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Dawn Aaris


4 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Professional, CalBRE #01293669 (15 years experience)

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,

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12/23/2013 - mrs charlotte williams
Bought a home in 2013.

Active duty military stationed oversea receiving orders back to the states, if this wasn't already a stressful situation , looking for a place to live via the internet/email was. I was indecisive about the decision of purchasing or renting a home, the paths of my family and Dawn crossed. She listened to our needs and all our ideas and it were awesome that she even understood that this would be a challenge (what we thought) being that we were in two different countries. our first conversation was Dawn explaining and reassuring us that it would be no problem for her , she was going to be there no matter what decision we decided. Having four months left overseas we received at least one email daily from Dawn which kept us up to date to all the possible properties that were available. She also was attentive & listened to our needs of my husband and I working in two different locations and the needs of my family. We changed our minds a couple times I must admit and Dawn never left our side. Dawn was able to be proactive and knocked out one of the biggest parts in the closing months in advance. Dawn placed her self in our shoes was always selfless. My family and I came first always. Dawn not only became our friend but our family. She is a Angel sent from Heaven. She found a house that we never expected. It was a great experience and I would recommend Dawn to any one looking for a home that fits them perfectly.

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11/14/2013 - joe673
Bought a home in 2013 in Farr, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

I give my highest recommendation to Dawn. We started the home buying process with a laundry list of questions and a geographical range that was about a sixth of the entire San Diego County. She helped us narrow down our options and got to the bottom of what we wanted as a family. She was so patient with us.

Did we want a big backyard? Willing to go smaller for the right area? A 3 car garage? A single story? Or is a two story alright? New? Or older? Close to the beach? Or mountain views? Which freeways would we need to access most often? With the job today, or where I want to work in the future? Where are the best schools? Where is the crime rate the best/worst? What about the Inland Empire and not San Diego? That would have been alright - she works that area too!

A few weeks after we started escrow we discovered a problem with our financing and had to switch lenders. YIKES! Dawn provided excellent professional advice, great leads, a solid game plan, and knowing our circumstances was able to reassure the selling agent that everything was on track. Now our family is relaxing in our new living room, looking out our back porch at the gorgeous view, and smelling the ocean breeze.

What I think Dawn brings to this industry that puts her above the competition (and we have interfaced with quite a few realtors over the last decade) are the following: A. Strong contact list of the best experts in any residential home field that a customer might need. Who is the go-to person for pest control? Who would you call to check up on our furnace? Where would I go to for an inspection? Dawn knows just who to call. B. A thorough understanding of the home buying PROCESS. Sure realtors need an education before they are licensed. But there are unusual issues that sometimes arise that require immediate intervention, especially in this crazy market. We needed a realtor who who can give us expert advice right then and there. Dawn knew what to do. She's seen it before. C. She knows the area. Cliche: "like the back of her hand". Maybe it's her love of the outdoors that gives her an insight into the surroundings like no other. Any realtor can tell you where the closest mall is. Dawn can tell you about the land, where the wind blows, where the pollen is worse/better, where to take the children hiking and where the traffic is bad and when. These factors really helped us narrow down a location. We weren't buying a house, we were trying to find our next HOME. D. She never ever rushed us as a client. She is so, so patient. We had a lot of what we now know were ridiculous questions, but Dawn answered every one courteously - and FAST. There were very few times I had to leave a message and when I did the response was lightening quick - even if I had plenty of time to get an answer. E. She knew the market and had a good handle on home buying STRATEGY. Houses were selling within a week then. Settled prices were tens of thousands over list. We made on offer on the first home we fell in love with a day after it went on the market. Our offer was the first to arrive and was accepted within four days. It was Dawn's strategy that helped us nudge out competitors for the purchase. And because of Dawn's keen eye for value our purchase was still within VA appraisal (the least responsive to changing market conditions).

House supply is drying up, purchasers are searching for their next home, and the market is moving quick. Whether you are selling or buying a home you need an expert advocate to navigate the landscape. Dawn Aaris is the realtor for you.

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06/27/2013 - user3673820
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $400K in Oceanside, CA.

Dawn guided us through our first home buying experience in 2011. She made the process for us smoother then my wife and I could have imagined. She was extremely knowledgeable and from start to finish spent as much time as it took to ensure we understood the process and our options. We will absolutely use Dawn again when the time comes to move and have highly recommended her to all our friends. We could not have had a better experience!!!!!

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05/02/2013 - user95790386
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $375K in San Marcos, CA.

Dawn did an outstanding job securing a home for us in San Marcos. I use the word "secure" because our property was a short sale home. I had heard all the awful stories of how long it would take and how chaotic it would be to get a home through the short sale process. That was not the case for us. Dawn did a wonderful job keeping in touch with the bank and communicating with my husband and I through every step of the process. Dawn was informative and very professional in how she represented herself, and us as buyers. Dawn continues to keep in touch with our family, which I have never encountered with another agent. To me Dawn is an agent, but more importantly a friend. I recommend Dawn to anyone with no hesitation, and I would use her expertise in real estate again in a minute!

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Response from Dawn on 05/04/2013

Oh Jennifer, how kind of you. I always try to do my very best, and it's reassuring to know that you felt this way. I look forward to having a cup of java with you soon. . . take care honey and have a glorious weekend. Let me know what your mom would like to do with her home.



04/25/2013 - user0609565
Bought a home in 2008 in Dutch Village, Winchester, CA 92596.

I used Dawn as my buyers agent.

Dawn found me the perfect house in one day. She listened closely to my needs, such as wheelchair accessibility and downstairs bedroom, and showed me only homes that had both. Dawn also showed me only homes that I was able to qualify for. And not only homes at the top of my budget, but she showed me homes costing less too, and not one over. She cared only about me finding the perfect home, not what her commission would be. Dawn was able to negotiate in a refrigerator, and washer/dryer set, without me initiating any of the process. She thought of only what the best house, costs and extras that would be for me.

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Response from Dawn on 04/25/2013

Laurie, You are such a special person. You are an angel for your son, Luke. . . . . it was my honor to help you both out. I'll be seeing you in a few weeks with some of my organic eggs. . . . I can't wait to see you again.



04/22/2013 - user10650733
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $400K in Oceanside, CA.

Dawn was a wonderful realtor even after our house closed escrow and we were handed the keys. She was there through the whole process to answer any questions and provide resourceful advice. We have relied on Dawn for referrals of several areas as well as provided her contatct info to several friends.

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Response from Dawn on 04/25/2013

Heather is this you? Congratulations on your beautiful little girl. . . . but sorry you are so far away. I am glad to know the rental company is taking good care of you. If you need anything, just let me know.



04/22/2013 - user2179903
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $375K in Oceanside, CA.

Dawn was fantastic, she handled our relocation with enthusiasm. I had 45 days to locate and close on a house. Dawn and her team quickly found some homes that featured our "must haves". Dawn was very genrous with her time as we began our search (evenings and weekends) which was critical given our time frame and pressures of getting our children enrolled in school. She made the home search quick, closing quick, paperwork super easy and the follow up spectacular! All of which are critical to quality for a professional relocation. Thank you Dawn!

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Response from Dawn on 04/25/2013

Thanks Chad for taking the time to do this for me. You know I'm always popping by to see if I can help you and Holly in any way. Hugs to you both.



04/22/2013 - user55006762
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $500K in Oceanside, CA.

I feel so lucky to have found Dawn as our real estate agent. She is so professional and her integrity is top notch. We bought our house with her as our buying agent five years ago and were so impressed that we returned to her services as a selling agent now that we're ready to sell.

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Response from Dawn on 04/25/2013

Is this you dear Polly-Mary? I am so sad to see you go. . . you know it's going to be hard for me to know you are moving so far away. . . all the more reason for me to visit both you and Libby. Hugs girl!!!



04/21/2013 - user14843117
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $425K in Vista, CA.

Dawn was knowledgeable, patient and helpful finding me my home in Vista, when I moved here. I didn't know the area and she took the time to show me around and check out different homes, helping me to find the neighborhood to live in, and a home that meets my needs. She had a great attitude and knew the people to call to get the things taken care of to move my sale forward. I recommend her to anyone who needs a real estate agent. I know she will do a good job for you as she did for me.

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Response from Dawn on 04/25/2013

This must be Laura. I can't tell from my end, but thank you for taking the time. Give my hugs to Finn and Emma. Hope to see you soon.



04/20/2013 - user1866806
Bought a Single Family home in 2001 for approximately $225K in San Marcos, CA.

I was new to the area and Dawn was very good showing me the area and finding just the right property for me. I only needed to look at 2 or 3 houses before she found the one I wanted. I did not need to worry about any of the paperwork because she explained it all and arranged all the details.

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Response from Dawn on 04/22/2013

Art, thanks so much for taking the time to take the survey. I actually have no idea what it is you get, but I do appreciate you taking the time to fill it out. It's been so much fun over the years. . . from real estate investment with your 1031 Exchange to dancing at the Post. . . and not to mention helping me when I hit computer crisis. Talk soon, and thanks again.