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CONTINUOUS AWARDS! For the almost 20 years, Schambs Realty Group has been honored by being in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chairman’s Circle – for a Diamond or Platinum Award! These awards are given for being in the top one percent (Diamond) or top one-half of one percent (Platinum) of nationwide brokers, based on gross commission income or sales units.

Melissa has also received the prestigious 15 years Legends Award for 15 years of exemplary service and being in the Chairman’s Circle.

Left: Melissa receives one of many awards from BHHS YSU President & CEO Tommy Camp.






Melissa Schambs, Broker

Photo of Melissa SchambsMelissa leads the Schambs Realty Group, always puts her clients first and takes extraordinary measures to ensure outstanding results, uncompromising ethics and unsurpassed client satisfaction. Melissa keeps her team relatively small to maintain a personal touch and offer her clients the extraordinary, personalized service that they have experienced working with her directly. In more than 25 years in the real estate business, she has obtained numerous awards and accolades demonstrating her superior performance and outstanding results in residential real estate sales.

Melissa was the #1 agent for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas in 2013. In 2020, for the third year in a row, Melissa’s Schambs Realty Group was honored with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chairman’s Circle – Diamond Award! This national honor is awarded to Sales Professionals or Sales Professional Teams that are in the top 1/2 of 1% of BHHS agents. Melissa has been ranked in the Top 25 Residential Real Estate Teams in the Triangle Business Journal for many years.

Melissa’s certifications include:

  • ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)
  • GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute
  • SFR (Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource)
  • BHHS YSU Luxury Collection Home Sales

Contact Melissa or Melissa’s Assistant Claire Alonzo for assistance.

Claire Alonzo, Broker

The first thing clients notice about Claire is her lovely British accent! She not only impresses with her accent, but she impresses clients with her prompt and detailed work as she helps them buy and sell homes. Clients discover that Claire has a long history of successful business management in a variety of industries while living in the UK, Saudi Arabia and, for many years, here in the Triangle Area. For eight years Claire has been a broker as part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family.

Claire assists Melissa as needed and works as the Office Manager at Schambs Realty Group. Claire welcomes the calls she receives from those interested in buying or selling.

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Brian Schambs, Broker

Photo Brian SchambsBrian has called North Carolina home for almost 25 years and enjoys the Triangle Area lifestyle, culture and all of the wonderful experiences it has to offer. Brian attended NC State University where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Technology Education in 2004. He earned his NC Real Estate License that same year and has passionately pursued his real estate career ever since. He is President of Schambs Property Management and currently manages over 400 rental properties for those who reside outside of the area or choose to avoid the day-to-day management activities associated with rental real estate. Brian also specializes in the sale of REO (Real Estate Owned) properties, foreclosures and distressed properties. He is a Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR).

Prior to his real estate career, Brian worked in a local racing engine shop for eight years and these days you’ll likely find him in his garage tinkering with his 1966 Lemans or his wife’s 1978 Camaro. Brian and Amanda love to travel, see new places and try new foods.

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Jeri Pederson, Broker

Photo Jeri PedersonAs part of the Schambs Realty Group, Jeri is dedicated to assisting in all your real estate needs. Jeri brings a wide variety of personal real estate experiences to her clients.

Her family relocated here with a corporate relocation in 1994. She has purchased resale homes, built new homes and remodeled two personal residences in the Cary area. When her family moved here her daughter was a year old so throughout the years Jeri has participated in several of the local sports programs available in the area. She’s familiar with public schools, private schools and many activities for kids.

Jeri’s certifications include the GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute and the SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource). In addition, she completed the coursework for the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation.






Jesus “Tony” Ibanez

Tony Ibanez

Tony left corporate America because in his words “life is too short not to do something you love.” And he loves helping people find the home that is just right for their needs! He gets many Triangle Area home buying and selling referrals because of both his results and his fluency in Spanish. He’s also proud to be an E-certified Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Originally from San Diego, California, he is a U.S Army Veteran who met his lovely wife, Cathrine, in Stuttgart, Germany. Tony worked in the agricultural supply chain for 20 years.

He and Cathrine, his wife of 30 years, have three grown children and two Olde English Bulldogs. His “hot topic” interests include following the financial markets and – after years of adding hot sauce to foods – finding a hot sauce that still burns!