Keyes Real Estate




A mission. A promise. A formula for success since 1926.


The Keyes “family” is a powerful network of people, knowledge & services that work together to influence Florida real estate and attract business from around the world.


We’ve created a unique balance of autonomy and support that fosters the best talent and ensures each member of our family the greatest opportunity for success.


Our individual real estate model allows Keyes leadership, managers and Associates to feel as if they are part of something greater.
The Keyes "family" is an active network made of individual experts who bring a unique approach, with unique insights, ideas and
relationships. With the access to indepth collective knowledge and international exposure; The Keyes Company members work together towards the common goal of providing the best opportunities for success.


The Keyes Company offers world-class education, training and career opportunities. In addition, we support our Realtor-Associates with exceptional lead generation resources, marketing tools, and technology driven productivity tools.


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Recommendations (1445)

Lisette Thomas recommends Cecelia Besu

Sales Associate

Though I am a new Sales Associate with Keyes, and haven't known Ceil for that long, she is certainly one of the reasons why I decided to work with Keyes. Ceil is a real estate guru and the passion she demonstrates in her role is contagious! She inspired me as the intelligent, dynamic, and vivacious lady that she is to trust my own instincts with starting a new chapter in my life in the real estate world. Ceil is a true asset to Keyes. I look forward to a long and flourishing working relationship with her for years to come!

Mike Pappas recommends Steven Reibel

CEO/President The Keyes Company/Illustrated Properties

Steve,

Truly - your methodical, organized and consistent approach has been a gift to Keyes/IPRE! Our managers have ALL benefited from your hard work!

Few - have your combined gift of determination and execution! In a class of your own.

Your best days are ahead!

Bob Sauer and Mary Prince recommends Steven Reibel

Former Co-Owners of Palm Beach County Realty Group

Hello Steve,

We want to personally thank you for assisting us with the merger of our company to Illustrated Properties.

After speaking with many different Real Estate Companies, your experience and professionalism was very comforting with one of the biggest decisions in our lives. We felt like you were honest, sincere and we had known you for many years!

Also, after meeting Mike Pappas he was captivating and had true vision and focus!

We compared the benefits and culture of other Real Estate Companies to your company and found it was an easy decision to join the Keyes Illustrated Team. The abundance of marketing tools, office locations, history of the company and the largest company in Florida would benefit the agents and ourselves.

The merger process was organized, simple and easy.

The Keyes Illustrated family has been so welcoming to our team from the beginning of the process to the end. Starting from the top Executives, the Administrators and the Real Estate Agents in the office who couldn’t have been more helpful and supportive.

Lastly, we are thrilled to be with the #1 independent brokerage firm in Florida and ecstatic that we are with a company that treats their agents like people and not like a number!

Thank you again for all your kindness and support!

Sincerely,

Bob Sauer and Mary Prince

Joan Tomczuk recommends Bill Richardson

Realtor, Keyes Boca Raton

Bill,
I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am I to have landed in the Boca office. Everyone is so ready to help one another and so easy to get along with.
I have never worked in a real estate office that wasn't filled with drama and each person fighting for themselves.
I especially find Dave and Scott to be available whenever I have a question or just want to run something by them. Mark Pearlstein is awesome as well,
he really knows his business and has helped me many times when there was nothing in it for him.
Nancy and Marleen are always there for me as well.

When you have an excellent Captain at the helm, the vessel runs smooth no mater the sea conditions. It stars at the top.

Happy Realtor,
Joan

Jim Weix recommends Steven Reibel

Former Broker Owner of The Real Estate Company, Inc., Stuart Fl

“I feel like I just traded my 2009 Ford Fusion for a brand new Corvette”. After an initial training class, one of my agents told me that. If you are considering merging your Brokerage firm, I strongly suggest that you consider The Keyes Company.

About 2 years ago, I began to think that it was time to consider either selling or merging my company. The reasons for this were that I found myself constantly dealing with management issues, monthly financial obligations, and trying to keep up with all of the changing technology.I worked long hours and my firm grew rapidly. Soon I had a high profile office location and 25 agents. I am so proud of that accomplishment!

Although I have been approached by almost every major brokerage firm in Southeast Florida, I knew that I needed to choose a firm that would not only give my agents the opportunity to be more successful, but also be a fit with regards to the management style and atmosphere that my long time agents were accustomed to. We were not just a firm, but a family.

After meeting with various brokerages, I realized that The Keyes Company would be the best choice. They have been family owned for 90 years and are the #1 independent real estate brokerage network in Florida, with 50-plus offices, and over 3,500 Realtors.

Best of all, they offer the latest in technology and marketing.

Lisette Thomas recommends Cecelia Besu

Sales Associate

Though I am a new Sales Associate with Keyes, and haven't known Ceil for that long, she is certainly one of the reasons why I decided to work with Keyes. Ceil is a real estate guru and the passion she demonstrates in her role is contagious! She inspired me as the intelligent, dynamic, and vivacious lady that she is to trust my own instincts with starting a new chapter in my life in the real estate world. Ceil is a true asset to Keyes. I look forward to a long and flourishing working relationship with her for years to come!

Rosario Rojas recommends Ron Yanks

Sales Associate

Ron is the best Manager I have ever meet, he is knowledgeable, a multifaceted person, always able to help with his advice. He is a leader and an excellent mentor. Ron is an inspiration to the industry .

Sharon Podwol recommends Mark Sadek

South Florida Real Estate Specialist

Nice years now, wow. Mark is a great sounding board. He has a wealth of knowledge and great enthusiasm. Glad to be part of his office.

Nancy Almodovar recommends Bonnie Josefski

Realtor Associate

I have worked with Bonnie for the past 5 years. I was very happy to know that she was going to be our new Manager. She is very helpful to everyone and has a great personality.
She is funny, caring and very profesional. I am very happy to work with Bonnie and proud of the work she is doing at the office. Keep up the good work!!

Gregory Fluellen recommends Cecelia Besu

Sales Associate

From my first interview with Mrs. Cecelia, I easily sensed she had exceptional knowledge in Realestate. She even spoke about Keyes, the culture of the company itself, which other office managers I visited, had not. Since I came on board she gave me unwavering support and guided me to the proper platform I'll need to kick off my career with the Keyes Company.

Thank you Mrs, Cecelia

Zurisadai P. Aponte recommends Cecelia Besu

Sales Associate

I have the pleasure of being part of Cecilia Besu’s team. My interview with her was exceptional. She answered all my questions effectively and made me feel welcomed. She also offered great training tools as well has a vast choice of training courses. She is in constant contact with me and I’m sure with the rest of the associates as well. She is very quick to respond e-mails and question and always available to help. If you are interred in really moving forward with your Real Estate career and making the best of every transaction, I recommend Cecilia Besu as your Broker.
Thank you

Cire "Cee" Andino recommends Christina Pappas

Real Estate Professional

Christina is an awesome Manager. I love working with her. The entire team at Keyes is great to work with. Love the Brickell Office!

Samantha Godinez recommends Cecelia Besu

Corporate Talent Aquisition Specialist

Ceil has served as a real estate manager for many years and has gone way above and beyond the call of duty. Ceil is an incredible asset to the Keyes Palmetto Bay office. Ceil is not just an extraordinary manager but is also a GREAT coach and mentor. Her knowledge of the Miami Real Estate market is exemplary and she provides more than the required services to her associates. Ceil is highly professional, enthusiastic and efficient. It has been a pleasure working with Ceil as her recruiter for the past 2 years.

Melanie Staropoli recommends Liz Johnson

Luxury and Residential Specialist

Liz is supportive and makes herself available to you for any assistance you may need. She's also great at directing you to the right person for additional support. She creates a light, friendly and welcoming work environment. It's great to be a part of this office.

Aaron Smith recommends Liz Johnson

Real Estate Sales Associate

Liz and I met in December of 2017. immediately I liked her as a fellow New Yorker, since then she has been my district sales manager for last 5 months and in that time she has proven to be both a mentor and friend. She always answers my calls whatever time of night with kindness, her sharp wit, and of course has the remedies to the situations I need advice on. I’m lucky to working with her in Plantation. Liz you’re awesome

Cenovia McKnight recommends Liz Johnson

Realtor

Liz is a great manager. She is very encouraging and easy to talk to. Attending her raising stars program weekly, keeps me on track with my goals in real estate. The Keyes Company did an awesome job making Liz Johnson plantation office manager.

Trina Zuleta recommends Christina Pappas

Real Estate Agent

Christina is a great manager! She is full of experience and knowledge. She's always willing to help and constantly keeps us motivated. Christina gives weekly trainings and keeps them exciting. Her leadership influences others and gives the office a sense of family.

Sandra Varela recommends Marco Zarfati

Realtor Associate

Our District Sales Manager, Marco Zarfati is a very enthusiastic individual, organized, diligent and passionate about helping each one of us to grow and expand our skills in Real Estate.
Additionally, our Administrative Manager, Gloria Grullon is a hardworking, top-performing professional who's also well qualified and blessed with a great personality. We have a great management team at our Aventura office. Thank you !

Muminur Rashid Chy recommends Christina Pappas

Realtor

About 11 months ago when I went to meet Christina Pappas at brickell office to join Keyes I found her very energetic, organized and understandable. She is always aware to educate her whole team to be most knowledgeable and active. That's why we always have continuous education with great trainers. The best part I like about her, she makes the whole team as a family member. Everyone helpful and patient to each other. I wish her best and successful career.

Yuray Morales recommends Christina Pappas

Sales Associate

I highly recommend Christina Pappas for the highly, professional, enthusiastic, efficient service she provides in our office, her colleagues and the community, with the upmost integrity. Christina always goes way above and beyond the call of duty.

Aileen O'Brien recommends Ray Barkett

Realtor

Ray has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he very graciously shares freely with all agents in the office. It is wonderful to work with Ray as his tremendous energy, focus and passion for the Real Estate industry is impossible to ignore. You in turn feel energised and motivated to provide an outstanding service to your clients every day. Due to Rays constant motivating and excellent sense of humour he reminds you that you must love what you do to do it well. i sincerely appreciate all of Rays guidence and knowledge that he so kindly shares with us all here at Keyes Ft.Lauderdale office.

Dunia Abdel-Munem recommends Christina Pappas

Realtor

Christina is very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful.

Sandra Naylor recommends Ray Barkett

Realtor

Rays enthusiasm for helping us reach our goals is unpresidented. He is what I look forward to every Tuesday. He truly is the best part of the choice I made to join the Keyes Company. Thank you Ray, for all your tremendous help and knowledge you share it’s us.

Ann Heenan recommends Liz Johnson

Realtor®️

I appreciate Liz’s individual attention and dedication to help the future growth of my business. She is there when I need her and I love her personality too. I’m so happy to be part of her team! Thank you Liz for all you do!

Lydie Previl recommends Liz Johnson

Realtor

Liz professionalism, good mood and behavior made me realize right after our first appointment that my first move as a recent graduate in the search of the ideal company that could help me achieve my goal was the right one. I knew in my heart: Keyes is the company I want to work with... Liz dedication and effort to help me build confidence made a major impact on me. .. And now more than ever with her help and guidance I feel that I am heading toward tremendous success in the Real Estate business.

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