Key Realty is a locally owned full service real estate company that provides residential, commercial, industrial, investments, land, foreclosures, rental and new construction services in Illinois, Florida and Wisconsin. Key Realty is headquartered in Rockford, IL.
Key Realty has been ranked in the top brokerages in the US for the last 8 years in a row in Real Estate Magazine and John Murray, it's President and Managing Broker and his team has been ranked in the top 7 real estate teams in the U.S. by Real Trends in the Wall Street Journal by transactions for the last 8 consecutive years in a row. Key Realty's success can be attributed to its focus on professionalism, customer service, social responsibility, commercial development and a push towards feasible and sustainable home ownership throughout our local communities.
Ranked in the top 2 real estate professionals and teams in the U.S. by Real Trends in the Wall Street Journal by transactions for the last 5 consecutive years and the President and co-owner of Realty Pilot – a technology automation company focused on enterprise solutions for the real estate industry - John Murray is a technology professional working in the real estate industry. To that point, he has extensive experience in virtually every aspect of the real estate industry – from executive positions in multiple private equity funds (up to $1.5B) to loss mitigation, servicing, outsourcing and brokerage – a background that gives him a unique edge when making decisions. This in-depth view of the market has also led him to formulate an important focus on social responsibility and a push towards feasible and sustainable home ownership by turning “houses” back into “homes,” thereby leading to true neighborhood stabilization and an ultimate rise in home values. Mr. Murray has individually listed and sold nearly 15,000 homes in his brief 13 year real estate career.
Helping you achieve the american dream . I and have always had a passion for real estate. Started investing in and managing properties when i was in my twenties. Now I am a broker at Key Realty, the number one producing real estate company in the greater Rockford area. We have 8 Branch offices and over 70 agents, My team and I can ensure that your real estate dream comes to fruition without a hitch. My second passion in life has been flying. I am a 25 year veteran of the aviation industry, In this position I have learned to always strive to provide the highest level of customer service and attention to detail . I can ensure you that with my personal experience and the backing of my team, that I will provide you with the best possible service.
Member: Midwest Real Estate Data Source, (Chicago and surrounding areas) Rockford Area Association of Realtors, Realtor Association of North West Illinois, National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors.
Freeport Office: 22 S Chicago Ave., Freeport IL 61032 815-233-0043
Rockford Office: 6755 Weaver Rd., Rockford IL 61114 815-713-1100
We are locally owned, and we believe in building stronger communities through charity and volunteering. We take pride in contributing our time and donations to several local non-profits and organizations year after year. We work as a team, live as a family, and are extremely sensitive to our clients' needs. To better serve all of the communities we cover, our agents speak English, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, and Vietnamese.
Today's world of real estate is changing so rapidly -- technology is opening doors that only the brave are walking through, and diverse cultures are emerging all around us. At Key Realty, we realize that the future is now. We are bold and innovative, yet caring and compassionate. And we look forward to serving you!
At Key Realty you matter most.
We're seasoned experts in our local market. In fact, most of us have lived in this area all our lives. We understand that the real estate landscape has changed, and we realize this is the biggest investment you'll ever make, which is why we treat our clients as we would our own family -- with honesty, patience, and compassion.
Whether you're buying or selling, you can depend on our agents at Key Realty to guide you through the process. Our top priority is you, and we will harness the power of every available resource to ensure that your needs are met and that you are confident every step of the way.
We take pride in our community and our business, and we look forward to providing you the exceptional real estate experience you deserve.
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The Real Estate landscape continually changes, and you’ll need a Professional you can trust to help navigate you through the process of making your dreams of selling or buying a reality. As a full time, Real Estate Broker, I will use my knowledge and training as well as various tools and systems to meet and exceed your expectations.
I’m a lifetime resident of Illinois, growing up in the Chicago suburbs, and moved to the Greater Rockford area in 2001. I received my Real Estate License in 2007. In 2016, I chose to advance my license to a Managing Broker license, and am now proudly serving as Managing Broker for Key Realty in Rockford Illinois.
Do not hesitate to contact me whether you are interested in selling, buying, or just have a question about the market.
Member: Rockford Area Association of Realtors (RAR), Midwest Real Estate Data Source, (MRED, Chicago and surrounding areas) National Association of Realtors (NAR), Illinois Association of Realtors, (IAR).
I have been a Realtor for over 40 years, and I still get excited when one of my buyers finds a house they love or when I complete the sale for one of my sellers. Real Estate is a big deal. People follow the market and are always happy to talk about it. I like to stay in touch with my past clients by sending them newsletters, and I am always happy when a past client calls me to help them or one of their family members buy or sell a home.
"I have made my move, now let me help you with yours" Mrs. Zelaya’s experience spans over seven years in the real estate industry. Providing support for three top brokers in Tampa, FL. Jennifer gained knowledge in different arenas of real estate, including foreclosures, short sales, leasing property, vacant land, new home builds and luxury homes. Mrs. Zelaya provided a hands-on active role in selecting, creating and approving all varieties of marketing including 3 mass distribution magazines in the local market. Her last six years she’s worked for a major developer in Tampa. The project is one of Tampa Bays most prestigious communities, Stonelake Ranch. Her assistance was part of an effort that created, in their first Year of service, an annual increase in vacant land sales of over 65% and over 45% new home builds with several luxury home builders. Not to mention the work of the team has resulted in an increase in resale values approximately 10% in the last five years.
After becoming a sought after administrator, Mrs. Zelaya chose to pursue her own career in real estate and return to her hometown of Chicago. She looks forward to providing her services for the benefit of her community. Jennifer Zelaya has always flourished in everything she does. Her client and ultimately her community are going to benefit from the broad range of knowledge she has gained under the tutelage of her mentors. With her high level of integrity and fun and approachable personality, Mrs. Zelaya is a REALTOR with an all around unique package that is hard to beat.
I am a Multi-Million dollar Real Estate Sales Broker with 15 years of experience. I am currently at Key Realty in Rockford, IL. In addition; I was a 6 year member of the Winnebago County Board of Review for Property Tax Protests during which time I analysed 1000’s of valuation complaints, I belong to 2 different associations covering Northern Il., from Chicago to Freeport, I have extensive experience with and represent both Sellers and Buyers, and I am a member of a number of civic organizations all working for the betterment of my community.
Hello! My name is Kristina Campbell, and I have been proudly selling real estate in the Rockford and surrounding areas for almost 10 years!
I would like to give you a brief overview of me personally before I provide you with my credentials as an expert Realtor.
I was born and raised in the Rockford area, I've lived here all of my life and consider myself an area expert! My husband Craig and I live in Roscoe IL, where we proudly raise our 3 children together!
As an agent I want to take the opportunity to speak from my heart. I pride myself in being the best that I can be for both my buyer's and seller's. Whether you are new to the market or have some familiarity with the market, I am here to provide you and educate you through the process with professionalism, and patience.
Keeping the lines of communication open is very important to me! If you're a seller I will provide you with the feedback that you're anxiously waiting for, and keep you up to date on the latest real estate trends and the ever changing market. It is also important that both buyer's and seller's understand and feel comfortable knowing that they can call, text, or email me anytime! I want to make sure that there are no questions that are left unanswered. Whether it takes a month or 6 months I want my client's to feel as though they have purchased their perfect home.
I personally take the time to educate myself on the most up to date technology to make sure that your home is out marketing my competition by providing the most exposure and visibility.
Please do not hesitate to contact me whether you are buying, selling, or just have a question about the market.
Awards & Designations 2013 Rising Star Award and Top Buyer's Agent for 2013
Navigating the world of Real Estate can be a tough job when you’re looking for a Professional to trust to help you make your dreams of buying or selling a reality. It requires someone with a set of specialized skills and the ability to use those tools and systems required that will give you the best results. As a Full Time Real Estate Professional, I will use the full extent of my training and knowledge as well as my affiliation with Key Realty Inc., one of the area’s leading real estate companies to not only meet, but exceed your expectations .In a Real Estate, market that is ever changing and expanding, I have adapted to not only work with conventional sales but with short sales and foreclosures as well. If you are buying or selling, I will guide you through the process from beginning to end. And as always, Remember: “I am Out and About. However, You Can Reach Me Anytime!” 815-988-8821
Customer Service That Exceeds your expectations! I am a lifetime resident of Northern Illinois, I obtained my Real Estate License in 2003. I love listing & selling Real Estate! I advanced my license to a Managing Broker in 2011 and started Managing Key Realty Inc. Now, I enjoy assisting our Brokers and their clients. I plan on growing with this company, and working in the Real Estate Industry for years to come!
Your KEY To Real Estate Success! Whether buying or selling, let me assist you with my expertise! I have experience in the following area: Listing & Selling Short Sales, Listing & Selling Traditional Sales, Foreclosures, Working With Investors, First Time Home Buyers. Let me connect you with the right lender that offers a variety of products & services. I have a great team of experts that I work with to assist me in helping you achieve Real Estate Success! Contact me today. You may call, text or email. Let's get started!
Most Real Estate transactions start right here on the net. I can help you with everything from where to get a mortgage, what house will pass FHA appraisals,or even qualify you for a 203k loan. I work with other experts in Real Estate from licensed home inspectors all the way to asset mangers, managing billions of dollars in Real Estate. I am a multi million dollar award winning Real Estate Broker and I am here to use my expertise to guide and protect your best interest in your real estate transaction.
We're here to help you find the home of your dreams. With a team of experts guiding you every step of the way, our extensive knowledge and experience will ensure you have the best home buying experience possible.
We take the stress out of selling your home by providing a seamless experience from start to finish. Our team will put you in the best position to market your home and sell it for the highest possible price.
John was a great help in our first home search. We started looking for a place last year but gave up after a while and decided to stop looking. John was always patient in our job search and certainly did not pressure us into buying anything but was more than happy to take us around town showing us places. It was also great that John knew the ins and outs of contract negotiation. I think we got a pretty good deal. John is very responsive to emails and calls and usually got back to my emails in an hour or less.
Overall a good experience and I would recommend John to others.
John is knowledgeable, professional, and optimistic. My husband and I worked with him in the summer of 2016. We were in a dual agency situation, where He was representing both us and the seller to negotiate the best deal for both of us, and we feel really confident that he did just that. He was accessible, friendly, and even fun throughout the process. In an industry like real estate, you can often find professionals who are in it for themselves or trying to spin things to their benefit. We found that was honest and trustworthy, and never doubted his intent to serve our desires and needs.
John helped me buy my first house. He helped me find exactly what I was looking for. I got a place that had the size, location, and view that I wanted and couldn't be happier!! John is extremely reliable and responsive whenever you need something. Whether it was showing a property or readying paperwork for an offer, he could always be counted on. He helped me through every step of the process from writing a cover letter to finding a great deal on mortgage and insurance and so on.
He really did make the process as easy and painless as possible for me. I was able to obtain my dream house after only making a few offers in ultra-competitive Illinois real estate market. I know I will keep in touch with John for a long time. And I cannot thank him more for his help in the process.
Definitely 5 stars for John Murray... he is the best!
We had a wonderful experience selling our rental property with John Murray. I cannot say enough good about him. We had a particularly difficult property to sell, however, John was able to sell it easily for more than we had originally thought we'd get. He worked his magic and we actually had people asking about it before it went on the market. Within a week we had several offers. He has been awesome after the sale of the house too. There have been several small issues that have come up after sale and John has helped us to take care of them. Buying and selling property is one of the most stressful things in life. If you are buying or selling, do yourself a favor and call John... he is amazing.
John was recommended to us by a friend claiming that he was the 'best in the business'. 2 bids later and having won the house that we wanted in this *insane* Illinois Area market, we couldn't agree more. As first time homebuyers, John always patiently answered all our countless questions and gave us excellent advice and support when we needed it. On our next real estate endeavor, we'll be reaching out to him again for sure and will recommend him warmly whenever possible.
Thanks again John!
Buying a house is a very stressful experience. I had heard terrible stories about other people's experiences in dealing with Real Estate Agents and the worry and anxiety of the whole business. However, from the first moment I met John Murray, I felt I was in excellent hand. He was professional, friendly and patient with helping me understand the whole process. He was quick to answer all my questions sent to him via email or He immediately called me back when I left a message. He helped me to put together a really strong offer and was spot on when it came to bidding on the house. I got an excellent buy on a second home in the city because of his intimate knowledge of house prices in the area. He went the extra mile for me. I have already recommended two friends who are just as thrilled with them as I have been. If you are looking for a good Realtor you need look no further.
We worked with John to close on our first property. Buying in IL is a very challenging endurance race and John was a helpful guide throughout it all. He’s practical, detail-oriented and was able to help us set realistic expectations but made sure we were thinking through long-term issues that might not seem obvious to new buyers (e.g. yes, you absolutely do need parking. no, you can't expect a move-in ready place with that budget in that neighborhood.)
He took calls with us when on vacation, texted us in the evenings and answered any question we sent him way. He would go out of his way to put us in touch with resources to help us make decisions - like a current resident in the neighborhood .I'd recommend working with John. :)
My sister and I just closed on our first duplex in IL with John Murray. From our first conversation, it was apparent how knowledgeable, friendly and easy John was to work with. Although we didn't get that first place, we did start working with John in our search. It was the best decision we could have made. We had a complex set of requirements, complex financing, and many questions as we narrowed in, offered on, and financed our dream home. Together, we found the perfect place in just a few months and in this crazy market!
John was there every step of the way with support, intelligent answers, tailored and thoughtful suggestions and guidance. He's simply the best in the business.
We were incredibly fortunate to have Jesse as our realtor throughout our home buying process. Jesse is extremely responsive and would always arrange showings very quickly so that we would not miss any opportunities to see potential homes. I also have to say that Jesse was very patient with us. We looked for a long time before even making our first offer and Jesse was kind, encouraging, and supportive the whole time. Jesse is also very well connected and provided us guidance and helpful contacts through the inspection and financial procedures as well. He kept us up to date and well informed about every step, from the offer, through negotiations, right through the closing. With Jesse's experience, patience, and guidance, the process was smooth and we have now purchased a home that we love. Thank you Jesse.
Cassandra was very helpful in helping us find a home near Rockford as we were not familiar with the area. She was often available on short notice to show properties and was always available by phone to answer questions. She has a thorough knowledge of real estate law and was comfortable handling our unique situation.