South Dakota Association of Realtors Logo

About State REALTOR® of the Year

Individuals who are selected as Local and State REALTORS® of the Year exemplify what it means to be a REALTOR®. The South Dakota REALTORS® have been honoring the State’s REALTOR® of the Year at the State Annual convention in September.

The criteria for selecting REALTORS® of the Year guidelines are suggested by the National Association of REALTORS® The criteria includes: REALTOR® Spirit, Civic Activity, Business Accomplishments, Local Association/Board Activity, State Association activity and National Association activity.

2019 State REALTOR® of the Year

Kyle Lalim
Northeast SD Association of REALTORS®

2018 Tom Rau, Rapid City 2017 Ryan Krogman, Brookings 2016 Lisa Mueller, Rapid City 2015 Jeff Nelson, Sioux Falls 2014 Jim Tharp, Huron 2013 Lorna Johnston, Aberdeen 2012 Kevin Kuehn, Rapid City 2011 Tom Rau, Rapid City 2010 Ron Kroeger, Rapid City 2009 John Gustafson, Brookings 2008 Gayle Chapel, Brookings 2007 Pat Kisely, Huron 2006 Tom Roby, Watertown 2005 Andy Mahowald, Watertown 2004 Rick Tysdal, Spearfish 2003 Loren Anderson, Yankton 2002 Steve Messerschmidt, Sioux Falls 2001 Don Dunham III, Sioux Falls 2000 Bill Conkling, Yankton 1999 Trish Thompson, Huron 1998 Sue Navrat, Vermillion 1997 Joan Cota, Sioux Falls 1996 Doris Holden, Pierre 1995 Pat Mahowald, Watertown 1994 J. Shanard Burke, Pierre 1993 Andy Knight, Rapid City 1992 Dan McFarland, Rapid City 1991 Sarge Likness, Redfield 1990 Elaine Reizes, Aberdeen 1989 Paula Lewis, Rapid City

1988 Bernie Kopecky, Aberdeen 1987 Norman Wockenfuss, Aberdeen 1986 Hilde Wolf, Sioux Falls 1985 Tom Roby, Watertown 1984 Wayne Olson, Sioux Falls 1983 Bob Balhorn, Aberdeen 1982 Kenneth L. Kirkeby, Rapid City 1981 Jim Berven, Watertown 1980 Dean Pearson, Sioux Falls 1979 Ron Bendixen, Webster 1978 Jack Rogers, Huron 1977 Harley Hoffman, Aberdeen 1976 John Berven, Watertown 1975 Earl Bohlen, Milbank 1974 Virginia Dettman, Sioux Falls 1973 Richard Kahler, Rapid City 1972 Sturgis Dornbush, Aberdeen 1971 Eugene Neal, Rapid City 1970 Oliver Gottschalk, Brookings 1969 Don G. Cook, Sioux Falls 1968 Joseph F. Griffin, Sioux Falls 1967 Herbert A. Morris, Watertown 1966 Erwin Asmussen, Mitchell 1965 Robert Stanoscheck, Huron 1964 Dale W. Barber, Rapid City 1963 Claude Hone, Sioux Falls 1962 Guy Erickson, Pierre 1961 Millard G. Scott, Huron