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Diane Mehlman

Diane Mehlman is a Real Estate professional associated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Wilmette, and has been a consistent multi-million dollar sales agent. As a full time, full-service Realtor, she specializes in providing listing and marketing advice to sellers, and complete market data and support for buyers.  Although Wilmette is her “home base” Diane also serves real estate needs in Evanston, Skokie, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, Deerfield, Glenview and the north side of Chicago.

Selling Savvy

With over 20 years of experience in North Shore Real Estate she is skilled at preparing homes for sale, producing creative marketing materials, and providing comprehensive and up-to-date market information. In addition to open houses, showing the home, preparing brochures, reaching out to fellow agents, direct mailings and print advertising, Diane markets her listed homes through over 60 internet sites (including Zillow, Trulia, Coldwellbankeronline, Linkedin) in order to reach the widest range of potential buyers. She is skilled at negotiating offers and in guiding transactions through to closing. She will follow up on all leads and keep you aware of what she is doing to market your property and get it sold. To see reviews from ecstatic sellers please visit Diane’s yelp page at  

Finding You the Perfect Fit

Diane’s previous experience in counseling and education helps her in working with 1st time buyers or the moving family. She attributes her success to an ability to listen and to understand the needs and desires of her clients, as well as her knowledge, integrity, attention to detail and tireless efforts. The end result should be a buyer who has found that perfect home, that perfect fit. To help buyers understand the different community profiles and to make the move as pleasant an experience as possible, Diane offers school and community information and can provide attorney, mortgage, title and home inspection referrals as well as referrals to a wide network of home improvement vendors (contractors, painters, plumbers, etc). To see what buyers have said about their experience working with Diane please visit her yelp page at

Personal Background

Working as a Realtor since 1988, Diane has also been a North Shore resident for 35+ years, and grew up in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. She has deep community roots with active involvement in school and local affairs. She taught for many years for both Wilmette School District 39 and the Wilmette Park District Preschool, where she helped develop the Kindergarten Enrichment Program. She was a founding member of Parents' Concern, a support group for new parents. As a Mom to 3 daughters, she served on PTA boards, Wilmette’s Community Review Committee, and was a Girl Scout leader. She has served on the Board of Directors of The Josselyn Clinic and currently is serving as a member of the Board and the Grant Committee of Special Kids Foundation.

Education and Designations

Member National Association of Realtors
Member Illinois Association of Realtors
Member NorthShore/Barrington Board of Realtors
Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling, Northeastern Illinois University
BA in Education, University of Michigan
Board Member and Grant Committee, Special Kids Foundation
Past Board Member, Josselyn Mental Health Center
Founding Member, Parents’ Concern
Past Classroom Teacher, Wilmette Public Schools, District 39 and Wilmette Park District Preschool

Awards and Certifications

CB Certified Relocation Specialist: buyers and sellers
CB Certified e-Marketing Specialist
CB Certified Negotiation Specialist
CNS Short Sales and Foreclosures Resource Certification, SFR

Five Star Professional Award, 2011,2012
International Sterling Society Award, Coldwell Banker, 2004, 2005
Top 20 Producers Award, Cyrus Realtors
Million dollar Sales Award, Chicago Association of Realtors
Presidents Club Silver Award, Illinois Association of Realtors


Communities I Serve

Chicago's Northshore including Wilmette, Evanston, Skokie, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, Glenview, Deerfield

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