pt50: Tech Support ~ 1-13-14 - 01/10/14 02:23 AM
What a week-end! Signed 2 listings and got to show my buyer a home coming on the market soon! My new listing I put on the market Thursday is under contract... yahoo!! Got to Face Time with Handsome Hudson, went to the movies with Geno and delivered over 700 of our Market Reports (only 600 to go). We got our e-newsletter out on Friday. Here it is Monday already and time for a little Tech humor!
 
Grab your favorite beverage (mine will be fresh brewed coffee) and join me!  Are we really this dumb??
     
 
(A customer calls into tech support asking … (19 comments)

pt50: Fiber Wars in Austin TX ~ Google Fibers versus AT&T's GigaPower - 01/08/14 07:06 AM
Fiber Wars in Austin TX ~ Google Fibers versus AT&T’s GigaPower
 
Google and AT&T are jostling for dominance in the Austin high stakes market. Both are expected to launch their high speed programs in Austin sometime in 2014. Both are expected to boost speeds to one gigabit with service reportedly to cost $70 a month.
 
There has been a whole lot of anguish going on in Austin over Google Inc.’s right to attach cables to AT&T utility poles. Before the Austin City Council brought up a discussion on utility access in their December 12, 2013 agenda it appeared a … (26 comments)

pt50: "Foodie" Friday - 1-10-14 - 01/08/14 05:55 AM
“Foodie Fridays” in Austin
 
The holidays are finally over and it's time to get back to a normal routine. It's been a week of biting cold temperatures, getting back to work and now the temperatures are warming up and it's Friday! How about running over to The Domain for some fun and relaxation? Check out "The Park" located on the ground floor of the ALOFT Hotel in the Domain. It’s an ideal spot for lunch, happy hour, dinner or even weekend brunch. Make it a great week-end! 
 
 
 
 
THE PARK AT THE DOMAIN              http://theparkdomain.com
The Park at The Domain has something … (21 comments)

pt50: 2013 Real Estate Market Overview Canyon Creek Subdivision Austin, TX - 01/07/14 06:31 AM
2013 Real Estate Market Overview Canyon Creek Subdivision Austin TX
 
Canyon Creek is one of the most desired neighborhoods in NW Austin. It’s a prestigious master planned community that boasts several parks, a Junior Olympic pool, tennis courts, nature trails, top notch public schools, close proximity to our lakes, extensive entertainment and dining options. Canyon Creek  homes range from the low $300,000’s to the mid $500,000’s and includes 2 gated sections offering detached garden/condo home living options. One of the gated communities called the Villas at Canyon Creek by David Weekley Homes is currently building out the last of the 53 detached … (8 comments)

pt50: Tech Support ~ 1-6-14 - 01/02/14 06:42 AM
 
  OMG the airports are crazy! It took us 2 days to get home from San Juan Puerto Rico! We  just enjoyed a relaxing  cruise on the Celebrity "Summit" ship to Barbados and upon our return were greeted with bad weather across the country tying up planes and airline crews! Great to be back and welcome to 2014! I've just brewed some fresh roasted coffee and invite you to grab your favorite brew and enjoy some tech humor.  For some of us, this may be way too true...  Smarter Generation  
The computer in my high school classroom recently started acting … (25 comments)

pt50: Best Wishes for 2014! - 12/26/13 04:29 AM
 
It’s hard to believe today we are celebrating the first day of 2014! Coldwell Banker United Realtors Northwest office came up with a wish that I’d like to share with you as it mirrors my sentiments:
 My wish for you
Peace of mind
Prosperity through the year
Happiness that multiplies
Health for you and yours
Fun around every corner
Energy to chase your dreams
Joy to fill your holidays!
 
As always, I look forward to serving your NW Austin real estate needs and would be honored to earn your trust and business. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell … (19 comments)

pt50: Tech Support ~ 12-30-13 - 12/26/13 03:59 AM
  Can you believe tomorrow marks the end of another year?  Tomorrow night there will be much celebrating and ringing in the New Year! Geno and I escaped for some much needed relaxation so will catch up with you next week! But go ahead and grab your favorite cup of brew this morning and enjoy my last Tech humor of 2013! I'll be back next year with more!   You know you're addicted to the internet when: Your bookmark takes 15 minutes to scroll from top to bottom. Your eyeglasses have a web site burned in on them.  
You turn … (19 comments)

pt50: Thankful Thursdays~ I think Santa came - 12/26/13 02:14 AM
I think Santa came

Handsome Hudson is now 15 months old but unsure of what all the fuss was about on Christmas Day!  We came on Christmas morning to find Hudson darting all over the house.  Tables were set, food was out...gifts were coming in and Hudson wasn’t sure who this Santa was that everyone was talking about.  The truth be known he didn’t want a thing to do with him when taken to see him.
That’s okay...it’s more important to celebrate the Birth of Jesus.  Hudson was spellbound Christmas Eve at the Church Service...taking in all the music and … (32 comments)

pt50: December 2013~Just SOLD in Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin - 12/26/13 12:23 AM
 December 2013~Just SOLD in Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin
 
This is the second time I’ve listed this home in the past 2 years on 10212 Lundie Cove in Canyon Creek.  Chet and Lore found themselves relocating out of Austin sooner than they ever expected. I completed a Broker Price Opinion for their relocation company and they chose me to represent them on market. They consulted with my favorite stager and listened to my advice on pricing.  The result: this home sold in 5 days with multiple offers.

Chet and Lore enjoyed the consultation with Brian and the whole family … (2 comments)

pt50: When the unexpected happens... - 12/23/13 07:02 AM
The spirit of Christmas is all around us...we are hearing Christmas Carols, watching the twinkling lights in all places, viewing all the old Christmas movies and busy making plans to be with family and friends.
This year if you put your home on the market in Austin you will find your plans disrupted with buyers wanting to see your home and making offers!  One seller put their home on the market and accepted an offer from a buyer before I could get my buyers over to see the home.  We went ahead and looked at it and learned as we were … (34 comments)

pt50: A Christmas Wish For All of You! - 12/23/13 02:15 AM
 
Whatever your pleasure,
Who-hash or roast beast.
A speck of a snack or a hefty Who feast.
Building tall towers
of toppling toys,
Snoozing in silence or
noise, noise, noise, NOISE…
Bleegle-horn blowing or
bongle-bell ringing,
Grinchmas-tree trimming
or Who-carol singing,
Whatever makes
Christmastime
merry for you…
Here’s hoping
you get all you wish for -
TIMES TWO!
 
 
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pt50: Just SOLD in Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin TX December 2013 - 12/20/13 07:29 AM
Just SOLD in Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin TX December 2013
 
Sorry, buyers, you missed out on this one...another home just SOLD in Canyon Creek subdivision in NW Austin, TX, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United.

This is the third time I’ve listed this home in the past 4 years on 11017 Rio Vista Dr in Canyon Creek.  David received our community market reports and placed a call to me when he found it was time to sell his home because of our reputation in selling homes in the Canyon Creek community.  David listened to my advice … (8 comments)

pt50: Tech Support ~ 12-23-13 - 12/20/13 06:56 AM
It’s hard to believe its Christmas week! We had house guests over the week-end..our traveling buddies. We went to dinner which included son and family (of couse handsome  Hudson was a little gentleman)!  It was so nice to kick back and reminsce about our experiences and explorations together. We are thankful for their friendship and the fact it's Geno's brother and wife makes it twice as wonderful! I was able to fit in a listing appointment on another great home that will be coming on  the market in January! Take time to vist and appreicate those who are special in your lives even though you’re going … (17 comments)

pt50: Timing is everything! - 12/20/13 06:25 AM
 Timing is everything!
Isn’t it wonderful when everything falls into place like clockwork? Does it just happen or does it happen by design?  We live in a world where we are programed for instant gratification. Yes whether we want to admit it or not we are!
Have you planned your business to operate in this mode? If not you better re-think your business plan. Consumers want answers and want them when they think of a question. They can Google anything and have an answer immediately.
One of my clients just scheduled an inspection online from an Inspector who … (26 comments)

pt50: A Pre-Christmas Media Gift - 12/20/13 03:26 AM
 A Pre-Christmas Media Gift
 
This has been an exciting week for me with 2 articles in the media! The first one came out in the Austin Business Journal concerning my Career Achievement Award I won last week from the Austin Platinum Top 50:http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/real-estate/2013/12/platinum-top-50-realtors-awards.html?ana=e_aus_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2013-12-16
The second was in Inman News and included a link to my post on 2014 Goals:http://www.inman.com/next/holidays-are-best-time-to-give-your-business-a-health-check-10-tips-for-a-successful-2014/
Involvement in Social Media is important no matter what business you are in! The Holiday is a good time to revamp and make sure you are on target to achieve your goals in 2014. Some added notoriety doesn’t hurt either.
Selling … (25 comments)

pt50: Lessons in Life ~ Thanking Others ~ A Gift To Pay Forward - 12/12/13 01:04 AM
One of the many lessons my Broker, Vanessa Bivens, has imparted to us is to thank those for being a part of your life. She has repeatedly bestowed on each of us over the years a thank you both verbally and written. We all experience the wonderful, warm glow her thank you brings which encourages us to spread that same feeling to others.

Yesterday when I accepted the Career Achievement Award from the Austin PT 50 it was only natural to thank the person in my life so important to me....my husband Geno. He is always behind me 100%. He … (19 comments)

pt50: Sweet Rewards ~ 2013 -2014 PT50 Career Achievement Award - 12/11/13 06:38 AM
Sweet Rewards~2013-2014 Austin PT 50 Career Achievement Award
What a great morning at Austin’s Platinum Top 50 Sweet Rewards Event! The Shoal Crossing is a new venue and really was able to easily accommodate the 350+ people attending!
Kudos to Amber Thomas, the President of PT 50, who rolled out what to expect for another exciting year for PT 50! This year there will a “Blue” party instead of a “white” party! The video on Austin created for PT 50 is awesome and we can utilize it for promotional use! There are so many stimulating events, which I will … (21 comments)

pt50: Platinum Top Fifty Austin TX ~ Mix and Mingle at Max's Wine Dive - 11/15/13 01:48 AM
Wednesday night the top 150 finalists for Austin’s PT50 Mixed and Mingled at Max’s Wine Dive! As always, a great event! Amber Thomas, President of PT 50, and her very able assistant Kelly Kenigstein Maizel were there to greet everyone coming in…food wine and great conversation filled the air.
The PT 50 offers informative information and fun events to its members.  Amber Thomas and her creative marketing skills make all of it happen! Keeping members on the cutting edge of Austin’s fast pace growth is crucial for us to keep our clients educated!  I’m proud to say I’ve been a member … (12 comments)

pt50: Dorie Dillard ~ Austin TX Semi-Finalist Platinum Top 50 Realtors 2013 - 10/22/13 03:08 AM
I was nominated in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and proud to say made the Top Fifty for two years consecutively!  Amber Thomas, President of PT50 has filled the years with extraordinary activities, lectures, programs, panels, networking and introduced Austin to a fabulous White Party!

This year, they are hosting the Pre-Award Celebration “Mix and Mingle", November 13, 2013 again at Max’s Wine Dive.  The Awards Ceremony will be held December 11th at Shoal Crossing.

There are a total of 11 Coldwell Banker United semi-finalists...Yeah Coldwell Banker United...with 3 agents coming from our office (speaks volumes of our NW office)!!  It’s a … (15 comments)

pt50: Austin Platinum Top Fifty Knows How To Throw A Party! - 05/10/13 09:04 PM
 
Austin Platinum Top Fifty Knows How to Throw a Party!
 
The anticipated white party thrown by Amber Thomas, President of Austin Platinum Top Fifty, was a smashing success! The venue was perfect….Austin’s most romantic venue, (according to the Austin Chronicle) “One World Theater” set the scene for a fun filled evening.  A sea of party goers dressed in all white made quite the statement. Fantastic food, great ambiance, a fun band and plenty of adult beverages was a winning combination! I’m sure many will be talking about this imaginative idea for days to come.

The sponsor vendors outdid … (27 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

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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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