RIP Lou Ludwig

Real Estate Agent with Best Connections Realty, Inc. 3087750

I was in total shock when Kathy Streib texted me with the news.  Several of us are geographically close here in south Florida and have met at quite a few meet ups through the years.


But I first met Lou when he was teaching a Continuing Ed class in Boca Raton.  He was a wonderful instructor.  There were only 14 of us in the class at that time.  Sometime during those two days, he said, "Are you on Active Rain?  If you're not, you ought to be."  This was back in 2009.


I went home and put up a profile.  It sat for several months and then I began to blog.  Well, you know the rest.


I took several other classes with Lou.  I did my GRI with him as one of the instructors.  He was smart, interesting and truly enjoyed seeing others succeed.  He was a great inspiration and motivator to many of us.


He became a mentor to me I wrote about it for a contest back in August.  I would call Lou if I needed an answer or a suggestion, and he was always there to help.  He would stop what he was doing or call back as soon as possible. 



I spoke to him about a month ago for the last time.  Rest in Peace, Lou.  You will be sorely missed by many in Boca Raton and here in the Rain.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.


                                                      Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates)

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Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

I did not know he passed!!! I followed him on AR and really enjoyed his blogs!!!

Rest in Peace, Lou.  You will be sorely missed by many in Boca Raton and here in the Rain.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

Dec 25, 2017 04:37 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Elyse. Like you, the first time I met Lou he was a class instructor. We hit it off and talked often by phone. After I moved to Chicago, we taalked less. My loss! I will truly miss him. Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2017 04:40 AM #3
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

I just found out out his passing this morning. So sad. I never met Lou, but was inspired by his writings and his comments on my blog posts...

Dec 25, 2017 05:15 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

So sad Lou will be missed such a good friend for over 20 years.

Dec 25, 2017 05:28 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Elyse - this is a shock to me.  I am so glad I had the chance to meet Lou at Kathy Streib 's meetup in August.

Dec 25, 2017 06:01 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Elyse. I am shocked and saddened too and I didn't know Lou personally.

Dec 25, 2017 06:08 AM #7
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Thank you, Elyse, for this tribute to Lou. He was a very special person and how much he was loved and appreciated has certainly come through in all the posts after his death. He will be missed by those who knew him personally and those who just knew him from his posts.

Dec 25, 2017 07:17 AM #8
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Lou always commented and liked my posts. He would share a bit of wisdom when needed. He will be missed by me.

Dec 26, 2017 09:36 AM #9
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Lou was a great man.  You are so blessed to have known him, Elyse.  And how wonderful that Lou introduced you to ActiveRain.      Rest in peace, Lou.

Dec 28, 2017 07:41 PM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't have the heart to eliminate him as one of my favorites. I plan to look at older posts to comment in his absence.

Dec 30, 2017 06:06 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Elyse- I am still finding it hard to believe.

Dec 30, 2017 04:21 PM #12
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Lou Ludwig will be missed by many including his Rain friends. You are lucky to have met him several times. RIP, Lou.

Dec 31, 2017 02:16 PM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a delightful memory you shared with us re Lou Ludwig.  Thank you for doing that.  Wishing you a great 2018.  A

Dec 31, 2017 04:23 PM #14
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, you were blessed to know Lou in person. His posts were always filled with wisdom and often commented on my posts. He will be missed by all who crossed paths with him.  
Thank you for sharing this post with us.

Dec 31, 2017 05:25 PM #15
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

RIP Lou!  Your friends and followers here in ActiveRain will miss you.

Jan 02, 2018 10:05 PM #16
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I only knew Lou from his posts, but can tell from your post how much I missed not knowing him on a more personal basis. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 03, 2018 05:04 PM #17
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

I just found out yesterday about Lou's passing. I love reading his blogs. Lou will be missed and I am sending love & light to all his friends & family.

Jan 04, 2018 07:36 AM #18
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Elyse Berman, PA, CRS - Although I never met Lou in person, he was very personable and left a good impression. Lou always made me feel good about myself too. Like many others, I didn't find out about his passing until weeks later. I also wrote about him at that time because I felt compelled because he touched my heart. But with you, it's different. You actually met him and connected with him via educational courses, Meet-Ups, and as Mentor/Friend. I am sorry for your loss because he was more to you because you knew him directly, unlike myself on AR.

This is a great loss to all of us here on ActiveRain. Lou had a good heart and his gentle soul remains with us here on ActiveRain. As far as I'm concerned, he left behind a legacy. Your tribute to him was just beautiful. He would approve and I'm sure he was smiling on the day you wrote it too. 

Jan 06, 2018 02:42 AM #19
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Wow, I just found out reading your post.  I had no idea.  Very nice fellow Elyse Berman, PA, CRS 

Jan 17, 2018 09:56 PM #20
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

February 11th and I am still unbelieving that he is gone.  I am grateful for the posts that Lou wrote.  When I read them, it is like he is still here with us in person.

Feb 11, 2018 08:22 PM #21
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