Welcome to Carroll County, MD "Feel Right at Home"
||Welcome to Carroll County, Maryland "Feel Right at Home", I do!
As a lifetime resident I can’t imagine living any place else. I grew up
in Carroll County and chose to raise my family here too! The
combination of history, business, agriculture, amazing people and
Central Maryland location makes Carroll a desirable location for
professionals commuting to Baltimore and Washington D.C.
- Established in 1837
- Named after Charles Carroll (1737-1832), longest living signer of the Declaration of Independence
- County seat is Westminster
- Population 168,000 as of 2010 Census and growing
- Average age 41.1 years old
- Average annual income $81K
- Carroll County was originally created from portions of Frederick & Baltimore Counties
- Top three professional fields
A piece of History
on main street in Westminster, Maryland you can see history in the
buildings that line the street. Carroll County is full of interesting
historical sites and facts. Here is just one interesting piece. The
United States Postal Service selected Carroll County to test the
service, at the time it was called Rural Free Delivery (RFD). With a
little imagination you can see the horse drawn wagon in front of the
post office on April 3, 1899 preparing to head out for the inaugural
mail delivery in the country. The controversy at the time, swirled
around the negative impact RFD would have on local businesses. People
would no longer have to go into town to visit the post office and
retrieve their mail or parcels and therefore, less frequent visits to
Carroll County Schools
Carroll County public schools are ranked third of 25 districts. The ratio of students per teacher is 14:1 and the county spends $11,409 per student (National Average $10,591). The Public School system
is the ninth largest in the state with 27 Elementary Schools, 14 Middle
Schools, 14 High Schools serving 27,960+ students pre-K through 12.
In addition, there are several private schools, two career & technology centers and two colleges McDaniel and Carroll Community.
Counties rural community offers a wide array of outdoor activities:
equestrian, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting and golf to name a few.
Indoor activity's include big box and local shops, boutiques, historical
sites, art galleries, indoor sports complexes and of course restaurants
serving diverse cuisines. Don’t miss Carroll County Restaurant Week in August.
Carroll County Parks & Recreation
is a great resource for local programs. Learning a new skill or hobby,
participate in sports teams throughout the county or walk one of the
many trails, Carroll County has a lot going on.
is the one true constant in our lives. In the fall of 2011, I was offered an
unexpected opportunity to join a broker I believe in, Frank Llosa,
Broker, Frankly Real Estate Inc.
His integrity and innovative business tools are more than ideas, they
are put into practice everyday and bring tremendous value to his
clients. Frankly Real Estate, Inc. is a refreshing break from the
traditional brokerage. I am excited and proud to work with.
once you make the decision to sell price the house properly according
to your local market. Price it right from the start and you will net a
better bottom line than if you chase the market down.
get pre-approved for a mortgage. Once you get your pre-approval take
time to look over your budget and evaluate what YOU feel comfortable
with. Be smart and purchase below your means.
a REALTOR® Specializing in Carroll County, I have had the opportunity
to help many home buyers and sellers reach their real estate goals. I
look forward to working with you, too!
Buying and selling a home is
one of the largest financial transactions that most people ever
undertake. Because the process can be lengthy and sometimes confusing, I
want you to know that I will be here to help you through every step. My
goal is to help you navigate the process and make the experience as
easy and enjoyable as possible.
When you are ready, I
welcome the opportunity to represent you. In the meantime, I will
provide you with valuable information about home ownership, the real
estate market and many other helpful topics by email upon your approval.
I would be happy to answer any
questions you might have about buying, selling, financing or current
market conditions. I can also send you listings of suitable properties
currently on the market where you want to live. My services include
helping you find a home, arrange financing, negotiate the purchase, and
handle the details to ensure a smooth closing.
When you are thinking about buying or selling
a home, there are always plenty of questions to ask. Please don't
hesitate to call or email me any time, I can help you with this. Thank
you for the opportunity to be of service.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my community and my expertise with you.
Diane M. Phillips, REALTOR®
Frankly Real Estate Inc.
6304 Crosswoods Circle #102
Fairfax, VA 22044
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Testimonials ...The fruit of my labor:
"You did a great job again, getting my house rented! Thank you for going the extra mile to get it done for me." ~ Mike W. Client (3X)
"You are the most organized agent I have ever seen!" ~ Debbie K. Client (Former Agent)
"Diane is a very knowledgeable Realtor in her market and is a very determined individual to give her clients the very best. As a contractor who has worked with Diane, she is very thorough in explaining every need of her customer. I've enjoyed working with Diane and highly recommend her." ~ William Rose (owner of Classic Builders & Home Improvement)
"I found Diane quite by accident while searching housing results online. I needed more information on a listing she held, sent an email and received an incredibly detailed yet personable reply. Diane has proven herself to be reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy on numerous occasions. She always had my best interests and those of my children at heart. She went above and beyond for us! I highly recommend Diane to anyone and everyone. You cannot go wrong with her as your Realtor." Top qualities: Personable , Expert , High Integrity ~ Marian S.
"Keep thinking outside the box and you'll go far." ~ Jason L.Re/Max Realtor
"I highly recommend Diane for all your real estate needs. My husband and I purchased a foreclosure last year and I can only imagine how bad the whole process would have been without Diane. As with many real estate transactions there were things that started to go very wrong. Diane was always on top of every detail, made sure that nothing was missed and that settlement would be on time. AND IT WAS!" ~ Lisa C.
“You have been absolutely phenomenal with Ashley & myself! You knew the area we were looking for, type of home, and everything was taken care of. I can’t think of one time that you did not respond to an e-mail, text or phone call (even though it may have felt like forever!!!!).
Being first time home buyers, you helped make this process less stressful and Ashley and I can’t thank you enough for helping get us into such an amazing home without any hassle, problems or anything. THANK YOU!!!!!” ~ Carlos