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With decades of experience working together in real estate, our team offers meticulous service to home buyers and sellers. Skilled in both sales and sales management, they offer a practical understanding of the real estate market, demonstrate superior negotiating abilities, and are committed to providing an experience for customers where every detail matters. Serving buyers and sellers in Sarasota and Manatee counties, Keith and Wayne are known for their easy-going personalities and emphasis on clear communication and follow up.
Keith is originally from the Midwest and grew up on the North Shore of Chicago. He launched his real estate career in Central Florida in 1984, working for new home builders in both sales and sales management where he was named Sales Manager of the Year twice by the Home Builders Association of Mid-Florida. He was then selected by The Walt Disney Company to head the sales team for Celebration, Disneys master-planned community, as the Broker of Record for Celebration Realty. Eventually transitioning into general real estate, Keith opened his own brokerage. Moving to Sarasota in 2011, Keith and Wayne have continued to serve buyers and sellers with mutual trust, kindness, and respect. He has a B.S. in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. Keith also holds the following designations: GRI, ePro, At Home With Diversity and CLHMS.
Wayne has been navigating the Sarasota market since 2011. Prior to that, he worked in Celebration, Florida. His strong foundation in sales was fortified after spending 27 years as a Surgical Sales Representative for the Urology Division of C. R. Bard in Central Florida. Wayne was recognized as National Salesman of the Year twice and member of the Presidents Club. Wayne has a bachelors degree in business administration and a masters degree from the University of Florida where he also played varsity baseball as pitcher for the Florida Gators. He was nominated for MVP in 1970 and was just honored at a recent celebration as one of the top 100 players to ever play at UF. Wayne has earned the following designations: GRI, ABR, dPro and At Home With Diversity.
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Keith and Wayne have been together for forty-six years and were legally married in 2016. Both stay very active in the community, involved with Equality Florida and the Harvey Milk Festival. In their spare time, they enjoy reading, physical fitness, and spending time with Grayson and Dakota, their two Siberian Huskies.Specialties:
Keith and Wayne were great guys and really nice to work with. But that is not what you need in a great Realtor. Especially in today's market, you need someone who is knowledgeable, responsive and reliable in the real estate industry. You also need someone who will handle all the details and lead you in the right direction for the purchase of your new home, but not try to make the decision for you. Keith and Wayne were this and more through our entire home purchase process. They were readily available on the phone and for showings and helped us immensely – start to finish. We would highly recommend Keith and Wayne to anyone looking for a home in the Sarasota area.- Thomas Bertin
In late July we decided to relocate from Utah to Florida, specifically the gulf coast. We knew nobody there and had no idea which Realtor to contact to find a house. After some searching we settled on Sarasota. The professional realtors we chose were Wayne and Keith.
We finally found our Dream Home and closed on September 2. 2021. They did a terrific job, kept everything moving, coordinated among the dozens of involved parties in a highly professional manner, and fully exceeded our highest expectations. They had our backs! Kudos to them!
Professional. They looked out for my interest. Were available 24/7 for my family. Extremely understanding of my circumstances. They helped tremendously in a difficult purchase.
Keith and Wayne were remarkable throughout the entire experience! I recommend GayRealEstate.com to those who are considering buying or selling a home.- David T.
Moving to a new state with limited familiarity of the area could be very stressful. Identifying the right agent is critical to minimize the stress. Keith and Wayne graciously introduced us to Sarasota and patiently guided us through the neighborhoods during a short house hunting trip. Their organization and thorough knowledge of the area made the task manageable and produced very positive results. We found a place that checked all the boxes and met all our needs. We recently moved in and couldn't be any happier. I credit Keith and Wayne for making this a smooth transition and very favorable experience. I would highly recommend Keith and Wayne and would easily do business with them again in the future.- David Taylor
A true pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend Keith to friends and relatives who are in search of a new home.- Steve Varner
We were new to Sarasota and were interested in finding a broker who was an experienced and knowledgeable professional. We were pleased to find those qualities in Keith. Keith handled every aspect of the transaction in a professional and timely manner. We were purchasing our home long distance. Keith sent regular updates on the progress of our home and included videos which made the process more informative and exciting. He was very helpful in providing information about the local area and provided referrals for insurance and a home inspector who was excellent. He was mindful of our wants and needs. He showed us a vast array of properties to help us make the right decision. Keith was always professional, understanding, and very patient with us during the decision making process. We felt we could trust and rely on him to help us make the correct decision. Overall it was a very positive experience due to the knowledge, skill, and abilities of Keith.- Anthony and Hugh Baldo and Leppo
Keith and Wayne go the extra mile to get you what you are looking for. They know the area and have great insight by listening to their clients needs. After 3 months of long distance communication, it only took 4 days to find my new home once I arrived in Sarasota. Thanks Guys!- Andrew Kennedy
Keith is always on top of matters and is an exceptionally dedicated and forthright agent. He is highly responsive to communications and adept at problem solving. He and Wayne provide complete and timely satisfaction. We live in Virginia and communicated easily and frequently with them by text, email, and phone. They typically responded within minutes during the work day and by 6:00 am to queries sent later in the evening.
Keith was able to explain market factors, builder reputation, growth patterns and community characteristics clearly and professionally. They offered objective comments on the properties visited when asked but gave us the space and freedom to gather our own opinions. As Wayne once explained, "it's what you like that's important. We want to help you find the right house for you."
We highly recommend Keith and Wayne, whether you are a first time home buyer, looking for vacation property, or planning to relocate to the Sarasota area.
Keith & Wayne did a great job in helping us find a house. We looked in Sarasota at first then Keith suggested we look in North Port instead saying we get more bang for our buck. We did and found the perfect house in a quite neighborhood. We could have never found it without their help and expertise. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great house to call home.- Paul Kleinman