By Aimee Woodley
For Renea Miller, working in real estate isn’t just about selling houses; it’s about helping people.
She understands that when people move into a new space, it’s a big step, often a life-changing one. Sometimes the move is the result of a happy life change, and other times it is not. Regardless of the reason, Renea is there when people reach out, needing her help to start a new phase in their lives.
Renea’s journey with real estate began in 1989 when she started in property management. She then switched things up a little bit and worked for a commercial development company while going back to school to become a paralegal. In the twenty years that followed, she worked in the title industry in the lower 48. When the market tanked in 2008, Renea was one of the few employees left when the last round of layoffs hit. In the wake of such havoc, she decided it was time for a change and went to school to receive her real estate license.
At a wedding in 2014, Renea bumped into a long-lost love and eventually got married to the man. Soon afterward, she and her husband moved up to Alaska. Once here, she got her sales license for the State and began helping Alaskans find their dream homes. Although the real estate market here was better than what she was accustomed to in the lower 48, Renea still had to build her business from scratch.
She reached out to various networking groups like the Chugiak-Eagle River Women in Business and the Alaska Referral Network to help jump-start her new business.
Renea’s previous involvement with Kiwanis also helped her grow her circle of contacts. You may have even seen her out at Fur Rondy and Bear Paw putting people in “jail” as a Keystone Cop. Renea also works with Kiwanis to help children around the world by volunteering as the advisor for the Key Club, a leadership program at Eagle River High School.
Renea’s passion for helping others isn’t limited to her ten-year commitment to volunteerism with Kiwanis. From all of her years working in the title industry, she firmly built the conviction that customer service is critical. Today, her motto for her real estate business is “caring about your real estate needs,” and it is evident that she cares for her customers as they seek to find a new space. She enjoys her mission thoroughly, stating that she would still do it if there were no pay!
After years of hard work, Renea obtained her own brokerage, Marc Reality, in 2018. Being able to control her own business and income means that she can be mobile and meet clients where they feel most comfortable. So if you are looking to buy or sell or know of someone who is, consider giving Renea a call. She genuinely cares about what is best for you!