RE/MAX Realtor serving the Northern Suburbs of Pittsburgh including Wexford, Gibsonia, Allison Park, Cranberry Township and Adams Township in Allegheny and Butler Counties.
Get to know Diane D. Tifone
As a full-time professional Realtor, I build my business on Integrity, Service and Results. My primary focus is selling Single family homes, Townshouses and Condos in the Pittsburgh Area. I value education and have obtained the following degrees and designations which help provide the knowledge base I need to better serve my clients:Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pgh Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) only 4% of Realtors nationwide have this one Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) E-PRO Certified(Technology Designation)
Awards that I am proud of include the RE/MAX 100% Club Award (2005 - 2009) and the Andron Epiphanon Society of Excellence Award (2003-2009). Picture to the left shows me with Dave Liniger, Founder and Chairman of the Board of RE/MAX International, Inc. at a Breakfast Meeting in Pittsburgh.
My business is built primarily on repeat and referral business, and I am proud to say my 2009 business was 77% referral. I treat new and referral customers with respect and deliver what I promise. I enjoy my job and approach each day, house and sale with enthusiasm and will make the experience of buying or selling a home as enjoyable as possible. Closing on $5.9 million of Real Estate in 2009 is testimony to my work ethic, marketing skill and creative negotiations!
If Selling, I provide exceptional marketing exposure utilizing Television, Home Books, Enhanced Listing Exposure on at least 20 websites, Open Houses and more. As a former Marketing Instructor, I know what this can mean in terms of a quicker sale. Want more information? Visit PittsburghNorthernHomes.com
If Buying, I will use my life-long residence in Pittsburgh to educate and assist you in making a right location choice. I will use my negotiating skills to help you get a good deal and my experience to help in the Home Inspection issues that may arise. Want more information? Visit PittsburghNorthernHomes.com
Trust that I will always keep your best interest at the forefront of everything I do during a transaction.
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Located in South Western Pennsylvania, the mid-sized city of Pittsburgh offers the cultural, arts, sports and entertainment opportunities of much larger cities. "Friendly" is a word often used to describe people from Pittsburgh with homes and real estate prices comparing favorably to many other metropolitan areas. View my Pittsburgh real estate listings to find the perfect real estate opportunity here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I specialilze in the listing and sale of homes in the Northern Suburbs of Pittsburgh, where commuting to downtown Pittsburgh via Interstates 79 and 279 has contributed to the popularity and growth of the area. Most notable among these areas are Wexford, Gibsonia, Cranberry, Allison Park and Mars Homes (as distinguished by zip code), or Frankliln Park, Hampton, McCandless, Marshall, Pine, Richland and Ross Township Real Estate (as defined by township or Boro name).
Voted one of the top five "Most Livable Cities", Pittsburgh is a great place to work, live and raise a family. The area's economy has transitioned from steel to services, finance, bio-med, health care and other industries and has experienced a more modest unemployment rate than other Metro areas as a result. There are few barriers to entry for homebuyers in Pittsburgh and the foreclosure rate has been running at about half the national average. As a realtor and life long resident of Pittsburgh, my goal is to provide comprehensive information to local home buyers and sellers and those looking to relocate to the Pittsburgh, PA, Metro Area.
Excellent school districts also serve the Northern Pittsburgh Area including Hampton Township School District, Pine-Richland Schools, North Allegheny School District, North Hills, Avonworth, Seneca Valley and Mars Area School District. If considering a new home purchase, you may be interested in finding out about the school district that services the neighborhood. The Districts are listed below alphabetically and detail the townships or areas that they serve.
Deer Lakes School District includes::
West Deer, East Deer and Frazier Townships (724-265-5300)
Hampton School District includes:
Hampton Township (724-449-8888)
Mars Area School District includes:
Mars Boro, Adams and Middlesex Townships, Valencia (724-625-1518)
North Allegheny School District includes:
McCandless and Marshall Townships, Bradford Woods and Franklin Park (412-366-2100)
North Hills School District includes:
Ross Township and West View Boro (412-318-1000)
Pine-Richland School District incluldes:
Pine and Richland Townships (724-625-7773
Seneca Valley School District includes:
Cranberry Township, Seven Fields and Callery Boro, Jackson and Forward Townships, Evans City (724-452-6040)
Shaler Area School District includes:
Shaler Township, Etna, Reserve, Millvale (412-492-1200)
Avonworth School District includes:
Ohio Township (412-369-8738)
Private School Information Aquinas Academy--Catholic School in Hampton (PreK-12) Campus School of Carlow University--coeducational Catholic program (K-8th) and Montessori preschool program for ages 3 to 5. Cardinal Wright Regional School--Catholic coeducatiohnal school offering a strong technology program located on Pittsburgh's North Shore Central Catholic High School--College prep Catholic School for young men (9-12) located in Oakland Eden Christian Academy--Christian-centered school located in Northern Suburbs (K-8) Fox Chapel Country Day School--small independent elementary school providing a foundation centered in academics and the arts. North Catholic High School--coeducational Catholic school located N.of the city (9-12) Oakland Catholic High School--all girls Docesan high school located in Oakland (9-12) Sewickley Academy--coeducational, college prep day school (PreK - 12th). Shady Side Academy--coeducational college prep school (K - 12th) including 5 day boarding for grades 9-12. St. Edmund's Academy--coeducational day school (PreK-8th). The Ellis School--Girl's college prep school (K-12) in Oakland Vincentian Academy--coeducational Catholic International Baccalaureate High School in McCandless Winchester Thurston--coeducational, non-sectarian day school (K-12) in Hampton
Feel secure in buying or selling a home in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Real Estate did not experience the severe downturn experienced by many other metropolitan areas in the last several years, reflecting the relative stability of this region. In an article from CNN Money.com "Housing: Best Recovery Bets-Pittsburgh", Pittsburgh housing value loss since 2006 was noted to be a modest .8%, while the forecasted gain by 2011 was estimated to be 2.2%. In an article by Francesca Levy (Forbes.com), Pittsburgh was noted to be fourth on the list of "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities". We never had the peaks and therefore did not witness the valleys of many other markets. As compared to many other areas, Pittsburgh has very affordable housing prices.
Whether buying or selling a home in the Pittsburgh area, put my expertise and dedication to work for you. From expert Marketing of your home for sale to Contract Negotiations and Home Inspection information, I always have your best interests in mind. As a life long resident of Pittsburgh, PA, trust me to deliver the home or property you desire. Whether selling a home or buying a new home, I can help you with all of your real estate and property needs! Please don't hesitate to give me a call or email me at DTifone@remax.net.