Born in Watertown, New York, MJ McFarland spent his formative years in constant motion. Due to his father’s service in the U.S. Military, he lived in several cities and states, including Texas, where most of his upbringing took place. Along the way, he gained a first-hand understanding and appreciation for the moving process, knowledge that would serve him well upon deciding to pursue a career in the real estate business.
His outstanding athleticism enabled him to showcase his skills as a full scholarship football player at the University of Texas at Austin, and eventually to a career as a professional athlete in the National Football League. There, he was blessed with the opportunity to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, The New York Jets, and the Dallas Cowboys.
A man of many talents, MJ had a special interest in finance that began to grow more important during his football career. He focused his off the field energy on understanding how money works, not only the many ways to earn it, but also how to invest it, grow it and preserve it.
MJ’s awareness of the physical dangers and potential for career-ending injuries inherent in a sport like football, inspired him to prepare for life after professional sports. Applying a natural entrepreneurial mindset and leveraging his vast network, MJ created and became part of multiple companies, settling in the field of real estate as a Licensed Realtor, and most recently as a licensed Broker in the State of Texas.
MJ’s collaborative attitude and unparalleled understanding of the relocation process have helped him achieve enviable success. With career real estate sales exceeding $100 Million, he’s a go-to man for luxury home builders, developers, and clients looking to buy or sell in the greater Austin area. In addition, as a top 1% of all agents in Texas, he’s a trusted advisor to high profile figures in the sports and entertainment industries, partnering with professional athletes to help them grow their assets through real estate deals.
Active in community affairs and fully invested in improving the lives of disadvantaged minority kids, MJ is co-founder of Player’s Reach, a foundation that offers Austin's youth the opportunity to participate in events that promote team building, education, and life skills.
MJ McFARLAND, BROKER ASSOCIATE
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"I was originally referred to MJ by a trusted relative that is very knowledgable about the Austin Real Estate market. I have since used him to represent me/my properties on several transactions and could not be more impressed. MJ is diligent, detail oriented and most importantly RESULTS DRIVEN. His contact network has proven to be instrumental in leading to the successful and smooth closing on numerous projects. He will follow the transaction from beginning to end and is always 10 steps ahead of any issues that may arise. It is rare to find a real estate professional that is equally as dedicated and knowledgable in both being a buyers agent and sellers agent, but MJ serves either side with the same level of professionalism, guidance and enthusiasm. He is a modern day real estate professional that understands the importance of exposure to the correct market and uses his notable presence on social media and the internet to his clients advantage. In addition, I am impressed by the resources and support that his brokerage, Moreland Properties, provides. The global presence they provide is a definite benefit in exposing listings to a market far more reaching than just Texas. I can't say enough about the high level of trust I have in MJ in trusting him with my real estate portfolio and serving my unique needs and look forward to many more transactions with him as my representative in the future. "