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Patrick O'Brien

Chicago Real Estate Expert

Mobile - 773.612.2352

About Patrick



Patrick O’Brien transitioned into a career in real estate after 21 years as the owner of From The Center Pilates Studios in Chicago. As a business owner, he knows the importance of investing in your future, especially when it comes to making smart decisions on your home in order to make an investment that builds equity and wealth.

Patrick takes a very hands-on, concierge-style approach with his clients so that they understand the details of their process from contract to negotiations, walking them through each part of the transaction with utmost attention. His referral partners are equally friendly, knowledgeable and service oriented. He educates every client he works with about the current housing market with statistics and reports, and analyzes the health of their investment. Patrick provides well-rounded expertise—he’s ready to help clients explore their options for a particular building, block, or neighborhood; and properties ranging from three-floor walkups to courtyards, high rises or two- and three-flat buildings. His 5-star reviews represent his work ethic and dedication to each client, whether they’re buyers, sellers, or investors.

Patrick has loved living in Chicago since 1984. He currently resides in East Rogers Park and has also lived in several other north side neighborhoods, but is happy to provide real estate service for any part of the city. He enjoys biking everywhere he can around Chicago, and continues to practice and study Pilates, yoga, meditation, and Shotokan karate.

What Patrick's Clients Say

They don't come better than Patrick. I would recommend him to anyone. His knowledge, responsiveness, attention to detail and competence make him a pleasure to work with and he gets things done. Like I said first, they don't come better than Patrick.

most happy working w/Patrick,he responds,he acts, he gets results,use him, he gets results

Patrick is a real estate Rock Star. He knows his neighborhoods, reads his clients' needs well and it able to make a great match. Viva Patrick!

I had a great time working with Patrick. He's extremely knowledgeable about Chicago's neighborhoods, and I always felt like he had my best interest in mind. He was very dedicated to finding the right home for me; mission accomplished!

Patrick provided excellent customer service from start to finish. His attention to detail and his professionalism was absolutely amazing. It was a pleasure working with Patrick.

Patrick was wonderful to work with! He is extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market and neighborhoods. Additionally he provided excellent suggestions for inspectors, attorneys and mortgage companies. I would highly recommend him!

Working with Patrick to purchase our first condo was amazing. He was completely invested in us, as we were with him. We had so many questions regarding neighborhoods, price points, process, etc. and Patrick was extremely responsive and patient with us. I would highly recommend Patrick to anybody looking to purchase a home/condo in Chicago. - Michael Janda

Wonderfully patient and knowledgeable. Perfect guy for first time buyers!

Patrick is a true gem. I was a first time home buyer and his extensive knowledge, prompt responses and negotiation skills got me the home of my dreams!

Patrick is very knowledgeable about houses (foundation, mechanicals, walls/floors etc.). Being a first time home buyer, I relied on Patrick to understand the fundamentals and condition of houses. He is very honest and will let you know if he thinks that a property is not worth a second look. He provides estimates for the required fixes and shares ideas on how to improve the value of the property. In addition, he has a network of professionals that will help the buyer progress through the home-buying process smoothly. I highly recommend him.

Patrick's representation was simply phenomenal. He worked non-stop to to find us our perfect home and was able to use his connections to sell our condo within one week. His evaluation on our condo was competitive and spot-on and we were able to sell over asking price. I don't believe our experience with Patrick was unique among his clients. His work ethic and professionalism were beyond our expectations.

I had the best time with Patrick during my condo search. He took the time to always answer any questions or concerns I had, and responded very fast. I always felt important when I was with Patrick on showings. You are very lucky to have a realtor like Patrick on your team, Dreamtown! Heâ??s the best!!

Il2533205 Patrick was very professional and helpful right from the beginning. However, what I liked the most, he was very organized and always on top the things. I am out of the state and usually work crazy hours. So, I really didnâ??t have enough time to invest into the process and specially to focus on small details. Patrick stayed on track with everything, even when I wasnâ??t. He always replied to my emails/ calls/ texts almost instantly. Also, what is very important for someone with a crazy schedule, like myself, he didnâ??t waste any of my time and was always straight to the point! He has been living in the city for over 20 years, so he knows all neighborhoods inside out and was an excellent guidance in this area as well. Most importantly, he was just telling me things how they are, and not how I want to hear them, without making it look better and as result misguiding me. He also has a great team of professionals, he works with! I had an absolutely terrible experience with a first lender, my friend recommended me to go with. After I wasted one month submitting every possible paper, you can only imaging at least 5 times, Patrick just pretty much took an initiative and switched me to his lender Matt Ronsen from the neighborhood loans. Matt was able to give me a much better rate and was able to close the deal in 3 weeks, without bagging me 10 times a day with some irrelevant information. So if you are looking to purchase an apartment in Chicago, I would most certainly recommend Patrick not just because of his professional attitude, but also because he is just a fun guy to spend time with!

When we found out that our condo was deconverting from condo to rental my husband and I went in search of realtors. I found Patrick and what a happy find it was! From the moment I spoke to Patrick I knew we were going to be in good hands! He listened to all my demands and went about finding our dream home! Patrick made the process of searching for a new home easy and fun. He was professional from the get go and during the 5 month process my husband and I gained so much more than a realtor, we gained a new friend! We found our dream condo and it is because of Patrick's immense knowledge and guidance and patience that we are moving into quite possibly the most perfect home my husband and I could ask for! He made the journey fun! Patrick is someone that I will always use as the touchstone for what realtors should aspire to be! Knowing that we had Patrick in our corner was a comfort during a process that can be daunting and at times downright scary! I went in search of a realtor and I found a friend! Patrick is exemplary in so many ways that to list them would take up too much time and space! Know this, if you have Patrick working for you to find your dream home, you couldn't ask for a better searcher or advocate than Patrick! He is an absolute gem and a joy!

Patrick was excellent to work with, this was our second Home purchase and by far the easiest process.He give us some tips and ideas for the new home. Would recommend to everyone.

It was an absolute pleasure working with the most professional and knowledgeable realtor in Chicago. I highly recommend Patrick.

I have a great condo now all thanks to Patrick!

Fantastic agent.Very professional and helpful throughout the entire process. Patrick is genuinely concerned about what is best for you and your family. Thanks!

Patrick was a "Dream" agent.

Patrick was a pleasure to work with. He was patient, understanding and very flexible, making himself available around my challenging hectic schedule. I'd work with Patrick again in heartbeat. Thank you! Howard

Working with Patrick has been an incredible experience. His professionalism & Realestate knowledge was key to facilitating a speedy closing of our two properties.

We couldn't have been more satisfied working with you. It was a stressful situation and you were there for us and were a superb negotiator on our behalf. The closing was efficient and on time. You referred us to excellent legal help. You made a sometimes difficult situation not difficult at all. Many thanks.

Patrick is patient, helpful, and flexible. He was amazing to work with for my sale and rental. When I make up my mind to buy again, I will 10000% call Patrick back. I have also recommended him to everyone. Best experience I've ever had with realtors.

Patrick was thorough in his management of my sell/buy, keeping me apprised during the process. He was always available to answer any questions that I had. Heâ??s a peach!

This was my first time purchasing a home and Patrick was excellent. He helped us find our place within a week (that met all of our criteria) and then was a great help navigating the entire process. He even tried to help me find a subletter for where I was living. I would definitely recommend Patrick.

Patrick was wonderful! He walked us through every step of the process, listened to our concerns and responded promptly to any questions we had. I highly recommend working with him!

It was a delight to work with Patrick. He has extensive knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and its housing stock. He also was able to see things that I could not. I really appreciated his support through what otherwise is a daunting process! Oh, and I especially enjoyed his sense of humor. I actually started looking forward to seeing places with him!

Patrick was great to work with, knows the market and the neighborhood - as well as all the ins and outs of the buying process. He's also a lovely human being. As a first time buyer, everything was easy to understand and provided to me to help me make the right choice.

Patrick was very responsive to every request.

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They don't come better than Patrick. I would recommend him to anyone. His knowledge, responsiveness, attention to detail and competence make him a pleasure to work with and he gets things done. Like I said first, they don't come better than Patrick.

most happy working w/Patrick,he responds,he acts, he gets results,use him, he gets results

Patrick is a real estate Rock Star. He knows his neighborhoods, reads his clients' needs well and it able to make a great match. Viva Patrick!

I had a great time working with Patrick. He's extremely knowledgeable about Chicago's neighborhoods, and I always felt like he had my best interest in mind. He was very dedicated to finding the right home for me; mission accomplished!

Patrick provided excellent customer service from start to finish. His attention to detail and his professionalism was absolutely amazing. It was a pleasure working with Patrick.

Patrick was wonderful to work with! He is extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market and neighborhoods. Additionally he provided excellent suggestions for inspectors, attorneys and mortgage companies. I would highly recommend him!

Working with Patrick to purchase our first condo was amazing. He was completely invested in us, as we were with him. We had so many questions regarding neighborhoods, price points, process, etc. and Patrick was extremely responsive and patient with us. I would highly recommend Patrick to anybody looking to purchase a home/condo in Chicago. - Michael Janda

Wonderfully patient and knowledgeable. Perfect guy for first time buyers!

Patrick is a true gem. I was a first time home buyer and his extensive knowledge, prompt responses and negotiation skills got me the home of my dreams!

Patrick is very knowledgeable about houses (foundation, mechanicals, walls/floors etc.). Being a first time home buyer, I relied on Patrick to understand the fundamentals and condition of houses. He is very honest and will let you know if he thinks that a property is not worth a second look. He provides estimates for the required fixes and shares ideas on how to improve the value of the property. In addition, he has a network of professionals that will help the buyer progress through the home-buying process smoothly. I highly recommend him.

Patrick's representation was simply phenomenal. He worked non-stop to to find us our perfect home and was able to use his connections to sell our condo within one week. His evaluation on our condo was competitive and spot-on and we were able to sell over asking price. I don't believe our experience with Patrick was unique among his clients. His work ethic and professionalism were beyond our expectations.

I had the best time with Patrick during my condo search. He took the time to always answer any questions or concerns I had, and responded very fast. I always felt important when I was with Patrick on showings. You are very lucky to have a realtor like Patrick on your team, Dreamtown! Heâ??s the best!!

Il2533205 Patrick was very professional and helpful right from the beginning. However, what I liked the most, he was very organized and always on top the things. I am out of the state and usually work crazy hours. So, I really didnâ??t have enough time to invest into the process and specially to focus on small details. Patrick stayed on track with everything, even when I wasnâ??t. He always replied to my emails/ calls/ texts almost instantly. Also, what is very important for someone with a crazy schedule, like myself, he didnâ??t waste any of my time and was always straight to the point! He has been living in the city for over 20 years, so he knows all neighborhoods inside out and was an excellent guidance in this area as well. Most importantly, he was just telling me things how they are, and not how I want to hear them, without making it look better and as result misguiding me. He also has a great team of professionals, he works with! I had an absolutely terrible experience with a first lender, my friend recommended me to go with. After I wasted one month submitting every possible paper, you can only imaging at least 5 times, Patrick just pretty much took an initiative and switched me to his lender Matt Ronsen from the neighborhood loans. Matt was able to give me a much better rate and was able to close the deal in 3 weeks, without bagging me 10 times a day with some irrelevant information. So if you are looking to purchase an apartment in Chicago, I would most certainly recommend Patrick not just because of his professional attitude, but also because he is just a fun guy to spend time with!

When we found out that our condo was deconverting from condo to rental my husband and I went in search of realtors. I found Patrick and what a happy find it was! From the moment I spoke to Patrick I knew we were going to be in good hands! He listened to all my demands and went about finding our dream home! Patrick made the process of searching for a new home easy and fun. He was professional from the get go and during the 5 month process my husband and I gained so much more than a realtor, we gained a new friend! We found our dream condo and it is because of Patrick's immense knowledge and guidance and patience that we are moving into quite possibly the most perfect home my husband and I could ask for! He made the journey fun! Patrick is someone that I will always use as the touchstone for what realtors should aspire to be! Knowing that we had Patrick in our corner was a comfort during a process that can be daunting and at times downright scary! I went in search of a realtor and I found a friend! Patrick is exemplary in so many ways that to list them would take up too much time and space! Know this, if you have Patrick working for you to find your dream home, you couldn't ask for a better searcher or advocate than Patrick! He is an absolute gem and a joy!

Patrick was excellent to work with, this was our second Home purchase and by far the easiest process.He give us some tips and ideas for the new home. Would recommend to everyone.

It was an absolute pleasure working with the most professional and knowledgeable realtor in Chicago. I highly recommend Patrick.

I have a great condo now all thanks to Patrick!

Fantastic agent.Very professional and helpful throughout the entire process. Patrick is genuinely concerned about what is best for you and your family. Thanks!

Patrick was a "Dream" agent.

Patrick was a pleasure to work with. He was patient, understanding and very flexible, making himself available around my challenging hectic schedule. I'd work with Patrick again in heartbeat. Thank you! Howard

Working with Patrick has been an incredible experience. His professionalism & Realestate knowledge was key to facilitating a speedy closing of our two properties.

We couldn't have been more satisfied working with you. It was a stressful situation and you were there for us and were a superb negotiator on our behalf. The closing was efficient and on time. You referred us to excellent legal help. You made a sometimes difficult situation not difficult at all. Many thanks.

Patrick is patient, helpful, and flexible. He was amazing to work with for my sale and rental. When I make up my mind to buy again, I will 10000% call Patrick back. I have also recommended him to everyone. Best experience I've ever had with realtors.

Patrick was thorough in his management of my sell/buy, keeping me apprised during the process. He was always available to answer any questions that I had. Heâ??s a peach!

This was my first time purchasing a home and Patrick was excellent. He helped us find our place within a week (that met all of our criteria) and then was a great help navigating the entire process. He even tried to help me find a subletter for where I was living. I would definitely recommend Patrick.

Patrick was wonderful! He walked us through every step of the process, listened to our concerns and responded promptly to any questions we had. I highly recommend working with him!

It was a delight to work with Patrick. He has extensive knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and its housing stock. He also was able to see things that I could not. I really appreciated his support through what otherwise is a daunting process! Oh, and I especially enjoyed his sense of humor. I actually started looking forward to seeing places with him!

Patrick was great to work with, knows the market and the neighborhood - as well as all the ins and outs of the buying process. He's also a lovely human being. As a first time buyer, everything was easy to understand and provided to me to help me make the right choice.

Patrick was very responsive to every request.

Contact Patrick O'Brien

Mobile - 773.612.2352

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