Dawn Thomas, CDRE

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Location: Los Gatos, 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 Real
Estate Broker with more than 15 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’s
Top Real Estate Professionals.

Professional Experience

  • 2019 – Present Broker Associate, REALTOR® at Compass
  • 2013 – 2019 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
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • 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)
  • ProVisors Palo Alto 2, 2015 - Present

Education 

  • MCLE, Seeing The Forest Within The Trees - Uncovering Bias In Mediation, 2019
  • 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.

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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