Article Published in Washington Post

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Last March I was interviewed by the Washington Post about relocating clients. They wanted to speak to clients of mine so I suggested my clients Colleen and Brian who just closed in November 2019 on a new construction Taylor Morrision home in Montebello. They were living in NYC in a 850 SF, 2 bedroom with their family (3 young boys).

It took about a year to build their home (from offer to closing) but they love Austin, the weather, their new home and their community.

Covid-19 hit and the article was put on hold so they could expand on the issues involved in relocating during a pandemic. Needless to say Colleen and Brian are thrilled they moved when they did. Can you imagine them Sheltered in Place in 850 SF with 3 small boys and both working from home? 

The article is entitled: "Minimizing Angst on a Long-Distance Move." You can find at the end of the article my clients and my contribution to the article. It's fun to see the finished publication!

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Comments (23)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent article and "zero regrets" is a fantastic way to end that deal and the article. Congratulations!


May 19, 2020 06:14 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Wayne Martin : Very true we have many coming every day!

Hi Barbara Todaro : They are so glad they are not in NYC and escaped before it hit.

Hi Michael J. Perry : They found me on the Internet so no corporate entity was involved.

May 19, 2020 06:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Lise Howe : Thank you!

Hi Kat Palmiotti : They absolutely love it here and are so thrilled with their decision to make the move.

May 19, 2020 06:27 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

We moved about 2 miles last year and that was enough to stress over.  Good thing your clients had you to help them move so much further.  Congratulations on being featured in the Washington Post!

May 19, 2020 06:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI ,

Thank was fun to be interviewed.

May 20, 2020 07:22 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR -  congratulations on getting your story into the Washington Post.  I read the article on your clients moving from NYC and your mention in it.  We expect to see more of it.  How is your granddaughter making out in NYC?

May 19, 2020 06:48 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Grant Schneider ,

We have many moving here from NYC and other areas. Granddaughter flew home the first of March and has been working remotely from Texas as her office is closed in NYC. Everyone is working from home and she is wanting to go back but with it shut down she will stay here.

May 20, 2020 07:24 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Congratulations. Thank you very much, Dorie, for bringing this article to our attention.

May 19, 2020 06:53 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Roy Kelley 

Thank you for taking time to read it.

May 20, 2020 07:25 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - it seems various reporters are known to hang around the ActiveRain water cooler for story ideas.  It's nice that your Austin relocation clients had a success story to share.  

May 19, 2020 07:15 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Michael Jacobs ,

They are soooo glad they moved last fall when their house was finished! They love it here!!

May 20, 2020 07:26 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is really cool and I can tell that they are very happy with the move to Austin and the assistance you provided!

May 19, 2020 07:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Brian England ,

They are great people and a wonderful addition to Austin.

May 20, 2020 07:26 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Dorie,  Congratulations on another successful relocation.  Words of wisdom ... “You want to make sure you have an advocate for you,” and your client had an advocate in you. 

May 19, 2020 07:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Kathleen Daniels ,

It was my pleasure to work with them and so glad they made the move.

May 20, 2020 07:27 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

First, Congratulations on the article. Good things can happen when we have to wait, or that's what I'm 

Second, good article. Take care

May 19, 2020 07:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Doug Dawes ,

Thank you for stopping by!

May 20, 2020 07:28 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Congratulations on this article,  and you are certainly a wonderful example of an advocate.  Happy Tuesday.  A

May 19, 2020 08:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel ,

I appreciate your kind words. Thank you for stopping by.

May 20, 2020 07:28 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie and good for you to have the Washington Post seek out you for the article.  You do a great job.


May 19, 2020 11:40 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Will Hamm ,

Thank you! I appreciate the kind words.

May 20, 2020 07:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie congratulations on assisting these Buyers in relocation.  I am off to read the article.

May 19, 2020 03:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi George Souto ,

Thank you for taking the time to read it.

May 20, 2020 07:29 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Better late than never and I hope this brings you lots of relocation clients from New York...

Happy Tuesday my friend Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

May 19, 2020 04:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ,

If they are alike this family it will be a pleasure!

May 20, 2020 07:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- congratulations to you and to Colleen and Brian.  They found the perfect agent to help them with their relocation. And I'm sure that they are so happy they did not have to stay-at-home in their 850 square foot home with their children!!!

May 19, 2020 04:50 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Kathy Streib ,

They would have lost their minds both working from home and home schooling 3 little boys!

May 20, 2020 07:31 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie.

Congratulations on the sale.  Yes ma'am, I can imagine living in a 850 sq. ft. place with three kiddos.  I bet they are more than happy

May 20, 2020 12:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi James Dray ,

They are thrilled to be here and Sheltering in Place their over 3,000 SF home.

May 20, 2020 07:32 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

How smart was the Washington Post to select the most knowledgeable Austin agent. Congratulations, Dorie!

May 20, 2020 07:12 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® ,

Thank you for stopping by and the kind words.

May 20, 2020 07:32 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - What a great feature for you and your clients.  They made the right move with the right REALTOR.  

May 27, 2020 06:27 AM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

Congratulations on the mention.
Too bad they did not link to your website - maybe they'll do it if you ask.
A backlink from a website like that is worth gold.

Jun 17, 2020 12:49 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Dorie, it's always fun to find great stories like this in the AR history files.  Congrats on the being chosen by WAPO.  Your buyers' article really had its roots in your wisdom and experience, they must be very grateful to have made the right decision hiring you.

Nov 18, 2020 11:12 PM