Home Search




Over 40 years of helping people find the lifestyle and connections that make St. Louis home.


As an exclusive buyer’s agent, we focus entirely on finding the best home in the best location for your needs.


With bilingual team members, we help international clients easily make the move to St. Louis.

Wm French: More than a home

This short video explains what makes Wm French a different than a traditional real estate agency.

Julie Brown, Director of Relocation

“Finding and purchasing the house, that’s the last piece of the puzzle. Our goal is to find the lifestyle…that meets their needs.” 

What To Expect With Your Relocation
We understand that moving to a new city can feel like a daunting task, but we are here to help you every step of the way.
Initial Contact
• Our Director of Relocation Julie Brown will reach out to you to discuss your housing needs, what will help you make a successful relocation, and goals for your tour of St. Louis. This is different for every person or family, for example schools, lifestyle needs, activities, etc.

• After speaking with Julie, you will recieve an online questionnaire that will help us pinpoint specific things you are looking for in your home search.

• Julie will use this information to determine the agent who is the best match for you and gives any research (schools, lifestyle, activities, etc.) to our Marketing department.

Before You Arrive
Your agent will reach out to you and introduce themselves. They will:

• Confirm information given by Julie/the questionnaire and make notes if any changes have occurred.

• Begin to send you listings as soon as possible based on your criteria.

• Submit any additional research that is needed to our marketing department.

• Plan for your arrival by arranging appointments (such as for schools) and previewing homes when possible.

• Review the itenerary for your trip to St. Louis and concirm that your goals and needs are being met.
Introduction to St. Louis
• To help you learn about St. Louis, your agent will provide a virtual binder presentation. This includes analytics and demographic information for any areas of interest.

• You will receive any requested research from the Marketing department.

• A tour of St. Louis will be offered to you. This includes communities any any special interests (example: schools).

Home Search
• Your agent will show homes that meet your criteria. During this time they will confirm that the time in St. louis is being well spent and they are focusing on appropriate properties.

• During your home tour, your agent will show you what the areas have to offer, such as: shopping, parks and recreation, grocery stores, and restaurants.

• Your agent will point out all factors to help you make a decision, including positives and areas of concern inside homes.

• At the end of the day your agent will review the homes you saw and find what are favorites and what homes/areas are no longer of interest
Home Purchase
• Once a home has been selected for purchase, your agent will discuss the next steps, including: the contracts, developing a strategy (utilizing information such as the value of the home compared to asking price), disclosures, and any/all other issues that accompany the contract development and submission.

• Once the contract has been successfully negotiated, the agent will discuss your options for the building inspection, title company selection, walkthroughs, and any other necessary actions.

• Your agent will be your advocate through closing, helping you until you have keys in hand for your new home.


Explore St. Louis Neighborhoods

See what homes are for sale by high school area and municipality. Our market watch will keep you updated with the newest real estate information.

Explore St. Louis School Districts

Due to the high number of municipalities in St. Louis County, people find it simpler in many cases to instead use school districts to describe location. You will find that this is a common practice in the St. Louis area and is what most locals use, which can be helpful in your home search.


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Living in Saint Louis

Urban, suburban, rural…whatever your desire, St. Louis has it. From the downtown loft district and the Europe-meets-New York vibe of the Central West End to the friendly suburban neighborhoods and lush, rolling horse farms in West County, or maybe the historic district of St. Charles, Missouri’s first State Capitol, you’ll find the living space that works for you. Many Emerson employees choose to live along the I-64 corridor, which runs from downtown through St. Louis County and on into St. Charles County. Along the corridor, you’ll find great variation in communities and neighborhoods that will fit just about any lifestyle.

Playing in Saint Louis

Fun fact: nearly 30 million visitors come to St. Louis every year to play. Why? Because St. Louis is fun! In addition to being fun, St. Louis is also budget friendly. World-class museums including the renowned Saint Louis Art Museum, The Magic House, parks, and attractions like the Saint Louis Zoo – named the “Best Free Attraction” and “Nation’s Best Zoo” by USA Today readers… ensure you’ll be hard pressed to run out of things to do. Add all our indoor and outdoor recreational activities, 11-time World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and professional ice hockey from the Stanley Cup Champions St. Louis Blues to make sports fans happy. Did we mention the music scene here? The blues, the symphony, the summer outdoor concerts…playtime in St. Louis is a not-to-be-missed experience!

Working in Saint Louis

With excellent infrastructure and natural beauty all around, working in the St. Louis region is rewarding on many levels. Major highways and interstates both circle and move through St. Louis, making it relatively easy for commuters to travel between work and home. Throughout the region, you’ll find that we’re in growth mode – there’s an energy around business that makes it an exciting time to work in St. Louis.


Below you can see some of our most popular informational brochures. Check out our Brochures & Resources page for more!

*Note – You should have recieved the log in to the Brochures & Resources page in your e-mail, but if for any reason it is missing please do not hesitate to reach out to us at admin@wmfrench.com

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