Gary and Michelle are seasoned in luxury real estate sales and finance and has been directly involved with high-end property sales in excess of $350M over the past 10 years. They are skilled negotiators, communicators and are proficient in dealing with complicated deal structures, real estate tax strategies and investment portfolio and development scenarios.
Gary and Michelle are solely focused on selling the finest properties in Austin and Central Texas, typically ranging between $1M and $25M+, and as a result are the preferred real estate agents to leading luxury brokerage firms throughout the U.S. and are exclusive Austin members of The Sotheby's Exceptional Agent Network. They have earned exclusive referral partnerships with luxury brokerages throughout the world adding another layer to their substantial reach and exposure bringing yet another unique marketing position to their listing clients.
Gary and Michelle are experienced real estate brokers and owners of Dolch Properties Inc., they are members of The Austin Board of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, Platinum Top 50 winners and ranked in the top 5 for production year after year by The Austin Business Journal. Gary and Michelle are the #1 producing agents at Kuper Sotheby's International Realty for the past 7 years company-wide. Gary and Michelle are the founders and principals of Austin Luxury Group LLC, They have earned multiple designations in their career but the most important three letters behind their name are Mom and Dad. Gary grew up in San Antonio, played football and soccer, attended Texas State University where he studied business and marketing while paying his own way through school selling cars for the Nash family and eventually managing their deanships. Gary has been an entrepreneur and salesman his entire life, starting his first company at age 13 and employing 6 of his best friends. Gary founded 5 corporations before he was 30 and took two of them through seed and angel rounds of investor financing. He is a car fanatic, avid saltwater fisherman and loves to snowboard in Colorado and cherishes his time with family and friends. Michelle grew up in Burnet, Texas and is an incredible athlete completing her first Triathlon in Maui in 2012, she was a star volleyball player earning a scholarship to play in college at UT Pan AM. She has 15 years experience of corporate level food and beverage management and personally owned two successful restaurants and a bakery before finding her way to luxury real estate.
Gary and Michelle regularly support local charities including Austin Pets Alive, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Central Texas, St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Coastal Conservation Association and many others.
"Gary and his team are exceptional Realtors. They are professional and personable, and he has a firm understanding of the Central Texas marketplace. He was able to develop an approach that met our specific needs (we were relocating) and his presentation of our property was among the best I have ever seen. I would recommend Gary and his team to anyone." Carey Boethel - President & CEO at Securadyne Systems
- Carey Boethel – Dallas, Texas
"Gary and Michelle have developed a skill set and successful habits that have allowed them to excel in their real estate practice. Always enthusiastic they are determined problem-solvers and always strive for and expect the best in each situation." Richard Sackler - Former President at Purdue Pharma, L.P.
- Dr. Richard Sackler – Austin, Texas
"Time and time again the Zbraneks have trusted in Gary's ability to out perform in integrity and a white glove approach to not just houses, but to clients. He and Michelle are a great team! " Susan Zbranek - Regional Business Development at Slipstream Creative
- Susan Zbranek- Austin, TX
"Gary is one of the best residential agents in Austin. His deep knowledge of the market and negotiation skills are top notch." Nick Nelson - Partner at Longbow Real Estate Group
- Nick Nelson- Austin, TX
"Gary is a very experienced and knowledgable agent that gets even the most complex transactions happen. I highly recommend you give him a chance to show you the magic he can work" Bill Tamm - Senior VP at Independence Title Group
- Bill Tamm- Austin, TX
"Gary is very personable and knowledgeable. In addition, he is tenacious, reliable and innovative. If you have a high-end property to sell or if you are looking for someone with in-depth knowledge of his market for your next real estate purchase, Gary is your man." Michael Lux - Senior Account Manager at Sequel Data Systems
- Michael Lux- Austin, TX
"When I began thinking of expanding into the Austin market it was Gary that became my right hand for any and all of my new home building needs. It is solely due to Gary that we have deceided to move forward and will be starting up by the end of this year." Richard Cantor - Founder CEO Hemingway Homes
- Richard Cantor- Bethesda, MD
"Gary is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to understanding the Austin Real Estate Market. He is also extremely passionate about what he does and is truly sincere in helping people with their Real estate needs." Mark Goldberg - Forex Trader/Owner at M Goldberg Trading LLC
- Mark Goldberg- Austin, TX
"Gary has worked with us on several high end real estate client relationships. He is sharp, professional and organized. Gary professionally represents his clients interests and respects everyones time. He is a no nonsense straight shooter who always keeps the service and business goals in focus. Give him a call." Steve Zbranek - Owner/Partner Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes
- Steve Zbranek- Austin, TX
"Gary Dolch has served as an outstanding Realtor to my wife and me over the past 6 to 7 years and helped us buy and sell multiple homes in Greater Austin. He has always been patient and professional, and proven himself as an expert in the real estate market. We would happily recommend Gary to family and friends and will continue to utilize him for our future real estate needs." Matt Monteleone - Manager, Solution Engineering at Rackspace
- Matt Monteleone- Austin, TX
"Gary's big personality and sense of humor make him a pleasure to work with. His knowledge of market trends and the latest technology in the industry make him a reliable partner when buying or selling in a challenging market." Sarah Groves Holmes - Business Development at Independence Title Company
- Sarah Groves Holmes- Austin, TX
"We called Gary when we were in a time crunch to find a new home. We had called 7 other agents and asked them to show us their listing. Gary was the ONLY agent that showed up happy and interested in us and what we were needing. He has a list of other homes in the area - including comps. He offered to spend some time with us the same day to show us other homes. What impressed us the most is that he did this all without a contract from us. He took the initiative to earn our business. He and Michelle both have the knowledge, integrity, and fairness that every realtor should emulate." Amy Washburn, PHR - Director of Human Resources at Aramark
- Amy Washburn, PHR- Austin, TX
"Gary is a true real estate professional with a very in-depth knowledge of the market." Michael Manly - AVP, Mortgage Services at SSFCU
- Michael Manley- Austin, TX
"I used Gary and his team once in Austin market and found Gary is a great agent with extensive knowledge and experience. Though my purchase didn't reach closing stage due to a lot of uncontrollable factors, Gary was with me on every step of the deal. His patience and professionalism have definitely won my trust. Needless to say I will use him again for my real estate agent." John Zhang - VP of Development at Hive9
- John Zhang- Austin, TX
"Gary was professional, patient, quick to get answers and help us get the job done! We will seek his services again in the future. We would also highly recommend him to anyone." Kim McConville - Independent Marketing and Advertising Professional
- Kim McConville- Austin, TX
"Gary is a absolute accurate professional. He runs his company with class and respect for the overwhelming experience of buying Real Estate. He takes time to fully explain the risks and benefits about purchasing land.He is concerned about his customers satisfaction and he makes sure that they are well equipped with all legal and financial information implications that go with Real Estate. Go with best!" Todd Drake - President/Owner at Todd Drake Diamonds
- Todd Drake- Dallas, TX