The Dana Schaefer Team believes in building loyal, long-term relationships by earning a client’s total trust and respect. This starts with careful listening, empathetic understanding, and an unwavering focus on exceeding expectations.

With nearly 30 years' combined real estate experience, team leader Dana Schaefer and associate Sam Rotenberg offer clients thorough and self-assured leadership coupled with a deep desire to make real estate goals a reality. Never pushy, their approach is well-informed, collaborative and client-led. There's a soul and a conscience behind everything Dana and Sam do, and each interaction is anchored by the understanding that homes are a tremendous investment, both financially and emotionally.

"We want to work closely with our clients to achieve their goals," Dana explains. "And we always want them to feel as committed to us as we are to them."

Dana is a consistent top producer and respected fixture in Greater Boston real estate, including Cambridge and Somerville. She began her career partnering with top developers where she worked on several of the area’s most well-known condo conversions. Dana holds a degree in interior design and architecture.

Sam combines savvy negotiation skills with a true passion for real estate, making him an enthusiastic and confident guide. A Los Angeles native, he began his real estate career in the competitive New York City market before moving to Boston in 2014.


20A Cottage Street, Cambridge - $1,795,000

A flowering garden path leads you to a secluded, re-imagined single-family home on a quiet Cambridgeport side street. 20A Cottage Street artfully combines the original craftsmanship of an 1873 antique home with a modern two-story glass addition that harmoniously connects the clean, modern kitchen to the cottage-style gardens. This glass ‘great room’ is equal parts chefs eat-in kitchen and family room— the heart of the home. The rest of the home is warm and inviting with old growth wood flooring and carved banisters. Take a leisurely stroll to Central Square for dining and entertainment ­or a short walk to the Charles River—the best of Cambridge and Boston are minutes away. This special home has so much to offer to the next lucky family.


Roxbury brownstone on sale for $1.33M includes one-bedroom garden unit

49 Fort Ave, Roxbury | $1,330,000 | 5 BD 3 BA

Quintessential turn-of-the-century brownstone meets sleek designer updates. Two-family set on the most desired street in Fort Hill—one of the hottest neighborhoods in Boston. Facing Highland Park with amazing views of the Cochituate Standpipe monument, this flexible property consists of a 1-bedroom garden level unit, great for income or in-law apartment, and a grand 3-level townhome. The larger unit includes parlor-level living, dining, and designer-renovated kitchen areas. High ceilings, turn-of-the-century details, and woodwork, as well as exposed brick, are among the many highlights. There are two bedrooms and a full bath on the 2nd level, which features a two-story atrium overlooking the living area. Moving up to the 3rd level, you'll find the master bedroom with renovated full bathroom, huge walk-in closet, and an additional room which can be used as a bedroom or office/den. There is a lovely private deck off the kitchen and a large very private patio at the garden level.

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