Dean Townsend Team

We bet you will love living in Key West as much as we do.

Making our home on a lush tropical island, where we are free to be ourselves, is a dream come true. The island’s unique combination of small-town life and big-city amenities allows us to be as involved as we wish and to disconnect in the paradise of our own backyard. Walking to dinner in the evening, meeting friends at a gallery opening, or spending a sun-filled day on the water always reminds us that we are exactly where we are meant to be. No matter where we travel in the world coming home to Key West never disappoints.

Countless people fantasize about owning a home in Key West.  Each year hundreds of lucky dreamers descend on our island looking for a charming Victorian cottage, stunning seaside condominium, or historic Old Town estate. The best thing about our job is putting our years of combined experience selling Key West real estate to work helping our clients find their perfect island home.

Whether you are longing for a part-time tropical escape, or you choose to settle into island life permanently, we will help you discover the home of your dreams.  With our vast local knowledge and stellar reputation for honesty, sound judgement and rolling up our sleeves, we will work with you to create your Key West vision.

When the time comes to sell your Key West gem, our laser-focus and winning strategy for marketing online and through social media will get your home sold fast and for top market value.  We don’t just list properties, we market and sell homes.

Dean Townsend, REALTOR®

Dean Townsend, REALTOR®

Dean was born in Montreal, grew up on Chicago’s North Shore and spent his childhood summers in the English countryside.  After attending McGill University, he toiled away as a thermal dynamics engineer by day so he could invest in real estate by night—buying and selling thirty homes by the age of forty.

In 2002, escaping a cold Chicago winter, Dean first visited Key West.  Captivated by the island’s tropical charms, he returned to the frozen north, quit his engineering job, sold his house in Lake Forest and moved into his first Key West cottage within a few months.  Dean found his place in the sun.  

Dean dove into Key West real estate head first, becoming a REALTOR® shortly after settling in.  Between selling houses and devoting himself to numerous community organizations, he found time to complete a couple of residential redesign projects and construct a new home in Old Town.  In January 2008, Dean brought his seasoned selling skills and vast knowledge of the ins and outs of reconstructing and building in Key West to Doug Mayberry Real Estate.  Dean played a pivotal role in building Doug Mayberry Real Estate into one of the top producing real estate companies on the island.  

After achieving over 13 million dollars in annual real estate sales, Dean made the transition in 2017 to Compass Realty to be a part of their core group of REALTORS®, joining forces with the most dynamic real estate company in the world, KELLER WILLIAMS.