Sunshine Realty

  Providing Real Estate Services for Northeast Michigan's Sunrise Side

Staff Biography's


Craig McMurray:

Craig graduated from Tawas Area High School and then went to Ferris State University where he received an Associates Degree in Applied Science in 1990. Craig began working at Sunshine Realty in 1988 as a Realtor and became a licensed Broker in 1992. He subsequently purchased the company from his parents in 1996. Craig is a member of the East Tawas City Council  and is very active within many community organizations including the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce, Tawas Elks Lodge, Tawas Area Lions and the East Tawas Mens Club. He previously served three years on the East Tawas Housing Commission and four years on the Planning Commission. He loves Tawas and has a vast knowledge of the surrounding areas as well. Craig has a daughter Olivia Kate whom he loves dearly! Contact Craig for any of your Real Estate needs!!

Karen Haglund:

Karen is dedicated to the real estate profession and has been licensed with Tawas Sunshine Realty since 1992. She obtained her Associate Brokers license in 1996. Karen has been a full time realtor for over 20 years. She strives to go above and beyond for all her customers while covering a 3 county area. She has been a multi million dollar producer year after year. Karen is a past Director for the Northeastern Board of Realtors. She has a high belief in the Code of Ethics and following the Golden Rule. Karen was most recently honored with the 2012 Realtor of the Year Award for the Northeastern Michigan Board of Realtors. Karen is a graduate of Tawas Area High School and received an Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising where she received top honors. Karen currently serves as a board member for the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce. Karen worked for 10 years in Management with McDonalds Restaurants and owned a Sears Catalog Store in East Tawas along with her husband Eric. Karen will give you the time and attention you need if you are looking to sell or buy!

Eric Haglund:

Eric was first licensed in 1980. He left real estate temporarily to pursue a career in Retail Management. With his wife Karen, he owned and operated a Sears Catalog store in East Tawas. He worked for 7 years as a manager for Circuit City in Saginaw before returning to Sunshine Realty. He is a lifelong resident of East Tawas and graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1975. He attended Michigan State University from 1975-1980. He has coached football in the Tawas Area since 1984 and presently serves as Varsity Football Assistant. In 2006 he was named Assistant Varsity Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association. He also is a past director of that Association, Past Exalted Ruler of the Tawas Area Elks, Past President of Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, and a past President of the Northeastern Michigan Board of Realtors.
Jim Richards:

Jim was born in Flint Michigan and graduated from Flint Central High School. After school Jim worked at General Motors as an electrician for 36 years. After retiring he began his real estate career and has been in the business for 13 years. He is a member of the Tawas Eagles Club. In his spare time Jim enjoys hunting, fishing, and golf. Contact Jim if you are looking to buy or sell a home!

Brian McMurray:

As a Professional Realtor my objective is to exceed your expectations in every step of the Buying and Selling process. I am active in the community and have an in-depth knowledge of Northeastern Michigan. Brian is considered by many to be one of the best Realtors in Northeastern Michigan. His Clients would tell you its because of his focus on customer service and communication. He would tell you its because he is fortunate enough to have amazing clients who repeatedly send him referrals after taking great care of them! Brian is effective as both a Buyers Agent & and Sellers Agent. He specializes in Residential, Recreational & Commercial Properties. He appropriately leverages strong negotiating skills on behalf of his Clients.

Elaine McMurray:

Elaine is from the Hillsdale area but has been a resident of Tawas for many years now. She has been in Real Estate for 10 years now and is very familiar with the area. She truly enjoys working with people and will work hard to find the right home for all of her clients. She will walk you through the process to make it as seamless and enjoyable as possible. In her spare time Elaine enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Contact Elaine for all of your Real Estate needs!

Bonnie Ulman:

Bonnie has lived in the Tawas area for most of her life! She has been in the Real Estate business for 13 years. Bonnie has raised three children and has six grandchildren whom she loves dearly. She loves to bake, garden and read. She goes above and beyond for all her clients in a 3 County area. Contact Bonnie if you are looking to buy or sell!

Ron Doak:

Ron joined Sunshine Realty as a licensed Realtor to assist both buyers and sellers either getting into the market for a primary or secondary residence or to sell their existing property. Utilizing his diverse background and relationships with many varied businesses equips Ron with the tools to help others obtain their goals. Ron has over 30 years of experience in Management positions for a number of International Fortune 500 Companies. 9 of these years were at a senior executive management level. Ron was also a Business Coach helping medium to small businesses organize their business. Ron holds a Bachelor's of Science in Technical Education from Ferris State University. He also holds Executive Management Training and Global Awareness Training certification. He also attended Crosby Quality Training along with many leadership, management, and self development programs. Ron currently is a Director of the Northeastern Board of Realtors. Ron graduated from Tawas Area High School as Senior Class President and has been married for over 40 years. He has two sons and four grandsons. All of this will help you with your real estate needs when it comes to locating or selling your property. If you, your family, or your friends would like any professional help please take ACTION and call Ron today!

Jana Hedglin:

My family and I landed in the Tawas area in 2002 due to a job transfer. We were hesitant to move up north to a smaller city, but looking back it was a great move! We've had the opportunity to meet many people through all four of our children's school, sports, and our church. Through my years doing Real Estate I have met many people who have commented on how friendly and helpful the residents of the Tawas area are. I couldn't agree more. Many people have begun their Iosco County connection by simply spending one weekend here! Beautiful Lake Huron and the people here have a way of attracting those looking for a place to head up north to de-stress while taking in all the year-round fun our area has to offer. If you are considering making this your part time or full time home, please call me at 989.305.5920 or email me at I would be happy to spend as much time as you need to make that very important decision to find the perfect place for you, your family and friends. I look forward to meeting you!

Laura Kendall:

Laura was born and raised in Tawas! She loves the area and couldn't imagine living anywhere else! She has a very diverse background and has been in the Real Estate business for 12 years now. She also owns Curves in Tawas City and works in the medical profession. She is very familiar with the area and all that it has to offer. Laura enjoys spending time with her family, walking, and riding bikes in her spare time. If you are looking to buy or sell call Laura for all of your real estate needs!! 

Stephanie Leslie:

Stephanie was born and raised in Whittemore Michigan. When she graduated from High School in 2006 she moved closer to Tawas for work. She fell in love with the Tawas Area because of its beaches, rivers, recreational activities, shops and restaurants. You have access to all of this plus you get the small town feel that many people love. I am eager and ready to help you with all your real estate needs!

Lynn Hester Kubisiak:

Lynn was born and raised in Tawas. After graduating from Tawas Area High School she attended Delta College where she received an Associate Degree in Computer Operations. She then attended Northwood University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Studies. Lynn has worked in the insurance and investment fields for 30 years, and is also a Notary Public for the State of Michigan. Lynn is married with two daughters. She is active in her daughter's school, and church. She also enjoys growing and selling produce at the local farmer's market. Lynn enjoys working with people, and would like to help you with your real estate needs!

Miles Schmidt:

Miles was raised in the Tawas area and graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1991. He then earned a Bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in 1996. After spending seven years in Lake Tahoe, California and Amelia Island, Florida, working in the hospitality industry, he moved back to East Tawas. Although new to Real Estate, he did own and operate a Mortgage business in East Tawas for five years.