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Dawn Thomas

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Real Estate Agent

Dawn Thomas

Real Estate Professional


Our home is the foundation of family and much of our lives. Because of this, choosing a real estate agent is a very personal endeavor. It’s important to find someone that understands you, your lifestyle and your unique requirements in a home. You need to trust their capabilities and professionalism. You need to find someone with whom you connect, as this person will be assisting you in one of life’s biggest decisions.

Here is some information about me that will hopefully help with your choice.

I grew up in Monterey County and attended the University of San Francisco where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems. A far cry from real estate, I know. I spent some time in “Corporate America” in sales and negotiations and quickly discovered that my chosen career path left me unfulfilled. I realized that how important it was for me to have a meaningful impact on people’s lives. Real estate was the perfect fit. It allows me to use my skills and expertise while connecting with and helping people on a very personal level. For me, nothing is more rewarding.

I’ve been an advocate for hundreds of families in the Silicon Valley.  I’ve expanded my services to the beach communities of Santa Cruz County.  My small team and I are extremely well positioned to assist luxury buyers and sellers in the Silicon Valley and in Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel, and Aptos.  Included in my 2014 results was a trophy estate property sale of over $43M – the highest sale in the Silicon Valley that year.  I have earned multiple professional designations (learn more at As my client, one of the most important to directly help you is my certificate from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiations.  I love Negotiations, and enjoy putting my skills to work for my clients!

The Silicon Valley offers an amazing diversity that keeps it fresh and exciting even after calling it home for nearly two decades.  The coastal areas of Santa Cruz are special, and also a wonderful place to call home or have a getaway!  I am somewhat of an amateur photographer and enjoy bombing around the Bay Area with my camera, taking pictures of the immense beauty found here. A bit of a travel enthusiast, I love experiencing the culture, architecture, art and food around the world. Travel is one of my passions and I have a lengthy list of exotic places I plan to explore with my husband, Jonathan Schwartz. Jonathan and I are dog lovers and have two feisty, funny Tibetan Terriers, Milliken and Minnie, who are our canine ‘kids’.

Back To You As Our Client:

Our clients’ goals are our goals—It’s that simple!  I would be honored to serve you and your referrals!


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Designations: Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate REALTOR Institute, Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Transnational Referral Certification, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Broker

Dawn Thomas

  • CalBRE# 01460529
728 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, California 94301 United States
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