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"Moving is a process that takes careful planning and a Real Estate Professional that can give you sound advice based on years of experience." DONALD KEYS Full-Time Agent Since 2006. Your agent matters...
"It's All About You"... From our first contact… through the highly evolved home buying or selling process… until I hand you the keys to your new home or your check at closing... I am there for you! As a full-time Professional Agent Since 2006 I have helped hundreds of people make smart moves and I am ranked in the top 10% of Phoenix real estate agents.
I moved to Phoenix, AZ in the 1970’s when I was just a few years old with my father, mother, and two brothers. My father was a firefighter / paramedic with the City of Tempe and my mother worked in an optometrist office in Scottsdale that created custom eyeglasses for many celebrities including Elton John. My father not only worked for the fire department but was also an artist and hand painted the gold leaf lettering on the city firetrucks.
Growing up, I developed a passion for music and business and became a professional DJ and started my own company performing at night clubs, weddings, and celebrations throughout the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. A local valley radio personality asked me to become a Radio Broadcasting Instructor with him at the East Valley Institute of Technology and I took him up on his offer becoming a teacher for 8 years and passing on my knowledge to the up and coming radio DJ’s of today. The highlight of my DJ career is when I was getting ready to retire I was asked to perform for American Idol Season 6 winner and recording artist Jordin Sparks for a SuperBowl XLI Celebration held in Peoria and Glendale Arizona in 2007.
I became interested in real estate when I first started to work for Ryland Homes in 1996, a new home builder in Phoenix. Encouraged by what I learned there, I decided to attend school and study to become an agent and get my license. I 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, I decided to further my education of the residential resale market and studied at Keller Williams University. There I not only learned, but excelled in residential resale. I earned the #1 solo producing agent award two years in a row at Keller Williams. I listed homes for sale and sold them faster and for more money than many agents with homes for sale in the same neighborhood using my advanced marketing techniques.
Seeing it was time to advance my career, due to the changing market, I joined Realty Executives in Peoria, AZ and started to focus on buyers as the market shifted. I 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 only top agents could provide. As the market shifted once again, I shifted with it and now work with Sellers and Buyers while focusing on customer service and attention to every detail. In 2012, I was honored as a member of HomeSmart Elite Group representing the top 10% of Agents working at HomeSmart organized and lead by Bobby Lieb, a long time, well respected Central Phoenix Agent.
2021 - What comes around... goes around... Ron and June Palmer from Hague Partners brokerage for the 72SOLD Program invited Donald to join them. Now Donald Keys (Program Director for 72SOLD) is back to selling homes for up to 8.4% more than traditional real estate!
If you are looking for a full-time professional agent who is focused on his client’s needs with perseverance, then to discuss your real estate needs call or text me today at (602) 750-1744.