Meet The Hood Team!



Danny and Karen began their real estate careers in 1985. As two Lifetime members of the Central Carolina REALTORS Association Circle of Excellence, Danny and Karen combined their successful, but separate, Real Estate businesses in 1992. In 2013 they added Courtney Hinson as their Business Coordinator...who in 2014 became Courtney Hood, their Daughter-in-Law! 2014 also saw the addition of their son, William DiMaggio as a licensed Realtor concentrating on assisting buyers in finding and purchasing their dream homes! He has since also become a very effective "listing agent," and has assisted numerous clients in implementing The Hood Team marketing plan to get their homes SOLD!  This arrangement has allowed them to give the maximum level of service! Their customers and clients enjoy having all of these competent professionals working for them!

Newcomers rely on Real Estate Agents to accurately match their wants & needs with homes, areas and/or neighborhoods. Though they have been in Columbia since the early 1980's, Danny and Karen know what it is like to relocate to this area. Danny is originally from North Carolina but came to Columbia from Charleston, South Carolina, and Karen moved here from Michigan. (In addition, they have relocated several of Karen’s family members from the Detroit area). Being able to relate to your relocation experience allows them to be more helpful to you! By listening carefully to your needs, wants, and lifestyle, they pledge to make your transition to this exciting area as painless as possible, if not positively pleasant!

Danny Hood

Danny has over 35 years of Real Estate Success in the Columbia Market!
Danny has consistently provided superior service to his clients which is backed by knowledge, professionalism, and integrity.
Danny continues to demonstrate an intense knowledge of current housing availability, mortgage rates, loan options, and the Columbia geographical area.
Danny will always use the most current & effective technology available to the Real Estate industry! He is not afraid to change with the times as the market dictates, and was one of the first in the area to film his own virtual tours and maintain his own website,!
Danny works with his wife, Karen. The two of them have worked for the same office for over 35 years! They have two sons, ages 38 and 35, and reside on Lake Murray in the Chapin area.

Danny serves the Harbison Community Association on its Developmental Design & Review Committee.
Danny serves on the Board of Directors of the Rivers Edge Retreat, a local nonprofit. 
Danny and Karen are members of Union United Methodist Church, where they are active members of the New Life Sunday School class.
Danny & Karen's motto: "Customer Service is NOT a department, it's an attitude!"
Danny is a recipient of many Coldwell Banker awards and recognitions at local, state, regional, national, and international levels!
Danny has been the Top Producer for his office for 34 of the past 35 years!
Danny and Karen were recognized as The #1 Coldwell Banker team in the State of South Carolina for 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 (the four toughest years of the Great Recession)!
The Hood Team is recognized as being in the Top 1% of all Coldwell Banker Realtors Nationwide!
The Hood Team is consistently recognized as the #1 Coldwell Banker Realty small team in both North AND South Carolina. 
Areas of expertise include Existing Homes, First Time Buyers, Luxury Homes, New Construction, Recreational Properties, Lake Properties, Farm & Ranch Properties & Second Homes.
Intense knowledge of the Lake Murray market!
Life Member of the Central Carolina Realtors Association Circle of Excellence
Certified Global Luxury Specialist (Luxury Properties)

Karen Hood

Karen has over 35 years of Real Estate experience in the Columbia Market - all with the same office!
Karen has been active on many committees for the Central Carolina Realtors Association. She recently served as a Director on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Circle of Excellence Committee.
Karen is a Notary Public and has been since 1995
Karen is married to Realtor Danny Hood. Karen and Danny have two grown children, ages 38 and 35.
Karen was born in Detroit, Michigan and relocated to Columbia in August of 1982, after graduating from the University of Michigan.
Danny and Karen are members of Union United Methodist Church, and active members of the New Life Sunday School class.
In addition to Karen's own relocation to this wonderful city, she and Danny have moved her whole family from the Detroit area! She has personal experience relocating Seniors, Retirees, and 30-somethings making new career moves, from her own family!
Danny and Karen desire to give the best service possible, adopting the slogan: "Customer Service is NOT a department, it's an Attitude".
Danny and Karen strive to attain 100% satisfaction from their customers, clients, and the cooperating agents with whom they work!
Danny and Karen were recognized as The #1 Coldwell Banker team in the State of South Carolina for 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011 (the 4 toughest years of the Great Recession)!
The Hood Team is recognized as being in the Top 1% of all Coldwell Banker Realtors Nationwide!
Karen has a strong knowledge of the entire Columbia area. Whether you are thinking of relocating to the Lake Murray area, the Lexington, Chapin, or Irmo areas, the Blythewood area, downtown Columbia, Fort Jackson, or just aren't sure, Karen can give you an overview of the entire Columbia market!

William DiMaggio

William joined The Hood Team in 2014 and brings a fresh and enthusiastic attitude to the team. As The Hood Team’s newest member, William is working alongside Danny and Karen Hood, who bring 35+ years of experience, knowledge, and training.
William graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with Bachelors and Associates degrees in Emergency Medical Care and Paramedicine respectively.
After graduating from EKU, William stayed in the eastern Kentucky area where he worked for several years; however, after seven years away from Columbia, he realized that there’s just no place like home.
William served the local Irmo/Lexington community as a paramedic for four years prior to making a career change into real estate.
William knows the importance of finding just the right home. As a direct result of buying his first home, he met his future wife.
William currently lives in the Chapin area with his wife Jessie, their seven-year-old daughter Abigail, five-year-old daughter Arianna, their one-year-old Caroline and are looking forward to the arrival of "nugget" in February 2021!
William and Jessie are active members of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church where William leads various Bible and Church studies.
William grew up in a real estate family specializing in the local real estate market.
William possesses a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most modern technology available to the real estate industry.

Courtney Hood

Courtney Hood, as the Business Coordinator for THE HOOD TEAM, assists with the marketing of our properties. She provides valuable, professional service in the preparation of property brochures, internet marketing and general coordination of all aspects of our business.

Courtney also serves as the Closing Coordinator for THE HOOD TEAM. In this role, Courtney assists our clients in order to make their home purchase go as smoothly and pain free as possible. Her responsibilities as Closing Coordinator include monitoring the flow of information between our clients and the closing agents, mortgage lenders, other agents, and utility companies. Courtney can be reached via phone at 803-553-6047 or via email at: