Kerry L. Dawson

Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Kerry Dawson has been a Realtor in the South Bay for 27 years. She enjoys travel, kayaking, hiking, skiing, cycling, weight lifting and Pilates.

What do you love about the South Bay?

“I love Southern California and don’t miss the Midwest’s subzero winters. It’s the best place to be a Realtor. Everyone wants to own in this area. It’s exciting working with clients in what may be the single most significant purchase in their lifetime.”

What’s most rewarding about your work?

“Helping young couples from the beginning of their family life and the addition of children to the empty-nester stage, which may involve several homes and investment properties. I enjoy working with couples moving to the area, as I can educate them about our schools, share my knowledge of the South Bay and find them the perfect home with my networking expertise.”

Describe your relationship with your clients.

“It’s a close bond—a great relationship. I sometimes work a year or two looking for the right home for my clients. They refer their friends and family to me after they have found a home. The best compliment a client can give me is a referral.”

What is your specialty service?

“I find homes that are not on the market for my clients. I network with a large number of agents to find what each other needs for their clients. I can attribute a large percentage of my business to networking.”

Tell us about a recent success story. 

“Earlier this year when COVID-19 hit, my clients and I found a property that was their dream home. Because of the shutdown, we were able to put in a contingent offer of needing to sell their house before they could close on this one. We were lucky, as this house should have been sold the first week it was on the market. It’s a newly remodeled, one-story residence with ocean views. Even luckier, we sold their home in two weeks.”

What vacation destination are you dreaming of these days? 

“Being able to go to London for a Genesis reunion concert with Phil Collins, which has now been rescheduled for April 2021. We are hoping to include two more countries on this trip if the COVID-19 travel ban has been lifted.”