A company continuing the lifelong success and civic consciousness of its founder.
Edward B. Knight found success at many points in his life. Among his most notable were his lifelong devotion to his wife Joan T. Knight, his deep charitable nature to his community, which is carried on today through the Knight Foundation (knightfoundationflorida.org), and the founding of a small real estate company in Key West, Florida. Through Mr. Knight’s guidance, that small real estate office grew to be the largest selling office in the Florida Keys. “Edward B. Knight had the vision to create a team of the best, most respected real estate professionals in the Florida Keys, and we are proud of that vision and strive to make it stronger every day,” says Will Langley, the Broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Keys Real Estate Knight Gardner Realty.
While the name of the company may have changed throughout the years, the vision has not. Today, the company operates under the impeccable Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices banner. This year at the national Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices convention, the team was awarded the #1 Sales office for commercial real estate in the entire Berkshire Hathaway network, as well as the #1 Sales office under 75 agents. Over the past twelve months, they have sold more than half a billion dollars’ worth of real estate in the Florida Keys.
One key to their continued success is the outstanding team of agents. They are professionals who are committed to making the real estate experience a pleasant and smooth one. With over 400 combined years of real estate experience, it’s easy to see how this group is so successful. “We have some of the top agents in the country, right here in the Florida Keys,” says Langley, who recently tripled his Keys territory by acquiring the former American Caribbean Real Estate Middle and Lower Keys company. This acquisition brought offices to Marathon and Big Pine Key, in addition to the original office at 336 Duval Street in Key West.
Another key component to the company’s success, Langley says, is that “Our team is the largest advertiser in the Keys, from the top of every Yellow Cab around Key West to our state-of-the-art online widgets and personalized smartphone apps for agents. If it involves real estate, it will involve us, thanks to our local, national and international exposure. As an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway, we leverage the power of the vast experience of more than 50,000 Realtors worldwide. This has been instrumental in our growth and continued success.”
More than 90% of all home buyers begin their search online, so it’s important that the company website outperforms the competition. When you deal with a heavily international clientele, a global reach is crucial. Therefore, their custom website, www.keysrealestate.com, is professionally translated into 14 different languages to maintain coherency.
The team is proud to push forward Mr. Knight’s 1956 founding vision to provide the public with the finest service, knowledge and attention in real estate. The company was #1 in 2018 sales volume in Key West, a title they have held for much of the last six decades. Additionally, the team of agents boasts more sales of homes over $1 million in the lower Keys and Marathon than any other single office for the past ten years. These achievements are a testament to the quality of service that comes from true experience.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Keys Real Estate, Knight & Gardner Realty
Key West: 305.294.5155
Big Pine: 305.735.4962