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Chic Spotlight: Top Real Estate Agent Diane Tafuri

Chic Spotlight: Top Real Estate Agent Diane Tafuri
She's been Cincinnati's top real estate agent seven of the past 11 years. She shares her secrets to success, as well as how she's thriving in the tough housing market.

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Cincy Chic
: When did you get into the real estate industry?

Top Real Estate Agent Diane Tafuri:
1982.

 

Cincy Chic: Why did you decide to get into the business?


Tafuri:
I was a high school math teacher and didn't know if my funding would come through until August. I decided I needed something to fall back on if the funding didn't come through. I tried out real estate and did so well so quickly that I decided it was time to go into it full time.

 

Cincy Chic: Why did you select Sibcy Cline?


Tafuri:
I love the fact that it was a large company, locally owned, with a focus on marketing homes using innovative tools and implementing them at every change possible. Pride of ownership is in every aspect of the company.

 

0110Fence_INSTORY.gifCincy Chic: How long have you been with them?


Tafuri: Twenty-eight years.

 

Cincy Chic: You've been the top real estate agent in Cincinnati area seven out of the past 11 years. What's your secret?


Tafuri: Hard work, perseverance and determination. I love the excitement that I see in people's eyes when they have found the home of their dreams. I'm also accessible from morning 'til night and on holidays, too. And lastly, I negotiate a price beyond the expectations of my client.

 

Cincy Chic: Each agent tends to have a niche. What's yours?


Tafuri:
The North East area of Cincinnati

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Cincy Chic: Has the current housing market changed the way you do business? If so, how?


Tafuri:
I sell as many homes but the average price of the homes I sell is lower due to the supply and demand. I stay in touch with my sellers more than ever because they need reassurance that their home will sell more than ever.

 

Cincy Chic: What's your favorite thing about Cincinnati? 


Tafuri:
My favorite thing about Cincinnati is how very friendly and courteous people are to you whether you know them or not. Not every city is like that.


 

PHOTO CREDITS

Photo courtesy of Diane Tafuri

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Amy Scalia, a Cincinnati native, is the editor in chief and publisher of Cincy Chic. Send her an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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