Stephanie's career in Niagara real estate started at the young age of 24 when she purchased a small wartime home in Welland with her partner David Vogt. Steph was a dental assistant and Dave was an entrepreneur and the owner of Dave's Pit Stop, a small automotive repair shop in Welland. Dave and Steph worked day and night putting their small wartime into tip top condition.
HGTV was not airing any house flipping shows back then, but renovating and selling homes for profit was a great way to invest in real estate. After completing over 20 homes Steph knew It was very profitable, but it wasn't exactly what every girl aspires to be!
As time went on Stephanie and her partner realized that it was time to get Steph licensed as a real estate agent in Niagara to further their real estate investment business, but something happened... and it was then that Steph felt a bigger calling.
Steph realized that 10 years of real estate investing gave her skills and knowledge that school could not teach. Young aspiring agents knew very little about actual real estate. They come from other backgrounds and no level of education could make up for her experiences.
She began to see why it was so hard to find a good agent that understood all the aspects of investing, buying, and selling real estate.
Steph also realized three big advantages to working as a Realtor®...
- She could make a living helping others by sharing her experience.
- When you love what you do it's not like work.
- She wouldn't have to wear work boots anymore...
The last one is something that Steph has really come to appreciate. After all...What girl likes to wear work clothes and boots everyday?!
My Little Helpers
My Partner David Vogt
Dave has been there with me throughout my journey...it's been 11 plus years of working along side this guy. We are somewhat inseparable and inevitably when you hire me you get what's between his ears too. He is one heck of a home renovator and the big silent force behind this website and and my marketing materials.
What People Are Saying
Stephanie Schaeffer you are an amazing agent. Our house was listed for less than three weeks when it sold. You went above and beyond to advertise with an online website, Facebook, newspaper ad and even went door to door to deliver a special advertising card you made (which looked amazing by the way). Thank you so much for all of your help and dedication you truly made this process a lot less stressful. We will be recommending you to everyone who is buying or selling their house. You are the best!Krysten Piraino & Family
Steph's creative advertising strategies impressed us the most, along with her continued support and dedication to helping us find exactly what we were looking for. Her knowledge and expertise of various aspects of selling and buying a home, including structural details, made us feel more secure in our decision-making process.Amber Christie & Family