Testimonials

What Our Clients are Saying

I was looking through Zillow to find the values of houses in our neighborhood. I was getting ready to retire, and needed to find a realtor to sell my house. I noticed Ray and Dawna Watson on the Zillow web site and sent an e-mailed asking them to contact me to discuss what I would need to do to sell my house. I received a return call from Ray on the same day. We set up an appointment and Ray and Dawna came over and gave me suggestions to make the house show better. Some of the suggestions were things you would never think of, but made a lot of sense. We followed a lot of their suggestions, and invited them to return to our home to evaluate the changes. On December 20, Ray came to our house and helped us decided on the right price to list our home. It went on the market on December 21, 2012. We had 2 showings, and on Christmas morning Dawna called to let us know that we had an offer on our house for the full listing price with no contingencies. It was the best Christmas present we could have ever asked for. We were amazed that we sold our house in 3 days! This morning we closed on our house. It was 41 days from the date we listed the house to the date we closed. Ray and Dawna really know what it takes to make a house show well, and they know how to price a house to sell. They were there whenever we had questions, and made sure we were kept informed along the way. Asking Ray and Dawna Watson to help us sell our home was the best decision we could have made. They are not only very knowledgeable in the real estate market, but they are very nice people, also. They were wonderful to work with, and really helped make selling our house a pleasant experience. I would highly recommend Ray and Dawna Watson to anyone planning to buy or sell a home. ~Joan Kummerow

Ray & Dawna were great. They came highly recommended to me from my daughter & son-in-law's friends who contracted the sale and purchase of their homes with Ray & Dawna. At our first meeting Ray gathered information and variables for other properties in my area for comparison. Dawna gave suggestions on where and how to show the house to it's best ability. They had patience and when I was ready and made the decision to list, they acted immediately. There were inquiries on house in 1 day, several showings in 2 days and I received multiple offers in 3 days. To my surprise and delight sold my home for over asking price in 3 days. When it came to looking for a new home, Ray was tireless in making trips to view homes with me. Within a couple of weeks I found the right home for me. Both Ray and Dawna were there all thru the process to help with any questions or negotiations on both homes from inspections to closings. I even received a phone call while out of town from Ray letting me know the inspection on my home I was selling went well with new owners, so I won't worry while gone. Have already mentioned their names to others when discussion of selling homes came up. ~ Lynda Tellef
I recently had the occasion to list my home with Dawna and her husband Ray, and from the first meeting, I felt comfortable in having them represent me. They were very knowlegable and were able to answer all my questions regarding the listing of my home and the purchase of another. I was very happy with the results I had, selling in seven days, and with their patience as we viewed many homes before settling on "the one". I would reccommend Ray and Dawna to anyone who is in the market for a new home, or whatever their real estate needs might be. Awesome job!! ~ Darrell Bice
I have had the pleasure and privilege of collaborating with Dawna for quite some time. She is a gifted leader, visionary marketer, and talented real estate professional. Dawna is able to take on a property that has been idling on the market for over a year and get it sold inside of just a few weeks. She marries profound insight into the mind of the buyer with a deep understanding of the seller’s needs and desires in order to deliver exceptional outcomes for all of her clients. Dawna leverages her many years in the industry to help people successfully navigate all aspects of real estate. She is an indispensable asset for investors determined to capitalize on current market conditions. ~ Nicole De Falco
Dawna is FANTASTIC! We hired her to buy our new house & sell our old house. For selling our old house, we followed her advice on updating, decluttering, & staging. As a result, we had a contract to sell our old house after only 8 days on the market & got a good price. She was great helping us to findour new house too. She listened to what we needed & didn't waste our time sending us to look at houses that didn't meet our needs. I have already recommended her to several friends. ~ Fran Hamilton
Dawna was an absolute pleasure to work with. My elderly mom was selling her condo, which in the current economy we thought would take forever. I was a bit worried because I couldn't be at every meeting but I knew Dawna would take care of her as if she were her own family and that was absolutely the case!! My mom felt so comfortable with Dawna and knew that she would do the best job possible for her. Dawna sold my mom's condo in record time, it was really amazing! I would ABSOLUTELY hire Dawna again!! ~ Holly Lueders
I have known Dawna for many years. We entered into the real estate profession at the same time. I decided to pursue a different field of work after about 5 years. During the 5 years that I was working in the real estate field I obviously met many realtors. When it came time to sell my starter home and buy my new home, Dawna was the first person I thought of! She has an exceptional work ethic and is probably the most honest person in the industry. She isn't just in the business to make a buck, she truly wants your home buying experience to be a pleasurable one. I would recommend anyone I know to hire Dawna on as their Buyer's Agent or Listing Agent. She will go above and beyond for each and every client she has. ~ Julie Peplinski
We have used Dawna for 2 purchases and 1 sale. She was a pleasure to work with and was able to quickly and professionally assist us with our real estate needs. I would call on her again and would recommend her to others. ~ Doug Mahaffey
I met Dawna when I was looking for a house nearly 10 years ago. She worked hard and made sure I got the right house which has been my home ever since. She is a great person to work with and is very professional. I do not hesitate to refer anyone to her. ~ Scott Horsting
I have had an ongoing business relationship with Dawna for nearly fifteen years. Dawna is an excellent Realtor. As a Real Estate attorney, I have worked with dozens of Realtors over the past twenty years. However, whenever an opportunity arises to refer a Realtor to a client or a friend, Dawna is my only choice. Dawna is a detail oriented person. She always has her client's best interests in mind. She is a hard worker who is not afraid to take the extra step for her clients. She has a magnetic personality, which makes her very easy to work with. She is very persistant and an excellent negotiator. In conclusion, if you want to get the best deal when buying or selling a home, I would strongly recommend Dawna. ~ Tom Radek
The Watsons are active in local communities and have lived in the Northwest Suburbs for over 40 years. Their knowledge and experience will get you the results you want! ~ Jayne Smith, Palatine, IL