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... dedication, work ethic, knowledge of the real estate market, and handling of sensitive issues in a discreet manner ...

Diane has represented me in both the sale of my primary residence in Atherton, CA and subsequent purchase of my current residence.  Her dedication, work ethic, knowledge of the real estate market, and handling of sensitive issues in a discreet manner distinguished her from other agents in the area.  I highly recommend her services.

Jerry Rice |
NFL Hall of Fame |

...She is absolutely one of those realtors you can have for life...

Diane has been more than our realtor but has turned into a family friend.  We have sold homes and purchased homes with her over a period of 9+ years and two cities in the Bay Area.  Her expertise is second to none.  She also adapts to the various markets, gives outstanding advice and continues to work with you even after you sell or buy your home.  She is absolutely one of those realtors you can have for life.  She is honest, transparent, fair, and gets you exactly what you are looking for in the price range you need.

Michael Bachman |
Engineering Director, Google Inc.

...exceeded all of our numerous and very high expectations...

As trustee of an estate in Atherton that was recently sold, I chose Diane Kneis to represent us as sellers. Because the home was in the multi-million dollar price range I had an obligation to be very careful about choosing a realtor. Along with interviewing Diane, I interviewed other realtors as well; some with as much as 20 years experience. I selected Diane for reasons too extensive to list. She exceeded all of our numerous and very high expectations and I strongly recommend her in the highest capacity.

Peggy |
Seller |

...We truly believe you found us the best buyer...

This is a long overdue thank you for all of the effort you put into helping us with the sale of our father's home. You were exactly what we needed to get the house in shape to sell!

All of the referrals you gave us for improving the house were terrific and we were so happy to be able to make the improvements you suggested under our allotted budget. You enabled us to step back from the emotion of selling our family home and really became our ally in completing the sale at the best possible price.

I cannot express how wonderful you were to not only take charge of the overall sale but also for your fine attention to detail...from the open house and video down to watering the landscaping in order to maintain the house's curb appeal.

My family was very impressed with your presentation of the offers we received and your open and frequent communication with us when ever we needed you.  We truly believe you found us the best buyer and we will never forget how you supported us and guided our family perfectly until closing!

You are a skilled professional in every sense!  Looking forward to working with you again when it's time to sell our house.

Carol Walovich, Stanford University Medical Center |
Buyer and Seller |
Redwood City

...always looking out for us...

Charlie and I want to let you know how much we appreciate your help. We always felt like you were on top of things, always looking out for us. We feel you went above and beyond what most realtors we've worked with have done in searching for just the right property.

Buyer |

Menlo Park

...we were always in the loop during the transaction...

My wife and I are indebted to Diane. She personally attended to each and every detail and aspect of her work while representing us and was available to us 24/7 whenever we needed help. Her follow through was flawless and we were always in the loop during the transaction. We are in awe how pleasant she made the process for us while still selling our home for a price we never dreamed was possible. We interviewed 3 realtors for the job and Diane far surpassed them all. Our only regret is that we wasted our time with the 2 other realtors!

..her attention to detail is amazing...

Diane represented us in the sale of our estate home. Her attention to detail is amazing. She personally took care of everything for us and made the process effortless for us. We recommend Diane in the highest capacity.

...took the time to learn what made our house special to us...

Diane took the time to learn what made our house special to us.  This provided her with richer commentary when discussing our home with prospective buyers to help them determine the whether it would truly be a fit with their lifestyle.  Diane also paid attention to all the small details, not all of them obvious, to allow us to present our home in the best light possible.  She was always even keel and never exaggerated or tried to rush the process.  We have worked with many agents over the years but none as good as Diane.

Bill and Jan Wesseman |
Sellers |

...there were no surprises...

Diane is a true professional. During my recent real estate sale, I found her to be proactive, resourceful, knowledgeable, and diligent. She was there for me from the time I decided to sell until after closing. Her attention to details and communication skills took a lot of stress out of the process. She provided me with ongoing information and there were no surprises. It was a pleasure working with Diane and I am very appreciative of her hard work and talents.

K McGlaughlin, CPA |
Seller |
Redwood City

...Good at knowing what people in the area want...

Diane has a really thorough knowledge of the neighborhood and is good at knowing what people in the area want. It is really helpful that she actually lived on the block. I am happy with the sale of our house. I think Diane is very nice and friendly- willing to help in any way and that is great. She was very attentive and available which was reassuring...

Seller |
Redwood City

...You took the stress out the process...

Words can not express how grateful and how fortunate we are that you represented us on the sale of our home. We needed to get top dollar for our home and you did just that. You went to great lengths helping us prepare our home for market and your finishing touches were amazing. Your team of gardeners, carpet cleaners, and stagers made our home look its absolute best. Although we had given you a tall order--we needed our home to sell for it's absolute highest--you effectively marketed and skillfully negotiated a price that far exceeded our expectations. We have worked with 2 other realtors in the past and you far surpassed them both. Your attention to detail is impeccable. You followed through with everything you said you would do and didn't let us down. You always made yourself available to us even though you had other clients to tend to. You took the stress out the process and were an absolute joy to work with. We were quite impressed with the extensive hours you put in to helping us. We never had to worry because we knew you were on top of things. You are unlike any real estate agent we have ever worked with and we intend to continue working with you in the future for all our real estate needs. 

Thank you, Diane.

DB and Family |

...She is very devoted to her customers from the beginning...

We used Diane Kneis as our relator when we sold our mother’s home in Menlo Park in 2006. She is very devoted to her customers from the beginning with the staging through the listing, the sale and closing. A tremendous amount of work on her part took place during each of the phases and her process is very thorough. 

Diane also gets to ‘know’ one a little and in our case that helped with developing a familiarity with the property and the buyer for better results.

I strongly recommend her to provide you with your home purchasing or selling needs.


Dr. Dennis Facchino |
Seller |
Menlo Park

... I interviewed many realtors in Atherton to sell my home. She was the most honest and genuine...

I am grateful to Diane for all her hard work. I interviewed many realtors in Atherton to sell my home. She was the most honest and genuine and really cares about the client's best interest. She has impeccable attention to detail. I highly recommend Diane Kneis

S. Netreba |
Atherton |

... extremely diligent, trustworthy, and really knows the Atherton market ...

Diane represented me as the seller for my estate property near the Circus Club, list price $14M. Diane is extremely diligent, trustworthy, and really knows the Atherton market. I recommend Diane in the absolute highest capacity.

K. Kleczka |
Seller |

...Her Marketing of the property was second to none...

Diane was the perfect Realtor to represent me in the sale of my Almaden Valley home in the Spring of 2015.  She was super communicative throughout the entire process, and I was kept up to date on a daily basis. Her Marketing of the property was second to none (multiple open houses..including mid-week, flyers, email blasts, etc). Most importantly, I very much enjoyed working with her, and will keep her number very handy for next time I move. I did not know there was a Realltor out there who works so hard, and is also such a pleasure to work with.

J Brendlen |
Seller |

...she turned a normally difficult situation into a painless experience...

Diane Kneis has been a true pleasure and absolutely amazing to work with. When we decided to sell our home that we raised our children in, we reached out to Diane. She turned a normally difficult situation into a painless experience. She took care of all of our concerns and handled every detail effortlessly and smoothly. We felt throughout it all that we were not only her number one priority, but that she had our best interest at heart. Diane was always available to help and answer all of our questions whenever we needed her. Diane is the best!

Mike and Anne Cannestra |


...truly has her client's best interest at heart...

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Diane Kneis. She is attentive to detail and very professional. Her knowledge and resources helped us immensely during the whole real estate process. She assisted us in both selling our current home and the purchase of our new home. It was nearly flawless. It has been a pleasure working with someone like Diane who truly has her client's best interest at heart. Without a doubt, we would recommend Diane Kneis to any of our friends looking for a good real estate agent.

Mr. & Mrs. J. Barnes |
Buyers and Sellers |
Redwood City

...You thought of everything for us...

Diane, you are the consummate Real Estate professional. You assisted us in every aspect of selling our home and purchasing our next home for retirement: 

Prepared our home for sale, coordinated and met with the painter, gardeners, stager, property inspector, and photographer. Our house looked so great we were proud to have buyers see it. You saved us thousands of dollars in fixing it up and cleverly found a way to make our house look spectacular. My wife and I experienced minimal stress, if any, during this process thanks to all of your efforts, Diane. We are greatful for your diligence, honesty, and care in treating our home as if it were your own to sell. We are now retiring and were worried about the process. We were thoroughly impressed with your Marketing Plan that proved extremely effective. Your pleasant demeanor was always a joy, and we were extremely pleased to see you shrewdly put it to use to negotiate the sale in our best interest, which got us almost 15% over the asking price. We were impressed with your excellent reputation with many other agents, which worked to our advantage more than we would have ever thought. You followed up everyday, sometimes more than once a day, and let us know how escrow was going. 

As if all of that weren't enough, you helped us buy our next home for our joyful retirement. Thanks to you, we love our new home and couldn't have benefited more from all your help. You thought of everything for us. We heard from our friends about all that you do, and now that we have benefited ourselves from your services, we are extremely pleased and grateful. You are a wealth of knowledge and an excellent source for networking. My wife and I truly believe you are a credit to the Real Estate community, Diane. 

Seller and Buyer

...Diane made sure we were well protected in every way...

Diane Kneis far exceeded our expectations as our Real Estate Agent. She is not only professional and competent in her work, but she also brings forth a warm and personal touch. 

Diane went above and beyond what your typical realtor does and made us feel important and well-cared for throughout the entire process. 

We both bought and sold a house using Diane's representation. This process can be extremely grueling and tiresome to those involved. Diane definitely simplified and made our experience the best it could possibly be. We felt as if our needs and wants were consistently considered and met. 

Upon listing our house for sale, Diane immediately signed herself up to help in preparing our home for market. She acted daily (and nightly as needed) as our overall support system. 

Upon purchasing our new home, Diane made sure we were well protected in every way (performing necessary inspections, clarifying and obtaining answers to financial or other questions, etc.) 

I cannot begin to describe the lengths that Diane goes to in taking care of her clients. We recommend Diane in the highest capacity possible and look forward to future transactions with her!!!

The Cordero Family |
Buyers and Sellers |
Redwood City

... we achieved a fair successful conclusion with a friend and teammate ...

My wife and I recently sold our 5K+ sq ft home in Los Gatos CA after it served as our family home for 12+ years.  As such, we were simultaneously wanting to be shrewd financially while at the same time requiring some emotional coaching along the way.  No doubt a delicate job requiring the right real estate agent.  We selected Diane Kneis as she not only had a proven track record, but at the same time came across as our friend and confidant.  She knew the right time to present hard business facts, and also the right time to be sensitive to our time and emotions.  After diligent help in the prep process, locating handy-men to make some necessary repairs, staging, photographing and marketing the house, she was then omnipresent and communicative throughout the actual time on the market and closing process.  We achieved a fair successful conclusion and feel like we did so with a friend and teammate.  It was so much more than a business transaction.  Diane was a God send for us and I believe she would be equally invaluable to anyone trying to sell or buy a home in this market.

Frank Lisowski |
Seller |
Los Gatos