Preferred Realtors


Planning to buy or sell a home? Our Preferred Realtor Program offers savings and convenience! When you work with our Preferred Realtors, buyers receive $500 towards closing costs and/or pre-paids and sellers receive a $500 commission discount. Best of all, our Preferred Realtor Program provides you with access to experienced, reputable Realtors focused on customer service.

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Member Benefits at a Glance

  • Qualified local Realtors dedicated to helping On Tap Credit Union members
  • Significant financial savings, including:
    • Buyers receive $500 towards closing fees
    • Sellers receive a $500 discount on Realtor commissions
  • No appraisal fee for first-time homebuyers*

*On Tap Credit Union will pay the appraisal fee for first-time homebuyers only. First-time home buyers are those who do not have a mortgage loan opened or closed on their credit report.

Meet Our Preferred Realtors

The Realtors we’ve selected for our program are all experienced in the Colorado 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!

Make Your Own Evaluation

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

John C. Bodnar /Owner
Noviscon Realty LLC 


John is Arvada’s “Best of Jeffco” Realtor® for multiple years.  He has lived and worked in the Arvada/Westminster area for over 25 years! 

“I would recommend John to anyone in the market to sell or buy! He is great to work with and goes the extra mile." says Lisa Poste, a past client. 

John knows that customer service is more than a motto, it is a business principle! John not only enjoys working with the sellers and buyers but also enjoys helping first-time homebuyers understand the process of buying a home and making it easy!

John is the father of three and grandfather of three.

Real estate experience: 25 years
Professional Designations: Employing Broker, Realtor Board Code of Ethics Committee
Sales Territory: Metro Area, Arvada, and Westminster
Recognition, Awards, Achievements: Member of Denver Board of Realtors; Past Chairman of the Board, Arvada Chamber of Commerce; Trustee of Jefferson County Library Board; keynote speaker, On Tap Credit Union’s First Time Homebuyer Seminar


Barbara Ecker
Leprino Home


A native to Jefferson county Barb is focused on getting to know her clients so she can best assist them, with a matchless level of service to every real estate translation. She also provides a home warranty to every homebuyer. Barb has been in real estate since 2001 and describes herself as heavily invested in Real Estate. She writes monthly market updates for Colorado Association of Realtors and is a media spokesperson for Jefferson county. Barb is the Managing Broker for Leprino Home and sit on the Denver Board of Realtors as one of their Directors, she would be honored to help you!

Real estate experience: 13 years
Professional Designations: G.R.I, C.D.P.E., C.I.P.S, (International Designation)
Sales Territory: Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Lakewood, Denver Metro, Mountain areas, Boulder, Longmont, Littleton, Edgewater, North Denver, and international referrals
Recognition, Awards, Achievements: The Ruby Award (2 million), Century 21; multi-year winner of the Quality Service Award; 2010 Top Producer; Century 21 Centurion award for 2016


Trisha L. Grose
Spirit Bear Realty

"I have been in the real estate business for over 15 years and own my own brokerage, Spirit Bear Realty. I work with clients all over Colorado and enjoy every minute of my profession. I am extremely thorough and treat all of my clients with understanding and care, ” says Trisha Grose.

Trisha is a broker and has an extensive legal background which helps in drafting and negotiating real estate contracts. She lives in Jefferson County with her family.

Real estate experience: 15 years
Professional Designations: Short Sale Certified, Employing Broker
Sales Territory: Jefferson County, Mountain Foothills, Arapahoe County
Recognition, Awards, Achievements: 2012 Chateaux Top Producer; 2013 Chateaux Top Producer; Zillow All Star Premier Agent; National Association of Realtors member; Colorado Association of Realtors member; Denver Metro Association of Realtors member; Mountain Metro Association of Realtors member; South Metro Denver Realtor Association member


Norm Kowitz
Golden Real Estate

303.229.3891 | 303.525.1851 (office)

After a long and successful career in the steel business, Norm decided to move to an industry where his efforts go toward helping people, something that is too often lacking in the world of business-to-business transactions.  

A former U.S. Marine, he is a calm and skilled negotiator who will always place your interests ahead of his own.   Norm’s approach to the real estate business boils down to this: “Although I generate my income through the sale of homes, I make my living by helping people”.  

Norm lives in Golden with his wife, Cathy and son, Ryan.  He has four children and five grandchildren.

"Use me to buy or sell a home and get FREE use of our moving truck and FREE moving boxes!"

Real Estate Experience: 2 years
Professional Designations: Certified EcoBroker
Sales Territory: Denver Metro, specializing in Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Westminster, Littleton,  with an emphasis in Golden
Recognition, Awards, Achievements: National Association of Realtors, Colorado Association of Realtors, Denver Metro Association of Realtors


Amy Smoldt
Coldwell Banker, Denver West


Amy has been investing in real estate and managing her own rentals for over 20 years, with three rental properties in Golden alone. She loves the Golden Community and is incredibly knowledgeable about the West Denver area. Amy grew up in Minnesota before attending Colorado State University, where she studied Economics and graduated magna cum laude.
Amy loves to experience the Colorado outdoors.  You can find her kayaking, surfing or skiing in her free time. She has a daughter who attends Golden High School and a son at Ralston Elementary.

Amy has an extensive background in customer service and is truly dedicated to the customer. Her outgoing personality coupled with a general desire to help people make Amy the perfect choice to be your partner in any real estate transaction

Real estate experience: 10 years managing personal property rentals, License obtained in 2018
Professional Designations: Professional Researcher Certification
Sales Territory: Golden Foothills, Evergreen, Lakewood, Littleton


Karen Valdez
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

303.886.4545 (c)
303.980.1177 (o)

Karen Valdez has been helping Coloradoans buy and sell their homes for nine years, working diligently to understand her clients’ needs. She says she finds pure enjoyment in helping clients fulfill their dreams of home ownership. Karen says that she has also discovered that staging a seller's home with flair entices buyers to make quick purchasing decisions.

“I work diligently when matching my clients and their needs so that I can be clear about what they really want from their real estate experiences.”

Real estate experience: 4 years
Professional Designations: G.R.I.
Sales Territory: Metro Denver
Recognition, Awards, Achievements: Board, South Metro Denver Realtor Association


Kathryn Tighe & Joe Seehusen
Colorado Home Realty
Kathryn 720.327.9350
Joe 612.701.3456

Joe, long time Boulder resident and Kathryn, Colorado Native, love serving their friends and family real estate needs all over the greater Denver metro area, are engaged to be married and have a real estate office in Olde Town Arvada. They love live music, breweries, biking around Olde Town Arvada and building relationships with old and new friends.

It is their goal to provide their clients with all the trust, resources, data and information they need to buy or sell real estate smoothly and with ease. They work hard to add the comfort of having a friend by your side to ask questions and have a laugh along the way to the closing table. Your experience with us will be world class! Ask about our homebuyer or seller special of the season! 

Real estate experience: 4 years
Professional Designations: R.E.S.A, Certified Staging Advocate
Sales Territory: Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood


  Dee Hodapp
  Paragon Realty Sales LLC

 “I take pride in saying that I personally take care of every       detail involved in every transaction.  My clients know that I go   the extra mile for them and work to make the experience   smooth and successful.”         -Dee

 Dee began her real estate career in Cherry Creek with   Coldwell Banker, and was one of the top producers within the   first six months. Today, as owner of Paragon Realty Sales,   LLC, she works with individuals, lenders and agents to   effectively manage each transaction from start to successful finish. 

Dee says she works to add value to the lives of every individual, whether she serves them as a realtor or a friend.

“My philosophy in this business is to make every client feel as important as the other.  It doesn't matter what price tag is on the home; the buyer is always most important, and it's my job to let them know that I can help them feel comfortable making one of the most important purchases of their life!”

That philosophy has earned her the praise of Colorado clients, including Lt. Shellie Salser who worked with Dee on the sale her property and purchase of a new home.

“Her knowledge of the real estate market, property values, and overall processes is excellent,” said Shellie.  “She was able to assess our home very quickly and provide suggestions on upkeep and repairs that would bring us top dollar in our sale.  Our home sold in a matter of hours for slightly above her recommended listing price.  When we purchased our new home, she worked directly with the seller’s agent and my lender to ensure the process went as smooth as possible and never wavered in her commitment to protect us as clients.  Dee’s professionalism is exceptional and her compassion is genuine”.

Real estate experience: 13 years
Professional Designations: Denver Metro Association of Dealers
Sales Territory: Arvada, Westminster, Golden
Recognition, Awards, Achievements: 2006 Top Producer, Coldwell Branker; Member, Denver Board of Realtors; 2017 Top Producing 500 Realtors in Denver; Member, Spirit of Christ Catholic Community

* Products and services offered by Preferred Realtors are not insured by the NCUA or any Federal Government Agency; are not a deposit of, or guaranteed by the Credit Union or any Credit Union Affiliates; and may lose value.