Awards

New Jersey Realtors® Circle of Excellence 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 , 2022 PLATINUM

New Jersey Realtors® Circle of Excellence 2017 GOLD

(201) Magazine Best of Bergen Finalist 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Top 1.5% of America's Best Real Estate Agents by REAL Trends Magazine WSJ 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Bergen Magazine List of Bergen County's Most Elite Real Estate Agents! 2023

#1 Individual Agent according to NJMLS 2020 , #1 Individual Agent NJMLS 2020&2021 combined.

#1 Agent in Saddle River in Volume 2020

#1 Agent in Upper Saddle River in Volume and Sales 2018, 2019 2020 ,2021, 2022

Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Short-Sale, Luxury Real Estate, Negotiation Expert

Education

Fordham University - Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Media Studies


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"Diane is a true vale added broker. I have moved 4 times in my adult life and the experience with Diane was a pleasure. She saw my home and gave me invaluable tips on how present it at its best. She is basically a stager, decorator, and realtor in one. Diane found me my dream home for the next phase of my life. She helped me construct a proper bid that I felt good about. I love my new house. Following Diane's guidance saved a lot of time and money. Diane understands the entire process and guides you every step of the way. She is also responsive, detail oriented and someone you want on your team. Diane is worth her weight in gold."

★★★★★
"Diane Cookson's, knowledge, skill and experience came together to sell our home quickly amid the uncertainty and restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. It started with detailed metrics in regard to data about recent sales of comparable homes and other details regarding homes in our general price range that were on the market. Diane has an honest straight forward approach. After pricing we moved to the photographs, staging and implementation of her marketing plan. The photography and positive changes brought about by the staging were stunning and brought results. We priced the home based upon her recommendations and she delivered on her promise of multiple offers within 30 days. We closed on a schedule that met our expectations and we highly recommend Diane because of her highly professional skills, integrity and most importantly her results."

★★★★★
"If you want someone experienced in all aspect of selling or purchasing a house, Diane is your person. We have worked with brokers and never have we come across someone so honest, hardworking, friendly and bright as Diane. She is the most helpful, caring, reliable and efficient broker by far. She will not waste your time trying to sell you something, she has you and your family's best interest at hand. Diane is extremely knowledgeable with the ins and outs of a home, septic and pool inspection. She gives you guidance when you don't know. She is Diamond plus!"

★★★★★
"Diane was referred to us because of her significant local knowledge, reputation for outworking her competition and her marketing strategies. She helped us get our house ready to sell quickly, took amazing photos and videos and created significant interest in just a few days. The result: We received multiple offers and sold our home in less than two weeks! Diane won't just tell a seller what they want to hear either. She provides candid and fair feedback that is not often done by realtors. She is responsive, well networked and detailed. We can't thank her enough for her hard work. We'd recommend her to anyone selling a home in Bergen County."

★★★★★
"Diane Cookson is an absolute gem. THE BEST. I base this claim on very recent personal experience. My wife and I worked with Diane for the better part of the past 3 months in search of our first house, having never met her prior to working with her. She was the ideal partner for such a venture. Diane understood almost immediately after meeting us what we were looking for in a house and from that point on made us feel like she had no greater professional priority than to help us find it. As a professional, she is available, she is responsive, she is tireless and extremely accommodating. She listens, she's beyond patient and she communicates well. She's smart, she's savvy, she's experienced and well-connected. While she wasn't afraid to express her opinion, Diane never nudged us in one direction or another; understand that we looked at countless houses in a pretty wide price range. She simply wanted us to be happy wherever we landed. For all of Diane's wonderful qualities, it's no surprise she is as well-respected and so highly thought of in the community. I could not imagine being in better hands as a first, second or tenth time buyer!"


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About Diane
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Diane is a licensed Broker Associate and REALTOR®, consistently ranked as a top producer and stand out in the real estate industry in northern New Jersey. Diane has been repeatedly recognized by REAL Trends - America's Best Real Estate Professionals, ranking in the top 1% of all Nationally ranked agents. Her passion for real estate, combined with her strong negotiation skills, home staging expertise, market knowledge, and interpersonal skills make her a true asset to her clients.

When listing her client’s home, Diane meticulously showcases the property ensuring that it stands out in a competitive market. Diane sets high standards for the properties she represents; she meets and surpasses these standards by surrounding herself with a team of consummate professionals who specialize in preparing her listings for sale. Diane believes in transparency and she diligently communicates current market trends to her clients, working with them to formulate a customized marketing strategy that entices buyers immediately when the home hits the market.

Diane displays the same level of professionalism and diligence when working with her buyers. Diane effectively educates her clients on market trends and strategies when purchasing their homes. She utilizes her keen ability to navigate the market, combined with her strong negotiation skills to consistently produce results for her clients.

Diane demonstrates unparalleled professionalism and consistently produces successful results, evident by the tremendous amount of referral business she generates from past and present clients. She is immensely grateful to have received the highest ratings in customer satisfaction from her clients.

Diane Cookson’s Listings

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a bathroom with a tub shower and sink
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Listed By Compass

$4,199,000

Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
8.5
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
2
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a utility room with cabinets washer and dryer
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a dining room with a rug table and chairs
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a refrigerator and a stove top oven
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink toilet and shower
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a view of backyard with deck and garden
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Listed By Compass

$2,850,000

Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
6.5
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
2
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a view of a hallway with wooden floor and stairs
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a view of entryway and hall with wooden floor
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a view of a dining room with furniture a chandelier and wooden floor
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a bedroom with a bed and a dresser
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a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a bathroom with a toilet sink a mirror and vanity
a view of a patio with table and chairs and potted plants
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Listed By CompassUnder Contract

$1,945,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
2
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a large white kitchen with a large window and stainless steel appliances
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a kitchen with stainless steel appliances cabinets a stove and a window
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances a stove a sink and cabinets
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a living room with furniture kitchen view and a chandelier
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a living room with furniture a flat screen tv and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
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a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
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a view of entryway stairs and hall with wooden floor
a view of staircase with railing and white walls
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a living room with furniture a fireplace and a flat screen tv
a bathroom with a double vanity sink a mirror and shower
a view of walk in closet with clothes and shoes
a bedroom with a bed piano and a window
a bathroom with a shower toilet and sink
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a bathroom with a double vanity sink mirror and window
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a view of a house with swimming pool and a yard
a view of a backyard with a garden and trees
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a view of a swimming pool with a yard
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a front view of a house with a yard
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Listed By CompassUnder Contract

$1,375,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
0.26
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Listed By Compass

$1,179,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
4.5
Square Feet
3,386
Acres
Unavailable
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a living room with lots of furniture and a chandelier
a living room with stainless steel appliances kitchen island furniture and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a kitchen
a kitchen with granite countertop a sink stainless steel appliances and cabinets
a kitchen with granite countertop white cabinets and white appliances
a kitchen with granite countertop cabinets stainless steel appliances and a sink
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an empty room with wooden floor and windows
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an empty room with wooden floor and windows
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Listed By Compass

$659,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
1,334
Acres
Unavailable
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Listed By CompassNew

$600,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
1,261