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Heather Carruthers
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(305) 294-5155
Mobile Phone:
(305) 509-2122
[email protected]
keysrealestate.com
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Knowledge, Grit, Integrity


After nearly 20 years in NYC working in publishing, marketing and music, I quit my job and moved to Key West to start a new chapter of my life. Like so many "freshwater Conchs," I fell in love with the laid back living, diverse culture, beautiful water and historic architecture. I've been here 20 years now, and I feel blessed to live in this remarkable place where every day off can be a vacation.

It's hard work that allows those vacation days. I owned and operated a 38-room boutique resort in Key West for 13 years and became very active in the community both as a volunteer and as an elected official. I offer a unique set of skills and a broad and deep understanding of this community. I am an "early adopter" of the latest technologies and bring a fresh perspective and vitality to real estate. 

If you are interested in hospitality, talk to me. My experience in hospitality and as President of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West gives me real-life insight into buying, owning, operating and selling lodging property.  I can help you find the perfect B&B or large hotel, or help you sell your business while maintaining an ongoing concern.

My diverse background in business and government has made me knowledgeable about real estate, marketing, property insurance, land use regulations and financing. I know the Keys from the Southernmost Point to Ocean Reef. Whether buying or selling, let me put my energy, skills, experience and knowledge to work for you.

I listen, I don't give up easily, I work hard and honestly, and I am known for getting things done. I look forward to doing this for you.

Current Memberships
Key West Association of Realtors - Key West Business Guild (Past President) 
- Rotary Club of Key West - Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (Past President) - Florida Association of Counties 

Experience
Former owner and CEO of Pearl's Key West, a 38-room full-service guesthouse - Monroe County Commissioner, District 3 (since 2008) - Account Supervisor at OgilvyOne (division of Ogilvy & Mather) - Director of Marketing for The Trumpet Club division of Bantam Doubleday Dell - Professional Classical Ensemble Singer (NYC)

Education
Wells College, Aurora, N.Y., B.A. in American History - Jamestown High School, Jamestown, NY - Additional studies with the American Management Institute, The Juilliard School, SUNY Purchase - NAUI Open Water Certification