Dawn began her real estate career in North Carolina soon after she graduated from college. In her very first year, she was named the “Rookie of the Year” and also received a Top Sales award. She realized even then that her success was directly tied to the relationships that she had built with her clients. She focused on making a commitment to do whatever it took to exceed every one of her clients’ expectations, and that soon made believers out of people who initially thought that she was too young. She worked hard to repeat this success with a two year stay in Georgia, before doing the same once she relocated to California. She is proud that her hard work led to earning many top agent awards in top-rated offices in Georgia and California. Dawn is also a firm believer that community matters, and she puts a portion of her proceeds towards educational efforts and school needs at the local Cristo Rey High School.

When Dawn started her family, she decided that she could not meet her personal expectations as both a Realtor® and as a new mother, so she passed her business off to her partner, Manny Cazares.

While being a parent was her first priority, she put a lot of energy into helping those throughout the community by doing volunteer work. She spent countless hours helping at her boys’ schools, working with the homeless at Loaves and Fishes, serving as School Board President and volunteering on local races, which included the Lake Natoma Four Bridges Half Marathon, and holding a leadership role for the California International Marathon for several years.

In order to stay in touch with the market while she was raising her young children, Dawn used her real estate license to buy and sell income properties.

 During that time, she added a lot of real-time knowledge and experience to her ‘resume’ on the nuances of building a profitable portfolio of income properties. This experience has already been beneficial in helping/supporting clients who want to add income properties to their investment portfolios.

When her sons went off to high school, Dawn jumped at the chance to come back to do what she loves – residential real estate. With her real estate experience, plus over 25 years of living in Folsom, she has the expertise to showcase the value of your home to prospective buyers, or to help you find and purchase your dream home.

Living and raising her family in Folsom has been one of the best decision she has ever made and Dawn has enjoyed everything that this great area has to offer; bike trails, kayaking, Folsom Lake, great shopping and restaurants, fishing on the American River and all of the family events that take place here! Her clients will attest to her passion to help families buy or sell their homes and to the fact that she has not forgotten her roots.


Our Process

Results Marketing

When your home is represented by The Baltar Group and the world wide global presence of the eXp Realty brand it benefits from being the 4th largest real estate network in the world gaining exclusive access to a highly qualified global clientele. Below is and overview of some of the marketing we utilize when selling your home. For a free consultation and strategy session call/text or email us 916.879.0428


The Baltar Group is a real estate team that services sellers and buyers in all of the Tri County area of Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties.. We believe in selling a luxury service. Although we do sell luxury homes, what makes us stand out is the luxury service we provide to every client. When you sell or buy with us, you receive luxury treatment from the beginning to the end. We’re with you every step of the way.




We approach each real estate transaction differently – working diligently to ensure that each property has its own unique personality and purpose. Our marketing team of designers, analysts, artists and technology gurus are constantly offering strategically driven marketing solutions and custom tailored work to meet the individual needs of our clients.

Happy Client's


Every home has a unique story and The Baltar Group would love to tell yours. We understand real estate in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and Granite Bay and have the numbers to prove it. Our primary objective in partnering with you — achieve the highest net proceeds as quickly as possible. We expect that you are asking, “Why The Baltar Group?” And here are some relevant answers.

We exceed the competition and achieve the most for you, our future client. And we deliver groundbreaking marketing that demands more than market mediocrity. Welcome to our online home, take a scroll. Relationships are about connecting. Please feel free to explore our unique selling proposal, and meet our talented team.

francie bishop
October 26, 2022
The Baltar Group was extremely professional and helpful. I never have bought or sold a home and had no clue on what steps to take to help my mom sell her house. Dawn and her team made the whole experience seem effortless and easy. Also, they staged the house beautifully, and I felt it really helped the success of the sale. We received several great offers, and she did a great job explaining each one. Dawn worked magic, and she made it seem like we breezed through all the inspections. She constantly kept me well informed every step of the way. Dawn is excellent negotiator and made sure we received top dollar for the house. I highly recommend the Baltar Group for your real estate needs.
Kee Sup Kim
October 19, 2022
• Advantages ○ Great marketing, network, open houses ○ Great team, works like a clockwork ○ Exquisite People management • Results ○ Sold in 1 month § First offer in 2 weeks, sold in 1 month, § 15% higher than what I think are comparable home A similar house on the block sitting for 90 days and counting ○ Made the home close despite BoA: Saved us from 2 week delay in closing • How they compare ○ As best as they come, in any field ○ If everyone else is five stars, she deserves 7 stars Details Marketing, network & open houses We met Dawn & the team (Jill and Ciera) at the open house for the home that we recently purchased. The home popped up on top of our search and the house on the website appeared 1.5X bigger than it really is. She has extensive talented network and they can fix anything that goes wrong promptly. Fixing pool pumps, taking out trash, staging home, everything was done well and promptly. They held open houses almost every weekend and followed up with the leads diligently. Team, Clockwork After we moved out of our house on Monday, the cleaning crew came that night to start cleaning, the staging crew came the day after, photographer came on Wednesday and we were on the market on Thursday and had realtors open house on Friday and Open house on Saturday & Sunday of that weekend. Our house looked better than model houses. The traffic on our website appears to be about 3X higher than neighboring homes on the same street. Exquisite People Management Dawn really knows how to manage people. Not just her crew but her customers (both sellers and buyers) and other stakeholders. When there were questions, she was prompt in response and knew when phone calls are needed and when texting is enough. Every encounter I had with her and her team re-assured me that we made the right decision in hiring her team. Results Feds were raising interest rates and the housing market was cooling rapidly. We felt that we really need to move fast before the market really goes south. Dawn and her team really moved fast and we got our first offer in 2 weeks. That offer didn't go through but we had two more offers after slight price adjustment. In the end, I feel that we got about 15% higher than comparable homes in the neighborhood. We have a similar home on our street sitting on the market for 90 days and they have lowered their asking price by 200K over that period. The week before closing, I made the mistake of closing the home equity line of credit account. BoA said everything will close in 3 days. The account closed in 2 days but it took them 2 weeks to send me the letter that says the account is closed. Without the letter, title company wouldn't issue title insurance. It could have delayed the closing for 2 weeks but Dawn was able to do her magic and have the title insurance issued and we closed without the 2 week delay. How They Compare In my day job, I was in charge of closing some big business deals for few years. Many of the deals were in 9 figures and the biggest one was in 10 figures. I have seen some great presenters and marketing/sales teams. Dawn's team would fit right in this league. We had a few realtor interviews lined up and Dawn's team was the first to present. 10 minutes into the presentation, I felt that we can't do any better than Dawn's team. I canceled subsequent interviews and hired her team the same day. Coming from a country where realtor commission is 1% of the sale, I always thought realtor commissions are too high in US. Dawn's team earned every last bit and deserves bonus. They are couple of classes above the others, fully deserve 7 stars.
Bob Last
July 15, 2022
Fantastic experience from start to finish!!! Dawn and her team were very motivated and dedicated to the sale of our house, providing detail on the process. Marketing was exceptional and she negotiated an amazing price. Then, with our subsequent search, she was attentive to our needs and provided opinion rather than simply being a 'yes' person. Dawn's team took the time to listen to us and we felt part of a team. Cannot recommend more......
Kacie Young
June 13, 2022
Best Realtors! This was my first time buying a home and Dawn & Andy made the experience seamless. They tracked down homes we loved, showed up to every open house with us, had great relationships with selling Realtors. They were always encouraging, always had a great attitude, would keep constant communication and walked me thru the process with ease. These ladies are true professionals with spunk! I adore them! Thank you for finding our dream home!
Cristine Williams
December 19, 2021
The Ballard Group was such a pleasure to work with. Ande was responsive to all are questions and needs . Dawn has such a great team. There was no way I felt I could get this done without having such a power team to help us though the selling process. Definitely no sell to small or large this team can do it all. I would highly recommend them as your realtor behind you.
Tim Geriak
May 21, 2021
Dawn and her team were extremely responsive and able to meet a very tight timeline to close on our new home. They were professional and super friendly to work with as well! Having bought and sold many homes over the past 25 years, we've never had a better real estate experience than we have had with Dawn. The next time we buy or sell a home, she will be the first person we contact. THANK YOU DAWN!
Cindy Peart
November 18, 2020
We recently purchased and sold a home with Dawn. It was a whirlwind 30 days and Dawn helped us through every step! She not only was there for us every single day, available anytime for any questions or concerns, but she has an amazing Team and network that helped us with repairs and other services. She made us feel like we were her only clients! Dawn is the perfect blend of professionalism and down to earth. We would recommend Dawn without hesitation!
Brian Cyphert
November 5, 2020
Dawn Baltar and her team did a fantastic job throughout our entire selling experience. Our family had already relocated out of state but Dawn made sure every "i" was dotted and "t" was crossed on all of the items we needed to complete to get the house sold. She did an excellent job of staging and advertising the property and she hosted 32 showings in one weekend, resulting in offers over the asking price. She continued to work closely with all inspectors, contractors and the buyer's agent to ensure we met every milestone and deadline, enabling us to close in under 30 days. Throughout the entire process she proactively kept us up to date and apprised of every detail and situation. I cannot adequately express how delighted we were with the whole experience. Dawn and her team have our highest possible recommendation.

Contact Info.



+1 916.879.0428


DRE Lic# 01150790