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Diane Passannante

Mobile: 312-804-1106 | Email: DianeP@StartingPointRealty.com

I grew up in Central Florida attended Florida State University – Go Noles – and graduated from University of South Florida with a degree in Communications. After college I moved to Chicago many, many years ago to study at The Second City Training Center. I had some fun being funny, but settled into a sales/management role that has now transitioned into a career in Real Estate.

Buying a home can be stressful and I want to make the experience something my clients look back on with enjoyment. I am honored to play a role in a big life moment for my clients. Helping my clients find the right home so they can start their new adventures is why I love what I do!

I currently live in Arlington Heights with my husband, two children and a really cute dog.


Ahmed & Arshia

“Diane is not only an amazing person, she’s the most awesome real estate agent. I thank my lucky stars I came across StartingPoint Realty and got assigned to her. My family found her to be warm and friendly off the bat, and she always made herself available to us as we saw house after house. She was always patient, and just a complete advocate and support for us during the daunting home buying process. Thanks to her tireless efforts, we found our first home which we love very much. I would absolutely 110% recommend Diane for anyone, especially for first time home buyers who could use a little more handholding. Thanks Diane!!!”

Home Owners

Kristin C.

“Diane was invaluable in this long, sometimes trying home buying process. We had to view maybe 20 properties and were usually able to view them within the same day that I asked about them. After I finally had an accepted contract, she constantly followed up with my bank and lawyer to make sure the process was progressing appropriately.”

Home Owners

Brian B.

“I first heard of StartingPoint Realty from my sister and brother-­in-­law who used them to find and purchase their new house. My sister raved about SPR and insisted I use them when I started my search. Let’s just say they lived up to the hype. Overall Diane and Ryan were both fantastic throughout the entire process. As a first time home buyer there were a lot of uncertainties when looking for a home. Diane and Ryan were both extremely patient with me during the process, which I really appreciated. They were very knowledgeable on the market and offered great insight on things to look for during the showings. I would 100% use them again for all home buying/selling needs!!”

Home Owners