Phil was instrumental in my wife and I purchasing a house we truly love. He has a great empathy for his clients takes the time to really understand them in order to to find not just a house, but a home that fit’s their personality & lifestyle. I have seen this with us & a very good friend of ours that he just recently found a great home for in our neighborhood. Plus he is the very supportive throughout the entire process. In short, if you are looking for a house in Santa Ana, he is your man.

—Gary Tanhauser, September 18, 2012, Gary was Phil’s client


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Phil Schaefer since 2005. He is a consummate real estate professional who has helped me buy and sell several homes over the years.

—John Reilly, Senior Vice President, Tax Exempt Markets, Western Division at ING U.S. June 8, 2012, Jonathan was Phil’s client


Phil has help us with both our personal and investment real estate. His local expertise helped us quickly achieve our goals and negotiate the best possible terms. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Phil as a competent real estate professional.

—Jim Skurzynski, President & CEO at Digital Map Products. April 6, 2012, Jim was Phil’s client.


Owning 4 homes in ten years will teach you some things about dealing with real estate agents. Phil was the best agent I have ever worked with. In a sea of mediocrity and marginal industry knowledge there is the trusted consultant that is Phil. I have seen both ends of the bell curve. Phil is a professional who knows his craft. I cannot say enough about him. If you are looking in Floral Park area….he is the foremost authority on the community going back decades. I recommend without hesitation and when we move back to Floral Park….Phil will be our guide. I was an actual client and was not paid in any way to write this.

—Stephen L Barnes, Sales Director, BioHorizons SW USA. March 5, 2012, Stephen was Phil’s client.


Phil is a honest realtor with a great knowledge base about real estate. Always available when needed and works with clients based on their needs.

—Ronea Hart, MBA, Experienced Project Manager with Finance, Lean and Communications Background, February 20, 2012, Ronea Hart, was with another company when working with Phil at Seven Gables Real Estate


Phil helped me decide what repairs were most essential to get my deceased father’s house ready for sale. At the time real estate prices were dropping daily, his knowledge of the local real estate market and local reasonable, reliable contractors helped me to act quickly and deliberately. His advice was excellent and the house sold quickly. Phil belongs in the superb category I highly recommend him.

—Nancy Ballard, Independent Arts and Crafts Professional. February 18, 2012, Nancy was Phil’s client.


President at James Gartner & Associates Architects, Inc.
Phil is an outstanding Real Estate expert, especially with regards to historic and creative homes in the North Santa Ana area. I would highly recommend him for any of your purchase and sales requirements. Look no further, Phil is the best.

—James R. Gartner, AIA. February 18, 2012, James was Phil’s client


Not only has Phil helped me on a couple of property purchases, but he really came through when I was looking for a house to use as a location for a commercial I was shooting. No problem, he knew just the place and the owner appreciated the facility fee! Phil has a passion for his work and community, he is well known in Santa Ana for his involvement as a realtor and resident.

—Robb Hart, Owner, An Ideal World. February 18, 2012, Robb was Phil’s client.


Phil is knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to work with. Phil goes that extra mile to ensure a successful closing. Thanks Phil!

—Lorraine Harden-O’Brien, Administrator/​Paralegal at Merhab Robinson, Jackson, & Clarkson, A Professional Corporation. February 17, 2012, Lorraine was Phil’s client


We worked with Phil when we sold our Santa Ana home in 2009. He had a lot of creative and inexpensive ideas on how best to present our home to prospective buyers so the house was very favorably presented. His knowledge of the neighborhood, our home and personal engagement with each prospective buyer is what ultimately sold our home in a difficult market. We would certainly consider working with him again.

—Patty Eisenhaur, Head of Investor Relations at AMRI (Albany Molecular Research Inc). February 16, 2012, Patty was Phil’s client.


When we moved into Floral Park, Phil helped us purchase our home. When we relocated to another part of the state 7 years later, Phil was a shoo-in as the realtor to help us sell our home. He is fun, friendly and professional. If we ever move back to Floral Park, Phil might very well be the first person we call on the trip down!

—Stacey Clinesmith, Culinary Instructor and Therapeutic Chef. February 7, 2012, Stacey was Phil’s client


Phil is an extraordinary Real Estate Agent. He worked closely with us to make sure we bought the best house available in our price range.

—Ana Lily Yuen. Excellent Financial Services Provider at Primerica. January 28, 2012, Ana Lily was Phil’s client


I’ve worked with Phil two times—the first time, I sold my home with a different agent and he brought a buyer to the home I was selling. Five years later, when it was time to sell my second home, I knew I wanted Phil Schaefer to be my agent. He is clearly the top dog in Floral Park, Santa Ana; he lives in the area, he knows absolutely everyone (and everyone likes him!), and he knows everything about the homes. I’m sure his expertise extends beyond the neighborhood we lived in, as well. Plus, Phil’s a snappy dresser!

—Elana Arnold, Writer, SACRED (November, 2012), BURNING (June 2013), and SPLENDOR (November, 2013) at Random House. January 27, 2012, Elana was Phil’s client


When it comes to real estate in Southern California only one name comes to mind, Phil Schaefer. His never ending positive attitude and extensive knowledge of the real estate market make it an absolute joy to do business with him. I am proud to be associated with Phil and would highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs. You’re in good hands.

—Sebastian Rusk, Social Media Speaker, Social Media Strategist, Event Emcee, Author, Brand Ambassador, Voice Over Talent, Spokesperson. October 12, 2011, Sebastian was with another company when working with Phil at Seven Seven Gables Real Estate.


I was first introduced to Phil Schaefer early in 2010, by a trusted mutual friend. I needed a knowledgeable agent I could trust, in a market I did not know- real estate short-sales. Over the course of 60 days, in a confusing market, he educated me, found me my mancave at a good price, and he became my friend. Now he’s the only realtor I’d ever trust, or recommend for any real estate transaction the middle of Orange county.

—Chuck Kelly, Business Counselor at Score. October 10, 2011, CHUCK was Phil’s client.


I have worked with Phil for quite a few years. He has always put his clients’ interest first. Because of his experience, he is able to counsel with his client on how to get top dollar for their home. His transactions run smoothly because of his attention to detail. I highly recommend Phil Schaefer.

—David Hackett, Senior Account Manager at Chicago Title Insurance Company. October 7, 2011, David was a consultant or contractor to Phil at Seven Gables Real Estate.


Phil is a great realtor and friend and my family. He helped us find our first house in the US when we returned from Germany. He also helped to sell property and was always a great resource and help when it regarded real estate. He is a great guy and if you need a house or property he’ll find it for you.

—Thomas Noack, Creative Marketing Executive. October 8, 2011, Thomas was Phil’s client.


Phil provided in depth knowledge of the community and it’s history which added significantly to my home selection process. I highly recommend Phil Schaefer for anyone’s home buying needs.

—Carol Bjorn, Account Executive. October 7, 2011, Carol was Phil’s client.