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How Did It Get That Name? By Pat Farrell

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We probably don’t think too much about it but most would probably agree that our country is a pretty fascinating place to live. We have 50 states whose names come from sources that are not always provable, and many of which may have been attributed to words from the various Indian tribes that once occupied those lands. Each state’s legislature, in many cases after long periods of “discussion,” decided that the agreed upon name would be the one ultimately used for the state. The Residence Act of 1790 determined that the U.S. capital would be located somewhere along the Potomac River, and also granted George Washington the right to choose the site. He was authorized to name three Commissioners to help with the project. Once he identified acreage within the district which was then known as Columbia in honor of Christopher Columbus, he assigned the Commissioners to oversee the development

of the federal property. The Commissioners were instrumental in naming the city for President Washington in the District of Columbia. Located on the East Coast, the nation’s capital is not really convenient to states located in the mid-west or on the West Coast, however, as history points out, that capital was established when there were only the 13 original colonies which were located on the East Coast. With New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland (several of which were formed by mergers of previous colonies) to the north and Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to the south the capital was pretty central for what then was then the United States. The names of several of the Eastern states seem to be derived from English or Welsh Royalty or areas located in those countries, like New Hampshire (named for the English county of Hampshire), New York (named for the Duke of York – later to be King James II), New Jersey (named for Jersey, the largest British Channel Island), Pennsylvania (named for William Penn and the locale’s forests “sylvanias” or Penn’s Woodlands), Maryland (named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I), Virginia (Named for Queen Elizabeth I of England, known as the Virgin Queen), North and South Carolina (comes from “Carolus” a Latin form for Charles, in honor of King Charles I) and Georgia (named for King George II). There were also French, Spanish, Dutch and Russian nationals on the continent when the country was expanding beyond the original Colonies and quite a few of the state names were thought to have come from those languages as they were used to translate the

names given to the land by the indigenous people living there. For example, the Russian fur traders referred to the Unangan natives of the Aleutian Islands as “Aleuts” who had referred what is now Alaska as “a-lockshock.” The influence of the French language is apparent in Louisiana (named for French King Louis XIV and originally identified as “La Louisiana” or the Land of Louis. While some would agree that the combination of the French words “vert” meaning green and “mont” meaning mountain is why Vermont was so named, others attribute the use of green and mountain to the memory of the militia organization ‘s “Green Mountain Boys.” There were a number of Indian languages spoken throughout the country, Apache, Sioux, Choctaw, Algonquin and Iroquoian, to name a few, and several of the state names were derived directly from what the area was being called by the local tribes or from how the English, French, Spanish, etc. pronounced the Indian words. For example from the Choctaw albah amo we have Alabama, and from the Algonquian quinnitukqut and ilenweewa we have Connecticut and Illinois. It is easy to recognize the Indian influence in North and South Dakota (named for the Dakota tribes of the Sioux Indians) and in Utah (thought to be named for the Ute tribe of the Western Apache Indians). Many of the states were named from what the prominent river flowing through the territory was being called by those living there. The Colorado River and thus Colorado was named from the Spanish adjective for “red” because of its reddish silt and also named for its river by the Kansa tribe of the Sioux is Kansas. Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin were also named for the rivers running through them. There are a few states about which the

origin is either unknown or is in dispute. There has been speculation that the name for Maine could have come about when sailors in the area differentiated the islands off the coast from the mainland but as recent as this century there has been a claim that it was named for the French province of Maine. There remains a question as to whether Arizona’s name comes from the Basque settler’s phrase aritz onak meaning “good oak” or from the Spanish Arizonac interpretation of the native Pima phrase ali ?ona-g meaning “having a little spring.” It is still uncertain whether Idaho is derived from a Shoshone term ee-da-how (“gem of the mountains”) or the Apache word idaahe (“enemy”), or from neither. When it comes to the state of Oregon anyone can chose as they like whether it was derived from the French word ouragan (“hurricane”), the Chinook word oolighan (a smelt), the Spanish word orejon (“big ears”) or the Shoshone words Ogwa (river) and Pe-on (west), or perhaps it was something else. Oklahoma is a combination of the words ukla (“person”) and huma (“red”) used by the Choctaw to describe Native Americans and Indiana was so named because of the large number of Indian Tribes living there since it means “Land of the Indians.” California, Nevada, Montana and Florida got their names from the Spanish interpretations of the local names. It is believed that the Dutch named territory Rootd Eylandt was later, under English rule, anglicized to Rhode Island and Delaware is thought to come from the French phrase de la werre “of the war.” And, lest we forget it, for the name Hawaii you can choose from its being from the Polynesian Sawaiki (“homeland”) or perhaps from the Polynesian said to have discovered the islands, Hawaii Loa. One thing is for certain, if your state is missing it is most likely derived from some native word!


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By Tiffany Schennel Wright President, Women’s Council of REALTORS

WCR Needs Your Talent Women’s Council is network of successful REALTORS®, advancing women as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities we serve. WCR was established in 1938 and continues to be relevant to the industry. The real estate industry has a continual need for effective leaders and Women’s Council prepares women to succeed in influential leadership roles. For example, while Women’s Council members represent only 1% of the NAR membership, 17% of the NAR Board of Directors for 2017 are Women’s Council members. We have 468 appointments on 2017 NAR committees and 13% of the attendees at the 2016 NAR Leadership Summit were Women’s Council members. But it all starts on the local level and we want you to be a part of it! So here’s what’s been going on with your local

WCR Network, what you can expect in the coming months, and how you can get involved. In December we installed our 2017 leadership team including Tiffany Schennel Wright, President; Cathy Heshmat, President-Elect, Gail Lamb; Vice President of Membership, Michael Guertin, Treasurer; and Lauren Cornwell, Secretary. We started the new year with our first Business Resource Meeting featuring a presentation by Michael Guertin of Aperto, entitled HO HO HO…Where Did My Money Go? Michael covered the main financial areas on which REALTORS® should focus in order to keep as much of their hard-earned money as possible. Additionally, Michael addressed President-Elect Trump’s proposed tax plan and the potential impact the changes could have on REALTORS®.

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On January 18th our Governing Board will convene at 10:30 at the offices of Frontier Title. Governing Board meetings are open to all members and anyone interested in a potential leadership role within WCR is highly encouraged to attend. Our February 1st Business Resource Meeting will feature speaker Eric Mays with a presentation entitled Let Yourself Go-Unlock Your True Destiny. It is being held at NOAH’S Event Venue, which will be the location for all of our Business Resource Meetings this year. On February 9th we will be headed to Austin for our Area A District Meeting, which happens in conjunction with the TAR Winter Conference. The District Meeting is open to all members and is an opportunity for attendees to network with other WCR members from across the region. In addition, attendees will enjoy lunch, free CE on Renovation Lending and a presentation by featured speaker, William Edge. If you are interested in becoming a member of WCR you won’t want to miss our Member Orientation in March. Orientation is open to all current and prospective members who are interested in learning more about the benefits that WCR has to offer and how to utilize them. It is also an opportunity to network and meet our leadership team one on one. We want to get to know all of our new and prospective members and

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find out what your unique talents and goals are. Women’s Council members openly share their expertise and experience and support each other’s development as professionals. Every member has something unique to contribute to her fellow members and to the Council overall. We celebrate our differences and provide opportunities for members to benefit from them. When a member shares her unique experience, skills and perspectives, she enriches the entire network and we want to hear about yours. For more information about Women’s Council or to become a member, visit our national website at www.WCR.org. You can find information about our local San Antonio Network as well as an event calendar and photos at www.WCRSANANTONIO.org. You can also get local updates and information by following us on social media. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up with all of the latest WCR San Antonio News. Thank you to our 2017 Strategic Partners: Aperto, CalAtlantic Homes, Devine Roofing, Frontier Title, Independence Title, Keller Williams Heritage, Light Catcher Photography, TAP-FCU and Zippy Shell. Together, we are looking forward to an exciting and productive year for all of our members and we hope you will join us!


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IREP Installation Of 2017 Officers

Nelson Torres, Believe Realty.

Teresa Laurente, Professional Realty Consulting and Nancy Brown, Cooper Realty.

Paul Ugwokaegbe, President, Teresa Brown, Vice President, Norma Evenski, Secretary and Melanie Torres , Treasurer.

Wife Ify with Husband Paul Ugwokaegbe, Abalite Realty Group.

Susie Wilson, Guest with James Butler, JB Properties.

Salvador with wife Mary Carmen Sordo, Northwest Real Estate.

IREP’s donation to Susan G. Komen.

Roxanne Mendoza, Alamo Title.

Norma Evenski, Alamo Title and James Butler, JB Properties.

Connie Cooper, Cooper Realty, Paul Cooper, Sitterle Homes and John Carlson, Sugerman Properties.


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Hill Country WCR Installation Of 2017 Officers

Jan Boyle, Raquel CalderonWallace. and Patti McDaniel, all Keller Williams Heritage.

Members of the outgoing Governing Board.

Ethel O’Dell, 2016 State President, Sally Singley, Insurance Professional.

Pat Farrell, Slater Realtors, Paula Durocher, Keller Williams Heritage, Michelle Haag, Reliance Residential Realty, Marie Gabriel, Limestone Country Properties, Jeff Robinson, Stewart Title and Chyrel Madden, Century 21 Randall Morris.

Chyrel Madden, Century 21 Randall Morris, M’Lissa Steel, eProperties. Paula Durocher, Keller Williams Heritage and Ethel O’Dell. 2016 State President.

M’Lissa Steel, 2016 President

Cindy Pena, Trinity Title, Leigh Fetters, Insurance Professional and Pam Smartt, Keller Williams Heritage.

M’Lissa Steel, 2016 President and Paula Durocher, 2017 President.


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By Suzanne Westrum, Communications Director

Give Back with SABOR’s Charities of Choice SABOR members have long been champions of the community and many serve with their preferred charities throughout the year. Giving back is just a natural extension of what so many of you do each day to make this a stronger community for people to call home. Because so many members care about making this the best place to live and work, SABOR maintains two Charities of Choice in an effort to make focused contributions on behalf of the REALTO R ® c o m m u n i t y i n t h e S a n Antonio and surrounding areas. These charities are SAMMinistries and Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio. While volunteer activities are often organized by the REALTO R ® I m a g e a n d C o m m u n i t y Outreach committee, all members are welcome to participate. Hundreds of you have served

over the years with SABOR at both of these charities, and we are so grateful for your contributions. For those who d o n ’t k n o w, SAMMinistries’ mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion, shelter, housing and services. This is a perfect pairing with the work done by REALTORS® every day. Our members diligently get involved with SAMM in a number of ways. For example, every year our members supply school uniforms and other clothes for the children living in t h e s h e l t e r. M e m b e r s a l s o c o n tribute by cooking and serving meals as well as hosting events like the Easter Egg Hunt. At the holidays, members host a toy drive w h i l e o u r Yo u n g P r o f e s s i o n a l s Network organizes the “Santa at SAMM” event in which members

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provide free pictures with Santa, crafts and breakfast for the families in the shelter. Many members also contribute financially to SAMM when they pay their dues by selecting the option to give to our Charity of Choice. Through these efforts, members have contributed thousands of dollars over the years, hundreds of toys and hundreds of school clothes. M a n y m a y n o t k n o w, b u t SAMM has a furniture store called “Furniture for a Cause.” This store, located on Blanco Road inside 410, has new as well as gently used furniture for sale, with proceeds benefitting the charity. You may also donate items to the store for them to sell. Keep that in mind next time you have a client moving that wants to get rid of their used furniture! SAMM will even pick up, at no charge, large furniture items from you. They also accept used clothing donations for their residents. Our other Charity of Choice is Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio. Habitat is a non-profit organization working to eliminate poverty housing in San Antonio through the construction of simple, decent and affordable homes. Our members participate with Habitat by taking part in numerous Build Days throughout the year. Build Days include painting, siding, roofing, cleaning and trimming the

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homes. (This is also a great team building activity and a prime opportunity to get to know your fellow SABOR members.) A lot of people may not know that Habitat operates three Home Centers. Located at 311 Probandt, 8125 Meadowleaf and 5482 Walzem, these are home improvement thrift stores that sell both new and gently used furniture, cabinets, appliances, building supplies, house wares/decor and more at discounted prices to the public. All proceeds go directly to support Habitat’s administrative expenses. Also, when it comes time to declutter your home or a client’s home, the stores accept donations of new and used home improvement items. Yo u c a n a l s o u t i l i z e H a b i t a t ’s Wrecking Crew, which offers free demolition and removal of usable fixtures for local remodeling projects. This is a great resource when you need to remove items but want to support a great cause at the same time. As you can see, there is no shortage of ways for our members to stay involved in the community t h r o u g h S A B O R . We w i l l b e announcing several volunteer projects this year, so be sure to check out our website at member.sabor.com and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/SanAntonioBoardof REALTORS.


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CalAtlantic Homes Johnson Ranch Open House

Amanda Haden and Bessie Parker, RE/MAX Corridor

Thad Walker, Cal Atlantic Homes

Norma Navarro, Keller Williams Legacy and J. Paul Rollins, eXp Realty

Randy Shanahan, Home Team of America and Thad Walker, CalAtlantic Homes

Ruth and Ruben Rios, BHHS Don Johnson

Mona Adams and Daniel Quesada, Mitchell Realty

Victor Yong, Home Team of America and Terry Short, Clear Diamond Tealty


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Attending the WCR Installation are Annette Slater, Landlord Property Management, Paula Grigsby, TAP FCU President and Mike Meyers, Stewart Title.

Bill Dayson, Japhet Builders welcomes Judy Mitchell, Keller Williams City View to the Japhet Holiday Pop Up.

Gloria Byington, RE/MAX North with Bertha Garcia, Keller Williams City View at the GRI Installation .


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Joanie Rish and Johnnie Childs, both with eXp Realty at the company event at the Quarry.

Benjamin Mitchell, Spouse of Rosalynn Mitchell, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors at the SABOR 100 event.

Ed Zapata, Ali Heft and Allen Pozzi, all with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors at the Champions School of Real Estate Job Fair.

Scott Jauregui and Liza Reyes, both with Keller Williams Heritage at the GRI Installation.

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Greg Fallin, Guest with Bob Lyons, RE/MAX North at the 10th Anniversary celebration for Pilgrim Mortgage.

Kimberly Orsinger and Crystal Cox, both with Keller Williams Heritage at their company Golf Tournament.

Amy Clifton and Sonia Almanza, both with Keller Williams City View at the Champions School of Real Estate Job Fair.

Bob Allen and Carolyn Bridgforth, both with Keller Williams Heritage at the Grand Opening for David Weekley Homes in Prospect Hill. Cari Hartman, David Weekley Homes, Teresa Ruiz, Reliance Residential Realty and Kim Hingley, David Weekley Homes at the David Weekley Homes Grand Opening in Prospect Hill.

Ron Sorrell and Patsy Oakley, both with RE/MAX Associates at the SABOR 100th Anniversary celebration.


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Jackie Galvan and Lorena Pena, both with RE/MAX Preferred at the SABOR Installation.

Lisa Tumlin, eProperty Realty and Carmen Ramirez, Birdy Properties, have a great chat at David Weekley’s grand opening in Prospect Hill.

Scott Cabarllo, BHHS PenFed and Rae and Art Saldana, both imortgage, celebrate 100 Years of REALTORS® with SABOR.

Jeff Robinson with family and Stewart Title family at the Hill Country WCR Installation.

Kacey Peace, Century 21 Northside, at the Champions School of Real Estate job fair.

Amy Dubose, CEO for the Four Rivers Association of Realtors speaks at the Hill Country WCR Meeting.


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Bill Dayson and Paige Japhet, both Japhet Builders at the Japhet Holiday Pop Up.

Chasmi Stewart, M/I Homes and James Rodgers, eXp Realty celebrate Thanksgiving.

Heather Dizon, Champions School of Real Estate with students at the Champions luncheon.

Amy Lopez, Wyndy Clark and Celine Tate, all with RE/MAX Associates visit at the Grand Opening of Perry Homes at the Ranches at Creekside.

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Morgan Keogh, David Weekley Homes welcomes Monica Barrientos, Barrientos Properties to the Grand Opening at Prospect Hill.

Mike Garza, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors and Kim Compton, Reliance Residential Realty visit the Grand Opening of Perry Homes at the Ranches at Creekside.

Annette Slater and Doris Harrell-Noble, both with Landlord Property Management at the SABOR Installation.

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January 15, 2017 David Moore ..................Stewart Title Andy Hickman ................Sterling Group Property Management Debra Forshey ................Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Leslie (Beth) Anderson....Keller Williams City View Jeanine Rochelle ............Home Team of America Vanessa Perkins..............ERA Troy Realtors Sergio Martinez ..............Help U Sell Hill Country Kate Park ......................Nix Realty Terri Murphy ..................Larsen Properties Melissa Lofton ................Birdy Properties Luke Rogers ..................Phyllis Browning Company Marie Brunner ................Kuper Sotheby's International Realty Denver Cook ..................Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Joel Gonzalez ................Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper Vikki Nelson ..................Stewart Title Lynn Ellis........................Reliance Residential Realty-NWSA Dixie Arndt ....................M&S Realty Services Andy Smith ....................Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Susan Espinosa ..............BHGRE Bradfield Properties Mary Lynn Ellis ..............E M Ellis Realty Cathy Bell ......................Phyllis Browning Company Joe Zepeda ....................Home Team of America Jeffery Paredez ..............Real Estate Connection Sara Baird ......................LoneStar Properties Rich Palacios ..................Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Yvonne Langdon..............Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Jo Ann Centeno ..............BHHS PenFed Realty Pam Powell ....................RE/MAX Associates Pat West ........................C21 Scott Myers & Associates Elias Mayfield Alvardo ....Covenant Partners Realty Patrick Winters ..............BHHS Don Johnson, REALTORS Tabitha Higgins ..............Ridge Gate Realty Karen Prevou ..................Independence Title Karen Trueblood..............Phyllis Browning Company Brenda Clarke ................Keller Williams Legacy Sumner Lymburner ........Keller Williams Legacy Chandre Byrd..................Rigel Realty Terri Sanchez..................Rigel Realty Anna Gongora ................BHHS PenFed Realty Jeremy Johnson ............Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper Barbara Martinez ............Keller Williams City View

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At the Grand Opening of Perry Homes in the Ranches at Creekside we find Joe Hatem, Keller Williams Boerne and Ellen Stephens, Keller Williams City View.

3-4 pound roast, your choice of cut (my son uses venison, elk or any game meat) One stick of butter 1 package au jus gravy mix 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix (dry) Pepperoncini peppers, number to your liking and a little juice You can sear your meat first or not. Put roast in slow cooker. Add other ingredients, salt and pepper if you like and cook until tender. Enjoy!

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Mark Stillings, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors and Steve Collins visit during the PT50 Awards.

Lisa Stanley and Wayne Johnson, both with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors visit the Grand Opening of Perry Homes at Coleto Creek.

Melinda Hipp and Anna Castro, both with Open Mortgage at the SABOR Installation. Angela Shields, SABOR visits with Travis Kessler and wife Shelly during the SABOR 100th Anniversary celebration.


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It is a given that once buyer clients have decided what price home they think they can afford it is always wise to have them prequalified before starting the process of showing them homes that meet their criteria. The mortgage lender that the buyer selects can be critical to the success of the home buying process and in San Antonio it is generally accepted that when a purchaser has a commitment letter from Legacy Mutual Mortgage it is as good as having a valid contract since they can be assured that the buyer is definitely qualified to make the purchase. That is so important, not just to the agent who will be spending so much time with a buyer, but also to the seller who will be accepting the offer and will know that the sale will close successfully.

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In 2003 Dan Diepenhorst and wife Cindee became part of Legacy Mutual Mortgage, a name chosen because the company was created to be a legacy, in a mutual way by all working together to achieve that end, and although it was envisioned at the time that it would be a small enterprise, it has grown well beyond those expectations. With the strong reputation Legacy Mutual Mortgage has built as an outstanding mortgage lender, serving the home loan needs of real estate professionals, builders and individual homebuyers they now have locations in San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, Fort Worth, Denton, Houston, Austin, Dallas and Coppell/Lewisville in Texas and also in Nashville, TN and Denver, CO.

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An approved HUD lender and member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, Legacy Mutual Mortgage originates, underwrites and closes conventional, FHA, VA, Texas Vet and USDA mortgage loans and actively supports other local community real estate organizations to include the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® and the Greater San Antonio Builders Association. In 2012 Legacy Mutual Mortgage and Crockett National Bank, with its existing real estate background, combined their operations which has proven to be a great business fit. It is most important to Dan Diepenhorst that all those who are members of the team that is Legacy Mutual Mortgage follow a core set of values which includes doing what they say they are going to do, working with integrity and with respect toward others, and most especially that all members work to ensure that all transactions close on time. Most REALTORS® will agree that this is the work ethic they have encountered when their clients choose to have loans processed through Legacy and that the home buying process there runs very smoothly and is certainly stress free. Legacy Mutual Mortgage has always considered REALTORS® to be their partners and consistently strives to help agents achieve success in their businesses. They will always treat the REALTOR® client as carefully as they would their own clients and while REALTORS® may or may not always remember to ask clients for referrals, they can be

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assured that Legacy Mutual Mortgage will do so on their behalf. It is common to find the Legacy Mutual Mortgage name as sponsors for a variety of REALTOR® and real estate related groups like the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) and the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP). Legacy has been sponsoring WCR for a number of years and several of their lenders regularly attend the meetings and frequently serve on committees within the organization. Twice annually Legacy Mutual Mortgage participates in VAREP’s Housing Summits where Joe Bass helps educate active duty military and veterans about their housing related benefits, letting them know that the VA loan may be the best option for them when purchasing a home. He along with other lenders are on hand during the Housing Summits to help attendees learn if they are currently qualified to purchase or, if not, to determine what they must do to become qualified. These are just examples of the support Legacy gives back to the community. So REALTORS® if you have not yet taken advantage of the friendly service that awaits you and your clients when obtaining a mortgage through Legacy Mutual Mortgage, there is no time like the present to check them out. The main local office is located at 3503 Paesanos Parkway, San Antonio, TX, 78231 – Tel: 210-492-4900. Many REALTORS® who already use them will tell you that you will not regret partnering with Legacy Mutual Mortgage.


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Celebrating 10 Years Of Service

Scott Bishop CEO, Michael Pilgrim President, Daryl Mitchell Private Mortgage Banker, Shelly Cohn Private Mortgage Banker, George Pilgrim CFO (shown above from Left to Right) celebrate 10 years in business. Pilgrim Mortgage is headquartered here in San Antonio and has 10 mortgage branches across the U.S. With 10 years of continued success, they have the expertise to assist you with your next home purchase or refinance.

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Reliance Residential Realty Welcomes 4 New Agents

SUGUERO

ROJO

Reliance Residential Realty is pleased to announce the addition of several new agents to the Colonnade Office. We welcome Arline Suguero,

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STIEHL

Cristian Rojo, Francisco Ruiz and Michelle Stiehl. For any assistance from any of these agents, please call 210-694-4058.

M. Stagers Realty Partners Now Open New Year, New Office, New Location. It is time to celebrate!  After 22 years in business our team is venturing out on our own.  We have had superb relationSTAGERS ship with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper over the years, but the time has come to move in a bigger role within the

business. This has been a dream of Missy’s for a while to own her own brokerage. Our office will be opening under the name M. Stagers Realty Partners in January 2017.  Our new location will be at Lockhill Crossing Building - 4630 N Loop 1604 W Ste. 313 San Antonio TX 78249.  We will continue to offer the same services as always and look forward to building our partnerships with those in the real estate industry.

Matlock Welcomes Hanson M a t l o c k Homes is excited to add Autumn Hanson to the Matlock Homes Family. Autumn began her New homes sales career in her hometown of Houston HANSON with one of the Top National Builders over 7 yrs. ago.  Autumn relocated to San Antonio in Mid-2015 and has embraced her new endeavor with

enthusiasm and genuine desire to help, serve not only her clients but giving back to the community by going the extra mile ! Some of Autumn’s hobbies include her love of horses, spending time with friends and her 3 daughters . Autumn is always seeking ways to be truly inspired and enjoys listening to life coaching/personal improvement mentors such as Anthony Robbins and Grant Cordone. She is passionate and looks forward to this new adventure with the Matlock Family.

Gervitz Earns Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation Realizing that real estate education needs to be a career-long endeavor for today’s real estate professional, Century 21 Scott Myers is proud to GERVITZ announce that Gary Gervitz, sales associate with the San Antonio office, recently added the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation (SRES) to His profes-

sional offerings. Gervitz successfully completed the SRES Designation which trains brokers to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of clients age 50+. "By earning this Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation, I have enhanced my ability to add value to each real estate transaction and ensure that Century 21 Scott Myers clients receive the professional real estate services they expect and deserve," said Gervitz.

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Posey Joins eXp Realty eXp Realty, the Agent Owned Cloud Brokerage, is honored to welcome Fentress Posey as a new Agent Owner. Fentress Posey is a Realtor and Team Leader at EXP POSEY Realty, a nationwide firm that specializes in all aspects of Residential Real Estate in San Antonio, TX. Fentress is a retired military Veteran and graduate of Ashford University, where he received a BA in Organizational Management. Since

becoming a Realtor, Fentress has prided himself in his passionate and heartfelt drive to serve his clients' best interests. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to finding the perfect fit for his clients. His slogan is "Military Veteran Continuing to Serve". His devotion and unparalleled customer service has resulted in a continuously expanding network of loyal clients and referrals. Passionate to his craft, he continuously seeks to stay ahead of the game when it comes to market education and trends. To learn more about eXp Realty, visitwww.ExplodeYourCareer.com

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GRI Installation Of 2017 Officers

Cecilia Sosa and Maria Alvarado, both with North American Title.

Jannette Springer, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors and Michelle Uhrig, Real Living Best Homes Realty.

Caroline Daly, Guest, Pat Farrell, Slater Realtors and Karen Shaffer, Frontier Title.

Newly Installed Board for GRI Society.

Sue Trautner, BHHS PenFed Realty with Daughter Sara Trautner, Becker Properties.

Teresa Brown, Brown Realty with Johnnie Childs, eXp Homes.

Scott Jauregui, Keller Williams Heritage, Carmen Soto, Vivid Realty and Liza Reyes, Keller Williams Heritage.

Tish Lowe and Adrianne Lacroix, both with Keller Williams Heritage.

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