(847) 348-1154



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.

Diane has the following designations: 

  • MRP  

Steve & Yulia

“Diane was awesome to work with! When we move, she is going to be our real estate agent again! She answered all of our text messages no matter what time it was – just like she promised she would. She also accommodated our phone calls when needed as well. She really took charge of the situation and did everything to help our process move along. She educated us on the procedure and really was great at teaching us how the process will likely go. She corrected the lawyers and answered all of our concerns with things they were speaking of if we didn’t know the answer. She really was amazing. She was so knowledgeable as well. I would definitely recommend her to our friends and family. She rocked!”

Home Owners

Luis & Nelly

“Being a first time home buyer, you never know what you’re getting yourself into, but when you have the right people next to you helping you step by step, you have no worries. That’s exactly what we got from Diane. We can’t express the happiness we felt having Diane next to us helping us and answering every and any question. Our experience has been nothing but amazing. Even the loan officer that helped us, Kevin, was amazing and he was referred to us by StartingPoint Realty. It’s a bittersweet moment – we’re happy our process of buying a home is over, but we’re not happy we won’t see Diane and Kevin anymore. I would recommend StartingPoint Realty in a heartbeat to all my friends and family. If you work with them, you will not regret it. Thank you again so much, Diane! You are amazing and keep doing a great job!”





Home Owners

Huda H .

“Diane is a dedicated, courteous realtor who cares about her clients. She gives the client space when needed and advice when needed. She’s always accessible, prompt and very thorough. We are very picky buyers and Diane helped us find our home. Thank you Diane for making what seemed to be an impossible mission of finding ‘home’ a reality!”

Home Owner


“My fiance and I were in a hurry to buy our first home before our wedding and under a lot of stress, but Diane made the home buying process as stress free as possible! She was extremely informative, quick to respond and made the entire experience enjoyable for us with her fun personality. Thanks Diane!”

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

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


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

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