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Working with Corey and Dawn has been a very positive and satisfying experience. From the day we first met them, we knew we were in the best of hands, and our journey with them in finding a home to purchase more than confirmed our first impression. Paramount for them were our needs from the beginning. They easily captured a sense of our vision of a new place to call home and honored that throughout the process, patiently and readily being available to show us opportunities to consider, objectively pointing out the pros and the cons, and always being most concerned with what would be the right fit for us, whether it would take a couple months or a couple years. Corey and Dawn know their market well, with years of invaluable experience, and they're well acquainted with other agents in that market, which, of course, can be quite helpful. Particularly noteworthy is how they work interchangeably as a team with one another. When one is not immediately available to show a house for the first or second or even third time, the other is. They each are adept at cultivating a deal when the right home comes along in the interest of their client. Finally, their integrity is above reproach. We recommend to any prospective buyer, without reservation, Corey and Dawn of Mr. Magnolia.
– Buyer
Selling my house to preparation for a big move across country was a huge endeavor. My house was my baby that I had fixed up with my own hands over the course of 17 years. Dawn and Corey were so incredible during this transition time of very high anxiety for me. Their knowledge and guidance were invaluable in the entire process from start to finish. They show my house in the best way possible, and were expert negotiators for price and timing. I can’t even imagine what it would have been like if I had not had them by my side every step of the way. Knowing that they wanted the best for me and my house made me feel really supported. They educated me on the market and all the steps I would be moving through. I trusted their expertise and put myself in their hands. I was only able to do this because they were so on top of every single detail of the prep and post-sale process. The responsiveness was amazing, they were always readily available for no matter how small the question, or how big the issue. I will be forever grateful that I was able to work with these two thoughtful, caring real-estate experts while I was prepping to leave Seattle. They were absolutely wonderful and I would highly recommend with zero reservations.
– Seller
Corey and Dawn helped us successfully sell our home despite daunting headwinds, including the onset of COVID-19, for $200,000 over our asking price. Their advice throughout the process in getting our home ready for sale – a process that spanned 9 months - prepared us well for the final listing, even when unexpected events occurred. When we finally were ready to list on the market, the house was in great shape and their team helped stage it beautifully. Corey and Dawn have a depth of knowledge about the local market and understand strategic marketing and pricing. They jumped in to encourage us when we were stressed and assisted in adding the finishing decorating touches before our home was listed. They were always available when we called and kept us appraised throughout the process. Corey and Dawn are awesome and we cannot recommend them highly enough.
– Seller
I would gladly recommend both Corey and Dawn. I remember meeting Corey about 2 years before I actually bought my first home. The market was very different then. While I had to postpone my search at that time, Corey was extremely patient and helpful navigating the competitive Seattle housing market. As I went to restart my search again, I called Corey and he was ready and willing to help. He provided his expertise and honest opinions. As I went to submit an offer, Corey helped walk me through all the various options that would help increase the likelihood of an accepted offer. Corey was always patient, gracious, and responsive. Now in my new home that I love, I could not have asked for a better home buying experience.
– Elizabeth G.
Corey did a fantastic job negotiating the purchase on our new home. My wife found the home during an open house and we wrote the offer through Corey. He helped get the offer accepted quite a bit lower than their asking price. Dawn did a great job helping us get our old home ready to show for the open house and the photos for the listing. We got several offers and more than we were asking for. During the inspection, it came up that we had a sewer line issue, Corey was very helpful contacting Metropolitan Sewer to come out and fix it for less than what we were expecting. I have since referred Corey and Dawn to several people.
– Buyer
My wife and I had a great experience with Corey Hays and Dawn Bourdo during our recent house search and subsequent purchase. Corey and Dawn were always responsive and took the time to explain numerous facets of the home buying process (as this was our first home purchase). They both did a lot of work behind the scenes to search out potential houses and pass along their recommendations. Very helpful, even down to being willing to drive us out on the weekends to look at houses. Professional, knowledgeable and definitely recommended.
– Buyer
We had an outstanding experience working with Dawn and Corey. The market right now is a blood sport, and we were very picky about where we wanted to be in terms of neighborhood and price range. They were supportive through the disappointing offers that we didn't land, but they were also frank and realistic with us about how our approach was helping, or hindering our search. I would recommend them to anyone. They were absolutely outstanding and we love the house that we ended up with, thanks in large part to their due diligence.
– Buyer
We knew just who we wanted to use when we decided to sell our property because of their local knowledge and expertise in selling family homes. We are so glad we went with our gut feeling on this. Corey and Dawn were fabulous through the whole transaction for us first time home-sellers. We even took a long vacation right before our home went on the market and everything went smoothly, without a single issue that we needed to be contacted for. They are true professionals and you can definitely be confident in their skills.
– Joyce E.
I highly recommend Dawn and Corey. From the moment I met Dawn for coffee and explained my situation, she took the reins and made everything happen - cleaning, junk removal, painting, home repairs, inspections, staging, landscaping - quickly and well within our desired budget. We had several offers to choose from within weeks and closed quickly, despite being on the cusp of the city-wide COVID-19 shut down. Every step of the way Dawn and Corey were responsive and unbelievably helpful. Simply fantastic.
– Danielle M.
I have worked with Mr. Magnolia a number of times and highly recommend them. When it came time to sell my house they staged it beautifully to sell fast. Their strong knowledge of the market and local buyers was instrumental to the quick sell of my house. Then, they found my dream house before it even went on the market, it was still under construction and they worked with the builder to not only sell it before he was ready but negotiated a number of changes I wanted done. I would only work with Mr. Magnolia.
– Seller
We really enjoyed working with Corey and Dawn. As first-time home-buyers, we had a lot of questions! They were patient and willing to take the time to answer all of those questions to ensure we were comfortable throughout the entire process. We were so grateful for their expertise during the negotiation process and their careful attention to detail in our contract, looking out for us the whole time. We are thankful to Corey and Dawn for such a great experience in finding our home.
– Rebecca
Corey and Dawn were simply wonderful to work with! They made every step of selling our home easy and stress-free. We were extremely pleased with the listing and marketing of our home and somehow managed to capture the expansive views of the property and warmth of our home, and translate it quickly to a firm sales offer. We never had a moment of doubt or concern, and plan to use them when we relocate back to Seattle in the future.
– Seller
I was living out of state and needed to sell my Aunt’s home in Magnolia. Corey and Dawn were recommended to me, and they exceeded my expectations. They went above and beyond to make arrangements on my behalf since I was so far away. They were always available by phone, text and email, and answered all of my questions. The process could not have gone any smoother, and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
– Seller
Working with Corey and Dawn to find and purchase our first home was a fantastic experience. Their knowledge of the Seattle market paired with their industry experience instilled confidence not only in our search, but throughout our offer and closing process as well. They were incredibly responsive, and always made the time to thoroughly explain their thought process and perspectives. Thank you, Corey and Dawn.
– Ryan K.
Very helpful and knowledgeable about the Magnolia market. Helped us decide what needed to be done prior to going on the market, and it obviously worked because we had our buyer one week after listing. They made the whole process easy and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone interested in selling their home.
– Seller
I had my house in Magnolia on the market, and was so pleased with Corey and Dawn. They were very knowledgeable about the area, and priced it right, the open houses were very successful, and I had offers immediately. I would recommend them to anyone who wants honest, straightforward realtors to sell their home.
– Barbara
We had a great experience working with Corey and Dawn. They were always willing to work with us and help us see homes, and we saw a lot of homes in the Seattle market! We were able to find a home in the neighborhood and price range we wanted. Corey knows the market well and helped us all along the way.
– Buyer
Dawn and Corey are Magnolia experts and have been very helpful in finding us both our homes. They understand our style and taste and communicate with us on an ongoing basis. They are a great team and we highly recommend them.
– Buyer
Corey was very helpful and knowledgeable in all the business we conducted. He was very helpful and available finding and touring homes. The best part of the experience was feeling that he gave us the time of day when we needed it.
– Buyer
Corey and Dawn took us through both the purchase of our new home, and sale of our old home with care and expertise. i would recommend them to anyone needing a new home.
– Joy


Dawn and Corey have worked in the best interest of their clients, the same way they would want to be treated. They live in Magnolia. They know the neighborhood. They call it home. Use that neighborhood expertise to help you achieve your real estate dreams.

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