Diana Dunham is a distinguished Realtor based in Anderson, Indiana. For thirteen years, Dunham has been helping the people of her community find their dream homes, making her one of the leading real estate experts in the greater Indianapolis area.
Though today she is known for her prowess as a Realtor, Dunham’s professional career started down a different path–one marked by eclectic experience and a resilient resolve. A true self-made woman, Dunham rose to prominence through years of tenacious entrepreneurship and a burning desire for independence.
Dunham started her first business while in High School, and saw tremendous success early on.
The idea of owning your own business and being your own boss is one of the main factors that motivates me. I'm a very independent person. I started my first business when I was in high school and worked out of my school. I was a twirling instructor and a choreographer. After I graduated, I did that for eighteen years. I had private students and travelled all over the United States with my students in competitions.
Dunham’s business thrived for nearly two decades. With her son and daughter now in school, she saw trends changing. Majorette styles went from batons twirling to flags, rifles and pom-poms, while many girls' interests moved to playing sports, baton twirling was soon to be a dying art.
But Dunham ultimately saw this as an opportunity. With formidable business acumen, she moved into an entirely new industry: radio.
I started out in a radio station as an account executive and then I built my way up to become the General Manager of two stations. I worked at three of the stations in Madison County and three in Delaware County.
Dunham was successful in the industry, but after fifteen years, she once again saw the things around her moving in a new direction.
The radio industry started changing rapidly. Big companies started buying up lots of stations and now instead of working one, you were working multiple stations.
As she tells it, these new changes were what finally propelled her into the real estate industry.
Money wise, it was probably a little bit better but it was a much higher stress level. I started working two stations then it went to five stations, then it went to seven stations and they kept changing management all the time and that's when I decided to make the move, so I did. That’s when I got my real estate license.
As Dunham began building her real estate career in the Anderson area and surrounding counties, she capitalized on an opportunity to start up a magazine called The Indianapolis House and Home, where she worked for seven years. In 2011, she went full-time in real estate with Carpenter Realtors. Since making the transition, Dunham has developed a reputation as a knowledgeable and compassionate Realtor, and is well-renowned as a leader in the real estate industry.
As a leader in the industry, Dunham puts a strong emphasis on educating her clients. In particular, she enjoys working with people to teach them the intricate process of buying a home, seeking not only to obtain for her clients the best possible price, but also to keep them informed and engaged in the process.
My purpose when buying a home is to educate our clients through the real estate process with professionalism, integrity, and knowledge. Buyers can feel confident that we will help them find the best property available in their price range and represent them throughout the home buying process, from making the first offer, to negotiations, escrow, and closing. We will guide our clients every step of the way and take some of the hassle out of buying a home so that the experience may be enjoyable and stress-free.
After nearly a decade-and-a-half in the real estate industry, and decades more in other industries, Dunham shows no signs of slowing down. In the coming years she hopes to continue serving the people of her community, offering her clients expert service and an incredible real estate experience.
At this time in my life, I'm not at a place where I'm ready to quit working.
Detailed Career Information
Diana Dunham is an associate Broker with Carpenter Realtors in Anderson, Indiana. She has added members to her team, known as The Dunham Team. She has over forty years of professional experience in several different industries, including Twirling and Dance instruction, radio advertising sales, print, and new and used automobile sales.
Dunham is a member of the National Association of Realtors, MIBOR REALTOR® Association, Anderson Noon Optimist Club, Elwood Re-development Committee, and the Elwood Vocational Building and Trades Committee. She has received numerous awards and recognitions over the course of her career including being named a 5 Star Real Estate Agent from 2011 to 2015, being listed in the Continental Who's Who and the Heritage of Who's Who in 2010 as well as in Who's Who in Executives and Business in 2000. Dunham is a Multi-Million Dollar Producer, a Staging Specialist, and is a member of the Indianapolis Board of Realtors.