Kathleen Daniels Delivers Olympic Gold Performance For Clients

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

The spring market is not necessarily Kathleen Daniels' busiest time of the year. It could be said that the San Jose Silicon Valley Real Estate Market is almost always a “spring market”, not just in terms of the spring-like weather we enjoy during the winter months, but because Kathleen Daniels, lists homes for sale, and helps buyers at a steady pace all year round. 

My busy times therefore are not seasonal. My busy time starts nearly every day when I arise in the early morning. I have a daily routine which starts with making my bed. That small task makes a big difference for me. Once my morning personal “to-dos” are completed, I am at my office by 7:30am or 8:00am at the latest.

How Kathleen Daniels Keeps Focused

I block time to complete daily tasks like responding to emails and making phone calls. I also block time to complete tasks that are completed on a weekly basis, such as researching and adding new content to my website, and completing market reports on a monthly basis.  

I am at the ready to take on business as it comes to me via a referral, a past client, or my website. As an independent broker, I do not take on more business than I know I can manage. My number one priority is to provide my clients with a Gold Medal Performance.  My clients take home the gold.

 gold medal with blue ribbon


Managing my business like a boutique is by design. It means my clients do not become a number in a high volume of business. It means all of my clients are assured they will get my time and attention. This is what my clients have come to love about working with me and among the reasons why clients have such wonderful things to say about me.


New Strategies for 2018

I do plan to dedicate more time to building my niche which is specializing in listing probate and trust properties for sale


This post is my entry in the ActiveRain February 2018 Challenge


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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, the bed-making thing is a must for me too, Kathleen! And, the personal service is a must in this business if you wish to be successful. Of course, you are my first (and only) San Jose Realtor®!

I love that you're focusing on your probate specialty again - I'm looking forward to hearing more about this.

Feb 22, 2018 10:41 PM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Bed making is a big one for me too. I remember Oprah saying it was an important first step on the way to successful day. 

As for your Olympic mindset, I like your style regarding quality, not quantity. It is the way to deliver amazing customer service when you're an office of "one."  

Feb 23, 2018 06:37 AM #5
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Kathleen that makes sense that your warm weather market does not officially experience a Spring market, but has a steady flow most of the year.  Wishing you all the best with building your niche market in 2018.

Feb 23, 2018 01:30 PM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Time blocking is essential in this business.  With your focus and determination you will no doubt accomplish what you set out to in 2018.

Feb 23, 2018 01:40 PM #7
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen 7:30 in the morning???

Is the sun even up at that hour???

Getting to the office by 9:00 a.m. good for me.  I may need to follow your example.


Feb 23, 2018 05:11 PM #8
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Your clients do take home the gold, Kathleen. You work diligently for them and the results make you both winners.

Feb 23, 2018 07:10 PM #9
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kathleen, if my bed is not made...the room just feels so messy. You are definitely the gold winner Realtor  in San Jose!

Feb 24, 2018 07:46 PM #10
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathleen Daniels - Not only do you have the Olympian spirit, you are a champion in your own right, always an advocate for individual competition to get them to the finish line in their pursuit of a great closing. And, you're sincerely appreciated by your clients too. 

Starting the day off by doing a simple task like making the bed is something I believe in too. If you can't take care of yourself and stay committed to yourself, how can you commit to anyone else? Yes! Kathleen, you are a champion for success!

Feb 25, 2018 03:40 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing some of your successful business practices.


Feb 25, 2018 05:55 AM #12
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Shout out to Carol Williams - please consider this outstanding post by Kathleen, for your Saturday series!

Feb 25, 2018 01:02 PM #13
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

It takes hard work and discipline Kathleen Daniels but you have achieved Gold Medal Realtor status even if it's not an Olympic medal!

Feb 25, 2018 08:41 PM #14
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I get it, Kathleen. Although I hang my license with a large brokerage, I have always managed my own business within it like a boutique. As I tell my clients, I don't run an assembly line of next, next, next the way a lot of large teams do. It's all about white glove service and personal attention.

Feb 26, 2018 04:48 AM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathleen

It's clear you take great pride in your business and running as you do to provide the best possible service to each and every client, which no doubt can be a challenge at times in your crazy market.


Feb 28, 2018 05:34 PM #17
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen, Diane makes the bed in our relationship and she always kicks me and the cats out so she can:)Endre

Feb 28, 2018 09:14 PM #18
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I believe launching your New Strategy for 2018 will be a blessing for you Kathleen Daniels 

Mar 02, 2018 04:59 PM #19
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Kathleen Daniels - Making the bed is a great way to start the day, however as I have found in real estate, even that is not a routine for me! It's hard to make a bed when your husband is sleeping in it!

Mar 03, 2018 03:42 AM #20
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

You realize that routines are important, and that in itself contributes to your success, Kathleen.

However, I would be remiss if I didn't point out that high volume does not need to reduce clients to a mere number, as I can attest. 

Mar 03, 2018 09:19 AM #21
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Hi Kathleen.  This is a good post.  Thanks.  

Jul 23, 2018 02:53 PM #22
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

 You are much more disciplined than I am Kathleen, I admire that! I'm seriously trying to remember the last time I made my bed ! ;-)

Jul 31, 2018 09:31 AM #23
The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Wonderful post on a localized topic.  Keep it up!  Hope some business flows your way!

Aug 31, 2018 08:04 PM #24
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