With decades of experience working together in real estate, The Keith Kropp/Wayne Rogers Team offers meticulous service to home buyers and sellers.
Get to know The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team
With decades of experience working together in real estate, The Keith Kropp/Wayne Rogers 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 Builder’s Association of Mid-Florida. He was then 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. Eventually transitioning into general real estate, Keith opened his own brokerage, FrontGate Realty. 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.
Wayne has been navigating the Sarasota market since 2011. Prior to that, he worked with FrontGate Realty 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 President’s Club. Wayne has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s 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.
Keith and Wayne have been together for forty 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 Dancer and Panda, their two Siberian Huskies.
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Testimonials for The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team
We started working with Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers before they joined Michael Saunders Co.. They are very passionate advocates of the high quality of support MSC provides to them and the valuable products MSC offers buyers and sellers. Our experience confirms the high regard they hold of Michael Saunders.
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. They never missed a message over the +6 mo. home search.
We are experienced home buyers but every market is different.
Keith was able to explain market factors, builder reputation, growth patterns and community characteristics clearly and professionally. We both appreciated that Keith and Wayne didn't try to sell us on a property or upscale homes that were outside our target range. 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 Kropp was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional, experienced and dedicated in the real estate market.
He was accessible and made a variety of suggestions and offered options to assist in selling. I would recommend Keith to my family and friends.
Thank you Keith!
Marti and John G.03/20/2020
Keith Kropp went above the call of duty. This is our second home purchase with Keith. He always was a phone call away if We had any questions. If he didn't answer he was good to call back in a reasonable time.
Keith would even call us up in Canada to check up on us. That's that personal touch everyone appreciates.
Keith always was truly honest and upfront. He said what he thought, to which we respected.
This home purchase came with a few roadblocks,......Keith was always ahead and cleared the way to make this deal happen. Much appreciated and I give thanks and love our new home, much smaller and way less
work for both us.
Many Thanks, once again,
Marti and John G.
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!!