My Biography

Personal Service Areas:
San Diego and Phoenix — Residential, Multi-Family, Commercial Real Estate and 1031 exchanges.

Professional Designations: CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert)


Languages: English

I am a car nut! I enjoy collecting, restoring, racing and anything else to do with cars. I also enjoy traveling, reading, boating, surfing, wakeboarding and snow skiing. I am a fan of music, especially the blues.

About Me:
I am originally from San Diego. I operated a landscape contracting business for 25 years. I have a degree in Nursery/Landscape Technology. My wife and I have been investing in RealEstate since the late 1990’s and have done it full time since I sold my Landscape business in 2003. My wife and I currently own 10 properties in 4 states. Our Portfolio includes 1 commercial property, 2 multi-unit residential properties, 7 single family residences and an Industrial storage unit. We have owned 12 additional properties over the years and have bought/sold most of them using the 1031 tax deferred exchange. In 2004 we moved to Phoenix and I became a full time Realtor in 2006. In October of 2011 we moved back to San Diego. I am still practicing Real Estate in Phoenix but I am currently focused on the San Diego market with Real Estate eBroker. I am a father / stepfather of 3 and we have 4 grandchildren. My wife Stephanie and I celebrated 15 years of marriage in May 2012.

Buyer Service

• Buyers : Let’s find your dream home!

Learn how to find the best property and negotiate the lowest price on your purchase!


Seller Service

• Sellers : Let’s Get your House SOLD!

Let us show you how to safely and predictably sell your home and walk away with the biggest check possible!



To Whom It May Concern:

In 2010 my family and I left Surprise Arizona after the housing market crisis. A young man approached us, telling us he could sell our house for us which involved a short sale and working closely with Bank of America and Greentree Financial. He was very convincing with the meetings that we had so we agreed to give him a try. After many months of hearing nothing, we called upon Steve Dawson who was a friend of Toms’ through car shows and events. We asked Steve to check on the status of this house pertaining to the listing. There was no status because there was no listing. We immediately employed Steve to get this job done for us. I am sure you have heard of the horror stories of trying to move vacant houses, dealing with Bank of America and other financial institutions. There are no words to describe the events you must go through to sell a home, you must live the experience, and it’s not a pretty one, especially when you are out of state. But let us tell you now, Awesome Steve Dawson is relentless, tenacious and will never give up until the job is done to his satisfaction. His communication is incredible, as well as his availability any time of the day or night. If he says he will call you, be certain, he will call you. The same with getting you documents through email. He will send them and then call to make sure you received them and lets you know where to send them back too. This man went through a lot for this one sale. He negotiated and followed up with the banks and any loans pertaining to the house and would not let up until he had everything organized. The banks threw many obstacles at Steve and they bounced right off him. He had all the documentation they needed before they asked. He really did his homework. If you’re ready to pull the trigger, Steve Dawson, is your man.


Thomas & Jacqueline Pellegrino

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