Vendor Review – Recommended by PaulandMiriam
28 January 2019
Because it was at the top end of the price range for our region our house took some time to sell. We
always knew that this would be the case, and Gail advised us of this early in the process.
As a result we got to work with Gail over some months. She and her team were very professional and
helpful, and we eventually sold our house for about what I had anticipated we might achieve.


Vendor Review – Recommended by Robert9330
11 February 2019

Excellent Agent
Julie is a very experienced agent who is very informed and knowledgeable about values in the local
area. She is an integrate person who worked hard to sell my property. From the time I rst contacted
Julie she assisted me with suggestions to make the property more saleable, and she always kept me
informed of the progress of the sale.


Wonderful Agent
Vendor Review – Recommended by JennyandJohnGalvin
21 January 2019

Selling our family home was a frustrating and unsettling experience, not least because there were many decades of memories we were saying goodbye to. With Gail’s support and continuously
positive approach, her advice and experience helped allay any concerns we had about the whole
process. She was never pushy or demanding and allowed us to work out what was best for us
throughout the unfamiliar journey of real estate while always being a steady influence. We are very
grateful to Gail for helping us get through this period and never giving up on us finding the right
buyer. We would recommend Gail and Uphill and Schaefer to any purchaser or seller in Armidale.
They know their business and have great people skills.


Vendor Review
Recommended by JulieIanG
20 February 2019

Shane was spot on with advice from the start.
He worked tirelessly to achieve a fantastic outcome.
Thank you, Shane.

Vendor Review – Recommended by Daniela3201
20 February 2019
Gets the job done!Shane was great from start to finish.
He always kept us up to date and was very easy to communicate with.
If you want to sell your property with an Honest and Genuine agent I would highly recommend Shane

Vendor Review – Recommended by WendyMagann

Excellent Agent

31 August 2017

What a great agent!! Was there with us every step of the way. An agent that actually cares about the people behind the sale.
Great job Shane, thank you!!


Vendor Review – Recommended by ZannaMichaelLin

Great experience

31 August 2017
Gail was fantastic agent. She made the process of selling our house easy and simple. Gail met with us on a number of occasions and always worked around our schedule. I’d highly recommend Gail.
Buyer Review – Recommended by NerrilleWaterhouse

Extra mile travelled

30 August 2017
Gail showed incredible acumen in facilitating this sale/purchase. The vendor and I were both on the same page and Gail saw herself as our support person. She did a faultless job. I’ve had no hesitation in singing her praises.

Vendor Review – Recommended by MaryssaKiriczenko

Outstanding Service

18 August 2017

Shane and the team at Uphill and Schaefer were second to none when it came to selling my property.
Outstanding customer service was evident throughout the whole process and Shane was only ever a phone call away.
The end result was a sale price I was extremely happy with.
A pleasure doing business!
Would highly recommend.

Vendor Review – Recommended by Louise4480

“The Best of the Best”

16 August 2017

Shane has an exceptional knowledge of the local area. He will collect all the data and information on your property in order to give you a fair and reasonable price.

I would recommend Shane if you are looking for an agent who is driven and motivated. Shane was able to find the right family for the purchase of our house prior to auction. He doesn’t muck around!

Shane will also negotiate on your behalf to get you the best price for your house. You will not be disatisfied.

Finally, if you are looking for an excellent communicator, Shane is your best bet. He will always ensure you are kept in the loop with regards to buyer interest, inspection results and general enquiries. You will not be waiting by the phone for this agent to get back to you.

Thank you so much Shane for your tireless efforts and making the sale of our house a smooth and easy process.

        “Professionalism and Local Knowledge Make for a Winning Combination”.

We purchased our house through Gail Schaefer when we moved to Armidale fourteen years ago. The experience was excellent, so Gail was the obvious person to handle our recent sale. The whole transaction was seamless. Gail’s professionalism, unflappable personality, thorough knowledge of the local and wider housing market, and good instincts make her an exceptional agent. Her advice to go to auction was spot on. I whole heartedly recommend Gail Schaefer to any prospective house buyer or seller.

         Happy with our result!

Over the years we have bought and sold properties through Shane Kliendienst at Uphill and Schaefer and cant fault him. Shane is very accommodating and generous with his knowledge and time. we would recommend both Shane and Gail with all property matters.

          Investment Purchase

Dear Shane ,
We are writing to thank you for the excellent service you provided us in the purchase of our first investment property. Your friendly and efficient manner made the whole process so easy and uncomplicated.
The speed in which you dealt with our initial enquiry made us very confident in dealing with your company and the manner in which you conducted yourself was honest and upfront with full disclosure of the properties benefits and failings . This made us feel very secure in the purchase along with our knowledge of your extensive experience in the real estate industry.
We looked at other properties with other real estates and found you to be more approachable which is a credit to you and makes you an indispensable asset to the Uphill and Schaefer brand. We would not hesitate to deal with you again and we yet again thank you for all you help and hard work in acquiring our property.

Greg and Leanne Eather

Qualified & Efficient Team

We are pleased to note our satisfaction with the high level of service, offered to us by the qualified & efficient team at Uphill & Schaefer Real Estate Armidale, in particular Shane Kliendienst.
We were very impressed by Shane’s professionalism at all stages, from his first inspection of the property through to the final settlement, he was informative, supportive, practical & realistic.
We appreciated being included in developing a marketing strategy & modifying it as circumstances changed. Shane’s friendly attitude to us helped us feel part of this process, which was important to us. At the same time, we know that he worked in both a friendly & professional manner with potential buyers.
We also appreciated the Uphill & Schaefer team approach. Familiarising all members of their sales team with the house gave us confidence that any potential buyer seeking such a property would be guided to inspect our house. Moreover, knowing that the sales process was regularly being discussed within the whole team made us feel that we were getting the advantage of their combined wealth of experience.
Altogether the service we received from Shane himself & all the staff at Uphill & Schaefer was of the highest quality. Shane’s attitude & open communication was admirable & so laid the foundation for the solid trust that we placed in him. We felt confident in him throughout the process, and always felt that he had our interests at heart

Mark & Natalie

          9 Niagara Street, Armidale

          Dear Julie,

I would like to thank you and all of the staff from your office, who have assisted me over the years with our rental property at 9 Niagara Street, we have used your services for many years and have always found everyone to be most helpful and efficient.

My most recent dealings have been principally with you during the sale of the same property, during this period you were once again, most helpful in quickly finding an appropriate purchaser for my properyt and were able to obtain a suitable price that bth parties were happy with.

Also I would like to make special mention of your pleasant manner when I was often hard to find during the sale period and your prompt feedback when you did find me.

Jenny Richardson

         Thank you!

         Thanks for taking care of that.

         Also wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for your help in resolving the dispute. At the end of the day I don’t think either party was entirely in the wrong, merely a series of unfortunate events culminating in a tough situation. I always found you pleasant and I really do sympathize that you were just the middle man.               So, thanks for trying to resolve this, and I hope the tribunal has given the owners and yourself (in the same way it has given me) some peace of mind in that its finalised.



          7 Unit Block

We have recently used the services of Gail Schaefer & Julie Schaefer from Uphill & Schaefer Real Estate to manage our block of units in Armidale and then to sell them. These were a difficult block to manage, being let to people of lower socio-economic state, but Georgina Allingham worked hard to do this.
Subsequently they went to Auction which did not produce a result at the time but appeared to flush out buyers and one bought at near the asking price.

I am happy to recommend the team at Uphill & Schaefer Real Estate to manage rental properties and sale if required.

Clive Cawthorne

          We are writing to thank you for the recent sale of our property at 4 Kent Avenue, Armidale.

In particular, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our real estate agent Gail Schaefer, who was responsible for the sale of the house.

From the outset we found Gail to be cheerful, friendly, competent and experienced. She took a real interest in our property, was very honest in her assessment of the house, listened to our point of view, and provided very positive and realistic feedback on the prospect of achieving a sale.

Gail worked extremely hard in promoting and marketing the property, and we sincerely appreciated the time & effort she put in to finding prospective buyers. During this period she kept in constant contact with us about the progress she was making in her efforts to complete the sale. Gail conducted herself at all times in a                 very professional manner, and we always felt we were dealing with someone who was honest, trustworthy and who possessed total integrity.

The whole process of selling our home went extremely smoothly under Gail’s guidance. We were very pleased to have chosen Gail as our real estate agent, and would recommend her unreservedly to anyone who is considering selling their property in Armidale and surrounding area’s; in fact we have already done so. Her                     professionalism, personality knowledge of the real estate market and experience combine to make her an excellent real estate agent.

N & R Machalias.



          We utilised the services of Uphill and Schaefer, and particularly Julie Schaefer, for the sale of my mother’s house in Armidale. The house sold in March 2012. From the outset Julie provided a very upbeat, professional service with an outstanding knowledge of the local market and a wide network of contacts. We painted and                re-carpeted the house prior to the sale, and as none of the family lives in Armidale, Julie provided excellent advice and supervised the tradespeople undertaking these tasks. We were all rewarded with a very fast sale, even prior to the house officially going on the market, at a price that was above our expectations. We would                highly recommend Julie and her team to anyone requiring real estate services in Armidale.

          David Royle April 2013

          1/201 Donnelly Street

Dear Shane,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, and Uphill and Schaefer, for your efforts in organising the selling of my unit at 1/201 Donnelly St, Armidale.

You were always honest with my about the potential sale and what I could expect. You always kept me informed about the sale and made timely decisions about when best to push the advertising of the unit.

I appreciate your assistance in negotiating the final sale price and would trust you to assist with any future sale of real estate that I may need to undertake.

Again, thank you for assisting me with this sale,

Christine Reading