RE/MAX Yosemite Gold

Main Number: (209) 628-4600
Email: remaxyosemite@gmail.com


PO Box 808 18688 Highway 120
Groveland, CA. 95321


Who’s Lauree ?   Resume of Lauree Borup, Broker, CRS, CRB, E-Pro, GRI, SRES,Green, SFR

I specialize in the Pine Mountain Lake, Groveland, Big Oak Flat, Buck Meadows, Yosemite Acres, Yosemite Highlands, Yosemite Vista Estates, Wagner Ridge and Greeley Hill areas. I have enjoyed living in Tuolumne County since 1977.


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 2010,2009, 2008, 2007, ’06, ’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

Tuolumne County Association of Realtors: Multiple Listing Committee. 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.

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 Development Division 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.


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


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.


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.”

What Do Realtors Do?


  • Inform prospective buyers of local: Weather, schools, places to stay, eat and play, outdoor burning, firewood permits, zoning regulations, wildlife, pet restrictions, plants and landscaping, geography
  • Go on agent tours to get familiar with the new house listings or preview houses on their own
  • Show houses to prospective buyers
  • Draft purchase contracts, counter-offers, addendums, contingency waivers, repair requests
  • Advise on home warranties with purchase, choose proper coverage for that home, assist with home warranty company repairs or disputes
  • Keep informed about daily mortgage rates
  • Gather basic financial info to give to lender for more detailed borrower qualification
  • Give applications for propane service to buyers
  • Give contact information to buyers to change utilities into their name
  • Be familiar with short sale and foreclosure purchase requirements

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  • Prepare a price analysis and help seller set a realistic, competitive asking price
  • Determine seller’s net proceeds based on the likely sales price and their loans
  • Measure the house & check against records at County Building Department
    and Pine Mountain Lake Association
  • Research building permits
  • Find property survey monuments or hire someone to find them and mark them
  • Advise seller on “staging” the house to maximize a good impression: yard work, repairs, moving furniture, reducing clutter, eliminating odors, cleaning carpets, house and garage
  • Put up FOR SALE signs
  • Install lockbox with key for agents to use in showing the house
  • Take photographs of the house at different times of day and of every room
  • Input and update property information and photos to Multiple Listing Service
    Present the listed property in a detailed color brochure
  • Present the listed property on websites
  • Present the listed property in written advertisements
  • Research different advertising methods and media
  • Check listed houses for agent cards/showings and follow-up on their buyers feedback. Encourage showings by other agents by providing information, flyers, and “talking up” property to them
  • Check listed houses for leaks, lights, maintenance problems and security
  • If requested by owner, turn on or off the water, the heating or cooling, the electricity
  • Present offers to sellers
  • Submit septic plot plans applications to Environmental Health
  • Help draft/deliver Notices to Vacate to tenants
  • Help dispose of furniture & appliances by selling or hauling to the dump or giving away
  • Review site plans and floor plans with spec builders
  • Disclosures: Property defects, Natural Area Hazard, smoke detector, Pine Mountain Lake HOA restrictions, utility rates, water heater strapping, lead-based paint, sex offender database, earthquake, insurance claim history
  • Review preliminary title report for issues with liens, easements, unrecorded loan payoffs, potential clouds on title that must be cleared before title can change hands
  • Help owner work with neighboring property owners and title company to resolve road or utility easements
  • Review escrow instructions for conformity with the written purchase contract and estimated closing costs for accuracy of bills
  • Review appraisals
  • Check on warranties that may still cover the property under the new buyer
  • When asked, refer clients to: appraisers, lenders, insurance agents, eviction services
  • Prepare Broker Price Opinions for mortgage holders, estate executors, attorneys

INSPECTIONS Schedule and coordinate:

  • Chimney
  • Septic system
  • Roof
  • Well productivity and water potability tests
  • Whole home inspection
  • Structural pest (termite) inspection
  • Structural or soils engineer

Get BIDS on:

  • Brush clearing, tree trimming and tree removal
  • Grading and driveway installation, asphalt and sealing
  • Correcting drainage problems
  • Re-roofing
  • Painting & deck sealing
  • House cleaning and carpet cleaning
  • Moving propane tanks
  • Replacing septic tanks
  • Structural pest repairs
  • Pest control of bats, ants, spiders
  • New flooring, heating & cooling


  • Market activity and real estate trends
  • Real estate tools of lease options, seller financing, equity lines, foreclosure, construction loans
  • County Ordinances and State laws regarding real estate and development
  • US Forest Service roads and annual permits to use them for primary access
  • Environmental Control Committee: draft letters for applicants regarding tree removal, road encroachment widening, shed locations, etc
  • Splitting or merging lots, abandoning Public Utility Easements, re-setting missing survey monuments
  • Construction, architecture, building materials
  • How the vacation rental programs work
  • Pine Mountain Lake Homeowner’s Association: ECC Guidelines, amenities and fees, politics, finances, restrictions, Fire Safety
  • Guidelines, Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions
  • Tax ramifications in general (refer to accountant for specifics)
  • 1031 tax deferred exchanges
  • Primary home capital gains tax exclusions
  • Ways to take title in general (refer to lawyer for specifics)

SUPPLIES Keep the following on hand to give out:

  • Telephone books, area maps, activities guides, lodging lists, church lists, organized group lists Yosemite guides, Forest Service guidebooks, Visitor’s Guides
  • Recorded restrictions of the local homeowner’s associations: Pine Mountain Lake, Country Club Village, Oak Tree Condos, Sundowner Condos, Cedar Hills Condos, Yosemite Acres, YosemiteVista Estates, Graham Ranch
  • Lists of contractors and other service providers


  • Follow the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics
  • Be familiar with the rules of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Serve on Association of Realtors committees or board
  • Get continuing education for license renewal every four years
  • Learn to use: computers, software, internet, e-mail, digital cameras