SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  The San Jose Mercury News Reader's Choice Awards "Best in Silicon Valley 2010" named Silicon Valley Real Estate Broker Associate Dawn Thomas with Intero Real Estate Services the Best Real Estate Agent in the newspaper's ninth annual readers poll. The awards cited that Thomas' "fierce negotiating skills combined with 15-year background in marketing and sales," led to the win.

The same awards named Thomas' blog, as the Best Blog in Silicon Valley. Thomas explains it's, "a place to collect tips on fun events, restaurants, activities and cool places to go for everyone." There are so many suggestions, "you could try something different every day and never do the same things twice!" Thousands of Mercury News readers participated in the survey. Thomas runs the blog in addition to her website

"I'm honored and humbled to receive both awards. They came as a total surprise," said Dawn Thomas. "I'm incredibly grateful for the amazing support of Silicon Valley." 

Just prior to her win, Thomas earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing in recognition of her experience, knowledge and expertise in the luxury home market. The designation is evidence of Thomas' ability to meet the needs of affluent buyers and sellers.

Thomas has also been recognized by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing for her recent performance in the million-dollar and above luxury home market within Silicon Valley. Real Estate professionals who have earned admittance to the Institute's Million Dollar Guild not only have specific upper-tier market knowledge, but they also understand the unique needs of affluent buyers and sellers and recognize the importance of being discreet.

"Affluent buyers and sellers can turn to sales professionals who have this designation and be confident that they have special expertise and experience in the luxury home marketplace," said Institute President Laurie Moore-Moore.

Thomas works with clients both in Silicon Valley real estate and in nationwide home-buying and selling. 

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