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


Barbara is focused on getting to know her clients so she can best assist them, bringing exceptional customer service to every real estate transaction. She also provides a basic home warranty for homebuyers*. A Realtor since 2001, she’s worked in the real estate industry for nearly three decades.


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: Denver Metro and Mountain Metro
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


Betsy Sharpe
Metro Brokers


Finding the right property with the right financing for her clients is Betsy’s passion, using exceptional listening skills to understand what they need. If you are selling or buying, Betsy's also a strong negotiator and is determined to get the best deal for her clients.

Real estate experience: 30 years
Professional Designations: C.R.S, C.N.E and R.E.P.M
Sales Territory: Jefferson County, Metro Denver, Referrals
Recognition, Awards, Achievements: Voted “Best of the Best Realtor for Jefferson County” for 2012 by the People; Colorado Association of Realtors member; National Association of Realtors member; Denver Metro Association of Realtors member; Hometown Business Alliance member


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

* 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.