Ranking in the top 5% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ global network of 50,000 brokers for the eighth consecutive year, Diane M. Karpman continues to flourish after 30 years in real estate. She won her company’s 2019 President’s Circle award for sales production and is among its top 100 agents in Chicago.
Karpman learned early on that real estate offers a great deal to those willing to work hard. “My mother was a Realtor for 30 years, and I loved that she had so much flexibility in her career,” she says. “This is a tough business, but it fits my adventurous, risk-taking spirit.”
That flexibility allowed Karpman to jump on an opportunity in 2018, when she was selected to participate as part of a crew in the World ARC, sailing from the Galapagos Islands to Tahiti. She put in so much work ahead of the trip that she was able to maintain her spot as the sales leader in her office the entire time she was gone.
While longevity in the business means she’s faced tough economic times, Karpman has developed the grit needed to stay the course and reap years of success. “In real estate and sailing, there are many potential storms and you never know what’s going to be thrown at you,” she says. “But I love what I do so much that it doesn’t feel like work.”
A certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert and Seniors Real Estate Specialist, clients appreciate that Karpman incorporates integrity and professionalism into her lifestyle. Her solid reputation has built a clientele based solely on referrals. “They love that I handle their investments with a deep understanding of the market and offer guidance that’s on target and accommodating,” she says.
Karpman’s tagline, “Dedication and determination are part of my daily bread,” demonstrates that faith has been key to her success. An active volunteer and philanthropist, she founded the Beds in Need Ministry at her church. In her free time, she loves being with family, golfing and traveling.