Testimonials


AMERICAN REALTORS® Testimonials


Trish Schaefer is EXTREMELY knowledgeable about houses and real estate. She notices when things are wrong, what needs to be updated and she is creative and can talk to you about updates. Trish loves her job and is willing to spend all day finding you a home. Some realtors just open the door and let you look around. Not Trish. She looks at foundation, roof, windows, electrical box... she is great to look at homes with! She is informative, smart, and great lady! I am thankful she was our realtor. 

Dianna A.

Trish Schaefer was our Real Estate agent. She was very observant, patient, and really paid attention to what we wanted in a house. We were very happy with the house that she found us and cannot thank her enough. Furthermore, she made very kind gestures to us by giving us gifts which we appreciated. 

Marcus & Monika M 

 "I am happy to give you input as far as selling your home with Trish. We had an absolutely wonderful experience. She was very professional and really knew her business - of which she and her husband own ... She priced our home according to our wishes and what we had invested in it - along with her professional opinion as to its value. Trish is very available at any time of the day or night. ... I would not hesitate in the least bit of working with Trish again and I believe you would have a great experience also.


Jan Damaschke, Client 



Trish did a great job of selling our home. It was only on the market less than a week, we had over 25 showings and decided to accept an offer after several back and forth negotiations. The entire transaction went smoothly and we closed within 45 days of listing with Trish. She did a great job and we very much appreciate her hard work!  

 "I am happy to give you input as far as selling your home with Trish. We had an absolutely wonderful experience. She was very professional and really knew her business - of which she and her husband own ... She priced our home according to our wishes and what we had invested in it - along with her professional opinion as to its value. Trish is very available at any time of the day or night. ... I would not hesitate in the least bit of working with Trish again and I believe you would have a great experience also.

Todd O, Client 


From the very first time we talked with Trish, long distance, on the phone, we knew she was the realtor we wanted to work with. Trish is a human dynamo who has very good ideas for marketing strategy and the willingness to put those strategies into action. Communication with Trish and her office personal is exceptional. If we had questions or concerns answers were only a call, text, or email away. Response from Trish or Deb was very fast. American Realtors is professional, courteous, and are just fun to work with. We would highly recommend Trish and her team for anyone's real estate needs. 

Tim and Barb N

Working with Trish Schaefer was a great experience.  We located her through the Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) website so we knew she would understand our financial principals and would bring a gazelle-like intensity to selling our home.  During our initial consultation, she demonstrated trust-worthiness that made us feel very secure in selecting her as our realtor.  She priced our home appropriately and met her commitment to sell our home before the year end.  And on the buying side, we never felt any kind of pressure to buy something we were not happy with. Her expertise and knowledge of the market were valuable in guiding us to make the right decisions. Trish and her team at American Realtors were very efficient and organized which made the complex process of buying and selling a home so much less stressful. We love our new home and neighborhood and will highly recommend Trish to our friends and relatives who have mentioned purchasing or selling a home

Hans and Debbie

Trish and her staff did an outstanding job for us! We had a Lustron home for sale in a small town and didn't know if there would be any interest. Trish spent time researching the history and did an excellent marketing job. Within 4 days we had a number of showings and after only 7 days we had an accepted offer - at a much higher price than anticipated. We would not hesitate in recommending her and if we ever sell our home, we will, of course, use her services! Thanks Trish! 

 Nick and Dianna H

Client Testimonials


"Trish is a fantastic leader, full of positive energy and determination. Her accomplishments are nothing short of inspiring to anyone, especially for a woman-owned business in a male dominated market. Trish continues to be a market leader and motivator to many.”

Nicole Charles, REALTOR, Broker Associate, Keller Williams Realty

 

"Trish represents what I think a great real estate agent/owner should be about...friendly, compassionate, kind and a real achiever who recognizes that one achieves when they're honest, open and caring about the people they work for and work with! As an old veteran in the local real estate business I would have to say that Trish is the finest real estate manager that I've had the pleasure to know. She's a hard-working, honest and terrific, fun person to know and work for!”

Pat Mullin, Real Estate

"Trish works tirelessly to always help his clients find the right solution to their real estate needs. Trish is also very involved in many professional organizations with the Realtor's Association. For this reason we Realtors have honored Trish with the 2009 Realtor of the Year award for her efforts. Trish is great!”

Hiam Garner, Realtor, First Weber Group

 

"Trish is a valued colleague on the Dane County Parks Commission Grants Committee who brings a property, professional, and public interest perspective to this forum.”

Tom Dawson, Assistant Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice

"I am happy to give you input as far as selling your home with Trish. We had an absolutely wonderful experience. She was very professional and really knew her business - of which she and her husband own. This was a plus knowing that she was in charge of her own business. Trish was always on time, ran the open house herself, met the clients herself - did not send anyone else. I was a bit nervous allowing people into my home and was greatly relieved that Trish was to be there WITH another of her agents stationed in the house to be helpful. She gave us lots of good tips and was upfront and honest. She priced our home according to our wishes and what we had invested in it - along with her professional opinion as to its value. Trish is very available at any time of the day or night. I emailed her many times over the course of three months and she ALWAYS replied promptly - as in within an hour. I was amazed at that. The "for sale” sign was put up and taken down without leaving a hole in the yard, they actually filled the hole!! If the fliers were emptied, I would call Trish and within one day another stack of fliers were installed into the slot. She is a very efficient professional. She also did a lot of research on other properties for us, which was so helpful. I would not hesitate in the least bit of working with Trish again and I believe you would have a great experience also.

Jan Damaschke, Client

"I have known Trish for several years during my different positions in the real estate industry. She has always been a positive, outgoing and energetic person. She gives 110% to people and makes sure they are happy. Trish also has been very active in the Realtors Association and helps make positive change in the industry.”

Christa Sweeney, Mortgage Banker

 

"Trish is an industry leader in real estate in Madison. Her commitment to our industry is second to none. I've seen her perform in many leadership roles and she always gives it her very best.”

Darren Kittleson, Operating Principal/Broker, Keller Williams Realty

 

"Trish is always ready to step up to leadership opportunities and provides an always up-beat attitude. I have worked with her at Women's Council of Realtors and enjoyed it. If you want something done, ask Trish! She is also always ready to step outside her comfort zone and try something new!”

Janet Johnson, Broker Associate, Keller Williams Realty

 

"Trish is a motivator. She is energetic and passionate and passes that onto to everyone she meets. She is very creative and has a way of 'thinking outside the box' when it's needed. It's invigorating to be able to work with Trish.”

Rachel Baehr, Manager, Faith Living Centers Assisted Living Facilities

 

"Trish is a great person to work with. She gets right to the point and gets the job done.”

Laura Lahti, Realtor

"I've been a "Trish Fan" since the first time we met at a regional meeting. Her passion for her business, high energy, and positive outlook are contagious. Our approaches to business and ethics are similar, and sharing ideas always results in both of us being re-energized for the future.”

Terry Donahue, Owner, Prudential ABSOLUTE REALTORS, Milwaukee, WI

 

"Trish has been a true leader for the Women's Council of Realtors Madison Chapter. Although we have not worked directly together, we have served in leadership positions together.”

Jessica Fox, Manager, Keller Williams Realty

 

"Trish is an energetic manager that always gets the job done. She is a perfect example of the statement "If you want a job done, give it to a busy person". Trish is always willing to go the extra mile, and sincerely cares about those around her.”

John Deininger, Acct. Executive, KnightBarry Title

 

"Trish and I have been on several Real Estate committees and she handles herself professionally and always has great input and ideas. I am sure she would go above and beyond for her clients. I would consider it an honor if I was ever referred a client by her. I would love to work with her.”

Pamela Cowan, Residential Mortgage Specialist, AMCORE, now Harris Bank N.A.

 

"Trish’s contributions to our Women Council of Realtors State Chapter as the Chair of the Education Committee has been extraordinary. Thank you for all you do for us”

Aura Mora Gheller,ABR,SFR,AHWD, Bilingual Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker

 

"Trish and her husband, Pat, run their company (Prudential Community Realtors) with solid principles and a refreshing moral integrity. She's very approachable and brings a very genuine concern and understanding of people to the table. She's a delight to work for!”

Patrick Mullin

"Trish, hired Kicks Unlimited to provide Self-Defense training for her agents and anybody in the Real Estate industry. I thought this was very generous of Trish to open this up to people whom you might think would be her direct competition but she did not care about that. She simply wanted to make sure everybody who works in this field was safe. Her outgoing personality made it very easy to work with her. She left nothing to chance and planned every single detail and kept me informed all the way through. Simply put, Trish is a phenomenal person to work with.”

Mathiam Mbow, General Manager, Kicks Unlimited


"I have known Trish for over 17 years. She is a dynamic person who is well versed regarding the South Western Wisconsin Real Estate market. I have enjoyed working with Trish and look forward to future transactions.”

 

Steve Schwartz, Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker Success Realty

"Trish is a dedicated Real Estate Professional who is always ready to do whatever it takes to make the client/customer happy.”

Bryan Mcky, Realtor, Stark Company Realtors

 

"Trish is an honest, hardworking individual. She always has your best interest at heart and will go to great lengths to explain things; in a detailed but understandable way. Full of energy and always willing to go that extra mile.”

Sandra Latham, Chief Administrative Officer, LTCI Partners

 

"I have known and worked with Trish for the last few years as we both served in Executive positions on the Realtors Assoc. of South Central Wisconsin Board of Directors. Trish exhibits an uncanny ability to get to the heart of the matter and get things done while taking all involved into consideration. An admirable trait I must say. She is very understanding and a pleasure to work with in any capacity.”

Ralph Kamps, Mng Prtnr Cirex, Cirex/M&M Real Estate

"Trish is a very enthusiastic participant in any project she is involved with. She is a strong leader and an innovative thinker.”

Kristine Wiese, MLS Manager & Foundation Administrative Director, Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin

 

"Trish is a hard worker and thinks things through very carefully. I had the opportunity to get to know Trish from serving with her on the South Central Board of Directors. She brought a lot to the table during our discussions and kept the energy and thought process moving!”

Pamela Kruschke, Owner, ERA Country Land Realty

 

"Trish is one of those agents that you simply enjoy working with. She's a pleasure to be around AND you know that the job will get done right! I look forward to the opportunity again in the future.”

Kelly Maly, Broker Associate, REALTOR, The Kruse Company REALTORS

 

"Trish is one of the most driven individuals I know. Whether it is a personal or professional issue I have always known Trish to go the extra step to insure things are done right.”

Pam Treige, President, Knabe Tool Works, Inc.

 

"Trish was the selling agent on one of my listings, a complicated transaction involving rural property, pre-occupancy agreement, etc. She was an absolute joy to work with. I am looking forward to doing many more transactions with her.”

Dennis Kindschi, Re/Max Preferred

"Trish goes above & beyond to get it done right; for her customers, her company, her industry, and the community. She is a pleasure to work with.”

Byron Chase, Sales, Realty Executives

"Trish has always been very responsive with my numerous questions about real estate. She is very knowledgeable and forward thinking. I would recommend Trish.”

Ann Schuelke, Partner, AGC and Associates

 

"I worked with Trish when we both served on the Board of Directors for the Realtors Assoc of South Central WI. Trish was great to work with on committees and in serving on the Board, she was very dedicated to the Realtors Association and is a hard worker.”

Patricia Schwartz, Broker/Director, RE/MAX Preferred Commercial

 

"Trish is a leader in the real estate community. She stands out in ethics, professional standards and overall real estate industry knowledge. She stays informed on Dane County issues by tirelessly participating on committees and boards. This enables her to provide informed service to her customers.”

Kathie Bahman, Director of Sales and Marketing, Gorman & Company

 

"Trish I wanted to drop you a little note to thank you for the smooth transaction. I want to tell you that your attention for detail did not go unnoticed by me…I love to share a transaction with someone who I really feel is on top of things. Much appreciated!”

Kimberly Disch, Wellnitz anhd Sarow Builders

"Although I no longer work for Trish and Pat, they are probably the single biggest influence in my real estate career. Trish actively volunteers her time and energy in various capacities in our industry, year after year after year. The practical day-to-day training she and Pat provided helped me develop thinking ability. You've heard the adage, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"? Trish taught me how to fish. Thanks, Trish!”

Peg Berg, Agent Services Coordinator, RE/MAX Preferred

"Trish is a driven professional that always puts forth her best effort for the needs of her clients.”

Paul Kujawa, VP, FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK

 

"I met Trish a few years ago through the Wisconsin Council of Women Realtors. Her dedication to the group was contagious. I am so impressed at how hard she works for her clients and for others in the community that may need assistance outside of the real estate business. 
Trish has set a great example for all professionals.”

 

Mary Frahm, Realtor, Restaino & Associates Realtors

 

"Trish is a very hard working, and knowledgeable professional.”

Pete Frautschi, local developer and business owner

"Trish has always been informative and responsive...very professional. She is also easy to communicate with and most of all, fun and upbeat!!”

Jim Hess, Business Owner and Developer

"Trish is an amazing Broker. There is no one else in the real estate industry that I would rather work for. Her passion and knowledge of the industry have made me a better Realtor. I am always energized and inspired after Trish's meetings. If you are a Realtor looking for a home, definitely come and work for Trish!!!”

Lisa Carlsen, Real Estate Consultant

"Trish is one of the leaders in our field and is a very well respected broker in the Dane County Area, feel confident when you do business with her that everything is always on the up and up!”

Dan Bertelson, RE/MAX Preferred


"Trish is a positive, goal and result oriented professional. When I have met her at various events she exudes enthusiasm for her work.”

 

Debra Seaver, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Madison Crossroads

"Trish is a proven leader in the South Central Wisconsin real estate market. With her extensive experience as both a Realtor and broker/owner of Prudential Community Realty, she also gives back to the industry in her service as the Vice President of the South Central Wisconsin Board of Realtors and related committee work. A recipient of the Presidential Service Award, she also serves her community on the Dane County Parks/Grants Commission. Trish is truly an expert in her field and a consummate professional.”

Heidi Koplien, Real Estate Agent, Restaino and Associates

 

"I met Trish at a time when I was looking for supplemental income and, therefore, answered an ad for receptionist at her company. Although my business plans went in a different direction, Trish and I hit it off immediately. Trish is an outgoing and dynamic professional who possesses excellent communication skills. These skills together with her infectious personality make her number one in her field. I highly recommend Trish as a professional and colleague.”

Annmarie Brewer, Partner, Brewer Group Real Estate, Inc.

 

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Trish both personally and professionally for several years. She always has an outstanding personality and a heart of gold. She has continued to succeed in her Real Estate Profession and wants the same for all who work around her. She truly is a great asset to our industry!”

Marybeth Heitland, Commercial Sales Development, Nations Title

"I've known Trish for practically my entire life; we were in kindergarten together. She is extremely knowledgeable not only about her field but stays in tune with a large variety of subjects which makes her one of the leading business people in Dane County. I trust her judgment regarding our properties and any we consider purchasing. I highly recommend Trish as a Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Agent, Key Note Speaker and a Real Estate Expert.”

Lisa Bach, Client

 

"I highly recommend Trish for your real estate needs. She is very professional, personable, and cares about her clients.”

Jeff Olson, Realtor, Re/Max Preferred

 

"What I really admire about Trish is, she lives the truth, her truth. She stands by her beliefs and values & takes ownership of them. Trish is a compassionate person with a bubbly, out- going personality. She takes pride in her accomplishments and has worked very hard to be a successful woman in the Real Estate Industry. If you don't know Trish that well, start a conversation with her for she will make you feel you both have known each other for a long time. I feel lucky and happy to know Trish, she is an outstanding person!

 

Kim Fleming Storch, Realtor, Restaino & Associates

 

I served as a pastor in Hustisford Wisconsin for almost thirteen years. In January of 2015 I accepted a call to serve as a pastor at a church in Appleton Wisconsin about 75 miles away. I needed to sell my home, in Wisconsin, with snow on the ground, in a hurry. My wife and I interviewed a couple of real estate agents, but we were not excited about using them because they were not excited about selling our home. We both attended Financial Peace University at our church. I occasionally listened to Dave’s radio show and heard him talk about his ELPs. Dave pointed out that his ELPs matched his standards of excellence, drive and integrity. So I got on the Dave Ramsey web site, found the ELP section and Dave led me to Trish Schaefer, owner of American Realtors in Sun Prairie Wisconsin.

I sent out an email to Trish introducing myself and asking for an opportunity to interview her. She responded back to me within an hour. We set up a time to visit on the phone. After that phone call, I told my wife, "I just found our real estate agent.” Trish came over to our house, which was about an hour away from her office. From the moment she walked in, she was excited to see our home. She could see potential that we could not even see. We had never sold a home before. Trish taught us everything we needed to do to prepare our home for sale. She gave us our assignments and we went to work. It took us three weeks to declutter, repair, patch up and paint what needed to be painted. We followed her direction and guidance to the letter, because we needed to sell this home. She told us, "When your house no longer feels like your home, then you are ready to go on the market.” And that’s exactly how it felt.

There were some challenges for Trish. There were no comps in our area in the middle of February to help us figure out the right price. Trish recommended something I had never heard of before, a price range. She suggested a price range from $229,000 to $259,000. For us, $229 was way too low. But Trish insisted that this low price will generate some interest.

Our house officially went on the market on aWednesdayafternoon. ByWednesdayevening, we already had 2 showings scheduled forThursdayand one forFriday. At4:00 p.m.the first people came through our house. About an hour later Trish texted us, letting us know that they planned to write an offer to purchase our home. At6:00 p.m.the second family looked at our home. This second family now knew that the first family was going to put an offer on our house. At7:25 p.m.Trish texted us, letting us know that the second family also intended to put an offer on our house. Wow, two offers in one day, is this normal? The first offer came in at $229,000, the second offer came in at $259,000. We accepted that higher offer just 24 hours after our home went on the market.

Amazing! Yes, we thank our gracious God and give him credit for sending us people who were interested in our home. We are grateful to Dave Ramsey for his ELP program and for sending us a true real estate rock star broker.

Trish Schaefer laid out for us a clear path to follow. We followed it and we can’t be happier. Her communication was awesome. We texted, we emailed and we talked on the phone sometimes multiple times each day. Because our home sale was contingent upon three other homes selling, Trish took charge of getting on top of each home’s position in line. She monitored every contingent and every hurdle each home needed to surmount, making sure we avoided any surprises that could come up. Our goal was to sell our home. Trish made it her goal to see to it that all of the homes sold. On three different occasions, Trish actually had to educate two other real estate agents on how they needed to do their job to ensure that all of these homes linked together in a selling chain would sell without any problems. And all three sold with no problems.

I highly recommend Trish Schaefer and her team at American Realtors to anyone from Madison to Milwaukee and north to Appleton and the Fox Cities who might need to sell or buy a home. She knows how to stage, how to market, how to sell a home. She tracks the progress after the accepted offer. She understands real estate law. She has had a lot of experience with strange situations that come up and she handles all situations with ease. She is a go getter. She has drive and charisma. She is a broker with integrity. Learn more about her business, see her credentials and awards along with her community involvement on her web site:http:// americanmadisonrealestate.com.

Thanks Trish, awesome to work with you,

Rev. David and Betty Pries

Grand Chute, Wisconsin