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

Seller says…


126 Clarendon Crescent, Raleigh, NC 27610

Dear Potential Buyer,

Thanks for taking the time to visit our home.

We have called it home for more than 15 years and we have made many memories here, as we’re sure you will, too.

During our years here we’ve made many improvements and upgrades, including, but not limited to: All new windows with a lifetime warranty, a new HVAC unit with all new duct work, a tankless hot water heater, new kitchen cabinets with pull out drawers in the pantry and all bottom cabinets, and a detached workshop that is wired for electricity. My husband actually worked from home in there for almost 5 years and then transitioned it
to his “man cave.”

The openness of the dining room/living room area has made it a nice place for family and friends to gather and be able to eat and visit with ease. We also spent many hours on the deck watching our dogs romp and play in their fenced in back yard.

The best feature of all is the location! We’re less than 10 minutes from downtown

with easy access to all the great restaurants, museums, weekend events, and entertainment. We’re close enough to get there easily but not be impacted by the noise and traffic when we chose not to go. Ten minutes the opposite direction there’s access to a wide range of shopping and chain type restaurants. We’re also less than half a mile from a renowned hospital and right next door to a magnet high school that is consistently in the top 10 of schools nationwide.

Enjoy your visit to our home and start to imagine making great memories of your here!

We’re Excited to Present!

We’re excited to present 9 Deer Lake Trail, Wendell, NC 27591

Dear potential buyer:
Thank you for taking the time to visit our home!
This house has been a home to us for the past 22 years and has been very good to our family. This is a very peaceful neighborhood with friendly and caring neighbors. We have created many good memories here and we are sure you will too.
We have worked hard to make sure improvements made to our home not only enhance the house, but also bring you peace of mind that those are expenses you will not have. Such as; new carpet throughout the second floor, new stainmaster vinyl in the kitchen, new interior and exterior paint, vinyl siding is 6 years old, and the HVAC is only 3 years old.
Our favorite area of the home is the kitchen/family room, where we spent time together for holidays, birthday parties, and among our favorites was family movie night. We also spent lots of time outdoors kayaking on the pond, cooking on the grill, and watching the kids run around and play. The neighborhood is settled, quiet, and safe. If you are a pet owner you will enjoy walking the neighborhood.
We are located off Wendell Blvd. close to US 64, I-495, Knightdale bypass, and 540. Minutes from Target, Food Lion, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Kohls, Best Buy, and Shoppes at Midway Plantation.
As we transition to the next phase in our lives, it is time that we give you the opportunity to enjoy this home just as we did. Warm wishes to you as your new journey begins!


Do I Want a Pool? This is New!

Q. We saw that house on Branding Iron. The pool is pretty but we’re nervous about the time it will take to keep it up.
A. I can understand. I owned a house that had a pool at one time. It was very difficult to keep the chlorine level correct. Plus, I didn’t really like being in all that chlorine – even though it was a lot of fun and great exercise!
This pool is completely different than a chlorine pool. It’s a copper pool. Have you ever heard about that? Copper ionization was developed by NASA to purify water for the astronauts. Now, it’s also used to purify pools.
NO chemicals are in the pool. The filtration and ionizing system keep the pool disinfected. This is an inexpensive and highly effective way to keep a pool with little to no effort.
Come on by and check out this house! With Hwy 264 and I-540 close by, the RTP and airport are an easy commute. There’s shopping and restaurants nearby. Wendell isn’t too far out anymore!
Seller’s Letter:
If you like privacy and nature you will love this home. It’s like having an oasis right in your very own backyard. We’ve been told our backyard looks like it’s straight from a magazine.

We hold a lot of memories here. A few that stand out are the holiday gatherings with friends and family in the fall/winter. We usually all end up in the kitchen and eating area and still have plenty of elbow room. In the summer it’s so much fun with something to offer everyone, from barbequing to swimming to playing horseshoes and/or volleyball in the backyard. Birthday parties and July 4th are a blast in the summer.

Our favorite room is probably the kitchen and eating area off of the kitchen. I think that is where most of our time is spent either cooking, eating, chatting or playing games. We love the see-thru fireplace as we can have a cozy fire during dinner and be warming up the family room at the same time.

Food Lion is right in Wendell. More grocery stores, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Michael’s, clothes stores,veterinarians, doctors, hospitals, all within 5-10 minutes of here. The 264 bypass is less than 4 minutes from here and the 540 is about 7 minutes.

There are a few restaurants in the town of Wendell as well as a quick hop over to Knightdale where you will find Lone Star Steakhouse, Chili’s, Applebee’s, Five Guys, a good amount of fast food restaurants, hair salons, banks, you name it. One of our favorites is the quaint coffee shop “Grounds Café” off of Wendell Falls Parkway has THE best sandwiches and goodies, as well as coffee.

We have the best neighbors. We don’t see them often but know they are there if we ever need them or just want to catch up.

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.

Really Cool Tool

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!!

Really Cool Tool2

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.