I don't just sell houses I change lives! Mel Foster Co. Inc. of Iowa & Illinois - Diana Franks

Diana Franks

Mel Foster Co. Geneseo

Mailing Address 119 N. State St.
Geneseo, IL 61254
Office Phone (309) 944-6414
  • Cell 309-945-2999
  • Cell 309-714-1159
Diana Blackert-Franks, Broker, Accredited Buyers Representative

I am committed to providing you with the utmost Service, Integrity and Communications. Let my diligence and expertise exceed all of your expectations. Whether you are buying or selling a home I will "Make it Happen" for you.

Professional Real Estate Background

Accredited Buyers Representative Designation
Licensed in Illinois & Iowa
Licensed since 1992
Specializing in New Construction
Specializing in Lots & Land
Specializing in Residential/Resale
Specializing in Relocation

Awards and Achievements

Top Producer in Office Sales
Mel Foster Co "Top Ten In Sales"
Mel Foster Co "Top Residential Sales In Illinois"
Mel Foster Co Awards:
Honors Club
President's Club
Executive Club
Chairman's Club
State Awards:
Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum & Diamond

Community Involvement

Actively involved in the community
Lifetime resident in Henry County
Board of Directors/Chamber of Commerce
Development Committee/Geneseo Chamber of Commerce
Music Festival Committee/Geneseo Chamber of Commerce
Member of the First United Methodist Church/Geneseo

Bryant G

Diane was great through the whole process. We are very picky people and it took us 3 years to finally find our house. Diane was very patient through the whole thing and never got annoyed, agitated or angry that we were passing on every house we looked at. When it came time to close she was right there beside us and even now that we have been in our house for 2 months she still checks up on us to see how we are doing. Great lady and even better realtor. She defiantly knows her market and her business and I would recommend her to everyone.

Nancy L

I had heard about Diana via my lawyer. I inherited my Dad's house in Geneseo and because I was living in Texas, I needed someone who would look after the sale and help me set up details. Diana recommended someone who could do the lawn maintenance and snow removal. She would pop by the property and make sure all was well. She sent me emails on progress and made well researched, professional recommendations. I actually didn't worry about a thing. Diana never pushed me into anything, never made me feel badly, agreed with my desires and acted upon my wishes. My experience with Diana was very, VERY positive.

Susan A

We loved working with Diana, she was able to help us find the house of our dreams. She took the time, showing us many house till we found the RIGHT one for us and our needs. Also, helped us to sell the house that we had. Was wonderful at helping us see things that we needed to do and not do to get our house sold. We would Highly reconnend her as an Listing or Buying Agent, for anyone looking for someone. She takes the time and care to get to know people and see what their needs are. Was always in contact with us, phone, e-mail or in person when we needed her or had questions about the sale of our house and buying of the new one.

Andrea M

Diana was very great about dinding us our new home and always avaialble for communication. I would recommend her to anyone! She knew all the right places, people, and resources to make everything go smoothly.

Charlene B

I do not even know where to start on how wonderful of an agent Diana Franks is. She went above and beyond for us. We bought our first home almost 23 years ago and were very young and new nothing. She taught us so much. She showed us anything we wanted to see even if she new it was not what we wanted. She was very patient with us and all of our questions and our inpatientness! We liked her approach let us in to look then looked through again with us to answer questions. And she wasn't just helpful with the home part but with lending agencies as well. We had secured 2 loans prior to looking and she suggested we look into another bank and they were wonderful to us. She was knowledgeable in the inspection process as well as the tax end. I can not just say enough. We would recomend her to our friends and we HAVe.

Miles M

I would highly recommend Diana to anyone looking to purchase a home. We were a corporate relocation so our home buying trips were on a tight schedule, and we needed to see many houses in a short period of time. Diana was very willing to help us in any way possible. We communicated often via text, email, etc. which is very nice when time is so valuable. Diana was always prompt to respond, and was a good negotiator.

Mike S

Diana was amazing to work with. She came well-prepared to our consultation. Her presentation was outstanding with the knowledge and expertise in our local market. She advertises in several different mediums to gain your home maximum exposure. It was a no-brainer going with her. Our house sold in just 21 days! Be warned, if you list with her, be prepared to move out of your house quickly!! We highly recommend her!


We found this home on the internet and Diana Franks was listed as the agent. We contacted her and set up a time to view the home. We fell in love with it. Diana Franks was with us every step of the purchase of our home. We had some zoning issues and the bank was always postponing close because of paper work. Diana Franks helped with informing the correct people about zoning and was very quick to provide additional paperwork the bank requested. (getting inspections done and verifications from the selller.) We started the process of buying this home in July and closed in September. Diana was never too busy to answer questions or guide us on getting everything squared away. We would recommend if you are buying or selling a home give Diana a call.