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Our Team

If you are thinking of selling, no other agency can offer you more exposure for your property.


And if you’re looking to buy, whether your dream is to own a home, land, condominium, timeshare or investment property on our beautiful tropical island, let our team of professionals help you with every step of the way.


We have over 30 years of real estate sales experience on St. John. We are members of the St. John Board of Realtors, Multiple Listing Service and National Association of Realtors.

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Diana Beam • Broker/Owner

Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI)
Council of Residential Specialist (CRS)
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
St. John Board of Realtors
National Association Realtors (NAR)
Virgin Islands Territorial Institute of Realtors (VITAR)
Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT ON ST. JOHN 2007 & 2011-2018 “
Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN 2010 & 2012-2018 “
Re/Max Executive Club
Re/Max Platinum Club
Re/Max Hall of Fame
Re/Max Chairman’s Club
Re/Max 100% Club and Spirit Award
Re/Max 2011 #3 Top Producer Caribbean & Central America
Re/Max 2011 #5 International Sales Agent
Re/Max 2011 Top 100 Worldwide Individual

Diana Beam and her family sailed to St. John from her hometown in Florida in 1982 and built their first Coral Bay home while living aboard their 46′ sailboat and cruising the islands.

Real estate has been a rewarding career for Diana and allowed her ample time with her two children and their many activities while supporting their schools and extracurricular activities. She served on the Board of Directors and as Co-Chairperson for Pine Peace School’s (now The Gifft Hill School) auction for five years.

Diana has a background in banking that has meshed well with her sales of commercial and residential real estate. Her designations as Real Estate Broker as well as Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) are signs of her commitment to professionalism and to keeping informed of the latest trends in St. John’s real estate market. Signature sales have included waterfront parcels, commercial complexes, many properties on the north shore and some of the most beautiful homes on the island.

Deciding to branch out on her own after 15 years of sales was a decision based mostly on the fact that much of her business was based on referrals. Finding the ideal in-town location, Diana opened up RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty in January 2004. Her greatest joy has been helping others make their dream of owning a piece of this tropical paradise a reality. After 6 years, ended her association with RE/MAX and relocated Island Paradise Realty to the prestigious and upscale shopping center, Mongoose Junction.

Putting the finishing touches on her new Coral Bay home and with her two children now graduated from colleges in Boston, MA and Savannah, GA, Diana finds ample time to make Island Paradise Realty one of the top real estate agencies on St. John, offering Buyers and Sellers personal service and sharing over 20 years of island knowledge.

Recognized among top professionals in the real estate industry for outstanding achievements by receiving the RE/MAX Platinum Club Award for 2005 and 2007, the RE/MAX Executive Club Award for 2004 and 2006, the RE/MAX 100% Club Award and in 2010 the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award and SPIRIT Awards. In 2011 Diana was awarded RE/MAX #5 International Sales Agent, RE/MAX top 100 Worldwide Sales Agents and RE/MAX #3 Top Producer in the Caribbean and Central America.

Diana was presented with the 2009 Spirit Award for the RE/MAX Caribbean and Central America Region, at the 2010 RE/MAX International Convention in Orlando, Florida. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding affiliates who show extraordinary commitment to the real estate profession and continue to raise the bar in the industry and in the community.

Diana Beam began her career with RE/MAX in November of 2003, when she purchased her RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty franchise, and since that time has demonstrated a level of service and professionalism that makes her a leader within the United States Virgin Islands and in the entire Caribbean and Central America Region.

“Diana Beam is a valued and trusted member of the RE/MAX network and demonstrates daily why she deserves this distinguished recognition,” said Ricardo Cardenas, Regional Vice President of RE/MAX Caribbean and Central America Region. “We’re proud to have Diana as a member of our region and we look forward to the contributions of RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty under her leadership.”

In addition to the 2009 “Spirit Award”, Diana Beam has qualified for the RE/MAX 100% Club Award for 2009, which honors successful agents who have earned at least $100,000 in commissions in the past year. In 2009, only 17 percent of all RE/MAX Affiliates earned this prestigious award. She was also awarded the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award. You may have recognized Diana Beam in a recent episode of HGTV’s House Hunters International where she featured three homes for sale on the island of St. John. Shortly after the show aired, Diana sold all three homes!

Voted “Best Real Estate Agent of the Virgin Islands on St. John” by readers of the Daily News for 2007, 2011-2018, 2020 & 2021 and RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty was voted “Best Real Estate Agency on St. John” for 2010 & 2012-2018, 2020 & 2021.

Diana has completed courses and earned the following Designations:

Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI)

Council of Residential Specialist (CRS)

Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS)

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)

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Carol Lopez • Sales Agent


Hi! I am Carol Lopez. I was born and raised in New York City and I am a Mother of 3. I love the beach and I am an avid gym goer. I have lived in Florida for the last 9 years and that’s where I became a licensed Real Estate Agent. I currently reside in St. John, which has been a dream come true for me. From the very first time I visited the island, I fell in love with its beauty. I am now a Real Estate agent for Island Paradise Realtors and couldn’t be more excited to be part of the team.

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Melissa Coles • Sales Agent

My passion is Real Estate, my mission is to serve my clients and make one of the most stressful times in their lives easier with my knowledge, experience, and dedication. "Honest", "trustworthy", and "hardworking" are a few words past clients and colleagues have used to describe me. I am the Realtor you can count on! I've been a full-time Realtor with Re/Max in Southern California for 18 years. I've won multiple awards including 100% Club, Hall of Fame, Top 10 in my office, and Top Escrow Producer over the years; however, my heart has always been here on St.John. I fell in love with St. John from the moment I arrived and moved here 30 years ago.  I'm truly blessed and excited to return to St. John and sell Real Estate with Island Paradise Realty. This has been a dream of mine for several years and is now a reality.  I'm a single mother; my daughter is a beautiful adult with roots here on the island. I enjoy cooking, traveling, working out, and spending time with my family and friends when I'm not working.

We're hiring!

Interested in becoming a Real Estate Agent with the leading office on the island? Contact us today!

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