Athens Area News
December 14th, 2021
LCR Realty Joins e-Merge Real Estate
Dec 14, 2021 – Athens, OH: LCR Realty is pleased to announce that it has joined e-Merge Real Estate, the top-rated realty company that is changing the caliber of real estate in Ohio. 

LCR Realty, formerly Larry Conrath Realty, has been a top-selling agency in Athens for decades, and its agents have an outstanding reputation. “But a small agency does not have the economy of scale that e-Merge does,” says Don Linder, former LCR owner and now an e-Merge associate broker/agent. “We were looking for that next level of excellence to keep pace with this industry. We found that in e-Merge.”

Founded by top producing real estate innovators, e-Merge Real Estate brings a whole suite of resources that will give immediate, direct and ongoing benefit to buyers and sellers in Athens County and surrounding markets.  LCR joined Ohio-based e-Merge Real Estate Dec. 14, 2021, with no pause in business. LCR’s exceptional agents will continue to serve clients without interruption, but with a new set of tools to improve the buyer and seller experience.

e-Merge Real Estate leadership team includes founder Jonathan “Ric” DeVore, president and broker/owner; Molly Morgan, vice president and broker/partner; Justin Gwinn, broker/partner; and Katie Clark, executive vice president of agent development. All are recognized as top producing Realtors® and leaders in the industry, each with more than 20 years of experience in real estate.

“Technology, marketing, transactions, financing, negotiations ...none of it looks like it did even five years ago, and it’s in constant transformation,” Devore says. “When I founded e-Merge Real Estate, I wanted to create a model for an agency that foresees the changes that we face every day in the fast-paced real-estate industry, and equip and train agents so they are always ahead of the curve.” e-Merge Real Estate provides buyers and sellers with advanced tools and technology, making navigating the complexities of buying and selling a home easier.

“It makes me especially happy to see a top agency in southeast Ohio join our e-Merge family,” says Athens native and Bobcat Molly Morgan, who’s had a pivotal role in the agency’s success. “I know and love Southeast Ohio. And I know e-Merge is a perfect—and proven—fit.“

“I am especially excited to tap into the extensive training and tools,” says Sally Linder, LCR’s former co-owner and now an e-Merge Realtor®.

e-Merge’s innovations have earned it five-star ratings from RealSatisfied and GlassDoor. It’s ranked among CBUS #1 Top Realty Companies and is one of the nation’s top-producing brokerage firms in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report, Devore says.  “We bring all of that to southeast Ohio and more.” 

Already the central-Ohio based company had begun developing a successful presence in the Athens County area, in addition to its formidable track record in the central part of the state and beyond. “We have glowing reports from customers in the area served by current e-Merge agents,” Devore says. “We can’t wait to see the results of an even bigger presence!” With the addition of LCR agents, the Athens branch of e-Merge grows to 17 agents and counting.

For more information, contact Molly Morgan at, and visit on the Web.
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March 15th, 2020 By LCR Realty
Hours of Operation
In keeping with evolving Covid-19 recommendations, LCR is making modifications that allow us to keep serving buyers and sellers but also make it easier for everyone to stay healthy. Office hours will be limited, but agents and our front desk will be answering calls and serving clients in many of our usual ways. Call, email or text to get in touch. We continue to list and show homes, but to that end have developed a set of safety practices that follow best-practice health guidelines.
Of course, this is a changing situation, and we will update you on Facebook if we need to make further changes for the good of all.
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July 30th, 2018 By LCR Realty
Community Appreciation Event
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July 31st, 2017 By Meranda Chesser
Lace up for Kids

Robin Webb
Athens County Children Services
Office: (740) 592-3061


ATHENS-  In preparation for the upcoming school year, Athens Wendy’s restaurants, Athens
County Children Services, and Power 105-WXTQ- FM are excited to begin the 20th annual Lace Up for
Kids; a back to school program dedicated to sending area children back to school with new gym shoes.
As a result of Lace Up for Kids, it is expected that 300 Athens County children will be ready to take on a
new academic school year with a new pair of shoes.

The local Athens Wendy’s restaurants, Athens County Children Services, and Power 105-WXTQ- FM are
asking the Athens County community members to support this project by purchasing a pair of new
tennis shoes, child or adult sized, and dropping them off at the Wendy’s locations on Richland Ave, or
East State St., Power 105 on Columbus Rd in Athens or LCR Realty, 280 East State Street, Athens. 

Applications for families to receive shoes for the upcoming school year will be available through Athens
County Children Services caseworkers and school outreach workers. If people seeking application do not
know their school outreach worker, and do not have a caseworker, they may call 740-592- 3061 to get
added to a waiting list. Children must be between the ages of 5 and 14, and families must be residents
of Athens County to qualify. Families who would like more information may call Athens County Children


  • The shoes will be collected through August 8th and will be distributed to the families on August 15th at The Plains Elementary School.
  • Monetary contributions may be sent to: Lace Up For Kids, C/O Wendy’s, P.O. Box 320 Athens, Ohio 45701.

Athens County Children Services is focused on its mission of protecting children, strengthening families,
and securing futures. For more information, please visit our website at

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April 1, 2016, Athens, OH: Larry Conrath Realty is making an exciting change. Starting April 1, we are shortening our business name to LCR Realty, and updating our brand to be more professional and up to date.

It was time for a fresh face for the agency, as well as changes that make it easier and better for our clients We also like the fact that our initials, LCR, will represent our core services: Land, Commercial, and of course our long-time signature area of expertise—Residential. For a long time, people have referred to us as LCR, and now our name reflects that. They also look back on our history as Larry Conrath Realty.

We have fresh yard signs, which are everywhere throughout our region, so you will get an immediate opportunity to see the difference. 

Our new Web site is fresh and easy to navigate. We're making it easier to search our listings, connect with us through our chat features or sign up to get daily updates from your favorite LCR Realty agent. And that is just the beginning. As we travel through this transition, we will be making improvements regularly, in response to what our clients are telling us matter most.

Also, people can get to our social media with a click or find out important news quickly. We will keep you up to date on happenings within our agency and with things that affect you as a buyer or seller.

Our web address and e-mails will be shorter—a small thing, but anytime you can deal with fewer keystrokes, you get where you’re going faster. Our new URL is  Check our agent sites for their new e-mail addresses. (You’ll still be able to reach them at their old addresses until everyone gets used to the new order.) 

What stays the same?: 
  • Our more than four decades of experience at real estate, and our professional approach
  • Our full time agents with stunning resumes
  • Our iconic art deco building at 280 E. State St in Athens
  • Our phone number – 740-592-3015, where you will always reach an agent during business hours
  • In-depth, sophisticated services that go way beyond the standard real – estate model.
  • Our THING!

With any questions, please feel free to call the agent of your choice, or reach us at or 740-592-3015 and we’ll connect you with exactly who or what you need.