Fred Schmidt

Fred Schmidt and Dogs 2013

A specialized land broker in St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County for more than two decades, Fred Schmidt has successfully brought more transactions to the closing table than any other land specialist in the St. Louis area. He began his career in the early 1980s, working in the land development department of Mason Homes, one of the St. Louis area’s largest home builders at the time.

In 1991, Fred founded F.W. Schmidt Realty Resources to lead both buyers and sellers through the complicated process of land acquisition, using his keen understanding of site selection, development costs, tax incentives, urban growth patterns, zoning regulations, and municipal, county and state regulatory agencies to help all parties achieve the highest return on their investment. In the 20 years since, Fred has bought or sold thousands of acres for the development of 12,000 lots, completed land assemblages for the development of big-box centers, acquired acreage for commercial retail centers and multi-family communities, and bought and sold church sites, schools and recreational farms.

In 2011, Fred renamed his company F.W.S. Land Strategies, widened his geographic scope to include additional rural counties within 100 miles of St. Louis, and expanded his specialized services by adding assistance with rural property management and consultation services for other professionals (CPAs, attorneys, financial planners and other real estate professionals) so that they can better serve their clients in a changing real estate market.

Active in his industry, Fred has served as a trustee of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri since 1989. Fred lives with his wife and three children in St. Louis County, and is himself an owner of both rural recreational properties as well as investment land for development.

Leverage the expertise of Fred Schimdt and he will provide the following:

  • Sell your property by utilizing a superior level of expert knowledge, commitment, passion, and effective marketing.
  • Locate your perfect property through paramount market search and an unparalleled network of professionals.
  • Provide expert insights and guidance regarding the highest and best use of your land.
  • Structure deals, including tax deferred (1031) exchanges, to receive the tax and subsidy benefits you are entitled to.
  • Value-added and delivered/approved development properties.
  • Obtain the most pertinent information regarding your land transaction, from soil and crop information to water quality and land/lake mapping from a network of trusted professionals.
  • Offer time proven strategies when you face a land asset challenge, from site selection to land assemblage.
  • Present investment options satisfying your land purchase objectives.
  • Ensure that your land purchase or sale aligns with current laws & regulations that affect land transactions.
  • Assist you to obtain the best return on your investment.
  • Provides professional real estate services with integrity, enthusiasm, and top notch service.

Before starting a search for land or placing your land parcel on the market, head to the contact page to schedule a conversation with Fred. Allow him to put his knowledge and resources to work for you!


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FWS Land Strategies
Fred W. Schmidt, III
325 N. Kirkwood Road, Suite 210
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Office: 314-965-3478
Cell: 314-280-3478


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