Diana Grinnell

Diana Grinnell


806 N. Peoria
Chicago, IL 60642

With over 10 years of sales, media, and advertising experience working for News, Lifestyle, and Home Design publications, Diana brings a wealth of strategic marketing expertise and extensive client service to her real estate practice. Formerly a successful Senior Account Executive in the digital media space, Diana is no stranger to knowing what it takes to engage an audience. Over 90% of buyers begin their home search online and Diana’s digital background gives her clients an immense advantage in attracting those buyers at the onset of their house hunt. She is well-versed in the latest technology, social media platforms, and advertising opportunities to efficiently and effectively market properties for maximum exposure.

Known for her tireless work ethic, can-do attitude, and energetic personality, Diana is passionate about guiding buyers and sellers through every step of what can be a complex and often emotional process. As a recent homebuyer herself, she appreciates the magnitude of her clients’ investment. Her goal is to make each buying or selling experience as seamless, successful, and enjoyable as possible. Priding herself on a career built upon honesty, frequent communication, and advocacy for her clients, Diana also has immense experience in navigating and negotiating complicated deals involving many parties, with her priority always being to keep her clients’ best interest at the forefront of every transaction.

Diana is a member of the Bari and Elena Real Estate Group, a boutique team of top-producing agents with over 30 years of combined experience.  Involved in hundreds of transactions throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods and across a range of housing types, from single family homes and condos, to multi-unit properties and co-ops, this team is ranked by the Chicago Association of REALTORS® as a top 1% producing team, with more than $70 million in transactions in 2016 alone. The team sells property twice as fast as typical Chicago agents with an average market time of 20 days, which is 43 days faster than the average and for an average 98% of list price. She is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Illinois Association of REALTORS®, and Chicago Association of REALTORS®.

A graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Diana has a degree in Business and Marketing and has called Chicago “home sweet home” for the past decade. She currently resides in the Old Town neighborhood with her husband Matt, enjoying every ounce of what the Windy City has to offer in her spare time! When not working with buyers to discover that perfect home, or with sellers to showcase their property for the highest return, you can find her honing her “green thumb,” trying new restaurants with friends, testing out the latest work out class, and whipping up some culinary creations in her kitchen.

Clients are saying:

"I had a wonderful experience working with Diana in locating a two bedroom rental unit in River North, Chicago. She was extremely professional and anticipated all of my needs. She was very responsive and personable and showed me exactly the sort of rental properties I was hoping to see. In addition, Diana accommodated my tight timeline and was able to find me the perfect apartment within one day of looking. I would recommend her unequivocally."

"We have been recommending Diana to everyone we know who might even be considering buying, renting or listing in Chicagoland. Diana helped us buy our first single family home in Humboldt Park and rent our condo in Logan Square. Her dedication to our process was evident--on multiple occasions, she secured 6-10 viewings in the blink of an eye, always provided deep information and context to ensure we understood the market we were operating in, answered all questions and gathered information on potential properties immediately, and worked closely with us on negotiation strategy, always offering a best practice and listening to our concerns. After vigorous negotiation with some difficult sellers, we got a great deal. Everything Diana did, down to making sure we were stocked with candy at our closing, showed her commitment to detail and provided a positive experience for us. She is also clearly backed by strong resources and partners with @properties. We had fun and felt thoroughly informed and supported throughout."

"What a breath of fresh air! Diana is the agent you want if you're in the market to buy or sell. She's been our trusted expert throughout the process and we felt confident every step of the way with her guidance. I wouldn't hesitate to proceed with another transaction with Diana, and if you're looking for an agent who will work on your behalf to deliver against your property goals, look no further."

"Diana was a great help. We just moved over from Germany, and made initial the wrong choice for our first apartment. Therefore we have been looking very short notice for a new place. After our first call with Diana we haven already confident working together with her, and she didnt disappointet us.
Diana made some good proposals, picked us up with her car, drove us to all the apartments and helped us to finally find our new home. Very good service from a professional real estate broker."

"Diana was wonderful to work with!"

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