About The Key Real Estate Company

The first thing to know about The Key Real Estate Company? We’re committed to knowing about YOU.

The Key Real Estate Company is the premier real estate company in Auburn and Opelika. Everything we do in real estate starts with understanding our clients.

The process of buying and selling can include a range of emotions. During this life-altering time, we guide our clients through the process of buying or selling with professionalism and trust. Our key to success is a highly ethical approach to the real estate business and concern for the complete satisfaction of customers and clients.

The Key Real Estate Company Believes in:

Having leading market knowledge 100%
Connecting ourselves with the most professional partners within our industry 100%
Focusing on what matters most to each client 100%

Why work with The Key Real Estate Company?
Our talented team of real estate agents hold the keys to your next stage in life, and we’ll do everything we can to help you unlock the door and step inside.

Our Story

In the Summer of 2020 with 22 years of brokerage experience under her belt and following a pandemic, Stacey decided it was time to open a new real estate shop. She has learned, listened, succeeded and failed over the years. And yes, she brings all of that to the table every day.

The beginning of The Key Real Estate Company really started in 1995 when a young girl named Stacey from Troy, Michigan found her way to the “loveliest Village on the Plains”. Having grown up in the north her entire life, Stacey really had no idea what true “Southern” living was all about. The story goes like this…after graduating from Central Michigan University with a degree in Journalism and Business, Stacey made her way to Washington, DC and worked with an international trade lobbying firm. She always had a passion for reading, writing, research and politics. After a couple years in DC and a small stint backpacking around Costa Rica for five months, she landed in Huntsville, Alabama where her mom lived. A relationship led her to Auburn where she ended up taking a job in banking (yes, a big change).

Well, in “small-town” America Stacey learned that everyone really does know your name, they like to talk to you about everything going on in your world, they really care what you have to say and life does move slower. She quickly adapted to this new pace of life and jumped ALL IN. From admin work at the bank, she moved onto mortgage banking, then commercial real estate, then real estate brokerage management. During all that time she also served as the President of the Lee County Association of Realtors in 2006, President of the Alabama Association of Realtors in 2019 and received the Lee County Association of Realtors, Realtor of the Year Award in both 2007 and 2015.

In the Summer of 2020 with 22 years of brokerage experience under her belt and following a pandemic Stacey decided it was time to open a new real estate shop.

Another interesting factor came into play during the pandemic. In real estate we have “acted” like we can do everything remotely and operate in a “virtual” world for quite some time. The truth is many REALTORs were not ready when forced into that environment. Well Stacey and her team were. At The Key Real Estate, we are set up to assist every client however is most convenient and comfortable for them – from a complete online and virtual experience, to hand signed documents and every combination in between. This includes platforms that protect their confidentiality and security of funds. We are here to help our clients move through their real estate transaction as seamlessly as possible.

Stacey also believes in living to honor her Lord and her family. She believes in working smarter, not harder. She believes in working hard and playing hard. She loves what she does and can get pretty passionate about the real estate industry and professionalism. Her true excitement comes from helping Realtors build their real estate business. And beyond all that, her true love is her husband Shane and four boys Charlie, Seth, Slade and Caleb.

The Key Real Estate Company prides itself on its highly ethical approach to the real estate business and its concern for the complete satisfaction of all its customers and clients. It’s not just about getting a property listed or sold – it’s about all the big and small details that are involved throughout the whole process. We expect all who are associated with our company to reflect our ideals, provide stellar customer service, exemplify the epitome of professionalism and ambition, to have fun and to support their team members, fellow REALTORs and our great community.

The Key Real Estate Company Team

Stacey Sanders
Founder
Stacey Sanders
Founder
With more than 22 years of brokerage experience and stints as President of the Lee County Association of Realtors, President of the Alabama Association of Realtors and honored with the Lee County Association of Realtors, Realtor of the Year Awards, Stacey loves helping Realtors build their business.
Nicholette Boyer
Realtor®, ABR
Nicholette Boyer
Realtor®, ABR
JC Bishop
Realtor®
JC Bishop
Realtor®
Jeff Simpson
Realtor®
Jeff Simpson
Realtor®
Chris Simmons
Realtor®
Chris Simmons
Realtor®
Martha Shepherd
Associate Broker, SRES
Martha Shepherd
Associate Broker, SRES
Associate Broker, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, retired educator, community service recognition, and 17 years real estate experience make Martha Shepherd your best choice when selecting a Realtor. You will be impressed with Martha’s personal attention, understanding, and integrity. Give her a call for all your real estate needs.

Mission

It is the mission of The Key Real Estate Company to guide our clients through successful real estate decisions using our market expertise, being proactive, paying attention to detail and building genuine relationships. We offer our buyers and sellers a clear pathway through each and every real estate transaction providing the guidance to buy and sell with confidence. We will do all of this by providing an environment that attracts and supports quality real estate professionals and assists them in being productive and profitable. We believe in a company culture devoted to serving others, and a commitment and responsibility to providing the highest standards of performance, trust and customer service.

Vision

We welcome all buyers and sellers in the Auburn-Opelika area and those moving to our great community, and strive to support them through an intentional and professional real estate experience.

Careers

Interested in joining The Key Real Estate Company team? We’re seeking talented, experienced real estate agents with a proven history of professionalism, performance and commitment to client needs. Click here to get in touch.

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