I am a licensed real estate broker with vast experience in real estate, business, and health care. I have earned a reputation for competency, honesty, and integrity while providing outstanding service in the real estate community.
Just like to mention, even months & months after our deal was all closed and done, whenever we needed help from Diane, she was there for us!
Diane is my "Realtor-for-Life"! She has closed 7 transactions for me: she sniffed out properties for me to buy for the lowest prices and marketed the beautifully-crafted houses my partner, Heinz Brunner (general contractor/architectural designer) built & I landscaped. I would write her emails in the middle of sleepless nights and I'd often have a response by 6am. She is a dynamo, full of energy and committed to her profession, relentlessly pursuing leads and always putting her clients in the forefront of her busy life, juggling family, her own real estate holdings, friends and marathons. She makes realtors look good!
Buying a home in the infamous Silicon Valley is a daunting experience. Not only is it expensive but there are so many intricacies to the bidding process that are specific to the area. Working with Diane made us feel like we had a close family member in the real estate business; someone we could trust and someone we could rely on for advice and success! Looking at properties was a blast and something we looked forward to. (Diane is an excellent and safe driver). We got the property even though there were 8 other bidders! Even after the sale was over and we closed --we continued to lean on Diane for contractor recommendations. Diane is a superb realtor, a resource and an ally. If you're lucky enough to work with her, she'll be an excellent coach.
Diane was a joy to work with. She helped me find an investment condominium in Silicon Valley and was helpful at every turn of the process. She was patient in showing me lots of properties that met my qualifications and helped show me the ropes for renting it out. She was unfailingly pleasant, consistent, and answered all my questions and concerns in a timely fashion. She made the process a pleasure. With her help, I was able to purchase a good quality condominium at an excellent price despite the very competitive market.
I was referred to Diane Schmitz from a friend for selling a family home. Speaking & meeting with Diane was a pleasure. I found her to be very professional, low key & very efficient. The property needed a lot of landscaping & few other things to make it market ready. Diane had all the work lined up & done within a week! From the beginning to the end the property was on the market less than a month with excellent results; all because of Diane's dedication & hard work. You are in the best hands in choosing Diane Schmitz to assist you in selling your home!
I had the pleasure of working with Diane Schmitz as our Realtor® for the purchase of a condo with my daughter, and then again with the sale of that same condo two years later when my daughter returned to Texas. My daughter initially found Diane through a personal reference. It was her first experience buying property and Diane was very helpful. They had an instant bond and developed a great relationship. I’m an experienced buyer and seller in Texas, and Diane was very patient and helpful as I navigated California property laws and customs the first time.
Living in Texas I never actually got to meet Diane in person, but I couldn’t have been more pleased with how she handled our business. Should either of us look to purchase property in the Bay Area again, Diane will be first on our list of people to call.
Kirk A. McLaughlin
She is awesome. Diane took the time to walk me through many homes before we chose. She followed up on each one, came prepared, and made sure I was ready for all the signing appointments and everything. (This was my first home purchase). I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Diane helped us successfully sell our house last year AND buy another house. With our old house, she knew exactly what to do to get it ready for Open House...she was detailed and organized. And she really knew how to market it. We were very pleased w/ all the foot traffic that came through, despite the house being in a mediocre neighborhood and school district. We were thrilled w/ the 10+ offers, all well above our asking price! She made selling our house stress-free. Then she helped us successfully purchase another home about a yr later. Diane guided us in putting together a competitive offer. We knew there would be many other high bids. We won, and I credit a lot of that to her charming personality and excellent communication skills as she went to bat for us meeting w/ the sellers, chatting w/ them as she presented our offer package. My husband and I weren't there at the meeting of course, but we imagine she came across to the sellers as friendly, sincere and engaging as we've seen her be w/ everyone else. Her experience also shined through when she negotiated rent back on our behalf and when she had to "fix" a messy closing that was caused by a 3rd party. We were stressed out, but Diane calmed all of us, including the sellers and their agent, staying on top of everything until we were in the clear. Thanks to Diane, we love our new home. We highly recommend Diane...10 stars!!
Diane is literally the best realtor you could ever ask for, providing above and beyond customer service and satisfaction. With her help, we were able to buy an amazing place that we never thought would be in our price range, and in an insane market to boot. She is so on top of things, and takes care of everything she possibly can in a timely manner so that your stress is minimized. She is a very sweet person and a pleasure to work with. I think she's a bay area native, and unlike most realtors, she has a huge geographical range she'll help you look in. This was why my boss referred her to me, and I'm eternally grateful she did b/c Diane is the best and I love our new place!
Diane did an amazing job representing us on the sale of our home in Mountain View. She's experienced, highly professional, well organized, and detail oriented. She arranged the various inspections and the staging, put us in contact with a top-notch cleaning service, and launched a far reaching marketing blitz that resulted in high volume open house traffic and multiple offers. We moved out of state just prior to our home being listed with Diane. Not only did she provide expert sales and marketing support for the sale of our home; she brought in our mail, watered the plants, and kept an “eye” on things in our absence. Her stewardship gave us tremendous peace of mind. Just days before escrow was due to close the buyers noticed a couple of items I had agreed to fix but overlooked...Uh-Oh! No problem, Diane called her handyman and arranged to have the items fixed the next day, allowing the sale to close on time. She just gets it done. For most folks, selling or buying a home is the largest financial transaction they'll be involved with in their lifetime. As such, you want to be represented by a highly competent, hard-nosed, dedicated professional. Diane is the definition of these attributes and is amiable, caring, and “in your corner” for the whole process. Altogether, it is a delight and a pleasure to work with Diane and we would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a home. Based on our experience, you will not be disappointed.
I could not imagine buying a house without Diane! My husband and I were first-time homebuyers and Diane made the process so seamless. I highly recommend her. First, she picked the perfect homes to look at: great neighborhood, great school, within our price range and reasonable commutes to work. So perfect that we put an offer on the 2nd house we looked at. Second, Diane worked directly with our mortgage broker to get an offer together within 24 hours! She even spent an hour on the phone with us explaining all the paperwork so that we fully understood the structure of the offer. Finally, Diane made sure everything went well during escrow. From scheduling inspections to attending the final signatures at the title company. We always knew that Diane was looking out for our best interest and always on top of things. She had our complete trust. Thank you so much Diane, we love our new home.