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First Time Home Buyers

After renting houses and saving up for a down payment, the Stephen family was finally ready to buy their first home. Dawna quickly came on board as their real estate agent — personally recommended to them through a broker. They had a wishlist for their new home and growing family, and Dawna was thrilled to help them find a home with:

  • An in-law suite, or room to construct one

  • A garage for a soon-to-retire parent

  • A large backyard, ideally with a pool!

  • In an area close to downtown Dartmouth

  • Close to schools and parks for their kids

Growing family

“Dawna came recommended to us by our Mortgage Broker. We are so happy with the services we received from her. This was our first home purchase so we were really green and she patiently walked us through the process, answered our many questions helping us every step of the way! She found us our dream home and secured the sale in a crazy market. I would recommend Dawna to anyone looking to buy or sell.”
  - Kirsten Stephen

Though most REALTORS® shy away from private sales, Dawna was excited by the challenge. Throughout the negotiations, Dawna used her flexibility and expertise handling at times a difficult seller with grace. With a few interesting hiccups in the process, the Stephen family was grateful to have had Dawna on their side to make their home buying experience the very best it could be.

“Dawna saw opportunity where others could only see a challenge. Her quick thinking helped us make a purchase that maximized our investment.” - Neil Stephen

Military Relocations

“We had 5 days to purchase, and Dawna made sure that happened. In our first day, we viewed over a dozen homes and made an offer. Her calmness and knowledge of the market was very reassuring, and after a couple rounds of offers, we had secured our first home! From start to finish, very professional, knowledgeable and calm.” - Michelle Chapman

Military Family

The Chapmans first met Dawna when their work relocated them to Dartmouth. Having only five days to find a home, Dawna took them on a twelve home tour and found the right place at the right price. They made an offer that same day, and Dawna walked them through offers and negotiations step by step. 

What could have been a nightmarish week of house hunting turned into an enjoyable, and successful first home buying experience!

Years later, when the Chapmans needed to move again, they could think of no one better to help them sell. Dawna was immediately ready with pricing research and data, and mapped out a marketing strategy for them. The house was sold in less than the average number of listing days for their area, and the Chapmans were thrilled.

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