Jay O'Brien

Coming into the real estate market on the heels of one of its worst down turns in recent memory was a trial by fire after working in the marketing and graphic design world for the last decade. The experience working with customers I gained there, and the creativity bringing their ideas to life, really helped me showcase my client's listings and eventually become the Rookie of the Year for RE/MAX right out of the gate starting my new career!

Away from selling homes, I have five awesome kids and a couple dogs at home. We all enjoy playing outside, going camping and doing mud runs. I'm a hands-on, in the trenches kind of dad (and agent for that matter) so you pretty much know what you get with me. My clients become friends when the deal closes and I love that about my job.

Pulling from my years working in computers, I'm mostly digital and use paperless contracts to digitally sign our deals, allowing clients to get offers submitted faster from their phones at work or on vacation, without having to come into my office. I go above and beyond to deliver an experience that they can refer to friends and family and proudly pass my name around. Our name is what we are building, especially for my kids, and that's what I want people to remember.

Personal Insight

Reviews on Zillow

  • Highly likely to recommend
    6/28/2021 - kcwestlands
    Sold a single family home in 2021 in Kansas City, MO 64157.
    Jay has helped several friends and coworkers in the past few years, this time he helped us. In planning for a big move, there's a lot of stress. Jay's strong knowledge of the local market, terrific team and strong relationships with other realtors, lenders and title companies was critical to making this as easy as possible for us. We accepted an offer very quickly, well above asking! He walked us through every step of the process. Highly recommend !
  • Highly likely to recommend
    5/9/2021 - user1438472
    Sold a single family home in 2021 in Kansas City, MO 64151.
    We had the pleasure of working with Jay to both buy a new home and sell our home. In a world where everyone and their dog is getting real estate licenses and often in the business part-time/spare time, Jay is a full-time, professional realtor bringing 10+ years of experience and knowledge to the profession and his clients. Jay communicated regularly throughout the buying and selling process, answered questions along the way promptly, worked with integrity and transparency, and put our minds at ease through the stress involved in such large transactions. Having a realtor who is easy to talk to and has a good sense of humor helped me personally manage a challenging process I'd never experienced before. If you want to buy a home in a competitive market and/or get the best price and agreement when selling a home, give Jay a call today!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    10/13/2020 - djseed826
    Sold a single family home in 2020 in Kansas City, MO 64119.
    1st class treatment. Very knowledgeable about the biz. Excellent photographer. Provided detailed info on local real estate stats. Posted listing in all viable real estate sites within 24 hours. Always available to answer questions and kept us updated at the end of each day. Expert negotiating skills. Sold my house in 2 days above asking price. Highly recommended.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    1/30/2020 - kjragl1 kj
    Bought a home in 2020 in Kansas City, MO 64155.
    Jay was super helpful and answered all of our questions with honesty and integrity! He was very quick to respond to emails, texts, and calls. He spent his whole weekend with us and pointed out specific things to look for and look out for along the way in every house. Very knowledgeable about every house we looked at, and was honest with us about if he thought it was a house we would be interested in or not. If he didn't know something he would reach out to the seller/realtor to find the information we were looking for immediately. He made us aware of every step along the way, and what would come next in the process, and has a wide network of people in different occupations to help with inspections and financing during the purchase, as well as assist with repairs or any information after purchase. Jay is a super nice guy and we will recommend him to anyone who will listen!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    10/16/2019 - Justin kruse
    Bought and sold a single family home in 2019 for approximately $250K in Liberty, MO 64068.
    My wife and I used Jay to sell our home and to purchase our new home and couldn't have been happier. He was on top of everything throughout the entire process, answered any questions that we had along the way, actively sought out our new house that met our needs, and made us feel at ease during what can be a very stressful process. Jay took time out of his day multiple times to open up our house to let in contractors to do work so my wife or myself wouldn't have to take off work. Even when Jay had a family emergency that required him being out of town for several days, he made sure to provide us with another realtor to show us homes, and he touched base with me daily while he was away handling things. If you're looking for a realtor that is going to really listen to your desires and actively seek out your dream home, Jay is your guy.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    4/23/2019 - paradoxhorizon1
    Sold a single family home in 2019 for approximately $200K in Kansas City, MO 64119.
    Jay was absolutely tireless and assisted us in myriad ways to complete some needed repairs in order to make the property more attractive to prospective buyers....
    Jay's many business contacts were perfect to aid us as out-of-town sellers. I would heartily recommend Jay to other sellers, or buyers.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    3/24/2019 - DrEllickson
    Bought a single family home in 2019 in Kansas City, MO 64116.
    Jay is an outstanding realtor and it was a pleasure to work with such a friendly, personable, and professional individual. Jay worked extremely hard to help us find the perfect place. His experience and insights were invaluable during this process. In fact, it was due to Jay’s extraordinary effort that he was able to find our home, even though it was not yet listed for sale. After contacting the owners and informing them of our interest in purchasing the home, Jay met with the owners and walked through the home. Jay sent us pictures and scheduled a visit. We live more than two hours away from Kansas City, so we relied heavily on Jay to do things that a realtor normally would not have to do. Not only was Jay more than willing to go the extra mile for us, he also kept us up-to-date on a regular basis via telephone calls, emails, text messages, and photos. It sure made our life a lot easier knowing that we could count on Jay to represent our interests even though we lived so far away. We could not have asked for a better experience. Jay is a fantastic realtor and a wonderful person. Thanks Jay!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    9/20/2018 - BerniceGordon
    Sold a home in 2018 in Liberty, MO 64068.
    We weren't planning on selling till next year, but Jay explained the market to us and so we followed his advice and how to get our place ready, and we had 3 offers in 2 days, He also explained the types of offers we could expect,, so we knew the best one to choose.
    He even came to our closing.
    He was there for us from the start to the finish. You couldn't plck a better realtor
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/19/2018 - s schemmell55
    Bought a single family home in 2014 in Blue Springs, MO 64064.
    My husband and I used Jay back in 2014 to buy our first home. He was recommended to us through friends who too used him to purchase their first home. He exceeded ever expectation. I’d heard horror stories of realtors that don’t listen to their clients, don’t explain the process and don’t have patience for first time home owners. Jay went above and beyond when showing us homes. He listened to mine and my husband’s request but made sure to show us other options too just to make sure that’s what we were really looking for. He pointed out things that are important to look at and what that could mean long term (cracks in the foundation). He was there every step of the way. He responded quickly to our questions either via email or text. Even years later I have sent him emails asking his opinion on home remodeling, which he was happy to answer. We were blessed to have been referred such an amazing realtor that I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/18/2018 - astgeorge9920
    Bought a single family home in 2016 for approximately $325K in Kansas City, MO 64157.
    I was referred to Jay by an HR rep at my place of employment when I moved to KC for a new job. We had to wait for my old house to sell before I could be a serious home buyer, in the meantime he made sure he understood what I was looking for and sent suggestions my way to consider. Then the minute it sold, he went right to work scheduling appointments for me to see houses that I wanted to see. The house I liked best needed some work and he helped me determine a fair offer that was accepted. I highly recommend him every chance I get. He is more than a realtor, he is a generous and giving friend and advocate as well.

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2850 NE Kendallwood Parkway
Gladstone, MO 64119
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