About Us


James Gillen

Owner and Founder

Our Company

In 2011, James Gillen launched Liberty Way Realty with the vision of building lifetime relationships between clients and associates. Starting with one small office in Lake Orion, he leveraged his real state, business, and leadership experience to build up a team of active, knowledgeable realtors. Since then, our company has established offices in Clarkston and Goodrich, becoming one of the most dynamic real estate brokerages in the Southeast Michigan area.

At Liberty Way, we aim to deliver a big time real estate experience with a small town touch. We’ve grown to 3 locations with over 40 agents who are active members in their community. We now manage hundreds of listings each year with millions in sales, and we got here by giving the highest level of service possible. So whether you’re looking for commercial properties, trying to find your dream home, or just dropping by to ask a few questions, we’re always here to lend a helping hand.

Our Vision

From the very beginning, our vision at Liberty Way Realty was to build long-term relationships between clients and associates based on mutual trust. We take pride in our honesty, integrity, and client satisfaction, because a job well done benefits everyone involved. Real estate done right helps the whole community.

A big part of our success is our emphasis on associate development and community leadership. We want our agents to thrive. Through associate-friendly policies, mentorship, and hands-on training, we inspire them and empower them to do the best job possible. By building their skills and businesses, we help our agents provide the level of service that our clients truly deserve.

Our Team


Building our team year after year. We're now 40 strong and growing!

Serving Our Community


Giving back has always been a part of who we are at Liberty Way Realty. We encourage our agents to stay active in their communities, and we stay involved by giving to charity and sponsoring community events. We’ve sponsored events like Santa is coming to Goodrich for Christmas 2017, organizing fundraisers for Wounded Warriors and hosting self defense seminars for our agents. We also proudly support Socks for Soldiers and Suits for Soldiers.

Industry Accredited

At Liberty Way Realty, we’ve built a reputation as a business clients can trust, and it shows. We’re BBB A+ accredited and we’ve been voted Lake Orion’s Best of the Best 5 years running in 2017. We’re members of the North Oakland County Board of Realtors and the Commercial Board of Realtors. We’re also certified for HUD local listings and more.