Our clients say we “make it a cinch”

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“We treat our clients as our friends. We don’t stop when the contract is signed.”

Whether it’s your first time or you’ve done it so often you feel like a pro, buying or selling your home is often challenging. But, with the right Realtor — one who understands your needs and who knows the market well — making the right decisions becomes much easier.

Key West Realtor Brenda Donnelly often tells her clients: “I promise we’ll not only find the right home for you, but we’ll become friends in the bargain.” That’s the personal commitment and level of service that Donnelly and her professional team provide.

Here’s a sample of what our clients have shared over the years:

Olivia Cunningham“Brenda spent months researching the Key West market to find the house that met our very specific list of ‘must haves.’ We wanted a forever home and Brenda made it happen for us — despite challenges with everything from financing and a pool and front porch needing major repairs to renovations. For Brenda, this is more than a job. It’s personal.”

— Ed and Linda Grist Cunningham, Key West

Brenda is a gift. When my husband and I bought our home, we had no idea how we were going to manage rentals or keep the house in one piece from halfway across the country. Brenda was unfailingly generous, patient, responsive and professional. She dealt graciously with difficult renters and always went the extra mile to help us. She has made this whole experience a cinch—and that’s no mean feat! We are so grateful that Brenda was our visionary realtor and was willing to guide us on the journey of second home ownership.
— Katrin from Boston


Brenda combines an expert working knowledge of the local marketplace with a creative, passionate and relentless approach to achieving success for her clients. From initially making sure she clearly understands your goals, time frames and desired outcome and developing a compelling integrated marketing strategy, to working her vast yet hard to access network and managing any and all of the details associated with a transaction, Brenda has proven that his process works. And all the while, she makes sure to develop very personal and committed relationships, which is why she has such a high percentage of referral business. For those clients seeking a special and different kind of experience in selling or buying a home, one in which you will instantly feel the confidence knowing the home will be sold or located, and done so with consummate professionalism, Brenda is the best partner one can choose.
— John and Raymond


A move from Orange County California to the Florida Keys is much of a cultural challenge as a logistical one. Brenda skillfully educated Susan and I about neighborhoods, local banking and all of the business services one would need to make the transition. During several multi day house hunting trips our outlook continued to evolve. Brenda, always looking out for our best interests, patiently shifted gears and we smoothly closed on the most spectacular home we have ever owned. Brenda is a Star!
— Alan and Susan Petrasek


Brenda Donnelly is by far one of the best realtors I’ve ever worked with — and I’ve bought and sold a lot of homes over the years!! I first met her over seven years ago in Key West and she patiently took all the time I needed to look for homes. It wasn’t until two years later that I actually bought a wonderful home in Bahama Village that fits all my needs perfectly! I highly recommend Brenda to anyone looking for someone who knows the market inside and out and is incredibly professional!
— Diane Willard Kaufman


Brenda is one of the finest agents I have ever worked with, and I speak as a real estate broker myself,
as well as a client.
She is hard-working, thorough, and a pleasure to be with. I cannot praise her professionalism and personal
consideration enough.
— Roseline Glazer

We have completed 10 real estate transactions with Brenda over the past six years.   Brenda’s attention to detail, knowledge about the Key West community and her ability to “make things happen” have made each transaction easy.   We were originally out of town buyers and have since moved to Key West full time. We found that Brenda’s care before and after the sale to be effective for both types of buyers and sellers.

— Todd Kemp

Brenda has done a wonderful job for us for many years.  We live on the other side of the country and Brenda has always kept us well informed and up to date.  She is knowledgeable about current real estate and the entire wonderful island of Key West.  Thank you, Brenda”

— Ron and Jennifer Zumbro, California

It was our good fate that Brenda was the Realtor at the open house. Just 45 days later we were flying back to Key West making an offer on retirement “home of our dreams.”
She was always available — patiently listened, followed up and provided a wealth of information far beyond the real estate contract, (….where’s the best place to….how do we…. )
Love and respect her work ethic, sensitivity, humor and continued friendship…To quote Tina Turner, she’s “simply the best!”

–Gayle & Ara

My husband and I have known Brenda Donnelly for 20years. It was a chance meeting that turned into a life long friendship.
I could go on and on about her attributes, but if I had to condense 20 years into a few words the first ones would be: Honest, hardworking, loyal and determined. I really don’t think a better friend or Realtor could be found.  If she is with you, it’s all the way.  We are happy that she has become a successful Realtor — though I will admit it limits the time she has to spend with us. 

— Joyce & Jim Papaycik

While working with Brenda looking for a Key West home, she has been very attentive and kept us up on the market. We are sure she will find us the perfect place as soon as we are ready to make the move.” 

— The Hyatts from PA

Brenda, I would like to express my appreciation for your referrals over the past year. It is a pleasure working with you. Knowledgeable, professional, and composed going even when we are discussing a tough issue with a client.No wonder you are considered one of the top agents in Key West, during both bust and boom times!

Greg Wellet, Contractor/Home Inspector