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Jeep Rackley Earns Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist Designation

San Antonio, TX, January 2017 — Jeep Rackley, REALTOR®, CLHMS, of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has earned the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury™ Property Specialist designation, 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, Rackley 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.

Born Gene Rackley, Jeep is a third generation Boerne native. He has been a licensed REALTOR® serving Boerne and the surrounding Hill Country since 1997 with nearly 20 years industry experience. His past real estate experience in locations such as Costa Rica and Belize have cultivated Jeep’s repertoire for luxury clientele. When Jeep is not working he enjoys spending time with his family. Recently he worked with local charities helping Rockport families affected by Hurricane Harvey.


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 at 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.

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jrackley@cbharper.com   |   www.jeeprackley.com    |     mobile: (830) 431-1051

 

CBHarper Top Producers November 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 for November 2017!

Below you will find the list for November’s Top 10 Producers by ranking, let’s give a round of applause to all of our Sales Agents!

We’re very excited about a stronger 2018 and the many positive changes continuously unfolding. The Top 50 will not be announced until Annual Awards, which is scheduled for February 16th at the JW Marriott — more to come that!

 

Welcome Shelly Williams, REALTOR®

Welcome, Shelly Williams, REALTOR® to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!

Shelly is passionate about improving and continually growing all areas of her life. Her past experience as a Notary Signing Agent honed many of her organizational and professional skills in the real estate industry. She has completed over 200 mortgages, refinances, reverse mortgage closings and new home loans. Her knowledge in this area of the real estate process is a huge benefit for clients looking to work with Shelly.

In her free time, Shelly enjoys browsing antique shops and trying new recipes with friends and family. Her love of helping others drives her to succeed.

“As someone who listens to understand, I want to empower those around me to be all that God created them to be”, says Shelly.

Welcome home Shelly, we are happy to have you as part of our CBHarper Family. Cheers!

swilliams@cbharper.com  |   Office: (210) 483-6139   |   Mobile: (575) 491-8698

Ana Paula, Your Hill Country Village REALTOR®

December 2017Ana Paula Eddy and her family were featured in this month’s issue of ‘Life in Hill Country Village’.This community is a secluded oasis in the middle of city conveniences. Ana Paula, Jay, Jessica, Gaby, and John Paul Eddy have lived in Hill Country Village for 15 years with their 4 ‘furry family members’; Leo the Lion, Cooper, Finn, Biscuit (pictured in the below ad photo).

Ana is originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and attended Universidad de Guadalajara. Her passions include photography, gardening, traveling, and remodeling. Ana Paula Aldaco Eddy is the daughter of notable architect the late Marco Aldaco. In the world of architecture, his name is synonymous with coastal architectural design. He is one of Mexico’s most revered architects according to Robb Report* and also a member of Architectural Digest’s ‘AD 100 Club‘ for lifetime achievement. As such, Ana Paula has inherited a highly creative and discerning eye. During her travels, she often takes many photos and gathers inspiration.

To say Ana Paula has a giving heart would be an enormous understatement. She is passionate about devoting her time to others including local organizations like the San Antonio Food Bank, Boys Scouts, St. Mark’s and St. Pius. Earlier this year an earthquake shook the isthmus in Oaxaca, Mexico close to the area where Ana Paula and her husband are building a home. They spent several weeks assisting with disaster relief both in Oaxaca and Mexico City.

Pictured here with Veronica Bugarin, Ana is at her family’s restaurant Aldaco’s Stone Oak with her sister Blanca Aldaco. The leather purses in the photo are original designs sewn by the handicapped of Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca. The loom and thread designed purses are gorgeous pieces that raised hundreds of dollars for those in need.

If you are looking for a real estate professional with strong negotiation skills who is extremely resourceful? Three words. Ana Paula Eddy.
Go ahead, give her a call. She is a glowingly positive person with amazing stories! She will absolutely help you achieve your real estate goals.

Thank you, Ana, for sharing your story with us!

 

*Summer 2005

Welcome David Simon, REALTOR®

Welcome, David Simon, REALTOR® to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®!

Although he is not a native of Texas, David has lived in San Antonio for 40 years. Having moved here to work in retail jewelry, he left that field after 15 years to begin publishing magazines. Those magazines included a relocation for newcomers to San Antonio, through which, David amassed a network of advertisers and real estate professionals. In 2008, David received his real estate license and began the process of building his business.

Early on David was president for three years of an area homeowners association and was involved in a variety of activities. Also a former member of a Kiwanis Club, he was and has been, an advocate for the Arts in San Antonio and a one-time founding member of the Business Committee for the Arts. In addition, I’ve sat on boards and been an active member of the San Antonio Symphony, the San Antonio Chamber Music Society, and Conservation Society.

Additionally, through the Jewish Federation and other organizations, he has helped found a program that serves meals to residents of homeless shelters, as well as a program at the Brooke Army Medical Center’s Wounded Warrior Center.

Welcome home David, we are happy to have you as part of our CBHarper Family. Cheers to a successful, happy future!

   |   Office: (210) 483-6344   |   Mobile: (210) 573-0643

Welcome Chad Taylor to Global Luxury

Chad Taylor Luxury, known amongst colleagues and clients in real estate for his integrity, professionalism, commitment to perfection, and unwavering loyalty, has partnered with Miguel Herrera Luxury Lifestyle. Recently, Miguel Herrera was appointed Vice President of Global Luxury for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Now, with this new partnership Chad, a connoisseur of luxury real estate, will take his trusted white glove service to a deeper, global level.

Chad has a deep foundation and knowledge of luxury that has proven successful for nearly twenty years. With experience as the GM of the highest ranking hotel in San Antonio, he has perfected the art of “white glove service,” and implements this level of service with every client in his care. He also puts great care into his community by serving as a Board of Director for Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the San Antonio World Affairs Council. There is no denying the pride he takes in his city and the impact he has made, not just in the real estate community, but the San Antonio community in general. By continuously satisfying clients of the highest caliber, Chad Taylor has stayed a step above luxury realty and has constantly proven that there is no one better equipped for finding the dream home your family deserves.

Imagine you are new to the city, state, or even country. Finding a home can be miserable when you know nothing of your new surroundings. You don’t need a realtor in this moment, you need a real estate expert and a friend you can trust. You need someone who knows all the exceptional secrets this city holds; the most grandiose views, intimate restaurants, and highly respected schools. A realtor may know this city, but Chad Taylor loves this city, and he wants you to love it as well. Immediately after requesting his services, you have gained a most valuable resource and loyal friend. He becomes the one you can call on for anything and everything and is your guide to living luxuriously as you acclimate to your new surroundings. With expertise unmatched by any other, concierge-like service and intricate attention to detail, there is no question that the service you’re experiencing when finding a home with Chad Taylor is the absolute best.

 Chad@ChadTaylorLuxury.com     |    22211 IH-10 W. Ste. 1206     |   (210) 875-8747

 

www.chadtaylorluxury.com

 

Welcome Melissa Neuman

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

Melissa’s passion is helping others and truly making them feel at home. Whether you are buying or selling, Melissa thinks that home should be the place where you feel like you belong. When you hire Melissa Neuman as your partner her goal to make you feel at ease during the process knowing that her commitment is to provide you with incredible, outstanding service.

Melissa has been married to her husband, Garrett, for over 17 years and she’s the mother of three beautiful children. Garrett is the pastor of Church Unlimited San Antonio on Hardy Oak where Melissa and her family attend together on Sundays.

After years spent in the sales and service industry, Melissa is ready to fully embrace a career in real estate. From hospitality management to corporate travel sales, interior design and even a founder of a non-profit, her heart has always been drawn to do what is right and best because people come first. So how does this help the everyday person looking to buy or sell a home? It means she is adaptable to your needs and will be successful and effective in helping you reach your real estate goals.

“I fully understand the demands of a busy life and how stressful moving can be sometimes. I’m here to ease that stress and get you moving, making home ownership a dream come true!” says Melissa.

Welcome home Melissa, we are happy to have you as part of our CBHarper Family. Cheers to your success and happiness!

   |   Office: (210) 483-7086   |   Mobile: (815) 975-0133

CBHarper’s 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off 2017

October 27th, 2017 — Here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® we hosted our 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off on a cool, windy Friday afternoon. Company-wide teams come together to simmer their best recipes and compete for bragging rights to the best chili. Aside from fun, food and live music, performed by our very own Clifton Jansky, this event kicks off our holiday ‘Bear Hunt’. Open to the public, our chili cook-off costs a modest $2 entry or 1 stuffed animal to enter.

All of the funds and stuffed animals go directly to our ‘Bear Hunt’ efforts. To date, we have collected well over 125,000 thousand stuffed animals and bears and many more thousands in monetary donations. Everything we collect benefits the local Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Police and Fire Stations, plus the well-loved stuffed animals are distributed to local pet shelters.

Our goal this year is to collect as many bears and stuffed animals as possible to spread the love this upcoming holiday season. Please visit one of our office locations near you:

 

Here are some photos of this year’s fun at the Chili Cook-Off, for all the photos from the day’s event visit our Facebook album here.

Congratulations to our Platinum Top 50 Semi-Finalist

October 2017 — Our Platinum Top 50 Semi-Finalists have been recognized by The Platinum Top 50 Awards Program, which annually selects fifty (50) Residential Real Estate Professionals for their outstanding achievements in: sales, education, industry participation and civic leadership.

The Platinum Top 50 Winners exemplify initiative, involvement, success, and philanthropy. This year’s winners will be announced on Friday, December 1st at the Omni Colonade.

Our Finalists are:

Barbara Lane

Bizzy Darling

Debbie McNeal

Jo Helen Clark

John Peché

Kathleen O’Shea

Ken Davis

Mark Stillings

Miguel Herrera

Polly McKinley

Rhonda Howerton

Sandra De La Garza

Congratulations again to all of these wonderful folks, we truly appreciate all you do!

How Do You Know? Real Estate Photography & You.

How Do You Know? Real Estate Photography & You.
Guest article by Diego Henriquez

“How do you know when you’re ready?” this question has been asked for generations – marriage, children, college, etc…
The answer always seems to be the same, “you just know.”

Unfortunately, this particular answer cannot be said of prepping your house for real-estate photography, as much as I’d like it too. So, how do you know? What is the fine balance between what feels like the destruction of your whole world and routine and to making sure your home is beautiful within and without? Is there a model or form you can follow? HOW DO YOU KNOW?

Before I divulge unto you information that will change the name of your game I think we need to establish the rules. Here, in the world of photography real estate and real estate in general, we like to think of ourselves as helpers.

What do you mean helpers?

Well, we aren’t here to make your house look ugly, or to highlight parts of the house that might be unbecoming to viewers, nor are we around to make sure your house doesn’t sell. Our number one focus, primary focus, the very fundamental part of our job is to ensure your house is sold in a way that respects you, for YOU.

So the ONLY rule, yes, I repeat, the ONLY rule there is, is to remember:
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU make your house look its best, for you.

Some think we are invaders trying to occupy their livelihood and home, but we aren’t. We are guests. As such, wouldn’t you want your house to look its best?

Some think we don’t care about how the house looks or is maintained, but we do. In fact, we care a ridiculous amount, so much so, we consider you a part of our team and vice versa. #teamCBHarper.

As a team, we (on-staff professional Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® photographers) are going to do our utmost to ensure your house gets the best photos, the realtor will do their utmost to ensure the sale of your house, and you, as team leader, needs to, to the utmost of your ability ensure your house is ready – ready for the world to see how beautiful your home is, has been, and will continue to be.
(As soon as they buy it, am I right).

Okay, okay….enough with the chatter you say, tell me how do I know when I am ready.
Here, at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, we’ve made it simple for you with our expert team of professional photographers, our undying canny marketing team, and our 24/7 on-the-clock IT department. We’ve made it so simple, that it boils down to a list. THE LIST. The list of all lists that will answer, “when am I ready.”
You can find this list by asking your Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTOR® or download it here.

You feel that power at your fingertips? I do.
However, if you’d like read on…it gets better. I promise.

After the list is done, then what? What’s your next move? Remember how I said it gets better? Here it comes….brace yourself…..Once you finish the list, you are done. WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! No way! How? Well, let’s use the analogy of an all American great sport, football.

When the quarterback throws the ball, is he done for that moment with his job? Why yes, for the moment, not the whole game. Okay now, who’s next in play? Well, whoever is receiving the ball, which in this particular case would be the photographer. Now it is His turn to do what is expected of him. And, well, you get my drift… I want to highlight something important. As the seller, the team leader, you have to continue to maintain the house, just as a quarterback would the play his best the whole game because this helps the realtor do their part. In this way, when we all work together, as exhausting as it may seem – and trust me I know it is exhausting – we can guarantee success, for you!

#teamYOU.

So, here’s the deal: let’s pinky promise each other that we will do what is required of us to make sure we make your home look its best for you, for me, for them and for those to be. After all, we are a team. The best team. Because we have you and you can now say confidently, I AM READY.

Love,
Your Photographer.

via GIPHY

 

Guest article by Diego Henriquez.