We’re excited to announce that Dawn Wallingford is joining CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate in Ames on Gina McAndrew’s Real Estate Team. We sat down with Dawn to get to know her, find out what she loves about real estate and how she plans to serve clients. Check out her video below! 

Get to Know Dawn Wallingford:

Where are you from and what’s your family like?

I’m from Ames and I currently live up there in the Country Estates area.

I have a husband of 28 years and an older daughter who is 22 years old, a son who just graduated from Ames High School last year and a younger daughter who will be a senior at Nevada High School.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of real estate?

I like to go hiking, I love to read and I like to knit and crochet and make things for Christmas presents.

What is your background?

Before becoming a REALTOR®, I was a third-grade teacher down in Missouri. I lived there for eight to nine years and taught to kids who were struggling with reading and math.

What is your favorite neighborhood in the Des Moines area?

My favorite neighborhood in Ames is the downtown area. I just love it. It’s eclectic, there’s a lot of neat houses, every house is different. That’s the area I grew up in so for me that’s got my heart.

Why did you choose real estate?

My clients will be able to expect hand-to-hand service. If they call, I’ll answer, I’ll show them whatever homes they want and need. It’s their home, not my home. So I want to find them what they want.

The thing I like the most about being a REALTOR® is meeting different people, helping them find their forever homes and seeing the joy on their faces when they get that key. Just seeing the joy on their faces means everything.

Welcome to C21SRE, Dawn!