Susan Haughton, Alexandria, VA Realtor®

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

It’s amazing to me how we connect with people in the ActiveRain community in ways that are truly unexplainable.  I called Susan Haughton, Alexandria Real Estate Agent, as part of the ActiveRain March challenge. 


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Susan has found that perfect synergy in a real estate partner, Mindy.  How she describes it is exactly what I would like to find in a real estate partner.  Simply stated, what Susan loves to do and is very good at doing, her partner does not like doing and does not do it well.  The opposite is true about her real estate partner.  They divide and conquer!  And it works beautifully for them. 


About that unexplainable connection. Without having met in person, or spoke with each other before, I am amazed at how much Susan and I have in common.  While I do not remember how it came up, we got on the topic of essential oils.  I have been diffusing organic essential oils for years. I’d only recently started to expand my use to cooking, inhalation, greater topical use, and more. 


Susan was a wealth of information on essential oils. She shared some of her blended recipes for various things like sleep, anti-inflammatory, digestion, stress and anxiety, and how to make nighttime facial moisturizers. 


We talked about health and diets that consist of non-processed foods as well as the raw food diet she feeds her German Sheppard.


After nearly 3 hours on the phone we both agreed that we could talk to each other all day, however, it was time for both of us to move on to something else.


Written and posted by Kathleen Daniels, Independent Broker-Owner of KD Realty in San Jose, an entry in the Reaching Out March Challenge hosted by Kathy Streib


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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Susan Haughton - thank you for sharing your time with me and allowing me to get to know you better and experience that unexplainable connection we have to people. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and expertise with essential oils as well. 

Mar 11, 2018 11:05 AM #1
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

3 hours???  Wow... you two do have a connection!  I anticipate a meet-up in your future.

Mar 11, 2018 11:22 AM #2
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Wow Kathleen Daniels  I am not surprised Susan Haughton  always seemed liked a really sweet lady to me . You are an amazing person as far as I am concerned

Mar 11, 2018 04:45 PM #3
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Thank you so much, Kathleen!  It is unusual for me to immediately click with someone as I did with you, but we are kindred spirits in so many ways.  Our backyard is at your beck and call...I just need to get all the Christmas decorations off the guest bed!  LOL

Mar 11, 2018 06:23 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kathleen- I have to say WOW as well! Three hours!!!!! I love Susan Haughton even though we've never spoken, I love her positive attitude. I'm going to have to learn something about essential oils from her, especially the anti-inflammatory ones. 

Mar 11, 2018 06:44 PM #5
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are both dynamic people and can see why you have much in common Kathleen! I have enjoyed talking with you as well in the past and enjoy see you on FB too.

Mar 11, 2018 07:03 PM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen I have stopped trying to figure out how we can make the connections we make here in the Rain simply by following each others blogs, and when we meet or talk on the phone it is like we have known each other forever.  I can't explain it, I just except it

Mar 11, 2018 07:12 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Three hours.  That has to be some sort of a record for an ActiveRain phone meet-up, Kathleen.  But, sometimes friends can go on forever!

Mar 13, 2018 06:19 AM #8
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathleen

What a fun read!! I think Susan's synergy wth Mindy shines through in her writing and you totally confirmed it. That's quite a phone call - longer than a meetup but time so well spent!


Mar 13, 2018 06:09 PM #9
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Excellent choice for The RInging Challenge in March, I follow Susan and would love to meet her someday!

Mar 15, 2018 11:39 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

In three hours, you and Susan mustvhave disccused pie.  Right?  But I digress. Once again.

Mar 15, 2018 06:27 PM #11
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I had one of those marathon phone calls on a whole slew of topics with Debe Maxwell last week! Loved reading this post because I had no idea that either Susan or you were into essential oils (clean eating, yest).

Mar 16, 2018 11:37 AM #12
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Oh Kathleen Daniels and Susan Haughton - I think you're going to be forever friends and that won't be the last phone call either. You are both charming and beautiful souls. I'll bet those 3 hours went by fast and your conversations deep. May you continue your friendship within and outside of ActiveRain. AR friendship is such a beautiful thing! 

Mar 16, 2018 06:44 PM #13
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Kathleen Daniels - It's me again! I'm wishing you a very happy Sunday afternoon. You sound like you're enjoying diffusing oils. I love the smell of oregano and fresh lavendar too. This sounds like a wonderful hobby to get started on and enjoy as well. I know that good health is so important to you. If there's one thing I learned from you, is that we can never take our health for granted. 

Mar 18, 2018 10:16 AM #14
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh my goodness - three hours later you are no doubt soul sisters. I admire and like both of you and I'm guessing you're going to meet one day. Thanks for sharing the happy connection. D  

Mar 19, 2018 09:15 AM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen if you clicked with Susan Haughton  I am confident I would too, how many times did we talk over the years?:)Endre

Mar 22, 2018 10:28 PM #16
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Susan and I became very good friends as the result of an AR referral phone call.  We chatted for about an hour.  After a couple years, we finally met in person.  I swear, she's one of the best people I know.

Mar 27, 2018 06:42 PM #17
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I LOVE Susan to the moon and back! For so many reasons. A dear, dear friend. And she got me hooked on essential oils too! Borderline obsession, but a healthy and pretty one!

Mar 28, 2018 03:11 PM #18
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 08:05 PM #19
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

What a beautiful soul... She is going to be missed by so many.......

Mar 09, 2019 06:21 PM #20
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