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Who is Dawn Woods

Dawn Woods

Meet Dawn Woods

Dawn Woods, Founder-Director of Chamonix Mont Blanc Prestige, is an American who has been living and working as an independent real estate negotiator in France for the past 15 years. Dawn graduated from the University of California where she received a BA in History.

A Francophile from an early age, Dawn moved to France after her degree and immersed herself passionately in the history and the culture of France. An admiration and a fervent curiosity of architecture as well as a natural talent in public relations led to an natural decision to work in the real estate business.

After learning the ropes with Century 21 she moved on to work for several prestigious real estate agents in Paris, including Haussmann Prestige with whom she still corresponds on a regular basis.

An immense passion for the mountains and the alpine way of life eventually led her to the mythic Valley of Chamonix in the French Alps where she decided to settle permanently. She created Chamonix Mont-Blanc Prestige in partnership with the Emporio Estate Group ( Paris ) in the aim to not only assist international buyers in their search for a dream home but also to help vendors to sell their properties in the most optimal conditions.


Dawn is extremely exigent and proud of her outstanding customer service. She is available for her clients 24/7 and her approach to marketing techniques are creative, innovative and cutting edge.

She uses her skills and her personal touch to help owners devise a personalized marketing strategy and create maximum exposure.

Beyond investing in creative advertising and traditional online media (French, English, Russian, Scandinavian and Middle Eastern publications), her tools include: open houses, agent-to-agent networking, targeted mailing, foreign language translations, high-level search engine optimization, home staging, extensive data bases and high-resolution professional photography.

Dawn has her client's interest firmly at heart and is convinced of her duty to lead them with the best of her ability, to educate them through every step of the buying process and to provide them with the best information and market insight.

Buying and selling a property should not just be a question of placing an advertisement and making a few visits, it should encompass competence and tailor made services which can be adapted to the specific needs of every client.

After arriving in Chamonix, Dawn noticed a distinct need for a more in depth service to further assist international clients, often faced with the complicated and challenging process of buying or selling a property here.

In response to this need, she has diligently put in place a hand-picked and trustworthy network of professional partners to assist her clients in the following areas :
  • Financing and mortgage guidance
  • Property Management
  • Architects
  • Renovation and refurbishing
  • Interior Decorating
  • Recommendation of experts in tax planning
  • Banking advice and assistance


Dawn is an adamant believer in giving something back to the extraordinary community of Chamonix which opens its heart to people from all over the world. She is a member of several local organizations and does not hesitate to donate a part of her commission to a few chosen associations on behalf of her clients. One of her most cherished associations is the Caisse de Secours en Montagne, created to support mountain guides and their families in the event of injury, sickness and death.


Dawn is dedicated to her family. In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing tennis, hiking, camping, biking, horseback riding, and skiing of course!!!!!

Credit photo : Raphaël Jacquemard