2316 St. Mary’s Blvd., Jefferson City, MO

Happy, Straightforward, Determined

Sharon Keating is a legendary leader of mid-Missouri’s real estate market. How did she get involved in the industry? “A builder, Homer Tyler, said ‘You should sell real estate,’” Sharon says. The rest is history.

She’s been a real estate agent since 1979 and opened House of Real Estate, her first real estate brokerage, with six other women in 1982. She opened the RE/MAX Jefferson City office in 1992 with her husband, Larry Keating. Both companies have had the leading market share consistently.

“We have consistently led the local real estate market as top producing brokerage for over 20 years,” Sharon says. “We have the best agents, period. We lead by example.”

Sharon specializes in residential, horse/farm properties sales, and marketing and listing. As for her business philosophy, Sharon is all about supporting those on her team: Give people an environment in which to thrive and they will. “Surround yourself with people of high integrity and high ambition so that you’re inspired to be your best,” Sharon says. “Give back to your clientele and to your community.”

Sharon is a devoted grandmother, Arabian horse breeder, an avid student of politics, and the Chair of the Missouri Real Estate Commission board. The MREC manages state licensing for real estate agents, investigates complaints, and audits real estate escrow accounts. She has also served as president of the Missouri Association of Realtors.