One Day: Sarah Daniel, realtor

To find the record of a “missing lot” Sarah Daniel starts the search on the public computer in the deed room in the Boyle County Courthouse.

One day, Realtor Sarah Daniel could be taking prospective buyers around town showing them homes or properties for sale. The next day, she could be sitting at her desk at Coldwell Banker VIP Realty talking on the phone to buyers and sellers, bankers and attorneys, or even planning a charity event.

Daniel was named Central Kentucky Association of Realtors 2017 Realtor of the Year, which is based on community involvement and charitable contributions, she said. It isn’t an award based on sales, even though she has a plaque next to her desk also naming her to the 2017 Million Dollar Club.

After locating the property in question on an old plat Daniel uses a print out of the information to figure out the next step of locating the missing lot.

Daniel planned VIP Realty’s luncheon to benefit The March of Dimes in 2017. She said with the help of the company’s Realtors and staff, the potato bar luncheon and auction of donated items brought in about $4,000 for charity organization. 

She also participates in the annual United Way Day of Caring.

Daniel has been in Danville for about 10 years. She started as an assistant to the broker at VIP Realty, and has been a licensed Realtor four years. 

Realtors don’t have a “typical day.” Some don’t have a set schedule, but she does. “I like to have a solid Monday through Friday.”

After locating the property in question on an old plat Daniel uses a print out of the information to figure out the next step of locating the missing lot with the help of clerk Paige Worthington.

Daniel said she gets more accomplished working in the office than she could at home, where there are too many distractions, such as laundry and her dogs, she said and laughed. 

Every day is different, she said, whether she is taking photos of listed properties, negotiating contracts, updating listing on their website or putting up signs.

Daniel ponders the “missing” lot problem.

One day last week, Daniel spent part of the afternoon searching for a “missing” lot. She explained the property owner has two joining lots, however there wasn’t a record of one of them.

But with a little research and help from the staff in the Boyle County Clerk’s deed room and Property Valuation Administration office, Daniel located the old records and discovered there is actually two deeds for the one piece of property.