Realtor / Associate Broker
Janet Copenhaver, Realtor
I have been a licensed realtor since 1997 with over 18 years of experience in the greater Kalamazoo area. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors – NAR, member of the Michigan Association of Realtors – MAR, and a member of the Greater Kalamazoo Area of Realtors – GKAR. In today’s real estate market you need to work with a real estate professional who you can trust. As a proud member of Kalvan Realty, Inc., I provide the absolute finest service, dedication, and expertise possible to my clients. Whether you want to buy or sell, i will help you make your home ownership dreams come true. Our website offers a wealth of information on finding and buying a home, and I am always ready to answer your questions.
One of life’s most important decisions is buying a home. I am an expert in the Van Buren County area and specialize in lake properties. If you are considering buying or selling, I’d appreciate the opportunity to show you the benefits of working with me and Kalvan Realty, Inc. in your real estate transactions. Customer service, communication and experience make me the professional of choice for my clients. I would be happy to visit with you for a no obligation and no pressure consultation.
Peggy Harden, Administrative Assistant
I was born and raised in beautiful rural West Bangor, where I was the third generation to attend Wood School (one-room school house) until the 6th grade and graduated from Bangor Public Schools. I furthered my education at Davenport College of Business in Grand Rapids with a Legal Secretarial Associates Degree. I started my 40+ year office career right out of college at a law office in South Haven. I worked in various offices in the Bangor/South Haven throughout the years where I met most of the local residents for one reason or another. 40 years ago, I married my high school sweetheart, Bob. Together we raised two sons, who have made us proud parents over the years, and now we have two grandsons, who are growing up too fast into fine young men.
I have always had an interest in real estate history and working with legal descriptions and documentation. It was a great pleasure to work as a closing agent for a title company for several years, which allowed me to work with both people and real estate. Now once again, I have the best of both worlds working as an Administrative Assistant at Kalvan Realty assisting the Brokers and Agents toward a smooth closing resulting in happy, satisfied Buyers and Sellers. I look forward to meeting new people or catching up with those I’ve met throughout the years.
Dan Leonard, Realtor / Associate Broker / Appraiser
Dan Leonard’s clients have a distinct advantage. Serving southwest Michigan, Dan brings his clients many years of experience, along with unmatched skills, knowledge, dedication, and a passion for helping them realize their real estate dreams.
Dan’s passion for real estate was ignited back in 1980. After serving four years in the United States Marine Corp, Dan left the military to attended Ferris State University. In 1984 he graduated with dual degrees in Real Estate and Insurance.
In the early stages of his career, Dan obtained his General Contractor’s license and spent a few years in the construction industry. In 1988, he was hired as a Property Appraiser for Van Buren County and achieved a Level Two Assessor Certification and assisted in the development and training of local assessors. In 1991, Dan obtained his real estate license and for the next few years he worked as a realtor with nationally recognized real estate companies in addition to managing a manufactured housing and real estate development company. Dan continued his education and obtained his Broker’s License and State Certified Residential Appraiser License. In 2004, Dan joined the Kalvan Realty team. It did not take long before he realized that he had found a home and eventually became a part owner of the brokerage.
Dan is committed to serving his clients with dedication and professionalism. As a result, many of his clients come to him by referral from friends, family, and satisfied past clients. They refer others to him without reservation because they trust him.
If you are buying or selling a home, need an appraisal, or would just like to get good solid real estate information, and you want service that exceeds your expectations, call on Dan at Kalvan Realty, Inc.
Jenny Busscher, Realtor / Limited Appraiser
Jenny was born and raised in South Haven, Michigan. She still resides in South Haven and works full time at her family’s business, Jensen’s Excavating, Inc.
Jenny obtained her Real Estate Salesperson license in 2004 and her Limited Appraiser license in 2006. She graduated from Lake Michigan College with High Honors in 2009 with an Associates Degree in Business Administration and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a focus in Human Resource Management.
Jenny continues to keep her salesperson and limited appraiser licenses current. Most of her real estate activity involves family and friends but she is always willing to help anyone she can.
Jim Cash, Realtor
Jim is a REALTOR member of National Association Of REALTORS, Michigan Association of REALTORS, active member of the Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS and has been a REALTOR since 2007.
Jim is passionate about Real Estate and being as knowledgeable as possible.
He obtained his Broker License in 2016 and has served and still serves on several Greater Kalamazoo Association Of REALTORS committees.
Jim has been asked, Why did you become a REALTOR? It’s simple, “I have had a passion for real estate since I was 18 and when the opportunity came I pursued it and have enjoyed it ever since”.
Favorite Saying: REALTORS are the foot soldiers for the American dream.
Jim’s two favorite quotes;
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want”.
“Keep your mind on your objective and persist until you succeed. Study, think, and plan”.
W. Clement Stone
Karla Vassar, Realtor
Karla has dedicated many years of teaching elementary school and always had a passion for real estate. While continuing teaching, with a second career in mind, she decided to follow through on that passion and start her real estate career.
Southwest Michigan is where Karla calls home. She grew up in Bangor and has lived in the area all her life. Karla and her husband Steve enjoy operating the family farm. Karla loves to take her grandchildren on mini field trips around the area. She enjoys watching baseball, and on a quiet evening, you can find her on the porch enjoying a good book and an iced tea.
Karla is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Michigan, a member of the Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors, a member of the Michigan Association of Realtors, and a member of the National Association of Realtors. A dedicated teacher of 23 years and counting, Karla continuously works to build relationships within the community.
Karla knows the importance of a solid foundation, and as your Real Estate Agent, Karla will listen to your needs and concerns, communicate regularly, and work hard to exceed your expectations!
Karla Vassar, she’s a different CLASS of agent.
Terry Widner, Realtor / Limited Appraiser
I grew up in Bloomingdale and love the southwest part of Michigan. I am eager to help home buyers find a good house in this lovely part of our world. I worked as a general manager for 25 years and enjoyed meeting people and helping my crew to grow in their capabilities. My brother was a realtor and I saw the satisfaction that was possible in helping people find the perfect home. I saw that it would be a great opportunity to meet people and help them in the adventure of choosing the home. I made the move to real estate and love it. I enjoy helping people find solutions to the issues that buying a home can raise. I derive great satisfaction from the work that goes into bringing the sale to a close, with happy homeowners. I would love to help make your experience as smooth as possible. I look forward to working with you.