Miller, other state REALTORS® of the Year recognized at NAR Conference

Sue Miller, center, at NAR’s celebration of the 2017 REALTORS® of the Year

McHenry REALTOR® Sue Miller, the 2017 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year, was recognized along with other top state REALTORS® from around the country in a celebration during the general session at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo on Saturday.

Miller and her colleagues had been honored by their home states this year for exemplifying professional excellence in the real estate industry. During Saturday’s event, they took to the stage to be recognized by their national peers.

Miller is the managing broker of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group in McHenry. During her career, she has championed REALTOR® education and professionalism, political advocacy and the importance of being involved in the REALTOR® organization at all levels.


Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps talks with NAR’s Elizabeth Mendenhall during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo general session.

The general session also featured a conversation with 23-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps and 2017 NAR President-elect Elizabeth Mendenhall.

Phelps talked about the importance of setting goals and putting in the tough work to realize a dream.

His motto is “Dream, Plan, Reach,” and Phelps said the same goal-setting mindset and determination that helped him achieve his childhood dreams of winning in the Olympics can be used by REALTORS® to reach their own goals.

“Nothing was going to stop me from achieving what I wanted,” said Michael Phelps. “If it is something important to you, you have to get it done.”

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