About The Key Real Estate Company

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. The key to our success is a highly ethical approach to the real estate business and concern for the complete satisfaction of customers and clients.

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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 holds 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 Sanders decided it was time to open a new real estate shop. She has listened, learned, failed and succeeded over the years. And yes, she brings all of that to the table every day, plus a set of keys.

The beginning of The Key Real Estate Company started in 1995 when a young girl named Stacey Sanders from Troy, Michigan found her way to the “loveliest Village on the Plains.” Having grown up in the north her entire life Stacey 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 of 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.)

Stacey soon learned in “small-town” Alabama 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.  Transitioning her focus from banking admin work, Stacey found her passion in commercial real estate which led her to real estate brokerage management. She served as the President of the Lee County Association of Realtors in 2006 and President of the Alabama Association of Realtors in 2019 where she received the Lee County Association of Realtors, Realtor of the Year Award in 2007 and 2015 and 2020.

In the summer of 2020, with 22 years of brokerage experience under her belt and following a pandemic Stacey Sanders 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 transactions as seamlessly as possible.

Stacey believes in living to honor her Lord and her family. She believes in working smarter, not harder while working hard and playing hard. She loves what she does and can is passionate about the real estate industry and professionalism. Her true excitement comes from helping real estate agents build their businesses. 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 ambitions, to have fun and to support their team members, fellow REALTORs and our great community.

The Key Real Estate Company Team

Founder Stacey Sanders
Stacey Sanders
President/Qualifying Broker
Stacey Sanders
President/Qualifying Broker

Stacey Sanders is an Auburn area veteran with a mission of guiding clients through successful real estate decisions using market expertise, proactiveness, attention to detail and genuine relationship building. Her inspiration for starting The Key Real Estate Company in the summer of 2020 was to coach, encourage and motivate exceptional real estate agents so they can guide buyers and sellers through the crazy real estate world while building lasting and memorable relationships.

Stacey Sanders is an Auburn-area veteran with a mission for guiding clients through successful real estate decisions using market expertise,  proactiveness, attention to detail and genuine relationship building. Her inspiration for starting The Key Real Estate Company in the Summer of 2020 was to coach, encourage and motivate exceptional real estate agents so they can lead buyers and sellers through the crazy real estate world while building lasting and memorable relationships. Before real estate, Stacey worked with an international trade lobbyist in Washington, D.C., was a mortgage originator and bank officer, worked with a commercial developer in Auburn then moved into mainly residential real estate in 2000 serving as a qualifying broker for the past 22 years.

Stacey served as the Alabama Association of Realtors President in 2019 and the Lee County Association of Realtors (LCAR) President in 2006.

She is most proud and honored to have received the Alabama Association of Realtors 2002 Realtor of the Year award, the Realtor of the Year from LCAR in 2007, 2015 and 2020, as well as the distinguished Jack M Dunlop Service Award in 2019.

She is extremely involved in the Auburn community serving in organizations such as Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Opelika Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Hope, The Exceptional Foundation and the BPPAC (Ball Players Playing Against Cancer).

Stacey is a graduate of the 2004 AAR Leadership class and the Lee County Leadership class of 1997. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University and is originally from Troy, Michigan. Yes, real estate is a love and passion but her true happiness is time with her husband Shane enjoying living life with their four sons Charlie, Seth, Caleb and Slade.

JC Bishop, Realtor
JC Bishop
Realtor®
JC Bishop
Realtor®

Prior To becoming a REALTOR, JC worked for Automotive Manufacturing Suppliers for 10+ years. Her experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, and Production Control have made her an expert at problem solving and multi-tasking to make sure everything gets accomplished as easy as possible. 

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706-315-9963

Prior To becoming a REALTOR, JC worked for Automotive Manufacturing Suppliers for 10+ years. Her experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, and Production Control have made her an expert at problem solving and multi-tasking to make sure everything gets accomplished as easy as possible. Buying/Selling your first home or 10th investment property is still the biggest Investment you’re going to make in your life and she welcomes the opportunity to turn that experience into one of the easiest as well. Her promise to you is to listen specifically to your wants and needs and help you meet them. Every family is unique just like every home and she’d love to be your match maker.

JC and her husband have lived in Auburn for 15 years and have 2 AUsome little fur babies. They love to play golf, go fishing, and on the weekends, they head to the drag strip to watch her husband set off a few win lights on the track.

Abby Morgan, Realtor
Abby Morgan
Realtor®
Abby Morgan
Realtor®

Abby Morgan a is realtor serving the Auburn/Opelika area. She spent her childhood in Dothan, Al and her teenage years in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Abby moved to Auburn, AL in 2015 and started building her life here. Working in restaurants since she was 16 gave her a fantastic background in customer service and sales. 

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334-796-7862

Abby Morgan a is realtor serving the Auburn/Opelika area. She spent her childhood in Dothan, Al and her teenage years in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Abby moved to Auburn, AL in 2015 and started building her life here. Working in restaurants since she was 16 gave her a fantastic background in customer service and sales. After going through the first-time home buying process in 2021, she quickly realized that real estate is where she wanted to be. Abby is looking forward to guiding first time homebuyers through the process while making it as easy as possible. When she is not working the real estate market, she is spending time with her fiancé, Jake and their two dogs. They love Auburn Football, attending every home game and tailgate with their families.

Mike Glisson, Realtor
Mike Glisson
Realtor®
Mike Glisson
Realtor®

Mike Glisson is originally from Columbus, Georgia and came to Auburn University in the 80's. After years of living away from the Auburn area, Mike returned in 2006 to the loveliest village on the plains. Mike is married to his wonderful wife Susan and they have a blended family with four children Kendall, Mackenzie, Tanner, Garrison and one grandchild Wade. Mike is new to the real estate scene; he has been a teacher and coach for 32 years and still is teaching and coaching as well as working real estate.

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706-681-8498

Mike Glisson is originally from Columbus, Georgia and came to Auburn University in the 80’s. After years of living away from the Auburn area, Mike returned in 2006 to the loveliest village on the plains. Mike is married to his wonderful wife Susan and they have a blended family with four children Kendall, Mackenzie, Tanner, Garrison and one grandchild Wade. Mike is new to the real estate scene; he has been a teacher and coach for 32 years and still is teaching and coaching as well as working real estate. Mike has gotten into real estate as a second career when he retires from teaching and coaching. He really enjoys working with his customers and prides himself on excellent customer service. Mike limits the number of customers he works with at one time so he can give the attention that each customer needs and deserves. Mike enjoys the real estate business because helping people is a very rewarding experience and very satisfying as well. Mike is very new to the business but has sold his first two listings in less than a month and is looking to help more customers attain their real estate goals. Mike enjoys all sports and outdoor activities. He gets the most joy out of spending time with his wife, children and grandchild. Mike graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Marketing and went back to school to be licensed to teach Business Education, Physical Education, Health, and Driver’s education at the high school level in the states of Georgia and Alabama. Please give Mike a call for all of your real estate needs as he would love to earn your business.

Kendall Holderfield, Realtor
Kendall Holderfield
Realtor®
Kendall Holderfield
Realtor®

Kendall Holderfield is a driven young professional that strives for success while putting clients’ needs at the top of the list. He prides himself on creating connections with clients and getting to the root of what their needs are. Communication is very important in a real estate transaction. It can be the difference between getting your dream home or it being sold to someone else and Kendall understands that.

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601-323-1148

Kendall Holderfield is a driven young professional that strives for success while putting clients’ needs at the top of the list. He prides himself on creating connections with clients and getting to the root of what their needs are. Communication is very important in a real estate transaction. It can be the difference between getting your dream home or it being sold to someone else and Kendall understands that. They buying or selling of your home doesn’t have to be a stressful process. Kendall enjoys making real estate fun and exciting, because after all it should be one of the most exciting times of your life. Selling your home can be a very sentimental time, because you’ve created such great memories during your time there. Kendall has a young family in a home they purchased a few years ago, and understands how you can be attached to a home in such a short time. It’s important to have a realtor that understands your emotions during the selling process as well as being knowledgeable of the steps needed to sell your home.

Kendall is driven by the love for his Wife and young child. He has many passions which you’re sure to hear about as he helps you through your real estate goals!

Stacey Linn, Realtor
Stacey Linn
Realtor®
Stacey Linn
Realtor®

Auburn/Opelika and Lee County are great places to live and work, which is why Stacey Linn chose to call it home. With roots in Auburn, Stacey Linn has over 40 Years watching the growth and development of Auburn/ Opelika.

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334-707-3233

Auburn/Opelika and Lee County are great places to live and work, which is why Stacey Linn chose to call it home. With roots in Auburn, Stacey Linn has over 40 Years watching the growth and development of Auburn/ Opelika. Real estate is a passion for Stacey Linn, and with her background and designations in Real Estate from holding her Associate Broker License to being an ABR designation and Home inspection certified Realtor®, it is easy to see why experience matters. Stacey takes great pride in her real estate career and her ability to build life-long client relationships. Stacey Linn isn’t just passionate about helping families find their next home. Her ultimate goal is to ensure that both the buying and selling processes flow as smoothly as possible. As Stacey Linn says, “She sells results, not promises”

Nicolette Boyer, Realtor
Nicholette Boyer
Realtor®
Nicholette Boyer
Realtor®

Nicholette Boyer moved from Marysville, PA to Auburn, AL in 2016. She is married to Mike Milan, owner of Effective Technology. Their blended family is comprised of six children, five grandchildren, and two dogs. Her favorite activities include spending time with her family, hiking, swimming, music, and the arts.

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334-275-0911

Nicholette Boyer moved from Marysville, PA to Auburn, AL in 2016. She is married to Mike Milan, owner of Effective Technology. Their blended family is comprised of six children, five grandchildren, and two dogs. Her favorite activities include spending time with her family, hiking, swimming, music, and the arts.

Nicholette is personable while remaining professional. She is passionate about providing exceptional service to her clients.

Nicholette is a Phi Theta Kappa graduate of HACC.

3rd and 4th year studies at PSU in communications

Accredited Buyer’s representative

Certification in New Home Sales

Relocation Specialist

Member of Alabama Real Estate Commission

Member of National Real Estate Commission

Member of Lee County Association of Realtors

Extensive Background in Office Administration, Customer Service, and Sales

A motivated self-starter, able to quickly grasp issues and attend to details while maintaining a view of the big picture. Capable of managing multiple projects and achieving on-time completion. A clear and logical communicator, able to establish rapport with both clients and colleagues.

Martha Shepherd; Associate Broker, SRES
Martha Shepherd
Realtor®
Martha Shepherd
Realtor®

Martha and her husband, Gregg, have lived in Auburn/Opelika for almost 50 years. She became a realtor 20 years ago after retiring from a 31-year career in public education. She worked as a teacher/counselor in Opelika and Auburn City Schools. She has degrees from UAB and Post-Graduate work at Auburn University. 

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601-323-1148

Martha and her husband, Gregg, have lived in Auburn/Opelika for almost 50 years. She became a realtor 20 years ago after retiring from a 31-year career in public education. She worked as a teacher/counselor in Opelika and Auburn City Schools. She has degrees from UAB and Post-Graduate work at Auburn University. She understands the importance of families’ decisions to move as it relates to the schools for their children. She is also aware of the difficulties seniors face when making the hard decisions that come with retirement, relocating to be near family, down-sizing or up-sizing.

Memberships: Member of the National Association of Realtors

Member of the Alabama Association of Realtors

Member of the Lee County Association of Realtors

Member of Auburn United Methodist Church

Master Gardner Class of 2008

Life-Long Friend of Lee County Master Gardners

Leadership Lee County Class of 2010

Past Member of Auburn Beautification Committee

Member of Lee County Retired Educators

Ann Marie, Realtor
Anne Marie
Realtor®
Anne Marie
Realtor®

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706.681.7273

Wade Lloyd, Realtor
Wade Lloyd
Realtor®
Wade Lloyd
Realtor®

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334-524-3024

Bernice Jackson
Realtor®
Bernice Jackson
Realtor®

Bernice Jackson has recently launched a new career in real estate. She has a passionate interest in helping people. With ‘HGTV House Hunters’ being her favorite tv show, she has always been fascinated with real estate. Her goal is to foster meaningful relationships with customers, clients and other real estate professionals. She believes it takes a team to understand and navigate the real estate market and she is committed to helping people through the process.

Bernice Jackson has recently launched a new career in real estate. She has a passionate interest in helping people. With ‘HGTV House Hunters’ being her favorite tv show, she has always been fascinated with real estate. Her goal is to foster meaningful relationships with customers, clients and other real estate professionals. She believes it takes a team to understand and navigate the real estate market and she is committed to helping people through the process.

Bernice comes from having over 20 years of professional experience in banking from AuburnBank as a Banking Officer. In her role, she gained expertise in finance, money management and customer relations-all transferable skills she adopted from banking.

Bernice graduated from Tuskegee University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and received a banking diploma from the University of South Alabama. She serves as a Notary Public. She takes pride in volunteering in her community and enjoys seeking sponsorship and event activities for her local high school. She has served on the board of The Family Enrichment Center of Loachapoka, volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and East Alabama Food BankCommunity Market. Bernice enjoys spending time with family. Her hobbies include gardening, interior decorating and attending sports events.

McClain Reeder, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator
McClain Reeder
Realtor®
McClain Reeder
Realtor®

An Auburn girl to her core, McClain Reeder is an area native but graduated high school from around Dothan, Alabama. Once graduating high school from a charming southern small school where the town was complete with a Dollar General, a local Mexican restaurant, and a caution light, McClain knew in her soul that she was supposed to be back in her favorite town on the planet.

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334-707-5888

An Auburn girl to her core, McClain Reeder is an area native but graduated high school from around Dothan, Alabama. Once graduating high school from a charming southern small school where the town was complete with a Dollar General, a local Mexican restaurant, and a caution light, McClain knew in her soul that she was supposed to be back in her favorite town on the planet. She packed up her things and started her journey as a college student at Auburn University where her love for the Auburn family multiplied and multiplied.

Her family has always been akin to the real estate world so she grew up around it all of her life, could carry an educated conversation about the topic, but obviously couldn’t practice real estate until she got her license. So, upon graduating with a degree in Marketing and Communications, that’s exactly what she did. She knew she could use her degree in such a way that would take the real estate world by storm. She knows how to market a property effectively and can communicate well with buyers and sellers alike.

She is heavily involved in her community through the Auburn Chamber’s Auburn Young Professionals program and through her church, Auburn Community Church. Her passion has always been to help others (she is a 3w2 enneagram if that helps to describe her personality – achievement-driven, with a heavy dash of “helper”) so fitting into the real estate industry has been a smooth transition. She won the 2021 Connect Award through Auburn Young Professionals and has goals set to achieve over the next few years.


Outside of the professional real estate world, McClain spends the majority of her time with her favorite people, her husband, her family, and her friends either at the pool, beach, or lake. Yes, they’re big water people! If the weather calls for a cozy day in, you can find her binge-reading or binge-watching just about anything (as long as it’s not scary – she doesn’t do scary). She prioritizes the importance of connections with others and believes that you are an image of those you keep close to you. Including, her relationship with her God!
Bill Perry
Bill Perry
Commercial Broker®
Bill Perry
Commercial Broker®

Bill Perry is a hometown boy. He grew up on a cattle farm in North Opelika and was one of four siblings. He graduated from Auburn University and received his masters from LSU. He has been a licensed agent since 1989 and received his broker’s license after retiring from banking.

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334.750.6464

Bill Perry is a hometown boy. He grew up on a cattle farm in North Opelika and was one of four siblings. He graduated from Auburn University and received his masters from LSU. He has been a licensed agent since 1989 and received his broker’s license after retiring from banking.

He spent most of his career in banking in the Auburn/Opelika area as a commercial lender then retired as a bank president. His commercial banking career prepared him for the financial side of the real estate industry through cash flowing commercial, development, institutional, timberland, commercial/residential construction and investment properties. His consultative approach to real estate is typically through return on investment with the owner’s or buyer’s goals first and foremost.

He has extensive involvement in numerous developments in the Auburn, Opelika, Dadeville, Lake Martin, Beauregard, Beulah, Cusseta, Chambers County, Lee County and Macon County areas.

Bill is an avid runner, mountain biker and triathlete having competed around the world in several Ironman events, weeklong endurance mountain bike races, thirty-two marathons and many more in the past with more to come. He has been an active youth coach for more than twenty-years and is the current head coach for the Auburn High School Mountain Bike team since its inception. They have currently won the State Championship three times. He is also a founding board member for CAMP-SORBA which builds and maintains more than thirty miles of public multi-purpose trails in East Alabama. He has been an Opelika Chamber Ambassador, an Auburn Chamber Diplomat as well as president of the Auburn-Opelika Jaycees. He is also a 1996 graduate of Leadership Lee County.

Bill is married to Jane Perry who is a local mortgage lender. He has four adult children of whom he is immensely proud!

Lisa Lynn, Realtor
Lisa Lynn
Realtor®
Lisa Lynn
Realtor®

Lisa Lynn has been selling homes & land since 1994 in the Montgomery Area & in the Auburn Area since 2018. She was Top Agent, Top Sales & Overall Agent & Voted #1 Favorite Realtor in Montgomery. She Loves the Business of helping others make their Dreams of home ownership come true. 

Lisa Lynn has been selling homes & land since 1994 in the Montgomery Area & in the Auburn Area since 2018. She was Top Agent, Top Sales & Overall Agent & Voted #1 Favorite Realtor in Montgomery. She Loves the Business of helping others make their Dreams of home ownership come true. She married her High School sweetheart in 1984 & they have 2 Sons & 2 precious grandchildren. She loves hunting, fishing with her boys & spending time with her precious grandchildren.

Mission

The Key Real Estate Company’s mission is to guide our clients through successful real estate decisions using our market expertise, proactiveness, attention to detail and genuine relationship building. 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 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 the community. We 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 and 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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