Danielle Palazzo has lived and breathed real estate since she was a young teenager. She was hired for her first job in the industry at the age of 15, when she began working as an administrator for a major real estate brokerage. She obtained her real estate license at the age of 18 — the earliest it was possible to obtain the certification. In 2005 she first obtained her mortgage broker license. In 2007 she began working as a mortgage agent for Royal Bank of Canada and became a top-performing employee there. She is a multiple convention award winner at the Platinum and Gold Club levels and was voted a Top Choice award winner for 2021. She ascribes her success as one of the most respected mortgage professionals in the Vaughan area to her work ethic. “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth,” she says. “I worked hard to get where I am.” She is a mom and stepmom to six children in her blended family.