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The Right Help: The Realty Shop St. Louis

Anyone who has bought or sold a home knows that a real estate transaction involves an extraordinary amount of detail, from marketing methods, inspections and viewing appointments to loan processing and insurance concerns. If you are considering getting into the market but think the prospect sounds daunting, you need a real estate partner who understands how to make the process manageable, says Amanda Alejandro, president of The Realty Shop St. Louis, part of the Vue Enterprises network of companies.

Alejandro and her husband, Jay Steinback, launched Vue in 2018 to ensure that buyers and sellers can access all the services they need in one place without shopping around for multiple providers. “We are redefining the real estate landscape in St. Louis,” she says. “As a portfolio of companies, we are up and running in our newly renovated office at 12395 Olive Blvd., and we offer a full range of real estate-related services including title, mortgage and insurance. As a top agency and brokerage in Missouri, we also are continuing to grow and add new associates to our staff. We see our team members as real estate advocates, not just as agents.”

She says Vue Enterprises arose out of her own extensive real estate background, her husband’s business acumen and their shared desire to bring greater efficiency and transparency to the real estate experience. “We are experts in the local and wider markets,” she says. “When you do business with us, you’re not just getting an agent to buy or sell a house or commercial property. We also can help with arrangements for a loan, deed transfer, photography, videography and any other services you may need. We can work with you on buying or selling, renting, building a house, refinancing, getting insured and more. Vue has all the pillars you need for a successful experience. Housing inventory saturation is still extremely low, and interest rates will be trending upward. You want to speak with a real estate advocate who understands all of this and knows what to expect of the market.”

She adds that working for the company offers many opportunities for career fulfillment and advancement. “We are expanding and looking for full-time professionals in all areas of our business,” she notes. “Our team members enjoy multiple potential streams of revenue. For example, if you are an agent but also want to get your insurance license, you can do that, as long as it is disclosed properly to clients.”

According to Alejandro, real estate transactions can be complicated, but her company has advanced technology in place to keep clients fully informed and prevent stress and miscommunication. The key is robust company support for agents’ needs, along with Vue’s full complement of available services.

“We really have two customers on every transaction,” Alejandro says. “There’s the client, of course, and there is also the agent who works for me. My team members are my allies, so I need to be theirs as well. That kind of backing is what the industry requires right now. When the agent is fully supported, the client always reaps the benefits.”

The Realty Shop, a division of Vue Enterprises, is a full-service, Creve Coeur-based real estate brokerage that provides turnkey client services. Pictured on the cover: Co-owner and president Amanda Alejandro. For more information, call 314.372.0324 or visit realtyshopstl.com.

Cover design by Julie Streiler
Cover photo courtesy of The Realty Shop

Pictured at top: Owners Amanda Alejandro and Jay Steinback
Photo courtesy of The Realty Shop

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