Dawn Thomas, CDRE

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Location: Palo Alto, CA

As a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert and neutral third party, I have the knowledge, negotiation experience, and systems to effectively handle the sale of real property in Silicon Valley Family Law cases. My career is a culmination of sales and negotiation spanning over 25 years. I am a skilled Residential RealEstate Broker with more than 14 years of real estate sales experience.

As a perpetual of the Real Estate industry, I have invested hundreds of hours in continuing education, credentials, and training peers on improving their skills.Recognized as an industry leader and expert, my colleagues and media channels consistently rely on my market knowledge and opinions. I utilize my people skills, experience, and technology to consistently be amongst the Silicon Valley’sTop Real Estate Professionals.

Professional Experience

  • 2013 – Present
    Broker Associate, REALTOR® at Golden Gate Sotheby’s
    International Realty (previously Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty), Palo Alto, CA. #1 in sales production in 2014. Top Producing Real Estate Agent all years.
  • 2009 – 2013
    Broker Associate, REALTOR® Intero Real Estate Services, Los Altos, CA. Top Producing Real Estate Agent all years.
  • 2004 – 2009
    Broker Associate, REALTOR® Keller Williams International Realty, Campbell, CA. Top Producing Real Estate Agent all years.
  • Prior to 2004
    Senior Sales Executive for various Fortune 100-500 Silicon Valley Companies. Specialized in negotiation and short and long-term solutions for business clients, including acquisitions, start-ups, and downsizing.

Affiliations

  • USF Alumni Association – South Bay
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association
  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association
  • Entrepreneurs Organization, Past Board of Directors
  • Million Dollar Guild of The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing
  • National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
  • California Association of REALTORS® (CAR)
  • Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR)
  • Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAR)
  • USF Alumni Association – South Bay
  • Co-Founder of Exceptional Agent Network (EAN) of Sotheby’s International
    Realty
  • ProVisors Palo Alto 2, 2015 - Present

Education 

  • Divorce Real Estate Principles Course through DREI, 2018
  • Divorce Real Estate Institute Master Course, 2018
  • Broker License Renewal Training Courses through First Tuesday
    • Economic Trends in California Real Estate (Consumer Protection), 2016
    • Agency, 2016
    • Fair Housing, 2016
    • Trust Funds, 2016
    • Ethics, 2016
    • Risk Management, 2016
    • Office Management and Supervision, 2016
  • Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation, 2013
  • Residential Real Estate Council (formerly the Council of Residential Specialists)
    • Buying and Selling Income Properties, 2011
    • Short Sales and Foreclosures: Protecting Your Clients' Interests, 2009
    • Listing Strategies for the Residential Specialist, 2009
    • Building an Exceptional Customer Service Referral Business, 2009
    • Business Planning and Marketing for the Residential Specialist, 2009
    • Technologies to Advance Your Business, 2009
  • Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
    • Rich Buyer, Rich Seller – Part 1: Positioning and Branding Yourself as a
    • Luxury Home Expert, 2010
    • Rich Buyer, Rich Seller – Part 2: A Luxury Marketing Idea Blitz, 2010
  • International Consortium of Real Estate Associations - ICREA, 2009
  • National Association of Realtors®
    • International Real Estate for Local Markets, 2009
  • Principles, Practice & Finance, Department of Real Estate, Sales Persons
    License, 2004
  • Legal, Risk Management, Economics, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, Information Systems – University of San Francisco, 2003

Licenses and Designations

  • California Residential Brokers License #01460529
  • Certificate from Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation (PON)
  • Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert (CDRE)
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS*)
  • Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
  • Transnational Referral Certification (TRDC)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • REALTOR®

Speaking Experience 

  • National Association of Realtors® Annual Conference
  • Residential Real Estate Council, Sell-A-Bration, multiple speaking engagements
  • Leaders In Luxury of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, multiple speaking engagements
  • Luxury Real Estate Annual Conference, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, multiple speaking engagements
  • Numerous presentations to colleagues and associations as Dawn enjoys helping and teaching 

Awards and Honors

  • Graduated USF with honors
  • 2014 Top Producing Agent, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Top Producer – all years practicing real estate
  • “Overall Excellence in Personal Marketing” from the Institute of Luxury Home
    Marketing
  • “Best Agent Market Report” from the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing
  • Best Real Estate Agent in Silicon Valley, San Jose Mercury News Reader’s Choice
    Awards, 2010
  • Best Blog in Silicon Valley, San Jose Mercury News Reader’s Choice Awards,
    2010

Charities

  • My team and I regularly donate to a number of local non-profit organizations. Please inquire for our list of the organizations we support.


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