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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - The Keith Kropp Wayne Rogers Team


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Contact: The Keith Kropp Wayne Rogers Team
Title: Realtor/Broker

Company Address
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
1734 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida
USA 34236

Cities Served
Sarasota, Bradenton, North Port, Venice, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key, St. Armands, Bird Key, Osprey, Nokomis, Palmer Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota County, Manatee County

Orientation:
Gay

TEL: 9415878376
CELL: 9415878376
FAX:


Designations
REALTOR, GRI, ePro, At Home With Diversity

Professional Achievements
“Experience counts! With over 4 decades of experience, Wayne Rogers and I are ready to assist. Our goal is to find the best home for you and your family by focusing on you.”

I am originally from Wilmette, Illinois and grew up in the Greater Chicago Area. After earning a B.S. in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and a M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, I moved to Florida. After working in a variety of sales and marketing positions I earned my real estate license in 1979. I began my real estate career in 1984 working for new home builders in both sales and sales management. During that time, I was named Sales Manager of the Year by the HBA of Mid-Florida in 1993 and 1995. I was selected by The Walt Disney Company to head the sales team for Celebration, Disney's Master Planned Community, as the Broker of Record for Celebration Realty in 1995. In 1998 I transitioned into general real estate and eventually opened my own brokerage in Celebration, FL. Having lived in Florida for many years and getting to know the various parts of the state, we chose to invest in Sarasota. I sold my business, and my spouse and I moved permanently to Sarasota in 2011. We have never regretted the move. If anything, we wish we had moved here many years earlier. Sarasota is a magical place of warm Gulf Coast beaches, tropical foliage, outdoor activities, excellent health care, exciting culture and some of the most wonderful, diverse people in the state. My spouse and business partner, Wayne Rogers, is a native Floridian originally from Coconut Grove. He played baseball at the University of Florida, and was recently named as one of the “Top 100” to have ever played baseball in the University of Florida’s Century of Baseball. Wayne began his real estate career in 2003 after a highly successful 27-year career in medical sales. We are celebrating over 45 years combined in the real estate business. We work together to make your transition to Sarasota a smooth and pleasant one. When not working we enjoy spending time with our Siberian Huskies, Dancer and Panda, and working out six days a week. I also enjoy reading and playing the piano. Wayne is an avid sports fan. We are members of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors. the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals and the Gay Real Estate Executive Network here in Sarasota. We both have our GRI, ePro and At Home with Diversity designations. In addition, Wayne has earned his Accredited Buyers Representative designation. We are also active members and support the Human Rights Campaign, presently serve on the Host Committee of Equality Florida (a civil rights organization focusing on LGBT rights) and are sponsors of the annual Harvey Milk Fabulous Independent Film Festival.


John O. - Chicago, IL: 2017-05-08
We had a great experience hunting for our dream retirement home in Sarasota, Florida with Keith Kropp and his partner Wayne Rogers. We made two visits to Sarasota, in April and November of 2016. On both occasions, Keith and Wayne devoted several days, escorting us to see many homes that were on our "wish list". In between our visits we received daily e-mails from Keith with new listings in our price range and with the amenities we wanted. After we selected our dream house in November, Keith kept us "in the loop" as the closing date neared. We closed in early February, and have been slowly moving in. It was nice to visit with Keith and Wayne on our latest Sarasota visit in late April, 2017. We were pleased with their real estate expertise and services, We are also pleased to have them as new friends. We would certainly recommend Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers to anyone needing real estate help in the Sarasota area.


Paul K. - North Port, FL: 2016-02-29
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 would have never found it with out there help and expertise. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great house to call home.


Phil B. - Sarasota, FL: 2016-02-29
Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers are definitely 5-star quality real estate brokers. When we decided to relocate to Florida, we did not know anything about Sarasota. Keith and Wayne spent an entire day showing us homes in our price range. They combined a variety of existing home options along with new construction. They actually listened to our requests and preferences. When we decided to build, they would go out to the site and send us photographs of the construction site every few weeks. They made the home search process a very positive one. Now that the home is completed, and we have moved in, Keith and Wayne still check on us to assist in our acclimation to our new city. If you are contemplating Sarasota, please consider Keith and Wayne. They are stellar!


Richard Q. - Chicago, IL: 2016-02-29
Both Keith and his partner Wayne were very professional and accommodating. They were quick in scheduling appointments and made themselves available when we needed them. We had our small dog with us and didn’t want to leave her alone, so she went on the showings with us. One of the buildings allowed owners to have pets, but did not allow visiting animals, so either Keith or Wayne would take turns “dog sitting” while the other showed us condos. When we chose a condo, Keith wrote the contract, explaining details along the way. Keith put me at ease that all concerns were addressed. Even after we had an accepted contract, Keith arranged for additional viewings, beyond the home inspection, so that we could measure for furniture and check colors. Working with Keith and Wayne was a very positive experience. They went above and beyond to accommodate us. I would recommend the Keith Kropp team to anyone looking for property in the Sarasota area.


Ann S. - Sarasota, FL: 2016-02-29
Keith has been so helpful throughout the long process of looking, choosing, and finally buying a second home in Sarasota. He has come by the house twice since we moved in to make sure all is well. I recommend Keith highly.


Lill D. - Sarasota, FL: 2016-02-29
For the past 30 years I have worked closely with real estate agents. Some good, some bad and then there is the BEST! Keith Kropp is hands down in the BEST category. Few agents give their clients the time and attention he and his partner, Wayne, do. Working with them is a true pleasure and one you will not regret. Do yourself a favor - call Keith.


Michael Z. - Sarasota, FL: 2016-02-29
Keith's attention to detail, concern for my best interests and outstanding communication made my recent (and largest) house purchase the most pleasant and relatively stress-free ever. Thanks Keith and Wayne!


Joseph and Steven L. - Englewood, FL: 2016-02-29
Moving down to Florida from New York became a reality much sooner than expected. We had no time to figure out what we were exactly looking for in a home...let alone where we wanted that home to be. We were fortunate to stumble upon Keith's contact info. We flew down several times...often for only a day at a time. Keith and Wayne were able to make the search effortless. They remained focused and professional every step of the way. Our only requirements were a two car garage and a pool. Of course...we ended up falling for a beautiful house with a one car garage, and no pool...yet. We've already turned it into a home. We are truly grateful for their undying energy and commitment in assuring every step of the process was effortless. They seemed to continually go above and beyond...and we felt like we were very special clients...but in reality...it's probably how they treat everyone. We highly recommend their services. Thank you Keith, and Wayne.


Lynn W. - Sarasota, FL: 2016-02-29
Keith did a great job helping my partner and I find our dream home. He also sold my house in Sarasota within a week... He is knowledgeable, hard working and easy to work with. He will provide the best possible experience...


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