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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.



Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Acquires Coldwell Banker First National, REALTORS® of San Marcos, Texas

San Antonio, TX, February 3, 2017 — D’Ann Harper and Leesa Harper-Rispoli announced that Diane Sanders, Mary Evans and Chelsea Roberts have joined forces with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS (CBHarper). Founded in 1978, Diane Sanders is the Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker First National. A premier real estate brokerage, Coldwell Banker First National serves the San Marcos market. Diane Sanders has served the San Marcos Board of REALTORS® twice as President, three terms as Director and as Regional Trainer for the Texas Association of REALTORS® in the Professional Standards “Train the Trainer” program.


D’Ann Harper and Leesa Harper-Rispoli are pleased about the merging of the CBHarper and Coldwell Banker First National families. “I am very excited about this expansion of our company!” said Leesa Harper-Rispoli, President Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS®. “In today’s fast moving world of real estate, it is crucial to be aware of every opportunity to better serve our Clients and Customers,” said Harper-Rispoli. “Our service area will now include San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Boerne, Bandera, Kerrville, Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas.


Both D’Ann Harper and Diane Sanders agree that this acquisition will create the strongest customer-oriented company in the area. “We want to assure everyone, that while we continue to grow and expand to more Texas communities, our gold standard of service will not waiver.” said D’Ann Harper, Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. “This will enable us to serve more Texas homeowners and sellers with the same high-quality professional service they have known and trusted over the years” continued Harper.


“I am excited to see D’Ann and Leesa take the reins of the company we built and continue to cultivate it into a successful future,” said Diane Sanders. “This merger comes with the working knowledge-base built by both company owners and will prove to be the foundation and strength of our growth.”


[from left to right: Mary Evans, D’Ann Harper and Diane Sanders]


Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® can be reached at (210) 483-7581 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 

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® just received the Cartus Five Star Award

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® just received the Cartus Five Star Award, which these awards recognize those Network Brokerages who rank in the top quartile of the Cartus Broker Network for closings of Outgoing Broker to Broker referrals in the 2016 calendar year.  The Cartus Broker Network includes more than 700 Real Estate firms across the country.  CBHarper was the only Broker in the San Antonio Market to achieve this award.

Additionally, Coldwell Banker just recently won the USAA Real Estate Rewards Network contest for placing the most Agent Generated Referrals of USAA members into the program for the Central Region. 

Way to go CBHarper! Giving back to those that serve our country.

Jan Hicinbothom Completes Real Estate Business Planning and Marketing Course

Jan Hicinbothom Completes Real Estate Business Planning and Marketing Course

Contact: Jan Hicinbothom, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI, TAHS, TRLP

Phone: (210) 483-6208 • Email: jhicinbothom@cbharper.com


 [San Antonio, TX] ─ (January 18-19, 2017) ─ Jan Hicinbothom with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® in San Antonio, TX has just complete a highly specialized course, Business Planning and Marketing, presented by the Council of Residential Specialists.

During the two-day course, which was conducted in San Antonio, participants learned the fundamentals of business planning, including how to create a business plan, set a budget to meet income goals and implement a marketing plan. Understanding these essential business activities helps participants increase their productivity and increase their income potential as residential real estate professionals.

“The opportunity to learn some new marketing techniques, will help me effectively serve my real estate clients,” says Hicinbothom. “I have already begun to apply some of the ideas and strategies that I learn in this course in my business.”

For information about the Business Planning and Marketing course or any of the courses offered by the Council Residential Specialists, visit www.crs.com or call 1-800-462-8841.

The Council of Residential Specialists is a not-for-hire affiliate of the National Associations of REALTORS® comprised of nearly 40,000 members. It awards the CRS Designation to experienced REALTORS® who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.


Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® can be reached at (210) 483-7581 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 

Wesley Boyd Named Director of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Farm & Ranch Division

January 2017 — Wesley Boyd has been named the Director of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Farm & Ranch Division.

As a REALTOR®, businessman, photographer and native Texan, Wesley brings professionalism and experience to this position. He is expected to expand the Farm & Ranch Division’s existing initiatives and create new ways and opportunities to grow the department’s diversity and advancement.

As the new Director of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Farm & Ranch Division, Wesley will also partner with the Sales Agents serving the Hill Country and South Texas clientele to meet their goals.

San Antonio has been Wesley’s home town for the past 59 years. Wesley says, “I was born and raised here, worked here and raised my family here. I enjoy the diversity in culture and business that San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country has to offer.”

Wesley Boyd, Director of Farm & Ranch Division at
Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®
18756 Stone Oak Pkwy., Ste. 101
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 483-7500 office
(210) 273-1083

Lauren Cornwell, 2017 Women’s Council of REALTORS® Secretary

January 2017 — The Women’s Council of REALTORS® San Antonio is a network of successful REALTORS®, advancing women as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities they serve.

We would like to highlight Lauren Cornwell with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. Lauren works out of our North Central Sales Office located in the Stone Oak area. She has over 20 years of customer service, competitive sales, marketing and management experience. Lauren truly enjoys working with people and makes it a personal goal to make clients feel at ease with the process of purchasing or selling.

Pictured below is the 2017 Women’s Council of REALTORS® San Antonio Chapter Leadership Team. From left to right:

Cathy M. Heshmat (Cathy) ABR, SRES, President-Elect

Lauren Cornwell, ABR, GRI, SRS, Secretary

Tiffany S. Wright, GRI, President

Gail M. Lamb, Vice President of Membership

Michael Guertin, Treasurer

Photo credit: Women’s Council of REALTORS® visit their website at www.wcr.org/chapter-sites/texas/san-antonio/leadershipabout-us/

The WCR San Antonio strives to provide timely, accessible programming, great networking and opportunities for personal and professional growth. They are the largest chapter in Texas and host an extremely diverse and talented team of individuals.

Be sure to follow them on social media. Their Facebook page can be found here.

If you would like more information on how you can become a member contact Lauren Cornwell at lcornwell@cbharper.com.


Lauren M. Cornwell, REALTOR®, GRI, SRS, ABR
*Multi Million Dollar Top Producer*
Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®
18756 Stone Oak Pkwy., Ste. 101
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 483-7517 office
(210) 317-2081 mobile

Be sure to like and follow Lauren’s Facebook business page here:

More about the mission of Women’s Council of REALTORS®:


  • Members exemplify the highest standard of industry professionalism and strengthen the REALTOR® brand in their communities.
  • Members have the tools and resources for long-term business success.
  • Members are sought after for their perspective and contribution at the local, state and national association levels.
  • Members are recognized for their professionalism and success in real estate.
  • Women’s Council and the National Association of REALTORS® are essential partners in advancing the industry.


  1. We facilitate the professional growth and credibility of Council members as real estate experts in their marketplace.
  2. We are a dynamic, accessible and diverse network, linking resources and member expertise to drive business success.
  3. We identify, support and promote strong leaders in business, the Council, the industry, and in the broader community.
  4. We promote the achievement and influence of women in real estate.
  5. We are a magnet for career-focused REALTORS® with diverse backgrounds and a high level of professionalism.
  6. We are sought after by other organizations as a source of leadership development and the businesswoman’s perspective.
  7. We are strong local and state networks that consistently deliver value and provide a collaborative, trusted, welcoming environment in which members can achieve their business goals.
  8. We are a strong organization with the resources and infrastructure necessary to fulfill our mission and realize our vision.



Members of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® are career professionals. We operate based on a shared value system of integrity, respect, consistency and a commitment to excellence and continuous development.

Success in business today is achieved through positive, productive relationships. The Women’s Council of REALTORS® provides an environment of collaboration in which members can form, build and maximize relationships for business and personal success. When members share their time, talent and experience,
the industry is advanced.

Every business, industry and community must have leaders who can see change that is needed, organize resources, and engage the hearts and minds of those around them. Through the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, members develop and apply new found leadership skills and qualities across all areas of their personal and professional lives.

The Council member network is enriched through the celebration of and active outreach to the full diversity of our industry. At the same time, the strength of the organization lies in what unites us all – our shared values.

Active participation increases membership value. Every member can learn something from every other member. When members participate and share their experience and ideas, an exchange of value occurs that is one of the principal benefits of Council membership. Participation in the Women’s Council of REALTORS® is the opportunity to contribute to change, and to be changed, personally and professionally.

Success in business brings credibility, influence and greater opportunity. Wealth creation through business success leads to long-term financial security, greater independence and more quality of life choices.

Positive change comes from greater inclusion of women’s perspectives in positions of influence in the real estate industry and in the broader community.

2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Contest at CBHarper

img_0326Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® held its 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at the North Central / Stone Oak Support Center. Each year a staff works tirelessly behind the scenes to support the Sales Agents and CBHarper infrastructure. While it can be a serious job, there’s still room for festivities.

The competition was tough, with the defending “Ugly Sweater Champion” Katie Tipton out of the race, the Support Center staff put their ugliest foot forward. “Jackie Frost” let the group with her reign of “Let It Snow”. Followed closely by a parade of cute (but also very ugly, competitively speaking) sweaters worn by Aliza Briones, Melody Dang, Callynn Darby, Lexie Kiser, Charleen Schoubroek, Jessica Wortman, Audrey Cheatum and Melissa Coultress.

The judges deliberated long and thoughtfully but the winners were announced in the downstairs lobby in front of our beautiful tree.

The 3rd place winner is Melissa Hernandez:

The 2nd place winner is Rachelle Lozano:

The 1st place winner is Norma Luna:

Congratulations to these three winners — and to everyone who participated. It was such a wonderful way to gather together and enjoy the holiday cheer!







2016 Holiday Blood Drive

December 1st — Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Holiday Blood Drive was a tremendous success. We collected 13 pints of blood, each pint of blood saves 3 lives. So we saved a total 39 lives today! Susan Brand, out of our North Central / Stone Oak office gave double red blood cells. Her blood will be sent directly to the hospital for immediate use. The rest of the blood collected will be out to hospitals in 3 or 4 days.

As very special thank you to everyone who donated, helped get donations and Denise Barnhill who helped organize the drive. Also thank you to Mika Conner and Heather Bellamy who coordinated the sign-up of the donors.

By donating you are giving the gift of life. If you would like to visit one of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Centers offices to make a blood donation, they can be found here:

Happy Holidays to all and many thanks!


Cat Lodge, REALTOR®

Susan Brand, REALTOR®

Susan Brand, REALTOR®

Gabe Richter, VP Marketing and Technology

Gabe Richter, VP Marketing and Technology

Patricia Parker, REALTOR®

Patricia Parker, REALTOR®

Violett Forey, assistant to Ken Davis, REALTOR®

Violett Forey, assistant to Ken Davis, REALTOR®

Ana Snow, REALTOR®

Rose Snow, REALTOR®

Bea Forthman, REALTOR®

Bea Forthman, REALTOR®


Mika Connor, Office Administrator



Top Producers October 2016

Every month we honor the top producers here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS®. This month we present Top Producers for October 2016. We’re well on the way to a blissful Fall Season and sharing achievements here among the CB Harper Family is just part of the harvest.

The Top 50 will not be announced until Annual Awards, which is scheduled in early March – more to come on that exciting event for our Sales Agents. Below you will find the lists for October’s Top 10 Producers by ranking, let’s give a round of applause to all of our Sales Agents!

Top 10 Producers October 2016:

Welcome New Agent Class November 2016

Front Row [left to right]: D’Ann Harper (Broker/CEO),Leesa Harper-Rispoli (President), Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development)

Second Row [left to right]: Ann Braly (North West Office, joining the Integrity 1st Group), Cindy Bindseil (North Central / Stone Oak Office), Angela Rodriguez (North Central / Stone Oak Office)

Third Row [left to right]:  Terri Upton (North Central / Stone Oak Office), Alisa Cox (North Central / Stone Oak Office)

Fourth Row [left to right]: Jeremy Johnson (North West Office), Thomas Woodson (North West Office), James Bigley (North East Office), Daniel Diaz (North East Office),

Welcome to the the newest additions to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for November 2016!

Please welcome the new Sales Agents for November 2016 to our Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Family. We are truly thankful to have them join us!