For Lizzy Dooley, matching homes with people was an instinct that ran in her blood. “Real estate found me!” Dooley says. “I grew up respecting my many family members who are in commercial and residential real estate. After three years as a teacher at an elementary school, I decided to give [that career path] a try. I completely fell in love with the fast pace and daily challenges of the industry.”

Joining Laura McCarthy Real Estate, Dooley developed a team as dedicated as she to serving clients most effectively. “Be honest and available,” she advises. “Do whatever it takes to get the deal done. Our motto is to ‘love where you live.’ The Lizzy Dooley Group is known for being hardworking, honest, enthusiastic, extremely responsive to clients and knowledgeable about the market.’”

Dooley found a career path in which she can thrive at every step. “I am a networker, a people person and a total problem-solver,” she explains. “Real estate is a perfect fit. I love working closely with my clients. It is an honor to help with this huge life change.”

As with any occupation, challenges arise – but Dooley proves her savviness with each transaction. “Buyers are picky and smart,” she shares. “Getting homes looking great and priced right from day one is so important. It can be difficult to suggest making changes to sellers’ homes because they sometimes get emotional. However, how we live and how homes need to look when it is time to sell are two very different things.”

Her essential understanding of the ins and outs of real estate makes Dooley a natural guide for people looking to buy or sell their homes. “November and December are great months to get together for a free consultation about what your home is worth – and what needs to be done to get it market-ready for the spring,” Dooley says. “Here at The Lizzy Dooley Group, we love our jobs. We take buying and selling real estate very seriously.” [LN dingbat]

Featured Listing: 9936 Litzsinger Road

Contact Lizzy Dooley at 314-680-1426 (direct), 314-725-5100 (office) or lauramccarthy.com.

This 5-plus bedroom, 4-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $3.59 million.

The exquisitely appointed Georgian Colonial highlights a gourmet chef’s kitchen that opens to the family room, with a fireplace and cozy eating area. Additional amenities include a custom laundry room. The outdoor vaulted room, boasting a see-through fireplace , overlooks the lush landscaping and additional patios found on the 4-acre Ladue estate.