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"I would absolutely and unequivocally recommend Pat O'Brien for all your real estate needs. They listened to me and respected that I needed to check in frequently. I knew what was happening at all times. They were very serious about getting the right price as evidenced by the multi media outlets they utilized. They are very keen, kind and wonderful. Please don't hesitate in choosing Pat O'Brien for any of your future real estate needs." Karin Hobbs
Charlevoix Area Humane Society
2nd Quarter Donation Recipient

Charlevoix Area’s Favorite Real Estate Agency

Luxury, Residential, Lakefront and Commercial Properties

Welcome to Pat O’Brien and Associates Real Estate. You’re here because you have real estate on your mind. Maybe you own a home in northern Michigan, on Lake Charlevoix, Walloon Lake or Lake Louise, or a house in East Jordan or Charlevoix. Maybe you are thinking about investing in a farm outside of Boyne City, or dreaming about mountain views in Boyne Falls. You might be seriously thinking about buying or selling, or you just might be dreaming about the future.

Wherever you are, you have come to the right place. We take a neighborly approach to finding you a great home, parcel, business venue, or buyer for your property. We want to meet your real estate needs in a way that represents what you love about northern Michigan. We’ll provide you with the best, most thorough, low stress service around. Let us take care of it.

Lake Charlevoix Waterfront Homes for Sale Explore!


Waiting for your new house to close but you don’t want to miss a weekend up north? You’re in luck! Timber North Vacation Management has a plethora of vacation rentals in northern Michigan. Whether it be a ski trip with friends, St. Patrick’s Day festivities, or soaking up the summer sun, we have the place for you. 

Villas spacious enough to sleep your family, plus your daughters friend, a tag-along-cousin, and of course the water toys. Go mountainside in Disciples Ridge, enjoy cabin life in the Mountain Cabins, or go lakeside with a Villa. The options are endless!

Click here to visit Timber North Vacation Management’s website and book your visit today!

Welcome Home

Come home to your northern Michigan dream. Charlevoix County has long cool beaches that carry away the summer heat and powder snow on the ski slopes that warm up even the chilliest winter. Whether you’ve always lived here or the natural beauty of the this part of the Lower Peninsula pulls you north, we can help you find your own home base.  

Realtors Who Listen

Our talented team of real estate experts can help make your northern dreams a reality. Buying your new home will be effortless and exciting, exactly like a summer at the lake. We’ll treat you like family – being careful to listen to not just your “must-have” list, but also to the context. We’ve been doing this long enough we’ve learned to hear what you might not have been able to put into words. 


Northern Michigan Experts

Maybe you want to find that perfect vacation spot on Lake Charlevoix, Six Mile Lake, Lake Michigan, Deer Lake or Walloon Lake; we can find you just the waterfront you’re searching for. Or maybe you’re looking to find a new home for your business. Pat O’Brien & Associates still has you covered with our crack commercial specialists. Possibly you just want to downsize  – or upgrade. Another baby. An empty nest. We’ve been there. We know the East Jordan, Charlevoix and the Boynes – we know northern Michigan like the back of our hands (that was a Michigan joke). But seriously,  you can relax. When you’re working with Pat O’Brien & Associates, you’re working with friends.