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Donald Keys is a Full Time Professional REALTOR®

Donald Keys REALTOR

Donald Keys REALTOR

  • Full-Time REALTOR® Since: 2006
  • Licensed Since: 1997
  • Phoenix Resident Since: 1971
  • Current Broker: HomeSmart
  • Previous Brokers: RE/MAX, Realty Executives, Keller Williams, New Home Information Center, John Hall & Associates.
  • Areas Of Practice: Residential Resale, New Construction Homes, Sellers and Buyers
  • Primary Areas: Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale AZ.
  • Secondary Areas: Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert
Donald Keys is a full time professional REALTOR® who has been licensed by the Arizona Department of Real Estate Since 1997 and is ranked in the top 10% of Valley Of The Sun (Phoenix) agents.
 
Donald moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1971 when he was just a few years old with his Father, Mother and two brothers. Donald’s Father Gene was a firefighter / paramedic with the City of Tempe and Donald’s Mother Georgia worked in an optometrist office that created custom eyeglasses for many celebrities including Elton John. Gene was not only worked for the fire department but also was an artist and hand painted the gold leaf lettering on the firetrucks. 
 
Growing up, Donald’s developed a passion for music and business and became a professional Disc Jockey and started his own company performing at night clubs, weddings and celebrations throughout the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. Steve Grosz, local valley Radio Celebrity asked Donald to become a Radio Broadcasting Instructor with him at the East Valley Institute of Technology (88.7FM Pulse Radio) and Donald took him up on his offer becoming a teacher for 8 years and passing on his knowledge to the up and coming radio DJ’s of today.  The highlight of his DJ career is when he was getting ready to retire Donald was asked to perform for American Idol Season 6 winner and recording artist Jordin Sparks for the SuperBowl Celebration held in Peoria – Glendale Area in 2007. 
 
Donald became interested in real estate when he first started to work for Ryland Homes in 1996, a new home builder in Phoenix.  Encouraged by what he learned their, Donald decided to attend school and study to be a REALTOR® and get his license.  He mentored with some of the top new home agents in the valley and also attended Hyland Bay school for new homes sales and became a certified new home specialist.  After focusing on new home sales, Donald decided to further his education of the residential resale market and studied at Keller Williams.  There he not only learned but excelled in residential resale. Donald earned the #1 solo producing agent award two years in a row at Keller Williams. He listed homes for sale and sold them faster and for more money than many agents with homes for sale in the same neighborhood using his advanced marketing techniques.
Feeling it was time for a change because of the changing market, Donald joined Realty Executives and started to focus on buyers as the market shifted into a buyer’s market.  Donald also joined one of the top real estate coaching programs in North America and further learned how to provide excellent customer service while providing buyers and sellers unique performance guarantees that no other agent could match.  As the market shifted toward a balance market, Donald shifted with it and now works with Sellers and Buyers while focusing on customer service and attention to every detail.In 2012, Donald Keys was honored as a member of HomeSmart Elite Group representing the top 5% of REALTORS® working at HomeSmart organized and lead by Bobby Lieb a long time well respected Central Phoenix REALTOR®. If you are looking for a full-time professional REALTOR® who is focused on his client’s needs with perseverance, then to discuss your real estate needs (buying or selling) call Donald Keys today at (602) 750-1744.