Welcome to Our Thoughts
Writings from Mark A. McLaughlin
August 5, 2022
Last week marked the 13th anniversary of acquiring Pacific Union. The real estate markets were not vibrant in August 2009. In fact, they were quite stressful. But our journey was vibrant, and the greatest part of our journey was our people.
July 27, 2022
We have plenty of fog and noise in the housing and mortgage markets. One perspective repeated by Barry Habib of MBA Highway is “Success is a Decision.”
June 27, 2022
Today, we are thrilled to announce a partnership between McLaughlin Ventures and the WAV Group to provide expanded M&A services to brokerage…
June 21, 2022
Fortunes are made in times of adversity. Changing real estate markets, adverse equity markets, and rising interest rates all contribute to opportunity. This is when opportunity knocks. A time for leadership to stand tall!
May 24, 2022
A market shift and a move toward greater fee transparency will test your brokerage's value proposition.
April 18, 2022
As you may know, I retired from the daily demands of real estate last year, and accomplished a different set of goals than I normally have in years…
March 29, 2022
Having started my first residential brokerage business in Marin County, California in 2006, I enjoyed 20 months of hyper-growth as a start up only to…
March 7, 2022
Dear Colleagues:Although I have accomplished the ability to manage through “noise,” the past ten days have been extremely distracting…
February 18, 2022
If the technology or "housing super app" is not from you – it will be a gift given to your client by someone else.
January 18, 2022
Nobody wants to be managed. Management, teamwork and leadership – what’s the difference?Thriving organizations in the real…
January 10, 2022
Last week, I spent a significant amount of time reading research, listening to podcasts and trying to make sense of the 2022 real estate market. My…
December 14, 2021
Last week, I had an inspiring coaching session with a real estate brokerage owner on the Eastern seaboard. The session surrounded hiring and…
November 17, 2021
Noise can be a distraction - like a crisis – if you allow it. The ability to manage through “noise” is one of the many benefits of having a clear Vision.
October 25, 2021
People and relationships drive our businesses. For some, relationships and referrals make up more than 60% of their business. My friend…
October 4, 2021
Don’t model your future based on your bordering competitors as that compromises innovation and greatness. Model your business and your team around the consumer – our real estate professionals’ clients!
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