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Michael Saunders & Company - Keith Kropp

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Contact: Keith Kropp
Title: Realtor/Broker

Member Since 2014

Company Address
Michael Saunders & Company
8660 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida
United States 34238

Cities Served
Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Casey Key, Lakewood Ranch, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Manatee County, Nokomis, Osprey, Sarasota, Sarasota County, Siesta Key, South Venice, St Armands, Venice


Tel: (941) 966-8000

Cell: (941) 587-8376


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

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-six 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 Grayson and Dakota, their two Siberian Huskies.

David M - Princeton, New Jersey: 2023-04-06

Keith and Wayne were amazing. They spent time to acquaint us with the Sarasota area and listened to our needs. They pinpointed exactly the best place for us to buy. They always responded in a timely manner and were very accessible. Will recommend them highly.

Lester M - Arlinton, VA: 2023-03-13

As a first-time home buyer in Florida, we had done our research beforehand and during this search but were really grateful for Wayne and Keith! The house searching, and settlement process went so smoothly and they were an absolute pleasure to work with. Keith was very knowledgeable about the process and was a great resource. Wayne offered his opinion when I asked and helped me to consider our options. I’ll definitely reach out to the Keith and Wayne Team in the future and I recommend them.

Stephen W - Kansas City, Missouri: 2023-01-20

Keith and Wayne were with me each step of the process and were very knowledgeable.about the Sarasota Area and all the options available. Being an out-of-state buyer they kept tabs on my new home construction and provided updates and support during the process. They even attended my closing and helped me to understand the documents I was signing.

Jason M - Boca Raton, FL: 2021-07-13

Professional. They looked out for my interest. Were available 24/7 for my family. Extremely understanding of my circumstances. They helped tremendously in a difficult purchase. Difficult to explain in today's business world. It was simply fantastic. Qualities and principles of a noble man is the only thing I can say about my Realtors.

Andrew N - Toronto, Canada: 2021-06-14

Keith and Wayne were a pleasure to deal with. Responsive, patient and calming! Overall great experience and look forward to being able to recommend them to others.

Mark and Jesse M - Aurora, CO: 2021-04-26

When first moving to Sarasota, we found Keith and Wayne online. They were very helpful in setting up a portal to review properties. When I travelled to Sarasota to view properties they look 2 days from their schedule to view the selected properties. We then handled the remaining paperwork electronically. When we arrived in Sarasota for closing they helped walk us through the remainder of the process. Because of their excellent handling of our property, we did not even consider using anyone else. They listened to our concerns and we negotiated a great sale of our Sarasota property. I will most certainly recommend them to anyone who needs a referral to the Sarasota Area.

David T - Lakewood Ranch, FL: 2021-03-23

Moving to a new state with limited familiarity of the area could be very stressful. Identifying the right agent is critical to minimize the stress. Keith and Wayne graciously introduced us to Sarasota and patiently guided us through the neighborhoods during a short house hunting trip. Their organization and thorough knowledge of the area made the task manageable and produced very positive results. We found a place that checked all the boxes and met all our needs. We recently moved in and couldn't be any happier. I credit Keith and Wayne for making this a smooth transition and very favorable experience. I would highly recommend Keith and Wayne and would easily do business with them again in the future.

Bill and Jim M - Washington, District of Columbia: 2021-03-16

Working with Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers is a Five Star experience. We recently moved into our new home in Nokomis and are loving it. A few months ago we decided to relocate to Sarasota from Washington, DC. We attended open houses for some time and got to know the area. When we were finally ready to make the transition to Florida we contacted Keith and Wayne and are so glad we did. They are always quick to return calls and were our advocate throughout the entire purchasing process. We had narrowed our selection to five homes we had seen online. Keith and Wayne were able to show them to us in the course of a morning. The next day we prepared to make an offer, a few days later we were inspecting and soon there after settling and moving in. Originally we thought a different home might have been our preference, but after seeing the homes in person with Keith and Wayne and getting their feedback and answers to our questions we were able to have total confidence in our choice. We've worked with many realtors over the years and Keith and Wayne are "The Best". We couldn't be more pleased with the service we have received from them or the team at Michael Saunders Real Estate*****

Steve V - Venice, FL: 2021-02-11

A true pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend Keith Kropp to friends and relatives who are in search of a new home.

Anthony and Hugh B - East Setauket, New York: 2021-01-21

We were relatively new to the Sarasota real estate market. We were interested in finding a broker who was an experienced and knowledgeable professional. We wanted someone who was attentive to our needs and detail oriented. We were very pleased to find those qualities in Keith Kropp. Keith began by interviewing us to find out about our needs and the type of home and location we were interested in finding. Keith handled every aspect of the transaction in a professional and timely manner. We were purchasing the home long distance. Keith sent regular updates on the progress of our home and included videos which made the process more informative and exciting. He was very helpful in providing information about the local area and provided referrals for insurance and a home inspector who was excellent. He was mindful of our wants and needs. He only brought us to see the type of home we were interested in purchasing. He showed us a vast array of properties to help us make the right decision. Keith was always professional, understanding, and very patient with us during the decision making process. We felt we could trust and rely on him to help us make the correct decision. Overall it was a very positive experience due in large part to the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Keith. We would highly recommend Keith Kropp to handle your Real Estate needs.

Mitchell A - Mount Kisco, NY: 2020-11-06

Keith and Wayne were great to work with. Professional, knowledgeable, and knew the are well. I would recommend Keith and Wayne.

Andrew K - Las Vegas, Nevada: 2020-08-18

Keith and Wayne go the extra mile to get you what you are looking for. They know the area and have great insight by listening to their clients needs. After 3 months of long distance communication, it only took 4 days to find my new home once I arrived in Florida. Thanks Guys!

Rob H - Annandale, VA: 2020-04-24

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 upsale 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.

Mark & Jesse M - Sarasota, Florida: 2019-09-25

Keith and Wayne were awesome! I flew down to see properties that we selected from the personal portal set up for us. They blocked two days of their schedule to take me around and see the properties. They handled a good portion of our property purchase long distance while we were still living out of state. They communicated with us regularly and were always willing to listen and give supporting information. When we decided on our property, they got the ball rolling and the purchase and loan were handled long distance. We started our move to Florida and just had to wait for our unit to be completed and then close. We appreciated the constant communication and felt they watched over our interests and followed up on every detail. We highly recommend Keith and Wayne for any home buying experience.

Theodore M - Cambridge, MA: 2019-07-28

Honestly, I'm too busy packing right now to compose a testimonial that would truly express my gratitude. Keith Kropp did an outstanding job, and I can't thank him and Wayne Rogers enough for holding my hand through the process and making me feel like I really could do this.

Sheri S - Atlantic City, NJ: 2019-07-25

Keith is very knowledgeable, courteous, honest, professional, great listener. You tell him what your looking for & he'll get you there. He is never to busy to answer your questions or your concerns. I would/will recommend Keith to anyone who is in the market to buy or sell. Keith went above & beyond to help us. Other than Keith helping us through our journey, we have gained a dear friend. We are very lucky to have found him. Thank you Keith!!!

Elizabeth B - Minneapolis, MN: 2019-07-25

Keith has blown us away with his service. Has been there at every step . . . and often one step ahead. Just a fantastic experience working with him. If we sell the house in a few years, he'll be our first call. Keith knows the market, and more importantly, knows houses. He drew our attention to things we may not have noticed. Not pushy, but extremely knowledgeable. He seems to have an inexhaustible list of contacts to help with repairs and services, and works closely with them to make sure we get what we need. Other than a quick visit to Sarasota to view houses, the home buying process has been done remotely. We really dreaded this, but working with Keith make it easy. we never felt as though I didn't know what was going on. We have no hesitation in recommending him.

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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