Testimonials

Testimonials


We are always happy to provide contact information from past clients that have graciously allowed us to pass on their information if you would like a direct reference

 
 
Thank you so much for your amazing help with this process.   I can’t thank you enough for all of your help and support.  The task of selling the house while out of state seemed like an unmanageable affair, but you made it painless.     —Patrick S.

Ashley and Patty are amazing. We had a complicated closing and they pulled it all off without any problems. They negotiated us an amazing deal on a great house. They also helped us after the closing with finding local repairmen, etc. I would highly recommend them!    —Amanda T.

Provided me with helpful information on upgrades to my home to maximize the value and expedite the sale. Kept me informed as to the showings and any developments, sold the home in under the average listing time for the area and got the price I was hopeful in getting.    —Jay L.

The O’Brian team really partnered with us to make our dream happen. Ashley Hester, our agent, went above and beyond my expectations while shopping as a first time home buyer. She really educated us on the home buying process and gave us a timeline and let us know what to expect throughout the process. Ashley made herself available to show us homes during times that fit our schedule. Multiple times this was over the weekend. We looked at multiple properties and we never felt any pressure to move forward with any home we looked at. Ashley gave us very sound advice on when and how to address our offer. She took into consideration not only our financial situation but also how quickly comparables were going under contract in the area. Our financial situation was very unique and Ashley worked alongside the lender to obtain our financing as quickly as possible and kept us informed throughout the process.     —Ashley C.

Throughout our entire home buying process, they went above and beyond to ensure that we ended up in the right home. They helped us to see and think outside the box, found us a motivated seller, and helped us negotiate a great deal on our first home. I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience with The O’Brian Team.     —Julia K.

We were first time home buyers and we could not have gone through this process without her help!!! She was very nice and very patient with us. She worked well with our budget and showed us houses that met our criteria. When a few of our offers fell through she was there to tell me it would be ok when I got upset. They are actually the one that suggested we look at homes that were still in construction. This led us to meet with a builder who ended up building us a brand new home that we created!!! I would have never thought my husband and I were in a position to build. It never would have happened without them and for that we are forever grateful!!! She is an amazing person and realtor I would recommend them very highly!!!     —Heather & Brandon R.

Patty O’Brien helped us sell my daughter’s house in Columbia – and she did a whole lot more for us.  I was working from my home in Arkansas and was only able to go to Columbia twice during the process.  That required a lot of communication and trust on both my part and Patty’s part.

To sell a previously-owned home, there is always some maintenance and repair necessary to get the house in condition to sell quickly and at a good price.  I can imagine no one better than Patty.  If you think Angie’s List is good, it’s nothing compared to “Patty’s List”.  She recommended people for everything from cleaning the house to cutting down dead trees.  At the beginning of the process, I would also call around to get some estimates for myself.  I never received any better (lower) quotes than from Patty’s contacts; and after the first couple of jobs, I quit checking because the work by her contacts was of the highest quality and performed quickly.  Everything passed the inspection by the buyer’s inspector.  I also found that all of the workers were very complimentary of working with Patty even though she is a tough inspector herself.  She is respected for her knowledge and fairness.

Patty discussed the price range for the house with information and advice about what we should ask, depending upon how fast we wanted to sell it.  She was frank and explained her basis and reasoning for pricing.  She is familiar with the real estate market and honest in her approach to marketing.  I felt that she was being fair and honest both with me and the potential buyers so that there were no surprises or concerns on either side.  That was very helpful in closing the deal quickly and efficiently.

Real estate is Patty’s expertise and evidently still her passion even though she has been at it awhile, and long enough to be an excellent broker.  I trust Patty as a business person and a friend.  My wife and I are considering moving to Columbia in the future and I will not consider using any other agent than Patty O’Brian.     – Warfield T.