Real estate is everything Ian McVeigh has ever known. And his dedication has paid dividends. While Ian wasn’t born into the business or had top-producing family members, he did do a significant amount of moving as a kid, and he had a good REALTOR® along the way.
As a self-described “Army brat,” Ian lived in eight different homes in five different states by the age of 12, when he finally landed in Virginia. His father was an Army doctor, and his mother was a teacher and in sales. Having experienced so many moves in his youth, searching for and discovering a variety of homes and neighborhoods, Ian developed an interest in real estate early on.
Just 60 days after graduating from Virginia Tech in 2004, Ian obtained his real estate license. “I wanted to work for myself, so I figured I’d give real estate a shot. Always moving while growing up had me interested in real estate, and I had a great agent, teacher and leader (Greg Lydell) who was needing help in his growing real estate business.”
Ian partnered with Greg in co-founding Select Realty and was dropped into the hottest housing market prior to now, 2005 and 2006. He was literally shot out of a cannon and hit the ground running.
“The money was much more than my friends working their 9-to-5 jobs, and I had a lot more fun doing it,” Ian recalls. “Now, 2007 and 2008 made me question it all, however. But sticking through it and coming out the other end let me know this was going to be what I did for the rest of my life.”
With a renewed faith and commitment to the business, Ian emerged from the Great Recession and proceeded to grow Select Realty with Greg. They built the business to 30-plus agents before selling and merging with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) in 2016.
Having joined forces with BHHS and Samson Properties, Ian was ready to take his business to the next level. He took the strength and reputation he already established in the real estate community and formed The Redstone Group in 2021. “Many of our team members have been with me since the beginning, and the team has evolved into our very strong group of seasoned agents who have been successful in representing their clients for many years,” Ian explains. The Redstone Group is a team of 20 agents serving all of Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., as far south as Lake and Anna and Front Royal. “Our team is spread out to make sure we can help anyone and everyone, no matter what area they’re looking in,” Ian says.
Much of Ian’s success can be attributed to his willingness to work hard, early and often, and never turn down an opportunity to be involved in a deal, no matter how small. He found that his willingness to always assist others often led to great relationships, partnerships, and future opportunities he could capitalize on.
Although Ian has always put work first, he enjoys the freedom it has allotted him to not only do what he loves every day (real estate), but to also spend time with his friends and immediate family, and to travel as much as possible. He loves playing tennis, attending sporting and art events, and supporting his niece and nephew with their horseback riding, soccer, and T-ball.
Ian is a big proponent of supporting local youth programs and helping students who might not be fortunate enough to have the resources to be successful. He currently supports cheerleading, beauty, softball, soccer, and baseball, and has supported many afterschool programs such as youth robotics, orchestra, and more.
Ian’s true passion right now, however, is growing his team. As he continues acquiring great agents who can provide extraordinary service, he says he is looking forward to helping as many people as he can, and to make those around him more successful.