Client Reviews

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Dawn and everyone on her team was great! They made the process easy AND enjoyable! I would highly recommend them for both buying and selling, as we’ve used them multiple times for both!Kathy S., U.City/Clayton

I have now bought two homes and sold one with the Dawn Griffin Group, and I wouldn’t work with anyone else! This team is incredibly responsive, and anticipates next steps to take the stress out of the process. The expertly navigated our home sale and purchase on the same day (!) and their knowledge of the St. Louis market is unparalleled!Jay, Fox Park/Webster Groves

A big thank you to The Dawn Griffin Group, Circa Properties for helping us with the buying and selling of our homes! Buying and selling a house can be a challenge anytime, let alone during an unprecedented pandemic. Dawn, Tammy, Andrea, and Kristin were helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. Highly recommend!Jessica, South County/Creve Coeur

Couldn’t have had a better experience. Dawn and her team get the big things and little things right. Smart people who work hard and are good at their job. What more can you ask for?Adam & Claire, Shaw/Glendale

The Dawn Griffin Group is truly a refreshing experience. They are client-focused, help you establish your goals and collaborate together behind the scenes to execute an action plan to meet those goals; meanwhile, educating you on the process along the way. My husband and I were in a unique situation and needed to sell our house quickly to relocate out of the country for his job. Our goal was to sell at a certain price and close on a specific date and The Dawn Griffin Real Estate Group did it! They are a no-fuss, work-oriented team with a personality and a smile, we love them!The Sprehes, Boulevard Heights

Dawn and the team took us on at the price point we were after (another reattor flatly refused to) and we got our asking price! The help on how to present the place made a difference, I’m sure. And they did a terrific job coordinating all steps. Lots of very welcome hand-holding.The Holyokes, Tower Grove East/Brentwood

This was my first experience selling a house and Dawn and her team were incredible. They were patient, encouraged me when everything seemed to go wrong, and they were persistent! They did a great job advocating for my needs and making sure I understood each step of the process. I have worked with other realtors in the past and they cannot compare to the experience I have had with Dawn. Highly recommend!Katie H., Tower Grove East

We had a wonderful first home-buying experience with the help of the Dawn Griffin Group! Our agent Tammy was truly phenomenal from the day we met at an open house to the day she handed us the keys to our new home. With both my wife and I working full-time jobs, we didn’t have the time to stay on top of the market and keep track of all the paperwork and deadlines. It was great knowing Tammy and Kristen were monitoring deadlines, and would give us plenty of notice to gather all the required information for each step of the process. Tammy did a great job of listening to our wants and interests, and showed us listings that fit within our budget. We never felt pressured or uncomfortable through the entire process. We can’t thank Tammy and the rest of the team enough, and would highly recommend working with the Dawn Griffin Group.Steven & Kelsey, Lafayette Square

We highly recommend the Dawn Griffin Group. This was our first time purchasing a house and we had no idea how much work was required of a real estate agent. Lance absolutely surpassed our expectations – he was patient (we looked at a lot of houses!), provided meaningful comments during showings, helped us understand the buying process, and made the entire experience enjoyable. He helped us find (and win) a house we love.Ian & Beth, U.City

Lance Appleby and the rest of Dawn’s team were amazing. As first time home buyers, we needed a lot of direction, education and emotional support (lol) and Lance was there for us whenever we needed him. From pointing out and explaining structural or mechanical issues to random questions about home value and design opinions, Lance was always ready to ease our concerns. We looked for a while but he was always positive, and when we finally found our home, it was Lance that swooped into action within hours of listing (on a Sunday) to get us in before anyone else and giving us the edge. We also benefited immensely from the support of the rest of Dawn’s team, making all the scheduling, paperwork, and closing very easy and quick. Thank you so much, we love the home and we couldn’t be happier with your services.Andrew K., Shrewsbury

We highly recommend Dawn Griffin and her team at Circa Group to anyone selling a home in St. Louis. Dawn and her Circa team were wonderful from start to finish! Dawn patiently explained the process of selling a home in St Louis, and made certain we were well informed on the process and what to expect. She LISTENED to our concerns and our specific needs with a timeline selling our home. Dawn is knowledgeable, she knows St Louis and most importantly she has her finger on the pulse on the neighborhood markets. She knows what buyers are looking for, how to price a home and how to market your home! Each team member were amazing, from staging suggestions, super photos, marketing techniques and closing, we were impressed! We had our selling offer the 8th day of showing and closed well within our timeline! Thank you Dawn Griffin Group!The Missalls, Tower Grove Heights

The Dawn Griffin Group took great care of me in purchasing a house in St. Louis City! Everyone was responsive, truly listened, and took action quickly. Highly, highly recommend!Kim, Tower Grove South

Home buying and selling is always stressful, but working with Dawn made it so much easier. She was part real estate agent and part therapist, talking me through and calming me during the more stressful parts of our selling process. What more could you want?!Katie M., Tower Grove South

We cannot speak highly enough of the Dawn Griffin Group! We had a lot of concerns selling and buying a house at the same time -especially in a hot seller’s market. Not only did Dawn prepare us for the competition, but is an expert at every aspect of writing an offer that will stand out in a highly competitive market as well as creating a tremendous amount of interest in homes she’s selling. After 2 days of our old house on the market, we had 9 offers ALL of which were OVER the asking price!! Lance and Dawn worked tirelessly showing us homes, always listening to our feedback and educating us on every aspect of home buying so that we could make our own informed decision. Dawn got us the first showing on the house we bought and helped us construct such a compelling offer that the seller’s canceled their open house and accepted our offer immediately! We only had 19 days to close on both homes and the entire Dawn Griffin Group was on top of every detail ahead of schedule all while explaining each step and making sure we were comfortable with every decision we made along the way. Not only does Dawn make you feel like you’re her only client, but her passion, expertise, patience and incredible team make The Dawn Griffin Group truly the best in St. Louis for both buying and selling.Courtney, Clifton Heights/Ballwin

We have worked with Dawn and Andrea twice now and could not have been happier with our experiences. They work extra hard to make sure the experience is as low-stress as possible, finding vendors for any work you might need to do on your home, offering advice backed by years of experience in an industry where small touches and choice points can make a huge difference. We sold our house in one week this past year, and got what we asked for, largely due to their guidance. Thanks team!The Frams, University City

Worked with this fantastic group in 2018. I would say we were quite picky on what we wanted in a home. Lance worked with us for probably 7 months until we found our current home. He was even on vacation at the time of purchase and still kept in touch during the buying process. Dawn and the office staff was excellent as well. Will work with them again when the time comes. They know the area and processes well – highly recommend!Jacob & Ashley, Maplewood

Dawn & her team are always awesome to work with. Professional, easy to communicate with, and so helpful! Their marketing, photography, consultations, and suggestions for other professionals to work with make the process truly as painless as possible. 100% recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in St. Louis!Katie G., Tower Grove East

Dawn was very patient with us as she knew that we had time to make our purchase. Buying an older home we were pleased with her expertise on what needed to be done right away. Dawn was also very helpful with her contractor recommendations. We highly recommend her.The Wesselschmidts, University City

The entire team is amazing! They are thoughtful, supportive, helpful, and calming during what can be a chaotic and stressful process. Working with this team means you will have professional experts who are also personable. If you are buying or selling in the St. Louis area, use this team!Sara M., Fox Park/Webster Groves

Dawn and team are WONDERFUL and we were SO grateful for their guidance and support in the home-selling process. Dawn was patient, responsive, and knowledgable. She truly went above and beyond in so many ways. We were considering a for-sale-by-owner process at the outset but we commented so many times how grateful we were to have gone with Dawn. She was able to advocate for us and shepherd us through a few tricky situations and we were ultimately very happy with the result!Claire, Old North

I had honestly one of the best experiences with The Dawn Griffin Group. I had a lot of things I wanted in a condo and made Lance Applebe jump through hoops to find me what I wanted in my price range, but not once did he complain. After we found one I fell in love with the buyer rejected me and we could not come to an agreement so again Lance was back on the search for me, when we finally found, “the one” he showed it at 8am to me while I was on my way to work. From start to finish (which was 6 months) they were amazing and I feel like they gave me 5 star service. I can not recommend them enough.Sarah, South County

I am a repeat customer, and the reason is Dawn! Dawn and her team made this complicated process easy again – helpful and thorough information, explanation of each step and when that step needed to happen. The sale of this home was part of the process to move my Mom to Assisted Living, so I was on an emotional roller coaster. Dawn’s team realized how hard selling my childhood home would be for both for my Mom and for me. If you want professionalism, compassion, and follow-through to handle your house transaction, then go to the Dawn Griffin team.
Missy, North City

Dawn has incredible patience when explaining the entire purchase process and made 100% sure that we were confident in understanding what was going on before moving to the next step. So much so that we now went back to her 7 years later to sell that home and purchase our dream home. The persistence and expert handling by her and her team made that dream happen.
The Gilberts, Ladue

I highly recommend Dawn Griffin’s group at Circa Properties. She really knows St. Louis and is a fantastic resource for city activities and neighborhoods. Dawn helped me find and buy my first home 9 years ago and her team helped me find and buy my multi-family this year. She and her team are patient, good listeners, great at finding and examining the possibilities and responding to questions. She follows through and helps out with all the extras during and after the home purchase. Dawn is great for that “cold feet” call; she will sit with me and answer questions but never push or press towards a decision. Lance was tireless in looking at houses, and has great insight into construction that helps me see potential vs. problems – and also knows the city neighborhoods in their minute detail.
Heidi, Tower Grove East

Use this team – seriously! They are all great, and all played a huge role in making sure our buying and selling process went as smoothly as possible. Having a team that is professional while also being personable can make a huge difference – and having this process go as well as it was a testament to their hard work and attentiveness.Sara S., O’Fallon

Dawn’s team goes above and beyond! I’ve bought and sold homes with Dawn’s help. She is readily available, knows the city, listens well, respectfully offers options and presents both sides of decisions in ways that inform your choices. She takes creative approaches to bring in potential buyers and her connections with stagers, photographers, inspectors, and reliable contractors make buying and selling loads easier. Dawn and her team are trustworthy, professional, detail-oriented, responsive, and just plain nice people. I highly recommend them!Ron, CWE/Tower Grove South

Dawn Griffin is a real estate pro! My husband and I were first-time sellers and Dawn made the process easy. With Dawn’s help we had 15 full-price offers after only 5 days on the market. Dawn advised us on which repairs were necessary and which we could skip. She connected us with local contractors who worked fast. She determined the listing price for our house based on local research and years of experience. And she works with the best stagers and photographers! Dawn and her team are detail-oriented, trustworthy, and kind. They are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend selling your home with Dawn Griffin.Aubrey, Tower Grove South

Dawns team is more than excellent! She was very professional and kept us informed along the way. She was always easy to get ahold of. I would use her again to buy or sell!
Mandy, Tower Grove East

Working with the Dawn Griffin Group was as good as it gets when it comes to buying a house. Our agent went above and beyond to get us our dream house. Couldn’t recommend them more!
Sarah, Tower Grove East

Words cannot describe how thankful my husband and I are that we chose to navigate our first home-buying experience with The Dawn Griffin team. Our realtor, Lance, went above and beyond all expectations to make sure we got the best price on a house that was absolutely perfect for us. They turned what can be a daunting and stressful experience into a walk in the park. We are so grateful!!
Kelley and Chris, Northampton

Dawn is amazing… not sure what else to say! When I can to her on a whim a couple of years ago, I was undecided about what I wanted to do and where I wanted live. She set up a site that would hit all available homes that were within my very “particular” guidelines. This went on for months without even a nudge from her, just a check in. One night a home popped up that I just had to see and I sent her a message. We were able to see it the next day and I wanted to make an offer on the spot. The house was old and broken, but I could see the beauty and she was right along with me. She helped negotiate the best price and worked with me to get in contact with a lender who helped me with a 203k loan. That enabled me to take this little broken house and make it into a sweet, warm, wonderful home. I can’t thank Dawn and her team enough!!! Trust her with your dreams.
Traci M., University City

We were considering selling over the course of several years and Dawn was there every step of the way to advise us on the best course of action through a tough sellers’ market. When the time came to sell, Dawn and her team of experts took amazing care of us, from the creative approach they took to showing off our home to potential buyers and savvy social media postings to making sure every detail of the preparations leading up to the sale went smoothly. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone other than the Dawn Griffin team in St. Louis. Simply put, they are the absolute BEST.
Jess D., Carondelet

Dawn was amazing to work with, and continues to be terrific even after the home buying process ended. She made sure to explain everything to me every step of the way, as this was my first home buying experience. She was always available for questions and her team was wonderful as well. She went above and beyond and I feel so lucky to have found her through a recommendation. If I ever sell my current home I will certainly be using her as my realtor for both that sale, and the purchase of any future homes. I recommend her to everyone!
Caitlyn J., Tower Grove

I’ve worked with Dawn twice and have found her to be conscientious, dedicated, hard working, and effective. The process of selling a house can be challenging, even nerve racking, and an agent has the power to make things better or worse. Dawn makes things better. She has the ability to tease out the core of a problem and work to find the most effective solution. I would happily work with her again someday.
Debbie S.

We were new to St. Louis and decided to buy a home long distance before moving to the city. Dawn’s knowledge of the city, her patience with our decision making, and her savvy in negotiating made what could have been an anxiety-filled process much easier and even fun. We love our new house and we would never have found it, let alone been able to negotiate the sale in order to buy it, without Dawn’s help. We highly recommend her!
Rachel S., Webster Groves

We have known Dawn for almost 8 years and she has helped us buy and sell two homes. She is the absolute best. She is available, knowledgeable, creative and hard-working. She and her team will make sure you are 100% taken care of through the entire process. There is no one else who knows the market like Dawn. She has bought, sold, renovated, or rehabbed almost everywhere in St. Louis, so she knows exactly what she’s talking about. I recommend Dawn to any and everyone I know, time and time again.
Jackie B., Webster Groves

We are extremely satisfied with Dawn and her team. We would HIGHLY recommend her and her team to anyone selling their house. We sold our house in a day at a price higher than expected. These are the things we liked:

  • Dawn was very knowledgeable
  • She listened well
  • She had great suggestions
  • She and her team put a great plan in place to get our house ready to sell
  • The plan was cookbook…easy to understand and follow
  • She and her team were very supportive and responsive through every step of the way
  • Dawn and all of her team are really nice people and good to work with

Dave & Sara, Tower Grove Heights

My wife and I spoke with a couple other realtors in St. Louis before choosing Dawn Griffin. We have no regrets at all. Dawn and her entire team were very helpful throughout the whole process. We had a full price offer within a month and a very smooth close that followed about a month later. As first time sellers, she walked us through every step. She and her team were very accommodating. Since my wife and I moved halfway across the country essentially the day our house hit the market, the Dawn Griffin Group handled a myriad of issues that arose back in St. Louis that otherwise could have been quite detrimental to the sale of our house.
Ian & Kate, Skinker-DeBaliviere

Dawn & her team helped me get a near full-price offer in under 10 days! Her process and advice were invaluable, especially since I relocated from the St Louis area before the sale. Excellent communication throughout the transaction and I highly recommend Dawn.
Andy, Tower Grove

We have purchased two of our homes from Dawn. She really takes time to listen to you and your needs. We never felt pressured or as though she didn’t have time for us. Dawn went the extra mile for us on a number of occasions including: finding a precious toy that my child had left in a spare room in a house that we viewed, reading to my kids when we showed a house to my parents, and advising us so that our house was ready in time to sell. We highly recommend Dawn to any prospective buyers or sellers.Andrew & Laura, Tower Grove East

The Dawn Griffin Group has helped me purchase my second home. The process was fairly straight forward and they had my best interest every step of the way. If you’re in need of a realtor, I highly Tammy Clark! She went above and beyond to help me find the perfect home. She treated me as if I were family and ensured that my concerns were all met.David J., Barnhart

Working with Dawn to find and buy our first home was an amazing experience and we enthusiastically recommend her team. They worked tirelessly for us from start to finish. They both really listened and asked us thoughtful questions to understand what we were looking for in a home and they were incredibly helpful and engaged during the shopping phase of the process, providing us with great suggestions and insights on things to consider when visiting properties, making an offer, and negotiating a final contract. At all times, we felt like we had their support and attention. Start to finish, there was a perfect blend of deep expertise and awesome communication skills. We are thrilled with our home purchase and don’t expect to move anytime soon; when we do, Dawn and Judy will be the first people we call!
Martin & Carolyn, Webster Groves

I cannot stress how helpful and knowledgeable Dawn Griffin is when it comes to buying and selling a home. She went ABOVE and BEYOND my expectations, and I truly am so appreciative of all her hard work! She was consistently there for me when I had questions about things, listened to any of my concerns and provided helpful information and reputable contacts. And she did so, all in such a timely fashion, it made my life easier.
Emily, Southampton

Dawn helped us sell our home quickly. Her team was amazing, especially with staging advice to sell our home for top dollar. There was a lot of work to do to get ready, we lived there for 10 years and had to thin out a lot things to make it happen. The process was easy and smooth. Anyone selling or buying a home should consider using Dawn and her team to help them.
Sean, Historic Shaw

I know she had many listings but she made us feel like we were her most important client.  It was an uncertain market when we put the house up for sale but she had a good feel for what to expect. In addition, on the buyer side, she did more than just take us to showings. She provided us with detailed comps and offered invaluable insight.  We would not hesitate to use her again.
Amy & Brian, Tower Grove South

From the first phone call, we were immediately hooked.  She was positive, inspired, and knew why someone else would want to live in our home. We were given incredibly clear instruction on what information we needed to give her.  From that information, she made amazing presentation materials.  Then, we were under contract in under 30 days from going live on the MLS! I can’t think of another realtor I would ever recommend for St. Louis.
Kat, Webster Groves

Dawn was very attentive and easy to trust from the get go, even though we were all the way across the country and initial communication was via email. She worked very hard within our guidelines and inside our limited time frame.  She communicated exceptionally well and gave us invaluable strategies   to use to help us make our decision on which home to finally make an offer on. The experience would’ve been painful without her! We continue to value her expertise and friendship.
Anne & Derrick, Tower Grove South

Dawn helped us identify what areas of our house we could update to be competitive, guided us through pricing appropriately by comparing our house to what was currently on the market or had sold recently, and ultimately managed to get our house under contract within two weeks on the market! Her skill set and knowledge are invaluable, as is her professionalism and reputation among her peers.
Tracie & Jeff, Maplewood

Dawn did a superlative job getting our home sold in 2013 by (1) supplying critical advice on staging the home to generate interest; (2) meeting with the prospective buyer’s inspector to explain coverage under the city’s sewer lateral program; and (3) resolving the buyer’s inspection notice to complete the transaction. I highly recommend Dawn to anyone who desires this kind of personal service and attention to detail.
Chris & Laura, Kirkwood

We’ve used Dawn for both of our houses and would highly recommend her. She is professional, business savvy, a great listener, and above all understands how to market your house and reach potential buyers.
Kathy, Webster Groves

We had our house on the market with another agency for about 6 months with no offers before selecting Dawn and Circa. Dawn met with us and gave us what I felt was some really honest and much needed feedback on what we needed to do to make our place more appealing. As we worked through these changes, the house became more marketable and we were able to get an offer close to our asking price. I give Dawn a high recommendation.
Mike, North Hampton

I interviewed 4 agents from 4 different agencies. She said she could sell my house for $20K more than the others. And she did! In about a week’s time. I’ve worked with other agents in the past, and Dawn was the most organized and helpful agent I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She has checklists for everything, is always quick to respond, and is always willing to go out of her way to make the process easier on you.
Jordan, Benton Park

Dawn was “in” with us the whole way and seemed focus on finding us the home we needed for our family. I would use her again in a heart beat and recommend her to friends and family. Dawn is smart, professional, and makes the experience comfortable.
Jana & Kris, Des Peres

Dawn was organized, thorough, and patient. She took the time to educate me on the process of purchasing a house and how to evaluate a property’s potential. She really proved her value during the building inspection phase. She recommended great inspectors, helped me understand what to expect, and when it seemed like the seller wasn’t going to live up to their end of the deal, she jumped in and proactively helped the other side get it together.
Dov, Tower Grove East