This was my second time to purchase a home through Doreen. This time around, my husband and I looked for almost two years for a home for our growing family. We changed our minds several times on what we wanted. We went from this zip code to that zip code and from wanting a piece of property to build on to wanting an existing home. Doreen was always patient and helpful. She also understood when we had our first child that we had to take a step back from the process for a few months. She is a fantastic person, friend, and realtor. She is professional, prompt, aggressive, patient, and understanding all at the same time. Doreen listened to what we wanted and helped us find the best home possible for our budget and lifestyle. Doreen is fantastic!
Daniel and Julie M.
I had my heart set on finding a home in the ’04 zip code that came with all of the “essential” amenities (gym, pool, personal washer/dryer, etc.). Another request of mine that was a little “strange”: being in an area that was surrounded by nature. I knew this was going to be a challenge and just when I was about to give up the nature aspect, Doreen miraculously found me the PERFECT place that fit ALL of this criteria plus extra bonuses (not only do I have direct access to the greenbelt, but I also have a big oak tree right outside of my patio!). She did a lot of footwork for me and she was very fast. Dealing with people can be tricky, but she asked all of the right questions and used her “New York aggressiveness” to make sure I was really going to be happy. She sure knows how to do business with people because I got a great deal in a “hot spot”. I was extremely impressed with Doreen’s services. She is the kind of person that will not give up until the client is 100% satisfied. Some agents only care about making money and they don’t have the client’s best interest in mind, but Doreen is the complete opposite of that. I highly recommend her services! You will not be disappointed!
There is no realtor in Texas like Doreen Zelma and there never will be. My wife and I started our quest to find the perfect homestead in the Driftwood or west Dripping Springs area; some two years ago. All the realtors we had contacted acted like they did not want to work with us until we got lucky and found Ms. Zelma. Doreen spent nearly 9 months working with us to find the perfect home. When we changed our mind on a house or two she did not abandon us. She wanted us to have the perfect home for our needs as badly as we did. Her professionalism is beyond exemplary. I encourage anyone looking for a home to hire Doreen as their realtor. In the age of horrible service, Doreen stands out as the benchmark! Today we own Wyatt Ranch because Doreen works so hard for us.
My husband and I moved to Austin from Rapid City, SD and we were used to open space and the convenience of short commutes. My office is in downtown Austin. Doreen really listened to what we liked and what we didn’t like. She asked lots of questions to get to know us. She identified properties based on our needs and wants and helped us find a place that met our expectations very quickly. Doreen was not pushy and helped us look at various alternatives so we were sure we wanted to move ahead with an offer on the home we ended up purchasing.
Doreen was also helpful in getting us in touch with a lender who made the process very smooth. We would highly recommend Doreen. She is truly a professional, she understands the market and best of all she is fun!
Don and Jackie S.
Doreen is the hardest-working realtor I’ve worked with in any city. Wouldn’t consider going to anyone else.
“Working with Doreen was a great! She was able to sell our house in 11 days, even in a down economy. We didn’t expect the house to move so quickly, but she was able to help us regroup and find our dream home in record time. She was very understanding of your needs and helped point us in the right direction. She held our hand through the whole process and we are forever grateful – she really had our best interest at heart!”
Doreen Zelma was absolutely exceptional in professionally representing us in the sell of our home, which can be quite a stressful experience. However, she also showed us that it can be a great learning experience. Her sincerity and negotiating skills were very critical throughout the whole process. This is the third home we have sold and this was by far our best experience. We found Doreen to be very knowledgeable, helpful, accessible and prompt, resulting in a viable offer on our home in 4 days – in a down economy! We would not hesitate to recommend her.
Phillip and Tina G.
As second time home owners and first time sellers, Doreen made the entire process so much easier than we could have possibly imagined. There was never a moment where we were in the dark, as she kept us up to date and informed every step of the way. She told us exactly what needed to be done prior to our house going on the market and helped find us the perfect new home. Although we aren’t going to be in a hurry to leave our new home, whenever that day does come, I can guarantee that we’ll be giving Doreen a call. We would definitely recommend her to anybody looking to sell and/or purchase a home!
Chip & Erin Adams
“My wife and I had no experience in real estate, and needed all the help we could get, especially when the unforeseen challenges started falling out of the sky like hailstones. Doreen’s tireless work, perseverance, advice, experience, and knowledge were just what was needed to get the job done. We are very happy Doreen was our real estate agent and represented us according to our wishes.
Ben and Suz”
‘Doreen helped us immensely with our house search here in Austin. We were unfamiliar with the real estate market here and Doreen worked with us to fully understand our needs and was fully engaged in getting us our ideal home. We are now settled in our new home and Doreen has been extremely helpful and responsive the whole way through this process. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a house in Austin.’
Ben & Sue H.
“We just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. My wife and I couldn’t have been able to find this home without your expertise of the local market and guidance throughout the process. Knowing we were in such good hands made us a lot more comfortable buying a house before we moved into the area. We appreciate the fact that you really took the time to get to know us and our needs so that when we were able to look at houses, you only showed us the ‘good’ ones. Your diligence and attention to detail was invaluable during the closing process and we can’t imagine ever using another agent besides you.”
Thanks a Million,
Michael and Andie
“Doreen was a good realtor to work with. My husband and I don’t have much experience with realtors (only have used 2 in our life).
Doreen made buying our investment property much easier than if my husband and I had done it on our own.
She was prompt on getting information to us and returning our phone calls. Doreen was available to us at all hours. During “crunch time” she met with us at our workplaces (which is completely out of the way for her).
There were a couple of items she noticed during closing that our lenders had made mistakes on and we where able to correct before all the paperwork was finalized.
Our overall experience with Doreen was a good one. And we would recommend using Doreen as a realtor to anyone.”
Clint and Aaron
“Buying a home was such an amazing experience thanks to the expertise of Doreen. She was so helpful and knowledgeable about everything. In the process of buying a house, with all the going back and forth, it’s nice to know that you have someone speaking for you who wants the best for you and wants to do it in a timely manner as though she is buying her own home. I would definitely recommend Doreen to anyone who wants to find their dream home within their budget and with everything they are looking for. The experience I had in buying a home was unforgettable and will be appreciated for years to come.”
“Where do I begin? You have done so much for me in the last few months. I know my ‘first time home buying experience would not have been as enjoyable with anybody else. Thank you for always being available to me whenever I had questions or needed reassurance. I appreciate your tact and ability to give me thoughtful advice. I have enjoyed getting to know you & wish you the best!”
“Hi Doreen,We would like to thank you for all you’re hard work in locating our new investment properties.Being in Calif. and able to view all the properties that met our criteria on the Gateway was great, just sit in front of our computer and let you know what to look at. I know you did a lot of driving around and it’s greatly appreciated. The properties are in a perfect area and just around the corner from each other. How you came up with two having the same street number is beyond me but it’s easy to remember. Seriously, the work you did was excellent. So much so that you are now our Texas agent. It was a pleasure meeting you and we’ll be in touch soon.”
Roy and Barbara Davis