|ED SCHAFER, AUCTIONEER/AGENT
|Ben Schafer is the 5th generation of Schafer’s residing in Noble County. With deep roots such as that, Ben is fully
engrained within all aspects of South East Ohio. His passion for work has allowed him to serve not only Noble
County, but the entire Southeastern Ohio Region. Having “hands-on” experience, growing up in the business, and
being reared on a working farm – makes Ben uniquely qualified in rural Ohio.
Ben has been involved in thousands of real estate transactions in his 20 years in the business, ranging from small
rental properties or estates to gas and oil trades exceeding tens of millions of dollars. This broad brush of
experience coupled with being an auctioneer, a real estate broker and operating an ever growing property
management firm in South East Ohio has given Ben extraordinary boots on the ground training. Some of his greatest
training has come from his father and grandfather. The mission statement for Ben Schafer Realty is a quote from
Vincent Schafer, “Take care of the people, and the people will take care of you.”
Property management has become another segment of Ben’s business. Being an investor himself, he has hands on
experience delivering value to the owner/tenant relationship. Understanding market trends in income investment
properties is crucial to an investor’s return on investment and Ben will help by providing a long term strategy.
Ben understands the importance of giving back to the community and region where he works and lives. He donates
his professional expertise to the youth of both Noble and Guernsey County serving as an auctioneer. Ben also does
several other benefits auction annually, whether for an individual in need – or an organization, trying to make a
difference. Ben has served on many boards in his young age – currently Ben is a trustee for the Noble County
Community Improvement Corporation and also serves as a member of the Noble County Regional Planning
Commission. In the past he has been a Board of Director for the Noble County Chamber of Commerce and has
served as a member of St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception parish council.
Ben lives at home with his wife, Angela and two daughters, Elle and Claire. When Ben isn’t busy he enjoys spending
time with friends and family – just taking it easy. Ben look forwards to helping “YOU” out in your next real estate
endeavor – whatever is – you won’t be disappointed.
|Edward Vincent Schafer has been a lifelong resident of Noble County. Graduating from Shenandoah High School in
1975, and starting his family shortly thereafter. After a stint with Morton Buildings, Ed decided it was time to go home
and join his father, Vincent, in running the farm. From 1980 through 1999, Ed ran the farm where he co-owned and
operated a farrow to finish 120 sow hog operation, a 100 head cow/calf operation, and ran some sheep. At the same
time he also helped in Vincent’s Auction business, and did most of the set up and also worked as a clerk and
After Vincent’s death, Ed attended the Reppert School of Auctioneering to continue to carry on the family tradition.
Once Ben went to auction school, Ed and Ben teamed up to form Ed and Ben Schafer, Auctioneers. In 2012, Ed
received his real estate license and placed them with his son’s real estate company – Ben Schafer Realty.
Today, Ed continues to co-own and operate Ed and Ben Schafer, Auctioneer’s where he is also available to assist
anyone when it comes to dispersing of their assets – no matter the size. He can usually be found around the farm,
tending to his sheep or helping Laura raise mums and several gardens. It is rare you ever stop by the farm, where Ed
doesn’t have time to just sit and shoot the breeze.
Ed has been married to his wife of 40 years, Laura; they have three children – Ben, Jesse, and Katie – and 5
grandchildren. So no matter what your needs, feel free to call Ed as he is a natural at making people feel at home.
|WAYNE COOPER, PARTNER/RECREATIONAL
|Wayne Cooper is a lifelong resident of Ohio and has spent the majority of his time in both Eastern Ohio and South
Eastern Ohio. As a lover of the great outdoors, he has had the opportunity to enjoy all that the Ohio lifestyle has to
offer. In his travels Wayne has extensively hunted and fished, not only his native regions, but across the entire state
Wayne has been involved in a multitude of real estate transactions in the past ten years, representing and selling
residential properties, commercial properties as well as over 20,000 acres of land. His experience as an Accredited
Land Consultant (one of only three ALC brokers in the state of Ohio) and training from the Realtor Land Institute
(RLI) has aided many of these transactions. Wayne’s additional oil and gas investment experience allows him a
unique and strategic insight into this highly competitive market.
Extensive training in soil types, productions, valuation, and leasing options has enabled him to become one of the
key driving forces behind the only large scale Ohio based leasing firm which holds fast at the top of the market. His
most current endeavor includes becoming an Apprentice Auctioneer, helping to further his skillsets and offer the
highest and best solutions for his customers.
Marketing outdoor properties in Ohio is not a generic undertaking. With extensive knowledge of farm investment,
navigation, tax deferred exchanges and lifestyle real estate marketing, Wayne brings a high level of value to all of his
buyers and sellers. Wayne’s training and experience is second to none, a talent he takes to heart, all with the goal of
creating raving fans while continuing to work for his current and past clients.
If you are interested in buying or selling outdoor properties in Ohio, give Wayne a call on his cell phone at (614)-493-
6454 or the office at 740-305-5054.
|MIA CLARK, RENTAL SPECIALIST
|Mia Clark has been a resident of Noble County for nearly 30 years. She brings an abundance of experience to Ben
Schafer Realty. Having past experience managing accounts receivables at a local financial institution, it has helped
her in her role here as a Rental Specialist. She spent the early part of her career being a stay at home Mother where
the experience gained there helped her juggle the ever changing marketplace within the Rental Industry.
Mia is described as an outgoing person who loves dealing with people. She finds it her mission to make sure she
locates the right rental property for the right people. Whether it be an individual, a couple, or an entire company to
place employees in a home.
In her role as a rental specialist, she takes care of the day to day activities, whether that be placing tenants, paying
the bills, or collecting rents, scheduling inspections and organizing all maintenance issues, while also managing
the real estate office. Mia stays in tune with the local market conditions enabling her to assist owners and tenants
with price points for rental properties.
She is truly here to cater to the people she works with. In her spare time, with what little she has, she enjoys touring
wineries, spending time outdoors, whether it be with her husband, her children or the treasures of her life, her
Please feel free to give her a call or stop in and let her show you what we have available, as she will truly WELCOME
YOU and let her put you into a new place.
|CARLA WICKHAM, AGENT
|Carla is a lifelong resident of Southeastern Ohio. Her first real estate transaction occurred in 1991 and those years
of experience coupled with extensive training in managing home financing, government requirements, residential
title work and local market indicators give her clients confidence they are being served well.
Her experience has taught her that when working with clients listening is more important than talking. At the same
time she understands her local market knowledge is extremely valuable to those in the selling or buying process in
Noble County and the surrounding area. Carla’s range of experience reaches from first time home buyers to those
in the empty nest phase looking to downsize.
Along with selling real estate she is an Office Associate at the OSU Extension Office in Noble County where she has
been employed for almost 20 years. There she works with the 4-H, AgNR, FCS and Community Development
Programs. She is a 4-H Volunteer, a 4-H club leader and also enjoys working with Junior Fairs including putting
together and clerking Jr. Fair Sales. Carla is the proud mother of four active children and is involved with the
Shenandoah Athletic Boosters. She is a graduate of the Leadership Noble program and an Honors Award recipient.
Carla graduated from Meadowbrook H.S., Mid-East Career & Technology Center (Zanesville), Hondros College for
Real Estate Sales and has also attended Zane State College.
Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. Carla is a full service Real Estate
Agent that is focused on your goals of selling or buying. She looks forward to assisting you and your family with
your real estate needs. Give her a call at 740-581-8454.
|JAMES "SCOTT" BRADEN, AGENT
|James “Scott” Braden has been part of the Noble County community in southeastern Ohio since 1974. First by
growing up in his grandfather’s pharmacy, then working for his father in the same pharmacy and finally owning the
pharmacy himself since 2001. Scott has always had a passion for community development and decided to expand
his passion and become a real estate agent in 2011. He has been a registered pharmacist since 1987 and is very
familiar with helping people achieve their goals in life whether it is in the field of health or life in general. Scott has
been associated with Ben Schafer Realty for 5 years now and is very excited about the “team” approach
the business takes to fulfill its customer’s needs. Whether it is buying or selling a home, property managing a house,
auctions or leasing hunting properties, Scott can be your point man in accomplishing your real estate needs. He is
surrounded by a very knowledgeable group of colleagues that work closely together to not only meet but exceed
the needs of his customer.
Scott is familiar in the complete process when it comes to real estate transactions and stays up-to-date with the
current market in the area.
If you are interested in ANY type of real estate transaction give Scott a call at (740) 509-0248 or call the office at (740)
305-5054 to start the process of whatever your needs may be.