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Dian McManus is an award-winning real estate agent who works with The Agency South Bay. She brings to the table more than a decade of experience in the private wealth management and banking realm in Los Angeles and New York. Dian is a Palos Verdes Specialist, a member of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Horsemen’s Association and part of the Palos Verdes Association of Realtors®, where she is involved with the scholarship and fundraising committee for Palos Verdes schools.

What sets you apart from your peers? 

The real estate business is very personal and delicate. It has many nuances and is not for the faint of heart. Feeling the emotions your client is going through is extremely important. Being positive and passionate about what you do helps create outstanding results. I put my clients’ best interests at heart, am diligent in my work and provide impeccable, white-glove service. I am passionate for luxury as a lifestyle and love treating my clients like royalty. 

I love fashion and architecture. I agree with Oscar Wilde: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” And if I may add: You can never be overprepared. Success comes from the attention and the extra work you put into what you do, and it will show. I also have a designer’s eye and a talent for and experience with beautiful design and tasteful style. I also love horses and am a fervent Francophile. I am bold but have a soft heart. I am fiercely passionate about life, people and animals. I am definitely not a cookie-cutter entity.

What was your greatest accomplishment last year?  

In December I spread my wings and became an independent solo agent, which brought my proud move to The Agency. Inman has named The Agency the Top Luxury Brokerage of 2022—the highest honor in luxury real estate. The Agency is highly selective about who they bring in, and I am grateful for the warm welcome and immense support I have received. The firm’s real estate occu-soap TV show, Buying Beverly Hills, currently airs on Netflix. Binge away! 

What gives you the edge in your area? 

I love where I live, work and play passionately. I love sharing with prospective clients the lifestyle they could have living in the area. Hearing it firsthand from me as a proud resident, homeowner and entrepreneur who gives back to the community counts a lot. 

Do you involve your family in your work?

Yes. They support my business fully. Whenever I need an extra hand, my husband, daughters, mom, parents-in-law and brother are always willing to help. I feel so blessed and lucky!