– Richard R. Schaefer –

We come with References

askRICK.com, LLC dba: Walker Area Realty
8832 Pine Point Rd NW, PO Box 39, Walker, MN 56484


Tel: 218-547-4554
Cell: 218-252-9005

Markets Served: Walker, MN; Cass County, Minnesota; Hubbard County, Minnesota; Beltrami County, Minnesota; Park Rapids, Minnesota; Crow Wing County, Minnesota; Hackensack, Minnesota; Longville, Minnesota; Bemidji, Minnesota; Cass Lake, Minnesota;

Specialties: Buyer's Specialist; Country Properties; Listing Specialist; New Homes; Residential Lots; Resort/Vacation; Townhomes/Condos; Waterfront/Waterview;

What do Clients Say?

Mary Kirchner, Punta Gorda, Florida (Kabekona Lake) “Engaging Rick Schaefer as our real estate agent was the best decision we made when it was time to sell our lake home on beautiful Lake Kabekona. Rick was available and efficient, always following through on details, always providing valuable information (but not too much to cloud the issues), and always maintaining a polite, cheerful and enthusiastic demeanor. He projected a gentle air of confidence, seeming to never doubt that he would find the right buyer, at the right price, at precisely the right moment.Rick and his wife Nancy are caring, reliable business people in whom we felt we could place our trust in a time of stress. Together their skills provided streamlined, up to date, professional expertise without pressure. It is a pleasure to recommend their services to your community and beyond.”

Mary Kirchner, Punta Gorda, Florida (Kabekona Lake)

Doug and Deb Winter, Maple Grove, MN (Leech Lake)“This letter is written to recognize and recommend the outstanding service, professionalism, and most importantly, the expertise of Rick and Nancy Schaefer of Walker Area Realty as real estate professionals:As the owner of a unique lake property, I recognize the differences between excellent, average, and mediocre performance. From my experience with Rick and Nancy, they demonstrated excellent customer focus and service, excellent market knowledge, an amazing work ethic, and genuine personal and professional integrity. I highly recommend Rick and Nancy for your consideration as your real estate professional.”

Doug and Deb Winter, Maple Grove, MN

Tony and Sandy Fiacchino Wheaton, IL (Kabekona Lake)“When looking for a real estate professional, "Ask Rick"! Rick and Nancy Schaefer are true professionals, who care about the people they work with, know the market and more importantly took the time and patience to find the "perfect property" for us!... We have found them to be some of the most honest, thorough and down to earth folks that we have had a pleasure to meet and conduct business. We trust Rick and Nancy's keen and in-depth knowledge of the area and available properties. Thank you for your diligence, your knowledge, your professionalism. If you’re looking for the special piece of property or home - we strongly recommend that you go no further than Rick and Nancy Schaefer…”

Tony and Sandy Fiacchino Wheaton, IL

Jim and Denise Karley, Grand Forks, ND (Steamboat Lake)“We couldn’t be happier with our newly purchased vacation home thanks to Rick! He was extremely responsive and had great suggestions on property to view based on our specific needs and wants. Rick knows the area very well, so he was able to focus in quickly, narrowing down the prospects and saving us time. He was always responsive to our calls… His advice on purchase negotiations was excellent and he kept us well informed every step of the way. We highly recommend Rick to anyone looking to buy. We sure appreciated all the good advice and personal service.”

Jim and Denise Karley, Grand Forks, ND

Michael A. Rein, Esq. Modesto CA (Long Lake)Rick & Nancy – We just wanted to drop you a note of thanx for all your efforts to get this deal closed. We realize that we sometimes asked for an awful lot of your time and energy over the last month or so. The Lyons Family and I really appreciate your responsiveness and fine work. You both were a pleasure to work with. We know that Mary Lyons and her family and friends will truly enjoy this property. Honestly, it’s great to see Mary so excited about it. Thanx again! – Mike

Michael A. Rein, Esq. Modesto CA

About Richard

Thank you for taking a closer look!

My career has spanned over 40 years solely in the real estate industry. My wife, Nancy is my business partner going back 25 years. Together we are Walker Area Realty. Our market is the “Vacationland, Northern MN Lake Home” market. We live, play and work in a virtual vacationland paradise in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota. Our hometown of Walker, MN and Leech Lake draw clients from all over the US and other countries.

We’re proud to say that we personally assist many buyers and sellers in our market each year. We come with a huge number of personal references from past clients who have experienced our personalized service. Please see our many references.

We assist clients in all price ranges however, we have a strong track record of representing clients in the upper price ranges above $500k and $1m. Again, many references provided.

Our business is largely based on referrals from past clients and referrals from other brokers looking to have their clients well taken care of.

We maintain a very open and consistent line of communication with our clients. We report on progress and showing feedback. We schedule additional marketing consultation conversations when beneficial to our clients.

We provide professional and accurate marketing data on our listed properties. 

On our higher end properties we create excellent virtual tours with professional voice over from scripts that we compose. We include sights and highlights of the local town and surrounding area...also, pictures, videos and highlights of the lake the property fronts on. example: http://vimeopro.com/nonenone/clark-home

We maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality. 

We come with excellent negotiation skills, honed over decades of experience...very beneficial to our client's best interests. 

We are the only local agency that belongs to 3 Multiple Listing Services, giving our clients more exposure than any other company in our market.

We both have earned the designation of CERTIFIED LUXURY HOME MARKETING SPECIALIST, CLHMS. As members of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing we enjoy unmatched networking and access to affluent buyers and sellers that are otherwise challenging to reach. The Institute also provides remarkable marketing "tools" no other organization comes close to providing...quite an advantage.

Please give us a call...You'll be glad you did!

Thank you!

Rick & Nancy