They say that buying a home is the third most traumatic experience of a life behind death and divorce. What I found was that this certainly would have been the case had I not had an agent that was deeply attentive and involved. She filled in the many gaps in my knowledge of the real estate process and made sure that nothing fell through. She was so useful in advising me, even when I was in California, as to what areas of St. Louis I would enjoy best. I felt safe and taken care of the whole time despite having to change lenders and pass strict inspections. I consider her a personal friend now and recommend her to anyone that wants a pro on their side.