St Louis Custom Home Builders


In January of 2010 Dielmann Sotheby's announced an innovative new strategic alliance with Clayton-based custom home developer, Michael Lauren Development designed to provide residential clients seeking to build their dream home with a more streamlined, cost effective, and efficient process.


St Louis Custom Homes

Custom home building presents a challenging situation for residential agents because each home builder follows a different process, with different contracts, different preferred financing, and payment schemes. This can make it difficult for even experienced agents to understand the builder’s process and communicate it effectively to their clients. Clients often end up purchasing existing or near completed homes, rather than pursuing a true custom home new construction purchase, because of this uncertainty.


The alliance between the two Clayton based firms is aimed at changing this dynamic. As part of the alliance, Michael Lauren Development will now be located at Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty offices, where they can provide Dielmann Sotheby agents with regular overviews on their custom home building products and processes and where they can jointly meet with clients interested in custom homes. Michael Lauren Development will also list its custom home properties for sale through Dielmann Sotheby’s. Michael Rechan has joined the Dielmann Sotheby’s sales team as a Broker Associate, while Andy Dielmann will be welcomed to the Michael Lauren Development advisory board as part of the arrangement.


The alliance is non-exclusive, so Dielmann Sotheby International Realty and Michael Lauren Development LLC will continue to work with other custom homebuilders and agencies, but the alliance is designed for both companies to better serve residential clients interested in true custom home building.