Our Team

Interested in buying or selling? #cordercan

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

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.

Blake Corder
Associate Broker
Office Phone: 205-750-2485

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.

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

JoAnn, a native of Tuscaloosa, has been selling homes in the area since the 1970’s and has been a REALTOR® since 1992. She is very familiar with Tuscaloosa and all surrounding areas, which gives her an edge on the housing market.

Cathy Barton
Cell Phone: 205-454-8618

Cathy Barton represents buyers and sellers, with a specialization in new construction. She strives to help everyone who is on a real estate endeavor to be as informed as possible.

Frances James
Cell Phone: 205-242-6289

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 received her designation for Accredited Buyers Representative.

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

Brenda Patrick is a native Tuscaloosan with many ties to the community. She works as a Real Estate Agent to help others find the perfect home in the same wonderful city that she and her husband have established a life in.

Angel Corder - Corder Real Estate Agent

Angel Corder
Cell Phone: 205-887-1467

Angel made the decision to join the Corder team in 2005, and she hasn’t looked back since. Through her years in real estate, Angel has met many wonderful people and has been able to witness the joy of homeownership for families in all stages of life.

Phyllis McDow - Tuscaloosa Realtor at Corder Real Estate

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

Phyllis McDow is one of the leading Real Estate Consultants for Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas. She has been a part of the real estate industry for more than twenty years, and is known for her outstanding sales and service.

Amanda Corder
Cell Phone: 205-534-0067

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.

Valorie Houston

     I began my real estate career in 1996 and shortly thereafter I started working with buyers and sellers and in the construction and development of new, for sale and custom homes and commercial properties.  Helping so many customers and friends find that perfect fit is what makes it all worth it and having them come back again and again, I hope, is a testament to the dedication I give to my customers.

     I partner with Tom McJenkin “The Val and Tom Team” to give you the experience and dedication of 2 full time Professional Realtors. We are both dedicated to making your experience the best and least stressful possible. We list and sell homes and property in Tuscaloosa, Northport, West Alabama and surrounding areas, and, in Baldwin County in the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Bon Secour and Foley areas. We are members of Multiple Listing Systems in both areas to make sure we can give you the best and most up to date information to make your important decision.

     Unmatched service and a commitment to helping you achieve your dream is our only goal.  My experience in design, interior decorating, renovations and building has always shown in the new homes and commercial properties we have built, but I am sure it is also a major value to buyers in finding the home that works for their families and to sellers to get the best possible reaction (and price) from potential buyers.

     A sharp sense of style, trends and what buyers are looking for, is really beneficial to both our listing customers and to our buyers, but total knowledge of the business and willingness to never give up and go the extra mile (or 5), is what makes our customers come back and send their family, friends and co-workers.

     I am a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Multiple Listing Services of West Alabama and Baldwin County AL. and The National Home Builder’s Association. I have served the Tuscaloosa Association of REALTORS® on several committees and chaired the Safety and the Awards committees. At the Home Builder’s Association of Tuscaloosa, I serve on the Board of Directors, am the Education Committee Chairman and currently serve as Second Vice President.

Tom McJenkin

 I have spent over 40 years in the property business. Homes, investment property, commercial property, land, I have helped people buy, sell or build them all.  Having been in both the real estate and building business for many years, my experience makes your experience better. 

     I partner with Valerie Houston “The Val and Tom Team”, to give you the experience and dedication of 2 professional, full time Realtors. We are both dedicated to making your experience the best and least stressful possible. We list and sell homes and property in Tuscaloosa, Northport, West Alabama and surrounding areas, and, in Baldwin County in the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Bon Secour and Foley areas and are members of the Multiple Listing Systems in both areas to make sure we can give you the best and most up to date information to make your important decision.

     Our experience and extensive knowledge of property, property conditions and values has been highly regarded by both buyers and sellers of homes, commercial and investment properties. Knowing what a home or property needs to be best presented to a buyer, or helping a buyer see the value and potential of a property to suit their individual needs is what makes what we do so valuable to any customer.

     I am a member of the National Association of REALTORS and local chapters and a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI). Member of the National Home Builder’s Association and a past president and serve on the Board of Directors of the Tuscaloosa Home Builder’s Association. I attended Holt High School, The University of Alabama and Emory University.  I am an Army and Army Reserve Veteran and am very proud of 2 sons, 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.