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CONTINUOUS AWARDS! For the seventeenth year, 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
Melissa 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 nearly 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 and in 2020, for the third year in a row, Melissa’s Schambs Realty Group has been 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 six 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.
Brian Schambs, Broker
Brian has called North Carolina home for over 20 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 200 rental properties for those who reside outside of the area or choose to avoid the day-to-day management activities associated with leasing real estate. He 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.
Jeri Pederson, Broker
Her family relocated here with a corporate relocation in 1994. She has purchased resale homes, built new homes and remodeled one of her 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 holds the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation.
The Ibanez Team – Brokers Cathrine and Jesus “Tony”
Cathrine left corporate America to get more facetime with clients and do something she loves – real estate! As a Real Estate Broker, Cathrine is passionate about “all things homes” including helping you find your property, decorating, landscaping/gardening and she can definitely relate to America’s love of HGTV and DIY networks and websites. A love of gardening is evident with Cathrine’s certification as a Michigan Master Gardener and as a member of the Cary Garden Club.
Cathrine is originally from Royal Oak, Michigan and is a U.S. Army Veteran. She worked in agricultural research, customer service and marketing communications with the chemical company BASF and Bayer CropScience for ten years.
She and husband, Tony, have three wonderful children – a son, Isaac, and daughters, Isabella and Sidney. They also have three furry friends – Lucy, the Boston terrier, and Betty and Dolly, their two Olde English Bulldogges.
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 26 years, and children love the great outdoors which makes living in North Carolina – close to the mountains and beach – that much better. 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!
David Dye, Broker
With his knowledge of home systems and issues typical to the Triangle Area, David is well equipped to smooth the process for both buyers and sellers.