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Meet Carol Dochen

Carol Dochen | Broker/REALTOR®

“I love helping different generations of a family. Becoming a family REALTOR® is a real honor to me. I want to be the person they lean on for advice, experience and guidance. I love developing that trust and seeing a family grow in different ways. That is really special to me.”

About Carol Dochen

Since 2009, her company has been recognized by the Austin Business Journal as one of the city’s top three real estate firms of its size. Carol has achieved a reputation for her outstanding, personalized real estate services. In working to uphold the integrity of the real estate profession, Carol has served three terms as a director of the Austin Board of REALTORS® and the ABoR Foundation board, has twice chaired the Austin Multiple Listing Service (ACTRIS), and was a director of the Texas Association of REALTORS®.


Since 1981, Carol Dochen has brought thoughtful service and vast knowledge to serve the real estate needs of her clients in Austin, Texas. With more than 30 years in the industry, she brings her professionalism and integrity to every transaction.

About Austin

Carol, like everyone else, has fallen in love with what the city of Austin has to offer. The Austin Real Estate market reflects the people of the city in being both vibrant and bold. It’s a market that is forward in pricing, activity, and simply a place where people want to be.

Community Involvement

Carol shares her leadership skills throughout the community. She is a board member of the Northwest Austin Civic Association. Committed to the ideal of everyone in life deserving a safe home, Carol’s company has provided funds for home construction at Community First! Village, a community of tiny homes for formerly homeless individuals. Austin’s Habitat for Humanity and Foundation Communities are housing non-profits that Dochen REALTORS® supports every month.

She co-founded an award-winning child development center at Congregation Beth Israel, which has educated thousands of preschoolers for more than 30 years. The Jewish community of Austin has recognized Carol repeatedly over the years, including in 2020 when she was honored with the Woman of Valor award for a lifetime of commitment to community service.

Carol Dochen shares the ways she values your decision to trust her, and her team, with your real estate needs in Austin.

Austin Favorites

Carol personally loves living in Austin because of the year-round warm weather and all of the outdoor activities that can be done in it. Her favorite neighborhood is Northwest Hills – a beautiful family-friendly neighborhood with stunning hill country views. Within this charming neighborhood you can expect large lots, huge oaks, and the stunning Texas Green Belt.

Personal Life

Raised in Dallas, Carol 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 they are proud of their two grown children, Katie, who has joined Dochen REALTORS® and Andrew, who is joining the family business, too. And watch for Carol singing in Austin’s Tapestry Singers Choir-one of her favorite pastime!​

Awards and Recognition

  • Ten Platinum Top 50 REALTOR® awards
  • Broker of the Year Award
  • Texas Monthly Magazine’s 5 Star ​Professional
  • Austin Woman Magazine “I Am Austin Woman” Award for Businesswoman of the Year


  • 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.

    Karen and John
  • Carol is amazing. She went above and beyond for me in the sale of my home. She put tons of time and effort in and I would say way more than any other agent I've worked with. And she is extremely knowledgeable and gives great advice and has a great network of service providers that actually saved me a lot of money. I would recommend her highly to anyone.

    Larry T.
  • I worked with Carol to purchase my first home. She was outstanding. Not only did she find me my perfect house at my target price, she assisted me in finding an outstanding person to paint and do my floors.

    Mindy B.
  • Carol Dochen is simply the best REALTOR® in Austin. Apart from her obvious qualifications, she truly cares for her clients and works tirelessly to get the best for them. We have worked with Carol on three homes, two of which we sold, and one we bought. For the homes where she was the seller’s agent, we had multiple offers – within a day of listing on MLS. When we moved away from Austin, Carol handled everything that went into getting the home ready for sale, supervised contractors, and even took the trouble to have our ATandT equipment taken to a FedEx office for return! Warm and caring, always going the extra mile. More than just a REALTOR®, I am honored to call Carol a friend. We will miss her expertise and friendship out here in CA.

    Tom M.
  • Carol Dochen’s experience and deep understanding of the local real estate market, together with a full breadth of services to ensure our home was marketed effectively, allowed us to sell it quickly and for the price we wanted. Her talented staging, maintenance and marketing teams ensured our home looked its very best.

    Jenna & Jesse B.
  • Carol Dochen is the best! We faced the daunting task of cleaning out, selling, and moving from a home we lived in for 17 years  – where we raised 3 children. From the first meeting, Carol showed up ready to lead the process and get things done effectively and efficiently. She gave us options that met our needs in terms of timing and how much support we wanted to have from her and her team. Carol managed the details and did everything that needed to be done. The process was one we were dreading, but with Carol at the helm, it ended up being almost effortless on our part. The house was readied and sold quickly and it was all because of the work Carol did and the expertise and professionalism she brought to the process. I would recommend Carol and her team to any potential seller!

    Laura & Scott Y.
  • First, Carol is warm and helpful in every way. With Carol's help, we bought our house remotely. She gave us great guidance: "This house would be great for you. The neighborhood is good." Her office staff was also supportive - picking up the key from the closing company; going out to the property when a workman was there. It also must be said that after so many years in the business, she knows the market very well. Carol knows her stuff.

    Marc S.

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