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Florida Realtors celebrate Guinness World Record setting

Florida Realtors Sets Guinness Record for Largest Human Image of Key

“We’re all extremely proud ... but I think each of the 314 people in our human key can agree that what we do every day for Floridians – helping them secure a house and turn it into a home – makes us even prouder.”

ORLANDO, Fla. – On Aug. 22, 2019, 314 Florida Realtors members broke the Guinness World Records title for largest human image of a key during the 2019  Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo in Orlando.

“Realtors are the key to homeownership, and we wanted to create a tangible symbol of the role we play for buyers and sellers,” said Florida Realtors President Eric Sain, a Realtor and district sales manager with Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach. “We’re all extremely proud to break a Guinness World Record title on behalf of every Florida Realtors member, but I think each of the 314 people in our human key can agree that what we do every day for Floridians – helping them secure a house and turn it into a home – makes us even prouder.”

Sain says the key takes on additional meaning this year as the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) celebrates 50 years of service.

“We help Americans buy a home, and we help keep homeownership accessible and affordable before and after that home sale, thanks to RPAC,” said Sain. “No group speaks for the state’s homeowners other than Florida Realtors.”

Florida Realtors started working on the attempt almost a year ago. A Guinness World Records adjudicator was on hand to certify the attempt, and strict guidelines were followed in order to officially set the record.

Since the Realtor-made key was 60-feet long, it wasn’t easy to photograph. To do so, an overhead truss was built with four cameras attached. Those four images were stitched together to create one photo.

Overhead photo of Realtors standing in the shape of a key

When she first heard about the Guinness World Record title attempt, participant and Panama City Realtor Teresa Dyer said it surprised her a little bit. “I never heard of anything like this ... . But then I heard more about it and, as it gained momentum, I realized we’re making history for Realtors.”

Realtors are the key to your dream,” says Ana Gazzara, another Realtor-participant from Orlando. “Being a Realtor isn’t about selling – it’s about connecting people to the right house and making the American dream come true. Being part of this key shows the world how important we think this is.”

“It was so amazing to see the passion and enthusiasm of the Florida Realtors at their Guinness world record title attempt today,” says Michael Empric, Guinness World Records adjudicator who certified the results. “It was amazing to see 314 Realtors in the shape of a key.”

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