We hired Michael to sell our house and help us find a new one. From day one he was everything we had hoped for and more. His advice on what to fix/update prior to listing was exactly right and we were complimented specifically by agents and potential buyers that viewed the home. He also gave us great advice on pricing our home. We had a contract in under 72 hours for nearly full price. Michael helped make what is a stressful experience, a lot smoother, and frankly, very pleasant and fun. He was available 24 hours a day to answer our questions and negotiated on our behalf as if he were buying/selling his own house. The agent and buyers of our old home were not the easiest to deal with and Mike fought for us all the way up to closing day. I'm writing this review sitting in the kitchen of our new house surrounded by boxes and couldn't be more satisfied. Within two months, we listed, sold, and moved into our dream home, and we have Michael to thank for that! If we ever move again we will no doubt use Mike and recommend to anyone who is buying/selling to call Michael for his services.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Klondike, Louisville, KY.
Michael did a fantastic job for us. He found a lot of good options for us to look at, and once we found the house we wanted, he did a good job in the negotiations and we felt he actively worked hard to advocate and protect our interests in the process.
Our experience with Michael O'Brien was absolutely fantastic. Michael was professional, knowledgeable, consistent, friendly, and very hardworking. It was our first time buying a house and we could not have picked a better Realtor to work with. Throughout the whole process we were so pleased with Michael and we are so happy with our house. If we ever have to sell our house we will definitely use Michael.
I could go on and on about Michael and how he made our house-buying experience exceptional. I am confident to refer Michael to anyone buying or selling a house.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Norwood, KY.
My husband and I got many recommendations from various family and friends when we began our house-hunt. We met Michael and instantly felt that we could trust him, his knowledge, and his experience. Michael was great to work with. He communicated with us regularly and throughout the process we never doubted that he was working as hard as he could to find us our first home. Not only is he extremely professional, he is also personable. We really enjoyed the time we spent with him, and despite the sometimes stressful aspects of the home buying process, he made us feel at ease. He spent hours with us both in person and on the phone, making us feel comfortable with our decisions and making sure we got what we needed and wanted. He answered all of our questions, and as first time home buyers, we had a lot! There is no doubt that we will recommend him to family and friends, and that we will gladly contact him for any other future real estate needs.
Response from Michael on 04/15/2014
I'm humbled by your review, and I'm grateful to call you friends. What a journey we had! Thankfully, you are going to be settled in the new home in time for baby's arrival! I can't wait to see how you set the place up! If there is anything else I can do to help, you know I'm just a phone call or text away. My best, Michael
Michael O'Brien has been the best real estate agent who I have worked with. He has a high level of initiative, and excellent communications skills.
He was proactive in helping us find a home, negotiate a good price for it, and provided information and contacts to us as we worked towards closing.
He was available and responsive and made sure that he could answer our questions from his previous experience or gladly do the research for any information that we needed to make decisions along the way.
He adjusted his showing style to match the preferences of his clients. He sought feedback from us to refine his search and filter the properties so that he showed us houses we were actually going to be interested in. This saved a alot of time for us since our house-hunting time was limited to two trips to Louisville. During our first trip to Louisville, a month prior, we worked with Michael's associate, Stephanie, who patiently helped us to get oriented to the area and hone in on the locations were we wanted to buy the property. Michael and Stephanie had an efficient way to tag-team their services to their clients during the holidays in that they didn't miss a beat. Therefore, the second time we went to Louisville, we found the house to bid on within four days.
Michael is friendly and easily builds rapport with others. He builds trust which enabled him to negotiate with the seller for us. The most significant assistance that he provided to us was in negotiating the price for the house. This was very valuable to us as he carried us through this processes when we had many factors to think about in making our decisions.
After we and the seller settled on the price, Michael provided contact information of people for services that we had to get done towards closing on the house. This included obtaining a survey, the appraisal, the inspection and a loan. He covered all the bases and helped us close within 28 days.
We highly recommend Michael as a excellent provider for your real estate needs.
Response from Michael on 04/15/2014
Mary Lynn, it was a pleasure working with you and your family! One of my favorite parts of the business is preparing the sales contract and negotiating for my clients - and I'm pleased you got such a great deal. It is very rewarding to read such a wonderful review and I'm grateful for the opportunity. Thanks!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Louisville, KY.
After interviewing several real estate agents to sell our home, we chose Michael because his marketing plan for us was extensive and exceeded what the other agents offered. We knew our home was going to be a challenge to sell because we had rented the home out and they did a lot of damage. Michael advised us we would net more in the end if we made several improvements. It meant spending money, but we trusted him and it paid off. He set us up with a professional stager and connected us with his network of flooring, painting and plumbing contractors. His team transformed the property for a very competitive price and it looked amazing, like a model home. Within a few days, we had more than a dozen showings, several offers, and sold the home for full price. Our home sold for more than any other home in our subdivision in the last few years! Michael knew the market, negotiated very hard for us and got us to the closing table. We have bought and sold other properties in the past, but Michael is by far the best agent we have ever had - and he is very personable on top of it! We will use Michael for all of our real estate needs in the future and refer him to our family and friends.
Response from Michael on 02/14/2014
Thank you so much! We had our work cut out for us but our teamwork resulted in great results for everyone, including a very excited home buyer! I appreciate the opportunity to work with you, and I look forward to working with your family and friends, too.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Prospect, KY.
Michael sold our home in Prospect. His knowledge and negotiation abilities far exceed those from anyone else I've ever dealt with. He goes above and beyond, above and beyond. (Yes I meant to say that twice) Michael really cares and it shows. Not only did he negotiate and tough deal with selling our home, he became a friend. We've recommended him to several friends and family and if we were to ever need to sell or buy again, he will be the one to handle it for us. We cannot say enough great things about him! Thanks Michael for EVERYTHING!!!
Response from Michael on 02/14/2014
Wow! Thanks for taking to the time to write this review! There is nothing I won't do for my clients, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to show you how I work. It means more than you know that you have already referred me to your parents to help them buy a retirement home . I'm very thankful for our relationship and for your trust in me, and honored to call you a friend.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Saint Matthews, KY.
We were first time home buyers and Michael found us the perfect house! Not only will he fight to get you a fair price but he will also be with you every step of the way. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know needing a buyer's agent.
Response from Michael on 11/09/2013
Thanks so much for the kind words! I absolutely love the home you bought and I'm so excited for you two to start your life there together! One of my favorite things to do as a REALTOR is help first-time homebuyers, and I enjoy being there every step of the way. When making one of the biggest investments of your life, you want an agent who will fight for you, and it was my pleasure to do that for you!
Michael just sold our property! He is truly the best real estate agent we ever worked with. He brought us the best offer possible. Since we do not live in Louisville area anymore, it's been a challenge. We have never met in person, but from the beginning I felt that he was a specialist and an expert. He was there every step of the way, very friendly, very professional, very proactive, always available. At one point I got very concerned about our sale perspectives. After talking to Michael got peace-of-mind. In simple words he described the market, explained the situation and our next steps. And there was an offer within 10 days!
We still have many friends in Louisville, and I will definitely recommend Michael to each one of them. He is that type of professional everyone would want to have on their side.
Response from Michael on 10/23/2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review, J! Although we never met, working with you was a pleasure and I'm grateful for the opportunity. I appreciate you trusting me with your investment from afar - that is a BIG leap of faith! I'm glad I was able to make you comfortable during the process and make the transaction and closing smooth. Again, thanks! - Michael
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Shepherdsville, KY.
Michael O'Brien helped work the deal for the purchase of our house. The home we wanted was a rare, unique build and we were up against some major challenges to be able to get it appraised for lending. Michael jumped in and helped us find a lender that specialized in loans on this type of property. When it came to the negotiation phase, his knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond is invaluable. Michael is by far the best agent I have ever dealt with. He helped put us on the property of our dreams!!!
Response from Michael on 10/01/2013
I appreciate so much the opportunity to help you buy such a unique property - all 65+ acres! I loved the challenge of putting this deal together. I'm glad my experience, negotiating skills and network of professionals were able to help you accomplish your goals and get the property of your dreams. I can't wait to come back and enjoy the view! I bet the dogs LOVE their new yard! All the best, Michael