Our Real Estate Agents

wrtpoh Let us help you relocate from your home to another, within the Corpus Christi area or from one city, state, or even country. The only important thing is that you, as a client, are comfortable. If you have any questions; about the area weather, schools, banks, shopping, whatever it may be, just ask. If we don’t already know it, we will find out whatever it is you need to know. We are happy to help. Find out more about our Client Representation Information.

Jean Marie Giegerich ~ Broker/Owner, Lead Designer

jmg-small Jean Marie A graduate of The University of Texas Department of Natural Sciences (Go Longhorns!), and Clare College in Cambridge England. Jean Marie has also done intensive studies in Italian Villas and Palaces while traveling throughout Italy and two semesters at the University of Texas. She has a strong back ground in developing subdivisions. Her most notable accomplishment was Steiner Ranch in Austin Texas. Jean Marie has extensive experience in marketing, sales and Interior Design of Homes & Commercial Spaces (including a variety of restaurants, medical buildings, and offices). She was 2007 Chair for the Corpus Christi Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. She is also very involved in her community as a Board Member for Corpus Christi Youth Development, Board Member for “Teen Leadership”, advisory Board Member at Lebh Shomea at The Kennedy Ranch and Board Member for the Council On Alcohol & Drug Abuse. She is also a participant and speaker with The Journey to Damascus and in March 2007 was Lay Director for the Journey to Damascus #50. She is a mother of two wonderful and accomplished sons and grandmother to two granddaughters, Avery & Lucy, and two grandsons, Carlos Mateo and Emiliano! Jean Marie takes seriously the business of Real Estate. She has continuing education in real estate with her GRI and ABR designations. Most recently in 2014, Jean Marie earned her Green Designation with the National Association of Realtors, meaning she understands the importance of utilizing green real estate principles. Jean Marie also earned her SRES designation in October 2014. She has also been accomplished in many successful fund raising events. She brings her tenacity and negotiating skills to the table going the extra mile for her clients while making everyone feel as though they are a part of her family.

E-mail | Phone 361-882-5588 | Cell 361-960-1438


Catherine King ~ Realtor

CatherineKing Catherine King is a Corpus Christi native and is, therefore, well acquainted with the real estate market of the Coastal Bend. This community has always been her home, and she knows just how much it has to offer. Catherine is passionate about the local arts and enjoys teaching at Munro Ballet Studios and working with the Corpus Christi Ballet. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2008. Catherine understands the importance of effective communication, particularly when it comes to important life decisions. She will work with you honestly and diligently to find you the perfect place to call your home, or home away from home! If you are thinking of buying or selling Catherine will make sure you have an exceptional experience with first rate service!

E-mail | Phone 361-537-6649


Crystal Harmon ~ Realtor

CrystalHarmon Crystal Harmon has lived in Corpus Christi, TX nearly her entire life, settling in Flour Bluff where she graduated from high school. After attending college at the University of Texas in Austin, she married her husband, a US Navy Sailor, which provided her the opportunity to live in many different places. However, the moment he retired, she knew exactly where her family needed to be – in The Sparkling City by the Sea! Corpus Christi is truly one of the best places to be outdoors, delight in fresh caught seafood, and enjoy living. It offers the best of big city living with great shopping and live concerts, while still maintaining a strong sense of community that comes with living in a small town. Crystal would love to assist with finding your home in this great city. With a Business Administration degree and years of experience assisting Executives, she understands the importance of meeting deadlines and how crucial the details are in business transactions. She believes in working as a team and providing you with the best customer service possible. She will keep you informed on the status of your real estate transaction and work diligently to meet your real estate needs.

E-mail | Phone 619-944-1493


Diane Gardner ~ Realtor

DianePic Diane Gardner has had her series 7 securities license to buy and sell stocks, as well as her annuities and life insurance licenses. She has been very active in fundraising and community services for various local non-profit organizations in the states of Louisiana and Missouri. She retired to Corpus Christi in 2008. She wanted to work with the community from a different approach and chose to do so in Real Estate. Diane has a passion for her job and the community and greatly enjoys helping people with their needs. She is a very accommodating agent and is more than willing to go above and beyond and work around clients’ busy schedules. She stays knowledgeable in the Real Estate business with continuing education, most recently earning her SRES designation in October 2014. Along with her love for real estate, Diane enjoys numerous other activities such as scuba diving, ballroom dancing, Native American leather and bead work, and heirloom sewing. She is also an accomplished artist, specializing in artistic architectural renderings. No matter your needs, Diane would be glad to assist you!

E-mail | Phone 573-280-4345


Jeanie Binder ~ Realtor

JeanieBinderJeanie Binder grew up in western Pennsylvania and graduated from Missouri Western State College. She loves travel and spent many years cruising and living aboard sailboats, snorkeling, diving and enjoying the people and places along the way. She obtained her Florida real estate license but spent most of her time on nursing and her passion for working with the elderly. Along the way, she scratched sky diving off her bucket list. She is a past president of the East Texas Regional Arts Center in Jasper, Texas. She earned her Texas Real Estate License in 2015.

E-mail | Phone 361-500-3631


Maria Martinez ~ Realtor

Maria Martinez has been in the real estate business since 1986. The skills she has acquired over the years can make your home buying experience a dream come true. She will involve herself in your home search as much or as little as you like, and will communicate information to you on a schedule and in a fashion that suits you best. Her true love of the real estate business and commitment to provide her clients with the absolute best service has allowed Maria to have her customers for life. Maria offers all of her clients professional expertise, marketplace knowledge, and above all, exceptional results!

E-mail | Phone 361-510-5802


Marta Castañeda ~ Realtor

135 Marta Castañeda was born and raised in South Texas. After raising her children in the small town of Hebbronville, Marta followed them and her grandchildren to Corpus Christi. After many summers over the years spent enjoying area beaches, art galleries, antique shops and boutiques, Corpus Christi beckoned them to call it home. It wasn’t long before Marta put the family home in Hebbronville on the market and built a new home in the Southside of Corpus Christi. During her quest for putting down roots, Marta got to experience the ins and outs of buying and selling a home. Her love of learning new things ignited a passion in Real Estate for Marta. Her background in Accounting, Regulatory Compliance in Banking, as well as Customer Service in Banking brings a strong work ethic and a commitment to go above and beyond for her Real Estate clients. Marta graduated from Texas A & M International University where she obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. In her spare time, Marta enjoys spending time with her family, reading, jewelry-making and metalsmithing.

E-mail | Phone 361-319-2227


Marty Peña ~ Realtor

135 Marty Peña is a life-long Corpus Christian. He attended W. B. Ray High School and graduated from Corpus Christi State University (currently Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He is married to the love of his life Lynda (34 years) and has 2 married sons and 1 granddaughter. He is a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He has spent the last 29 years working in the legal community as a Controller / Legal Administrator. He currently serves on the Board of Directors (Treasurer) for Villa Maria, Inc. (a senior apartment community owned by the Diocese of Corpus Christi), Finance committee member for St. Patrick Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus officer (Recorder-Secretary) for Council 1202 and a parish committee representative for the Fullness of Truth Conference. He is a very active member and serves in several ministries at St. Patrick’s parish. Marty enjoys being outdoors, whether it’s fishing, kayaking, working in the yard or just relaxing in the backyard with family and friends. Being a life-long resident of Corpus, Marty is familiar with the Coastal Bend area and is ready to serve and represent you as a buyer, seller or investor.

E-mail | Phone 361-549-8905


Ofelia Rodriguez ~ Realtor

135 Ofelia Rodriguez was born on the Marine Corps base of Twenty-Nine Palms, CA on the day of the Marine Corps birthday. At age 3 her family moved back to their home town of McAllen, TX, and at age 15 her family was relocated to the beautiful city of Corpus Christi, TX. Ofelia graduated from Flour Bluff High School and went on to get her certificate as a Medical Assistant from Southern Careers Institute and worked in the medical field for 14 years. Through the grace of God and support from her husband, four beautiful children, and two grandchildren, she decided to pursue a career in real estate. Ofelia is a fun loving, big hearted, easy going, motivated, ‘where there is a will, there is a way’ kind of agent – and she’s ready to help you buy or sell in the Texas real estate market.

E-mail | Phone 361-688-8165


Polly Balzer ~ Realtor

135 Polly Balzer was born in Houston, Texas and has long enjoyed Gulf Coast summers, fishing, skiing, and sailing. After obtaining her Doctorate of Jurisprudence at the University of Texas, School of Law in 1997, she went on to practice family law in Austin, Texas. During her career as a lawyer, she successfully negotiated countless cases involving real estate. As a young lawyer employed at a nonprofit organization, she developed a keen understanding of the housing needs of families in transition. Her drive to help families in need has enabled her to learn the skills necessary to negotiate difficult cases. In 2002, Polly opened her own law office where she honed the responsiveness and accuracy of her communication skills. By prioritizing loyalty, integrity and first class service, Polly ran a successful law office for fourteen years. After closing her law practice, Polly made the Coastal Bend of Texas her permanent home where she is putting her skills to work meeting the real estate needs of our community. Polly’s eye for detail and experience helping families make her uniquely qualified to negotiate your real estate transaction. Polly offers her clients prompt and reliable communications, an accommodating style and the expertise necessary to meet your real estate needs, whether you are looking for investment property, a vacation getaway, or your forever home.

E-mail | Phone 512-731-8129


Sue Hutton ~ Realtor

135 Sue Hutton was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Texas as a young girl. She was a single mom for many years until she met the love of her life. After marrying her husband they moved to Montgomery, Texas on 11 acres and built their first home. Sue has a son and two granddaughters who bring such joy to her life. Sue worked in Houston for over 20 years in procurement with a large oilfield company where she successfully negotiated many purchasing contracts. Her commitment to customer service moved her up the Procurement career ladder ultimately becoming a Procurement Manager. After many years of vacationing in south Texas, her passion for fishing brought them down to Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi often and planted the seed to want to retire by the water. After 7 years of searching they finally found property in Bayside, Texas to build their dream of a Bardominium. Sue designed her house on her home computer and found a contractor to build it. Sue moved to Rockport in her RV in 2013 to manage the building of their home. This endeavor launched her desire to get in the Real Estate business to help others find their dream.

E-mail | Phone 936-689-6321


Tom Saenz ~ Realtor

135 Tom Saenz was born and raised in Corpus Christi. In 1985, he graduated from Carroll High School, in Corpus Christi, Tx. He later graduated from Corpus Christi State Univeristy (currently Texas A&M Corpus Christi) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and from Sam Houston State University with a Master’s degree in Counseling with special emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. He got his real estate license in 2007 and has been working as a full time Realtor for the past 4 1/2 years in both Residential and Land sales. In addition to working as a Realtor, he also has 12 years of property and project management experience and 20 years of cattle ranching experience. He currently holds the Accredited Buyers Representative(ABR) and Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) designations and he is also certified as a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource(SFR).

E-mail | Phone 361-960-7063


Vanessa Parish ~ Realtor

VanessaParishVanessa Parish was born and raised in South Texas. In 2008, she graduated from Gregory-Portland High School, home of the Wildcats, and graduated as a proud Islander in 2011 from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Science degree. During her college years she became a member of Delta Delta Delta, a sorority that was founded in 1888 which focuses on empowering women, promoting friendship, and helping within the community. Delta Delta Delta’s philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is still near and dear to Vanessa’s heart and she enjoys giving her time and resources to other charities in the area as well. She is also very family oriented and while she was assisting her parents in the search for a new home just for fun, she realized her true passion was in real estate. Vanessa obtained her Texas Real Estate License in February 2013. As a part of The Place of Houses family, Vanessa promises to take care of clients with integrity and to help them find either their new home or vacation getaway. She is exceptionally knowledgeable of the Coastal Bend marketplace- from the beautiful Padre Island to relaxing Rockport to the countryside in Calallen- and she would be happy to be your trusted Texas realtor.

E-mail | Phone 361-633-9722


In Memory Of Dixie Raatz ~ REALTOR

DixieRaatz As a native Texan growing up in Corpus Christi, Dixie came from a family of professionals, always motivated toward a professional career. After bringing up two beautiful daughters, Dixie moved on to a graduate degree in Environmental Science and Urban Studies, which eventually blossomed into true entrepreneurial spirit. As long-time former owner-operator of both a real estate office and a single family construction company, she gained valuable knowledge and expertise in the fields of property taxes, interest rates, homestead exemptions, the fair market value of your home, and many other real estate topics when buying or selling properties. She was well-versed in all phases of the home buying and selling process, including market and tax evaluations, appraisals, and inspections, as well as the loan process. When not helping clients with their real estate needs, Dixie kept busy with church activities and volunteer projects. Dixie went to be with the Lord in December 2011. Her joy and infectious smile are missed by those who knew and loved her.