As a successful and experienced entrepreneur, Daniel applies his creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to his leadership of the Zia Group and to his approach to helping buyers locate homes not yet on the market (approx 15% of homes in our area sell this way every month). When Daniel founded a successful company in the automotive industry in 2000, which earned the best reputation in the industry for customer service and lifelong client care, the National Association of the Self-Employed labeled Daniel as the “Future Entrepreneur of the Year.” Daniel and his team apply that same client-centered approach to real estate, believing that ethics, innovation, and customer service must be the foundation of any company that will successfully ride the waves of market trends.
Daniel spent the first eight years of his career with Prudential California Realty, where he quickly rose to the top level of production in the Santa Barbara area and was within the top 1% of Prudential agents worldwide. He was later recruited by Keller Williams Realty for his sterling reputation and high sales achievements, and quickly earned the Keller Williams Platinum Level Award for being in the top 1% of KW agents worldwide. With his extensive background in technology, Daniel lends his experience and innovation as the Director of Technology for Keller Williams Santa Barbara, where he also sits on the Agent Leadership Council.
Daniel enjoys teaching and working to improve the standard of practice in the real estate agent industry. He has been brought in as a guest lecturer and trainer for other agents in Prudential and KW offices and at the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. His topics range from technology to his belief in a different business and life philosophy where one focuses on “adding value” to one’s clients, versus pursuing relationships as a means to a sale. Daniel has even been a guest speaker at Keller William’s Family Reunion, a real estate convention with approximately 15,000 agents, where he has spoken about such topics as using social media and internet marketing to sell luxury properties and how to grow and run a successful real estate team.
Offering the analytical mind of an investor and a gift for listening and understanding the emotions involved in buying or selling a home, Daniel and his team can guide you into making a good investment and securing your future. He takes great pride in knowing that he plays a key role in ensuring that his clients know exactly what is available to suit their specific needs. As a certified short sale and foreclosure expert, Daniel often works with investors and traditional home buyers alike who want to capitalize on these great investment opportunities.
Daniel graduated from Westmont College (Montecito, California) and lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, son and daughter (and two beagles).