Real Estate Agent

Dawn Bursell is a global real estate advisor with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, offering her clients a responsive and comprehensive concierge real estate service in Reno-Tahoe’s picturesque Nevada communities. As a listing agent, she couples her knowledge of the market with particular attention to her client’s selling needs, producing a strategic plan for the sale of the home, while providing close communication and outstanding marketing along the way. As a buyer’s agent, she brings a well-studied expertise of the area’s markets extending from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe including Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Glenbrook, and Zephyr Cove, to the communities in and around Reno and Carson City. She is very well-versed in the culture and distinctions of the various communities and neighborhoods in the regions she serves. Whether helping a first-time home buyer or someone looking for a vacation home, Dawn energetically assists her clients searching for the perfect ski/golf resort lifestyle, or a placid lifestyle in the surrounding desert/foothills. She confidently guides her clients through the benefits of each area, helping them locate the perfect setting to support their family and lifestyle needs.

With a long history of customer service and relations, more recently in the field of HOA management, Dawn brings her management skills to the table as she assists her clients throughout the sometimes- complex real estate process. In her career at Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, she has been awarded a number of accolades including being in the Top 8 in sales for her local office in 2018 and “Quarterly Best” in the second quarter of 2021.

A native of Houston, Texas, and having lived in a number of resort communities across the country, including Lake Tahoe for over 15 years, Dawn has a well-grounded approach, and a penchant for figuring out what is most important to her clients. Dawn feels that “Luxury is not a price point, but a lifestyle,” and she treats all her clients as top priority. Backed by her exemplary brokerage team, this gives her the ability to successfully convey the real estate process and manage the transaction details. Dawn’s depth of experience enables her to anticipate any bumps in the road and to quickly construct solutions to keep the deal moving forward and to negotiate the best possible result. Her belief is whether a client is purchasing or selling a property, what makes a stressful situation truly bearable begins with a great relationship and trust in your realtor.

As an active resident of Incline Village for nearly 10 years, Dawn’s time outside of work is filled with her other passions that Reno, Tahoe, and Carson Valley areas offer, such as: volunteering in the community, exploring with her family, hiking, kayaking, waterskiing, snow skiing, off road excursions in the family Jeep, and road trips along the west coast.

Awards and Recognition

Highly likely to recommend

01/05/2019 – P. Thomas Bought a condo in 2018 in Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Incline Village, NV 89451.


Charming, persistent and original are three words I would use to describe Dawn Bursell and her style in the world of real estate. She was willing to explore new ways to get the work down; she didn't give up when obstacles surfaced; and she did it all while being a lovely human being. Dawn was recommended by an out-of-state realtor in the Tahoe area, and I'm pleased that I followed up on the recommendation. Look forward to her advice as I remodel my new home.

Highly likely to recommend

10/16/2018 - user751351 Bought a Single-Family home in 2018 in Incline Village, NV.


I have bought many property’s in my life and I’ve never had an agent represent us like Dawn. During negotiations and due diligence period we had a lot of tough obstacles. Dawn went way beyond the call of duty by any realtor I’ve ever had to resolve the situations. Not living there, we knew no one to do repairs and estimate’s, Dawn knowing this handed all of it as she said she would even after the close of escrow. If it wasn’t for her involvement this purchase would never have happened. She honest, does what she says, and is just a great person. If you need a realtor, it should be her!

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Dawn Bursell

  • NV #S.0183480
570 Lakeshore Blvd.
Incline Village, Nevada 89451 United States