Dennis Barnes started working in real estate 15 years ago. In 2018, a dream he had when he first entered the industry was realized: He opened his own company, Keys Realty.
Are you from Montgomery?
No. I was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in rural Southeast Louisiana.
How long have you worked in real estate?
I obtained my real estate license in 2004 and have been an active realtor since.
Do you specialize in residential or commercial real estate?
I have extensive experience in residential real estate with a limited amount of experience in commercial real estate. Additional training and experience in commercial real estate is something I am currently pursuing.
What sets Keys Realty apart?
Keys Realty has more than 80 years of experience collectively. Our team includes members who have managed real estate companies, trained real estate agents, worked with investors, staged homes, listed properties for foreclosure entities and more. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We also share that expertise with each other and therefore improve the skills of all of our team members. We often collaborate on listing and selling strategies. So, when a consumer utilizes our services, they get more than a lone Realtor; they get a team of experts.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of your work?
Most rewarding to me is helping a client reach their goal of selling, buying or investing in real estate with the many tasks that arise during a transaction. By keeping the client’s goal a priority, it is very rewarding when that’s accomplished and ideally, with the least amount of stress.
What are your interests outside of work?
I’m mainly involved in church activities and some form of exercising (it varies). I also enjoy sporting events and live jazz music.