Family-owned, 90-year-old brokerage recognized for technology enhancements
NORFOLK, Va. (December 10, 2015) – The RISMedia Tech Titan Award was presented to Mike Pappas, CEO and broker owner of the South Florida brokerage, The Keyes Company, and his team for their 2015 technological achievements. Keyes was recognized during the November 13 RISMedia Power Broker Dinner, which was part of The National Association of REALTORS® annual conference in San Diego, CA. Homes.com®, leading online real estate destination and provider of real estate marketing solutions, sponsored this year’s RISMedia’s Tech Titan Award.
The Tech Titan Award is presented to individuals transforming the industry by integrating new forms of technology into their companies, adopting the current technology trends to improve and enhance overall consumer experience. Mike Pappas and the Keyes team are dedicated to embracing technology and providing innovative tools to enhance and expand the brokerage.
“I’m thrilled and honored to receive the Tech Titan Award on behalf of everyone at The Keyes Company,” said Pappas. “During the economic downturn, we looked to technology to help our associates and offices stay competitive. By incorporating our long-standing family values with a people-first philosophy, combined with top-notch technology, I believe we’ve created the perfect balance to successfully engage today’s demanding consumers.”
The Keyes Company’s vision combines high-touch service with high-tech tools to create the ultimate consumer experience. Keyes’ multilingual listing videos, virtual tours that support buyers and sellers in the diverse South Florida market, a suite of mobile apps and websites, online transaction management, and a comprehensive suite of social tools for monitoring online reputation all come together to offer overall solutions to consumers and associates alike.
“Homes.com is honored to recognize Mike Pappas and The Keyes Company with the RISMedia Tech Titan award for their technology accomplishments,” said Dave Mele, president of Homes.com. “With their year-over-year Top 50 ranking on the RISMedia Power Broker report, The Keyes Company has created a successful mix of technology and service for their customers, and Homes.com is proud to be a part of their solutions.”
The Tech Titan award was accepted on behalf of Mike Pappas by his daughter, Christina Pappas, The Keyes Company’s assistant district sales manager and part of the next generation of leaders at Keyes.
Homes.com is a leading provider of real estate marketing and media services, including brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation. Homes.com Connect offers the real estate industry’s first-ever all-inclusive marketing platform for agents and brokers featuring single-login convenience. Homes.com is visited by more than 13 million consumers each month to search three million properties for sale or rent, to locate real estate agents in their area and to find useful home buying tips. For more information, visit www.Homes.com.
About The Keyes Company
Whether a first-time buyer, seasoned homeowner, or multi-property investor, the team at The Keyes Company is the go-to resource for all things real estate. Family-owned and in business since 1926, The Keyes Company has grown across the state of Florida. Keyes has captured accolades such as being ranked 31st Best Real Estate Company in the nation. Today, Keyes has more than 2,300 associates in over 35 branch offices located throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and Volusia counties.
As a full-service company, Keyes is committed to providing its clients with a great real estate experience. The company supplies its customers with objective data and research about properties, employs innovative and leading-edge technologies, completes transactions seamlessly, and provides unrivaled customer service. For more information, visit www.Keyes.com.