With over 25 years in the real estate business, Diane Carlisle has some amazing stories to share. In this week’s blog, we will learn about her thoughts on being a REALTOR®, working with Coldwell Banker Innovations and a unique license she holds—and we’re not talking about her agent’s license!  Join us and spend a few minutes getting to know this very eclectic and experienced team member!


Hello, Diane! Thanks for scheduling some time with us to talk about your quarter century spent in the real estate business.

Now, John, you make it sound like such a long time ago! Did I mention I started when I was only four years old?


Really? You’re pulling my leg, right?

Well, that would make me only 29, wouldn’t it? Of course, I’m joking with you! No, you do have your facts correct, I started my career as a real estate agent in 1989.


That’s quite a career! I’ll bet you have some amazing stories and insights you could share with our audience.

Oh, too many stories to mention! Every day is an adventure, which is just how I like it!


So you it’s safe to say you’re not happy unless you’re busy?

I’ve always been busy. As a young girl, I attended schools in both England and Belgium, and I’m fluent in French, which has come in handy during my career.


Wow! Now I’m sure you have some really interesting stories to tell!

That’s not even scratching the surface. Were you aware I’m also a licensed airplane pilot?


You’re kidding! How did that come about?

Oh, that was so long ago! My husband of 27 years, he was my boyfriend at the time, took me for a flight and I was hooked—I decided right then and there that I wanted to fly a plane. In fact, I even live in a flying community to this day. I can see airplane hangars right outside my front door!


Very cool! I would never have guessed that you have your pilot’s license. You’re full of surprises! Anything else we don’t know about you that you want to share?

Did I mention I was diagnosed with cancer when I was only 39?



Oh, yes. I was told my time was limited, but I was having none of that! Here I am, decades later, in tip top shape, helping buyers and sellers throughout the Hagerstown area.


Amazing, really. What made you decide to become a real estate agent?

Well, in a past life I was a hair stylist, and several of my clients were REALTORS®. They kept telling me I was a natural born real estate agent, I just didn’t know it yet. And I must say, all these years later, I think they were correct.


Why did you decide to join the Coldwell Banker Innovations team?

Well, when you live life to fullest as I do, you appreciate a company that puts forth their best efforts in everything they do. It’s no accident that CBI has the area’s best reputation, and the amount of support they give their agents is superior to anything I’ve ever experienced.


Our time is just about up, anything else you would like to share with our readers?

Any buyers and sellers in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania that is interested in an agent that puts their best interests first in every aspect of the job should give me a call! They can reach me on my cell phone at 301.988.9822!


Thanks, Diane!


You’re very welcome, and thank you!