Signature Q&A: Charles Dawe

Charles Dawe, 31, is a full-time, licensed Realtor in Hattiesburg at RE/MAX Real Estate Partners. He has a BBA in real estate from Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He is a member of the Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership, Public Relations Assoc. of Mississippi, Pine Belt Young Professional Network, Hattitesburg Historic Neighborhood Assoc., Greater Homebuilders Assoc., Mississippi Economic Council ahd has more than 9 years experience in real estate, marketing and sales. In his previous role in real estate, he initiated and facilitated more than $122 million in commercial real estate listing and closing within a 1.5 year period. His hobbies include cooking, entertaining, collecting wine, traveling, offshore and inshore saltwater fishing, tennis, golf, sporting clays. He is the son of Dr. James and Sylvia Dawe and has one brother William Dawe, who is in school for PHD at UGA.


What is your idea of happiness?
Cooking for family and friends in my home with everyone loving one another and seeking friendships that were sparked from the gathering with the icing on the cake being no one needing anything other than that.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I neglect myself at times to make sure others are happy.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What is your most prized possession?

Family and pride. Material items can be replaced.

Which talent would you most like to have?

What is your favorite quality in a woman?
Saying what one wants without fear or hesitation.

What is your favorite quality in a man?
Aggressiveness, being willing to please their other half before themselves and willingness to get to the bottom line early in conversation.

What do you most value in your friends?

What is your idea of misery?

Letting down those I care about without being in control of the outcome.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Professor X.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My father, grandfathers and family that endured and survived the pains of unfortunate times in history.

What was the worst day of your life?
Everyone has bad days due to loss of family and friends, but I truly can't pick just one single day. I count my blessings and cherish every moment of every day and those that I spend time with. We only have so much time. Carpe Diem!

What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
My younger brother and I started a goat and chicken operation on our family’s land, raising and selling goats as well as chickens and their eggs.

What is your greatest fear?
Keeping personal secrets that should never have been kept because they slowed personal enjoyment that was later shared with the very people the secrets were kep from.

Who are your favorite authors?
It may seem childish, but the Hardy Boys were the fist books I actually remember and they motivated me to become an "outside", "social", "adventuresome" child, for which I will always be thankful for.

Besides the Pine Belt, where is your favorite place to be?
Anywhere with my partner or family! Hopefully it involves warm weather, water, or snow that is accompanied by sunshine, good food and wine.

What do you hate the most?
People that "don't care" about what affects them and those around them as well as one's lack of interest in bettering their community and world.

How would you like to die?
Peacefully in my sleep surrounded by those that love me. I would hope for not too fast of a death and by one that gives warning so that I can say my farewells.

What words would people use to describe you?
Ambitious, facilitator, lover of life and being with family and friends, insatiable desire to get others what they need and hopefully what they want too!

What is your present state of mind?
Focused on ensuring for a bright future of my family, community and country.

What is your motto?
If you don’t like what you are doing, change!

What would you eat for your last meal?
Start with crabmeat beignets as well as 1 dozen assorted oysters from all over the world and accompanied by a caviar staircase to be enjoyed with a vintage sparkling rosé. Then, death by gumbo with a panic pinot and from there lead into a dry aged ribeye steak topped with foie gras AND grilled octopus, washed down with a Pritchard  Hill Red. Dessert must must be 3 things - something to cleanse the palette, like a sorbet, then cake with an ice wine of sorts, and finally, Maurice's Rasberry Ganache Chocolate torte and a wise Tawny port. Please don't forget french press coffee, Kona will do. After all, it is my last meal and it should take forever to enjoy :)