National Women’s History Month Spotlight: Kim Dawson

What leadership roles do/did you hold in the real estate industry?

Managing Broker Coldwell Banker Advantage: Helped facilitate transition of merging 2 offices, Mentor newbies in the business

Triangle MLS Board of Directors: Spoken on several panels regarding Real Estate

Chapel Hill Association of REALTORS®: Assistant treasurer, treasurer, community development committee, grievance , President-elect, President, NCR director, Executive committee, BOD

Durham Association of REALTORS®: BOD, NCR Director, grievance

NAR: MLS Policy Committee, Membership Development Committee, Broker Involvement Committee, Commitment to Excellence task force, Commitment to Excellence Committee


What leadership roles do/did you hold in NC REALTORS®?

Forms Committee chair, joint Forms Task Force, RVP Region 4, Convention Committee, BOD, NCREEF, President 2016, Leadership Team, Executive Committee, NAR Director

What is your role in the industry today?


What is your role in NC REALTORS® today?

Active member

What years were you active in the industry?

2002- present

What years were you active in NC REALTORS®?

2006- present

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment in the industry?

Being able to help people find their home sweet home

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment as an NC REALTOR®?

Becoming 2016 President

What were the greatest challenges you faced in the industry?

The low inventory of the current market. Buyers are frustrated with trying to find a home, having to spend way over list price, thinking sellers are being greedy or not preparing their home for sale, and losing money over repairs.

Have you been inspired by other NC REALTOR® women throughout the years? Please name them here and briefly describe how they have impacted you, the industry or the association.

Deb Hays and Cathy Carpenter as Convention chairs. They made me feel welcome and excited to come back.

Cindy Chandler at her Inaugural. What she said inspired me to get involved. She speaks her mind but is willing to listen.

Sandra O’Connor has a big heart, is smart and always says hello. Despite bumps in the road, she persevered and stayed engaged (when many walked away).

Be Epic. Be an NC REALTOR®.