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Melinda Corder
Broker, GRI, ABR, CRS
Cell Phone: 205-799-3977

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Melinda Corder has been involved in the real estate industry and active in sales since 1994. As the broker for Corder Real Estate since 1996, Melinda has always taken pride in taking care of her customers first and foremost. This comes naturally to Melinda, as she assisted in thousands of surgical procedures, as a surgical technician at DCH Regional Medical Center in the 20 years prior to her sales career. Melinda says, “My customers are my livelihood, and I never forget that. Without them, I am nothing in this business. There is nothing more satisfying to me than helping people with the biggest decision in their life and seeing them happy.”

Specializing in residential sales, Melinda has spear-headed Corder Real Estate’s growth to become one of the largest Tuscaloosa real estate  brokerage firms for new construction. Melinda maintains a growing list of satisfied sellers and buyers looking for new homes in Tuscaloosa, and she holds the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) designations.

In her spare time, Melinda enjoys traveling, spending time on the water and antiquing. She is married to Lynn Corder, and has two sons, Brock (Amanda) and Blake (Angel), as well as 6 grandchildren — including a set of twins!

JoAnn McNatt
Associate Broker, GRI, ABR, RENE
Cell Phone: 205-242-9928

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JoAnn, a native of Tuscaloosa has been in the selling new homes in Tuscaloosa since the 1970’s and a REALTOR® since 1992. She is very familiar with the area and surrounding areas. JoAnn is a down-to-earth, dedicated realtor that is trustworthy and has a commitment to her clients that goes past a closing. She believes in treating others the way you want yourself to be treated.

JoAnn has served on the Grievance Committee, Fair Housing and Professional Standards Committees for REALTOR®S.

She is a member of National Association of Realtors, Alabama Association of Realtors, and Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors.

JoAnn has achieved the designations of: GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute), ABR (Acredited Buyers Representative), RENE (Real Estate Negotiaion Expert) and has a Broker License as an Associate Broker.

Contact JoAnn and let her show you how her years of experience can benefit you in your buying or selling process.

Frances James
REALTOR®, ABR
Cell Phone: 205-242-6289

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Frances James has specialized in Residential Real Estate for 15 years. She is very experienced in new construction along with existing home sales and has also received her designation for Accredited Buyers Representative. Frances is from Tuscaloosa and has been married to Dennis for 45 years. Dennis has worked for Michelin Tire Company in management for over 40 years. They have 3 children, 2 girls and 1 boy, and 5 grandchildren.

Because Tuscaloosa is her hometown, Frances prides herself in her knowledge of the Tuscaloosa County area and her success in finding that “SPECIAL HOME” for each individual buyer. Frances understands that purchasing that right home is a major life decision. She wants you to feel at ease and as relaxed as possible during this “new home” purchasing process.

Whether buyers are looking for an older home or prefer the custom new construction, Frances has the knowledge and experience to help buyers know that they have a “FRIEND” they can trust.

Cathy Barton
REALTOR®, GRI, ABR, RENE
Cell Phone: 205-454-8618

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“Home, a place yielding more value than money.”

With an ever-changing real estate market, being an informed buyer or seller will help you make the best decisions for the most important purchase or sale in your lifetime. I represent buyers and sellers and specialize in new construction. Having worked in an accounting capacity for 20 years after graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, I am dedicated and committed to the details that successfully complete a real estate transaction.

I have been a resident of Tuscaloosa county since 1978 and received my real estate license in 2003. Since that time I have pursued the professional designations of GRI (Graduate of Realtor Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert). I am currently a member of the Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors, The Alabama Association of Realtors, The National Association of Realtors and Women’s Council of Realtors.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family (especially the grandchildren) and working in my yard. My husband, Wendell, and I share 4 children, their spouses, 9 grandchildren, and a kennel full of Labrador Retrievers.

Brenda Patrick
Associate Broker, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, RENE
Cell Phone: 205-394-0330

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I am a native Tuscaloosan with many family ties and relationships to this community. My husband, Bill, and I have raised our son here.

After graduating from Judson College, I taught elementary school before working in my family’s furniture business for 17 years. Since obtaining my real estate license in 1994 I have earned the designations of GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyer Agent), RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert), as well as obtaining e-PRO certification and my Broker’s license.

I am genuinely concerned with helping people accomplish their real estate goals. I believe in total service for my customers and clients. A successful transaction comes through mutual trust and loyalty. I help people understand the entire process of buying or selling so they can make their best decisions.

Let me put my experience to work for you.

Angel Corder
REALTOR®, GRI, ABR, e-PRO
Cell Phone: 205-887-1467

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I made the decision back in 2005 to join the Corder Real Estate team and I haven’t looked back since. Through my years in real estate, I have met many wonderful people and seen the joy of home ownership as families, young and old, purchase their homes. That connection with people and seeing joyous families at the closing table are the reasons why I love what I do.

Early in my real estate career, I had the opportunity to do design and decorating work for a local construction company (The Builders Group). That unique experience coupled with my sales background with Corder Real Estate has allowed me a front row seat to the amazing transformation of Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas over the last decade. I’ve been a part of the Tuscaloosa metro’s most rapid growth – from the UA campus to Highway 69 South and up to Northport and the North of the River area. New developments continue to come out of the ground in these areas, and with varied price ranges, home ownership is still attainable for all budgets. Let me help you attain that goal by walking you through the entire process!

As a wife with three life-loving boys, it isn’t hard for me to stay involved in our community. We often enjoy Tuscaloosa’s main attractions – Lake Tuscaloosa, PARA parks and sports complexes, the University of Alabama campus and the many UA sports, and the exploding restaurant and shopping scene here in Tuscaloosa. My husband, and Corder team member, Blake and I are excited to raise our sons in such a vibrant and diverse community. Call me today and let me help YOU find your perfect home!

Phyllis McDow
Associate Broker, CRS
Cell Phone: 205-239-6005

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Phyllis McDow is one of the leading Real Estate Consultants for Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the surrounding areas as exhibited by the numerous awards she has received for outstanding sales and service. She has been a part of the real estate industry for more than twenty years and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Alabama Association of Realtors and Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors. Phyllis is also a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and is an Associate Broker.

Phyllis’s philosophy is that there is a “perfect” property for each client and it is her responsibility to make the match. In order to do that she has developed a great networking system that keeps her informed about available properties, upcoming listings, new and innovative financial and mortgage programs, and an understanding of the community she serves. Her expertise in residential sales as well as commercial and acreage listings, coupled with her vast knowledge of custom building and first time home buyers’ needs, insures that her clients will be directed to listings that meet their needs.

Phyllis’s goal is to always provide excellent customer service. You will find that she takes pride in addressing all the needs of her clients. She understands that the client many times will be working under time constraints, be overwhelmed with paperwork issues, have numerous questions, and unexpected conflicts that could stall progress if not addressed promptly and appropriately. If you are searching for a REALTOR® who is sincere, honest, highly qualified and who knows her community, thereby a “perfect fit” for her client, please call Phyllis McDow of Corder Real Estate.

Glenn Arrington
REALTOR®
Cell Phone: 205-792-6689

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“Home is where you spend time with family and friends.”

Glenn Arrington brings dedication, enthusiasm, and more than 30 years of sales experience to the real estate industry. The Georgia native moved to Birmingham in 1975 where for 14 years he ran his own automotive customizing business.

In 1987, he and his wife, Terry, moved with their children to her hometown of Tuscaloosa where they enjoy Alabama football, good weather and great people. Glenn worked locally in automotive sales until he decided to put his real estate license, acquired in 2009, to full-time use. He is a member of the Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors, the Alabama Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Whether it’s buying or selling property, Glenn is excited to help his customers in their search for the best real estate opportunities.

Talk to Glenn today!

Amanda Corder
REALTOR®, GRI, ABR, e-PRO
Cell Phone: 205-534-0067

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Amanda Corder is a life-long resident of the great city of Tuscaloosa. She was raised in Springhill Lake, where her parents still live today, and attended the Tuscaloosa City Schools. Amanda graduated from Central High School in 1997 and chose to stay in Tuscaloosa to further her education. A natural-born “people person”, Amanda studied Public Relations at The University of Alabama, and she received her BA in Communication and Information Sciences, in 2002.

Since receiving her degree, Amanda has diligently pursued her passion for helping people reach their goals With sales experience since 2002, Amanda is well versed in working one-on-one with her clients to ensure their needs are met. Amanda built a strong base of loyal customers in the retail arena, and is excited about helping them achieve their real estate goals as well.

In 2017 Amanda was elected to serve on the board of the Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors. She has been a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors since 2015 and is currently serving as a local chapter officer.

Personally, Amanda has been married to Brock Corder, who is also a REALTOR® and President of The Builders Group, since 2003. Together they have three children and love to spend time together at the beach, on the family farm or in the backyard. Amanda’s passion for family gives her a unique perspective in helping young families find that perfect home.

Call, text or email Amanda today and find out just how pleasant she can make your buying or selling experience be.

Blake Corder
REALTOR®
Office Phone: 205-750-2485

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Blake has been in and around Real Estate most of his entire life. With both parents in the industry, it wasn’t unusual for spare time and weekends to be quickly filled with residential construction jobsites, open houses, and real estate office visits. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Professionally, he has over 18 years of experience in the industry, primarily in the residential construction and investment sides of Real Estate. He is a partner in The Builders Group, LLC and currently serves on the boards of the Alabama Housing Finance Authority, the Home Builders Association of Alabama (2017 Secretary-Executive Committee), Habitat for Humanity – Tuscaloosa, the Druid City Business League (2016 President), and the Home Builders Association of Tuscaloosa (2011 President).

Blake specializes in commercial and residential investment property sales and management. If your business is looking for a new space to lease or purchase, or if you are looking to invest in income-producing real estate, give him a call and use his experience for your gain!

Blake, along with fellow Corder Realtor and wife, Angel, have 3 amazing sons: John Thomas, Jackson and Mills; which keeps them active when not working. He and his family are long-time parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on the University of Alabama campus.