Maya Thomas LLC, Broker
Maya Thomas LLC, Broker
Sellstate Island Properties
Cell: 305-522-1398

 

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Maya Thomas LLC (305) 522-1398
Real Estate Broker

Featured on HGTV's House Hunters with a Manhattan couple who invest in an income producing multi million dollar vacation home in the heart of Old Town. Maya is a Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), member Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) [less than 3% of the 1 million real estate agents in the United States hold the CRS certification], Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation (ABR), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Professional Property Management Certification (PPMC), Internet Certified (ePro), GREEN REsource Certified, Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist (SFR) Real Estate Professional Coordinator (REPC) and Transnational Referral Certified (TRC).
 
Maya specializes in luxury resort and second home income producing property in the original 64 blocks of Old Town Key West and luxury ocean front estates. Maya uses tech savvy tactics and strategies to creatively market estates using multi-media campaigns. Call Maya Thomas at 305 522 1398 for a marketing consultation.
 
Maya graduated, with honors, from Florida State University College of Communication and Information Technology, School of Communication, with a Bachelors Degree in Communication. Maya interned at CNN in Atlanta Georgia in broadcasting and advertising. Maya initially received her real estate license while attending FSU in 1990. In Key West Maya was a Director of Sales and Marketing (advertising, marketing, sales management) for one of the largest and highest rated Old Town luxury boutique resorts on the island and, simultaneously, the most exclusive private luxury island resort, Sunset Key Guest Cottages, in Key West FL. In 2005 Maya specialized in luxury resort vacation investment real estate. Facebook page: www.ShowcasePortfolioProperties.com. Site: www.ListingsKeyWest.com. Call, text or email Maya 305 522 1398 and MyRealPro@gmail.com.
 
 
NICE TO MEET YOU!
 
About Maya
 
I started working when I was 11 years old.  It happened accidentally.  There were 2 sets of beautiful twins in my neighborhood.  After school I would ask the moms if I could take the babies for a walk.  One day one of the moms called me and offered me $2 to take the babies for a walk.  Get paid to do something you love that brings you joy?  I was hooked!  I cleaned homes, mowed lawns and babysat children every moment that I could.  I even hosted a puppet show in my backyard and sold fresh squeezed lemonade.  I loved earning money and making people happy. 
 
 
I worked at a title company when I was at Key West high school.  I was a waitress and a concierge.  I cleaned the floors at Kmart when the store was closed (I could barely hold on to that gigantic floor machine!), and worked in a boutique.  I loved to work!  ​I loved providing for for myself.  ​I loved buying things for other people.  I bought all of my own school clothes for 6th grade​ and from that day on​.  I felt successful and rich!
 
 
I sold advertising and wrote a column called The Helping Hand and an Astrology column for the high school news paper, The Snapper.   I think we were required to sell a $25 ad for the newspaper every semester.  I would walk into every store on Duval and the surrounding area.  I sold $1,600 worth of advertising my first semester.  It was fun meeting the business owners.  The look on my teacher's face made me want to impress him next semester.
 
 
I was in a high school play and a play at the Red Barn Theatre in high school.  I liked participating in Hawaiian Tropic bikini contests.  I took 'boys' gym.  I loved running.  I took a welding class, a wood shop class, a cooking and a sewing class in high school.  I bought my first gym membership when I was 16 years old.
 
 
I got my real estate license in 199​0​ when I changed from the University of Florida to Florida State University.  I was on the Student Activities Committee and Admissions and Standards in college.  I was on the Deans List.  I tutored students in Accounting.  I was a Lady Scalphunter.  I was a certified Personal Trainer in college.  
 
 
I have always loved construction, renovation, real estate, design, architecture, history, biographies and intelligently designed real estate development.  I went to college with a plan to go to law school and specialize in real estate.  My major was Communication.  The Dean in the Communication school at Florida State University encouraged me to go into journalism.  My teachers wrote letters of recommendations for me and I was the 1st non-Ivy League intern at CNN in the Atlanta office.  I was assigned to the Interational News Desk.  I graduated Magna Cum Laude from FSU with a degree in Communication.
 
 
My CNN boss was sent to Kobe Japan after the earth quake within a few days of my arrival.  Rob Golden, Sr. Editor of International News, came back the day my internship ended.  I thought I wasn't hired.  I had committed to opening a 25,000 square foot health club as the Director of Sales and Marketing with 2 partners when CNN gave me my job offer.  My apartment had been rented.  My roommate had a new roommate.  My stuff was packed.  I had already paid for a new apartment in Tallahassee.  On to a new adventure!  We took a health club from loosing $7,000 per month to earning $65,000 per month in 2 years.  We did not loose a single employee.
 
 
I moved back to Key West with my fiance to take care of a sick mom.  I went into the hotel business as an assistant to a General Manager.  In a few months I was promoted to Sales Manager.  Shortly after that I was promoted to the Director of Sales and Marketing.
 
 
A few years later I went to work for the highest rated hotel on the island.  During the first 3 months I earned $17,000 in bonus money.  The owner decided not to pay me the money I earned because he said that I would be earning "too much money" with my bonus structure.  Unbelievably I stayed there for 4 more years.  I loved my clients and my work.  I loved the intensity and the challenge.  I loved writing the Corporate Marketing Plan.  I loved pleasing Meeting Planners. 
 
 
I loved bringing hundreds of people in to Key West daily and making sure that their business meetings were successful and their events were memorable.  It required cooperation with hundreds of employees, Managers and Directors to insure that the many details were executed consistently and to the highest standards.  I was very happy when Meeting Planner after Meeting Planner wrote me thank you letters.  One even sent a letter directly to the corporate office and the letter was printed in the company magazine!  I was on Cloud 9 when those Planners rebooked meetings after telling me they never went to the same hotel twice.  It was the perfect preparation for being a Realtor!
 
 
Along the way I tried to buy and sell a few homes and had horrible experiences with every Realtor that I worked with.  I saw an opportunity.  I vowed to do everything different and better.  In March 2005 I began marketing, buying and selling ​income producing second homes full time.
 


Maya Thomas LLC
Direct: (305) 522-1398

E-mail: MyRealPro@gmail.com

Sellstate Island Properties
300 Southard Street, #101
Key West, FL 33040


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