Interview with Dawn Krause, Owner of Livian St. Louis Real Estate Business

October 24, 2022 Steve Denny/ Dawn Krause
Interview with Dawn Krause, Owner of Livian St. Louis Real Estate Business
Show Notes

Dawn is Partner and Principal Owner of Livian St. Louis, formally known as The Krause Basler Network, powered by Keller Williams Realty. Dawn and her business partner, Tom Basler, bring a combined 50 years of real estate experience to their community of agents and clients with the philosophy, “Success through others; no one succeeds alone.” Livian St. Louis has consistently ranked amongst the top 3 teams out of approximately 12,000 agents in St. Louis since their formation in 2015. 

Dawn’s drive and passion have led her to own three real estate offices located in Chesterfield, Missouri; Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; and O’Fallon, Illinois as well as a principal owner of Pinnacle Title Agency she launched early 2019. In addition to ownership in these market centers and the title company, Dawn serves as the Operating Principle of the O’Fallon, IL market center and the General Manager of the Chesterfield, MO market center.  

In April of 2022, Dawn became an (LTL) Livian Territory Leader of the 6 state Midwest Territory where she works to expand the Livian footprint by attracting top talent to the platform. Dawn’s passion for helping others discover their business needs and the options they have to help them get to the next level led to her promotion to Vice President of Growth for Livian in June of 2022.  

Dawn also serves as the Luxury Regional Ambassador for the Keller Williams Greater Heartland Region. Her role as ambassador keeps her closely connected to the shifting luxury market at a national level, allowing her to support the region’s agents and teams in building their businesses in the luxury space.  

Dawn is the wife of Mike Krause, the Fire Chief of Metrowest Fire Protection District, and they recently celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary. She is also the proud mother of three children – Emma who is 22 years old, as well as Gus and Tucker, her identical twin boys, who are 20 years old.  Giving back to the community is a gigantic passion of Dawn’s. She focuses much of that passion on being a voice for inclusion of those with special abilities through Best Buddies. The impact of this international organization made its mark on her family after her twins were both diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3. 


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