Diana Daniel - Broker

Diana Daniel

Broker

About

I was born and raised in Maine and started my real estate career in 1988 in Cape Elizabeth. After several years of selling real estate and a singing career, the West Coast was calling my name. I packed a van with all my possessions and travelled across the country to California. I settled in the San Francisco Bay Area for 27 years. I owned, renovated and sold several my own homes while living in Oakland, the San Francisco Marina District, Napa and Mill Valley.

While in San Francisco, I continued my real estate career and sold hundreds of homes over the years. I always had a dream, tucked away in the back of my mind, of buying a vacation home in Maine. In 2014 that dream came true when I purchased a small cottage in the Willard Beach area. I then had an opportunity to have a new home built in Willard Beach and that is where I now happily reside.

I am a licensed real estate broker in both Maine and California (also formerly Massachusetts). Along with helping my clients buy or sell a home here in the Portland area, I also have the unique ability to help transition clients from the San Francisco Bay Area to Maine and “Mainahs” to the San Francisco Bay Area with extensive knowledge of both markets.

When I’m not helping my clients with real estate I enjoy running, yoga, playing guitar, gardening, wine and spending time with family and friends.

Whether you are buyer or selling a home in the Portland area, making a move to California or moving from California to Maine, I can help you make your move seamless and enjoyable. I use a mindful and humanistic approach to helping my clients and work diligently on your behalf to help you achieve your housing goals. I have a strong Maine work ethic with a progressive California perspective.

What is your most bizarre real estate story?

“ I had an appointment to meet the owners of a property at a home in California. It was in a high-end community in a rural location. Upon entering the home, I noticed a cinder block room attached to the front of the home with a hammock and swing in the middle of the room. I thought it was kind of strange, yet at the same time it’s California and nothing was out of the ordinary. I then walked into the dining room and noticed a cage built into the wall with bars on the front. There was also a baby highchair at the table. At that point I felt compelled to ask the owner why there was a cage built into the wall and a cinder block room with a hammock and swing. She proceeded to tell me that she had worked at UC Berkeley and rescued the monkeys that were being used for scientific experiments. She kept them as pets in her house. As time went on, neighbors got wind of the monkeys living at their home and reported them to the authorities and they had to remove them from the house. Nothing surprises me in real estate after 32 years in the business! ”

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business University of Southern Maine

Compliments
"I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience it has been to work with Diana. She helped my husband and I find the perfect home, and was there for us at every step of the way! She has the expertise to inspire confidence no matter what the situation may be."

-Hannah

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