Article Published in Washington Post

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 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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  1. Roy Kelley 05/27/2020 01:00 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR congratulations on your great exposure with a published article on how well you service your relocating clients.... relocating is always a difficult task for buyers, but especially during a pandemic.... it could have been a horror show.... good thing they had you for their Realtor.

May 19, 2020 05:41 AM #2
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We did a lot of Corporate RELO in the 1990’s . Cartus eas our primary source 

May 19, 2020 05:42 AM #3
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am so glad that the Washington Post found you!  They certainly picked a great agent to feature.

May 19, 2020 06:13 AM #4
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

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


May 19, 2020 06:14 AM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

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 #6
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

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 #7
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
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 #8
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 #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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

May 19, 2020 06:53 AM #10
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 #11
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 #12
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

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 #13
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - 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 #14
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 #15
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 #16
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 #17
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 #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

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 #19
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 #20
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - 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 #21
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