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Allison came to UF late in life and received a B.A. in photojournalism. For the next thirteen years, she worked for several Gainesville magazines covering events from galas to golf scrambles. This allowed her to build relationships in the business, medical, educational, and charitable communities. Allison believes the people are Gainesville’s greatest asset. She sees a community that embraces the best of nature and commerce balanced with devotion to causes. A part-time job with an appraiser led to a career with the Dawn Realty team. Give Allison a call so she can get to work on your next home.
Layne is a Gainesville native who has called Levy County home for the past seventeen years. Married with one daughter, Layne is a fun and friendly guy who enjoys the outdoors—particularly fishing and grilling—and spending quality time with family and friends. Representing Dawn Realty, Layne is committed to listening to his client's needs and utilizing his negotiating skills to ensure a successful transaction. Whether you are in the market to sell your current home, or you are searching for your next home or your forever home, Layne will be by your side every step of the way.
CONTACT: 352-949-3330LMercerRealtor(at)gmail(dotted)com
Realtor, Broker/Owner, President
  Josh Benson is a local of Gainesville, FL. born and raised. In 2020, Josh took over as the managing Broker and Owner of Dawn Realty. He studied Business Administration and Early Childhood Education at Santa Fe College. Passionate for helping people, he worked as an elementary school teacher at Windsor Christian Academy and has been an active Gainesville Realtor since 2010. He is a fun, laid-back person that enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, traveling and kayaking down the Santa Fe River. He works with clients looking to buy, sell or rent properties in the Gainesville and surrounding areas. He also works with investors and business owners in commercial and rental investment properties. If you are looking for a place to call home, call Josh and he will help you find the perfect fit.
CONTACT: 352-318-4580Jrbenson90(at)gmail(dotted)com
Broker Associate ABR GRI
David Nicholson has been serving North Central Florida for over 23 years now in Real Estate. David is an active member in the Rotary Club of Gainesville and is a member on the Board of Directors for Radiant Credit Union. David has expanded his Real Estate expertise by completing the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) certifications; to offer you the best Real Estate assistance.
CONTACT: 352-215-2344nick101045(at)gmail(dotted)com

Welcome, I’m Kara Butcher, I’ve lived on the outskirts of Gainesville in Newberry, FL my entire life. I’ve attended high school in Alachua, FL and I’m continuing my education at Santa Fe College. I’m currently studying Business Administration; I believe that this degree will benefit me in my Real Estate career. When I’m not working or studying, I enjoy creating art, being outdoors with my pup and spending time with my family. I am the youngest of four, much older, siblings and through the years I have watched them purchase homes and experience the real estate process which created my love for Real Estate. I knew Real Estate was my calling and then in 2016, my junior year of high school, I received the position of Office Manager with Dawn Realty. The last three years I have been developing my skill set working alongside Dawn Realty’s owner and head Broker, David Nicholson, achieving my first goal of becoming a licensed real estate agent. I’ve assisted many family members with my services through multiple Real Estate transactions. I am eager to expand my clientele with new Buyers, Sellers, and Renters; for both Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Realtor, Broker Associate, GRI
I am a native Floridian and moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida. My intention was to become an Architect. After many drawings and models, I realized my true calling was to care for others. I became an EMT then a Paramedic at SFCC. I started working in the Alachua General Hospital (AGH) Emergency Room and decided to become a Nurse. After attending the University of Florida College of Nursing, I received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from UF and went to work in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at AGH (Shands AGH) and was there for 20 years. Once Shands decided to close and tear down AGH, I moved over to the VA Hospital. It's especially rewarding to be able to help Veterans who have helped all of us so much. While working at the hospital all these years, I've had the opportunity to care for many patients and their Families. Learning to be patient, problem solve, anticipate people's needs and manage difficult situations will also allow me to help you through your Real Estate transaction. I have owned many homes in Gainesville and been at many Real Estate closings. I still love to draw and design, so I have designed, drawn house plans and built homes. With this experience, I know what it's like to go through the Real Estate Process. I enjoy working in the yard, wildlife, travel and especially looking at and showing homes. Please let me show one to you or for you. I promise to take care of you and your Real Estate!
Sheryl is married, to Richard I. Eddie Jr., has five daughters and two grandsons and one granddaughter. Three daughters and their two grandsons live in Gainesville. In the 30 years Sheryl has lived in Gainesville, she has been deeply involved in the community, especially in organization that deals with the welfare of children. Those who have worked with Sheryl know she is known for getting things done. She takes action and is results oriented. Many of the projects she has worked on have truly had a positive impact on the community. By bringing together businesses, partner agencies, volunteers from various civic clubs and student organizations, these projects have been very successful. Sheryl puts the same energy in to selling and finding homes. On top of the above activities, Sheryl and husband Rick love to cook. They have cooked for multiple organizations including Peaceful Paths, BBQ for the Early Learning Coalition, St. Francis House to name a few. Cooking is their hobby, serving the community is in their passion. This lead Sheryl to pursue a career in real estate. Sheryl wanted to continue be a help to the people in the community. She does this with her unique recipe for marketing homes, and ability to find the right home for those looking. Sheryl will work tirelessly to find the right community and home for you in the Alachua County area. Sheryl’s first listing was a unique property in Fort White, had been on the market on and off for two years. Sheryl did a creative video, marketed the property up north and sold the property for full asking price. Sheryl has the right recipe to sell/find your home.
CONTACT: 352-339-1172betsyguynn(at)gmail(dotted)com
Hannah Miller grew up in Waterville, Ohio. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida, she taught at an international school in Taiwan for nine years, adding a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in the process. Currently, she works at Cornerstone Academy as a third-grade teacher. She enjoys hiking, biking, learning to play guitar, and spending time with friends and family. She also loves Gainesville and exploring all it has to offer. Being a teacher, she has a passion for providing for the needs of people and working with others to accomplish important goals. If your current goal is to find a new home, Hannah can help you realize your dream.
      Chris Redmond was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. Being passionate about helping people and spreading joy, Chris sought out a career to find this fulfillment. The world of real estate became his focus after taking summer trips to Virginia to help his uncle flip homes. He learned that a job worth doing is worth doing diligently. Chris returned to Gainesville and began to work, gaining experience in various construction jobs. Chris graduated from Santa Fe College in Gainesville at the age of 19. He worked as a restaurant assistant manager during his time in college, gaining further customer service and communication skills. As a licensed Realtor, Chris helps buyers and sellers find their perfect fit in a home. Every individual or family has different needs and criteria in a place they look to call home. Chris works diligently to provide a prime selection of listings to fulfill these needs. In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his family, attending church, biking through Gainesville, playing sports with his friends and taking road trips to the beach. Call Chris today to get started on your next steps in your real estate journey.    
Richard Shiver having been born and raised in the Gainesville, Fl area  he returned to Gainesville after spending approximately 20 years in the Atlanta area where he worked for Delta Dental Insurance, also in real estate.   It's always been his desire to assist others in finding a home. Having returned to Gainesville, finding retirement was not fulfilling he has continued working in real estate. He has spent his past time with friends and traveling. Working with new customers is a passion and a wonderful way to meet great new friends.  
CONTACT: 352-260-5252richardshiver(at)gmail(dotted)com
Raised in Gainesville Florida, I moved to Newberry in1985 where we had a small farm and raised our family. My husband Robin and I now raise Angus on our farm in Trenton. I enjoy Ranch Riding, Church activities and playing with our Grandchildren. I came to Real Estate with experience in Insurance & Risk Management and Building Construction. With over thirty years of farm life I'm very familiar with country properties. I really enjoy getting folks where they need to be,solving the problems and celebrating the victories. I'm "here to help".
Alicia Espriella was born and raised in Miami, FL until she went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Florida State University. After moving to Gainesville, FL to be closer to family, Alicia received her Master’s Degree in Special Education and Applied Behavioral Analysis. After 8 years in education, Alicia decided to add “Real Estate Agent” to her repertoire. Alicia enjoys helping people reach their goals and fulfill their dreams, which is why she enjoys helping individuals and families find their forever home. When Alicia is not working, or expanding her knowledge through reading and/or research, you can find her spending quality time with her family. Alicia is engaged to her fiance named Eric, and has two dogs named Otis and Murphy. She enjoys going to the beach to soak in the sun’s rays and being outdoors with loved ones. Alicia is dedicated to providing honesty, determination, and trustworthiness to all clients she works with. Alicia always puts others first and will find you the perfect home for your needs. If you find yourself in need of help with real estate, give Alicia a call.
CONTACT: (786) 417-2435RealtorAlicia10(at)gmail(dotted)com