As a native of the DC area, I have extensive knowledge of local neighborhoods and developments. Practicing real estate since 2001, I represent buyers and sellers in every price range, selling in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. While consistently achieving top sales awards, my philosophy is to balance the number of clients I work with to ensure clients get the full attention they deserve. Most of all, I am really fun to work with!
I was born and raised in Annandale, Virginia, and grew up in the real estate business. My father was a real estate investor, buying foreclosure properties, fixing them up, and re-selling them for profit. When I was a child, my father took me throughout Northern Virginia to look at the different homes for market evaluation, and I observed countless open houses, contract negotiations, and settlements. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business from Mary Washington College, I worked for a multi-family real estate lender. During this time, I began to purchase my own investment properties.
Becoming a Realtor® was just a natural extension of being a real estate investor: I use the skills I learned from my father and my marketing background to help buyers and sellers achieve their goals.
I now live in Potomac, Maryland, with my husband and son. As a native of Virginia and resident of Maryland, I have extensive knowledge of the DC metropolitan area, and do equal business in both states and DC.
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"Buying your first home can be exciting...and a little scary! However, Dawn was with us every step of the way. She made us feel comfortable from the start which was important as we jumped into this process not really knowing what to expect. Dawn kept in touch and followed up when she said she would, which we really appreciated. She gave us a detailed breakdown of every step along the way so we knew what was going on and why, and what was something we needed to take care of and what was something that was the responsibility of the other party. She answered every question with patience and extensive knowledge, and most importantly she helped us find the perfect home for us! We couldn't be any happier with our experience.." - Hayley
"We needed to sell my parents' home and it needed a significant refresh to be presentable. Dawn did so much more than just help us with traditional realtor services. She was a trusted counselor, fill-in general contractor, and helped us out when we couldn't be at the house to meet someone.
When done, the house looked fantastic, and Dawn did a great job marketing and promoting it. With her advice and guidance, we received 8 offers in the first week including a bidding war that significantly exceeded our list price.
We would strongly recommend Dawn to anyone looking to sell a house (and I suspect she'd be just as dedicated as a buyer's agent)." - Michael
"We found Dawn on Yelp with many amazing published and non-published reviews. We interviewed her as well as a few other agents and found Dawn to be the most prepared and extremely detail oriented. We also loved the fact that Dawn only takes a handful of cases at a time so she can be sure to dedicate the appropriate time to each client. Dawn is definitely a quality, not a volume-type, agent. She proved up to her excellent reviews and was a pleasure to work with, always responsive within seconds via text. She heavily marketed our property both online and via mail. We had six offers including one with an escalation clause in less than a week! Dawn made the process easy and streamlined. She even brought a cute " home sweet home" door mat to help with curb appeal for our open house and showings and fresh-baked cookies during the open house. I love that we dealt with Dawn throughout and were not farmed out to another agent because she was too busy. She took the time to thoroughly investigate the comps and we got much more above asking price in less than a week despite the pouring spring rain for much of our showings and photos. We also used Dawn to purchase our new property and she was equally as fantastic on the buying side. She was, again, astute to details and able to negotiate a great price for us on our new property. She has a natural knack for people and knows how to deal with difficult situations. She has great charm and is wonderful with the "other" side, standing up for us and representing us on all fronts. We will plan to keep in touch with her and hope to use her for all of our future real estate. I'm so glad we found Dawn on yelp. Don't hesitate to hire her, you won't regret it." - Jen
"Since this was my first home purchase you can guess I was all over the board with my wants, "needs" and price range even.. Dawn found many, many homes for me to look at. She went out of her way, all times of the day, any day, you name it, she was right there with me to look at places.
She was SO patient with me! I even met with Kris at one place, and he was so accommodating with my first home search.
Dawn gave me her opinions, and thoughts (very professionally, of course) on each and every place. I could NEVER have bought my first home with out her. ALSO, must be noted, that It is VERY difficult for me to make tough decisions and with out local family for help, I relied almost COMPLETELY on Dawn's knowledge and opinions..
She spent so much time with me, even AFTER I decided on the place, SHE found for ME! What else can I say, but I think if you want a personable, reliable, opinionated and knowledgeable team to find you a home, here in the DC area, you really couldn't do better than Kris and Dawn." - Caroline
"When my daughter and her boyfriend were ready to start looking for their first home I was excited and a little nervous. They were looking for a home in the general area of Springfield/Alexandria, VA. I'm a Realtor in Knoxville, TN so I know that buying your first home is exhilarating and a bit frustrating with a dash of anxiety for good measure. I also know that a great Realtor can make this a smooth, less stressful experience. I started searching online, looking at reviews, checking out agents, and I came across all these wonderful reviews for Dawn Pace. I got in touch with her, and from our first conversation she really impressed me. She is extremely knowledgable, very sweet to work with, and returns calls/emails in a timely fashion. Dawn has been affiliated with real estate in some way since she was very young and her experience shows! She alleviated both the "mom worry" and Realtor pickiness inside me right away. Dawn helped my daughter and her boyfriend find the perfect home quickly and she held their hands through the whole process. She explained what to expect throughout and was always quick to answer any questions they had. They had a successful closing and they are loving their new home! I appreciate Dawn's help and expertise immensely!! I would definitely recommend her again and again." - Melanie
"Dawn sold us our first home a few years ago. We were novice first time home buyers. She walked us through the process very patiently and worked hard not only to find us the house we wanted, but worked out a great deal for us.
Subsequently, she sold my late grandmothers home during a very tough housing market for a great price. Can't count how many times she went above and beyond for us. Couldn't recommend more highly. She is the best." - Andrew