Personal Introductions & Real Estate Objectives
Dennis recognizes the unique characteristics and benefits of living and working in Ojai. He has been an area resident since 1975 and has been in the Real Estate business since 1978. Dennis epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Dennis grew up in the San Fernando Valley where he started his career in sales as a young boy. His father was a stamp machine owner and Dennis would go with him to various businesses in the valley trying to convince the owners to carry their stamp machines. Also around this time, a 13-year-old Dennis met his would-be wife Jennifer. Together they have two daughters, a son and two fantastic granddaughters.
With a Bachelor degree in Organizational Behavior and a minor in Marketing from University of Colorado, Boulder, Dennis’s education helped to pave the way for owning his own Brokerage for 41 years. With having 60 full time sales people generating $6.75 million in yearly commissions, accounting for 60% of real estate business in the Ojai Valley, Dennis is seen and proven to be a prominent figure in the Ojai Real Estate Industry. Dennis has sold over 500 homes and has been a coach and a mentor for countless new agents.
Some past achievements include…
- 2005-2014 Ojai Valley MLS Board of Directors
- Nominated for Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Office of the Year
- President of the Ojai Valley Board of Realtors in 1981 and 1998
- State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
- Licensed General Contractor
- Charger Member of the Ojai Rotary West
- Member of the Coldwell Banker Residential Affiliated “Chairman’s Circle”, (top 50 office in the nation)
- Member of the Coldwell Banker President’s Circle (outstanding Sales Performance)
Just recently Dennis decided to focus more on the second half of his life and sold Coldwell Banker Property Shoppe to an old Real Estate acquaintance. Dennis is now part of the LIV Sotheby’s Team. This has allowed Dennis to focus more on his clients and remind him of how he loves to help people. The satisfaction of finding the right property for first time home buyers, a family, or empty nesters is a great feeling. This also leaves Dennis more freedom to enjoy a more leisure lifestyle. Though, new ownership doesn’t change the fact that Dennis is the go-to guy for agents who need guidance or just a good laugh. In fact many times agents head to his office just to shoot the breeze.
A very active individual and an athlete by nature, Dennis has enjoyed playing college baseball on scholarship and was picked up by the Giants farm team to play short-stop. He was an avid runner, water skier, tennis player, and surfer. As an old guy he enjoys walking, snow skiing, reading and keeping up with College and Professional Football, the Dodgers, Golf and basically any sport. While sports are always a favorite in the Guernsey household, Dennis also will tell you his favorite movie is Sound of Music.
Many weekends Dennis can be found at various Ojai events. He may be BBQing for the Ojai Tennis Tournament in Libbey Park, working the entry gate at the Wine Festival at Lake Casitas or helping to build/clean/maintain the Rotary Club Park at the Y. His service far surpasses just the sale of houses. Dennis is known by many to be dedicated, honest and professional. He has an unparalleled track record for high ethical standards and is a family man who does everything in his power to ensure his clients success.