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Marian Schaffer brings years of relevant professional experience to her real estate clients. First, she spent 12 years in the securities industry as a VP of Investments for a national investment firm in Lake Forest, IL. Second, in 2004, she founded SoutheastDiscovery.com – a website specializing in Retirement and Second Homes, located in the Southeast region.
Drawing on her interest in real estate, along with her experience working with Baby Boomers in her investment career, her site guides retirees and second home buyers with their real estate search by streamlining their efforts, so they can find the right area, community and property that is right for them.
Through Marian’s extensive travels throughout the region over the past 16 years, she has acquired a vast knowledge of key markets in FL, GA, NC, SC and TN. In addition, Marian has built an excellent network of real estate professionals ready to assist buyers who visit her website.
In 2015, Marian and her husband relocated from the Chicago suburbs to Bluffton. In an effort to further directly assist her website readers, turned clients, Marian acquired her South Carolina Broker’s license in addition to her Illinois Managing Broker’s license, so she could work with these clients one on one, who were looking for real estate in the Lowcountry, rather than referring them to an agent. Marian’s firsthand knowledge of this area due to years of working the Bluffton market through referring to local colleagues, and then buying real estate in Bluffton herself, has been an asset to the clients she works with. Marian has also built two homes in the community of Palmetto Bluff here in Bluffton, so her experience identifying high quality home sites to build on, and navigating through the build process, has been very helpful to real estate buyers who want to buy a home site and build a custom home.
When not working, Marian enjoys getting together with the many clients who have become friends, bike riding, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and their three grown sons.