Our Real Estate Agents

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


Jean Marie is 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 jmg@theplaceofhouses.com | Phone 361-882-5588 | Cell 361-960-1438



Andrea Delgado ~ Realtor

Andrea Delgado was born and raised in rural South Texas, a place she loves to call home. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2014 before becoming an Adult Probation Officer for Nueces County. After her combined 11 year career working with the Criminal Justice system, Andrea chose to move into the real estate industry as she loves working with people and has a high regard for ethics, professionalism, and willingness to work hard. Her passion for helping others and her community has allowed Andrea to serve Coastal Bend residents with honor and trust. She currently resides in Corpus Christi with her husband and four children.

E-mail Andrea@theplaceofhouses.com| Cell 361-537-2216


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, and her GRI designation in 2016. 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 DianeGardner361@yahoo.com | Phone 573-280-4345


Erin Dreier ~ Realtor

Erin Dreier The Place of HousesErin Dreier was born and raised in Corpus Christi and graduated from Richard King High School in 2014. She worked in the Multi-Family Industry for 2 years and gained her love for helping people find their homes. Faith and family are priorities for her. In her spare time, you can find her at the beach, enjoying family BBQs, and spoiling her 2 dogs and 1 cat. Erin’s passion for community, professionalism, and customer service ensures success for her clients in one of life’s biggest decisions.


E-mail Erin| Phone (361) 882-5588


Jason Atwater ~ Realtor

I am an ex-military Army veteran, an ex-police officer, and an outstanding representative of Weichert, Realtors – The Place of Houses in Corpus Christi, TX! Because of my extensive background working with the public, I can easily understand the differences in people! You want what you want, and I completely understand! I am patient, honest, trustworthy, and loyal. I will work for you, at any hour of your convenience, any day of the week! Details are my specialty, and I’ll get you all the way to closing as soon as possible! First responders and military personnel hold special sentiment for me, and they’ll be treated with the utmost respect! Because of my vast knowledge of the coastal bend area, I can find that hidden gem for you easily!

 E-mail atwater@weichert.com |Phone 361-298-3570



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 mpena57@gmail.com | Phone 361-549-8905


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 pollybalzer@yahoo.com | Phone 512-731-8129


Russel De Arman ~ Realtor

Russel De Arman: “As a US Navy veteran and now a military spouse, I understand moving and relocations. I received my Bachelor’s in Business Management from Colorado State University. I am active in my Church and community, have two grandkids, and a daughter attending A&M College Station (gig ’em; but my wife is a UT grad so all are loved here). I’m an avid skeet and trap competitor, amateur woodworker and shadetree mechanic. I love details and the hunt for the perfect place and I’d love to help you find yours.”


E-mail russel@weichert.com | Cell 210-254-0404


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 Barndominium. 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 into the Real Estate business to help others find their dream.

E-mail byrsue@yahoo.com | Phone 936-689-6321


Tom Saenz ~ Realtor

Tom Saenz 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 University (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 Tom@TomSaenz.com | Phone 361-960-7063


Tristan Guajardo ~ Realtor

Tristan Guajardo was born a South Texas native and has spent a lot of time immersing himself in everything this region has to offer. Whether it is going to concerts, checking out local restaurants, or volunteering to clean the beach, he loves to meet people and stay involved with my community. Tristan is dedicated to honoring his clients with empathy, respect, and a commitment to professional ethics. When he’s not investing his time into the locale, he holds dear to his role as a father and spends evenings reading, teaching, learning, and growing with his family.


E-mail tristan@theplaceofhouses.com | Phone 361-777-9961


Vanessa Murray ~ Realtor

VanessaParishVanessa Murray 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 vanessakatep@gmail.com | Phone 361-633-9722



Yvonne Lopez ~ Realtor

Yvonne Lopez, was born and raised in South Texas, a place she is proud to call home. Yvonne has always been family-oriented and loves Sunday family BBQs. She spent 12 years in the credit union industry before deciding to join the real estate world. Always ready to help those around her, Yvonne’s background in customer service and desire to guide and support others is what truly pushed her to pursue real estate. She has always been described by others as outgoing, energetic, and a great people person. You can count on Yvonne to be focused, passionate and genuine throughout your process. Her greatest accomplishment in life is her daughter. In her free time, you can find her enjoying life with her family and close friends. Yvonne currently resides in Corpus Christi, and with her new Weichert Family, she is ready to pursue her new career in helping others find their dream home, vacation home, or investment property.

E-mail yvonne@theplaceofhouses.com | Phone 361-442-8436





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 a true entrepreneurial spirit. As a 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.