For Dan Mclean, real estate was not just a family business. It was destiny. His late father, Don Mclean, was a well-known and respected real estate agent in Carmel for 30 years. His enduring words of advice — “learn as much as you can, and be knowledgeable about your industry” — have defined Dan’s real estate career over the last 29 years.
As one of the office’s top producing agents in the San Francisco Market Street office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Dan maintains a consistent $18-$22 million in sales volume each year. The pinnacle of his career arrived in 2010 when he reached No. 1 status for individual agents in the entire office. “It was a major wow,” he recalls. “I remember calling my dad and telling him when I was consistently among the top two agents in the office. It made him so happy and proud.”
Today, Dan has helped his clients buy and sell more than $200 million worth of condos, single-family homes, TIC’s, lofts and two- to four-unit buildings since 1990. He has been able to maintain his success because of his real estate legacy, but also because of his depth of knowledge and easy going nature, which calms his clients during sometimes tense moments. “I’ve done over 500 transactions over the course of my career, and every deal makes me a little more experienced.” Today, the longtime Duboce Triangle resident splits his time equally between representing buyers and sellers throughout the city, many of whom are attorneys. His tagline, “there’s no place like home,” characterizes the feeling that he wants to leave with all of his clients. They have called him everything from “patient” to “warm” and a “Realtor with integrity.” These are just some of the reasons why 90% of his new clients are from referrals and three-quarters of those who work with him become repeat customers. “I call it, ‘guidance without pressure,’” he says.