Andy Dielmann - Broker | Owner
Andrew W. Dielmann is the President and Founder of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty. Andrew W. Dielmann & Co. merged with Alice Blake Realtors in 1981. In 1988, the company grew further, merging with the Laurene Davis Co. to form Blake & Davis Realtors of which Andy later became the President.
In 2005, Andy founded Dielmann Realtors and enjoyed incredible success in St. Louis’ central corridor and the local luxury market. Later that year, Dielmann Realtors was awarded the Sotheby’s International Realty affiliation and went on to have its record year of sales in 2007 of over $175M.
Andy is a former member of the board of the Saint Louis Association of Realtors, MARIS, the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee (SLAR) as well as the Contracts and Forms Committee (SLAR). Andy’s enthusiasm for real estate and reputation of professionalism and integrity is unmatched in the community.
Philanthropically, Andy has given his time and talents to multiple local organizations. He is a former board member of the Friend’s Council of the Humane Society of Missouri and the Member’s Board of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Currently, Andy also sits on the Board of the Ladue Education Foundation.
Andy’s comprehensive knowledge of the industry and the St. Louis market has led him to be a recognized expert in residential real estate in our area. With a growing company comprised of more than 100 of the most experienced and knowledgeable agents in the area, he is proud to support high-touch, personalized service to both buyers and sellers at every price point.
A Message from Andy
"January closings have been the best I've seen in the last few years," Dielmann says. With homebuyers finally acting on their pent-up demand for St. Louis' luxury real estate, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty has experienced a 13-percent increase in sales for 2012, compared to 2011, for its markets, which are primarily in the central and west corridors of St. Louis city and county.
"A lot of listings are selling for full price on the first day," Dielmann notes. "People understand the great values available."
Instead of waiting for spring to arrive, which is the usual season for home sales, Dielmann is advising homeowners to prepare to list their homes this month. "Don't wait until April or May, buyers are shopping now." He adds that there are signs of new construction activity this year. "More applications for construction permits have been granted, tear downs are occurring and new homes are going up."
And, while he says the interest rates for loans have increased slightly, he expects shoppers to take advantage of the low interest rates while available. In response, Dielmann says his agency will make additional efforts to increase its share of the luxury market.
Dielmann started his career almost 37 years ago, when he was 21 years old, and decided to focus on providing the highest quality homes and real estate service to the St. Louis region. He says the best thing that happened afterwards was that Sotheby's knocked on his door and asked him to join the international real estate arm, adding, "Owners are invited to join Sotheby's due to the business' ethics, homes' sales price and market share," he explains, adding, "No one can buy acceptance into Sotheby's."
Dielmann is the only Missouri real estate firm with the Sotheby's brand, and it enables the company to present St. Louis properties on national and international markets.
The company's website can provide property descriptions in 18 languages and currency conversions, and can post microsites on numerous business, architecture and news websites worldwide. And this year, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty will increase its social media presence to provide more robust and dynamic property information that is impossible to print on paper.
Dielmann says few real estate agencies can compete in terms of marketing exposure. He adds that the compnay's focus - and its key to success - is to remain loyal to St. Louis homeowners.
"A majority of our business is helping people relocate into or out of town, and finding them wonderful single family homes or condominiums."
As for the doldrums of the last few years, Dielmann is confident that the St. Louis luxury real estate market has turned the corner. "St. Louis housing values are just fantastic."
- as reported in Ladue News on March 8, 2013