About Yvonne Schaefer

I am a Real Estate Broker at Keller Williams Realty in Cary, 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

RALEIGH, NC: Negotiation is Key!

Real Estate News

During my years helping buyers with their real estate needs, I’ve found that the best agents are always excellent negotiators. And once an offer has been accepted, they methodically take
care of all the transaction details and keep everyone fully informed, thereby ensuring that every deal is a done deal.

That said, with all the emotion and stress that accompany nearly every sale, I pride myself on making sure I do everything I can to make the experience enjoyable for my clients.  I am a Certified Negotiation Specialist, so you know I’m working out the best deal for you. And my clients tell me they like the systems and team that I have in place for bringing the purchase to the closing table.

So when you decide it’s time to move to Raleigh, please call or email me. Having a buyer agent represent your best interests during the negotiation process doesn’t cost you anything, and it will save you time, money and energy. So what’s not to like? I look forward to hearing from you when the time is right.

P.S. If you’d like me to send you an overview of the real estate market for the Triangle area, just let me know.


RALEIGH, NC: Really Cool Tool

I trust you have taken time to visit my website to look at our local real estate that is available to you.You may find that that my website is even more up-to-date than Realtor.com. That’s because I am directly linked to all of the properties listed in this area without any “lag” time.

But now you don’t have to just be sitting in front of your computer searching for homes. I have this really cool app that allows you to search on your phone or tablet. Whether you are in Phoenix or Atlanta, Detroit or New Orleans, you can pull up my app and search Raleigh properties on your phone.

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And, of course, once you get to Raleigh, you can drive around neighborhoods and look at each listing while you sit in front of the house.


Of course, if you want to search Realtor.com you can still get my personalized service. When you find a home that looks interesting to you, just send me the MLS number or the address. I can investigate further for you – all at no cost to you!!

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In fact, when you decide to come see the Raleigh area, I would be happy to talk to you about how you can enjoy my professional services FREE!


PS – If you would like the absolute latest listings, let me know. I can create a personalized website just for the type of home you need. That way you will immediately be notified via email when a home fitting that description comes on the market. Trust me, these are all really cool tools!



I treat every client like family, pursuing their dream home as if it were mine. Maybe that’s why I receive so many referrals from my clients to help their own friends and family.

I believe it’s the extra things that are remembered long after the closing. You should choose a real estate professional who will:

  •     Provide the fastest way to see new listings
    ·     Recommend strategies to give you an edge over other buyers
    ·     Negotiate the best purchase agreement terms

I value the fact that most of my business comes from repeat clients and referrals.

Before you select a real estate professional, call me at 919-624-6055 or visit my website  for my FREE report, “13 Extra Costs To Be Aware of Before Buying a Home.”


RALEIGH, NC: Medical Facilities

Health Care

As one of the fastest growing regions in the United States, the “Triangle” is proud to be home to some of the world’s top medical facilities.

Among these top facilities are:
Duke University Health System
University of North Carolina Healthcare

Rex Healthcare
WakeMed Hospitals

Duke University Health System is world renowned for its research and treatment of various types of cancer. Duke has recently been ranked as one of the top 10 cancer hospitals in the country and the top cancer hospital in the south by US News and World Reports.

The University of North Carolina Healthcare is best known for its work with oncology and pediatric patients. UNC Hospitals are home to state of the art research and treatment centers for pediatric pulmonology. They have been ranked among the top hospitals in the United States by
US News & World Report in 2007 as well as being named one of the 41 best in the United States by The Leapfrog Group.

Rex UNC Healthcare  has received so much recognition, it would require the entire page to list them! Rex specializes in women’s health issues earning the Women’s Health Excellence Award which ranked it among the top 10% in the nation for Women’s Health.

In 2006, Rex Healthcare was chosen as a Consumer Choice Award winner. Each year, National Research Corporation honors those hospitals whose consumers select as them as having the best quality of care and image based on a national study of over 200,000 households. In 2010, Rex Hospital is one of only two hospitals in N.C. to receive the Distinguished Hospital Award
for Clinical Excellence for 2010 by HealthGrades. Rex also ranked #1 in N.C. for Treatment of Stroke and #1 in N.C. for Overall Cardiac Services.

In addition, Rex Hospital was the first hospital in the Triangle to receive Magnet recognition from the American Nursing Association, placing Rex nurses in the top 2% in the nation.

WakeMed Hospitals  are known for their world class care and treatment of cardiac conditions. Wake County’s first open heart surgery was performed at WakeMed nearly 40 years ago. WakeMed’s heart program is the busiest in North Carolina, and continues treat more heart patients than any other hospital in the state. This is important because national studies show conclusively that higher volume hospitals produce better results and a lower mortality rate.

I hope this information about our world class healthcare here in Raleigh, NC makes you breathe easier when you think about moving to Raleigh. Trust me, you and your family will be in good hands here!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about specific health care concerns. I’m sure I’ll be able to tell you that help is available at our local, top-notch healthcare facilities.


RALEIGH, NC: Best ways for Online House Hunting


Are you using your computer to shop for a new home? Are you accessing ALL the available homes that meet your criteria? Most public websites like Realtor.com are not the newest listings nor do they have complete information.

I offer a FREE, NO OBLIGATION consultation session that we can conduct via phone or when you visit Raleigh, NC. Once you allow me to understand exactly what kind of home you are looking for, I will continually search all available listings and immediately notify you every time I find a listing that may meet your needs. It’s like having an array of dream homes delivered right to your computer. Talk about saving you time! I also have an app that will help you to search in your own time and will connect with me directly.

Much of my business comes from repeat clients and personal referrals, which is a testament to the services I offer, such as:

  •     A thorough consultation to fine-tune your home search
    ·     Resources to get a mortgage pre-approval as quickly as possible
    ·     Local real estate market knowledge to help you make a great decision

To learn more about my services, or to request a FREE home buyer’s guide, call me at 919.624.6055 or visit my website.


RALEIGH, NC: “Mom, I’m Bored!!”

“Mom, I’m bored!”  Ever heard that before? As a mother of four boys, I know that only “Mom,
I’m hungry!” is heard more often.

That’s why the Triangle area is such a great place to raise kids. There are so many activities here that it
would take a book to list them all.  So, let’s break it down into bite-size pieces. I’ll begin by telling you about the incredible assortment of museums that you can choose from in the Raleigh area.

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Raleigh has often been referred to as “The Smithsonian of the South”. We have more than 20 free (yes, I said free) attractions with superior quality exhibits found in our local museums. Raleigh is home to North Carolina’s museums of art, history, and natural sciences, to name a few. In Raleigh, you will find museums and cultural activities for the entire family to enjoy. Additional museum links can be found by visiting www.TeamSchaeferNC.com and clicking on “about the area”.

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In the next few weeks, check your email for information from me about parks and lakes, theater, golf, triangle area jobs, area hospitals, Research Triangle Park (RTP), RDU International Airport, and many other local attractions and activities to keep your family busy in the Triangle!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like more information!


RALEIGH, NC: Finding the Perfect Home

Searching for the perfect home can be like finding a needle in a haystack. In today’s real estate market, locating your dream home requires a real estate professional who has the knowledge and
systems to respond quickly.

I use a strategic approach to give you a distinctive edge over
other buyers.

My technology tools can target homes that fit your unique lifestyle, tastes and financial criteria. You can see thousands of properties  24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once we get together for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION consultation, I’ll send you an e-mail the
moment a listing goes on the market that matches your criteria.
In addition, you can have access mortgage calculators and other financial tools to help you make your decision. I’ll be right here to help you in any way you choose.

Call me at 919.624.6055 or visit my websites today to discover the most recent area properties to hit the market.