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Sean Schaeffner was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in the Grosse Pointe suburbs of Detroit, Michigan; a National Merit Scholar, he earned a BBA in Accounting at the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Law School.

Sean practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with Peat, Marwick, was a member of the Midwest Stock Exchange and is a member of the Michigan Bar Association. Engaged in corporate finance for over 30 years, concentrating on the financing of real property and capital equipment, Sean was associated with a number of the largest banks and finance companies in the world.

After retiring from the world of corporate finance and moving to South Carolina, he again became interested in real estate, leading to purchase by the Schaeffer’s of one of the oldest “United” real estate franchises in South Carolina. It is also the only national real estate franchise located in Fairfield County where he is currently Broker in Charge.

Growing up on the shores of the Great Lakes, Sean spent a lot of time swimming, waterskiing, fishing and duck hunting while a decade spent in Connecticut and Vermont running a log home manufacturer also fostered a strong interest in Revolutionary War structures, Antebellum properties and the rural life style in general. Reflecting the varied life style experiences of Sean and his wife, the Carolina Real Estate Company specializes in high end historic homes, equine estates, lake properties and rural land tracts such as farms, timber properties and recreational acreage.

Upon settling on Lake Wateree in the “Midlands” of South Carolina, the Schaeffner home which includes Sean’s soon to be 101 year old father-in-law became a frequent destination for five grown children and five grandchildren. Sean stays involved in, and devotes a great deal of time to, the local community, having served as a director and chairman of the Fairfield County Chamber of Congress, Treasurer of the VFW Auxiliary, Treasurer of the Lake Wateree HOA, singing with the Our Lady of Perpetual Hope church choir and speaking at various school programs. Sean loves a good book, a glass of red wine, singing at any time and the avoidance of turnips and Brussel Sprouts at all cost!

Sean and his agents are there to help their customers and clients, whether buying or selling, to navigate the changing world of real estate. Please contact Sean at 803-635-2114 or


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Sean was extremely professional, courteous and took the time to listen to what I wanted. His attention to detail ensured that everything needed to execute my real property purchase was in order. Sean is a solid professional, I look forward to working with him again soon.

- Jim S.

Sean continues to be an exceptional professional in his field. My husband and I were very impressed with his diligence and devotion to us as our real estate agent in the selection and buying of our home. We were so delighted with Sean and his company that we are using their services again as we search for additional property. We highly recommend Carolina Real Estate to our friends and family without any hesitation.

- Bill & Sally G.

Sean is experienced, professional and a fun person to work with. His knowledge of the lake property market in the "Midlands" of South Carolina and genuine interest in our needs made buying our property a great experience. We couldn't be happier with the service we received from Sean. We will recommend Sean Schaeffner and Carolina Real Estate to all of our family and friends.

- Bill and Sally G.