The Keyes Company Acquires The Realty Pros


Boynton Beach-based firm’s 43 agents join Keyes to continue its Palm Beach County expansion

(L to R): Keyes CEO Mike Pappas; Keyes Boynton Beach District Sales Manager Jo Ann Mazzeo; The Realty Pros Founder Debra Simon and Keyes Senior Vice President Steven Reibel.

The Keyes Company has announced the acquisition of the Boynton Beach-based real estate firm The Realty Pros. This marks the fourth acquisition for the firm since August 2017, proving Keyes and its Family of Companies are committed to growth throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

The Realty Pros brings 43 agents who specialize in Palm Beach County residential properties to the Keyes team. The acquisition was officially announced during a private event held on Wednesday, January 10.

The location of The Realty Pros office at 8788 West Boynton Beach Boulevard within the Canyon Town Center brings significant strategic value to Keyes. West Boynton Beach is experiencing substantial growth and activity.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Realty Pros to the Keyes family,” said Keyes CEO Mike Pappas. “The Realty Pros team has substantial experience, top-notch professionalism and a true passion for real estate and serving the community.”

For The Realty Pros Founder Debra Simon, the transaction represents a full-circle moment following more than 30 years in the real estate industry. After initially obtaining her real estate license in 1985, Simon started her brokerage career with Keyes.

Simon also has a music background that she has parlayed into charity work throughout South Florida. She has spent countless hours performing and signing for residents at assisted living and Alzheimer’s facilities and veterans’ hospitals. Simon has long-term relationships with Alzheimer’s Research and Care, the Cancer Research Institute and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“As an independent company we are excited to find a firm that shares our personal approach, enthusiasm for real estate and overall core values,” said Simon. “We are also excited to leverage the leadership, marketing, resources and technology of Keyes to promote our properties. We know this will be a successful union.”

Independently-owned and operated since its founding in 1926, Keyes is extremely active in luxury residential real estate. In 2016, Keyes listed more than $1 billion in luxury homes priced at $1 million or more.

The Keyes Family of Companies is the largest independently-owned real estate firm in Florida and a Top 25-ranked firm in the entire United States. In Palm Beach County alone, Keyes has in excess of 1,100 Sales Associates and produces double the volume of its closest competitor.

About The Keyes Company: Independently-owned and operated since 1926, The Keyes Company is a leader in the real estate industry. Keyes completed a merger with Illustrated Properties in July 2016. Keyes has 58 offices, more than 3,000 associates and nearly $6 billion in annual real estate sales and services. Keyes’ offices are distributed throughout six counties – Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Volusia. Keyes expands our Associates’ reach globally as a Founding Member and Shareholder of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. In addition to our Associates’ expertise, The Keyes Company offers a suite of resources to cover whatever needs arise while buying or selling your home. Your mortgage, title, insurance, and property management needs can all be managed in-house, allowing us to close your deal with speed and efficiency while giving you the opportunity to talk to a real person whenever you have a question.

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