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Judy Kepecz-Hays

01 Meet Judy Kepecz-Hays

After 40 years experience as Luxury & Waterfront Property Specialists selling over $2.3 Billion in Real Estate, Judy Kepecz-Hays and her team are Internationally recognized as the top tier of real estate for Sarasota and her Islands. Judy has won several prestigious accolades, including the “Winner of Legend Society Award” for 16 years! Judy’s team was #1 with Closed Sales In SOUTHWEST FLORIDA in 2020, With over $125 Million closed sales. As of August 2021, Judy Kepecz-Hays and Steven Kepecz have closed over $116 Million in sales and have $20 Million in pending sales.

These impressive statistics speak for themselves. However, the real reason why Judy and Steven are so successful for sellers and buyers is how passionately they have forged strong relationships with their clients and the complete dedication they demonstrate to ensure the very best outcome for their clients. Not only do Judy and Steven have their finger on the pulse within the local market, but they have also amassed a robust global network of international contacts. In addition, they understand the many cultural and social requisites to buy and sell Luxury and Waterfront Real Estate successfully.

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04 Featured Videos

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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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The Judy Kepecz-Hays Team couldn’t ask for more, as we move closer to the New Year. Market prospects are looking great for our sales and additional listings favor ...

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The times are quite encouraging for homeowners in Sarasota planning to sell their residences. The available supply of residential properties in Sarasota is quite limited moving to end-2021 ...

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The timing looks perfect for the luxury home that we listed this November and you can best appreciate through this video.As we listed this elegant residence in Longboat ...

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It’s smart to keep foreign buyers in mind if you’re planning to sell your Florida residence. Foreign homebuyers are wont to pay in cash and at prices higher ...

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It’s fascinating to live in Sarasota and trace its quaint history, even for us in the Judy Kepecz-Hays team, long-time Sarasota residents. Looking back at the past comes ...

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The Sarasota real estate market looks headed for a strong finish in 2021, many in our local realtors’ circle believe. This expectation has a sound basis, with Sarasota ...

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There’s no other way but up for the luxury condo market in Sarasota.  Although Sarasota home sales dropped overall in September, high-end condo projects coming out of the ...

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A 2020 ranking put Sarasota among the top 3 most popular destinations for vacation home buyers. Counting the top 15, neighboring Manatee County made it in the list ...

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Sarasota and her Islands are widely popular for food-themed events and festivals held throughout the year. The wide selection of superb restaurants in the area and the vibrant ...

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The numbers have it. Sarasota is a magnet for retirees, with 42 percent of the county’s population being 65 and older. The dominance of this demographic in Sarasota ...

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Sarasota Golf Keeps Its Championship Form The Sarasota region solidified its reputation as among the leading golf destinations in the U.S. In February 2021 as one of Sarasota’s ...

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Market Demand Upbeat on Longboat Key Homes for Sale Market demand for residences in Longboat Key and Sarasota as a whole appears firmly on an upward momentum. The ...

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Sarasota CornersLargeInbound Migration from North Sarasota ranks among the leading U.S. metro areas,attracting relocating residents according to recent industry data. It shows Sarasota’s inbound migration next only to ...

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Buying a home is a complicated process. It needs the expert guidance of a local real estate agent, especially in a hot market like Sarasota. Choose the Judy ...

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The Judy Kepecz-Hays Team delivers all available marketing tools—from conventional to cutting-edge—in listing your property on the market. These are just a fraction of what we will do ...

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