About Diane Kelso
Experience
Diane Kelso has been a full-time, professional REALTOR® since 1988 specializing in the sales and marketing of homes and land throughout the Fredericksburg area.

Honors
Consistently outstanding in her field, Diane has been named to the Honors Society and she received the Silver Circle Award in 2013.

Professional Designations
Diane Kelso has met the requirements of the Virginia Real Estate Board in securing a license as a Real Estate Broker in accordance with the Code of Virginia. Diane believes that one of the keys to success, both for herself and her clients, is a continually updated education. She takes many classes and seminars to increase her effectiveness and has earned four of the real estate industry's most prestigious professional designations: ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), and SRS (Seller Representative Specialist). Nationally recognized, these designations are earned through rigorous courses of study as well as demonstrated professional experience. Diane is a member of REBAC (the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council, Inc. of the National Association of Realtors). It is Diane's assurance to you that she provides quality service.

Professional Licenses

  • Principal Broker. Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Commerce Real Estate Board. 2007 to present.

  • Associate Broker. Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Commerce Real Estate Board. 2001 to 2007.

  • Salesperson. Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Commerce Real Estate Board. 1988-2001

  • Life and Health Insurance Agent. Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission Bureau of Insurance. 1983 to present.

  • Registered Representative, National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; North American Management, Inc. 1983-1997

Personal Information
A native of New England, Diane has been a resident of the Fredericksburg area for the past 30 years. She holds a Master of Science degree (MS) from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Managerial Economics with a concentration in Accounting as well as a second BA degree in Social Welfare with a concentration in Administration from Rhode Island College.

Before her real estate and insurance careers, Diane had careers in both administration and accounting. She was Executive Director of Food Relief Clearing House Inc. in Fredericksburg and, prior to that, was the In-charge Accountant for a CPA firm. She was also Vice-President of Kelso & Associates for 15 years, working as a financial advisor. Diane's experience in the financial and accounting fields has been invaluable to the success of her real estate clients today. Her skills in attention to detail, statistical analysis, communication, organization, negotiation and customer service are finely tuned and her connections to the community and the industry are unmatched.

When not serving her clients, Diane enjoys buying and selling antiques, as well as decorating and reading about health and alternative medicine. Diane volunteers in several area ministries.

Professional Philosophy
Diane knows the importance of providing the best possible representation for her clients at all times and always puts their interests first. Whether she is dealing with a first time home buyer or a veteran investor, Diane conducts a smooth and error-free transaction that is virtually stress-free. "I want my clients to be able to relax and enjoy the real estate experience," says Diane. Total trust is one of the ways that she accomplishes that goal. Diane is known for her honesty and her clients appreciate the fact that she believes in total disclosure.

Diane combines her counseling and listening skills with her in-depth knowledge of the industry to help her clients achieve both their real estate and their financial goals. She is very knowledgeable in all phases of the transaction, giving her clients the peace of mind in knowing that a top professional is handling their transaction. These many top qualities combined with Diane's incredible organizational ability, her in-depth industry and marketing knowledge and her fun, outgoing personality make Diane Kelso one of the area's favorite real estate professionals.