Experience counts! With over four decades of real estate experience between us, Wayne Rogers and I are here for you. Our goal is to find the best home for you by focusing on your needs.
Get to know The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team
Keith brings a wealth of real estate knowledge and experience gained from over 30 years in the real estate industry. Skilled in both sales and sales management, he can help both buyers and sellers navigate the entire real estate experience from beginning to successful conclusion. He has a practical understanding of the real estate market, superior negotiating abilities and is totally focused on your real estate needs.
Originally from Wilmette, Illinois Keith grew up on the North Shore of Chicago. After earning a B.S. in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and a M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, he moved to Florida. After working in a variety of sales and marketing positions he earned his real estate license in 1979.
Beginning his real estate career in 1984, he began working for new home builders in both sales and sales management. During that time, he was named Sales Manager of the Year by the HBA of Mid-Florida in 1993 and 1995.
Keith 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 he transitioned into general real estate and eventually opened his own real estate brokerage in Celebration, FL.
He and his husband, Wayne, have been together over 40 years. They relocated to Sarasota in 2011 and work together as a team. When not working, they enjoy spending time with their two Siberian Huskies, Dancer and Panda, and are passionate about physical fitness. Keith also enjoys reading and playing the piano.
Keith is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors. Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals and the Gay Real Estate Executive Network in Sarasota. He additionally holds GRI, ePro and At Home with Diversity designations.
Keith is an active member in many Sarasota groups, Prime Timers of Sarasota, serves on the Host Committee of Equality Florida and is a sponsor of the annual Harvey Milk Fabulous Independent Film Festival.
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Testimonials for The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team
Richard and Denise H.06/11/2018
It was wonderful working with you. USAA chose the right person! You were always attentive to our needs and listened to what we had to say. There are many good things to say about you; however, one of the important ones, at least to us, is that you kept us informed about the process. You were always the consummate professional, knowledgeable, explaining things along the way that we may not have fully understood and always pleasant. How refreshing!
Your dedicated hard work is much appreciated. Denise and I are enjoying our new home. Brady and Tanner love it, too! Thanks for your dedicated hard work.
Take care and when in the neighborhood, stop by!
Paul and Allie G.04/23/2018
Keith, you made our first home buying experience a breeze! We couldn't have asked for a better agent. Thank you so much for all of your hard work. We hope to keep in touch with you!
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.
Thanks for your guidance in helping me find a new home . . . and . . . your generous Home Depot gift . . . it will be put to good use in re-creating my Zen space!! Hugs, Diane
Tom M. and Terri B.08/01/2016
Thank you for finding us our perfect Florida home. We appreciate the time you took with us, and the many possibilities you opened to us. We can't wait to move in! Wishing you both our best always and thanking you for all that you've done for us.
Bob S. and Patricia J.09/23/2015
Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers are both wonderful people and excellent real estate salespeople. We were buying a condo in Florida while living in New York. They went above and beyond their duty as our agents making a potential stressful situation not stressful at all and by keeping us up-to-date on the construction of the condo; visiting the job site every week. They rock!!
All I can say are wonderful things about you! Two and a half years ago you helped find my first home to own. Every step of the way was painless. Two years later you helped me sell the same home in time to buy another home in Tampa. At times I was the one who was nervous, but both of you were always reassuring and calming to me. Everything went like clock work and I couldn't be happier. Not only did we develop a business relationship, but I feel you are my friends for a lifetime! Love you both!!
Keith and Wayne were very professional, patient and supportive through both my purchase and sale transactions including a tedious sticky post sale situation we thought would never end.
Richard Q. and Doug G.02/17/2015
I first became acquainted with Keith through Active Rain, a real estate blog site. At that time I was a real estate broker in Chicago, Illinois. I have since retired my license. My then partner (now husband) and I have visited Sarasota frequently and Keith’s blog provided a very good picture of the city. Keith also had a very positive attitude, which I appreciated.
This year we decided to look at properties in Sarasota, so, of course, I contacted Keith Kropp. Keith began sending relevant listings to me in advance of our visit, which began in January. By the time we got there, we had a good idea of properties we wanted to see.
Shortly after our arrival we started working with Keith and his partner, Wayne Rogers. Both Keith and 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. Generally, I was familiar with real estate contracts, but there were some differences between Illinois and Florida. 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.
Joyce L. and Tim F.01/30/2015
Keith and Wayne are remarkable real estate agents. We live in New York and relied very much on their guidance and expertise to get us the condo we wanted. After much email correspondence we made the trip to Florida, where Keith and Wayne not only showed us numerous condos, but also the area. We could not have been happier with their service. Would definitely recommend their services.