Author Archives: Yvonne Schaefer

About Yvonne Schaefer

I am a Real Estate Broker at Keller Williams Realty in Raleigh, NC and President of Hands of Compassion International supporting our Health Center in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Here are some important things to know about me: -Consistent follow up and attention to detail during real estate transactions -Awarded Top Listing Agent and Top Selling Agent awards in my office. -Constantly improving computer and internet knowledge -Focused area is Raleigh, NC. This includes the surrounding areas of Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Clayton and Knightdale. -2007 and 2008 President of the Raleigh Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors -2008 Member of Year - Raleigh Chapter, Women's Council of Realtors -Customer Service "SuperStar" Award - Monarch Services @ IBM -Board of Directors of Hands of Compassion International. I have served on this Board for eight years. -Lead teams of medical personnel to Guayaquil, Ecuador every year to provide free medical care to the poor who have no other means of receiving this type of assistance. To date, I have led 16 teams providing humanitarian care to Ecuador. -Married for 35 years and mother of 4 sons - three of which have served in the military. - Grandmother ("Mimi") to 3 yr old Alia, 10 month old twins David and Caleb, 4 month old Myka and 1 month old Olivia! Call me at 919.624.6055 or email yschaefer@kw.com. Visit www.AskYvonneBlog.com; www.BestRaleighListings.com; www.RaleighBargainHomes.com

9 Steps to Buying A House

Q. We put in an offer on a home today. My Realtor and my lender are giving conflicting advice. When do I schedule the home inspection? Now or later in the process? I’m confused. A. I wouldn’t schedule an inspection … Continue reading

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Is Your House Safe During Your Vacation?

Q. Yvonne, since you helped us buy our house this summer, this is the first time we are leaving it for a vacation over the holidays. We’ve realized we’re nervous about leaving the house vacant. A. I can understand your … Continue reading

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10 Secrets to Avoiding Buyer Discounts

Imagine this…a buyer has looked through the pictures of your house and the REALTOR has agreed that your price is reasonable. So, they’ve set up an appointment and are pulling up to your house. Now, first impressions are absolutely critical. … Continue reading

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Should We Wait?

Q. We’ve decided to wait for the spring to sell our home. Can you give us a call then? A. Well, that is common mistake many sellers make. There are several reasons to go ahead and sell now. First, buyers … Continue reading

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Growing Family?

Q. I think we’ve outgrown this house. We can’t figure out what to do first. What if we sell our house and we don’t have one yet? We don’t want to end up without a place to live! A. First, … Continue reading

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Tips for First Time Homebuyers (Part II)

I invited some trusted team members and associates to write guest blogs about their areas of expertise. This week, attorney Brian Brady gives some tips to first time homebuyers in a two part blog. Find out more about BrianĀ here. Read … Continue reading

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Tips For First Time Homebuyers

I invited some trusted team members and associates to write guest blogs about their areas of expertise. This week, attorney Brian Brady gives some tips to first time homebuyers in a two part blog. Find out more about Brian here. … Continue reading

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