated to recoup only 48.9 percent.

The 2014 Cost vs. Value Report is published by Remodeling magazine publisher Hanley Wood, LLC and is done in collaboration with the National Association of REALTORS®. Additional data for the report can be found at NAR’s consumer website, HouseLogic.com. The website includes a wide variety of ideas and projects to help homeowners maintain, enhance and improve the value of their home.

If you feel stressed about moving, imagine what it’s like for your kids

HeadshotBy Missy Stagers, SABOR’s 2014 Chairman of the Board
Published in the January 19, 2014 issue of San Antonio Express-News

If you feel stressed about moving, imagine what it’s like for your kids. You have a say in the decisions that dictate the how, when and where of your move. Your kids probably don’t.

Children are creatures of habit. Any disturbance in the routine will prompt a reaction, whether it’s a teenager rebelling or a four-year old pitching a fit. It’s normal for them to feel apprehensive and anxious—make sure they know that.

Be honest

Talk to children about what to expect, answer questions, share your feelings and encourage them to share theirs. Make sure they know they can come to you at any time. The prospect of being uprooted from school, sports teams, friends and a familiar house can be traumatic, and the longer your children have been building relationships, the more upset they will likely be. Let them know that you can and will help them through the transition.

Be a role model

Kids pick up on their parents’ emotion and state of mind. If you’re frantic and nervous about the move, they will be too. If you keep it together and express confidence, your kids will likely follow your lead. Concentrate on all the opportunities and emphasize all new experiences that lie ahead. This is an exciting time.

Let them help

If it’s practical, let the kids participate during the home search. Encourage them to ask questions—sometimes kids ask the most insightful questions. Look at the house through their eyes and try to think of their concerns.

Pick it up, pack it in

Packing is never fun, nor is it tremendously exciting. Younger kids in particular may need a little help understanding the concept. Let them know you’re not throwing away toys; you’re just making sure that they’re packed safely away and that they’ll be available when you get to the new place.

What’s it like?

If you’re moving to a new city or state, show them where you’re going to live on a map. Also, use the Internet to find kid-friendly attractions and other information about your new town. Allow them to get excited, as this may help counteract some of their nerves.

We can do it

Moving can be a stressful experience for kids, but as a parent, you can alleviate some of the anxiety by being honest, answering questions and involving them in the process. Ask your San Antonio REALTOR® for advice or resources that can help ease the transition into your new community. As an expert in the San Antonio Real Estate industry, your REALTOR® likely helped another family through a similar situation.

For more tips and information about resources to ease your moving transition into the San Antonio area or to find a San Antonio REALTOR® visit www.sabor.com.

SABOR Installs new Chairman of the Board

On December 5, San Antonio Board of REALTORS®, installed the new board of directors. For the year 2014, our very own Missy Stagers of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® was installed as the Chairman of the Board. A huge congratulations to Missy and good luck for the year ahead!

SABOR honors D’Ann Harper

On December 5th, San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) awarded D’Ann Harper, Owner and Broker of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, with the 2013 Lifetime Distinguished Service Award. A huge congratulations to D’Ann for all that she has accomplished to be able to receive this award!