Testimonials

Dear Dawn:

Many thanks for all your hard work in listing,  showing, and selling my house in Spruce Creek Country Club.  Your magic fingers produced a lovely virtual tour on your website that was most impressive!   In addition, the brochures you created to use at the open houses were very professional and brought many compliments as well.   Thank you again for a job well done.    Carole Miller

 


My wife, Catherine, and I are snow birds from Maryland. Five years ago she brought two horses and stayed in Ocala for two months.

The brief visit went well and we decided to explore the idea of purchasing a home.

I found Dawn on the internet and contacted her. My wife knew the general area she would be boarding her horses. The issue was deciding the type and location house for me. I do not ride. I wanted a location with amenities to keep me occupied for four months.

Dawn’s extensive knowledge of the area greatly simplified the search process. She knows horse boarding areas, retirement communities and other aspects of living in Ocala. Because of this we had greatly narrowed our search area prior to visiting again.

When we visited it very quickly became apparent that Stone Creek offered the best fit of location, amenities, housing and price. After four years there is still no doubt that Stone Creek is the best alternative for us.

Once we had decided on Stone Creek we needed to chose between new construction and resale houses.
Dawn was an important part of this process. She knows the various resale and new models and quickly understood what we were looking for. We chose a new construction Cooper Ridge model. Dawn assisted us in negotiating the price, included upgrades and changes that were needed to the covenants.
Catherine drives a one ton pickup and would not have be allowed to park it without a change.

We continued to keep in contact with Dawn after we moved it. Our Maryland home is a large house on a 120 acre horse farm. I did not realize just how much I would be affected by the close proximity of neighbors. I communicated my concerns to Dawn and she started watching for a better alternative.

She struck gold in her search. She found a slightly larger resale that overlooks the golf course but was not priced as a golf course home. We have lived in the home for a year and love it. There is a view and the size is perfect. Dawn’s skill at negotiation allowed us to purchase the home at a very favorable price.

Selling the Cooper Ridge turned out to be a long process. Despite using every tool available to a real estate agent, it took a year to sell. Dawn understands the internet and how to maximize exposure but all resales in Stone Creek are slow. In the end, the house sold at an acceptable price and a quick contract with no contingencies.

My wife and I have owned nine home since 1970. In that time we have had contact with all manner of real estate agents. Dawn is, by far, the most competent and professional agent I have never know. We have purchased two homes and sold one using Dawn. She has never failed to follow up to go the final mile. Her advice is always well considered and welcomed. I would use her again.

Robert and Catherine S.

 


I can’t recommend Dawn enough !. She is a joy to work with. We bought our Florida house from Dawn in 2009 and when We moved back to TN. a couple of months ago, Dawn was the only one we considered to sell our home. She was a joy to work with, And made herself available 24/7 to ensure we closed the deal,even thought we were in TN. during this period.
She always looked out for our best interest .
Dawn took video footage of the house both inside and outside and made a wonderful presentation
And made it available on numerous sites on the net.
I cannot say enough good about working with Dawn. She is an exceptional agent and now a good friend.                                             Ron and Rita P.

 


Dawn will walk the extra mile where others would give up. She guided us through the whole process of acquiring a short sale property in a professional and transparent manner. All our questions have been answered and our concerns addressed. She has the “know how” to handle complex situations where many third parties are involved. A very organized person who responds promptly and provides excellent advice. Very easy and pleasant to deal with. We recommend her without any reserve.  Pierre and Madeleine Mercier


 

I recently purchased a home in North Ocala and Dawn was on top of the process from begining to the close.She was very responsive to my requests for additional information, prompt in returning telephone calls and emails.When I have the need for an agent in the Ocala, Dawn will be the person I call. I recommend her without reservation. John Rush

Dawn laid out the price negotiation issues, provided lists of inspectors, closing companies, and title companies. Dawn stayed on top of the progress on the actions agreed to on the inspection report, she provided a time line for actions to be taken and made observations I could act on concerning the HUD report. If you want the process and the closing to proceed smoothly, Dawn will be of great help to you.
Robert Rastedt

She went to the lender to have the interest reduced.Provided professional vendors for inspections.She had the title co. remove 300.00 over charge. Made sure the lender and the title co. had all the inspections receipts.She always keeps you informed of all the process and answers any questions you have. She was clear with us from beginning to end, We recommend her because we think she is the best realtor we ever met,in other words she is EXELLENT.
When Marie and I decided to buy a retirement home in  Florida we were very fortunate to have Dawn helping us. She asked all the right questions and had all the right answers in helping us choose the house that we purchased. Dawn is very professional and courteous and is constantly improving her knowledge and skills in the real estate business. Dawn went above and beyond in helping Marie and I make the right choices and making sure our choices happened. After this time together we now consider Dawn a friend and we hope to continue this friendship forever.
Thank you Dawn for all your dedication and hard work in helping us find the perfect home!
Your Friends
Bob & Marie Brown 

Dawn sold my house in Ocala at the depths of the housing market slowdown.  Her superior marketing brought many potential buyers to see the house.  Then her dedicated follow-through got us to our closing despite several potential roadblocks.  She worked with two different mortgage brokers to secure financing for the buyers and helped me find reliable contractors to replace the roof and flooring.  I was very impressed by her professionalism and responsiveness.  If I ever need realtor services in Ocala again, I won’t hesitate to turn to Dawn.  Anita Morrison


Hello Dawn,

We wanted to thank you for being so super with us, the stressed out couple.  You did an excellent job of helping us house hunt before we ever physically arrived in Ocala.  Once there, you left no stone unturned, repeatedly answered all questions, double checked information, educated us on all contracts, performed in a very timely manner and never gave up, right down to the very last, little detail, you applied your extended knowledge to our transaction.  We were impressed with your knowledge, ability and thoroughness.  Both of us would highly recommend you!

Most Sincerely,

John and Vickie Zapel 


Working with Dawn was a pleasure.   She was efficient, professional, & on top of all the paperwork.  She never was too busy to answer our many questions.  We would highly reccomend her services.        Mr. & Mrs. R. Buss 


We have done some moving around the country during the course of our 30 year marriage. We have never had such an EXCELLENT relator as Dawn Rupersburg. Dawn’s extensive knowledge of the Ocala area market has been invaluable in helping us find the right house at an EXCELLENT PRICE!. Dawn has lots of integrity and is extremely organized, which included her providing check-list and also a timeline which showed what would happen, when it would happen, and who was responsible for getting it done. Dawn really takers care of her Buyers interests and stays on top of things, she was able to locate a “Survey” that saved us money. Not only did we get an excellent price on our dream home, but it was a pleasure working with everyone envolved (Dawn only works with the best professionals) these included the property manager, lender and our home inspector. Dawn and Kevin (the home inspector) suggested doing a Wind Mitagation inspection which saved us lots of money on our homeowners insurance and Kevin stands behind his work too! Contacting Dawn via her web site and having Dawn as our Buyers Agent was one of the best things we have ever done. I urge anyone who is thinking of relocating to the Ocala area to first check out Dawn’s website out (it is loaded with all kinds of valuable information) and then contact Dawn.   Sue and Martin Smith


As an out-of-state buyers looking for the right place to retire, Dawn really helped us focus in on what was available that matched our wish list.  Not only did she have her act together on the professional side of the business but she also helped us navigate through all the nuances of the area and our options that only a local knows. It was like having a friend there to walk us through the search, negotiations, and closing of the deal.

 In keeping us on track but leaving the decisions to us she made the whole process an enjoyable learning experience. With its Central Florida Location, Ocala is close to most everything in the state. We are excited and looking forward to moving into our home and starting the next chapter of our lives. We went with Dawn because we were impressed with the quality and the completeness of her website. We recommend her as a Realtor  because she brings the same outstanding qualities to every aspect of her job.

Lester & Kathy Tennant  


Dawn, Thanks so much for all of your help in finding a home in Central Florida. You brought to light many things we never considered when we first started our search for a new home. Your knowledge of the business and your great personality made it so easy to work with you. We surely would recommend you to friends and family if they are ever in need of a Realtor in Central Florida. Thanks again for everything!!! 

Pete and Barb Connell