My top 10 remarkable moments for 2017

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

I enjoyed Kathy Streib's post on Friday, December 29th with her 10 Top Moments for the Year. What a great idea….I took time this morning to reflect over 2017 and came up with a list of my own “remarkable moments” which relate to my business and personal life. It’s been an exciting year therefore slipping by so quickly! There were so many moments but I’ve narrowed down to top 10 picks:

1.Geno and I went to Boston to watch son John run in the Boston Marathon! We were so proud of him and enjoyed time with John, our daughter-in-law and his team mates.

2. The fourth of July Geno and I met outside San Antonio at the JW Marriot Resort and Spa with son John and family for the July 4th week-end. A memorable time with many hugs, kisses, dancing, smiles and laughter!

3. In August Geno and I traveled to Rome staying at our favorite Hotel Waldorf Rome Cavalieri taking a trip down memory lane to many of our favorite haunts. Then we boarded Seabourn Cruise Lines to Barcelona and relived some favorite ports and explored some new ones. Gene had quite a bout with an inflamed sciatic nerve while we were gone but finally has it under control or at least manageable.

4. September I traveled with my daughter to Bucknell University to watch Hailey (my granddaughter) play volleyball in her senior year and cheered them on beating Army! She is a remarkable young lady and I so enjoyed seeing her in her element.

5. In October I was awarded, through my production in real estate, a trip to Las Vegas for the Coldwell Banker GenBlue convention which was enlightening and much appreciated.

6. Geno and I proudly watched our grandson walk down the football field in the Homecoming Court with his mom escorting him. His dad would be so proud.

7. In November I met my brother and sister-in-law in LA to help celebrate my sister’s 75th Birthday. She is in stage 4 of Parkinson’s and is an amazing lady!

8. Early December I went to see Rudolph with the little grand-kids and their parents, and Geno joined us for a fun dinner at iconic Chez Zee with the little ones wearing their red blinking noses and antlers! Lots of smiles, hugs and kisses and another memory to start of the holiday!

9. December brought winning a spot in the Austin Platinum Top 50. I was so proud to share the stage with my son John who also won! Also received an award from Austin Title for my helping them serve the community through the Central Texas Food Bank. I deeply enjoy each month participating!

10. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were special moments spent with the family at Riverbend Church for a Candlelight service and hosting Christmas for the family. Nothing is more meaningful then sharing laughter, good food, hugs, kisses and one on one time with each other. Gene survived the anesthesia during his elbow surgery early in December so the holidays were full steam ahead for him!

 2017 was a very good year full of love, laughter, memory making events and achieving best to you all for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2018!

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, you definitely enjoyed a full and fun year of great business, wonderful family, and lots of travel.   

Dec 30, 2017 06:28 AM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie Dillard - Congratulations to you and your families successes. 2017 was a good year for all!

May you all continue to smile and cheer each other on with each new conquest. 

Dec 30, 2017 06:30 AM #7
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: I loved travelling through your 2017 memory lane with plenty of fun and family time included in your list!

Dec 30, 2017 07:08 AM #8
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Patricia Feager ,

Thank you for stoppy by!

Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2017 07:08 AM #9
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Dorie Dillard, you had an amazing 2017, wishing you a happy, healthy 2018! 

Dec 30, 2017 07:27 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are some great moments, you certainly have a lot to be proud of in 2017!  I have a feeling that 2018 is going to be a good year for you too!

Dec 30, 2017 07:48 AM #11
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

That is one powerful top 10 list!

Lots of travel for you! I'm exhausted just reading it. LOL

Dec 30, 2017 07:50 AM #12
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning.  What a wonderful year you and Geno have had!  Thanks for sharing.  I've also been contemplating my Top 10 Moments since I read Kathy's post.

Dec 30, 2017 08:04 AM #13
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

What a Great year for you Dorie and I know 2018 will have 20 instead of 10 items to post about!!!

Dec 30, 2017 09:07 AM #14
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie- wow, what a achievement packed year.  You hit a home run in 2017. 

Dec 30, 2017 09:28 AM #15
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Dorie, I really like reading your personal and business journeys. You had a GREAT year!

Dec 30, 2017 11:53 AM #16
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are 10 very remarkable memories for 2017, Dorie.  I'm hoping that 2018 will be every bit as bright.

Dec 30, 2017 12:12 PM #17
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Dec 30, 2017 12:14 PM #18
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie you had an amazing 2017 and I am sure 2018 will be equally amazing for you!

Dec 30, 2017 12:56 PM #19
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie now that is a strong 2017 with some great highlights of events that were very meaningful and special to you! Congratulations for a great year, Endre

Dec 30, 2017 10:55 PM #20
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard - It's wonderful to chronicle your top 10 for the year. I am sure there are many more you would loved to squeeze in. Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2017 06:10 AM #21
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker-Associate - Naples, FL

That is one busy and wonderful year, Contratulations and Happy 2018!

Dec 31, 2017 10:23 AM #22
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Dorie! You know, I figured out why we are so similar - we are all about family and I absolutely love that about you!

WONDERFUL memories from 2017 and I have no doubt you'll be making many new ones in 2018. May it be your BEST year ever! Hugs...

Happy New Year from Charlotte NC

Dec 31, 2017 08:32 PM #23
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Dorie, thanks for sharing those Top 10 moments. What a great idea! Wishing you a successful and healthy 2018! 

Jan 06, 2018 08:52 AM #24
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I am so glad that you made such amazing memories last year. I hope 2018 will be just as amazing for you!

Jan 10, 2018 05:25 PM #25
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