Patrick M. O’Connor
Why am I a Realtor®?
I’m an educator at heart and want to teach people the real estate process. So many people are confused about it for a couple of reasons.
- First – most people only buy or sell a house about 4-5 times in their lifetime.
- Second – sometimes, there aren’t many explanations of what is happening. Instead, people are simply told to sign here and there, then poof – you are now in a contract for one of the biggest purchases of your life.
I work in real estate every day and have spent countless hours studying and understanding the legal, ethical, and practical aspects of a real estate transaction. I want to serve you and want the process to be fun. Let me worry about the stressful parts of it and find solutions to anything that comes up. That allows you to focus on enjoying the process of finding your next home and getting ready to move.
My business model is based on referrals. I want you to feel so good about the time we spend together that you would recommend to me, without hesitation, to friends and family when they get ready to buy or sell a home.
Our relationship won’t end at closing. Whether it’s a home improvement project or foundation repair, I have reputable resources that can help you through any issue that might arise. I may also drop by and check on you or bring a gift, just because.
Family time is important to me. I love spending time with my wife Sharon, our kids, and grandkids whenever we have the opportunity. Like you, there are times when I will be on vacation but rest assured, I will have someone available to handle things when I am away. You’ll never be kept in the dark.
I’d love to help you get where you want to be. I’m located in Plano, TX but have partner brokerages throughout the United States and the world if you or someone you know needs help in another area.
I’m never too busy for you or your referrals.
- GRI – Graduate, Realtor® Institute
- CHMS – Certified Home Marketing Specialist
- USMOM – US Military on the Move (Certified Military Specialist)
- Multi-Million Dollar Producer
- Member, National Association of Realtors®
- Member, Texas Association of Realtors®
- Member, MetroTex Association of Realtors®
Let’s have a conversation.
I work with Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, Plano/Willow Bend office located in Plano, Texas.
The love of my life and my best friend is Rev. Sharon O’Connor, an Elder in the United Methodist Church. She currently serves at Custer Road United Methodist Church.
“The Little Debt-Free Book” is a title I wrote and published in 2015 and tells my personal journey with finances. If you know anyone who needs assistance in this area, it’s a whole lot cheaper than other studies.
I hold a BA in Media and Communications from The University of Texas at Dallas.
Whether you are down-sizing or moving-up, I can help you get where you want to be.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Patrick O’Connor
Patrick O’Connor is a Realtor with Ebby Halliday, REALTORS in Plano, Texas. Here are some things you may not know about Patrick.
- Married To A Preacher
Patrick has been married to his wife, Sharon. He is her biggest cheerleader. They were engaged in February 2010 and married the following May. They dated prior to the engagement for a year.
Their slogan is “No one ever said the Honeymoon has to end. We plan on living the rest of our lives that way.”
Just ask those who see them together and they will tell you how true that is.
- There Are Brains Up There
In 2009, Patrick was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. At the time of his diagnosis, three of his daughters were still living at home. Although it was benign, it was growing and the best course of action was to have it removed while it was still small.
The after-effects of the surgery left him with a compromised equilibrium system which took him out of the work he had done for over 30 years. He left work on medical disability in January 2013.
- Proud Veteran
Patrick served in the United States Navy from 1981-1988, mainly during the Reagan years. His role in the service was as an Electronics Technician and completed his enlistment as a Second Class Petty Officer (E-5). He was stationed on the U.S.S. Sacramento, COMPSRON Two, and Naval Submarine Support Facility, Groton, CT in the repair depot for all communications equipment.
- Eight Is Enough
Believe it or not, he and his wife Sharon, have eight children and 12 grandchildren. A few are still in the area but most have moved anywhere from California to New York making it difficult to see everyone on a consistent basis. The family dynamic is interesting and has all the normal challenges of a blended family.
- College Graduate
Patrick did not attend college right out of high school. At least not with any urgency. Instead, he went into the military and learned a valuable trade. In the early 2000’s, he went back to college and obtained two associate degrees. One in Electro-Mechanical Technology. The other in Electronics Technology. After leaving work as a result of brain surgery, he went back to college and received a degree in Media and Communications from The University of Texas at Dallas.
There you have it. Five more things about Patrick that maybe you didn’t know before.