Dawn S. Kilby

The Kilby Team - Sean and Dawn

Realtor, Broker, GRI, SFR, AHWD, ABR, CRS, ASP, Green, SRES

Realty Executives of Hickory

785 Highway 70 SW

Hickory , NC 28602

Direct Phone: 828-381-2704

Mobile Phone: 828-381-2704

Voicemail: 828-381-2704

Languages Spoken: English

Dawn S. Kilby - Biography

Dawn Spencer Kilby -- together with her son, Sean -- make up The Kilby Team with Realty Executives of Hickory and Lake Norman. The Kilby Team brings decades of local real estate expertise to buyers and sellers looking to make a move across the Hickory area.

Since 1996, Dawn has served her clients under the Realty Executives banner, a name that is synonymous with top productivity and excellence in real estate.

“There was never a question about where to go to work. But the most important thing to me and my husband was the family atmosphere which was all the way to the top. We attended every regional and national convention. The Rectors (company founders) knew us by name,” Dawn said.

Born and raised in the Catawba Valley area, Dawn and her team know the neighborhoods inside and out and have received numerous accolades both locally and nationally, including:

  • Realty Executives International’s Chairman’s Award, Executive Club and 100% Club Awards.
  • Locally, the team has received recognition from Catawba County Department of Social Services for their first-time homebuyer program participation.
  • Dawn has also been named Realtor of the Year by the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors® and has served as a past president and secretary/treasurer of CVAR.
  • Dawn has served on numerous CVAR committees and has taught MLS orientation and Ethics classes for CVAR.

The vote of confidence the team has received from industry affiliates, including competitors, along with friendships they have developed with their clients are the most significant of all.

“We love helping people and seeing that everyone is treated fairly and with integrity. Meeting new people and making friends with them in an honor. Many of my past clients are like family and I enjoy celebrating family milestones with them. Referrals from fellow agents who were with different local real estate firms also make us feel so honored, given the competitive nature of our business. These agents told me they trusted me completely and felt like I would take care of the clients referred to me by them,” Dawn said.

Areas Served

My teams services all of Catawba County, Iredell County, Caldwell County, Burke County, Lincoln County and Alexander County. 


Our primary focus is residential properties including new construction, resale homes, vacant land, townhomes, condos and multi-family. We enjoy working with investors in locating homes to remodel and resale or retain as rentals.  We work very closely with Western Piedmont Council of Governments and their first time buyer program.  We work with many lakefront and golf community buyers and sellers as well.  I have obtained the following designations and enjoy utilizing the knowledge gained by being a Graduate - Realtor Institute, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Senior Real Estate Specialist, At Home With Diversity, Certified Residential Specialist and others that are non-NAR designations. We list, market and sell foreclosure and REO properties as well as short sale properties.  

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