"Pat and his employees are genuinely good people with a client-comes-first approach. During our many years owning up in Boyne City, we learned how Pat O'Brien Real Estate gave back to the community via numerous charitable organization. That speaks volumes about who they are. I consider Pat a friend and always stop by their Boyne office when I am downtown."Ron Tomanek – Seller
"Professional and personable service…[Jim] was always eager to provide information on listings and sales and waited patiently for us to reach a time when we were ready to sell. His thoroughness, attention to detail and constant communication make the process quick and quite effortless. He was a pleasure to work with and an outstanding realtor. If we ever need an agent in northern Michigan again, you can be assured it will be Jim."Dan and Dee Johns
"Steve has helped us with 4 property transactions and has gone above and beyond in every instance. He has met on our behalf with the tax review board to have our property taxes lowered; arranged for and overseen the move of belongings from one property to another while we were out of town; managed the sale of a family estate dealing with 5 brothers and plenty of opinions. I couldn't recommend Steve more highly. He seems to know every piece of property and most of the people in Charlevoix and is responsive regardless of day of the week or time."Russ DePriest
“Thank you again for your diligent work! You are the best of the best!”Tom and Jolene
"Pat O'Brien & Associates do a great job before, during, and after the sale."Richard and Judy Peterson – Buyers
"All around great job! JP navigated the transaction around a few obstacles and was able to get the deal done. He was extremely responsive and attentive to all of my questions and concerns. He was great to work and made the experience an enjoyable one. JP is hard working and what I really liked about him is that if he didn't know an answer, he would tell you he didn't know but he would talk to the right people and get you an answer. So refreshing as compared to some agents that just tell you what you want to hear. JP is very honest and hardworking. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to buy or sell their home."Kevin Kovachevich
"Now that we’ve started settling into the new house in Harbor Springs, both Jeannette and I wanted to tell you how very much we enjoyed working with JP Gerster on the purchase. JP is truly a delight, and a credit to your company. He is knowledgeable, energetic, friendly, and generous with his time. No question was ever too much for him and no task too great. We have worked with a number of real estate agents in four states through the years and I am happy to be able to tell you that JP has been the most helpful, and the nicest, of all. We wish him much success in the years ahead."Harold B. Segel
"Pat and his staff have tremendous knowledge of local real estate values. We found Pat to be very honest, has a no-pressure approach and we enjoyed working with him. I would encourage potential buyers and sellers to use Pat O'Brien & Associates."Brent & Cheryl Granger – Buyer
"I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how much I truly appreciate you and the job you did selling my aunt’s home for me. Your knowledge of the market in this area, the comparisons you showed me and your honesty and professionalism set the price that was both right for my aunt and a buyer, which led to five offers within one week of being on the market. You kept me updated on everything through the whole process and every decision was made in the best interest of my aunt. But it wasn’t only the selling of the house, your guidance and patience in helping me split the parcel and sell the wetlands was above and beyond. You were always there to answer my endless questions, guide me and keep me positive. Your caring and concern for my aunt and taking the time to ask about my family meant the world to me. I can’t thank you enough for everything you did. I will be keeping in touch because not only were you a wonderful real estate agent you have become a good friend."Jeannie Massey
"He is always about what we can do; never saying what we can't do... I had the feeling they were working just as hard on my deal as they would on a multi-million dollar deal. That made me feel important."
Melanie Dart, Seller
"Being new to the area we relied on JP to find us the right house in the right neighborhood. He did an excellent job finding what we wanted! JP contacted us regarding this house almost immediately after it was listed and scheduled a showing the same day. If JP hadn’t contacted us so quick the house would have been sold to another party before we had a chance to make an offer. Thanks again JP"Steve Crane
"It was a pleasure both meeting and working with you Pat. Thank you so very much for all your help...and for going the extra mile! You were highly knowledgeable and extremely attentive."Kathy & Matt Chappelle – Buyer
"Simply put, working with JP was a true pleasure, from the first contact on the phone, until even after the closing. Extremely easy to work with, as well as very thorough on every detail. I will always recommend him to all my friends, family, and associates."David Farber
"Five Stars ! I don’t give this rating lightly; JP really earned & deserves it. He works hard at developing relationships with both buyer & sellers. He kept the “deal” alive during some very unexpected issues, by working with both sides and developing solutions that worked."Julie Kolehmainen
"I have to say you have been the most sincere and easiest agent to work with up north. It has been very frustrating as you and I spoke. I believe I have finally found myself an agent that I can get into a confident referral base with. THANK GOODNESS!!"Patrice Rener, Keller Williams – Macomb/St. Clair
"Top Grade - 10. Excellent communication and commitment to the task."Tom Gunn - Seller
"JP did an excellent job helping us go through the negotiations of a tricky vacant land purchase in Northern Michigan. The property was completely land-locked (no legal access for driveway) and he was both patient and diligent through the process of putting the deal together with his seller and a neighbor to bring together a larger parcel with great road frontage. If you are looking for an organized, responsive and focused real estate agent… JP is your guy."Bob Chapa
"We want to thank you for your professionalism and real estate knowledge. I firmly believe that you understood our needs, made sure to price the house fairly for us and the new buyers. Honestly, it could not have been an easier process."Peggy & Ashley Messenger
“Thank you so much for helping us find the right home. We appreciate all the effort you put in for us.”David and Janet
"Thank you for all your hard work to make our dream come true."Doug and Bobbi
“Thanks for finding our home and for all the work from start to finish!”John and Christine
"I would fully endorse you as a top shelf realtor any time, and please don’t hesitate to ask if there is ever anything I can do for you. It was a pleasure working with you. Enjoy your summer!!"Jack and Beth Petroelje
“Thank you so much for ‘guiding’ us through the process of Missouri to Michigan living!”Kathy
"Pat always kept me advised on what was happening, not just with my house but in the Charlevoix/Boyne City market. He was very hands-on and proactive."Linda Jackson – Seller
“Thank you for all your time and assistance as we looked for property.”Jim and Linda
"Everyone we worked with was helpful and organized. Questions were answered in a timely manner. We enjoyed the whole experience."Allison and Mitch Micham - Seller
"You were very communicative and professional. Always willing to spend time toward making the transaction happen and toward us finding our dream vacation home. Why did you choose me to help you with the purchase of this property? Knowledge of the market. Friendliness. Availability. What will you remember most from our working together? Your positive and professional attitude."
Craig & Renee Jones
"You made our “buying process” so much easier…we love looking at the water and the gorgeous sunsets…Have a great day Brett and thanks again for all your help"Helen and Joe P
"Brett – thank you – great service!"Timothy Pickett
"You brought new meaning to “above & beyond” on getting our condo sold & closed!! Thank you so very much for all you did to make it happen. Again, we both appreciated your professionalism & your sensitivity you showed to us throughout this entire journey. We hope we will be able to refer business your way in the future."Dan & Kerry S
"We want you to know how much we appreciate all you did for us and the extreme consideration you gave us. We couldn’t have wished for a more professional yet personally-committed to us realtor. Thank you so much and much success to you in the future. With your knowledge, sincerity, and charm, you will achieve whatever you desire."Bob and Anne Dingman
"You and Mark are highly thought of in northern Michigan. [Both of you] were spot on in communicating with me - I was always informed. You were the best Realtors that I ever worked with."Mary Morrison, Seller – working with Pat O’Brien & Mark Snyder
"Thank you for making our “dream come true”! We have a long way to go to get it done, but because of your help and patience, we have a great start. It’s exciting!
Thanks so much for all you have done for us."
Mary and Jim
"We had another agent that simply wasn't really helping, for months. The first day I spoke to JP he handed me a house that I simply loved. We were outbid, unfortunately, and JP was right there every step to ensure us to keep up hope, and tell us of another home we might like. After months of looking with our previous agent, JP has us in a home, in a few mere weeks, and we couldn't be happier with it. He has a great character, and is fantastic at his job. Don't bother looking elsewhere, just ask JP!"Brandi McMillan
"Thanks for the professional job selling my house. We listed in the fall and had it sold and closed by April – pretty darn good in a market slow-down and during the winter months. You always kept me well informed during the whole process. If I’m even the market to buy or sell again in your area, I’ll be sure to look you up."Marty
"Pat is working with your interests in mind. Pat is a professional and very good at what he does. If I have any future real estate deals, I won't hesitate to call Pat."The Hicks Family – Seller
"It was a pleasure both meeting and working with you Pat. Thank you so very much for all your help...and for going the extra mile! You were highly knowledgeable and extremely attentive."
Kathy & Matt Chappelle – Buyer
"Pat sold the home to us when he worked 29 years ago at Century 21. We will remember most the friendships we developed with Pat and company."Charlie and Naida Morrison – Seller
"Pat did a good job on the sales process in spite of technical issues around the property description. We were very pleased with the outcome.
We thought [Pat] did a good job with the buyer and coaching them along."
D & D Wade, Waterfront Sellers
"Karlee exceeded our expectations by providing keen insight, strong negotiating skills and a good listening ear. We felt like she provided a calm and confident presence which helped ease the stress involved in selling a home. We also felt like we weren’t “just another client” but that she really told her time with us. We would recommend her over and over again."Sheri & Lance Hadfield
Was this transaction easier or harder than you anticipated?
"Easier - we had faith in your services and sat back and waited. Honest, trustworthy, upfront, friendly."
Bill and Kay Gudeman, Waterfront Sellers
"[You] worked hard on our behalf and we felt looked out for our best interest. Offered sound advice. [We chose you] because you are great at what you do and are very easy to talk to. And lots of fun!
Pat is very knowledgeable of the real estate market. He works very hard to represent his clients' best interests at all times."
Jim & Joanne Foley, Buyers/Sellers
"Jamie handled a very intricate real estate transaction for us. He is professional, courteous and efficient. His handling of all the parties involved was excellent. I would recommend Jamie on any price level transaction."James Henderson
"Great Guy and a leader in knowledge of the industry! He is awesome to work with and just a great person all around! He made our purchase seamless and very positive. If your looking for someone that is on his game this is your realtor!"Leslie Chapman
"It was a pleasure working with Jamie. He was very helpful, and kind. I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know looking to buy or sell."Amy Veal
"Jamie is a great down to earth guy who made our home buying experience a great one! He listened well to my wife and I’s needs, kept us up-to-date and did an outstanding job. I highly recommend him!"Clint Cleveland
"Pat and Jim made sure that there was very little work to be done on our part. Everything was handled remotely and we were very pleased with the process."Allison and Mitch Micham - Seller
"Jamie helped me with the purchase of my condo as a buyers agent and he was a huge asset. He was always positive and always helpful - even as the stress of working through financing made me hard to work with! I recommend Jamie for your real estate needs."Koren Klumpp
"We would not have this home if it had not been for Karlee. Expectations were exceeded in almost every way! This will probably not be our last home, and if she will have us, Karlee will definitely be our realtor of choice next time around also!"Amanda & Erin Evans
"Pat was very hands-on. Selling our home remotely was a much smoother process because of all he did for us. Working with Pat O'Brien and his staff was an enjoyable experience. They all do their best to ensure you receive the attention and high-quality service you deserve."Robb & Shaina Allen, waterfront sellers
"You had showed us a property in the spring, and I got a good feeling from you..." The ultimate purchase was "Easier - you did a great job with all the details."Dave More
"Pat O'Brien sold our house very quickly! He and his staff were professional and helpful in every way. We can't imagine working with anyone else!"
Teri and Bud Stout
On a scale of one to ten.... "The best!!!"Skip Forcier – Seller
"Amazingly, the house-buying process was a pleasure! Pat's honesty and professionalism ensured the transaction was handled smoothly from beginning to end. In addition, every person we dealt with connected with the O'Brien office was responsive, courteous, and friendly. This process was very professionally handled, with courtesy and friendliness throughout the process."
Roger Kellerman & Meg Armbruster
"We have had 45 or more transactions in Michigan and Florida. Pat and Team is one of the best, if not the best, we have ever encountered. Helped us stage, mow, clean up, etc. This would have been very hard for us as we are not from the area." Chose to work with Pat because of "polite follow-up, persistence, expert representation." Will most remember "fun, friendly conversations."Randy Hoover, Seller, Lake Charlevoix
"The technicalities of selling was made easier thanks to Karlee… I always felt she was on my side, ready to run interference for me as needed. I know I could always turn to her with any questions/concerns and she would understand and give me the information I’d need. Her kindness and reassurance was most helpful and she was very quick to return my calls."Sandra Helner