– Maya Thomas –
Income Resort Property Specialist
Sellstate Island Properties
300 Southard St., Suite 101, 102, & 103, Key West, FL 33040
Markets Served: Key West, FL;
Specialties: 1031 Exchanges; Architecturally Significant; Historic; Resort/Vacation; Restoration;
What do Clients Say?
"To All home buyers or sellers needing a Realtor! "After my mother died from cancer I had to sell her home in the Keys. I live in North Carolina. I hired Maya Thomas to sell our Keys home. I never met Maya in person. I can say, without hesitation, that Maya is the BEST real estate agent I have EVER worked with! Maya is patient, kind and easy to talk to. Maya is extremely consciousness and hard-working. Maya persevered with conflicting personalities and agendas and got the job done! Maya cleaned and staged our home, took professional photographs and created a virtual tour. Maya worked closely with the tenant who was living in our home. Soon the yard was clean, flowers were planted and the car ports were repaired. Maya got top brokers in immediately to look at our home. Maya did not stop marketing and advertising my mother’s home. Maya soon began hosting wine and cheese open house parties and sent invitations to the neighborhood. Maya frequently stopped at my mother’s home to chat with the tenants and got to know them personally. Maya kept me aware of what was happening with the tenants and the condition of the property. Maya communicated with everyone involved. I rarely followed up or returned her calls yet she faithfully continued to e-mail me to let me know what was happening and what she was doing to sell our home. Maya left me voice messages because she knew that my work keeps me on the road. Maya contacted me after every showing and told me about her follow up calls to the agents who showed our property. Maya never “dropped the ball”. When there was a problem with one of the tenants Maya fixed the problem and I didn’t need to intercede with the problem tenant or make a single call! To counter my initial wariness of the cash offer we received Maya came up with creative ways to reduce my risk and encourage the buyers to “step up to the plate.” Before the buyers arrived to see the property for the first time Maya called contractors, obtained estimates for drywall, painting repair, and a new roof. I didn’t need to make one phone call! Within 48 hours of the buyers first walk through the buyers wanted to close! We closed within a week! When the title company discovered several liens on the property, Maya gave me explicit instructions on what to do, and who to talk to. On my own, I would not have known how to proceed and would have had to pay the liens. The sale would not have happened with out her hard work. After Maya received her commission, and her job was done, she continues to follow up on resolving the liens, and helping me to get the estate closed. Maya has obviously gone “way beyond” what I expected from my real estate agent—THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP, AND HARD WORK, Maya!"Holly Smith, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Patricia Louise Smith", Apex, North Carolina
Maya was thorough, knowledgeable and available every time I had a question. She invested months of her time to help us decide what Key West property was perfect for us. She also taught us a ton along the way. Key West is a unique market and despite all my research she gave us invaluable guidance about things I never would have thought of until too late! She was wonderful in person and handled a digital closing by getting me everything I needed in advance so I had the option to sign remotely. I recommend her to anyone looking in the Key West area, either for a home, vacation home or rental property. I am completely satisfied and thrilled with the result."Dr. Jonathon Lee, Dublin, OH
"Maya provides exceptional service - I can't imagine a better realtor to help with property in the Keys. What made her stand out is not only her real estate knowledge (particularly short sales/foreclosures), but also her familiarity with the area, and her incredible responsiveness (early/late hours, online presence). But above all, Maya really enjoys what she does. It's apparent when someone is passionate about what they do, whether they enjoy it, and it makes all the difference to work with someone like this (no matter what the profession is)."Teresa Moore, Cary, NC
"I highly endorse Maya Thomas as a real estate agent. She is a high-energy realtor motivated to work to get the job of selling your house done. My property was on the market for only a few months and it sold for $17,000 over asking price thanks to Maya's work. In this down seller's market, that was a very welcome surprise! Maya had buyers at my property as soon as it went on the market and we got offers over asking price that first day. We had two buyer deals fall through due to buyer financing, and as disappointing as that was, Maya was on top of it getting buyers back out to my house immediately, again making offers over asking. This was my first time as a seller and Maya was available to me to answer questions, address things that came up, provide advise and guidance through every step. Her availability extended to after business hours and on weekend. Basically, she was always available, returning phone calls and emails rapidly and made certain that I felt like she was there for me through the whole process. Thank you, Maya!"Elizabeth Perkins Covino, Tallahassee, FL
"Dear Maya, Carol and I want to thank you for all your efforts helping us to sell the property. You not only provided the professional services expected from a Realtor but went far beyond by guiding us through the labyrinth of local regulations and helping to locate quality, local professional services to make the property ready to sell. Your staging of the home, without spending large sums, was excellent. The many extra hours you spent weeding, cleaning, shopping and generally looking after things saved us many dollars. We would be happy to recommend your services to anyone. Most of all we want to thank you for being You. We felt that we were working not only with a true professional, but a friend. Your help and support above and beyond the norm is greatly appreciated. Carol and I send all our best wishes for your continued success. Thank you", Robert and Carol D'Eredita, Sunbury, OhioRobert and Carol D'Eredita, Sunbury, Ohio
Maya specializes in luxury resort and second home income producing property in the original 64 blocks of Old Town Key West and luxury ocean front estates. Maya uses tech-savvy tactics and strategies to creatively market estates using multi-media campaigns.
Bachelor Science (BS) Communication, with honors, Florida State University (FSU) College of Communication and Information Technology, School of Communication. I Interned at CNN in Atlanta Georgia, broadcasting and advertising. 1991 Initial date of real estate license.
Experience: Director of Sales and Marketing for one of the largest hotels in Key West. Sales Manager at the highest rated Old Town luxury resort on the island and, simultaneously, the most exclusive private luxury island resort, Sunset Key Guest Cottages, in Key West Florida.