Davies Company Real Estate

  • Office: (805) 544-5889
  • P.O. Box 13910 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Bill Davies - Broker/Founder

During his 40 or so years in real estate, Bill Davies has gained a national reputation as an innovator and pioneer in real estate consulting, real estate exchanging, single-agency brokerage, and customized financing approaches to helping people with properties. Bill’s other accomplishments include:

  • Honored as “Realtor of the Year” by the San Luis Obispo Association of REALTORS®
  • Co-taught California Department of Real Estate accredited classes.
  • Membership in National Association of REALTORS® and California. Association of REALTORS®
  • Multiple board and committee chair positions in the San Luis Obispo Association of REALTORS®
  • Served as President of Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo as well as District Governor Representative for SLO County.
  • Real Estate instructor at Cal Poly, Cuesta College and San Luis High evening division.
  • Holds SRES Designation from National Association of REALTORS® to address real estate needs of Baby Boomers.

Testimonials

  • "Working with Dawna was such a wonderful experience. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate, and was able to gracefully negotiate some challenges that arose during the course of the sale of and purchase of our home. We were able to relax in the confidence that everything would work out. She and Rachel were an absolute joy to work with."

    Ashley Ernstrom (2017) via Zillow
  • "I purchased the home I was already renting. Dawna guided me through the twists and turns with professionalism and good humor! At each step of the process Dawna ensured I knew all the options while giving me great advice. She is efficient, responsive, superbly organized, Because Dawna has such extensive history and experience in Slo County she knows the right vendors to use and provides great referrals. Most of all, Dawna followed up and followed through. I knew I could trust that she would do what she promised and she went the extra mile many times. And she can be a whole lot of fun! I would definitely recommend Dawna to anyone purchasing a home in Slo."

    Anne R. (2017) via Zillow
  • "We have come to realize that selecting a real estate agent is just as important as selecting the right home. We have purchased many homes and worked with many realtors over the years but never anyone like Dawna Davies. Dawna is a true professional and advocate. We were looking for a home in San Luis Obispo but lived on the East Coast. Dawna was referred to us and we were delighted to know she is a life-long resident and knows the area inside and out. She also comes from a real estate family. She maximized our visits and made us aware of areas and aspects of buying in the Central Coast that we would not have received otherwise. Dawna's deep expertise and shared objective of finding the right place for us allowed us to quickly trust her and rely on her guidance in every step of the process. She is proactive, thorough and value- add in every interaction, not to mention all around fun and pleasant. Her assistant Rachel works seamlessly with her and the two of them never missed a beat. We highly recommend the professionals at Davies Company Real Estate."

     

    Bridgette and Dennis Weitzel (2017) via Zillow
  • "I have dealt with pleasure with the Davies Company for real estate transactions and placement of tenants in our rental properties over the last 50 years. First with Bill Davies as an extremely competent, reliable and trustworthy broker (one of very few) when I was, myself, a broker in exchanged traded 1031 exchanges in the 1970's. Later in life (and after leaving the real estate business) I have relied upon Dawna for every real estate transaction our family has made in purchase, sale or exchange of real property and placement of tenants in our rental properties. Dawna has the integrity of a professional in the real estate business. Well trained by her Dad, she consistently maintains the highest competence in real estate services and serves her clients with the highest level of integrity and compentence I know of in that business. My spouse and I have referred her to many persons wanting to know of someone in SLO County in the real estate profession that can serve them with knowedge, intregity and complete confidence with their real estate transactions. She is the only one we refer. We do that with complete confidence that our referrals will be served with those ends. We, personally, would not make a move in real estate transactions without Dawna and the Davies Company at our side and representing us."

    - Gary Karner (2017) via Zillow
  • "We are exceedingly grateful for our experience with Dawna Davies and the Davies Company in our recent home purchase! Dawna’s many years of experience and education in the market of the central coast and her business savvy professionalism were of significant and immeasurable value to us and the process. We truly could not have done it without her. She steps out ahead in the industry setting the bar for her business matters very high and compels all parties to do so as well. She is sharp, prepared, detailed, diligent, and highly competent in her work. She skillfully managed issues and thoroughly oversaw each step for us. Her guidance allowed us to be confident and comfortable throughout the process. She is wonderful to work with and I would recommend her and the Davies Company to others without hesitation!"

    Kim Infante (2017) via Zillow
  • "Our family has had 3 occasions to engage Dawna's services, and in each case we were delighted with the results. First, she guided me in buying a new home in San Luis Obispo, then assisted one of my son's in selling his home in Grover Beach, and more recently handling the sale of my SLO home. She is the consumate professional. She possesses so many skills that make her an unbeatable realtor that if I were to record them all here, readers would think that I was given to hyperbole. Not so. She is not only always a step ahead of the client, she's far ahead of the realtors she negotiates with on the other side of the equation. And she performs all of this with integrity and finesse. This is THE only realtor I would recommend to individuals seeking services in SLO County. She's TOPS!"

    Judy Hornaday (2017) via Zillow
  • "I met Dawna through our local women in business networking and Chamber of Commerce events. Her integrity and tireless service stood out. I began to refer friends and colleagues who reported she was not just a joy to work with, she was also the key to making their home owning dreams come true. When my parents in law decided to leave the city to be close to our family, I only suggested one person to facilitate this life changing event. Dawna Davies. She helped them find a home they could spend the rest of their days in, within their budget, and with the ocean view they dreamed of. Moving from far away, Dawna saved them trips up here by taking care of smaller items, advocating for them, and double checking every single detail. What if they had chosen a less experienced realtor? One less focused or driven or one that simply didn't care quite as much? We may not be having easy Sunday breakfasts together and my daughter might not be spending Friday afternoons with Nana and Papa. Dawna Davies and her team helped make that happen."

    Amy Newman (2016) via Facebook
  • "It was a lucky day when we selected Dawna Davies to be our realtor in the purchasing of a property in San Luis Obispo. Simply stated, Dawna was superb in every way. She had knowledge of all aspects of the local market, including availability and price trends, and a keen sense of what offer and conditions would be necessary for our bid to be accepted among competing offers. As we had pre-existing plans to leave on a foreign trip less than two weeks after the offer was accepted, Dawna expedited the entire process, being proactive on every step. Because of her efforts the closing was two days before our departure. Being organized and totally engaged with the needs of her clients were thus Dawna's and her assistant Rachel's major attributes. Another important advantage of working with Dawna is that she was able to recommend an expert to evaluate the condition of the property before we made the offer and then the skilled craftsmen to make needed repairs. We greatly appreciated Dawna's competence, and kindness as she led us through the purchasing process. She is a professional in every respect. Her stellar performance far exceeded our high expectations."

    Cal & Rosemary Wilvert (2016) via Yelp
  • "You're about to read a review of the best Real Estate company in SLO county.  Search no further than the Davies Company and contact them now. I was referred to Dawna by a friend who had a great experience buying his house in Los Osos with them a few years back. My wife and I just completed the sale of our previous home in Atascadero and I have to say that Dawna is a Rockstar.  Dawna Shepherded us through every step of the process from planning through closing; she took the time to explain the entire process for us and broke it down in terms we could understand.  We started off pretty nervous about trying to sell our house, but with Dawna's guidance we were able to relax and let the process happen with minimal stress on our part. When you talk to Dawna you will quickly realize she knows her stuff, she had very thorough answers for all of our questions. If you're looking to buy or sell a house in SLO County stop searching and call Dawna, you will not be sorry."

     

    - Scott F. (2016) via Yelp
  • "Our experience with Dawna put every other interaction with realtors in the shade. It couldn't have been better. She literally called us every day, sometimes with news (and there was plenty) but sometimes just to check in. Her deep expertise in all things real estate helped us sleep at night. She has been a godsend in terms of referring local contractors. She also went far above the call of duty in advising us about the sale of our home in San Francisco (even though someone else got the commission)."

    Emil & Kathy Flock (2016) via Zillow
  • "My husband and I are so grateful to have had Dawna's assistance throughout the process of finding and buying our first home. Dawna met with us on several occasions, getting to know our family and what was important to us. She manipulated her schedule to meet with us during odd hours and on weekends rather than asking us to manipulate our schedules. Dawna advocated for us! She asked questions and got answers and went out of her way to communicate openly and honestly. My husband and I trusted Dawna from the moment we met her. She is an individual who truely cares about her clients and her community."

    Tracy & Matt Booker (2016) via Zillow
  • "I have had the honor of buying and selling a home with Dawna Davies of Davies Company. Both experiences were amazing in very different ways. When buying our first family home Dawna counseled my husband and I and was able to hone in on our desires and wants in a family home. Dawna has us make our wish list so when we walked through the right home we knew it was meant to be. Our high school son claims he will buy this house from us someday, which means we must have gotten it right! When selling my mom's home shortly after she passed away, Dawna took on myself and 3 other siblings. Not all of us live in the area but Dawna and Rachael made sure everyone was involved and heard throughout the process. Dawna empowered us and navigated the unknown territory of inspections, repairs and contracts. We were extremely transparent as sellers, which made for a fast and easy sale! If I could highlight a hundred stars for the Davies Company I would!"

    Abby Diodati (2016) via Zillow
  • "There are not enough positive words to describe how wonderful it is to work with Dawna Davies. From start to finish she was a champion for our family. She is knowledgeable, articulate, and well-versed in her field. It was evident from the beginning that Dawna's number one concern was getting us into a home that was a good fit. She is responsive, patient, kind, smart, and always willing to go above and beyond for you. My husband and I are so grateful for all of the time and attention she offered us throughout the process of buying our first home. You can not go wrong with Dawna - she's super star!!"

    Stephanie Festa Buresh (2016) via Realtor.com
  • "THE best agent you will ever find! Dawna was literally born into this business and her expertise sets the highest bar. She is an expert at both the technical details of buying and selling property as well as at the more nuanced psychology of it. She operates with the highest ethics and integrity as well as an attention to detail that gives her clients total confidence. I've now done 2 pretty complicated (for me) transactions with Dawna and her team and they make what would normally be a very stressful process actually enjoyable. When you are in her hands, you just have absolute trust and faith that you are making good decisions. Because she's so well known in the area, her "ecosystem" of contractors, inspectors, etc. is top notch. People know Dawna for her talent, sparkling personality, intelligence, and competence so the mere mention of her name makes people smile. She's a gem."

    Rose D. (2016) via Yelp
  • "I cannot say enough great things about Dawna! Even though she had a packed schedule she took me on a referral. She set up a great portal for me before we met and exceeded my expiations by showing me homes on a Sunday. Her organization was unmatchable. She kept me updated and maintained great communication even while I was out of the country. Dawna made my house buying experience painless and easy."

    (2016) via Zillow
  • "Knows the real estate market. Very patient with new buyers looking for that ideal home. Always on top of issues to make that smooth transaction happen."

    Nick Kassun & Miguel Ortiz (2016) via Zillow
  • "Professional, diligent, creative and resourceful are just a few words to describe Dawna Davies in the real estate world. We have investigated, bought and sold several properties with Dawna's help over the years. She is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and throughout the process of buying or selling. I can't imagine a better real estate agent in the business than Dawna Davies."

    Gibsey Beckett (2016) via Zillow
  • "Dawna turned the arduous task of selling a house into a thoroughly pleasant experience. With her boundless knowledge and her clear and thorough explanations, each step of the process was made easy and straightforward. We never felt uncertain or confused. Dawna was always easy to reach, and we never doubted her expertise or her commitment to us as her clients. I'd have no hesitation in recommending the Davies Company."

    Fred Hornaday (2016) via Facebook
  • "Dawna, Rachel and their entire team are amazing. They are incredibly knowledgeable, caring, and diligent about their work. Without a doubt, this is the best real estate team in the area. Through work I literally know hundreds of agents and when it came time to buy our permanent home, there was no doubt that Dawna was the agent I wanted to work with. We had a very difficult transaction on a rural property that could have blown up numerous times. We were working with an incompetent and borderline unethical seller and seller's agent and it was extremely frustrating at times. Throughout the process Dawna was calm, helpful, encouraging, and always kept our best interests as the top priority. Without her the deal probably wouldn't have gone through, but we made it happen and are so happy with our decision. If you are considering using Davies Company, look no further. You will not find a better agent to work with. Thank you so much Dawna and team!"

    Kasey Fox (2015) via Yelp
  • "Dawna we can't thank you enough for your help every step of the way from finding the house to the closing & more. You have made the process painless & saved us countless drives up there. We felt safe & confident in your abilities to handle every aspect of the purchasing process."

    John and Carla Lalley (2015) via Zillow
  • "The day before Thansgiving, 2014, we were in the Title office signing the final papers for the sale of our manufactured home in San Luis Obispo with Dawna Davies next to us providing both support and congratulations. We first met Dawna the previous June when she sat at our dining room table and told us about herself and how she would lead us through the maze of inspections, needed repairs, the things that would make a difference to prospective buyers and those that would not. Dawna knows real estate and the San Luis area very well. She is familiar with many service providers. She understands the legal aspects of selling property. And she has a way of sharing her knowledge that made the experience of selling our home very much our own. She understands the emotional aspects of letting go of the familiar and moving forward. She made herself available to both our tears and laughter, our struggles and our successes. Thanksgiving Day 2014 we had much to be thankful for and as we celebrate again this year, we know that this holiday will always have a special meaning for us and Dawna Davies played an important role in that."

    Theresa Healey & Pat Zolkoski (2015)
  • "I've had a to-do on my list for a while now to give Dawna the review she deserves. My husband and I were very happy to have Dawna's assistance in negotiating a somewhat complex home purchase in 2013. She is the ultimate strategic thinker, helping us both understand the buyer's likely motivations and how to best leverage our position in the transaction. She guided us confidently through all of the stages of the process, and leveraged her extensive network of local resources, including lenders, inspectors, and contractors, to ensure that we had the very best partners throughout the process. We are thrilled with the home we found, and were very satisfied with Dawna's professional advice throughout the transaction. She has also become a valued friend. I would be very confident in recommending Dawna to anyone looking for a Realtor in the San Luis Obispo area."

    -Brian Spolarich (2015) via Facebook
  • "I contacted Dawna to help with me the purchase of my first home in San Luis Obispo and I couldn't be happier. She exceeded all my expectations! Her attention to detail was amazing! Dawna and her team are extremely diligent and fun to work with too. I would highly recommend Davies Company Real Estate to all my friends and family. Thanks!"

    Kyle Chapman (2015) via Zillow
  • "Recently, our family had the absolute pleasure of working with Dawna Davies and her team while selling our condo and buying our new home in San Luis Obispo. While Dawna came recommended to us, our greatest expectations were exceeded from our first meeting. Dawna is savvy and knowledgeable in all aspects of the process from start to finish. She understands the nuances and subtleties of a transaction, balancing the human side with the procedural, teaching and mentoring throughout the duration. Dawna works with the utmost integrity, never making a decision for us; she simply displayed all options and allowed us to move accordingly. She encouraged us to be proactive and put in hard work, yet to also remain patient and confident in the process." "Dawna was incredibly accommodating with our work and family life schedules. Not a day went by when we didn’t communicate in some form; questions or concerns were never left unanswered. Our meetings were scheduled when it was most convenient for us - after bedtime, before work, etc. Her entire team was attentive and genuinely concerned with providing us knowledge and resources. Throughout the process, and with great warmth and sincerity, Dawna became part of our family. She remains committed to being our number one resource when it comes to relevant home questions, whether a mortgage question or a recommendation for a contractor."

    -Lindsey & Josh Haring (2014) via Facebook
  • "Dawna is a great realtor. You can always trust that she has her clients' best interests in her mind at all times. We have worked with her on many occasions and really value her judgment. Long after working with her to buy/sell a house, she is always available to answer questions and give advice about property issues. I cannot imagine a better realtor than Dawna."

    - Beth Appel (2014) via Yelp
  • "Thank-you, Dawna! You did such a terrific job helping us negotiate the purchase, and your professionalism and persistence paid off. We are VERY grateful, and sing your praises to everyone who mentions our house buying adventure. And next, you'll sell the one we're leaving!"

    -Felicia & Lew Brown (2014) via Facebook
  • "I can't say enough about Dawna. She is smart, knowledgeable, passionate, fun, and tireless - always having our best interests in mind and resulting in the perfect house for us! I strongly recommend Dawna and would definitely use her again for any real estate needs."

    - Martha Miller (2014) via Yelp
  • "Look no further if you are searching for a most talented and dedicated real estate professional. Dawna is amazing. The consummate professional, she is dedicated to representing her clients with a model of an agent who goes the entire distance with a dynamic, informed, experienced and compassionate affect. Relocating from Marin, selling my condo property there and finding an affordable place here while, at the same time, downsizing my life and work toward semi-retirement has been a challenge and was fraught with anxiety and doubt. Every step of the way, Dawna was genuinely interested in my situation, my financial limitations, and the support I needed at this time in my life: to make the decisions, see them through and be patient and hopeful at the same time. She was honest with her professional opinions on the properties in which I showed interest, and came to understand my situation in a way that benefitted me in so many ways--especially in the global view of the process. I have the utmost respect for her as an assertive actualized woman, a knowledgeable real estate professional, and now, I am grateful, a dear friend. She is the best and I recommend her without any reservation for your real estate business. Amazing service and a kind generous woman of integrity and grit, she most assuredly is deserving of your attention."

    -Gina Pierucci (2014) via Zillow
  • "Dawna is an amazing realtor who I feel is the best in San Luis Obispo county. I really can't recommend her highly enough. She helped me sell two homes and purchase a larger house with a guest house on the property so that my mother could live close by. Dawna helped me through the process of 3 remodels for these homes including recommending qualified contractors when I was having problems finding them. She helped keep everything on track when I was out of town during a critical part of the remodel process. She was an amazing advocate for us and is an expert negotiator who worked hard on our behalf. I am so happy with our new home and really feel that Dawna made this possible for us."

    -Judy Ledford Staley (2014) via LinkedIn
  • "Dawna's commitment to excellence in not only real estate transactions, but also customer service, was apparent as soon as she walked in the door. I especially loved her insistence on transparency and detail - an indicator of her professional integrity. Honestly, it was such a relief to know that we were in good hands! Her genuine warmth and caring made our time as her clients enjoyable, so much so that even when I bump into her now (months later), it's like greeting a good friend. Thank you, Dawna, for helping us navigate the at-times challenging sale of our home."

    -Maurica Anderson (2014) via Zillow
  • "Thanks, Dawna, for facilitating our SLO condo purchase with unparalleled professionalism, extraordinary expertise and great good humor. You are simply the best!"

    -Kathy Campbell (2013) via Facebook
  • "This is the seventh home sale that I have been involved in over the last 25 years. (Four purchases, 3 sales) Dawna is absolutely, hands-down, the best agent that I have worked with in that period. She is thorough, takes the time to learn about your own tastes and preferences, personable, direct, honest, funny, and most of all incredibly knowledgeable and experienced with all aspects of house hunting, negotiating and closing the deal. She knows San Luis Obispo county and city very well and can often tell you the history of a property right off the top of her head. She even has great contacts with local service providers (lenders, contractors, movers, etc) who have all been incredibly helpful to us in our move. I can say that my partner and I were not the easiest clients to work with. We had an unusual financial situation and very specific needs regarding location. Dawna put us in touch with Rick Kirk (who I would also recommend) to help us get a mortgage, and patiently guided us through a 3 month search until the right property was listed. And then, she helped us negotiate the price down significantly to fit our budget. This was a huge surprise to us as it occurred during a seller's market (spring 2013). I don't write reviews very often. I do not wish to say negative things about people, places, or services. So, if I don't have a rave review, I keep my mouth shut. Dawna Davies is the best and I have no problem saying this in public. I hope she can help you buy or sell if you are in the market."

    -Jamey Eason (2013) via Zillow
  • "How could I only select three "top attributes" for Dawna Davies? As a real estate agent professional, Dawna deserves only the highest accolades. Not only is Dawna immensely knowledgeable about the real estate market in San Luis Obispo and the greater Central Coast, she is very creative, thorough, thoughtful, organized, detail-oriented, flexible, supportive, and just a pure joy to work with. Dawna recently helped my family and I purchase a home in SLO; I highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell and/or purchase a home in the SLO area. She is simply the best, and an incredible human being, to boot!"

    -Hernaldo Baltodano (2013) via LinkedIn
  • "Dawna helped my wife and me buy our first home recently. Every step of the way, Dawna was professional, knowledgeable, and an absolute pleasure to work with. She was always available to answer our questions, and skillfully helped us navigate a challenging real estate market. I recommend her without hesitation."

    -Paul Choboter (2013) via LinkedIn
  • "Dawna is a consummate professional! She was highly responsive and returned my calls immediately each and every time. As a first time buyer, I had many questions and concerns about buying a property. I felt very well cared for and supported during the whole process. I highly recommend Dawna as an agent."

    -Jill Doyle (2013) via Zillow
  • "Home Sweet Home: We feel blessed to have found a perfect fit for our family's short and long-term needs in a lovely neighborhood in SLO just 2 miles from our previous rental. We couldn't have done it without the dedication, guidance, and expertise of Dawna Davies. Dawna, you truly are an exemplar in your profession; we appreciated your professionalism, skill, and ability to negotiate through the sticky parts. Thanks to you, we are in love with our new house... it already feels like home!"

    -Erica Baltodano (2013) via Facebook
  • "I've bought and sold many houses and Dawna is far and away the most knowledgeable real estate professional I've worked with. Her expertise extends well beyond the usual as does the service she provides. We had a complicated unusual transaction that never would have been successful without her expertise and creativity. Dawna goes well above and beyond and thinks of things that others would miss. She's also a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her and I have high standards."

    -Barrie duBois (2012) via LinkedIn
  • "Dawna's leadership of the Davies Company Real Estate continues to take it to greater heights. Her ability to relate to people and understand where they are and where they want to go, provides her an incredible insight when helping people secure their home. To her, find your home is something much greater than "a transaction." Her help in securing a home for my wife and I was second to none when we moved to San Luis Obispo. Dawna's equally an integral part of the musical community. Whether it is with the Symphony, or with any number of different groups throughout the county, she embodies a love and an excitement for music that is infectious to those around her. It is seldom that you meet someone who possesses the qualities of a leader, a visionary, a musician, and a friend in one package. Dawna Davies not only is a person of such stature, but she is also a wonderful colleague and friend. I feel very honored to know Dawna and am proud to recommend her for any pursuits she undertakes."

    -Brian Hermanson (2011) via LinkedIn
  • "We had way too many friends in the business when it came time to choose someone who could guide us through a complicated and lengthy transaction. A blessing of riches, to be sure. But the real blessing came when we talked to Dawna and it was immediately clear that she was the one we could entrust with this precious task. Unbelievable attention to detail, always looking ahead, clearly explaining options at every step. We recommend her for even simple real estate transactions (is that an oxymoron?) without hesitation."

    -Betsey Nash (2011)
  • "Dawna has been our go-to person for all real estate needs for the last seven years. She made buying our home educational, painless, and fun! She deftly assisted my parents with the sale of our family home of 44 years, navigating several complexities, personalities, and all the emotional implications of such a sale very well. When we recently put a rental on the market, Dawna had it rented in four days for more than we actually expected. Quite an accomplishment in a very soft rental market currently. If you're looking for someone who is absolutely expert with the SLO County real estate market, someone of the highest integrity in the industry, and someone who will be incredibly responsive and sensitive to your needs ... HIRE DAWNA! Everyone I've ever referred to her has thanked me profusely."

    -Bradley Kyker (2010) via LinkedIn
  • "Dawna is the ultimate in professionalism. She is completely trustworthy, reliable, and is a confident problem-solver. She understands the intricacies of the real estate market, sees the big picture (but does not shy away from the granular details) and, better still, she is a kind person. She is a pleasure to work with, is 110% in her client's corner and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone interested in any kind of real estate goal, whether it is an investment property, or a home for you and your family. My wife and I have bought and sold properties in Georgia, Massachusetts, Texas and California. We have worked with many competent and professional brokers in all cases, but Dawna is unmatched with her high level of customer service, attention to detail and loyalty to her clients."

    -Tim Strawn (2010) via LinkedIn