Laurie has lived and worked in Medina County for the past 30 years and has been a Realtor since 2012.
Laurie has a teaching degree for special needs children from Kent State University and homeschooled her own children for twenty years.
While at home, Laurie enjoys working with our horses, gardening, hiking with our dogs and spending time with her husband of 40+ years, her children and grandchildren.
Dennis has also lived and worked in Medina County for the past 30 years and has been a Realtor since 2017. His past careers include being an engineer for 12 years and a teacher of architecture and engineering for 20 years.
Dennis has a teaching degree in Industrial Technology from Kent State University. He also enjoys woodworking and construction.
We both have studied over a dozen different real estate strategies as real estate investors and have also been mentored and coached by experts in several different real estate fields. We have also rehabbed several houses as part of our investing strategy.
In helping you find or sell your next home, we always keep in mind that purchasing a home is a huge decision, and we are dedicated to simplifying the process for you. We promise to listen carefully to your hopes and dreams and help you buy or sell your home.
"Laurie and Dennis adapted well to my home buying needs. We started looking at condos, and then moved to single families, and finally found a great duplex. The experience only seasoned realtors like Laurie and Dennis had helped me utilize my limited time when I was at home. I would happily call them for my next home purchase. In fact, the multi family home they helped me pick out, I was able to rent it out the days after I purchased it."
Laurie O'Brien so helpful in the selling of my house. She kept me posted on the activity on the house. She was easy to reach with my questions on things I didn't understand about selling a house. She was kind and patience with me in her answers. She and Dennis O'Brien point out things I could do to make my house more appealing to a buyer. I liked the positive attitude that the both had about selling a home. I would recommend them to others as an agent.
Laurie is a consummate professional.
My wife and I discovered that the process of selling a home and purchasing a new one can be very stressful! In our case, everything that COULD go wrong seemed to be going wrong. We dealt with multiple realtors that were not very useful at all. We were actually at the point of giving up on our dream to move our family.
Then we met Laurie.
Her knowledge, expertise, and un-ending patience made our home- buying experience a pleasure!
She made herself available to us at all hours, was lightning quick to respond to our every question, and was a cornucopia of knowledge.
She even continued to provide assistance after our home purchase was complete! We couldn't have done it without her.
Laurie has been a wonderful agent! She is extremely knowledge without out being pushy or in your face. She never walked into a home and try to just sell you a house, but rather tried to find you a home that fit your needs and wants. She pointed out the good along with the bad, and tried to educate us about the future "why's" and "hows". Reaching out to an unknown person/business you always run the risk of feeling like overwhelmed by constant calls or emails. But with Laurie I NEVER felt that, rather someone who cared about me and my family (she even remembered my kids names and minor details about them that were only mentioned in a showing). And if you are like me your family is your world. Which is why I recommend her because she treated us like family not just a number or sale.
Laurie was a great agent! She was very patient and accommodating to our needs. If she hadn't found me the perfect house I would definitely use her again.
Laurie was amazing! She spent so much time with us on our long search for the right home! She was patient and kept us going when we wanted to give up. I couldn't recommend her enough! She was always on our side and help us as first time home buyers.
My wife and I looked at houses for over a year and Laurie was with us through the thick and thin. She truly cared about helping us find our first house. She was with us the whole way as that calm voice of reason. She was willing to point out both the good as well as the bad points in the houses we saw. For example noting the furnace was electric instead of gas guiding us to get the utility bills prior to making an offer. That's just one example of the detailed perspective, hardworking and dedicated attitude you will find in Laurie. I would highly recommend her without reservation and thank her for making our first time home buying experience perfect.
Laurie was great to work with. She was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and quick to respond to phone calls, emails and text messages. She helped make the whole house selling and buying process as smooth as it could have been, and we will recommend her to others.
Laurie was extremely professional. We originally worked with a different realtor who knew nothing about any of the houses we looked at. We switched to Laurie and she knew in depth what was wrong with a house or what was an asset. As a first time home buyer, she made the process very easy for us and reassuring. We found our house in 2 weeks working with her and will be closing next month! Thanks Laurie for all your help and advice.
Laurie was great!!! She was very patient with us during the long process of our home search. She never gave up and was always there to answer questions any time of day. As we added last minute houses to see, she was right on top of setting them up! She was also very knowledgeable about different aspects of the home, such as chimneys, furnaces, electrical, roofs, and many other aspects of the homes we looked at. She had suggestions for updating homes, as well as opinions on what would work for structurally changing homes that would need renovations. I hope we don't need to buy another house for a LONG time, but if we do, we will be calling her!
Laurie is a great agent. She really knows her stuff and answers every email and phone call promptly. Made the process easy and she made sure we found a QUALITY house, not just any house. Very sweet and will help with questions even after the paperwork is signed. Wonderful to work with her!
Really knows her stuff. Will take the time to sell you a good quality home that meets your needs, not just any dilapidated home to make a buck as quick as possible. Very quick to return every phone call and email. Appreciates her clients and is a very sweet lady who will stay in touch and help out with any needs even after the paperwork is signed. Would definitely recommend Laurie.
I had the pleasure of working with Laurie this summer when my agent was not available to show homes to me due to an accident.Laurie was patient and knowledgeable when showing me listings. I would recommend her to my family and friends if they ever needed an agent to help them buy a new home.
laurie is one of the sweetest, caring people i have met!! you was there for all our needs and we had little to no wait time to see the properties we were interested in! we highly recommend her for your buying and selling needs!!!!
Laurie went above and beyond for my fiancé and I during our home buying experience. We were first time home buyers and had little no idea what to expect. She was very prompt in responding to all the questions and concerns we had during the home buying process. She also went out of her way and recommended things during the inspection and what we should be looking for while buying a home. She made phone calls to the Bank and the Title company to keep the process moving so we could get our keys as soon as possible. To top it off, the day we received our keys she gave us an engraved cutting board with our name and year we purchased our home. I would highly recommend someone using Laurie as their Real Estate agent. And, if in the future we are looking to purchase again we will be calling Laurie.
Outstanding! She really took the time to help us find a home we love! She never attempted to talk us into anything, she never rushed a sale, she drove countless miles to assist us and was available at all hours to answer questions! She is truly like family now! I would recommend her to absolutely everyone looking to buy or sell!!
My wife and I were in the process of looking for a new home and contacted Laurie for assistance with the search. She took us under her wing and helped us to find a variety of homes with the amenities that we were looking for. She was quick with the information, professional in her dealings with all parties and overall a pleasure to work with. I'd highly recommend her and will be working with her next time we consider a move.
Laurie was extremely helpful to me. I was moving from Michigan to Ohio and I did not have much local knowledge. Over the course of several weeks we reviewed and toured many home. I had a couple of changes of mind regarding types and styles of homes I wanted to look at and Laurie was very flexible. I finally found the perfect home for me and I am extremely satisfied! Laurie is very professional and very helpful.
I highly recommend Laurie O'Brien to help you find your perfect home. Not only is she professional, she is down to earth and wants to make sure you have found exactly what you want. She was always attentive, and was consistently there for me if I had any questions. It's hard to find a realtor who actually cares and will go above and beyond for you, but I did! She made the arduous process of buying a home so much easier!
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About Plum Tree Realty
A word from Chris Russell, CEO of Plum Tree Realty:
"One of my greatest passions is to use our real estate business to help alleviate suffering in this world. So we take proceeds from Plum Tree to help orphans, feed the hungry, heal the sick and hurting, and to aid the homeless ... both in the States and abroad. We are not about "getting rich." We are about making a difference. So when you do business with Plum Tree Realty, you can know that a portion of your money is going toward helping those on this planet who are in need of help. Together we can make a difference!"
To help people realize their dreams in home ownership and real estate investing through the highest levels of broker services at the most affordable prices available.
Our Core Values:
Integrity in every relationship, decision, and transaction.
Truth in word and deed.
Hard work that keeps us ahead of the competition.
Sacrifice of our own interests for the gain of our clients.
Commitment to excellence in every task we perform.
Respect for all people.
Giving to those with whom we work.
Areas of Expertise:
Residential Real Estate Sales and Purchase
Commercial Real Estate Sales, Purchase and Leasing
Real Estate Investing (buying, selling, holding, rehabbing)
Property Management and Leasing
Putting it Together
Plum Tree Realty is a premier real estate marketing company focused on helping buyers and sellers get the highest level of real estate services. We help home owners, for instance, who have homes for sale in Mason, Ohio to price their homes in a competitive way since the market is growing in such a fast rate in that area. When a buyer is looking for West Chester, Ohio real estate for sale, we can guide them to the very best deals that are available, and we can give them expert advice as they make such a huge purchase. We cover all of the major real estate markets of the Greater Cincinnati including the following hot markets:
Cincinnati, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
West Chester, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Madeira, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Monroe, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Indian Hill, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Hyde Park, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Blue Ash, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Lebanon, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Loveland, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Fairfield, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Hamilton, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Liberty Township, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Kenwood, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Mount Adams, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
While some people search for homes according to the suburb names, others are very interested in the top school districts in the area such as homes for sale in Mason School District, homes for sale in the Lakota School District, homes for sale in the Wyoming school district, homes for sale in the Sycamore school district, homes for sale in the Monroe School District, and more. Our agents are highly-skilled in placing families in the best school districts in Cincinnati according to the desires of each family involved.
Of course, we also have great skill in helping buyers and investors find foreclosures, short sales, bank owned homes, and other great investment properties in the Greater Cincinnati Metro Area as well. Many of our agents are investors themselves, so they are great at helping other investors be the first one to the "golden egg."
We also have agents who specialize in helping families who are relocating to Cincinnati, Mason, West Chester, Blue Ash, Madeira, and any of the other regions in Southwest Ohio. It's great to have "feet on the ground" when you are looking to make such a move.
Plum Tree Realty has also become quite a favorite company for those who like to try to sell their home as a For Sale By Owner in Cincinnati as well. The reason for this is that we offer a $500 flat-fee listing to home owners who would like to sell as a FSBO, but they would also like to have a presence on the Cincinnati MLS search for homes for sale. Most FSBOs miss that exposure, but for just $500, we can help them get listed on the Cincinnati MLS and find buyers at the speed of ... the internet!
While most brokerages feel they have the best agents in Cincinnati, we truly believe that we are at the top. Many larger companies like Sibcy Cline, Remax (RE/MAX), Coldwell Banker West Shell, Comey & Shepherd, and others are at a size that makes it difficult for them to react to the markets and changing times at a great speed. Since Plum Tree is smaller, we are able to respond to market conditions rapidly and efficiently which gives us a disting market advantage. Remember: "It's not the big who eat the small; it's the FAST who eat the SLOW!"