A Dose of Lou

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A Dose of Lou


Many of you remember Lou Ludwig .  I was lucky enough to live near him, take classes at the board where he was an instructor, and lucky enough to be mentored by him.  

Lou's posts always inspired me, as I'm sure they did many of you.  

When I was having one of those days when things weren't going quite right, or I needed some advice or a pick-me-up, I would always think, I need a dose of Lou.  Then I would stop and read his posts on Active Rain.  And things seemed to get better.  Or appear better.  Or I looked at them in a different way. 

Sometimes I read just one post.  Sometimes it was two or three.  And sometimes I would just read them for a while.  Whatever, it always seemed to work.

This started way back in 2009 and has continued to this day.  I was having one of those days when all of a sudden it hit me:  I need a dose of Lou.  I headed over to his blog, which thankfully is still there, and it still works.   I think he would be pleased to know he was still helping others.  Lou enjoyed encouraging and helping people.

Sharing this with you my fellow Rainers in case you're having one of those days.  You may just need a dose of Lou!

For those who did not know Lou, here is a link to his blog.   He was a wise man. Thank you Lou.



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Comments (32)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elyse, Lou is definitely missed, and he offered so much motivation for all of us.

Apr 11, 2022 07:02 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

He did Joan Cox .  And his motivation is still out there.

Apr 11, 2022 07:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Elyse,

I always love reading Lou Ludwig's post. You were so fortunate to live close to him and take some of his classes. You are right I think there are times all of us need a dose from him!

Apr 11, 2022 07:52 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Exactly Dorie Dillard Austin TX !  Wishing you happy holiday!

Apr 16, 2022 11:20 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I loved reading Lou's blog. I often go back to his very final post. It is so full of life! He must have been telling us in that post he would no longer be here to prod us on, so remember...life is not a dress rehearsal :):)

Apr 11, 2022 08:00 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

So true Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty .  I think each post offers something and, thankfully, he left a library of them.  Happy Holidays!

Apr 16, 2022 11:21 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Elyse Berman, PA - What an outstanding tribute to Lou.  Carol Williams shares one of Lou's posts every Saturday on her blog.  I enjoyed reading his blog daily. Of course, those who knew him do miss him, but I can understand your close connection to him. He would have loved your memories of him.  Your title, "A Dose of Lou" is fabulous. Those who are in charge of this platform, ActiveRain Real Estate Network might think about creating a legacy page for his wisdom. 

Apr 11, 2022 09:44 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thank you for the kind words.  That's a nice thought Sheri Sperry - MCNE® .  Lou was always so motivating and inspiring to all.  I've been MIA for a while now, and just recently heard about Carol Williams Saturday post with Lou.  

Apr 17, 2022 11:01 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


What a wonderful to Lou. I read a post or two of his every now and then and it never fails to be inspiring. How fortunate that you knew him personally. And it's so nice that Carol Williams includes him each week in her Second Second Chance Saturday posts.


Apr 11, 2022 09:48 AM
Elyse Berman, PA



Just as you can read him now, Lou was inspiring.  I read his posts too.  And it's nice that Carol includes him in her Second Chance Saturday posts.

Apr 18, 2022 06:52 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Awww I love this tribute to Lou!   He was such an incredible and wise man with such a gentle demeanor.  I never met him in person but I could feel that about him.  You were lucky to have in in your neck of the woods Elyse Berman, PA !  Carol Wlliams highlights one of his posts every Saturday in her weekly post.  That's my dose of Lou's wisdom.

Apr 11, 2022 09:55 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

I think we were all lucky to know Lou Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker .  He was a special man and left us a legacy of his wisdom.  It's nice Carol features him in her weekly post.

Apr 18, 2022 07:09 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Great post.  Thanks for this information.


Apr 11, 2022 10:56 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

You're welcome Ginger Harper .  Thanks for stopping by.

Apr 18, 2022 07:10 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

What a beautiful tribute to Lou, thank you Elyse Berman, PA. I wasn't fortunate enough to meet him in person but always enjoyed his inspirational posts.


Apr 11, 2022 02:49 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thanks Beth Atalay .  And lucky for us he left a treasure trove of them!

Apr 18, 2022 07:10 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I loved his wisdom, his inspiring posts, and what he represented. He was a shining light for us here in the Rain.

Apr 11, 2022 08:36 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Exactly @Dr Paula McDonald.  And we are very fortunate that he left us a library of posts to continue to inspire us.

Apr 18, 2022 07:12 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Elyse,

Very sweet of you to remind us of Lou's insightful posts.

Apr 11, 2022 08:54 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Dear Dorte Engel  Thank you for your kind words.

Apr 18, 2022 07:12 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

He was and still presents as a very wise and caring man. He appears weekly on Second Chance Saturday

Apr 13, 2022 03:51 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

So I've heard.  You're right Ed Silva - he was and still presents a wise and caring man.

Apr 18, 2022 07:13 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Thank you for reminding us of Lou. He was always encouraging. It's nice that his spirit lives on in his words. 

Apr 13, 2022 05:46 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

And we're luck for that Carla Freund .   That's why I would always say, I need a dose of Lou.  He was so encouraging.  

Apr 18, 2022 07:14 AM
Erik Hiss
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Worthington, OH
You can trust me for all your real estate needs!

Will have to check out his blog after such raving reviews!

Apr 13, 2022 07:55 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

He was a wise and inspriring man Erik Hiss .

Apr 18, 2022 07:14 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You are very lucky to have experienced Lou in person, Elyse!  Lou was an inspiration to so many.  I still remember what seemed to me in writing, his gentle voice of wisdom.  Although we never spoke, I felt a kinship after reading his posts. A dose of Lou is always good for the soul!

Apr 13, 2022 02:50 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Exactly Jan.  Whether you met him in person or not, his voice came through.  And we're lucky to have that still with us.    You're right - a dose of Lou is always good for the soul!

Apr 18, 2022 07:15 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Elyse, Lou was a great gift and a great loss when he graduated. I always loved his posts and still read them from time to time. 

Apr 13, 2022 05:15 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

So do I Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD .   They still ring true.

Apr 18, 2022 07:16 AM
Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
Priority Real Estate LLC - 318.332.8281 - Natchitoches, LA


I did not know Lou had passed on, but his blogs can never be forgotten.

I have read many over the years and always found them inspirational.  I will remember, " to get a dose of Lou", when I need cheering up or motivation.  

Thanks for sharing.

Apr 13, 2022 05:30 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Dinah Stallworth-Lewis LOL...that's what I call it.  If it works for you, you are welcome to it!  He was very inspirational.

Apr 18, 2022 07:17 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I had to come back to this one. Love you, Lou! We all miss you and your inspiration and drive! Love and eternal light

Apr 13, 2022 08:57 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thank you Laura Cerrano !

Apr 18, 2022 07:17 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

A dose of Lou Indeed....  I saw the headline and knew it was our Lou.

Thank you for sharing this lovely remembrance of Lou who always had the right thing to say to inspire us all

Apr 15, 2022 12:31 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Isn't that the truth Debra Leisek !  

Apr 18, 2022 07:18 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Lou was one of my favorite people here in the Rain, Elyse! I remember calling his number and finding out from his wife that he had passed away. I cried!

Apr 16, 2022 05:05 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

I believe it Wanda.  I think Lou was one of everyone's favorite people here in the Rain.  He is sorely missed but his legacy lives on.

Apr 18, 2022 07:19 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!


Apr 18, 2022 09:05 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Elysie - one of my most memorable meetups was the one we both attended at Deck 84 in Delray Beach.  I got to talk to Lou.  For me it was meeting the man who was already a legend.

May 09, 2022 03:36 AM