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The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here (Michael Saunders & Company) Real Estate Agent



The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team
Nowhere But Here
location_on Sarasota, FL — Michael Saunders & Company
Independent Brokerage
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.

About Keith
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.

About Wayne
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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Rob H.
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.
Linda N.
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.
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.
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.
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!
John O.
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.
Diane S.
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.
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.
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!!
Lisa W.
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!!
Bonnie W.
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.
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.
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.
Magda and Mark L.
It was great pleasure to deal with you! Very professional service with personal touch:) Love it. I hope one day I will be as great of an agent as you guys are. The only thing you and us didn't do, we didn't get together for lunch or dinner. Let's do it sometime:)
Ann S.
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.
Dorothy C.
Being patient with me as I navigated the turbulent process of selling my old home in another city with another Realtor. Being my eyes and ears when I couldn't be there, and notifying me when the right house came on the market and then helping me act immediately to get the house. Walking me through the closing process. (Great title company.) I appreciated your knowledge, professionalism, and integrity. I can't say the process was fun, but you made it as stress free as possible under the circumstances. I appreciated your use of the most-up-to-date technology which made the whole process a whole lot faster and easier. Thank you.
Lill D.
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.
Joseph and Steven L.
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 reality...it's probably how they treat everyone. We highly recommend their services. Thank you Keith, and Wayne.
Carmen R.
"I met Keith while working for Landstar Homes builder developer in Orlando, FL. He was the Sales manager at the time some 30 years ago. Keith was a great boss and coworker he helped me advance in my position at the time, and we had a great working relation. I admired Keith because he was so organized, very knowledgeable on his field, he always motivated all of us in Landstar to thrive and with his guidance it was very easy. We missed him when he left Landstar to head the Disney Celebration Town Sales force a well-deserved position at which he succeeded being recognized with MAME awards. When you put your trust in Keith you will rest assured that he will give you the best professional service there is, because of his many years involved in the Real Estate business, he comes with an unsurpassed library of information that he will share with you. No matter what part of Florida he moves to he will study the area and become an expert. This is what makes him stand out from many Realtors; he is also involved with many good causes that make our world a better place to live. I am so fortunate to be Keith’s friend in a professional and personal level. You are the best!"
Stephanie B.
It is stressful to look for and buy a home when you are not familiar with the area. Wayne and Keith relived much of my anxiety by helping me assess homes and properties and by providing value information about the neighborhood amenities e.g. insurance issues shopping, veterinarians, traffic etc. They were professional and prompt in researching and addressing all my concerns. As good listeners, they understood my housing priorities and were flexible when I changed my mind (which was often). Their pleasant personalities created a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere throughout the searching and purchasing process. It is with pleasure and gratitude that I share comments about my experience with Keith and Wayne. While I have bought several houses, I have never before encountered such a level of excellence. I would highly recommend them.
Michael Z.
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.
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...
Bob B. and Ann S.
You went so much beyond what anyone would expect. Could not have had the success on this sale without you.
Tony and Jaime S.
You get a thank you right out of the gate! We are so thankful for the time, effort and energy you spent to help us find our very first home - and it is wonderful. Also, thank you for all the patience as we debated and waffled and worried. This was such a big deal to us, and you always made us feel that it was a big deal to you, too. Our home is terrific. It will be an amazing place to bring home our son, an amazing place to raise him, an amazing place to be a family with roots. We love it, and are tremendously thankful.
Arnie and Suzie M.
Found both Keith and Wayne to understand what we were looking for in a home and and area. In viewing homes in person or on J Wood websites both Keith and Wayne let us see the homes/areas and did not try to sway or talk us into anything. Both let us see and determine if the home/area suited us. Both were great listeners and we may not be where we wound up in Sarasota had it not been for their time, patience and area knowledge.
John and Barbara D.
I thought both of you were great - you sent us info before we come down, updated the info available to us which enabled us to close a month after making an offer which we did one week after arriving in Florida! You have also helped in finding owners of lot next to us and had helped in tracking down owners. Thank you.
John and Marti G.
We purchased our 2nd home in Punta Gorda with the assistance of Wayne Rogers and Keith Kropp through J. Wood Realty. These guys went above and beyond before and after the sale. We would highly recommend their services to anyone considering a home purchase in Southwest Florida. Keith and Wayne are in tune with the swings of the real estate market which put us in that comfort zone needed so that you know that you made an informed decision. We have another home and we will be listing this home in the next few weeks. Of course we will be listing with Keith and Wayne and J. Wood Realty.
Richard and Lisa D.
Keith made an out-of-state buy very easy and stress free. He found exactly what we wanted and closed within 90 days. We couldn't have asked for any individual to do more for us.
Steven S.
In my seven years residing in Celebration I have dealt with Keith Kropp on renting a home, a purchase of homes and one sale of a home. All of these experiences were excellent - professional, timely, courteous and helpful. I couldn't recommend him or his firm and co-workers more highly.
Bob G.
Congratulations on your move to Sarasota. From the day that I went into real estate in this town, you have always been a role model to me of how to carry yourself. Very few realtors can work this this long and still maintain their integrity and respect for their peers.

With decades of experience working together in real estate, The Keith Kropp/Wayne Rogers Team offers meticulous service to home buyers and sellers.