Derek Epperly, Principal Broker

Derek Epperly


Keys Atlantic Realty

713 Caroline St. Upstairs, Ste. B Key West, FL 33040

Derek Epperly may not be a Key West native, but you would never know it. Born and raised in Louisiana, Derek moved to Key West in 1995 settling right into the island lifestyle and later meeting his wife, who's roots date back in this community to 1909.

Prior to obtaining his Real Estate license, Derek worked as a managing director for a large, local watersports company here on the island where he oversaw operations in not only Key West, but also Cozumel, Belize and Nassau. Here, he honed leadership skills and direct problem-solving while working in a tourist-driven industry centered around his love for the water. 

Derek specializes in the Historic Seaport District and surrounding neighborhood, where he and his wife manage a residential and commercial complex. Working and living in this neighborhood for 20 years, he became in-tune with the rich Seaport history and tranquil waterfront energy. 

With his enthusiastic attitude and extroverted personality, Derek meets no strangers, putting clients and homeowners alike at ease. Whether you are interested in buying or selling anywhere in Key West or the Lower Keys, he will work hard to achieve your goals and provide you with service you deserve.

Derek began his Real Estate career with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner Realty in 2014 where he had career sales totaling $50 million with 75 transactions. For two years, he partnered with Realtor Jenna Blackwell. In 2018 he obtained his broker's license. In November of 2020 he opened Keys Atlantic Realty as the principal broker. 

Derek serves on the Grievance Committee for the Key West Association of Realtors, in addition to being an active member of the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. He also sponsors and coaches a little league baseball team, enjoys boating with his wife and two children and loves to cook. 

Awards & Designations

BHHS President's Circle Gold 2019
BHHS Leading Edge Society 2018
Broker Associate 2018
KW United Methodist Church Finance Committee 2018
KWAR Ethics Committee Chair 2018
KWAR Board Member 2018
BHHS Luxury Collection Designation 2018
BHHS Honor Society 2017
KWAR Board Member 2017
BHHS Leading Edge Society 2016
KWAR Rookie of the Year 2016