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REALTOR® of the Year

The GKAR REALTOR® of the Year is recognized by their peers for their contributions to the real estate profession and to the greater Kalamazoo community.


Greg Miller 

2020 REALTOR® of the Year

Associate Broker & Team Leader
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate

Greg Miller is an Associate Broker and team leader at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate. Greg obtained his license and joined GKAR in 2003. He worked as a licensed salesperson from 2002-2011 and earned his Associate Broker license in 2011. Greg grew up locally and is a graduate of Western Michigan University.

Greg has been a long standing-member of the Risk Management Committee, serving multiple times as Chair and has worked on larger Sub-Committee projects, such as rewriting the GKAR Land Contract and the GKAR Buy and Sell Agreement. Greg has served on the Board of Directors of GKAR, served as GKAR President in 2014, served on the Budget and Finance Committee, and as a MichRIC Manager (alternate). Greg has also served on numerous Sub-Committees, fundraisers, and panels of GKAR.

Greg had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural year of the Michigan Real Estate Academy. He owns and operates a small construction company that primarily rehabs distressed homes in Kalamazoo, once earning the Award of Merit from the City of Kalamazoo for the Preservation of Historic Homes. Greg currently owns and manages 20 rental property units. Greg has worked for three different real estate coaching companies and is currently employed by a real estate coaching company based in Charlotte, N.C. that teaches and trains teams and small brokerages in business and growth principles. 

Greg’s sales team currently will rank at or near the top 10 in Berkshire Hathaway’s national network for production. Greg is a current board member of the Fair Housing Center of SW Michigan, current Treasurer for Michigan REALTORS® Who Care, is on the building committee at New Day Community Church, and is an active volunteer member of the National Ski Patrol (at Timber Ridge). He is an outdoor emergency care instructor and a Level I ski instructor.

Greg is passionate about serving his community personally and professionally, and is supported in all his endeavors by his wife of 26 years, Carrie, and his four teenagers:  Audrey,  Joseph, Ella, and Benjamin.

Past REALTOR® of the Year Recipients

1958     Orville B Schroeder 1959     Clarence Hawthorne 1960     C Ray Clapper
1961     Ty Carter 1962     Robert Early 1963     Harry Hurni
1964     Arthur Warly 1965     Lowell A Swanson 1966     ---
1967     BW Borkenstein 1968     Robert E Greene 1969     Dale O Wheeler
1970     Kenneth S Bright 1971     Bruce R Perry 1972     Arthur C Early
1973     John W Bosch 1974     Philip C Keelan 1975     Meryl Weimaster
1976     Philip P Perry 1977     Douglas R Preston 1978     Frank R Stokes
1979    John B Olheiser 1980     John W Bosch 1981     Rod O' Brien
1982     Tom Tobin 1983     Jerry Carlson 1984     Lowell I Swanson
1985     Marian E Greene 1986     Robert L Walton 1987     Sam Cupps
1988     Woody King 1989     Phyllis Bogren 1990     Kathy King
1991     Tim Brown 1992     Nick Pratt 1993     Judy Haugh
1994     Jared Arnold 1995     Lonnie Palleschi 1996     Sally Elser
1997     Al Rowe 1998     Tim Brown 1999     Marty Wagar
2000     Ray Becker 2001     Mary Sutton 2002     Don Cain
2003     Sue Cornell 2004     Wayne Wilkinson 2005     David Maturen
2006     Dennis Field 2007     Rose Rook 2008     Rick Hoffman
2009     John Jackson 2010     Rick Berner 2011     John Buttery
2012     Audrey DeVault 2013     Cheri Schulz 2014     Cathy Gasper
2015     Nancy Fish 2016     Lee Crossley 2017     Gayle Zientek
2018     Dan Jaqua 2019    Natalie Rowe 2020    Greg Miller

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The nomination period for 2021 has ended. 

Important Details:

  • Nominees must be a Primary Member of GKAR.
  • Nominees must possess a current Michigan Real Estate License.
  • Nominees must have been a GKAR Member for a minimum of five consecutive years.
  • Self-nominations are permitted.
  • Nominees cannot be a current officer, newly-elected officer, or former REALTOR® of the Year.
  • The recipient will be honored at the local level and recognized at the GKAR Installation & State of the Association Holiday Luncheon. 
  • The REALTOR® of the Year name will be submitted to Michigan REALTORS® (MR) for consideration as MR of the Year and shall be the guest of GKAR at the appropriate MR Convention.