Meet Sue Camper

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Meet Sue Camper!

  • Number of Years in Real Estate: 8 years
  • Number of Years with Schaffer: 8 years
  • What do you like about working at Schaffer: The best thing about our office is the love and friendship. There is no “dog eat dog” in our office.
  • What do you enjoy about being a REALTOR®: I absolutely love the relationships I make with my clients- They all become my friends and there is nothing better than helping my “friends” find either their first home, their last home or a very cool investment property.
  • What do you love about Lodi: I love the small town feel Lodi gives, and, of course, who doesn’t love the great wineries that we have all around us.
  • Favorite memory working at Schaffer: I have so many funny memories working in real estate.  The funniest was when a seller was passed out (from drinking) in the laundry room and his wife showed my buyers and I the whole house without skipping a beat!! It was so funny!!!
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: The best advice I ever received is Attitude is Everything Pick a Good One!!
  • Favorite quote: My favorite saying “The Most Wasted Day in One Without Laughter”

 

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Meet Stephanie Faucett

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Meet Stephanie Faucett!

  • Number of Years in Real Estate: 4 years
  • Number of Years with Schaffer: 4 years
  • What do you like about working at Schaffer: I enjoy and respect working for a family business. All of the agents conduct themselves professionally, treat their clients with dignity and work diligently to provide excellent customer service.
  • What do you enjoy about being a REALTOR®: I love helping people find their next home that they can extend their roots in. It maybe a starter home, a larger home for a growing family, or an empty nester downsizing into a smaller home. I love helping people through the process!
  • What do you love about Lodi: They don’t call Lodi ‘Livable Lovable Lodi’ for no reason. You can take advantage of the nightlife that the downtown has to offer while still enjoying the simple feel of a small town. It’s a perfect place to raise a growing family.
  • Favorite memory working at Schaffer: Working so closely with my Broker Nancy Schaffer Hyske. She has seasoned me to be a better agent and given me the necessary tools to expand my business.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Have the courage to live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect of you.
  • Favorite quote: Believe to achieve. The first step to success is believing. He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right. -Confucius

 

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Meet Barbara Boynton

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Meet Barbara Boynton!

  • Number of Years in Real Estate: Licensed in 1984, active approximately 17 years.
  • Number of Years with Schaffer: 7
  • What do you like about working at Schaffer: I like the people and the work ethics of Schaffer & Co. Realtors. Everyone is friendly, and there is always someone to lend a hand or give advice when needed. Your success is not based entirely on the number of deals you close but on the service and satisfaction you give your clients.
  • What do you enjoy about being a REALTOR®: What I enjoy about being a REALTOR® is finding homes for people that fit them and their lifestyle, not just a house but a home. When working with sellers, I like to make the transition as painless as possible while getting them the true value of their home…
  • What do you love about Lodi: What I love about Lodi is despite its growth through the years, it has maintained its small town feeling while offering an abundance of shopping and recreational opportunities. You can stroll downtown with its unique shops and eateries or hit the bigger stores within the city limits. For recreation you have Lodi Lake and the Mokelumne River to enjoy with a picnic, a walk or kayaking. Location wise you are about an hours drive from the mountains or the coast.
  • Favorite memory working at Schaffer: My favorite memory of Schaffer & Co. Realtors is the marketing/advertising photo shoots. Whether in the theatre, on the river, or the steps of City Hall, they were always fun.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Focus on the wants and needs of your clients and success will take care of itself.
  • Favorite quote: “You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – R. Tagore

 

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Meet Michelle Mazzera-Mayo

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Meet Michelle Mazzera-Mayo!

  • Number of Years in Real Estate: 13 years
  • Number of Years with Schaffer: 13 years
  • What do you like about working at Schaffer: Schaffer is a smaller, more personal, local office with the knowledge and experience to rival any large company.
  • What do you enjoy about being a REALTOR®: I have always loved homes. Mine is my sanctuary and where the people most important to me gather. I love helping others find their “happy” place.
  • What do you love about Lodi: I love the small town, the family atmosphere, and the fact that this truly is a community in actions not just in words. And the wine… I love the wine! 🙂
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: If it’s meant to be it will. If it’s not, it won’t.
  • Favorite quote: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ~Dr. Seuss

 

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Meet Nancy Hyske

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Meet Nancy Hyske!

  • Number of Years in Real Estate: 38 years
  • Number of Years with Schaffer: From the beginning- started in the business with my father, Ben Schaffer, back in 1979. Left for a brief period of time, but came back full-time in 1985. Then started Schaffer & Co with Margo in 2003.
  • What do you enjoy about being a REALTOR®: Helping clients find a home that fits their needs is very rewarding and satisfying to me. It is an honor to have repeat business- I have clients who purchased their first homes with me and years later are referring their children to me as well.
  • What do you like about working at Schaffer: All of the agents in our company are fun to be around and we have a great time together! Now that my sister and, recently my daughter, have joined the team, I am excited to see the Schaffer Legacy carry on.
  • What do you love about Lodi: I love that Lodi is family oriented with the Mokelumne River & other activities. We are also centrally located with Lake Tahoe & San Francisco no more than a few hours away.  What started as a small farming community has grown into a great wine region!
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: My dad always said, “Serve the client to the best of your ability and everything else will fall into place.”
  • Favorite quote: “You have to remember lies, but you don’t have to remember the truth.”

 

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Meet Gaylene Entzi

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Meet Gaylene Entzi!

  • Number of Years in Real Estate: 11 ½
  • Number of Years with Schaffer: 11 ½ years
  • What do you like about working at Schaffer: I like working for Schaffer & Company because it is independently owned and very family oriented making me able to give my clients the best service possible through unique and creative advertising and training that helps me to be a better agent.
  • What do you enjoy about being a REALTOR®: The reason I like being a REALTOR® is I love helping people find and purchase probably one of the largest investments they will ever make and seeing how they make it their own.
  • What do you love about Lodi: I love Lodi’s clean, small town family atmosphere with a lake, community center, revitalized downtown, WOW Museum, wine tasting and recreation activities- something for all ages.
  • Favorite memory working at Schaffer: My favorite memory was when we all dressed up in different costumes and had a lot of laughs over how people looked.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Probably the best piece of advice I have received  was from my dad [Ben Schaffer] to believe in God, treat others the way you would want to be treated and be honest, fair and ethical.
  • Favorite quote: My favorite quotes or bible verse is the fruit of the spirit which sums up nine attributes of a Christian or any good person.  It is:  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

 

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Meet Jeff Lippert

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Meet Jeff Lippert!

  • Number of Years in Real Estate: About 20
  • Number of Years with Schaffer: 7, since 2010
  • What do you like about working at Schaffer: Great bosses, fellow REALTORS® in the office are fun- We have a good time.
  • What do you enjoy about being a REALTOR®: Finding people a house they love- I can see it in their eyes their first time in the house.
  • What do you love about Lodi: Lived here all my life; Know every other person.
  • Favorite memory working at Schaffer: In 1996 I talked to Nancy’s dad, Ben Schaffer, about being a REALTOR®, back when the company was called ‘Schaffer, Suess, & Boyd’. He said sounds good- obtain your license and I’ll hire you! He always used to say, “There’s no occupation with less investment- for Real Estate, you just need a desk and a phone!”
  • Favorite quote: “Man’s got to know his limitations” – Harry Callahan, Magnum Force, 1973

 

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Meet Jan Reichmuth

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Meet Jan Reichmuth!

  • Number of Years in Real Estate: Since September 2003
  • Number of Years with Schaffer: Seven years in May 2017
  • What do you like about working at Schaffer: We have two very experienced owners/partners as well as a great mix of fun loving agents! Everyone here is more than happy to help one another.
  • What do you enjoy about being a REALTOR®: Whether they are old clients or new, I like the excitement that comes with searching for just the right property with my clients and finding it!
  • What do you love about Lodi: Its central location.  Aside from being the beautiful town it is with numerous restaurants and wineries, Lodi is centrally located to the Bay Area, Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. There is always something fun going on!
  • Favorite memory working at Schaffer: Favorite memory would have to be when I started here and how kind and helpful everyone was and still is! I can’t think of ever working any other place.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Best piece of advice I ever received would have to be the word NEXT! Spoken by someone with many more years in the business. Because in this business try as hard as you can, not all transactions turn out the way you would like. Thank goodness those are few and far between!
  • Favorite quote: “Laughter is the best medicine” and “Always do the best you can”

 

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Meet Pat Piccardo

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Meet Pat Piccardo!

  • Number of Years in Real Estate: 11 years
  • Number of Years with Schaffer: Since 2010, 7 years
  • What do you like about working at Schaffer: The feeling of family. Everyone is there to assist you or listen to you.
  • What do you enjoy about being a Realtor: Assisting others.
  • What do you love about Lodi: The genuine caring of the persons I’ve met. It may be that I’ve been drawn out of my shell.
  • Favorite memory working at Schaffer: Assistance received with listings, pictures, and staging.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Educate your clients and keep them informed. When something comes up, it is very comforting to be able to say, remember when we talked about this.
  • Favorite quote:When you find yourself in the thick of battle, call upon My Name: “Jesus, help me!”

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Meet Chris Phelps

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Meet Chris Phelps!

  • Number of Years in Real Estate: 11 years
  • Number of Years with Schaffer: 11 years
  • What do you like about working for Schaffer: I love that we all get along so well.  But I also love to tell people that Margo and Nancy took me in when I knew absolutely nothing about business, fresh out of RE school, with no business background.  They took me under their wing, held me by the hand and helped me every step along the way.  They still do 🙂  I’ve told them I have no desire to go anywhere else.
  • What do you enjoy about being a REALTOR®: My favorite part of being a REALTOR® is the connection with people.  It’s quite an undertaking to sell or buy a home.  When someone asks me to guide them in those steps, it is a true privilege.  We become attached at the hip during the process, and then may not see each other for a time after.  I like to give them time to get settled, then give them a call a month or so later just to check in and see how they’re doing.
  • What do you love about Lodi: It’s where family is, but I also love that everyone in Lodi knows one another, or you know someone who knows someone.  We’re all very connected.  I also love our quaint little neighborhoods that are so nicely manicured and well-kept- People take pride in their property. I also love to tell people that I meet from other areas that we are the Zinfandel Capital of the World- They usually don’t know that.  And I love all of our small boutique wineries that were once barely known, and are now all over the US and beyond.
  • Favorite memory of working at Schaffer: My favorite memory is coming into the office right after I started at Schaffer.  Margo taught me the ropes.  Like I said I knew nothing.  She taught me how to search properties on MLS; how to show property and how to hold open houses.  The scariest was when I had to call an agent and ask about a property.  I felt so unsure of myself, but eventually started getting the hang of it.  I’ll be forever grateful for her help.  And now I still need her or Nancy’s advice or knowledge.  They are always there for me.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Best advice I received was from my husband, Dan.  He suggested I get my real estate license.  That caught me by surprise but I truly love what I do now and have never regretted it.
  • Favorite quote: My favorite quote is from the movie “League of Their Own”.  Tom Hanks tells Gina Davis “It’s the hard that makes it great” in referring to playing baseball, but it’s so true about life in general, too.

 

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