For many years I have owned a home on Brandy Pond in Naples and lived year round in the area. I have been working full time as a licensed real estate agent since 2005. In years past, I have specialized in buyers who were looking at the second home market and purchasing lakefront properties. Since I moved to Maine Real Estate Choice in 2011, I have expanded my services to include all sales in the Sebago Lakes Region. Having an assistant, Juli Laughlin, has been very helpful not only for me but for our clients.
Before moving to Maine, I spent many years in the corporate world working for, among others, Siemens Business Services, Computer Task Group, and State Street Bank. All of my work experience has given me a clear understanding of the importance of customer service, professionalism, and communication. Our primary focus is to understand what our client's needs and goals are and then help them design and implement a strategy that produces the desired result.
We wanted to sell our 9 bedroom, 9 bath lakeside home in Casco. The home was also a bed and breakfast inn which made the listing more complicated. Diane worked closely with her hand-picked team of experienced photographers to showcase our property in a most impressive manner. Despite the uniqueness of the B&B, we had a full price offer in 10 days. As you can imagine, the transaction had some complications, but Diane’s vast expertise, knowledge and pool of resources proved their worth all the way to the closing table. Above all, she exemplified strong ethics, offered sound guidance and had great communication between all parties involved. We were very fortunate to have her on our side.
Diane deserves 5 stars! She helped us through a difficult process of buying a house on Long Lake. Diane really helped us deal with the issues and helped smooth out the process. Because of her work and ability to negotiate, we now have our dream vacation home! Can’t thank Diane enough for all her hard work. She also has given us good referrals for work we want to have done. Diane was most pleasant to work with throughout our search and purchase.
We highly recommend Diane Monaco. Her knowledge and expertise in the Sebago Lake region real estate market were extremely helpful. Working together with her made the entire process from our search to the closing easy and flawless. She listened to our needs, stayed in our budget, kept track of every detail, guided us and found us a perfect match.. She knows Maine real estate! Thank you, Diane!
To Diane & Juli, I feel that the experience I had with you went a lot further than helping me sell & find a home, you guided me in so many areas, were so patient and understanding to my needs. I am forever grateful for your services & the caring-compassion I got 24/7! Not sure how many people can say they love their realtors but I can for sure! I would recommend you 100%.
We highly recommend working with Diane! She is very knowledgeable about real estate in the Sebago Lakes region. Diane is a great listener and works hard to find homes which have the most “must haves” for your family. Diane assisted us in our search, as well as through the inspection, financing and closing. We appreciated Diane sticking with us during our lengthy search to find the right home. It was worth the wait!
We just wanted to take a moment and let people know what an outstanding job that Diane Monaco did for us with the sale of our home.
We did a “For Sale by Owner” and received a good offer only to have the buyer’s financing fall apart just before closing so we turned to Diane for help. She quickly and professionally put together a market survey and discovered we had underpriced the property.
Diane is a specialist in waterfront property. Once listed the showings started immediately and we accepted an offer within two weeks. Waterfront has its own set of challenges when selling and Diane navigated through them without hesitation.
We can’t thank Diane and her real estate team enough and would highly recommend her to anyone in the lakes region.
We sadly had to sell our beautiful lake home this year. It was a terrible decision to make and an awful time for us. We were so lucky that a friend told us about Diane. She knew the area well and understood the value of our home in it’s particular location and setting. She was always one step ahead and anticipated every possible wrinkle in the process. She was completely conscious of our expenses and kept the process fair and low cost. She met every worker on site and made our lives so much easier during this very difficult time. We would, without hesitation, refer our dearest friends or family members to Diane for her kind expertise.
Diane was our realtor during our search for a lakeside home on Kezar Lake this summer (2017). Her wealth of knowledge, experience, and her network of contacts helped us pinpoint the exact right property, and she held our hands through a volatile time prior to closing. When the bank was taking too long and the sellers were getting cold feet, we changed gears and Diane immediately found us a local attorney who was able to accommodate a timely closing. All along the way she provided realistic feedback and great counsel. She is the reason we were successful in owning our lakeside retreat. Thank you Diane!
Diane certainly knew the Sebago Lakes Region well. She was a great asset in our search for a summer camp. We were extremely happy with her level of service.
Diane was a wonderful asset to our search for a home in Maine. She was knowledgeable, tireless and honest. We finally purchased our home in Maine after a 2 year search and challenging negotiation. Diane persevered through the entire process.
Everything was perfect – it was the best service we had ever experienced! Thank you so much, we feel we made a friend.
It was a pleasure working with you! We would highly recommend your services to others.
My husband spent his boyhood summers at a camp in Raymond, ME. Maine has always held a special place in his heart because of it. He suggested we spend a weekend with friends in Sweden, ME and enjoy a summer weekend and poke around with a Real Estate Professional and get a sense for the area and for real estate values. Diane negotiated for us with consummate professionalism. At the closing, the attorneys stated that it was the smoothest and most thoughtful closing they had ever been involved with. Diane sealed the deal with her experience, thoughtful manner, and terrific personal skills.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Diane to find our perfect 2nd home. We knew the area well but credit Diane for keeping in touch with us when new listings or price reductions came on the market. She was very patient and showed us many, many properties until we found the perfect home. We would recommend her to any family buying or selling in the greater Lakes Region area.