Diane Conaway became an award winning Realtor by accident. Trusting her newly licensed friend/Realtor, Diane and husband Duane felt pressured to buy a home before her husband’s VA benefits expire. This wasn’t a positive experience but it started a chain of events in which Diane took real estate classes to be more informed. During the process, Diane discovered her passion for all things real estate and she quit her corporate job in marketing, advertising and PR in 1999 to become a full time Realtor. With no safety net, Diane focused on education to gain the most knowledge for herself and her clients so that neither would make an uninformed decision again. Along the way, Diane received many accolades from RE/MAX and the industry culminating in her Realtor of the Year award from the San Diego Association of Realtors for 2018. Diane’s education and experience guides her myriad of clients including first time buyers, those downsizing, luxury home owners, custom builders, investors and those needing trust and probate guidance.