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

Best Time to Buy Appliances

So, it looks like I need a plan for replacing appliances in my kitchen  pretty soon. It turns out, just like buying cars, the best months to buy appliances are September and October. The new models come out in the … Continue reading

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How old are your appliances?

When we recently bought a house in Cary, NC, Jim and I had a very intense discussion about appliances. Acting as my own agent, I negotiated for the appliances to stay in the house. They were old but functioning. We … Continue reading

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Turning Utilities Off

Q. Please help us settle an argument. Now that we’ve moved out and you’ve listed our house, my husband wants to turn the utilities off. I think we should keep it warm and having lights for showings. What do you … Continue reading

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Help Your Home Start 2015 Right

Happy 2015!!! The new year is a time to start fresh on our goals and focus on important actions that will help us throughout the year. Maintaining your house is no exception. Here’s a few tasks around the house that … Continue reading

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9 No Cost Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Q. Yvonne, we are preparing our house for sale and we don’t have a lot of cash laying around to put into making everything perfect. What’s the most important thing we can do? A. There are a lot of things … Continue reading

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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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