It was October 1989 when I packed up all of my worldly possessions and moved from the hustle bustle of the Los Angeles melting pot to the peace and tranquility of Key Biscayne. I truly thought I found heaven. I could work, support myself and still live on a tropical island. It wasn’t until 10 years later when I found myself looking for more peace and tranquility. Key Biscayne had become too crowded and noisy and cars lining up on a Friday afternoon to try and get off the island were not on my list of wants or needs. Where was I to go? I still needed to work and still needed to be near an airport. I looked south towards the Keys. In December of 1999 I made the move to Tavernier and have been here ever since. In 2009 I fulfilled another dream of mine; I became a realtor.
Coupled with my marketing expertise it has been the perfect move. Real estate has been in my blood for a long time. I have owned houses, condos, and apartment buildings and learned from each and every experience. Realtors always told me I would make a great realtor! They were right. I sold my first house in less than a month of getting my license!
In my first year as an agent, in the Best of the Upper Keys Awards, I was voted first runner-up in the People’s Choice for the BEST REALTOR.
Here in the Keys, I enjoy the year round great weather, my friends and neighbors, the clear air, and clean warm waters. If I’m not showing properties you can find me on, in, or near the ocean: fishing, boating, snorkeling, bird watching, swimming with the dolphins, playing tennis, biking or golfing.
I begin my day enjoying spectacular sunrises over the ocean and celebrate the end of the day on the bay with fabulous sunsets. I like the idea of having North America’s only living Coral reef in my backyard. The quality of life in the Keys is great.
No matter what this world challenges you with on a personal or professional level, when you live in the Keys, it makes everything a little better. My goal is you and your happiness and helping you find your home, your paradise, your piece of heaven on earth, your Shangri-la. I am Pat Ketchum: Ketchum in the Keys and I am here for you, 24/7 and I mean it!
Call me and I will work to find your dream home.