Dora Dernavich REALTOR, ABR
Dora Dernavich is known as a calm and peaceful presence during the exciting but often stressful process of home-buying or selling. Pairing her knowledge and thorough work ethic with a helpful and patient demeanor, Dora guides clients through every step by offering reassurance and perspective. She believes developing a strong rapport and trust with everyone she works with is the key to a successful transaction — and in business in general. To her, this business is about helping and educating others. Your priorities are her priorities.
Dora works with buyers and sellers, and in 2018 helped 25 families successfully move from or to a new home. Dora holds the ABR® designation as an Accredited Buyer's Representative, and is also Smart Home Certified. In 2018 she received the International Diamond Society award, placing her among the top 15% of Coldwell Banker agents worldwide. She was also nominated for Best Real Estate Agent in the Seven Daysies awards, and was a Rising Star Award Recipient from Vermont Business Magazine.
She is excited to spend many more years helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. Outside of the office, Dora is known for her involvement with the REALTOR Young Professionals Network, and you have a good chance of finding her at a networking event in the Burlington area — whether real estate related or not. She knows the best way to provide an informative experience to her clients is to be informed, so she attends as many educational events as she can fit into her schedule.
In addition to her passion for educating consumers on the purchase and sale process, she regularly mentors new agents and will always lend an ear to any colleague. Dora’s professional career started in Interior Design, for which she holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the New England Institute of Art & Design at Suffolk University. Her years working for Boston-based residential design and architecture firm Heather Wells, Inc. instilled in her a high standard of quality and professionalism—and a love for houses. The world of design calls for attentiveness and flexibility, and Dora exudes both.
Her creative background manifests itself in many ways as a REALTOR—adding value to her clients’ experiences with staging services, decorating or layout advice, and unique, personalized closing gifts. Prior to her career in Boston, Dora spent her formative years in Hardwick, Vermont, where she met her high-school sweetheart, and now husband, Andrew. Her love for rural small towns and big cities alike allows her to share in her clients’ enthusiasm during the house-hunting process—whether exploring downtown properties or secluded mountain retreats.
During her personal time, you’ll find she’s passionate about her 8 year-old rescue dog, Sierra, and her 1-year old daughter (with many photos to show), cooking new and exciting vegetarian dishes, finding new home projects for her bungalow in Essex Junction, and playing indoor soccer with friends, old and new.
Expertise & Qualifications
• 2018 CB International Diamond Society award
• 2018 Seven Daysies nominee for Best Real Estate Agent
• 2018 Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star award
• ABR, Accredited Buyer's Representative
• Smart Home Certified
• Degree in Interior Design, skilled in home staging
• Bilingual in Greek
• Enjoys camping, gardening, and her family
Dora Dernavich was the most patient, thorough, kind, and accommodating agent I could have hoped for throughout the process of purchasing a home and relocating across the country. Hopefully I won't be moving again any time soon, but I would recommend her to a friend in a heartbeat!
- Jeff & Ann
Dora was a real pleasure to work with on this sale. This was my first sale and she made it very easy and smooth throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend working with her! It was a great experience.
Dora was attentive, responsive, and supportive throughout a stressful process. She offered a calm presence and seemed genuinely interested in helping us find the right home (not just making a sale). Will be recommending her to others, and plan to work with her again in the future!
- Eliza & Aaron
If we did it again we wouldn't change anything. We have already highly recommended Dora. She was always professional and always flexible.
- Jess & Britt
Dora was amazing and very helpful even with questions that came up after we closed! We highly recommend her to anyone who asks!
- Jaime & Brad
Dora’s intelligence, her knowledge of the market, her patience, her willingness to make herself available, her acute familiarity with the legalities of the purchasing process and her unwavering empathy make her the perfect agent; not to mention the value of her interior design degree in evaluating older properties. She was an absolute joy to work with!