Frances Dawson


About Frances

HOMES of LKN Lead Realtor -
    Team members:   Amy Fesmire, Realtor, Broker and Todd Kreps, Realtor, Broker
Award winning REALTOR, Broker and residential real estate adviser to Buyers & Sellers in the Lake Norman area since 2003.
Graduate Realtor Institute - accomplished by less than 5% of real estate industry
Active in community service:
  • Angels & Sparrows Volunteer
  • Time Out Youth Volunteer
  • Davidson Village Network Volunteer
  • Past President, Rotary Club of Davidson
  • Executive Women of Lake Norman member


Always responded promptly to email and phone and we trust your input related to the price point in the area. We appreciate you and enjoy working with you!

Krista H.—SailView


We have a great deal of experience with real estate agents, both on the buying side and the selling side.  Often, we have found that agents are interested only in making a quick sale and moving on.  In the case of our most  recent experience here in SailView, we have found Amy Fesmire and Frances Dawson to be most interested in making certain they have listened to what we are saying and that they understand our needs.  Not once have they attempted to impose their personal opinion, but have given it only when asked to do so.  Amy is bright, knows this market very well and is a very pleasant person as well.

Dwight H. — SailView


I love my Frances!!! You work so hard for your sellers and buyers !!!  I've seen both sides. You are awesome. Have a great evening and thank you “Miss. On Top of Things” = awesomeness realtor!

Shellie B. — Cornelius


Who would not refer you???  You guided us through a very stressful time in my family's life.  We were on a time crunch, and you made yourself available whenever we needed you.  You gave expert advice and more importantly listened to our concerns and addressed them.  Even after we closed, you checked in and when other things came up, you did not treat us any differently.  You worked for us even after the sale/purchase. That is why I have worked with you on both of my home purchases.  Hope you are doing well....Tell Amy we said Hi!

John M. — Charlotte


Frances is an excellent realtor! We loved that what you see is what you get with her and there are no surprises. She and Amy tell it like it is and we appreciated their honesty and feel like that is what sold our house so quickly. Frances & Amy are realistic to what the market currently is and know it well. Frances is a highly respected realtor and really cares about her clients. We can't thank them enough for all that they did for us!

Christy E. — SailView


Working with Frances and her team has been a great experience. As our selling agents, they were honest with us about what to expect from the market and were able to sell our home in just over two months.  They were able to do this during the  winter...the worst time to sell a home and during one of the worst housing markets. They marketed our home aggressively and created an attractive and informative brochure on our home.  When we were purchasing our next home we also partnered with Amy. She made herself available during the entire, exhausting process. Amy was quick to point out the benefits and drawbacks of each property we viewed. She even helped us look for rentals when it looked as though the right home wasn’t going to be available. Never once did she push a home on us in order to make money. To the contrary, she was one hundred percent concerned with our satisfaction with the home and price that we got. In the end we found the perfect house, with the perfect yard, for the perfect price. Amy is professional, knowledgeable, patient, and attentive to your needs. We consider Amy a friend and have recommended both Amy and Frances to everyone we know who is looking to buy or sell their home.

Adam D. — Denver


Thank you for your support, advice, concern and friendship throughout our finding, and particularly closing on our home! You and Amy have been amazing and really stood by us, and helped us through a difficult situation that we didn’t quite know how to navigate. You are the BEST! We already recommend you to friends, but will continue!  Thanks so much!

Casey & King J.—Cornelius and Charlotte


Excellent work!  Thank you so much for all of your effort on this sale.

Robert M.— Mooresville


When we were looking for our "forever" home on Lake Norman in North Carolina we found Frances by accident, and we're glad we did. Frances went "above and beyond" our expectations as a realtor and was very accommodating to our schedule. Frances would preview homes that we were interested in, prior to us making the trip from New Jersey. She would provide constructive criticism about our choices and listen to our needs.  Ultimately, the home we chose was one that Frances found that we didn't want to see, but she had vision of what it could become. We would never hesitate to recommend Frances and her team.

Sue & Carl W.—Denver


Where do I begin to explain how wonderful Frances has been to my family and I. We were planning on relocating from NJ to NC (Lake Norman - Mooresville) and a bit nervous about such a move from one State to another with small children and all the details that are involved with such a relocation. Frances not only took that fear away from us, we knew after talking to her on the phone and making the trip to see her that this would be easier than we thought.  Frances educated us way beyond what we knew about the school systems, the surrounding towns, general growth in the area, and then some.  Within one weekend with Frances we found our new home, she knew what we like and targeted it with success. When we headed back to NJ after our visit and purchase of our new Lake Norman - Mooresville home - Frances constantly kept us in the loop on the progress of our new purchase while we closed on the sale of our home in NJ making the NC purchase worry free. Knowing that she was in our corner as our Realtor was even more comforting.  Frances will be forever my single point of contact for anything related to Real Estate. I've even referred her to friends and family who could further validate how incredible she is.  Not only did we gain a business relationship with the best Realtor in the area, but we also gained a great friend who is like a part of our family.

 Alex & Kim S.—Mooresville

I moved to Charlotte about  five years ago. I was very picky in selecting a realtor as I have my real estate license. I researched homes in Charlotte in Lake Norman on the Internet. When I discovered Frances's website, I was sure she was the realtor for me. Her website was great and I  did not have to register which was the best part. Once Frances and I met, looking for a home was easy.  Frances is easy to work with, honest, trustworthy, and hard working. I could not ask for a better realtor. Frances helped me and my husband find the perfect home and assisted us through the building and buying process.                       

Jeff & Cathy S.— Denver & Charlotte


The process of selling my townhouse was quick and painless—thanks to Frances & Amy—”what a team”. Thank you!

Barbara H.— Cornelius


As a homebuilder in the Lake Norman area, I was in search of a listing agent that would give me a strong market presence. After a lot of research, I decided to go with Frances Dawson. Frances has proven herself to be very knowledgeable of the Lake Norman Area. I was really impressed with her online marketing presence. The internet is one of the first places potential home buyers look to gather information, and I feel this is where Frances has excelled over all other agents. She has made recommendations that have aided in the quicker sale of my properties. To put it simply, Frances and her team do what they say they are going to do. I would not hesitate to recommend Frances to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. Thank you for all of your hard work Frances!

Marc B. - Mooresville & Denver


Amy came to us through a recommendation from a family member. We absolutely trust he in all things, she is very trustworthy and gave feedback in a professional and honest way. She always had our best interest in mind.  Amy took us out on many trips around the lake to look at different areas and properties, she was very familiar with the are and school districts. Communication was exceptional! Very down to earth, energetic and a strong desire to do the right thing. Very accommodating in looking for a home and continued with responsiveness all the way through to the walk-through and settlement.

Mike & Shelly B.—Denver


Great when someone is honest, direct and to the point—makes for no confusion. Many times through this process I always felt I was being guided with the utmost integrity. Frances always had an option available when we came to a roadblock. Extremely knowledgeable, excellent communication even when she was on vacation — above and beyond!

Katherine J.— Maiden


Anytime we had questions or needed advice, Frances was diligent in answering our calls, making sure her answers were correct, always professional and quick to respond.

John & Loree C.— Huntersville


Amy has been upfront & honest with us in both our transactions with her. She worked to find the most honest and beneficial way to present our property for sale, and she performed her job as our Buyer’s Agent in a sound and ethical manner. Amy has knowledge of the market and can answer all our questions, and is willing to research to make certain before moving forward if needed. 

Tod & Virginia D.—Iron Station


My experiences with Amy & Frances have always been outstanding! I will continue to use them for my real estate sales and purchases.

Mark M.— Denver


We want to thank you and Amy for everything you have done for us and to make buying a house a reality for us after so many house visits.

David R.—Huntersville


I wanted to send you a note of thanks. Chris & I appreciated you helping us sell our house. We are relieved that our house sold so quickly but we are missing North Carolina!

Connie & Chris W.—Huntersville


Frances was wonderful to work with and I will certainly refer her to anyone needing real estate services.

Brian S.—Mooresville


We have used Frances for past real estate transactions and continue to be pleased with her professional demeanor and knowledge.

Tim & Kerri P.


Frances exceeded our expectations in communication, knowledge & expertise.

Chris & Jennifer C.— Charlotte & Huntersville


Amy went above and beyond and then some in being willing to work with the buyer of our home throughout the process when they did not have, and did not want, a real estate agent.

Scott & Katie B. — Denver


We will definitely use you again for future needs!

Charles I. — Cornelius


Overall great experience; loved working with Kim Hankins (Movement Mortgage) too!

Laura B. — Denver


Outstanding! You acted quickly and got the job done. Highly impressive!

Susan V.—Huntersville


Very pleased with smoothness of transaction. You were attentive and available to us.

David D.— Denver


Frances, we can’t thank you enough for helping us find our new home in Davidson. Your energy and patience are greatly appreciated. It’s great to be back in our native NC!

Steve & Ellen S.— Davidson


Professional interactions with us and all other parties. You patiently explained to us your thoughts on marketing yet all final decisions were ours. Readily shared knowledge & market information. You handled multiple offers professionally and we ended up with a higher offer than expected. Frances, you professionally and personally insured that our contract made it to closing while dealing with an unprofessional & difficult Realtor on the other side. I could go on and on about this one but enough is enough.

Ron & Cindy W.— Cornelius


Frances & Amy, we would again like to thank you for helping us find our wonderful home! Buying a house can be stressful but you both made it a pleasure!

Jeff & Patsi L.—Denver


We chose Frances to market our home because she gave the most thorough interview of all the agents we interviewed. Presentation and knowledge of the market was most impressive.

Dean & Debbie B.


Frances is the best! We were referred to her by friends who also purchased their Mooresville home with Frances as their agent. It was a pleasure working with you and you will always be highly recommended by us!

Rich & Christine Z. — Stanley         



Frances was great!!

Kurt & Teresa Z.— Mooresville


Frances was the best agent I have ever worked with—always keeping us informed. We listed our home and we were impressed with her professionalism. We also used Frances to purchase our new home.

Tom & Laverne W.— Cornelius


I think we had an exceptionally difficult situation that you handled as well as anyone could have. It became emotional for me and you helped me keep my feet on the ground and eyes on the end goal. Thank you!

Dan & Donna E.— Davidson


Amy was wonderful at attending to anything and everything! Always helping us make the best choices for our new home. She was awesome!

Cailee M.— Mooresville


Completely trustworthy! We have dealt with many Realtors in the past, and this was, by far, our best experience! I don’t think anyone knows this area better!!

James & Lisa T.— Denver




Memberships & Organizations
Honors & Awards
Named as Top 5 Lake Norman Realtor by Lake Norman Publications, RE/MAX Hall of Fame Honoree, 2003 Rookie Of The Year, Multi Million Dollar Producer annuallysince 2003, Prior Awards: Honor Society, Leading Edge Society, Presidents Circle, 100% Club
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  • GRI

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