Lizz James

Agent Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Alliance Real Estate - Clayton/Ladue Office

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Lizz James is a proud native. Growing up in Kirkwood and Ballwin, Lizz then lived in South Saint Louis City for the next 13 years. Graduating Cum Laude from Webster University in 2007, Lizz received her BA in Education. Fresh out of college she received an offer to work for a local Physical Therapy, fitness and nutrition center in Clayton, which she ultimately managed. It was there that she learned so much about business, and about how much she enjoyed the personal dynamic of working closely with her clients. "My clients were like family to me. We used to joke that our sessions were like therapy. Working directly with people and helping them to improve their lives is an absolute joy for me."

In 2012, Lizz moved to Webster Groves with her husband, Matt, and their young son. "Finding our home was really transformative for us. We fell in love with our new community and neighborhood and instantly felt we had found the perfect fit for a place to put our roots. I really want everyone to get to feel that way about the place they call home." Lizz never shook that house hunting bug and eventually decided to get her real estate license with a bit of a nudge from her friend and client, Carolyn Malecek. With her interest in real estate and her experience working closely with people every day, becoming a Realtor was a natural transition. What started as a part-time gig, working with friends and family, quickly transformed into a new career. "Real estate is such a great fit for me. I love that the greater community is my 'office.'" I love the project of helping someone through a time of change. Whether it's selling a place full of memories, or hunting for a place to make new ones, whatever the case may be, new beginnings are exciting and I really enjoy being a part of that experience alongside my clients. I like to be the trusted guide, the helper, and the organizer (and hey, I also love a pretty house)."

Lizz is still living in Webster Groves with her husband, Matt, son, Eban and daughter Wren. Lizz enjoys volunteering at her kids' schools, community service and charity fundraising. When she isn't selling houses, Lizz enjoys the simpler things like cooking up a family meal or sitting by a fire. She loves to go hiking with friends, cycling, yoga, travel and catching good live music. She also really loves just hanging out at home and she wants you to too!


Oct 7, 2016
Lizz was thorough and detail oriented. She handled every issue that arose in the sales process. Excellent agent and very professional.

Very timely. Great liaison between us and the buyer. Handled every issue that came up and kept us informed throughout the process.

Knowledgeable and had a good understanding of the nuances of the local market.

Calm, thorough, timely communication. The other agent was difficult and non-responsive, but Lizz was able to manage the negotiations and sales process in spite of this obstacle.

Very thorough in the entire process. From the day we listed till the day we closed.

Professionally handled every issue that came up.

Without question and already have to several friends.

We've bought and sold many pieces of property and our experience with Lizz James was outstanding. The quality of the agent is the key factor when buying or selling property and Lizz made this sale a success.

Aug 5, 2016
We had issues very close to closing and Lizz helped to bring get them resolved. She was extremely helpful managing multiple bids on the property resulting in a very favorable final price. She was very good and easy to work with throughout.