Karen Hoemeke

Contact

Office: (314) 336-1941
Mobile: (314) 973-1218



Office

Coldwell Banker Premier Group
2203 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117

Bio

Karen Hoemeke, REALTOR®, brings 14+ years of advertising/marketing/public relations background to the team. In 2008 Karen earned the special Coldwell Banker status of “”Previews Specialist.”” This is a designation earned after completing extensive training and successfully marketing and selling numerous luxury homes. In 2014 Karen earned the Certified Negotiation Expert designation.

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Testimonials

I truly cannot say enough good things about the Hoemeke team. Karen and Dan provided timely expert advice and so much lift to us on the sale and closing process. I was so impressed by the level of service, I would recommend to anyone buying or selling a home. Suzanne-Brentwood

Mary Lou and Bill

Dan and Karen are the best. Two homes recently sold for us. We had many complex issues in order to get each home ready for sale. We don't think anyone but Dan and Karen could have taken us through so successfully. They are true professionals who always made us feel the outcome would be very positive. It was! - Mary Lou and Bill

Mollie and Mike – St. Louis Missouri

My wife and I contacted Karen and Dan to sell our house that we had lived in for 17 years. We received multiple contracts after the first showing and accepted an offer $1000 over asking price. Karen and Dan know the real estate business and handled ever issue promptly and professionally. Karen and Dan did an exceptional job and we would recommend their services to anyone in the St. Louis community.

Seasoned Real Estate Expertise

Karen Hoemeke of Coldwell Banker Premier represented the sale of our home at 82 Yorkshire Lane Ct. in Brentwood, MO 63144. We have been so incredibly pleased and impressed with all they have done for us. We interviewed many realtors before deciding on Karen to represent our home sale, and the reasons for selecting Karen were validated during the entire sale process. This seasoned real estate expertise combined with youthful energy and enthusiasm brought these additional resources to the table: Intimate knowledge of the Brentwood community and the unique attributes of our particular location and home, as well as a desire to maximize the price we could obtain for our home. Comprehensive marketing support, including our own website, www.82Yorkshire.com, the Brentwood neighborhood website they developed highlighting our subdivision, detailed photo listings on commercial websites, such as Realtor.com, ColdwellBankerPremier.com, STLToday.com, and CraigsList.com, color brochures and listing sheets, and attractive signage for drive-by-traffic. Customized outbound messaging, including personal visits to each of our neighbors, postcards mailed to neighboring communities (Brentwood, University City, Clayton, Ladue), and email ""blasts"" to agents and qualified buyers, both initially and each time there was something new to report (Open House, price reduction, etc.) Well organized and publicized Agent and Public Open Houses, that resulted in a significant number of personal visits to our home. Continual communication with us via weekly emails of website activity, periodic phone updates, and ad hoc personal visits. Friendly, competent, and trustworthy advice at each step of the way, from ""staging"" our house for sale, taking attractive photos, developing appealing brochures and postcards, to organizing a booklet of inspection documents to prove that the house was ""Homebuyer Ready"" and that the new buyer would have access to maintenance and other resources we have routinely used in our home. Competent representation during the final negotiations, where we felt they represented our interests well in dealing with the buyer's agent. In addition, Karen went out of her way to meet painters, inspectors, and other home maintenance people when we were traveling, so that we could get the house on the market as quickly as possible. We recommend The Hoemeke Group without reservation when it comes time for anyone, particularly if you live in Brentwood, to sell your home. - Janet & Bryan Geidel

Exemplary Service

I want to thank you for the exemplary service you provided us during our search for a home in the Wildwood area. We chose you after interviewing several other Coldwell Banker Realtors and our decision was the right one. We have purchased and sold eight properties during our marriage and have run the gamut from poor to superlative service from real estate agents. Our experience with you, has been our best. It was difficult to be selling our home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania while searching for a home in the Saint Louis area, but you made it possible and actually pleasant. What makes you special is your congenial and calm personality, your ability to listen to and understand your client's needs and desires, your strong organizational skills, your attention to detail, your willingness to go above and beyond to get things done, and your ability to negotiate the closing of a deal, even if the negotiations become difficult. All of these qualities were needed during the purchase of our home! As we began our search for a home, it was apparent that you listened and understood what we needed and wanted in a home. You organized our search and provided wonderful bound booklets that allowed us to read about each home before we saw it. At the close of each day you lead us through a discussion that allowed us to judge and weigh the merits of each home without biasing us with your opinions. During our house tours, your experience with construction, helped us with issues of paint, siding, deck framing, etc. You became even more valuable to us when we made an offer on our home. We were not able to be there for all of the inspections, as we needed to be in Pennsylvania packing up our home and closing with our buyers. You stood in for us here by setting up and attending all the inspections, talking with us daily about the results, emailing mounds of information, and making sure we understood what the inspectors found. Our two largest problems were the well not passing inspection and the problem of windows with broken seals (which you pointed out during our first trip through the home). We needed to know that after the well was serviced, the problems were remedied, and that the subsequent retests of the well were properly completed.. You went to each sampling of the water, covering several days, to make sure it was done properly. Through your efforts, we had our inspector pull the samples and deliver them to the state lab. It gave us peace of mind to know that the water problem had been fixed. Then there was the window issue. Our inspector found more of a problem than we anticipated. The seller wasn't happy and kept saying, "Well, it is a thirteen-year-old home!" You counseled us to sit and wait and let things play out while you calmly negotiated on our behalf. That was the perfect strategy! The buyer eventually knocked almost $6,000 off the purchase price of the home so we could make the necessary repairs after we moved in. You managed this in a way that allowed both parties to remain on friendly terms and proceed with the deal. I would highly recommend your services to anyone selling or buying a property. It has been our experience that you will do whatever it takes to make things work!! Thanks again Karen for all you did for us!! Feel free to have potential clients give us a call about your ability to provide wonderful service. - Carol & William Fyock

Sincerity and Ethical Approach

We have engaged the realtor services of Karen Hoemeke since spring of 2008. During that period, Mrs. Hoemeke has consistently demonstrated a professionalism that we have never previously encountered in the purchase of 5 former residences. As we were working with her from our hometown of Kansas City, we expected to encounter many obstacles and frustrations associated with buying ""long distance."" Instead, Mrs. Hoemeke made the experience very satisfying with her degree of efficiency, anticipation of problem issues and person commitment. While it is certain we are not Mrs. Hoemeke's only clients, she always made us feel as if we were. Telephone calls, emails and faxes were met with immediate responses and she was proactive on many occasions by providing us with information we needed to make our home-buying decision an informative one. When we were able to travel to St. Louis to meet with her and our daughter, Karen was always well-prepared with an agenda and sufficient time to meet our needs. Perhaps, one of Karen's most professional levels of salesmanship was the obvious sincerity and ethical approach she chose to use when presenting both the good qualities of a potential house, along with its flaws. This ""soft sales"" technique won our confidence early on. We also appreciated the efforts she extended when it was evident we would need local representation for inspections, estimates and repairs and providing a listing of contractors from which to choose. You should be very honored to have someone of this caliber working for your company as she is a wonderful representative of the services and competency you offer. Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. - Mr. & Mrs. Mike Bray & Taylor

Above and Beyond The Expectations of an Agent

I wanted to write a letter of thanks for the outstanding job you did in the sale of our house in Brentwood. As you know, this is the fourth time in the past four years that Mike and I have tried to sell the house. While, of course, the housing market has not been conducive to selling a home during that time, I have to say that no other real estate agent put forth anywhere near the time and effort that you did. You went above and beyond the expectations of an agent. Not only were you able to sell the house in this depressed market, but your help throughout the closing process was remarkable. Your care and compassion for your clients was so apparent. You were always available and willing to go an extra mile to get things taken care of. It was not only easy working with you, but I feel like we've made a new and true friend. We will definitely refer you to anyone we know looking for a real estate agent in the future. - Linda & Mike Kremer

Virtues of the Heart

Does anyone remember the ""Golden Rule"" - otherwise known as ""Treat others as you would like to be treated""? Karen and Dan Hoemeke, are the physical embodiment of this philosophy. They have managed to successfully marry, what I call, ""virtues of the heart"" such as sympathy and humility with objective thinking, accurate numbers-guiding planning, and a power-house marketing strategy consisting of world-class internet technology, business networking and down-home, grass-roots door-to-door sales, in an industry rampant with greed - where business often takes place on a ""dog-eat-dog"" platform. Karen and Dan know the ""Golden Rule"", and they practice it everyday. I recommend Dan and Karen to anyone who would like to buy or sell a home, and desires to work with a team who has the Client's best interest in mind... - Jacob Oryn Goodwin

They did a spectacular job selling my home

I hired The Hoemeke Group to sell my old house and assist me in purchasing a new one. I could not have been more pleased with their professionalism or their dedication. Throughout the entire process, they made me fell like the only client that they had. They did a spectacular job selling my home. A friend of mine, who lived across the street from me, put his house on the market about a month before Karen and Dan listed mine. In about a month and a half, The Hoemeke's marketing had driven roughly thirty (30) potential buyers through my door, and sold my house. Including the thirty day head start that he had on me, my friend had only six (6) showings and no offers by the time Karen and Dan sold my house. My friend asked me for the Hoemeke's phone number. After we sold our old house, we had limited time to find a new one. To make sure that we had a new home in time, Karen took us out to look at homes at every opportunity -- she even took us out on a holiday. We encountered problem after problem on our home purchase, but Karen was able to pull the deal together for us and get us our new home. The seller of our new home was so impressed with Karen's dedication and ability to solve problems, she asked me for Karen's phone number, saying that she was going to use Karen to purchase her new home, instead of the agent she was currently using to sell her old house to us. I don't see myself ever using another real estate team, and highly recommend The Hoemeke Group to anyone considering buying or selling a home. - Gary Thomas

Beyond the call-of-duty for a Realtor

I wanted to send you a thank you for all of your help during the crazy home-buying process. As a first-time home buyer, I had no idea what to expect, and it seemed like there was always something new to be learned or something else to be inspected and/or repaired. I appreciate all that you did for me throughout the process, including the many many things which I am pretty sure are beyond the "call-of-duty" for a realtor. You were always there to guide me through this process, without putting pressure on me. I cannot imagine going through this process with someone that I didn't respect and truly trust. Not only do I think that you are very good at what you do, I also believe that you don't just want to sell me A house - you wanted to help me find the RIGHT house. Thanks again for everything!! - Lori Zapf

So Professional and Thorough

Thank you so much for your expertise and great care and attention to detail during Christina's home search and purchase. She could not have had a better more caring agent. I am thrilled that we walked in the house on Edwards and met you. I would not have wanted her to go through a purchase of a house without an agent - or more specifically, without you. You are so professional and thorough; you gave her excellent advice through the entire process. Thank you for having everything in perfect order on Monday, and also for ""acting like a mom"" at closing - what a special person you are! All the best to you. If there is anyone we know looking for a house, or wanting to sell theirs, we will 100% recommend you. - Diane Gambaro

Marketing was Excellent

I wanted to thank you for all your efforts on the sale of 1011 and 1012 Kimswick Manor Court. These houses presented certain constraints and I appreciate every effort to overcome them from our very first meeting. Your marketing was excellent from your photos and description in print media to multi-list services were well served and create great results. It was impressive to have you make such great efforts with the open house events. Your advice on staging the homes was well thought out and made a great presentation. The end results was that my team and I are very happy with the sales, the professionalism and attention to details during the contract process through to closing. - Tony B  

Attentive to Our Needs

We hired Dan and Karen to sell our home, which had been on the market for over a year with no offers. They put together several plans to market our home while providing realistic expectations; the marketing tools they utilize and the quality of web page, brochure, etc. were extraordinary. They were attentive to our needs as well as potential buyers and quick to respond to our questions. We received an offer in a short time and due to their superior negotiation skills, we were able to secure the sale of our home. Our original plan was to purchase our next home on our own, but we were so impressed with the service provided by the Hoemekes that we used them to represent us in the purchase of our home. Bottom line is: Karen and Dan provide Exceptional Service, Exceptional Knowledge and Exceptional Commitment. - Pamela and Angelo B.

Outstanding Service

Again, I say thank you for one of my children! I know Elizabeth and Mark told you how appreciative they were of your outstanding service. But, as a mother, no matter how old your children are, or how adult they become, you, as a parent, are always so grateful to anyone who helps them along the way. Mark has commented numerous times that he cannot have imagined this process without you. Both spoke of your professionalism, mixed with your calming and joyful personality. Elizabeth and Mark have a great first home - I think Mark and Elizabeth would not have had this home if you had not become involved. So many thanks to you. - Diane G.

Knowledge and Expertise

Elizabeth and I cannot thank you enough for all your help and assistance in purchasing our first home. We really appreciate your knowledge and expertise as we went through this process. We are so happy with our home and we will definitely recommend you to family and friends. - Mark and Elizabeth P

Made our first time home sale go very smoothly

Dan and Karen are excellent!! They made our first time home sale go very smoothly. In fact our home was under contract in three days!! They always knew what to do and provided excellent advice backed up with quantitative research. They also went above and beyond to provide amazing customer service. We were traveling for work during the close process and would not have been able to do it without their help arranging and even standing in for us on some appointments!! They are excellent agents and we would highly recommend them! - Paul and Kim L

I certainly recommend them

I say with great pleasure that enlisting Karen and Dan Hoemeke was the best real estate decision I have ever made. They were instrumental in helping my brother and I settle my mother's estate in Ladue. They guided us with confidence and honesty through sad times and from two different cities. Karen and Dan referred, met with and supervised painters, plumbers and others to ensure that our mother's house looked ship-shape and ready for market. We received weekly updates with specific information and all questions were answered immediately, intelligently and sympathetically. The marketing was superb, the open houses were inviting, the negotiations were professional and skilled. Karen and Dan delivered what we asked for and more. I certainly recommend them and I am 100% satisifed. - Leyla P

They are Terrific!!

Karen and Dan Hoemeke, of Coldwell Banker Premier Group, performed a double miracle for my residential real estate activities. They sold, in three days at the then full asking price, a very attractive but difficult condominium space. Collaterally, they negotiated a very favorable purchase of a new residence, at a price well below the asking, and very favorable for the development and neighborhood. In addition to these feats, they and their office provided responsive, professional, pleasant, organized support to assure the closing of the sale and purchase on the same day, to facilitate the move and all of the corresponding details necessary to achieve it. They are terrific!!   - Frank W

Excellent Marketing and Personal Presentation Skills

After much debate, we reached a difficult decision to sell our ""Dream House"". Karen and Dan provided sound counsel, as well as professionalism throughout the entire process. Their marketing and personal presentation skills made the sale of our home go smoothly. The marketing materials, both electronic and printed, displayed our home in the best possible light. The information they provided about the comparable market was spot-on. From the first, professionally bound marketing book right up until our professionally bound closing documents, every piece of literature looked as though it came from a publishing house. We strongly recommend them to anyone selling a home, especially in this challenging market. Thanks! - Randy and Stephanie J.  

Provided Outstanding Counsel

Karen and Dan provided outstanding counsel at each state of the sale of our home. Pricing was established based upon a disciplined, thorough review of recent sales and comparable properties on the market. Follow up conversations were held after each showing and market developments (sales, price adjustments, new listings) were continuously monitored. The final sale negotiation was handled with true professionalism & respect for the prospective buyer coupled with firmness on the value proposition represented by our home. - Kevin & Luciana B.

Experience and Professionalism

We just closed on our second home in St. Louis and if it were not for the real estate team of Karen and Dan Hoemeke there would still be two properties unoccupied and draining my resources. Their experience and professionalism and (especially) hard work is unprecedented in today's market. Thanks Bill for the recommendation. If ANYONE wants to buy or sell a home in the St. Louis marketplace, look no further. - Mike and Jane C.

Provided Superior Service

Karen and Dan provided superior service throughout the entire process of selling our home. After struggling for 6 months on the market, we switched realtors and the Hoemekes were able to secure a buyer in 4 days. They made the process as stress-free as possible for us and we had every confidence in their knowledge of the St. Louis Real Estate Market and how to get a house sold fast. Thanks Karen and Dan! - Guy and Laure T.

Keep up the good work

We recently had the pleasure to work with Karen and Dan on selling our Townhouse over the winter...no easy task. They worked hard to find the perfect buyer, and all parties are pleased. The best reference we can give them is to recommend them to our friends and neighbors. Keep up the good work. - Cal & Merry H.

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