Meet Our Agents

Mike and Jeri Canatella

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Mike and Jeri came to Athens Texas in 1995 from the Dallas area. We both have the love for fishing and hunting in all the Athens area and especially Lake Athens. Because of that we decided we wanted to live hear Athens. So we bought some land just outside of Athens and built a small cabin for weekend getaways. Before you knew it we just never wanted to go home so here we are! We built onto that small cabin and made our home here for good.

 Of course we still have the love for fishing and have now bought in to the ever popular Athens Fish and Game which was established in 1921. We have a lake house and our boat there too and we love to visit there so much and have made life time friends.

Mike is an avid bow hunter here in our area and it has been a passion of his most of his life. So he knows all about all the land available in our counties for hunting. He has been in the business of buying and selling ranches for years.

Jeri has had real estate experience since the 1980’s and property management in the Dallas area.
In 2020 we sold our beautiful ranch of 25 years in Athens and purchased approx 5 acres directly across the street from Athens Fish and Game and also built our new beautiful home there and a new office as well at the lake house..
Although in 2015 Jeri mandatorily mostly retired due to a heart condition she still has her hand on the pulse of the business.
Mike on the the other hand is always busy along with all of our agents making dreams come true for Buyers and Sellers.

We love East Texas and Athens and all it has to offer…A truly wonderful quality of life! We would like to make that happen for you too! We have been TOP PRODUCERS in our area from 2008 thru now.

So if you are BUYING or SELLING we can get the job done. Call us today you will be glad you did.
Lacey Loftis



Trayce West moved to East Texas in 1999 after 10 years in property management in the Dallas area.
She made herself know quickly by being very active in her community, serving on the Brownsboro City Council as well as the Brownsboro Economic Development Board and the Historical Society.
She has two beautiful daughters, Caroline, who lives in Nashville and Belle who is attending the University of Arkansas majoring in Broadcast Journalism.
Trayce has a passion for helping people find their dream home or property! She works hard to connect SELLERS and BUYERS and has many avenues to help them with all phases of the ever changing legalities of real estate transactions.
She has recently opened a branch office of the Realty Crew in her hometown of Brownsboro where she looks forward to being able to better serve her local community.

Lauren Barrett

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Lauren moved to Athens in 2012 and has been involved in the community ever since. She is familiar with all of the residential and farm areas inside and out and has the ability to assist you with your real estate needs whether you are buying or selling.

 Lauren was born and raised in Sherman, TX and has her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern Oklahoma State University.  She received her real estate license in June of 2014 from Texas A&M Commerce and has enjoyed helping clients buy and sell their properties with Realty Crew ever since.

Lauren and her husband, Colin Barrett- a native to Athens, have two sons Conor and Lane that are full of joy and personality.  They are both active in the community and share a passion for helping others reach their life goals and fulfill their dreams. They also enjoy spending time as a family and being outdoors every chance they get.

Give me a call today and I would love the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs!


John Coker


John was born and raised in Meridian, MS.  In 2010, he and his wife, Karah, moved to Texas.   They lived in Waco for three years and then moved to Athens in 2013.   They have been in Athens for about 10 years and love the area.  They have three kids, Allie, Peyton, and Landon.  John serves on the Athens Teenage Baseball Association Board and is active in the community.  John lives in Safari Waters Ranch and is very knowledgeable of the east Texas area.  Real estate and helping people has always been a dream job for John.  If you are interested in buying or selling residential, land, or farm and ranch, please give John a call!  

Charlie Rodrigues

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Charlie is a Native Athenian and has lived here nearly all his life. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Minor in Psychology from The University of Texas at Tyler. Charlie got his Texas Real Estate License in 2005. He is an International Board-Certified Arborist with ISA – TX-#4634A. He is currently Sales Director with Athens Tree Farm. So, if you need help identifying or choosing the Right Trees for your Property, he is the man to go to. He is also the owner of Texas Tree Treat which is Tree Trunk injections to preserve Heritage Trees in and around the Athens area “Protect the Trees You Love”. Charlie has multiple years’ experience Managing Farm and Ranch Properties in the Athens/Lake Athens Area as well. He has a Love and Passion for Landscapes, Trees and the Athens/Lake Athens area. Charlie was instrumental in helping lead the way in the restoration and remodel of Lake Athens Marina and RV Park in 2015-2016. The Marina is now open flourishing and is a great asset to our community.


Charlie currently lives in the Lake Athens area with his Wife Lindsey and Daughter Camdyn. His hobbies include but are not limited to: Fishing, Bowhunting, Landscape Design, Hiking in the Mountains, Traveling, Planting Trees and Knifemaking.

We are excited to have Charlie on board with the Realty Crew. His vision for his clients and his knowledge of the Athens/Lake Athens area is to guide them in the right direction and to the area that perfectly fits their wants and needs. Which in turn will be a sound investment all the way around because no matter what type of Land or Home you are buying it is always an investment for you and your Family’s future. If its Athens Property, Lake Athens Property or Farm and Ranch, Charlie is the one to give you an honest opinion and assessment to all your Real Estate needs.