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Thinking about Lou Ludwig....

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Waves Realty BK3246853

I miss Lou Ludwig!

I loved reading his very inspirational blog every day. His very last blog post is one of the most moving blogs I have ever read. Lou (obviously) did not know it would be his last post. It is titled Maximizing Your Resources to Maximize Your Life 

In the post Lou told us to make each day special...in his words...

You will only pass this way one time. Make the most of each of your days that you are blessed with. Treat each day . . . . as a precious resource . . . . and use all of your resource with provision to carve out the opportunities that each day offers.

 Your life is the real thing . . . . and not a dress rehearsal . . . . maximize your resources . . . . and go for it.

Lou was gone from us just a day or so later.

This last post (I recommend anyone who has not read it go back and read it...often) is a testament to all that Lou gave us here at Activerain over the years. 

Lou's words live on in my heart. I go back to this post often. How I miss the words he did not have time to give us. 

Posted by


Jeffrey DiMuria

Waves Realty
2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone: 321.223.6253         

e-mail:  Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com 

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

Jeff, Lou always gave us some wonderful inspirational posts over the years, and is missed.    He was a contributor we loved.

Dec 19, 2022 06:35 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Jeff,

I loved all of Lou Ludwig's post and read and commented on his daily post. I miss him too. Thank you for pointing us to that last post he wrote..so meaningful and his words do live on in so many of us.

Dec 19, 2022 06:47 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  I miss Lou and his positivity in the Rain as well!

Dec 19, 2022 07:34 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Jeff what a touching tribute to Lou.  i will make a point to check him out. Happy Monday, Bill.

Dec 19, 2022 07:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I agree, Jeff... I miss Lou Ludwig, as well. I think many of us do. And his messages never lose their "sell by" dates... especially the ones you highlighted in your post.

Dec 19, 2022 08:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Jeffrey - seeing Lou Ludwig make a weekly appearance in the SCS Second Chance Saturday post from Carol Williams serves as a reminder of his continuing influence on ActiveRain.  Today your kind remembrances of his last published post underscore that very well too.  

Dec 19, 2022 08:18 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jeffrey and thank you for sharing this information with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great Monday!



Dec 19, 2022 02:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jeffrey- I got a lump in my throat reading your beautiful post. I met Lou when I joined the Board of Realtors in Palm Beach County as an affiliate. He and Steve Hoffacker were so supportive. When he came to one of our meetups, you could see how happy everyone was...we all perked up!  I miss the heck out of him. 

Thank you for this beautiful post. 

Dec 19, 2022 07:16 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Lou Ludwig seemed like a good guy.  I always enjoyed his posts and his comments on my posts, although someone recently mentioned that he did drive-by comments, haha.  I don't recall that though.

Dec 20, 2022 04:55 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

If he was doing drive by comments, I never noticed. He always seemed to take an interest in my posts. He really was a good guy.

Dec 20, 2022 05:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, hope you and Linda enjoy a very Merry Christmas Eve today! 

Dec 24, 2022 08:25 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dec 24, 2022 06:57 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I also miss Lou. I read his messages every day and he commented on my posts every day.


Dec 25, 2022 11:54 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Jeffrey = Merry Christmas.   I read Lou's Blog every day and I met him afew months before he died.

Dec 25, 2022 01:31 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Lou's words in all his posts will live on forever - he was full of timeless messages. As is evident from the comments, he is missed by many.

Dec 26, 2022 05:00 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


What a touching tribute to Lou Ludwig. I remember reading that final post after he passed but thank you for sharing it again. I love that Carol Williams features a post of his in her weekly Second Chance Saturday posts.


Dec 26, 2022 04:20 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Jeffery, a very nice post about Lou Ludwig. It reminds us all to be grateful for each day. Matt

Dec 27, 2022 09:47 AM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
Energy Efficient And Eco-Friendly Homes in Florida

Hi Jeff, Was just thinking about Lou today. I miss him and had the pleasure of working with him in the same office years ago.  I remember  his last post.   Always admired his positivity and consistency. His memory will live on. 

Dec 28, 2022 04:05 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

I bet he was an interesting guy to work with. I enjoyed the banter with him here on AR.

Dec 30, 2022 05:11 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for sharing Lou's last post and your heartfelt sympathy's.  His posts were always worthy of review and reading them more than once was common for me.  It's always a reminder seeing his weekly posts shared.  When I received a comment from him on one of my posts, I cherished what he wrote.  He was an AR icon for sure!  Brings tears just thinking about him and reading your post.  

Dec 31, 2022 09:20 AM