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Canadians Recommend Diane Olson Team

Diane Olson and her team field hundreds of calls a year from Canadians anxious to sell and/or purchase Arizona real estate. Ask around — you may find a neighbour, friend or colleague who is happy to recommend the Diane Olson Team.

Referrals from Canadians happy to share word-of-mouth experiences


Bev and Bernie Wiens, Glenlea
“We never felt pressured in any way and would have been lost without all the help of Wendy from the Diane Olson Team.”

Bob & Nancy McCulloch, Treherne
“Our agent was patient, helpful and knowledgeable. She made buying our property in Mesa an enjoyable experience!”

Cathy and Ed Nieroda, Winnipeg
“The Diane Olson Team sure knows what Canadians love. We worked with the ‘energizer bunny’, Lara Wolf, who kept us focused on our goals/priorities. We wouldn’t have been able to move so quickly without the knowledge, dedication and trusted experience that she provided.”

Allan and Evelyn Goodman, Gimli
“Like most, we were trying to get the maximum for our Canadian dollar. We went to one of Diane’s seminars and were intrigued by Arizona! We can’t tell you how many homes we looked at including foreclosures and new builds. The title company said ours was probably one of the fastest transactions they had ever done. A great and memorable experience.”

Gail & Andrew Bagnall, Winnipeg
“We quickly learned that this is an ideal time for Canadians to purchase real estate in Arizona. The availability of beautiful new and previously-owned homes, the extremely reasonable (and negotiable) prices, the safe and welcoming neighbourhoods, and the strength of the Canadian dollar are all compelling reasons to buy now.”

John & Verlie Donald, Winnipeg
“When we contacted Diane Olson to assist us with a home purchase in the Phoenix area, she referred us to one of her agents who provided the best level of service we have ever experienced when buying a house.”

Julie and Moses Sodomsky, Winnipeg
“We had heard about Diane Olson’s top notch reputation for customer service and her talent at helping people explore what options might best meet their needs. Being a skeptic, we had to check things out for ourselves. We worked with Wendy from her team who really listened to our wishes and helped us narrow down our choices. We ended up buying a beautiful condo and are thrilled in every way.”

Karen & Ross Read, Winnipeg
“We decided that with the Canadian dollar on the rise and the market in Phoenix as it is that it was time to look at buying an investment property. Diane and her team were able to find the perfect home for us. Her service was outstanding and she gave accurate advice, always acting in a very professional manner.”

Laurel & Brent Lyon, Winnipeg
“After networking with several people, we came across Diane Olson who was more than willing to answer any concerns and go the extra mile when purchasing our home. A year later, we purchased another property in Ahwatukee. Diane’s knowledge, honesty, and caring/considerate personality made our decision to purchase from her team again an easy one.”

Pat Temmerman, Morden
“I really enjoyed working with the Diane Olson Team because they made the house purchase simple and stress free. I would recommend your team to any one of my friends because you were very helpful through the whole sales process and after it was completed you were always there to answer any questions.”

Ray and Sandy Vosper, Winnipeg
“Our networking led us to the Diane Olson team and to Lara Wolf who was knowledgeable, professional and a lot of fun. She was willing to spend as much time as necessary to make sure we found the right home in the right area from the right builder and at the right price…all of which she accomplished in just a few days!”

Rick, Pam & Angel Delorme, Winnipeg

“Diane Olson had one incredible presentation and expressed herself in pure honesty, as if she was buying property for herself and making sure everything was right. That is how she treats the clients she deals with. With all the professional help we received, our dream of purchasing a beautiful home in Phoenix came true!”

Gerhard Schifke, Winnipeg

“Researching and buying real estate through Diane Olson was an investment that paid off handsomely. Not only did she refer us to properties that met our personal and financial requirements, she skillfully negotiated the price that was well below anything we would have done on our own. The final result was a great house, location and price!”

Tim and Kathy Nesbitt, Winnipeg

“Tim and I attended your seminar in Winnipeg and found it extremely useful. It didn’t take long for our agent, Vicki, to zero in on what we were looking for. The area is great and so are the neighbours. We couldn’t have asked for more.”

Dennis Toy, Winnipeg

“Thank you for your attentive and good service. Throughout our showing you did not push to sell but listened carefully to our needs and added suggestions. You responded well to our changing objective and the result was a quick and satisfying transaction, all in two days.”

Richard and Beth Clark, Winnipeg

“She was there for us every step of the way and her follow-up was impeccable. In the end, the process was painless. We would recommend Wendy of Diane’s team without hesitation.”

Nelly Rakita, Winnipeg

“Perhaps the best word to describe Diane Olson is “stellar”. First, she knows the housing stock in the Phoenix area like the back of her hand. Her outstanding knowledge, extensive experience, focused approach, and her delightful personality made the entire process stress-free and yes, even pleasurable. And, due to her outstanding negotiating skills, we got our house at a truly phenomenal price! She never disappoints.”

Taylor and Erliss Stobbe, Brandon

“Having someone that speaks “Canadian” yet knows the Arizona real estate market inside and out, removed much of the anxiety and fear that can come with making a large investment in foreign territory. The dollar is strong and the market is hot and Diane is the realtor to help you own that warm vacation spot!”

Charles Adler Show, Winnipeg

“Great, great, great presentation. Very impressed. Hope you sign up a bunch of hot leads. No doubt you will. You are a terrific presenter. You really connect. Great info, lively and your credibility is terrific!

Tony and Linda Russell, Stonewall

“I worked with Diane as a police officer in Winnipeg where she demonstrated her high degree of integrity and tenacity, which was reflected in her great work ethics. It quickly became evident that she brought these same traits and work ethics to her real estate profession.”

Rick Dobel, Winnipeg:

“We had a wonderful experience dealing with Diane and her assistance proved very beneficial with our negotiations and offers. From the moment we arrived in Phoenix, it was truly terrific. Buying a house can be a stressful process, but ours was really a pleasure and all things went smoothly because of Diane and the terrific people with David Weekley Homes.”

John & Hedy Heppenstall, Winnipeg:

“Our experience with Diane Olson was nothing but first-class. Her attention to detail and follow through was impeccable. She was always available to help with the process and lined us up with great people to help with maintenance and rental. It made the whole “Canadian” piece easy. We would recommend her services to anyone.”

Marnie Groeneveld, Winnipeg

“We were referred to Diane by friends who had purchased a home in Arizona, and from our first phone call to long after our deal had closed, Diane was (and continues to be) amazing to deal with. To say that she has gone above and beyond our expectations would truly be an understatement.”

Dan and Karen Powell, Winnipeg
“We are thrilled with our new David Weekly home and the entire buying experience with Diane. She took great care of us every step of the way. When you are buying property outside of Canada it is nice to be working with a professional who knows how things work on both sides of the border, eh! ”

Bonny Poitras, Winnipeg
“The entire purchase experience was excellent from start to finish. Diane was very knowledgeable, reliable, and accommodating and we would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of purchasing a home in Arizona. We not only gained the services of a Real Estate Agent – we also gained a friend!”

Bryan & Shirley Waller, Winnipeg
“Being a realtor myself, I appreciate working with other great realtors and Diane is one. Her efforts before, during and after our sale were excellent. She does everything but pay the mortgage. Don’t settle for less. Get Diane working for you!”

Brian and Maureen Campbell, Oak Bluff
“We are incredibly grateful for the guidance and support Diane gave us when purchasing our property south of Phoenix. We love our location and can hardly wait to share our house with family and friends. We recommend Diane to everyone who asks about property in Arizona.”

Jo Ann and Don Wardrop, Winnipeg
“Diane’s knowledge and enthusiasm make her a great ambassador for Arizona. She made our purchase and move to Arizona a real delight!”

John and Sharon Bunka, Winnipeg
“We now own a beautiful home, with a mountain view, in Ahwatukee. We could never have accomplished this without Diane’s guidance, hard work and dedication. Diane was always there for us and still continues to be.”

Darrell & Heather Hanoski, Deer Valley
“When Diane, who is Canadian herself, came to Regina to speak about real estate opportunities in Phoenix, we had to see what she had to offer. Three days later, we called Diane who was inbetween flights in the Denver Airport. She assured us she had time to talk right then and there. We purchased two condominiums and would like to thank Diane and Lara for making us feel confident in the process of purchasing our properties …pain free!”

Sheryl & Marc Forest, Regina

We cannot say enough about all that Eileen has done with and for us.  She continues to go above and beyound and wwe are in awe!  She has become our friend and made the whole crazy process FUN.  We will be passing her name on to everyone we know.”

Shirley & Colin Baldwin, Oxbow

“What a great experience with the Diane Olson Team!  We recently purchased a home and were helped every step of the way.  The list of vendors is awesome and everything was well beyond our expectations.”

Lynn & Leyone Kosokowsky, Saskatoon

“After several months of checking out listings on the internet, we felt we were ready to fly to Phoenix for the first time. The weekend could not have been better. We had two fun filled days and, by the end of the weekend, we had found the property we wanted. It couldn’t have gone smoother.”

Mike Vancha, Regina

“If you are Canadian, I would suggest 100% going with Lara and the Diane Olson Team. They are the only ones to go with as a Canadian buying property in Arizona. They know Canadians (Diane is from Winnipeg) and how to help Canadians and have a big Canadian network of clients.

Rick and Laurie Brasnett, Saskatoon

“The process of purchasing a home was a positive experience from beginning to end. Denice kept us informed at all times and did a thorough job in listening and showing us numerous properties until we found just the right one. Denice made it easy: she guided us through the closing process and provided information on where to shop for furnishings and introduced us to a property manager.”

Evan and Doreen Howlett, Saskatoon

“Diane came highly recommended and we looked forward to dealing with a realtor with Canadian roots. After three days, we had not found what we were looking for. Was Diane disappointed? Was she ready to move on to the next client? No. She never gave up looking even after we left for home. Several weeks later, Diane found our property. It met everything on our list, the price was right and we needed to act. Diane’s honesty and integrity had shone through from the moment we met her so we had no hesitation making the offer on the property sight unseen. The deal proceeded without a hitch and we now have our place in the Arizona sun.”

Fred & Eileen Filthaut, Edmonton

“The ads for the Diane Olson team caught our attention, in part, because Diane is a Canadian.  We attended her presentation in Edmonton which convinced us it was time to get serious about Arizona.  We were contacted in a timely fashion by Laura Keyser and were star struck with Estrella.  We felt really comfortable taking direction and suggestions from Laura.”

Kevin & Simmone Kerswell, St. Albert

“It was fate that brought us Patti Maffucci from the Diane Olson Team.  Not only did she find us a great house in a great location, but she offered us professional advice and service.  Patti was always there when we needed her and went beyond expectations.  Thanks Patti for helping us find a great retirement and investment property!”

Allan Harbour, Calgary

“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your help in purchasing our condo at the Vantage.  I had a great time and thank you for all your assistance in helping us get all the loose ends completed.”

Emile & Tammy Fremont, Calgary

We attended one of Diane’s seminars in Calgary where we learned the simplicity of the purchase process. Her team went above and beyond the call of duty to guide us through the purchase of two homes – one a long term rental in Ahwatukee, the other a vacation rental in Gilbert. We never felt alone in our quest for the right properties.”

Kim and Jim Kelly, Calgary

“Our experience was completely painless and enjoyable. Not only did she give us piece of mind by connecting us with a home inspection company, she recommended Olympia Trust for exchanging our money which we benefited from as opposed to going through a bank.”

Lorne and Mary Wilson, Sherwood Park

“We would like thank Diane and her team for such a professional approach to customer service. Our experience of buying a home in Fountain Hills could not have been better.  We did run into a problem in the process of closing, which provided an insight into the connections, bargaining power, professionalism, market influence and tenacity that the Olson Team can bring to bear on behalf of their clients. We could not have hoped for more support and guidance in closing our purchase … it was extraordinary! You really over deliver on service!”

Lynden & Petra Dyjur, Sherwood Park

“Rana from the Diane Olson Team met us at the airport, took great care of us and showed us all over the valley. We left feeling comfortable we knew where we wanted to purchase. When the unit at Eagle’s Landing came up, we hadn’t seen it but implicitly trusted Rana. So less than a month after our initial visit and after the paper work had been signed on both sides of the border, we are proud owners of property in Arizona!”

Susan & Wally Seward, Canmore

“I am sure we would have missed out on our property if it wasn’t for the quick and efficient efforts of Diane and her team. Their follow up was superb.”

Theresa Rocque and Ron Eng, Calgary

“The before, during and after purchase care was absolutely incredible!”

Judith Martel, Calgary

“Diane’s skill, commitment and service are second to none. From her interest in knowing her client, their expectations, lifestyle and budget, to how she approaches negotiation on their behalf is exemplary. Diane never forgets who her client is and always negotiates the very best deal for them.”

Ed Greenberg, Calgary

“When people ask me about Diane, I say she is the ‘real deal’ and would not hesitate working with her again. She is always a professional who has her clients’ best interests at heart.”

Sandra and Michael Harris, Calgary

“We were confident Diane was working in our best interests throughout the entire purchase process and are incredibly satisfied with our home.”

Ellen & Wayne Page, Langley

“As business people, we are aware of how important quality service is and we can definitely say Diane Olson and her team, specifically Rana, showed us a new high in this regard.”

Chris & Dana Walton, Mission

“We really appreciate everything you have done for us to make our purchase one of the most pleasant transactions we have ever experienced.  Your outstanding marketing program answers every possible question to make an out of country purchase absolutely seamless.”

Fred & Darlene Hoffman, Vancouver

“A big thanks goes out to Patti Maffucci and the Diane Olson team of professionals.  We put a tremendous amount of faith in Patti and she was there for us, which helped make our purchase a positive experience.  I really don’t know what we would have done without her.”

Karen Williams and Ted Holmes, Sicamous

“We were immediately impressed with your insight and ability to glean our personal preferences within a very short time which greatly assisted us in finding a lovely home, all within twenty-four hours of formally meeting you. You simplified the process immensely.  Thanks for that!”

Lily Xie, Vancouver

“Please cheer on the likes of Tina (of the Diane Olson Team). She is honest and straightforward in her approach and has demonstrated a high degree of loyalty and trustworthiness to her work.  She gives real estate a gentler look.”

Mark & Claire Knoop, Victoria

“If you deal with Diane, you can expect to get straight up answers and her honest opinion. She also won’t disappear once you’ve signed on the dotted line. She’s a real gem and we feel lucky that she was there for us.”


If you’re looking to sell your current Arizona real estate, look no further than the Diane Olson Team. Diane and her team are extremely knowledgeable in the listing and sales process and have plenty of experience dealing with Canadians and The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, better known as FIRPTA.

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