Everyone has a story to tell. People, homes, neighborhoods, even companies. Stories interpret the past and shape the future. They add meaning to life and are integral to changing the world. Stories connect us with people and places. As a real estate company, we've been invited into a lot of great stories that have inspired us to become Love Your Hood. This is how we got here:
A LITTLE HISTORY
Deb Albrandt, Mark McClung, and Jen McClung (Starbuck) teamed up to launch Starbuck Realty Group. It was a humble start (as in working from Mark & Jen's 1890's home amongst barking dogs and crying babies) since they vowed to not take on any debt.
While working hard at residential real estate, we heard a message series "For the Good of the City." From that, Love Your Hood was coined. We dug it and made some cool swag.
We started offering property management services to help our clients do more with their real estate.
Our first non-related broker joined our team. But, we were still working out of our house. We promised her we would get office space (sans barking dogs and crying babies) soon.
We found our first office space to rent at 3080 Larimer Street. At that time only the front half of the building was for rent. It fit us perfectly.
Unexpectedly, we had the opportunity to purchase the building we were renting. We were ecstatic to call RiNo our permanent home.
Our first employee joined the team to help with the rapidly growing property management side of the business.
Our team kept growing, but something felt too status quo. What was driving our work? We dug deep.
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.