Diane Williams Baxter

CalBRE #01364828
(760) 776-7070
Diane Williams Baxter , Executive Luxury Director, Associate Broker
Diane (Williams) Baxter, Associate Broker and Partner of Diane Williams and Associates, obtained her real estate license in 2003. As a graduate of DePaul University, she was able to earn her Broker’s license without having to wait the required two years of working in the industry. Diane passed both the real estate and broker exams within the first four months in the industry and completed an additional 15 courses to earn her G.R.I. (Graduate of the Real Estate Institute). At the same time, in the first six months of her real estate career she sold over $2.5 million in sales. In 2004, her second year in the industry, she sold over $35 million, making her the top producing agent at Bennion Deville, and one of the top 10 professionals of over 4,000 agents in the Coachella Valley.  As her business continued to grow, she built a team which today consists of 8 extremely qualified agents and professionals that provide excellent service to both buyers and sellers. Her team has become the prototype for others putting teams together as this is now the trend in the industry. An avid golfer, Diane was a USGA course rating captain, competed in local, state and national golf competitions and has been a member of Indian Ridge since 1999. Her knowledge of the country club lifestyle has helped Diane find the perfect home in the right area for her buyers. Having written over 67 quarterly reports since 2004, her knowledge of the real estate market is unsurpassed, giving her the opportunity to accurately evaluate sellers’ homes, offering the owners the opportunity to make smart financial decisions. Diane’s years in the newspaper industry and her expertise in marketing, public relations and promotions, along with her ability to act under pressure and deadlines, makes her a well-rounded professional who is a strong negotiator and problem solver. Diane is considered an expert in the industry.

Real Estate:

  • Full-Time Real Estate Broker
  • Ranked in the top .005% of Desert Real Estate Agents (in top ten out of 4,000+ agents)
  • Bennion Deville Homes Executive Luxury Director
  • Top Real Estate Producer with Bennion Deville Homes since 2004

Sales:

  • $35 Million+ in 2004
  • $46 Million+ in 2005
  • $37 Million+ in 2006
  • $40 Million+ in 2007
  • $25 Million+ in 2008
  • $14.5 Million+ in 2009
  • $39 Million+ in 2010
  • $41 Million+ in 2011
  • $31 Million+ in 2012
  • $42 Million+ in 2013
  • $45 Million+ in 2014
  • $54 Million+ in 2015
  • $43 Million+ in 2016
  • $63 Million+ in 2017
  • $63 Million+ in 2018
  • $48.9 Million+ as of October 2019

Experience:

  • Marketing Committee for the City of Palm Desert, 2012 - 2015
  • CDAR Local Candidate Recommendation Committee, 2008 -2017
  • Director of Marketing, Star Publications, 1978-1986
  • Director of ‘Project Share’ a program to provide food & toys to families in need during the holiday season, 1978-1986
  • Who’s Who in Marketing & Real Estate
  • President of Oak Forest Chamber of Commerce, 1985-1986
  • Suburban Newspapers of America, Board Member, 1985-1986
  • Leadership Coachella Valley Graduate, 2013

Education:

  • B.A. Degree, DePaul University, Chicago, 1981
  • GRI - Graduate of the Real Estate Institute since 1994
  • Associate Broker Designation since 1994

Professional Associations:

  • California Desert Association of Realtors (CDAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • California Association of Realtors (CAR)
  • Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce

Personal Information:

  • Resident in the desert since 1986
  • Single Digit Handicap Golfer, Club Champion, 16 Times
  • Course Rating Director/Captain for WSCGA, 1989-2008
  • USGA Handicap Procedures Committee, 1995-2003
  • Equity Golf Member of Indian Ridge Country Club since 1999
  • One of seven committee members to negotiate Member purchase of Indian Ridge Country Club
  • Served on Equity Conversion Committee for Indian Ridge Country Club
  • Member of Indian Wells Country Club, 1988-2008
  • Indian Wells Country Club Board of Governors, 1998-2001
  • Recipient of a Humanitarian Award
  • Who's Who in Marketing & Real Estate from the Desert Sun
  • President of Oak Forest Chamber of Commerce, 1985-86