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CBHarper Best Place to Work for 2017

The San Antonio Business Journal announced 75 winners in its 2017 Best Places to Work awards.

This year’s winners fall into four different categories. To determine this year’s winner, Quantum Workplace surveyed employees through a secure website posing a range of questions in categories relating to teamwork, leadership, benefits and work engagement. The honoree companies were those that scored highest.

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is a family owned company. That phrase is often tossed about and therefore perhaps become watered down in its meaning. Our CBHarper family is more that just “family owned and operated”, it IS family. We grow and work together closely to offer the level of service we would hope to receive.

A luncheon will be hosted on July 20th at the Grand Hyatt where we will be humbly accepting our award. Through the years as we continue to receive ‘Best Places to Work’ awards it is a reminder of our responsibility to provide that positive environment. The President of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, Leesa Harper-Rispoli, will gladly stop, give you a hug in the hallway and ask about your family. Why? Because it’s more than just a job, and she is more than just an employer or business woman. Leesa and D’Ann (Broker / Owner) are passionate and care deeply about their employees. They know that the success of a company relies on those who work, behind the scenes, day in and day out to sustain a synergy of trust, transparency, and fulfillment.

Thank you to all of the support staff who make this possible. You are heard and appreciated.

See photos from last year here.



CBHarper’s 2017 Best in Residential Real Estate

April 2017 — The San Antonio Business Journal revealed the top performing agents and teams in their annual “Best in Residential Real Estate Awards” at the Pearl Stable.

The list ranking is based on the dollar volume of closed sales in 2016 and was divided into five different categories. Of the approximately 10,000 residential real estate agents in the San Antonio area, about 3% were nominated by their brokers. We’re very thankful to our Chief Financial Officer, Jackie Thibadeau, who compiles and submits this information on behalf of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

In all 10 of our Sales Agents were recognized in two different categories. We are proud to honor our Sales Agents and their hard work. Congratulations from D’Ann Harper and the entire staff here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!


D’Ann Harper, 2017 Legacy Leader

The San Antonio Business Journal honored some of San Antonio’s most esteemed business and community leaders on Thursday, March 9th. The 2017 class of Legacy Leaders included businessmen, Jack Guenther, Bill Klesse, former CEO of Valero Energy, Kevin Trevett, former president and CEO of Texas Biomedical Research Institute and the Cortez family, the family behind San Antonio’s iconic restaurants such as Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia. Also included was D’Ann Harper, founder and owner of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, considered by many a real estate legend. D’Ann was introduced by former U.S. Rep. Charles Gonzales, a 2014 Legacy Leader.

In this feature article published by the San Antonio Business Journal, D’Ann Harper is described as the family-loving woman that she is. The real estate brokerage she founded under the Coldwell Banker name has continued to grow to more than 400 REALTORS®. During her continued success the goal and vision of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has remained the same. CBHarper is built on the tradition of trust and family.

In her own words D’Ann Harper says, “It is because  of our wonderful real estate professionals and employees that I had the privilege of accepting this award!”

Through the many congratulations and phone calls, D’Ann remains herself, as she ever was. The kind of lady who will stop and chat with you about the kids or give you a hug in the hallway. She still works on her ranch and can cook a mean Ribeye steak.

Anna Visioli, VP of Digital Marketing at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC., said it best, “Could not be more well-deserved! Proud to have such an impressive, strong leader in the Coldwell Banker network.”

From all of us here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, congratulations D’Ann on being chosen for the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2017 Legacy Leader!

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.



Best Places to Work 2016

In our previous article, we highlighted this, our ninth year, as a finalist for San Antonio Business Journal & Quantum’s Best Places to Work.

Yesterday, at the Norris Conference Center, we cheered with all our might to display the type of spirit that can only be found at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Collectively our voices, air horns, spirit sticks and other noisemakers were captured by one of the San Antonio Business Journal staff and shared on social media.

A total of 61 companies placed in three different categories small, medium, large and very large based on number of employees. There were a total of 10 companies in the large category and winners were announced for each CnV_TBIUIAAxd2Ocategory by order of ranking. We wanted to give a special shout out to Champions School of Real Estate who placed first in the small company category! See the photo we capture, located left.

Last year we fit into the medium sized category, but this year with new office additions we now we’ve been moved into the large company size category. A special edition will be published highlighting all the winners and the order of achievement. Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® placed sixth place in our category. 13710020_1129633433764929_3730932032631950482_n

Accepting the award of behalf of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® was Valerie Lyday, Senior Vice President Residential Sales. We are Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, more than just a residential real estate brokerage we’re a family. The CBHarper Family.

Each office as well as each department not only supports one another during weddings, birthdays and baby showers, but when there are challenges we join together and lift each other up. It’s easy to be a part of our CBHarper Family. Throughout the year we come together in so many ways, it’s difficult to capture in words what we share in memories. Below are photos not only from yesterday’s event where we were honored once again with the Best Places to Work. Thank you to all of the employees (CBHarper Family Members) that make it all possible each and everyday. We would not be the community, the people – the inspiration for such a wonderful place to work without the contributions by all the CB Harper Family. Here’s to you!











Best Places to Work Finalist 9th Year Running

Since 2007, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has been a finalist in the “Best Places to Work” in San Antonio according to the San Antonio Business Journal. A total of 61 companies will be recognized this year. The order of the winners will be revealed during the awards luncheon on July 14th at the Norris Conference Center.

All of the nominees were announced earlier this year in a publication by the San Antonio Business Journal found here:

10629790_916268045101470_1867124088614127438_n-624x624As we await the awards luncheon and the special publication featuring all of this year’s winners, a little insight is wanting to be shared on behalf of this honor. Last year, we placed #8 among the medium-sized companies category. When asked what makes Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® such a wonderful place to work, we answered honestly. This year, our answer has not changed.

Our workplace is special because our unique camaraderie. It is less like a group of co-workers and more like family, it’s our CBHarper Family. The senior management works towards organizing fun events that include everyone and uplift the spirit of our company. All of our locations are owned by a single lady, D’Ann Harper. D’Ann’s energy level and enthusiasm rivals any employee and she’s loved by the entire staff. It’s her passion and compassion that inspired such a loyal group of employees.

The San Antonio Business Journal asked us, if your company had a team name, what would it be and why? Our reply was, we absolutely have a team name it’s the CBHarper Family (#TeamCBHarper). Not only are we part of the Coldwell Banker brand but we are part of the Harper Family. Together we work to empower one another, plus live and breathe real estate inharmony. Our friendships as coworkers extend outside work. It’s truly a place where relationships are forged and lives are changed.

Instead of waiting and sharing pictures from the upcoming award show, we wanted to share pictures of our CBHarper Family. A huge thank you to all of our staff who made this recognition possible, you are appreciated!














2016 Best In Residential Real Estate

April 2016 — For the first time on Thursday April 14th, the San Antonio Business Journal’s annual Best in Residential Real Estate Awards were given out as part of an evening event. Coincidentally the 14th also marked the start of 2016’s Fiesta.

Over 350 professionals attended the event located at Westin Riverwalk. The Business Journal recognized 74 top-producing agents among five categories: Farm & Ranch Agents, Individual Residential Real Estate Agents, Residential Real Estate Teams, Luxury Real Estate Agents and Luxury Real Estate Teams.

We wanted to congratulate all of the winners and nominees for their tremendous hard work and dedication to the real estate industry.

from left, Bizzy Darling, Steve Darling and Amy Thibodeaux

Photo courtesy of San Antonio Business Journal and their photographer, Javier Sanchez from left, Bizzy Darling, Steve Darling and Amy Thibodeaux

Photo courtesy of Steven Garza of River City Group SA pictured from left; Steven Garza, Mark Stillings, Richard Davies and Renee Stout

Photo courtesy of Steven Garza of River City Group SA pictured from left; Steven Garza, Mark Stillings, Richard Davies and Renee Stout






Best Places To Work Luncheon

Since 2007 Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has been a finalist in the “Best Places to Work” in San Antonio. This is awarded by the San Antonio Business Journal every year. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. To read more about the winners, visit the San Antonio Business Journal’s website here.

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