Realtor, mom, investor, community guide, entrepreneur, budgeter, climber, gardener, affordable housing advocate
Hi there! My name is Amber Dawson and I am a Realtor with the most incredible company in Fredericksburg VA, Coldwell Banker Elite. My passion is helping people build stability, prosperity, and the comfort of home through real estate & being a voice for this amazing community.
Amber Dawson – My Story
I must’ve been born a gypsy. Life has rocketed me from one serendipitous experience to another. Chance, change, and opportunity have finally planted me here in Fredericksburg, VA. Unexpectedly, it feels like home.
Born in Florida and raised in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, California, and finally Missouri. I bought my first house at the age of 17 in Middle-of-Nowhere, Missouri. It was a real gem; no heat in the freezing mid-Western winter, no hot water pipes in the kitchen, half a bathroom, oversized fireplace stuffed with wool fleece, kitchen cabinets lined up on the living room floor, cellar fully stocked with gigantic banana slugs, and let’s not forget the ancient appliances that sometimes smoked. All this, and priced right too! From this beautiful disaster, a true love of houses and home was born.
Fast forward a few years and life found me in California as an Air Force linguist, married to a Marine and moving again toward something new and wondrous. My husband and I had our first daughter, moved to Maryland and then North Carolina. In between moves, I left the military for stability and worked as a florist, veterinary nurse, and then opened my own business, a yarn shop, when we moved to Swansboro, North Carolina. We were thrown into a new adventure when our son was born and my husband deployed for the fourth time. I sold the business to stay home with our growing family and prepare for our move to Virginia.
All of this moving, buying homes and resettling has left me with a distinct desire to help other families find a place that they call home. A temporary rental that fits for now, or a forever home where roots are not just planted but are also nourished, and everything in between is my specialty. I believe that your home should be your sanctuary. The place where life always happens. The quiet nights in and the chaotic morning routines. The place where you hide your failed Pinterest projects in the basement and display your best family photos.
In 2018 I decided to go back to school to finish my undergrad at the University of Mary Washington. When I finish I will have a degree in Historic Preservation & minors in Urban Studies and Finance. I LOVE applying everything I learn to my real estate business. My goal is to eventually use my knowledge to lead the way in using adaptive reuse and historic tax credits to build affordable housing in the Fredericksburg area.
If you’re looking for a Realtor who genuinely has your best interest at heart, won’t over or under sell you, takes time to explain the process, and is your ally throughout, I would love to help you too.
When I’m not working or studying you can find me hanging out with my family, reading, gardening, climbing, working out, discovering new trails, teaching budgeting classes or dreaming up new business ideas.
“Amber was the absolute best! She genuinely had my best interests at heart through the whole home buying process and made everything super easy.”
I am fortunate to work with the best professionals in the real estate industry. We are passionate about helping you find your way home.
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success.” -Henry Ford
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This business puts family first. To put my family first, I involve them in taking care of yours. These are the best people I know and I’m so thankful they give so joyfully to grow this business.
“The way to achieve your own success is to help someone else get it first. ” -Iyanla Vanzant
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler
“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” – Mother Teresa
520 William Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Amber Dawson is a licensed real estate agent and REALTOR® in the Commonwealth of Virginia | Coldwell Banker Elite | Fredericksburg, VA