Our Agents

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 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.

Email anniedelgado22@yahoo.com| Cell 361-537-2216 

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 caking1982@yahoo.com | 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 harmonc325@gmail.com | 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, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Maverick ~ Realtor

 Jack Maverick brings his commercial construction experience and his hard-work Marine Corps ethics to the Corpus Christi market.  Prior to joining the Weichert, Realtors – The Place Of Houses team, he built large commercial buildings around the United States. Before his 18 years of building experience, he served honorably in the United States Marine Corps.  As a father of six, Jack has learned patience and wisdom; he is the hardest worker you will ever meet. He is detail-oriented, proactive and a true friend for all his clients. As your Realtor, Jack will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying, selling or renting, he will work like a Marine to take care of you. If you are selling, he will work with you to get you the fairest price, in the least amount of time, by collaborating with the strong experience of the Weichert family and the proven method of Weichert’s Price Trend Analysis. If you are buying, he will work hard to provide you with the best information and current market data so you can be a better equipped buyer with the strongest possible negotiating position.  Jack will make your experience as stress free and as pleasurable as possible through his diligent work and constant communication. You will have a friend for life. Jack has been an area resident since 2012 and is your personal Neighborhood Expert.

“Let me take care of you.” 

 E-mail jmaverick@theplaceofhouses.com |Phone 361-298-3570

Jason Atwater ~ Realtor

I am an ex-military Army veteran, and 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, an 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

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 jeaniek53@live.com | Phone 361-500-3631

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jed Blaich ~ Realtor

Jed Blaich represents North Padre Island and Coastal Bend home owners and future homeowners and investors. Jed’s creative, enthusiastic and caring nature is perfect for matching each client’s desire as well as skillfully featuring a home or investment property’s unique presence and character.A graduate of the University of Denver with a degree in Economics, Jed successfully started, managed and sold several businesses in Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma. Moving to The Island in 2017, Jed pursued his newest passion in Real Estate.
Jed specializes in connecting buyer and seller with the perfect home or investment property. As a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Jed can also consult and assist in the sale and management of liquidating real property in an estate.

E-mail jed.blaich@gmail.com |Phone 361-298-3570

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 mr3738@aol.com | 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 m.i.castaneda.re@gmail.com | 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 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

 

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

Tanner Lastelick ~ Realtor

Tanner Lastelick was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Jesuit Highschool in Dallas he decided to attend Texas A&M – Corpus Christi college where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta organization. Through his fraternity he built solid connections and a sense of professionalism. He earned a Business Administration degree in Marketing. After graduating he became interested in the real estate industry in the Coastal Blend. In May 2019 he received his license to practice real estate in Corpus Christi. He is motivated to prove himself and serve his clients in one of the biggest financial decisions they will make in their lifetime. Living here for close to 7 years, Tanner is knowledgable and familiar with the area and looks forward to working with you. 

E-mail tanner@weichert.com | Cell 214-507-0360
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 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

 

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

 

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.