The McLaughlin Group Team

The McLaughlin Group Team

Sunday, May 27, 2012

BLINDS WIDE OPEN -day 329 What the Squawk

Many of us that live south of the freeway here this chatter all the time and here are the culprits, The Nanday Canures. Here is a brief description about these beautiful birds. "The Nanday Conure is considered to be the most popular companion bird among the Conure species. They are also one of the most beautiful and colorful parrots on the planet. The Nanday Conure is a gorgeous parrot with a black head that extends along with the cheeks and throat and resembles a cap. The remainder of their body is green, the throat and breast are blue, and the feet are actually red. Native to Mexico and Central America to the Caribbean Islands and South America the Nanday Conure is considered to be a very sociable parrot. They're also extremely adaptable and acclimate very well to any new environment." The photo is courtesy of a neighbor who has the great pleasure of watching them gather at her feeder. Obviously, they have adapted well to the Santa Monica Mountains as evidenced by the flocks seen overhead and the squawks heard throughout the canyons. This is Dave, from The McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

BLINDS WIDE OPEN -day 328 Youth of the Year

Okay, here is a shot of the Westlake Village Youth of the Year and yes it's Kelsey. This kid of mine, who is off to SMU in the fall, was recognized as Youth of the Year, along with one other for the City of Westlake Village. Along with a scholarship she was also recognized by the State Senate for her honor. Here she is with Mayor McSweeney. Needless to say, our entire clan is so proud of this young lady. I sat in amazement last night as she led the Pledge of Allegiance for the city council meeting and then answered questions with such poise and humility. I wonder if she has ever considered a career in real estate, wishful thinking on my part. This is Dave, the proudest dad, from The McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!

Monday, May 21, 2012

BLINDS WIDE OPEN - day 327 Huffington Post!

This property on 2401 Kanan Road, Agoura, is getting all the buzz! It just made the Huffington Post and will be on the MSNBC website soon. Check out the digital magazine on our website, This is Dave, from The McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!

Friday, May 18, 2012

BLINDS WIDE OPEN - day 326 Love on the Lake

Westlake Lake has 4 new baby swans! Looks like mama swan had a great Mother's Day! This is Laurie, from The McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

BLINDS WIDE OPEN - day 325 It Went National! just put our new listing on the front page of their website! They had all the fantastic shots of the home and the description below! Rest assured, folks, you are not hallucinating. That’s a real house you see before your eyes, and it’s spectacular. Tucked away on a remote, hillside bluff in Agoura Hills, CA is a “kaleidoscope of vivid color” that apparently will have you feeling like “you’re at the top of a Mayan empire” in no time. The listing description starts things off ever-so-eloquently by asking the obvious question: “Want to be transported from the Aztec Pyramids of the 16th Century, into a 23rd century architectural wonder?” Heck and yes. And really, people, for a list price of $1.95 million, the answer to that question is that obvious. So, other than a Crayola Crayon box of color, what does this Salvidor Dali-esque, architectural mash-up have to offer? Lots! Beyond the Kaleidoscope Home’s “7,200-square-feet of openness” there is a treasure trove of fine features and general cray-ness. For starters, acid-washed concrete floors and slate-wrapped pillars link one room to the next. Then there’s a designated “intimate media area” and wine cellar with storage for up to 640 bottles. Don’t get me started about the zen-ful master suite, which will envelope you in tranquility, what with its combo indoor-outdoor master bath described as a “calm spa-like haven.” And if those features weren’t enough to wet your whistle, sitting beneath a sculptural backyard offering to the Aztec gods is an infinity pool that transcends into the surrounding canyon. Cray! This is Dave, from The McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Coming Soon! Monday in the MLS. Everybody always says this is the best party house there is...but wait, because this one truly is. It was listed at $3.5 million before and our group will be offering it at $1,949,000. Just click on our website at to see all the incredible images of this home. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR EXCITEMENT? Want to be transported from the Aztec Pyramids of the 16th Century, into a 23rd century architectural wonder? A monumental sculpture moves from one end of the infinity pool to the other, like Aztec steps leading to an array of futuristic marvels. As you float in this pool, you’re at the top of a Mayan empire, surrounded by mountains. It’s just you & nature. The first floor is 6700 square feet of openness, with a kitchen floating in the middle, awash in rich wood cabinets, and a breakfast area with four huge windows, all facing those magnificent mountains. Acid washed concrete floors link each area, interspersed with slate-wrapped pillars. Both the living area and master bedroom boast a 4-sided fireplace, wrapped in Italian tiles. Enter the foyer topped of corrugated metal to an intimate media area hosting a wall of wine(WOW)storage area, with room for 640 bottles. Move from the party area, with bar & pool table, to a lounge, which curves into a dining area, which echoes a more private conversation corner–each spot curving into the next. The master bedroom offers a calm spa-like haven, overlooking pool and mountains. The indoor-outdoor master bath is tiled with thousands of iridescent glass, the same shade as the water of the pool. A curving staircase with sculptured railing leads to the second level, with two more bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. Welcome to the ultimate "party house." This home captures your architectural senses and welcomes you to succumb to its power." I am very excited about the reception and energy that this home will surely generate. This is Dave, from The Mclaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

BLINDS WIDE OPEN -day 323 An Evening of Hope

The Celebration of Life Gala held at the Four Seasons was a terrific event for the Wellness Community. I do not know the dollars raised at this point but it was plainly evident that so many companies and individuals stand with the Wellness Community and their mission. Music, inspiration, moving testimonials and recognition of those who have made a difference added up to "An Evening of Hope." This is Dave, from The McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!

Friday, May 4, 2012

BLINDS WIDE OPEN -day 322 Ridiculous

This is a ridiculously great value in Agoura Hills. Over 5500 sq. ft, pool/spa/rv access, tastefully appointed and a beautiful kitchen featuring "Verde Costa Esmeralda" granite and stainless steel appliances. Two massive bonus/office/game rooms, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Great Neighborhood and close to my second office, "The Old Place" What a tremendous value at $1,599,000 This is Dave, from The McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!