As many of you know, I grew up in Boulder and went to the University of Colorado, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Marketing.
At the time I began selling real estate in January of 1993, my family and I were living in Left Hand Canyon in an old miner’s ‘ghost’ cabin that we remodeled and expanded from practically nothing. When we first moved there in 1982 there was no water, and no heat except an old pot belly stove. Our first daughter had to sleep in bed with us wearing a skull cap to keep her bald little head from freezing. We were barely more than optimistic kids ourselves back then. My father-in-law said we should have blown the place up when we bought it and started over from scratch.
In 1994 we moved from the mountains to Old Town Longmont, so the kids would have a real neighborhood to grow up in. We bought a light-filled, historic home built in 1905 on Lincoln Street which satisfied our perennial need to remodel everything in sight, where the kids could walk to school, and where we could actually get pizza delivered whenever we felt like it (heaven indeed).
In 2000 we moved back to the country and bought a home on a horse property just west of Longmont (so the girls could watch their horses from the kitchen), which we felt was a good compromise between the mountains and town--even if it was just beyond the pizza guy’s territory.
We lived on the ranch for over 10 years. In 2011 we moved back to the city into a beautiful town-home in the Renaissance neighborhood of SW Longmont--a very emotional decision for us, but one we felt was necessary since the kids had grown-up and it wasn’t as satisfying living there without them. The ranch was amazing while it lasted, but I don't miss hauling hay and doing all those endless chores. It’s sure nice to have someone mowing the lawn and shoveling the walks for us.
Now, in 2017, I’ve come full circle back to where I grew up, living near Boulder in the Gunbarrel area, only 10 minutes either direction from both my Boulder WK Real Estate office and the WK office I also have in Longmont.
Maybe you can see why I developed such a broad territory over my career in real estate. Thank you for indulging me and I look forward to helping you when the time is right—I plan on staying a full time Real Estate Broker for a long time to come.
Martin Sugg, Broker Associate
WK Real Estate Inc.