Ann Dawson was raised in Hastings-on-Hudson and is now a longtime resident of Manhattan but a show business career took her all over the world.  A Bistro Award-winning singer, she has performed in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe, South America, and Australia. Interacting with diverse nationalities prepared her for working with an international clientele, corporate relocations and others seeking apartments. Constant traveling made her keenly aware of the importance of having a home.

Ann utilizes creative thinking, sales skills and negotiating expertise in all her real estate transactions. Serving on her co-op’s board of directors for many years provided an inside view of how boards operate. This knowledge enables her to guide clients through the city’s complex residential market.

Accomplished in both rentals and sales, Ann is committed to helping people attain their real estate goals and find the home of their dreams. Her philosophy: “Strive for perfection, but settle for excellence!”


“Ann Dawson has been our NYC realtor for several years. She helped us find – and efficiently purchase – our latest apartment near Columbus Circle. Ann arranged to show us the apartment multiple times to aid in our decision and she was instrumental in helping us negotiate a fair purchase price. Additionally, she provided invaluable assistance to speed us through the Co-op Board approval process and the closing. Her professionalism tops that of any other NYC realtor(s) we have dealt with. We have recommended her to several of our friends who can also attest to that.”

Jeff and Niki Ketchman 

“Ann Dawson has been invaluable to me in the almost 6 years I have known her, not only in finding two sets of well-qualified tenants for my UWS condo, but also in always sharing her expertise and advice and making the difficult transitions to new tenants so much easier.  She makes me as well as my tenants feel well taken care of – because we are!  She’s meticulous, sharp as a tack, really knows her stuff, is exquisitely communicative and couldn’t be more of a pleasure to work with – personable, straightforward and good-hearted.”

James Eaton

“Ann is a rock-solid professional with a winsome personality. During our search, she consistently displayed “real estate empathy”: the rare ability to fully understand not only what I needed, but what I wanted. Ann found my new home in a sharply-focused fashion. She didn’t waste my time with any listing and—amazingly—made the journey both interesting and fun. There isn’t another realtor I would wish to work with. Ann is a star of the first magnitude and a joy to know.”

David Bloom

“Our deep thanks for helping and supporting in such an extraordinary way our finding and getting our new rental apartment on the upper west side.  We will always be grateful for your expertise and that you led with your heart.”

The Young Family

I’ve had the pleasure to know Ann Dawson both personally and professionally for many years. I worked closely with her on the sale of my apartment on the west side and she was always a delight to work with – intelligent, insightful about the market, responsive and resourceful – and she has a great sense of humor! Once you get to know Ann and work together, you will certainly enjoy your relationship and want to continue to make use of her expertise.

Elizabeth Wedge