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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.

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. 

Welcome, Lee Przybyla

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

Originally, from Chicago Lee and her family moved to San Antonio in 2010 when she accepted a position at USAA as a Financial Planner. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from The University of Illinois, and her first job out of college was as a Loan Officer for Coldwell Banker Mortgage. Lee worked in real estate lending for 10 years, and then moved into banking, financial planning, and wealth management for 16 years. When she isn’t working she enjoys cooking, playing golf, and spending time with her family. Lee and her husband Scott, have been married for eight years, Lee has two children and two step children. Lee’s mom was also a manager for Coldwell Banker in Naperville for 25 years, so Coldwell Banker Blue runs in the family!

Welcome back to Coldwell Banker and to the CBHarper Family, Lee!

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 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:
www.cbharper.com/joinus

Congratulations Corleen Schneider, GRI Graduate

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 with 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.

Congratulations Corleen Schneider! 

Corleen Schneider was awarded the certification of GRI.

People are Corleen’s business and helping people reach their realty goals are her passion. Born and raised in Canada, her background is in nursing having been a registered nurse for over 20 years. Corleen owned a home health agency for 12 years and it honed her skills in management, multitasking, communication and learning the importance of following through. A strong advocate for her clients’ needs, Corleen is forging her knowledge in real estate by earning such an important designation.

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

 

With 9 offices located in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is the destination broker for career-minded professionals and top producing Sales Agents.

Congratulations Svetlana Horton, GRI Graduate

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 with 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.

Congratulations Svetlana Horton! 

GRI

Svetlana Horton was awarded the certification of GRI.

Svetlana was raised and educated in Russia. She has a background in fashion and has worked as a freelance entrepreneur. Her love for interior and exterior home design created a natural transition when she moved into real estate industry. When she is not working, Svetlana enjoys time with her husband and three young sons.

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

With 9 offices located in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is the destination broker for career-minded professionals and top producing Sales Agents.

CBHarper Top Producers December 2017

We are Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS®, the broker of choice for career-minded Top Producing Sales Agents. Every month we honor our them by announcing the Top Producers. This month we present Top Producers in December 2017!

Below you will find the list of December’s Top 10 Producers by ranking. Our 2017 Annual Awards are approaching quickly and only then will we find out the Top 50 Sales Agents and teams. In addition, we are anticipating many exciting announcements during our Annual Award celebration.

In the meantime, let’s give a round of applause to all of our Sales Agents they work tremendously hard all year for this moment! We thank you!

Craig Ross Earns the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Membership


San Antonio, TX, December 2017
Craig Ross, REALTOR®, ABR, ALHS, CNE, e-Pro, GRI, GREEN, SMART, of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is now a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. To become a Member of the Institute, you must be a licensed real estate agent or member of the National Association of REALTORS® and successfully complete luxury sales and marketing training. Those who undergo this extensive training have access to exclusive tools, resources, products.

Ross has been affiliated with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for seven years and is the co-owner of The Ross Group of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Global Luxury. He graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelors in Business and History. Ross is still involved with his Alma Mater by being on the Greek Alumni Advisory Council. He is a member of the Dominion Rotary Club, a member and former Chairman of SABOR Realtor/Builder Committee and the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church.

About Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®
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