The Joel Svoboda Team

Portrait photo of The Joel Svoboda Team

St. Louis

8151 Clayton Rd Suite 301
St. Louis, MO 63117

Office: 314-352-5200
Direct: 314-537-1971


Rooted in St Louis since 1984, Joel has a thorough knowledge of the many neighborhoods and communities in the St. Louis area. He has been helping his clients with their residential real estate needs since 2003. He got his start with a small brokerage firm in one of the city’s historic neighborhoods, Lafayette Square, where he and his wife began raising their family. In fact, Joel’s real estate career began while he was a stay-at-home dad. With some help of his Bassett Hound and his son, Joel quickly built his business by getting out into the community and meeting people. Not one who likes to sit still, Joel’s outgoing and personable approach quickly enabled him to pursue real estate as a full time career.
With his business expanding to more areas in the St Louis market, Joel joined a larger brokerage firm with a broader market reach. After 8 years of success as a top REALTOR® for the company and in the St Louis area, he decided that he could best serve his clients by aligning with a local independent brokerage firm that focused on the neighborhoods of St Louis, especially those in the central corridor. As a resident of Webster Groves and father of 3 children in the school district since 2007, having a “homegrown” brokerage firm to align with was important to his growing client base.
Joel and his team joined Circa Properties Inc in 2013 and helped this independent homegrown brokerage firm open their doors in Webster Groves. The Joel Svoboda Team  and Circa’s "best practices" approach have been the cornerstone to Joel's team building a successful real estate brand that has established itself as a leader in the St Louis area.
Joel and his team continue to embrace the latest technologies in the real state industry while understanding the importance of getting to know their clients one person at a time. Developing a trusting relationship with their clients is at the heart of Joel and his team’s personable approach to helping their clients with their real estate needs.

Accomplishments, Awards and Experience:

  • A Top 5 Real Estate Agent in the Central Corridor (Webster, Kirkwood, Brentwood, Clayton, University City, Maplewood/Richmond Heights School Districts)
  • A Top 25 Real Estate Agent in the Greater St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
  • Over $350 Million in Sales
  • More than 1000 homes sold
  • #1 Real Estate Agent in Webster Groves (2019 - 2023)

Service Areas

63129, 63144, 63131, 63124, 63130, 63119, 63122, 63117, 63105, 63123

Ask The Joel Svoboda Team


Joel and his team are amazing to work with. We decided to buy a house and after researching agents, we wanted to work with him. We called Joel and the next day he was showing us houses. He is very knowledgeable, always available for questions, and made the process easy and stress free. I appreciated that he was patient and did not try to rush our decision or make me feel like I had to sacrifice my wants or expectations of what kind of home we could find. Joel even pointed out flaws in some of the homes we liked and gave his honest opinions. I felt I could trust him with this big financial decision. When we found our home, Joel and his team got right to work. He put me in contact with a local lender and inspectors that together we were able to close on the house in less than 30 days. Joel's professionalism and experience level puts him in the top tier class of the St. Louis Real estate agents.

- Jessie V

We used the Joel Svoboda team to sell our former home & buy our dream home. Within a week of our initial meeting, we made an offer & were under contract! Selling was just as smooth. We had 4 offers after our first open house & closed on the highest bid! Each person we worked with from the Joel Svoboda team is kind, knowledgeable, responsive, trustworthy, and professional. We’re so glad we choose them to help us & will continue to recommend!

- Blake M

Throughout the entire selling process, Joel and his Team were the consummate professionals with organically positive and reassuring attitudes. Communication was effective, timely and consistent. Joel and his Team work seamlessly together in service of their clients. We felt comfortable every step of the way as their transparency aided in our more fluid decision making. Joel and his Team are absolutely the reason we sold our home quickly with minimal stress and anxiety. Joel and his Team always treated our home with respect and ensured they highlighted it in the most marketable, modern ways. Joel and his Team have a robust list of clients and relationships that drove in a large amount of interest (which ultimately led to a successful sale!). Thank you thank you thank you Joel and Team (and special shout out to Sarah C. too!). We are forever appreciative of Joel and his Team's dedication, heart and soul they put into their clients. THANK YOU!!

- Katherine H

Our family worked with Joel and Jenn over the course of nearly four years to sell our home and purchase a new one. Based on our experience, we would highly recommend the Joel Svoboda team. They understood that we had options with our current home to either sell or renovate - and after a year of not finding the right house to buy, we decided to renovate and stay. In spite of this, Joel and Jenn continued to be a resource and sounding board for us as we spent a year working with an architect and contractor on renovation plans. When we once again changed our minds and decided to sell, Jenn and Joel jumped right back in 100% to make it happen. We looked at nearly every house in a 10-mile radius that met our basic requirements over the next two years. Jenn's commitment to finding us a home was incredible - she was proactive in trying to find us homes that met our needs, she was thorough in tracking down information on potential homes that we 'heard from a friend who heard from a friend that it might be coming for sale,' and she was extremely patient with our very specific wants and needs for our next home. She was always available to see a home with us and provided regular feedback and communication to us on the homes we were considering. Her expertise and commitment to us was invaluable, and when we finally found the perfect home for our family, she made sure it all happened and came together without any issues. Selling our old home with Joel was equally smooth - he and his team made sure everything happened as needed, they provided excellent staging advice and marketing of our home, and we had an offer within a week. Thank you Jenn, Joel, Sarah and the rest of the team!

- Kelle F

We worked with Jenn Brenner as our buyer's agent and it was such a great experience. We were relocating from out of state and so often had little notice and very tight timeframes to look at homes. Jenn always went above and beyond in accommodating us with our crazy schedules. She works so hard, and is incredibly responsive and on top of things. While we did lose out on two bidding wars, the third home (which we ultimately purchased) was also a multiple offer situation and I believe that the respect that Jenn's team has in the area helped us get the house.


This is a great team that got us great results the very first weekend! We had 13 contract offers and we ended up closing on the highest bid. Their designer made good suggestions for preparing for the marketing of the home. It all went very smoothly!


I highly recommend the Joel Svoboda Team. Joel and Jenn have unmatched knowledge of St. Louis County’s central corridor, which was useful in both my buying and selling situation. Communication was consistent and timely throughout the process. They provided timelines and guides unique to my buying and selling transactions to keep all parties organized and on track – very helpful! Their advice and negotiating abilities were invaluable and it is clear they have many years of experience in real estate. When you hire the Joel Svoboda Team you can be confident they are working with your best interests in mind.


[The team] took over the property sale, offered enhancement suggestions, ie staging, popular appliances, drive-by appeal, priced the property and found a buyer within 3 weeks.


We have bought two houses and sold two other houses with Joel’s assistance and experience and would definitely use him again. His knowledge of the local market cannot be matched. His team helps keep the sales process moving. I couldn’t give a higher recommendation.


We loved working with Jennifer Brenner! She was a great agent and so incredibly knowledgeable. She was also very patient with us. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a buyers agent (especially in the Webster Groves area!)


My fiance and I took new jobs in a different state only about 9 months after buying a house in Kirkwood (which we also used Circa Properties to do and loved working with them!). We were nervous we were going to lose money selling so soon after buying, but Joel helped make sure that wasn't the case. We didn't list the house until after we already moved to Nevada, but Joel and his team took care of everything for us! They make it so easy to ensure you are doing everything you need. We ended up selling the house for over asking price in less than 48 hours. Now having purchased and sold home with this team all within 1 year, I would't hesitate to recommend them to anyone for either!


Joel is absolutely the best! He makes the entire processing painless and your best interests are his top priority. Loved our experiences with Joel and his team, and will use him the next time we move!


Jennifer Brenner was incredibly helpful and worked with our ever changing schedules to show us houses. We didn't feel like she was trying to push us to buy a house ever, in fact she was the one pointing out problems with the houses, that we wouldn't have noticed otherwise.