Laura McCarthy: Agent Directory - Missy Fish
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Agent Directory
Missy Fish
314-725-5100 / Office
314-956-0022 / Cell
mfish@lauramccarthy.com

Goals:

  • Ensure that each client feels their home sale/purchase is a great value
  • Deliver ‘legendary service’ that is efficient, responsive and memorable
  • Relentlessly pursue answers to my client’s questions so they can make informed decisions

Characteristics and Qualifications:

  • A Top Agent at Laura McCarthy Real Estate 2017, 2018
  • 30+ years of business & management experience
  • Superb listening skills
  • Analytical and a strong negotiator
  • Proven ability to offer creative alternatives and solve problems
  • Responsive - strong attention to detail and consistent follow up
  • Purchased 5 homes and sold 4 – made money on ALL 4 sales!
  • Built 2 custom homes

Personal:

  • Current President - Hill n Dale Subdivision Home Owners Association
  • Central Institute for the Deaf - Board Member, 2017 CID Out Loud! Decorations Chair
  • Sing for Siteman - committee member and sign chairman, 2010-2019
  • Creative fundraiser who developed and managed two events - Celebrate Fitness and Celebrate Spot - partnering with over 60 other volunteers to raise $1.5MM after expenses for Siteman Cancer Center, 2001-2012
  • Served as a Trustee for the Jefferson Club, the donor recognition society, at the University of Missouri for six years and on its Executive Committee for four years
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012-2015
  • Native St Louisan who has lived in Warson Woods, Webster Groves, Brentwood, Ballwin, University City, Overland and Olivette – specializing in the ‘Central Corridor’ because I’ve ‘lived it’, know it!
  • Fitness enthusiast – yoga, weight work, Pilates, walking and step aerobics (still stuck in the 80’s!)
  • Proud cat mom to Maus, a handsome domestic shorthair, Crabby Patty, a torti who has a double-burr purr and Kevin Bacon, a Maine Coon with enormous paws

What My Clients Say:

Kris R writes …
Our situation was very unusual. I’ve been in the Army for 21 years and we were stationed in Germany and trying to buy a house sight unseen in St. Louis. This is a very scary thought for me, even now I don’t want to think about it. We worked Missy to death. She went from house to house doing FaceTime and taking videos for us. She really made us feel like we mattered. She was just as concerned with our situation as we were. That by itself would have been enough but she constantly did more and more. I remember several times she would say that she didn’t think the seller would agree to something we wanted but we would push her into it anyway. She really will help you find the best fit and deal for your situation. She also is very familiar with the St. Louis area. We found that between working with her and NASB bank that everything happened with ease. I would recommend Missy Fish to anyone and everyone.

Cammie H writes …
Missy was our realtor when we were thrust into the market unexpectedly.  First time home buyers without a firm area of interest.  She was wonderful, simply put.  She was on top of everything, super available for questions, and walked us through everything.  We found a home that was even better than our expectations.  Fierce advocate, I highly recommend.

Joe P writes …
Missy was an amazing realtor who went above and beyond. We were buying an expensive home from out of state due to scheduling constraints. She initially sent us regular emails with new listings and visited homes on her own to give us her initial thoughts. When we finally came down to look at properties, she was efficient, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Finally, after we found a home, she was incredibly active in getting us the best offer as well as aiding in inspection, closing and utility activation. Truly couldn't be more pleased!

 Pam P writes …
We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Missy Fish. We were first-time homebuyers with very little knowledge about how to find the right place. We had a less-than-pleasant experience with another realtor before Missy, which left us very frustrated about buying a home. The moment we sat down with her, we knew instantly that we were in good hands. Missy is very personable, honest, genuine and humorous. Above all that, she brings a wealth of knowledge about the realty business and is a true professional. We never felt forced to make an offer and when we finally found our home, she guided us through every step of the buying process. She was readily available to provide answers to all our questions or concerns. If we ever have to buy or sell a property, there isn't any question on who our Realtor will be! Thanks so much, Missy!

 Jorge P writes …
Missy is a great Realtor. She was very responsive to all our requests and made the process very smooth, fun and stress free. She answered all our questions and met all our expectations.

 Jim M writes …
When my job transfer came through, we had to move quickly. We shopped around for an agent who knows the market, and thankfully found Missy. Her market insight, objective price analysis, resourcefulness, and overall approach are second to none. She was very observant and knew exactly what we needed to do before listing our property. She was available all hours of the day to answer our questions and concerns. There was never a question as to who she was representing, and she used her strong analytics to price our home perfectly. Selling a home can be a very stressful process, but with Missy, it was a breeze. We had a contract within 24 hours of our open house and could not be happier with Missy's professionalism and understanding of the market. I would highly recommend Missy for buying or selling a home in Clayton, or anywhere in the St. Louis area!

 Olivia A writes …
Missy was beyond Excellent! We could not have asked for more from a realtor. She was flexible to our schedule, responded timely, allowed us to find the house that was right for us. When it came time to make an offer, she was thorough and made sure that our offer was competitive but fair to both parties. Missy has gone above and beyond and surpassed all expectations. We don’t consider Missy our Realtor, but a lifelong friend.

Gerry M writes …
Selling my condo under Missy’s direction was painless. Her knowledge of the market & the analysis she prepared made my decisions on pricing & preparing my condo for sale easy. Having been a frequent mover I never look forward to the appointment requests after the open house. And for the first time I didn’t have to deal with them. I received 3 contracts at my open house-all over asking price. It was a huge relief and a financial success. I would recommend Missy to anyone who wants an experienced realtor that is straightforward in every decision-making process. I trusted her knowledge & it paid off greatly. . .

 Heather C writes …
My home buying experience was enjoyable! Missy was able to help me find a home I can love for many years.  She took the time to get to know me personally.  I had many questions and things to learn as a first-time buyer.  Missy always came through.  I high recommend Missy Fish if you're looking to buy a quality house and have fun in the process.    

Beth L (referral) writes...
Missy is a dream to work with.  My husband and I have never owned our own home, and Missy turned it into a reality for us.  We were relocating from West Texas to Saint Louis, MO due to a military transfer/new job offer and Missy walked us through every step of the process. ... Missy is is funny, thoughtful, incredibly accommodating, and kind.  Any questions I had for her, she was there with a solution and always quick to respond via email, text or phone. ... Negotiating went quickly and we were able to purchase our home below listing price with many concessions toward home repairs. ... Missy is an outstanding realtor and we feel lucky to have been matched with her. ... Please know that if you work with Missy, you're in excellent hands.

Bob V (referral) writes...
I was referred to Missy through a military rewards program so I had no advance knowledge of Missy's abilities, but I can honestly say she surpassed any expectations I could have possibly had.  She was quick to respond to any and all my needs, while providing insight into many things I had not even considered.  She even went as far as to perform a few of the things that are normally considered to be my responsibility.  I would and will recommend her highly to anyone in need of a quality real estate agent in the future.

Connor W writes ...
Missy Fish did a fantastic job helping me to find my first home. We viewed a number of homes over the course of about three months before finding the one I wanted. She was always very quick to setup viewing, a few of which were the next day. With each house we visited, Missy helped me determine which qualities I valued most and which weren’t as important as I had initially thought. She was always very prompt to respond to any questions that arose and had no problem working around my schedule. When we toured the final house and I decided to make an offer, Missy went above and beyond by helping me to inspect every inch of the house for issues before we left. She made dealing with inspections, lender issues, and paperwork as pain free as possible. During closing, Missy walked me through every step of the process to make sure that things went as smoothly as possible and continued to follow up after the sale. I would recommend Missy Fish without hesitation.

Kathy & Rick O write ...
Missy stuck with us on a long and sometimes arduous trail in search of the house that was right for us. She was always pleasant and seemed to enjoy going from one side of the county to the other and beyond in our search. Missy is also a great encourager, keeping our hopes up when we were ready to call it quits.

Mary Beth P & David L write …
Missy Fish was our buyer’s agent for the purchase of our townhome. We were interested in downsizing to a home with low maintenance. Missy worked tirelessly in showing us small homes, townhomes and condominiums that might fulfill our needs. Missy was very effective in discerning the pros and cons of various properties and in providing well researched comparisons in the various neighborhoods we evaluated. When we finally found the right home, Missy was an excellent advocate for us with our builder. Our transaction couldn’t have been smoother. Thanks Missy!

Leigh Ann G writes …
Our home search seemed to linger on over many months, but Missy was patient and diligent with follow-up (without being "too much"). She was there each step of the way as we considered several neighborhoods and weathered the hot market, offering professional advice, with a personal touch. It was truly enjoyable working with her. She's reliable, on-time and very organized - skills you need in a realtor. In the end, she helped us to navigate both the sale of our home, and the purchase of another with relative ease! Missy is a great realtor to have on your side!

Emily O writes …
Missy is wonderful to work with! My husband and I recently purchased a home and we are not sure how we could have done it without Missy. She took excellent care of us during the home buying process and took time to explain the MANY questions we had along the way. Her attention to detail was extremely helpful while looking at houses especially because she looks at things we don’t realize are so important. It was easy to see that she always had our best interest at heart. At closing it was reassuring to have her there. She was an extra set of ears and eyes and again, explained anything if we had any questions. Buying a home is very overwhelming but easier when you surround yourself with the right people. If you are looking to buy or sell your home I would highly recommend Missy. Her service is top notch!

Josh H writes …
This was my first home buying experience and Missy was a great asset with all the questions I had during the home-buying process. Her upbeat personality made me feel like I was asking a friend for advice rather than just a business transaction. We were also able to get considerable negotiations with repairs to close on the house.

Andranique H writes …
Missy set the real estate agent bar high. I have already recommended Missy’s real estate agent services to a colleague and I will look forward to reconnecting with her for any future services of my own. She is professional, timely, knowledgeable, patient, honest, and always available to speak to you. I felt that she had my best interest in mind throughout my entire sales process even while advising me on the realities and potential outcomes of decisions that I needed to make. She advised me well on how to stage my condo, connected me with reasonably priced and quality contractors, and managed the contractor work while I prepared to deliver my baby. I really needed this level of assistance and she did so voluntarily! Thank you, Missy! Finally, I ask a lot of questions and want to know many of the specifics of contract details. Missy was able to help me learn what everything meant and if she did not know an answer, she was honest about that and found the answer immediately. Increased knowledge and full awareness of the transaction details made me quite confident in the sales process.

Daisy C writes …
She’s a very reliable agent after the first meeting. As an agent, she gave us very professional advice which is very helpful. She’s always on time. And she told the landlord our request. Whenever I reach her, she always responded very fast. Even after we moved in, she still checked in with us which not everyone wants to do it.

Ronda K writes …
My mom had stage 4 lung cancer and couldn't work anymore, so we had to sell their home. I didn't know who to use as a Real Estate Agent. Missy was recommended by a cousin. Best recommendation ever!! Missy came right in and put me and my parents at ease. My parents, being older and sickly and not wanting to lose their home, weren't the easiest to deal with. Missy was so wonderful with them. She was understanding, caring, and compassionate. One meeting with us, Missy had a sore throat and she even wore a mask over her mouth to keep my sickly mother from getting sick. Missy gave us a few pointers on things we needed to do to get the house ready to show. We did those things and the house sold right away. She really helped me (the daughter) deal with this situation, one that could have been a nightmare. Missy was such a great person, that I now consider her my friend! I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell their home with an agent that is reliable, professional, fun and a true pleasure.

Barb A writes …
If you are in the St. Louis area looking for a realtor to sell your home, you will not be sorry if you hire Missy Fish. Besides her darling personality and ability to get along with everyone, her attention to detail will be a huge asset to your experience. I promise she will not miss a trick and during this stressful time, she will relieve as much as possible from your plate. If you need work done, she will find someone to do it and if you want your house in its optimum shape for showing, listen to her guidance. She is knowledgeable, dependable, honest and sincere. 

Nick M writes ... Thanks, Missy, for all the time you have put in making our home sale happen.  We are beyond satisfied with everything you have done and hope to never have to use another agent! 

Dave and Alison C write ... We used Missy Fish as our buying agent in our move from Indianapolis to St. Louis, and she was such a pleasure to work with!  Missy was easily accessible by cell phone and she was prompt to return voicemails and emails.  Missy even went so far as to take some of our family members in St. Louis on a tour and Skype so we could see potential houses.  She always conducted herself in a professional and ethical manner, and we felt no pressure from her to buy.  Missy kept us well informed throughout the process all the way to closing.  In the end, Missy helped us find a fabulous home that the whole family loves.  We can't thank her enough for all her help, and we would highly recommend her to others!

Joe O writes ... We met Missy at an open house that we had stopped in to see.  We loved her immediately!  She went right to work narrowing down on our diamond in the rough.  It took us several months to find the perfect house and she never pressured us, or gave us a sales pitch to make her life easier.  She was definitely in this house hunt for us and not her bottom line as she showed us by her actions several times  The right house and deal came along and my wife, daughter, and I couldn't be happier.  We wouldn't recommend anyone else.  Than you so much Missy!

Debbie T writes ... I believe that you are very fortunate to have such a dedicated member of the Laura McCarthy team.  The level of professionalism that Missy exhibited has been unparalleled in any previous real estate transaction we have had.  Her attention to detail and determination to take care of all the myriad of tasks that needed to be completed on behalf of the owners makes her stand out as a consummate professional.  I would be very happy to recommend Missy Fish and Laura McCarthy to other prospective clients for a job well done!

Joseph & Kathryn D write ... Missy was extremely responsive and helpful as we asked questions along the way as it was 45+ years since we had purchased a home.  Her availability and suggestions made us realize we were dealing with a very experienced and honest professional who genuinely cared about us being happy with our purchase.  Thank you very much for all your help.  We truly appreciate your services and friendship.

Jan N writes ... I met Missy while attending an open house and immediately knew she was the realtor I wanted to work with.  Throughout the entire search for a new home and even beyond the closing I felt as though I was her most important client.  Her attention to detail and timely handling of all questions and processes contributed to my confidence in her.  I recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for a St. Louis area realtor.

Katherine R writes ... It is with pleasure that I share the benefits of having Missy Fish as our real estate agent.  Finding the “right” house for the right price is stressful.  One needs someone who has the knowledge of what is needed as well as the ability to know when to get necessary information from the seller's agent, the pertinent municipality or other resources.  Missy exercised due diligence in getting necessary information so that we could be comfortable with all the variables of the property, the negotiated price as well as the terms of the sale.  This gave us confidence in the many decisions we had to make.  I think availability of an agent during the critical decision time is very important.  Missy certainly made herself available – nothing “fell through the cracks.” Missy’s people skills were also very evident during the whole process.  We give her the very highest recommendation.