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Matt O'Brien
REALTOR, CA Lic. # (14 years experience)
24 Recent Sales (last 12 months)


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

- Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2014 - silarpac
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Morena, San Diego, CA.
Matt O'Brien followed through on the sale of our town house in spite of several complications regarding our property. We sold quickly for above the asking price after the home was listed for sale thanks to Matt's sales expertise. Matt always returned messages promptly by either phone or e-mail and attended meetings when we were exploring different options. His knowledge of real estate and his professional judgment were an invaluable guide to us in the sale of our property. I would highly recommend Matt as an agent in any real estate transaction.
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04/08/2014 - Marc Capralis
Sold a home in 2014.
We had a townhouse with many problems. We were not sure if we should renovate or sell as is. Renovation proved to be too expensive, so we went the AS IS route. Matt got us 40K more than we were thinking we would get for our townhouse! Matt went above and beyond to help us sell! We had a structural engineer come over; he was there. We wanted to see how best to sell the place; he was there!!! Highly recommended!!!
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Response from Matt on 04/10/2014
Thank Marc! I enjoyed working with you guys and helping you from point A all the way through point Z. Be sure to keep in touch!


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03/19/2014 - poce762
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $375K in Tierrasanta, San Diego, CA.
Matt is awesome. I am a difficult client to work with as it took me a long time to figure out what i really wanted. He was very patient with my house search ADD and always had helpful suggestions. He is not pushy at all. We must have looked at 100 places he put in a lot of time and effort. Finally when i had made up my mind and we got something nailed down the offer and counter-offer process was rather stressful but Matt was always objective and had great advice. He absolutely looks out for you. Go with Matt as your agent there is no better one around!
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Response from Matt on 03/20/2014
I am so happy you hanged in there! You were the champ and now you have your own place to call HOME! That is what counts! I'm happy for you!


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03/07/2014 - shipperdawg
Bought a home in 2014.
I highly recommend Matt O’Brien. I learned very quickly, as a first time home buyer, that no matter how much “self-education” I tried to do, it was clear that I needed an agent exactly like Matt. From the moment of first contact to my closing and beyond, Matt was steadfast and quick to meet all my needs. In a dynamic and challenging market, Matt was prepared for every detail of finding me the home I was looking for. Outstanding knowledge of the area, integrity, friendly personality, and dedication are only a few of the many qualities Matt possesses. Working full time, with almost no opportunities during the workday to look at properties and review documents, I was able to look for my new home during the evenings and on weekends only because Matt was willing to work tirelessly for me at virtually any time on virtually any day. Ultimately, my home buying experience with Matt was both worry free and enjoyable. “Thanks again Matt”
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Response from Matt on 03/10/2014
I am so happy that we found you such a great home! Congratulations and be sure to keep in touch!


- Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2014 - plannb03
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Morena, San Diego, CA.
First of all, there is no one else I even considered when contracting with Matt to sell my San Diego home. He knows the area so well and has been so successful with selling similar units, that I felt he was the right choice to list my property. I originally thought my home would not even sell for what I paid for it and didn't feel as though I had any options. But Matt came to my home, looked around and said I should list it for about $50,000 more than I thought I could get.

After my original shock and with some doubt about his claim, I took his advice and listed the home for his suggested asking price. After a few weeks we did have to adjust the price, but as soon as we did I started to get multiple offers and the home sold for much more than I thought I could get. I think the home was on the MLS for about six weeks which is pretty impressive given the amount of upgrades the home needed. I followed Matt's advice through the entire process (including advice on staging that I would never have thought of) and was so happy with the outcome. He even gave me advice on the purchase of my new home....and he wasn't even the agent. I think I got more good advice on my new home selection from Matt than I did from the local agent I was working with in my new town. Matt is so knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to talk to. I will always consider him a wonderful friend and if I ever move back to San Diego, Matt would be the first person I would call.
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Response from Matt on 01/21/2014
Thank you for the kind words Pam! Be sure to keep in touch, especially when you are back in SD; it will be good to catch up and see pictures of your new place! Miss ya!


- Highly likely to recommend
12/25/2013 - mffinn24
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Morena, San Diego, CA.
I met Matt about three years before I decided to sell my condo. He impressed me as a knowledgable and highly qualified realtor. When it came time to sell I contacted Matt and he gave me a lot of help in preparing the condo before putting it on the market. He told me what I needed to do to to make the condo attractive. He suggested replacing appliances and carpeting and other details I would never have thought of. In fact he even went with me to purchase many of the items I needed. By the time we were finished the condo looked much more attractive than when I first contacted Matt. Selling a home is an emotional process and Matt made it a lot easier. I strongly recommend him on both a professional and personal level.
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10/03/2013 - julia johannsen
Bought a home in 2013.
Matt O'Brien is really a top-notch realtor. I am disabled, and he always went the extra mile to help me in every way. Matt was willing, able & ready. He is professional, competent, very personable & he goes the extra mile that other realtors don't. He was very patient with the limits of my disability throughout the entire process. He even recommended a fantastic lender after financing with two other companies fell through due to odd technicalities. I literally could not have bought this house without him & the lender he recommended. He always brought laughter to stressful situations. He dealt very patiently with the difficult Trust account reps who were selling the house I bought, and I believe he got me the best deal possible. The house is exactly what I need, in a great area for me. I could not have done it w/o his help & positive energy. I recommend Matt highly to anyone & everyone looking for a home. Thanks Matt!
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Response from Matt on 10/03/2013
Thanks Julia! How is the house coming along? Keep me posted; I can't wait to see it and visit with you again :-)


- Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2013 - user1655264
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $425K in University City, San Diego, CA.
Matt is one of the best realtors we have worked with. We were very selective in our search, and Matt was extremely patient and accommodating to our needs. He was prompt returning e-mails and voice messages, and often went "over and above" to help us out. We would HIGHLY recommend Matt O'Brien as your realtor.
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09/26/2013 - user5941094
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Santee, CA.
The best. There is really no other way to describe Matt. This man has been a life saver to my husband and I over the last year. We bought a home in Santee with Matt about 9 months ago. It was such a smooth and easy process and he held our hands every step of the way. About 4 months after moving in we found out we would be required to move for my husbands job (super awesome timing..). So we called Matt back up because there was no way I was going to trust anyone else to sell out home, especially in such a short time.

We had decided to list the home in a range-brilliant idea of his and In the end he helped us close a transaction for much more than we purchased the home for only a short time before.

While selling was not the smoothest of processes, I would have to say we couldn't have done it without Matt! He saved us so much hassle and headache!! From the first offer coming in before the open house to those that followed, from deciding what offer was stronger and sending back multiple counter offers, from moving forward with the eventual buyers and the what seemed endless issues that arose through the process he never wavered and was constantly there to support and guide us. He even came over the the house to keep our dogs out if the way for one of the inspections!! Talk about dedication!

Overall, if you go with anyone else than its one of the biggest mistakes you will ever make. I trust Matt for all of my California transactions and frankly am considering dragging him with us to our new location to buy our next home! (He is still on my speed dial just in case.. Seriously Matt, think about it.) :)"
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07/21/2013 - user75445947
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Morena, San Diego, CA.
In the past, we've had some agents in search for us the properties to buy, but no good result because of the experience, patience,...We don't hesitate to give Matt O'Brian a 5 stars agent for his experience, kindness, patience, He was taking care every details from the offer to the escrow closing. We strongly suggest to anybody who need to buy a property. Thank you Matt.

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