Paula Lisa Dawson, a licensed Real Estate Agent originally from New York, moved to Richmond from Martinsville, Virginia after graduating from UVA in 1986. Although she has moved away once before, she always finds herself coming back to the city she calls home. She loves living in Richmond because of the convenient location, great people and rich history. She likes that Richmond is continuing to grow and evolve, which she feels is a major plus for anyone who is currently living here, or planning to make the move to the city! Known for being “the voice of reason, one of her greatest strengths is her diplomacy. She lives life with an open mind and never pushes her ideas onto others, unless asked for- then she is always happy to lend a helping hand! She values her ability to handle situations with confidence and tactfulness and walks into every new journey with a strong sense of both. As a result of her diplomacy, she is recognized both professionally and personally for her perspective, focus, influence and ability to get things done. She looks forward to demonstrating these same traits on behalf of her clients and real estate partners. Dawson is a newlywed and loves spending time with her husband. Whether together or apart, she has a love of traveling, reading, shopping (especially for shoes), interior decorating and baking. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC. She participates in numerous community service activities including projects on financial planning, mentoring and women empowerment. Even though she has found a passion for Real Estate, her friends often tell her that she should have been a stand-up comedian. She loves to laugh and make others laugh, there is never a dull moment when you’re with her! She believes that laughter is the key to longevity and tries to laugh as much as possible- that way she can continue helping her clients find their dream homes for many years to come!