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Dawn has lived and worked in the DC area for over 30 years. Dawn moved here after graduating from NYU School of Law with a JD in 1993 where she was an editor for the Law Review. She attended Boston College and Hofstra University, graduating early in December 1989, summa cum laude, with a BBA in Finance and Banking, as the top business student. Dawn has watched many changes occur in the DC area and has considerable knowledge about the area. This greatly benefits her clients, particularly when they are unsure of where they would like to buy a home.
Dawn has often been told by people she meets that she seems familiar to them. She reminds people of their sister, their cousin, their next-door neighbor, or their friend. Her clients appreciate that feeling of comfort and knowing that Dawn is helping them every step of the way.
Dawn represents clients buying and selling residential real estate in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. Dawn is a member of the National Association of Realtors®, the Virginia Association of Realtors®, and the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®. She is a SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), Certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist, a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, an American Warrior Real Estate Professional (specializing in helping veterans), and an NVAR Lifetime Top Producer. She is proud to be consistently recognized as a Top Realtor® by Washingtonian Magazine, Arlington Magazine, and Northern Virginia Magazine.
Prior to working as a Realtor®, Dawn was a judicial law clerk, practiced law at private law firms in D.C. and Virginia, was an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the D.C. Government, an adjunct professor at American University School of Law, and an editor for several legal texts. She was very involved with the D.C. Bar and was Chair of the D.C. Bar Family Law Committee. Dawn has served on the Boards and Committees of several non-profit organizations. Dawn is currently the Vice-Chair of the Board for Rebuilding Together-Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church, which helps income-challenged people, including many seniors and veterans, maintain the health and safety of their homes.
Her training, experience, and expertise as a lawyer and a Realtor® serve her clients well. She has excellent negotiating skills, is an attentive listener and experienced communicator. She works hard for her clients’ best interests. Dawn has worked with many clients and has helped some clients buy and sell multiple properties over the years, including primary residences, vacation homes, and investment properties. Dawn’s clients have described some of her best qualities as her humor, leadership, determination, compassion, and her ability to connect with people, and to connect people with each other.
Dawn is married with two grown sons. She spent many years volunteering for the PTA, various sports teams, and Odyssey of the Mind, among other volunteer activities, including judging summer diving competitions. She spent several years volunteering to put together an annual event and auction, which helped AFAC (a local food bank) pay off their mortgage.
Dawn enjoys reading, traveling, yoga, dancing, and kayaking. Her son currently plays on the club hockey team at Northeastern University, and she enjoys watching him play when she can. She has traveled with her family around North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Caribbean. Dawn looks forward to visiting Antarctica. Dawn eagerly seeks out new experiences for herself and her clients. Dawn has enjoyed cooking classes, pickleball, skydiving, hot air ballooning, zip-lining, whitewater rafting, trapezing, and riding a mechanical bull. She loves to plan fun client events. She enjoys talking about real estate with her friends and clients, but she loves building community even more. Dawn looks forward to hearing from you. She can be reached at 703-217-4959 or [email protected].