Dawn Marie Nicolaisen & Jim Dillman
The L3 Real Estate

Here is what our clients have to say...

Dawn is an exceptional real estate agent! Dawn was referred to me by a mortgage lender and she did not disappoint. She has a tremendous work ethic, is a complete professional, and has exceptional skill and expertise. She was committed to helping me find the best possible home to fit my budget. As  a new home buyer, I had limited expertise in the home buying process. Dawn was able to help me navigate the steps with ease. She stayed in constant communication with me ensuring I did not miss a potential property. From the time I started looking to the time I chose a property there was a small gap of time when I took a break and she continued to stay in touch and make sure I had the information I needed so that we could pick up where we left off when I was ready to start looking again. Dawn was dedicated to helping me achieve home ownership even offering additional resources to help me secure alternative funding options to make sure I had the best possible financing options to choose from. The home buying process can be difficult and all the while, Dawn remained calm, was a consummate professional and helped to make the process much less stressful. I have already referred Dawn to several family members and would recommend her services again. I look forward to working with her again in the future.

- Navid G.


Dawn is a true professional. She knows the market well and what people are looking for in a home. She had our trust throughout the selling process. When we decided to put our rental property in Irvine up for sale she came in with great advice on what to fix up and what not to focus on. The  recommendations that she made sold the house. Within two weeks we had a cash buyer and a 21 day escrow. She was with us every step of the way. She was in daily contact with escrow, HOA and the buying agent to make sure the quick escrow process went smoothly. We would highly recommend her services.

-Lisa B.


Dawn sold my house for an excellent price, with a rapid turn-around. She was immediately available for all my needs, including advice on repairs and maintenance needs. The house was in co-ownership as well as litigation, and my attorney was impressed with her analytical skills.

-Constance B.


Dawn was very knowledgeable and resourceful in an incredibly difficult market. We moved to CA from out of state and her knowledge of Southern CA really helped us narrow down which areas of Orange County would suit our family the best. She never hesitated to ask selling agents questions we had  about the homes we looked at or do further investigation if we had a question she didn't know the answer to. She used some great tactics to help us negotiate and make our offers stand out above others and she was always willing to show us a house as soon as it came up on the market. Thanks to Dawn we found a great house in a great neighborhood and couldn't be happier!

-Chris & Stacy F.


We met Dawn at an open house in September 2017 and decided to contact her to help us on our first home search. She was eager and willing to help us begin the process and brought us immediately into her office to go over everything we were looking for in our first home. She got right to work and we  had a significant amount of listings in our inbox within 12 hours of our meeting. Shortly thereafter, we set up appointments at the first few houses and continued our search from there. As first time home buyers, we were naive to much of the things we should be looking out for and also the areas we should be looking in. Dawn was of tremendous value when helping us navigate through the process. The difficult, tideous process became very manageable because of the incredible help, insight, and advice Dawn provided us with. She was our “go-to” for all our questions. Furthermore, Dawn handled the competitive, fast-paced, Orange County market like a true professional. Knowing that homes would “fly off the shelf” she was quick to text, email, or call when she saw a house she thought might be of interest and immediately scheduled an appointment to show us the property. By November, after two months of intense search, we found the house we wanted and Dawn hit the ground running to make the dream a reality. The process went incredibly smoothly when it came time to negotiate price, repairs, and contracts. All in all, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Dawn. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home as she is knowledgeable, reliable, and trustworthy.

-Chris & Ozzie A.


If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Orange County you would be foolish not to give Dawn a call. Dawn was a top notch real estate professional throughout the entire process of selling our home. During our first consultation Dawn was prepared with small home improvement suggestions, a staging recommendation, and estimated home sale price based on comps in the neighborhood. Dawn's true expertise comes from the marketing of the home right before it hit the market. Over 30 high quality photos were taken of a beautifully staged home taken during the peak of natural sunlight. This really highlighted the positive attributes of the home while masking some of the areas that needed some small improvements. Dawn's communication was constant and informative. I never felt like I was unaware of how the selling process was trending. Many people joke that Southern California real estate agents are just professional door openers, but Dawn was not one of those agents. She made me feel like I was her most important client, and wish her the best in future sales. Do yourself a favor and call Dawn if you are going to be selling property.

-Frank & Erin G.