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Dawn Marston Reviews

Dawn Marston
Broker / Owner (25 years experience)
2 Recent Sales (last 12 months)
 
- Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2014 - haustrian6
Showed home in 2013 in Gorham, Town of Gorham, ME 04038.
Dawn has been helping us to find property. She took us to several properties over two weeks. Her knowledge of the real estate market is excellent. We continue to look, and Dawn sends us listings within our search parameters as they become available . She has been very patient and professional. We look forward to continue working with her. I would absolutely recommend Dawn!
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08/07/2013 - user1599717
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Buxton, ME.
Dawn was an amazing Realtor to work with, right from the beginning.

I was hesitant when I began the process because we had difficulty reaching out to the bank-recommended Realtor. When I began researching buyer's agent Realtors on my own, I became intimidated by their grouchy faces and unsavory reviews.

When I found Dawn, I felt at-ease with her comforting personality and her vast knowledge of the home-buying experience. She asked insightful questions and was very involved right from the start - which is even more noteworthy as she was on vacation when I originally reached out to her. She worked closely with her partner to make sure our needs were met, and was very involved even while on vacation.

When it came down to making the purchase, I became frustrated once again because of issues on the Seller's behalf. Dawn remained positive and optimistic throughout the entire process, and helped keep the process moving smoothly for us despite the frustration.

I highly recommend Dawn Marston as a buyer's agent, without reservation. She is kind, thoughtful, generous with her time and tremendously helpful.
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07/18/2013 - user4404735
Bought a home in 2013.
We originally started working with Dawn thinking we wanted to buy a home in Portland, and then eventually finding ourselves not really wanting to be in Portland, but in the Freeport area. After a number of viewings we found a home we wanted to move on and had gone through all negotiations, settled on a price, and then the seller decided in the end to back out! As it was getting to be out of season and we weren't seeing anything else in the area we liked, she helped us to look into the prospect of building a new home. She setup meetings with several builders and was very helpful in asking the questions that needed to be asked throughout the whole building process. We love our new home and are very thankful for the service Dawn gave us!
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04/05/2012 - user898763
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 in Gorham, ME.
I had a very favorable experience with Dawn selling one house and buying another under her guidance in the Portland, Maine area. Dawn was able to bring in buyers during very difficult economic times and was instrumental in the resolution of those deals. The buyers of the first house were, to put it lightly, very pushy and took advantage of economic times to attempt to get the sun and the moon out of me. Dawn was an excellent negotiator, balancing the need to sell in a timely fashion with a resonable selling prioce agreeable to all parties. High kudos to Dawn for her efforts - I will definitely use her as my real estate agent again when its time to move.
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01/31/2012 - EthanMacDonald
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in West Bayside, Portland, ME.
Dawn was amazing, she was what I would imagine the Terminator would be like if he was a kind, sweet woman. I say Terminator only because of how calm and focused she remained no matter how terrible the sellers were, and what problems they presented her with. On the day that we closed Dawn was hours away from an emergency root canal and probably in excruciating pain, yet when negotiations stalled because the sellers left a truckload of garbage in the basement of the home we were buying, Dawn went above and beyond what any other realtor would have done. I guess the sellers realtor couldn't be bothered to handle the situation on her own, so poor Dawn decided that the two of them would haul each and every dirty old mattress and paint can out of that dark unfinished basement right then and there. Dawn was so sweet that she just said "somebody had to do it" without even throwing the other horrible realtor under the bus. She's one of those people that I think is just genuinely kind, and it was a pleasure to work with her. Dawn really took good care of us and always made time for us if we needed anything, I still laugh about calling her during what I think was her daughter's cheer leading competition and trying to hear her between huge applause. After we closed Dawn also donated a portion of her commission to a children's charity in our name, like I said, just a kind woman. Thanks Dawn!
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01/29/2012 - ruralgrunt
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $150K in Scarborough, ME.
We used Dawn Marston when we recently puchased our home. She is the consummate pro. She has an attention to detail. She listens to your needs... and she will make sure you know everything that you need to know about a property before purchasing. And she is such a pleasure to work with! We highly recommend her.
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01/17/2012 - user87062
Bought a home in 2011.
We were first "introduced" to Dawn when searching for rentals about two years ago. We connected via phone and e-mail, but nothing resulted from that first series of contacts. However, about 6 months ago we decided to start looking for a home to purchase. Dawn had kept us informed of Real Estate news and local trends via her newsletter, and we remembered how impressed we were with her follow up skills from that initial contact. We met at her office and went through the process of identifying what we wanted and what we needed in our first home. She was very patient and understanding and answered all if our questions very professionally, but in a way that came across as friendly advice. We spent the next few weeks meeting during evenings and Saturdays to look at houses and narrow down our search. Dawn never once discouraged us from looking at a property, but was very upfront with her professional opinion and helping us look a little closer at each property, good, bad and ugly. She not only shared her advice about the properties, but about the neighborhoods as well. We closed on our house in October and our relationship did not end their. Dawn has been following up regularly to make sure everything is going well (it is!). Just another example of her professionalism and the fact that Dawn never made it about "the sale". She truly wanted to help us find a home, which we did. It really was a great experience working with someone who is knowledgeable, willing to share her advice and had a true understanding of what we were looking for. We love our new house and it will most likely be years before we're looking again, but we would not hesitate to reach out to Dawn!
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01/14/2012 - Joan Mulligan
Bought a home in 2011.
We had a wonderful experience working with Dawn Marston. Her knowledge of the area, her experience and familiarity with all aspects of the purchasing process were excellent. She gave excellent advice and was supremely patient with our need to take our time. She was always available and returned calls and e-mails very quickly. Dawn worked with us and pointed out details that we might have missed with regard to our purchase and gave us excellent feedback for our concerns. She negotiated the final aspects of our contract skillfully and did so with respect for both buyer and seller. I would recommend Dawn without qualification for anyone interested in any aspect of real estate.
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Address:
Maine Custom Realty
20 Park Avenue
South Portland, ME  04106
Office:
(207) 482-6432Click to view
 
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(207) 939-2827Click to view
 
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09/12/2010