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  • About Us

    Featured Agents

    Barbara Balossi

    Team Owner


    Barbara Balossi first pursued a career in Montessori education and teaching and earned an M.Ed. from Loyola University in Maryland. After two frustrating real estate transactions as a buyer and seller, Barbara identified the opportunity to become a realtor who could translate for clients the complex nature of a real estate transaction and empower clients to make educated decisions which fit with their goals. Barbara pursued a second career in real estate and earned her real estate license in 2006. Barbara earned the Five-Star Best in Client Satisfaction Award 11 years in a row (2006 - 2017). Resulting from Barbara's success as an individual agent, Barbara established the Balossi Team which has become one of Keller Williams' highest producing real estate teams. Her unique experience as an educator and her knowledge of the residential real estate market continues to foster a balanced client-centered approach in which the Balossi Team skillfully guides clients through the home buying and selling process, now in two locations! In 2016, Barbara and her family moved to sunny Orange County, California and settled in Laguna Beach. Barbara established a second real estate enterprise in the OC and travels between CA and MO to serve her teams and clients both in St. Louis and Orange County. Barbara, and her award-winning, multi-state team, provide each client with personal attention, clear communication, and strong contract negotiation skills.

    Mary Nigh


    Licensed in 2002, Mary Nigh leads the Balossi Team as a Listing Specialist and our team’s listing and marketing coordinator. After 10 years of full-time experience helping both buyers and sellers, in 2012, Mary focused her business to work almost exclusively serving seller clients. Mary has mastered staging, marketing systems, and negotiating to help sellers win in today’s market all the while providing each client the highest level of client care. Balossi Team clients often report back, “Mary makes us feel like we are your only client,” all the while, Mary is able to manage and serve a robust book of business at the highest level. Mary approaches every task with creativity, efficiency and joy, together providing a powerful combination of perspectives and energy to employ on our clients’ behalf. Ever the consummate professional and powerful ally in each client's corner, Mary’s joy is to work one-on-one with sellers, prepare homes for sale, market our team’s listings to qualified buyers, and negotiate contracts and building inspections. The Balossi Team systems, marketing platform and expansive network combined with Mary's diligence, expertise, and care for each client consistently results in successfully, closed sales for our seller clients.

    Heather Laudie


    Heather Laudie serves our seller clients as a powerful advocate and Listing Specialist. Our team’s motto for Heather is “Leave No Seller Behind!” Heather is on a constant hunt to connect with sellers she knows will be optimally served by the Balossi Team’s client care and proven marketing platform and systems. Heather's dynamic set of skills and abilities has resulted in a wide range of professional accomplishments from building a successful organic farming business to serving as President of the Board of Directors for a non-profit animal welfare group. Heather is fueled by a drive for professional excellence, and she has seamlessly translated her previous professional leadership experience to the business of real estate and to the service of seller clients keeping client communication her number one priority at all times.

    Nikki Thompson

    Buyer Specialist


    With a background in new construction and development and also an appreciation for St. Louis historic architecture, as a Buyer Specialist, Nikki Thompson brings a vast, wide-ranging perspective and extensive residential real estate experience to the service of Balossi Team buyer clients. Moving is said to be one of the top-five most stressful human experiences, and Nikki’s Master of Arts Degree in Counseling is reflected in her ability to coach and empower clients through the transition between homes. Over the past several years, Nikki has also served Balossi Team investor clients who purchase, renovate and resell or rent homes in St. Louis city and county. Nikki is proficient in evaluating residential property values both from the perspective of a buyer looking to move in for the long term, and from the perspective of an investor purchasing with the intention of making a profit. In addition to her high level real estate skills, experience and proficiencies, Nikki brings a sharp wit, winning attitude, compassion and care to each Balossi Team client purchase transaction making the client experience one which both leads to the desired results and is also meaningful and fun along the way.

    Barbie Saenz


    Barbie is a trusted real estate resource and serves Balossi Team clients as a Buyer Specialist. Barbie began her professional career in education earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University. She taught children of all ages in public and independent schools in the St. Louis area. Always in the pursuit of learning and a perfect complement to her work in real estate home sales, Barbie earned a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development from Saint Louis University in 2011. She is focused and fueled by a passion to help Balossi Team clients find their ideal home and to navigate the complex nature of a real estate transaction. Barbie is bilingual speaking both English and Spanish with complete fluency and ease. Barbie is ready and equipped to help clients by offering personal attention, care and real estate expertise.