Tucson Realtor Testimonials
Here's What People say about The Brenda O'Brien Team
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We worked directly with Brenda O’Brien. She was professional, detailed and answered all our concerns in a timely manner. From pricing our home to signing the closing documents, everything went smooth. We have purchased and sold a few homes over the years and this was by far, the best experience we’ve ever had. We highly recommend Brenda O’Brien and her team.
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Ken & Kelly Abrahams
We have bought and sold many properties, and found Brenda to be one of the most professional and knowledgeable agents we've ever worked with. She responded to phone messages and/or e-mails almost immediately, regardless of the time of day or day of the week. She provided excellent feedback after showings, and sold our house quicker than the average DOM for our area. We will recommend a Brenda to anyone we know who is looking to buy or sell in Oro Valley!
Dennis & Joyce Kraft
We selected Brenda O'Brien to sell our home and furnishings based on her extensive experience knowing we would be absent during most of the process. Brenda fully met all expectations. She handled all issues including home inspection, necessary improvements, selling of furnishings and closing. The online feedback from prospective buyers was an added benefit giving us insight into how the home was being views. We highly recommend Brenda O'Brien!
Gordon and Beverly Laughlin
Brenda O'Brien and the entire team were consummate professionals through our entire transaction. Brenda took what could have been a very difficult and awkward process and held our hands through the entire thing. I am grateful that the decision was made to go with Brenda and Long Realty and would highly recommend her and her team of professionals to anyone
Lisa Clifford & Margaret Nastasi
Linda & Michael were fantastic; process was very smooth. All questions and concerns were addressed on time and with expertise. We love our little house.
Bob & Cheri Emahiser
Bill was a pleasure to work with. He is definitely committed to exceptional service. We would enthusiastically recommend Bill!
Lilian & Ron Parisotto
Brenda is a complete professional. At our first pre-listing meeting she came with a marketing kit that was complete, detailed and totally organized. In my 40 years of real estate (as a savings bank executive, etc), I have never seen a more professional Realtor. She is supported by a great team.
Carole was terrific! Warm, friendly, & knowledgeable. She was totally available and responded immediately to phone and email questions. She was patient and ran us all over Tucson for six months till we found what we wanted. We would highly recommend Carole to any potential client
Art Voss & Nancy White
Jimmy was so easy to work with! We viewed so many homes and when our offer was accepted he worked with us long distance and on-site thru inspections, etc. Huge importance for us! Larry Home Buyers
Larry & Annette Frank
Brenda O'Brien did a great job representing my interests during the sale of my home in Marana. Brenda was recommended by my brother-in-law and she me my expectations. My transaction had to be done long distance while I was already in another state. Everything went more smoothly that I had hoped. Thank you Brenda.
Jimmy was outstanding. He was able to accommodate our needs based on our tight schedule to locate and purchase a home. He was knowledgeable and listened to our requests. He went above and beyond what we expected. Excellent Buyer’s Representative!
Keith & Nicole Davis
We wanted to thank you both for such a professional presentation and look at Oro Valley. It is a beautiful and special place with wonderful properties and people. Linda was great and gave us the best look we could have ever had! The Brenda O’Brien Team put together the most professional presentation I have even seen in almost 40 years in Real Estate. Even though your lovely valley is not for us at this time, I know that you and your team will be very successful and find many dream homes for lots of lucky people. Thanks you so much for everything you did.
Ken & Joyce Knapic
Rarely does someone make an impression to motivate me to actually sit down a write a letter about it. Well Carole Durkin has made such an impression. Carole is remarkable in that she is able to cover all the bases, all the time and make it look easy. Her professionalism, efficiency and natural graceful interactions are purely amazing! I’ve never seen anyone so motivated, energetic, willing and able to pull magic out of a hat as Carole has done. What she does, the way she does it you can’t learn, it comes naturally. She has a gift, she is a gift.
Kappe Rousseau & Jacqueline Mitchell
BRAVO! . . . to Brenda O’Brien and Michael Lynch of the O’Brien Team at Long Realty for selling our Oro Valley house in 19 days. We had been on the market for 5 months with another Realtor with little activity. We decided to change Realtors and took a friend’s advice to call Brenda. What a great decision! We met with Brenda O’Brien and Michael Lynch and they orchestrated an amazing marketing plan that attracted many potential buyers. Their efforts resulted in a clean offer significantly above the average cost per square foot in our area. This allowed us to relocate to Colorado just in time to move into the new house we built . . . with no interim housing arrangements. It takes professionalism and commitment to make that happen! Simplify your Real Estate transaction - talk to Brenda and Michael
Bob & Kathy Chojnacki
Michael was very helpful at every stage of the process. Questions were answered promptly. We were kept fully informed every step which made the sale go very smoothly.
Michael & Maryfaith Fox
I don’t want your customers to get false expectations, I am quite sure that most houses do not sell the day after it is listed. The fact remains, Brenda, you sold our house in one day! From our point of view you are the best Realtor in Tucson. Thank you again for your super professional work.
Lonnie & Stefanie Price
We can’t thank you enough for the great job you and the O'Brien team did in marketing our house here in Sun City. We don't know if it was due to your incredible prominence on the web, the vast resources of the Long Realty organization, or your own personal charm, but there was never a shortage of potential buyers wanting to see our house. We suspect the key to your remarkable success is not only your wealth of experience in the real estate business, but also your unfailing warmth and graciousness and the day-to-day contact you provide. Just a hunch, but we have a feeling these are probably the reasons your office seems to run so smoothly and effortlessly.
Kay & Dick Jacobs
Linda with the Brenda O’Brien Team was the total best!! She was professional, thorough and paid attention to detail. Over the course of several months she took us to see many homes and was always very happy to do so. She was very patient and kind throughout the process. She is a wonderful person and now a friend.
Barbara & Mike Tupper
What is often a high stress task became truly stress free under Brenda’s guidance. Thanks to her attention to detail, knowledge and professionalism, our home sold! I’ve highly recommended her to others
This past summer, my cousin and I were faced with the frightening task of selling my father's house following his death. The house was fundamentally beautiful, and it was situated on a lovely piece of land, but it had been neglected for years, stuffed with an impossible number of belongings, and most worrisome of all, both my cousin and I live hundreds of miles away from Tucson. Brenda and her team took on this project with astonishing speed, efficiency, elegance, and grace. The entire sale was closed less than three months from the date of our signing on with the Brenda O'Brien team, and their performance in every aspect of the process was simply outstanding. I would recommend Brenda and her team, without any reservation whatsoever, to anyone who wants to enjoy a smooth, satisfying, and profitable home-selling experience. I have bought and sold a lot of real estate in my life, but Brenda is, without question, the most capable, personable, and trustworthy realtor I've ever met.
Barbara Hort, Ph.D.
Lisa did an outstanding job for us. Lisa is very thorough, does her homework, and provided us with a thorough review of the Tucson real estate market. In addition, she is one of the nicest agents we have ever dealt with. We didn't buy anything this trip, but love Tucson and will eventually buy there----with Lisa's help. Lisa is a great add to your team and she will do very well for Long Realty.
Gordon & Ellie Rama
Thank you VERY much to Michael! Don and I both want to say how impressed we've been all through this process working with you. In our 43+ years together, we've bought and sold many homes and worked with realtors who were good as well as really bad. You were the best and we appreciate all you've done and continue to do.
Don & Linda Weber
We very much appreciated Michael handling the home buyer process for us. He handled the inspections and checked on house once seller's vacated. Over and above is how we see it. We are so glad we picked the Brenda O'Brien Team. Michael was awesome and so were the staff in office. We felt welcome and respected. The contacts we made from the various services we could use, told us how much they like working with O'Brien group. It's like a big family that we are now a part of.
Cindy Roszak & Dick Munson
"We had an excellent experience dealing with Aspen with the Brenda O'Brien Team as our agent in buying our condo in the foothills last winter. First, she was very personable, pleasant and responsive to our needs especially dealing with her long-distance from Argentina. Thru the search process she was diligent and even though we ended up buying outside of Oro Valley and condos are not her specialty, she helped us get what we wanted. She has a more relaxed style, not pushy, so I would say she fits well specially with buyers who have a pretty good idea of what they are looking for. Aspen was also very professional and reliable dealing with the offer and closing process, again from a distance, and we communicated very well throughout the whole process.
We were very pleased with the professionalism shown us during the entire process of selling our home. Brenda is a very down to earth person and made the difficult task of listing and selling a house a pleasant experience. We were also very impressed with the professional way the listing appeared in a notebook showing a little about the subdivision as well as the events and opportunities within our nearby community. All questions were answered completely and thoroughly by Brenda and her office staff. Closing was explained very thoroughly and the date was set far enough in advance to allow us to adequately prepare for it. Brenda also arranged to have our Utah home closing at the same time so we were able to sell and buy at the same time. Again, thanks Brenda for a very pleasant and professional home selling experience.
David & Jeannie Rich
I'd like to say thanks to Brenda O'Brien for so efficiently marketing and selling my home. After no action for a previous Realtor, and upon suggestions of friends, I turned to Brenda. She fully lived up to the recommendations of two friends who had very successful experiences with her keeping me informed, fully advertising, open houses, giving all out attention and within just 31 days she had a sale! All inspections and details were well cared for, making it an easy transaction. Follow up has been so pleasant and I feel I've made a friend whom I'd like to recommend to anyone needing her knowledge, thoroughness and service.
Brenda was the best! She was always responsible, professional and competent. She is the best Realtor we ever dealt with and we were totally delighted with her services. We will use her on all of our Tucson real estate transactions!
Rick Tucker & Vi Kauffman
We have bought and sold dozens of houses over the past 30 years. Working with Brenda was certainly among the best agent experiences we have had. Great ideas, creative approaches, use of professionals in marketing and constant communication made this our best real estate experience. Sold home in a few days with closing less than 30 days from listing. Recipe for success, price to market, hire Brenda!!!
Peter & Min Manns-Home
We needed to sell our home quickly to claim the corporate incentives attached to our company's relocation package. We choose Brenda because she was the top seller in Oro Valley and we were not disappointed. Our house sold in 8 days during a very slow house selling slump! Brenda suggestions to stage our house and her marketing strategies really made the difference. Bottom line, we couldn't have done it without her and neither should you!!! Place your confidence in Brenda. She can sell your house!!!
David & Becky Ribble
I wish to express my deepest gratitude to you and your team for selling my home. From the moment we signed the listing contract I encountered the highest professionalism, care, enthusiasm and passion in you. You sent a professional photographer. You advised me about furniture arrangement and it made a tremendous difference. My home sold within 2 days with a very good price in spite of the depressing economy. I would like to thank you and will definitely recommend you highly to my friends and family members.
Michael, thanks for everything. This journey was conducted over about a 5 year period with 3 visits to Tucson to look at many different properties. In the process, we visited your website several times a week to check on different trends and areas. We understand this was not a huge transaction for you guys, but your commitment, professionalism and responsiveness on details for a transaction this size was deeply appreciated by us.
David & Pam Foster,
Brenda is a sharp woman and spares no expense in marketing your home. She presented us with high resolution professional pics printed on thick bond paper, a video tour, high-end magazine listings, agent tours, networking and everywhere online. Any keyword will bring up Brenda's site with your home listed. I have yet to find a better website that is so comprehensive. Our home had numerous viewings. Most were out of town buyers that found us through the various media. Brenda calls to clarify every detail so you understand exactly what to expect in this journey. I've had agents supposedly working on my behalf in the past. I didn't know what superb was until this transaction. I would clearly choose Brenda for every future real estate need. She's the #1 agent in several categories for a reason.
From the first moment I spoke with Brenda, I was impressed with her knowledge and professionalism. She understood immediately what I was facing, and helped me every step of the way. The team of people she recommended to clean the house, make repairs and stage the home was professional, helpful and kind. Once we had it on the market, it sold in three days! In this market, no less. It truly speaks to her expertise. I cannot adequately express my gratitude for Brenda and everything she did to make this difficult time much easier. I have worked with many Realtors over the course of the last 10 years and I will say without question that she is the best, not only as a professional but as a kind and caring person. I was so lucky to have worked with her.
Brenda is "the Best of the Best"!!!
John & Betsy Burbank,
We wanted to commend Carol from the Brenda O'Brien team for the wonderful job she did helping us find our vacation home. She tirelessly made herself available during the entire search, purchase and closing process. We viewed homes for four days straight, each day she progressively narrowed down what I was looking for and provided guidance and insight. Despite her always professional demeanor, I managed to make her laugh and we had a great experience viewing the listings. Carol's positive "can do" attitude and smile even transcended over the telephone. Our search, offer, inspections, repairs, and closing was 100% smooth with no issues. The entire staff at Long Realty was fantastic to work with. Many, many thanks!
Cliff & Winny Johnson,
As you know we were and are very pleased with the outcome of your efforts in selling our home. You and you team are very sophisticated and we really appreciated that. We certainly will recommend you and have done so several times already.
Donna & Yvonne,
Attention to detail. Ability to act quickly. Understanding the needs of the buyer. Without these three things out home purchase would not be the success it was. The Brenda O’Brien team web site is filled with great information the Brenda O’Brien Team works flawlessly together and knows all the right people to hand whatever comes up. Linda was right there from the beginning to the ends. A long distance purchase was made easy.
Karen & Gerald Bren,
We contacted the Brenda O’Brien Team after diligent internet research of Tucson real estate companies and their websites. Working with Linda made our quest for a home a very pleasant experience. She narrowed down our search of homes to fit the wish list we provided, saving us a lot of valuable time and energy. We appreciate that Linda is professional and personable. Given our unique situation involving out-of-state buyer and seller negotiations, Linda displayed remarkable patience in guiding us throughout first purchase in Tucson.
Bill & Julie Mesusan,
Brenda was absolutely wonderful! I appreciated her consistent communication, knowledge of the market and her expertise in handling our listing. As a Realtor myself, I have high expectations for service. Brenda was outstanding and I appreciated it! I knew that we had an expert on our side and it was very comforting. I also appreciated her encouragement to stage the vacant property. I am a huge believer in staging my listings in Oregon but it is always hard to invest the money as a seller. I know that it was money well spent because it made our patio home look incredible in the photos on her website and it attracted a buyer and a good offer right away. Thanks again, Brenda for your hard work you and your team provided. I will certainly refer anybody that may be interested in buying or selling in Tucson to you!
Dave & Carey Hughes,
We’ve always felt we’ve worked with good Realtors in the past --- until we worked with Pat and the Brenda O’Brien team. What a wonderful surprise! Pat went above and beyond our expectations. He not only took us to many homes, he then took other family members to these homes. Pat was generous with his time, gave us good advice, much needed support and a refreshing positive attitude. We are still amazed at Pat’s outstanding problem solving skills, and how quickly he could get things accomplished. We appreciate Pat and Brenda’s honesty, professionalism, preparedness, enthusiasm & patience. You have out highest recommendations and thanks.
Keith & Marcia Riemer
Linda has been wonderful! She answered all my questions while I was still living in Indiana. She helped me find the perfect house and gave me this right advice throughout my house hunting experience.
We cannot begin to thank you for your assistance in finding a house in Tucson. Fawn has been the most thorough, conscientious and kind person we had the pleasure of doing business with. She was professional, patient and very understanding of our situation. We will always be grateful.
Blase’ & Isidora Chiarelli
The Brenda O’Brien Team is tops in our book. Brenda visited our home after the unsuccessful efforts of another agency and reviewed the “selling process“ that proved successful. She was complimentary about the home and suggested minor changes to make the home more inviting. When she received an offer she reached us halfway around the world in New Zealand. It was only a 30 minute phone call that an agreement was met and a few weeks later... a closing. Now it doesn’t get any better than that!
Bill & Christine Durboraw
We just closed on a property in Northwest Tucson. Fawn spent countless hours driving us around to familiarize us with the various areas in Tucson. We so enjoyed spending time with Fawn, and her knowledge of the city was second-to-none. By the time we saw the house that we ended up purchasing, we knew we were making a good and informed decision. You could not have a better representative, and we would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone looking for property in Tucson.
David & Edie Evans
It was out pleasure to have Michael as out Realtor. He helped us make our way through the maze of all the rules and regulations to a very successful conclusion. Thanks to Michael and the Brenda O’Brien team. We made the purchase of our dreams. Your team is tops! Armour Anderson, Home Buyer
Just wanted to say that our home buying experience was the best yet! Michael did exactly what we asked him to do and it all went very smoothly.
Bob & Lisa Kirsch
We have been so pleased with your support, guidance and attention to detail over the past several months. Buying a home can be a trying experience, particularly so when attempting to do so from two thousand miles away. We extend thanks to Brenda and the entire team. What we appreciate most is the professionalism you exhibited throughout the process. Thank you again for all you have done to help us find our perfect Tucson home.
Tereasa & Brian Corcoran
I wanted to take a minute and thank you for your professional and immeasurable assistance in our recent acquisition of our new Tucson home. Linda was very professional and helped to guide us through the market and the processes. I have been in the brokerage business myself for 20 years, and I can speak from experience, when I recommend Linda and the Brenda O’Brien team as your real estate professionals.
When I decided to sell my home in, I knew that I would need a Realtor that knew the area and you came to mind. Because I had already moved to my new home, I wanted to sell as soon as possible. When neighbors and friends found out that we listed our home on April 9 and the property closed on May 12, they were in awe. I feel you priced it right and you had complete knowledge of the area. Some of my neighbors still cannot believe it all happened so fast. It has been such a pleasure working with you and I would not hesitate one second to recommend you to anyone selling their home.
Mary Ann Rombough
Thank you so much for routing us to your team member, Linda. Not only is she a fantastic Realtor, she is a lovely person. It was a perfect match for us. From start to finish Linda was a consummate professional! I cannot think of a single item that was overlooked. In addition, every single one of the businesses or services Long Realty and Linda referred us to have exceeded our expectations.
Susan Swanberg & Richard Wood
We made the right choice not only in choosing a home but with choosing our Realtor. Our condo in Wickenburg sold in nine days and we had to move in less than a month. Talk about stress! Linda worked long and hard to make that a reality for us. She went the “extra mile“ to meet our needs. She is highly professional with a warm, friendly and understanding manner. We certainly will refer to Linda and will definitely recommend others to contact her and the Brenda O’Brien team.
Chuck & Clancy Culp
The sale of our casita went pretty quickly, didn’t it!?!?. We liked the personal attention, showing feedbacks, phone calls and emails we received from you during the time our home was listed for sale. You took a personal interest in selling our home for us. Thanks for all your help.
Jeff & Laurie Sherburne
Connie and I thank you and your team for making our long distance search and purchase a most positive experience. Linda – you’re a gem and Brenda you are to be commended for recruiting Linda for your team. As Connie (an attorney) always says “there’s no worse client than another attorney“. I suppose the same can be said when a realtor ends up with another realtor for a client – as was our case. Linda, you displayed amazing patience with me as I questioned and discovered the differences in real estate practice from Pennsylvania to Arizona. But as they say, “imitation is the most sincere form of flattery“ and I certainly left our home buying experience with several new ideas to incorporate into my business here in Pennsylvania. The whole process from start to finish was handled professionally and efficiently – including the support from your affiliated mortgage and settlement companies. Thanks for coordinating and attending the inspections on our behalf and for connecting us with the many services that helped make our move and now our absentee ownership possible. To steal a phrase from someone much younger, “You Guys ROCK!!“.
Guy & Connie Brunt
We commend Brenda and Pat on a wonderful job done in the sale of our home. Right in the middle of the lender trauma when things were down, Brenda managed to sell our home at a nice price. She can get the job done in good times and bad times. We will use her again and again.
Jerry & Vicky Parks
We can’t image having a better group of professionals than Brenda O’Brien’s team working for us during these adverse market times. Every negative event possible came at us but she just plowed in harder and beat all the others. Thanks for pulling us through with amazing results compared to the averages in these times.
Jim & Helen Wudel
We are writing to express our heartfelt gratitude to Linda with the Brenda O’Brien Team for being such a tremendous real estate agent. Without her help and expertise, we would not be the proud owners of the home of our dreams in Marana, Arizona. Everything that goes with finding and buying a house, from beginning to end, was impeccably handled. And the most remarkable part of our relationship was we gave less than one week to help us find exactly what we were looking for. We were impressed with your ability and are forever grateful that we found you.
Don & Elaine Brown
Thanks to the Brenda O’Brien Team for finding up the perfect home in the perfect community. Thanks to Linda for being there for us whenever we needed her, she listened to our needs. She helped us refine our expectations and found several homes to fit our desires. Everything was handled professionally and timely. Your service is exceptional and we would highly recommend Linda and the Brenda O’Brien team.
Michael & Joan Finnerty
Paula and I wish to thank you Pat, for the extraordinary help that you gave to us in finding our second home in Tucson. Not only are you extremely knowledgeable about the Tucson real estate market but are a true gentleman. You never pushed us to buy any of the homes that we looked at. The final decision was ours and ours alone. Your approach to selling real estate is dramatically different than what we are used to seeing in Chicago.
The entire process was a pleasure from start to finish and was most appreciated by us. It is no surprise that you, Brenda and your team have been so successful in the Tucson housing market. In addition we have never seen a better website than Brenda O'Brien. com. It is far more that a listing of homes for sale. Thanks again for all of your expert advice and patience.
Ed & Paula Golden
Brenda O’Brien was a blessing to have as our Realtor on the purchasing end as well as on the selling end. Brenda assisted us in the in an extremely tough market. And, even though she is the #1 Realtor in Tucson, and is undoubtable busy, she was surprisingly easy to get in touch with via email or telephone. She made selling our house from afar less stressful than anticipated and we are extremely grateful for her expertise and dedication. We would - and do - highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.
John & Sharon MacGorman
Home Buyers and Sellers
Brenda was on top of her game and saw the sale of our home through to the end. It was the most difficult of circumstances surrounding this transaction from market conditions to the buyers’ demands. We are so fortunate that Brenda was there every step of the way. Though we have now moved out of AZ, we recommend Brenda and her team highly. She will take care of you from beginning to end. Not only did our home sell, we feel we walked away with a friend.
Greg & Kelly Balmforth
We are extremely pleased with your service and the ease with which you made our transition to the new home in Oro Valley. We previously contacted two Tucson realtors prior to calling in the “O’Brien Team“and their efforts were non-productive virtually fruitless compared to “Brenda and Brenda“. Although this deal was done via long distance all actions were performed crisply and professionally. Well done ladies. If we can ever be of assistance to you, do not hesitate to contact us. Well Done.
Sandy & Roy Varner
Working with Brenda was a pleasure. She had all the answers and followed through on all the services necessary. I have been buying and selling properties all my life and the quality of service from Brenda is the best there is.
We found the Brenda O’Brien team to be very caring and professional. Our initial contact was Brenda’s web site. She called back immediately and was very helpful and knowledgeable about Tucson/Oro Valley area. Her entire team including her husband, Pat, was very helpful with referrals including a mortgage lender and other services. We would not hesitate to recommend Brenda and her entire team to my friends or anyone! They are the best!!
Bob & Mary Fortmeier
Brenda did an outstanding job in marketing and selling our house in this difficult seller’s market. Her web site is by far the best we have seen and indeed we sold to an out-of-town buyer. Brenda made the process very easy for us and we were always kept well informed. If we ever have to buy or sell another house in Tucson there won’t be any decision to make concerning who we choose as a Realtor, it will be Brenda O’Brien and her team!
Bob & Laurie Huxsol
We just employed Brenda to represent us as Buyers, for the second time. Brenda once again, demonstrated superior skills and professionalism. She is the best real estate professional we have encountered, and we have done a number of transactions over the years. She is knowledgeable, assertive and tactful. During this last transaction she saved us several thousand dollars by shrewdly negotiating. We strongly recommend Brenda.
Jim & JoAnn Greene
We were very lucky to find the Brenda O’Brien team during our internet search for a good place to retire. From the beginning, with email and personal contact, O’Brien team members provided us with truthful and helpful information about the Tucson area. Pat O’Brien was very understanding and helpful as we struggled with finding a perfect retirement home; it was a pleasure working with him. We strongly recommend this outstanding, professional tea for all of your real estate needs.
Richard & Grace Wilkins
Working with Brenda O’Brien has been a delight. Her skill and efficiency made buying a house effortless. I would select Brenda in the future and recommend her team for a job well done.
Brenda did an outstanding job of advertising our home in all the appropriate places. She listened to what we expected regarding showing our home. She was personally responsible in arranging and showing our home that resulted in sale. 18 days from sales contract to closing!
Don Dvorak & Donna Berg
Simply put, Brenda is, by far, the best Realtor we have ever worked with! From the listing to the “sold sign” she delivered professionalism and ethics. We will recommend her services every chance we get. We can’t thank you enough Brenda.
Scott Stanberry, President, Summit Financial Services, Inc.
It“s been just over a month since we closed escrow on our new home. I did want to take a minute to thank you again the fantastic job that you and your team did for our family. I think it warrants special consideration due to my background. I have been a manager for a Mortgage Banking Company for nearly 20 years, and have personally closed nearly 4000 real estate transactions. More than anyone, I know what is really “above and beyond”. I can honestly say that in my business I have dealt with many, many different Realtors, and you and your team rank among the best I have ever seen.
Greg & Cindy Brooks
When we decided to move to Tucson, I started searching the internet for information. Lucky for us, I came across the Brenda O’Brien website www.BrendaSellsTucson.com. I was immediately impressed with the thorough information and its user friendly format. After talking with Brenda on the phone, I knew we wanted to work with “the team”. She provided us with listings immediately. When my daughter and I came to Tucson, we met with Wilda. She is a warm and caring person who made us feel at ease and comfortable right away. I knew we were in good hands. From start to finish, Wilda took care of everything. She was diligent in handling every detail. She stayed in constant communication; I never had to follow up on anything. She tool the worry and stress out of the whole process. It was such a pleasure working with her! The service we received from Wilda and the team far exceeded my expectations. It was the best real estate experience we’ve ever had. I will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Tucson. If you’re ready to choose a Realtor, call them now, you won’t be disappointed.
Gloria and Lois Seavitt
Brenda O’Brien is a consummate real estate professional. For several years, she e-mailed to me residential listed properties for sale in the Tucson area. After finally making a decision to purchase, I flew to Tucson from Minneapolis and met with Brenda. She has arranged to view properties with me over a long weekend. I made an offer on a home which ideally suited my desires. Brenda skillfully and efficiently coordinated the closing by mail and internet. She and her team have may strongest recommendation.
Pat was great! Even though we were buying a new home, it was reassuring to have someone else on “our side”. And, several times he went above and beyond the call of duty, such as when he volunteered to pick our the granite slab for the kitchen countertops while we were back home in Connecticut. Thanks for everything!
Susan and Paul Stillman
Brenda & Wilda understood our specific aspects of a vacation home we were looking for. They did not waste our time looking at houses that did not fit us. The first house we saw we loved. While we did look at others, the idea of "love at first sight" was the right one for us. After the contract was signed, they continued to provide quality and personal service right up through the closing. It was a great experience and we would certainly use them again if needed and will refer them to others.
Ann & David Marks
Brenda did a great job of selling our home. From start to finish she was very professional. We chose Brenda to represent us in our sale because she was the first Realtor we met that recognized what a great neighborhood we live in and priced homes to maximize their value for the Seller. Thanks again for making our sale a "smooth sail".
Terry & Thea Schultz
Upon the initial meeting with Brenda and reviewing the possible listing of our home, we were pleasantly surprised with the listing price she suggested. Furthermore, we were happy to see her confidence and enthusiasm when she stated she could sell it quickly. And she did, 4 days later! She and her team followed the sale to its closing in a very professional and astute manor even after hitting a few "speed Bumps" that needed to be worked out. We are very happy with the expertise of Brenda and her team. We will definitely call upon Brenda for any future real estate needs and sincerely would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Ron & Connie Carpenter
I am glad that I chose Brenda O’Brien to handle the sale of my home. Everything went very smoothly. Brenda was completely professional and never failed to answer any question that I had. She is a top-notch Realtor in every aspect and she is a pleasure to work with.
Given the fact that I had never met Pat personally and I am a couple thousand miles from Tucson, the entire home purchase could not have gone smoother. The market was moving so quickly I am convinced that we would not own property in Tucson if not for Pat’s expertise.
Our search for a vacation home in Arizona was difficult in how fast properties were selling, usually with multiple offers. Working with Brenda, and also with Wilda, we felt we got on the inside track, as their knowledge of Tucson properties and their energy really made a difference. When the right place became available, Brenda led us through the process quickly and professionally.
Robert & Vicki Hersman
The O’Brien Team was a delight to work with. We are from New York and found Brenda on the web. My first contact was a call back from Wilda. She was easy to talk to and had everything arranged when we arrived in Tucson. Wilda showed us several properties, and then we saw one we fell in love with. The following morning we headed back to NY and it was Wilda who handled everything. She looked out for our interests and we are now homeowners in Arizona. I can’t say enough about the efficient way every aspect of our home buying experience was. They were GREAT.
Joanne & Gino Zizzo
When we began our plans to move from the San Francisco area to Tucson, we used the internet to find a Realtor. The Brenda O’Brien website was the one we chose due to its friendly and thorough format. After emailing and speaking with Pat, we chose the Brenda O’Brien Team to assist us in finding a home in Oro Valley. Pat was excellent, Brenda was very helpful and professional. We will always be grateful for the quality service. We love our home.
Jon & Catherine Skaug
Brenda was the third REALTOR I worked with. The moment I met her, I knew she was special and that she would sell my place...she did. I found Brenda passionate about her profession and also a wonderful, caring human being, Her abilities and awareness were reassuring as she came alongside me throughout the process of selling my home. I felt supported in every way possible, she gave me encouragement and confidence. If you are familiar with Tucson artist Diana Madaras...Brenda is the Tucson Real Estate what Diana Madaras is to Tucson art, colorful, creative, expressive, profession and beautiful. I will always be grateful to Brenda and her staff. I feel blessed to have worked with them.
We moved from Florida to Arizona and figured the it was going to be difficult, but the O’Brien team
helped us in every way, from the great informative web site to keeping us to date on the market, etc.
Wilda would always make time for us when we would come to town in search for a home. She was so
professional, informative about the area, and most of all, made one feel comfortable. She made our
home buying seem very smooth, even when sticky situations arose. Thank you for the opportunity to share
our positive experience.
Jack & Dee Berchiatti
The O’Brien Team was terrific to work with. Pat found us a beautiful home in Tucson
that was exactly what we were looking for. Despite the fact that we were relocating
from the East Coast and could not be present for the negotiations and closing, Pat acted in
our behalf and closely protected our interests in our absence. He worked closely with our realty
company in Virginia to ensure that the selling and buying process proceeded as smoothly as possible.
It is because of the highly professional, yet personal and caring attention that the O’Brien
team afforded us that we hold them in the highest regard and highly recommend their services.
Jason & Susan Otto
Pat O’Brien did a great job streamlining and expediting our purchase of a home
in Canada Hills. He acted quickly and responsively to put the deal together in a
very short period of time. We are very grateful.
Rich Tucker & Vi Kauffman
At our first meeting, we immediately felt so at ease. You radiate
the knowledge, confidence and professionalism for success. You
couldn't get any more dynamic than you already are. We are
so happy that we worked with you - Top job. We certainly would
recommend you to future clients.
Paul & Linda Hesser
Your services were very professional and we felt your
communication with us was excellent. We have very positive
thoughts about the O'Brien Team and the Long Realty Team.
John & Carol Witt
Brenda & her team was a pleasure to work with. They answered
all of our questions and continuously kept us informed during the
home buying process. Brenda and her team are true professionals
and they exceeded all of our expectations. It is evident that the
O'Brien Team is committed to incredible customer service
before and after the closing. Thanks Brenda, Kelley & Wilda!!
Brian & Christine Sterrett
Brenda grasped my objective and was a provider of information
spanning over a year in time. I initially contacted several
agents, and narrowed the list down to two, and then there was
Brenda, who was quickly identified as being my number one choice
to represent me. As expected, her performance was flawless. I
respect, appreciate, and have learned from Brenda's
professionalism, and attention to detail.
We were very pleased with our experience with Brenda. From the
first time I contacted Brenda on the internet she was always
responsive. She handled the negotiations professionally and with
care. And she was very thorough and attentive to detail. We have
already recommended Brenda to a couple we found looking at the
development where we bought, and we would enthusiastically
recommend her to others. We have done a number of residential
real estate transactions over the years, and Brenda was the most
knowledgeable and conscientious broker we have worked with.
Jim & JoAnn Greene
Brenda is the Best! Efficient, patient and knowledgeable. A
pleasure to work with.
We have bought and sold several homes over the years. A friend
referred Brenda O'Brien to us. Of all the Realtors we have
dealt with, Brenda is the most professional, positive,
knowledgeable and helpful Realtor we have ever encountered. We
were in one state and the house we were selling was 1300 miles
away. Brenda handled everything with ease. She kept us well
informed from beginning to end. The entire process was
accomplished in a very professional and expeditious manner. You
can be assured we will refer your agency at every opportunity.
Thanks again Brenda for an outstanding job.
John & Brenda Mattingly
Now that we are settled in our new home, we want you to know how
much we appreciate all that you and your staff did for us to get
to this point. We certainly will recommend you to anyone we know
who is interested in home buying in the area. Everything from the
home listings that were sent to us over the Internet to all the
little things like the postcards with interesting things to do
and see in the Tucson area. It all made us feel welcome and that
you were really interested in helping us relocate. Wilda went
above and beyond with us. Never flinched when we requested
anything. Never batted an eye when we suddenly changed our home
style and location requests one day. Wilda was always there for
us, cool, calm, serene. She was outstanding. You and your staff
really made the home search and buying experience enjoyable.
Beverly & Robert Jones
Here we were in Nevada but with the constant help thru fax and
telephone calls the O'Brien's were the best. Pat found our
dream home for us when we came out for a week to look. He made
the negotiation and paperwork go smoothly, coordinating with the
sale of our Nevada home so we could move right in here. If you
are looking for the "best" go with the O'Brien Team. We
have been in our new home for two months and everyday we just
can't believe we are in this beautiful home. Thanks again.
Tom & Jan Cleary
I had a short time frame to sell my home. A friend recommended
Brenda and she came with a plan of action. Not only did she put
my home on the market - she "marketed" my home. She did all she
said she was going to do and more. I highly recommend her and her
and her team.
My wife and I cannot say enough about Brenda O'Brien and
her "Team" regarding how smoothly they brought our real estate
transaction in Tucson to fruition. We live in Michigan but have
had a condo in Tucson for several years. We decided we wanted to
sell the condo and purchase a home. Through Brenda's
expertise and diligence, (does she ever take time off!?), we were
successful in selling our condo and buying a beautiful retirement
dream home in Tucson. I was able to close on both properties
within one hour at the same office with Brenda by my side - she
made it happen! I don’t believe we have ever dealt with a
more conscientious, professional. Brenda's Team would be
the only Realtor we'll recommend.
Sincerely, Dr. Robert & Suzanne Payne
Home Buyers & Home Sellers
We indeed enjoyed working with Brenda. She listened to our needs
& desires. Then she and Pat did lots of homework, showed us
examples of what we requested and found a house we really felt we
could make a home. Every detail was done on time and
Brenda’s personality makes me feel I can call about any
question in the future.
Dave & Nancy Jones
It is hard to believe that almost a year ago Marcie and I met
with you in the hope of relocating to Tucson and finding our
"dream home". From that very first day, we never doubted who you
represented, which was with great comfort, considering our
undertaking from the frozen tundra of the Northeast. We greatly
appreciate the e-newsletters, digital postcards, and all of the
"extra touches". Thank you for making the stressful tasks of home
building and buying a pleasurable experience. We wish you and
your talented team much success in your Real Estate endeavors and
would gladly (and highly) recommend your services.
Joseph & Marcia Kilrain
Exceptional service from a true professional, Brenda!
The services provided by Brenda, Pat and the rest of the team
could not have been better. In addition to the valuable guidance
they provided, they were always warm, personable, and caring.
After the closing, they continued to be there to answer any
questions we had, and to make our transition easier. We are
impressed with the effort it took to provide such service and the
genuineness of the people who rendered it.
Jonathan and Lois Pasternak
It was a pleasure to deal with Pat and Brenda O'Brien in
the recent purchase of our house in Tucson. They were recommended
to us by a friend and we know why. Pat was extremely patient with
us as we made multiple trips to Tucson narrowing down our search
to the specific area we liked. He was a good coach - not a sales
guy - and always made the most of our time together. Pat and
Brenda are both real pro’s. We appreciated the depth of
their support structure, their follow through and personal
dedication to getting the job done for us.
Hal & Linda Ross
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, look no
further than Brenda. She is truly wonderful. She continuously
goes above and beyond the normal call of duty to give the
absolute finest service available. Reflecting back on our
transactions, we realize how awe-inspiring her accomplishments
for us were.
Jim & Cheryl Jones
We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the
services of you and your team in the purchase of our new home. We
were impressed with the quality of the Brenda O'Brien Team
and Long Realty from the beginning, you definitely made the whole
process run smoothly from start to finish. In the future, the
Brenda O'Brien Team will always be our first choice when it
comes to selling or purchasing our next home. Thank you again for
the excellent service, we look forward to working with you in the
future. Rest assured we will refer your services at every
Farrah & JW Giurato
Brenda & Pat were wonderful to work with. They were both very
professional and knowledgeable. Brenda was extremely helpful. She
had great insight into the homes in our market range and her area
of sale. I have already recommended friends to her. She came
highly recommended from a dear friend who sells real estate in
Minnesota. I said I wanted the best and she exceeded my
Brenda did a fantastic job of putting together a deal for us in
three days! We signed papers, left the state and escrow closed
without a hitch, in 30 days. Even though we were out of state,
everything was handled professionally, with great attention to
detail and we never had to worry about a thing. Brenda was
Jackie & Jim Flowers
The O'Brien Team is fantastic to work with. Wilda was our main
contact since we were buying our first house. She was extremely
professional and knowledgeable, and was a delight to work with.
We will definitely recommend The O'Brien Team! In fact, we
Sarah Longstaff & Karl Haller
We couldn't have had a better agent representing us. Brenda was
open, honest, helpful and kept us well informed and up to the
minute on other comparable sales. We were confidant we knew the
market from her frequent postings.
Sharon & Stan Tirrell
Best real estate experience we ever had! We have, combined,
probably had about 10 real estate "experiences" (buying and
selling) in our lives. The O'Brien Team is far and away, the most
professional, competent, and just plain nice people either of us
have ever worked with on real estate matters.
Anji Siegel & Richard Verlaque
We would recommend Brenda anytime. I was on vacation and needed
work fast. Everything was timely and without any frustration.
Jerry & Arla Hop
Having Brenda handle the sale of our home made it a happy
experience instead of a trial. She and her team handled the
details with dispatch and clarity, always keeping us informed on
developments. We recommend Brenda highly as a Realtor.
Bob & Arlene Hitz
Long Realty was referred to us by a friend who had dealt with the
O'Brien Team. While in New Orleans we contacted The O'Brien Team
and immediately received a package of information on Tucson.
Brenda & Wilda provided all the necessary information and
time to help us find the right house.
Ismael & Kate DeLa Rosa
over the course of thirty-odd years of buying homes we have dealt
with a number of Realtors in both Canada and the U.S., and
clearly Brenda and her team set the standard against which the
rest must be measured. Not knowing anyone in Tucson, we sourced
Brenda via the internet, where we were immediately impressed by
her obvious Internet-savviness. From our first telephone call and
first meeting, we found that Brenda is exactly as she presents
herself; friendly, positive, energetic, and - very important in a
top-flight realtor - an excellent listener. When we located the
condo we wanted ( and it was very quickly) her support through
the negotiating and closing period was terrific. She never "let
go" of us until the deal was finished, all the snags were
un-snagged, and we were actually there to take the keys. When she
promised to do something, she ALWAYS delivered. She gave
excellent advice during negotiations. We can't say enough good
thing about Brenda O'Brien. She's the absolute best and a credit
John & Janis Barr
Long Realty is the biggest real estate agency in Arizona. If you
don't believe it, just ask them to show you the figures!
Sometimes the biggest isn't always the best. Brenda convinced us
that SHE is the Best of the Biggest! A friend referred Brenda to
us and for that we're very grateful! If it weren't for Brenda,
this deal would probably not have gone through!
Jeff & Lori Quilici
The O'Brien team are experienced, knowledgeable and truly make
the buying & selling a home in the Tucson area a delight. I
have and will recommend and use Brenda for any real estate
transaction in the future.
Home Buyer & Seller
Brenda is patient. If clients are nervous and are not familiar
with the home buying and selling experience, she patiently walks
them through the intimidating process. I ended the experience
with feeling of peace. My thanks to Brenda. We'll do it again
Paul & Peg DeVries
Home buyers & Sellers
The whole Experience with the O'Brien team was a pleasure with
one upside surprise atop another. Thoroughness, timeliness and
tenacity sum up what makes them a breed apart. As we searched for
the right home for us, The O'Brien's never wavered or displayed
any frustration...always finding another "dream" home for us
until we found the right one together.
Dave & Denise Kilbury
We have never worked with a realtor who is so personable and
professional. Brenda and her staff truly listened to what we
wanted and helped us find it, even making the process fun! When
presenting our offer, she proved she was the ultimate negotiator!
Dennis & Carol Bruyere
Brenda managed the sale of our rental property professionally and
efficiently. Her extra effort and negotiating skills were
instrumental in closing the transaction with our buyer. She was
always in communication with us. We wouldn't hesitate a moment to
recommend Brenda to anyone wishing to sell their home.
Garry & Sue Lemos
We were just blown away by Brenda's total professionalism and
generosity on our visit with her. We've never seen such thorough
preparation and command of one's profession as Brenda displayed
and we have been around with many, many agents in the past.
Dean & Christi Bradshaw
We want to thank Brenda for the super service she rendered in the
sale of our home. Brenda handled herself in a very professional
way, with dedication, and always friendly.
Bill & Jan Kern
As first time home sellers we relied heavily on Brenda's
expertise and in all ways she exceeded our expectations. I have
already recommended Brenda to many of our friends. When we are
ready to sell our next home, we plan on calling Brenda.
John & Carolyn Blair
Moving, whether cross country or across the street, is always a
traumatic time for anyone. Brenda made this particular cross
country move as pleasant and as easy as it could be. I would
recommend her to anyone looking for a professional agent to
We interviewed agents from three companies - Brenda was (is) head
and shoulders better than the other two agents. I've had bad
experience with real estate agents in the past. Brenda showed
another kind of agent. She knew the property, anticipated our
needs and was very professional.
We would unhesitatingly recommend Brenda's services to others who
are considering buying or selling a home. The entire process was
accomplished in a most professional and pleasant manner. Because
Brenda is so competent, the whole process seemed too good to be
Arlin & Marilyn Albrecht
We consider the day we met Brenda an incredible stroke of luck!
When we were ready to buy a house in Tucson, Brenda made finding
the right property as easy as turning on our computer. She stayed
on top of every detail of our transaction from offer to close and
kept both sellers and buyers happy through the process. Since we
were 1400 miles away the entire time, having the deal move so
smoothly was a huge relief. Brenda is a terrific communicator and
I have never dealt with a more professional real estate broker.
We only wish she were licensed in Washington as well! We could
use her services here too!
Steve and Sally Palmer
Brenda provides that dynamic balance of incredible service and
motivation with warmth, energy and understanding of your
individual needs. Her years of experience as a Realtor are
reflected in her success and passion for her work. Her personal
energy and professional skills make her one of the best in her
field. Nothing makes her happier than to see her clients total
satisfaction with their new home.
Dr. Richard Fields & Deborah Jerome
Whenever we wish to purchase or sell property, Brenda is the
first and only Realtor we consult. Her reputation as an honest
and hard working agent is well deserved.
Dan & Linda Murphy
Brenda maintains accurate knowledge of the ever-changing loan
programs and real estate laws associated with her business. That
coupled with her professionalism and attention to detail make her
a very successful Realtor.
Kristi Larson, Title & Escrow
First American Title
Brenda handles every transaction with the utmost
professionalism, acting always in the best interest of her
clients. For this reason she has a high number of repeat
customers and a high degree of satisfaction from buyers, sellers
and financial institutions.
Lori Draper, Mortgage Loan Officer
Wells Fargo Bank
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