Please don't keep me a secret!  Who do you know who would love to own their own home? I wonder if any of your friends, family or neighbours has a specific real estate need and could use my help right now?  I love to talk real estate, just give me a call anytime. :-)


Diane Cardoso was the real estate agent that helped us with the recent purchase of our condo in Tsawwassen in lower mainland BC. We were moving from Alberta to BC and Diane arranged all the units we wanted to view in a timely manner so that our time there was spent wisely. She was very proactive in meeting our needs both before, during and after the purchase. She even put a binder together for us to take back to Alberta with a schedule of what we had to do and when. All this made the process easier for us. She is friendly and easy to work with. We would highly recommend her.

- Roger and Francine, 2014


Diane Cardoso assisted us with the sale of our home and also the purchase of a new condo. She was always reassuring us with her calm manner, her kindness and dedication on our behalf, never waivering for even a moment. After reading testimonials on her performance, the word dignified certainly comes to mind. She is truly a pro in every sense of the word and we will be forever grateful to Diane. Our lives have changed in such a positive way, thanks to her tireless efforts. It has been an honour having Diane as our agent.

- Len and Sandy, 2013
Diane, You not only raise the bar, your bar is constantly growing upward and in this day of discount realty's there is no discount worth the value of your experience, knowledge, professionalism, genuine aptitude of real estate concerns, pros & cons. Selling & the market considerations & the process of purchasing a new home at the same time for a blended generational family was a great experience, we couldn't be happier with our experience and ease of mind you provided us. You provided insight and answers for all of our criteria in an amazingly timely and organized manner. There are not enough words to express the value you provide and the asset you are to the real estate industry. It's simple, enlist Diane as your realtor and you'll never look back and question your choices or discover any surprises during the process of even after you are happily settled. Thank you Diane for a great lifetime experience and resolve at our time of transition!

- Dale and Bill, 2013
Diane, you truly touched all of us with your kindess and caring. We are blessed to have met you for the sale and purchase of our homes.

- Andy and Andrea, 2013
Diane you helped me to turn one of the worst experiences in my life on its head and I will always be grateful to you for an outcome allowing me to help my family realize their dream of home ownership. We raise our glasses to an amazing realtor.

- Peter J., 2013
Diane, Thank you so very much for your warmth, sympathy and kindness during a difficult time for my father, and the energetic work you did for all of us. You expertly guided my wife Lourdes and I through the entire process of purchasing our first home all the while exceeding our expectations. Doing business with you was a great experience. You were available and patient with us even when we were getting impatient and crazy. When there were questions to be answered, you did the research if you didn't know the answers. You did a great job keeping it all together because of the difficult seller and their agent as well. Your professionalism and due diligence in your approach were greatly appreciated as you explained everything carefully and thoroughly. We will highly recommend you to anyone purchasing or selling a home. During the process we came in contact with other realtors and we soon realized how lucky we were to have had you as ours! Diane is the best!

- Gary and Lourdes, 2012 
Diane is a very knowledgeable realtor. She has deep experience in all areas of real estate business which she is always ready to share. She helped us to buy our house. Diane not only listened to our thoughts and opinions, but she also gave us great ideas we were not aware of. Her vast knowledge of market analysis, contractors, financial options, legal issues, etc. showcases that she is the best in the industry. Her patience with us was beyond that of realtor, but more resembling a friend. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Diane Cardoso to any person who is looking to buy or sell a home.

- Olga, 2012
Thanks so much for all your hard work and professionalism on the sale of 108th street. It was great to work with a real pro!

- Darin, 2012
You're Great! thank you so much

- Rene, Patti and Roy 2012
A big thank you for all your hard work and going the extra mile on the sale and purchase of our homes.

- Kathryn and Robin
I've had the opportunity to work with Diane as both my selling and buying realtor a number of times over the last 7 years. I have found Diane to be very knowledgeable and realistic about the real estate market, very professional, great with follow-up, honest and supportive of her clients. I have recommended Diane a number of times to my friends and I will continue to do so.

June, 2012
From our first meeting, I was impressed with how much Diane knows. Before even looking in the MLS database, she excitedly drew out a map of the complexes she thought I would like. This was my first home purchase. Throughout the sometimes turbulent process, I always felt like I was in good hands. At every step, Diane outlined what needed to be done, and gave me all the information I needed. Diane is warm and generous with everything from her thoughts to her time, and her intuitive nature gives her a knack for finding the right place. Diane gave thorough answers to all of my questions, no matter how random they were. She was always able to inform me without pushing me into a decision. She gave advice on anything from neighbourhoods in Richmond to how to insulate a wall. I would recommend Diane to anyone. She's full of knowledge, and she will happily share it.

January, 2012
In 2003 I was new to the Richmond market and I was referred to Diane Cardoso through a friend who had sold through her services. Being young and starting out, I was restricted by what I could purchase and I had some minimums I was trying to meet. It was difficult, but Diane was successfully able to find me a home that met those minimums. I have had the opportunity to work with Diane Cardoso for both the purchase and sale of my home. Diane has proven to me that she is extremely knowledgeable in the real estate markets and the sale/purchasing of homes. Additionally, the effort and assistance she had put into the purchase and sale of my home was outstanding. Many years later, I had relocated to Alberta and I had made the decision to sell my Richmond home. Since Diane was extremely helpful in my purchase I decided to have her list and sell my home. Since I was in Alberta, it was difficult for me to manage much of it. Diane made this process very easy for me and she definitely went the extra mile. My experience has been truly positive and I recommend Diane Cardoso for any purchase or sale. Her experience, knowledge, and friendly personality are an extreme asset to anyone requiring real estate services.  

Shawn - Edmonton, Alberta
November, 2011
My husband and I first met Diane when we were giving a friend to a friend who was looking to buy and she was representing one of the properties. As I work in the legal field I have very high standards for professionals and tend to distrust certain professions based on over 20 years of watching lawsuits. We were immediately impressed with Diane’s directness, honesty and advice that was to the benefit of the buyer, not her bottom line. As a seller, I can’t imagine why anyone would ever use anybody but Diane. Everyone who sees her ads, promotional matters and open houses commented that they had never seen an agent who worked harder or better for a client. One of our old neighbors even cut out her ad for our condo to save she was so impressed with it. And, on a very practical note, she recommended an amazing mortgage broker who has got us and our friend’s rates and terms that even impressed the banks. Whether you are buying or selling, if you are looking for experience, knowledge, honesty and true caring ,Diane is the only agent to consider. Her involvement and caring doesn’t end with your purchase or sale, she will always be there for anything you need and is a truly generous and giving person with the biggest heart.

Reny & Ellis,
Summer, 2011
Diane helped me through the whole home buying process. She worked with the budget I had, the area I wanted to live in and the features I wanted to have. From the beginning to the end, she worked around my schedule and walked me through all the details. As complicated as this can all be, she made it easy for me at each step.

Katie March, 2011
I would like to thank Diane for the exemplary job she did in selling our apartment in the Oakridge area. She was well versed with the unique requirements involved with the sale of shares in the co-operative building. Her contacts and marketing methods resulted in a quick sale. Additionally, her advice and the extra efforts she took to communicate progress and take care of the details made the process as painless as possible. Given the opportunity, I would happily work with her again.

Jan 2011
"I would just like to thank you for all your help in selling my previous home. It was so quick and painless. Also, with your help in purchasing my new home. Selling and buying is one of life's bigger stresses and your knowledge and help made both sides of the transaction so much easier to bear. Once again thank you and both myself and your other clients are very lucky to have chosen you as their Realtor. "

Feb 2011
I was fully satisfied with the service you provided to me as a Realtor. You were experienced and knowledgeable in all the many aspects of the process and were always available and responsive the many times I called with questions and requests for help. It was a difficult process for me and I felt like you really held my hand during the whole transaction. I would definitely use your services again and recommend you with no reservations. "

Dec 2010
Thank you so much for your skill, professionalism, warmth and hard work in getting my sale completed.

December 2010
I was finally in a position to buy my own place last year and Diane Cardoso was highly recommended by a friend. Diane worked tirelessly to find a townhouse that was perfect for my family in a location we love. She went above and beyond with everything she did.

April 2010
Thank you for all your help with the our new home. We are missing your 10 calls a day (LOL).

Lorie & Ray
We appreciate so much everything you have done for us! Finally we found the perfect home. Thank you for your patience, guidance and generosity!

Rory and Laura
Thank you for helping us "make a lifestyle change." Our experience of selling and buying was definitely made easier by having you as our real estate professional.

Azeem & Zehra
I would like to take this opportunity to let you know what a great pleasure it was working with you. I learned a lot from you and your professionalism and it was greatly appreciated. Thank you for all your help on putting this transaction together to satisfy both of our clients and I really look forward to working with you again!

M. Wong
Diane is by far the best realtor we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with! She took the time to listen to what we were looking for (we weren’t even sure until we found it) and – most importantly to us – where we were looking. Her many years in the business certainly paid off as she knew the neighborhood and what was available. Through a course of multiple showings that accommodated our busy and erratic schedules we quickly narrowed it down until she found us our dream home! Her advice, follow-up, help, and after-sales service went above and beyond our dreams and earned her not only a couple of happy clients but some new friends as well. We’ll be sure to recommend Diane to everyone we know looking to buy or sell real estate in Greater Vancouver!

Swan & Craig
October 2010
Diane Cardoso is definitely one of the finest realtors in the lower mainland! She helped us purchase our very first home, and we couldn’t have been happier with the process. We looked at close to 30 places before we found the perfect one for us, and Diane was there by our side educating us without showing impatience or frustration along the way. She was incredibly thorough, genuine, understanding, knowledgeable and kept us up to date with everything. If you’re looking for a realtor that will absolutely go above and beyond for you, then Diane is the one without a doubt. Our #1 recommendation for anyone looking for a new home.

Rory & Laura
September 2010
We have bought and sold with Diane Cardoso and each time have been 100% satisfied. Our first purchase was with her and we were guided the whole way with top notch advice and understanding for all the questions we had as real estate newbie's. We hit a set back in the purchase but we always got great advice during the process. Our sale was during difficult economic times and not only did Diane, who was our agent when we purchased this home, sell our place within a week, it was for more than we expected to get and still is one of the highest sale prices in that building in the past year. It allowed us to move to the location we wanted with money to spare to put in upgrades to our liking. Diane is not just top notch real estate professional, but she has also became our friend. You could not do better than to buy or list with Diane.

The Jellis/Colebrook Family
June 2010
I am so grateful that Diane has come into my life as my life has taken me on some pretty wild adventures. She has helped buy 2 places and sell one and she will be the first person that I call when I decide to embark on my next adventure. She is not only "Realtor extraordinaire", she has also become a dear friend.

January 2010
Diane... We can't thank you enough for all the hard work that you have put into both, the selling and purchasing of our recent houses. Your professional expertise and attentiveness to our needs made both of these experiences that much more satisfying. We would not hesitate to recommend you, should we know of anyone looking for a extremely reputable realtor. We so appreciate everything you've done for us!! Most sincerely,

Roma, Larry and Mary
January 2010
Diane, Thank you for all of your hard work on Tisdall Street. That was a tough sell, but we felt completely at ease with you looking out for us. Thank you again for a fabulous job! Cheers!

Ann-Margaret & Rick
July 2009
My sister and I are very pleased with the high level of service provider by our realtor - Diane Cardoso in the sale of our father's condominium. The service was always exemplary with technical advice provided in a timely and easy-to-understand manner. Diane made us feel truly at ease in completing the sale, a process that can be daunting at times.

B. Janssen
July 2009
Diane is an exceptional Realtor. She understands the buyer and works diligently - especially handling a lot of little details for us that we had not even considered. She made the process of buying and selling our home seem effortless. She also kept us from buying a place that she felt was not right for us and will be trouble. We are so much happier for that now. Her very high level of expertise, knowledge and professionalism make it a pleasure to work with her. Our many conversations and discussions were like those among good friends on a very personal level. We would highly recommend Diane to anyone, and feel good about having had such a positive experience.

S. Gumplinger
April 2009

Well, we really enjoyed working with you! Thank you Diane for a successful sale of our home in a very tough market. You worked really hard to promote and show the property and we really felt as if we were in competent hands. We appreciated your professional yet friendly approach and really felt as if we could trust you and that you had our best interest at heart. We will definately be suggesting you to anyone looking for a trustworthy Realtor (and who isn't!). Thank you so much!

Horst & Bonnie Wufka
February 2009
Good to see some SOLDS! Just proves in this market that you are good!

Marty Sills The Richmond News
December 2009
Thank you so much for helping Ross and I buy our first place! We appreciate that you were always available to answer any questions we had, taking the stress out of the buying process. Every step of the way we knew of all the information to make a well informed decision. We both cannot believe how FAST and EASY it was to find our dream apartment! By only showing us places that were in our budget made this process a lot faster and less stressful. Thank you again for all of your help. We couldn't have done it without you!

Tanya & Ross
November 2007
My experience as a home seller with Diane was all around wonderful. Her knowledge, experience and assistance about all aspects from helping me stage my home, setting up and screening buyers, having open houses, promptly returning my calls, and assisting me with the contracts was beyond helpful. Of all the real estate agents I have worked with, Diane is the best by far and I thank her for all she did for me.

Laura A.
November 2007
Diane helped us to purchase our new home in Richmond. She quickly learned and adapted her search to meet our needs. She was always available and saw to details well beyond what we had expected. Viewings were setup to meet our very restricted schedule. Her assistance allowed to be confident in our purchase. We would have no hesitation in recommending Diane as an excellent real estate agent to anyone.

July 2007
We would just like you to know about the wonderful experience that we had with the Real Estate Agents that were assigned to the selling of our house in Richmond, BC. Diane Cardoso did a wonderful job of Marketing and selling our house within a two week period. She went above and beyond her role as Real Estate agents and ensured that this transition for us was made as simple and efficiently as possible. We have re-located and sold homes fourteen times and never have we experienced such a professional and friendly gal. I would highly recommend her services to anyone whether a re-location or just selling a home. She was exceptional in every aspect. Diane, Thank you so much for everything.

P & C McIvor
July 2007
We had the best experience buying our first home having Diane as our REALTOR®. She took care of every single detail and found the right place for us in just a few days. She definitely understands her clients's needs and builds a relationship with them. My kids just love her!!! Thanks again Diane for all your hard work!

L & A Peniche
June 2007
A year or so prior to purchasing our home we had been out looking at homes with Diane and we were impressed by how methodical and detailed she was. We did not see anything we liked but throughout the year we continued to look every now and then so we got to meet a variety of different REALTOR®s. Finally we were ready and we called Diane for help. After meeting several other realtors I had no doubt she would be our REALTOR®s. I, my husband and my relatives were very impressed with the time Diane spent helping me stage the house. This lady just would not give up. Every weekend we had an open house. Thank you so much Diane. We will not forget how much you worked for us. We will keep in touch and tell our friends.

KB and FK
We found that our first buying experience with Diane Cardoso to be a wonderful experience. We first encountered Diane when a friend bought through her, watching the process we were extremely impressed with her straightforwardness and honesty and when we decided to buy we went directly to her. Diane was helpful, knowledgeable and her attention to detail made the entire process go smoothly. She did not just handle her part of the process; she made sure that each and every step went smoothly even if it meant she had to take on tasks that were the seller's agent’s responsibility. As someone who works in the legal profession, I was immensely impressed with the complete care and attention given to our transaction. Even the lawyer who handled the sale for us commented on her knowledge, helpfulness and professionalism... And the service did not end with the sale, Diane is continually helpful with any needs we have and is always happy to provide advice and information when asked. This is both rare and invaluable, especially in a client service oriented business. In future, when selling or buying I would never even consider using anyone else and will always recommend Diane to anyone looking for an agent!

Reny Auger
From the moment of deciding that Diane was going to be my REALTOR®s, to the final signing of the "sold" paperwork I had the ultimate feeling of being handled by the best. Diane knows the market, knows her clients and ensures that everyone is feeling confident and comfortable in all the confusion that real estate transactions could possibly bring if you weren't dealing with a professional such as Diane. ~ Sherrill Schlamann
Thanks to you Diane for your excellent work. You provided me with the information and support I needed when I decided to buy, and then later when I decided to sell. Your knowledge of the market was "right on". You brought a smile to my face, and to my account!

Dorothea Hendricks
On the whole, I avoid salesman like a plague as I find them pushy and dishonest, saying anything they think you want to hear to close the deal. I found Diane to be refreshingly honest in a non-aggressive manner. She seemed to have the innate ability to assess my needs and lifestyle and came up with the perfect home for me on the first day I began house hunting. She assisted me in every step of the transaction and went far beyond the call of duty. If you want to make your task of buying a new home a less onerous one, you should not even consider using anyone else for your real estate agent.

D. Chow
Diane, I want to thank you for your efforts and assistance in selling my home. My decision to sell my apartment and leave Vancouver has been a difficult one and I really appreciate your help. I especially want to thank you for helping me find a realtor in Montreal. You did your research and connected me with the best possible person. Your services were terrific and it was nice working with you. Again, thanks so much for all your help.

Jane Mitchell
Working with Diane has been a pleasure. I first bought a town home through them, when I had only one week to find the right place while visiting form overseas, and 18 months later we upgraded to a house, again with Diane. Both deals were done very efficiently and without any slip-ups. Diane is very good at keeping in touch with clients and staying on top of all the little details, and have an outstanding understanding of the market. I am happy to recommend these this fabulous lady to anyone who is looking for an Agent that they can trust and rely on.

Rainer Mehl
I would like to thank Diane for being such a professional and hard working Realtor! You did an OUTSTANDING job selling our place. You also did an EXCELLENT job finding the right house for us. Diane’s extensive realtor experience and dedication made the difference. I would also like to thank Diane for going the extra mile. For example: negotiate a more convenient possession date for us, numerous after hours consulting phone calls, making sure our new home was sparkling clean the day of possession and her wonderful welcome basket and treats for the kids! ~ Denise Larrabure Diane is part of our family 'team', a network of professionals we have nothing but the utmost confidence in. Since meeting Diane in 2000, we realized we were dealing with a professional who is not your typical sales person. She paid strict attention to our needs, wasn't afraid to tell us the truth, refused to sell us garbage and was an extremely hard worker. Due to this, we found our perfect home. We have recommended Diane several times to friends and family. We can tell you that you wouldn't be disappointed in selecting her as your REALTOR®. They will search the world for your dream home!

Kevin & Grace Douglas
Buying a home for the first time is really stressful...at least that is what we've heard from a lot of our friends so far. But that has changed when Hardy and I finally decided to be on the bandwagon of first time homebuyers and met Diane who were referred to us by a friend. If you would like to find a nice home that suits your needs, alleviate a lot of stress and still enjoy and have a lot of fun in the process, then we would recommend her. Diane particularly has spent extremely long hours (we don't know if she knows how to take a rest!) in making sure that we get the right house for us. Her attention to details is exemplary and she has the right touch to make you feel confident and comfortable with your decision. Diane has done a wonderful job in negotiating with our seller on our behalf, and marvelously closed the deal at a price less than what we have expected. She also managed to get the seller to agree to bear the costs of a new roof (that's $ savings for us!) and getting a credit for the repair of the washroom. The possession date is just a perfect time to us. She really has the knack of negotiating. We have truly enjoyed working with Diane and without any doubt we will definitely recommend her to future homebuyers. Thanks Diane for a job well done. We are so grateful and satisfied for the services you have provided to us. Thank you for your patience and keep up the good work.

Hardy & Tess Punsalan
Diane has now represented us on two purchases and one sale, as well as representing all of my friends who’ve bought since we met her. Diane makes suggestions, very good ones, once she knows what you’re looking for, she has never suggested a more expensive property even though she would have for profit. On the contrary, on our first purchase, once she was sure it was a good buy, she recommended the less expensive property as the better choice. She was right. "I've had the opportunity to work with Diane as both my selling and buying realtor a number of times over the last 7 years. I have found Diane to be very knowledgeable and realistic about the real estate market, very professional, great with follow-up, honest and supportive of her clients. I have recommended Diane a number of times to my friends and I will continue to do so."

June 2012