Originally, I come from the northwest part of New Jersey, where I grew up, spending summers at the Jersey Shore (Belmar) and the rest of the year in Kinnelon. I attended Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ, and graduated with a BA in Comparative Literature. I have lived in San Diego, California; Durango, Colorado; Providence, Rhode Island and St Louis, MO. My husband and I moved here in 1994 from St Louis, with our five children – a daunting experience! But we all fell in love with Austin. We have lived here since 1994 and live in Northwest Austin, in the Canyon Creek subdivision.
I have been involved in many organizations since I moved here – Church, PTA, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts – but my favorite is USA Swimming. I organized and ran a USA swim club for nine years and served as a USA Swimming Official and on the South Texas Officials Swim Committee. (My two youngest children swam varsity for Westwood High School and I volunteered as an Official for the team)
I am, when I have time, an avid needle worker and quilter, in addition to reading anything and everything, watching movies, and spending time with my children. Oh, yes, I even manage to spend time with my husband as well, who has supported me in my endeavors all these 25 years!
My latest project is rescuing two beautiful Irish Wolfhounds. I belong to the Texas Irish Wolfhound Rescue Group. They are Mother (Brie) and son (Murphy,) both unduly traumatized - it is like watching a flower bloom as they get better every day!
I am thrilled to be a part of the JB Goodwin family! I cannot think of a better place to work and help our clients with their Real Estate transactions. Especially in my capacity of the Northwest Office Sales and Leasing Manager, as I can offer help, not only to my clients, but to my fellow agents as well.
Wanted to let you know how grateful I am to have the support of Dorothy Palmore and what a difference she has personally made in my first few months with JB Goodwin. Her Donuts with Dorothy meetings on Thursday mornings always offer great information and insight. She freely shares her knowledge during those meetings and answers everyone's questions. I have learned so much from her and my fellow agents. And this week she helped me navigate my first contract and gave me peace of mind by reviewing it before I sent it out for signatures. I feel blessed to have such a great support system.
" – Michelle Ombres
Dorothy helped me for the second time with some computer questions. She is always friendly, helpful and never gives anybody the feeling of interrupting. Always taking her time to help. She is an enormous asset to JB Goodwin and I hope she will never leave the company. If I have to give stars she will receive 6 stars out of 5!
" – Brigitte Mueller, NW Agent
"JBG Goodwin agents have a secret (to some of us) weapon in our arsenal, and that's Donuts with Dorothy on Wednesday mornings at 9:00. During this one hour weekly open forum, we can ask any question we like and receive the benefit of someone's expertise who's been doing this a lot longer than we have. It's great to be able to bat scenarios around and dig deeply into issues that are going on with our transactions, to ask about whatever we need clarified in the real estate arena without worrying that it'll seem like a dumb question. Inevitably, my question will lead another agent to ask a question that may be related or peripheral, or a new topic altogether that I want to understand as well. Nothing's off limits and I leave every meeting with information I didn't have before, which helps my confidence increase.
I'm very grateful that Dorothy Palmore graciously offers this weekly forum. You really should check it out. And of course...donuts!
" – Maria Benning, agent
"Dorothy has been so helpful for me, by taking the time to meet with me one on one and go through each of my issues that I am having with clients. She has really taken a lot of time to make sure that I am successful as a Realtor.
Her ideas and knowledge have been so valuable. This knowledge helped me get one of my buyers under contract after they lost three houses to multiple offers. I am so thankful that Dorothy is there to help!
" – Talia Traub
"Dorothy is very knowledgable in training how to use the ARC and Working with Landlords. I thoroughly enjoyed her classes and gained a lot of practical information." – Margaret Horton
"Dorothy went over and beyond her responsibilities on several occasions when we had many issues with our builder and apartment complex we were living in." – Wendy Bailey
"We have now moved in to our new home thanks to you. I can’t tell you enough how happy I am that I have been introduced to you. You have made this move for use surprisingly easy. Considering our difficulties with the animals and my unimpressive background you still managed to find my family and me a home we can be proud of. This neighborhood is full of great neighbors and is a fantastic community. I would have never thought to live in such a neighborhood without your help. You have invested more time then I could have ever ask in order to find us a perfect home and I can’t express to you how thankful we are for going above and beyond your expected duties." – Chris Pisculli
"She is amazing!!!! I truly feel every time I reach out to her she is patient, thorough and very good at braking down an answer for me to understand and really learn from it. She never makes me feel like I'm asking a ridiculous question I should know already. Just thought you should know how much I truly appreciate her being a big part of JBG!" – Crystal Barboza, agent
"Dorothy has been a great Manager. She is very approachable and always ready to help. She goes out of her way to teach many useful classes. I think she is an inspiring asset to the JBGoodwin team!" – Tricia Daniels, agent
"Dorothy embodies the JBGoodwin way every day! She’s loves helping people. Whether its agents in the office or clients with real estate needs. She goes above and beyond what is expected. I’m glad to be on her team." – DeAnn Lewis, agent
"We are a family who arrived to Austin from Denmark. When we came to your office, we met Dorothy, and she was fantastic. It did not take long before we felt that she would be able to help us. She was so helpful and we are so grateful that we got her as our agent." – Nathalia F.
"Hi Dorothy, I want to thank you for all your help. I have taken possession of the property today, and all looks good so far. For the second time going through JB Goodwin, I am once again grateful for and impressed with staff and services." – Rich Peaslee
"I just wanted to follow up and let you know everything's going great with us. We love the new house, got it mostly set up. Zach and Keldryck both back me up in saying that you were freaking awesome and we really enjoyed working with you. Thank you so much for helping us out, you have no idea how much we appreciate it." – Daniel Kilmer