“My goal is to help my customers get where they want to go on time and always do my best for them!”
Don earned his Business Administration degree in Real Estate/Finance at Colorado State University in 1975 and began his real estate career the year he finished college. He joined The Group, Inc. in 1980 as a broker associate/partner, specializing in the new and resale residential market, income property sales, and some commercial real estate sales.
Don has served 10 years as a director of The Group, Inc. and has held the position of president for the Fort Collins Country Club and Paragon Point H.O.A., as well as having served on the Professional Standards Committee for the Fort Collins Board of Realtors. Additionally, Don and his wife Lynn own and manage their own investment properties. Don is a believer in real estate as a vehicle to wealth.
When you work with a Group Realtor like Don, you are working with the owner of the company. The concept of equal ownership is not new for The Group, Inc., they began that way, allowing them to build a culture of excellence and cooperation within the organization. With their customers in mind, they designed a unique system, as they are the only company in Northern Colorado with in-house mortgage services, a title company, a relocation department, and a property management company to assist both corporate and individual moves. These are the things that allow them to stand out above the rest.
Don’s professional designations include Realtor Emeritus (National Association of Realtors), Member of the Colorado Association of Realtors, Member of the Fort Collins Board of Realtors, and Past Member of the Professional Standards Committee for Fort Collins Board of Realtors.
Don’s mission is to provide value to his customers, both for buyers and sellers. Working together and sharing information is rather unique in this business, but the Partners at The Group, Inc. believe it is the best way to get the job done. Their full-time professional Realtors are experts in the Northern Colorado real estate market, and their entire team strives to create a smooth and worry-free transaction for you.
Don and Lynn Svitak met in 1974, married in 1975, and just celebrated 48 years of marital bliss. They have three adult sons, Michael, Jeff, and Brandon, three daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. Michael and his wife Sophia have two children, Florendia (10) and Nico (8). They live in Redondo Beach, California. Michael works as a director of photography in movies, commercials, and music videos. Jeff and wife Ana live in San Diego, California, with their daughter Mila (4). Jeff works as an architect, general contractor, and real estate investor. Brandon and his wife Erin have two children, Brooks (4) and Nolan (2). Brandon and Erin live in Denver and both work as Realtors at Madison & Co. Properties. Brandon also works as an A/V operator for the TNT network covering the Colorado Avalanche games as well as Nuggets and Rockies games from time to time.
Don’s ties to Harmony go way back. For over 30 years Don has worked with Harmony’s developer Byron Collins, assisting him with real estate sales in Paragon Point, Paragon Estates, Willow Springs, The Timbers Condominiums, and now in Harmony. After 23 years of living in Paragon Point, the Svitaks moved to Harmony in 2014.
“We’ve always loved Timnath for its views, proximity to the Poudre River, and rural living,” says Lynn. When asked what they love most about the neighborhood, it was hard to name just one thing! From the saltwater pool, health club, and walking trails, to the gorgeous golf course and numerous sports courts, the Svitaks love everything about Harmony’s resort-style living! “It’s great for our grandkids,” Lynn says. “They love the pool’s waterslide and having plenty of space to play!” Most of all, Don and Lynn truly love the friendliness of the community and the stunning views that create the perfect social atmosphere.
In their free time, they enjoy golfing, pickleball, going on walks, yoga, gardening, and spending time with their grandkids.
“Don did a fantastic job helping us acquire the home that we wanted, negotiate for what we needed, helped us sell our house well above asking price, made sure that we weren’t taken advantage of, and reminded us of all the little things that go into a home buying experience. I have lived in Fort Collins my whole life and know that he is the best. I would recommend him to anyone who was looking to buy/sell. He is always professional, wise, and enjoyable to work with.” — Reed & Catharine Soukup