By long-established tradition, native-born Key Westers are nicknamed “Conchs”. This originally referred to the early Key West settlers of mainly British ancestry who left Key West for the Bahamas during the Revolutionary War period. They returned to Key West after the war bringing along a taste for conch, a large sea snail that has long been a primary seafood resource throughout the Caribbean islands.
Bascom Grooms IV is a fourth generation Conch, with family roots on the island going back to 1908 when his great-grandfather moved to Key West. A lifelong Key West resident, Bascom returned from college and began working in the local real estate sector in 1997. He launched Bascom Grooms Real Estate in 1999, operating out of a small office above his parent’s bicycle shop on Truman Avenue.
As Bascom gathered an elite team of Florida Keys and Key West real estate specialists, the company quickly grew in size and reputation. The firm soon needed more space and relocated to 1102 White Street across from Fausto’s. Bascom Grooms Real Estate continued to achieve consistent success, becoming a top-producing brokerage and trusted local source for the best in Key West real estate services.
In 2008, a serious fire forced another relocation and the firm settled in at its current convenient central location on Roosevelt Boulevard. Working from the heart of America’s Southernmost City and only Caribbean paradise, the Bascom Grooms team continues to be a favorite of locals and visitors alike when it comes to providing deep knowledge of our Keys real estate market, expert property transaction support, and unparalleled customer service.
Key West is the last inhabited island in the Florida Keys, a 113-mile long archipelago that sweeps in a curve southwest and westward from the tip of the Florida peninsula. The island is only 4.2 square miles in size but it boasts a very dense and unique real estate market.
Inventory ranges from 100-plus year old conch houses and Victorians in Old Town, site of the largest collection of designated historic buildings in the United States, to new homes in modern developments, through apartments and condominiums, on to amazing tropical estates on exclusive private islands. Roaming along the Keys, buyers will find off-grid hideaways on remote shorelines, golf course homes, spectacular beachfront vacation retreats, commercial properties, and plenty of undeveloped lots and acreages awaiting custom dream homes.
It is not easy to make sense of one of America’s richest and most complex real estate markets. Ensuring the best outcomes for Florida Keys real estate buyers and sellers takes the knowledge, understanding, and expertise that only come with the most extensive experience and intimate relationship with the local area. The Bascom Grooms team collectively represents hundreds of years of experience with Keys real estate. This factor, along with our small town, small company focus on delivering caring, personal customer service, sets Bascom Grooms Real Estate apart from the rest.
As a world-renowned resort destination and cruise ship port, the only location that offers the ultimate high-end tropical island lifestyle along with a road connection to the U.S. mainland, and a uniquely eclectic, charming place to live, Key West is very sensitive to shifts in fashion, trend, and market sentiment. Our island has undergone many changes as the decades have passed.
The Key West real estate market and the island home buying and selling experience have evolved along with our island city. Bascom Grooms Real Estate has been there to track the changes and maintain the up-to-date professional knowledge needed to deliver the perfect, personalized real estate transactions and excellent outcomes that clients look for when working in a highly specialized market like that found in Key West.
Although we are one of the highest volume real estate agencies in the Keys, at Bascom Grooms Real Estate we are dedicated to remaining a boutique company with small-town values. If you need to buy or sell Key West property, get in touch with the Bascom Grooms team and see how we can put our local knowledge and Key West real estate expertise to work for you.
Call today for a consultation: (305)748-2057.