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Chicago Realtor - Barbara O'Connor

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Barbara O'Connor

    • Office: 773.326.6510
    • Cell: 773.491.5631
    • Fax: 773.326.6511

    2013 Chicago Association of Realtors Lifetime Achiever

    Barbara O'Connor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all things real estate. As one of the City of Chicago's top agents, she has become an expert in the many different neighborhoods in Chicago, with special emphasis on Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Roscoe Village, Old Irving Park, Andersonville, Edgewater, Edgebrook, Jefferson Park, Budlong Woods, Peterson Woods, Ravenswood, Hollywood, just to name a few. Notably, Barbara has extensive knowledge and deep understanding of residential properties throughout Chicago, with a successful track record of marketing single-family homes, townhouses, new construction, condo conversions and commercial real estate.

    A proud, life-long resident of Chicago, Barbara has 5 children. Her marriage, large family and very successful career have helped hone her skills in multi-tasking, negotiating, quick thinking, problem solving, patience and perseverance.

    Barbara has been awarded an MBA from Loyola University and is often quoted in publications, TV and radio regarding her real estate testimonials and success. She is consistently in the top 1% of all agents in the Chicago Association of Realtors, and is a member of the Women's Council of Realtors.

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    What My Clients Have To Say

    • We had used Dream Town before and were pleased with the experience. They helped us to sell our home and to also find a new one. We would use them again.

    • Budlong Woods

      Barbara O'Connor sold my home this summer (July 2010) in the Budlong Woods area of Chicago. She is an expert in the field and I would say without a doubt one of the top real estate agents in the Chicago area.

      It's not just Barbara's professionalism that makes her exceptional but more than that it is her compassion and understanding of the individual seller who she represents.

      Barbara is dedicated to her profession and did her best for me in all areas of selling e.g. determining the listing price, marketing, showings and negotiating the contract -- all this in a difficult time in the real estate market.

      Her honesty, integrity and experience combine to make her an outstanding real estate agent. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a home in Chicago.

      Vicky Obis, Budlong Woods

    • A quick note from the sunny south to tell you "hi" and to say that WE SURE WISH your territory extended down here (Tampa area). Having dealt with a Realtor or two since we arrived, we now can say for certain what we felt so strongly in Chicago: You are one in a million!! No one else we talk to seems as smart/real/sincere/competent/nice as you are. Your clients up there are just LUCKY (!) to be able to work with you.


    • Barbara, Colin and team showed their metal on this one and it's not lost on us. Thank you again.

      Al & Barb

    • Heather and I are so glad to have worked together and couldn't be happier with the results. From start to finish you really took control of the situation and got things done... from staging, showing, open house and pursuing every lead out there I was very happy with your aggressive pursuit of a buyer and I think we got top dollar for it which makes me happy. Thank you!

      Matt Bosman

    • Sincerely, the services of Team O'Connor-Hebson changed my family's life, and allowed us to move on from what felt like a very dark, endless tunnel into a happy, sunny new life in our LSD co-op just as Baby #2 came to join us. I cannot thank you enough for your expertise and steadfastness throughout. I have already recommended you to several friends and colleagues and will continue to do so.

      Maaike Almeida

    • Lakeview

      David is not a gusher, and I am, sometimes to a fault. But I think a little gushing is appropriate here. Colin told me when we first signed the listing on Racine, that short sales can be long and messy but that he and Barbara don't quit. Both of those predictions were accurate here. I still have no idea how your team managed to sell Racine and find such a solid buyer for Halsted, and keep everyone on board through the nonsense and delays for an actual closing. You enabled us to largely walk away and go on with our lives for the past year while we trusted you to take care of all the details, and you delivered. I can't express the level of relief we had, ringing in 2013 as single-property owners, and knowing that our home is now quiet and safe and happy, with room for our little family to grow up. Thank you thank you thank you for guiding us through this so expertly. Really, no other gift was necessary at all.

      David and Maaike Almeida, Lakeview

    • East Rogers Park

      In making my decision for a professional Realtor, Barbara O'Connor came to mind. I came across her on a piece pf property I was buying. She represented the seller. She was very detailed oriented and it was apparent that she knew the market well. When I had made the decision to list my property, Barbara was with Koening & Strey. About 3 months after Barbara had listed my property, she had come to me letting me know that she had decided to change real estate companies. She had told me she was making the change over to Dreamtown and would I relist with her and her new company. I had no reason not too as she had done everything she said she would and marketed my property well. It was a smooth transaction from the moment it occurred. After the switch of companies, activity on my property had picked up. Barbara had more resources available to her with Dreamtown and along with her experience and professionalism is the reason my unit sold. With out reservation, I would refer any buyer / seller to Barbara O'Connor with Dreamtown. Thank you Barbara!!

      H. Rue, East Rogers Park

    • Edgewater

      I am writing to commend the service my wife, Vickie, and I received from your agent, Barbara O'Connor and her team, Mary Herman, Jen Geu, and Donna Theisinger.

      From listing to closing, Barbara arranged and managed the process of the selling of our condo with a level of courtesy and expertise that should thrill you, given the positive reflection her professionalism has on your company. I have already referred Barbara to neighbors and co-workers, and I am confident that they will be equally satisfied with her work.

      In a time when the Internet and MLS access-selling is making the idea of a "FSBO" sale attractive to many homeowners, brokerage companies need agents whose competence and market experience provide for prospective clients solid reasons not to go it alone in the sale of their homes. Barbara's profile with Baird & WEarner provided just such a rationale for us, and her subsequent advice and efforts on our behalf more than matched the positive expectation created during those initial conversations with her.

      Thank you for offering to us an agent of Barbara's quality. She is truly an honor to her profession.

      J. Daignault, Edgewater

    • Edgewater

      As for Barbara O'Connor, she is a highly competent real estate agent and an important part of the Edgewater team. She worked hard to sell this development and the fact that she succeeded made Edgewater more attractive to other businesses and developers. The success of this development was not a slam-dunk. It was (pardon the pun) breaking new ground by offering high quality houses at a new level of pricing for this community. It took quite a skilled team to make it happen.

      S. Ludkin, Edgewater

    • Edgewater

      "Top shelf" — "Couth, class and excellence" the words that come to mind when I think of you.

      M. Soehgen, Edgewater

    • Edgewater

      We are all breathing a whole lot easier now and are so grateful that the sale went through successfully. Thank you, on behalf of my entire family, for everything you did to help make this process a lot less difficult. We are very happy we chose you as our realtor and we will be recommending you in the future.

      M. Blocker, Edgewater

    • Lakeview

      Thank you. I can't tell you how nice it was to work with you and your staff. I hope we can work together again. It meant so much to me that you cared about me as a person and not just a client. I can not even begin to express how grateful I am to have had you as my Real Estate agent. Thank you for all of your time and help getting me into my new home! I am so happy and excited with my decision. The whole process was more stressful and time consuming than I anticipated. Even when I almost gave up hope, you were there to reassure me that I would find something and to not settle for anything. I wish you much success...

      C. Albrecht, Lakeview

    • Irving Park

      With all of the chaos surrounding our two moves and wedding that followed shortly after we never got the chance to properly thank you for all of our help with the sale of our condo. We were just saying we can't believe it was a year ago already! Thanks again for all of your help; I can't tell you how much it helped having someone in our corner during what was a really stressful time for both of us.

      A. Fildes, Irving Park