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Diane Riel


Broker,CRS,SRES,SFR, FACS,ASP,MBA (12 years experience)

3 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Commercial R.E.

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03/01/2011 - saephansf
Bought a Condo home in 2010 for approximately $225K in Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA.

As a first-time homebuyer, I did all my research via the internet. However, internet alone did not provide me with all the details. I was referred to Diane by several colleagues of mine. I met Diane in mid-August 2010. I advised Diane the specifics of a condo I desire, gave her my budget, and she found me a condo in a couple of weeks. We made an offer in September and closed in October. Diane worked diligently with the third-parties (i.e. lender and seller) was very informative with the whole process from day one. Diane’s dedication and hard work helped me land a place call home. Thank you Diane!

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02/25/2011 - iamstevie
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $600K in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA.

My fiancee and I happened to find Diane Riel completely by random. We knew we were going to attempt to sell and buy a home. Once we found a home we liked that we looked up on Zillow, we called and Diane answered. She was very enthusiastic about showing us a home the next day despite a call to her on a Saturday night.

Over the next couple of months my fiancee and I interviewed several other realtors who were refered to us by friends and family. We ended up going back to Diane Riel because she left us with the best impression of real estate knowledge, optimism and work ethic.

In the course of less than three months, Diane sold my house and helped us find and buy a house that we love very much. Diane did this despite a very bad seller's market and issues with having to occupy the new house before we closed escrow. Simply put, Diane was amazing! She was extremely hard working, diligent, honest, generous and tenacious. We could not have picked a better realtor. Picking Diane Riel to sell and buy a home was one of the best decisions for my future that I have ever made. Thank you Diane.

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02/24/2011 - Brobere
Bought a home in 2011.

Diane was outstanding. Not being familiar with the many details of purchasing, mobile home park rules, seller responsibilities, contracts, inspections after pledged repairs, I found an extremely competent 'partner' in Diane.

Initially, I was hesitant to accept an exclusive relationship since I had no idea of how thorough she'd be. Within 30 minutes of my saying yes to that, the answer was solidly in the books. Listings kept pouring in that met my specifications, even after I adjusted them ( which ruled out certain communities ).

She was present for mobile park lease negotiations and closing of escrow.

Diane is a 'Diamond In The Rough' and, she didn't pay me to say any of this.

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02/23/2011 - foxtofox
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $575K in Morgan Hill, CA.

I can't even begin to express what an incredible agent Diane Riel is. We interviewed a handful of realtors before deciding who to work with. Diane by far knew her territories, housing zones, price comparisons, home values, and processing & paperwork that comes with purchasing a home better than her peers.

Promptness and working day and night for you is one of many key components of Diane's work ethic. She is also very truthful and moral/honest with her communication, not only with her clients, but with other agents and loan advisers. She is very good at trying to work a better deal for you, but in a very fair manner. She is quick on her feet to offer alternative solutions should any road blocks arise.

In the end, we own our dream house and have made a life long friend who we have kept in touch with after our business deal was complete. Two months after we moved in and were home owners, there was paperwork coming in the mail that we questioned. I called Diane to ask her about it and she was very good at deciphering what was "scam" mail and what was paperwork we needed to complete and return. She keeps lasting relationships which says a lot about her character and professionalism.

Highly recommend Diane Riel to anyone looking for an excellent realtor!!!

Sincerely, Laura Bailey

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02/23/2011 - kimlienle
Bought a Condo home in 2010 for approximately $325K in Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA.

Diane Riel is very knowledgeable and flexible. She responds quickly and acts promptly. She understands her client’s individual needs and really goes to bat for her client’s interests. I’ve initiated work with two different realtors who I did not feel were completely trustworthy but felt Diane was very honest and really was helping me achieve my goals. I really enjoyed working with her and will definitely work with her again when I sell my home or buy a bigger home.

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02/23/2011 - dclose73
Bought a home in 2010.

Diane has helped us on both sides of the table: buying a home and selling a home. She is very proactive and responsive, with great attention to detail and a thorough understanding of the local market and inventory. I would highly recommend Diane to be your advocate in the complicated process of buying and selling homes.

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02/23/2011 - luvaptos
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $175K in San Jose, CA.

Diane sold an old family home for us. She is very creative in financing details and is an awesome negotiator. We would recommend her to both sellers and buyers.

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