Phillip Dawson

Licensed Branch Manager | Cooks Beach Team
I have a passion for our area and enjoy the interaction with clients, with many buyers becoming future long term friends. I have been the recipient of many real estate awards, but for me the real satisfaction is selling our area and watching families have many years of happy holidays at the beach.

I work in a great team environment and I still enjoy the challenge of selling in an ever changing market.

What the Clients are Saying

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

Glenn & Linda Blaker

"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

"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