Domination of Cherry Creek’s Luxury residential market has marked Dawn Raymond as one of the area’s most sought after real estate brokers. Her well-earned respect and reputation come from a deep love for the area and an expertise that developed over twenty-five years of focused passion for the community where she lives and works. Currently she has over $100 million in listing inventory; all in Cherry Creek. This includes the recent launch of the neighborhoods only new condominium development, Laurel, 71 residences from $700,000 to 7 million. Over the past several years, she has closed over $300 million in new and resale residential properties in the Cherry Creek area.
Recently, Cherry Creek has been energized by an influx of out-of-state and local buyers all wanting a piece of one of Denver’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Although construction has been booming with rental apartments, only three for-sale condominium developments have been built since 2008. Dawn Raymond has been the exclusive listing broker for all of them.
Raymond typically starts working with sellers or developers up to two years in advance of a new build project, offering her clients valuable expertise and insight into market trends and pricing. Then the real work begins. Dawn collaborates with design teams and architects to come up with enticing floorplans, product mix and finish selections. After all this, the emphasis turns to the marketing plan to target the right buyers. “I love the focus it takes to work on a project from conception to closing,” she says. “This creative process allows me the privilege of working with and learning from some of the most talented individuals in the industry.”
The path to Dawn’s success started with the first house she and her husband Jeff bought in the Hilltop Neighborhood twenty-five years ago. After remodeling and selling their first home, they started another home, this time from the ground up, and a passion for development took hold. Since then, she has sold dozens of luxury residences - all in the Cherry Creek area and they continue to develop custom homes in this exclusive neighborhood.
In addition to her busy career, Dawn and Jeff have worked closely with The Boys and Girls Club over the years on their largest annual fundraiser, the Dream Home Raffle, where they raffle off a “dream home” to a lucky winner. “We have been honored to have 4 homes that we’ve built be selected to promote and raise money for this great group,” says Dawn.
Dawn and Jeff have a son and daughter, Jack and Reilly. “I am incredibly proud of them both! They each have a strong interest in real estate and have been involved in the design and finish selections for many of our homes,” says Dawn. In her downtime, Dawn loves traveling with her family, getting inspiration from other cultures and unique architecture She also loves to bike, and swims everyday.