Love Your Hood

Who We Are

This is more than a company

There are a lot of companies that do what we do.
They have a similar what,
but it’s the how and the why that makes people want to work with us.

We're not just about buying and selling real estate.

We’re about real relationships with each other, our clients, and our community.
In real estate that’s not how it usually goes.
Ask 9 of 10 people. They can’t tell you diddly about their last agent or brokerage.
We’re here to change that.

Look around.

We’re an eclectic band of individuals, connected by a higher purpose.
We’re not looking for success down the path most taken.

Our focus is in the business of transformation.

Connecting people and places is what gets us up in the morning.
And if we’re honest, occasionally keeps us up at night.
Along the way we’ve learned it takes three things to do the most meaningful work of your career.
Just three not counting coffee.

Be Genuine

and tolerate no compromise when it comes to integrity.

Have Courage

to love people, communities, and the art of bringing them together.

Bring The Fire

to ignite each other with the passion to accomplish great things.


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Deb Albrandt, Mark McClung, and Jen McClung (Starbuck) teamed up to launch Starbuck Realty Group. It was a humble start. Vowing not take on debt, we started working from Mark & Jen's 1890's Italianate amongst barking dogs and a crying baby.

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While working hard at residential real estate, Mark and Jen heard a message series "For the Good of the City." From that, Love Your Hood® was coined. T-shirts were made and proudly worn.

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Property management was officially added to the menu of services to help our clients do more with their real estate.

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MAY 2013

The first unrelated broker joined the team, with the promise that there would be office space (sans barking dogs and crying babies) soon.

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3080 Larimer Street became the our first office space. At that time only the front half of the building was for rent. It fit the team perfectly.

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Unexpectedly, there was an opportunity to purchase the building we were renting. We were ecstatic to call RiNo our permanent home.

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Our first employee joined the team to help with the rapidly growing property management side of the business.

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Our team kept growing, but something felt too status quo. What was driving our work? We dug deep.

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MAY 2017

Our soul searching led us down a different path. Same awesome work, but with a clear vision behind it. Love Your Hood was no longer just a fun tagline, but became who we are and what we aspired to do.

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MAY 2020

The pandemic led to our largest property management client deciding to self-manage. We used this opportunity to refocus our work solely on helping clients buy and sell residential real estate. It was an unexpected blessing and we (and our clients) are better for it!