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Welcome, Stacy Robinson

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

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Stacy graduated from, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and obtained a degree in Business Management. She has over 15-years of experience as a project manager working in fast-paced environments, handling multiple priorities with a high degree of accuracy. As an agent with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Stacy strives to provide the ultimate Real Estate experience for her clients by sharing her industry knowledge to effectively negotiate contracts. She will not skip a beat in managing your contractual experience and has a proven track record as a resolution specialist! As a mother of four, Stacy understands the demands on families and will put your family’s needs first as her top priority.

We are very excited that Stacy has joined our team, welcome home!

Welcome, Irma Garza

Welcome, Irma Garza to Coldwell Bankers D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®,

Irma, was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and moved to San Antonio to further her education at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She has over 10 years of experience in customer service and will tailor her services to meet your needs. Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make and she understands that the process can be overwhelming. As your REALTOR®, Irma will be fully committed to being available to you during this process as well as keeping your interest number one. For a loyal and dedicated REALTOR® contact Irma today. Let her make your dreams a reality.

Welcome to the CBHarper family, Irma!

Congratulations Darlene Slough, GRI Graduate

Kerrville, 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 Darlene Slough

GRI

Darlene Slough, who has over 40 years combined experience in business, sales, mortgage lending, residential building and real estate, was awarded the certification of GRI.

Here’s what one of Darlene’s client had to say about her:

“Darlene is an excellent realtor. She goes the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable with every aspect of the sale. If there is anything at all she can do to make it easier for you to understand the finer points of real estate transactions, she is more than willing to explain them. She is extremely personable. She actually went to the courthouse to find all the prior deed restrictions which often times are not included initially with the seller’s information. She assisted me with reinstating an agricultural exemption on the property which saved money. I highly recommend her services.”

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.

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®
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.

Dianna Rhodes Appointed Senior Vice President of Residential Sales

09/25/2017 – Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® (CBHarper) announced that Dianna Rhodes has been appointed Senior Vice President of Residential Sales.  Dianna brings a wealth of residential real estate sales, management, and coaching experience.  She first began her

extensive professional career as a Contract Negotiator in Facilities and Records Management with Shell Oil.  She transitioned to the real estate industry with Coldwell Banker Pennington-Chen in 1996 and quickly became one of the company’s top producers by her second year.  That success led to a broader role where she mentored new Sales Agents through a custom, six-week training course she designed.  Ultimately, she was promoted to Sales Manager of her office, routinely achieving the Premier Office designation with Coldwell Banker.
Dianna also served as Sales Manager for Perry Homes in the Houston market, closing over $22M in a three-year period while receiving numerous awards.  Most recently, Dianna directed the education and training divisions of Stewart Title in San Antonio and routinely coached Sales

Agents on growing their business.  She earned a BS in Finance from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and boasts over 21 years of residential real estate experience.

CBHarper is thrilled to have her joining the Senior Management Team and leading the efforts to grow CBHarper’s residential sales business.

“Her passion as a mentor, educator, speaker, trainer, and leader clearly reflect how fortunate we are to be adding such a strong professional to our organization.” Says Leesa Harper Rispoli, President of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

How to Deal With Unsightly City Trash Cans

We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s that one neighbor who moves their trash cans in front of your house? Or perhaps you are a real estate agent trying to guide the homeowner so that it photographs well.

Either way, large obtrusive items like city trash cans can cause quite the eyesore.

Our professional photographers do their best to ensure such things are minimized in photos to best compliment the home while remaining true to its representation. Naturally, the on-staff designers could not resist adding their bit of flair to combat the view of a, particularly overwhelming view.

The original…

And who can blame them? What is more interesting — a meeting of trash cans OR…

The most interesting man in the view.

Now THAT’S interesting.

Not quite your style? Well, what’s more stylish than an entire marching band??

We admit this isn’t our most convincing Photoshop work.

But how about THIS:

That is enough to dispell any doubt of the myth of Loch Ness.

Or maybe you’re a fan of the American Classic:

What is more American than the good ‘ole legend of Bigfoot?

No? Maybe you are more of a hero fan…

Chuck Norris a.k.a. Walker the Texas Ranger, the subject of endless memes and a legend in his own right.

Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without the other legend…

Bruce Lee. Arguably the most famous martial arts master.

 

 

Or folks could just move trash cans. (No, not our folks – your folks.)

 

It’s ok we really do understand.

 

 

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CBHarper’s Summer Blood Drive 2017

Throughout the year, for many consecutive years, we host Blood Drives for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. Sometimes we have a face for our cause to donate life-saving blood.
Such is the case with Noami Hennesey.

Noami was born with an autoimmune disease called thalassemia, a condition quite common in her native China. Thalassemia is a blood disorder in which the body does not create enough red blood cells or enough of the oxygen-carrying protein called hemoglobin. The only treatment for thalassemia is blood transfusions, which Noami will receive for the rest of her life.

In China, blood donors are rare and there are extreme shortages of blood available for patients. Noami, who grew up in an orphanage, would receive blood transfusions just twice a year. The result was that she always was exhausted and frequently in pain. Fortunately, she was adopted at the age of 10 by a family from Helotes, and now she is able to receive lifesaving transfusions on a regular basis, approximately 35 to 50 units of red blood cells in a typical year.

Noami is thankful for the number of donors in the United States who have been a part of her progress. Many children with thalassemia from the area in China where Naomi is from do not live past the age of 14, but she has already beaten that with her recent 15th birthday — and a normal life.

The CBHarper Summer Blood Drive was a tremendous success and proud supporter of Noami and other like her who depend on life-saving donations. We exceeded our goal of 10 pints of blood and collected 16 pints of blood, which means we saved 48 lives!
We also had 2 donors who donated Double Red Cells which counts for 4 pints of blood.

Special thanks to everyone who donated blood and who helped to make our Summer Blood Drive such a huge success.

 

 

We wanted to offer an outlet for those that still wanted to give but perhaps ran out of time. There is a location very close just off Northwest Military and Loop 1604 where donors can drop by – you can even schedule an appointment online here.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Shavano
Blood Donation Center
4079 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone: (210) 736-8920
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday · 9am–5pm, Monday & Sunday • 11am-6:30pm

 

If you would like to sign up for our next donation please contact:

Denise Barnhill, REALTOR®,

18756 Stone Oak Pkwy., Ste. 101 • San Antonio, TX 78258

(210) 483-6314 • dbarnhill@cbharper.com


For more information about the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, log on to:

www.southtexasblood.org

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! 

GRI

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

Fourth of July Sentiments

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”, writes Thomas Jefferson in 1776, as one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence.

Although perhaps written in a different time with different social norms, the U.S. and Americans as a whole have made consistent strides to truly embody those words. It is this idea that has emboldened us to forge our own paths as individuals and as a nation… among these life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

On July 4th, two hundred and forty-one years ago thirteen colonies claimed their independence from Great Britain, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Perhaps the concept of the Declaration of Independence can seem unclear especially given it originally represented, in part, the severing of ties between the original 13 colonies from the rule of the British. It’s origination growing vague through the years of a changing and evolving country.

But America is a young country globally speaking, and we are still learning. The true beauty is the melting pot of innovation we have become. Passionate are we, in our voices that speak to justice, courage and hope. Together we glimpse a bright future in celebrating the holiday we know as Independence Day highlighted by a celebration of fireworks, good food shared with friends and family.

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is not about being the biggest company. We are about helping families pursue their happiness by finding a home. There is nothing more American than finding your slice of heaven and putting down roots.

We are grateful to have helped make home a reality for Texans for the past 30 years. Here’s to celebrating the American dream and thank you for trusting our family with yours.

 

3rd Annual “Cover Their Tush & Toes Challenge”

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has partnered with the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries for the third year to help provide socks and underwear for area children. Led by Debbie McNeal, REALTOR® who gives her time, energy and heart to benefit such a great cause. In the feature image Jannette Springer and Marjory Felter, REALTORS® are pictured alongside Debbie McNeal and her mom. They are delivering their biggest donation to date.

“Serving others is what brings blessings to all. These ‘Tush and Toes’ donations to Hill Country Daily Bread will be given to the youth that are in need. Thanks Debbie for all you and mom do to make this a success each year. And thanks to all who so generously donated”, says Marjory Felter, REALTOR®

Janette Springer shares her sentiments, “[I] Love giving back to this community and knowing it means so much to the children that receive it.”

In total we supplied the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries with sock and underwear for 130 children for Back to School. It is amazing to bless so many children, amazing work Debbie McNeal and all those that supported these efforts. We give in a variety of different ways throughout the year. Our money, our time and most importantly our hearts. If you would like to contact us about how to get involved in your community please reach out PR@CBHarper.com

If you want to get in touch with Debbie on how to donate directly to the Hill Country Daily Bread, please email her at dmcneal@cbharper.com

Thank you to all of those who participated and donated, it is through giving back that we truly find happiness.