At a glance
Ardsley, Croton-On-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Edgemont, Elmsford, Hastings-On-Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Pleasantville, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, Valhalla, White Plains, Yorktown Heights
Working with Buyers and Sellers, Digital Marketing, Downsizing Your Home, Data Analysis
My personality is a go-getter, and in a highly competitive market like real estate, I get results for clients because I don't miss a beat! Anyone who has worked with me will not fail to notice how I am pushing for my clients at every step, bringing smarts and hustle to make homeownership come true for them.
We know that intimate local knowledge can make a difference! As an 18 year resident of the Rivertowns and an 18 year resident of White Plains as well, I know these areas like the back of my hand.
I have made "clients for life" -- folks who enthusiastically recommend me because: (1) I care, (2) I communicate at every step, and (3) I help you achieve what I've promised. As one of the hardest working agents out there, every single client of mine is precious. This is not just a rote phrase, it is indeed true. Regardless of whether you are upgrading, right-sizing or relocating, to everyone I... More
Professional Awards & Achievements
Accredited Buyer Representative
Short Sales and Foreclosure Specialist
Professional Associations & Designations
Member, National Association Of Realtors
New York State Association of Realtors
Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service
Member, Greenburgh Hebrew Center Board of Trustees and former Vice President for Fundraising
Member, 30th Reunion Gift Committee of Harvard College
Tango dancing, reading, live music, exercise, entertaining at home, outdoors activity, standup comedy and producing live entertainment around the County.
Harvard College (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.I.A.)
Buyer: Went above & beyond the call of duty to uncover pre-market options
Working with Diane this Fall and Winter has been a godsend. In a challenging buyers market she has been a resourceful, thoughtful and a thorough ally on our side. She has pursued our business vigorously yet tastefully going above and beyond the call of duty to uncover pre-market options and coordinate trusted contractors and renovation resources to help vet potential project considerations and costs. She has an excellent network and is not afraid to share her connections and insights both related to Real Estate as well as in this case the life of the River Towns. She has been instrumental in helping my wife and I through the process of adjusting to the idea of a life outside of the city. I would recommend her to any and all.
- January 30, 2017
Renter: Will definitely use her when we buy again
I have known Diane Dolinsky Pickar for 18 years. She has been a friend and neighbor and most recently a realtor. Diane worked tirelessly to help me find a rental property for myself and my family. She found us many options, made numerous phone calls, took us to many places to ensure that we would be in a safe, comfortable home. Diane is dedicated and trustworthy, rand totally reliable. When we are ready to buy again, I will definitely use her!! I recommend her to anyone I know who is looking to buy or rent!!
Carrie Hymowitz, PsyD
- August 15, 2017
Dedicated, hard-working ... seems to work around the clock
We have had a few real estate transactions and none have been as smooth as what we have experienced in working with Diane. I have never had such a dedicated, hard-working agent. She seems to work around the clock, responding to emails sent late at night and answering her phone first thing in the morning. Her breadth and depth of knowledge in the industry and in home construction, landscaping, and home maintenance is expansive. When we ask a question, she promptly seeks out an answer if she doesn’t already know it. Aside from being smart and dedicated, she truly wants her clients to be happy. She is very aware that real estate can involve big decisions and long-term consequences and is happy to work until you are satisfied- even though that means she puts in all those extra hours. We highly recommend her as THE agent you work with in your next real estate transaction.
- June 7, 2018
Buyer: Nobody has even come close
If you need an agent who is knowledgeable, responsive, available day or night, Diane is the agent for you! Diane was always there for me, I was looking for a home for a long time. I’ve been through at least 4 or 5 agents, nobody has been even close to how attentive and available Diane was. She went above and beyond for me. I’m so happy that we crossed paths! Thank you!
- August 7, 2016
Buyer: Extremely thorough ... got a property in a Best and Final
My husband and I have worked with several Realtors in the past and none compare to Diane Dolinsky-Pickar. She is always extremely thorough in all information given about each and every property, as well as providing comparable properties nearby. She is passionate about what she does, and it shows in her work. She is easy to talk to and is always available to talk, email or text. I am so happy we got to work with Diane! Thank you for helping us find our forever home!! [Note this buyer got her property in a Best and Final situation].
- October 27, 2016
Buyer: If you want an aggressive agent
She works diligently to show you only the properties you want to see and stays in constant communication throughout the process. Highly recommended. If you want an aggressive agent to work for you, she is it.
- November 2, 2016
Seller: Very responsive and stayed in constant contact
Diane represented my husband and me as the seller’s agent. She was very responsive to our needs and stayed in constant contact, guiding us through pricing our home competitively and making suggestions about the condition and upgrades needed in the house to make it more sellable. During the period that we had our house on the market, she was proactive in updating us regarding the changes in the marketplace and the new homes that came on the market and advised timely price adjustments to position our home more competitively.
In addition, she provided prompt feedback on our home’s showings and open houses; kept regular status meetings with us via both Skype video calls and phone calls for the duration we were away from the area.
In planning to put our house on the market, Diane had strong opinions on the type of upgrades that should be done in today’s dynamic market in order to sell our house.
Diane is passionate about her career as a Realtor and is overall a caring person focused on helping her clients. On many occasions, when we did not have all the facts or relevant information about the house available to answer a buyer’s questions - Diane would thoroughly research to find the answers to bring their questions to concise closure. For example, the builder’s model name for our house, the type of Italian marble in the master bedroom, does HOA allow a fence around the house, and many more. She had our house remeasured by the city's Assessor to ensure that all square footage that should be counted, was.
Diane is professional, hard worker, detailed oriented, intelligent, friendly, and conscientious. She is very knowledgeable about the local area housing market. She is also technically savvy and skillful in generating listing and web activity reports, social media posts, and market activity reports.
I have high esteem and respect for Diane and her ability to go beyond the call of duty to fulfill her client’s expectations. I would highly recommend her as a real estate agent.
- June 14, 2016
Buyer: One of few that really work for her client
Diane is a conscientious professional who understands the real estate profession. It is a pleasure to work with her as she is patient and tireless. Diane is actually one of few Realtors I have ever known that really work for her client.
[Diane helped my daughter buy a property in a Best and Final]
- February 7, 2017
Buyer: She made the process less confusing
My husband and I recently purchased our first home. Diane was our agent. We liked that she made the house-hunting process less confusing to us. We were firm with her on our budget and a few other conditions that had to be met without exception. She was very hard working – worked all weekends, late nights, holidays.
- February 23, 2016
Relocated Exec: An attention to detail and unmatched work ethic
Diane is a diligent buyers agent with an attention to detail and unmatched work ethic. She is one of the most responsive Realtors I have worked with and is available day or night to support her clients. We worked with her as we familiarized ourselves to Westcheseter; she made a point to help us acclimate and really knew the towns and hamlets. I would highly recommend her services.
- July 31, 2016
Landlord: She handled competing offers with total integrity
I have known Diane Dolinsky for many years, always admired her intelligence and energy, and respected her knowledge base on many subjects.
These, and meticulous attention to detail, were the characteristics I sought in a real estate agent to handle a fast-turn-around rental of my home.
She did her homework thoroughly to help me determine a price that would work, suggested a listing that was the right on the mark, and handled the paperwork with absolute professionalism.
While I was not at the any of the showings, the offers I received demonstrated that she was enthusiastic in the showings while clearly remaining straight-forward about the property with the prospective tenants.
She also handled two competing received offers with total integrity and in keeping with our signed agreements.
In less than 3 weeks from the time we first spoke, I had tenants that were ideal for the home and my situation.
I recommend Diane without reservation.
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- December 16, 2015
Buyer: She is a true pro
Diane has been a tremendous help with my search for a condo in the River Towns. She was very patient and helpful, and maintained great communication throughout the entire process. She was such a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond, accommodating us with our every request. She set up a customized search for us and we would select properties to visit weekly. She was very flexible about showing us condos after hours and on weekends. She had a good sense determining the value of properties and we saw several condos go for the approximate value she had stated. I highly recommend Diane, she is a true pro!
- May 24, 2016
Renter: Very committed to our search & knew the markets well
My wife and I hired Diane to help us find a house to rent. She was wonderful – very committed to our search, took copious notes, was always available to us, knew the markets well and knew real estate well. Recommend her highly.
- June 29, 2016
Buyer: Smart, persistent, follows through on all details
Diane is a very smart and persistent realtor. She follows through all details and take every step to ensure that her client's needs are first and foremost. She is also a very caring person who makes me feel that she is a trustworthy realtor.
- May 15, 2015
Buyer: Takes extra steps to exceed our expectations
Diane is a wonderful realtor. She is professional and knowledgeable about current real estate market trend. She always puts client’s interest first. She listens what my wife and I are looking for in coop or condo. She makes us feel at ease in buying a home; we know that she is on our side. In addition, she takes extra steps or effort to exceed our expectations and surprise us. I definitely recommend her to any my friends and families who want to move into Westchester area.
- May 15, 2015
Seller: Extremely helpful in understanding what we needed to do
Diane is a very focused salesperson, a creative thinker and pays close attention to detail. Most important, she follows up on leads, paying close attention to positive and negative feedback. In our case, this was extremely helpful in understanding what we needed to do to best market our home. Diane is always accessible to answer any questions. I am happy to recommend her.
- September 21, 2015
Renter: Thoroughly committed to her client, she LISTENS!
Diane is an outstanding Realtor because she is thoroughly committed to her client. She devotes an amazing amount of time, effort, energy, attention and patience to meeting your needs. And most importantly, Diane LISTENS! She asks questions and probes and presents alternatives until she finds out what you are really looking for, and then she offers creative solutions and sage advice. You can be assured that if Diane is on your side, you are in good hands and will maximize your investment.
Alison H. Romain
- October 6, 2015
Renter: on a mission to find the perfect living space for me
It was a pleasure working with Diane. After our first meeting she was on a mission to find the perfect living space for me. I was quite impressed with her hard work and enthusiasm. It wasn't long until I found a wonderful apartment in a beautiful neighborhood. A couple of weeks after settling in, Diane called to make sure I was comfortable in my new home. I couldn't be happier!
- October 4, 2015