Diane Schline

    Diane Schline

    Real estate has always been my passion. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a major in Property Management and a minor in Real Estate, I knew there was no better place to begin my real estate career than the DC Metropolitan Area.
    Though my employment in the field began with a large commercial firm, CB Richard Ellis in Washington, DC, it was always clear that my true calling was in the residential sector.
    I transitioned to Century 21 Redwood Realty in the spring of 2007, which history will show was a rough time to enter the industry.
    Despite the housing market turmoil, I grew my business and successfully survived - even flourished - in a challenging market.
    Having closed over $40 million in sales volume between 2008 and 2011, I've learned that market conditions are no match for hard work; knowledge presents opportunities; and energy invested is never energy lost.
    I feel this "education is power" mentality is ever-present in my way of conducting business, interacting with clients, and - eventually - the level of comfort and excitement each client feels when buying or selling their home.

    My Client Testimonials

    Diane was absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond throughout the 8 months we were working with her. She's very knowledgeable and we had complete trust that she would find us the perfect home. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in this area. She made every step of the home-buying process of positive experience. We loved working with Diane! ~ Sally & Jack, Falls Church
    Diane was incredible! She went above and beyond to make sure that we understood the home buying process and that we felt comfortable as first time buyers. I was blown away by her knowledge of the NOVA market as the home inspection process. Additionally, she helped us negotiate a great package and secured the contingencies we were looking for. Diane is an absolute pro and made us feel so comfortable every step of the way! I would recommend her to anyone. ~ Lili O¿Toole, Alexandria
    Diane's knowledge of the industry is unparalleled and she is extremely professional. Her exemplary character was so important especially during stressful parts of the process and she is always willing to go above and beyond - we are truly thankful to have her amazing service throughout the entire process! ~ Ed Beach, Reston, VA
    Diane is beyond excellent in all areas. I couldn¿t be happier or more grateful. Truly amazing experience in all ways!!!!! Absolutely phenomenal to work with - her performance and personality SHINE! Couldn¿t have been better! Outstanding!!! ~ Annie - Arlington, VA
    Diane Schline was always there when we needed her, day or night. It was comforting to know that someone was on our team throughout the process. Thank you. ~ Steve, Arlington VA
    Diane is amazing. We've bought and sold 9 different times over the last 10 years using 8 different real estate agents, and we can honestly say, Diane is hands down, without a doubt, the best real estate agent. Her knowledge, through explanations, honesty, communication, responsiveness, and detail driven approach sets her apart and puts her in a league of her own. We are so appreciative of all of the work she puts into making the home buying and selling process as easy as possible for her clients. ~ L. Arlington, Virginia
    Our family loved working with Diane Schline again on the sale of our home. She assisted us in our first home purchase and we knew exactly who to call when we were thinking about listing our home. Diane's attention to detail, knowledge of the market and communication style were all key attributes that prompted us to ask for her help again. Diane not only knew how to best list our home and how the market it, but she also knew how to work with our family during this challenging time. We built out full timelines together that worked with our family's schedule. She took the time to help us stage our home with its existing contents and identify key repairs or upgrades that would drive a competitive bidding process. Unfortunately our family is moving out of the Arlington area, but we would fully endorse Diane to our family, friends and any homebuyer in the area. ~ The Rees Family
    Diane was amazing and we have nothing but positive things to say about our experience! We would highly recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling their home! ~ Michael Whelan Annandale, Virginia
    Diane has expert knowledge of how to navigate the highly competitive real estate market in Arlington, and helped guide us through the process of making a winning offer. She was proactive, extremely patient, and an excellent communicator, we can't recommend her enough. Diane really knows Arlington! It was great working with Diane, and we don't think our Arlington home buying process would have gone nearly as smoothly without her guidance and expertise. ~ Matt and Erin, Arlington
    Daine is bar none, one of the best in Arlington for real estate and personability. Well rounded and thankful we were able to work with her and her team. ~ Tom Beach
    Diane was amazing! She was a true subject matter expert and adeptly guided us through both the buying and selling process. Truly could not have done this without her!! ~ Isabelle & Andrew, Vienna
    Diane provided the best home sales experience imaginable. She helped us every step of the way! We were under contract in just 4 days with an offer $30k over our asking price. ~ Carl, Arlington
    Diane Schline is AMAZING! During a pandemic, when no one really knew what the market would be like, Diane helped me sell my condo in record time for an amazing price. Diane is a true expert on the Northern Virginia real estate market. Prior to selling my place, she helped my wife and I sell a rental property and purchase a new condo, again all during the pandemic. Diane knew exactly how to handle every aspect of our real estate adventure. In every interaction with Diane, I left feeling smarter and confident in our reliance on Diane. I'm sure Diane is a very busy realtor, but in every interaction we felt like we were her only clients. She has also assembled an incredible team of professionals to help with every service you could possibly need in real estate (contractor, cleaners, financiers). ~ Pete Jeschke, Fairfax
    Diane Schline was the agent for our son & daughter-in-law. They were SO happy with the way she worked with them, we knew we had to reach out to her. Right from the start, Diane was professional, extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. She was very patient and went out of her way to get answers to our endless questions. We presently live in New York. So, Diane was our eyes and ears in Virginia. There were many occasions where it was impossible for us to make a meeting with the seller. Diane stepped in to be our spokes person. She kept us informed and updated on the progress of our new condo, helping us to make informed decisions along the way. We could have NOT done this without Diane. Needless to say, we would HIGHLY recommend Diane Schline to anyone looking to purchase a new home. ~ Heather Huston and Michael Elem, New York
    Diane gave me excellent tips for ways to maximize the value of my home. I listened to everything she advised, which led to us listing for higher than what I expected, and receiving offers for more than I expected. Diane helped me time the sale of the home perfectly given the very unstable market at the time. She helped coordinate the listing and showings around my somewhat challenging schedule and everything went seamlessly from beginning to end. She is professional, patient, and an expert on the local market. I would recommend her to anyone - and strongly advise that you listen to her suggestions!!! ~ Leah Sloane, Arlington
    Wouldnt ever consider another agent! Just awesome! ~ Louis, Fairfax
    Diane has always been a pleasure to work with, I have referred her to many friends over the last 9+ years and will continue to do so. She is outstanding. Diane was very flexible and quickly adaptable to our ever-changing list of requirements as the market changed. She showed us incredible patience and provided helpful knowledge and insights throughout our home-buying process. Diane's team was amazing - Kristin was such a pleasure to work with. ~ Amber and Alex Yerg, Buchanan Ct
    She is the best agent I have ever thought of. She is not only a real professional agent who is very familiar with the area but also very nice and kind as a person. Her professionalism and dedication to the client are top notch. She is always smily and friendly even during the tough process, which is appreciated to make myself relaxed and comfortable. I highly recommend her to whoever looking for the best home for them. I am really glad to be able to work with her this time and very much look forward to the next opportunity. ~ Takeaki Sato
    Diane was truly fabulous and exceeded every expectation I had. The market for the past 6 months has been particularly challenging for buyers, and Diane helped me navigate this with patience, professionalism, and compassion. She always took the time to explain things in detail, point out things I might miss or not be well informed on, and really helped me understand and feel informed throughout the entire process. We made offers on multiple houses, and she led me through all of the twists and turns of the very competitive scenarios we encountered. I was targeting a specific neighborhood but had some specific desires, and ultimately she helped me find the perfect place and we got a great price. I'm so thankful for her help and will recommend her to many in the future! ~ Leah Sloane
    As always, Diane and her team was a complete pleasure to work with. I have referred Diane to friends since I purchased my first home through her, in 2010. My husband and I continue to refer her to friends and family; her service and local knowledge is unmatched. ~ Amber Yerg
    After looking for a home in Arlington for almost a year, we finally found the house we wanted and put in an offer. Once our offer was accepted we looked forward to a quick closing. Unfortunately for us, a neighbors tree had other ideas and ended up destroying all 3 bedrooms prior to us closing. Diane Schline continuously kept us updated on what was going on even with one of the most difficult sellers any of us had ever encountered. Against all odds and mostly against the sellers wishes we eventually closed on the home 4 months later and we can't thank Diane Schline enough for consulting lawyers, consulting other realtors and keeping us in the loop as much as possible of the housing updates. We will again and again mention and recommend Diane Schline to anyone who is looking for a realtor in the Northern Virginia market. ~ Scott Mosher, Arlington VA
    Diane Schline was awesome to work with. We struggled through a very 'hot' market, and she was with us every step of the way. She remained positive (and realistic) throughout the search, and was so helpful and informative with the many, many things we didn't understand or know about. I'd recommend her to anyone who needs help finding a house, and especially anyone who is picky :). ~ Ariel D, Annandale, VA
    We sold our house in a matter of days. We received multiple offers. We could not have been happier with Diane's efforts. Diane helped us work through a few issues that popped up during the home inspection and rent back period. She was helpful in discussing options and getting to a solution that worked for us. We really appreciated the way she handled things all around. We were very happy with Diane's services. She was professional, responsive and an experienced professional. She was always willing to discuss options and talk through various scenarios. We got to a great result and owe much of the effort to Diane. Thank you so much! ~ Matt and Kaitlyn
    Diane was great in selling our house and helping us buy a house in a competitive market We would not have gotten the house without her assisting us in being competitive in a bidding war. ~ Julie Hamilton
    Diane is the best. She is a great communicator and kept us informed of every detail along the journey. I would use Diane to buy and sell any home is Northern VA and I would recommend her to any of my friends and family. She is delightful to work with and I appreciate the effort she put into sellng our home. ~ Dottye Bunch, Richmond, VA
    Diane was able to establish in us, from the beginning, a very high level of trust and confidence. She provided her expert opinions based on the specifics of our circumstances and preferences, allowing us to make well informed decisions. Diane is truly a consummate professional, who was extremely personable at the same time. ~ Leighton & Eboni Priestley, Burke, VA
    Diane is very responsive, professional, a total class act! The entire process was a breeze! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell! Any issues that arose were handled quickly and professionally! Diane is the best of the best! ~ Annie from Springfield Va
    This is the second real estate transaction I have completed with Diane and I will continue to engage Diane for future real estate transactions. ~ Chris Swemba, Arlington VA
    Diane - Your understanding of the market, sound advice, and ability to communicate helped us through our home sale and buying process. We would not have been able to maintain our sanity without you. Thank you so much for helping us to find our dream home with the first offer we made on a house! Katy and Kyle ~ Kyle and Katy, Arlington, VA
    Diane and her team went above and beyond throughout the process of selling our home. They were on top of everything and the results were outstanding. Diane was the best realtor we've ever had by far. We would recommend Diane to anyone and would always use her in the future. Thank you Diane and team! ~ Jon and Jessica Reda, ashburn, va
    Best person and agent of all time! ~ Karen Bunch
    I would recommend Diane Schline to family, friends, and anyone who asked. She exceeded our expectations in all facets of the process, provided great advice, and just handled everything for us perfectly. She was extremely responsive throughout, so easy to work with, and truly our advocate. ~ Dan Smelcer, Arlington VA
    Working with Diane Schline allowed me to continue with my life knowing she would advise me well and handle what needed to be done without me needing to be engaged. The selling and buying process went smoothly b/c of Diane, she was absolutely on top of all aspects that came up for me and was very clear in walking me through any nuances that arose. ~ Travis in Reston, VA
    Diane was incredibly helpful helping me, a first time homebuyer, during the challenging times of COVID-19, buying a home from across the country. ~ Mike, Alexandria
    Diane Schline was highly recommended by several friends and family, and for good reason! She was extremely knowledgeable about the local market and was invaluable throughout the entire home buying process. She patiently walked me through everything and answered any questions that I had as a first time buyer. I cant recommend Diane enough! ~ James, Arlington
    Diane is the best agent in town. She did an amazing job navigating the changing rules of real estate during a global pandemic. Diane's strategy included simple tweaks to update my property, including using excellent contractors/vendors with good records and quick timelines, found the best staging company, and kept me updated on the market. She determined the best time to list my property leading to a remarkable 70+ private viewings, 21 offers, and, ultimately, $50,000 over asking. My husband and I are still working with her to purchase a new property in Fairfax county, and we want her help selling our current residence in Falls Church. Diane helped us find a great lender, she provides simple explanations of all the important fine print, and wrangles all the real estate stakeholders like a military general while maintaining her southern charm and warm smile. ~ Maureen, Falls Church
    Diane came personally and very highly recommended. It was an easy choice for us. She was absolutely terrific - we bought a home relatively quickly but wish we could have worked with her for longer! She understood very quickly exactly what we were looking for (neighborhood, accessibility, etc.) and had very tailored recommendations in mind. Although we would have learned more had we worked with her longer, she did an excellent job coming up with a plan to help educate us on different submarkets. ~ Ben, Arlington
    Diane is thorough, knowledgeable, easy to work with, flexible, down to earth, not pushy and an overall excellent agent. I would recommend her to everyone! ~ Sarah Epps / arlington
    Diane took the time to really understand our wants and needs. She was proactive in all aspects of the sale and followed up on everything. We never had to ask anything because she kept us in the loop at every juncture. We have purchased and sold several pieces of property over the years and we only wish we had met Diane sooner. Our experience with her and Century 21 Redwood Realty was leaps and bounds above all others weve worked with. Thanks Diane and team! ~ Mil & Doreen, Arlington
    As first time home buyers Diane was wonderful. She was patient and extremely informative. Diane also guided us when we had a lot of back and forth with the seller during the home inspection addendum. Even when there were last minute changes that should have caused stress, Diane had already done a lot of research to present realistic solutions which helped expedite the process and make us feel extremely secure that we were in very good hands. She alleviated the majority of the stress throughout this entire process which is a testament to all of her dedication and hard work. We couldnt be more grateful and plan to use Diane again in our future home buying/selling endeavors. ~ Frani and John - Vienna
    Diane and Kristin are a dynamic duo! They helped secure the perfect home for us and made our first-time home buying experience a truly delightful experience. My wife & I were pretty intimidated by the process from the onset, but Kristin guided us every step of the way and was superbly detail-oriented, proactive, and responsive. We cannot recommend Diane and Kristin highly enough! ~ Shane Pummill, Reston
    Diane was the best agent we've ever had!! She is incredibly knowledgeable, reliable and organized! She helped us navigate a tough market and we are now thrilled to be in our new home! ~ Jon & Jessica - Arlington, VA
    I worked with Kristin Panzarella,from the Diane Schline group, who was excellent to work with! She's knowledgeable, efficient, well versed, punctual and it was just such a breezy, easy transaction! She was always there to instantaneously answer any of my questions, whether through email,text or phone call. She found me the Condo I was looking for in a very short period of time, and guided me effortlessly through the whole process. I highly recommend using Kristin's expertise, professional service, and wish her the Best! Help in getting Home Owners Warranty and other request between Seller/Buyer to close quickly, smoothly and efficiently. I worked with Kristin Panzarella, who was excellent to work with! She's knowledgeable, efficient, well versed, punctual and it was just such a breezy, easy transaction! She was always there to instantaneously answer any of my questions, whether through email,text or phone call. She found me the Condo I was looking for in a very short period of time, and guided me effortlessly through the whole process. I highly recommend using Kristin's expertise, professional service, and wish her the Best! ~ Vicky P, Arlington VA
    Diane Schline gained our full trust in the process by always being thoughtful, understanding our needs, and never pushing us to make decisions we weren't comfortable with. We always felt well taken care of, and she was always on top of everything. We would recommend her without reservation for anyone looking for a home. ~ David & Phoebe, Falls Church
    Diane and Kristin helped us immensely in buying our first home. We knew very little going into the process, but Diane was always ready to point us in the right direction. We felt as if we were her only clients. She was highly responsive and every contractor she recommended was phenomenal. I would have no hesitations sending anyone I knew to her and her team. The most sincere thank you! ~ Scott and Courtney, Falls Church
    If you are considering a home sale/purchase in Northern VA, you should reach to Diane Schline and her team immediately! Diane was incredibly knowledgeable about the market we were exploring, providing critical guidance during our intense home search. Diane coordinated all aspects of both our purchase and sale with the utmost professionalism, negotiating our terms and exceeding our expectations. The marketing materials and professional photographs were outstanding, ultimately securing an especially short close on the sale of our existing home. I can't emphasize Diane's performance well enough. It was a genuine pleasure working with Diane and her team and I would strongly recommend them to friends, family and neighbors! ~ Matt Huston, Arlington
    Diane helped a couple of friends buy a house and came highly recommended. Diane is the most amazing realtor! She was a dream to work with - and I would recommend her to anyone! Cannot rate her highly enough across the board! I wish there was a higher rating than excellent because Diane earned it! ~ Erica Huston-Elem
    Diane Schline is one of the most professional, dynamic and efficient individuals I have encountered in any business dealing environment. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her and her team. ~ Jim Klein, Annandale, Virginia
    Diane and her partner Kristin were excellent to work with. They took the time to understand our situation and needs and were very patient in finding and showing appropriate properties. There was no pressure and we never felt we were a burden to her. Diane did excellent research on the properties we were interested in. The final negotiation was aggressive and successful. Her attention to detail was excellent in all aspects of the transaction. Will definitely use her for our future real estate needs and recommend her to friends and colleagues. ~ Stew and Ellen, Alexandria, VA
    We recently bought our first house with Diane Schline. We had been looking for houses for 6 months prior to meeting her, and we were very unimpressed with our previous brokers. My colleague who bought in the area that we were looking at raved about Diane so we decided to interview her and a couple of more agents. Once we met her, I immediately knew she was the right broker for us! She really was an expert in the area that we were looking to buy and she understood our needs as first time homebuyers. She is very detailed oriented, her experience is just impressive and she is very responsive. We found our home just on our second property visit with Diane and we knew it was going to be too competitive to get it, but she put together a very strong offer for us. She had to deal with a lot of frustrations with the listing agent and I applaud her professionalism and patience throughout the process. She made everything easy for us and she never felt the need to get us involved in any unnecessary issues. I know that if we end up selling and buying another house in the area, Diane will be our choice! ~ Pri in Falls Church
    Diane was/is a amazing, knowledgeable professional. She was attentive to my "must haves" and was simply a delight to work with! ~ Luellen Matthews, Arlington-VA
    My husband and I could not have asked for better realtors to guide us through our first home buying experience. Diane and Kristin were incredibly patient and understanding throughout the whole process. They took the time to really listen to what we were looking for in a home and helped us to evaluate what things were most important to us when viewing and selecting a house. They were quick to answer any question we had and explained the process to us in a way that made sense and was easy to comprehend. As my husband and I have found, sometimes it takes viewing 10, 20, 30 houses before finding "the one," which can be frustrating, but Diane and Kristin always maintained a positive attitude and outlook which put us at ease. They truly went above and beyond what I would have expected from a realtor. I am so thankful to have had these ladies aide us in finding and buying our first home! ~ Katherine Robinson, Springfield
    Diane Schline was an outstanding agent to work with. Even though we were one of her many clients, we always felt as if our priorities or requests came first. Her level of customer service and response time was second to none. This was our first time going through the home buying process. Diane spent the time to walk us through all first-timer questions and helped us look at properties in many new ways. She also took the time to walk us through the lengthy sales contracts and was with us every step of the way through the contract finalization/closing process. Dianes knowledge of the market and Arlington County was a great asset and contributor to our home buying success. We look forward to working with Diane and her team again and would highly recommend their services. ~ Lance Rees, Arlington
    Diane Schline went above and beyond as our realtor! Her commitment and dedication to us was outstanding. Diane had our best interest at the forefront of her efforts and went to bat for us very successfully during the offer and negotiation process. We could not have had a better first time (VA loan) home buying experience. Her knowledge of the area, market and process made us feel at ease and comfortable with every decision along the way. She displayed genuine care for us and provided that personal service with upmost professionalism exceeding our expectations. I highly recommend Diane to anyone seeking to buy a home! ~ Grant H., Alexandria, VA
    Diane is the best. Very responsive, always provides information that is accurate and on time. Has thoroughly thought through her conclusions about bid/counter/logistics with regard to the process working towards the contact. She's a strong negotiator and was able to reign in the buyer to an equitable solution for all parties. Ultimately she made this process super easy and stress free and would use her again in a heart beat. I would recommend Diane to any and all, my experience was nothing but positive. Thank you Diane, you are the best! ~ Derek S., Fairfax
    Our friends had bought a townhouse with Diane Schline as their agent and only had positive things to say about her, so we reached out to Diane in hopes that she was available and could take us on as clients! (Thankfully she was!) Diane handled everything in regards to the sale of the condo -- from the coordination and handling of the few items we had to get fixed/replaced, etc to the staging and marketing to the final closing. She kept us in the loop at all times and we didn't have to worry about anything. Diane made the whole selling process very easy for us! Not only is Diane very knowledgeable in real estate in Arlington and was thorough in explaining everything, but she is very friendly, trustworthy, and very reliable. Based on her expertise, she recommended a price point for the condo that helped us to get a contract only a few days after listing. I can't say enough good things about Diane! ~ Samira White, Arlington
    Diane was recommended by a friend who had a successful experience with her and we could not have been happier. When we initially met with her it was 6 months before we actually started to make a move to purchase. She was so knowledgeable and approachable that we didn't feel it necessary to look elsewhere. Communication with Diane was excellent. She was happy to speak with us outside of work hours and in the late evening to make things happen. She was so knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had as first time home buyers honestly and in a way where we understood everything. Buying a condo with her was easier than buying our car. That is how amazing she is! ~ Hillary and Max Hamm, Arlington VA
    Diane Schline is a highly talented agent, who professionally guided us through the sale of our beloved home. Characteristics that stand out include: knowledgeable, possesses a high business IQ, trustworthy, very responsive, kind-hearted, positive, strong verbal/written communicator, market savvy, et al. ~ Allan & Frances Kalkstein, 1549 22nd Street N, Arlington, VA 22209
    We worked with Diane 5+ years ago when purchasing our first home in Arlington. We met her randomly at an open house she was holding. From the get go it was obvious that Diane was an Arlington expert, specialized in our demographic, was extremely professional, and knew what she was doing. We have since referred her to several friends and they all echo that feedback. When looking to move this time we didn't even consider contacting another realtor and will do the same if we move again ing a few years. As stated before, we worked with her in the past, have referred her to several friends, and will work with her again in the future. Our home essentially sold within 2 hours of listing. Technically it was two days before the final terms and sales price were agreed upon and contracts signed. Diane offered very knowledgeable and professional counsel when the offer came in. Without being pushy and outright telling us what to do, Diane persuaded us to take the offer rather than hour for a post open house bidding war. In hindsight this was an excellent decision. Also prior to listing Diane was aa huge help giving us instructions to prepare the house for sale and staging it. She definitely was instrumental in us getting top dollar for our home. ~ Ann Lowe, Arlington VA
    I live in Florida and my property is located in Virginia. Diane was exceptional in handling this "remote" relationship and the remote transaction and communications between me, the prospective tenants and their realtor. This process could NOT have been a smoother more successful transaction. I truly enjoyed working with and having Diane represent me and my interests during this transaction. ~ Joyce Cooper
    Diane was fantastic. Second time I've worked with her and you feel like you have an edge with her as she's extremely sharp, polished, and on top of her game at all times. I would recommend her services (and have) to any of my friends or acquaintances. ~ Alex, Arlington VA
    My husband and I cannot recommend Diane enough to anyone purchasing a home. She is extremely knowledgeable not only when it comes to current market prices and trends, but also knows what to look for when walking through a home, how to put together an extremely compelling offer, and when to recommend stepping away from an opportunity. We put in two offers with her, and if it were not for her guidance on the first offer, we would not have ended up with a FAR better purchase a few weeks down the line. There is a reason she is top rated within her firm. We worked with an interim agent while she was out on maternity leave for a few weeks and the difference in quality was astounding. She goes above and beyond with her research, client outreach, and delivery. ~ Alysa and Anthony Cargiulo
    We can't say enough positive things about our experience in selling our home with Diane Schline. She was a tireless advocate, a supremely gifted communicator, and effective negotiator. She kept us informed regularly, was always available when we needed her, and never seemed to tire, even in the midst of the very slow market. While the market conditions caused a longer sales cycle than we were anticipating, Diane managed to keep our spirits up and keep our focus on our end goal. She expertly guided us through the entire process. We couldn't be happier with our experience with Diane. She is a star performer and a wonderful asset to Century21. ~ Terri & Vince Surabian, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware


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