Gina Key

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There’s no place like home, and I am happy to call the Upper Cumberland area HOME! I was born and raised in Gainesboro (Jackson Co.) growing up in my parents’ business, Anderson Funeral Home. After high school, I married my husband, Jimmy Key. We moved to Cookeville and started our home in Cookeville almost 30 years ago. We are blessed with three children: Madelyn, Max, and J.P. Upon graduation from TTU in 1986 with a business degree in Marketing, I worked at Averitt Express for nine years. During my last years there, I decided a career change was needed after having Madelyn and Max. So I returned to TTU and obtained my teaching license in Special Education and a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I immediately started teaching and taught in the Putnam County school system for 11 years spending the majority of my teaching days at Sycamore Elementary in a CDC Special Education classroom. I returned to TTU during this time for my EDS in administration and supervision. Also, during this time, I completed the course work and testing for my real estate license.

During my last few years teaching, I placed my real estate license at American Way Real Estate. I started working with buyers and sellers in my extra time. My first year, I was blessed to do over 1 million dollars in sales. Year two and three were more of a blessing, and I had to make a career decision. I chose to become a full-time REALTOR. I am now in my 14th year with American Way Real Estate! I love my clients, and I’m so thankful that God has blessed me with each and every one of them. Loyal clients and their referrals helped make 2017 my best year yet!

ACCREDITATIONS: Upper Cumberland Association of Realtors – Award of Excellence 2004-2007 Lifetime Achievement 2008 Sales in Excess of 5M 2011-17

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The bestest realtor EVER! We miss you're smiling face, but we love, love, love our new place!

Wanda and David

Thank you so much for all your hard work and willingness to meet us anytime and anywhere. Your kindness and professionalism is unmatched!

Jason and Natal

David and I wanted to thank you for your help finding a house. We appreciate your patience and dedication. We will keep in touch!

David and Sheena

Thank you so much for all that you've done to help us get settled. You've gone above and beyond the duties of our realtor and I'm so thankful you've become our friend. I hope we don't move again for a long time. But if we do, I've got you on speed dial! Thank you. Thank you.

Shane, Gina, Caden & Zac

Just a quick note to say thank-you for all of your help and patience. It is a real pleasure to work with you, and I will send any potential business your way! We also look forward to spending more time with the best friends (and only friends) we have in all of TENNESSEE!

Marion and Glen

What a fun time we have had looking at house with you! Thank you very much for all your hard work, effort and time you gave us. My prayer is that the "house" turns into a "home" filled with love and happiness.