Determination, confidence and dedication to her clients consistently lands Penny O’Brien, a broker with Baird & Warner, in the top 1% of all Chicagoland agents and top three agents in Naperville. In 2020, she closed $33 million in sales and helped 79 families with their real estate needs.
In 2021, O’Brien’s goal has been to educate her buyers and sellers to make informed decisions in a challenging market. With sellers, she believes in collaborative pricing to let them choose the path for the results they wish to achieve, she says. With buyers, her top-notch negotiation skills results in a win in most multiple-offer situations. “It’s a combination of negotiating the contract’s many different terms and my experience that sets the buyers up to secure the home when competing against other buyers,” she explains.
O’Brien’s clients always remark about her energy. Sellers are often overwhelmed with tasks at hand that are necessary to get their home listed. Penny sets the timeline and has a great network of contractors she recommends to help get sellers’ homes listed seamlessly. “I believe in constant communication to keep clients informed every step of the way,” she says.
O’Brien is a prominent listing agent in Naperville. She holds numerous designations, including Negotiation Real Estate Expert, Sellers Representative Specialist and Pricing Strategy Advisor. Her clients love her cutting edge-marketing through social media campaigns on Facebook and Instagram and through print advertisements. O’Brien uses state-of-the-art photography, drone technology and dazzling videos.
O’Brien’s business continues to grow through referral and repeat clients on their second and third transactions, along with two or three of their friends and family.
She was honored in 2020 to be chosen by Newsweek magazine as one of the top agents in Illinois. Locally, she was selected by Glancer Magazine as Reader’s Choice Award for Best Realtor in 2020. Mainstreet Organization of Realtors recognized her in the top 1% of 18,000 members. At Baird & Warner she is in the Top 1% of the company and inducted into the Founder’s Club.