CEO | Owner | REALTOR®, ABR, GRI
I grew up on Blaine Avenue in Alger Heights and became licensed as a Realtor in 2007. I started SVG – then Steve Volkers Group – that same year. Having barely graduated from high school due to the difficulties associated with dyslexia, I never dreamed that I would one day be the head of my own brokerage, leading a team of some of the most amazing and dynamic agents in Grand Rapids real estate. The people I work with and the clients I meet inspire me every day. I get to do what I love for a living, and for that I feel incredibly blessed. I strive to give back some of that back every day by sharing the resources that have been given to me to, in turn, better the Grand Rapids community as a whole. I owe so much to the people who have been with me since the beginning, especially my amazingly strong and awesome wife, who tolerates my day-to-day craziness so well, and my spunky twin boys who regularly try to take me down with Nerf gun attacks. We enjoy summers on the lake together as a family in Grant, Michigan, another beautiful West Michigan spot.
CBO | Realtor®
I’ve been in the real estate business for 19 years and joined SVG in 2010 when it was a much smaller – though no less dynamic and driven – organization than it is today. I work closely with our agents on a day-to-day basis, leading agent training sessions and providing professional counsel as needed while putting together my own deals on the side. I’ve lived in Grand Rapids almost my entire life, coming of age in Alger Heights before settling into East Grand Rapids with my beautiful wife, Hilda, who hails from the Dominican Republic, and our three great kids (including a set of twins!). Both of these neighborhoods have a real sense of community and I enjoy rediscovering the many gifts Grand Rapids has to offer with my family throughout the year.
Administrative Coordinator: Closings
Over the past 20 years, I’ve worked in real estate offices in several different areas of the country, but Grand Rapids is by far the place I’ve been happiest to call home – and SVG is definitely the liveliest group I’ve ever worked with. Trust me, there’s never a dull moment here! I enjoy my role here in helping to bring real estate transactions successfully to close while learning and growing along with the team. On the weekends my husband and I like to go on “date nights” downtown or host family and friends and show them around this great city of ours. We also enjoy sailing on beautiful Lake Michigan and practically live on our boat in the summertime. We have three grown children and are lucky enough to now be enjoying three beautiful grandchildren as well.