SAN JUAN ISLAND REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST  Looking for a REALTOR to help you find or sell a waterfront home, view property, commercial property,  land, or the home of your dreams in Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, on San Juan Island or anywhere in San Juan County? Call Annette Schaffer...need a designer? ...a home furnisher or someone to help with a  remodeling project around the house? Call Annette Schaffer.  There are not two or three or four Annette Schaffers...just one, and she is a managing broker with  Windermere/San Juan Island ready to assist you with all your real estate needs.  She is also soft-spoken, cheerful and friendly and has picked up her wide variety of skills during a career  that includes over 37 years in real estate, which includes her involvement on San Juan Island since 1996.  Annette, a prior contractor, has an impressive resume that include many years of hands-on experience  in architectural design and residential construction. She also created and operated Grandmere's Inn in Nevada City, CA - rated one of the best B&B's in California - before moving to San Juan Island twenty two  years ago.  Annette's interest in the quality of one's home goes all the way to the time when she was a little girl.  She remembers, at age six, walking down local streets, staring at homes and thinking to herself what she  could do to improve them. "I would look at houses," she recalls, "and think how I could make them  better.  As a young adult she began to practice what she preached by entering what was largely a man's world,  putting on her tool apron and working professionally in all phases of home construction and remodeling.  The knowledge Annette picked up during that phase of her career has provided her with valuable  insights that she now passes along to real estate clients who rely on her to accurately assess the homes  they are looking at buying. "I point out things people may not see, because my eye is trained to see what  could be improved," she says, acknowledging that the clients appreciate the information.  Annette also exudes a self-confidence based on the view that anyone can do whatever they put their  mind to. It is a view she has continued to hold throughout her life.  Buying or selling a home can be heaven and hell…all wrapped up in one exhilarating and incredibly  stressful package. What both the homebuyer and seller need is a professional who pays attention. "I  listen," she says, "I like people and understand it is all about customer service.  There are so many kinds of people and they all need different things. But one thing is sure, they need a  professional...who is also a real live human being...who cares about their needs and desires. That is what  Annette Schaffer is all about.  Annette is thoroughly involved in her profession and has served on the San Juan County Board of  REALTORS® as past president, vice president and on the board of directors. She was 2008 San Juan  Island REALTOR® of the Year. Annette has lived on San Juan Island since 1991 and loves the island way of life. She enjoys an active personal life including walking, biking, kayaking, cooking and traveling.  "I go the extra mile to help you achieve your goals. That is why I constantly research the real estate market and property values so your home is priced effectively from day one. I also make sure the public  knows your home is for sale by using innovative advertising and marketing techniques to attract  potential buyers."  She can be reached at 360-378-3600 or by email at: schaffer@rockisland.com