Maya Thomas LLC, Broker, Key West FL Historic Old Town Estates, Bungalows (Key West, Key Haven, Geiger, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland)

Maya Thomas LLC, Broker, Key West FL Historic Old Town Estates, Bungalows

Real Estate Agent / Key West, FL
Key West, Key Haven, Geiger, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland
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Get to know Maya Thomas LLC, Broker

I started working when I was 11 years old.  It happened accidentally.  There were 2 sets of beautiful twins in my neighborhood.  After school I would ask the moms if I could take the babies for a walk.  One day one of the moms called me and offered me $2 to take the babies for a walk.  WHAT!?  Get paid to do something you love that brings you joy?  I was hooked!  I cleaned homes, mowed lawns and babysat children every moment that I could.  I even hosted a puppet show in my backyard and sold fresh squeezed lemonade.  I loved earning money and making people happy. 
I worked at a title company when I was at Key West high school.  I was a waitress and a concierge.  I cleaned the floors at Kmart when the store was closed (I could barely hold on to that gigantic floor machine!), and worked in a boutique.  I loved to work!  And providing for for myself.  And buying things for other people.  I bought all of my own school clothes for 6th grade.  I felt successful and rich!
I sold advertising and wrote a column called The Helping Hand and an Astrology column for the high school news paper, The Snapper.   I think we were required to sell a $25 ad for the newspaper every semester.  I would walk into every store on Duval and the surrounding area.  I sold $1,600 worth of advertising my first semester.  It was fun meeting the business owners.  The look on my teacher's face made me want to impress him next semester.
I was in a high school play and a play at the Red Barn Theatre in high school.  I liked participating in Hawaiian Tropic bikini contests.  I took 'boys' gym.  I loved running.  I took a welding class, a wood shop class, a cooking and a sewing class in high school.  I bought my first gym membership when I was 16 years old.
I got my real estate license in 1991 when I changed from the University of Florida to Florida State University.  I was on the Student Activities Committee and Admissions and Standards in college.  I was on the Deans List.  I tutored students in Accounting.  I was a Lady Scalphunter.  I was a certified Personal Trainer in college.  
I have always loved construction, renovation, real estate, design, architecture, history, biographies and intelligently designed real estate development.  I went to college with a plan to go to law school and specialize in real estate.  My major was Communication.  The Dean in the Communication school at Florida State University encouraged me to go into journalism.  My teachers wrote letters of recommendations for me and I was the 1st non-Ivy League intern at CNN in the Atlanta office.  I was assigned to the Interational News Desk.  I graduated Magna Cum Laude from FSU with a degree in Communication.
My CNN boss was sent to Kobe Japan after the earth quake within a few days of my arrival.  Rob Golden, Sr. Editor of International News, came back the day my internship ended.  I thought I wasn't hired.  I had committed to opening a 25,000 square foot health club as the Director of Sales and Marketing with 2 partners when CNN gave me my job offer.  My apartment had been rented.  My roommate had a new roommate.  My stuff was packed.  I had already paid for a new apartment in Tallahassee.  On to a new adventure!  We took a health club from loosing $7,000 per month to earning $65,000 per month in 2 years.  We did not loose a single employee.
I moved back to Key West with my fiance to take care of a sick mom.  I went into the hotel business as an assistant to a General Manager.  In a few months I was promoted to Sales Manager.  Shortly after that I was promoted to the Director of Sales and Marketing.
A few years later I went to work for the highest rated hotel on the island.  During the first 3 months I earned $17,000 in bonus money.  The owner decided not to pay me the money I earned because he said that I would be earning "too much money" with my bonus structure.  Unbelievably I stayed there for 4 more years.  I loved my clients and my work.  I loved the intensity and the challenge.  I loved writing the Corporate Marketing Plan.  I loved pleasing Meeting Planners. 
I loved bringing hundreds of people in to Key West daily and making sure that their business meetings were successful and their events were memorable.  It required cooperation with hundreds of employees, Managers and Directors to insure that the many details were executed consistently and to the highest standards.  I was very happy when Meeting Planner after Meeting Planner wrote me thank you letters.  One even sent a letter directly to the corporate office and the letter was printed in the company magazine!  I was on Cloud 9 when those Planners rebooked meetings after telling me they never went to the same hotel twice.  It was the perfect preparation for being a Realtor!
Along the way I tried to buy and sell a few homes and had horrible experiences with every Realtor that I worked with.  I saw an opportunity.  I vowed to do everything different and better.  In March 2005 I began marketing, buying and selling real estate full time.

Maya Thomas LLC, Broker Expertise

  • Eco-Friendly
  • Land
  • New Construction
  • Relocation
  • Residential
  • Short Sales
  • Vacation/Resort Properties
  • Condos/Townhomes
  • Luxury Homes
  • Probate
  • Sellers
  • Staging
  • Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Military Relocation
  • Property Management
  • REO/Bank Owned
  • Seniors
  • 1st Time Home Buyers
  • Business Opportunities

My name is Maya Thomas. I am a Realtor in Key West FL and the Florida Keys. I am a Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS), member Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM), Internet Certified (ePro), GREEN REsource Certified, Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist (SFR) and Transnational Referral Certified (TRC).

I use multi media real estate marketing for estates and exceptional ocean front real estate.

I also have an inventory of wholesale real estate consisting of bank owned REO foreclosure and short sale property in Key West FL and the lower Florida Keys. Call Maya Thomas 305 522 1398.

I specialize in marketing and Seller Representation of luxury ocean front estates and also offer Buyer Representation. Nearly all of my Buyers originate from referrals from past and current Buyers and Sellers.

I have closed 100% of the Short Sale properties that I have listed for sale. I close short sales because I don't give up, I work hard, I care, I am organized, I do what I say I will do and my work is accurate.

I am an REO Realtor. 97.3% of my REO's sell in 30 days or less. My REO list to sale price ratio is 98.6%. We have on call support staff.

My team uses tech savvy techniques to market foreclosure properties as if they were traditional sales using creative multi-media campaigns.

My team has closed nearly 300 foreclosure properties. We have a property preservation company. We have 2 assistants and a contractor on staff. We have proven systems to successfully manage foreclosure properties. Our team is involved with our local board of Realtors on various committees and sub committees.

I have been in the Florida Keys for nearly 3 decades. I graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude, from FSU with a degree in Communication.

My favorite quote: "Do more than belong: Participate. Do more than care: Help. Do more than believe: Practice. Do more than be fair: Be Kind. Do more than forgive: Forget. Do more than dream: Work." William Arthur Ward


I graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude, from FSU with a degree in Communication.

I was the first non Ivy League intern at CNN.  I worked at the Atlanta office and was assigned to the International News Desk.

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Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS), member Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM), Internet Certified (ePro), GREEN REsource Certified, Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist (SFR) and Transnational Referral Certified (TRC).

Maya Thomas LLC, Broker Testimonials

  • Renee and Barry Travis, Big Pine, FL

    "Maya has got to be one of the most patient and caring realtors around. She spent two years helping us find the perfect house for us. We sent her on wild goose chases and she never complained one bit! There was never a question that was out of her reach, and her knowledge of both the area and the complexity of buying in Monroe County was exceptional. We felt completely at ease knowing Maya had our back!

    Fast forward three years later and a health crisis with our son required we sell our house quickly and move to a different area. Needing to save as much money as possible, we decided to try and sell our house by owner first before listing it with Maya. Out of the goodness of her heart, she pointed out all of the things we could do to our house to increase the selling value and put us in contact with contractors who could help us do the work. To our shock our house sold quickly, and out of compassion for our situation Maya once again helped us make sure the process was legal and things were done correctly. She was a Godsend and we don't know what we would have done without her. She has a heart of gold AND is the best realtor in town!"

  • Lt. and Mrs. James R. Downes, USN, Norfolk, VA

    "Maya has been reliable, energetic and easy to work with from day one. We are not purchasing a high end home, but my Wife and I feel as if we are as valuable as any other client. She is always quick to return emails and phone calls and always makes time for our questions and concerns. It has been a great ride thus far and we are looking forward to finding and closing on our vacation home soon."

  • Elly Claire, Gulfport, Florida

    "I'm truly impressed with how brilliant you are. You are clever, knowledgeable and awesome at negotiation and strategy. I feel lucky to have found you and to have you on my side. I feel I have a much of a better chance for 'iffy' short sale situations to succeed because I have you working for me. I trust you completely. I really appreciate your thoroughness and your kindness! You're like a combination of a friend, a fairy god-mother and a business whiz all rolled into one! You're the greatest in my book, girl!"

  • John and Deanna Stone, Hudson, Florida

    “Maya Thomas is the most wonderful, honest and loyal realtor that anyone could ever ask for. She was on top of everything at all times and so gracious throughout the entire short sale that she accomplished for my husband and me. She went over and above all expectations. My husband and I have purchased seven homes throughout our marriage and dealt with different agents each time in another state. We have never, ever, had the service, compassion, perseverance and dedication that we received from Maya. I can't say enough good things about this lady. She knows her stuff and she will give all she has for you. We cannot thank you enough Maya, you are one gracious lovely lady.

    God Bless,

    John and Deanna Stone

  • Robert and Carol D'Eredita, Sunbury, Ohio

    "Dear Maya,

    Carol and I want to thank you for all your efforts helping us to sell the property @ 116 Star Ln. You not only provided the professional services expected from a Realtor but went far beyond by guiding us through the labyrinth of local regulations and helping to locate quality, local professional services to make the property ready to sell.

    Your staging of the home, without spending large sums, was excellent. The many extra hours you spent weeding, cleaning, shopping and generally looking after things saved us many dollars. We would be happy to recommend your services to anyone.

    Most of all we want to thank you for being You. We felt that we were working not only with a true professional, but a friend. Your help and support above and beyond the norm is greatly appreciated.

    Carol and I send all our best wishes for your continued success.

    Thank you",

    Robert and Carol D'Eredita

  • Laura Herrera, Key West, FL

    "I started working with Maya on a recommendation from a co-worker and honestly it was the best recommendation I have ever gotten because Maya is beyond great.

    Maya guided me through the very scary path of being a first-time home buyer. From day one to day 300 of house hunting she has been excellent. She has never given up on me and has always been so willing to answer even my craziest questions.

    Maya always says the right things to calm me down and always has my best interest in mind. She fought hard for me on every deal. Even with the deals that were doomed to fail she didn't give up. She would always try to find a way to make it work for me.

    No matter the task she was there for me. She recommended the best people from a lender to an inspector. She gave me people to work with that were always great too, she never sent me to someone she didn't trust and know would do a good job for me.

    I can't say enough about how wonderful of a person Maya is and about how awesome of a Realtor she is. She is super smart, super knowledgeable and has great connections. If I needed something she couldn't do herself she would recommend someone who could do it that was also great.

    I will never work with another realtor other than Maya and hopefully she will be working where ever my next house hunting adventure takes me. I can't say it enough about Maya, she is beyond great.

    If you are looking for someone to work with don't look anywhere else. Maya is the one that will treat you like a friend and always look out for you! This process could have been very scary from other stories I have heard. Thankfully, because of Maya, the story I will be telling will be one of great experiences because of a great Realtor, Maya Marie Thomas."

  • Mariana Krause, Big Pine Key, FL

    "Hi Maya,

    After a very busy day I have time to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your help and support! Maya, we really appreciate all you did for us! I have my own home finally! :) I am so grateful for your patience and great communication skills. I feel so lucky that I met you 3 years ago (I think). You did great job offering the right house and leading us through the process. I was particularly impressed with your emails and follow-ups about documentation we needed. Your thoughtfulness made the problems seem a whole lot smaller. It was like a journey that we couldn't do without you. You are wonderful professional that can handle so many task and give your clients the best service. It's people like you who make a difference in this world!

    Thank you!!! :)"

    Mariana Krause

  • Renee and Barry Travis, Big Pine Key, FL

    "Maya was willing to go above and beyond anything anyone would expect from their realtor. We even told her a few times that we would understand if she wanted to quit because we were so high maintenance. She wouldn't think of it, and in the end we got an incredible house at a great price. She is hard working, intelligent and kind, and we were honored to have worked with her!"

  • John Goodspeed, Annapolis, MD

    "I have worked with five other agents in the keys over the past 7 years. My search for a great agent is over. Maya is head and shoulders above the rest. She learned my taste in property quickly. She is responsive and she is very proactive in bringing new opportunities to my attention. She is very patient and she genuinely cares about my concerns. Her knowledge of neighborhoods and trends is unmatched. I will continue to use Maya for all of my Keys Real Estate searches."

  • Anna Nikiforova, Key West, FL

    "As the first time home buyers without any knowledge in homebuying, we simply started to look for the house by calling the listing agents and asking them to show the houses they were selling. Then we realized that we definately needed a real estate agent who would work with us and for us. Somehow we came across the name Maya Thomas... And there it started... She impressed us with her professionality right away. When you go to see a house with Maya she will ask the selling agent the things about the property you could never think about, she tries to get as much information as possible to give you the detailed report. Maya will spend with you a lot of time explaining to you every step, educating you, so you will feel comfortable and confident in this stressful home buying procedure. Maya always responds to your phone calls, any day of the week, any time of the day. She is not just your real estate agent, she is your friend, you can trust her 100% and be sure that you will be heard. Thank you, Maya for your great job, for your open heart and for your priceless friendship!!!"

Maya Thomas LLC Key West FL Florida Keys Real Estate

Hi, I'm Maya Thomas LLC! You can find me at Sellstate Island Properties, 1101 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040. I specialize in Extraordinary Multi Media Marketing in Key West FL. I am a Resort and Second Home Property Specialist. I represent sellers and buyers. I am a certified Internet Specialist (ePro certification from the National Association of Realtors). I earned the GREEN Designation from the National Association of Realtors. I'm also a certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist (SFR). My Mission Statement: To Make My Buyers and Sellers Happy 1. Protect my clients from the loss of time and money. 2. Respect my clients. 3. Help my clients take advantage of opportunities for enrichment. 4. Shield my clients from aggravation. 5. Cultivate repeat and referral clients. Call me today (305) 522-1398 and tell me how I can help you meet your goals! You can text or email me too! MyRealPro@gmail.com. For for information visit www.ShowcasePortfolioProperties.com and www.ListingsKeyWest.com.

Florida Keys Realtor Key West and Sunset Key to Big Pine Key. Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS), Short sale and forclosure REsource (SFR), GREEN and Transnational Referral Course (TRC)
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