I’m Dianne: flamenco dancer, artist, and natural negotiator. Born and raised in the beautiful Napa Valley, a 4th generation Californian, I bring the wisdom and flair of an adventurous family to real estate. My great-grandfather was a stowaway on a ship sailing from Chile to San Francisco in 1850 with dreams of finding gold. (And he found it: the golden hills of Northern California). I spent my childhood as many of my ancestors did: close to nature.
Professionally, I was an elementary and middle school teacher. I acquired an M.A. in Education and as a Literacy Facilitator grew kids’ confidence in their reading abilities. Training principals and teachers, I honed my natural listening and teaching skills: humor, patience, and pacing.
I’ve been flourishing in the real estate business since 2002, earning “Top Producer” awards and closing an unusually high number of deals every year. Bringing integrity and grace to all I do, my reputation for smooth and easy transactions is well known in the East Bay. When I was a teen, I jumped in the pool at the Hollywood Bowl and swam across to the Beatles! Even then, I followed my gut feelings… And while I’ve been told I’m a highly skilled negotiator and contract writer, I believe my real differentiator is my intuition.
I trust it. And I'm happy clients do too.
I’m at WREG because I love Danny and all the people here. The team is fabulous; we work and play harmoniously.
Why I love my job?
Easy answer: It’s such a pleasure to find the right housing fit for amazing people.
Outside of real estate, when not having fun with friends and clients, I love to paint abstract art, travel (Greece and Bali are favorite destinations), and foster rescued animals. A lot of them. Yes, I’m a “cat person.” In fact, my totem animal is a black jaguar. Let me put that power and wisdom to work for you.