Lauree Borup

Lauree Borup

Cell (209) 628-4600
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Spotlight Special Properties

Your Mountain Guide to Groveland Real Estate

Resident of Groveland Since 1977, Realtor Since 1987

You Want to Sell… Why Should You Choose Lauree?

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I will always be honest with you. You may not like hearing that your house is overpriced, or the odors are turning buyers off, or that no one has looked at it in a month, but it is my job to tell you. Hopefully I will be calling you to say that the house sold for full price to the first person who sees it, but really, if that happened ALL the time, you wouldn’t need a real estate agent.

I will help you strike a balance between a price that’s too low and takes money out of your pocket… and a too-high price that scares buyers away. A balance between getting the house in best showing condition… but not spending too much money to do it.

I keep up with the market by viewing properties all the time; I usually have seen 95% of the current houses available at any time; and, since 1987 as an agent in Groveland I have seen all the vacant lots. This “product knowledge” contributes to a more accurate Comparative Market Analysis of your property.

My photo flyers show your house in the best light, and with the most detailed information. My houses on Realtor.com have the most description.

The Certified Residential Specialist designation (CRS) brings me a lot of out-of-town agent referrals. Of the approximately 40 agents now actively selling real estate in the Groveland area, I am the only CRS.

Finding reliable and reasonably priced service vendors is a big part of my job, whether it is an inspector, an electrician, or a window washer. I’ve been here since 1977 and know the best ones.

Although my resume lists the top producer awards and the education designations, I am probably most proud of the years I was on the Southern Tuolumne Historical Society Board and worked on getting the Groveland Museum/Library built. All the money for the building was donated; none came from government or corporate sources.

I was the (volunteer) building chairman in charge of working with the architect, contractor, and getting all the bills paid. I was involved in all the negotiations with GCSD for the land on which it sits, and with the County who now maintains it.

A close collaborative effort to get something worthwhile accomplished: it is the same process for marketing and selling your home

What Clients Say – Testimonials from Sellers

You Want to Buy. Why Should You Choose Lauree?

I love to find just the right property for you-the one that fits your dreams and your finances. And I have the “product knowledge” to help you do it. I keep up with the market by viewing properties all the time, either on the new listing tours or by showings to prospective buyers.

The only thing I could ever sell is land and homes- they are my lifelong passion. My degree was in “Environmental Perceptions and Values” from UC Santa Cruz (a campus I chose for its beautiful forest setting, of course). My first career was Land Use Planning here in Tuolumne County- from 1978 to 1987. As the Assistant Planning Director I supervised rezonings, general plan updates, subdivisions, ordinance revisions, wildlife habitat and policy planning, etc. Real estate is much more enjoyable, flexible and rewarding. I also design and sell my own houses. I am interested in innovative construction products, energy efficiency, site planning, and interior design.

I’ve written many articles for the local Pine Mountain Lake News and Yosemite Highway Herald. Topics of interest to buyers include:

Community Property With Right of Survivorship, Good Acreage is Hard to Find, Costs to Build a New Home, Questions to Ask When Looking For Land, 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges for Vacation Homes, True Home Inspection Stories, Regular Market Updates, FHA Loans Surge in Popularity, New Tax Credits For Your Home.

What Clients Say – Testimonials From Buyers

See the section on What Do Realtors Do? for Buyers

Resume for Lauree Borup, Broker

REAL ESTATE BACKGROUND

Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Yosemite Gold real estate, opened in 1993, specializing in residential resales, new homes, acreage, lots, and management of monthly and vacation rentals

Top Producers Awards in 2008, 2007, 2006, ’05, ’04, ’03, ’02, ’01, 2000, 1999, ‘98 ‘97, ‘96, ‘95, ‘94, ‘93, ‘92, ‘91, ‘90, and ‘89, from Hetch Hetchy Association of Realtors, and Tuolumne County Association of Realtors. # 1 in sales volume in 2007 in Groveland-PML and #2 in 2008.

RE/MAX Platinum Awards in 2005, 2004 and 2003

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) A prestigious nationally recognized designation held by only 4% of real estate agents in the country, awarded in 1992. Certified Residential Brokerage Manager (CRB) of the Real Estate Brokerage Manager’s Council, awarded by the Realtors National Marketing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors

Seniors Real Estate Specialist(SRES) National designation requiring escrow experience and testing on topics for seniors: taxes, trusts, probate, equity maximization, retirement, reverse mortgages

Graduate Realtors’ Institute (GRI) National designation with 90 hours instruction and daily testing, awarded in 1990

Broker’s license 1991 College level courses required: Real Estate Finance, Appraisal, Economics, Practice, Legal Aspects, Principles, Office Management, and Escrow Procedures

Hetch Hetchy Association of Realtors . Community Service Award, 1999, for work on Museum/Library (this was a unique award, given to just one person in the twelve years of Association existence). Parade of Homes Chairman 1996-2000.

Multiple Listing Service chairman 1996-97, Tour Director 1990-92, Grievance and Professional Standards Committees

E-Pro and Real Estate Cyberspace Society member. Websites: Lauree.com and PineMtnLake.com.

CONSTRUCTION

About Us

Coordinated the Design and Construction of three homes built for re-sale (spec) in Pine Mountain Lake: Unit 8, Lot 9 in 1978, Unit 2, Lot 262 in 1990 and Unit 13, Lot 230 in 2000. All sold quick!

Designed and Contracted our own solar home on 10 acres east of PML in 1985

Designed and had Built 3 homes in 1997 and ‘98: Unit 4, Lot 505 for my mother-in-law; Unit 3, Lot 264 for a friend; and Unit 5E, lot 13 on the golf course for our own investment rental

Construction Committee Chair 1997-2001 Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum and Library building: 8900 square feet

Land DevelopmentDivision of 118 acres into 5 parcels 2006-2009. Coordinated fire clearance, road building, engineering, surveying, lumber milling, well drilling, etc. We now have 20, 27 and 30 acre parcels for sale one mile from Groveland, on Moonrise Trail. On a separate, adjacent 38 acre parcel we are building a barn/garage and our next home.

LAND USE PLANNING EXPERIENCE

Tuolumne County Planning Department 1978 through 1987

Assistant Planning Director since 1980. Trained and supervised 13 person staff of Planners, Draftsmen, and Secretaries. California Environmental Quality Act reviews for all County projects. Presented Planning recommendations to Planning Commission. After adoption of the 1980 General Plan implemented rezoning of entire County.

President, Tuolumne County Management Association, 1981-83

Land Division Ordinance Coordinated complete re-write, a 4 year project involving five development departments and a citizen committee of surveyors and developers. Adopted 1987

County Wildlife Project Conceived and coordinated, working with a committee of developers, wildlife experts and officials to set policy limits. Habitat types were mapped on all private lands and mapping was integrated into a step-by-step analysis to determine acceptable impacts of each development project on wildlife. Adopted 1987

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts Degree University of California, Santa Cruz, 1975, in Environmental Studies. Taught environmental education in 1977 for Upward Bound in Yosemite, and in 1976 for Hidden Villa Farm, Los Altos. AA degree from Merced College. Graduate courses in Land Use Planning at San Jose State.

PERSONAL, SOCIAL, VOLUNTEER, HOBBIES

Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society, Vice President 1995-01, Board Member 1992 to 2001, Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce Board 2000-02, Tenaya Parent Pre-School President 1990-91, Groveland Book Club, PML Aviation Association, Nature Conservancy Member, support CATO Institute. Married to Tom, retired from San Jose Family Camp, after managing the camp for 27 years. Daughter Eve graduated from Tioga High School in 2004 and graduated Cal State Northridge in 2008. Enjoy: Home design, gardening, hiking, beer and wine tasting, reading, history, travel, critiquing my husband’s cooking

Favorite quotes:

“Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money”

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Contact: Lauree Borup

Lauree@goldrush.com

toll free (888) 962-4080 Ext 12, cell (209) 628-4600, home (209) 962-7445