The local luxury market is as diverse as the city itself. Whatever type of property you can dream up, chances are you’ll be able to find it in St. Louis. A historical home with loads of character? A penthouse in the heart of a walkable community? Something sleek and modern with the latest smart technology? Check, check and check. High-end real estate is an ever-changing business, but it’s a challenge you don’t have to tackle alone. The Lottmann Realty Group of Re/Max Results Real Estate is dedicated to helping clients navigate the market.
With more than two decades of experience, Lottmann Realty Group is perfectly equipped to serve both buyers and sellers. “We’ve created a brand specifically for the St. Louis market,” founder Jeff Lottmann says. “Our agents live, work and play here.” The group has access to the Re/Max Collection, an exclusive, worldwide program that provides advertising incentives, specialized training and unique marketing tools designed specifically for the luxury market. For a home to be included, it must be listed for at least double the average sale price of homes in its ZIP code.
One of the benefits of working with the Re/Max Collection is optimized advertising. The program syndicates its listings to 900 different websites. For homeowners looking to sell, this means their properties reach more possible prospects. Lottmann Realty Group combines this wider reach with its own cutting-edge marketing strategies. “We use several techniques to create a total experience, including drone footage, aerial shots and 3-D technology,” Lottmann explains. “This isn’t just a slideshow of photos; it’s a motion picture walkthrough. The end result is very cinematic.”
To help meet the requests and desires of clients, Lottmann Realty Group keeps up with the latest trends. “People are no longer downsizing or upsizing; they are right-sizing,” Lottmann says. “Total square footages are becoming smaller, but buyers aren’t compromising on quality.” Technological advances are changing the luxury market. Lottmann notes that buyers want smart homes with whole-house networks and connected monitoring systems. Environmental concerns also are impacting how houses are constructed, with geothermal heating and cooling and solar power becoming more prevalent.
Another major trend is the luxury addition. “The price of new construction is rising,” Lottmann explains. “Instead of building from the ground up, you’re going to see many people opting to give existing properties significant face-lifts.” Lottmann Realty Group has strong relationships with builders, architects and designers, so it can help buyers create their dream homes whether they’re starting from scratch or modifying what’s already there. “From concept to completion, we can provide a truly turnkey experience,” he says.
Buying or selling a home can be a difficult process, and dealing with luxury properties only adds to the challenge. But Lottmann says the St. Louis market is an exciting place right now. “The entire region is being revitalized,” he notes. “We’re having our own renaissance, and people are starting to look to St. Louis as a leader. The city is on the move!”
Lottmann Realty Group is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals and successfully navigate the challenging process of buying or selling a home. Pictured on the cover: A home for sale by Lottmann at 289 Herworth Drive in Chesterfield. For more information, call 636.812.4414 or visit mystlrealtor.com.
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Pictured at top: A screened-in porch offers outdoor luxury at the home on Herworth Drive.
Photo courtesy of Lottmann Realty Group