“I always like to stay one step ahead by previewing properties before a showing”
Kelly Gettel & Company
Setting a New Standard One can’t help notice the sleek contemporary lines and modern artwork entering the offices of Kelly Gettel & Co. Most prominent is the golden rule of the firm, delivering unmatched client service. From the start, Kelly Gettel, the firm’s broker/owner, set out to provide her customers, buyers and sellers as well as their real estate agents, with a new level of service.
By Ed Bertha Photography by Giovanni Lunardi
Kelly’s passion for real estate stems from working in her family’s real estate auction company, Auction World USA, where she was responsible for the firm’s growth.
It is with this insight that she formed Kelly Gettel & Co., a world-class company, staffed by a small and talented group of real estate professionals, joined by the mission to provide individualized customer service to local, national and international clients looking to buy and sell residential real estate. “When I opened Kelly Gettel and Company, I wanted to offer a quality, high-end experience in marketing and service. Our model is based upon client service and executing that facet better than any other firm,” states Kelly. “If it means rescheduling our day to accommodate a client’s schedule, we’ll do so,” she adds. Kelly Gettel & Co. focuses on a wide variety of residential properties including, but not limited to, high-end, luxury and waterfront properties. At Kelly Gettel & Co. the purchase or sale of a property is more than a transaction. It is an opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with their clients. That is why Kelly ensures that her firm’s clients are treated with the highest level of customer service. “Where else do you see the broker/owner attending listing appointments or showings?” she asserts.
From Kelly’s heart comes Kelly Gettel & Co’s. commitment to help support various charitable foundations working to help individuals in need throughout the community. She and her staff allocate their time, energy,
and resources to in an effort to give back to these organizations. “Our company’s philanthropic involvement includes sponsoring charity events in order to raise much needed funds for a variety of causes such as assisting underprivileged children. Our goal is to identify and support more charitable causes through each transaction we close,” she offers.
to grow the company based upon my standard of performance,” she explains. “My plan is to grow to a total of ten to twelve agents, or agent teams. Whereas other companies may want to have as many sales associates as possible, I believe that the market is best served with a select group of highly productive agents who are collaborating with each other and have well defined market areas and expertise. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the service that REALTORS® perform,” Kelly says matter of factly. “I have a defined plan of where I am taking the company,” continues Kelly. “I’m proud to say that our agents, as well as our clients, are sharing that vision.”
Kelly Gettel & Co. 2170 Main Street, Suite 203 Sarasota, FL 34237 Office (941) 388.8232 Kelly@kellygettelandco.com www.kellygettelandco.com
Despite the plan for growth, Kelly is not simply looking to add numbers to her agent roster. “I have made a very conscientious decision
Reprinted with permission of REAL Magazine
Published on Dec 30, 2011
REAL Magazine feature story on Sarasota based luxury residential real estate firm Broker, Realtor and Owner, Kelly Gettel and her real estat...