Author Archives: Louisa Blake Nauroth

About Louisa Blake Nauroth

Louisa is a sought after, experienced real estate broker with Excel Realty and Mortgage, one of the premier brokerage firms located in the Tri-Valley. As a lifelong resident of the San Ramon Valley, she has ample knowledge of the Tri-Valley's real estate market and the discerning buyers looking to live there. Louisa's connections, experience, and longtime association to San Ramon, Pleasanton and Danville California, allow her inside knowledge of information about properties before they reach the market. Achieving some of the top sales in the area and representing exclusive sales are a result of having a unique and deep understanding of how our marketplace works and possessing long held trust and deep social and business networks. Louisa infuses her passion and expertise to create a real estate experience that's quite unforgettable. She specializes in helping buyers and sellers; consistently striving to enhance her client's lives, while housing their financial future.

Working Mom in the Tri-Valley

Blake's 1st Client Appointment with Monica and Luis at 4 Months Old

Blake’s 1st Client Appointment with Monica and Luis at 4 Months Old

May 24, 2014

Raising kids in the Tri-Valley is awesome. Working in a profession you love is an added benefit. Having the flexibility with work, which allows you to still be part of your kids’ day to day activities, is the best part of it all.

As a member of the Iron Horse Mothers Club (a moms group everyone should have for their area!), I’ve gotten to meet so many great moms and hear their stories. The beautiful Tri-Valley we live in is not only suitable to raise your family here with the great schools, but it certainly offers those special spots in Downtown Danville, Blackhawk Plaza and even Downtown Pleasanton  where you can kick back, enjoy a few cocktails, and share some laughs with your girlfriends.

Each day I wake up happy to live in the Gale Ranch, San Ramon community – a place I feel safe and where I enjoy watching our kids grow. I have an advantage with the work I do. I love real estate and love even more that I get to sell homes in the Tri-Valley area – a place I grew up and have lived in for over 30 years. I chose to get into real estate full time right before starting a family. Now with a large family and several years of experience in real estate, it sometimes can be a juggling act. Juggling work full time and treating your clients as top priority, but also being a hands-on mom can be challenging, but well worth it. Fortunately, having the support of my friends and family, and having friends (old and new) from the Iron Horse Mothers Club, it is my saving grace.

Blake at 10 Months Old Taking a Break After Touring with Clients

Blake at 10 Months Old Taking a Break After Touring with Clients

To help balance my time with my career and family – those weeks I know will be pretty hectic, I choose a not so hectic day during the week and I bring my son to work with me. These are the days I look forward to, and consider it a special treat. Whatever I have scheduled for the day, he is my right hand man. It is important to me that I instill a hard work ethic in my kids and they know that money doesn’t grow on trees. I hope when they get older they remember going to work with mom, remember the fun times and all they learned, and one day they achieve greatness – their definition of greatness, that is!

Jolie at 1 1/2 Years Old Helping Clients Choose New Carpet

Jolie at 1 1/2 Years Old Helping Clients Choose New Carpet

My Brother Jojo

Luis "Jojo" Arcas III, August 14, 1981 - September 5, 2011 Pictured on August 14, 2011 | Our Last Photo Together

Luis “Jojo” Arcas III, August 14, 1981 – September 5, 2011
Pictured on August 14, 2011 | Our Last Photo Together

March 7, 2014

For my first blog ever I thought it was fitting to write about my brother – one of my best buds – the whole reason I’m starting this blog – my inspiration, as my header reads – and one of the greatest dudes that ever lived…JOJO!

Jojo was five years younger than me, but we had a bond stronger than most. He was the kind of guy that attracted attention anywhere he went. He was the type that commanded attention, not demanded. Even on his worst day, he still exuded a strong fashion sense, especially for shoes.

Like many siblings we had a lot in common, but a lot that was different about us. We were lucky to have grown up in the Tri-Valley. Our first home was in Pleasanton’s Val Vista community. We then moved to Bollinger Hills in San Ramon, then our final stop was San Ramon’s Twin Creeks area. As we grew up we watched our parents work hard to keep us in the area for the great schools and communities. While back then he was more well versed of the San Francisco Bay Area, I on the other hand, was proud to know only the Tri-Valley really well. As we went from kids to adolescents, to then adults he teased me and introduced me to most as his Valley Girl sis. My banter back was always that I was proud to be a product of my environment – the environment, being San Ramon Valley or the Tri-Valley as a whole, where our parents chose to raise us in.

There’s many things I miss about my brother, and because of that is why you’ll often read about him in my blogs. He was my everything – my own definition of everything, and one of my greatest loves. One of the things he was known for besides his style and boisterous laugh, was his sense of humor. The guy made me laugh most times without even trying, but also made me mad without even saying anything. That’s what being siblings is all about, I guess.

One of the last things he teased me about was how I had a mouth piece on me. That was his way of telling me I talk way too much. Since most of what he teased me about only egged me on to bother him even more – alas, SBL Blog is born. This one’s for you Hoho! Love, your big sis!

 

Jojo Forever

Luis "Jojo" Arcas III, August 14, 1981 - September 5, 2011 Pictured on August 14, 2011 | Our Last Photo Together

Luis “Jojo” Arcas III, August 14, 1981 – September 5, 2011
Pictured on August 14, 2011 | Our Last Photo Together

March 7, 2014

For my first blog ever I thought it was fitting to write about my brother – one of my best buds – the whole reason I’m starting this blog – my inspiration, as my header reads – and one of the greatest dudes that ever lived…JOJO!

Jojo was five years younger than me, but we had a bond stronger than most. He was the kind of guy that attracted attention anywhere he went. He was the type that commanded attention, not demanded. Even on his worst day, he still exuded a strong fashion sense, especially for shoes.

Like many siblings we had a lot in common, but a lot that was different about us. We were lucky to have grown up in the Tri-Valley. Our first home was in Pleasanton’s Val Vista community. We then moved to Bollinger Hills in San Ramon, then our final stop was San Ramon’s Twin Creeks area. As we grew up we watched our parents work hard to keep us in the area for the great schools and communities. While back then he was more well versed of the San Francisco Bay Area, I on the other hand, was proud to know only the Tri-Valley really well. As we went from kids to adolescents, to then adults he teased me and introduced me to most as his Valley Girl sis. My banter back was always that I was proud to be a product of my environment – the environment, being San Ramon Valley or the Tri-Valley as a whole, where our parents chose to raise us in.

There’s many things I miss about my brother, and because of that is why you’ll often read about him in my blogs. He was my everything – my own definition of everything, and one of my greatest loves. One of the things he was known for besides his style and boisterous laugh, was his sense of humor. The guy made me laugh most times without even trying, but also made me mad without even saying anything. That’s what being siblings is all about, I guess.

One of the last things he teased me about was how I had a mouth piece on me. That was his way of telling me I talk way too much. Since most of what he teased me about only egged me on to bother him even more – alas, SBL Blog is born. This one’s for you Hoho! Love, your big sis!

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SAN RAMON

PLEASANTON

Foothill High School | Pleasanton

Foothill High School | Pleasanton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVERMORE

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Livermore Valley Charter School | Livermore

DUBLIN

Valley Christian Elementary School | Dublin

Valley Christian Elementary School | Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANVILLE

Vista Grande Elementary School | Danville

Vista Grande Elementary School | Danville