Dave Schott

Phone
636.806.DAVE 636.806.3283

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100 Chesterfield Business Parkway Suite 200 Chesterfield, MO. 63005 (By Appointment Only Please)

3209 Meeker St in New Town

Dave Schott
Your St. Louis Area REALTOR®

Hello and Welcome to The Schott Group powered by MORE, REALTORS®.

Buying or selling a home in the St. Louis Area, whether it is your first, tenth, or last, is more than a financial decision, it’s an emotional one and can be a challenging and stressful time. 

You can choose from over 10,000 real estate agents in the area. 

Why choose to work with Dave Schott? 

Below, please take a minute to read about Dave and check out a few of his Reviews and Testimonials on this page.


SELLING REAL ESTATE- USEFUL INFORMATION

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  1. Home Selling 101: What You Need to Know 
  2. Why Pay 5%, 6%, or Even 7%-  FULL Service Listing and Marketing for 3.95% and SAVE 
  3. Why Your House Didn’t Sell
  4. Easy Exit Listing Guarantee if You Are Not Satisfied
  5. Avoid Bad Agents/How to Choose a Real Estate Agent  
  6. Smart Guide to Selling Your Home   
  7. How Much is Your Home Worth
  8. Why You Don’t Want to Sell Your Home as a “FSBO” (For Sale by Owner)   
  9. 10 Common Mistakes Made By For Sale By Owners 
  10. How to Sell Your Home For The Highest Price in the Shortest Time 

BUYING REAL ESTATE TIPS- USEFUL INFORMATION

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  1. Home Buying 101: What You Need to Know   
  2. Love It or Leave It Guarantee for First Year After Your Closing
  3. Boundary Survey vs Spot Survey
  4. Don’t Buy From the Listing Agent
  5. Guide to Buying Your Home   
  6. Five Things First Time Buyers Should Do   
  7. Why You Don’t Want to Buy a “FSBO” (For Sale by Owner)   
  8. Things to Consider When Buying a NEW Construction Home 
  9. What is a Villa   

A little about Dave...

Personal

Two basic foundational philosophies in his personal and professional life are:

  • Treat others the way I would want to be treated (The Golden Rule)
  • All you can do is all you can do – don’t stop short of giving 110% effort, and planning ahead

When Dave’s not working, he enjoys spending time with family, working in the yard, tennis, and wine tastings. Definitely an outdoor and warm weather person, he also enjoys anything with the water- floating, boating, and just relaxing poolside or on a beach.

Dave supports several charitable causes including All About Paws Rescue where he fosters dogs (17 so far) until they are placed in a fur-ever home; and Wheels of Hope which is a car donation program that actually places cars with deserving and needy people- with a preference of placing them with single moms.

Professional

Dave is a Full–Time Broker-Associate with MORE, REALTOR®S® and brings a combined 30+ years of real estate, marketing, construction, mortgage lending, and development experience to work for you.

Dave lists and markets homes for sale, and enjoys working to find the perfect home for his clients.

Our team has access to show you any house on the market.

Summary of Experience and Qualifications

  • Received Missouri Real Estate Brokers License- 1985
  • Received Florida Real Estate Brokers License - 1995
  • Over $100 million in closed transactions
  • BBB- A+ Rating
  • Read Past Client Reviews Below
  • FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent Award- For Service and Overall Satisfaction, Top 5% of Agents (St. Louis Magazine-  2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
  • Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS)
  • Residential Construction Certified (RCC)
  • RE/MAX International- Executive Award Winner
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification (SFR)
  • Member of St. Louis Association of REALTOR®S® (SLAR)
  • Member of National Association of REALTOR®S® (NAR)

These certifications required hundreds of hours of additional training & education, showing his level of dedication to being the best resource for his clients.

The choices we make about real estate affect our lives and our families for many years to come.  It’s important to make those decisions with the advice, guidance, and partnership of an experienced and trusted adviser, without pressure.

Over the years, many clients decided they would rather work with Dave as their experienced and trusted agent even when they have friends or referrals from a close friend for an agent. They decided not to jeopardize those relationships in what can be one of their largest investments.

Some REALTOR®S® tell their clients what they want to hear.  Dave tells it like it is.  In the end, his clients reap the greater benefits of having truth and transparency in their real estate dealings.

There is no substitute for experience, especially in a tight market.  Dave’s team finds many properties for his buyer clients before they are even listed on the market, which can give his clients a huge advantage. He knows the area well and if the right home isn’t in the MLS, he’ll likely track one down for you and knock on the door to get it.

Dave’s contracting experience provides his clients an insider’s perspective of a home’s quality and potential as it pertains to their needs.  His eye for detail, talent in design, and ability to see the possibilities are a great plus for any Buyer or Seller entering the market today.

Dave isn’t a “salesman”.  He views salesmen as people trying to sell you something you don’t want or isn't ideal.  He guides you through the process and points out all your options to make an informed decision. 

Picking the right REALTOR®® can save you time, money, headaches, and often… save the deal. Whether you’re planning to buy or sell a property, the right agent advocating for your best interests is now more important than ever—expertise for you, exposure of your home, and experience to handle any problems that arise; Dave Schott is not only a professional real estate agent but a highly experienced and creative problem solver.

Dave approaches his business as a long-term endeavor with his continued success relying on the satisfaction of each and every client along the way. The work hours are long, the negotiations can be stressful, and there is rarely any true-time away from the job, but it’s what Dave loves doing.

Contact Dave today to be your partner for your next move and experience one of the best home selling and/or buying experiences that the St. Louis area offers. 

Call/Text Dave Schott TODAY: 314-518-6500

Client Testimonials

Don't take my word for it; see what my clients have to say!

My clients and their referrals are the most important aspect of my real estate business; without them, there wouldn't be any business to have. I always do my best to ensure that everyone I work with is completely satisfied and that I stay at the top of my clients' minds whenever they know of someone interested in buying, selling, or investing in real estate.  That's the reason why over 80% of my business comes from past clients and referrals from clients and their friends or family.

Here's what those special clients are saying about the services that Dave Schott has provided them with... and I look forward to working with you and having your testimonial on this page too!  Dave Schott

"My husband and I met Dave Schott by accident while viewing houses on Zillow.  He arrived at a home we found in Wildwood and showed us around.  He was pleasant, personable, and had a vast knowledge of local areas in which we had been looking and right way we felt comfortable.  

We thought, “he is the guy for us” and we asked him to be our agent.  We had very specific ideas of what we were interested in and we were not in a hurry.  We had been saving all our lives for this. We wanted property, a nice view, space between neighbors but didn’t want to move far way from family and friends. Dave was responsive and determined. 

In only a few months, he found us our dream house! To this day, he will always be the person that lead my family to the right place for us.  He helped us achieve the unimaginable and we will be forever grateful to him.  I recommend Dave Schott for anyone ready to meet someone genuine and kind and someone who cares about the customer. 
Thank you, Dave!"  Tammy and Dan

We were fortunate to find Dave while looking for a house in the St. Charles area and could not have been more pleased.  We found a house we liked and called Dave on a Holiday weekend when we had never met or talked to him before.  Within 24 hours Dave had us a viewing set up and all the of details on the house. 

His attention to detail and follow up were fantastic as we went through the home buying process and he helped us find the home we were looking for.  Dave showed us several homes and helped with the negotiation, timing of walk through, and stayed with us until the closing was complete. 

We have bought and sold many homes over the years and dealt with several realtors but none better than Dave.  Let him help you make the home buying or selling process easy!  Greg & Charlotte

Of course I wouldn’t mind giving you a testimonial!  Especially considering that I lived in Florida and bought a house in Missouri without looking at it first, I would rate my experience a 10 out of 10.

You made buying a house very easy on me and I really appreciate you constantly looking out for my best interest when it came to negotiating on repairs needed to the home.
 It seemed like you were right down the street because we spoke so often and you were so attentive! You were very prompt in returning my calls and getting answers to my questions!

 The lender that you referred was phenomenal to work with and your partnership with them always seemed to be very connected. I would definitely repeat this buying experience again and contact you to be my Broker!!   Patricia

 This letter is meant to characterize Dave Schott, the real estate agent.   I’ve known Dave for 12 years and have worked closely with him as my agent and consultant in building, remodeling or developing nearly 50 homes for sale.
Dave is very knowledgeable about residential construction, with a keen eye for detail. 

Dave’s persistence and positive attitude has always helped me to forge ahead, regardless of the project.   He is determined, hardworking and trustworthy.   Dave is passionate about his business and resolved to provide excellence in everything he does.  I could not ask for a better agent.   Tim

"I was fortunate enough to work with Dave Schott, after repeated mishaps and failures with another "reputable" listing agent. The entire process was different in a good way. They took steps that my previous agent said were not worth the time or effort. I had showings immediately with Dave, and not 1 but 2 offers within three weeks. During the course of negotiating a contract, we even received a backup offer!

The entire team made the process painless and provided guidance every step of the way. From Dave handling the offer negotiations to Jen as our closing coordinator. I could not have asked for a better team.

Dave promised to provide a much better experience and he delivered in spades! I will absolutely call him the next time I need to list my home for sale."   Kathleen

Buying a new house as senior citicens was a scary undertaking, but Dave Schott made it a rewarding experience for us.
He was always quick to respond to any of our questions and /or requests, and was extremely helpful in coordinating contractors for inspections, and helped us understand and prioritize needed repairs and concerns.

Dave was a very skilled negotiator on our behalves and we believe that he helped us getting the best deal for our budget. We searched in a very restricted area in St. Charles, where we wanted to be and Dave seemed very knowledgable in the area and gave us many great leads to look at.

Dave was pleasant to work with and the whole transaction went very smoothly.  We would recommend Dave Schott to anyone buying or selling a home. Glenn and Marianne

"Since 2009, St. Louis County’s Office of Community Development has worked with Dave Schott, as a preferred REALTOR, on the purchase and sale of over 25 homes. These homes are part of housing programs designed to purchase and renovate homes for sale to first-time homebuyers. Dave’s experience in evaluating homes to purchase, construction cost estimating- with an eye towards redesigning existing space, and timely closings, has helped to make these programs a success. If you are looking for a home or thinking about utilizing down payment assistance Dave is your “Go-To” realtor."   Adam, CD Manager St. Louis County - Office of Community Development

"Dave Schott was excellent to work with. With his knowledge of the market, he helped us to price our house correctly and our house was under contract within 8 days. Their marketing plan worked as advertised and everyone was great to work with. Communication with the team was easy, and they answered all of our questions timely and to our satisfaction. We were highly satisfied with their efforts!"   Dan & Candyce

"Buying a home IS a big deal.  It's a pretty substantial change for you and your family.  One thing to make sure of is that you have the right team in your corner to help walk you through all the variables involved in your decision process.  I had the pleasure of working with Dave Schott.  Dave was extremely knowledgeable about the current market, and was very direct while keeping a personable demeanor. 

I like when real estate agents can cut through the "fluff" and just lay out the pro's and con's with each property.  Dave did this very well and gave a nice 3rd party perspective to eliminate any "emotional" ties to a property.  You could definitely tell that he had a lot of experience in the industry when we hit the negotiation stage.  He also suggested a financing avenue that I was not aware of through my current lender.  Turns out, he was spot on and helped me move ahead with that option.  I would definitely recommend Dave to anyone who is buying or selling a home."  Mark

“I was fortunate enough to connect with Dave (Schott) through Zillow after a very disappointing experience with another agent. I quickly felt very confident in Dave’s experience and his willingness to stand up for what he knew I was trying to accomplish. He helped me through every step of the process and was always available for me if I had questions. I was thoroughly at ease with the outcome of all our efforts together and I have every confidence that Dave helped me negotiate the best terms on the right property for me and my kids. Thank you Dave!”  Jason

I would highly recommend Dave for any real estate needs. he has helped me with the purchase of both a primary residence and an investment property.

Dave was very keen on understanding our needs prior to providing us suggestions and properties to review, in order to help ensure he was using our time wisely.  He helped us weight pros/cons of properties, provided both research needed to help with decisions as well as anything additional asked, and was extremely knowledgeable on all required aspects of the transaction.

He ultimately helped us secure a competitive and dependable lender that resulted in 2 smooth transactions. Dave is a great guy, which makes working with him even more enjoyable. Thanks Dave for everything you did and we look forward to additional transactions and referrals for you!   Mick

"My husband and I just closed on our first house yesterday and we are so thankful we had Dave Schott helping us! Dave told us from the very beginning to be patient because there are always bumps in the road, he was right! My type-A personality went into overdrive and I was fairly panicked about halfway through the process, but he was so kind, patient, and reassuring. He was always available to help us and was excellent at communication. I was able to call, email, or text him virtually at anytime and received a response quickly. I would recommend Dave to anyone looking to a buy a home - particularly their first home. He explains everything thoroughly and well... & is a very hard worker."

Rita & Gary

“It’s my pleasure to recommend Dave as a real estate agent for anyone who is searching for their new home. Earlier this year I connected with Dave to begin searching for a new home and decided on new construction.

There were some challenges along the way and Dave was highly supportive, responsive and attentive in getting issues resolved. If not for Dave’s tenacity, the issues would not have been resolved as quickly. He was also very helpful in assisting with my design choices. I’m super excited to spend my first Christmas in my new home – thanks to Dave!”   Henricks Family

"After our wedding, Dave provided my wife and I with experienced insight while looking to buy our first home. We came into things with little knowledge and came out as confident homeowners. Dave was super responsive, guided us through the negotiation process and was a joy to be around throughout the entire process."   Rob & Sam

 "Dave Schott is truly amazing at what he does and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I hope that the following review portrays accordingly-

 By the time I met Dave, my wife and I had already worked with numerous agents and other real estate so-called ‘professionals’ over the prior weeks. We were selling our home, selling a rental home and hunting for a new home on our own. At this point, we had literally worked with five to six agents, if not more. None of them I was impressed with. They did their job, and left…they all lacked passion, spark, drive and motivation in my opinion – just a typical salesman. It was clear they wanted a sale and had no intention of investing in the ideas we wanted for a future home to live for decades.

 By blind chance, we ran across Dave as we were hunting for a house in Chesterfield. I didn’t give Dave much of a chance at first and figured he would be like the rest. I was wrong, 100%. Dave always came to the table prepared with extensive research, knowledge and strategy. He thinks four steps ahead. He understood exactly what we were looking for and the reasons why. If I wasn’t so far into the process with selling my other two homes (two separate agents because I wasn’t happy with either), I would have gladly let Dave sell both of mine. However, Dave and I focused on buying a new house. Once we zeroed in on the house we wanted, Dave worked his magic. He was aggressive, persistent, informative and remained in VERY close contact with me. If I sent him an e-mail at 1130 at night, it was not uncommon to get a reply within minutes, a text at 8 in the morning, etc. We knew very quickly that we had an advocate representing us with the largest purchase we would likely ever make.

 The partnership with Dave turned out to be invaluable as we were purchasing from a very difficult seller. Dave remained patient & persistent as we just pushed towards the finish line. I’m convinced that he chiseled every possible dime out from the purchase price. If we would have been fortunate enough for Dave to be our listing agent on the sales, I’m have no reservations knowing that he would have worked just as hard on that end. During our three transactions, we had many speed bumps, set-backs and delays. Dave was the consistent professional throughout the entire process who held it together. He was there with us all the way through closing, and even after.

 I have ZERO doubt that Dave saved us many thousands of dollars and without him, we would not be living in our dream home. All in all – if you are looking for a TRUE PROFESSIONAL who will work his tail off for you; you won’t go wrong with Dave Schott. For years to come I will be sending referrals to Dave as I know that he won’t waiver with his drive and professionalism to serve his clientele. We have already recommended Dave to close friends of ours and they have quickly come to the same conclusion as us."   Grant & Melissa

"My wife and I recently worked with Dave Schott of Remax in purchasing our first home and all I have to say is great experience start to finish. His knowledge of not only the real estate market but also home construction was extremely helpful to us as first time homebuyers. We very much appreciated that Dave was always available to answer questions and was very quick to respond via email or text as well. He was instrumental in orchestrating all communication with the lender, appraiser and inspectors and everything couldn’t have gone more smoothly. Would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a house in the area."   Ken & Natalie

"Great Service!I found a great starter home within 3 weeks. I must admit, I was apprehensive at first, as my previous experience with a real estate agent was subpar, left a bad taste in my mouth. But Dave Schott was the exact opposite of what I have come to expect. He was helpful, diligent, and most importantly trustworthy. I felt comfortable every step of the way. He told me if a home would have problems with financing, or what he honestly thought about a home. He is a paragon among agents in this industry, and you would be lucky to have him."   Erin

"I’ve worked with several different realtors over the years and most seem to just be dabbling in it or doing it on the side. Dave and his team on the other hand are truly professional, great with customer service and really know what they are doing. It’s nice to work with a team of professionals for once."   Brian

"Dave negotiated for us in such a way that we knew that his commission was secondary to our getting the best price. He helped us hold our ground until the seller budged. It would have been easy for him to say "Just take it." He would have made some extra money on a % basis, but he truly represented our interests."   Steven

"David Schott with REMAX EDGE was an absolute pleasure to work with. He helped my fiancée and I purchase our first home. Being first time home buyers meant we had a lot of questions, Dave had answers to our questions and even presented us with questions we had not thought about. If you are looking for a home in the St. Peters area Dave is the realtor for you."   Kristina & Donnie

"As a first-time home buyer, I didn't know what to expect, but Dave explained everything to us. He has full knowledge of the marketplace, and he is well versed in the procedures involving buying a house. Dave was always available to show us properties and answer our questions. He helped us find a great house that is exactly what we wanted. He always had our best interest in mind, and it was a pleasure working with him to find our new home. Dave is a smart, dedicated real estate agent, and I highly recommend his services."   Cody

"Our agent was Dave Schott. He was FABULOUS! He came out on a Thursday, took pictures; the house was on the internet on Friday night and we had a full price offer in 3 DAYS! It was incredible . I would have never believed the house would have sold that quickly. The selling process was painless and very easy to understand. I would HIGHLY recommend Dave for any future sales!"   The Hoffman's

"My fiance and I worked with Dave Schott. Dave was great! This was our first home we purchased and the entire process was simple and seamless. Dave was extremely well versed and had no problem explaining the process to us. He has prompt responses and made sure we purchased the home of our dreams. We couldn't be happier with the service and professionalism that Dave provided to us. Overall, great first-time home buyer experience."   Kim & Mark

"My wife and I began the search for our first home a few months ago. Although we had several ideas there were many things we were unsure about what we wanted in our future home. We did not know the area as well as we liked and did not know very much about the process of buying a home. Thankfully we had the chance to meet David Schott at an open house. Even after visiting just a few homes we really began to feel like we would be able to find our dream first house with his help. David is honest and straightforward; we felt like we could ask him anything and always felt comfortable knowing he was looking out for us. The process was not always easy and we did miss out on a few homes that we could have seen ourselves in do to others outbidding us. However David was always there to help us get back on our feet. When we finally found the home we felt was the best of all we’d seen, David helped us place the right offer and we will close on the home next week. David worked above and beyond to accommodate our schedules and was always just a call away; and we would be very happy to recommend him to others in the future. We thank him for all his help and guidance and are very pleased to have the home we dreamed about."   Todd & Karen

"Working with Dave Schott and his team at Remax was an honor, and came as a huge relief considering some of the other real estate folks my family and I have attempted to work with. The first day, Dave Schott greeted us with a smile on his face and in professional attire, he pulled out a folder with a graphical breakdown of the entire process, and gave it to us along with some wisdom. The pictures and information were fantastic, but it was also his ability to explain and break things down to something easy to understand that helped the most. After a short period, the home search was underway. Believe it or not, but my family and I found the home we wanted on the first day! Dave Schott had worked with us from sun up to sun down. Literally, we walked into this beautiful home at about 8pm, checked it out, and it was approximately 9pm when we made the decision that this was our home! He didn’t stop there, that night we put in an offer, and the next day it was accepted and on paper. After that, he continued to give us his best through the entire process. He was even able to negotiate things that were extremely difficult. Dave Schott is a perfect balance of both a family man, and a professional, which made him very easy to trust. He has the highest standards of integrity, and truly advocates for his customers. My family and I consider ourselves extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to work with and meet Mr. Schott! Let me say, rest assured this is the guy you can count on to get the job done and be on your side the whole time! I still don’t how he was able to pull off the miraculous feats of strength, but he did! You want this man on your team!!!"   Joe & Jean

"Realtor Dave Schott from Remax Edge Real Estate made the home buying experience and transition exciting rather than stressful. I will always be grateful for his patience, diligence, and professionalism. After receiving a transfer to St. Louis from my employer, I immediately began searching for a home. I was given two weeks to relocate to St. Louis so my house hunting began on various generic real estate sites prior to relocating. While searching these sites, I found a few intriguing homes that I was interested in. I submitted several inquiries and soon after my submissions, I received a response via email from Dave Schott. Dave addressed all my inquiries and concerns. In addition, he expressed that he was interested in knowing what my preferences would be in a new home. In a matter of hours from responding to Dave, he set up an email alert system in which I would receive notification on listings best suited with my preferences. I must admit that I was very impressed with his immediate response and proactive approach. It was evident that he was sincerely interested in assisting me in this process no matter the time constraint and challenge. Dave was very attentive to my must-have requests and it showed when he emailed me a myriad of options. Furthermore, I had disclosed to Dave that I was relocating to St Louis on a Saturday and he had three viewings scheduled for me on that Sunday! I found his dedication very comforting and truly appreciated the wealth of knowledge that he shared in regards to the home buying process and the various neighborhoods in Chesterfield. Relocating from a big city to St Louis was not an easy transition by no means but Dave made it as swift and painless as possible! Thanks Dave! I am forever grateful!"   James & Carol