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Stewart O'Brien

Principal & Licensee In Charge

Profile

I’ve lived in the Camden Haven since 1980 and, to me, there’s no better place on earth to live. You can’t beat the lifestyle and the friendliness of the community. I’ve worked in sales since leaving school. My hobby was building and selling homes, so it was a natural progression to move into real estate full-time when the opportunity arose. Nola and I, before buying First National North Haven seven years ago, built and sold more than 15 homes. We understand what’s involved in the whole, sometimes emotional, process from the perspective of the buyer and vendor whether building, buying, selling or renting. When I first started working in real estate, I was focused on seeing the ‘Sold’ sticker placed on our signs, but that satisfaction has broadened and comes from knowing our team has helped a family, an investor, or a vendor through one of life’s toughest and most stressful decisions. The best reward is when people stop and have a chat with you after you’ve done business with them. Our success is built on relationships. Our referral business is strong and something to be proud of. We attract great people to work with us who bring varied skills. Their work ethic is balanced with a sense of fun which fits with our culture and vision for the future. It’s an award-winning team but those trophies don’t define what we do and why we work here. Each of our team members bring their expertise to create the professional, friendly experience we want our clients to have, time and time again, when they walk through our front door. With technology rapidly changing the landscape for all businesses, what’s not changing for us is personal communication with our clients and just simply doing the right thing. We may use drones and all sorts of digital tools to market your property and reach our buyers, but the fundamentals of doing a job honestly, and having hands-on know-how of the industry is something you can’t buy. It’s already here at First National North Haven.