Miriam Dawson

Licensed Salesperson | Cooks Beach Team
Miriam has spent a lifetime living real estate on the Coromandel Peninsula, growing up at open homes and auctions. Phil lured her back in 2016 to join the family business.

With a Bachelors Degree in Strategic Management and Marketing, her strengths lie in her successful career in Public Relations and Communications. She has worked on nationwide and international fundraising and advertising campaigns for both the NZ Government, well-known charities and private sector. She brings a fresh-perspective and digital expertise to the Cooks Beach team. She is an expert at marketing and promoting across both traditional and digital communication channels, setting her apart from traditional agents. With Miriam as your in-house marketing professional and salesperson you will be getting the best presence and optimisation for your marketing.

In her spare time Miriam volunteers and supports multiple groups in Cooks Beach. In 2019 she helped coordinate the Tuia 250 events for Cooks Beach commemorating our area’s dual history and sailed the Endeavour across the Tasman. Born as and raised in Cooks Beach, she has understanding and passion for communicating all our area has to offer - stunning scenery, reserve walks, boating, fishing, diving and community spirit.

Buying or selling, when selecting Miriam and the Cooks Beach team, you can rest assured knowing you have experience on your side, with an award-wining team supporting your every decision. Their unique partnership brings a level of professional expertise and skills that's uncommon in the real estate industry, translating into the best result for you.

Operating in the wider Cooks Beach, Whenuakite, Flaxmill Bay, Front Beach and Ferry Landing areas for over 26 years, your Cooks Beach team truly are the local experts in the real estate market.

If you want a team that goes above and beyond, where you’ll be treated like family – contact the Miriam, Paulette and Phil at Richardson’s Real Estate Cooks Beach.

What the Clients are Saying

"The calming approach and level of information that came through in a timely manner."

Nicki Hamilton

"Miriam and Phil, Just a quick note to say thank you for the excellent service we received from you and your team. At all times you were prompt and helpful with your advice.  Much appreciated and I have no hesitation in recommending you and your team."

Terry Haydon

"Cooks beach team are fantastic to deal with, communication and service have been second to none.

Glenn & Linda Blaker

"We recently purchased a property at the beginning of the year through Richardson Real Estate. Their help and insight during process is to be recommended. They furthermore since then have continued to offer help and advice as we are settling in the community. Thanks Paulette and Miriam."

Andre and Lesley Hofer

"We had a great experience dealing with Richardsons Real Estate for our purchase of a property in Cooks Beach.  Miriam went out of her way to accommodate us with regards to viewing the property and meeting us there and the communication was excellent during the tender process.  We were well informed and found all the staff at Richardsons easy to deal with."

Leigh Raynel

"Richardson Real Estate Cooks Beach have the most wonderful and helpful staff you could ask for.  I recommend you use Richardson Cooks Beach and you will never regret your decision.  All of the staff are wonderful and do the best they can for you whether you are purchasing or selling, you will never go wrong.  The staff work extremely hard and do their best."

Maree & Jason London

"Thanks to Miriam, Paulette and Phillip.  We had a difficult property to sell and they did a great job talking through the options, risks and potential. Being out of town owners the extra bits and pieces they did for us was a great benefit. Cheers."

Jeremy Quiding

"Our family have now sold two houses through Cooks Beach Richardsons and I want to thank Miriam, Paulette and Phillip.  They were great to deal with.  They kept us up to date right throughout the process, and explained all the different options.  Even when we had an offer on the table, they still worked hard to get the sale, they continued to conduct open homes and contact interested parties.  Which was just as well, as the first offer fell through, which was through no fault of Cooks Beach Real Estate.  But when it did fall through, they had another couple of families interested, from whom they were able to secure another offer and the eventual sale.  They were very patient with us, always friendly, and answered all our questions and concerns."

Bret Watkins

"We have been coming to Cooks Beach as a family for 25 years, first renting and then my parents buying a house in the early 2000s. We purchased our first house in 2011 and have recently sold it and purchased another house at Flaxmill.  All of these transactions have involved Richardson’s Real Estate and it has been a pleasure to deal with them for many years.  Our recent purchase was, as Phil said “The most difficult sale process he had been involved with” but they did go the extra mile and we finally got the deal over the line and we are stoked with our purchase.

Richardsons are definitely the local experts and are great to deal with. They put a lot back into the local community and we would highly recommend them to prospective purchasers / sellers."

Marc & Maria

"From a purchasers perspective our dealings with Phil, Miriam and the team at Cooks Beach Richardsons were fantastic from the moment we stepped into their office.  Miriam was true to her word that she would follow up with any new listings, which she did. When the right property came along we really appreciated Phil’s honest and informed advice which made our decision making simple.  Post purchase the team has gone over and beyond to point us in the right direction of amazing local contractors and get us settled into this wonderful community. I have no hesitations in recommending the team at Cooks Beach Richardsons for all your local real estate needs and will certainly be using them again in the future."

Ash and Caroline Rainsford

"A huge thank you to Miriam and the Richardsons team! We had a great experience from start to finish purchasing our Cooks Beach property. Miriam really understood what we were looking for in a family holiday home and was extremely helpful every step of the way, going above and beyond. Professional to deal with, great communication and excellent service all round."

Rick and Kate

"Michael Wells & Chris McRae of NZ Motor Homes & Caravan Sales Ltd based in Pokeno,would like to thank Miriam Dawson Of Richardson Cooks Beach Real Estate.

The negotiation and purchase of 29 Panorama Ave Ferry Landing (known to the locals as the tennis court) was conducted in very professional manner with a great out come.

Once again Chris and myself would like to thank Richardsons Cooks Beach Real Estate for acquiring this amazing property for us.  "

Michael Wells & Chris McRae

"So easy to deal with."

Michael Wells

"We have had an excellent experience selling our Cooks Beach property through Richardsons Real Estate in December 2018.  The support from their agent, Miriam Dawson, has been terrific.  We have been informed fully at every step of the process and Miriam has always been available at all times to negotiate with the purchaser.  We feel very confident that Miriam and Richardsons have had our best interests top of mind.  They even went “above and beyond” and lent us a trailer to help with the move. We would highly recommend them."

Jim and Lynne Mitchell

"Approachable, efficient, professional and friendly.  All issues were satisfactorily resolved during our dealings with Phil, Paulette and Miriam when we set about purchasing a new holiday home and selling our existing property in beautiful Cooks Beach.

Nothing was too much trouble for this experienced, lateral thinking team. Each went out of their way to assist however they could, beyond the call of duty.  Their service was much appreciated – and worth every cent."

Nick & Stephanie Francis