Agent Profile

Areas of Expertise

  •  Hinsdale resident for 19 years
  •  Community Expert
  •  Relocation Buyer and Seller Specialist
  •  Luxury Home Specialist
  •  Consistently strong negotiator
  •  Innovative marketing techniques
  •  Effective communication skills

Education and Designations

 

  • Graduate of University of Illinois at Champaign -BA 1990
  • Delta Gamma Sorority
  • Northern Trust Co. Personal Trust Admin.
  • Licensed Broker

 

Awards

 

"Rookie of the Year" 2003

Recipient of the "40 under 40" award

 Member of Coldwell Banker's President's Elite

 Member of Coldwell Banker's President's Premier

 Consistent Top Monthly & Quarterly Producer

 Top Producer in Coldwell Banker Hinsdale Office for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011

#1 Agent in Hinsdale and in DuPage County in volume per the MLS in 2011 with sales exceeding $71 million

     

 

Awards And Designations

Dawn McKenna is among the nation’s most successful, creative, & sought-after real estate agents. Employing an energetic & value-oriented approach, Dawn entered Coldwell Banker’s elite "International President's Premier Club", a status conferred upon the top 1% of their 126,000 worldwide agents, in her first full year as an agent & has remained a member ever since. Since being named a Coldwell Banker "Rookie of the Year" in ’03, Dawn has earned top producer status in the 150+ agent Hinsdale, IL office in every quarter since, was its #1 agent in ‘05 and ’06, ‘07 ’08, ’09, 10 & 11. The fact that her market is one of the nations most competitive & demanding, makes Dawn’s accomplishments more impressive. With a median family income more than twice the national average & an average home price exceeding $1.1 million, this markets consumers can afford to be discriminating in their agents & homes. In this challenging market, Dawn ranks #1 in Hinsdale and in Du Page County in volume in 2011 per the MLS with closed sales exceeding $71 million. Dawn’s buyers and sellers rely on her as a “one stop shop” for everything from decorating tips & rehabs to advice regarding schools & local sports programs. This proven record & excellent service has made Dawn a specialist in the local relocation, investment, & professional athlete/celebrity markets. The most dramatic evidence of the power of her buy & sell-side success is the fact that Dawn sells more than 80% of her listings to her own buyer clients. Recognizing Dawn’s expertise & engaging personality, CNBC Phil LeBeau, Chicago’s ABC 7 News, NBC Open House Chicago & CLTV regularly invites Dawn to appear as an on-air real estate expert. Dawn was selected as a finalist for hosting the shows on HGTV “Design to Sell” & “Design on a Dime”, Pie Town Productions. Whether buying or selling, Dawn’s real estate knowledge & energetic personality, make her a “go-to” agent for all things real estate.

Serving All Of Your Real Estate Needs

Dawn McKenna is a true community expert. Her strong knowledge of the community & local schools has helped many of her clients. An extensive background in interior design and home renovation, combined with family values, help her truly understand the market and your needs. Dawn is an area resident & is involved with the Theatre and Art Awareness program at St. Isaac Jogues School.

Personal Background

Dawn McKenna is among the nation’s most successful, creative, and sought-after real estate agents. Employing an energetic, youthful and value-oriented approach, Dawn entered Coldwell Banker’s elite "International President's Premier Club", a status conferred upon the top 1% of their 126,000 worldwide agents, in her first full year as an agent and has remained a member ever since.  Since being named a Coldwell Banker "Rookie of the Year" in ’03, Dawn has earned top producer status in the 130+ agent Hinsdale, IL office. She was the #1 agent in 2005-2011 and in 2013 broke a record in Hinsdale for selling over $135 million in residential real estate.  In addition she is the #1 agent in Hinsdale, #1 in DuPage County, #1 in the Western Suburbs and #5 in the Chicago Area per Chicago Agent Magazine top 20 Agents. Making Dawn’s accomplishments more impressive is the fact that her market (Hinsdale/Burr Ridge/Oak Brook/Clarendon Hills/Western Springs, IL) is one of the nation’s most competitive and demanding. This market’s consumers can afford to be selective in their agents and homes. In this challenging market of over 900 active agents, Dawn consistently ranks at the top echelon of agents in the area. Dawn proves that market knowledge, a fresh, service-oriented approach, and a confident personality are the keys to success in real estate today. Over the years, Dawn’s achievements have earned her mentions in the Wall Street Journal, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Agent Magazine and other publications. Dawn’s managing broker calls her track record “truly remarkable.”   Dawn’s success is due in part to a diverse background that includes work as an interior designer, where she employed an eye for color and design, personal style, and strong presentation skills. Whether buying or selling a home, Dawn’s real estate knowledge, eye for design, energetic personality, and style make her a “go-to” agent for all things real estate.  

Communities I Serve

Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, Western Springs, Oak Brook, Willowbrook, Downers Grove, Darien, LaGrange, Indian Head Park