When you work with me, prepare for a fast pace. At my first agency after obtaining my license-my manager said that in 20 years in the business, he never experienced a new agent who reached the goals I reached in such a short time. In my first year, I was in the top 1 percent of their 57,000 agents nationwide for sales volume. During my tie at my previous brokerage, Berkshire Hathway, I obtained Top 100 in Production and Sales, Top 1% of the Berkshire Hathaway Network and Ranked number 3 in the Pasadena office. This career just seems to come naturally to me, and after just three short years, I felt as though I am a veteran agent.What Led Me to Real Estate
I have a background in interior design and landscape architecture. It was a hobby for 20 years while I was in the restaurant business. I completed a lot of design jobs on the side as a creative outlet. Because I loved real estate, I thought combining everything I know about design, landscaping, and marketing enabled me to maximize a property's potential. When I transitioned into real estate, I was able to incorporate my experience and passion into my transactions, which I really enjoy.My Way of Doing Business
What I like about real estate is that every sale, every listing, every purchase is a different experience. You're dealing with different personalities, different lives. I enjoy meeting people, getting to know them, and helping them. I befriend my clients and stay friends with them. I get invited to dinners and family gatherings, and for me, that keeps it new and fresh. I'm a very intuitive person. In a very short time, I can usually get a full understanding of what a client is looking for. I've had people say to me, "Wow, you just get it." I have a huge social media presence via Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms. These tools have helped my clients and me tremendously.Work Philosophy
Treat people the way you want to be treated. Give them benefit of the doubt. I pride myself on being respectful, courteous, and understanding.On the Personal Side
I love to travel with my 11-year-old daughter. My goal is to get her to see the world before she's 20. I also rehab homes of architectural significance built from the late 1800s to 1965, about 10 to 12 a year. I am a complete foodie and I love extreme sports like whitewater rafting, horseback riding, anything that gives me an adrenaline rush. I also volunteer a lot at my daughter's school, and with the Pasadena Humane Society.My Mantra
"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life." - Elsie de Wolfe
Real Estate runs deep in Daniel’s family. He is the product of not one, but two generations of real estate professionals. Starting with his grandfather, Ben Neil, who began building track homes in the early 1950’s, and then later his parents, Daniel has been immersed in this industry his entire life.
An Altadena native, and graduate of La Salle High School in Pasadena, Daniel continued pursuing his education at Long Beach State University, and finished at the University of Madrid. During his university career, he was actively involved in several community service organizations for aid and outreach.
Daniel began his real estate career shortly after returning to the United States. He joined the Pasadena Berkshire Hathaway office, and began selling income properties all over Los Angeles. Working with investors and large developers allowed Daniel to establish an understanding of how factors, such as capitalization rates, affect the values of neighborhoods and communities. Daniel is also very knowledgeable and has experience selling properties held in trust, where standard procedures may differ.
A firm believer in the imperativeness of open communication, Daniel prides himself on his clarity and responsiveness to clients. Understanding that transparency is a fundamental component of any relationship, he goes the extra mile to ensure his clients are comfortable and feel well informed throughout the process.
Daniel is fluent in both Latin American and Castilian Spanish in addition to holding his Graduate Realtor Institute designation, which is the industry equivalent of the CPA in accounting, CLU in insurance, or CFP in financial planning.
John Moreno has an extensive background in the California Real Estate industry having been licensed since 1976 with vast experience in residential, investment & commercial transactions. John works closely with his clients to understand their priorities and to ensure they achieve their goals. He is able to leverage his skills in communications & negotiations to his client’s financial advantage. He has received numerous awards for his remarkable accomplishments & production. He prides himself on surpassing client’s expectations through his exemplary customer service.