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I specialize in selling residential and residential income properties along the Santa Cruz coastline, in our local mountains, and my hometown of Portola Valley and surrounding neighborhoods.  I am a listing specialist well known for marketing and closing.  This skill set also makes me an excellent buyer's agent.

The best real estate decisions are made with the benefit of experience and perspective.  I have been in business in Santa Cruz since 1981.  In addition to real estate, I have professional experience in banking, economics, accounting, and small business management.  My unique understanding of real estate is complimented by the extensive network of business and governmental contacts I have developed over many years.  I am relentless and thorough in both negotiating contracts and solving problems.  I have done this with great success for nearly forty years over several fields of business.

Additional professional notes of interest for Dave Dawson

  • Experience with city, county, regional, state and federal agencies, e.g. County Environmental Health, City and County Planning, Resource Conservation District, National ResourceConservation Service, Regional Water Resources Control Board, County Tax Assessor etc.
  • Construction experience in commercial redevelopment, residential remodeling, new home
    construction, and environmental restoration.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Davis in 1978 and an
    International Economics Honor Society member.
  • Post Graduate classes in taxation and valuations from Golden Gate University and the AICPA.
    Banking experience at Crocker National Bank in San Francisco Corporate headquarters
  • Accounting experience at Pfanner and Tate Accountancy Corporation in Sacramento as the
    Auburn Branch Manager.
  • Assistant to the Controller at Squaw Valley Ski Corporation.
  • Former owner of Harbor Marine, Inc. at the Santa Cruz Port District.
  • International Economics Honor Society member.

The Dawson brand is well-known in Santa Cruz County real estate. Dorene has partnered with her husband, Dave Dawson, and the pair is one of the most successful teams in Santa Cruz County, supporting sellers and buyers in their real estate endeavors.

Before real estate, Dorene had a dynamic career in domestic/international sales, supply chain, and manufacturing. The skills required to take a product from design to the retail shelf have been extremely valuable in preparing homes for sale and negotiating contracts.

As a mother of four, her organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills benefit all parties involved in her transactions.

Dave & Dorene Dawson are Listing Specialists, Top Producing Realtors and "Circle of Champions" Award Winner with Bailey Properties.

When not working, Dorene loves to play with her grandkids, paddle outrigger canoes, alpine ski, and water ski.

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Dave & Dorene Dawson

Dave & Dorene DAWSON  are your award winning realtors with Bailey properties

Dave Dawson
DRE# 01491117

Dorene Dawson
DRE# 02140632

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