About KAR

REALTOR® of the Year

Betty Schutte, the broker/owner of Betty Schutte REALTORS® in Louisville and member of the Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR), was named KAR’s 2014 REALTOR® of the Year. Schutte has been a REALTOR® for over 40 years and has served the real estate industry at the local, state and national levels. She was treasurer for KAR in 2001 and also served on the Board of Directors, Delegate Body and Leadership Team. Schutte has been a member of the Investment Committee, 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). She served as president of GLAR in 1998, honored as REALTOR® of the Year for the board the following year and, in 2007, was named to the GLAR Wall of Honor. Schutte has also served as president for the local chapters of both the Women’s Council of REALTORS® and the Institute of Real Estate Management. In 2010, she was inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame and is a Golden R major investor as well as a member of RPAC’s President’s Circle. Schutte currently serves as a Federal Political Coordinator where she is a liaison to Senator Mitch McConnell.

Past REALTORS® of the Year

  • 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