Born and raised in Saint Louis, Lizz James is a proud native. Growing up in Kirkwood and Ballwin, Lizz then lived in South Saint Louis City for the next 13 years. Graduating Cum Laude from Webster University in 2007, Lizz received her BA in Education. Fresh out of college she received an offer to work for a local Physical Therapy, fitness and nutrition center in Clayton, which she ultimately managed. It was there that she learned so much about business, and about how much she enjoyed the personal dynamic of working closely with her clients. "My clients were like family to me. We used to joke that our sessions were like therapy. Working directly with people and helping them to improve their lives is an absolute joy for me."
In 2012, Lizz moved to Webster Groves with her husband, Matt, and their young son. "Finding our home was really transformative for us. We fell in love with our new community and neighborhood and instantly felt we had found the perfect fit for a place to put our roots. I really want everyone to get to feel that way about the place they call home." Lizz never shook that house hunting bug and eventually decided to get her real estate license with a bit of a nudge from her friend and client, Carolyn Malecek. With her interest in real estate and her experience working closely with people every day, becoming a Realtor was a natural transition. What started as a part-time gig, working with friends and family, quickly transformed into a new career. "Real estate is such a great fit for me. I love that the greater community is my 'office.'" I love the project of helping someone through a time of change. Whether it's selling a place full of memories, or hunting for a place to make new ones, whatever the case may be, new beginnings are exciting and I really enjoy being a part of that experience alongside my clients. I like to be the trusted guide, the helper, and the organizer (and hey, I also love a pretty house)."
Lizz is still living in Webster Groves with her husband, Matt, son, Eban and daughter Wren. Lizz enjoys volunteering at her kids' schools, community service and charity fundraising. When she isn't selling houses, Lizz enjoys the simpler things like cooking up a family meal or sitting by a fire. She loves to go hiking with friends, cycling, yoga, travel and catching good live music. She also really loves just hanging out at home and she wants you to too!