I worked with Maureen and Joe this Spring to sell my home. I first met Maureen when she ran a Downsizing seminar a few months ago. She had several professionals there to explain their services and what one could expect when trying to downsize their home. It was an extremely helpful seminar and I was able to get contact information for professionals that she has worked with and trusts in this industry.
I interviewed three local realtors, and Maureen’s team seemed like they provided the highest value for their services. After we met with Maureen’s award-winning stager, Maureen laid out a “roadmap” for me to follow. Her suggestions and help in getting our house ready to sell were just what was needed. She lent us items for staging purposes and she literally arranged items on my shelves for me. During all of this, Maureen listened to what was important to us and what we really needed from the sale of our home.
I felt Maureen always had my best interests at heart. The first contract came in the first day we had showings. It was everything that we had told Maureen we needed, plus it was above our asking price. It was really Maureen and Joe understanding our situation and trying to help us get what we needed that made the biggest difference to me. I feel like Maureen is a trusted friend now. I am so grateful for their help, and I would ask them to help me sell another home in a heartbeat.
Chad W. (Reston, VA)
Jan 16, 2019
Maureen Dawson has been our real estate broker as a buyer twice and a seller once. Maureen is knowledgeable, understanding, honest, fun and extremely thorough. She has decades of experience in real estate, and we really felt at ease working with her and knew she had our best interests at heart. On our most recent transaction, we were able to both purchase our new house and sell our old house all within the span of 30 days! We were confident from our previous buying experience with Maureen that she would take care of everything and communicate throughout the process. Also important to my wife and I was the fact that she put absolutely no pressure on us and provided information in an even-handed, non-judgmental, manner. Bottom line – I can’t imagine having a more positive experience and recommend Maureen without reservation to anyone. We highly recommend Maureen and The Dawson Home Team!
Eileen & Greg B. (Oak Hill, VA)
I really wanted you to know how much I appreciated all you and Joe did for us. Monica Murphy, of Preferred staging, too! We are really happy how everything worked out. I knew you were going to be my realtor when the time came and you didn’t disappoint me anywhere along the way. Honesty, integrity, caring and professional!
Erin D. (Manassas, VA)
Maureen was exceptional during our home search. We told her what we wanted and with minimal searching, we found our home. She did the research and respectful of this being our first time. Maureen really helped us problem solve issues that aired from the walk-through. We came to settlement prepared and she took time to explain every step of the process. We are so happy with everything!
Joe C. (Fall Church, VA)
Hire Maureen. She’s a New Yorker with 30+ years living and working in the DMV, and she will not let you down.
Buying a home in the DMV is not an easy task, and it’s even harder when you have crazy requirements like my wife and I did (no new construction, unique design, charming, ready to move in, good schools, flat usable yard, inside the beltway, our 'forever home'), so thank god we had Maureen!
She was incredible, throughout the entire process. She skillfully helped us weed out houses that were not right for us, overpriced, or hiding potential issues; and each time we went to see homes together, I felt like we were going off to war.
When it finally came down to getting the house we fell in love with, Maureen helped guide us away from making emotional decisions, and at the negotiating table she essentially crushed one of the most well-known and successful realtors in the Fall Church area, getting them to lower the asking price to what we agreed was reasonable despite the hot market we were buying in.
Operating in one of the most sought-after markets, in a price range that had us punching above our weight (our choice, not Maureen's!), we might have easily jumped on some just-adequate home that would have been a much easier process to acquire, but because we had Maureen we were successful in getting that 'forever home' we wished for.
If you’re buying a home in the hot market that is the DMV, good luck with Redfin or a rookie realtor. You need Maureen.
P.S. Hire all the people she recommends for home inspections, mortgages, etc.
Navideh W. (Reston, VA)
Maureen helped my husband and I find a new condominium. She was very attentive to our desires and needs, especially the physical access needs of my mother. She found properties relevant to us, so we did not waste time looking at unsuitable properties. We have known her for years, and she has been a consistent source of valuable real estate advice and a true friend.
Eric J. (Oak Hill, VA)
My wife and I had the pleasure of using Maureen for both the sale of our townhouse and purchase of our current home. Maureen is a pleasure to work with and brings with her a tremendous amount of expertise and industry knowledge that allowed us to successfully navigate a very challenging real estate market. I would recommend Maureen without reservation.
Chad & Julia W. (Herndon, VA)
Maureen Dawson was delightful to work with and we always recommend her to any of our friends who are looking to purchase a home. As first-time homeowners, we were excited and anxious to start the process of finding the perfect place for us! Maureen was very accommodating and reassuring along the way, and she was able to answer our questions. With her positive attitude and wonderful sense of humor, she greatly reduced our concerns about the process and pointed out things about each of the properties that we wouldn't have noticed otherwise. She has decades of experience in real estate, and we really felt at ease working with her. Buying a property can be a very confusing and overwhelming process, but with Maureen, we knew she had our best interests at heart. Maureen really simplified the whole process for us, and truly helped us find our first dream home. Thanks again, Maureen!!
Brian & Vanessa T. (Ashburn, VA)
Maureen helped my husband and me find a new home for our family. From the beginning, Maureen was there to provide expert advice and insight. She came up with innovative ideas to help move our search forward when there weren't many homes on the market in the area we were targeting. She was patient with us, showing us many homes before we found "the one"! And most of all, I've been pleasantly surprised at how Maureen has stayed in touch with us even after closing. She continues to stop by the house to see how we are doing and sends helpful reading material by mail on topics of interest to new homeowners. I would definitely recommend Maureen to anyone looking for a realtor who is the epitome of professionalism and looking for someone who will go the extra mile to make their home buying process a positive one.
Theresa G. (Oak Hill, VA)
Maureen is passionate, energetic and funny. I ALMOST wish that selling my house took longer because I already miss our conversations. My house was a realtor’s version of “what not to wear”. She didn’t hesitate or alter her optimism. She dove right in; helping me find the right painters, lawn services and other tasks it took to get the house ready to sell. Throughout the sales process, she was proactive and informative; offering advice when I asked or giving me a little space when I needed time to make a decision. I can’t imagine buying or selling a property without having her by your side.
Ann C. (Reston, VA)
We think Maureen is the greatest. She went far beyond the call of duty in selling our house. The brochure she produced to describe the house was a masterpiece. She helped with all aspects of the sale: the staging, storage of furniture, information on workmen and movers. She even got down on her knees and polished the kitchen floor alongside me. In the end, we got the price we had asked for. How could anyone ask for more?
Brain M. (Arlington, VA)
Maureen was tremendous as our seller's agent. We came to know her by way of referral and selected her after interviewing five other realtors. She was professional throughout the process. She brought in an excellent stager and photographer to present our home at it's best. She handled the negotiation process with ease and we sold for more than $10k over list in only FIVE DAYS! We have and will continue to refer her as she met and exceeded our expectations across the board.
Julie F. (Oak Hill, VA)
We have worked with Maureen on the purchase and sale of 4 houses over the last 10 years. In each and every case she was an effective caring advocate helping us through this process. Her integrity is apparent in all of her interactions with both the buyer and the seller to get things done the right way. In addition, because of her many years of working in the community, she provides an extensive network of professionals that help in this process. Basically, she gets the job done in a way that makes your life easier during something that can be disruptive to your life.
She is patient, understanding and thorough in walking you through the process of buying and selling your home. I saw this with my mother when she purchased a home with Maureen and my husband and I experienced this with our sales and purchases. Seven days a week, most hours of the day, she makes herself available to her clients and appears to have an endless supply of energy given the last minute requests and issues she was able to respond to or field.
She is well known in the community and every single time that we mentioned that she was our realtor, doors opened for us helping us navigate this process. People were happy to work with us expediting this process stating that we were lucky to have Maureen working for us, citing her professionalism, caring and knowledge of the real estate market.
Craig B. (Fairfax, VA)
When it recently came time to select a proven professional Realtor to sell my home there was no doubt who I was going to employ: Maureen Dawson! I have known Maureen personally and professionally for at least 20+ years and her industry expertise, local and regional market knowledge coupled with her superior negotiation skills made my decision easy! Sure enough: one day on the market resulted in multiple full price offers and a ratified contract due to her spot on market comparable analysis of the value of my home coupled with her keen staging, presentation and overall marketing efforts and skills! You want the job done right: just call Maureen! You will be very thankful you did! I was and still am! Forever grateful: thank you, Maureen!
Jim S. (Oakton, VA)
You will not find a harder working or more professional realtor than Maureen Dawson. Maureen was great right from the start. Before I had even signed a contract with her she was already offering me advice and guidance on how best to position and market my house. Her advice in prepping my home for showings was spot on. Sometimes we want to think our houses are perfect, but our individual tastes may not suit the general population/market. Maureen understands the market and helped me see where things could be tweaked to help improve the general marketability and appeal of the house – things that I would have resisted, but I trusted her, and she ultimately proved correct based on comments from potential buyers and the final purchaser. With absolutely minimal expense, she helped craft and execute a plan to spruce up a dated looking house into a much more inviting home. Maximizing existing items she re-staged my home such that long-time visitors were shocked at how nice the home presented. Maureen volunteered, and freely brought in a large amount of her own houseware/furniture/accessory pieces to help update the look that enhanced the “curb” and interior feel and appeal. She was hands-on in every respect and made every effort to get my house sold.
Realtors work in a space where the home seller has unrealistic expectations as to how great, and how valuable their home is, and at the same time the buyer wants to pay an unrealistically lower price than the house is worth. This is a dichotomy that many realtors and people do not understand – as the offers come in the challenge is how to walk this fine line of managing all expectations to arrive at a deal. Maureen Dawson understands this completely and proved to be an expert in bringing together all sides the recent sale of my home. I can definitively say my sale would not have happened without Maureen. Her dedication and persistence in working through the sale was awesome! I could not have asked for an agent to work harder and be more on top of things. She was diplomatic in working with difficult demanding buyers and an inexperienced buyer’s agent and deftly managed them throughout the process. I valued her experience and advice and it always proved correct in getting the home sold.
There is no question – the next home I buy or sell I will be using Maureen.
Jim S. (Oak Hill, VA)
This sale would not have happened without Maureen. Her dedication and persistence in working through the short sale was awesome! I could not have asked for an agent to work harder and be more on top of things. She was diplomatic in working with difficult buyers and an inexperienced agent and deftly managed them throughout the process. I valued her experience and advice and it always proved correct in getting the home sold.
Maureen was extremely honest and trustworthy when my wife and I were looking for a condo in Reston. She really took the time to get to know our needs and desires. We were also very appreciative that she was not overly pushy and I truly felt that she was looking out for our best interests as a buyer's broker. I would highly recommend her services to purchaser and sellers alike.