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Rose is awesome I would definitely use her for any real estate need

Anita Schmidt

Best experience we ever had!

! Kelon Hawthorne made our expire so easy and stress free. He was able to make everything possible and fast. Also help if we had any questions on concerns. I highly recommend him if you are trying to purchase and home!! Thank you Keion

9/10/2020 - Adriana R Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in West gateway, Rockford, IL.

Heather was amazing in helping us find our perfect home.

She really listens to what you are looking for and finds homes that match your criteria. We had to find a 5 bedroom which was not easy in the current market. Her fast response time got us in to showings very quickly and made us able to put in offers right away which made us successful in getting the house we wanted. She also helped me sell my house quickly and painlessly for the amount I wanted to get. I would definitely highly recommend her excellent realtor skills for BOTH selling and buying a house!


Very professional, attentive, and very dedicated to helping his clients find the right property.

It started 7yrs ago with our 1st home and now 4 homes later here we are. Little did we know the first home Keion assisted us with, would pave the way for us to be in our dream home. Just to clarify why 4 homes in 7yrs because we paid cash for our homes and continued getting a better home every 2yrs while generating a profit on every purchase & sell. Just wanted too say "Thank You" Keion and we wish you continued success!!!

12/1/2019 - Gene S Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Rockford, IL.

Jesse is an excellent realtor who helped us navigate through purchasing our first home!

He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. Would highly recommend 😊

kylie guest

Rose did an amazing job helping us sell a house.

Very helpful from start to finish. Was always available to answer questions. House was listed and sold within days.

Holly Perez

I am a local real estate Broker and Kelsey just represented the seller on a property I helped my buyer purchase.

Kelsey was a true professional. She was very responsive, kept open lines of communication and helped navigate some bumps along the way with grace and ease. It was truly a pleasure to do business with her.

Jennifer Moran

Keion made the process seem so easy.

I will recommend him 100%.He showed us 4 houses by the last one it was the one.He knew what we were looking for and he focus on that.If i buy another property i will definitely keep him as my agent.

1/25/2021 - dreaming6975

I cannot say enough good things about working with Rose in selling our home and purchasing our new one.

She went above and beyond to answer our questions, help with any concerns and get our home sold as quickly as possible while keeping us on track to meet the deadlines on the home we wanted to purchase. We are so happy to be in our new home, thanks to Rose!!

Kelly Carlson Clark

I can't say enough good things about Tracey Erickson.

She takes a genuine personal interest in the people she works with, and then she gets right to work to help you find what you are looking for. Tracey is unbelievably quick at responding to questions, and she is great at providing advice that can really make a difference in this highly competitive local market. Tracey went above and beyond in countless ways to help guide me through a very fast turn-around for a home purchase. Her knowledge and guidance was invaluable, and we were able to close in less than two weeks. I would enthusiastically recommend Tracey to anyone who is looking for a realtor who is responsive, informed, and will put your best interests first every step of the way. If you talk to her just once, you will want her to be your realtor. She is just that good!

Bonnie Kraft

I had the pleasure of working with Rose on a home sale a while back.

She’s extremely professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and a strong fighter for her clients. Rose is a great Realtor to have in your corner and a past President of our local association. As a Realtor on the other side of the sale I found her easy to work with and proactive in dealing with situations needing attention. In any profession there are good and bad apples. Rose is a good Apple.

Ron Taylor

"Very professional, attentive, and very dedicated to helping his clients find the right property.

It started 7yrs ago with our 1st home and now 4 homes later here we are. Little did we know the first home Keion assisted us with, would pave the way for us to be in our dream home. Just to clarify why 4 homes in 7yrs because we paid cash for our homes and continued getting a better home every 2yrs while generating a profit on every purchase & sell. Just wanted too say "Thank You" Keion and we wish you continued success!!!"

Gene Spillers

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.


Teri is absolutely amazing!

I was hard pressed to find office space for my new business, and I found Teri online. She was a godsend. She cleared her schedule and off we went touring offices around the city. When I found the office suite I liked, she also assisted me with negotiating the deal. A couple of years later, I called Teri again as I was thinking about relocating my office. Same thing- she appeared to drop everything and come to my aid immediately. She showed me several spaces. I decided to stay put, but I was super impressed with her willingness to go above and beyond when I wasn't even sure that I would be moving. Rest assured, if and when I do think about relocating whether leasing or buying, I will contact Teri Watts first and foremost. Anyone that I know that is looking will be referred to Teri Watts. If you are looking for a reliable and trust worthy person who works hard, doesn't give up, and is super helpful, look no further. This is your girl right here!

Lisa Chatwell

Teri is great to work with!

! She has shown me several commercial properties throughout the years. Has a great rapport with the property managers and/or owners. I will definitely use her when it’s time to purchase a home!

Tenika Harris

Teri Watts has been a great help to me, my business, and my family for all of our Real Estate needs!

She has helped us to not only find the perfect office space that we just love but she also helped us sell our old home for more than we were asking and helped us secure our dream home for less than asking in a sellers market. If you are making a real estate transaction you definitely need Teri and her team on your side!

Antonio Filippone (RRP, Inc.)

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.


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.


We love Rose.

We tried another realtor when we first started looking and it was an awful experience, my friend suggested Rose! We are so thankful that she did!! Rose listen to what we wanted and also knew our pre approval amount, she found us the perfect house! We will definitely use her again when we find our next chapter home!! We recommend her to everyone we know!!

Jeremy & Julie Peterson

"I love this place friendly, warm, Professional !


Jeffrey Titus - 2/6/2023

We were set up with Kelsey on a fluke.

Our agent wasn't available but he sent Kelsey to show the home to us and we loved her and the home. We ended up purchasing the home and she was there every step of the way answering any questions we had at all times of the day. And boy did we have alot of questions. She was very friendly and easy going, very likeable. We appreciate everything she has done for us and we would definately recommend her to anybody looking to purchase a home.

Amanda E

"Thank you Jesse for making this process so smooth.

I have never sold a home before, and I was really nervous. But you and your fabulous assistant Kelsey made the entire process so easy. I’m very happy with the final sale amount. Thanks again."


We were so fortunate to have found Heather Long when we decided to purchase our first property.

As our Realtor, she helped us through every step and she was patient as we looked at numerous properties unsure of what we wanted. In short, she was always on our side working to make our purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Heather was that she was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding homes that met our needs. We recommend her to anyone and can't wait to work with her in the future for all of our real estate needs.


Really amazing guy to work with!

Aum Janakiram

He was great!

Very thorough and answered all my questions and concerns, very professional and helped us find our home! Me and my family will definitely contact him again for future home purchases.

9/17/2021 - jazzysnazzy31

Cassandra, Thank you so much for all you did you are a wonderful realtor.

It was so nice to have a realtor who was so willing to help and having someone coming from hours away you made our experience so pleasant.

Lisa Ritcher

Incredible realtor.

Knowledgeable, quick to respond, and extremely pleasant to work with! 10/10 - would highly recommend!!

Ashley Dusing

Heather was head and shoulders above any other realtor I’ve worked with.

She’s extremely prompt in responding to questions and setting up showings which was key in the current housing market. Heather helped us get an offer in and accepted expeditiously on the house we were set on and then get offers on the two houses we were selling: one before even listing and the other on the first weekend of showings. Throughout the process from offer to closing Heather helped navigate the sea of inspectors, lenders, contractors, negotiations, etc. to make it as smooth as process as possible. I’d recommend Heather 100%


Cassandra answered all our questions quickly and explained each step of the process.

Lenny A

Highly recommended super professional always willing to go the extra mile with a smile.

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Jeff Friedman

Ask for Christine for all your rental needs.

She is wonderful.

Anthony Ellis

Heather helped me find my first home.

She was patient, honest, caring, and fun. Heather made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. She made sure I thoroughly understood each step. Heather made buying my first house an enjoyable and easy experience. I am so thankful for everything she did!!


Tracey is the best realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

She is incredibly patient, professional, quick at responding, and easy to talk to. She was more than willing and happy to look at countless homes with us and ask about minor details that I feel like a lot of other realtors may overlook. You can tell she loves what she does and enjoys working with people and seeing their dreams come to reality. I don't plan on moving any time soon but I would absolutely go back to Tracey for any other buying/selling needs. If you want a caring, genuine, down to earth yet still professional realtor, Tracey is your gal! 10/10 recommend.

Megan Schneider

Rose is an amazing agent to work with.

She is very attentive and gets answers to questions very quickly. I would definitely utilize Rose for any Rockford area real estate related deals.

Jason Fujiki

Rose is the best she listed and sold our property within two days.

She made everything so easy for us. Will be recommending Rose and Key Realty to all my friends and family. Thanks again Rose.

Trey Arneson

Jesse not only is an amazing realtor, he is an exceptional human being.

If you are buying or selling real estate and want an agent who will educate and keep you informed.. I recommend him!

Noel Gretschmann

Rose took her time explaining everything that needed to be done in order to get the best price for our house.

She worked just as hard to sell it as well!

Antoinette Fisher

Rose is the best, she helped me find land to purchase.

She has a lot of knowledge in the entire real estate and mortgage process!

Anthony Fertitta

Teri and team have helped us buy and sell houses in the last 6 months.

The transactions were smooth and easy, and most importantly we now have our dream home. Teri manages the process well, communicates efficiently, and maximized the value of our transactions. Our home was under contract in 24 hours, and sold well above asking price, while our purchase was negotiated under asking. We felt very confident with the whole process. I highly recommend Teri Watts, and team Top Rock!

Carrie Zethmayr

Jesse helped me and wife sell both of our houses and purchase our new home.

He was very attentive to our needs and was always available when we had questions or concerns that needed to be addressed. Buying and selling homes this past year during the Covid epidemic was very stressful at times but he made the process a lot smoother. We were very happy to have him as our realtor. He is an ultimate professional who always put our well-being above everything else. If we are ever in the market for another home, Jesse will be the first person we contact.

Allen Smith

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!


Rose is energetic, and enthusiastic, with an ever-growing knowledge base and realistic views which are based on customer needs!

Highly recommend her!!

Johnny Z

Christiana is extremely professional, and helpful.

As 1st time buyers, she gave lots of patience and always reassured us and will go above & beyond to help you & answer your questions. Would definitely go through her again and recommend her to everyone. Jessica Price

Jessica Price

Cassandra answered all our questions quickly and explained each step of the process.

Lenny A

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!

Margaret Taylor

Cassandra Hoch, Very thankful as you helped me find our home that was great for the twins and I now we have new windows, solar panels, and total of 6 in the house.

You truly looked out for our interest. If I decide to sell and buy again which is in consideration, I definitely would have you look. Thank you for being you.

Debra S

Cassandra, Thank you so much for all you did you are a wonderful realtor.

It was so nice to have a realtor who was so willing to help and having someone coming from hours away you made our experience so pleasant.

Lisa Ritcher

Heather was great to work with, she has so much knowledge about the market, and was so patient and understanding with me.

She made the house buying process a pleasant experience. I would highly recommend her, I will use her again in the future.


Rose is the absolute best at what she does!

She was very helpful while we were house hunting, and was there for us throughout the entire process. She answered our many questions in a timely manner, and is very knowledgeable! Like

Carley Ziegler

Jesse was great to work with!

He was very active in the sale of our home from beginning to end. I was well informed of every step along the way. Our house sold in 3 days with one showing and one offer over asking price(Covid phase 3 restrictions and rules applied and followed). I would highly suggest Jesse to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He made this period of time less stressful, and without hesitation, I would use his services again.

Kara Bielski
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"What an amazing team from every point. Service , knowledge and efficiency. Quick responses on questions and concerns. Very impressed with these folks and their attention to detail. They really took the time to listen to our needs , process that and come back with great solutions and ideas. We looked at several properties for purchase. Key Realty had very good insights and a good grasp of the current market."
5 /5.0
by shagarty1
"John was very helpful in working with us to find our new home. He was very professional and very quick to respond to our needs and questions. I recommend him to all of our family and friends."
5 /5.0
by schroeder68
"John Murray was a tremendous resource for me and my family throughout our search for a new home. His expertise, honesty, communication skills along with his sincere attention to our needs was more far more than we expected. We never felt ''pushed' and always knew he had our best interests in mind.

His follow-up skills were impressive and made our lives so much easier. A true professional. So glad we found John!"
5 /5.0
by Shari Kucera
"I worked with Merri to buy a condo and she was very friendly and helpful. She communicated with the selling agent to find out the answers to all my questions. I would recommend working with Merri to find a new home."
4 /5.0
by zuser20160315095852917
"I have worked with John Murray on multiple occaisons over the years. He has helped me sell and pruchase properties. Great guy to work with. He's very professional and "knows his business"! We've purchased and sold rental properties with him. We've also sold our home, and looked at other properties with him."
5 /5.0
by zuser20140613090211111
"Would highly recommend everyone to Key realty, they helped us in any way shape or form we needed. Communication was great and Rose was great!! We are so happy that we have Rose a call!"
5 /5.0
by Jason Ganus
"We were very happy with Rose Schlickman and Key Realty. Rose helped us sell our home and buy our new forever home! The whole process to sell was a breeze and buying was fairly simple also. She helped us along the way in so many ways! I definitely recommend Rose and Key Realty!"
5 /5.0
by zuser20140322214209960
"John, Tina, and Kristina are wonderful to work with!! Not only have I used them for my current house, but continue to use them for any realty need I have now or in the future. I can't say enough good about the agency and agents, especially Kristina! I would highly recommend Key Realty!! Professional, knowledgeable, quick response, always willing to help."
5 /5.0
by Karen Devine
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