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My Story

My life has been a series of big, brave moves. Ask what lessons those moves taught me, and I’ll tell you that moving is scary, people are wonderful, and you should never make assumptions.


I was born in Japan, and moved to Seattle at age 16. I was educated in business at the University of Puget Sound, and spent nine years in international trade and transportation with Sea-Land Services, where I learned I had a mind for logistics and negotiation. A life re-evaluation led me to Real Estate, where I have served the metro Seattle community for over 30 years.


People have said I have a wealth of knowledge, thoughtfulness, and ‘get it done’ approach. I am dedicated to mentoring others in the industry, and have been regarded as the ‘heart and sage of the office,’ because of my passion for training newer agents and colleagues. I also serve as Chairperson for the Windermere in city standards committee.


Nearly all of my real estate business comes from past clients or those referred to me. I like to joke that my business plan may look like I’m going to war, but when you hand your challenges to me, you can rest assured they’ll be faced head-on.


I am passionate about using my business to fuel the non-profit, YouthCare, which assists homeless youth in Seattle. I have raised over $250,000 in support, and am far from done. If I see you, be prepared, I may ask for a donation!


I’m proud to have been awarded Seattle Magazine’s Five Star Award for 18 years running, but my proudest achievement is being called “kind, generous, and gets stuff done” by my clients.


Diane has a sincere but direct way of cutting through the mud and getting to the point of what you need to hear.  She listens with intent and deciphers the real hard questions to ask.  Her optimism is infectious. If Diane was a recipe, her human connection would be the main ingredient.

Molly Cartwright


Speak Less. Say More.

I believe that we have everything we need within ourselves to make the right decisions for our careers and life. My job as your coach is to help you realize this and help you to empower yourself to listen, understand and take action.


Let me help you accelerate your business, your way

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