Island Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that Ryan MacLaughlin, Realtor-Broker has become one of the owners of the prestigious real estate brokerage.
MacLaughlin is a third generation realtor who has consistently been named as one of Island Sotheby's International Realty's Top 10 agents on Maui and in the Top 100 Realtors island wide. MacLaughlin is now part owner after purchasing part of the company from his aunt, Mary Worrall, of LIST Sotheby's International Realty on Oahu.
“I feel humbled and honored to be a part owner,” said MacLaughlin. “I always envisioned being an owner one day, as I always admired my dad and aunt and the way they built their businesses.”
MacLaughlin, who has sold real estate in Hawaii since 2003, first studied under the tutelage of his aunt on Oahu before moving back to Maui. He is now the third generation of real estate brokerage owners, carrying on a legacy that his grandmother started when she had her first company on Oahu in the 1950s.
“I am extremely proud to carry on a family owned company,” said MacLaughlin.
Island Sotheby’s International Realty was started in 2007 by Worrall, MacLaughlin’s aunt, and his father, Paul MacLaughlin, who is the Principal Broker and owner of Island Sotheby's International Realty.
Ryan and Paul MacLaughlin owners of Island Sotheby's International Realty
Worrall said her nephew is more than qualified to lead the premier brokerage with his father. In addition to working throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Worrall said Ryan MacLaughlin received extensive and prestigious training in New York.
Mary Worrall and Ryan MacLaughlin
“I think we have every right to be very proud of him -- both my brother and I,” said Worrall.
Georgianna Tamayose, President of Island Sotheby’s International Realty, said the change of ownership shows how there is a succession in place and the company will continue to grow within the ever-changing industry.
Tamayose added that MacLaughlin’s father set the foundation for Island Sotheby’s Realty through three core values of pono, to do what is right; kuleana, to take responsibility; and aloha, to do it with love.
“These values are ingrained in Ryan and implemented in his daily business,” said Tamayose. “To be able to be a partner with his son and know that his legacy will be carried on is something Paul always dreamed of.”