Broker/REALTOR®, CRB, CRS, ABR, SRES, CLHMS
TREC License #308573
Carol Dochen is an Austin Broker that goes above and beyond serving her clients luxury Austin real estate needs. As owner of Dochen REALTORS®, one of the city’s top three real estate firms recognized since 2009 by the Austin Business Journal, Carol has achieved a reputation in the city for providing outstanding real estate services. Utilizing her vast knowledge of over 30 years in the industry, Carol tackles every transaction with professionalism and integrity.
Knowing the real estate business helps Carol stay on top of what is happening throughout the Austin-area real estate market and being connected to before-market inventory through her Luxury Market network, Carol delivers expert advice and professionalism to her buyers and sellers. Wherever her clients are along their real estate path, she is there to help. One of her greatest joys is seeing the smile on a new homebuyer’s face when they close on their first home.
Carol has sales exceeding more than $250 million in the last 15 years. Platinum Top 50 Realtors has recognized her every year since 2011, when the awards began in Austin. She received the coveted Broker of the Year Award for 2017. Accolades include Carol’s inclusion in Austin’s 5-Star REALTORS®, winner of Austin Woman Magazine’s “I Am Austin Woman” award for businesswoman of the year, and she has been acknowledged for her sales in Texas Monthly Magazine.
Carol Dochen has previously been a member of Austin’s Elite 25, has served as a Director of the Austin Board of Realtors® (ABOR), twice been chair of the Austin Multiple Listing Service (ACTRIS) and was elected as a director of the Texas Association of Realtors®.
Carol Dochen has been licensed in the State of Texas since 1991, is a member of the National Association of Realtors®, and holds such prestigious designations as:
- Licensed Real Estate Broker
- Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
- Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)
- Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
- Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)
- Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Carol is also considered a Senior’s Real Estate Specialist with her commitment to helping clients 50 and over, remodel their current home or downsizing to accommodate their changing needs.
In addition to her real estate career, Carol finds time to serve on non-profit and civic boards, and is a member of the Austin Jewish community, including the Northwest Austin Civic Association (NWACA) and Shalom Austin. For more than 20 years she has donated a portion of every sale to Austin’s Habitat for Humanity. And, every Monday night, Carol can be found rehearsing with Tapestry Singers, a local Austin choral group.
Carol grew up in Dallas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Longhorn Singers. She is married to Sandy Dochen, and together, they have two grown children.
“My husband and I purchased our first home and could not have had a better experience. Carol’s perfect combination of business savvy and genuine love and care for us got us an amazing deal and truly, our dream home. I never thought we could get a house in the neighborhood we wanted with the amount of space we were able to find. Carol’s expert negotiating skills and very thorough inspection made all of this possible. I was incredibly nervous about the whole process before meeting Carol because it was going to be such a huge investment and I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. Carol walked us through every step of the process with the care that I would only expect from loving family members. She has also helped us do some fixing up and guided us through that process, as well, even though we closed many weeks ago. I cannot say how much my husband and I loved working with her and how incredibly accessible she was throughout the whole experience. Thank you, Carol, for setting us up with a home that will allow us to build the life we want for our family. We adore you!!” Lindsay F.
“Sharp and on point, Carol and Dana were extremely professional, kind, warm, and patient, and we felt like we were in good hands throughout the process of buying our home. We ended up in a multiple offer scenario, and Carol and Dana guided us through the process of revising and strengthening our offer, multiple times, with grace and ease. We were thrilled to win the bidding war, and the Sellers listed Carol’s name and reputation, and the fact the every ‘i’ was dotted and ‘t’ crossed in our contract, as reasons why they chose us over at least one higher offer. During negotiations, Carol recommended an excellent inspector who impressed this professional engineer (me) with his thoroughness and expertise. As a result of the inspections, Carol successfully helped us negotiate a substantial sum back from the buyers in a manner that was practically effortless for us. We couldn’t be happier with their services and highly recommend.” Andrew H.
“Carol and her team helped my husband and I find our first home, and far exceeded our expectations for what is supposed to be a stressful experience. She is the definition of above and beyond, and helped us close stress-free 2 weeks before our wedding, which is no easy feat. I truly can’t say enough good things about Carol – she listens to everything you want, shares all options with you, guides you, and takes you under her wing. I’ve recommended her to my in-laws, grandma-in-law and my aunt & uncle relocating for the first time in 30 years. They all love her as well. Choose Carol as your real estate agent – you won’t be disappointed!!” Kim A.
“If you want a realtor that really cares about what you want and won’t let you settle for less, then Carol Dochen should be your choice! I told Carol that I was really picky and I would understand if she didn’t want to take me on as a client. She has the patience of a saint! After looking at close to 100 houses over a 10 month period, she found us our house by sending letters to homeowners in our desired areas asking if they knew anyone who wanted to sell, and that is how we found our house! We also worked with Rebecca Levy in her office and my praise for her is the same. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, Carol and her team are the best!” Madelyn B.
“Carol, Kendra and I want to thank you for your time, patience, guidance, and professionalism with the sale of our home on Highland Hills and the purchase of our new home on Parkview. We started this process in March…8 months ago! No one could have ever predicted the twist, turns, and obstacles that we had to overcome. Throughout the process you listened to what we had to say. You provided accurate and sound advice in a market that is hard to read. In addition, it was your persistence, timing, and generosity that was key in closing Parkview. It could not have happened without you both!” Graeme
“Carol is a truly amazing realtor- She is in the loop for all of the best properties in Austin, can work within your price range, and provides very personal service. We are extremely pleased with the purchase of our house. Carol also helps in every way possible when you are getting settled. She went beyond expectations to make sure we were happy. She is an amazing resource. Even a year later, we still feel like we can turn to Carol for questions about Austin, recommendations for restaurants, handyman, anything that comes up.” Karen and John
“We contacted Carol Dochen’s office after the passing of my mother to start the process of selling her house. Carol & her associates were very caring & helped expedite the process every step of the way. She really made us feel special in all aspects of the sale & kept in close contact with updates the whole time we worked with her & her team. She was highly recommended to us & did not disappoint. If we ever need her services in the future we will definitely be working with Carol Dochen & her team.” Alex A.
“Carol and her team did everything right to help us sell our Westlake area home. She told us exactly what we needed to do in order to make our house shine. As a result, she got us front page coverage on the Statesman Home section! An amazing feat that paid off! She kept us informed every step of the way during the closing process and ensured our needs were met We are so pleased to have used the Dochen Realtors to sell our house!” Susan K.
“Carol, I wanted to thank you for the generous bowl of gifts you gave me at the closing. I really appreciate it and love the traditional meaning of each item. Also, I wanted to thank you for working with me over the years. I am not exactly the easiest person to work with, but your patience and experience really made a difference to me, and I really appreciate all your effort. I am looking forward to finishing my move and getting settled.” Ricki F.
“Carol, We were very pleased with the services you provided to us in selling our home. You handled all the complications of selling with professionalism and personal dedication. Your loyalty to our interests was total. We heartily recommend you to anyone needing a Realtor!” Beverly and Frank
“Kristen and I want to thank you for all you have done for us. Carol, no other Realtor would have gone to the ends of the earth for us as you did. We truly cannot thank you enough and will be recommending your services to anyone we come across who is in the market.” Kristen and Mike
“Carol, thank you so much for everything that you have done in this whirlwind process of preparing, selling, and closing on my house; preparing my mom’s condo and finding a new home for me . Your expertise and guidance have been priceless.” Margo
“Carol, I absolutely love it here. It is me, and well, I LOVE IT! What a present from you to bring this house to me. I will always thank you and have such a deep appreciation for you.” Cindy