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. Since 2014, Dora has focused on working with buyers, and in 2016 helped 28 families successfully move in to new homes. Dora holds the ABR® designation as an Accredited Buyer's Representative, and is also Smart Home Certified. 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 will always lend an ear and offer advice to a colleague in need. 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 6 year-old rescue dog, Sierra (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
• Specializes in First-Time Home Buying
• Skilled in home staging
• ABR, Accredited Buyer's Representative
• Smart Home Certified
• BFA in Interior Design, Suffolk University
• Bilingual in Greek
• Enjoys camping, gardening, and her rescue dog, Sierra
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 very supportive and helped us to make an educated decision during the purchase of our first home! She was there to answer every question we had. I highly recommend working with Jane and her team!
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
We loved meeting and working with Dora! She helped us every step of the way and was more than helpful!