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Matt O'Brien

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31 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

REALTOR®, CA Lic. # (15 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

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About Matt O'Brien - My Client-First Philosophy

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as a San Diego real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the San Diego areas, please contact me.
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About Matt O'Brien: About Matt O'Brien - My Client-First Philosophy<br/><br/>There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.<br/><br/>That said, in my experience as a San Diego real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.<br/><br/>This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.<br/><br/>So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the San Diego areas, please <a href="http://www.zillow.com/myzillow/contact_me.asp"><font>contact me</font></a>.

Listings & Sales  

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(68 all-time)
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Buyer
04/06/2015
$509,000

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04/06/2015 - Buyer - $509,000

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Seller
04/03/2015
$921,000

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04/03/2015 - Seller - $921,000

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Seller
04/01/2015
$305,500

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04/01/2015 - Seller - $305,500

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Buyer
02/03/2015
$168,000

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02/03/2015 - Buyer - $168,000

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Buyer
01/12/2015
$257,000

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01/12/2015 - Buyer - $257,000

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Ratings & Reviews

Buying and selling a home has to rate as being among the most stressful life events. We’ve just experienced both and want to share our experiences with you because we had the most wonderful real estate agent in San Diego. We meet Matt O’Brien, Realty One, while casually looking at a house next door to a friend. He seemed highly professional, knowledgable, and had a pleasant and easygoing personality. We kept changing our minds about what part of San Diego we were interested in but Matt persevered. We asked to see almost 30 houses we viewed on the internet. Matt was always patient, pointing out the pro’s and con’s of each house, while continuing to listen as we honed our actual needs for the future. Matt was never pushy, he allowed us to decide what we did and did not want to view. He worked with us through several escrows, always insuring that we had inspections prior to any final offers. This insistence on inspections saved us from making several very serious mistakes. When we finally found “the perfect house” Matt was amazing in his negotiations with the seller, obtaining almost a $20,000 decrease in the price for needed repairs. Throughout the process, his excellent legal knowledge of the escrow documents uncovered many errors on the part of the other brokers. In addition, he was able to refer us to a number of firms that did our repairs at very frugal prices. On the selling side, Matt was every bit as effective with our old house. He made many suggestions for small repairs that helped to enhance the house and yard. He also had the house staged which greatly increased the presentation of that “first view.” He spent time talking with the appraiser and proving him with a lot of comps that mirrored more precisely our own house and it’s neighborhood. He proved his experience again with the pricing of the house and we had three good offers in five days. This lead to a bidding between buyers and helped increase the price we received for the house. Matt O’Brien helped make this incredibly stressful experience a great deal easier than it might have been. We were approached by several other brokers wishing to sell our house but found them either too pushy with their own agenda or not willing to spend much time with us or really listen to our needs. Matt stuck with us when I think other brokers might have given up. I highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs, be they small or large, and anywhere in the San Diego County area. Matt is the Best.

  

04/07/2015 - bdemare3
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $700K in University City, San Diego, CA.

Buying and selling a home has to rate as being among the most stressful life events. We’ve just experienced both and want to share our experiences with you because we had the most wonderful real estate agent in San Diego. We meet Matt O’Brien, Realty One, while casually looking at a house next door to a friend. He seemed highly professional, knowledgable, and had a pleasant and easygoing personality. We kept changing our minds about what part of San Diego we were interested in but Matt persevered. We asked to see almost 30 houses we viewed on the internet. Matt was always patient, pointing out the pro’s and con’s of each house, while continuing to listen as we honed our actual needs for the future. Matt was never pushy, he allowed us to decide what we did and did not want to view. He worked with us through several escrows, always insuring that we had inspections prior to any final offers. This insistence on inspections saved us from making several very serious mistakes. When we finally found “the perfect house” Matt was amazing in his negotiations with the seller, obtaining almost a $20,000 decrease in the price for needed repairs. Throughout the process, his excellent legal knowledge of the escrow documents uncovered many errors on the part of the other brokers. In addition, he was able to refer us to a number of firms that did our repairs at very frugal prices. On the selling side, Matt was every bit as effective with our old house. He made many suggestions for small repairs that helped to enhance the house and yard. He also had the house staged which greatly increased the presentation of that “first view.” He spent time talking with the appraiser and proving him with a lot of comps that mirrored more precisely our own house and it’s neighborhood. He proved his experience again with the pricing of the house and we had three good offers in five days. This lead to a bidding between buyers and helped increase the price we received for the house. Matt O’Brien helped make this incredibly stressful experience a great deal easier than it might have been. We were approached by several other brokers wishing to sell our house but found them either too pushy with their own agenda or not willing to spend much time with us or really listen to our needs. Matt stuck with us when I think other brokers might have given up. I highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs, be they small or large, and anywhere in the San Diego County area. Matt is the Best.  More Less 

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Response from Matt on 04/10/2015

I feel special and blessed to have met you guys! Thank you for the review and kind words. I love your new place, awesome yard, and I am looking forward to a back yard BBQ! -- Best Always! --Matt

 

  

02/23/2015 - smiley050487
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $175K in La Mesa, CA.

Matt is the BEST!! He worked with my parents when they were looking to purchase a home a few years ago and he was so wonderful then that I knew I would be working with him when I was ready to buy my own place. This was my first home purchase and Matt was great at explaining every step of the process to me. He was so flexible with setting up times to see properties and was always responsive to my phone calls, emails, or texts. He was always patient, answered all of my questions and never pressured me into making decisions. He is also terribly funny which made every outing an adventure. When I finally found a property it ended up being a difficult purchase due to the sellers' situation. Matt's meticulousness was amazing. He worked very hard to make sure all of my bases were covered and the purchase went as smoothly as possible. I don't know what I would have done without him. The next time I need to purchase or sell property I will definitely be calling Matt.  More Less 

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01/19/2015 - hahn chris
Bought a home in 2015 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126.

I had a great experience with Matt. I grew up in San Diego and was looking to buy my first place in this wonderful city. A friend of mine who is actually a mortage broker (Orlando Brittian) recommended Matt and I'm sure glad that he did. Even though I found the place I wanted relatively fast, I NEVER felt pressured into buying a place. After a bad experience with a previous realtor it was a nice feeling to have someone who was looking out for my best interest. The process was very smooth and informative which was great because this was my first time buying a home, so smooth that I actually closed escrow about a week early. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone looking to buy in San Diego.  More Less 

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Response from Matt on 01/21/2015

Chris, it was a pleasure helping you and I'm so glad you you are happy! Be sure to keep in touch and keep me updated! All the best, -- Matt

 

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