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Maya Thomas, Broker
Please see my client recommendations.
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Get to Know Maya Thomas, Broker

Featured on HGTV's House Hunters with a Manhattan couple who invest in an income producing multi-million dollar vacation home in the heart of Old Town.

Started working when I was 11 years old. Worked through elementary school, middle school, high school and college.  

Started buying my school clothes and school supplies when I was 12-years old.  

Got my real estate license in 1991. 

Maya Thomas LLC Key West FL Florida Keys Real Estate

Maya Thomas, Broker Associate.

Certifications

Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), member Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) [less than 1.5% of the 2 million real estate agents in the United States hold the CRS Designation], Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation, Professional Property Management Certification (PPMC), Internet Certified (ePro), GREEN REsource Designation, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Professional Property Management Certification (PPMC), Real Estate Professional Coordinator (REPC) and Transnational Referral Certified (TRC).

Awards

Graduated with honors from Florida State University College of Communication and Information Technology, School of Communication, with a Bachelors Degree in Communication. Maya interned at CNN in Atlanta Georgia in broadcasting and advertising. 

First non-Ivy League intern at CNN.  I worked at the Atlanta office and was assigned to the International News Desk and created a system to allow me to work in many areas of CNN that included advertising and broadcasting.

Skills

In-depth analysis, price band analysis, accurate statistical analysis to predict sold price and number of days to sell.

Hotels, guest houses, income producing vacation rental property.

Testimonials
Renee and Barry Travis, Big Pine, FL
09/04/2013
"Maya has got to be one of the most patient and caring realtors around. She spent two years helping us find the perfect house for us. We sent her on wild goose chases and she never complained one bit! There was never a question that was out of her reach, and her knowledge of both the area and the complexity of buying in Monroe County was exceptional. We felt completely at ease knowing Maya had our back! Fast forward three years later and a health crisis with our son required we sell our house quickly and move to a different area. Needing to save as much money as possible, we decided to try and sell our house by owner first before listing it with Maya. Out of the goodness of her heart, she pointed out all of the things we could do to our house to increase the selling value and put us in contact with contractors who could help us do the work. To our shock our house sold quickly, and out of compassion for our situation Maya once again helped us make sure the process was legal and things were done correctly. She was a Godsend and we don't know what we would have done without her. She has a heart of gold AND is the best realtor in town!"
Terry & Karen Newcomb, Slater, Iowa
08/30/2013
"You do an amazing job, and we appreciate all your input on us. If we decide to buy, you'll the first and only one we'll call. Wishing you the greatest of success!!
Scott Mais, Cary, NC
08/30/2013
"I strongly recommend Maya Thomas as a real estate agent in Key West and the Keys. Her ceaseless energy, vast knowledge and unquestioned integrity gave us peace of mind through the entire process. She was always available and responded to our texts and emails within minutes and the hour of day or night was never a factor. Her knowledge of the industry, the market, and of Key West itself was invaluable in so many ways from knowing neighborhoods to recommending a lender and service providers. Then she arranged meetings and met our inspectors and surveyor, made a walk through video, and consistently went far above and beyond all expectations. Maya was truly exceptional and I give her the highest marks and recommendation."
Julie Bazil, Big Pine Key, FL
08/30/2013
“Maya is a great asset to have on your side. My fiance and I had been trying to purchase a home together for over a year and Maya stuck by us through thick and thin to ensure we purchased exactly what we wanted instead of settling. Maya's expertise in the industry will be able to find anyone their dream home!”
Jonathon Lee, Dublin, OH
08/30/2013
Maya was thorough, knowledgeable and available every time I had a question. She invested months of her time to help us decide what Key West property was perfect for us. She also taught us a ton along the way. Key West is a unique market and despite all my research she gave us invaluable guidance about things I never would have thought of until too late! She was wonderful in person and handled a digital closing by getting me everything I needed in advance so I had the option to sign remotely. I recommend her to anyone looking in the Key West area, either for a home, vacation home or rental property. I am completely satisfied and thrilled with the result."
Teresa Moore, Cary, NC
08/30/2013
"Maya provides exceptional service - I can't imagine a better realtor to help with property in the Keys. What made her stand out is not only her real estate knowledge (particularly short sales/foreclosures), but also her familiarity with the area, and her incredible responsiveness (early/late hours, online presence). But above all, Maya really enjoys what she does. It's apparent when someone is passionate about what they do, whether they enjoy it, and it makes all the difference to work with someone like this (no matter what the profession is)."
Kathy Smallwood, Irvington, AL
08/30/2013
"Maya is by far the best real estate agent that we have ever dealt with! Her professionalism, level of real estate knowledge, integrity, and sheer work ethic make her an exemplerary agent! Maya cares for her clients and listens to their needs whether buying a luxury resort home or a tiny retirement condo, Maya will help you make your dream come true! She understands the Keys market and does the research necessary to make the sale. I can't say enough about Maya's abilities as a real estate agent she represents the best of her profession and will not let you down!"
Michael Telesco, Clifton, NJ
08/30/2013
"Maya has been the most amazing real estate agent I have ever had the chance to work with! I am a very demanding client with many questions which she patiently answered every one. She also looks out for her clients and protects them from themselves sometimes. Had I hired a less reputable agent I would have more then likely found myself embroiled in a long legal battle on a property that I had previously had my heart set on. Even though a large commission would have went to Maya from the sale she steered me clear. She will search tirelessly to find the right house for you and keep you informed of the Florida Keys housing market. She is professional and committed to her clients and I only wish I could buy more houses from Maya Thomas!"
Ralph Cosme, Miami, FL
08/30/2013
"I heard about Maya Marie through one of my co-workers who used her services in the past. She was highly impressed with Mayas services, so she gave me her recommendation. Maya was extremely professional, punctual and very reliable. Her work ethics are outstanding. All my questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market, rules and regulations. She made me feel very comfortable in this very stressful time of buying a second home. I highly recommend her professional service."
Elly Claire, Gulfport, Florida
08/30/2013
"I'm truly impressed with how brilliant you are. You are clever, knowledgeable and awesome at negotiation and strategy. I feel lucky to have found you and to have you on my side. I feel I have a much of a better chance for 'iffy' short sale situations to succeed because I have you working for me. I trust you completely. I really appreciate your thoroughness and your kindness! You're like a combination of a friend, a fairy god-mother and a business whiz all rolled into one! You're the greatest in my book, girl!"
Brandie Peretz, Key West, FL
08/30/2013
"Maya is the best real estate agent that I have ever worked with. She is honest, trustworthy, reliable, and a joy to work with. Maya tries her best to get you the best deal and save you money. Maya has a lot of patience with her clients and doesn't try to push you into buying a property that you don't want. I would recommend Maya's services to anyone currently trying to buy a home because she simply is the best!"
Frank Bets, Big Pine Key, FL
08/30/2013
“Maya is a dedicated hard working agent whose main focus is on your needs. As a home buyer, Maya did not pressure me into looking at higher priced homes, unlike other agents I have worked with before. Maya is knowledgeable, personable and extremely patient. If you are looking for an honest and ethical agent, you have found her.”
Chris Camacho, Miami, FL
08/30/2013
"I attended a Green Realtor Designation course over a 2 day period in Key West and it truly was a pleasure in meeting Maya. She frequently participated in class and shared great information for all attending. During the breaks we spoke in detail regarding the market in the Key's. It seemed as if the breaks were not long enough for me to pick her brain :) I am an agent in Miami and the amount of knowledge that she had was vast and precise. If anyone is considering looking for a property in the Florida Keys I would highly recommend her services. She clearly knows her market and follows the trends. If I have a client in the Florida Key's I can assure you she will be the person that I will be counting on. With Maya, you can not go wrong."
Anna Nikiforova, Key West, FL
08/30/2013
"As the first time home buyers without any knowledge in homebuying, we simply started to look for the house by calling the listing agents and asking them to show the houses they were selling. Then we realized that we definately needed a real estate agent who would work with us and for us. Somehow we came across the name Maya Thomas... And there it started... She impressed us with her professionality right away. When you go to see a house with Maya she will ask the selling agent the things about the property you could never think about, she tries to get as much information as possible to give you the detailed report. Maya will spend with you a lot of time explaining to you every step, educating you, so you will feel comfortable and confident in this stressful home buying procedure. Maya always responds to your phone calls, any day of the week, any time of the day. She is not just your real estate agent, she is your friend, you can trust her 100% and be sure that you will be heard. Thank you, Maya for your great job, for your open heart and for your priceless friendship!!!"
John Goodspeed, Annapolis, MD
08/30/2013
"I have worked with five other agents in the keys over the past 7 years. My search for a great agent is over. Maya is head and shoulders above the rest. She learned my taste in property quickly. She is responsive and she is very proactive in bringing new opportunities to my attention. She is very patient and she genuinely cares about my concerns. Her knowledge of neighborhoods and trends is unmatched. I will continue to use Maya for all of my Keys Real Estate searches."
Lt. and Mrs. James R. Downes, USN, Norfolk, VA
08/30/2013
"Maya has been reliable, energetic and easy to work with from day one. We are not purchasing a high end home, but my Wife and I feel as if we are as valuable as any other client. She is always quick to return emails and phone calls and always makes time for our questions and concerns. It has been a great ride thus far and we are looking forward to finding and closing on our vacation home soon."
Mark Ebenhoch, St. Petersburg, FL
08/30/2013
"Maya has been the most amazing real estate agent I have ever had the chance to work with! I am a very demanding client with many questions which she patiently answered every one. She also looks out for her clients and protects them from themselves sometimes. Had I hired a less reputable agent I would have more then likely found myself embroiled in a long legal battle on a property that I had previously had my heart set on. Even though a large commission would have went to Maya from that sale she steered me clear. She will search tirelessly to find the right house for you and keep you informed on the Florida Keys housing market. She is professional and committed to her clients and I only wish I could buy more houses from Maya Thomas!”
Mike Kiraly, Marathon, FL
08/30/2013
"I endorse and recommend Maya Thomas to anyone looking for a realtor that is passionate about her work. She is very diligent in making sure her clients goals are met. She is honest and sincere, it is a pleasure to work with her."
Rick Brown, Cincinnati, OH
08/30/2013
"Maya Thomas is a very detailed organized and friendly agent. If you are looking to buy a first home, second home, vacation property, investment property or any property in the Florida Keys I would highly recommend Maya Thomas. My wife and I wanted to look into buying a second home in the Florida Keys so that we could be snow birds one day. I spoke with Maya and Emailed her prior to our arrival several times. She was ALWAYS on top of things. Every question I had was answered the SAME day. She and I worked together on what property my wife and I wanted to see. The day after we arrived in Key West us three spent the day looking at more than 10 houses. Her organization skills ROCK. Love her attention to detail. I cannot say enough about Maya Thomas. I have spoken with quite a few real estate agents in the Florida Keys and it seems like a lot of them don't want to take the time to even deal with you if you are not going to spend a half million dollars. Maya is the exception, trust me. My wife and I were looking for something below 100K ( which is pretty hard to find anywhere in the keys) and Maya spent the WHOLE day with us looking at property. You can do the math for yourself on what her commission is on something lower than 100K. That didn't matter to Maya. She treated us like we were buying a 1 million dollar property. Maya has the best work ethic I have ever seen in a real estate agent. Final words, If you are looking for ANY property in the Florida Keys and you want to feel like someone cares for your best interest and with absolutely no pressure then you need to talk to Maya Thomas"
Tamie Wood, Key West, FL
08/30/2013
"Maya is a brilliant realtor who works so hard in getting what you want. She is very creative and knows what she is doing. She is always keeping you informed and knows how to work with the finance end of it all. When you hire her as a realtor she doesn't stop until the results you want are exactly the way you hoped them to be. Looking for short sale realtor.. She's the queen! Knows how to handle the banks and does it all for you. Such a stress reliever when I hired her .. Thanks Maya!!"
Stephen Elliott, Vancouver, BC, Canada
08/30/2013
"Maya is the best realtor we have worked with anywhere or anytime. She goes the extra 10 miles to get things done and is a tireless, hard worker. Her integrity and professionalism is far beyond what we have experienced elsewhere (and we tried many others before we lucked into her). I recommend her unreservedly."
Cedric Jefferson, Jacksonville, NC
08/30/2013
"Maya is absolutely wonderful. From the beginning my wife and I were adamant about finding a house. Maya made herself available and kept our search feasible. She is very personable and affable. She is fully committed to her clients and goes above and beyond to ensure that they are satisfied with what she shows. She was there from the beginning and we wouldn't trade her for the world. Very professional and determined. We were so pleased that we also used Maya to help us in listing our home as a rental property when we left Key West. Within 3 days she helped us get someone into the house on an extended lease. Accept no substitutions."
Deb and Tom Ferlicca, Rochester, NY
08/30/2013
"My husband and I live in New York and were interested in finding a property in Key West Florida. Being out of state, we were not familiar with the rules and regulations for Key West and needed a Realtor that could understand our needs, hold our hands and walk us through all the details. Maya was born to do this job, she not only had a great deal of patience and understanding but guided us to properties that would not waste our limited time when we were able to visit. She is not aggressive or pushy but with fantastic organization stayed on top of our needs even when she would not get a sale. To Maya it is not about the sale as much as building a quality relationship with the clients and helping us make a well informed and successful decision. If I had a business in KW I would hire Maya in a second and have made the best decision of my life."
Steve Spring, Denver Colorado
08/30/2013
"Maya was excellent! We have been to Key West several times but when it came time to look for homes, it was much different than going on vacation. Her knowledge and professionalism were amazing. Buying a home there is very different than most other areas. The actual cost of owning a home there had many hidden costs with taxes in different areas being very different and each little neighborhood etc... All was disclosed so there were not hidden surprises down the road. She knows a true value, over priced or the need to walk from a listing. It is imperative that your realtor has that knowledge and experience due to all of the varied structural types and values of the homes and the years they were built in. She knows the whole area so well. From little restaurants with great espresso and local cuisine to better family neighborhoods that were safer with children and of course the fav local hang outs for the locals. She is a joy to work with between her professionalism, her knowledge and her fun personality, there is nobody we would ever do business with besides her."
Tony Ramos, Jacksonville, FL
08/30/2013
"I have never had any real estate agent or anyone who is a service provider for that matter act as skillfully, professionally, and thoroughly as Maya. Her attention to detail, work ethic, and immediate responses to any and all correspondence is something every person about to buy a home should demand from their agent. After working with Maya I cannot imagine working with anyone else when a decision like buying a home is involved. I have had other great real-estate agents but the difference Maya brings is like night and day and it's not from lack of customers. She is a very busy bee yet you will feel as the only person in her universe. Maya is really beyond a great real-estate agent. She is the best real-estate agent you will ever work with. I challenge anyone who has had a great home buying experience to try Maya and see if they don't feel the same way. If you want somebody to treat one of the biggest decisions of your life if not the biggest with the magnitude it deserves by a person who has more skill and knowledge than anyone in the business then it should be a no brainer."
Renee and Barry Travis, Big Pine Key, FL
08/30/2013
"Maya was willing to go above and beyond anything anyone would expect from their realtor. We even told her a few times that we would understand if she wanted to quit because we were so high maintenance. She wouldn't think of it, and in the end we got an incredible house at a great price. She is hard working, intelligent and kind, and we were honored to have worked with her!"
Laura Herrera, Key West, FL
08/30/2013
"I started working with Maya on a recommendation from a co-worker and honestly it was the best recommendation I have ever gotten because Maya is beyond great. Maya guided me through the very scary path of being a first-time home buyer. From day one to day 300 of house hunting she has been excellent. She has never given up on me and has always been so willing to answer even my craziest questions. Maya always says the right things to calm me down and always has my best interest in mind. She fought hard for me on every deal. Even with the deals that were doomed to fail she didn't give up. She would always try to find a way to make it work for me. No matter the task she was there for me. She recommended the best people from a lender to an inspector. She gave me people to work with that were always great too, she never sent me to someone she didn't trust and know would do a good job for me. I can't say enough about how wonderful of a person Maya is and about how awesome of a Realtor she is. She is super smart, super knowledgeable and has great connections. If I needed something she couldn't do herself she would recommend someone who could do it that was also great. I will never work with another realtor other than Maya and hopefully she will be working where ever my next house hunting adventure takes me. I can't say it enough about Maya, she is beyond great. If you are looking for someone to work with don't look anywhere else. Maya is the one that will treat you like a friend and always look out for you! This process could have been very scary from other stories I have heard. Thankfully, because of Maya, the story I will be telling will be one of great experiences because of a great Realtor, Maya Marie Thomas."
Robert and Carol D'Eredita, Sunbury, Ohio
08/30/2013
"Dear Maya, Carol and I want to thank you for all your efforts helping us to sell the property @ 116 Star Ln. You not only provided the professional services expected from a Realtor but went far beyond by guiding us through the labyrinth of local regulations and helping to locate quality, local professional services to make the property ready to sell. Your staging of the home, without spending large sums, was excellent. The many extra hours you spent weeding, cleaning, shopping and generally looking after things saved us many dollars. We would be happy to recommend your services to anyone. Most of all we want to thank you for being You. We felt that we were working not only with a true professional, but a friend. Your help and support above and beyond the norm is greatly appreciated. Carol and I send all our best wishes for your continued success. Thank you", Robert and Carol D'Eredita
John and Deanna Stone, Hudson, Florida
08/30/2013
“Maya Thomas is the most wonderful, honest and loyal realtor that anyone could ever ask for. She was on top of everything at all times and so gracious throughout the entire short sale that she accomplished for my husband and me. She went over and above all expectations. My husband and I have purchased seven homes throughout our marriage and dealt with different agents each time in another state. We have never, ever, had the service, compassion, perseverance and dedication that we received from Maya. I can't say enough good things about this lady. She knows her stuff and she will give all she has for you. We cannot thank you enough Maya, you are one gracious lovely lady. God Bless, John and Deanna Stone
Mariana Krause, Big Pine Key, FL
08/30/2013
"Hi Maya, After a very busy day I have time to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your help and support! Maya, we really appreciate all you did for us! I have my own home finally! :) I am so grateful for your patience and great communication skills. I feel so lucky that I met you 3 years ago (I think). You did great job offering the right house and leading us through the process. I was particularly impressed with your emails and follow-ups about documentation we needed. Your thoughtfulness made the problems seem a whole lot smaller. It was like a journey that we couldn't do without you. You are wonderful professional that can handle so many task and give your clients the best service. It's people like you who make a difference in this world! Thank you!!! :)" Sincerely, Mariana Krause
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Featured on HGTV's House Hunters with a Manhattan couple who invest in an income producing multi million dollar vacation home in the heart of Old Town.