About KAR

REALTOR® of the Year

Steve Cline, a broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Bowling Green and member of the REALTOR® Association of Southern Kentucky (RASKY), was named KAR’s 2015 REALTOR® of the Year. Cline has been a REALTOR® for over 25 years and has served the real estate industry at the local, state and national levels. He currently serves as treasurer-elect for KAR and also serves on the Board of Directors, Delegate Body and Leadership Team. He has been a member of the investment, strategic planning and finance committees, the legislative quick response team and served as a Trustee for both the Kentucky Real Estate Education Foundation (KREEF) and the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC), where he also served as chair. Cline was a member of the LeadershipKAR class of 2005 and holds the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), e-PRO and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designations. Cline served as president of RASKY in 2000, the MLS in 2005 and 2009 and the Kentucky chapter of CRS in 2009 and 2010. Locally, he was named REALTOR® of the Year in 1997 and 2004 and was twice honored with the Distinguished Service Award. He participated in Leadership Bowling Green where he served as class president and received the Bart Hagerman Award. Nationally, he is a major investor in the REALTOR® Political Action Committee and serves as a federal political coordinator for U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie. In his community, he has served on numerous boards including Big Brother’s Big Sister’s, Foster Grandparent Program, Indian Hills Country Club, the Homebuilders Association and the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation. He is actively involved with his church, Hillview Hights & Lakeside Experience, and currently serves as president of the Bowling Green Quarterback Club.

Past REALTORS® of the Year

  • 2014 - Betty Schutte, Louisville
  • 2013 - Jim Broadwater, Lexington
  • 2012 - Jim Sewell, Frankfort
  • 2011 - Robert Damron, Pikeville
  • 2010 - Jeff Smith, Fort Mitchell
  • 2009 - Ann McDonald, Lexington
  • 2008 - John J. Weikel II, Louisville
  • 2007 - Carolyn Edwards, Lexington
  • 2006 - Dot Miller, Elizabethtown
  • 2005 - Ken Warden, Ft. Thomas
  • 2004 - Tony Clark, Owensboro
  • 2003 - Linda Moore, Paintsville
  • 2002 - Portia Leftin, Northern KY
  • 2001 - Jayne Cox, Lexington
  • 2000 - John S. Davis, Paducah
  • 1999 - Linzie Craig, Shelbyville
  • 1998 - John Chandler, Cumberland Valley
  • 1997 - Jess Kinman, Frankfort
  • 1996 - Dottie Franck, Louisville
  • 1995 - Mary Bellucci, Louisville
  • 1994 - Louise Edelen, Louisville
  • 1993 - Sallie Kirby-Howard, Louisville
  • 1992 - Becky Murphy, Lexington
  • 1991 - Rick Baumgardner, Hardin County
  • 1990 - Louise Gentry Hall, Bowling Green
  • 1989 - Sue Teegarden, Campbell County
  • 1988 - Evelyn Pusateri, Louisville
  • 1987 - Wayne Thomas, Kenton-Boone
  • 1986 - F.E. Whitney, Hopkinsville
  • 1985 - Charlie Murphy, Lexington
  • 1984 - Joe Guy Hagan, Louisville
  • 1983 - Bill Johnson, Kentucky Barkley
  • 1982 - Joe Schiff, Louisville
  • 1981 - Joe Pitt, Louisville
  • 1980 - Ward Elliott, Bowling Green
  • 1979 - Stuart Dalton, Louisville
  • 1978 - Pat Parks, Louisville
  • 1977 - Donald Tucker, Murray
  • 1976 - Robert Laswell, Owensboro
  • 1975 - Jack Rottgering, Paducah
  • 1974 - Thomas Laswell, Owensboro
  • 1973 - Doug Gibson, Lexington
  • 1972 - David P. Schoepf, Newport
  • 1971 - Charles Weisberg, Louisville
  • 1970 - Nat Sanders, Louisville
  • 1969 - Ralph Waldrop, Mayfield
  • 1968 - Robert Massey, Louisville
  • 1967 - William Snyder, Louisville
  • 1966 - Pauline Lewis, Frankfort
  • 1965 - Chet Mason, Newport
  • 1964 - William Cowger, Louisville
  • 1963 - Robert Crabtree, Lexington
  • 1962 - Morris McBirde, Paducah
  • 1961 - Holmes Coats, Lexington
  • 1960 - Paul Semonin, Louisville
  • 1959 - Henry E.Pogue, Jr., Ft. Thomas
  • 1958 - Paul M. Kendall, Louisville
  • 1957 - John Carpenter, Louisville
  • 1956 - Wheeler Nickell, Ashland