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Reina S. Diamond, CRS, ABR, CNE
Broker at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Your Real Estate Consultant serving Chicago and The North Shore from her office in Evanston

Twenty plus years successfully representing sellers and buyers in Evanston – Wilmette – Skokie – Glenview – Highland Park – Wheeling – Arlington Heights – Chicago South Loop – Lincoln Park – Lakeview – Edgewater – Rogers Park – West Ridge

Providing sellers and buyers with:

* Support and expertise for a smooth and successful process including home searches, pricing, market data, and interaction with service partners (attorneys, lenders, appraisers, inspectors)

* Strong negotiation skills

* Innovative marketing strategies

* Customer service excellence: proactive, accessible, resourceful

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Our Clients Say it Best!

Reina has been a great resource for both a leasing agent and acquiring an investment property.  Her years of experience make her a great resource for your real estate needs.  She was able to find me a quality tenant for my north shore apartment in less than 30 days and she worked with me for 10 months to find an investment property in Chicago.  That was a lot of work and she kept searching for my specifications the entire time.  I really appreciate the effort.

Richard Arbizzani

If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent on The North Shore of Chicago, Reina Diamond is your Realtor.  Reina helped us find our home in Wilmette in 2010 and sell it in 2017.  On both the buyer and the seller side, Reina was incredibly diligent and helped us to get the best price possible.

On the purchase, Reina was very patient with us as we took our time to purchase our home.  We looked in several communities to find the right fit for our family.  We were very pleased with our selection and loved our home.  During the midst of the real estate bubble burst, Reina arranged for us to see our home the same day that the sellers significantly reduced the price.

On the sale, we relocated out of state.  Reina helped us through the process of selling our home remotely and was very attentive as issues arose.  She got us a good price on the sale by explaining the buyers that we had a lot with more land than the other homes that they were using as comparisons.  In today’s crazy real estate market, having a realtor like Reina is really important.  We highly recommend Reina Diamond.

Angelo Loumbas and Elaine Zacharakis Loumbas

Reina Diamond is a wonderful person to work with.  She was just awesome throughout the whole process of buying our condo.  I would definitely recommend Reina.  She was just great!  My husband and I are thrilled with our new home.  Thanks to Reina, who made the entire process trouble free, we could not be happier!

Justin and Kimbo Craig (second time)

Reina has been a great resource to me in both buying and selling on The North Shore.  She is extremely knowledgeable and has experience to make dreams come true.

Michele Harrison

Selling a home can be a daunting experience but with Reina’s systematic and professional approach it was easy!  Reina is well-versed in market comparables and knows what is needed to achieve the highest dollar for your home.  She’s prompt, prepared and has a wonderful personality.  I am so grateful for her expertise and I am happy to refer her to others in need.

Kathy Kaporis

Reina was my Realtor for both the purchase of my condominium in 2010 and its sale in 2016.  She is an extremely knowledgeable and well-connected Realtor in the Chicagoland area.  She worked around the clock and was always immediately available to address any concerns or needs with prompt, pleasant responses and valuable advice.  Her superb negotiating skills, knowledge and experience took all the anxiety away from the process and she handled every step.  I highly recommend her as a Realtor and will certainly utilize her services for my next purchase.

Mike Clarke, MD (second time) 

Reina is an exceptional Realtor and worked diligently to show us houses in the areas that we were interested in. She has a very sharp eye and pointed out the flaws and upgrades of the houses that we visited. It seems that she never sleeps and I was surprised many times to be receiving emails from her at 1:00 AM.  I don’t remember her cancelling any appointments. She must have shown us over 50 houses before we settled on the one that we liked. She also helped me find tenants for my rentals and they have been great tenants too. I highly recommend Reina’s services.

Abdur and Mona Sulaiman (fifth time)

Reina Diamond came highly recommended and throughout our entire buying process she never disappointed. She is honest, upfront, extremely professional, always accessible and very prompt in her replies. She is very experienced and it shows. She explained every step of the way to us, did everything by the book and made sure we were in the absolute best position to buy our home. Her negotiation skills are second to none, she is reliable and delivers on every promise. She also works with a team of very competent experts.

Reina will never let you buy a house for more than what it’s worth, and if it’s worth more than what you think, she will make you understand why. What impresses me most is that now that we have closed on our house over a month ago she is still as accessible, helpful and stands by us with advice and counsel as she did before. I can’t recommend Reina highly enough.

Rick and Murielle Standley

Reina had come very highly recommended to us as THE Realtor to deal with in the Eanston area and she did not disappoint. Her local knowledge of the area, expert attention to detail and brutally honest opinion was just what we needed for first time buyers like ourselves. Instead of going with our original plan, she gave us advice and a new perspective that helped us avoid making a really bad decision. Her first recommended property for us become our new dream home. We could not be happier with our experience.

Craig Chaplin

We are so thankful that you were the Realtor that handled the sale of our home of thirty years. It was thirty years since our last real estate transaction, and we were definitely apprehensive. We thought that the whole experience seemed daunting.

It was simply a pleasure dealing with you. You were knowledgeable, professional, and extremely patient as you guided us through the sale. Your email updates, reminders, and phone calls were timely and helped keep us on track. Working with you gave us the confidence that this transaction would be successful, and it was just that!

Michael and Mary Carpenter

You have done an excellent job. The advice you gave us made the sale of the house quick and painless.

Thank you very much for all the help.

Prisco and Lucia V. Palma

Reina was a delight to deal with… she really has helped us relocate to Evanston.  She made the whole process seamless.  Reina exceeded our expectations on all levels.

Justin and Kimberley Craig

We have had the distinct opportunity to experience Reina’s services from a buyer’s and seller’s perspective. Throughout both experiences Reina provided sound advice to reflect our best interest, responded quickly to all of our questions and concerns, and offered a thorough assessment which helped us sell our home during the holidays (slow season in real estate).

We are so appreciative of the personal time that you dedicated, your expert opinion and professionalism, and your support and sensitivity during such a busy time!

Jaime and Shelby Varela (second time) 

Reina Diamond proved to be the ideal real estate agent for selling the family house. She gave us an accurate appraisal and provided important advice to enhance the value, appearance and salability of the property. She is personable, energetic and knowledgeable and makes an excellent impression on potential buyers. If we had it to do all over again, our first call for a real estate agent would be to Reina.

The Einhorn Family

We don’t know where to begin to thank you for the excellent job you did for us in both selling our home in Lincoln Park to buying our condo in the South Loop. We were happy with the outcome of both transactions. We sold at a fair price, and we felt our purchase was a deal. Your guidance and expertise in all areas of each transaction made a stressful process appear seamless.

Thank you very much, and we will not hesitate to refer our friends and family without reservation.

Anne and Allan Crevi

I am so grateful that Coldwell Banker matched me up with Reina,  it was a perfect fit from the start.  Not only was I comfortable with this charming lady but impressed with her knowledge, professionalism and integrity.  It was an emotional situation, selling my father’s home of 50 years after his passing, and Reina was patient, compassionate and always considerate of my feelings and time frames.

She never pushed yet was available and responsive to all my calls, texts and emails, even answering emails at midnight! We made a plan, and we made it work.  A hard working woman indeed. I am completely satisfied with Reina’s performance and would not hesitate to recommend her.  I also hope to call her my friend and look forward to keeping in touch.

Terrie O’ Brien, Executor/Trustee for Harry Grauer

If you are trying to sell a house or condo in Evanston or on The North Shore, Reina Diamond is your best bet. I hired her to sell my mother’s seventy-three year old house in Evanston. She sold it in one week just before Christmas while it was snowing! She’s extremely experienced, very well organized, and is also very likeable. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Lynn Levenberg

It’s hard to believe that I’ve now been in my new house a full month as of today. The move, the unpacking and the settling in has felt like a whirlwind I very much appreciate the creativity and effort that you contributed throughout the process of selling my condo. It was a long haul, but you never gave up and I couldn’t be happier not only with the completion of the sale but also with the wonderful house that you helped me find and purchase. I nearly passed up the listing, but for your urging that I check out the house that I wound up buying. It’s a wonderful house that I am thoroughly enjoying. I love the layout and location of the house and the neighborhood is delightful. Thanks for helping me make this positive transition.

Elizabeth Pitrof

Thanks so much for all your help. You are an amazing real estate agent! I loved having you as my agent. You really helped me and my family a lot. We never needed to call you for anything, you always called us first so thank you for that! You were very cooperative, you helped us step by step. I will recommend you to all my family and friends if they ever need to sell their house. Thanks Reina from the bottom of my heart.

Carolyn Jaypal

I am very happy about the sale of my townhouse and want to tell you how much I appreciate your help. Your dedication made the whole process move smoothly and quickly, I was always sure that any issue that might come up would be attended to rapidly and professionally. I will put my friends in contact with you if they need any assistance with real estate purchases or sales. Thank you again.

John Lyman (fourth time)

I greatly appreciated your professionalism and detailed thoroughness at every step of my real estate transaction. But most important of all, I knew I could trust your guidance. In today’s market this is invaluable. I am happy to recommend your services, and reference my experience in my career coaching work with young people.
Thank you again!

Barbara Powers Harris

Thank you for your services. A lot of Realtors have tried to sell me property for the past eight years, but none were able to understand my requirements. YOU did a fantastic job! Thank you for the great find at a great price.

Puneet Singh

We thank Reina for all the services she provided during the process of selling our condo and the purchase of our new residence. During a difficult real estate market, she gave us a tremendous amount of exposure by constantly advertising our property.

Her expertise in negotiating enabled us to attain the amount we wanted on our sale. She listened to our list of requests and found us a new residence that we are extremely happy in. Her attention to detail is remarkable. We were very comfortable working with Reina and most mportantly she was available to us 24/7. Reina’s  knowledge made selling and buying a very pleasant experience which eliminated a lot of stress.

Dennis and Judy Solit (third time)

My family and I relocated last summer from London to Evanston, IL, and were very fortunate to connect with Reina to help us find a home. Reina was extremely knowledgeable of the market and provided us with expert advice throughout the process.

Not many homes initially met our criteria, but when one finally came on the market Reina was there for us. Within hours of the listing opening Reina had contacted the seller’s agent and arranged for us to be one of the first viewers. When we decided to make an offer Reina stayed with me past 10PM to get the offer completed. Ours was the first offer received of several that came in within 24 hours of listing, and was ultimately accepted.

Reina’s extensive professional network allowed us to also work with top-notch attorney, mortgage broker, and inspectors. Each of these people also spoke of Reina’s excellent reputation as a consumate professional, and meant we were able to close quickly even as details of the purchase became complicated.

Reina was always super friendly to work with. When our sale closed, our kids were even a little sad we wouldn’t have occasion to see her as often. My wife and I are very grateful to have worked with Reina and highly recommend her to anyone else looking to buy or sell.

Brian and Anna Henerey

We greatly appreciated all your time, effort and dedication to our goal in finding a home. I know we took a lot of your time and weekends and in the end, we are very grateful for the outcome. We will gladly recommend you to anyone we meet who is in need of a Realtor or call you if in the future we are in need of your services.

Liseth Manjarrez, MD and Rodrigo Merino

We would like to thank Reina for the time and effort she dedicated to our condo purchasing process. She constantly kept us up to date at each stage of the purchase, thoroughly explained all aspects related to the real estate business, and even served as our translator during the legal proceedings (we live abroad, and are non-English speakers).

Reina was very patient, honest, objective in her opinions, and always willing to extend a helping hand. Most importantly, she helped us find a condo that met our expectations!

We would strongly recommend her.

Esther Chang and Alessandro Culotti (fourth time)

“Reina Diamond me ayudo a conseguir mi primera casa. Es muy eficaz en su trabajo y tiene mucha experiencia. Le damos las gracias por todo lo que nos ayudo.”

Sergio Huerta y familia

I just want you to know that I am very grateful for your helping us to sell the house, which I considered an impossilbe task since I live in Mexico. Your dedication show more of a friend than just being a real estate agent. I recognize that there were many people involved working as a team in my interest, but I cannot ignore the feeling of being among friends helping me.

Please extend my appreciate to Coldwell Banker’s personnel.

Cesar A. Egoavil

Reina is a true real estate professional with a deep knowledge of the market and fantastic attention to detail. She was extraordinarily patient with us (novices in buying/selling) and offered us great, thoughtful counsel. She was flexible and reliable and became a trusted resource for our family. Reina made the experience of selling our home, and purchasing a new one less stressful, and was always cognizant of our goals and our family’s best interest.

I highly recommend Reina to anyone buying or selling in the Chicago-land market. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.

Michael Beumer and Lisa Peters

Reina put a great deal of work and effort into helping me purchase my new condo. It was a short-sale and, as a result, a very drawn-out and frustrating process. But Reina was determined to make the sale work and was, essentially, on-call all hours of the day to deal with issues as they arose and more generally keep me abreast of the entire process.

Reina was also very accommodating in terms of working with my schedule and financial constraints.

I highly recommend her.

Jill Massino

We would like to thank you for all your hard work and patience in helping us find our first home. It is hard to believe that we began our journey a year ago! We appreciate all of the advice that you offered along the way and the final push that we needed to finally make the deal. We are so happy to finally have a place to call “home.”

Jaime and Shelby Varela

Reina is an outstanding person who is very detailed and vision oriented and a great Realtor who watches for what her clients are looking for in a home, neighborhood, and within their budget guidelines.

She has helped many of our friends in relocating to a great neighborhood in a cost effective way. Needless to say, when you are looking to buy or sell your property in the Evanston or Skokie areas, IL, Reina is the person to call. I have also worked with Reina on many committees with Rotary International and she is someone who you want on your team.

She is relentless in the cause for Charity and will do whatever it takes to make a project successful. She truly gives her time with the thought of service above self in whatever she does.

Gus Samios

Reina is an honorable and ethical real estate broker who is very knowledgeable of the Chicagoland area.

Angelo Loumbas and Elaine Zacharakis Loumbas

Reina is a Buyer Representative that will make sure that all requirements and policies are met.  She is terrific in following up and is honest from the beginning.

Francis Eleazar

“Reina is a very detail-oriented person.  She was willing to work all hours of the day and night until we found exactly what I was looking for.  I am very happy with the condo I am now living in, and I couldn’t have done it without Reina’s help.  I highly recommend her services.”

Michael Clarke

“I don’t know what I would have done without Reina S. Diamond in the sale of my home. There were many circumstances and Reina was right on top of all of them. She kept us all on task and knew timelines and what needed to be done.

She also helped me find a beautiful new place to live. I was so relieved and everything went smoothly. This was because of Reina.

I would recommend Reina to anyone who needs to deal with real estate in our community and beyond.”

Michele R. Harrison

Thank you for all the help, encouragement, and tenacity you exhibited in selling my condo. There were times when it felt like it was never going to be sold but you got the job done. Thanks again.

Carol O’Connor

“Reina did a great job as our Realtor.  She was persistent, punctual and professional.  My wife and I were learning about buying a home for the first time, and we credit Reina with having the patience and knowledge to help us find our dream house!”

Don Garner and Alisa Alfonsi

“We had a fabulous experience working with Reina.  Reina not only provides outstanding service, but also an exciting and warm energy which made the whole process a joyful time.  Her knowledge in the real estate field is vast and we learned a lot along the way.  She kept us motivated throughout our search, and helped us find the right fit.  We are very happy in our new home and we owe it to Reina.  We would strongly recommend her to anyone.”

Billy and Kathy Litgen

“Reina did a great job!  Very professional. With the market conditions we were up against she really balanced finding a qualified buyer against the maximizing the sale value. She stayed on top of everything from start to finish.”

Ronald Crabbe

“As out-of-towners, my husband and I were very limited in terms of when we could come in to look for a house. Reina was extraordinary accommodating and flexible in working with us. She helped us learn the area in a short amount of time and she was truly great to work with.  I recommend her wholeheartedly.”

Sandford Golberg and Judy Levey

“As a first time buyer with a bias towards New York real estate prices, I was extremely happy with Reinas expertise in the Chicago real estate market.  Even in the cold days of January and the hot days of June, Reina drove me all around the city to find a neighborhood and a home within it that was perfect for me.  She represented my needs and interests at all times, not to mention she is extremely punctual, proactive, and thoughtful. Many thanks Reina.”

Kara Palamountain

“In my 20 plus years as a real estate attorney I have worked with many real estate agents while representing my clients. But when it came time to find myself a new home after many years, I found Reina S. Diamond to be one of the most thorough, patient and professional among all those I have known. She was prepared, hardworking, asked the right questions, and was straightforward and diplomatic at the same time. She’s at the top of my list (and I made the move!).”

Ellen Alexander

“Reina S. Diamond was a wonderful Realtor. She was very professional and always had a positive attitude. She did a great job marketing and advertising our house, and made our home selling experience very pleasant. Reina was reliable, hardworking, honest, knowledgeable, and very sincere. We highly recommend her to our family and friends.”

Syed and Ruhina Newaz

“Reina nos acompano durante todo el proceso de la compra de nuestro primer condominio y fue siempre muy profesional y amable, a la vez que estuvo pendiente de todos los detalles.  Nos explico con paciencia paso a paso y rapidamente encontramos el lugar ideal para nuestra familia.  Con toda confianza, la recomendamos a todos nuestros familiares, amigos y conocidos para que puedan tener una experiencia tan positiva como la nuestra.”

Andrea y Arturo Prieto

“We had not sold a property in over 19 years, and so had little idea what to expect from a Real Estate Professional. Reina was timely, attentive, extremely thorough, and a joy to work with. We would contact her in a heartbeat for our future needs.”

Dale and Linda Burton

“Reina is an outstanding Realtor.  She is knowledgeable about the real estate market in Chicagoland and knows what it takes to market a property for a successful sale.  She is very personable and makes the whole process of purchasing or selling a home easy for her clients.  I recommended her highly to my friends”

James Robinson

“Reina was an absolute pleasure to deal with.  We had had bad experiences with realtors in the past, but she was consistently reliable and hardworking.  Throughout the selling and buying processes, I felt that Reina was genuinely interested in helping us and making sure we made the right decisions.  Ultimately, we ended up with the perfect new condo that fit nicely in our price range.”

Paul and Abby Foreman

“Reina gave us the best service and great help. I love her willingness and consistent way to motivate us to get our goal. Thank you for making our dream of owning a home come true.”

Alvarez Family 

“Reina was very informative, hard working and most of all, very pleasant to work with. She should receive an award for tenacious energy.”

Rodney R. Willis

“We thought that Reina really went out of her way to find out what kind of place we really wanted and needed. She even visited our apartment to gauge how much stuff we had and what kind of place would accommodate it. It worked. We found a place within 7 or 8 days of first talking to her.”

Jason and Allison Tibbetts

“Reina made what to me was a daunting experience into a satisfying and even an enjoyable one. She responded promptly to all my concerns in a cheerful and positive manner.”

G. Mills

“Reina was an absolute pleasure to work with.  She knows the market well, and was optimistic about selling my home even in a very difficult market.   My home sold, and I have already recommended her to friends.”

Linda Roman

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NORTH SHORE REAL ESTATE (Evanston, Skokie, Glenview, Highland Park, Chicago Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Edgewater) 
Reina S. Diamond, CRS, ABR, CNE
Broker at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage