Dean O'Brien



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We believe that real estate is a service industry and to lead it we need to provide real service.

When he founded O'Brien Real Estate with Darren Hutchins in 2010, Dean O'Brien shared a vision to establish a successful franchise, which incorporated family values, mutuality, realising potential, embracing change and the importance of nurturing health and energy.

Six years on, and with multiplying offices across Melbourne's southeast, Dean is relishing the opportunity to share his vision and success with more than 300 individuals across the O'Brien Real Estate team.

As co-director, Dean is passionate about creating a place where people - his staff and all clients - can facilitate their growth. His aim is to foster a professional and outstanding service for those wanting to experience a real difference in real estate.

Since joining the industry in 2001, Dean's drive to focus on people has created a culture of success and customer service excellence at O'Brien Real Estate.

This culture is something Dean works on everyday - it's what gets him out of bed in the morning - and his attention to detail and ability to work with people on an individual basis creates a culture where success is maximised.

"If you're fully committed to real estate, there's very little you can't achieve on behalf of your vendors," Dean explains.

Dean's skill for matching buyers with a property that best meets their individual requirements is something he prides himself on and he consistently delivers stunning results.

The people, establishing relationships and watching individuals grow and prosper is what Dean enjoys most in his leadership role and is extremely proud of his team's focus on customer service, which is what sets them apart.

Dean is a family man who enjoys spending time with his wife Tarelle and their three beautiful daughters and also enjoys his involvement with the local basketball competition and the important and ongoing support O'Brien Real Estate offers to community-based charities.

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Hamesh Balasuriya
Hamesh Balasuriya
07:12 07 Oct 21
After 24 unsuccessful submission to obtain a rental property, numerous contacts and relentless emails directly to agents, Kelly Thompson of O'Brien Real estate was very co-operative, attentative and supportive of my circumstance. ( as asked to vacate a property as landlord was to return to own home)Would definitely recommend Kelly for her honesty, hard working ethics to go that extra mile to accommodate for her clients and their needs. Can't thank her enough!!!
Vone Forbes
Vone Forbes
06:50 29 Sep 21
We have been dealing with multiple agencies lately in our quest to find our new home. Kelly Thompson was the only Property Manager that really listened and made it her mission to be of assistance immediately. We can't Thank her enough for her professionalism, fast response and lovely nature. Thank You so much Kelly for the best service ever!!!
Bernadette Dawson
Bernadette Dawson
06:15 16 Sep 21
Neo and his PA Nancy have achieved a fantastic result for us in only a couple of days on the market.Dedication, professionalism and exceptional customer service is what they deliver.Don't bother with any other companies, just call Neo, you will not be disappointed.
Lindsay Oehm
Lindsay Oehm
02:57 13 Sep 21
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Our values and purpose.

Our purpose is to create a place where we can facilitate our people's growth. Our values are:

Our colleagues are our broader family, assist when needed and when in need.

Respect our colleagues and our clients as you would like to be respected.

Unlock your full potential, encourage and support your colleagues.

Strive for excellence; be open-minded and willing to embrace change.

Work towards being well balanced within yourself.

The OBrien difference.

36 offices with 1 in Cairns in Qld.

235 in sales & 82 in property management.

22,558 sales since founded in 2010.

Our Average Clearance Rate in 2022 is 91%.

Homes is $932,500 and Units is $630,500.

Industry leading results, with an average of 24 days.

Industry benchmark results with 1.3% vacancy.

We manage and serve over 12,612 properties.

Across our network we speak 36 different Languages.

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