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About Us

Baranof Realty LLC is an independently owned and operated brokerage. Cathy Shaffer, owner and Broker, acquired ownership in 1987, and moved to the present location in the historic Rose Hill Place Building in 1995.

As the most mature real estate firm in Sitka, we have experience in our community that is unequaled. Baranof Realty is committed to maintaining our tradition of integrity while serving our clients, our industry, and our community. We take great pride in the professionalism and commitment of our agents in handling all types of real estate transactions:

• Remote and Island Properties

• Residential Real Estate

• Commercial Properties

• Property Management

• Income Properties & Investment Opportunities

Baranof Realty is also the largest property manager in Sitka. Our insight into the Sitka economy and the rental market can help guide you to a wise, sound and profitable real estate investment. We offer a unique advantage to savvy real estate investors and buyers who are focused on strong returns.


Meet the Team

Broker Cathy Shafer

Broker Cathy Shaffer

Cathy has been involved in the real estate business in Sitka for the last twenty-five years. She became the owner of Baranof Realty twenty years ago. During those years, she has successfully handled many different types of real estate transactions.

Cathy moved to Sitka thirty-one years ago with her husband Clyde, a building contractor. Together, they have raised their family and built many beautiful homes in Sitka.

Michael LaGuire

Associate Broker
Michael LaGuire

Southeast Alaska has been Michael’s home most of his life. Born in 1951, Michael lived in the fishing community of Kalinin Bay on the north end of Kruzof Island.
Michael has traveled throughout Alaska, earning his Associate of Arts at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka and continued his education at the University of Fairbanks. His major was Fire Prevention Engineering and Elementary Education.

Michael enjoys camping, boating, and whale watching with his family at every opportunity. He is also a member of Sitka Mountain Rescue, Our Lady of Loreto Knights of Columbus, Sitka Sportsman Association, the National Realtors Association, Sitka Chamber of Commerce, and the National Rifle Association.

Travis Vaughan

Real Estate Agent & Property Manager
Travis Vaughan

Travis Vaughan specializes in property management, income properties and commercial sales. He has 15 years management, sales and consulting experience working with a wide range of businesses from small startups to multinational Fortune 500 companies.

Travis joined Baranof Realty from Microsoft where he managed cloud computing customer experience and service programs. He began his career in sales and customer support at Dell, the world’s largest computer manufacturer at the time.

Travis moved to Sitka to raise a family in a small town setting with big adventure at his doorstep. Hobbies include sailing, scuba diving, hunting, fishing and mountaineering. Travis has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Texas State University where he played football for the Bobcats; a PMP certification from Villanova University; and is a licensed Realtor in the State of Alaska.