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What Are Client's Are Saying
Many thanks to all our client's for their kind words and strong recommendations. It is our commitment and passion to understand the ever-evolving and highly competitive marketplace. We offer our clients the attention, insight, and distinction necessary to create the best and most desirable opportunities and transactions, with pleasure. We love our work and the people we work for and look forward to learning how we can help you.
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Vacaville, CA.
FIRST TIME HOME BUYER - COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH HER EXPERIENCE My journey started over a year ago, I lived in a different state (Washington) so as you can imagine communication and trust were key! A year ago, I came to visit one weekend to look at homes, Ashley (who is Donovan's assistant) picked me up from the airport (how sweet!) and dropped me off with Pamela (Donovan's business partner/mom; Donovan was out of town at the time). Pamela showed me several houses but I ended up not moving forward and returned back to Washington State. Note--- Pamela was super sweet, had a motherly vibe, and I could tell she really cared about what I wanted and about my safety.
Since I was in a different state and unable to view additional homes on my own, Donovan would send me videos of him walking through and explaining the tidbits of the house. He would give me his thoughts on certain things, things that I would have never even thought of, which was very helpful, especially since I wasn't able to view the home myself. We searched and searched, but still... no luck! So I decided to move to California, rent out an apartment and after nearly a year, my lease was coming to an end and I reached back out to Donovan. I really wanted to find a new home, I was anxious and without realizing it, I was rushing... Donovan brought this to my attention and said he would go see 100 houses with me if we needed to. This reminded me not to settle. It reminded me that I needed to find a home I really loved!
Which, I’m grateful I listened because now I’m in a home I really LOVE. Needless to say, I am very happy with my experience and felt like I could really trust them! Which I feel like is huge. You should definitely be able to trust your realtor. And as a first time home buyer... I felt like I had so many questions and Donovan was able to explain things to me in a way that I could understand (and very quickly too)
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Fairfield, CA.
Donovan was wonderful to work with. He was extremely professional, responsive and worked so hard for us. He helped us get our dream home and we couldn't be happier with his dedication to making that happen.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Fairfield, CA.
Donovan has both sold us a home and is currently selling our home. He is extremely patient, honest, kind, funny and cares about what you are looking for. I felt like I could trust him to rule out homes he knew would not work for us when we searched for our house. Being a military family, we had to move within 6 months of owning our home and were happy to have Donovan help us during that time.
Bought and sold a home in 2016 in Maine Prairie, Dixon, CA 95620.
Donovan and his team are personable, professional, reliable and they get the job done! Donovan was our realtor when we bought our house and then, so quickly, got it sold 8 years later. If you are looking to buy or sale a home, I HIGHLY recommend Donovan Schemke.
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Fairfield, CA.
My wife interviewed a number of realtors in anticipation of selling our home. All were congenial but none were as impressive as the Schemke team.
What impressed us about Pam and Donovan was their attention to detail. They knew just what we needed to do in order to sell our home. We needed to paint the interior and refinish the wood floors but we did not need to replace the carpet or refinish the cabinets. We needed to have the windows professionally washed and upgrade some plantings in the yard but we did not need to replace the sod or prune the trees. They had specific recommendations for what should – and should not – be displayed on the walls. They personally dressed the kitchen to look its best. When remediation was required on a couple of items, they had people they recommended to do the jobs, who did so quickly and for a good price.
We were also impressed by their judgment as to when and how to market the home, the price to ask, and the method of negotiation.
We were grateful that they were very accessible by phone or e-mail when we had questions or concerns.
As an attorney who used to represent major realty companies, I was impressed with their understanding of the market generally, the value of our home specifically, and their competence in answering technical and legal questions.
Also as an attorney in the community for more than thirty years, I had long known about the Schemkes and had only heard good things about them.
My wife and I were never disappointed by having chosen the Schemke team. We wish we had another home they could sell for us! We recommend them without reservation.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Fairfield, CA.
Donovan is dedicated to helping find the right home for his clients and is always available. He is genuine and honest. We both sold and bought with him, and he made it easy. -Christie
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2010 in Bel Aire, Napa, CA.
The Schemke Team sold my house in Napa and made the whole experience as stress free as it could be. They guided me through the short sale process and constantly kept me updated as to the status of the sale. They were very professional and helpful the entire time. I look forward to using them again when I buy my next home and will definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Fairfield, CA.
Donovan is experienced and knowledgeable, we felt he had our best interest and was easy to work with, always happy to assist. I feel his expertise and knowledge is what sold our home in 3 days with 10 offers over asking price. (Pretty awesome!)
This is the 4th time we have utilized Donovan on a Real Estate transaction each time we have been pleased with our experience and outcome. We highly recommend Donovan for any of your Real-estate needs!
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2010 in Fairfield, CA.
We have had many transactions involving Donovan and Pam Schemke and had fantastic results. They both were so patient showing us numerous properties before our last transaction and even helped us secure a rental until the perfect property was found. I have and will always use them for our property needs. They are professional from start to finish. No detail overlooked.