A real estate agent helps people buy, rent or sell a home, office, building, or land. To do that well, an agent needs extraordinary people skills. Nurturing relationships that are often critical to the making of major life decisions, including where exactly to put down roots, what kind of space to settle into, and so on, is central to the real estate business. Assisting with both the staging of houses and other properties (making them attractive to prospective buyers) and the imagining of what one might be able to do with a given place, are also key. So having a realtor in the neighborhood who is at once keen on people and community and also keen on aesthetics, is a decided plus: Meet Michael O’Brien!
Michael has been a real estate sales associate– and working at Joyce Lebedew Real Estate – since 2008. Because houses had always been a passion of his, including home décor, renovation, gardening, etc., moving into real estate was a natural next step. He brings to this passion a talent for design: For close to two decades he owned his own floral design and event design business in Newton.
But even before joining Joyce Lebedew Real Estate, Michael joined our community. He moved to South Boston in 2006, “because I was attracted to the beach, the friendliness of the people and the openness of the community,” he explains. “South Boston has a small-town feel in a city setting. I love watching the changes all around us – young professionals moving in; lots of construction. I love the energy.” He also “truly enjoy[s] helping people find their new home.”
Since the fall of 2010, Michael has also been working as a special events designer with Winston Flowers, the premiere floral design company in the Boston area. When he’s not following up on a hot property, or delving deep into design options, he can be found soaking up the sun at the beach, practicing yoga or working out at the gym.
Michael O’Brien, Sales Associate
Blog post by the Joyce Lebedew Real Estate Team