We had the good fortune of connecting with Dawn Pasowicz and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dawn, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Hmmm? There are so many important factors to my success. I believe for me it’s about serving others and having integrity. Building true relationships and just treating people, whether it’s my clients, colleagues, neighbors or a clerk at Walmart with respect, honesty and love. Being successful is not just about money, for me it’s about relationships and what positive impact or change I can make in someone’s life.

What should our readers know about your business?
I’ve been a Realtor for 8 1/2 years now. I feel what sets me apart from others is, the relationships created over the year and what a privilege and honor it’s been to learn and grow from each of my clients and colleagues. I also feel blessed to be a part of their personal journey of home ownership. Understanding, the family I serve are living in these homes, raising children, starting marriages, taking care of parents. This is a very personal investment for them and one I don’t take lightly. Also, selling a home can be stressful. Growing up in the military and being a military spouse gives me insight and compassion for the stresses families experience when transferring from country to country and state to state. I pride myself on being honest, having integrity, compassion and being professional at all times. Or at least I do my best!

I got into real estate while I was selling copiers to a realtor 9 years ago. I did sell him a copier, but he also recruited me to join his team. It was a tough decision. I talked with my husband and brother who was in sales on the east coast about taking the leap. Going from a steady paycheck to maybe no paycheck was unsettling for me. I had always worked 3 jobs to make ends meat and this was going to be challenging for me and my family. Both my brother and husband had faith that I had what it took to be a great Realtor. I took some time, did my research, prayed a lot and obviously decided to take a leap of faith. Failure was not an option for me. My family relied on my income to help keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. Then continued to pray that I was making the right decision.

Overcoming these challenges and keeping my client’s happy means, I put a lot on my shoulders. It has to be for their benefit, not mine. I rely on my husband quite a bit and my team to help take care of the things I’m not great at. For example, Paperwork, advertising, little gifts for my clients and so much more.

I’ve learned you can’t make everyone happy all of the time, but you can make some people happy some of the time. I’m a people pleaser, when people are happy it makes me happy. When I feel like I failed at making them happy I can take it very personally. It takes my husband and team leader to talk me off of a ledge. I’ve also learned if you do the right thing, the money will come. My clients are not a paycheck. In most cases they become my friends, and, in some cases, they are extended family all over the world.  I still communicate with past clients that have moved out of state or country.

Hmm? What do I want the world to know about me or my brand? I will always be honest, I will always do my best, I will always treat them with respect, and I will always try to have compassion for their individual circumstances. No two individuals or families are the same. Each of my clients are unique

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When I get friends or family that visit, they end up moving out here. Colorado Springs is a beautiful city full of great and exciting things to do with an amazing Pikes Peak back drop! Must do’s in Colorado Springs is Garden of the Gods. This is a great place to go sightseeing, hiking, horseback riding or off-roading. The Broadmoor hotel is another favorite. It’s a beautiful historic resort with plenty to do, even if it’s just walking around. There are restaurants, a bowling alley, skating rink, golf course and spa (my favorite). Depending on the time of year the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is also a local favorite. Bring your walking shoes and plenty of water it’s on a mountain side. When my in-laws come to visit, their favorite is fishing in the mountains. We love, Manitou Lake in Woodland Park, great place for camping, fishing and hiking. We also like to feed the chipmunks and watch the beavers build dams. The city of Manitou would be next on the itinerary. A fun and unique place to visit with lots of unique shops and restaurants. I personally don’t know if I have a favorite restaurant, Maybe The Chop House.  It does have great steaks. When guest come to visit, they typically request that I cook Vietnamese food.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Wow! What a loaded question! I guess i would need to give a little background information to answer this question.

I grew up in a multi-cultural family. My mom is from Vietnam and dad grew up as a farm boy in Illinois. My parents met during the Vietnam war. Life was hard for our family.  Dad overcame paralysis after a military training accident. My mom overcame prejudices. language barrier, and the absence of any family or friends nearby to help with children, help with advice or anything else we are accustomed to when we need to just talk or need advice. Both were very hard working and had high expectations for me. Unfortunately, culturally my mom also came from a country and culture that was very abusive. I would never want anyone to experience these kinds of hardships, however I’m grateful for every experience, even the bad ones. I credit my parents for teaching me hard work, to be thick skinned, to take responsibility, have compassion and to not make excuses. At 8 years old I was responsible for taking care of my younger siblings, cleaning, cooking, helping with homework and getting them to school or sitters. I started working at the age of 14 years old and never stopped. I’ve been, through many trials in my life. Abuse, divorce, bankruptcy, being a single mom and many more. I’m grateful for my trials, because it has made me stronger, more resilient and hopefully wiser. I’ve met many, many people along the way who helped mentor me, mold me and shown me compassion. I also, credit my baby brother who encouraged me to take a risk to be a Realtor. My husband who helped encouraged me and pick up more responsibilities at home to allow me to do what I love. My team and Managing broker, Who allows me to do what I do best and provide the best service to my clients I can. There have been many friends along the way that have loved and supported me through tough times and lastly, but most importantly I give credit to God. Without Him, I could not overcome my past and I would not be where I am today if His hands were not in my life. I thank God every day for the blessings in my life.

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