Cliff and Maureen Kinard 10.3.2023
It was really a pleasure to work with Dorie Dillard to sell our beloved home in Canyon Creek. We had a tight timeline and were not experienced with all the detail involved in selling a home. From the start, Dorie helped us navigate all the paperwork and processes seamlessly and that made me feel confident no stone was left unturned. We hoped for top dollar for our home. Dorie’s experience and eye for ‘what sells’ helped us do just the right amount of improvements to reap a big reward. Dorie’s contract resources and connections proved invaluable to meet our budget and time constraints with quality results. Although we were doubtful at first, Dorie’s recommendation to investment in Home Staging was a big differentiator. We believe it was a big reason for multiple over-asking price offers. Lastly, Dorie always made time for our questions and communicate status frequently. We always felt like her number one priority. My advice to new sellers – trust the process and trust Dorie!
Tim and Fanny 8.31.2023
Dorie impressed us at our first meeting, when she arrived fully prepared with a detailed analysis of asking and sales prices in our neighborhood, sales times, interest rates and expected market conditions. She is extremely thorough and realistic, advising us with respect for our own wishes and expectations. Due to her extensive experience and business networks, we were able to quickly obtain and manage contractors to put the finishing touches to our house prior to sale. Dorie is a perfectionist, who knows what viewers expectations are in the current Austin housing market and who knows how to market a house. AND she was able to deliver!. We had 30 viewings during our first- and only- 2 hour Open house window, with bids starting immediately. We've sold above asking price and couldn't be more pleased! Our advice: If you want an experienced, thorough and realistic realtor who knows the market in your neighborhood AND who delivers, Dorie Dillard is the realtor you need! Tim and Fanny
Reece and Laura 7.12.2023
My family and I recently had the privilege of working with Dorie Dillard from Coldwell Banker to sell our home and I cannot express how impressed and satisfied we are with the service we received. From the very beginning to the final closing, Dorie demonstrated a level of professionalism, expertise, and dedication that truly sets her apart in the real estate industry. Dorie made what can often be a stressful and complex process feel like a breeze. She took the time to thoroughly understand our needs and preferences. Her knowledge of the local real estate market was remarkable, and she provided valuable insights and guidance that helped us make informed decisions. Communication was one of the standout qualities of working with Dorie. She was always prompt in responding to our inquiries, whether it was by phone, email, or text. She kept us informed at every step of the process. This level of transparency and accessibility gave us peace of mind and made us feel like a top priority. When it came to negotiations, Dorie truly shined. Her negotiation skills are unparalleled, and she was able to secure a fantastic deal for us. We felt like she was always looking out for our best interests, and her attention to detail ensured that no stone was left unturned. We wholeheartedly recommend Dorie to anyone in need of a real estate professional who will go the extra mile. Thank you, Dorie, for your outstanding service!
Chris and Sherrie 5.31.2023
We have known Dorie both professionally and personally for well over 20 years. We found Dorie almost by accident when we first were relocating to Austin, and she helped us purchase our first home. She also went above and beyond the call of duty in helping us find Doctors, Dentists and helped make our move to Austin flawless. After getting settled into Canyon Creek, and through the years, we found that if you wanted to sell or buy, Dorie should be your first and only call! In total, we have bought and sold 3 homes in Canyon Creek and Dorie was there each time, utilizing her detailed market analysis to make recommendations and help with negotiations. Besides her outgoing and friendly nature, she is extremely detailed and organized to make the entire process very easy. In selling our houses, her extensive network throughout Austin enabled us to sell our houses before even listing them which was a huge weight off our shoulders! We can’t recommend Dorie highly enough! Chris and Sherrie
Kim and Greg 5.25.2023
Dorie helped us sell our house on the first day our house went on sale! Actually, it was within the first 20 minutes. We needed to sell our house fast, so we could have enough funds to pay for our new house in North Carolina.
We had lived in the Canyon Creek neighborhood for over 13 wonderful years, and we knew about her reputation--that if you were serious about wanting to sell your house, you just call Dorie.
Dorie was very detailed in her recommendations of exactly what we needed to do to get our home ready to sell—from decorations to repairs, from repainting our kitchen to have that soothing neutral look, to staging our house for the open house.
Before talking to her, I was pretty confident that I was skilled at getting our house ready for the sale. But she was so friendly and knowledgeable, so detailed and organized, as well as professional and impressive, that I found myself wanting to take her advice!
And we sold our house within the first 20 minutes it went on the market, to the first couple that looked at our house! We waited until after the open house to accept but the offer was exactly what we were looking for: above asking price, buyer pay title policy and close date that worked for us. The higher price helped fund our move!
Dorie helped us through the whole negotiation process and walked us through everything, step-by-step from beginning to end.
She talked to us about the trends in our neighborhood and the current housing market. She also talked to us about what to expect throughout the whole process and explained to us the entire process of negotiating.
We highly recommend Dorie, and we can’t thank her enough for helping us sell our beautiful home so quickly! Kim and Greg
Bill and Nancy 4.28.2023
Dorie did an EXCELLENT job as our agent! She knows this market and our community like the back of her hand. She provided great suggestions to stage the house, developed excellent marketing materials, and helped us through every step of the process. She was always there to answer our questions (we had many!) and gave us great guidance through the entire process. I highly recommend Dorie!!!
David and Madison 3.10.2023
Our first home buying experience went very quickly: we were under contract on our perfect home two days after we began looking at houses, and we closed 28 days later. Dorie's expertise and responsiveness made us feel confident throughout the entire process, something we didn't think we would ever feel while buying our first home. -- David and Madison
Eric and Rose 12.01.2022
Dorie Dillard is absolutely amazing! We are so happy we chose to work with Dorie to sell our home. Her market analysis and recommendation on pricing and sales strategy, along with her assistance on staging our home was spot on. Dorie's professionalism, thoroughness and attention to detail made the entire process less stressful for us. If you need an agent, we definitely recommend Dorie!
Mary and Kent Hofmann 10.24.2022
We knew we were not giving Dorie an easy task when we asked her to help us buy our dream home. She would need to convince the seller to accept our contingency offer in a market where recent demand had far exceeded supply. Though interest rates were skyrocketing, and our neighborhood sales had come to a sudden halt, she would need to sell our home fast and for top dollar to make the contingency offer happen. Making the job more complicated, we needed our buyer to allow us to lease back our home as part of the sale.
Dorie’s experience was invaluable. Her seasoned professionalism kept the seller of our new home confident in our contingency offer. Her experienced marketing strategies resulted in several offers, including a full price offer with the leaseback included, in only a few short days from listing. She juggled the needs of the buyers, sellers, and lenders with lightning-fast communication.
Most importantly, we always felt Dorie had our best interest at heart. Her finely tuned knowledge of the industry was crucial to our success, and we honestly do not feel we would have been successful without her.
Mary and Kent Hofmann
Chris and Erika 10.22.2022
We've moved twice over a period of 20 years and were lucky enough to have Dorie represent us on both occasions. Her knowledge of the market, experience with all matters of home sales and purchases, communication skills, and professionalism throughout a sometimes stressful and complex process are second to none.
She helped us price our house right at just the right time. Her advice about how to prepare for the sale was spot on. During the sale of our home and the purchase of our next, she kept in close and constant communication with all the parties involved.
Her ability to make the complicated seem easy and handle any hiccups along the way was fantastic. Other qualities such as her compassion, enthusiasm, and the fact that she knows just about everyone -- from realtors to title companies to contractors -- make it hard for us to imagine using anyone else for our home. We highly recommend Dorie as a Realtor! -- Chris and Erika
Kevin and Janet 6.29.2022
"Our experience with Dorie as our agent was amazing. We were so impressed with her knowledge, professionalism, and marketing skills! From the day we signed with Dorie, she seamlessly guided us through a successful sale of our home….our home was sold in 4 days! This is what happens when you hire the best! Thank you Dorie!!" Kevin and Janet
David and Cathy 9.30.2022
A special thank you to Dorie Dillard! 17 months ago, we started the process of listing our house for sale and for the first time, building a new house from the ground up. Dorie was our realtor when we purchased our home 11 years earlier. Dorie is exceptional to work with. Her experience and market knowledge were evident throughout the sales process. She provided great advice in making the house ready to list and was spot on in the recommended listing price. Dorie managed a multi-offer situation for us, resulting in an offer well above our list price. When we started the building process, Dorie was always available and willing to engage with the builder on our behalf. While the process was longer than expected, we are extremely happy with our new house. Dorie was engaged throughout the process. We could not be happier and highly recommend Dorie for any of your real estate needs.
Thank you again.
David and Cathy
Jack and Lan 4.21.2022
Thank you so much for the very competent representation of our interests in the sale of our home. The depth of your experience was really apparent from the start and throughout the process. Your extensive list of contacts relating to prepping our home for sale was really, quite useful. We are extremely pleased with the results you helped us to obtain so please don't hesitate to call on us for referrals to other potential home sellers or buyers.
Jack and Lan
I would like to share my experience with working with Dorie Dillard to sell our house in Austin recently. Dorie is the consummate professional. She is very detail oriented as she provided us with extensive analysis of the current market situation, both in our direct neighborhood as well as the extended area. This analysis included both houses on the market, homes sold, and price per sq ft, further categorized by the amount of remodeling done. She personally goes to see the houses nearest in comparison to ours so to provide us with the best data driven recommendation on how to price our property.
Furthermore, she did a great job marketing our house before it even went on the market. She had so many prospects lined up ahead of time that our house sold in less than 24 hours and we had 5 offers.
Lastly, Dorie is an excellent negotiator. She worked amazing terms on our house, some which I had never seen put into practice before.
The result was selling the house in 1-day, multiple offers as mentioned, with the winner being $90k over list.
I have bought and sold 6 homes in my lifetime and Dorie is the absolute best realtor I have worked with. I highly recommend her to you. Tim
Jj and BO 3.22.2022
Dorie is just that Brilliantly Intuitive regarding all thing’s real estate, the current Market happenings, and Canyon Creek. Dorie is the best! She was thorough and professional and great to work with. She kept me informed. She was honest and forthright- no games, she also prepped and walked me through the closing process which was piece a cake! Dorie! Seriously you blew me away!
All I had to do was listen, trust, and follow and that is what I did,
I will be forever grateful to you for your insight, knowledge, patience, and for helping me to lay the groundwork for the journey ahead of me.
Jj and BO
Abhi and Ash 3.5.2022
"Dorie is a fantastic realtor and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home. She is highly skilled, experienced, professional and a great communicator. She made sure our house was priced right and came on the market at the perfect time, with great marketing. We had multiple offers on our house, and she was awesome at communicating with the buyers' realtors, which was especially important for us because our home sale involved complicated relocation company paperwork. She kept us updated throughout the process and was very responsive. Even after we were under contract, she was superb at communicating and negotiating with the buyers' realtor to make sure the final sale process was smooth and timely. We were lucky to have Dorie as our realtor!" Abhi and Ash
Matt and Paula Shaw 2.25.2021
We have worked with Dorie for the purchase of our home when we came to Austin 11 years ago and for our recent sale of our house. Dorie did such a fantastic job on our first experience that we recommended her to several of our friends that also went on to be lifetime customers of her. She is always available for good advice on who to get to do things in your home, she knows everyone they all love working with her. She knows the area, she knows the market, she knows how to get top dollar for your home coming away with everyone feeling great about the transaction. You can't do better. Matt and Paula
Mike and Danyell 12.10.2020
Dorie recently helped us sell our home. She was amazing throughout the entire process. From the first meeting she was able to set our initial expectations around pricing and provide guidance on how to prepare the house for sale. While preparing the house, she was able to provide assistance on everything from contractor recommendations to style choices and paint colors. Dorie is extremely thorough, organized, and communicative and kept us on track every step of the way. Our house had multiple offers on the first day it was listed! Dorie was an absolute joy to work with. She knows the Canyon Creek real estate market inside and out by street, builder, and year built. I’m pretty sure she could tell you every owner of every house here since it was built, and she uses that encyclopedia of knowledge to help her clients achieve the best results possible. I truly can’t recommend Dorie highly enough! Mike and Danyell
Sharrone Smith 9.01.2021
I honestly can’t say enough positive things about Dorie Dillard. I’ve owned two houses in Canyon Creek. Dorie Dillard has been my realtor for the last 12 or so years. Dorie was my agent for two houses that I owned in Canyon Creek. Dorie provided exceptional service as my seller’s agent for one house, and as my buyer’s agent as well as eventually selling my second house.
Dorie is extremely knowledgeable about the entire real estate process, and her experience has been very apparent on each real estate transaction that she’s helped me over the last 12 years.
In addition to be extremely knowledgably, what also constantly amazed me is the Dorie continually went above and beyond the service what I would normally expect from a realtor.
One example of going above and beyond was during the time period leading up to and during the sale of both my houses. I wasn’t able to be in Austin because I had a family member who was very sick. Dorie helped coordinate practically all the renovations that I needed to get my houses ready to place on the market. Dorie certainly eased a lot of stress of selling a home and moving during a time that was already very stressful.
Dorie was also super responsible whenever I had a question, always professional and just simply wonderful to work with. Also impressive was how Dorie understands the Austin real estate market (current and past), resulting in getting the absolute best price for both of my houses. My only regret is that I can’t use her in the state that I’m now living in 😊