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Hi, I'm Vanessa Edmunds, Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker with Cedar Key Realty, Inc., in my beautiful hometown of Cedar Key, Florida, and I’d love to help you, also, find your perfect island home here! If you are currently in the process of choosing a Cedar Key real estate agent, here are a few items that may be of interest regarding my background.


  • My great-great-grandparents came to Cedar Key when they were young, and loved it enough to stay for the duration.  I am a fifth-generation lifelong resident of this little island, and a real local, so I know it quite well!

  • I have a good working knowledge of the local codes and FEMA coastal regulations after having served two terms, unopposed, on the Cedar Key City Commission.   During both of those terms, Cedar Key experienced a boom in real estate sales and land development like never seen before--just as the rest of the nation experienced.   We commission members found ourselves sitting in multitudes of quasi-judicial hearings, as applicants pushed out to the edges of the development envelope.   It was a scary time for our little town, as we heard proposals to tear down historic buildings, and split lots to fit more--more--more! I'm thankful we made it through with relatively little scarring.

  • I have access to the valuable resource of my husband, Ken, who is a Florida state-licensed general contractor and has been building fine custom homes and doing historic restorations on this island for nearly 35 years. (I can generally reach him for quick remodel or build questions during or right after showings.) Also, through the years I have watched as dozens of residents have chosen Ken to build their new homes.   I followed it all as they went through each step--from the permitting to the C.O.--so it is a process which is very familiar to me!

  • I graduated from both Cedar Key High School and the University of Florida, which is exactly an hour's drive from Cedar Key.  

  • I have been married to Ken Edmunds for 35 years, and we have two precious daughters, two wonderful sons-in-love, and six grandsons!

  • I can provide you with references and recommendations if desired.  You can check my profile on Trulia, Zillow or for customer-submitted reviews and recommendations.

  • As a member of our local MLS, I can show you any listed Cedar Key property that interests you!   No matter which real estate sign is in front of a Cedar Key property--I can help you. I promise to do my very best to make you another satisfied customer.

  • I'd be honored to be your local real estate agent, and help you find your own Cedar Key home, right here in my hometown.

  • Ask me about my commission sharing program for churches and non-profits--I want to help you with your good cause.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information! I look forward to meeting you, working with you, and becoming your neighbor. - Vanessa :)     *Click for Contact Information*



Hello there, my name is Doris Hellermann, Broker Associate at Cedar Key Realty. I co-founded Pelican Realty here on the island and was the principal broker there for 29 years with over 36 years of experience in real estate. Now that I am back in good health, I've returned and am delighted to be a part of this firm! I'd love to put my extensive experience in this market to work for you and find the perfect new home. - Doris     

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Doris Hellermann



Hi, I’m Janet Blackwell, a broker-associate selling Real Estate in the Cedar Key area since 2000. My husband is a fine woodworker (Otter Creek Woodworks) and has crafted many pieces for restoration projects in Cedar Key. We have built 3 houses together, restored and renovated several more, and are still happily married. My family moved to Cedar Key from the Florida Keys in 1998. Cedar Key is reminiscent of Key West when I moved there in 1972 to attend the small community college and live the island life. It has been a joy to be part of the Cedar Key community for these many years. My husband and I are sailors in our Shannon 38’ sailboat. I owned a local real estate firm and a property management company until retiring from both in 2017. Six months of retirement was more than enough for me! It is exciting to be part of the professional group at Cedar Key Realty! I am back at what I love to do, helping buyers and sellers reach their home ownership goals. I look forward to working with you! - Janet     

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Hi, I’m Angie Beckham, and I love Cedar Key!  Thirty-two years ago, I married Mel Beckham, a fifth-generation Cedar Key native, and I couldn't wait to get to move here!  We have three grown children, and one currently at Cedar Key School, so a while back I decided it was time to begin a new career in Real Estate!  We are active CKS parents, and active in our local church.  When I'm not at work, you will find me with a fishing rod in my hand!  I love to fish in our beautiful salt water surroundings!  I also love working with people, and would be very happy to help you with your Cedar Key home search!  --Angie      

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Hi, I’m Mel Beckham, a fifth-generation Cedar Key native.  After a 34-year Air Traffic Controller career with the FAA, my wife, Angie and I retired back home to Cedar Key.  We have three grown children, and one daughter currently at Cedar Key School, where we are active parents.  We are also active in our local church, and love to have time out on the water--hopefully catching lots of fish!   Angie and I work as a team, and we would be delighted to help you find a great Cedar Key property! --Mel

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Hi, I'm Lindsay Tyson, a sixth-generation Cedar Key native, and daughter of Vanessa, the broker of Cedar Key Realty. I also graduated from both Cedar Key School and the University of Florida. I then went on to spend eight years working in the fields of marketing and graphic design, prior to getting my real estate license and joining the team at Cedar Key Realty. My husband and I spend most of our days keeping up with our sweet little boy, and love every minute of it. I'd love to help you find your place in Cedar Key!  --Lindsay

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