About Diane B Sullivan
Having grown up in a real estate household, I am a "natural" to the business. I feel as though it is in my blood. From the moment I began my own career in 1985, I've been serving customers and clients buying and selling in Metro West. I listen carefully to determine their special wants and needs, and then do whatever it takes to accomplish them.
Active in residential real estate sales in Metrowest since 1985
Reside in Framingham with husband Jack & five active young adult children, 2 dogs
Instructor & member at the Metrowest YMCA of Framingham
Active member with American Cancer Society Daffodil Days
Individual sponsor of Framingham Little Big League
Supporter of Framingham Flyers, Framingham Lacrosse and Cheering
Continually Upgrading Skills Through Certified Real Estate Courses
Experience for yourself the RESULTS and satisfaction created through working with Diane Sullivan and Coldwell Banker... truly a winning combination!
"Diane was our realtor when we chose to place our home, in Framingham, on the market back in the early fall 2019. She had the experience and knowledge of the local market that was important for us. Diane brought 2 photographers to our home, one taking aerial photos with a drone, and the other taking photos of the grounds and interior. The photos were great and helped to package and represent our home. Diane also helped to navigate us through the offer to closing process, and pointed us to a local attorney to handle the closing. All in all, we were very pleased with what can be a long and trying process. Thanks Diane.”
"Diane is a wonderful realtor and truly made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I felt she had my best interests in mind when making recommendations, and this feeling was strengthened numerous times while working with her. I looked at many houses over a roughly 10-month span, and she let me know when she thought I was over-bidding for a particular property, or when she thought my potential bid would be at or under market. I felt strongly that she would not push me to make a decision that I wasn't comfortable with. She also helped recommend multiple people to help me through the process (my first house), including: home inspector, roofer, general contractor, lender, and more. Her lender got me the best rate of the 5 offers I received. I can't recommend Diane enough!!!"
"We enjoyed working with Diane and would be happy to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the MetroWest area. She knows the neighborhoods, has a good sense of how the market is moving and is consultative throughout the process. My wife and I were first time sellers and she was there to guide us and to nudge us along when it was called for. She is flexible with her time and was always happy to stop by and talk through things in person, which we appreciated. As an added perk, she has a fantastic network of landscapers, contractors, cleaners, movers, etc. We really came to rely on this throughout the course of our sale. Call Diane, she'll take good care of you!"
"Diane is one of the best in the Metrowest. Diane helped me purchase my first home in Framingham and recently helped me sell that home as well as purchase my current residence in Framingham as well. I would never go to anyone else - Her tenure in this business shows how great she is through the ups and downs in the market. She is always there when you need her and makes both the purchase and sale extremely simple and easy. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase/ sell..or both!"
"Diane is a top-notch realtor with extensive experience. She helped us purchase our first home nearly 10 years ago and then recently helped us to sell that home and purchase a new one. Diane made the entire process as smooth as possible! She listens to her clients and does what is in their best interest. Diane is extremely responsive, she knows what buyers are looking (on the selling side), understands the market and has excellent negotiation skills. While we don't plan to move from our new home for many years, if things change, we will be sure to contact Diane! If you are looking to buy/sell in the area, we highly recommend Diane!"
"We were introduced to Diane by trusted friends, and would in turn highly recommend her to anyone else looking to buy, especially their first home, as this was our experience with her. Diane immediately put us at ease during our first conversation with her quick wit, friendly demeanor, and clear knowledge of both the market and area were looking in (Metro West). When it came to setting up showings, placing an offer, and further navigating the process through closing, Diane got right down to business. We felt very comfortable in her hands, and she addressed our questions (of which there were many) openly and honestly. There's no doubt about it, Diane knows her stuff - she's an excellent asset for first time home buyers! We're now settling into our forever home, many thanks to her skills."
"Diane was our buyer's agent when we purchased our home -- she was wonderful then, and even better when she represented us as sellers. The collateral she put together for our home was amazing -- the photographs, brochures, mailers, it was all great. And it seemingly worked! After three days on the market and one open house, we had an over-ask offer. From there, Diane made the process seamless. She checked in regularly with updates to ensure we were on track and made us feel confident in the entire process. We're so grateful for her market expertise!”
We utilized Diane in the Fall of 2019 for the sale of our home in North Framingham. We hand-selected her based on her reputation, years of experience, and knowledge of the area in which we were selling. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice. We were under time constraints to sell our home which added additional stress and Diane acted in a quick and responsive way with fantastic ideas to get our home sold quickly. Diane offered many perks which most definitely helped with the quick sale of our home. From professional photography to exceptional brochures detailing our property, to assisting us with services to make some minor maintenance fixes, Diane did it all! Diane acted in a professional manner at all times, brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and acted in an assertive and quick manner which was needed with the current market at that time. We had a signed and accepted offer in 3 weeks. I highly recommend Diane!
"We came to Diane in the midst of having a baby, moving to another country, and needing to sell our house. She took all the stress out of the house selling process. She gave us great advice, helped connect us with great people to get the house ready, and was flexible with our crazy schedule. She went above and beyond, always checking in and willing to lend a hand. We had to move before the house was officially sold and Diane helped tie up all our loose ends. We couldn't be happier! We highly recommend Diane!”
"Diane has just sold our house in Framingham, we were so lucky to have found her, She has been amazing to work with. We live in the UK and Diane had to do everything on our behalf from getting estimates for all the work that had to be done and overseeing everything. I would highly recommend Diane to anyone buying or selling a property. We will be forever grateful to her, she sold our house in one week and we can’t thank her enough."
"Diane helped me sell my Mothers home that she had lived in for 60 plus years. Her sensitivity towards my Mother was outstanding throughout this process. Diane rolled up her sleeves and got the job done in an amazing amount of time. She was respectful to our wishes of how we wanted the process to proceed. This showed her extreme professionalism as a realtor with vast experience and dedication to her job. I would highly recommend Diane to anyone selling their home. Closed in June 2018! Thank you, Diane."
"Diane was invaluable in the process of preparing and selling my late sister’s house in Framingham. Since I live in NY, I relied on her suggestions for local people who could do repairs, help clean out the basement, etc. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in the area, therefore we took her advice concerning pricing. Within 48 hours we had four bids above the asking price. I highly recommend Diane as a very thorough, accurate and kind professional."
"I truly cannot say enough good things about Diane. Within hours of my reaching out to her, she had collected 4+ properties that all fit my hopes, expectations, and restrictions. Better yet, within hours, she had booked appointments to see them all. She made the process essentially effortless on my end. At every turn, she was there to help. I am now fully settled, and extremely pleased to be living in what has been by far my largest purchase thus far in life!"
"Diane has sold two houses for us now. Her knowledge, drive, enthusiasm, and professionalism make her a topnotch agent. She is also a pleasure to work with. I recommend her without hesitation, and if we have any future real estate transactions in Metro West, we will absolutely hire her again."
"My family met Diane a few years back when we were looking for our first house and now we have bought three houses through her in the past two years. She understood our needs and wants and used her experience to help us find the best houses for us. Her enthusiasm, communication, and knowledge are top notch. She would take the time to explain everything in details, which we greatly appreciated. I would recommend Diane to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the area. My whole family has been happy to have dealt with her and will continue to do so in the future!!"
"Diane has sold two houses for us now. Her knowledge, drive, enthusiasm
"Diane B. Sullivan is the best realtor I have ever worked with buying and/or selling homes in Richmond, Baltimore, upstate New York, or CT. Her initial marketing presentation was so far superior to any other realtor who made their "pitch" it blew away "any" competition whose marketing plan I solicited. They all come with their book (pages and pages of broad brush "sale comp's" supporting their recommendations for (1) realistic selling price, (2) open house schedules, etc., but when questioned, Diane put her finger on the exact house within 3 seconds while the others could not remember, could not find the page or house when asked specifics. She knows the real estate market backwards and forwards in Framingham, and is on top of any/all changes THE DAY it happens. She is "the best" when it comes to follow up, negotiating skills, and best part, she is honest about any question or tough decision you will encounter, as either buyer OR seller. I cannot recommend Diane Sullivan highly enough. She is AAAA++++ # 1 in my book. She is a "must" whether buying or selling in the Metro West area. She is on top of all closing details, inspections, etc. When the calls come out of the blue for people wanting a private showing, she turns no one down, makes no false assumptions, and is a great sales person when accentuating the unusual advantages that will affect maintaining the "asking price" for the seller."
"The Pelham Queen = Diane B. Sullivan. I had just moved my mom out of her Pelham Cape that she had lived in for 65 years. I moved her to a facility which is very close to my home in Michigan. I live 750 miles away from Natick. I needed a competent real estate agent whom I could trust to make good decisions in the process of selling my mom's house. I was aware of Diane Sullivan's reputation as the "queen" of Pelham when it came to selling my mom's house. She made simple and practical suggestions as to the best way to stage the house to make it look it's best. She even brought in a couple of her own pieces of furniture to help improve the look inside. All of these suggestions cost just a very minimal amount of money. Because of her suggestions I was able to sell the house for the asking price in just a couple of weeks! I was so happy! Diane is very easy to work with, and a real "go-getter"! This woman rocks! I would highly suggest that you contact her for your real estate needs!”
"It is our great good fortune to have found Diane Sullivan as we sell our house. My husband did a lot of research and was impressed by Diane’s success. Nonetheless, we spoke with other Realtors in the area and knew immediately there was no contest. There are a number of projects that need to be completed before getting on the market and we could not have a better partner. She has a clear sense of what SHOULD be done, what COULD be done and what is unnecessary. Once she helped us determine which projects we ought to undertake, she helped determine the order in which they should occur and had suggestions on who might help with them. Along with what appears to be boundless energy, she possess that rare combination of laser focus and flexibility. She is responsive, diligent and accessible. I was a realtor in Framingham and know what is necessary to get a house sold. It is an art as much as a science. Diane has mastery of both. My husband and I could not recommend her more highly.”
"Diane represented us on the sale of our home and purchase of a new home. We had known Diane personally for 5 years and knew that she was a caring and enthusiastic individual. When we approached her about selling our home and purchasing a new one, she had pragmatic, helpful advice, and a commanding knowledge of available inventory, the process and priorities. Diane helped us get our home ready for sale in a very short period. She had a stable of competent contacts for various tasks we needed accomplished, but never pressured us to use them. Having these folks available was extremely helpful. All of them conducted themselves with the same competency and dependability that we experienced with Diane. When it came to setting a price on our home, Diane was near clairvoyant in predicting the appropriate starting price and how negotiations would go. As a result of her understanding of the market, inventory, and assessment of our home, we had multiple offers, and found very qualified buyers in an extremely short period of time. Regarding the purchase of our new home, Diane was extremely responsive, and a great communicator. She helped us navigate the waters and made what could have been a very complicated and stressful situation much easier to handle. We could not more highly recommend Diane. She is not only a competent, dedicated professional, but she is also a wonderful and caring person and a steadfast advocate for her clients.”
"Diane was tireless in helping my wife and I both sell our house and buy a new one. She did an excellent job of shepherding us through the difficult process of choosing between towns and neighborhoods, showing us what we asked for, then helping us understand what we could afford, while still meeting our specific needs in a short period of time. She is flexible, honest, and knowledgeable. Diane has a great way guiding you to decision with evidence and experience while allowing you to make the final call. When she was away for a week during our search, she made sure we were taken care of by a capable colleague. Closing on a house is a stressful process but she kept us informed and at ease during the toughest times. She even paid off our last water bill! (We paid her back of course). Customer service at its best."
"Diane worked non-stop to find us our first home. Just when we were about to give up on our search, Diane called and said "I have the perfect house for you!". Sure enough, we made an offer in the kitchen of that house that very day. Diane works hard to know you and what you need and want in a house. Her efforts definitely worked for us...we have the perfect house for our family and couldn't be happier."
"I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Diane Sullivan for more than twenty years. I’ve always known her to be passionately committed to her clients. She’s extremely responsive to their needs, and is always available for consultation. Her skills and abilities make my representation of her clients that much easier. Diane is an extremely resourceful realtor. She is the consummate professional in every way and is always wonderful to work with." - Kiley P. Black, Attorney at Law