National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals

Sarasota Gay Realtor & Gay Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Atchley Properties - Keith Kropp

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Contact: Keith Kropp
Title: Realtor/Broker

Member Since 2014

Company Address
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Atchley Properties
1734 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida
United States 34236

Cities Served
Bradenton, Casey Key, Lakewood Ranch, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Manatee County, Nokomis, Osprey, Palmer Ranch, Sarasota, Sarasota County, Siesta Key, St Armands, Venice


Tel: (941) 587-8376

Cell: (941) 587-8376

GRI, ePro, At Home With Diversity, CNAS

Professional Achievements
Experience and results matter! Wayne and I make it our passion to find the best home for you and your family by keeping our focus on you and your needs!

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 and Wayne are members 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.  Wayne hold both the ABR and At Home with Diversity designations. Keith and Wayne are active members 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.

Hunter S - Sarasota , Florida : 2019-05-08

Fantastic realtor for the Sarasota area; Keith’s knowledge of the locale was especially vital for our home search, as we were moving to Florida from Colorado. The results far exceeded our expectations!

Steve G - Arlington, VA: 2019-04-09

Keith and Wayne can be defined by two words: Patience and Professionalism. They worked with us over 7 months to find the right place for us. They always provided us all the time we needed. Throughout the process they were professional in keeping us informed of potential homes, setting up the visits through the final purchase. We would recommend them to everyone!

Ron J - Atlanta, Geirgia: 2018-12-06

Keith and Wayne are consummate professionals who provided excellent service, support, information, advice and success in our search for our Sarasota home. Being from out of town, and a relocating couple, they took us underwing and guided us on a comprehensive search and successful home purchase. They spent time in getting to know us, our interests, our expectations and guided us successfully. I have already recommended them to friends and will do so whenever I know someone who needs excellent service in finding the perfect home in the Sarasota area.

Bill S - North Port, Florida: 2017-10-06

Thoroughly enjoyed working with Keith and Wayne for my Florida home search. They listened to my housing desires and were spot on when locating options for me to see. They were also very patient as I changed directions a few times during the process. It ultimately resulted in a great find and stress free closing process.

Steve W - Lakewood Ranch, Florida: 2017-08-11

I had a very short time frame to find my home. Keith and Wayne were true professionals always finding a way to accommodate my needs. They were the perfect match for me.

John O - Chicago, Illinois: 2017-05-07

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.

David W - Pine mt. Dr, Georgia: 2016-11-24

I have bought and sold many properties over the years and this by far was the best experience I've ever had. Thank you Keith and Wayne I give them at least 8 Stars

Bill P - North Port, Florida: 2016-10-01

Wayne & Keith are outstanding! Detailed oriented, pro-active with great follow up. Moving from out of state there were many moving parts. They made the entire process simple and were always a step ahead. If you want professional, easy to work with, pro-active, outside the box thinking this is the team. I would definitely work with them again and fully recommend.

Larson R - Sarasota , Florida: 2016-04-10

Keith and his partner Wayne were extremely helpful in my purchasing in Sarasota. They knew the area very well,made me feel very much at home, (they even took me to lunch) and I felt the had absolutely made the right decision choosing Keith as my realtor. He talked me through all the legal terms of my contracts and I never felt rushed or pressured to buy. He was extremely patient and dedicated a large amount of his time driving me around Sarasota, checking out the various properties I wanted to see. I was also very impressed at how much he cared, knowing that I was not purchasing a high end house and that he would not be making a large commission on my sale. Regardless, he treated me as if I was buying high end and truly seemed concerned that I get the place to live I wanted most. I highly recommend Keith as a realtor.

Phil B - Sarasota, Florida: 2016-01-16

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!

Paul K - North Port, Florida: 2015-09-30

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.

Richard Q - Chicago, Illinois: 2015-04-01

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 - Chicago, IL: 2014-12-12

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: 2014-11-20

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.


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's probably how they treat everyone. We highly recommend their services. Thank you Keith, and Wayne.

Michael Z - Sarasota, Florida: 2014-04-04

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!

Lynn W - Sarasota, Fl: 2014-03-29

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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