Diane Schmitz did a great job for me and my daughter when we purchased a condo in South San Francisco. While I am an experienced buyer in Texas, I was unfamiliar with condos and California. This was my daughter's first purchase. Diane did a great job with my daughter, and made me completely comfortable making this purchase from 1,500 miles away. Diane followed up with my daughter after the sale to be sure she knew where to send the first mortgage payment, first HOA payment, and a reminder to switch the utilities. What a joy to work with! We highly recommend Diane!
March 12, 2013
Diane did an excellent job for us when we purchased our first home in the Bay Area. We found Diane through an ex-colleague who became an agent for San Francisco, and who recommended Diane for us because we were in the Peninsula. We actually started our search by going to open house for several months but did not come across any agents that fit us. We decided to go with Diane upon first meeting because of her deep knowledge of the area, her patience with us who are new in the area, and her professionalism. She pays attention to details, understands thoroughly what the buyers' needs are, and only presents properties that have a good chance of matching those requirements. Since the market was recovering and we have very specific requirements, the process took many twists and turns but eventually we found and purchased the right, excellent property at a very fair price. During this whole long process Diane had always been extra-supportive of us and really gone through the distance for us. I will highly recommend Diane to anyone.
March 13, 2013
"Diane delivered for us in every respect! In under 2 wks, she arranged to get our house prepped and ready, resulting in multiple strong offers after just the 1st Open House weekend much to our surprise & delight, thanks to her expertise and hard work. We didn't have to do anything other than vacate the house on the front end, and sign papers on the back end! Not only is she nice, professional, knowledgeable, detail-oriented, responsive, and on top of everything, but what really stood out was the level of marketing she did (over 100 groups came through on the 1st day of Open House), and how well spoken she is. Diane was outstanding in communications with us and others. On a few occasions, we watched & listened as she interacted with other agents in negotiations. She came across clear and precise but polite & friendly. So polished compared to other agents! We feel very lucky to have her represent us. Diane - thanks for helping us sell our house for way more than we expected! We now want you to help us buy one! "
June 21, 2012 Melissa Lee
Beth Rutherford recommends Diane Schmitz June 1, 2012
"We have moved three times since coming to California.We did not use either of the first two realtors again, but now we've found Diane! She knew exactly what we needed to do to sell our house. Then she helped us find our new home. Probably the most significant thing I liked about working with her is that she actually listened to what we wanted! She had to work a little harder to satisfy both me and my husband, but she managed to find us a house that worked for both of us. I felt like she really was interested in what we wanted, not just in making the sale. It was a very positive experience and I will use Diane again. I've already recommended her to my friends! "
Gail Brunnings recommends Diane Schmitz April 19, 2012
"My husband & I had the great pleasure of working with Diane on both the purchase of my townhouse and the sale of our home in Mountain View. Diane met with use to review all the details of what she would manage for us and walked us through each step as we went along the complicated real estate journey. Diane handeled all the small details and made the time very easy and smooth running for us; she met with the inspectors, regularly updated us on reports and when signatures were needed. I was so impressed with how much time and effort she spent going above and beyond to make sure there was completeness and quality achieved. I have not a negative thing to add and have and will continue to recomend Diane for all my friends in the market for a top notch job to be done."
Alicia Clum recommends Diane Schmitz
First time home buyer
Diane is wonderful. She helped me buy my first home and was very patient as we went through the long process of a short sale. As a first time home buyer she took the time to explain the entire process of purchasing a home. That was two years ago and I am still very pleased with my purchase.
Alicia Shimabuku recommends Diane Schmitz
Diane's expertise and knowledge of the Bay Area is a definite advantage. She has lived here all her life and has deep-rooted connections throughout the area, including other long-time real estate agents even reaching beyond the immediate area.
She sold my home in San Jose and was also with me for the purchase of our new home in Los Altos. She was always on top of everything that came up during my home search and during the escrow process after our offer was accepted. Without her, the escrow period of three weeks would never have been possible.
I would highly recommend her if you are looking to buy or sell, as she is prompt and patient. When necessary, she can put her foot down in situations that warrant, which needed if you want someone on your side during real estate transactions. I never felt as though she was trying to "sell" us in any way. I was confident that she was always on our side.
Anonymous recommends Diane Schmitz
Since she's lived here all of her life, Diane is exceptionally knowledgeable about this area and its housing market. She is an enthusiastic and personable agent who is determined to find you the house you want.
March 22, 2006
I am writing to you in response to your letter dated 2/18/99 in regards to Diane Schmitz, Realtor.
Diane was a great resource in the purchase of my new condo.
She is very knowledgeable in the programs available to first time home buyers. If it had not been for her expertise in this area, my twelve year old son and I would still be living with my mother.
Diane was very thorough in explaining all the real estate documents/requirements to me so that I was able to understand all the steps I would be required to go through in purchasing a new home.
Through her persistence we were able to find the perfect property. The transaction was very smooth because of her detail oriented workstyle.
I feel that Diane is a valuable asset to the Real Estate profession in Santa Clara County and I will recommend her to family and friends.
January 25, 2007
Dear Ms. Campi,
We're writing in response to your request for our thoughts on our recent experience with Diane Schmitz.
We so enjoyed working with Diane. She puts a great deal of energy into providing the highest level of customer service and maintained a consistently positive attitude throughout the incredibly difficult task of looking for an affordable "dream home' in Silicon Valley. Her understanding of effective strategies for making offers stand out impressive; it's clear she's a very capable professional.
Diane always gave us the feeling that she cared very much about finding just the right house for us, and never pushed us to further her own agenda or improve her commission. There is something very special about Diane. Perhaps it's that she risks being personal and human with clients. Whatever it is, she made a lasting impression on us and we have already recommended her to several friends looking for houses. Having worked with a number of other agents in the area before we found Diane, we can tell you she is a cut above most of the other people in her profession.
M. O'Cleary and C. McClure
June 3, 2007
Diane Schmitz sold my home in Los Altos last June and also represented me in the purchase of my new home in Cupertino. I have know Diane for years because our daughters played softball together. I contacted Diane when I was ready to sell my home because I trusted her and knew she would see me through the process professionally and with sensitivity.
Diane saw to it that my home presented well and it sold within a week of being listed. I would definitely use Diane's services when I buy or sell a home in the future. She works hard, is conscientious and a pleasure to work with.
July 28, 2005
We worked with Diane on the purchase and sale of our place in Mountain view. She is a very hardworking person as well as smart and kind. Diane's sense of ethics is fabulous, so much so that we were able to sell our rental without ever having to come to California (we are living in Portland). We just followed her instructions and the place was sold in a few days!
Dear Karen Campi,
The purchase of 210 and 212 Monroe Dr., Mountain View, mark the 5th and 6th transactions I have entered into with Campi Properties via Diane Schmitz. As there is not much that demonstrates our confidence and satisfaction as much as our repeat business with Diane, I over-simplify to state that she is indeed, "my realtor for life."
I look forward to our probable further association, once our new construction is completed.
I am delighted to recommend Diane Schmitz to you. My husband and I moved to California from the east coast last summer. We rented an apartment in Palo Alto for the first six months so that we could get to know the neighborhoods and get some sense of real estate prices (actually surreal estate prices, as I like to call it in these parts!). During the winter break I began to do the research on the project and that's when I discovered Diane. I had been calling various realtors in the area. I remember telling my husband that I could tell from the phone calls alone that Diane was by far the most professional one I had come across.
When we met with Diane she drove us around various properties. Other realtors simply sent us email listings and told us to go look at them ourselves and let them know if we liked anything from the outside, in which case they would arrange to show us the inside. One of them actually said that she only needs to sell six houses a year to make a very good living. It was clear that some of them didn't put much effort into it. Diane is just the opposite. She took us around in her car to anything we were remotely interested in. We got the place we finally bought only because Diane was willing to show us the inside at 9:00 PM on a Sunday on a holiday weekend when she had just returned from a long trip. Afterwards she took us to her office, late that night, to write up the contract. If it hadn't been for that, we would undoubtedly have missed the place. She also took the trouble to get to know us and our lifestyle so that she would have a sense of what we would like or dislike. While it's in any realtor's interest to make a quick sale, Diane on the other hand told us when she thought a house was not suitable for us. As were looking at one place, she stated "this one is not for you guys, let's go."
Throughout the process Diane took great care of us and answered our many dumb questions. We were first-time buyers. She continued to work closely with us even after the purchase was completed. On our closing date, which was my husband's birthday, she put balloons and cookies in our new place. On our moving day, she brought lunch for us and the movers. When my father passed away two months later, she sent a sympathy card.
She grew up in this area and has an extensive knowledge of the options whether your budget is large or small. The inspector that she recommended was also fabulous.
I recommend Diane to you with the highest of praise and the deepest of confidence.
L. Sterritt, Ph.D.
Over the past four years, Diane Schmitz has helped me to purchase several homes within the bay area and in the valley. Diane's professionalism and experience has made each transaction go smoothly without any difficulties, and completed in a timely manner. I have passed her name on to several of my friends who have also purchased a home through her, and enjoyed the experience.
It's nice to feel comfortable working with someone who understands your needs, and the real estate business; without trying to take advantage of you. I highly recommend you use her if you have the opportunity!
Diane Schmitz sold our Los Altos Hills home in the face of a deteriorating market and after others had failed. Her expert people skills and down-to-earth approach made the whole experience as pleasant as it could have been, and the sale left both ourselves and the buyers very happy with the outcome. We had tried working with "big name" real estate people on this sale with no success, and found that it was Diane's tenacity and attention to detail that carried the sale through. We especially appreciated her personal generosity combined with tough negotiating for making us always feel that she was on our team. We would recommend Diane highly to anyone who needs a real estate professional they can rely on.