In my final LRA blog post of 2017, I would like to thank those who have helped us get established in our first three years and also to recap LRA's activities in and around our beloved town of Louisville, Colorado.

We have met and worked with dozens of wonderful clients, who run the spectrum from selling a stunning Chautauqua home to a Rock Creek family ready to downsize from the only home they have ever known and move to the mountains.  We have represented a family who fell in love with a charming cottage in Old Town Louisville, we have helped soon-to-be retirees navigate the new construction experience, and of course, we enjoy guiding young couples through the first time home buyers experience. We do our best to stay in close touch and continue to appreciate these folks who trust in LRA to advocate for their real estate transactions. Thank you to Chicago Title Company, Land Title and Stewart Title, who  closed the majority of our transactions in 2017. We were very fortunate to work with a wide variety of qualified and easy to work with brokers from all over Boulder county and enjoyed a 100% closing rate with every property we held under contract in 2017. That is true team work!

At LRA we have sought to continue our traditions and have enjoyed participating in many community events. I continue to support our licensee, Cory Nickerson, who closes the bulk of our businesses. I am grateful to have Tony Romano who serves as LRA's part time office manager handle the storefront when we are all out meeting with clients or visiting properties.   It is also a family affair, as we are thankful for our spouses and kids who are not only supportive, but also help contribute to the business on a regular basis. 

I want to thank Kevin and Janet, owners of Kaiser Key & Lock, for being wonderful landlords, neighbors and friends. Our team also loves working with Shelley and Amy at the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, and we were happy to host a another "Business After Hours" this fall, an event filled with live music, Pica's Taqueria's special margeritas and piñata fun for all who attended. We participated in the Superior Chamber of Commerce "Rooftop Drop", which allowed us to share our "famous" LRA lip balm with 1,000 residents of the Town of Superior. If you don't have some of our lip balm, definitely pick some up for free at our office year round!

Throughout the year, we loved meeting up with both old and new friends who also own small, but thriving businesses, including our Old Town neighbors, Bolder Insurance (and frequent guest bloggers for LRA). We held more than a few informal meetings at Bittersweet Cafe, Vic's Espresso and Moxie Bread. We are also happy to welcome newcomers Moe's Bagels and The Growler and so many more!  Special shout out to a favorite retailer, Old Friends and relative newcomer Pitter Patter, which have been some of our favorite retails shops to pick up a special client gifts over the past year.  

Our list of sponsorships is growing each year and after a quick review we realized LRA participated in at least one event every month ! Here is a rundown of our community involvement and events we whole-heartedly and happily support!'

LRA's 2017 Events

Hosted Presentation by City's Economic Development Director, "Louisville's Small Town Economy" - 1st Annual Girl Scout Cookie Valentine Giveaway - Sponsored Louisville Farmer's Market - Hosted Seminar with Premiere Members Credit Union  "Streamlining the Home Buyers Experience" -  Hosted First Fridays Art Walk Featuring Student Art Work of Louisville Middle School - Title Sponsor for 2nd Annual Louisville Golf Open - Sponsored for A Precious Child Fill-A-Backpack Drive - Hosted Adopt-a-Pet Day for Humane Society - Hosted Louisville Chamber of Commerce "Biz After Hours" Fiesta Happy Hour - Sponsored Pink Village Pillow Fight Against Breast Cancer -   Donor for Superior Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Fundraiser - Sponsored 2017 Louisville Home Tour -  Sponsored 2017 A Precious Child Holiday Gift Drive -  Sponsored 2017 Petting Zoo at Louisville Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights - Hosted LRA's 3rd Annual Hot Cocoa Night serving over 250 cups during the Parade of Lights. What a year! 

We continued our support for Monarch High School's clubs and activities including: Music/Theater, Touchdown Club, Boosters Club, Girls Golf & Girls Volleyball teams and MoHi's AfterProm Party. LRA is a proud member and supporter of the Louisville Arts District, the Downtown Business Association and the Louisville History Foundation. We made appearances at the Taste of Louisville held in June, as well as several of the DBA's Friday Night Street Faires. 

We will continue to offer top shelf, personalized expert service to our clients, helping folks to purchase and sell residential and investment properties in the Boulder and Denver metro area. As we grow, one thing will remain the same at Louisville Realty Associates: our commitment to our community in and around Louisville, as well as our continued involvement and enthusiasm to be a part of the small business community. We wish you a happy New Year and can't wait to see all the good things that 2018 will bring us all!

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