Real estate offers numerous opportunities for individuals, families, and businesses alike. For homeowners, it provides a place to create cherished memories, build a sense of stability, and establish roots in a community. Owning real estate can also serve as a long-term investment, offering potential appreciation and a source of rental income. There are just a handful of successful realtors and today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Dania Guth of Keller Williams Foothills Realty, a highly respected real estate agent in the Foothills communities just West of Denver.
Interviewer: Dania, let’s start with the first question: You were selected not once but twice by HGTV for their shows “My First Home” and “My First Sale.” Can you share your insights on why you believe you were chosen for these prestigious opportunities?
Dania Guth: Thank you for having me here today. It was truly an honor to be selected by HGTV for their shows. I believe there were a few factors that contributed to their decision. Firstly, HGTV seeks real estate agents who have a deep understanding of their local markets. Being in the Foothills west of Denver, I have immersed myself in this unique area for years, gaining valuable insights into the intricacies of buying and selling mountain homes. My extensive knowledge of the Foothills communities played a significant role in showcasing the distinct aspects of these properties to the viewers.
Secondly, HGTV looks for agents with exceptional negotiation skills and the ability to handle the intricacies involved in buying and selling mountain properties. Mountain homes often come with specific considerations such as access, utilities, and zoning regulations. Having worked extensively with buyers and sellers in this area, I have acquired the skills necessary to navigate these complexities and ensure successful transactions. My expertise enables me to guide clients through the process and address any challenges that may arise.
Finally, I believe HGTV recognized my passion and commitment to providing exceptional service to my clients. Real estate is a dynamic industry, and my dedication to staying informed about market trends, technological advancements, and best practices helps me deliver the highest level of service. By consistently going above and beyond for my clients, I aim to create memorable experiences and build lasting relationships. This dedication to client satisfaction may have been a contributing factor in HGTV’s decision to select me for their shows.
Interviewer: That’s fascinating, Dania. It’s clear that your expertise in the Foothills communities and your skills in negotiating the complexities of mountain properties played a significant role in HGTV’s decision. I am sure it was a great deal of fun working with the folks from HGTV as well. Moving on to the next question: What do you love about real estate, and what keeps you going?
Dania Guth: Real estate is a profession that combines my passion for helping people with my love for architecture, design, and the unique stories that come with each property. What I truly enjoy is the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives during significant milestones. Whether it’s finding the perfect home for a family or assisting clients in selling their property to embark on a new chapter, being part of these life-changing moments is incredibly fulfilling.
What keeps me going is the constant evolution and challenges that real estate presents. No two transactions are the same, and the industry is always evolving with new technologies, market trends, and regulations. This dynamic nature keeps me motivated and continually learning. Additionally, the relationships I build with my clients and the trust they place in me are invaluable. The satisfaction of helping them achieve their goals and witnessing the joy they experience is what truly drives me in this profession.
Interviewer: Thank you for your insights so far, Dania. Now, let’s talk about some of the challenges you face when buying and selling homes in the mountains.
Dania Guth: Mountain homes present many unique challenges that agents don’t typically encounter on a regular basis. Wells, septic systems, zoning come to mind. One of the common challenges relates to wells. In this area, wells are often the primary water source, and a low producing well can become a significant sales obstacle. Addressing such issues requires an understanding of the potential solutions beyond simply drilling a new well. Agents familiar with suburban areas might not be aware of the less expensive options available for resolving low producing well issues. Having expertise in this area allows me to guide clients through alternative solutions, potentially saving them potentially tens of thousands of dollars.
Similarly, septic systems are quite common in mountain properties. It’s not uncommon for septic systems to fail during the home inspection process. In such cases, it becomes crucial to assess the necessary repairs or determine if replacing the septic is required. This is another potential deal breaker that an inexperienced agent may not be able to address properly.
Additionally, zoning and survey issues can arise when dealing with mountain properties. Understanding the intricacies of zoning regulations and surveying requirements is vital for avoiding potential complications. Agents who lack this expertise may struggle to find resolutions or fail to identify zoning restrictions that could impact a property’s potential use or development.
By specializing in the mountain property market, I have developed a deep understanding of these challenges and possess the necessary expertise to navigate through them successfully. Being familiar with the unique considerations of wells, septic systems, zoning, and survey issues allows me to guide my clients effectively and protect their interests. It’s crucial to have an agent who can mitigate these challenges, as inexperienced agents may inadvertently cost their clients thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars.
Interviewer: Thank you, Dania, for sharing your insights. It’s evident that your passion for real estate, combined with the opportunity to make a positive impact and the ever-changing nature of the industry, keeps you motivated and driven. We appreciate your time and wish you continued success in your real estate endeavors.
Dania Guth: Thank you for having me. It’s been a pleasure sharing my experiences and perspectives. I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the real estate industry and assist clients in achieving their dreams.
About Dania Guth
Dania Guth is one of the most respected real estate agents in the area serving the Foothills communities since 2002. Consistently in the top 5% of all local area agents she has an impeccable reputation with her clients but equally as important, with other area real estate agents. This is an often overlooked aspect of real estate. When buying and selling it almost always involves working closely with another real estate agent representing either the buyer or the seller. This is very often where the real work takes place. Dania has been able to get deals to close when it looked like some barrier or objection was going to kill them. She does this through her powerful yet gentle negotiation skills. These are skills she developed in her former career in personal development and growth. She is 100% committed to her client’s goals and objectives. Dania has a confidence and presence about her that she utilizes powerfully in her job as a real estate agent so much so that she was selected not once but twice to be a guest real estate agent on two HGTV real estate shows – My First Sale and My First Home.