Mike McLaughlin, ABR, CRS, GRI
Office: (614)267-4847   |   Cell: (614)946-4727

He's the Best

May 1, 2020
Mike knows the Clintonville housing market better than anyone, and his expertise helped us to sell our house in 2 days, for almost $20K over the asking price. If you're looking for a realtor, he's the best. He was instrumental in helping us know how to prepare to list the home. Between his discerning eye, and the help of his staging designer, we received a lot of critical feedback. We made their recommended improvements to sell our home - quicker and for more money that we could have hoped. Prior to listing, most visitors told us our home was beautiful, but Mike's careful eye helped us to take it to the next level. And it was worth the efforts. He knows this market, and the industry well. He knows everything about the history of the neighborhood, the school districts, etc. He's great at negotiating- you want him in your corner. I highly recommend hiring him, and following every bit of his advice. He's the best.
Alison Rock
459 Blenheim Rd 

You Will Not Be Disappointed

March 13, 2020
If you are looking for a Real Estate Professional - look no further. If you follow Mike's proven plan and truly listen to him, you will be successful in your real estate transaction! From the first meeting, his professional approach and recommendations, to the staging recommendations, photos, showings, contract process and closing - you will not be disappointed. Mike not only knows the market, he studies the trends and intuitively knows the real process of buying and selling real estate. Don't waste your time with anyone else - go with the best! You will glad you did!
Jackie Young
321 Crestview Rd 

Multiple Offers

January 2, 2020
Mike was fantastic. He hired a decorator to help us stage which made a huge difference in the presentation of our home. He looked at the recent neighborhood sales data to determine when the best time was to list our home and took a very data driven approach to determining our list price. We had multiple offers after our open house and we accepted an offer that was above list price, cash and able to close within two weeks. We were quite pleased! Thank you Mike.
Carissa Harper
3165 Summit St 

He Represented Us Well

December 16, 2019
Mike is amazing! Very helpful during the entire negotiations process to buy our new home and sell our old home! He represented us well! When buying our new home, and selling our old home, he was there every step of the way. The staging, pricing, negotiating! Highly recommend!
Sarah Bowers
207 Brighton Rd 

Living Encyclopedia of the Clintonville Market

July 29, 2019
Buying a house can be an overwhelming process. Thank goodness for Mike! He is an absolute pro, and a living encyclopedia of the Clintonville market. Mike guided us through each step of the home-buying process with care, intention and straightforward honesty. He made himself tremendously accessible, and was always just a phone call or a text away. My fiance and I can't recommend him highly enough!
Stu McIntyre
152 E Pacemont Rd 

Proactive and Methodical

April 10, 2019
I worked with Mike on the sale of my Clintonville home. It was the first time I had gone through this process, and I found his proactive and methodical approach to be extremely helpful. Mike provides direct feedback on how to prepare for a smooth selling process and looks to get a fair and competitive process. He uses his local contacts to gain multiple perspectives to ensure the home will show well and is priced appropriately. My home sold in a day and the closing process was very easy.
Jennifer Mitchel
319 Oakland Park Ave 

Positive Experience

October 31, 2018
We had a very positive experience working with Mike on sale of our house. He knows the area so well, and his recommendations were spot-on. We were able to rely on him to handle all the processes effectively and efficiently so we could focus on getting our house and ourselves ready for market, and he was always there to answer questions and provide support. Selling a house is stressful by nature, but he really made everything as easy and worry-free as possible.
Lorraine Logsdon
460 Tibet Rd 

Expertise and Compassion

August 20, 2018
Mike McLaughlin IS far beyond a real estate agent. Mike McLaughlin is an expert in his field, ethical in his dealings and wise beyond his years. He knows much more than selling houses. He can tell what kind of and how old a furnace system is in the basement (and we saw a ton of basement systems in the search for my new house). He can tell if the electric circuit box is adequate and up to date. He can also tell all about the hot water heater and all that other stuff down there we don’t necessarily think about often or ever even know of. Upstairs he knows how the house should be presented and he told me in the most kind and diplomatic way. He knows how to treat clients as full human beings and not just buyers or sellers of houses.
I’ve been involved in buying and selling my houses for most of my adult life, which means I’ve been involved with many many realtors, but not one of them could hold a candle to Mike. He has expertise and compassion. Knowledge and experience. Kindness and diplomacy. All the qualities that makes an excellent person, far beyond a career of buying and selling homes. Mike has done what several other realtors couldn’t do… I allowed my house to be in the market three times, and Mike, as the third, did it like a charm. I waited six weeks for other realtors to sell my house before I backed out. But Mike? It was in contract within five days. He guided me through each step of the long process from talking about a contract to staging the house, photos, getting ready for the showings, working each step through the inspection, providing a list of all sorts of expert contractors, to the final move and cleanup process. He was calm and convincing for each and every step and made me get through a very tense bunch of months.
I am forever grateful for not only making the sale of my house easier than it ever was, but also taking the time and knowing how to find just the right place for me to go to next. He took great care of that too. I am so very lucky to have had him as my realtor and hope to have him as a friend for a long time to come. He is truly that good. 10 stars out of 5.
Nancy McDonald-Kenworthy
197 Riverview Park Dr 

Did a Great Job

July 2, 2018
Mike was great to work with. His local knowledge of the Clintonville market, street by street, is very impressive. You can tell he loves his job and the neighborhood. I highly recommend him, especially for selling your house in this area. My wife and I used him to sell our house in Beechwold. He did a great job helping us decide when to list and what to do to get the highest offers. Our house was only on the market for a single weekend and we were blown away by the offers we received. We continued to rely on his expertise through the closing process and everything went very smoothly.
Andrew Alexander
150 E Dominion Blvd 


May 26, 2018
Mike was amazing. We both bought and sold in Clintonville which is quite a feat! He was knowledgeable, patient and fun. Mike found us the perfect match of a home, and our new buyers feel the same way about our beloved old house. Thanks to Mike for making this a less-stressful and gratifying experience!
Kitty Jones
113 W Como Ave 

Best Realtor Ever

May 26, 2018
Mike was amazing. He helped us through the sale of our house step by step. He helped us get ready and guide us through the whole process. We couldn’t have done it without him! Best realtor EVER!!!!
Carie Haugh
379 Crestview Rd 

He Listened

May 14, 2018
My first impression of Mike was watching him present before the Clintonville Area Commission fifteen years ago. I was so impressed by his integrity then that I told him if I ever sold my house, he'd be the one I called.
Fast forward to early 2018--my husband and I decide to sell. We called Mike and he came over the next day with an excellent marketing plan. From providing a stager, and querying fellow realtors about how best to present the house, Mike also helped find a fantastic photographer whose photos showed off our house nicely.
I like how working with Mike was a two-way street. He listened to our opinions, used a couple, and when he knew best, he provided a thoughtful rationale in how to market and price our home.
We changed our closing date, and Mike showed up (with very little notice) after an intense three-hour session at the dentist. I wouldn't have, and after thinking about it, I don't know anyone else who would've either. It's this kind of work ethic and honesty that caught my attention all those years ago. Both my husband and I were extremely satisfied with Mike's and photographer Jeffrey Horvath's service, and we've both agreed that if we know of anyone looking to buy or sell, we'll definitely recommend Mike.
Mary and Tony Biscuso
116 Piedmont Rd 

Gets the Job Done

May 10, 2018
Mike is very professional, responsive, extremely knowledgeable about the Clintonville area, personable, reliable, gets the job done, and last but not least took a Bittersweet situation as we lived in our home for 22 plus years and he made it quite a pleasant transaction! We love Mike!!!
Beth Lorms
136 W Kenworth Rd 

Incredibly Positive Experience

April 27, 2018
Mike was a wonderful agent in our home buying process. He is kind, attentive, assertive when needed, knowledgeable about the process and the neighborhood and he kept us informed throughout the entire experience. Mike has deep roots in the Clintonville area and is very knowledgeable about price points, home values and had lots of options for us while we searched for the perfect home. We had a unique buying experience in that we purchased a duplex while living out of the area, with multiple buyers involved and using an out of state lender. Mike made the process clear and simple and was very helpful in dealing with the seller while we were in the midst of moving back to the area. Moving is an already difficult thing to do but moving 700 miles with small children and buying a house at the same time was super stressful but the one aspect that was smooth and without worry was working with Mike. He answers emails very promptly, keeps you informed even if there’s not much to report and he’s just a friendly guy that you want to work with. From beginning to end our experience with Mike was incredibly positive and I would highly recommend him for any real estate needs.
Jonathan Fox
95/97 Lakeview Rd 

We Highly Recommend

April 24, 2018
We first met Mike at open houses in our area and was impressed with his work ethic and extensive knowledge of Clintonville and Columbus over all. He is very professional and a pleasure to work with. He provided a talented stager and photographer which proved to be very helpful. We highly recommend Mike!
Mark and Nancy Link
2828 Kensington Pl W 

In It to Win It

 April 3, 2018
Mike was in it to win it from the beginning of our interaction with him as sellers in Clintonville. He gave us a comprehensive plan for sale of our house, and guided us in what repairs and changes to make, what could be left alone, and the timing of our listing. He was patient as we completed the necessary repairs, never rushing us to get to his payoff. He provided the name of a stager that did a fantastic job, and a professional photographer to document the results for website views. His website description of the home was effusive. Together all of this resulted in over 1000 website views and 40 showings in the first 3 days of listing. We closed for almost 20k above our asking price, with 11 offers in the first 3 days. Mike was expert in his negotiations, communicating between all of the buyer agents to find us the best offer. Finally, he continued the great communication throughout the inspection and closing process. Just a great guy to work with all around, wonderful sense of humor and integrity.

Kim Briscoe
150 Fairlawn Ave 

Extremely Knowledgeable

March 14, 2018
Mike was great in helping us get the house ready for sale. What we needed do and what was already good about the house. He was patient and extremely knowledgeable about the market and the neighborhood. Our house was in Clintonville. We had many offers (10)with differing clauses for escalation and other conditions. He knew exactly what everything meant and how to handle them. Without hesitation I'd say if you're looking to buy or sell in Clintonville, you need Mike.
Peter Bonette
365 Crestview Rd

My Best Interest in Mind

February 26, 2018
This was the first time I sold a home on my own and I was very comfortable using Mike McLaughlin. Mike provides a home stager and professional photographer as part of his service and I believe this helped my house go into contract on the first day of being listed. We didn't even need to hold an open house. Mike was very conscientious throughout the rest of the process which included the inspection and closing arrangements. I always felt he had my best interest in mind.
Linda Worden
179 Charleston Ave

Extraordinarily Patient and Contructive

November 4, 2017
Working with Mike was fantastic. He was our realtor in the purchase of our first home. He was extraordinarily patient and constructive in helping us find the right house and fit. When we found the right home, which we knew within minutes of seeing it, Mike was extremely prompt in submitting a competitive bid, which helped us avoid getting into a bidding war. When signing the mortgage and closing documents, Mike’s knowledge, honesty, and expertise really put us ease. Overall, Mike helped us make the right purchase, and he facilitated a smooth transaction. We highly recommend him.
Marcus Green
177 E Weber Rd

Knows How to Make Things Happen

October 1, 2017

I cannot say enough great things about Mike! He helped me purchase my first home and was able to help find the perfect fit for me! He is knowledgeable about the areas around  Columbus and realistic in helping find exactly what you need! He is enthusiastic, easy going, and willing to help in any way that he can! I was signing closing papers and moving into my house just 6 weeks after meeting Mike! He knows how to make things happen! I would highly recommend working with Mike to find your new home and/or selling yours!
Kasey Burt
504 E Lincoln Ave

Knowledgeable about Our Area

September 24, 2017
Mike was great to work with. Very easy-going and knowledgeable about our area of Columbus. He was extremely responsive to us as sellers, and to potential buyers. His staging was excellent, and he was always open to our "selling" ideas. I would highly recommend Mike!
Susan Thomason
149 W Kenworth Road 

Multiple Offers within Four Hours

August 25, 2017
I worked with Mike to sell my Clintonville home. I was extremely impressed with the portfolio that was made on the very first meeting when I decided to list the house and the resources that were provided with the portfolio and I referenced the book multiple times. I also very much appreciate the ability by Mike to take a look at my house and let me know what or if any work or staging was needed. I sold my house with multiple offers within 4 hours. I could not possibly say enough good things about Mike and the professional transaction. I was very satisfied and I highly recommend.
Amy Vereb
203 Desantis Rd 

Professional, Responsive, and Supportive

August 24, 2017
I could not recommend Mike more highly! As first-time homebuyers, we would have been lost without him and never would have ended up in our new home in Clintonville/Beechwold.
We were buyers in a very competitive seller's market, and Mike was with us every step of the way, lending his incredible expertise to assess value, make offers attractive to sellers, and navigate the inspection and closing processes. His knowledge of the Clintonville area is truly impressive--you can tell he is passionate about the community in which he lives and works!
He was professional, responsive, and supportive throughout the entire process, and is a joy to work with personally as well. 
Anneke Mason & Alexander Friedlander
62 E Beaumont Rd 

Patient and Extremely Knowledgeable

August 24, 2017
Mike helped us in a difficult market find a house with our very specific needs. He was patient and extremely knowledgeable about the market and the neighborhood. If you're looking to buy or sell in Clintonville you need Mike.
Judy Buster and Peter Bonette
55 Northmoor Pl 

Very Experienced and Knowledgeable

June 23, 2017
Mike helped me find a house in Clintonville that I couldn't be happier with. I was impressed with his knowledge of the area and he was always there to get back to me quickly whenever I had a question or concern.
He is also an all around great guy who was an absolute pleasure to work with on a personal level in addition to being very experienced and knowledgeable. Can't say enough good things about my experience with Mike over the last few months. 
Jacob Reidy
3171 Summit St

Amazing Experience

April 25, 2017
Mike made selling our house an amazing experience. He listed the house and had multiple offers in less than a week! Helped us pick the best offer, helped with the inspection and the few problems that it brought to light. Would recommend his services to anyone looking for a realtor in the Columbus area. Thanks Mike!
Mark Kastner
2811 Kensington Pl W 


March 2, 2017
I had heard of Mike through word of mouth, so we contacted him when we found a home we wanted to buy. He REALLY knows Clintonville and we instantly felt like he was the person for us because he's patient. We wouldn't have been able to get a contract on the house we bought without his expertise and the process was smooth and drama-free. We asked him to help us sell our old house and the professionals he works with to help stage, photograph, etc. made the house look amazing. We sold it in a couple of days for a lot more than we ever expected. Having an agent with a lot of experience is key, but the fact that he puts so much back into the community sealed the deal for us.
Scott & Christy Haynes
478 Weisheimer Rd 


December 28, 2016 
We first learned of Mike through his mailers. They were always interesting, provided lots of relevant data, and contained thoughtful analyses. We really appreciated his data-driven mindset and when it came time to sell our Clintonville house we knew we had to meet with Mike. We met with several real estate agents and we chose Mike as he had the clearest vision for how to sell our home (and we really hit it off with him inter-personally). Mike is incredibly knowledgeable about all things Clintonville and was an amazing guide to the sales process. This was our first house, so first time selling. Mike was incredibly responsive and we really benefited from his thoughts on how to get the home ready to look its best for showings. At the end of the day, we had an offer w/in 48 hours that was over list and met all of our hoped-for conditions. It was the absolute best-case scenario. Mike was great throughout the rest of the process and always happy to answer any of our questions as the process unfolded. We have moved out of state, but if we had stayed in Columbus I can safely say that Mike would have been our realtor for as long as we lived there.
Mike & Megan Edwards
266 E Torrence Rd 


November 22, 2016 
We only have props to give to Mike!!! We not only sold but bought a home with him as our agent. He was very helpful in every step of both processes. While selling our home, he gave wonderful staging ideas and was very helpful in the important points of remodeling. When it came to buying our new home, he was above and beyond with patience and guidance in finding the perfect home. We were looking for a very specific house in a very specific area in a time that very few houses were on the market. He was diligent in showing us houses in our price range, similar to what we wanted, and extremely patient when wanted to continue to look. After only looking at a few homes, we found the perfect place that speaks to our personality and price! Beside the house aspect, Mike was a joy to know and wonderfully pleasant and fun. He has great insight and personality. :) I would HIGHLY recommend Mike!!!
Greg & Deisa Ward
2810 Indianola Ave 


October 21, 2016 
Mike was AMAZING! I was a first time home-buyer and clueless about the process. He walked me thru every step and was just as excited as I was on closing day. Super knowledgeable and very attentive. Thank you for EVERYTHING Mike!
Beth  Wass
608 Lincoln Ave


August 8, 2016
Buying our first home was in the works for 9 years; we literally looked at a couple hundred houses and worked with multiple realtors in multiple cities. When we met Mike we knew that we had finally found someone who was a good fit for our house-hunting style. We wanted someone who knew the local market and had the inside scoop on houses about to come on the market but at the same time wasn't pushy about it. Mike is a great blend of those traits; more than once he knew of homes about-to-be-listed and helped us communicate with the sellers. When we'd ask to look at a house lacking some of our "must- haves" he didn't scoff and would set up the viewing while asking clarifying questions to try to nail down our ever-changing wish list. We wanted a house on one of three streets, and only on certain blocks, so when a house in the perfect location presented itself, he moved quickly to help us get it in contract before it even went on the market. We can't recommend Mike highly enough if you're ready to buy or sell your house!
Drew Meyers and Katherine Fye
190 Tibet Rd

Worked Hard on My Behalf

April 3, 2016
Mike McLaughlin is the best! My home hit the MLS Friday - and was open today. In contract! Mike was excellent. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor who worked hard on my behalf. Thanks Mike! Woohoo!!!!! 
Patricia Campbell
218 Montrose Wy 


March 31, 2016
We learned of Mike through word of mouth referrals. That summer we contacted him to sell our home in Clintonville, and our first meeting exceeded all our expectations. He brought detailed and highly organized home selling/ listing information, step by step processes, and exactly how we would get the best price for our home. We got more than we ever expected in our asking price - and out of the process as a whole. Listing was beautiful, staging advice, and photos are out of this world. We also took quite a while to purchase our new home, but after a short amount of time, Mike honed in on our wants, needs, and a few things we didn't know we needed. We highly recommend Mike! He is an asset to the Columbus area Real Estate market.
Chris & Kate Bravard
475 Wetmore Rd 


November 15, 2015

Mike did a fine job of marketing our Clintonville home. He knew how to make the most of its assets and coached us on exactly what to expect. Mike's experience, knowledge of the area, and his integrity made the entire experience a positive one.

Cindy Davis
48 E Tulane Rd


November 3, 2015

Mike did a wonderful job at marketing and selling our home in a very short period of time. His organization and years of experience was evident and made the whole process seamless. If you are buying or selling a home in Clintonville, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mike McLaughlin to get the job done right with your best interest in mind!

Nick Smith
502 Crestview Rd


Oct 24, 2015
As first time home sellers, we couldn't be happier than we are with the results of our sale. Mike laid out a plan. He executed it. And our house sold as he predicted. We highly recommend Mike to anyone thinking of selling a Clintonville home. 
John and Mary Beth Whittington,
159 E Kelso Rd 


July 15, 2015
We highly recommend Mike McLaughlin to anyone selling a home in Clintonville. Mike has expert knowledge and experience regarding the Clintonville real estate market. And he is extremely easy to work with. Selling our house with Mike could not have been easier.
Dan and Ellen Miller
87 E Torrence Rd 


August 6, 2014 

My wife and I bought one house and sold another one in two very smooth transactions in a very short time and with the expert guidance of Mike McLaughlin. We had met earlier with two other agents before we reached out to Mike – whom I’d been acquainted with for a few years without knowing he was a Realtor.

I would recommend him for his personal as well as professional virtues. When he came to our home for our first business meeting he was armed with a binder that had a photo of our house on the front, and was filled with data about home values in the area as well as the immediate neighborhood. He broke things down to value per square foot and identified sales trends.

But for every bit of cold, hard, valuable data about property values, Mike offered equal amounts of warm, friendly knowledge of the neighborhood, the street, and community values. He was far more prepared, and far more personable, than other agents we talked to. He followed through on details and was responsive to all our inquiries and requests. It was a joy having him on our journey through the sale of our old house and purchase of our new home.

Brian Williams
190 Clinton Heights Ave 

Two Contracts

July 7, 2014

Mike is a pleasure to work with and had two contracts on our Clintonville home in just over 24 hours.
He was a big help, and realistic, in letting us know what improvements to make in preparation of getting our house on the market.
Val Faler
2682 Dayton Ave

Very Satisfied

April 15, 2014

We recently sold our home in Clintonville with the help of an excellent realtor. Mike McLaughlin led us through the step-by-step process of preparing our home for sale with expertise and a good sense of humor! We could easily see why he is “The Educated Choice”.

We were new to selling and needed advice on everything from how to arrive at a listing price, to staging, to closing -- with the least possible stress for sellers and buyers. On all counts Mike anticipated our needs and frequently asked the kinds of pointed questions every seller must answer:

What’s the market like in the neighborhood?

What are the key amenities we wanted to feature in ads/online?

What about home inspection repairs?

What was our financial bottom line price?

What is a closing like?

Mike kept us calm and made himself available whenever we called. He followed up the next day if our questions needed research. His professional and ethical approach to selling and buying were clearly evident as we talked about dual agency papers as well as location, location, location.

We were especially pleased that he knew our neighborhood so well. That knowledge led us to a good selling price and ideas about what kind of marketing he would provide.

We highly recommend Mike to anyone who wants to sell or buy in Clintonville. We can’t thank him enough for teaching us how important it is to list the house competitively. We sold our house in less than a monthJ

Sue and Ron Rochester
285 Olentangy St 

Sold Fast at Full Price

May 6, 2013 

My house was in contract for the asking price within 8 days of going on the market in March 2013. Why? Because I chose the right realtor: Mike McLaughlin.

Mike helped me decide the right price point for the house. He helped me stage my home so it showed at its best. The promotional materials he developed were complete and exceptionally inviting, and targeted to the type of buyer who would enjoy this home and neighborhood. Mike has a wonderful way with people; he is an excellent communicator and listener, and I had confidence that he would walk me through every step of the sometimes anxiety provoking process.

In addition, for sellers or buyers in the Clintonville and North University neighborhoods, please know that Mike has been our advocate for many years. With a couple other like-minded folks, he developed the very successful Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum, planting and tending native trees along neighborhood streets. He is a past member of the Clintonville Area Commission. He volunteers in numerous other ways to build communities with great quality of life.

Buying and selling our homes are among the top financial transactions any of us will make. I have come to understand how important it is to choose an experienced and talented realtor who will be a trusted partner. Mike McLaughlin is that man.

All the best as you buy or sell your home,

Maureen Mills 
426 Glen Echo Cir 



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