BJ Born

(305) 619-0240

Born to Sell the Keys | RESF Island Properties

101415 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, Fl 33037

B.J. Born was “Born to Sell the Keys”.

A native Floridian, B.J. is a highly accomplished real estate professional with a strong desire to help newcomers and locals overcome any challenge without losing sight of the number one reason that she is in business… her clients.

Beginning her career in 1990, B.J. found quick success in Florida’s rapidly changing real estate market and just one year later, opened her own real estate brokerage in Homestead, FL. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew brought an array of challenges to the state when it made landfall as the most destructive storm to ever hit Florida. In the face of such a daunting challenge, B.J. not only withstood Andrew’s after-effects, but flourished, growing her business and connecting with new clients and colleagues. By 1995, she had opened a second brokerage in Cutler Ridge, Florida and after recruiting and training more than 28 other real estate professionals, she sold both brokerages, moving with her family to realize her dream of working full-time in the Florida Keys.

With a long list of accomplishments that span her career, B.J. has worked extensively in both residential and commercial sales and, in addition to being one half of the highly successful “Born to Sell the Keys” real estate team, she has served as the President of the Homestead Board of Realtors, was recognized as Realtor of the Year and is a licensed broker in North Carolina where she specializes in the impressive homes and estates across the breathtaking Asheville area.

Today, B.J.’s dedication to her clients and passion for her business shines through with every transaction. Uniquely suited to assist clients searching for any property type in an area like the Florida Keys that is so unique, B.J.’s extensive knowledge base and ties to her community give her clients an advantage in today’s market. “Knowing the details of a niche market like the Keys is imperative to my clients’ success,” says B.J. “I help them through any challenge that may come up from environmental concerns, permitting and regulation or even contractor needs, making the process as easy and stress-free as possible while tapping into my large network of industry contacts and qualified buyers and sellers.”

When she is not working, B.J. enjoys all of the things that brought her and her husband to the Keys initially… underwater photography, spearfishing and enjoying the lifestyle that the Florida Keys affords. "I love photographing the Minnow Caves, and when I do spearfish, it's usually between Key Largo and lslamorada, hogfish are my favorite,” says B.J. “My husband and son shoot the grouper." Sharing her love of the Florida life with her clients while helping them realize their own dream of home ownership in the Keys is an invaluable added bonus for B.J.

Awards & Designations

  • Realtor of the Year 1995