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JEN ROSS CROSS Circa Properties

INTERESTING FACT: I’m a country music fan; specifically, a huge Dolly Parton fan!

JEN LIVES IN FRONTENAC with her husband

Andy and two sons, Billy (5) and James (3). Jen established her real estate career in 2002 and is a partner at Circa Properties. Circa’s mission is to represent the unique character, special details and personality of each property. Many of Jen’s Zillow reviews are filled with comments about how she is a character herself and makes buying and selling a home an enjoyable process. A self-proclaimed real estate ‘nerd,’ Jen loves to price homes by combing through data, as well as touring the competition. After 17 years of experience, she considers pricing to be as much a science as it is an art. Because good people know good people, the majority of her business comes from clients who refer their family members and friends. Her personal experience with home renovations gives her the knowledge to provide a unique service to clients. Jen and her husband found their home in 2011 when Andy was biking through the neighborhood and saw the ‘Coming Soon’ sign. Over the last eight years, they have finished a complete rehab and plan to add a master suite and pool next. At work, Jen and her team help sellers coordinate, facilitate and finance necessary updates or repairs that need to be made before listing the property. Jen maintains that 99% of homes need some amount of work performed in order to get top-dollar. Most sellers understand this concept but don’t have the time or resources to execute it. Jen and her team are experts at finding creative solutions to challenges, which adds value to the process.

7801 Forsyth Blvd., Ste. 200 314.313.1779 314.352.5200 jenrosscross.com

KIM CARNEY

Coldwell Banker Premier Group INTERESTING FACT: Kim Carney is an ovarian cancer survivor. She donates 10 percent of all of her sales to Siteman Cancer Center.

KIM CARNEY HAS BEEN

consistently ranked in the top 1% of all realtors. She attributes her success to her unique approach and savvy negotiating skills. “I do things differently than other top real estate agents,” she notes. I don’t just stick a sign in the yard and hope your home sells.” Kim prides herself on having proven success using an aggressive and unique marketing plan that gets the best price in the quickest time. Her knowledge and experience of the local luxury market has made her one of her company’s most successful real estate agents. She got into the business after becoming fascinated by the intricacies of her own home sale. “I discovered I was finding good deals before my agent did,” she says. “I took a training class, got a listing right away, and fell in love with the business. It speaks to my competitive side.” Kim grew up in University Hills, and her family moved to Ladue when she was in middle school. She’s been there ever since. She loves the community’s unique neighborhoods and the school district. Her twin daughters attend Ladue Horton Watkins High School. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and being involved in numerous charities.

Cell: 314.422.7449 Office: 314.647.0001 kimcarney@cbphomes.com