Meet the Broker & Associates of Keys Country Realty and Development
Lowell and Ellie Donofrio, along with their 3 children, moved to the Florida Keys from Toledo Ohio on New Year’s Day in 1977.
They’ve had numerous ventures including buying and selling homes, building over 40 homes in the 80's and in 1984 they established Keys Country Realty and Development Inc. in Key Largo. It’s been in the same location ever since.
Lowell and Ellie have been married for 47 years and have built a successful business together. Ellie is an Agent and the Office Manager.
John J. Hayes
Escaping from a scandalous career in the music business, John set sail from Newport, R.I. to the Florida Keys. Arriving in December, 1980, he started a sailing school and went broke in a year and a half. Job opportunities were limited and the thought of bartending or fishing didn't seem suitable so John learned to help make and install kitchen cabinets. While on his hands and knees, installing a kitchen in the local real estate appraiser's home, the appraiser offered him a job.
In 1987, John started a real estate career as a residential real estate appraiser and in 1995 received his real estate broker's license. John has a daughter and grandson who live in South Burlington, Vermont and give him a reason to be very cold for short periods of time.
When not practicing real estate he can be found in his beachfront vacation rental house on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas. Although scandal and infamy are things of the past, he still enjoys sailing as much as he did in 1980.
Carol Betts Keller
I have been doing real estate in the Florida Keys since 1997. Before moving to the Keys I lived in the Miami area for 26 years. Whether buying or selling, I am with you from the time you list or buy until you go to the closing table. My motto is, "Personal Service and Attention to Detail".
Depending on the market, I sell between 10 and 30 homes a year. I would love to work with you to sell your home or to find you the home of your dreams.
Laura Maupin has been a Florida Keys resident since 1995. She fell in love with the Keys while growing up in South Florida, often visiting with family on holiday weekends. Laura always knew she would one day make this special place her home.
As a licensed Real Estate Professional for nearly twenty years, Laura has applied her passion and intimate knowledge of the Keys in working with others to realize their own opportunitiles to discover life in paradise.
Please contact her for YOUR Real Estate needs, and be certain that her kindness,consideration and diligence will be at your service.
As a long time resident, and business owner, I have always enjoyed seeing the enthusiasm in those who desire to make the Florida Keys their new playground.
Throughout my entire working career I have engaged with the public and understand the importance of personal attention in any transaction. Buying a home can be a landmark occasion in one's life. Speaking for myself, and the entire team at Keys Country Realty, it would be our pleasure to hand you the “Keys” to your own piece of paradise.