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Judy Kepecz-Hays

01 Meet Judy Kepecz-Hays

After 40 years experience as Luxury & Waterfront Property Specialists selling over $2.2 Billion in Real Estate, Judy Kepecz-Hays and her family Team are Internationally recognized as the top tier of real estate for Sarasota and her Islands. Judy has been the winner of the several prestigious accolades including 'Winner of Legend Society Award' for 10 years! Judy's team is #1 with Closed Sales In SOUTHWEST FLORIDA in 2020 With over $107 Million closed and over $61 Million in pending sale

These impressive statistics speak for themselves, however, the real reason why Judy and Steven are so successful for sellers and buyers is the passionately strong relationships they forge with their clients and complete dedication they demonstrate to ensure the very best deal possible for their client. Not only do Judy and Steven have their finger or the pulse within the local market, they have amassed an amazingly strong global network of international contacts and understand the many cultural and social requisites to successfully buy and sell Luxury and waterfront homes.

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05 What Our Clients Say

“I would like to thank everybody for the hard work to make this transaction a success. Especially, thanks and greetings to the lovely Judy Kepecz-Hays and her team to finalize this transaction in a record breaking short period of time and with a surprisingly good result for me. She is a real “real estate guru”...”

-Dr. Karl Kinzler

“Judy, we cannot thank you enough for the over the top service you and your team have provided us. We have told everyone that the best part of this real estate “adventure” we were on was choosing you and Coldwell Banker as our agent. As Dave has told you, we recommend you to whomever asks...”

-David and Wendy Polke

“Judy, Thank you very much for your help yesterday, you make spending money a pleasure. It was not lost on me your integrity in pointing out the curtains yesterday. You have assembled and trained a strong team. As ever...”

-Charles Jones

“Judy was definitely the right choice as a Realtor for us. It did take a while but she was very confident that our home would sell and was always pleasant and reassuring to me. She knows her business well. You have been a pleasure to work with, I don’t know what I will do without...”

-Laurene Patton

“When my husband and I decided we’d like to buy a place in Florida, we got on the internet and quickly found that Judy’s name was synonymous with honesty, integrity and being held in the highest regards in the Florida Real Estate community. We immediately got in touch with her and within a week, we...”

-Mary & Dee Vaidya

“Sandy and I want to express our sincere appreciation for the delightful and instructive time you spent with us while showing us seven of the available Ritz Carlton Beach residences, most of which were your listings. In addition to viewing the specific residence, the tour you provided of the common areas and facilities was extremely...”

-Sandy & Ron Olin

“Thank you, Judy, for being absolutely the best realtor we have ever worked with, after buying and selling 11 homes over the years. We know it was a major challenge to market our high-end home in a discouraging economy, but your positive can-do attitude, determination, and professionalism never flagged. Your deep understanding of the changing...”

-D’Arcy Gue, Me & Sedona, Arizona

“I couldn’t be happier with you being the one helping me to sell our home. You put your all in doing what was needed to be done, having an open house and advertising in numerous magazines and papers. My confidence in your ability to make it happen never wavered. I would choose you again without...”

-Rose Sorbello

“(This client found me on the internet and purchased his new home sight unseen based on my knowledge & expertise. I handled both sides of the transaction & helped him close in 11 days!) Within the last 10 years, my husband and I have had three real estate transactions on Longboat Key. We were introduced...”

-Margaret & Ian Smith, Park Ave. New York

“Since the first time I spoke to Judy on the phone about the property on Longboat Key, she made me feel comfortable. Whenever I needed anything she was available. If I had the need for more information, it was always given to me very quickly. At the closing, I remember looking across the table at...”

-Tom Meadows
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06 Latest Blogs

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St. Armands Circle is a popular, modern commercial center deeply entwined with the development history of Sarasota. This historic link immediately exudes charm in the Roman and Greek ...

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Thankfully, there are great reasons to remain upbeat despite the current global pandemic. The Judy Kepecz-Hays team entered a Lido Key beachfront listing on the pending-sales column just ...

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Yes, it is finally happening, and for the Sarasota market, this is along-awaited thrill. After 10 years of inactivity, the site of the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort ...

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Sarasota easily ranks as one of the leading Florida destinations for buyers of waterfront properties. And it is easy to see the reasons why. First, water is a ...

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The Covid-19-induced new norms of safer-at-home and physical distancing are by no means barriers to residential sellers from presenting Sarasota’s major points of interest to prospective buyers. Aside ...

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It’s really amazing that Sarasota, despite the recent surge of new real estate developments in the county, still offers a good selection of residential properties that essentially provide ...

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If we are to choose some of the landmarks most iconic of the city of Sarasota, Five Points in the heart of downtown should easily come out among ...

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Just early this February, our Judy Kepecz-Hays team put on the market a residence in a waterfront development—Hawks Harbor—that exemplifies the compelling value proposition of properties just off ...

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Looking at the total number of U.S. golfers (some 24.2 million in one count), it makes sense why golf facilities are among the amenities sweetening many of Sarasota ...

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There are so many things that Sarasota takes pride in and put the city on the search map of luxury homebuyers. The Ringling College of Art and Design, ...

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Grooming a house with an open floor plan for a market listing? Consider this: buyers’ preference may be veering away now from this open concept typically combining the ...

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Working from home and serving clients remotely will be the Judy Kepecz-Hays team’s new norm for this April at the very least. During this time, digital marketing tools ...

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Don’t fret much if you plan to buy or sell a residence these days amidst the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Many realtors, like our Judy Kepecz-Hays ...

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From where we stand, it’s gladdening to note that the local real estate business appears exhibiting some strength and resiliency amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Judy Kepecz-Hays team ...

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Expect traffic in and out of Sarasota’s barrier islands—St. Armands, Lido and Longboat—to ease up a bit later this year. By that time, work would have been completed ...

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