About Us

Max Schaefer and Doug Uphill opened Uphill & Schaefer for business in 1971 and have been at the forefront of Real Estate in the region ever since.

Forging an impeccable reputation based on a strong sense of community, family values and trust, the business has continued to thrive with its ability to embrace and adapt to change while keeping pace with the latest in technology, training and marketing to create the most up-to-date, compressive and effective real estate service for their clients.

“We’re local people, not a faceless firm. A family business, not a franchise. That’s what makes the Uphill & Schaefer Real Estate experience more personal, down-to-earth and authentic. We’re an open book, we value open conversation and treat people with a genuine respect, which is often a surprise in this day and age, but it’s always refreshing.”

Directors and life-long Armidale residents Gail Schaefer, Julie Schaefer and Shane Kliendienst not only offer a combined 75 years of industry experience, they bring with them expertise in every area of the business and a fresh, visionary approach to ensure its continued success.

To keep abreast of changing times and demographics, they’ve developed a streamline approach to property marketing that’s specifically tailored to each properties unique attributes and to the needs of their clients. It begins with Uphill & Schaefer’s database which is meticulously maintained, highly functional and tremendously effective. It then marries in with strategically targeted on-line advertising campaigns designed to reach local and regional markets as well as Sydney and Australia-wide, gifting their clients with a definitive marketing edge and maximising the opportunity of achieving higher prices in faster time.

It’s an established, vibrant and successful business located right in the thriving hub of Armidale. Every member of the team is passionate about real estate and come armed with rich local knowledge and strong market understanding.

They can talk the city talk, but they walk the country walk and strive to fulfil an overriding and uncomplicated goal of bringing people together with homes that enhance their lifestyle.

Accomplished in everything from residential sales, auctions, leasing and property management to commercial sales and leasing, the team at Uphill & Schaefer are ready, willing and able to look after all of your real estate needs and look forward to exceeding your expectations.