Dawn Cohen is looking forward to many successful years in her new business venture. This March, she opened Sunrise Real Estate & Management Services at 136 Catawissa Ave., Williamsport.
"It's kind of scary opening a real estate office in town because there are so many others," she said.
Cohen's new enterprise will combine property management as well as selling and buying real estate. She spent many years managing properties before later securing a real estate license.
Dawn Cohen at the office of her new business, Sunrise Real Estate and Management Services.
"My mother and I managed three low-income housing projects in town," she said.
Cohen later left that venture and did property management elsewhere. She also worked as a closing coordinator at Real Estate Excel.
Cohen, who is sole proprietor of her business venture, has 93 tenants in properties she manages.
Sunrise Real Estate and Management Services
136 Catawissa Ave.
"I'm hoping to grow the property management business and also to take on more agents and expand the real estate," she said.
She sees Williamsport as a busy market for real estate with plenty of homes going up for sale. At the same time, many realtors are competing in the same market. She receives a lot of referrals for the property management side of her business.
"Property management kind of grows on its own," she said. "There are a lot of rental (properties) in Williamsport."
She said one of her strengths as a property manager is helping tenants.
"I don't need to be huge," she said. "It's focusing on doing a good job for people we do have."
Overall, she's optimistic about the business.
More information about Sunrise Real Estate & Management is at 570-651-9205.