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Diane Self

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to my website and to Galena, The Galena territory at Eagle Ridge and all of Jo Daviess County. With years of experience in this market, I know how crucial it is for you to find relevant, up-to-date information. The search is over, my website is designed to be your One-Stop shop for real estate in this area.

I am a lifelong resident of this area with over 23 years experience having closed on many millions of dollars of properties. I have invaluable experience and detailed knowledge of current and past market conditions within this marketplace and our communities in general. I specialize in Galena, The Galena Territory at Eagle Ridge, rural properties in Jo Daviess County, and properties in Southwest Wisconsin. This is a moment that you should enjoy the most; looking at the available properties in this area; imagining yourself living in the home that you have always dreamed about. You don't want just another database that gives you rehashed property descriptions. You want to walk around the neighborhood from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you already have property in Galena, are looking to relocate to this area, or are exploring a second home/vacation property, my only goal is to make the buying or selling of your property stress-free for you from start to finish. I look forward to the opportunity to earn your business. Your interests are always my top priority. and remember, I am always just a phone call away.

Latest Posts

A 3-Step Downsizing Plan

Moving into a new house is often bittersweet. You are excited for the change, but sad to leave a home so full of memories. Downsizing can be even harder - a smaller place means you don't have room for all of your current possessions. But downsizing is also an opportunity to refresh and start anew. I
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How to Carve the Best Pumpkin on the Block

While Halloween may look a little different this year, there’s no reason you can’t still have an amazing outdoor display. If you’re not interested in shelling out big bucks for a 12 foot animatronic skeleton, or if your style is more autumn chic than gothic gore, you have plenty of
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Regain Your Garage: Simple Tricks for Getting Organized

If your house is bursting at the seams, or simply short on storage options, the solution may be as close as your garage. To make the best use of this space, however, you first need to corral its current chaos. This is, fortunately, a relatively simple task if you incorporate a few good storage ideas
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How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night

In the height of summer, your backyard or porch is headquarters for family time and date night alike. Combine both, and cue up a movie on your DIY movie screen for a staycation highlight. A bedsheet or table cloth affixed to a fence or wall plays projection screen, and your at-home projector makes m
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Prepare for the Ultimate Staycation

You don't need to stay in a hotel and play tourist to have a proper holiday. Look no further than your own home for a staycation that dreams are made of. Make no mistake, an at-home staycation doesn’t┬ájust mean a lazy weekend on the couch. Turn your humble abode into a resort made for relaxat
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How to Create Your Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

As summer approaches and temperatures start to rise, no one wants to spend time inside sweating over a hot stove. With an outdoor kitchen, you can make the most of the beautiful warm nights by spending them with your friends and family. Whether you have thousands to spend or a just few hundred to sp
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How to Plan the Perfect Patio

For many homeowners, the patio borders on magical: a place to relax, entertain, cook out and take a break from the day-to-day. It’s surrounded by vibrant hues, and a meal prepared in an outdoor kitchen somehow tastes better than anything that comes from its indoor counterpart. Creating that pe
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Do It Together: 5 Home Projects for You and Your Household Helpers

While the kids are out of school, the adults are doing everything they can to keep their little ones safe and healthy at home - and find creative ways to alleviate the boredom and frustration they may be feeling after weeks away from their school friends or grandparents. With just a few materials y
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9 Easy-to-Ambitious DIY Projects to Improve Your Home

Like many homeowners, you may have eyed a home improvement project in the past only to come up short on time or inspiration. Don't feel bad. Nearly half (43%) of all homeowners say their biggest challenge around home improvement decisions is finding DIY time, which also may explain why the same perc
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7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors at Home

In this current moment when many of us are staying home, one of the best remedies to help alleviate some of the stress is to head outside and get some fresh air - preferably at least six feet or more away from your neighbor. If you're lucky enough to have an outdoor space, whether you have a sprawli
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Testimonials

Diane is a personable, knowledgeable and experienced agent. She has worked very hard on my behalf. Her communication skills are excellent and I knew where we stood each step of the way. She listens to me and strives to meet my needs. Diane is a great agent.

anonymous

Diane worked diligently at getting my home sold in an area with very slow sales. As of this time, she has gotten me a written offer and a back up offer. She has done advertising in the local papers and has held open houses and even showed the home for Craigslist buyers.

anonymous

Wow! I could not be more satisfied with services provided by Diane! From the initial viewing of our new home to the closing, she was a consummate professional. Throughout the entire process, Diane offered extremely valuable guidance and insight, and without her help, I cannot honestly say that w

anonymous

We would highly recommend Diane as she was wonderful to work with. She knows the area extremely well and does all the research for you to match your wish list. She is very pleasant and provides any advice or insight she can offer. She patiently spent time with us, never pushing us but allowing us t

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