Broker Associate

Photo of Diane Abell
  • Cell 708.228.3772
  • Fax 206.508.2634
Frankfort Office
21130 S. La Grange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423

Diane is Ready, Willing and "Abell" to help you buy or sell a home!

My Committment

I am committed to serving you and your referrals with total integrity. Our relationship is a shared trust – one which I do not take lightly.

I promise to listen to you, to tell the truth, to communicate with you, and to work hard with your goals always the priority.

I’m committed to my professional and civic responsibility. As Chairman of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (South Region), I’m committed to protecting private property rights and the practice of real estate.

I am a lifetime resident of the south suburbs and a homeowner. I have cats, enjoy reading, hiking, exercise, and - of course - real estate!

I enjoyed a 25-year career (1980-2005) selling environmental remediation and hazardous waste disposal. My primary client base was industrial manufacturers, utilities, railroads, and federal and state government. The best part about my job was developing relationships with my clients and working with them to define solutions to their problems. During the 80's and 90's, the environmental industry was relatively new and evolving. Environmental regulations mandated new solutions to old problems. It was an exciting time, and I so enjoyed being part of a business that was creative and challenging. Naturally, after 25 years, opportunities to offer new solutions became fewer. The new solutions we invented were no longer new, and many industrial clients began leaving the US. More and more often the one common driver of new business was (of all things) real estate! Cleanups were only necessary if a property was being sold.

I decided to pursue my realtor's license in 2005 and have been helping buyers and sellers ever since. I've never looked back. Real estate is certainly an industry where relationship building and problem solving are top priorities. I feel a sense of satisfaction every time I help a client close a deal. During the recession, I was so honored to help the recovery by going to work every day and helping the recover one house at a time.

I also feel a civic responsibility and sense of patriotism. If the realtor can be the dog wagging the tail of economic recovery then count me in! I currently serve as Chairman of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors south suburban Government Affairs Committee. As Chair, I'm fortunate to be able to communicate directly with Senators, Representatives, County Officials, and Mayors and Managers to protect private property rights and to promote the practice of real estate.

Education and Training

  • Licensed Broker/Salesperson (State of Illinois)
  • Member National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Member Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR)
  • Member Main Street Organization of Realtors (Local Board of Realtors)
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist
  • Certified Relocation Specialist
  • Residential Construction Certificate
  • Certified New Home Sales
  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts (1980)
  • Geology Major UIC (1980-1985)

Services Offered:
Diane serves the Chicago South Suburbs, including Cook County & Will County.

Sellers: Market evaluations, estate sales, short sales, investor sales, relocations

Buyers: First time buyers, investors, job transferees

Commercial Real Estate Sales Assistance with other services (Mortgage specialists, attorneys, Inspectors, contractors, etc.)

Diane Abell is a full-time, active real estate professional operating out of Baird & Warner Frankfort Office, a full service brokerage. Diane maintains a full subscription to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and is a proficient user of online real estate advertising tools and social media. She makes full use of the resources provided by Baird & Warner.

"Ready"

Diane has all of the necessary tools to market your home, negotiate, and close the sale:

-Full service, high-traffic office in Frankfort

-Full subscription to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

-Proficiency in use of on-line advertising tools and social media

-Well established relationships with attorneys, title service professionals, mortgage loan officers, municipal officials and staff, etc.

"Willing"

Diane is passionate about her responsibilities to her clients. Every move and every sale is different, and each seller has their unique goals and circumstances. Diane is willing and anxious to learn about your needs. She will:

-Communicate via your preferred method

-Listen and abide by your instructions

-Always tell the truth

-Be with you from listing to the close of the sale and beyond

"Abell"

With 11 years of experience and well over 100 transactions closed, Diane is fully capable of marketing your property and protecting your valuable equity. Experience counts!

Designations
  • CNHS - Certified New Home Specialist
  • CNS - Certified Neighborhood Specialist
  • RCC - Residential Construction Certified