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“I am committed to being your trusted advisor throughout the real estate process”

Buying and/or selling a home is an important, personal decision. With over 18 years in the financial services industry and a personal interest in purchasing and renovating homes, I understand the market and the emotional and financial commitment my clients feel when buying or selling their home.   I am committed to ensuring my clients make informed decisions and have a pleasurable, satisfying experience throughout the process.

Originally from Connecticut, I moved to Charlotte in 2003 and joined Bank of America. As an executive, I gained experience leading successful teams, resolving complex issues, negotiating agreements, interfacing with Regulators, and implementing large-scale compliance, operational risk, and retail banking initiatives both in the US and abroad.  Prior to joining Bank of America, I was with MasterCard International in New York and Philo Smith & Co., a boutique investment bank located in Stamford, Connecticut.

Upon moving to Charlotte, I lived in the university area and then moved closer to Uptown and purchased and renovated homes in Chantilly, Elizabeth, and Eastover.  My interest in real estate goes back decades working on home improvements, additions, and renovations with my father, a retired Electrician. Since I have always been drawn to making homes beautiful and functional, I have experience in staging, renovation, design, landscaping, and construction.

I currently reside in Eastover, with my husband, Jason, young son, Austin and our golden-doodle, Winston.  I enjoy spending my free time with my family, traveling and experiencing new cultures, hiking, golfing, sailing, landscaping, gardening, decorating, and home improvement projects.  I also have a passion for engaging in hands on volunteer work and was a recipient of the 2008 US President’s Volunteer Service Award and Habitat Global Village Award for the work I completed in remote Kawama Village, Zambia.

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Diane Ragonese Byrd has been rated by 7 customers.
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Diane Byrd was highly referred by a friend. I was immediately impressed by her. I wouldn't have worked with anyone else after meeting Diane. She was able to sell my home within 24 hours after listing. After deciding to sell my home, I never dreamed I would have anyone do as much for me as Diane did. She even helped me pack! I couldn't have had a better agent.

‐ Mary Costner Inman, Charlotte

Diane is so thorough, always communicates timely and effectively. She is a pleasure to work with and her demeanor is always great but she is especially helpful if things get stressful because she is calm, professional and has great solutions. I have used her for my last 3 real estate transactions and will continue to use her and recommend her in the future.

‐ Dawn Durns, Charlotte

Diane Byrd was always so accessible and happy to answer my many, many questions. She was very knowledgeable about the area. She helped coordinate all inspections and had several great recommendations for contractors. She made the experience enjoyable and easy!

‐ Whitney Burton

Diane did an excellent job negotiating with the construction company that built my house. There was a period where the contractor was not delivering a timely or complete product and Diane invested a lot of energy staying on top of all critical details and ensuring the contractor stayed on task. She is very knowledgeable about construction. I really enjoy working with Diane... Read More

‐ Dawn D., Charlotte, NC

Diane did an outstanding job for us, and and we would definitely recommend her to our family and friends she is one-of-a-kind in the best of ways!

‐ Cheryl Bryson Decker

I could not have had a better experience with Diane Byrd and Helen Adams. My Dilworth Heights townhouse went under contract within a few hours for full asking price. Her help with staging allowed the place to show fantastic. Her professionalism continued through all parts of the sales process, from inspections and additional negotiations with the buyer to moving checklists... Read More

‐ Sandy Hamrock, Charlotte

Diane is professional with great communication during the purchase process. We appreciate her attentiveness in our efforts to purchase homes to "flip". Many thanks

‐ Tim and Penny

Diane was absolutely first class.


Market Activity - December 2017
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As with any real estate market, Charlotte's moves up and down seasonally and is influenced by the overall economic outlook. The micro-markets may perform differently, so, individual zip codes, neighborhoods or even streets may buck the overall trend. Your trusted real estate advisor can help you figure out how your home fits into the marketplace.
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