Diane Magnuson

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (8)
Brokerage: Anchor Associates
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Diane Magnuson brings a wealth of knowledge about New York City to her role as real estate salesperson at Anchor. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Diane spent many years in fundraising and organizational development for an eclectic mix of New York's nonprofit organizations. The central threads have been her genuine commitment to service and her uncanny ability to make things happen. Years ago Diane was given the nickname "producerwoman," and that moniker has stuck, characterizing her tenacity, heart, and creative approach to almost any challenge.

Diane holds the degree of Master of Public Administration from New York University. In her spare time she enjoys film, music, and art, and she has traveled extensively in the U.S. and Europe. Diane is also a devoted and loving companion to Abby, a former shelter cat who moved in with her almost five years ago.

Renter Reviews of Diane

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Patrick ****

review date 05/10/2015 overall rating
Diane was fantastic in helping me find an apartment during my move from DC to NY. She was the only agent I heard from who actually paid attention to what I was looking for, and sent me back a list of great options to consider. Other agents were sending one-off apartments that usually weren't anything like what I had asked for. Since I was in NY for only a few days Diane helped me make the most of my time by scheduling a handful of viewings on a Saturday, and had the schedule and map all laid out, making it pretty painless for me to just show up and focus on comparing places. She was also very helpful with general advice about the search, never pressured me into making a decision, and followed up on the units I applied for. Within those few days I was approved for an apartment and signed a lease. After having moved I can safely say I love the place and am glad I worked with Diane.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Melody ****

review date 02/26/2015 overall rating
There are a lot of brokers in New York and I had the pleasure of finding and working with a great one. Diane Magnuson paid close attention to our requirements and was very proactive in finding and vetting apartments for us. My family and I were relocating from the Middle East, which took the usual stress of moving to a new level, especially with the time difference. We woke up each morning to new listings, photos and Diane's personal assessment of the pros and cons of each apartment. She has integrity, is honest and throughout was very responsive. We were using several brokers and she stood out head and shoulders above the rest. I highly recommend her.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Kerry ****

review date 01/27/2015 overall rating
Diane was an amazing broker. She was extremely attentive and found me the perfect studio apartment. Despite my difficult schedule (only had 2 days in the city to look), she was able to get a lot of viewings that really let me look at my options.

She was very responsive and made me feel like I was the only person she was helping. Not only did she respond to my emails extremely quickly, she seemed to really care about finding me the perfect place.

I would highly recommend Diane to anyone.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mehdya ****

review date 12/10/2014 overall rating
We had a great chance to work with Diane Magnuson.

She is the best broker in town ! We just arrived in Nyc from Paris and we didn't know the city before. In 4 days we have signed our lease. Diane helped us find THE perfect appartement, she has great qualities, specially she knows to listen to her clients and help them find the best ! She is helpful, very nice, and always gives you tips of any kind.

Also she answers so quickly to your mails, so you always know what's going on, she is a great hard worker!
Diane has a great energy and don't give up.

We loved working with her, we felt welcomed and cared !

Thank you so much Diane ! A & M

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Vera ****

review date 10/22/2014 overall rating
Absolutely outstanding! Impeccable respond time, excellent communication, proper findings for my needs. Will definitely use again! Highly recommend. A+!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Nick ****

review date 09/25/2014 overall rating
We can't recommend Diane enough. My wife and I were arriving from overseas on a Sunday night, and prior to arriving, Diane had ensured we knew all of the paperwork needed to make application a breeze. Diane was always very prompt in responding, only showed us apartments in our price range that were pet friendly, and was very helpful and friendly throughout the process.
We ended up renting the first apartment she showed us, and started moving in two days after seeing it!
If you need a new apartment - ask Diane for help!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Elizabeth ****

review date 08/15/2014 overall rating
I had the pleasure of working with Diane Magnuson this July. I was looking for a 3-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village and the LES on a relatively tight budget and Diane was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, positive, and motivated throughout the process. Unlike other brokers I have worked with, I was able to contact her 100% of the time through emails and phone and she never gave up on our search. I was expecting the apartment hunting process to take much longer than it did due to the parameters I gave her, but she was able to find my new apartment within a week. I would definitely suggest using Diane as a broker!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stacey ****

review date 06/12/2014 overall rating
Diane Magnuson from Anchor Associates is a "one of a kind" broker in NYC. I have to say that it is really difficult to find a good broker in NYC that is always available, dedicates a good amount of time on your search and never gives up on you. I worked Diane and since the day we met she always put 110% effort in for me.

I had a difficult situation where I had 2 dogs, desired outside space and an UES location; and she was constantly researching apartments on the market that would meet my needs. She was always available to talk to me and always responded to calls and emails quickly. She was such a pleasure to work during my search.

After all her hard work she did for me, my husband and I found a house to purchase quicker than we expected so we didn't end up renting in NYC. Diane was very happy for the next chapter in our life, and I commend her for all the work she did for me over the month we worked together.

I have dealt with a few other brokers that just didn't have the dedication and kindness that Diane had. I highly recommend that if you're looking for a good broker that will make your search less stressful, contact Diane Magnuson at Anchor Associates - she is the best!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Diane's Apartments

Studio, East Village, $2,925

Studio, East Village, $2,925

Approved Pets Only, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Elevator/Laundry Building
7 Days since update
2br, Upper West Side, $3,200

2br, Upper West Side, $3,200

No fee
Pets Allowed, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Pre War
7 Days since update
5br, Upper West Side, $6,000

5br, Upper West Side, $6,000

No fee
Pets Allowed, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Pre War
7 Days since update
Studio, Upper West Side, $3,400

Studio, Upper West Side, $3,400

Approved Pets Only, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Garage, Gym, Pool, Luxury Highrise
7 Days since update
Studio, Flatiron District, $3,125

Studio, Flatiron District, $3,125

Approved Pets Only, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Gym, Outdoor Space, Luxury Highrise
7 Days since update
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