We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle Butler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danielle, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I trekked a college-bound path that I was certain would lead to happiness. Due to a lack of guidance, mentorship, and a feeling of being alone while in college my now husband, boyfriend at the time and I made the decision to have a baby. Determined to be successful despite my decision I bounced between a 2-year community college and a 4-year private institution.
My goal was to become a pharmacist but I hadn’t done so well balancing being an adventurous 20-something young woman with a baby and being a student. I scored horribly on a pharmacy school entrance exam. I looked my baby girl in the face and my husband, boyfriend at the time who had been providing financial support, and realized I had wasted a lot of time trying and created a substantial amount of student loan debt with little to show for it.
At that moment I pivoted and embarked on career paths that aligned with my Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s of Healthcare Administration degree that could afford the same lifestyle I imagined a career as a pharmacist could provide. But then I realized working for someone else and attaining the financial independence I sought would have to be traded with my time and unproductive meetings.
So I Googled what business/career would afford me control, and flexibility with high earning potential and I came across real estate. I borrowed the money I needed to jump-start my business from my grandfather and hit the ground running. I was in heaven but then a real estate deal fell through that I was 100% dependent on to pay my bills. So I went back to Google and searched what business can I start related to real estate that requires upfront payment and landed on real estate transaction coordinator.
I researched how to start a transaction coordinator business and implemented everything I found and one day a real estate agent I had met during a short stent at a boutique real estate brokerage reached out about my transaction coordinator services, signed up, and told other real estate agents about my services. Before I knew it I had 4 clients and one high ticket client. Now I have a client list of over 20 real estate agents and am expanding into new markets.
Every decision I’ve made in my life had some heavy risks associated with it I believe my ability, to be honest with myself, accept responsibility for my decisions, and inherent will to leave my children a solid foundation has allowed me to overcome the risk associated with my decisions.
What should our readers know about your business?
Aurora Administrative Services, LLC focuses on the needs of its clients. Top-producing real estate agents need a Transaction Coordinator to be dependable, flexible, and structured. We use a software platform that is accessible via desktop and mobile phones, we track real estate market trends and adjust plans/packages to accommodate, and lastly, we provide a task list for the contract-to-close process that is fail-proof.
Aurora Administrative Services, LLC is dedicated to helping real estate agents focus on their business note 90% of our clients come through referrals. By employing and enforcing systems and standards of practice we have been able to grow and maintain client expectations, though challenging we have found investing in quality tech and keeping an eye on real estate market trends keeps us ahead of competitors in our industry.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Gatsby Prime Seafood Moonstruck Drive-In
The Riot Comedy Club
Alma Mexican Fajitas & Ritas
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Reeves Art + Design
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband Leo, has shown me, unconditional love, and support this man has been in my corner even when I didn’t deserve it, and through our experiences, I have learned how to meet people where they are which has had a positive impact on how I handle customer relations. My Mom is the epitome of resilience and from watching her life journey I’ve learned the importance of being a woman of my word which has allowed me to overcome the risk associated with my decisions in life. Lastly, Larry, Larry was a pharmacist who through his very existence made it apparent to me that all the money in the world won’t bring joy. Because of him, I make sure I spend quality time with those I love and adore.