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Sharon K O'Brien

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Buying Or Selling -- I'll Get You Moving!


     I have ALWAYS wanted to sell real estate. It all started when I was about 6 or 7 years old. We lived in Detroit and every Sunday, we would drive around to open houses. It was a crazy time, late 1950s, a lot of post war economic growth with housing developments going up in former corn fields and creating suburbs. I thought everyone spent their Sundays looking at houses for sale. 

     From my first house, as an adult, architect designed and custom built in East Lansing, Michigan to a Cayuga Heights renovation, to a townhouse in Fremont California, back to Ithaca and a 1960s ranch which I transformed into an elegant entertaining house with a great view and an income apartment, to teaming up with my architect husband in his ahead-of-its-time Ellis Hollow contemporary to my final, one-of-a-kind, perfect for us, Ellis Hollow hilltop home designed by my Bob and featured in Fine Homebuilding Magazine in 2007, I know houses. And what it is like to be in a new place and trying not to make a house buying mistake. And what it is like to pack up a household, and look for a new job, and new friends, and worry about whether or not I’ll ever be at home again.

     I’ll be there for you, because I know what you are concerned about. I’ll be there for you, because I know how to advise you, as a seller, to make the most of the property you want to sell.

     I’ll be there for you, as a buyer, because I know the values of comparable houses when you find the one on which you want to make an offer. And I know about construction, and finishes, and mechanicals, and drainages. And when I don’t know, I know that and how to find out. 

     Every time I start with a new client, I make a commitment to bring all my education, knowledge, experience, sensitivity, empathy, insight, and foresight to bear on the challenge ahead, to your benefit.

     For me home ownership is a symbol of emotional maturity, self respect, self actualization, personal financial management, and commitment to the future. Home ownership can contribute to a solid base for children and a marriage. Home ownership contributes to building neighborhoods and communities and a proud country.

     Making this all happen, one individual, one couple, one family at a time is the greatest professional and personal joy I could ever hope for. And I plan on doing it forever!


Specialties: Acreage, Commercial, Country Property, Custom Home, Dream Home, Farm And Ranch, First Time Buyers, Historic Home, Investment, Land, Luxury Homes, Move-Up Home, New Construction, New Home, Other, Quality Home, Relocation, Residential, Retirement

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