Dan is a life-time resident of the South Bay area and was raised in a real estate family. He learned everything he knows about Real Estate from his mother, Lorie O’Connor, and her 30+ years of experience. Dan now runs the family business with all of the experience of a legend along with the energy of a new agent. Dan’s mission statement: I believe in quality, NOT quantity. This means I am dedicated to providing you A-list service through my own commitment, plus the support of Strand Hill Christie’s International Real Estate. My experience, knowledge of the South Bay, and dedication to my and my family’s clients makes me an easy choice, but my passion to find you just the right opportunity makes me second to none.
Having moved to LA not knowing anyone, we were in need of a real estate broker. We met with several just by walking into their office. The ones that we met this way were not very good. They were mainly interested in selling you a home and collecting a commission and provided very little substance or value-added information from what you could otherwise get online. We met Dan through a referral and he was a refreshing change. After meeting him, we decided that we wanted him to represent us no matter where we purchased. What struck us immediately about him was that he seemed to be genuinely interested in finding us the right home and was willing to invest the time both to get to know us and our needs and to educate us about the nuances of each area. Dan has a lot of contacts in the area and he has a firm understanding of valuations and which properties will be in demand. When you meet a broker you often worry if they are being objective and are just trying to earn a commission. Dan is definitely not the type of broker who is looking just to get you to buy something as quickly as possible. There were numerous instances where he would tell us something was way overpriced and that he would not offer anything near their asking price. Even when we found a house we wanted to buy, he told us, “I just do not see you in that house or that neighborhood.” (Turned out he was right.) There were other times where we thought a home was overpriced and he told us that the home would sell close to asking if not over and that we had to bid aggressively if we really wanted it. (Turned out he was right again). Through working with Dan over the course of 12+ months, we can say that he is both knowledgeable about the market, but more importantly, he has incredible integrity. As we were getting to know LA, it took us a while to figure out what we wanted. For a while, we were all over the place and would go back and forth and change our minds. Through it all Dan was patient and stuck with us. We ultimately decided we wanted to live in a very specific area where there is extremely low inventory, especially given our very specific needs. We knew that this was a difficult task and the odds of finding this place in the near future were slim at best to say the least. Nevertheless, Dan worked very hard to find us this place. He sent out mailings to the owners of the handful of homes we were interested in and used his extensive contacts to uncover pocket listings that would not be available publicly. After over 12 months of searching, we finally got the home we were looking for and we have Dan to thank for it. We would definitely use him again and would recommend him to others.
Honest, patient, knowledgeable, credible and reliable are just a few keywords that describe Dan O'Connor. Dan is one of the few good guys who truly places his clients' best interests ahead of his own. For Dan, it's not about how fast he can earn a fee, rather, it's about making sure his clients are happy. If you are considering purchasing or selling your home in the South Bay, you owe it to yourself to at least consult with Dan. I promise it will be refreshing and pressure-free. Written by a repeat client.
Working with Dan O'Connor was a pleasure. His knowledge of the market was a great asset when marketing our property. Dan's suggestions helped me to negotiate a great price. He was experienced, professional, and discrete throughout the closing process. I would recommend his services if you are considering selling or buying real estate.
Dan is a true professional and a pleasure to work with! Patient, knowledgeable and fun to be around; I would recommend Dan all day long. I've bought two houses and sold one using his services and each experience was a positive one.
We have worked with Dan and his office on three separate buy/sell transactions and one rental. When we were relocating from Colorado to California, I called countless agents for help. Dan was the only person to take our inquiry seriously and did what he said he would do. His commitment and loyalty created ours back to him and he is the only realtor we'll use going forward. Dan has too many strengths for me to list here, but some of his key attributes I value most are his knowledge and expertise, professionalism and candor and his ability to stay calm under high pressure situations. I am a very detailed person, who read every word of the California real estate paperwork, and Dan took time to answer each and every question (sorry about that again Dan!). He was concerned with making sure we felt comfortable during each step of the transaction and was available to us at any time. He also has a well defined point of view which he shared respectfully even when it differed from mine. Despite my type-A personality and being very sure of what I want, I really appreciated having Dan's perspective to help broaden mine. That's a big part of what I look for in a trusted advisor. Dan's office and other key players in his network were also extremely professional and helpful. Karen went out of her way to make our life easier by driving paperwork over to us, dropping off keys, etc. Terry foud us an interest rate/program that no one else could and Kim shot beautiful pictures of the property. It was great to see that Dan's high standards carried over to others he brought into the deals. Dan is very well connected and everyone who knows Dan likes him. I really can't say enough good things about him and trust me....I'm a very tough, but fair, critic. If you're looking for someone who knows his stuff, is well respected, takes his work and clients extremely seriously and has a fantastic network, there is no one better than Dan.
Dan represented me on purchasing a home in Hermosa Beach. He had an incredible pulse on the market and once I was under contract to purchase the house, he was very adept at solving any issues that arose during the transaction process. He was very responsive at all times. I was very impressed and plan on working again with Dan.
I had a wonderful experience with Dan. He knows these cities and the market like the back of his hand and was able to find us the perfect house. A strong point of note, he is very well-respected by other local agents and they love working with him. That says a lot in my book, and it was very helpful in closing the deal seamlessly. Dan is attentive, prompt with communication, and eager to provide as much help as we needed. And I genuinely believe he is honest and caring, traits one is always concerned about when choosing an agent. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
We met Dan in 2007 when he helped us sell our first house in MB. He has since become our only choice with any real estate transactions we had in MB and the surrounding areas. Being brought up in the area as well as in the business he truly has a unique perspective and immense knowledge of the South Bay market. Always patient, thoughtful, calm and honest we have come to trust Dan to always put our needs and wants first. In an industry that is very competitive Dan's professionalism and attention to detail stands out. Always available he constantly goes above and beyond even with matters that don't pertain to a deal. He is truly a part of the community and puts his heart into making everything work out for all. We have referred him to many friends who have had the same experience. We feel so fortunate to call Dan a friend and know that he'll always be part of our lives even though we have moved on from the area.
Dan O'Connor is an outstanding broker. He is very knowledgeable about the South Bay real estate market, and very skilled in marketing properties. He has a great eye for value and knows how much to offer in a purchase situation, and how much to demand in a sale. My wife and I have used Dan to buy and sell several properties, residential and investment properties in the South Bay and he has always done a great job for us. He keeps his word, keeps his appointments, handles himself with the utmost of professionalism and, most importantly, knows how to close a deal. We consider ourselves lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him.
We have worked with Dan on commercial and residential transactions over the last five years. He is the most honest, forthright and competent agent we have ever dealt with. In one case he sold our home in a community he had not worked in within a few weeks, and he has proven able to negotiate complicated real estate exchanges and contingency purchases. We recommend him wholeheartedly and believe that he is responsible for making such stressful transactions easier and smoother. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with him.
Dan is the consummate professional, and as a second-generation South Bay agent, is extremely knowledgeable and well-connected. Dan adroitly guided the negotations of the purchase of my wife's dream home, while selling our existing house, at our price, without even listing the house.
We just completed our second and third real estate transaction with Dan, and I can't speak highly enough about the level of effort he put into both. Although I hope not to be in the market again for the foreseeable future, if I was he would definitely be my first call.
We dealt with Dan on a long distance basis to help acquire property in Los Angeles on a S. 1031 Tax Free Exchange. His local knowledge and contacts resulted in finding a property which the sellers had just placed on the market! We had an issue with closing our purchase but this was not Dan's fault. The issue was due to the mis-handling of escrow funds by the Escrow Company. Dan stayed on top of the issue and kept us updated throughout the delay.
My husband and I were interested in moving our family to Manhattan Beach about 4 years ago but did not have an agent. We tried going to open houses on our own and calling off of "For Sale" signs. We happened upon a listing that was one of Dan O'Connor's and after meeting with him a few times, we decided to have him be our agent. BEST DECISION EVER! He showed us several homes but the one that stood out was a home in a GREAT location but needed an addition and remodel. Had it not been for Dan, we never would've considered this an option but after 8 months adding square footage and remodeling other areas, we ended up in a home that was PERFECT for our family in a location we are SO happy with. Dan certainly helped guide us along the process and helped us imagine what our house could be with a little work. We are so grateful for Dan's expertise, professionalism and hard work. We would recommend him a million times over!!
Dan was recommended to us by a neighbor and we couldn't be happier with his service from initial meeting to close of escrow. He and his associate Brooke were always quick to reply to any communication, however big or small. He was flexible in meeting with us. After a short conversation he knew exactly what we were looking for in a home and a neighborhood. As first time home buyers, he was super helpful in explaining every step of the process. He worked with the selling agent to get us a great price on our home. Everyone he has recommended working with from lenders to escrow agents has been equally excellent. If you're looking for the highest quality home-buying experience in the South Bay, you've found it in Dan O'Connor.
We had a great experience with Dan. He is personable and professional at the same time. Best of all, the sale of our house went smoothly and got a great price!
I recommend Dan O'Connor above any other Realtor I know; and that is a lot. Dan helped my wife and I purchase our first home, and was not overly pushy or aggressive, like a lot of different real estate professionals might be.
I have recently completed my third transaction with Dan O'Connor and like my previous experiences, my wife and I couldn't be happier. His knowledge of local real estate, his professionalism and his attention detail made us feel like we were informed during every step of each transaction. He was ready and available to us for any questions that we had and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending his services to others.
I was impressed with Don's professionalism and knowledge. He helped me look for my investment property and market my home. Don made sure the process went as smooth as possible. I was extremely happy with the expertise, knowledge and help that I received from Don and his stuff.