Diane Hanna

Realtor®

A little about me...

My name is Diane Marshall Hanna. I was born in Scotland. I met my husband, John known as Iain in High School and we were married in 1985. He currently works as a Systems Engineer at Cole Engineering. We have two sons, Cameron Fraser Hanna, he has his Pharm D, and works as a pharmacist and he recently married Allison Gehres, who we adore. They live nearby in Ventura Golf and Country Club, and they are looking to buy a home as soon as they can save up enough for the deposit. Our youngest son is Alexander George Hanna aged 21, and he is in college in Gainesville. I worked for Bank of Scotland in Fife Scotland from 1979 to 1982 mostly as a cashier. I worked for National Westminster Bank in Yeovil and Aylesbury in England from 1982- 1988 by this time, I was a supervisor and trained staff. I worked for Bank of Scotland Visa Card Center 1991 - 1993. I worked for Halifax Building Society 1993 - 1997 part-time as a cashier. Moved to Orlando in 1997, due to a contract my husband was working on with Lockheed Martin. I didn't have a work visa for a few years, so I went back to Valencia College, and I received my AS Degree in Graphic Design Technologies in 2001. I started my own work from home business in 2009 called Digraffix, I designed logos, posters, adverts, billboards and I worked for the US Army for a year designing manuals for a Simulator. My business was very successful, but not steady income and I missed working in a team. We got our Green Card in 2009, and later became U.S. citizens in 2015.

I started to work as a Registrar in Baldwin Park Elementary in 2016 to 2019. Then I moved to Stone Lakes Elementary as Registrar in 2019, mainly due to the proximity to home. This was the school my son went to, so it was very familiar and I absolutely loved working back in the community. I later applied for the Secretary and Bookkeeper position in 2021. I enjoy the interaction with all the staff and my duties are extremely varied from working with all the finances of the school, the budget, bank statements, HR and Approving timesheets, Workers Comp and submitting work orders for repairs, ordering substitute teachers and managing the purchases for the school. I do enjoy my job, but the compensation, working for a public school is not good. I decided to get my Real Estate License initially to save money on selling our own home and our 3 investment properties, but I realized I would love to fully transition to this position when the time is right. I think my friendly personality is well suited to this and I really love Real Estate, and everything that goes along with the industry. To be honest I should have done this years ago.

Client Success

Testimonials

"My wife and I are 100% glad we chose The Wilkins Way to sell our home. We worked with Justine, and she was attentive, responsive, strong when she needed to be, and patient with us. She was part advisor, part counselor, part coach. I can't recommend her enough! I know she helped us get a higher-than-asking price, and she helped keep costs down by adeptly negotiating with our buyer on our behalf. IfRead MoreRead Less
"They were the absolute best team I have ever worked with they are so amazing they answer any and all questions are so fast and easy to talk to and help with even the small things thank y’all so much for everything"
"Our agent Billy was very professional and negotiated the best selling price he could. This was extremely difficult because potential buyers were looking for a bargain in desirable beachside neighborhoods."
"Had a great experience working with Michelle Rhea and her team! Very smooth transaction."
"This is the second time I have used Michael Peeples to sell my house.. There is not one realtor or or company i have ever met thats works as hard as these guys do. Michael is a blessing, both times the situations were rough after a deep loss this time right in the middle of everything I was having a hard time grieving and worrying about the house at same time. He NEVER let me stress about anythiRead MoreRead Less
"We have used Wilkins Way for all our real estate needs. We intend on using them again if we decide to move again. Everyone there was absolutely wonderful."
"The Wilkins way is an awesome real estate. You can tell its difference from the others because people there following Jesus! They provide the best realtors that taking care of all your needs. We feel very blessed! Thanks Justine Nielsen and her team behind for helping us get our dream home!"
"JoAnn was very nice to work with and responsive. Really appreciated her being available for multiple walk-thrus."
"Working with Betsy Sola and the Wilkins Way team was a dream for my husband and I as first-time home buyers! We felt extremely well-taken care of from the very beginning until the very end. They were attentive, persistent, considerate, diligent, and efficient all while having such a love and concern about them. I can’t wait to buy my next home just to work with them again!"
"Working with Justine Nielsen was a dream. She took the initiative in every way to make sure we were prepared to sell, advertising, setting the appropriate price, getting back to every interested buyer and getting ALL the paperwork ready. If there was a bump, she went after it to get things smoothed out. If I had a question, she got back to me immediately. I was in great hands with Justine and we mRead MoreRead Less
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