Monthly Archives: April 2017

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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