Local Real Estate Expertise with a Global Reach: Engel & Völkers


Ralph McLeran is a lifelong resident of Marin County and currently lives in Novato. After graduating from Redwood High School, he earned a B.A. degree in urban studies at San Francisco State University.

He has been a licensed real estate Broker since 1983, specializing in Marin and Southern Sonoma counties. As a commercial pilot, he learned how important attention to detail is, and he brings that skill to his work in real estate.
"Thoroughness is ingrained in my aviation and business practices," he says. "Likewise in real estate, clients expect a well-organized agent who gives individual attention to their needs while also following procedures. In today's fast-paced real estate market—just as in flying—an agent needs to be quick, efficient, and precise. There are situations where you just don't get a second chance."

Ralph also has a personal real estate portfolio which he considers his primary investment strategy: He practices what he preaches to his clients. When not working, he loves to travel, fly airplanes, and ride motorcycles. He is married and the father of two boys.