My name is Rich Trottnow and I recently joined Realty One Group – Engage the Keys as a Sales Associate. I was born in the Philadelphia area and was introduced to the restaurant business at a very early age. My love of the hospitality business led me to seek a degree from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Upon graduating I pursued my dream of traveling, living and learning in some very special parts of the country. Living in places like Maui, Jackson Hole, the coast of Oregon (where I met Susi, my wife of almost thirty years) allowed me to appreciate the many wonders of resort living. Susi and I moved to the Keys after enjoying life in Lake Tahoe, California for 25 years. We love the warm weather and boating on our beautiful waters but have found that is the people we meet who are truly what completes the Island lifestyle.
Since arriving in the Islamorada ago we have learned to love the Keys and relish the opportunities available. Susi has blossomed into an artist with many mentors helping to bring out her talents in ceramics, painting and more. I am lucky to have Judy Rossignol, a long time Realtor in the Keys as my broker and mentor. The real estate and rental market is very exciting and I am enjoying using the skills learned in my previous career as I help my clients with their little piece of paradise.
We have now formed Engage the Keys to handle luxury vacation rentals, property management and real estate sales. Let us put our team to work for you! We represented many of our rental owners when they purchased their property and some of our renters have become owners themselves. The relationships I have developed with both our owners and rental clients have proved very rewarding. I feel that these contacts along with the support of my partners and the added power of RE/MAX have me well prepared to handle the needs of buyers and sellers here in the beautiful Florida Keys.