Providing Comprehensive & Exceptional Real Estate Services to Buyers and Sellers
For Diana, real estate wasn’t a choice as much as it was in her blood. A second-generation Realtor originally hailing from Manhattan Beach, she grew up attending open houses with her mother on the weekends. Today, the Arizona State alum is bolstered by a degree in Business Communications, a tenure at Merrill Lynch, and a 10-year stint working with renowned relocation management firms. It’s no surprise that she went on to receive Rookie of the Year in 2005 and turned her CRP degree (Certified Relocation Professional) into a thriving, 20+ year career in real estate. Armed with a proven track record that comes with devoting 14 years to Lake Tahoe real estate, the seasoned agent is equipped with unmatched understanding of local neighborhoods and offers insider insight like no other.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer in Truckee or seeking a second home on the North or West Shore, Diana’s dedication, experience, and know-how will ensure your transaction is smooth and hiccup-free. She takes the time to truly understand what her clients are looking for and is known for judiciously guiding clients through the entire process, step-by-step. Diana has a knack for shepherding clients, negotiating reasonable prices, arranging inspections and appraisers, and helping navigate the loan approval process, all while keeping the pace and remaining focused on closing deadlines. Her cutting-edge marketing and social media tactics coupled with Compass’ tech-savvy platform make her an asset during what can be a daunting process. Ultimately, Diana’s endless energy, out-of-box thinking, and passion for going above and beyond provides a clear advantage for buyers and sellers alike.
Imbued with an appreciation for the outdoors, Diana’s free time is spent hiking, jogging, skiing, or mountain biking with her family. Her love of the local community runs deep and when she’s not holding open houses, she volunteers at her daughter’s North Tahoe Middle School and serves on a multitude of boards that span her current position as the Treasurer of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, and past positions in the Tahoe Mother’s Club, Ambassador of North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, and Tahoe City Downtown Association. An honorary Lake Tahoe local, It’s safe to say this California native has found her niche in the mountains.
"Diana made the purchase of a second home in the Tahoe Area seamless. Her knowledge of the market coupled with her professionalism made a home purchase smooth and easy. She took the time to understand exactly what our family was looking for and quickly found us a picture perfect Tahoe Property within our price range. Thank you to Diana Graves….we will enjoy our West Shore dream home for generations to come!" - Kipp L. Blewett, Rubicon Partners, Sacramento, CA
"As we all know who have been there, purchasing a home can be a trying and stressful task. My wife and I were fortunate enough to have Diana as our real estate specialist purchasing our second home in Lake Tahoe. By no means it was like I stated, stressful and daunting at times, but Diana kept everything in control. She was very professional. Guiding us through the process step by step. She was very informative explaining each step in detail along the way, and what I admired most was her knowledge of the entire Lake Tahoe area. We looked at a lot of different properties and her knowledge of surroundings in each of those was exceptional. We settled in Rubicon Bay on the West Shore, and if I ever go through this again and decide to sell or purchase another home in Lake Tahoe, I know who we will call first. Thank You Again Diana for all your help." - Dan and Lynda Garcia, Sacramento, CA
"My wife and I recently purchased a vacation home located in the north shore area of Lake Tahoe. The acquisition was truly a wonderful experience and Diana Graves was the primary reason the experience was void of complications. Although we were familiar with Lake Tahoe, we knew little about the many complex and unique intricacies of purchasing a home in the area. Diana shepherded us through this maze and took charge of negotiating a reasonable purchase price, and arranging everything from home and property inspections, arranging for a qualified appraiser knowledgeable of Lake Tahoe properties, and insuring the loan approval process kept pace with the accelerated closing deadline requested by the seller.
Over the years my wife and I have purchased and sold many homes and from our experience you can always count on having a hiccup or two along the way. We experienced no such problems with our Lake Tahoe purchase which I attribute to Diana's knowledge, experience and attention to detail. Even today well after the purchase of our vacation home Diana has no qualms of making herself available to answer our questions and/or provide assistance. We are considering the prospect of purchasing another home in the Lake Tahoe area. We have not yet made that decision, but if we do so without question Diana will be the real estate professional we use." - Steve and Crystal Abba, Reno, NV
"Diana helped my husband and I sell our Tahoe home in Tahoe Parks. I believe her knowledge of the Tahoe market and her network of clients, helped us sell our home more quickly in a market that was starting to go down. She did a fantastic job!" - Julie Ness Strand, Salesforce, Orinda, CA
"Diana made my real estate purchase very easy. She has a deep understanding of the Tahoe market and various neighborhoods. Diana stayed on top of all of the deadlines and kept everything on track for a smooth purchase." - Deanna Rastetter Goodwin, Charles Schwab, San Francisco, CA
"My wife and I have been working with Diana for several years now and she helped us through the sometimes tedious process of both selling a condo near Tahoe City and purchasing a new house in the Tahoe Donner area. Diana has always been patient, responsive and professional to work with. You spend countless hours looking at houses when you’re in the market and Diana always seemed to make time for us. If we hit the lottery she will be helping us again but in the meantime if you need a realtor I would give her a call!" - Bill and Mary Ake, Alameda, CA