Jim, Sr. has a long history of being in the Real Estate business in The Hamptons. His family bought property here in 1941 and began buying and selling real estate throughout the Hamptons. Jim's father, James Robert “Bob” McLauchlen, retired from advertising in New York City in 1961 and opened the real estate office still located at 789 Hill Street in 1962. Jim began his official Real Estate career in 1972 when his father asked him to join the business. He moved his young family from Rhode Island where he was a marketing executive for Sun Oil Company, to a home in Water Mill.
In addition to the Real Estate business, Jim started Hamptons Appraisal Service, Inc. in 1972. The appraisal company has appraised thousands of properties from Remsenberg to Montauk, The North Fork, and Fishers Island. With over 51 years of experience buying and selling Real Estate in The Hamptons, Jim still enjoys every transaction he is involved in and looks forward to the next exciting deal. When not in the office, you can find Jim on an adventure with his wife Kathie and dog Baby, at the beach with his fishing rod, or enjoying the sunset from his front porch overlooking Shinnecock Bay.