Top Bay Area agent Tracy McLaughlin leaves The Agency for Engel & Völkers

Agent generated $416 million in sales in 2021

Tracy McLaughlin, one of the nation’s top real estate agents, has left The Agency to join rival brokerage Engel & Völkers.

McLaughlin joined Engel & Volkers’ outpost in Marin County, California, Engel & Völkers said Friday. Her daughter Whitney also joined Engel & Völkers Aspen as a real estate advisor.

McLaughlin, a top-producing agent in tony Marin County for decades, closed $416,585,500 in deals last year, according to RealTrends’ most recent ranking of the nation’s top agents. She was the 8th most productive agent in California in terms of sales volume and was #24 overall nationwide.

“Tracy is known for being her clients’ biggest advocate, and that level of service is apparent in her production and recognition as a top real estate professional both in the Bay Area and nationally,” said Paul Benson, co-founder and CEO of Engel & Völkers Gestalt Group, which operates 32 offices across Utah, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon.

McLaughlin joined The Agency in 2019 after a stint with Compass, which bought Pacific Union, the brokerage she owned with her ex-husband Mark McLaughlin. (The brokerage giant paid north of $80 million to acquire Pacific Union. Mark McLaughlin left Compass in 2021.)

“Joining Engel & Völkers provides me with access to an expansive global network that will help me better serve my clients and my community,” Tracy McLaughlin said in a statement. “The collaborative leadership and support will present more opportunities for my business and new offerings for my clients that I greatly look forward to leveraging. Personally, I’m also thrilled to work with my daughter under one brand and see her flourish as a real estate professional in Aspen.” 

Engel & Volkers Gestalt Group generated $4.14 billion in sales volume in 2021, good for #82 overall nationwide, according to RealTrends’ ranking of the country’s biggest brokerages.

The Agency, which was the 21st largest brokerage by sales volume in 2021, has been expanding into new markets in recent months. The Mauricio Umansky-led brokerage recently launched in the Bahamas and bought New York-based brokerage Triplemint in May. Its other top individual agents include Santiago Arana, Dennis Chernov, Sandra Dazzan, Eric Haskell and Cooper Mount.