Buying or selling a home can be a huge upheaval for a family—whether it’s a first home, an upgrade, a relocation or downsizing.

You already recognize the Gateway to the West as a one-of-a-kind place to live. Now, we dissect the city marked by the Arch to reveal your go-to guide for moving on up in St. Louis.

With homes selling prior to openings and multiple offers exceeding asking prices, the St. Louis real estate market is flying high this summer.

A portrait of the late Gladys Manion presides over the conference room at the real estate agency that bears her name.

The following luxury homes and condos sold the second two weeks of June.

Along a hushed street within downtown Clayton, 10 Sumac Lane seemed unimposing at first glance. Yet Travis Noble, a high-profile criminal attorney, trained his gaze once more on the residence and saw potential.

Real-estate agents are among the most visible of professionals locally: After all, their faces are on signs in neighborhoods all around town. 

For 50 years, The Ryan Tradition has specialized in previewing properties in St. Louis’ luxury communities, including Clayton, Ladue, Frontenac, Huntleigh and Town and Country.

Magnificent homes are a staple of the coveted 63124 ZIP code. Four high-end homes, in particular, will be presented in immaculate style during an open house on Sunday, June 7, from 1 to 3 p.m.

From 3-D home tours to videos and blogs depicting St. Louis’ many distinct neighborhoods, real-estate companies are giving home-hunters the big picture to the smallest detail for their search.