Diann Tonnesen REALTOR®
With over 30 years of experience helping families call Las Vegas "home!"
With my husband, Glen, as my partner in both business and life, I have been selling real estate in the Las Vegas Valley since 1983. During that time, we have sold everything "from condos to castles," plus land and commercial properties, overseeing more than $500 million in real estate sales.
I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri and a die-hard Cardinals fan. But my family moved to Key Biscayne, Florida when I was a eight, so I grew up on the ocean. My sister and I went fishing off the docks, and, instead of having a lemonade stand, we "sold seashells by the seashore." But we still spent our summers back in St. Louis, and I ended up going to college at the University of Missouri in Columbia, majoring in journalism. A few years after moving to Las Vegas, I met Glen, we got married, and we started our family and our real estate careers together.
Glen is from Clark, New Jersey, so naturally he is a Yankees fan. (We still have high hopes for a Cardinals vs Yankees World Series one of these days!) After college and a stint working in the oil fields in the North Sea, he went to the New York School of Gaming and came out to Vegas as a craps dealer. He only meant to be out here 9 months so he could get the experience to go back and work in Atlantic City. But, as he says, it only took him about 9 minutes to decide that Vegas was where he wanted to be!
Our Real Estate Career and Awards
During the early years of our career, we started out as an individual agents, but, as our business grew with referrals from previous clients, we slowly made the transition into "The Tonnesen Team" with 20+ agents. In the late 1990s, we built and managed our own local real estate web sites and became known as "the Internet Realtors" across the Valley, with vast online marketing resources.
Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we worked at Century 21 for more than 16 years and were ranked #1 in the state of Nevada and the Southwest Region for sales, as well as placing in the top 20 of all agents nationally. Read More About Our Career at Century 21.
Then in February of 2005, we moved to Berkshire Hathaway (formerly Prudential Americana). After being with the company less than a year, we were ranked in the top 10 in the US for total homes sold out of more than 63,000 agents nationwide. And in 2012, we were ranked #2 out of all the agents in the Valley by the Las Vegas Business Press. And in 2014, I was personally honored to be named one of the Top 25 Women in Real Estate in Las Vegas.
Today in Real Estate
In March of 2015, we decided to let someone else take over the Team so that we could get back to doing what we love the best: buying and selling homes for our personal clients. I doubt that we will ever be able to retire completely. We enjoy the challenges of real estate too much: finding someone's dream home, getting top dollar for a property, and interacting with our clients who become friends and like part of our family.
But in addition to working in real estate, my husband and I are also able to have adventures around world, play lots of golf, collect wine, and enjoy our two amazing sons and wonderful friends. Life is pretty full and enjoyable - we are truly blessed.
Areas of Expertise
real estate sales
Specializing in residential home sales in the following communities: Summerlin, Green Valley, Anthem Country Club, Seven Hills, Lake Las Vegas, Red Rock Country Club, Queensridge, The Ridges, Spanish Trails, Rhodes Ranch, Desert Shores, Southern Highlands, Mountains Edge, MacDonald Highlands and the retirement communities of Sun City and Siena.