Sarah Schoenfelder, REALTOR®

Mobile: 512-417-6500
Office: 512-912-1910
Email: sjschoenfelder@gmail.com


Sarah Schoenfelder was introduced to real estate through the more than 35 investment properties she has remodeled and sold or rented. She believes that home ownership can be the single best investment and biggest step toward financial freedom a person can make, and is passionate about her clients’ needs.

Sarah’s background in digital marketing and entrepreneurship (she co-founded and grew a successful interactive media and publishing startup) has taught her the importance of technology in the real estate market. She employs the newest tech tools in her marketing plans as well as unconventional “guerrilla” strategies to seek out pocket listings for buyers in a tight market.

In her free time, Sarah devotes her energy to helping preserve historic real estate as a member of Preservation Austin. She also enjoys cycling, traveling, cooking, and fundraising for the Susan Komen Foundation. She was educated at Stanford University and speaks Spanish fluently.

Sarah is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and the Texas Association of Realtors®. She also holds several realtor designations including Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR).


Areas of Expertise

• Residential Sales
• Vintage & Historic Real Estate
• Commercial & Creative Office Space
• South Central, Dripping Springs, & Hill Country Area Expert
• Zilker Resident


Testimonials

Sarah helped us find and secure our first home purchase in Austin after moving from overseas. We had been renting for over a year (Sarah helped us find our rental too) so knew the city quite well but knew nothing about the housing market.

Sarah’s extensive knowledge of the Austin market and which areas of the city were family friendly really helped us narrow down our search. We viewed almost 15 houses with her over a period of 6 weeks and each time she listened to our feedback and suggested properties that might be of interest or other areas to search in.

Throughout the whole process Sarah was very responsive to messages and calls and worked round our schedule for viewings with our young family.

When we finally found the perfect house Sarah helped us put in an offer that turned out to be really well positioned and then worked through all of the negotiation on the contract including a few repairs to the property.

I don’t think Sarah could have done any more to make the process easy for us and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for property in the Austin area.

Graeme M.

We had not expected the process of selling our house to be this easy.

Sarah came over as soon as we began to think about moving out of Austin and prepared a preliminary market analysis for us. (This helped us think about what we could afford in our new city.) When we decided to make the move, she re-did the estimate and we talked about what would need to be done to get the house ready for sale. She gave us several possible scenarios (wait till we move out before putting the house on the market, staging while we were there, etc), and let us decide how to handle the selling. We decided to let Blairfield do some minimal staging while we lived there…Tamara (part of the Blairfield team) came through with an eye to what was needed – the result was that we learned a lot about how good an emptier house feels, and the house looked FABULOUS!

And when it went on the market, we had an offer for ABOVE asking price within 24 hours!

Sarah hung with us throughout the rest of the process – making sure that we knew when the sale was finally a done deal, and what could go wrong along the way. AND (since we were having to move earlier than we had planned, since the house sold so quickly) she even helped us figure out where to move to for a few weeks!

I have already recommended Sarah to other friends, and would recommend her to anyone without reservations. She knows the real estate market, she is professional, she listens very well and she does everything she can to make the process as painless as possible.

Rachel C. & Booth O.

Sarah was fantastic. She helped me in every aspect of my home search. She was always available and she is extremely knowledgable about Austin real estate. We found a house and closed in record time even in a busy market. I would recommend Sarah to anyone needing a real estate agent.

Anne M.

Sarah is a consummate professional. She is incredibly knowledgeable, tasteful, and warm. Best experience with a realtor I have ever had. She never spoke down to me, and explained my options. I knew I was in capable hands. I highly recommend her, and have recommended her to others. By the second or third day of my home being on the market, I had multiple offers, all over asking.

Jocelyn B.

Sarah worked with me on the buy side after arriving from New Zealand and then the sell side of my home when I was relocating to the West coast. The house had gone through a major update by the time it came to sell, and with her staging we were able to truly leverage all the hard work that I had put into the house. She even assisted on some final flowerbed touches to leverage the landscaping that had been done–truly going above and beyond. Sarah is a smart, hardworking agent who will get you to the next stage in your life.

Marti G.

Sarah was awesome to work with right from the start. She is very knowledgeable of Austin and the surrounding areas and really does her homework on finding the right fit for you once she has an idea of what you’re looking for. She was professional and honest as a realtor, but also a joy to be around personally. In our situation she was presented with the challenge of being our advocate on the ground since were looking to move to the Austin area from the west coast. She rose to the challenge in every way and made our purchase/move as seamless as one could hope for.

C.E.

Sarah is awesome!!! She is the best Realtor I know…Sold a house I grew up in South Austin, and helped me move my daughter. She rocks!!! Sarah is also selling another house for me in South Austin. Love her tons…

Keely H.

Sarah went above and beyond in helping us find the right home for our family. Her knowledge and patience made buying a house as stress free as possible. Our children miss going on house searching adventures with Sarah! Thanks again for everything!!!

Louise M.

Sarah sold our home in Pflugerville for us and has extensive knowledge of Austin and the areas that surround it. Sarah was a pleasure to work with and walked us through every step of the process to make the process as easy as possible. Sarah listened to us on what are goals were and our expectations and then gave us great advice to make are goals a reality. The whole process was seamless because of Sarah, she is terrific at her job and makes you feel like you are her only listing. I would recommend her to anyone!

Sarah’s Happy Seller

Sarah was recommended to us by a friend and we are so glad we chose her. At every step in the process she proved that she was knowledgeable and cared about our needs and desires. She was always happy to do whatever was necessary to make sure we were comfortable with any decisions that were made. She even drove across town to let me remeasure rooms when I started to worry about space. I was very grateful for her willingness to share her expertise without trying to influence our decisions. She was a consummate professional and now she is also our friend.

Kris P.

I cannot say enough great things about Blairfield Realty. Sarah Schoenfelder acted as my buyer agent and was VERY patient during the entire process. In the end, *she* was the one that found my new home!

We closed last week and I couldn’t be happier. Great job!

Martin D.

We have bought 9 properties over the years and sold 8 and working with Sarah has, by far, been the best experience we have had. She is professional and ready to go the extra mile for her clients. Our last sale became very complicated and Sarah worked to resolve issues that we were sure would derail the sale. Sarah went above and beyond for us and we are very, very grateful. You could not find a more capable agent to work with and we have worked with many and most of them were not up to her level. Thank you, Sarah!

Patti & Jerry R.

Sarah Schoenfelder Harrison is truly a gem within the multitude of real estate agents out there in Austin. Over our two years + of working with her, she’s shown passion, perseverance, and an incredible drive to make sure we never wanted for anything.

My husband and I first met Sarah when we were brand new to Austin. Looking for an immediate change, we had just a few weeks to find a rental in Austin. She took over the search for us and showed us every available home rental in Travis Heights and Bouldin Creek that came up. Without much time, she still found us a large home to operate our business from, a large yard for our dog, and a location in our ideal area of Bouldin Creek. She even helped us negotiate the price down with the upgrades necessary for us to move in (new carpets, stairs – don’t ask -, paint, etc). We were thrilled.

Fast forward a year later. John and I knew we were in love with Austin and wanted our own home. Newly engaged, we contacted Sarah immediately and started our search. She was wonderful to educate us on what we could get in our budget and got started right away with sending us homes to critique so she could know our exact style. We only came with one major caveat : find us a home only in Bouldin Creek, preferably between Barton Springs and Mary but no farther than Oltorf. We laugh about this with friends, but Sarah didn’t even bat an eye even though we’d given her about a 10×4 block area to find us our dream home. I’m pretty sure we looked at every house that came up for sale over the full year it took us to find our perfect home. She didn’t question at all when we took a few months off when we were overwhelmed with the wedding, still keeping an eye out for that dream home, and when we came back ready to look again, she started off like we never left.

Then a month later we found it: A brand new home in the perfect location, just in the beginning stages of being built. We had traveled to Santa Monica for work and even though a full price offer was already on the table, Sarah sold the sellers on us and our story, pulled up the necessary contracts in less than a day and had us signed and negotiated for a purchase before we were even back in Austin. She even negotiated time for us to see the home when we got back and talk to the sellers with a good faith cancellation period since we were not in town. I’d love to say all the process was easy over the next six months in building the house and getting what we wanted, but being first time home buyers we were easily overwhelmed with false promises and the process of buying. But Sarah became our “Bulldog”, fighting and negotiating for anything and everything we wanted and standing up for us when we didn’t know how. She made sure we were treated fairly and came out on top.

Today we are finally all moved into our dream home. We are so incredibly happy here and only have Sarah to thank for it. We’ve faced a few road bumps even after the closing, but Sarah has continued to go to bat for us. She has given me recommendations on everyone from landscape to plumbing to painting, and is always the quickest to offer up a kind word and check in on the progress of anything going on. Working with Sarah was a true joy and I can honestly say she became a friend in our journey to home ownership. You will not find a canned real estate agent with Sarah. She will work tirelessly on your behalf with only a smile on her face and joy in her heart. Thank you Sarah for finding us our forever home. John. Larry, and I couldn’t be happier.

Deja B.

Sarah is completely amazing! Thanks to her and her advice we bought our dream home! I know we went to seemingly endless number of houses and found “the one” only to have not won the bid, she advised that we do a backup offer and it came back to us! Without her expertise we would have given up on “the house” and kept looking, until we found just the right one. What were looking for was literally the proverbial needle in the haystack. She is always in communication and never gives up working for you, honestly we felt like we were her only client at times, which I know we were not, its just how focused she was on our wants and needs. Honestly, working with her and purchasing our home was one of the easiest transactions we have ever done, and we owe it to her and her team working on our behalf. I can not recommend using Sarah enough, and at the end of the day we ended up making a friend, not just a realtor selling houses.

Doug & Angie M.

Sarah is impressively methodical, driven and diligent. Unbelievably professional! Very easy to communicate with. Makes a person feel comfortable knowing she is in charge of helping sell &/or buy a home. Extremely experienced in her field! She has a passion for what she does and always gives her very best! Without a doubt, I would definitely recommend her to friends and family! Thank you Sarah for all you did to make this transition smoother for all the bumps in road. Having you as our agent made the biggest difference in the world!

Janice M.

Sarah, fights for her clients to get the best of everything & holds their hand through the entire process. She is takes the time to listen & over communicate with her clients. I would highly revvomebd her to anyone buying or selling property regardless if it’s your first time or 100th time.

Nicole B.

Sarah is a very caring and professional real estate agent. She helped me with the sale of my home, and then she also helped me find my new home. I always knew that she would be honest about her thoughts on the houses that we looked at. I always felt like she was helping me find a home-not just trying to make a sale. I would certainly recommend her and have to many of my friends.

Linda M.

We cannot thank Sarah Schoenfelder enough! She is the person that everyone needs on their side during the home buying/selling process!

Jenny P.