Broker, REALTOR®, CPA, ABR, GRI, GREEN, CNE, SRES, Five Star Professional, TOP 50 Recipient
TREC License # 549801
As part of the Carol Dochen, Realtors team, Arlene Maze is ready to help you make your luxury Austin real estate dreams come true. Whether you are ready to buy in the coveted Northwest Hills of Austin or ready to downsize in South Austin, Arlene Maze can make it happen. With her vast knowledge, valuable resources, and dedicated professionalism, you’re in good hands.
Arlene joined Carol Dochen, REALTORS® in 2006 and works diligently for her buyers and sellers in neighborhoods all over Austin. It’s real life acumen that sets her apart.
In addition to her success as a real estate investor, Arlene brings the unique knowledge gained from 25-plus years of experience as a Texas CPA. She understands the need for comprehensive and professional real estate services, earning her such prestigious awards as:
- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Platinum Top 50 Realtor®
- Platinum Top 50 Centurion Award
- Texas 5 Star Professional
- Austin Business Journal’sTop Producers in Residential Real Estate since 2009
Arlene Maze is licensed in Texas, a member of the National Association of Realtors®, and holds such prestigious designations as:
- Associate Broker
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)
- Graduate, Realtor® Institute (GRI)
- GREEN Designation
- Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
- Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Community involvement is one of Arlene’s biggest passions. She is a volunteer with Lifeworks and has helped raise funds for the Seton Breast Care Center in addition to currently serving on the board of Texas Hillel.
Arlene is an active member of Congregation Agudas Achim where she is Co-Chair of their Caring Community and has served as Sisterhood President, Congregational Co-President and founding Chair of Social Action.
She has been honored as Volunteer of the Year at the congregation and honored by the Jewish Federation of Austin with their Woman of Valor award in recognition of her community service.
- Active Participant in an interfaith coalition with University Baptist Church, God’s Family Dinner, to feed the hungry in Austin
- Volunteer, Allison Elementary School’s Family Math and Science Learning Event
- AIDS Services of Austin volunteer coordinator of hospitality, children and maintenance projects through Project Transitions
- Past Co-President and Past Sisterhood President of Congregation Agudas Achim
- Member and former chair, Social Action Committee, Congregation Agudas Achim
- Chair, 2005-06 facilities committee, Hillel at the University of Texas
- Maccabi Games Housing Co-Chair
- Life Member & Past President, Jewish Women International
Arlene is a Central Texas native and graduate of Texas A & M University. She and her husband, Lawrence, have lived in Austin since 1983 and raised two wonderful sons here, Michael and Gregory. When Arlene finds time aside from all her commitments, she enjoys the sights and sounds of our wonderful city, traveling and reading, usually while perched on the elliptical.
“Above everything, Arlene is an honest, experienced Realtor who always puts in her best effort when working for you during the home buying process. If you’re a prospective home buyer in the Austin area, Arlene is the way to go.” -Andrew
“Arlene, thank you for the truly excellent job that you did in helping us find the house we were looking for and guiding us through the complexities of the purchase. Your professionalism was exemplary and it was a pleasure working with you.” -David and Lydia
“We could not have found a better realtor to represent us- never a complaint, was always patient and helpful and always had a smile. Arlene did not just do a good, professional job, we enjoyed working with her, and heartily recommend her services.” -Paul C.
“Ed joins me in thanking Arlene for her services beyond the call of duty. I’ve never enjoyed the services of a Realtor® who was so together, trustworthy, caring and great on follow-through. Her ethics are impeccable and we will continue to tout her expertise, talent and accomplishment.” -Ed and Marilane
“My wife and I just purchased our first home, and Arlene was amazing! She guided us through the whole process while being honest and respectful. Even after closing, when some issues arose and she was no longer obligated to help she did everything in her power to ensure that we moved forward and were happy with our purchase. She’s great and without a doubt one of the best!” -Raymond M.
“Arlene has sold 2 of my houses for me and I could not be more pleased with her services. For both houses, her market analysis was thorough and accurate. She provided staging with furniture and all sorts of little details. She also helped us through responding to requests stemming from inspection results. Overall, I could not be more pleased and that is why I used her services again for the second house. Definitely recommend.” -David K.
“Arlene was wonderful to work with in selling our home. We chose Carol Dochen real estate agency specifically because of the reviews we had read about Arlene, and our interest in finding a knowledgeable, experienced realtor who would guide us smoothly and quickly through the selling process. Arlene was very professional and responsive and met every need we had throughout the selling process. Thanks to Arlene, this is one of the smoothest home sales we have experienced.” -Carolyn H.
“I loved working with Arlene. I am a first time home buyer and she made the process painless. She is honest, reliable, knowledgeable and committed to her clients. She walked me through everything in the condo purchasing process. She was patient as we looked for about 6 months and always ready to show me new properties at times that were convenient for my schedule. She pointed out helpful things about each property and always found answers to my questions. The housewarming basket was the icing on the cake! Even after closing, she has graciously taken my calls and followed up on any loose ends. I have already recommended her to friends and will continue to do so.” -Rakefet A.
“Arlene helped us buy our first house. It took a year to find the right place and she stuck with us the entire time. She took the time to get to know us and determine what our like and dislikes were. I can tell she was very busy, but was able to respond to all of our emails instantly (even the ones that we sent late at night). If there was a house that popped up that we wanted to look at, she set up the time and all the information on the house within the day. As we looked at houses she brought up concerns that we would have never thought of as first time home buyers and made it feels as if she was buying the house with us. I have not had any other Realtor to compare to her too and I don’t plan to ever have a different one. I would gladly ask her help when I need to buy my second, third, and fourth home.” -Sean K.
“Having enjoyed the benefit of working with Arlene Maze as our agent in purchasing two residential rental properties a few years ago, thereby becoming acquainted with her extraordinary capabilities and professionalism, it occurred to me to ask her who she would recommend to find a tenant for a house I was becoming anxious to get rented, as the previous leasing agent had failed to find a tenant for three months, and bleeding money unnecessarily isn’t fun. Arlene cheerfully informed me that her agency (Carol Dochen, Realtors) also handled leasing, and that she could get it rented for me. She swiftly evaluated the property and the competition, marketed the house more effectively, and within a few days had two offers to rent the place for $25/month more than my previous agent had sought. When you depend on rental property for income, there’s only one way to react to that kind of professional job performance: Three cheers for Arlene!!! If only we had hired her sooner. Needless to say, we now know whom to contact for leasing as well as buying and selling real estate. P.S. She’s funny, too.” -David S.
“As a first time home buyer (and recent addition to the “real world”) I wasn’t sure what to expect or what I could afford when starting the home buying process. I was referred to Arlene through a friend and during our first conversation I got the right vibe about her in both personality and professional ability. Arlene advised me every step of the way while searching for my condo. When visiting condos, she pointed out deficiencies (when applicable) found in the property, benefits to the locations, and great insight for property care. When it came time to place a bid on a condo, Arlene walked me through each document that I signed and why. I actually had a nightmare deal the first time around with the seller and their agent. Arlene mediated the situation so I never had to. When it came time to negotiate the closing costs, Arlene got the seller to pay an additional $1500 after the initial agreement because of some electrical issues found during the inspection. Above everything, Arlene is an honest, experienced Realtor who always puts in her best effort when working for you during the home buying process. If you’re a prospective home buyer in the Austin area, Arlene is the way to go.” -Andrew F.
“As first-time homebuyers, there was a lot we were nervous about, beginning with who to choose to represent us. After weighing a couple of options, we went with Arlene, and there is no doubt that was the one of the best decisions we ever made. Arlene knew the market inside and out, and she only needed a couple of minutes inside a property to size it up and know whether or not it was worth our attention. Speaking of attention, not having such a big budget to work with, we were worried that we would never find something we were happy with, and also were concerned we would not get much TLC from our agent. Arlene proved us incredibly wrong on both counts. We continued having doubts that we would find the property for us, but Arlene came through in a huge way! And we cannot imagine being treated any better or given any more attention if our budget had been much much larger. Anytime anything came up, Arlene was there to take care of it, and she always followed through until the issue was settled. We will definitely use Arlene in the future and recommend her to anyone who asks!” -Stu T.
“As first time buyers and “newbies” to Austin, we feel very lucky to have had Arlene on our side. Austin is full of incoming realtors due to the market, but I feel like the success that we had with Arlene is due to her experienced edge and her knowledge of Austin – this provided a HUGE advantage against less Austin-experienced realtors. Austin is an INSANELY competitive market, but Arlene has an incredible handle on it! No listing that came up slipped through her fingers and every time a fitting or interesting listing came up she contacted us ASAP to set up a showing. We were first-time home buyers…and somewhat particular, but she was always understanding, respectful and graceful when showing us a listing and never impatient. She simply had confidence that she would help us find the right place – whenever that “right place” came on the market. I am still amazed at how she operates – she’s incredible. Her knowledge of the market, real estate, and processes was very impressive. I am also very impressed by her solid network of trusted inspectors, contractors and industry experts. Even during stressful or disappointing times (i.e. losing a bid war, etc.) having her and the professionals that she trusts there to provide advice and insights made the decision process much more straight forward for us. So, I can’t say enough about Arlene, but I will end with this – ultimately, Arlene worked her magic and set up a showing for a condo in the area that we were hoping for. I was floored when she showed us the condo – it was by far the most amazing unit we had seen and included everything we had been so “picky” over. We had to act fast…which was no problem because we had Arlene. We now have the most amazing place in Austin.” -Maggie C.
“Words cannot describe how much Arlene has done for us. Let me start off by saying that I am not exactly the easiest of customers- I wanted a house, but had no idea about what I wanted in a house. Arlene was so incredibly patient with me and helped me through this whole house buying process. Having never bought a home, I was really nervous about the whole experience, but Arlene held my hand through all of it. She was supportive and knowledgable. She made sure I looked at a multitude of houses/condos in different areas and at different times so that I could get a general taste for what it is that I really wanted. If I mentioned a house that I liked she would find a way to show me that house within the day. If I liked a certain type of house that was off the market, she would scour the area for a house that was comparable to it. When we looked at houses, she was the first to point out any damages or any framework issues that I would have never thought about. She made sure that if I wanted to put an offer on a house that I knew exactly what I was getting into. During the whole contract-signing process, she would look over everything to make sure that I was not signing anything I didn’t agree to. She even took the time to explain the contract in layman’s terms to me. In the end, she found me a little town home that I am so in love with. Arlene is truly the best person to have guided me through this process, I am so happy that I had the opportunity to work with her.” -Mee-a P.
“I purchased my first home a few months ago with Arlene and I could not have picked a better agent than her. She was referred to me by a very trusted friend after my first agent became unable to help. I had mentioned to my friend I really wanted a bulldog of an agent that would be a strong advocate for me and he knew just who to recommend. Wow was she ever an advocate! She negotiated some VERY pricey repairs to be paid for by the seller, repairs that she had also helped me to identify. Had she not encouraged me investigate a little deeper I would have purchased one very expensive plumbing problem. When it comes to one of the biggest purchases most of us will ever make, you want legitimate experience on your side. Arlene comes equipped with one of the most powerful magical Blackberry’s in Austin. It is full with direct contacts to the best in the business so that you can make an informed decision on the property in mind. Months after closing, Arlene still checks in to see how things are going, is available to answer questions and provides me with references to contractors from that magical BB of hers. I had, and continue to have complete trust that I was treated fairly and honestly. If you want someone to shoot it to you straight, give her a call! She takes pride in what she does and will not lead you astray. I consider her my ‘realtor fairy godmother’, admire her work ethic and would most definitely do business with her again.” -L. G.
“My husband and I just purchased our dream home with the tireless and enthusiastic help of Arlene Maze, and I could not be happier. She is that rare combination of professionalism and true warmth, and I felt throughout the process that she was genuinely invested in making sure we made the best choices for our growing family. She was a dedicated advocate for us in the negotiation process, even working well past 10pm on several nights, and I felt incredibly well guided and protected in our first home purchase. Arlene also had an arsenal of contractors, with skills sets ranging from painting all the way to total remodeling, and every single recommendation she has made has worked out beautifully. She helped us evaluate bids and advised us when rates seemed too high – just the sort of thing a first-timer would not know. She even helped me choose paint colors for my sons’ rooms! Even after we closed and moved in to the new house, Arlene has been available for questions and problems. When an appliance seemed to be breaking, my first impulse was to call Arlene, and she calmly guided me through the process of dealing with my home warranty – she even found my policy information when I had misplaced it! Working with Arlene has been one of the best decisions we have ever made as a family, and I feel like we have found both a real estate agent and a lifelong friend.” -Melissa E.
“Given how quickly everything goes in the Austin real estate market, you NEED an Arlene in your corner. It’s not much (if any) of an exaggeration to say that if you see a house pop onto the market at 9am, there will likely be a line to view it by 9:15 that same morning. Arlene not only gets back to you with freakish immediacy, she seems to have anyone and everyone related to the home buying process on speed dial. By anyone and everyone, I mean the other realtors, the lenders, the inspectors, the foundation repair offices and ‘the friend of a friend who did my neighbor’s plumbing last month who can come out and get things tested before the option period ends.’ She will meet you to view a house at 8am, and also work with impossible schedules in order to go over final details of a contract at 10pm in order to meet a deadline. All the while maintaining a PHENOMENAL attention to detail who is always fully present and attentive when she’s with you. She is one of those people that makes you philosophically contemplate how it’s possible that she has more clients than just you. Logically I KNOW she has multiple clients, but she always makes you feel like your the only one. Arlene proved over and over again the reasons a good realtor is much, much more than just the necessary gatekeeper with key codes to open the door so you can view the house. She has great office staff working with her as well as years of knowledge to let you know what aspects of a house to spend money to inspect further and which ones seem okay. Viewing homes with Arlene doesn’t involve superficial chat like paint colors or landscaping. Conversations with Arlene involve information such as: ‘The houses in this area were built on this type of soil so over the last xx years I’ve seen a lot of foundation repairs… the geography of that area is xx soil so your risk is a bit lower.’ Having a superbly experienced, knowledgeable and CONNECTED realtor like Arlene is really the only way to buy a house in Austin. If you can get onto her client list, do! :)” -Cat