About our Team
Christine & Ed Schaefer
Thanks for visiting us. We hope to have the opportunity to meet you to discuss your Real Estate requirements, be they buying or selling a home, or simply evaluating Real Estate options. Our goal is to fully address your Real Estate needs in a professional and personalized manner. If you are new to Tucson, we would like to introduce you to Tucson and show you why we moved here and why we love it so much.
WHO WE ARE
Christine, a native of Berne, Indiana, was a corporate business woman before entering Real Estate full time. She has been licensed since 1987. Prior to moving to Tucson she lived in Fort Wayne, IN, Chicago, IL, Succasunna, NJ, and Cincinnati, OH. Knowing the importance of education and striving to keep ahead in her chosen profession, she embarked upon attaining designations and accreditations within the Real Estate industry. Along with her REALTOR®/Broker license she has earned these accreditations: ABR, CCPS, CRMS, CRS, CSP, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR and SRES. Christine is passionate about Real Estate, loves to cook, enjoys ballroom dancing, and makes the most out of life.
Ed, a native of Bern, Switzerland, has been licensed since 1999. He has over 45 years of domestic and international marketing experience. He served four years in the U.S.A.F., two of those in Tripoli, Libya. Spent 15 years in the Machine Tool business, four years in Switzerland as managing director of an Executive Air Taxi Operation & Managing Company, then returning to the US he served as Regional Manager for Europe, Canada, Africa, Israel & the Pacific Rim countries for Magnavox-Hughes Aircraft-Raytheon. Ed is a licensed REALTOR®/ Broker and has earned the CIPS, CRS, GRI and MRP accreditations. Ed's background and fluency in five languages make him uniquely qualified to address the needs of our corporate and international clients.
Oscar Barraza, a native Tucsonan, graduated from the University of Arizona in 2005. Prior to joining the Schaefer Team Oscar worked as a Project Management Consultant, Cost Control Specialist and Technical Writer. He carried out successful international projects in both English & Spanish within his travels to Argentina, Guatemala & Mexico for M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. His association and experience with CitiMortgage & Citibank Banamex USA, plus his bilingual fluency, will serve him well in addressing the needs of our buyers & sellers.
Susy Patty was born & raised in Sharyland, Texas, in the lower Rio Grande Valley. She moved to Tucson in 1990. Prior to obtaining her Real Estate license she spent many years operating her own insurance office. Early in her Real Estate career, Susy worked for a construction company selling semi-custom homes as well as resale single family homes. Her fluency in Spanish has enabled her to counsel and educate families in the process of selling and buying a home. In 2014/2015 Susy, a REALTOR®/ Associate Broker, worked a short time for Richmond American Homes of Arizona, but soon found out that she preferred representing buyers in their search for a perfect home. Susy has helped Habitat for Humanity build a home, worked the phones for Tucson Medical Center, and joined Christine & Ed ringing bells for the Salvation Army.
Tierra Antigua, the largest locally owned Real Estate Company in Southern Arizona, was established with the commitment to put client needs first and foremost. The company and its agents have a passion for helping in the community and are at the forefront of volunteering time and treasure to worthy causes across Southern Arizona. We're proud to have been presented with the Most Outstanding Community Involvement award in 2008 by our peers in the Tucson Association of REALTORS®. Tierra Antiguans have helped thousands of families and individuals realize their dreams of home ownership. Tierra Antigua has conveniently located offices on E. River Road, N. Oracle Road, E. Tanque Verde Road, and in Sierra Vista.
Our Real Estate Team was formed to create a comfortable, yet professional real estate experience for its clients before, during and after the transaction. We do this by listening to our clients' expectations and dedicating ourselves to surpassing them. We share Tierra Antigua's commitment to giving back to the community we serve.
About Tierra Antigua
Tierra Antigua Realty was founded in September of 2001 by Matthew and Kimberly Clifton. Kimberly is a native Tucsonan while Matthew is a transplant (snow bird) from Michigan, having relocated to Tucson, AZ in 1974. The Cliftons looked at other areas of the country to raise their family but recognized the magic and charm of the Old Pueblo and made it their home.