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


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

- Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2014 - marie magsombol
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA.
My husband and I were trying to look for a house early this year when I came across Matt's profile at Zillow. I instantly have this gut feeling that Matt is someone you can trust based on his good reviews and current sales. And so, I didn't waste any time and contacted him immediately to set up our first meeting. He immediately respond in a few minutes after I sent him a message and I was impressed. When we first met, he patiently set up our account in MLS and welcomed all our questions.

I like the way he set up expectations from both parties and understood that we are both working so he can make some special arrangements for house tours and meetings. He shows up on time most of the time and calls us if ever he will be late due to traffic. He always give his expert views on the houses that we've seen. Never pushy at all...which we really like about Matt. He gives us ample time and never pressure us at all. When we finally found our dream house, he helped us save some money on the initial offer so we can have a bigger margin to negotiate with the seller. That for me is big because he is putting the client's interest first before anything else. From then on, he never fail to amaze us on his negotiating skills, being pro-active and thorough. He actually extended his help even after the house was sold to us.

All in all, Matt made our first buying home experience stress-free. With his expert guidance and passion for his work, I know he will be able to help more buyers (like me and my husband) who didn't have any clue of the housing market.

Thank you Matt!
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06/27/2014 - ltjg aradanas
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Tierrasanta, San Diego, CA.
Well what can I say but THANK YOU so much for making mine and my family's dream come true. I can't express how much help Matt was, he really knows his stuff, and he will explain everything to you so it makes sense. He knows the whole home buying process from loan to close, and can answer any of your questions.

I meet Matt around 3 months ago when I started this journey to buying a home. I didn't know if I even could after some credit troubles and a deed in lieu on another property. But Matt stuck with me though all the ups and downs. He was careful to make sure I knew exactly what I was getting into and to never get my hopes up to high as we attempted and succeed might I add to buying a short sale condo with a VA loan!!!!

While my process took a little longer then most people because of my situation and the type of property we bought, I was so excited yesterday when Matt handed me my new condo keys!!!

My dream of being a single mother with two teen daughters and home owner has come true and in the exact area I wanted with a room for each of us and a nice open kitchen!! I couldn't have done it with out Matt's help. He is a wealth of knowledge and can point you in the right direction to help you too achieve your dream!!
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06/18/2014 - dbartel234
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Tierrasanta, San Diego, CA.
I chose to work with Matt for the sale of my condo, and the purchase of my new home in San Diego. I am very glad I did. Matt helped me stage the condo I owned for twelve years, and in a short time it looked better than I had ever seen it. Thanks to the great showing and wonderful write up, I got an offer on the first day, which relieved much of the stress of changing homes. Matt was very helpful and knowledgeable in guiding me through the process of finding a new property and navigating all that comes with selling, buying, and financing a home. I would highly recommend Matt's services to any of my friends and family looking to buy or sell.
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2014 - zuser20140517134734780
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Emerald Hills, San Diego, CA.
I could not be any happier with my experience with Matt. I'm a first-time home buyer, so I needed a lot of hand-holding and help figuring out exactly what to do and how to do it - and Matt was there every step of the way! Even better, he never made me feel dumb or inexperienced - even though, when it comes to real estate, I definitely was!

He gave me excellent guidance initially on narrowing down my search, and, after I was feeling frustrated after not falling in love with any options we were finding in my budget, he came through again with some suggestions about how and where to broaden my search. Lo and behold, the next time out we found a home I absolutely love! Matt guided me on making a great offer and through the negotiation process - everything really went incredibly smooth! And, now, here I am in my first home - we are absolutely loving it :)

Matt is extremely objective and clearly always had my best interest at heart. He always made sure to point out both the positives and the negatives of any property, and I never once felt like he was being pushy in any way. I often asked to see homes on relatively short notice and he always fit me into his schedule. You can tell he takes his job very seriously and obviously knows all the ins and outs of the process - and I'm sure his "buttoned up" approach to all the documents, etc are the biggest reason why my escrow period and closing went so well. And, bonus - Matt is totally fun to be around and always made going to look at houses something I looked forward to :)

I have no doubt that when I need a Realtor again in San Diego, I will be calling Matt! I have no reservations whatsoever with highly recommend him to anyone in the area who is buying or selling a home!
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04/11/2014 - silarpac
Sold a Townhouse 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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- Highly likely to recommend
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!


- Highly likely to recommend
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!


- Highly likely to recommend
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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5950 Santo Road, Ste. I
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