Mike von Dehn
I can officially say that my experience as a realtor in the City of Guelph spans a decade. I started studying real estate and acquired my license in 2011. I began my career as an eager, naive, clean shaven, young agent. Hundreds of sales, tons of new clients, a great deal of new coworkers and three children later, I am happy to report that I still love my job. Researching, touring, inspecting, buying and selling homes in Guelph and the surrounding area is my expertise. Even more of interest to me, however, is meeting and working with people. Buying a house is the biggest purchase anyone will ever make, and I have found satisfaction in this job being involved in this intimate part of my client’s lives.
When they work with me, clients can expect a very laidback, no pressure, honest and genuine experience. I am a clear communicator and enjoy sharing my acquired knowledge and passion for house sciences. I am slightly obsessed with making my own home run as efficiently as possible and enjoy viewing homes through this critical lens.
Whether you are searching for a historical downtown-classic home, a new build in the suburbs, or you are looking to immerse yourself in the investment world, I can help in your endeavours. I have been a landlord for longer than I have been a realtor. I understand the delicate relationship between tenants and landlords and can help you navigate the rules and bylaws surrounding any opportunity that may arise.
I try and approach every aspect of my life, including my lifestyle, parenting, and my career, in a sustainable way. I am proud of my family of five for living a low waste, plant-based lifestyle. We teach our children to be compassionate towards all living things (human and non-human) and it is important to me to lead by example. I consider the impacts my life has on the environment, on society and on animals with every decision I make.
My children are enrolled at the Guelph Outdoor School where they learn to connect with their surrounding environment. This connection and love for nature is essential for the next generation to become stewards of our planet.
My personal connection to nature is fostered by my love of biking. Mountain biking, road biking and multi-day bike packing keeps me healthy and happy. Racing through one of the many mountain biking trails in our area of Ontario is a form of meditation for me and a place where I am most at ease. I am a strong believer that biking is good for the soul. Just try and be angry while riding a bike. It’s impossible!
Whether it be your first time purchasing a home or if you are a seasoned buyer and seller, von Dehn Homes is here to guide you through the entire process. Our team is reliable and honest and we work ethically and with integrity. We practice sustainability in our everyday lives as well as in business. Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to work with diverse individuals throughout Southern Ontario.