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Keeping it Fresh with Kathleen Daniels

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This week's Keeping it Fresh is brought to you by Kathleen Daniels.

How long have you been in business?                     

10.5 years! I have been a REALTOR® since January 2003 and broker since April 2006. I started with a big-box franchise which lasted about 6 months before I moved over to a small, little known local brokerage which grew to take market share in Silicon Valley and beyond. After 9 years it grew into a big brand brokerage which did not fit my style. I went out on my own as an independent broker in January 2012. It was a great decision and I have never looked back.

What outfit do you own that makes you feel invincible?

That would be my black and white suit.  I have at least 6 different tops and accessories to go with it. It is a classic look that says professional, confident and strong yet has a feminine softness that says I will take care of you – you can trust me.

What is the biggest fashion faux pas you've ever made?

Back in my Corporate America Days … Getting dressed in the early morning hours I left my house all dressed in a power suit. I had two pair of heels that were identical; one pair black suede and one pair was dark green suede.  I somehow managed to wear the black shoe on the left foot and the green shoe on the right foot. I was sitting in a business meeting when I noticed.  In the light, it was clear the shoes were two different colors. I carried that look the entire day … and yes, others did notice.

What celebrity is your style doppelganger?

I’m not into celebrities enough to know, watch or follow their dress styles.  I know some celebrities by face but likely do not know their names.  I don’t really pay attention to what they are wearing.  I just don’t care enough to notice. It simply does not matter to me. I rarely watch award shows because I simply have no interest.

Best Fashion Advice?

Wear what is comfortable and makes you feel good. If we dress to impress I feel we have missed the boat. As long as we are clean and showered, our clothes are clean and pressed, and our shoes match, we will make our best first impression. By being true and genuine to who we are, versus who we think others expect us to be, we free our egos attachment to what we are wearing and allow true self to shine. 


*Interested in being highlighted in the Keeping It Fresh series? Submit a photo and your answers to the bolded questions to kerrie@activerain.com.

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Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comments (12)

Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Very nice idea. Like a get to know 'who' by Kerrie.

Oct 09, 2013 03:11 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Enjoyed this, Kerrie!  I haven't seen an interview from AR in a while ... so glad to catch Kathleen's ...


Oct 09, 2013 03:13 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Nice to see Kathleen highlighted. She is such a professional and clients are lucky to have her expertise, beauty and fashion sense.

Oct 09, 2013 03:19 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Kerrie,  My goodness, that is a big photo!  I actually forgot about this. Thank you for spotlighting me in keeping it fresh. 

Oct 09, 2013 03:30 AM
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

I happen to know that Kathleen is quite fashionable in person.  Great profile of a great agent.  Glad to know you Kathleen!

Oct 09, 2013 04:07 AM
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

That is a great picture of Kathleen! I don't know about the fashion stuff, but Kathleen was one of the first people to make me feel welcome on AR. She is a real CLASS ACT!

Oct 09, 2013 05:29 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Kathleen exudes class and professionalism. I am not at all surprised about her answers.

Oct 09, 2013 05:29 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign
Kerrie- thank you for highlighting Kathleen! She exudes strength, power and kindness all rolled up in one package.
Oct 09, 2013 05:56 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The worst fashion faux pas I ever made, came when I was trying to get dressed, talk on the phone, and get myself out the door to a meeting at the same time.  I was in rush hour traffic, nearly halfway to my destination, when I looked down and noticed I'd put on my black slip, but forgot to put my skirt on.  It totally messed up my morning. 

Oct 09, 2013 05:57 AM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I love Kathleen. She is one of faves, and has such great perspective.  I completely agree w/ her on wearing what you feel comfortable in. - Debbie

Oct 09, 2013 06:12 AM
Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

Great choice to interview!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 10, 2013 04:38 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Kerrie~ I've missed this series! Wish Kathleen had supplied with you a photo of her in her "black and white" power outfit!

Oct 15, 2013 12:55 PM