Meet Gretchen: Your St. Joseph Area Real Estate Agent
A proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stein & Summers Real Estate family and former business owner, I specialize in real estate in the Saint Joseph, Missouri and surrounding area, specifically St. Joseph, Amazonia, Savannah, Rushville, De Kalb and Weston.
What Sets Me Apart
I have lived in the Saint Joseph area all my life, growing up at Bean Lake and attending West Platte High in Weston, Missouri. I raised my family in St Joseph then eventually returned to the southern St. Joseph outskirts. This has given me a vast knowledge of St. Joseph but also a deep understanding of rural living and small town values, i.e. work hard, help others and tell the truth.
Using my experience as a successful business owner, I strive to give my clients outstanding service. I do not work 9 to 5. I work according to your needs and your schedule. The technical knowledge and service skills I acquired as a business owner affords you, my client, the very best of both worlds, high tech ability and positive personal interaction.
After my daughters enlisted in the military, I co-founded a non-profit organization to ensure Marines have families present at their boot camp graduations so “No New Marine Stands Alone” on what may be the most honorable day of their life. To date we have helped more than 1,500 Marines have their loved ones present on the day they become one of "The Few, The Proud".
In addition, I have been involved in many service organizations throughout the years, such as Sertoma, Kiwanis, Shriners and most recently the Eagles Lodge. It is truly an amazing feeling to see so many people come together to help even one needy family.
On a Personal Note
I love, love, love to travel to tropical locations but have also had opportunity to dogsled and snowmobile in the Rocky Mountains and ride motorcycles through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Although traveling to faraway places is a passion, I will always enjoy country living with my two dogs and amazing, supportive husband who shares another love of mine, our grandchildren.
Favorite Quote: You can get everything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. - Zig Ziglar
“I started as a for sale by owner. She brought a buyer and we paid her 3% realtor fees. She listed our home under her for 1.5% on both sides. She did not market our home but was very helpful and knowledgeable ...”
“Gretchen was amazing! She worked tirelessly and often with short notice. She will definitely go the mile to find you your perfect home. I would recommend her to everyone.”