Though the real estate market has cooled off due to the recession, Laura McLaughlin’s career is still going strong at Prudential Douglas Elliman, one of the largest brokerage companies in the U.S. She’s an associate broker based in Long Island, and has 20 years experience as a consistent top producer on the island’s North Shore.
McLaughlin’s grandparents came to America from counties Donegal and Derry, and she’s traveled to Ireland once. “My Irish heritage has always been a source of great pride to me,” she says. “There is great strength and love of life in the Irish. In the arts, music, literature and politics, the Irish have given so much to the world.”
A graduate of Nassau Community College and FIT in New York, McLaughlin is married and the mother of two, Hedi, 29, and Heather, 25.
“My ancestors had their battles to fight, and life was not always fair to them,” McLaughlin says. “They came to this country, and through faith, hard work and their values, they were able to contribute much to society. They passed this on to their children.”
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