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
    4/23/2019 - paradoxhorizon1
    Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Gladstone, MO.
    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.
    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 South Liberty, 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 Lees Summit, MO.
    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 Shoal Creek, Kansas City, MO.
    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.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/16/2018 - user8398339
    Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Liberty, MO.
    Jay was wonderful when helping us buy our first home. He answered all our questions and always stayed in contact. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/16/2018 - charity deboard
    Bought and sold a home in 2016 in Kansas City, MO 64158.
    Jay was highly recommended to us by a friend. We liked him from the moment we met and knew he was the one we needed to sell our home. He always kept us updated via telephone, text and emails. Communication with him is outstanding, which is an important "must have" when you are buying/selling a home!! He was greatly supportive throughout the whole buying and selling process. He never gave up looking for the "right" house for us and fighting for us on a house that we were interested in, including the one we are in now (almost 2 years now). He is very friendly, committed, knowledgeable and has great contacts from mortgage lenders to maintenance/repair contacts. We highly recommend Jay to help sell and/or buy a home!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/13/2018 - Brittny Wagener
    Bought a home in 2014 in Beverly Estates, Overland Park, KS 66207.
    Jay is the best of the best! We've worked with him twice - as a buyer and as a seller - and both times he's had our best interests at heart.

    As a first time home buyer, my husband and I had absolutely no idea what to do but Jay made the process so simple and stress free. He took the time to learn and understand our needs and he educated us on the process along the way.

    When we worked with Jay to sell our first home, he fought hard to make sure we were getting a fair deal and made sure our home was show ready. He communicated the good and the bad and made sure we understood what our next steps / options were.

    Jay's knowledge of the industry is unmatched and it shows by the network of industry leaders he has at his side (mortgage officers, home inspectors, contractors, etc.). We've referred Jay to our friends and family and he's made them just as happy as he has us. Jay is not just our realtor, he's a trusted friend.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/12/2018 - kevinkallin
    Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Nashua, Kansas City, MO.
    Jay has been our realtor twice now, and once for my in-laws as well. He always has a plethora of information about potential houses and never rushed us when looking at different locations. He has a very calming, laid-back personality that takes some of the anxiety out of the buying/selling process. Even though our houses were not “high-end,” Jay never treated us differently than his more affluent clients and I’ve always respected him for that.

    Buying a house is stressful enough as it is. Do yourself a favor and let Jay help you with the process. You won’t regret it!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/11/2018 - zuser20140619171038000
    Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Lees Summit, MO.
    Jay has been an amazing realtor for us in many ways. When selling our home, he brought in a professional stager to help give us tips on how to maximize our space for buyers. He never gave up on selling our home and made sure to keep us updated with every potential buyer. He was equally committed us to finding us the perfect home. He took us on countless home tours until we had that “feeling” on our perfect home. He guided us through the whole process and gave us valuable advice. Most importantly, Jay is friendly, personable, committed to his clients, and extremely knowledgeable at what he does. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for their perfect home.

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RE/MAX Revolution
2850 NE Kendallwood Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64119
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