Dawn and Allison are often asked if they are sisters or people assume they’ve known each other “forever”. Many are shocked to realize that they have only known each other for a little over three years. They first met at a “big box” real estate firm. Dawn was the only agent working in the office on a holiday when Allison called to inquire about joining the brokerage. It was serendipitous that Dawn answered the phone as they instantly shared a like-minded business mentality.

Dawn had been in the real estate business for over a decade, opened offices and ran her own teams. After nearly 20 years in the marketing and public relations fields, Allison chose to change careers to pursue her love of real estate. In 2013, they combined their skills, took a leap and opened Picket Fence Realty, LLC.

Starting the company from the ground-up was both professionally and personally fulfilling. They ran the business out of Allison’s basement and within six months, they moved into downtown office space in the heart of Leesburg, VA. The space was double the size they needed, but they were determined to fill the space and it had one key feature, a front yard with a white picket fence!

About the Company

Picket Fence Realty, LLC is a boutique real estate company dedicated to providing real results. Their fun, dynamic team of REALTORS® are passionate about helping buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs. Always reliable, honest and fair, the Picket Fence Realty real estate team is ready to help clients find the perfect home in Virginia, Maryland and South Carolina. Principle Broker, Chance Harrison will soon be licensed in DC and West Virginia as well. Picket Fence Realty drew national attention when they were successful in getting clients (and Dawn) featured on HGTV’s House Hunters. The experience helped to launch the company into the public eye. Suddenly people were talking about Picket Fence.

In 2015, the hard working team at Picket Fence brought in $24M in sales.

About our Team

At Picket Fence Realty, real estate agents not only enjoy the benefits of a team environment, but also have access professional support from seasoned professionals, and fun incentives like beach trips and tickets to local events. Allison and Dawn look to their current team of 28 active and referral agents to help them achieve their goal of being a service-oriented agency that will

provide clients with everything that is necessary to make the home buying and selling experience seamless.

Agents provide a vast array of experience. Several are working moms of young children; others are real estate investors themselves. Picket Fence Realty strives to ensure their agents grow at their own pace and provide all the support necessary to make it happen.

About our Community

Allison and Dawn both realize that with the responsibility of being business owners also comes the responsibility of giving back to their community. The team at Picket Fence comes together throughout the year to be part of downtown Leesburg’s First Friday event. And every Christmas the team decorates the cabins at Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors.

As a member of the Board of Directors for Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, Allison works to give back to the community and help families find affordable housing. Allison and Dawn are both active in helping buyers find affordable dwelling units (ADUs) and educating them on taking advantage of Loudoun County’s home-buying programs.

Since 2012, Dawn has been both a member and most recently Co-chair of the ADU Advisory Board appointed by Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and currently sits on the personal committee of Paxton Campus. When she’s not busy buying and selling homes, she also finds quality housing for families and individual clients in transition at the Emergency Homeless Shelter and the Transitional Housing Shelter by working with Volunteers of America case managers and works with the Good Shepard Alliance.

Both Allison and Dawn are members of the Loudoun County Affordable Dwelling Unit Stakeholders Committee and worked with the County and fellow community members to discuss possible improvements and make recommendations to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.


  • Member of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS®, Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®, Virginia Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®
  • Picket Fence Realty Named 2015 New Business of the Year for the Town of Leesburg
  • Picket Fence Realty Awarded Patriot Award for Supporting National Guardsmen and ServiceMembers
  • Named a 2013 “Top 40 Under 40″ Professional in Loudoun County by Leesburg Todaynewspaper (Allison Metzger)