30 Under 30 Honorees of 2015

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Danielle Riley
Team Leader
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate,
2494 Browncroft Road
Rochester, NY
United States
Team volume: 
$12.6 million
Team sides: 

Family Leader

The plan for Danielle Riley, 27, was to not work during college. “I was practically crawling out of my skin,” she recalls. So Riley’s father, who has sold nearly 4,000 homes, suggested she get her license and sell part-time. By 19, Riley had buttoned up two sales and her career path. Today, she’s got her degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and is her father’s business partner. Many of her sales are from investors renovating single-family homes. “I like watching the transformation of these homes through the course of their ownership,” says Riley, an active Women’s Council of REALTORS® member. When her father transitions into a happy retirement, she expects to expand the team under her own name. Being superbly organized is a key to her success: She says she’s never been late for an appointment in her eight-year career.