activerain: Dishing with Dorie ~ Did You Know? 2/11/19 - 02/01/19 11:06 AM
What a cold, wet, dreary week-end in Austin! Hoping to see some sunshine towards the end of the week. The bright spot was Geno was able to come home from the hospital and we celebrated his birthday Saturday morning with a breakfast taco party with the kids!  Balloons, cards and many hugs were in order to help him celebrate his 81st Birthday.
Its Valentine's Day this week so glad to have Geno home to feel the love!
The Austin ISD school calendars are out for the 2019-20. Here are the changes.

activerain: Dishing with Dorie~did you know 1/28/19 - 01/15/19 12:17 PM
What a great week-end..clear, blue skies and lots of kind of weather. Showed a house to one of my buyers and we submitted an offer in a multiple offer situation..we will know later today the outcome. Enjoyed getting Geno out Saturday night for dinner and to meet son and family for Sunday lunch. A good time to show Geno  son's new office building completed! Wow..after three long years "Juice Homes" opened their doors at their new digs! So proud!!!
Did you know according to Beverly Kerr, Austin Chamber's VP Research that Austin added 36,800 net new jobs in the 12 months ending December … (18 comments)

activerain: Respect ~ Community Guidelines - 01/10/19 10:32 AM
In our Active Rain forum guidelines are established to ensure as participants we represent our industry as true, transparent and professional. The very first word in our AR community guidelines is the word “RESPECT.” This is the foundation our guidelines are built on. It’s important to exhibit mutual respect for our industry, fair housing and the ActiveRain community.
Understanding our attitudes and actions towards each other will have a greater positive impact on the viewing/reading public than anything we could ever write! Liz and Bill Spear  wrote a post recently: “Can you answer the Question? We often get asked the question “How is the market?” … (34 comments)

activerain: Sorry, Too Late in Balcones Village Under Contract! - 07/24/18 01:36 PM
Sorry, Too Late in Balcones Village
I’m so excited for my client…. We found the perfect home and only had to compete with 6 other offers, but came out unscathed and won the bid!
This warm contemporary re-model is backing to the 17th tee of the Balcones Country Club. Natural light pours through the breakfast room illuminating an industrial state of the art kitchen! The numerous upgrades both cosmetic and energy efficient show impeccable attention to detail and spoke to my buyer the moment we entered the house.
Inspections are over and on to closing in 3 short weeks. Then we can … (15 comments)

activerain: Dishing with Dorie ~ did you know? 7/16/18 - 06/28/18 12:20 PM
A fun filled week-end with plenty of sunshine! I took off Saturday for some "me" time and also enjoyed pool time and date night with Geno! Sunday I showed homes to a buyer and received a message I was chosen to list a house from an interview on Friday! Yahoo!!
Did you know that Austin is in the Top Five Cities Millennials are Flocking to?

activerain: Dishing with Dorie~Did you know? 6/18/18 - 06/12/18 10:13 AM
Couldn't ask for a better week-end! Warm sunny weather, a great open house Saturday (daughter Melissa held one too) with my condo going under contract! Dinner with great friends at a fun restaurant (be sure and read this weeks Foodie Friday) and a good day celebrating Father's Day!
Did you know that Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC received the EY Entrepreneur Award n 2017 in the Consumer Products and Retail category! Kendra started with $500 and a dream in Austin, TX and has made quite a name for herself!  

activerain: NW Austin: 1.5 Story Condo JUST LISTED in Villas at Canyon Creek 78726 - 06/06/18 10:05 AM
NW Austin:  1.5 Story Gated Condo JUST LISTED in Canyon Creek Villas 78726
Buyers, act decisively and  you’ll have the best opportunity to buy this home as quality deals sell fast in Canyon Creek!
Click on the link above to view the exclusive website of this 1.5 story Condo that lives like a house JUST LISTED in The Villas at Canyon Creek in NW Austin TX.
9550 Savannah Ridge Dr. #37 Austin, TX 78726  is located in the Villas at Canyon Creek in the master planned community of Canyon Creek on Hwy. 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy. 2222.  This prestigious community is … (8 comments)

activerain: Urban-An American Grill ~ "Foodie" Friday 4/13/18 - 04/12/18 08:39 AM
I've got just the lucky place to go on this Friday the 13th! If you're looking to experience some of the finest food in NW Austin and love going to the Domain then I have a wonderful spot especially for you to dine out this evening! Even if its just a happy hour you're after this restaurant will fit in nicely with your plans!
Located in the Westin Hotel at The Domain in NW Austin this is an Austin favorite place to eat.  At Urban, they put an exciting spin on traditional favorites. Their culinary team wants to … (20 comments)

activerain: My Two Minute Mornings to win my day..every day! - 02/01/18 08:28 AM
Thursday morning my friend Kathy Streib wrote a post about something she was thankful for in her area, The Wild Life! She talked about Carol Williams     who wrote a post in December last year telling us about her goal for a Daily Gratitude Challenge.
I have a goal too thanks to a very dear friend Roxanne Watson. She gave me a book entitled “Two Minute Mornings”. It’s a journal to win your day every day. It’s written by Neil Pasricha, Bestselling author of the Happiness Equation and the Journal of Awesome. He serves as Director of the Institute for Global Happiness after a … (52 comments)

activerain: Taylor Morrison New Construction SOLD Crystal Falls Leander TX - 01/30/18 12:28 PM
I’m a firm supporter of Taylor Morrison Homes and am proud to have closed on another new construction property with my clients. Taylor Morrison builds a quality home and my buyers and I were thrilled with the process. From the sales counselor, Jeannie Burton, to the superintendent, both were easy, affable and paid attention to my clients concerns.
At my suggestion they scheduled an independent inspector who specializes in construction homes for a pre-sheet rock and pre-walk though inspection. What piece of mind...there were very few items noted on the report and all corrected before closing.
Build time took a little longer than … (7 comments)

activerain: Dishing with Dorie ~ Did you know? 2/12/18 - 01/30/18 09:48 AM
This weekend has been darn right cold! Friday my buyers came to terms on an offer submitted earlier in the week. Friday night we celebrated Geno's birthday with family and friends at our local Mesa Rosa Restaurant Mexican style! So much fun and laughter..good for the soul! Saturday many of the family came to watch Hudson play flag football  and all froze in the cold wet weather! He came away with a medal for sportsmanship and 2 touchdowns so was worth it! Sunday met my buyer out at the house they won the offer on to do some measuring..all good!
Just FYI: In case you didn't … (14 comments)

activerain: Free market analysis in Canyon Creek owners:Buyers want your home now - 01/29/18 01:00 PM
Are you a homeowner of a Canyon Creek Home in NW Austin, TX?
Are you thinking of selling? There is not a better time To Sell!
I am Dorie Dillard with Coldwell Banker and proud to be called “The most frequently hired Realtor ® in Canyon Creek. Buyers are looking for fresh new inventory in Canyon Creek to become available.
Don't wait for your neighbors to list their homes. Be the first to get listed in Canyon Creek with Dorie Dillard, and go from Listed to SOLD!
I’ve watched our neighborhood evolve since we built our home in 1994 in Canyon Creek. Often I was … (6 comments)

activerain: Tuesdays Treasures ~ It pays to be present - 01/15/18 12:02 PM

Handsome Hudson is playing flag football! At five there are many members on the team wanting to learn. I love Hudson and his dad watching his teammates and being present in the game even when not on the field playing.
It's a time to learn about sportsmanship and working together. I love the coaches view and how they are addressing the sport. Playing with integrity and being supportive of all members is stressed which is so true of so many things in life, not just sports.
It's so often believed that it takes a man to raise a boy to be a man.....Unknown

activerain: The Missing Ring ~ A post Christmas Miracle - 12/27/17 11:30 AM
The night before Gene's surgery on his elbow, December 6th he slipped his wedding ring off and gave it to me to keep for him. I was going to put it on my necklace so I could take it off easily after his surgery so he could put it back on. Instead I put it on my index finger because I was busy getting dinner ready to set on the table and putting the last finishing touches on our Christmas tree. As I was finishing eating I glanced down and realized no ring on my finger!
My heart stopped and I began sobbing! We began … (30 comments)

activerain: OPEN HOUSE: Ranch at Brushy Creek~Cedar Park~Saturday, Oct. 21st 1-5pm - 10/17/17 10:07 AM
OPEN HOUSE: Ranch at Brushy Creek~Cedar Park~Saturday, Oct. 21st 1-5pm
Buyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this home at the Open House this Saturday, Oct. 21st from 1-5pm.
4214 Zacharys Run Cedar Park, TX 78613 is located in the community of The Ranch at Brushy Creek off Parmer Lane between Avery Ranch Blvd. and Hwy. 1431.  This community is minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the 1890 Ranch, Arboretum and the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Residents of  The Ranch at Brushy Creek enjoy easy access to a variety of shopping & retail, major highways, restaurants and theaters.  Like … (14 comments)

activerain: Do you enjoy tech support? 9-4-17 - 08/18/17 09:24 AM
Happy Labor Day! It's hard to believe we are in September and I'll be returning in a few days! I'll be posting about our adventures and new listings coming on board. Why not take a few moments and enjoy some some tech support humor to start your week.
Tech Support: “Thank you for calling tech support. How may I help you?” Customer: “Come mow my lawn!” Tech Support: “Excuse me, ma’am?” Customer: “I said come mow my lawn!” Tech Support: “I’m sorry, this is tech support. Are you having trouble with your cable TV or internet?” Customer: “I know who this is! … (18 comments)

activerain: Saturday's Shots ~ Moving up - 08/02/17 12:51 PM
Handsome Hudson turns five in September missing the date to enter Kindergarten but he moved up the beginning of the week to his new pre kindergarten class at his Montessori school. He will now be in a building a few buildings from his sister Beautiful Beckett. They might not be able to meet at the fence at recess and give each other a squeeze anymore. ♥♥

activerain: Do you enjoy tech humor? 7/31/17 - 07/11/17 02:02 PM
It was hot, hot hot in Austin this week-end! I came to terms on repairs for my latest listing, showed property Saturday and had dinner with Geno and some favorite friends downtown for dinner celebrating their anniversary and my birthday that fall on the same day. Sunday was a fun birthday celebration with a pool party and the whole family! I admit we went to be early:). Some how it’s Monday morning the last day of July. Please join me for some tech support humor to start your week.
Support: “Thank you for calling customer support.” Customer: “Hi. I need some help figuring out this thing. I’m … (14 comments)

activerain: Do you enjoy tech humor? Tech Monday ~ 6/19/17 - 06/16/17 08:48 AM
What a glorious week-end! Weather was fabulous...sunny and blue skies. I held a wonderful open house culminating with a full price cash offer! I wrote an offer for a client and won the bid in a multiple offer. ..Yahoo!!Date night with Geno to celebrate...watching the sunset at Gumbo's on Lake Travis! Breakfast at Snooze on Father's Day with the kids & grand-kids and relaxing Sunday afternoon with pool time. Somehow it got to be Monday morning so why not grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and enjoy some tech support humor to start your week!
( A user from a marketing department … (26 comments)

activerain: Do you enjoy tech humor? Tech Monday ~ 5/1/17 - 04/24/17 11:25 AM
Happy May 1st!t’s hard to believe these past months have gone by so quickly! It's been a busy week-end with repair negotiations going on and backup offers coming in but still made time for date night with Geno, going to Hudson's soccer game and keeping up with Maggie's volleyball tournament in Houston! They played well ending up in the #2 spot! Somehow it got to be Monday morning so grab your favorite morning brew and join me for some tech support humor to start your week.
Unable To Think Outside The Box Tech Support: “Good morning, thank you for calling Tech Support.” Customer: “Hi, I bought … (25 comments)

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR

Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Austin, TX

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Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Address: 9442 N. Capital TX Highway, Plaza One Suite 625, Austin, TX, 78759

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Welcome to my ActiveRain real estate blog and profile. I'm a Realtor with Coldwell Banker United and specialize in NW Austin. Once a school teacher I still like the learning process. Only now I enjoy learning what dreams my clients have and what I can do to help them. Call me at 512.346.1799 save Dorie Dillard | Create Your Badge




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