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For nearly 20 consecutive years, Keaty Real Estate has been Acadiana’s fastest growing, locally owned and operated Real Estate Brokerage. Delivering the most efficient home buying and selling systems, Keaty Real Estate is the #1 Real Estate Team in Louisiana.

We cultivate teamwork, success, and personalized service by strategically investing extensive resources into our agents and staff to guarantee that we are the top local experts in the industry.

We are all experts, all-in, and Always 110%!

Backed by market research, Keaty's proven system guarantees outstanding, client-focused service. Our expert advisors are available and equipped to meet diverse buying and selling needs. From the initial meeting, and well into the future, our clients can expect an exceptional experience in every interaction.

We are all experts, all-in, and Always 110%!

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Staff

Jim Keaty
Owner/Broker

Jim Keaty is the owner and Broker of Keaty Real Estate, established in 2004. Jim was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and is married to Danielle Chastant Keaty. Together they have 2 girls, Mae and Josephine “Joey” Keaty, and most recently a son named James Keaty II.Jim graduated with a Bachelors's Degree in Economics and a minor in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2002 and then graduated from American Real Estate College in Westminster, Colorado in 2003. He worked for Coldwell banker in Westminster, Colorado from 2002-2004 followed by his creation of Keaty Real Estate, LLC in 2004.

Amitta Philayvanh
Front Desk Coordinator

Amitta Philayvanh was raised in a Laotian Village in New Iberia and graduated Westgate High School in 2020. Amitta picked up her parents' work ethics at a young age. Learning and maturing through her childhood, she worked at multiple jobs to achieve her needs and wants. At the age of 19, she became a mom which raised her mentality to jump start her life. Shortly after, Amitta joined Keaty Real Estate as the Front Desk Coordinator, supporting the agents for administrative needs, general questions, content creation, and MLS maintenance. In her downtime, in addition to being a mom, she loves to spend time with her little family, create/edit vide...

Andrew Breaux
Photographer

Andrew Breaux is a content creator from Louisiana with 5+ years’ experience. He is a creative soul with a love for capturing moments and a passion for delivering top notch service for any task he is presented with. As a content creator his goal is to deliver the highest quality content with the upmost creativity. When not working, Andrew will be gaming, spending time with his family, or going on some type of adventure.

Angelika Torres
Office Administrator

Originally from Orange County, New York, Angelika completed her undergraduate degree at Baruch College prior to moving to Lafayette in August of 2019. A month later, she began her career as a Front Desk Coordinator at Keaty Real Estate focusing on assisting 40+ agents with their real estate needs along with performing general administrative tasks. In January of 2022, Angelika attained her title as Office Administrator and is now dedicated entirely to ensuring that the back end duties of our office run smoothly and efficiently as possible while providing that 110% promised service to every one of our clients and agents. In her free time, Angel...

Anna Cain
Front Desk Coordinator

Anna Cain, raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, graduated from Saint Thomas More High School. She had over 10 years of customer service experience before she found her way to our Keaty team. She is enthusiastic about implementing the tools she's learned from her past work history and growing within our team. As one of the first faces you see when you walk in the door, and the first voice you hear when you call the office, Anna will greet you with a smile, kindness, and persistence to get you what you need. On her off time, she enjoys yoga,getting creative with painting, and lots of time outside.

Carleen DeVoltz
Transaction Coordinator

Carleen has 17 plus years of real estate experience. Transaction Coordinators are like the "Little Engine That Could" in the big world of real estate, behind the scenes... yet play a key role in keeping real estate transactions running smoothly. Carleen was born, raised, and continues to reside in the heart of Vermilion Parish. While not at work, Carleen enjoys spending time with family, enjoys boat rides and fishing, and loves traveling.

Cate Foley
Production Coordinator

Cate began her career with Keaty Real Estate in 2010 as the transaction coordinator for the team working behind the scenes to ensure the buyers and sellers had an enjoyable experience while working with Keaty. In 2021, she transferred over to the media side of the company where she began working with agents and clients on marketing their listings and the agents' involvement in the community. Cate resides in Lafayette with her husband and two children.

Ethan Broussard
Director of Agent Development

A native of Vermilion Parish, Ethan has been in real estate since 2016. He began his career in New Orleans before joining the Keaty team in 2018. He transitioned to Director of Agent Development in 2021 where he is responsible for recruiting the best agents in Acadiana and helping them grow into expert advisors and the best in the field.

Lainie Harrington
Operations Manager

Lainie is an Acadiana native with 5+ years of real estate and management experience. Driven by attention to detail and imaginative problem solving, she takes pride in cultivating a productive, sustainable, welcoming, socially mindful workplace environment. As an operations manager, her goals include continuous company-wide growth and providing agents, staff and clients the tools necessary to succeed. In addition to her primary job functions, Lainie jumps at the opportunity to plan and host community/networking events. When not working, Lainie can be found traveling, enjoying a glass of wine or trying to keep her houseplants alive.

Tommy Rosario
Media Engage - Chief Media Officer

With over 14 years of experience in the business of video production, and digital marketing, Tom brings his passion for strategic storytelling and audience engagement to Keaty Real Estate with the intent of building a content eco-system for the betterment of the client’s desired outcome. He is a story driven content creator focused on building awareness through creative video content. Overseeing all digital video content from conception to completion to meet digital strategic goals. Increasing engagement, leads, conversions, and brand awareness for the agency and the community it serves. Originally from New York City, He c...

Vicki Benton
Financial Controller

Vicki joined the Keaty Real Estate team in October of 2021 as the Financial Controller after spending over 20 years in restaurant management and planning. Vicki is responsible for all daily financial operations of the company including cash management, reporting, budgeting and forecasting. Vicki's exceptional understanding of spreadsheet formulation has led way to a new company workbook that allows individual agent and full company productivity to be tracked and compared in real time with multi user capabilities. Outside of the Keaty Real Estate office, Vicki spends her time listening to music while cooking for her family and friends.

Team

Abby Broussard
Agent

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Abby Broussard, raised in Maurice, Louisiana and graduated from North Vermillion High School. She comes from a big family and carries the important values of family and relationships. Living in Acadiana, she sparked an interest in the culture and the local businesses and also has a deep passion for all things music, reading, and traveling. Abby has been a part of the Keaty family for two years as a staff member, creating business relationships and learning the inner workings of real estate along the way. She has gained knowledge not only from a staff position b...

Adam Angers
Agent

Adam has been in real estate for over ten years and in that time has been heavily involved in the Lafayette community. He lives with his wife Nicole and their two children Annie and Joe. He enjoys spending time outside with family and friends, hunting,tailgating and is a a devoted UL fan.

Alayna Sonnier
PM Coordinator
Ali Tabor
Agent

Ali is a graduate of Comeaux High School and UL where she graduated with a degree in Business Management.. Before entering real estate, she worked in property management as the leasing and marketing manager for Lafayette's largest off-campus property. Ali looks at change as an opportunity to become more efficient; she is excited to bring her perspective into the industry.

Alison Martin
Agent

Alison is a native of New Iberia,LA. She graduated from UL with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and has been a licensed real estate agent since 2008. She is skilled in her ability to relate to her clients effectively in negotiations, communications and advertising. Alison has over 3 years of successful residential and commercial management gained from two of Lafayette's premier apartment communities. Additionally, she has 5 years of office management experience in one of Lafayette's fastest growing real estate companies.

Alton Bergeron
Agent
Alyson Schexnayder
Agent

"Do good work.” - Jillian Johnston Alyson was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and received her BA in Liberal Arts from UL Lafayette. Her favorite thing about living in Lafayette is knowing everyone and feeling like she is a part of the fabric of the community. She has been practicing and teaching yoga for nearly twenty years and has also traveled around the world teaching Cajun and Zydeco dancing! Alyson has high standards of excellence and will put her best foot forward each day to meet her clients goals as well as her own and provide her clients with the highest level of service. Alyson works hard for her clients as if they were h...

Amanda Talley
Agent

Amanda loves being a part of the real estate industry because she gets to help people find their next home. Amanda works tirelessly for her clients to get them the best deal possible, making sure they are happy with what they purchase.
She resides in Youngsville with her two daughters.

Ashley Simon
Agent

Ashley has been an expert advisor with Keaty Real Estate for over five years. She brings knowledge and excellent customer service skills to the team. She resides in Breaux Bridge, LA with her husband and two daughters.

Becky Etzel
Agent

Becky is a listing specialist and has been serving the local real estate market for over 5 years. She loves being a Wife, Mother, and Grandmother to her sweet granddaughters.

She is extremely knowledgeable about the local selling market and enjoys getting to know people who are ready to buy or sell their homes. Becky’s biggest joys in life are being with her family, traveling, and helping Buyers and Sellers find their dream home.

Brad Gaubert
Agent

Brad Gaubert has great character, integrity and is a positive person. He was recognized as the Ambassador of the year for Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for 2011 and 2012. Brad is a family man! Family is the most important and spending quality time with them is the most important. Brad enjoys following up with his clients and knows the importance of communication.

Brice Trahan
Agent

"Being comfortable with being uncomfortable”

Brice attended McNeese State University and served in the United States Army, traveling the world serving our country. He cherishes his times with friends and family and playing with his dog,Marley. He has an interest in an occasional round of golf and anything outdoors.

He is highly motivated,driven and is always striving to do better each day and achieve new goals that he sets for himself and his clients. He strongly believes to achieve these goals you need to do your best and leave nothing on the table.

Bridget Simon
Agent

Bridget is a proud resident of Lafayette and loves the sense of community you feel in the city and, of course, the Cajun Hospitality. Bridget is a Graduate of Crowley High School. Following High she then went on to obtain an IT Degree from LSU. She is also certified in Medical Coding. Bridget gives maximum effort/service to clients, going above and beyond to meet her clients’ wants and needs. She always goes the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction.

Brittanie Thompson
Agent

‘Always take care of your people, and handle your business” Brittanie is originally from Hampton Roads, Virginia and moved to Louisiana in 2011. Prior to becoming a realtor, she worked alongside the Keaty team as the marketing director for two years. She has always had a love for homes, architecture, and history. She loves that each home always has a unique story to tell, and has a passion for learning about each one. Brittanie’s expertise in interior design is invaluable to her clients, giving them a unique perspective and outlook for future buying and selling needs. Feeding her passion for interior design, you can find Brittanie sp...

Charles Ditch
Agent

Charles is both a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and 14-year Veteran of the United States Army. Charles relies on his sharp strategic thinking, organization, and fun personality to find members of the Lafayette community their perfect home. He enjoys a challenge and appreciates the teamwork necessary between a realtor and client that ultimately leads to finding the client’s dream home. Being the best takes hard work, dedication, and determination and Charles takes pride in rising to the occasion to serve every time.

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