Real Estate Counselors

Our Story

The Real Estate Counselors have a rich legacy dating back to 1977 with experience in residential, investment & commercial real estate sales and property management. Our experience and professionalism are without rival in the local real estate industry.

Our Commitment to Clients:

  • Provide top-level Real Estate services to clients, counseling in the areas of marketing, negotiations, development, investment, & market research.
  • Educate clients so they make informed real estate & financial decisions.
  • Promote ethical & honest practices with our clients, other agents, & service providers.

Barb Crowell  –  Christian Busnardo  –  Tamara Rowe  –  Lisa Mick



Our History
(1977 – Today)

The Real Estate Counselors, at Silvercreek Realty Group, started with Barb Crowell.  First licensed in 1977, it was evident that Buyers were NOT represented in a transaction at that time.  Barb worked primarily with buyers BUT at an enhanced level. “I’ve always felt that buyers were half of any transaction.  Buyers needed to be educated so they were making good decisions! It’s not like buying a pair of shoes!”, says Barb. The Buyer Representation movement came to fruition in 1997.

Over the decades, Barb mentored hand-picked individuals – who all achieved Top Producer status.  Christian Busnardo made the jump into real estate in 2012. Showing extreme promise, Christian became “Rookie of the Year”.  Our partnership was formed to create a Legacy Program for retiring and other hard working agents who want to build and maximize their strengths and talents thereby enabling a first-class client experience.

Tamara Rowe joined Real Estate Counselors with demonstrated success in real estate sales and property management. She’s an accomplished sales professional with 35 years of demonstrated success in sales, home remodeling, staging, and décor. Lisa Mick compliments Real Estate Counselors with 22 years of management and marketing experience, specializing in construction and property management.



Client Reviews

“The Real Estate counselors are absolutely fabulous. Helped us with the sale of 2 homes and the purchase of 3 homes including our…” (more)

“Barb brings experience and real estate savvy matched by none. Barb had helped us previously with the sale of 3 properties and the…” (more)

“I cannot fully describe in words how thankful we are to have Christian as our agent. We are moving to Idaho from the East Coast and…” (more)

“Tamara was the most thoughtful and thorough realtor we have ever had the pleasure of working with. We were attempting to purchase…” (more)

“Lisa helped me to purchase my town home. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and did a great job in negotiating my deal …” (more)