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My Committment


I am committed to serving you and your referrals with total integrity. Our relationship is a shared trust – one which I do not take lightly.   

I promise to listen to you, to tell the truth, to communicate with you, and to work hard with your goals always the priority.


I’m committed to my professional and civic responsibility. As Chairman of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (South Region), I’m

committed to protecting private property rights and the practice of real estate.


Ready, Willing, and "Abell"

 Diane Abell is an active, full-time professional real estate broker. Diane has been part of the team at Coldwell Banker in Flossmoor for 11 years. She takes full advantage of the many resources provided by Coldwell Banker and parent NRT, Inc. 


Diane has all of the necessary tools to market your home, negotiate, and close the sale:

-Full service, high-traffic office downtown Flossmoor

-Full subscription to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

-Proficiency in use of on-line advertising tools and social media

-Well established relationships with attorneys, title service professionals, mortgage loan officers, municipal officials and staff, etc.



Diane is passionate about her responsibilities to her clients. Every move and every sale is different, and each seller has their unique goals and circumstances. Diane is willing and anxious to learn about your needs. She will:

-Communicate via your preferred method

-Listen and abide by your instructions

-Always tell the truth

-Be with you from listing to the close of the sale and beyond



With 11 years of experience and well over 100 transactions closed, Diane is fully capable of marketing your property and protecting your valuable equity. Experience counts!


Steps to a Successful Sale


It is vitally important to me that my clients experience meets their expectations.  For every transaction I'll do my very best to prepare you for what to expect.


-Setting the list price

-Preparing the listing paperwork

-Scheduling professional photography

-Preparing the marketing materials and enhancing on-line photos and remarks

-Launch the listing on MLS and all real estate websites

-Monitor on-line activity and physical showings

-Report on activity and adjust as needed

-Review and negotiate offers as they come


-Take care of any municipal requirements as needed

-Schedule the closing

Personal Background



I am a lifetime resident of the south suburbs and a homeowner.  I have cats, enjoy reading, hiking, exercise, and - of course - real estate!


I enjoyed a 25-year career (1980-2005) selling environmental remediation and hazardous waste disposal.  My primary client base was industrial manufacturers, utilities, railroads, and federal and state government.   The best part about my job was developing relationships with my clients and working with them to define solutions to their problems.  During the 80's and 90's, the environmental industry was relatively new and evolving.  Environmental regulations mandated new solutions to old problems.  It was an exciting time, and I so enjoyed being part of a business that was creative and challenging.  Naturally, after 25 years, opportunities to offer new solutions became fewer.  The new solutions we invented were no longer new, and many industrial clients began leaving the US.  More and more often the one common driver of new business was (of all things) real estate!  Cleanups were only necessary if a property was being sold.


I decided to pursue my realtor's license in 2005 and have been helping buyers and sellers ever since.  I've never looked back.  Real estate is certainly an industry where relationship building and problem solving are top priorities.  I feel a sense of satisfaction every time I help a client close a deal.  During the recession, I was so honored to help the recovery by going to work every day and helping the recover one house at a time.


I also feel a civic responsibility and sense of patriotism.  If the realtor can be the dog wagging the tail of economic recovery then count me in!  I currently serve as Chairman of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors south suburban Government Affairs Committee.  As Chair, I'm fortunate to be able to communicate directly with Senators, Representatives, County Officials, and Mayors and Managers to protect private property rights and to promote the practice of real estate.


Communities I Serve

Diane Abell serves the Chicago South Suburbs including Cook County and Will County. Located in Flossmoor, IL Diane sells houses in Flossmoor, Homewood, Matteson, Olympia Fields and surrounding areas. Contact Diane when you need an experienced Realtor.

Areas of Expertise

Diane Abell is a full-time, active real estate professional operating out of Coldwell Banker's full service, high traffic office in Downtown Flossmoor, IL. Diane maintains a full subscription to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and is a proficient user of online real estate advertising tools and social media. She makes full use of the resources provided by Coldwell Banker and parent NRT.

Diane has been with the Flossmoor office for 8 years and has the experience you need to plan and execute your next transaction.

Diane offers the following services:

Sellers: Market evaluations, estate sales, short sales, investor sales, relocations

Buyers: First time buyers, investors, job transferees

Commercial Real Estate Sales

Assistance with other services (Mortgage specialists, attorneys, Inspectors, contractors, etc.)

Education and Training

  • Licensed Broker/Salesperson (State of Illinois)
  • Member National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Member Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR)
  • Member Main Street Organization of Realtors (Local Board of Realtors)
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist
  • Certified Relocation Specialist

Education and Designations

  • Licensed real estate salesperson ( Illinois )
  • Coldwell Banker fast start program
  • Member NAR, MLSNI, RWSSC
  • Associates Degree ( Liberal Arts ) 1980
  • Geology Major ( UIC ) 1980-1985

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