Residential Real Estate Specialist (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation

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MY MISSION STATEMENT

I am committed to providing you with exceptional service through all facets of your real estate transaction. I will competently and compassionately guide you through the real estate process, providing extensive market knowledge, aggressive marketing strategies, negotiating expertise and honest advice to ensure your understanding every step of the transaction.

SERVICES FOR BUYERSYour home purchase is the largest and most complex financial decision of your life. It is very important to have a knowledgeable expert firmly in your corner during this process. As a results-oriented buyer's agent, I have developed a GUARANTEED BUYERS PROGRAM specifically designed to take the uncertainty and stress out of your home buying process.

As my GUARANTEE to you, I will:

Explain all steps involved in the home buying process, the terms used, and all players involved. I will also help you get pre-approved for a loan if you are not pre-approved already.

Create an open dialogue to learn about your home style preference, your lifestyle, your price range and your preferred neighborhoods. With my knowledge of the greater Seattle market, I will save you time by quickly narrowing your search to neighborhoods and homes that fit your criteria.

Use the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) to find homes that meet your needs, preview these properties on my own, show you "the best of the best" and help you determine the pros and cons of each home.

Employ my tact and negotiation skills to guide you through the purchase once we find the "home of your dreams". I promise to negotiate aggressively for the best price and terms possible.

Create a "closing timeline" to monitor the various actions and deadlines leading to the successful close of your transaction. 

Exhibit the highest standards of dedication, integrity and professionalism throughout every phase of the transaction. My goal is to exceed your expectations so you would never think twice about referring me to your friends and loved ones!

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About John O'Brien: <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>MY MISSION STATEMENT</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>I am committed to providing you with exceptional service through all facets of your real estate transaction. I will competently and compassionately guide you through the real estate process, providing extensive market knowledge, aggressive marketing strategies, negotiating expertise and honest advice to ensure your understanding every step of the transaction.</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>SERVICES FOR BUYERSYour home purchase is the largest and most complex financial decision of your life. It is very important to have a knowledgeable expert firmly in your corner during this process. As a results-oriented buyer's agent, I have developed a GUARANTEED BUYERS PROGRAM specifically designed to take the uncertainty and stress out of your home buying process.<br/><br/>As my GUARANTEE to you, I will:<br/><br/>Explain all steps involved in the home buying process, the terms used, and all players involved. I will also help you get pre-approved for a loan if you are not pre-approved already.<br/><br/>Create an open dialogue to learn about your home style preference, your lifestyle, your price range and your preferred neighborhoods. With my knowledge of the greater Seattle market, I will save you time by quickly narrowing your search to neighborhoods and homes that fit your criteria.<br/><br/>Use the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) to find homes that meet your needs, preview these properties on my own, show you "the best of the best" and help you determine the pros and cons of each home.<br/><br/>Employ my tact and negotiation skills to guide you through the purchase once we find the "home of your dreams". I promise to negotiate aggressively for the best price and terms possible.<br/><br/>Create a "closing timeline" to monitor the various actions and deadlines leading to the successful close of your transaction.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Exhibit the highest standards of dedication, integrity and professionalism throughout every phase of the transaction. My goal is to exceed your expectations so you would never think twice about referring me to your friends and loved ones!</strong></p>

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Listings & Sales  

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Active Listings  

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Past Sales  

(147 all-time)
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Seller
07/29/2015
$652,000

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07/29/2015 - Seller - $652,000

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Buyer
07/23/2015
$505,000

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07/23/2015 - Buyer - $505,000

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Seller
07/20/2015
$970,000

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07/20/2015 - Seller - $970,000

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Buyer
06/19/2015
$1,067,000

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06/19/2015 - Buyer - $1,067,000

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Buyer
06/18/2015
$209,950

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06/18/2015 - Buyer - $209,950

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Ratings & Reviews

We live in California and were looking for a house in Seattle. We had a local realtor in California research Seattle realtors for us and she found John O'Brien. We were looking in the UW area and worked with John for 3 months until we purchased our townhouse. Often, because we were in CA, John would walk thru the home and send us video with a narrative. This help save us from making unnecessary trips to Seattle. And when we did travel to Seattle our trip was efficient. Overall, working with John was a great experience. I have worked with dozens of realtors in the last 30+ years and John is by far the best. He is knowledgeable and honest. At each property we viewed, John would walk us thru (or video) and tell us everything that was good and BAD about the property. He would give us his honest opinion of the area, the condition of the property and the value. His opinion was always accurate and we eventually found a unit that was perfect. We love the town home we purchased. It was a great pleasure working with him and I highly recommend John O'Brien.

  

06/07/2015 - user008662029
Bought a home in 2015 in Alhambra, CA 91803.

We live in California and were looking for a house in Seattle. We had a local realtor in California research Seattle realtors for us and she found John O'Brien. We were looking in the UW area and worked with John for 3 months until we purchased our townhouse. Often, because we were in CA, John would walk thru the home and send us video with a narrative. This help save us from making unnecessary trips to Seattle. And when we did travel to Seattle our trip was efficient. Overall, working with John was a great experience. I have worked with dozens of realtors in the last 30+ years and John is by far the best. He is knowledgeable and honest. At each property we viewed, John would walk us thru (or video) and tell us everything that was good and BAD about the property. He would give us his honest opinion of the area, the condition of the property and the value. His opinion was always accurate and we eventually found a unit that was perfect. We love the town home we purchased. It was a great pleasure working with him and I highly recommend John O'Brien.  More Less 

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Response from John on 06/10/2015

Thanks so much for your kind words and for your hard work from afar P. It was a pleasure working with you and your family and I hope everyone enjoys the home. I look forward to keeping in touch!

 

  

01/31/2015 - zuser20141030192736532
Showed home in 2015 in Seattle, WA.

I "met" John on the internet as I don't live in Seattle....and seriously that was a huge stroke of luck...He is truly the "best" real estate agent you could come up with, if you were trying to design the worlds best real estate agent ...he knows every inch of Seattle like the back of his hand and his knowledge of what each area is about - the kind of stuff only someone extremely familiar with an area could be. He knows "who" lives there, where to eat, drink and be merry, where to play, shop, party, where to walk the dog, where to hike, swim, skate, etc etc - he is an amazing resource. He is super organized, smart, personable....all A+ stuff for a real estate agent. He's the best and he didn't pay me to say this! :-)  More Less 

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01/08/2015 - wmroyal
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $600K in Wedgwood, Seattle, WA.

My wife and I retained John and worked with him for eight months in an absolutely brutal market for buyers. He navigated us through countless showings and wrote at least ten offers, never once pushing us to concede terms that were out of our comfort zone. In an atmosphere of multiple offers and contingency waivers, his patient counsel is priceless.

When he found our dream home, a gorgeous 4/2.5 designed by its only owner, he pulled out all the stops to win in a situation where our offer wasn't even the highest on the table!

John executed perfectly and exercised tremendous poise, all while juggling the roles of teacher, advocate, and friend. We have rarely had the pleasure to work with such an honest, complete service professional.
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