coldwell banker united: Better Bites~A Southwest Austin TX Wholesaler - 09/15/14 04:50 AM
Better Bites ~ A Southwest Austin TX Wholesaler
Better Bites Bakery owner Leigh Lopez Simpson is one of several wholesale businesses who sell products direct to retailers. Her kitchen is located in Southwest Austin where available space and rents are lower than in Central Austin. Her facility is close to her house and community which supports her business. The site also includes a small retail space to maintain connection with her customers.
The Cookie Do Bites are carried by many retailers including Whole Foods and Central Market, People’s Pharmacy and local taco chain Tacodeli. What exactly are Do … (14 comments)

coldwell banker united: Has Your Shelf Life Expired? - 09/15/14 04:16 AM
Has Your Shelf Life Expired?
I see businesses every day that didn’t get the memo their cheese moved. Their industry changed and they didn’t zig and zag with it or they just realized their shelf life was soon to expire. Look at Radio me.... I’m losing ground and need another transfusion! Did the powers at be not realize the consumer doesn’t need speaker wire anymore? Did they not check out their competition and see what you could buy and for how much at Circuit City?

Every business….record companies, restaurants, hardware stores, travel agencies, real estate companies etc. want to stay in … (60 comments)

coldwell banker united: Do You Enjoy Tech Humor? ~ Tech Support ~ 9-15-14 - 09/12/14 07:29 AM
What a week-end! We enjoyed rain with even some thunder..we haven't seen that much in the past few years! With the cooler temperatures I was inspired to decorate our fireplace  mantel and dining room table. I even put out our fall wreath! One of my listings got an offer and inspections were done on Friday..finally got an Amendment last night with a request for repairs. Handsome Hudson celebrated his second Birthday Saturday morning and had so much fun at his party!! I listed a lovely home Saturday afternoon which will be on the market in a few weeks. My Sunday open house was very … (26 comments)

coldwell banker united: Majic 95.5 Paws in the Park ~ 9-27-14 ~ Keep Austin Dog Friendly - 09/10/14 07:31 AM
Majic 95.5 Paws in the Park~9-27-2014~Keep Austin Dog Friendly
Majic’s 95.5 Paws in the Park festival is a FREE event dedicated to our furry friends. It’s held Saturday 9-27-2014 from 11-3pm at the Centennial Plaza in Round Rock Texas. It’s a day dedicated to pet-friendly activities! Make sure you mark it on your calendar and bring your dog and the whole family.
On-site grooming will be available and a shopping bazaar to find new pet toys and your pet will enjoy an exciting pet agility course! On-site vendors may charge for their services and do take cash (some may … (15 comments)

coldwell banker united: Foxhole Tavern in NW Austin ~ Foodie Friday 9/12/14 - 09/10/14 02:04 AM

Do you live in NW Austin? Are you looking for something new, different and kinda upscale but don't want to drive to downtown Austin? There is a new restaurant that just opened near Lakeline Mall that you might like! It has quite a varied menu so there is something for everyone. Be adventuresome and check it might become your new home away from home:).
The goal of Foxhole is to have a restaurant that serves high quality food in a fun atmosphere that offers a refreshing change of … (18 comments)

coldwell banker united: Thankful Thursday ~ Mystical Rays of Light - 09/09/14 05:59 AM
Thankful Thursday ~ Mystical rays of light
When we were traveling in Istanbul this summer we made sure we made time to visit the Hagia Sophia Museum which incorporates both Christian and Islamic influences and features today.
Sophia means Wisdom in Greek language. When the full name of Hagia Sophia is translated to English it means The Shrine of The Holy of God.
Because of the 40 windows in the area where the worshipers sit it’s famous for the reflecting mystical light.


coldwell banker united: Wordless Wednesday ~ A Heritage Setting - Hotel Danieli in Venice - 09/09/14 05:35 AM
A Heritage setting – Hotel Danieli in Venice
Before embarking on our cruise from Venice to Istanbul this summer we caught up with our daughter and her family in Venice. They had been exploring Rome, Florence and Pisa. We met at our Hotel …the Hotel Danieli. We love the location because it is rich in history on the Riva degli Schiavoni which is a short walk to the heart of the city, Piazza San Marco, as well as artisan shops, outdoor cafes, restaurants and the water taxis. It was such a treat to spend time exploring with our 3 grandchildren … (28 comments)

coldwell banker united: First Annual Austin Weird Homes Tour 9-13-14 - 09/08/14 08:10 AM
First Annual Austin Weird Homes Tour 9-13-14
What a fun venue! On September 13th from 10am – 6pm be sure and check out a collection of eight eclectic properties! You’re in for a sensory escape because these homes showcase the weird, amazing and unusual people and places that make Austin remarkably weird!
A $37 VIP ticket provides access to a reception the evening before at the Urban Betty Studio from 8-11pm. You can go on-line and purchase tickets for the self-guided and self paced tour at
You’ll get to see Austin artist James Talbot’s whimsical house and … (22 comments)

coldwell banker united: What's new in Trailhead Park in NW Austin? ~ Canyon Creek Subdivision - 08/20/14 05:32 AM
What’s new in Trailhead Park in NW Austin ?~ Canyon Creek Subdivision
Trailhead Park, a 57 acre paradise, is located in the center of the prestigious master planned community of Canyon Creek and has been undergoing renovations! The City of Austin has been working hard on the changes and Canyon Creek is excited to see the restorations coming together.  Come take a look with me at what’s been going on at Trailhead Park.
Our Fall Festival will be coming up on October 25, 2014 and we will enjoy utilizing the extra stone seating areas around the playscape. Check back for further details on … (7 comments)

coldwell banker united: Tapping every avenue when holding an open house - 08/15/14 02:30 AM
Are you tapping every avenue when holding an open house?
When holding an open house the normal channels of getting the word out is always a given..advertising in the paper, on the internet, MLS, Trulia, Zillow, etc. Hand written notes to the neighbors and of course direct mail.
I received an email from an agent recently, and I was impressed that the agent took the time to research recently sold homes in the area of their open house and came up with a list of the agents who represented the buyers of these homes.
Here was … (22 comments)

coldwell banker united: Hook 'em Horns! 2014 Football Schedule - 08/14/14 07:52 AM
Hook ’em Horns! 2014 Football Schedule
The first home game is right around the corner at the University Of Texas! Here is the fall line up..the first two games are playing in Austin!

We have a new coach so expect some changes. Coach Charlie Strong’s five core values are posted throughout the Longhorn’s football facility!
1.    Honesty
2.    No hurting women
3.    No drugs
4.    No stealing
5.    No guns
Charlie is setting the bar high…..a violation of any of these core values means a player doesn’t value being on the team…sounds fair to me!

coldwell banker united: World's largest hot sauce festival~Austin, TX~Sunday, August 23, 2014 - 08/11/14 04:25 AM
World’s Largest Hot Sauce Festival~Austin TX~Sunday August 24, 2014
Ever heard to “beat the heat you have to eat the heat”? Well in Austin that is what we do at the Austin Chronicle’s world’s largest Hot Sauce Festival! The festival started back in 1990 and draws as many as 15,000 spectators and more than 350 entries every year. The event is a favorite among hot and spicy food lovers from all over the country.

It will be held Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Fiesta Gardens in Austin, Texas. The Hot Sauce festival serves as a major fundraiser for … (18 comments)

coldwell banker united: 8th Annual Austin~Ice cream Festival~August-9-2014 - 08/08/14 05:39 AM
8th Annual Austin~Ice cream Festival~August-9-2014
We all scream for ice cream! Make sure you grab your friends, family and even your dog to make it to the 8th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival on Saturday August 9, 2014! It’s held at the Fiesta Gardens and there is a $10 entry fee with free ice 8 and under are free!

There will be lots of games, activities, contests and live entertainment as well as plenty of ice cream!! There are three contests so come enter one or all three of them!
Many charities have benefited from … (22 comments)

coldwell banker united: Approved Round Rock & Leander ISD 2014-15 School Calendars ~ NW Austin - 08/07/14 07:31 AM
Approved Round Rock & Leander ISD 2014-15 School Calendars~NW Austin
It’s time to start preparing for the new school year.  It always helps parents to know what to expect during the year as far as days off for their students.  The calendars for the 2014-15 school year for both the Round Rock and the Leander School Districts have been approved and there is a noticeable change this year.  

Students and staff now have one week for the Thanksgiving holiday instead of the traditional 3 days off.  And, for the winter break they now have a full 2 … (9 comments)

coldwell banker united: CB United NW Austin reached our 2014 Cancer giving goal early! - 07/30/14 04:30 AM
Coldwell Banker United NW Austin Office reached our 2014 Cancer giving goal early!
Each year our Coldwell Banker United NW Austin office sets a goal of $6,000 to donate to the American Cancer society.  We have endured many agents in our company who fought a battle with different forms of cancer so this is a commitment that is near and dear to our hearts. Even today we have a seasoned agent battling breast cancer for the second time in 2 years.

Our biggest fundraiser is participating in the Relay For Life event in the spring and our second is our luncheon and silent auction … (22 comments)

coldwell banker united: The Five Rules to Live By - 07/30/14 02:41 AM
The Five Rules to Live By

I love our office because each person is unique and offers so much by being who they are and living each day with purpose. Recently our Broker shared a letter she had received about one of our dearest agents, Mary Witt:

Mary is a very caring person and is a strong proponent for rescue dogs. Our broker shared the letter with all of us and Paul Johnston in our office offered the best comment to sum up our Mary:
If I could list the five rules that Mary lives by, here they are:
1) Keep … (55 comments)

coldwell banker united: Another home SOLD:The Village at Anderson Mill ~ NW Austin TX July '14 - 07/01/14 06:30 AM
Another Home SOLD in the Village at Anderson Mill in NW Austin TX July 2014
NW Austin residents…homes are selling quickly! Another home sold in the Village at Anderson Mill in Austin, TX, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors.

This was the type of property buyers in Austin anxiously wait to hit the market, in our low inventory levels. My buyers loved the location of this charming single story home nestled comfortably on a quiet interior street.
My buyers listened to my advice on making an attractive offer to compete with multiple offers ….… The result, … (17 comments)

coldwell banker united: Another home SOLD in Milwood Subdivision in NW Austin, TX June 2014 - 06/30/14 03:17 AM
Another home SOLD in Milwood Subdivision in NW Austin TX June 2014
NW Austin are selling quickly.  Another home has sold in Milwood Subdivision in NW Austin, Texas courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors®.

My buyers are thrilled with the purchase of their new home on 7309 Rankin Trail in Milwood.  Norb and Geanie are past clients and wanted to downsize and move closer into Austin.  We made sure we saw this new single story listing and met at their open house.  It was exactly what they were looking for and had the bonus of … (15 comments)

coldwell banker united: Another SOLD home in Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin TX June 2014 - 06/10/14 07:06 AM
Another SOLD home in Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin TX June 2014
NW Austin residents…homes are selling quickly! Another home has sold in Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin, TX, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors.
Some listings you just love to market!  They’ve got style, sophistication and show like a model; and you know buyers won’t be able to resist!  I had the pleasure to represent the sellers on this charming two story brick with remodeled kitchen and lovely Ipe wood deck and privacy screen.
My sellers listened to my favorite stager, Brian David’s suggestion and … (18 comments)

coldwell banker united: Tech Support - 6-9-14 - 06/05/14 06:37 AM
What a fast paced week-end! Had listing appointments resulting in 2 new listings coming on market in the next 2 weeks! Found a perfect home for my buyers and won in multiple offers..Yahoo!! Geno and I saw a wonderful movie "The Fault in Our Stars" at our favorite eat in Movie House. I did manage to enjoy some pool time and now its Monday morning...where did the week-end go?  Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and let's enjoy some tech humor…………..

A caller, perplexed that his new desktop computer--the one that was supposed to do everything short of bringing on world peace - … (21 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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