Shelly Dawson, Broker/RealtorĀ®
Compass RE

Here are a few client testimonials:


Shelly Dawson is professional and organized, her long experience is evidenced in

everything she does for a buyer, she is proactive (she ultimately found our house by

driving through neighborhood unasked by us, spotting "coming soon" sign and getting us

in the door with the builder well before it was on the market) and she was incredibly patient

through our 7 months' journey to find our perfect spot, starting in south Brentwood/Franklin

and ending up in 12 South. No matter how many properties we saw or how long the process

took, dry ground or mud, Shelly was always cheerful and never made us feel

that we were wasting her time or making her work too hard. She was a pleasure

to work with and we highly recommend her to others.

LDMO LLC, Nashville, Tennessee


Shelly went above and beyond to help us prepare our home. She

came in and spent a full day helping us stage the home and

giving advice on projects that were needed before listing the

house. She was very responsive when we had questions and was

excellent in keeping up with the details of the sale. Our house

had a contract within 24 hours and that was directly related to

the advice and service Shelly gave us. We would definitely

recommend her and use her again!

Grant and Amanda Rathe - Franklin, TN


Couldn’t have been a better experience. We’re thrilled with our home,

and Shelly made the process easy and stress free.

Judy Fonorow – Franklin, TN


Shelly Dawson was an excellent agent who took a great deal of time and was very understanding

of our needs and wants. She was always very kind in giving us advice on selling our home in

another part of the state when our local agent was not as engaged as we would have preferred.

Shelly also drove the paperwork for us in and made each step of the process as

painless as possible.

James Daniel – Nashville, TN


Shelly did a great job of selling our home. From start to finish she is very knowledgeable and

professional. From the first time we contacted Shelly she was always responsive. She handled

the negotiations professionally and with care. She was very through and attentive to detail.

We would unhesitatingly recommend Shelly's services to others who are

considering buying or selling a home.

Don and Nicole Slaughter – Franklin, TN


Shelly made it easy for us. She presented a sales price strategy and we had

multiple offers and sold for more than list. We were very pleased with the results.

I would definitely recommendShelly to friends and colleagues.

Derek Mueller – Franklin, TN


Shelly Dawson is the best realtor I’ve ever worked with. She works tirelessly and her level of

professionalism is second to none! We have used her to work with us on 4 different properties.

Chuck and Charlotte Poston – Nolensville, TN


Shelly is the consummate professional. Words that come to mind are trustworthy,

honest and ethical. Shelly can be trusted to do the right thing for her customer,

every day, all day. She is second to none regarding market knowledge,

and as her customer you will truly feel as if you are

the only one she is dealing with.

Charles Kirby - Spring Hill, TN


When I moved here 5 years ago Shelly Dawson helped me buy my house. I thought she was an

excellent Broker and helped me secure a great deal on my home. She then helped my Father and

my Niece buy their homes. She is professional, knowledgeable and competent. No question in

my mind that I would have her sell my house when the time came. Once again she did an

excellent job!

Catherine Walter - Franklin, TN


Shelly Dawson was amazing, awesome, and fabulous. She FAR EXCEEDED our expectations.

In fact, she did more for us (pick up from hotel, airport, providing lunches, coffees, worked

around the clock on a very short schedule, etc, etc), than I would have asked of a family member.

Her knowledge of the local market helped us navigate the homes available seamlessly and

quickly. We found our house on DAY ONE of our search because of how organized Shell was

prior to our arrival! Her pre-work paid off! Absolutely the BEST OF THE BEST! Strongly

recommend Shelly as a ROLE MODEL in the Nashville market (and beyond!)!!

Kevin Doherty – Nashville, TN


Shelly Dawson did a wonderful job getting my house ready to sell. We needed a good amount of

repairs and improvements and Shelly quarterbacked the entire process. Once the repairs and

improvements were made, she staged the house and got a contract on the very first open house

and subsequently sold to the same buyer.

Jim Rolfe- Franklin, TN


Shelly did an outstanding job of marketing my home  I was already out of town when my home

was listed and Shelly went above and beyond in handling everything that came up with my home.  

She is extremely knowledgable about the industry, and very well connected to several experts on home repair.  

This was helpful to me when responding to the challenges that arouse after the inspection.  

I'm confident that Shelly's expertise saved me money and helped to avoid unnecessary repairs.

Mindy Holder, Apollo Beach Florida


Shelly is a seasoned relocation professional that I will continue to send referrals to on both the selling

and destination end. She has delivered the highest level of service to my transferees.

Maureen LaRue, Relocation Consultant


 The only thing Shelly could do to improve would be to clone herself so there are 500

of her and no one would ever have to use another Realtor besides her again.  I honestly

feel a little sad for people who have not bought or sold through Shelly because

I truly believe they could not have had as amazing of an experience as I have had using

Shelly as my Realtor. She is incredible and has made a raving fan out of me! I cannot say

enough good things about Shelly and my experience buying a home. She was professional,

knowledgeable, trustworthy, reliable and held my hand throughout the entire process,

answering each of my hundred questions and informing me so that I could make the most 

informed decision about my future home and finances. She went above and beyond her job 

description to assist me in all aspects that come along with purchasing a home, many of 

which I would not have been prepared for without Shelly's constant guidance and support.

I am beyond thankful to have had her by my side and to have had someone I could completely 

trust with one of the most important decisions I will ever make.  Her vast experience in the

business coupled with her in depth knowledge of the market and Nashville communities

make Shelly the only choice for your next Realtor. She will treat your house search or

home listing with the respect of a professional and the genuine care of a true friend.

Thank you Shelly! 

Peyton Rudolph,  Nashville