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Portland Uptown Office

25 NW 23rd Place, Suite 4

Portland, OR 97210

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Declan has been a top producer at The Hasson Company for the last 4 years having built most of his business from referrals. His experience in real estate, new home construction/remodeling, and growing and selling his own businesses provides a solid fundamental advantage which allows him to uniquely serve his clients as advisor and partner for their real estate needs. Prior to his real estate career, Declan headed up a profitable construction company in the Portland Metro area. Declan has lived and worked in Portland for nearly 17 years but is a native of Ireland where he studied construction economics at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

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We really appreciate all the help from the O’Connor Group team during our first home-buying process. We think you’ve found the perfect home for us and we are so looking forward to getting the keys and moving in!

— Madeline

We can’t thank the O’Connor Group enough for helping make the purchase of our new home so seamless. We really appreciate the responsiveness and flexibility demonstrated by your team throughout the process. It was truly a pleasure working with you all!

— Steve & Sara

The O'Connor Group has been an amazing partner in this big moment of our lives in buying our first home in the United States. The team quickly understood what we wanted and found amazing options for us. We’re really thankful for all their support in finding our dream home. We are so happy and satisfied with all they did for us!

— Camilo

Declan and team O’Connor were very helpful and patient the entire way through the home buyer process. We can’t say enough about how valuable their guidance was through our first time home buying experience.

— Anthony & Lexi

The O'Connor Group has simply been a joy to work with – always upbeat but grounded, open to ideas and wants without a hint of pushiness, respectful of the perspectives of both buyer and seller -- making our steady progress toward closing on the sale an exciting, even entertaining, enterprise. As far as we are concerned, their team has set, and therefore are, the gold standard of service in Portland’s real-estate market. Any clients who come to them can feel confident that they have placed their interests in the hands of thorough professionals with the highest degree of competency and possessed of the personal qualities and organizational resources conducive to complete customer satisfaction.

— Peter & Kay

Working with the O'Connor Group to sell our home in Forest Heights was an experience like no other. If any of our friends or family ever ask about the real estate team who amazingly sold our home in a few hours, the O'Connor Group will absolutely get our enthusiastic referral.

— Ann & Richard

We wanted to thank you so much for all you did in helping us buy our amazing home! Truly, I think the O'Connor Group did amazing work and my honest assessment is that you all are the best realtor team around. We are so happy to be living in our beautiful new home and are so grateful the buying process went so smoothly.

— Marjon

Declan and his team went above and beyond my expectations of a realtor. During my interview process, he took a full day to show me around Portland and I wasn't even sure I was moving yet! Once I locked in my job, he took me and my wife to several homes over my house hunting trip and was very knowledgeable about the entire process and current buying environment. We were able to close quickly and he was onsite and involved in the entire process throughout closing.

— Chuck Shehadi

Dear Sara & Declan, Thank you for all of your help in finding our new home, which is more than a home and represents an important transition in our lives. We also wanted to thank you especially in going above and beyond in getting us into the house as soon as it came on the market. We were impressed by the effort. All the best!

— Amanda & Bikas

We cannot thank you enough for the top notch service that you have provided to us throughout our home search. In this market & from Amsterdam, your communication, follow through, accessibility & knowledge/guidance is & was so appreciated. You treated us like we were your only clients & we fully realize that is far from the case. Your service extended far beyond the transaction & we are so grateful for our relationship with this team. We could not be happier with the outcome!

— Basil & Erica

Declan & The O'Connor Group, Thank you so much for your assistance with selling our house. We appreciated your hard work & expertise!

— Greta & Michael Molitor

In a nationally recognized hot and extremely competitive Portland real estate market, Team O'Connor ensured I took possession of my dream home. I could not be happier and I am still thankful for my good fortune which is a testament to their expertise and work.

— Chris Strebig

I have only positive things to say on my experience with Declan & Hasson. Here is a brief summary: · Very market knowledgeable. I think there is a certain depth of market understanding most agents have……but Declan’s depth has got to be in the top 5% of Portland RE professionals. Also….he listened really well to what we wanted and steered us toward where we would be happy and did not waste our time showing us amazing homes in neighborhoods or parts of the city he knew we would not like. · Affability. One of the key reasons we decided to purchase a home on what was really a “market familiarization trip” is that Declan presented us the dynamics of the market in a fact based and non-emotional way. We certainly did not feel pressured to purchase to buy our home……in fact Declan both said it was a great property (though at the high end of what he believed to be the value for money) and that he was certain if we decided to “pass” we would land a great home in due time. This gave us confidence and trust in our decision making. · Team-Work. “Team O’Connor” also served us well....in that Declan’s team was always super quick to respond to questions and consistent (without being pushy) in making certain we were getting our eyes on all critical documents. As you can tell……we are very, very happy with our experience. I’ll leave you with this last thought. To go from NEVER having visited the Portland RE market to closing on a high-er value home in just 30 days……well I think that tells the story. What do you think?

— Patraic Reagan

Declan responded promptly to all our calls. I am a worry wart and they were very patient. They also kept us up to date on the transaction. Best thing is that they sold our home in 4 days! I would highly recommend using Declan!

— Maria Red

My home sold in less than three days at well over the asking price—the kind of success you can’t really argue with. And, this was due as much to the steady support and guidance offered by Declan and his assistant, Chris, as it was due to the market. Declan and Chris were there every step of the way, providing answers to my questions and anticipating my needs before they were even clear to me. The sale was as seamless and painless as a home sale could be. I couldn’t make a higher recommendation.

— Ed Reid

We bought a great house with Declan. He not only handled all of the paperwork and answered all the process questions, but he was a great strategic adviser. We found the house we really wanted and he advised us to make a strong early offer, which avoided getting us in a bidding war later/ This was against my cheap guy idea of putting in a low ball offer. This advice got us the house and there with multiple over asking offers left waiting in the wings. I have always thought/joked that realtors were bottom feeders that just got in the way, but Declan changed my mind and earned deserved every penny of the sellers money. Nice guy too.

— Ed & Jen Kuyper

Declan and Chris are nice guys and great to work with, but there are a lot of nice realtors out there. The difference maker for me is they know how to close a deal, and you need every advantage that you can get in Portland's tight real estate market. Highly recommended for both buying and selling your home.

— Dustin & Rebecca Combs

Declan recently helped my wife and I sell our first home. It was a stressful experience, but he were able to help us every step of the way by being up front with their opinions and always keeping communication open. He were even there with instant solutions when the first buyers backed out of our contract 3 days before closing! Needless to say, I would 100% recommend Declan to anyone who is looking to buy/sell their home.

— Jeff Burmester

From day one and every step of the way, you were professional, timely, knowledgeable impeccably hard-working and competent, friendly, easy to communicate with, and highly adroit at navigating the potential stress-points of our sale. I was always confident that you absolutely had our best interest in sellers in mind, that you knew what we wanted, and that I could trust your advice. As out of state owners selling our former home five years after moving away from Portland, we knew we needed someone we could trust and also someone who would be willing to help us handle many of the on-the-ground details. From contracting with an affordable and competent handyman crew to get the place ready for sale quickly after the tenants moved out, to lining up four contractors under a short time frame to close the sale quickly, I never questioned that it would get done and yet I know to get that all that done in the time frame you did it required not only a great deal of diligence and hard work, but also relationships with contractors won over time by simply being very consistent and competent.

— Tom Knipe

Upon meeting Declan it was obvious that the services he provides are more of a partnership. He understood our goals and needs at times better than we did, all the while keeping our spirits up and goals in sight. He listened, advised and guided us along the process, one of the most stressful events in a lifetime. He evaluated our home, provided simple and achievable recommendations for the preparation of the sale, when needed he provided a roster of trusted industry experts and vendors to assist. His advice yielded phenomenal results on the sale of our 1st home. Just as diligently Declan guided us through the purchase of our next home, to our benefit negotiated the terms an conditions of the purchase, and still remains as accessible and helpful to us months after our move in date. I feel fortunate to have found such a dedicated, accessible and consummate professional in Declan.

— Megan Daniels

In a year and a half long search for a new home, Declan demonstrated the utmost knowledge in available properties and listings. He proved me valuable information when it came to making offers on homes. His background in construction I found extremely helpful in foreseeing potential problems in home construction prior to making an offer, saving me time and money. Declan not only found me a home but also sold my property in record time with a key marketing plan in place. I now have contracted Declan again to list my home. His prompt attention to detail and willingness to answer questions and concerns in a timely matter far and away excess some of these other realty groups that package themselves as a team. Completely happy buyer and seller

— Jennifer Moore

Working with Declan was a pleasure, he had great knowledge about the construction in general, the market and neighborhood. The process went very smoothly and I would gladly refer him to friends/family, and hopefully in the future work with him again

— Jenni Jo McLaughlin

Declan worked professionally, diligently through the sale of my house toward me meeting my goals

— Jack Mayhew.

Declan has been wonderful to work with. We have been selling and buying in a tough down-market. The transactions were difficult and convoluted, but we managed to pull through and get a great price for our home, while getting a fantastic bargain on our new home. All realtors can fill our paperwork, but there are only a few that truly understand, live, and breathe real-estate. Declan is one of them. You definitely want him to be on your side when buying or selling your home or investment property.

— Roch Naleway.

"Declan was a great fit for us. We bought a home on short-sale and it was a frustrating process to say the least. Right at the last minute things almost fell apart twice. At one point I called Declan and said we were going to drop out. He was understanding, no-pressure, and then he got on the phone and it was fixed within 4 hours and the deal went through. He seemed to know the right people and had good relationships with them all. Declan is active and knowledgeable in the right times and right places and his engineering background was also quite helpful. We've recommended him to our friends who have thanked us.

— Chris Allen Ph.D.

"As a commercial real estate broker, I have relied on Declan's knowledge, judgment and insight when buying and selling my own home. He's done a fantastic job representing me in a number of residential real estate transactions and is someone I will continue to rely on and recommend him to my family and friends.

— Ryan Pennington Colliers international.

From the beginning to the end of our long house hunt, Declan was patient, honest, and valuable. He steered us away from several bad decisions and for each of our countless questions, he had an honest straightforward answer based on extensive expertise in both construction and real estate. We thoroughly trust him and wouldn't work with anyone else.

— Jessica Levine

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05/29/2017 - dunkleyp

Bought a home in 2017 in Northwest, Portland, OR 97209.

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"My wife and I want to report our experiences with the O’Connor Group at Hasson Reality in Portland, Oregon, so as to spread word of what we found to be their peerless service while assisting us with the recent purchase of a condominium in that city’s vibrant downtown area. We worked principally with a senior member of the team, Muffy Beeler, who was recommended to us by a family friend (himself in the real-estate business, but in another city) as one of Portland’s premier realtors. At various points along the road to a successful settlement on the property Declan O’Connor, too, weighed in with unstinting and invaluable support.

We quickly learned that such support, based particularly on Muffy’s comprehensive knowledge of and savvy insights into a fast-moving seller’s market, were vital to our success, regardless of our having spent a good deal of time and energy researching the market before we got down to exploring it in a firsthand manner. Her knowledge, backed up every step of the way with her world-class diligence and attention to detail, saved us a significant sum of money in the negotiation phase of the deal and, throughout, eased for us the kind of anxiety customarily felt by buyers in purchasing a new home.

Well beyond such nut-and-bolts matters, Muffy and her colleagues were simply a joy to work with – always upbeat but grounded, open to ideas and wants without a hint of pushiness, respectful of the perspectives of both buyer and seller -- making our steady progress toward closing on the sale an exciting, even entertaining, enterprise. As far as we are concerned, she and her group have set, and therefore are, the gold standard of service in Portland’s real-estate market. Any clients who come to them can feel confident that they have placed their interests in the hands of thoroughgoing professionals with the highest degree of competency and possessed of the personal qualities and organizational resources conducive to complete customer satisfaction."

— dunkleyp

03/04/2017 - user7402430

Bought a Townhouse home in 2017 in Northwest Heights, Portland, OR.

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"I worked with Declan to buy a home in Forest Heights. He was always available to show properties when I wanted to see them. He is extremely knowledgeable and is willing to offer his advice/opinions without bias. He advised me through the entire process and has even checked on me after the closing of my home. I would highly recommend Declan to anyone looking to buy a home in the greater Portland area."

— user7402430

01/20/2017 - cshehadi02

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.15M in Grant Park, Portland, OR.

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"Declan and his team went above and beyond my expectations of a realtor. During my interview process, he took a full day to show me around to Portland, and I wasn't even sure I was moving yet. Once I locked in my job, he took me and wife to several homes over my house hunting trip and was very knowledgeable about the entire process and current buying environment. We were able to close quickly and he was onsite/involved in the entire process throughout closing."

— cshehadi02

12/20/2016 - exreid

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $375K in Rose City Park, Portland, OR.

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"Declan took the trouble to understand me as a buyer, my interests and motivations, and to help guide me through a difficult market for buyers. And, I was able to buy a house that perfectly suited me under the asking price. Almost unheard of lately."

— exreid

09/18/2016 - mannysiragusa

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $775K in Northwest, Portland, OR.

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"Declan and the O'Connor team are well networked in the Portland real estate market which resulted in a constant flow of qualified prospects for our home. My wife and I experienced a quick and smooth negotiation and closing. I would work with Declan and his team again."

— mannysiragusa

08/19/2016 - amandacshull

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.05M in Southwest Hills, Portland, OR.

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"Our experience working with Sara on the O'Connor team was excellent. She was patient throughout the process as we searched for months to find the right home. In a tight market, Sara succeeded in finding the perfect home for us and we couldn't be happier. Thank you Sara and team!!"

— amandacshull

08/10/2016 - user98276066

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $475K in University Park, Portland, OR.

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"In a nationally recognized hot and extremely competitive Portland real estate market, Team O'Connor ensured I took possession of my dream home. I could not be happier and I am still thankful for my good fortune which is a testament to their expertise and work."

— user98276066

01/28/2016 - MariaRed

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Southwest Hills, Portland, OR.

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"Declan and Chris responded promptly to all our calls. I am a worry wart and they were very patient. They also kept us up to date on the transaction. Best thing is they sold our home in 4 days! I would highly recommend using Declan!"

— MariaRed

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