In Memoriam: Lou Ludwig

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

  It is with great sadness that it was reported on Facebook last night, that Lou Ludwig, an iconic member of Active Rain passed away.

    His profile reads much like you would expect if you subscribed to his blog and knew he was  "recognized as a Master Trainer, Motivator and a leaLou Ludwigder in both the New Homes Sales and Real Estate Industry.

      There are people you "meet" often in the rain and seeing his smile and reading his words of it in  a comment or one of his posts...his words were well chosen and memorable....a guiding light that shined over the Active Rain community with positive words of encouragement and strength.  There was no question that he was a Master Trainer always with the thought of creating the desire to do your very best in every positive thought.  

    He gave the phrase "taking business to the next level" a whole new meaning as he designed directions, blazed paths for reaching the goals for his clients. 

    His last post written just a little over a week ago appropriately was titled:


Maximizing Your Resources to Maximize Your Life  and in many ways  that is what his posts taught anyone who read them....and what a lesson that is for us all.

          Thank you Lou Ludwig....may your family take comfort in knowing how many lives you touched...and enriched...know that he will be missed and more importantly ...remembered for the wonderful talent and wisdom he imparted to us all.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Lou Ludwig was an amizing blog buddie. I enjoyed him every morning with my Cheerios.  He touched so many of our lives with his words of wisdom.  I'll miss him bunches.

Dec 26, 2017 07:22 PM #92
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

I can't remember the last time I posted anything on Active Rain, but I would be remiss if I didn't say how inspiring Lou's post were. He will surely be missed in the Active Rain Community. Rest in Peace Lou.

Dec 26, 2017 07:46 PM #93
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

So sorry to hear this news. Yes, Lou will be greatly missed.

Dec 26, 2017 08:21 PM #94
Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Lithia, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

I just learned of this today.  Not only did I make sure to read his posts, I was always honored when he found an extra moment or two to encourage and comment on my posts.  I will miss him on Active Rain.


Dec 27, 2017 03:43 AM #95
Kelly Harden
Mihara & Associates, Inc. - Tampa, FL
Real Estate agent serving Tampa Bay

I am sorry to hear of Lou's passing.  I had the pleasure of taking one of his training classes when I received my GRI, he was very knowledgable and kind.  I still have his $20 "bill" business card

Dec 27, 2017 05:00 AM #96
Dan Jasmer
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Changing the way you look at real estate

Sorry to hear about Lou’s passing especially during the holiday season. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Dec 27, 2017 05:24 AM #97
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Sally and David

Thank you for such a nice tribute to Lou. He was such an inspiration every day! Many thoughts and prayers for his family as they deal with their loss!


Dec 27, 2017 07:01 AM #98
Brian DeYoung
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ithaca, NY
Brian DeYoung

Nice tribute for a great leader.

Dec 27, 2017 07:10 AM #99
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

May his memory be eternal and may God give his family strength during this difficult time. 

Dec 27, 2017 07:46 AM #100
Brian Madigan

Very sorry to hear this. He "dropped in" regularly to my blog with thoughtful comments.

Dec 27, 2017 09:14 AM #101

Wow. Hope those he left behind know he was a great influence on many.

Dec 27, 2017 01:51 PM #102
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

A giant has fallen  

Lou really was a giant here in The Rain. I hope his passing was an easy one. A hui ho, Lou!

Dec 27, 2017 02:42 PM #103
Marna Brown-Krausz
RE/MAX Greater Princeton - Princeton, NJ
Residential; first time buyers, relo, emptynesters

I did not know Lou but reading what all of you have to say about him makes me wish I did.  My condolences to his family, his friends, and all of his colleagues.

Dec 27, 2017 05:46 PM #104
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sally and David, this was a moment to take...a sad one to have to impart to our community as we lose another iconic figure here. He has left us with his life of inspiration and he's still with us! God love ya, Lou!! 

Thank you for taking the time to share this. That was quite honorable of you. 

Dec 27, 2017 09:49 PM #105
Cathy Roesch 618-233-1000
Palatium Auctions Moving, Downsizing, Liquidation Auctions, Estate Sales. 314-690-1978 Certified Personal Property A... - Town and Country, MO
St Louis MO Auctioneer, Estate Appraiser & Auction

I am saddend with the news of Lou's passing and will miss him. A kind person who was always available to offer insights - Prayers for Lou's family.

Dec 28, 2017 08:43 AM #106
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Sally and David, Thank you for letting us know about Lou's passing.  Very sad to hear. He was a person who inspired us all on his steady path of giving.  His words of wisdom will be missed.

Take care.


Dec 29, 2017 06:40 PM #107
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Lou was a generous commenter, and I enjoyed reading his posts whenever I could. He will be sorely missed. Thank you for your post.

Jan 03, 2018 05:07 PM #108
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Our board of realtors just sent out this email:

Message of Condolence

We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of: 

Louis Karl Ludwig, Jr.
Ludwig & Associates


Louis Ludwig passed away at the age of 76 on December 19, 2017 at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Louis Ludwig has been married to his wife, Barbara Ludwig, for 55 years. Louis has four children: Karl Ludwig, Michele Heino, Jeff Ludwig, and Jennifer Ludwig Scoz. Louis has six grandchildren: Melissa Warner, Kristen Ludwig, Jessica Ludwig, Madelynne Tyree, Christine Ludwig, and Jeff Ludwig. Louis has two great-grandchildren: Sean Warner and Kai Louis Warner. 

Louis Ludwig was Vice President of Sales for Arvida as well as Founder and President of Ludwig & Associates. Louis was also a long-time member and instructor for our association and will be missed dearly. Service information is not available at this time. For updates, click here.
Jan 03, 2018 09:18 PM #109
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Although it is now February,  I silll am sad when I think of Lou Ludwig and how he is and will be missed by so many.  I found his posts informative, inspirational, and motivating.  Thank you Lou Ludwig ~

Feb 11, 2018 08:31 PM #110
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

RIP, Lou - we still think of you.

Apr 02, 2018 09:50 PM #112
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