Real Estate

J. Keller Real Estate takes the trouble out of buying and selling residential and income properties. As the premier Real Estate Brokerage in the heart of Ann Arbor, we are a trusted, highly respected name.

Our team of Realtors always caters to your individual needs and provides outstanding service and support. We can provide a detailed analysis of an income property or an honest take on a primary home. J. Keller makes the process simple, seamless and successful from start to finish. We can even continue to partner with you to help make owning property even easier. Our full-service property management team can handle every aspect from advertising to accounting. And when you turn your maintenance and repairs over to us, we’ll expertly tackle each request.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, J. Keller Properties has the insight, experience and market expertise that will simplify the process every step of the way.


Experience and Expertise to Help Clients Buy Better

Ann Arbor has always been a hot real estate market, and no one understands that better than J. Keller Real Estate. Whether you’re buying a primary residence, a vacation home, or an income property, we put our experience to work for you.

Buying a home isn’t just a transaction. It’s finding the best place to live your life for years to come. With a longstanding presence in Ann Arbor, the team of Agents and Brokers at J. Keller have a detailed understanding of every neighborhood and can locate the size, style and setup that fit your budget. Our knowledge of the market will ensure that you’re getting the best deal.

Income property deals are fraught with problems. Can the property be filled with the right tenants? Will it require too much time and effort to manage? And in the end, can it make money? J. Keller’s Agents will give you their honest assessment of each property you view, and their comprehensive knowledge of the market will allow you to assess whether the deal will meet your investment goals.

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Selling Done Simply, Smoothly and Smartly

Selling a property isn’t just about finding buyers. It’s about marketing the property to the correct audience and showing them why they want to buy. With over $150 million in brokered sales, J. Keller Real Estate knows how to sell.

There are many factors that went into why you bought your residential property. But times change, and buyers have different views. Our talented team of Realtors will look at your home and take a fresh approach to market it to new buyers. When the right deal comes along, we’ll make certain every detail is covered and your closing goes smoothly.

We apply that same, detail-oriented approach to income properties as well. With decades of experience in income property management and sales, the Brokers at J. Keller are seasoned veterans. We can provide a detailed analysis to ensure your purchase will meet your needs as either an investment or income. No aspect of the deal will be overlooked.

Give us a call, and we’ll provide a free consultation that will show you how we will serve you best when it’s time to sell your home or income property.


Maximum Income With Minimal Effort

There are many different reasons to invest in real estate, but they all come down to making the right choices for each individual purchaser. Whether it’s for long- or short-term holdings, J. Keller Real Estate will find the best property to meet your investment strategy and budget. Our detailed analysis will show you the potential of each investment property and will include any changes to the property that may help increase that potential.

Once your purchase is complete, our professional managers help you with the administrative and financial aspects of managing your property. From rent collection to maintenance and repairs, J. Keller’s team makes owning income property effortless.


Find The Right Rental For You

J. Keller Real Estate set the standard in leasing in the Ann Arbor area from the very beginning. Although Ann Arbor is best known for the students who make up nearly half the population, our diverse portfolio of rental properties will meet anyone’s needs. Students who are moving off campus trust us to find a place that best suits their budget. However, we can also find the perfect home for a family new to the area. And out-of-town executives are assured a professional search to find a property to suit their personal and professional needs.

Any budget. Any circumstance. We can locate the rental you’ll love.

Brett Kotula | Maintenance Technician

Brett comes to J Keller Properties from the retail industry and has an eye for detail. He does much of our in-unit repair and assessment. Brett is a pleasure to work with and is a welcome face when maintenance is needed!

Tim Sperendi | Maintenance Technician

Serving in property management and maintenance since 2003, Tim Sperendi is an invaluable asset to our team. He brings a vast skill set and phenomenal work ethic along with him everyday. Sperendi leads the company’s in-house lawn care and snow removal efforts. Keep an eye out for Tim cruising down your street inside the J Keller snow plow! 

Jonathan Holton | Maintenance Coordinator, Licensed Builder, Realtor

Jonathan spent years in the building and construction trades and specializes in custom carpentry. He brings an abundance of project based knowledge and an organizational prowess to our team. Jonathan has successfully obtained his real estate license and his builders license since joining J Keller. After just one year on the team, Jonathan was promoted to Maintenance Coordinator. Keeping all our Technicians organized and informing owners of service items is a snap shot of how Jonathan spends his day. Jonathan’s work ethic and kindness towards others are an inspiration around the office. Contact Jonathan Holton.

Mike Zanto | Realtor, Residential Property Manager

Imported from Grand Rapids in 2013, Mike joined the J. Keller team shortly after graduating from U of M with a degree in Sport Management. His passion for Real Estate and customer service is apparent in his daily responsibilities managing a portfolio of 200 properties. From the first showing to the last day of a lease, Mike provides exceptional service to our tenants and owners. Mike also specializes in helping tenants become first time home buyers as well as investor acquisitions. Contact Mike Zanto.

Ashley Wood | Office Accountant

Ashley Wood brings a wealth of accounting and payroll experience to J. Keller Properties. She has been with J Keller since 2014 and in that time whipped the accounting department into shape. Wood is a magician with a spreadsheet and a marvel on rent rolls. Her enthusiasm for improving systems and her disdain for mistakes makes her a formidable leader at J. Keller Properties. Wood oversees all in-house accounting operations. Any accounting questions are best directed at Ashley: Contact Ashley Wood

Drew Fanelli | Realtor, Residential Property Manager

At J. Keller Properties, customer service and satisfaction is very important to us. That’s why Drew Fanelli makes such a phenomenal Residential Property Manager. He knows what his clients want and always delivers. Fanelli has been in property management since 2006 and has the experience to get clients exactly what they need.  Drew likes to say “no two days are alike in property management.” But rest assured, he’s seen enough to make sure you are taken care of. Fanelli easily navigates listings to find the perfect location for any prospective tenants. Fanelli received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Western Michigan University and is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the state of Michigan. Contact Drew Fanelli.