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WELCOME…to the beauty we call the “BLACK HILLS” of South Dakota.

Gold Key Realty is an independently owned and operated real estate firm, located in the southwest corner of South Dakota.

Located at 1313 Mt. Rushmore Road, in Rapid City, Gold Key Realty sits in the direct path to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and our country's national monument, Mt. Rushmore!

With over 30 years of combined real estate experience, you can trust your real estate needs to Gold Key Realty. As licensed South Dakota Realtors, members of the National Association of Realtors, members of the Black Hills Association of Realtors and the local Black Hills Multiple Listing Service, each Gold Key Realtor can assist their clients, whether they are looking to buy or sell a home, land or business!

The excellent reputation that Gold Key Realty has earned is not taken lightly, but with every sale made more solid. As it's founder, Jim Walter, insisted, we observe the "Golden Rule".

Not a franchise, but an independent firm that gives to our Buying clients a guaranteed monetary rebate on closing day and a much lower charged commission rate to our Selling clients, saving them thousands of dollars. At Gold Key Realty our clients have the peace of mind knowing they will be well cared for, from start to finish!


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We were able to effortlessly purchase our home while still loving in Japan. Ida did a fantastic job coordinating everything and having everything ready for us upon closing. She even took time out of her life to constantly check in on our house after closing before we were able occupy the house. She treated us like family.

Ida is the absolute best! We had to do a quick move and needed to sell our house as fast as possible. It was the first time we had sold a house before and Ida explained everything perfectly! She was always available to answer any questions and is just a great person to work with! She calmed my nerves when things didn't always go exactly to plan. If we ever needed a realtor in the Black Hills area again we would definitely go with Gold Key Realty!

Ida helped with the sale of our house. She was very y responsive, thorough and easy to work with. We recommend Gold Key Realty for selling and buying.

Ida is absolutely fantastic! We’re a military family and needed to report to our next duty station fairly quick. Ida made selling our first home such a great experience. She’s so knowledgeable and was very straight forward with everything to expect and anything that we may expect. She sold our home after being on market for two days. Our moving process was not near as stressful due to Ida’s professionalism and attention to detail, and I can’t rave enough about her communication. If I could use Ida to sell and buy all our homes in the future I would…she’s amazing! Thank you so much, this family is very thankful.

We are strongly considering a move to the beautiful Black Hills for health reasons. When we asked for suggestions from a Rapid City site on Facebook many folks mentioned Ida Walter from Gold Key Realty. So we messaged her for an appointment. We were so delighted to visit with her. She was warm, welcoming, and honest. She knew we were just wanting to know more about the area and not buy at the moment. She spent 2 hours with us and answered all our questions. She even provided a tasty treat for our visit. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. She is very knowledgeable of the Rapid City area and gave us the feeling she'd really take care of us in this difficult market. I strongly recommend Ida and Gold Key Realty.

My husband and I moved from 1500 miles away with no family or friends in the area and I can honestly say that Jim and Ida acted in our parents absence. They have the experience, the love, kindness, and were there for us whenever we needed it. My husband and I have different schedules and they worked very hard to make sure we both felt comfortable in purchasing our home. Thank you both for all you did. You really made it easier to make decisions and gave us confidence in buying our first home.

Ida and Jim recently helped us buy our first home. They are very knowledgeable and caring people! They were always available when we had questions and made the home buying process smooth and painless! I highly recommend Gold Key to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!!

My husband and I were amazed by the integrity and professionalism we found with Gold Key Realty. The customer service was top notch and I would recommend them to anyone looking to Buy or sell. Having the Heroes rebate was a giant plus that we didn’t expect but we were pleasantly blessed with. Thank you for the amazing experience! The Trapps.

Casey Varick with Gold Key Realty & Auctions was so great to work with when we were looking for a home in South Dakota. He went above and beyond in helping us find our dream home. He took care of us from the beginning to the end. We are grateful to have had Casey as our realtor…if you’re looking for a realtor that will go above and beyond, we would highly recommend going with Gold Key Realty & Auctions

I want to thank Jim Walter for the superb job handling my property sale! I could not have asked for a more businesslike yet personal man to handle the job! If you have anything to sell, contact Jim and associates for a great experience. I knew what was going on every day! Kudos Jim and thank you so much!