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Sharon K O'Brien

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker


The first thing I think of when I refer to Sharon is "She Did It!" Yes, she sold the house in a timely fashioon and at a reasonable price. I had called her in December thinking that I would sell the house when I returned to Ithaca in May. She said that the great sales time was earlier in the new year. Since I couldn't return to Ithaca that early, she took over, talked to my tenants, and got the house in shape for sale. It seemed unbelievable to me that this could be done long distance, done quickly, and without any major upsets along the way. My advice is simple, listen to what she says to you about your house and the way she is going to sell it. Listen carefully, she has words of wisdom.

J. Douglas Hart, Seller

As my selling agent, Sharon offered an insight into how the market affects the sale of my home. Sharon was able to help me prepare the home for sale and went above and beyond her duties as a salesperson. During the listing process she helped with millions of details necessary to sell the home. She constantly kept me up-to-date on any offers, interest from prospective buyers, and feedback from visits.  Her dedication, experience, attitude, and personal touch made everything happen. I would recommend Sharon to anyone and she definitely received five stars in my book.

            Christoper Benedict, Buyer and Seller

There were so many times I couldn’t imagine how this all would have happened without you. I know this was a difficult house for you. You were the one that was “there”, and always followed through. I contacted you in the beginning because you were recommended by several people. You may add me to a list of people that would give you an exceptional reference.

            Gerald Freeman, Seller

It is high time that I drop you this note of thanks for all of your assistance with my sale of Burleigh Drive. From your pre-market advice to the closing and wrap-up, your attention to my particular needs made the whole process as smooth as possible. Thank you for the sage advice in setting and adjusting the price, given the market conditions. I appreciate your patience and quick response in answering my questions, and steering me to the right professionals to complete the team effort. Probably, however your knowledge of the market and advice in negotiation with different offers was the most important key to a successful transaction. I must pass along that I hear from several others engaged in the effort of your professionalism. This was not new to me, but I thought you would lilke to know that your reputation in the field is being acknowledged.

            Graham Gillespie, Seller

Working with Sharon O’Brien to find a home in the Ithaca area was a great experience from start to finish. Sharon is thorough, skillful, patient, exceedingly knowledgeable, and fun. Throughout our experience we felt Sharon always had our best interests in mind. She worked not to just find us a house but to help us find the right home. We were impressed by how well she listened to us, by her pro-active approach, and by what invaluable insights she provided during our home-buying process. Sharon works hard for her clients and it seemed that she was working round-the-clock for us. She invested a lot of time and effort to make sure our purchase would be successful and represented us expertly at the closing. We are very thankful to have worked with her. 

Amanda (former real estate broker) and Max Steinhardt, Buyers

I wanted to thank you for being my Realtor. Your wealth of experience and knowledge along with your patience and professionalism made you a great teacher and advisor. I learned so much throughout the home buying process and was glad to have you there to answer my many questions. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you. I will definitely recommend you to any potential home buyers I know that are looking for a Realtor to guide them through the home buying process, especially if they are first time home buyers.

Johanna Primmer, Buyer

You and I made a good team and you did a fabulous job – listening, being flexible, and being there when I needed you.

Susan, Seller

I would not hesitate to recommend Sharon O’Brien for your real estate needs whether you are selling or purchasing a home. She represented me with both the purchase and sale of our Ithaca home. She is helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. She gives service above and beyond what is normally given by a real estate agent.

Kimberly Arana, Esquire, Buyer and Seller

Strong word-of-mouth recommendations led us to work with Sharon O’Brien as we bought our first house while living overseas. We were in constant contact regardless of time zones, and when she told us it was the right time to hop on a plane and come over to see a potential house, we did. We have been very happy with the home we know own in the heart of downtown Ithaca. We lived almost two years without a car, not possible in most American towns, but possible in Ithaca with a house in the middle of it all.

Last year we decided it was time to make an investment in rental property in the town that we love. With uncertain financial times looming I was unsure about where to invest our money, and if real estate could be an option. When I broached this idea with Sharon, I discovered that she had an extensive background managing large rental portfolios, had owned rental real estate, built her own house, and was constantly taking classes to update her knowledge on the changing tax laws/benefits of rental and commercial property. The concerns when buying a rental property seemed completely different from when we bought our own home and Sharon was tireless in guiding us through this process. Her experience and professionalism helped us to feel confident in the choices we made. Sharon is clear and honest about positives and negatives. She is a true gem that anyone who chooses to have her on their side will soon discover.

Rebecca Hannon, Buyer

You helped my parents and I purchase Brook Way three years ago. We had such a great experience with you, we were wondering if you would be available to help us sell it since I have completed my program at Cornell.

Kellen Sensor, Buyer and Seller

You are the best real estate salesperson I have ever worked with – and I have worked with quite a few.

Kim Clary, Real Estate Investor, Buyer

I could not have done it without you Sharon. Thank you so much for all the little things you did to make me comfortable and able to make this move. Your serenity really helped.

Patricia Haugen, Seller

If you ever wanted a client’s experience about your services to support your business, you can always count on a glorious account from me. You have been patient, supportive, and never pushy. You have certainly seen me through all my buying and selling. I tell everyone that I will never find another Realtor like you. I know that from experience.

Dr. Sigrid Frandsen-Pechenik, Buyer and Seller


This whole journey has been so long and then suddenly so fast. I feel right at home here. I think I’m pretty lucky – and I think it all started when I got you for an agent. You really made me feel like your only client, and thank you for all your hard work.

Amy Pape, Buyer and Seller

We can’t thank you enough for all you have done for us. You were always on top of things and keeping us informed. You are a professional in your field and we felt confident through the process knowing you were there to guide us. Although we met on a professional and business venture, we consider you a great friend.

            Mel and Tony Lombardo, Buyers and Sellers


I truly want to thank you for helping me to achieve something I’ve been dreaming of. I feel truly blessed to have found your website and that you, consummate professional that you are, responded to my email and even called me. I’ve been so impressed by your dedication and obvious talent, your knowledge and passion. I truly adore my little house and I don’t know if I’ll ever want to leave!

Malia Spofford, Buyer







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