Eli Guidroz -

Eli Guidroz

About Eli Guidroz

Since a young age, Eli has always possessed a strong desire to serve his local community and help others.  Growing up in Washington state, Eli was an avid soccer player and used his experience from the field to volunteer as a youth coach.  He spent many of his weekends and summers helping younger players grow and achieve their true potential.  Throughout his own soccer career, Eli won a high school state championship, played at the collegiate level and won numerous individual awards.  This background in soccer has instilled a competitive nature in Eli.

After graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Financial Economics, Eli and his Fiancée, Montana, began a new journey in the Iowa Great Lakes area.  In 2021, the young couple took over ownership of Los Pueblos Mexican Grill from Montana’s grandmother, Florencia Smith.  As an owner of one of the staples of the Okoboji restaurant industry, Eli has continued to fulfill his passion for serving his local community.

Along with community service, Eli’s family is of paramount importance to him.  As a new father, he spends much of his free time with Montana, newborn daughter Georgia, and their two dogs Auggie and David.  Eli also enjoys playing and watching sports, camping, fishing, and many other outdoor activities.

As a relatively new member of the Iowa Great Lakes community and the RE/MAX Lakes Realty team, Eli is excited to start a new chapter in his life.  He brings his background in competitive sports, community service and finance to the world of real estate.  As an agent at RE/MAX Lakes Realty, Eli is committed to diligently serving his community with honesty and integrity.


"Eli helped us purchase our new home from out of state. He constantly went above and beyond expectations to make sure the process was as smooth as possible. I can't begin to describe how much he helped us get everything in place from the actual home purchase to coordinating utilities, etc. His local knowledge and willingness to lend a hand, no matter what the request, was greatly appreciated. We highly recommend Eli to anyone looking for a new home in the area."

Kevin and Arianne

01 Aug, 2022 02:15 PM CDT
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We were so impressed with Rick from the very beginning. When we were still in Colorado, Rick spent time to try to help us find a place(not even knowing if we would actually move to Florida). His commitment to finding us what we wanted was wonderful (a horse property in the Nokomis area). He also has a lot of patience and perseverance because what we actually found unfortunately did not end up being an easy or short process (to absolutely no fault of Rick's). His communication is probably his biggest strength. He is very consistent and always kept us in the loop with every detail, which we really appreciated. By nature, this process can be stressful, but because of Rick's knowledge, professionalism and communication, it went as smooth as it could go. Thank you, Rick! We will continue to recommend your stellar service to others!

Erik Strickland
26 Aug, 2017

I have used Rick in 3 real estate transactions in the Bradenton Florida area. Needless to say these last many years have posed a challenge in these markets. Rick has always been a consistantly high performer. He absolutely goes above and beyond what other real estate agents do. Having bought and sold probably 20 properties, Rick is the best I've dealt with.

I can't recommend Rick highly enough. He's the best. You won't find better. Thanks Rick for all you've done for me over the years. If I buy or sell again, I'll be in touch.

17 May, 2012

Rick was absolutely great. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional during the entire process of buying our house. He did a great job of zeroing in on what we were looking for and was able to steer us away from homes that had problems we didn't pick up on. He made the complicated task of looking for, and buying our home look easy. I would recommend Rick Libro to anyone looking to buy a house in the Sarasota area; in fact, I already have. By the way, our mortgage person in PA (where we were moving from) told me it was great to work with someone who knew what he/she was doing.

17 May, 2012

We moved to Lakewood Ranch from the UK so required an agent with good local knowledge on property, amenities, schools, recreation etc and Rick was well informed in all areas.Rick went above and beyond in not only finding us a fantastic lot to build a new home , but also a rental property to stay in whilst the new home was built and he even went to visit the rental as we were unable to travel back out to the US at that time and could only look at online pictures.He helped with the whole purchase process and beyond, providing recommendations for services that we would need after the purchase. I would happily and confidentially recommend Rick Libro to anyone looking to purchase a home.Marc Rosenthal

17 May, 2012

We met Rick Libro 3 years ago, we explained our situation and since then, finally our opportunity came for us to qualify to buy a home. After looking at 9 homes he found us the one we fell in love with and purchased. His eagerness, enthusiasm and professionalism is outstanding. Rick explained step by step each process, his suggestions were welcome given his experience. Each inspection needed he was present from beginning to end (this is much appreciated). What we found to be most impressive was his communication skills in all formats, E-mail, Text, Calls. Every time we had a concern or just a quick question he would get back to us immediately, no matter if it was early in the morning, late at night and on weekends too, wow… we were very impress and grateful for this. We will share with our family, friends and coworkers his contact info and tell them how wonderful he treated us and how much we can trust him above all. Miguel and Alex

04 Jan, 2016

Rick is one of those rare people that you sometimes find who places his clients' needs first and foremost at all times. His knowledge of the real estate market is unquestionable. While I know I am not his only customer, he treats me as if I am. Seldom is he not available to take my phone calls. Messages and emails are returned in a matter of minutes. His guidance and counsel have prevented me from making mistakes and exercising poor judgment. He is patient, understanding, extremely trustworthy and very open. He is truly the professional's professional.

18 May, 2012

Rick is one of the most professional,knowledgeable RE broker we have ever dealt with. Rick went out of his way and treated us like family and looked out for our best interest. Thanks to Rick who made the whole process in buying a home so smooth We highly recommend Rick to anyone who is looking for a home in the Sarasota,Bradenton,Lakewood,Venice area or any other area. We are closing next week in our beautiful brand new construction home.

Thank you for everything, you are the best.

17 May, 2012

With plans to move back to Florida, specifically, Lakewood Ranch, I found Rick when I googled Lakewood Ranch Realtors. His name was the first that popped up and so I contacted him via email. He was responsive and prompt with answers to any questions that I had even with a 3 hour time difference! The moment I arrived back in my home state, I was able to have a meeting with him and get a house underway. Being a single female, I trusted his opinion throughout the building process of the home and frankly, I couldn't be happier! I know that if I ever need a Relator in the future, I most definitely will be using him.

20 May, 2012

Rick is the absolute best! He is very knowledgeable and found exactly what we were looking for. Great communication from start to finish. We love our new home. Thanks!

04 Aug, 2017

Rick was the most knowledgeable and reliable broker we have ever worked with. He spent several days with us not only to look at homes but to show us around the Sarasota area. We are building a home in Lakewood ranch and Rick also assisted us in getting a rental. We truly appreciate all he has done for us.

17 May, 2012