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Preferred Realtors

Come home with confidence – and savings.

CRCU's Preferred Realtor™ Program

Our Preferred Realtor Program1 offers savings and convenience

When you buy a home, you want the best experts on your team. And at CRCU, that’s what you’ve got – because we offer more than just amazing mortgage lenders. We also offer a team of local Preferred Realtors ready to help you find the best home for your needs and negotiate the best home price for your budget.
And when you take advantage of our Preferred Realtor partnerships, you can enjoy an extra incentive based on the purchase price of your new home – a rebate2 of up to $1,500 with your CRCU home loan.

Preferred Realtor™ Rebate Program

Home Sales Price CRCU Home Loan Closing Rebate2:
$0 – $149,999 $500
$150,000 – $299,999 $1,000
$300,000 & UP $1,500

Taking advantage of this great combination of savings and excellent service is easy:

  1. Pre-qualify for your CRCU home loan to get your rebate certificate!
  2. Provide the certificate to your Preferred Realtor before entering into an agreement or contract. 
  3. Your rebate will be credited during closing!
Our Preferred Realtor partnerships offer you a convenient way to enjoy superior service, local market expertise, and savings on your home loan at closing – so take advantage today.3

Meet Our Preferred Realtors

The Realtors we’ve selected for our program are all experienced in the Southeast Texas market and have earned strong reputations for honesty, reliability and professionalism. Whether you’re looking for the home of your dreams or selling your current house, our Preferred Realtors are ready to help.

Because the decision to hire a real estate professional is important, Community Resource Credit Union urges everyone to conduct their own independent investigation and evaluation of any real estate professional being considered. Community Resource Credit Union is not responsible for any services you may receive from its Preferred Realtors or from any other person.

Bates-Brinkley Realty 
History of the Company:

Bates-Brinkley Realty was opened in 2004 Sherril Bates. Sherril wanted a small town firm with experienced agents. Over the years it grew to become one of the top offices in the Baytown area.  Now owned by Melanie Wingate, it continues to be a successful office with experienced agents who love to work for you!

Real Estate Experience: 16 years

Professional Designations: Realtors, Brokers

Sales Territory: Baytown, Dayton, Mont Belvieu, Highlands, Anahuac and La Porte

Blackshear Realty
History of the Company: 

Blackshear Realty is an independent brokerage with the mission to provide the highest level of customer service to their clients. Helpful communication during the buying and selling process, knowledge about current market trends, and the most experienced Realtors help their clients make an easy transition into their next home. This is the core of their business model along with honesty and hard work.

Real Estate Experience: 14 years

Professional Designations: Member of HAR, NAR, TAR

Sales Territory:Baytown, Conroe, Houston Area, Humble, Kingwood, League City, Magnolia, Mont Belvieu, Spring, Tomball and The Woodlands


Coldwell Banker Realty
History of the Company: 

Coldwell Banker® was founded in 1906 when Colbert Coldwell, a young real estate sales associate, observed families trying to piece their lives together following the disastrous San Francisco earthquake. Disapproving of sales associates who acquired property from vulnerable sellers and then resold it at huge profits, and seeing a need for honest, knowledgeable real estate professionals, he formed his own company.
Coldwell Banker has entered its second century in real estate and continues to offer clients a level of service and resources of which Colbert Coldwell and his partner Benjamin Banker would be proud. At Coldwell Banker Realty, our mission will never waver - to deliver the treasure of home ethically and honestly. is owned and operated by NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate company. As a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, NRT has more than 700 offices, 41 ,300 independent sales associates and 4,600 employees operating in 35 major metropolitan areas. NRT operates Realogy's company-owned real estate brokerage offices.

Real Estate Experience: 115 years

Professional Designations: GRI, ABR, CNE, CRS, E-PRO

Sales Territory: Anahuac, Baytown, Crosby, East Houston, Highlands, LaPorte and Seabrook 

Amanda Seidel, JLA Realty
History of the Company: 

JLA Realty was founded in 2011. Their second location opened in Crosby in 2015. They have since opened 18 additional offices across the Greater Houston area and have trained some of the best agents in the industry. In those 18 offices, they have over 900 real estate professionals. Their focus is on making sure that our clients have the very best experience.

Real Estate Experience: 17 years

Professional Designations: Realtor, Broker Associate

Sales Territory: Atascocita, Baytown, Channelview, Crosby, Houston, Huffman, Humble, Kingwood and Sheldon

Keller Williams Elite Realty
History of the Company:

Keller Williams Reality is the #1 World Wide Franchise by Sales Volume, Homes Sold, & Agent Count. Owner, Julia Durdin Owens graduated from Texas A &M University with a Degree in Economics & Business, She is married and has 2 beautiful little girls. In 2017 Julia opened Keller William Elite in Baytown where she is the Broker/Owner. In 2020 Julia Opened a second Keller Williams Elite office in Pasadena. Julia specializes in Commercial and Residential Real Estate & strives to be the best and have everlasting relationships with her clients.  In fact most of her business comes from repeat business and referrals. The Keller Williams Elite Offices in Baytown & Pasadena give Realtors the ability to provide superb service to all of their buyers and sellers by providing their clients the best advise on market conditions and guiding them thru the home buying or home selling process. KW Elite Agents make sure they are there for their clients every step of the way.

Real Estate Experience: 10 years

Professional Designations: Broker, Owner, Operating Principal

Sales Territory:Alvin, Atascocita, Baytown, Chambers County, Champions Area, Clear Lake, Cleveland, Clute, Crosby, Crystal Beach, Dayton, Deer Park, Denver Harbor, Hobby Area, Huffman, Katy – North, La Porte/Shoreacres, League City, Liberty, Lomax, Montrose, North Channel, Northside Pasadena, Pearland, Shepherd Park Plaza, Southbelt/Ellington, Spring Branch and Waller.

Key Realtors, Inc.
History of the Company: 

Key Realtors was established in 2008 by Gwen Key Willis. After a five year career start and extensive training with a large franchise company. Gwen opened her own office. Gwen is the broker/owner of the office located on Main Street in Historic Downtown Humble, which now offices Real Estate agents with various backgrounds and experience ready to assist you. Gwen is a former Houston Police Officer and is a member of the Humble Citizen's Police Academy Class #15. She is also a member of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce, East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the Beautification Committee for the  City of Humble. She specializes in Commercial and Residential Real Estate. She was recently award the "Five Star Agent Award" by Texas Monthly Magazine.

Key Realty offers professional agents to assist with any real estate transaction. They provide superlative service through quality work, excellent communication and accountability while building a lasting relationship by empowering their clients with knowledge throughout the entire process so that the best decision can be made.    

Real Estate Experience: 17 years

Professional Designations: Broker, First Time Home Buyer Specialist, Five Star Agent Award

Sales Territory:Houston and surrounding areas

Krisher-McKay, Inc Realtors
History of the Company:

Linda Krisher opened Krisher-McKay Realtors in 1995. Their mission is a commitment of loyalty and honesty in every transaction. We pledge to maintain our reputation of trustworthiness to our clients and customers. Their twenty five years of continual service to our community has created for us a referral base of friends that they once called clients. They are building each year, generation after generation of new home buyers and tracking the success of their clients with resales and new home purchases. They consider it a blessing to sell children and friends of their previous clients that are now ready to become homeowners.

Real Estate Experience: 25 years

Professional Designations: Certified Real Estate Specialist (CRS), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Real Estate Broker since 1985

Sales Territory: Baytown, Chambers County, Clear Lake, Crosby, Liberty County and Mont Belvieu

Re/Max Eastside 
History of the Company: 

ReMax Eastside in Baytown first opened its doors on September 27, 2009. They are a full service real estate company. Honesty, transparency, and professionalism are a part of our culture. As an office we have sold property in most of the counties in Southeast Texas. Recently they opened another office in Dayton to meet the needs of Liberty County. Most of the agents in their offices are top producing Re/Max Realtors. In 2019 the owner of Re/Max Eastside, Christine Shepherd was honored by being named a Hall of Fame Realtor. Re/Max Eastside is a forward looking company always looking for a challenge in today's real estate market.

Real Estate Experience: 11 years

Professional Designations: Military Relocation, CNE, ARR, REO

Sales Territory: Baytown, Chambers County, Deer Park. Liberty County and LaPorte

ReMax One-Premier
History of the Company: 

RE/MAX Premier was established in 2011 in Mont Belvieu, Texas by Holly Jackson. In October of 2018, RE/MAX Premier and RE/MAX ONE, owned by Charlie Foxworth, merged to create a better and more productive brokerage for the entire area.

RE/MAX ONE has strategically placed offices in the Beaumont, Nederland / Mid-County, Bridge City / Orange County area and the Mont Belvieu / Chambers County area. Their goal is to make the home-buying and selling experience a happy, momentous occasion for everyone involved. They pride themselves in developing a company of top-producing, well-informed agents, with a desire to make this financial investment your best move possible. By choosing a RE/MAX ONE agent, you can feel confident that a solid company with the highest standards and most ethical values are partnered with you. Their office ranks 14th in the nation for agent’s transaction-side production, a number which exemplifies the hard work and determination of their agents. Providing first-class service to their clients and customers is and always has been our #1 priority. 

RE/MAX agents average more sales than other agents. They thrive in a culture that values high standards, professional development, experience, and the ability to produce exceptional results for buyers and sellers.

Real Estate Experience: 9 years

Professional Designations: Our agents hold various designations including Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, Certified Distressed Property Experts, Accredited Buyer Representative, Real Estate Negotiation Expert and Senior Real Estate Specialist.

Sales Territory: Harris, Chambers, Liberty, Galveston, Jefferson Counties and more!  The agents at Re/Max One-Premier are licensed in the state of Texas and RE/MAX is worldwide.

Virginia Malone & Associates, LLC 
History of the Company:

Beginning in 1957 Virginia Malone received her Broker's License and began selling real estate in the Baytown area. 62 years later, she has expanded to a multi-office firm that consists of Virginia Malone & Associates, LLC. located in Baytown and Save 1900 Realty located in Galveston. They market the Bay Area including, but not limited to Baytown, Mont Belvieu, Galveston, Houston, Clearlake Friendswood, League City, Dickinson, Katy, Liberty County and Chambers County. With a total of 14 realtors, their job is to provide the best customer service to all of their clients.

Real Estate Experience: 62 years

Professional Designations: GRI, CRS, LTG, SMP, E-Pro, Veterans, Seniors and Negotiations

Sales Territory: The Bay Area including Harris, Galveston, Chambers and Liberty Counties.

Housepitality Properties Group brokered by TDRealty


History of the Company: Housepitality Properties Group brokered by TDRealty, is a Texas real estate firm, that provides a wide range of real estate services. Working for the happiness of others is what we are called to do. We are committed to providing the highest level of service by being solution-based and always finding a way to meet our client’s needs. Our specialty is working with first time home buyer/seller! Whether you're getting ready to buy or sell real estate, in the middle of it, or just looking for some answers, our top-notch skills ensure you get the best experience possible. It’s what we love to do.

Years in Business: 4 years

Professional Designations: Agents hold various designations including Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, Certified Distressed Property Experts, Accredited Buyer Representative, Real Estate Negotiation Expert, Senior Real Estate Specialist, and more!

Sales Territory: Harris, Chambers, Montgomery, Jefferson Counties and more!

Homeowner Rebate Program through Housepitality Properties: Buying a new construction home through the Homeowner Rebate Program qualifies you for a rebate up to 1.5% of the sales price of the home, through any Texas new construction homebuilder. Learn more here:


MetroPlus Realty



History of the Company: MetroPlus Realty is an independent brokerage founded by Sergio Mireles in 2015. As a long-time resident of the Houston area with over 15 years of experience in real estate, Sergio has a wealth of knowledge and market insight that is invaluable in the real estate business. Throughout that time Sergio has also developed a reputation of integrity and diligence which is second to none. 

Through Sergio’s sincere passion to help many attain their goal of owning a home, MetroPlus Realty has rapidly become one of the top growing companies in the industry providing services to our clients in both English and Spanish. MetroPlus Realty is committed to building long lasting relationships and works hard every day to help our clients achieve their dream and make the home buying experience as easy and stress free as possible. 

Years in Business: 16 years

Professional Designations: Member of NAR, TAR, HAR

Sales Territory:Baytown, Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Highlands, Dayton, Mont Belview, Humble, Pearland, Kingwood, Galena Park, South Houston, etc.


Kammey Carouthers, Walzel Properties

History of the Company: Walzel Properties has all the appeal and proximity of a local realtor but with the experience of a realty giant. We will guide you through every aspect of the purchase, sale, leasing and management of residential and commercial real estate, anywhere in the great state of Texas.  We are proud to be a Texas based company.

Years in Business:years

Professional Designations: PHG, HUD approved broker, Member of HAR, TAR, & NAR

Sales Territory: Harris, Liberty, and Chambers county

Find Your Dream Home

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Get PreApproved
Get pre-approved as soon as you begin your home search. Let CRCU help you find out just how much house you can afford.
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Select a local experienced Real Estate agent from our Preferred List that you can trust to help you find your dream home.
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Close with Confidence
When you buy, you may be eligible for a cash rebate2 at closing.
The average rebate is $1,500!

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Need Advice?

Have a question, or want to talk with a Mortgage Specialist? Take the first step to home ownership & get pre-qualified. Our Mortgage Experts are here to help!

281.420.3746 locally
800.238.3228 out of the area

1The mortgage loan must be completed with CRCU and buyer must present the reward certificate to the Preferred Realtor prior to entering into a representation agreement and/or purchase contract in order to receive the rebate. 2The reward/ referral cash is paid from the Broker/Realtor commission and not by CRCU. 3Offer subject to change. 
Should I get pre-approved before talking to an RBFCU preferred real estate agent?

Getting pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage loan before you begin the shopping process can be a great idea. Knowing how much you’re able to spend on your home will help your preferred real estate agent work with you to find the perfect home in the perfect price range. If you’re ready to get pre-approved, apply here.


How Does the Preferred Realtor Program Work? 

  1. Pre-qualify for your CRCU home loan to get your rebate certificate!
  2. Provide the certificate to your Preferred Realtor before entering into an agreement or contract. 
  3. Your rebate will be credited during closing!
How can I become a preferred real estate agent with CRCU?