Staying Connected | Reach Out And Touch Someone

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA BRE#01366594

Larry Johnston is hosting an ActiveRain contest - Keeping in Touch - Searching for new ways to stay connected. 


Larry asks:  

  • Are you adding new things to your calendar, or sticking with your current plans and activities?  

I have no plans to add new things to my calendar. I am sticking with my current plans and activities.  A wise man once said: No sense in fixing what ain't broken. 


  • What will keep your clients connected to you, when they think of Buying, Selling, or even when someone asks for a reference, your name comes to mind?

That just might be the Million Dollar question. I can say with 100% certainty:


I won't be calling past clients and begging asking for referrals, aka "who do you know... blah blah blah..." 
I won't be "popping by" unannounced and uninvited for any reason
  • Your event or idea for 2017, can be an extravagant gathering, or a one-on-one, maybe for coffee, or something in-between. Here’s where you can be creative. 

* I have not held client events. It is not my style or my personality.

* I do send an email every three weeks via the Happy G method.  This creates interaction via responses to the email. That keeps me connected. 

* I do meet clients for coffee or lunch. That keeps me connected. 

* I do connect with past clients on Facebook. That keeps me connected. 

* I send Birthday cards - very personal - never asking for business nor do I include my business card. They know who I am and they know what I do.  

* Not always or consistently however I may send a holiday greeting card. 

*If I read a particular post on Facebook I may pick up the phone and call a past client ... to check in and see how they are doing and/or offer to help. 


 treasure chest


My clients are priceless, precious treasures.  Without them - where would I be? I treat my clients the way I want to be treated - with dignity, honor and respect.  


What's inside the treasure chest is not jewels nor money, it is the relationship created during the home buying and home selling process.  

I believe with all of my heart that when we respect people and treat them honestly and fairly, we become memorable.  They remember us. They become our biggest fans and cheerleaders. My clients are raving fans and promote me because (1) they want the same fantastic experience for their friends, family, neighbors and co-workers and (2) they want to support my way of doing business. 

It is really very simple for me.  When I say I live by the Golden Rule ... its not marketing fluff puff.  Kathleen Daniels, Independent Broker-Owner of KD Realty in San Jose is for reals. What you see is what you get with me. No bull malarkey- I am the real deal

If you are looking for the real deal then call me ... not maybe ... just call me. I may be reached at 408-972-1822.  



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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I'm not allowed to "reach out and touch someone"... you know, what with the restraining order, and all.

Dec 31, 2016 05:21 PM #18
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kathleen, I think most of our clients work with us long enough during the transaction to know us, and to know what would be genuine and what would be a "forced" contact looking for business.

Dec 31, 2016 05:24 PM #19
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Great post, Kathleen.  I live by the "Raving Fans" philosophy.  Let's not attempt to reinvent the wheel.  It's all about building relationships based on trust, knowledge and honesty.

Dec 31, 2016 05:26 PM #20
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

I think you reveal who you are by the way you stay in touch, of course your clients already know who you are so are not surprised. We are so often encouraged to do what the coaches/teachers suggest, but it may not be right for us. You have the experience to know what works for you and stay authentic to yourself. I wish you a very wonderful 2017 using your methods.

Jan 01, 2017 04:42 AM #21
Thomas F. Scanlon
Borgida & Company P. C., CPA's - Manchester, CT

Kathleen Daniels - Well done. I'm in a different line of work but do a lot of what you do. I need to get back to the birthday cards.

 Happy New Year!




Jan 01, 2017 06:41 AM #22
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

"Priceless, precious treasures"... Amen to that!

Jan 01, 2017 07:09 AM #23
Raul Rodriguez
Covenant Partners Realty - San Antonio, TX
Looking out for the client's interest and not my p

It is very gratifying to hear from a client that is once again in need of your services.

Jan 01, 2017 07:18 AM #24
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am always ready for when it is my turn...

Jan 01, 2017 07:21 AM #25
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Know you, like you, trust you. It's worked forever and will always work.

Jan 01, 2017 10:22 AM #26
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

anyone who knows you Kathleen Daniels  knows you are warm caring person with integrity .It is not surprising your clients come back to you

Jan 01, 2017 11:57 AM #27
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathleen Daniels - love the respect you have for your clients. (I am also very fortunate in this regard.)

And a quick request - please do send the link to market report group for 2017. I should be writing 2017 market reports in couple of weeks.....

Jan 01, 2017 03:13 PM #28
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I believe that when you stay true to yourself and honest with others life is good!

This is a great and very inspiring post you've written! I can tell, it comes from the heart. 

Jan 01, 2017 04:25 PM #29
Christina Sanchez Hood
Palo Alto, CA
#SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living

Happy New Year Kathleen Daniels!  Your style in showing your clients the are precious is simply wonderful.  I look forward to reading more of your posts. 

Jan 01, 2017 11:52 PM #30
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

I think doing what works for you is the best thing for your business no matter who you are.

Jan 02, 2017 06:43 AM #31
Charlie Harrison
The Bluefield Group - Greenville, SC
Are you ready to buy or sell today?

Glad to see that you do what work's best for you, obviously it's served you well!

Jan 02, 2017 10:17 AM #32
Amy Kramer
Reilly Realtors - Austin, TX
Realtor serving Austin and surrounding communities

It is great to hear from successful agents who don't follow the standard industry model of  constant and unwarrented contact.  It just doesn't feel authentic to me.  Thanks Kathleen Daniels for writing your post, it seems many agree with you!

Jan 04, 2017 06:10 AM #33
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

How must think AT&T should use that again as their tagline and slogan. It would work so well in this age of being in front of screens as I type in front of a screen.

Jan 04, 2017 09:41 PM #34
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hello, Kathleen Daniels - just thought I'd pop by quickly to say hello and I hope life is good and you are doing great.

Thank you for always supporting members, like me here on ActiveRain. You're very good at staying in touch and I know you are genuine about your feelings. 

You truly are a great lady!

Jan 12, 2017 04:39 PM #35
The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Hi Kathleen.  Enjoying some of your previous posts and reading some good stuff here.

Feb 20, 2017 06:48 AM #36
Eagle Ridge Realty
Eagle Ridge Realty - Gilroy, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Kathleen Daniels, just going over some of your older posts.  Very interesting. 

Feb 22, 2017 05:16 AM #37
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