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A Realtor For Life
A Realtor For Life

An overview on the Dawn McKenna Group's well-executed strategy for today’s market.

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Pandemic Unlikely to Kill Demand From Foreign Luxury Buyers
Pandemic Unlikely to Kill Demand From Foreign Luxury Buyers

Featuring Dawn's perspective on the impact the pandemic is having on luxury markets in the U.S.

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How to Talk to Your Clients During the Pandemic: Top Brokers Weigh In
How to Talk to Your Clients During the Pandemic: Top Brokers Weigh In

Dawn McKenna, Founding Principal of the Dawn McKenna Group, weighs in on how to talk to your clients during the pandemic.

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Real Estate: 5 Chicagoland Properties That Offer the Spaciousness You’ve Been Dreaming About
Real Estate: 5 Chicagoland Properties That Offer the Spaciousness You’ve Been Drea...

Featuring Annie Royster Lenzke's 353 N. Deere Park Dr. East, Highland Park listing!

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DMG Playlist
DMG Playlist

A curated music playlist created by Dawn herself.

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The Most Stylish Home Offices in the US
The Most Stylish Home Offices in the US

Designer Megan Winters completely reimagined this 1962 Lake Forest traditional estate by renowned architect Jerome Cerny

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Lake Forest home east of Sheridan Road: $3.8M
Lake Forest home east of Sheridan Road: $3.8M

Originally designed by architect Jerome Cerny in 1962, this home sits on 1.85 acres.

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Own this suburban Downers Grove mansion with an airstrip and hangar for $2.3M
Own this suburban Downers Grove mansion with an airstrip and hangar for $2.3M

Just west of Chicago in suburban Downers Grove, there’s an estate on nearly three acres with its own climate-controlled hangar and a private runway...

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In a sputtering market, luxury brokers in Chicago’s tony suburbs get creative
In a sputtering market, luxury brokers in Chicago’s tony suburbs get creative

This market shift hasn’t just impact sellers, but also the residential brokers tasked with selling these homes.

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In the Know on Old Naples Developments
In the Know on Old Naples Developments

Construction begins today of Eight Fifty Central, a planned mixed-use commercial development with a 22-home community at Central Avenue and Eighth ...

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Foxford Station landscaping debated as condominiums prepare for July opening
Foxford Station landscaping debated as condominiums prepare for July opening

Landscaping around the new Foxford Station condominiums at Wolf Road and Burlington Avenue ...

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Strategies from the Best Creators of Real Estate Listing Videos
Strategies from the Best Creators of Real Estate Listing Videos

If you’re looking for a real estate professional who creates great real estate listing videos, you’re in the right place.

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Mcauley Hall of Honor
Mcauley Hall of Honor

Join us in celebrating six inspiring women who will be inducted into the mcauley hall of honor in 2019!

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Coldwell Banker Reports Strong Growth of $1 Million+ Transactions Worldwide in 2018
Coldwell Banker Reports Strong Growth of $1 Million+ Transactions Worldwide in 2018

Today, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced its 2018 year-end sales volume reporting a six percent year-over-year growth of $1 million+ transa...

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Landmark Lincoln Park Workers Cottage Listed for $2.9m Finds a Buyer in Just 8 Days
Landmark Lincoln Park Workers Cottage Listed for $2.9m Finds a Buyer in Just 8 Days

Originally built in 1892, the heavily renovated residence was quick to go under contract.

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Chicago To Naples
Chicago To Naples

Real estate agent Dawn McKenna expands her Hinsdale success to Chicago and Naples.

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Building a Brand: How Brokerages and Agents Stand out from the Crowd
Building a Brand: How Brokerages and Agents Stand out from the Crowd

Whether an agent is just getting started in the industry or has already established a strong presence, branding is a key factor in being successful.

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New Year, New Goals
New Year, New Goals

Real estate agent Dawn McKenna looks to use her power network to give clients more access and more opportunities in 2018.

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Power Network
Power Network

Dawn McKenna Group expands to downtown Chicago and Naples, Florida.

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Hinsdale Gets 2 Listings at over $6.5 Million
Hinsdale Gets 2 Listings at over $6.5 Million

Two Hinsdale mansions were listed within days of each other with asking prices over $6.5 million.

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Inside a Jewel Box
Inside a Jewel Box

This is the most distinctive house in Hinsdale.

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Chicago-Area Home with Chic Cottage Style
Chicago-Area Home with Chic Cottage Style

Light, bright, and airy, this authentic re-creation of a French country cottage will leave you wondering why you ever doubted the power of white.

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This Western Springs House Sold for the Highest Price in the Village’s History
This Western Springs House Sold for the Highest Price in the Village’s History

It’s in a great location, it’s very pretty, and its $2.639 million sale price beat the old record holder by half a million dollars.

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Dawn McKenna Joins Exclusive Luxury Presence
Dawn McKenna Joins Exclusive Luxury Presence

The exclusive network of the most powerful luxury agents in the country...

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Chic Cottage Style Kitchen by Dawn McKenna
Chic Cottage Style Kitchen by Dawn McKenna

Dawn McKenna—a real-estate agent who’s lived in eight different homes during the 24 years she and her husband, Stephen, have been married—possesses...

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