I Got It And You Want It

Real Estate Agent

            "Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to." - Anonymous

            I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but I was born with determination.

            2009 began for the most part like any other year.  What I didn't know was that shortly past Easter my life was to soon come to a screeching halt.  It was a sharp slap when the company I brokered under announced to closure of some of their terminals, including mine.  What now?

            Being independently employed for 25 plus years had shown me the ups and the downs of many things.  This "down" was to turn into one of the biggest and undoubtedly best opportunities I have ever had before me.  This opportunity wasn't handed to me in a neat little package all wrapped up and ready to open, however.  Hence, the determination factor.  Taking advantage of my sudden unexpected gift of time, I returned to school, got my license, and settled in for some detective work.

            The result?  Currently, I have an exclusive right to sell 60 new construction single family home properties in Rochester , MN .  Many of these homes are along a golf course and priced under $200,000.00.  Wow!

            The biggest reason buyers and sellers choose an agent is because they like working with that agent. I'm professional, understanding, honest, and have ample experience as an entrepreneur. (Factor in determination and sleuthing abilities) Helping buyers and sellers with their Real Estate needs is a fascinating and rewarding business to me. I will be working with  1st and 2nd  home buyers  to help them  qualify for financing and choosing  the detailed needs (floors, cupboards, etc)  that will  make their home buying process an easy and stress free as possible experience.  

            I personally am selling my 3500 sq. ft. home on 3 acres in the country for a 2500 square foot home on the golf course. Instead of maintaining a big home and yard I don't need,  I will be enjoying other things like sitting on my back deck on the golf course or driving my sports car that I bought with the money I saved on my new home.  So not only is this a fabulous opportunity for the 1st and 2nd homeowners, but also for those who are just ready to downsize.

 Life is good in Rochester , MN .

Comments (25)

Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good afternoon Dan!

I see that you have will power and you are a hard working man.

Good luck!

Apr 28, 2010 06:22 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good afternoon Dan!

I see that you have will power and you are a hard working man.

Good luck!

Apr 28, 2010 06:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great story, and no doubt with your determination you will continue to succeed.  Congratulations.

May 12, 2010 03:10 AM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Daniel, The little things done well and consistently add power to all the bigger things you do in every day.  Clearly you see the path and sticking to it will bring, and has brought you results. I look forward to hearing more.  I think we drink similar kool-aid.  Have a great week.

May 16, 2010 07:59 AM
Daniel J. Hansmeier
Rochester, MN

Thank you for your comments. Your kind words are music to my ears and keep me at a high motivation level.

May 17, 2010 03:15 AM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Dan, the golf course homes sound like a great deal!  It's nice to live by a golf course and enjoy their green space without having to mow it.

May 30, 2010 08:18 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Woo Hoo!  That is awesome!  I would love to see some photos of that golf community.....must be beautiful.

May 30, 2010 08:27 AM
Chris Wechner
CW Health Inc - Waterford, MI

Daniel, it seems like you've got a great opportunity in a pretty good market.  Since you have the Mayo clinic there, you should have a TON of people who are snaring those properties, if they haven't already.

Jun 10, 2010 01:51 AM
Daniel J. Hansmeier
Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic, IBM, and the new "Elk Run Bio" building soon north of town have helped our area stay fairly stable thru these economic times. Thanx for all your comments and support.

Jun 10, 2010 03:39 AM
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Daniel - Good story, and thanks for the comment. You should add a picture of one of those golf course homes to your post. I'm a sucker for golf pictures.

Sep 03, 2010 04:57 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

You are exactly right.  Most people work with people not companies in our business.  I went from a big name to various small ones and I don't think anyone even noticed since I kept the same number.  Congratulations on your success.

Sep 14, 2010 05:44 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This sounds REALLY nice - I am almost ready to give up all the yardwork and get a home maintenance free!    How are your homes selling?

Oct 02, 2010 04:05 AM

Everything is going as planned. Right now with the colored leaves on the hillsides it's more beautiful than ever. Thanx for all your comments. If you have anyone moving to the Rochester area it's definitely the best deal around.

rochesternewlistings.com  or "rochester new golf course homes for sale" on Facebook

Oct 02, 2010 05:00 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Here we are nine months later, and I hope everything has worked out for you. I’ve also found that “sleuthing abilities” come in handy. J

Nov 29, 2010 12:32 AM
Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

Hi Daniel, So how has the year turned out for you?  Hopefully things are good ... Merry Christmas and best of luck in 2011.

Dec 17, 2010 06:42 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Let's hope you get another one of these contracts in 2011!  Hope 2010 was all you expected from it!

Dec 24, 2010 03:58 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I just stopped by to say that I hope you had a Merry Christmas today with lots of fun and food with family and friends.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 25, 2010 02:00 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Daniel--it has bee a long, long time since you wrote a post.  We would love to have read more.  Hope to see one soon.

Jan 12, 2011 03:16 AM
Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse

Daniel - I hope this new project works out well for you.  You are to be commended for your ability to find the opportunites in a new situation and embrace change.

Jan 29, 2011 01:25 AM
Digital Digital
Alachua, FL
full service

Hi Daniel,

Great post, Congratulations!
Your story is very inspirational.
I wish you happiness and more success!

Jul 04, 2011 03:59 PM