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Hello, St. Louis: Compass Realty Group

It’s a busy time for home sales in the St. Louis region, and buyers may be feeling a bit frustrated as they try to make offers on properties that are generating a lot of interest. Especially in challenging times, it makes sense to partner with an experienced real estate agent who knows the market and can offer seasoned advice to improve your chances of success. In St. Louis, a group of professionals have teamed up to provide that expertise in the form of a new Compass Realty Group brokerage.

Launched at the beginning of June, the office is part of a national network of Compass locations, and it is temporarily housed in Clayton until a permanent site can be chosen. The company’s agents have a suite of advanced technological solutions at their disposal, and that translates into real benefits for buyers, sellers and renters.

Proprietary tools include Compass Search, a client collaboration program; Compass Collections, a visual workspace; Marketing Center, a marketing, design and advertising platform; Compass CRM, a customer relationship management tool; and Compass Lens, an artificial intelligence-powered software program that visualizes home improvements.

There also is a bridge loan program for added financial flexibility, and a service that makes home improvements possible without upfront expenditures by the seller. The company recognizes that professional home staging and updates like new flooring and paint can have a major impact on sale price and days on market, so it makes sense to have these services readily available to sellers.

Lee Robertson is the broker of record for Compass’ Missouri and Kansas locations, and Jason Pashia has been named managing director. The new local office’s founding agents are Susie O. Johnson, Lindsey Jacobs, Kevin Davis, Kaffa Abounader, Sheryl Deskin, Jim Davis, Lizzy Dooley, Megan Rowe, Katie Dooley Curran and Larry Levy. So far, nearly 30 agents have joined the local office, and more will be hired this summer. All told, Compass has 21,000 agents in 50 U.S. markets, and there are plans for further growth locally.

“We are thrilled to bring Compass to St. Louis,” says the company’s central division president Danielle Wilkie. “We look forward to advancing our agents’ businesses and complementing their talent and entrepreneurial spirit with the Compass technology platform in this thriving market. We are on a quest to innovate the real estate experience and are glad to add St. Louis professionals to our family.”

Collaboration is a key element of the Compass business philosophy, and it figures into every aspect of client service. “The St. Louis real estate market is hot right now, and homes are selling quickly,” notes a company spokeswoman. “Our philosophy is to partner with talented agents, provide them with tools to make the right offers, and help clients purchase the home of their dreams. Everything we do to support our agents benefits the buyer or seller as well. We believe that an agent-centric company is also a client-centric one, and we are committed to helping people find their perfect place in the world, whether it’s an agent joining our team or a buyer discovering just the right home.”

Compass Realty Group has opened a new residential brokerage in St. Louis, offering comprehensive services for buyers, sellers and renters. For more information or to inquire about open operations positions, visit compass.com.

Cover design by Julie Streiler
Cover photo courtesy of Compass Realty Group

Pictured at top: A rendering of Compass’ new office
Image courtesy of Compass Realty Group

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