Phoenix REALTORS® has named Butch Leiber as the 2023 REALTOR® of The Year. As 2023 President of Phoenix REALTORS’ Board of Directors, he was recognized for his outstanding dedication to his clients, exemplary professional expertise and outstanding contributions to the real estate industry.

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“Butch embodies the qualities of what every home buyer or seller needs in a REALTOR,” said Andy Fegley, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix REALTORS. “His unwavering commitment to his clients takes precedence, and he consistently inspires fellow members to cultivate enduring, meaningful relationships to enhance their client service.”

Butch’s recognition stemmed from his dedication to client success, commitment to bettering the real estate community and his exceptional leadership skills. Butch boasts a 20-year track record as a business coach and mentor – with a lifelong dedication to entrepreneurship, Butch has cultivated a reputation for excellence in training, coaching and delivering exceptional customer service.

In addition to serving as Phoenix REALTORS’ president, he also sits on the Board of Directors in their Executive Committee, as well as on many other industry boards and committees such as Arizona Realtors® Board of Directors, Arizona Realtors® Professional Standards Committee, National Assn of Realtors® Professional Development Committee, National Assn of Realtors® Commitment to Excellence Committee, Arizona Realtors® Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee as the Vice Chair and National Assn of Realtors® Board of Directors. He is also endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS® as Committed to Excellence.

Originally from Philadelphia, Butch Leiber earned a B.S. in Natural Sciences from Muhlenberg College. He’s lived in Phoenix for over 30 years with his husband and his pup Ms. Lucky.