I once read that Helping Others is the secret to a happy life. At JBGoodwin, that’s just what we do!
As an elementary school teacher for over 15 years, I know the value of education and helping others. Each child became my number one priority, and my goal was to meet each child’s individual needs. The same holds true for real estate. Working as a real estate agent with my mom in California’s busy Bay Area/Contra Costa County market, we dedicated ourselves to helping each and every client as if they were our ONLY client. Both teaching and real estate require organization, communication, consistency, and true dedication….and that is something that I possess! You will become my NUMBER ONE PRIORITY!
On a personal note, I was born in Memphis (and yes, I am one the THE biggest Elvis fans ever!), spent the first 6 years of my life in Texas, and then moved with my family to California. I am a UCLA graduate (Go Bruins) and was in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. After grad school, I started my teaching career in Southern California.
I made the move to Northern California and soon met my fabulous husband, Jeff! We love to travel – we’ve been to over 30 states and 3 continents! Our favorite places include New Zealand (I even bungy jumped off the Kawarau Bridge!), Maine (Kennebunkport has a special place in our heart), Maui (you can’t beat Napili!), Napa (home of some of the most fabulous wineries) and Paris (where Jeff proposed to me!). Jeff and I realized the value of real estate early on in our marriage and quickly moved to Austin….and we have loved every minute! Austin, the Hill Country, restaurants, live music – what more could you want?
I am so excited to be working for JBGoodwin. Our motto is “Helping People.” I know that buying, selling, and leasing can be stressful. Let me ease the stress…Let me help you…Let me prove to you that I am your best choice! I will show you the ABCs of real estate!
"I had the privilege of meeting Valorie Hillerich at an open house for an amazing listing she had. I have several observations that I want to emphasize in this recommendation. First, as a listing agent, she is a passionate advocate to sell her Client’s home. There was not one doubt that she believed in her listing and she was committed to taking all measures to get full market value for her Client(s). Second, her knowledge and enthusiasm was a great asset to me as a potential Buyer because for every question I had, she had answers because she had done her homework. She was focused on educating me as a Buyer for her listing as well as the market in general. That hard work ultimately led to multiple offers on her listing.
Because of her obvious commitment to her Clients, I engaged her as my representation in buying my future home. I assumed purchasing new construction would be somewhat routine but nothing is so in a home purchase and I am very thankful that Valorie was in my court. I do not believe the transaction would have closed without Valorie’s tenacity on behalf of my interests, calm in the midst of some challenges, and effective communication skills with all parties involved.
I have bought and sold many homes so my benchmark is high in what to expect from a professional Realtor. I unwittingly “saved the best for last” in purchasing what I intend to be my final major home purchase. I have touched on the many factors above but in summary it is Valorie’s knowledge, experience, communication, commitment, professionalism, and passion that will ensure she is your new benchmark and gatekeeper to a successful real estate transaction.
" – Dixie Anderson
"Valorie Hillerich is a true professional! She does whatever it takes to get the job done. While we were in the process of buying a house she made several trips to open the house for various trades people before we closed on the property. Valorie is quick to give updates, whether there is news or just to say that she hasn't heard anything yet. She is energetic, knowledgeable and customer focused. It was nice to know that we were in good hands from beginning to end." – Tammy Bower-Yarty
"Valorie Hillerich is the epitome of an excellent realtor. We have worked with many realtors over the years on both the buyers and the sellers side and working with Valorie made us realize what excellence really is in the real estate world. She navigated all the paperwork with professional efficiency and was proactive in creating a plan for marketing the house with flyers, website info and open houses. She kept us totally informed on results of the open houses and any contacts she made. She even followed up on people who stopped by the open houses. This is an organized, energetic woman who is truly committed to her clients." – Pam Schulte
"I have now successfully closed two transactions for Valorie Hillerich over the last couple of months, and I can't tell you how impressed I am with her service and dedication to her clients. She really gets to know her clients and she fights tooth and nail for them every step of the way. After being in the mortgage business for 25 years, I have seen plenty of great agents, as well as plenty of terrible agents. Valorie certainly belongs in the GREAT category. I'm looking forward to working with Valorie for years to come. She also has a delightful smile on her face at all times." – John Fink, Supreme Lending
"We all know, if you want to sell your house FAST and at the top of your market range, the key is a good realtor! Valorie Hillerich, JBGoodwin Realtors, is like the energizer bunny.....she just keeps on going, doing whatever is necessary, working for you to get the job done. She is professional and knowledgeable and always goes that extra mile to make sure your property shows the best in your market. We would definitely recommend Valorie to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Austin area." – Joanne & Doug Heitmiller
"I enjoyed working with Valorie. She goes above and beyond for her clients to not only be an advocate for their best interests, but also to understand what is most important when looking for a new home." – Ethan Cole, Sales Counselor, Milestone Communities
It's been just over a month since I moved into my first ever home and I could not have found a better place. I owe it all to Valorie - she was patient with me as I figured out exactly what I was looking for and opened my eyes to possibilities I hadn't even considered. Not only am I loving my new home, but I also got to enjoy the search because Valorie made the house hunting process a breeze! (May 2016)
" – Kaley Ervin
"I'm writing to say how much I appreciate Valorie Hillerich's efforts on our behalf in buying our house in Spillman Ridge. Valorie was very active from the beginning. She knew the neighborhood very well, which helped us find good comparables for negotiating the terms, and she stayed on top of all the big and little things that arose to make sure we had a smooth closing--which we did this morning." – Philip N. Diehl
"I met Valorie while visiting the Austin area looking for a nursing home for my Mother. We immediately clicked. I informed her of our plan to relocate in the Austin area near my son & mother sometime in November. As the time for our move approached, Valorie contacted me in advance to set up an appointment so we could get started on our home search when we arrived. Listening and learning about our needs, Valorie showed us homes & condos that met those requirements. The same day, we found a Condo at Turtle Creek Enclave in Round Rock, TX that we purchased.
Valorie was supportive throughout the whole process and kept on top of all that needed to be done by the builder and us, even after the closing. We enjoyed working with Valorie and now consider her a friend as well. She is friendly, knowledgeable, and a very good agent. We were very pleased with our experience and would recommend her for your Real Estate needs. Thank you, Valorie!
" – Mark & Susan Showler
"I’ve known Valorie for 7 years, 4 of those working together as 4th grade teachers in the Round Rock School District. As a teacher, Valorie was organized, motivated, helpful, creative, on time (in fact, she was the first one at school every day!), a team player, and ALWAYS put the needs of each and every child FIRST. Every child mattered. Her relationship with parents was open, honest, and nurturing. She was a well-respected teacher and often requested by returning students and parents.
Valorie taught professional development to her peers and kept up-to-date on the latest educational processes and programs. She was always learning and striving to better herself with an incredible attention to detail and dedication second to none.
I know that she will bring those same qualities to you, her buyer or seller, in Austin’s competitive market. I would highly recommend Valorie as your real estate agent.
" – Marie Long, Former Elementary Teacher, Round Rock ISD
"Valorie is a long-time friend and former colleague of mine in the Round Rock Independent School District. She is fun-loving and compassionate, as well as one of the most focused and driven people I know.
During the time we shared as teachers, she was recruited on numerous occasions to plan and instruct staff development classes district-wide. I was blessed to have shared a few of these opportunities with her, as I witnessed her classes constantly being flooded with positive feedback. Many class attendees would maintain long-term contact with Valorie for advice in their own classrooms. Valorie valued these relationships, as she thrived on helping others.
Between her strong leadership in the school system and prior experience in real estate, I have no doubt that Valorie is the best representation you will find for buying or selling your home. When Valorie commits, she follows through and delivers; she will be your greatest advocate.
" – Brittany Garza, Business Owner and Former Teacher
"Valorie Hillerich was our son's 4th grade teacher a few years ago. We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic, organized or helpful teacher. She always said, "These kids (students) are MY kids," so once you started working with her, you became her Number One Priority! She was always honest with us about our son and worked with us to best meet his INDIVIDUAL needs. She found ways in the classroom to minimize his fear of math AND found creative ways for him to love it again! We know that house buying/selling can be difficult and stressful, but Valorie has the ability to ease that stress for you.
Valorie's attention to detail was impeccable. Her organization resulted in us always staying well-informed. She consistently continued her education on the most up to date programs so she could bring that back to her classroom.
Valorie has lived around the Austin area so her local knowledge of the city will be beneficial. Through her many years of teaching, she has developed a broad network of people including past teachers, students and parents, to keep her aware of potential buyers and sellers in the current market. We highly recommend Valorie as your real estate agent and feel very confident that she will meet all of your needs.
" – Jason & Denise Donovan