About Us

Shafer Real Estate
121 Montezuma Street, Rio Vista, CA 94571
Office Phone: (707) 374-5222
Email: shaferrealestate@frontiernet.net

When the community now known as Trilogy at Rio Vista was in it's infancy in 1996, Diane Shafer managed the Design Center for the builder, then Blackhawk Venture Group. When Shea Homes assumed ownership of the growing community in 1999, Diane continued on as the Director of Shea Homes Trilogy Design Department, helping new residents with her expert knowledge of their home design options.

By late 2003, after eight years with the builder, perhaps no one knew the homes or the residents of Trilogy better than Diane. Recognizing the growing need of her many former customers for a trustworthy realtor to assist them in reselling their homes, Diane is carrying on her commitment to the community with Shafer Real Estate, the leading and most authoritative specialists of Trilogy Homes in Northern California.

Diane and her associates Debbie Werter, Drew Haisley and Charlene Fowler invite you to enjoy the experience and professionalism they offer and have dedicated to the Trilogy community and it's residents for over a decade.

As Trilogy has grown, so have the needs of it's occupants and prospective buyers. This is a very big step for many people, most of whom have not bought or sold a home in over 25 years. They have raised their children and worked hard to retire. Now it’s time to enjoy life. The home buying process is very different now and it can be quite overwhelming. We are dedicated to simplifying this process.

If you are are looking to buy or sell a home in Trilogy, we are here to serve you. With unparalleled knowledge and experience in all aspects of the building process, floor plans, and infrastructure of the local area and the Trilogy community, our goal is to help you and the residents of Trilogy with friendly service, care, and expertise every step of the way.

About Diane Shafer
Cell Phone: 707-328-5277

Diane Shafer lives in Rio Vista with her husband Michael and her Golden Retrievers Daisy and Pearl. As a Design Consultant for 17 years, Diane has worked with many customers in new home construction. For 8 of those years, she helped customers at Trilogy select structural and design options in the Trilogy Design Studio. After several years with the builder and 5 years with another broker in Rio Vista, Diane opened Shafer Real Estate and now is happy to continue serving the Trilogy community and is very excited to be selling the homes she helped decorate.

Diane has extensive knowledge of all Trilogy Floor plans, the benefits and features of Trilogy, and the amenities Trilogy has to offer. As a resident of Rio Vista for over 24 years, and a licensed Real Estate Broker, Diane can answer your questions about real estate, new or resale, near by shopping, restaurants, etc. No one knows Trilogy homes better than Diane!

About Debbie Werter
Cell Phone: (707) 673-7667

Debbie Werter brings to Shafer Real Estate over 25 years of real estate experience. For five of those years, Debbie worked for the builder at Trilogy as a salesperson. Debbie really enjoys the active adults in Trilogy and is thrilled that they have found such a wonderful place to call home.

Debbie knows all aspects of Trilogy, including knowledge of the floor plans, the Clubhouse amenities, the Active Adult lifestyle concept, and she knows many of the Trilogy residents! As a real estate professional, Debbie’s approach is simple: she helps buyers and sellers discover the information, knowledge, and tools that they need to make an informed decision. She will not pressure you, and wants you to do what’s best for you. Buying or selling, she wants this to be a great experience and for you to be comfortable.

Debbie has lived in California most of her life, and is pleased to call Rio Vista home for the last 10 years. Debbie enjoys life in Rio Vista with her husband Chris, their Yorkipoo Layla, and several tropical birds. In their leisure time, Debbie and Chris enjoy jaunts both near and far in their 1986 Airstream motor home.

Debbie is looking forward to meeting you and helping you with all of your real estate needs. Whether you are looking to sell your home, or purchase a new or resale home at Trilogy, Debbie is happy to work with you to achieve your goals.

About Drew Haisley VanLaanen
Cell Phone: (925) 482-4556
E-mail: drewhaisley@frontier.com

Drew Haisley VanLaanen brings more than 28 years in the Real Estate Industry to the Shafer Real Estate Team. In fact, Drew actually opened Trilogy at Rio Vista when it was Summerset. While Drew was busy raising Alyse 23, and Troy 17, she worked in the Brentwood area still selling new homes. Eight years ago Drew came back to Active Adult selling and joined Trilogy.

Drew's earnest fondness for the Active Adult market includes 19 years in Active Adult selling. Drew prides herself on doing the next right thing, and believes whether you're selling or purchasing a home, her experience and integrity will bring a successful transaction from start to finish.

Charlene Fowler joined our office in early 2016 as a Realtor Associate.  Born and raised in Montana, she moved to California in 1982 with her family.  In 1997 she moved to Denver, Colorado where she raised her daughter Shawnie.  Charlene has a background in finance and sales, and before moving back to California in 2008, she owned and operated a day spa in Golden Colorado.  In June 2015 she and her husband Tim moved to Trilogy in Rio Vista where they enjoy golfing, wine tasting and traveling to see their children and grandchildren in Montana and Colorado.  Charlene and Tim also enjoy speing a few weeks every year in their timeshare in Cabo, Mexico.

She is eager to help with your real estate needs. 

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