Chris O'Connor

Chris O'Connor

Broker Associate | DRE 00996294

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About Chris
Chris O'Connor is a licensed real estate broker in San Francisco who began his professional practice thirty years ago, with Sotheby’s International Realty. Chris moved to McGuire Real Estate in 1989 and has specialized in luxury homes, condominiums, and investment property sales in San Francisco. Chris has extensive experience in probate and trust sales, property appraisal, condominium new construction and conversions, real estate financing, and residential remodeling. After 25 years at McGuire as Senior Partner/Broker Associate and Top Producer, Chris joined the #1 sales office in San Francisco - Compass.

As one of San Francisco’s most distinguished listing agents, Chris has listed over 200 properties and sold over $350 Million in San Francisco property sales. Chris has created and executed various marketing strategies tailored to different types of property. Whether it’s a home, condominium, vacant lot, apartment building or commercial property, Chris will obtain the best possible combination of price and terms, which can be achieved in today’s market.

Outstanding client service is the hallmark of all his transactions. Chris pays meticulous attention to each detail and demands perfection at every phase of the sale. His service-oriented philosophy, vast experience, and market knowledge make him a unique commodity to both buyers and sellers. His innovative and creative marketing strategies combined with expert negotiation skills have continually made Chris a consistent Top Producer and citywide listing and marketing specialist.

  • Member of San Francisco Association of Realtors®
  • Member of California Association of Realtors®
  • Member of San Francisco Apartment Association
  • Member of California Apartment Association
  • Member of San Francisco Association of Realtors® - Grievance Committee 2004-2005
  • Member of San Francisco Association of Realtors® Standard Forms Committee 2014-2022
  • Member of Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute
  • Member of San Francisco Apartment Group
  • Member of San Francisco Investment Property Marketing Group (IPMG)
  • Member of Who's Who in Residential Real Estate in North America
  • Member of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce


★★★★★“Chris O’Connor's handling of the sale of my parent's home was direct and forthright. He is professional, reliable, very responsive, courteous and patient. Most importantly, he represents your interests with high integrity (in my case the seller’s interest) and guides you through the process effectively. He was very helpful in any repairs necessary to put the home on the market.  Always returned all calls and requests immediately and was very supportive when I had questions. Excellent communicator! Chris knows the local market and will prepare you well to know what to expect in the process. I would recommend Chris for his expertise and knowledge as a real estate agent. You are in good hands with Chris if you engage him as your agent.” – Suzanne B.

“ I worked with Chris to both sell my old and purchase a new condo and was extremely happy with our partnership. Chris listened to my needs and was very patient in dealing with my questions, feedback, and in viewing potential condos. He is fiscally responsible, and I felt secure he would advise me to make the best decisions. I truly felt he had my best interests in mind. I would recommend Chris! ” Abby T.

" We engaged Compass Reality to sell our home in San Francisco. Chris O'Connor and Fabio were outstanding throughout the process. They immediately took the time to get to know us and went the extra mile to make a personal connection. Chris and Fabio exceeded our expectations by keeping us informed every step along the way. They were excellent and I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to sell their home. Thank you Compass Reality for an exceptional experience. Once again, thank you. " - Alan, Carmen, Jack and Kris

" I was extremely lucky to have received a recommendation to contact Chris O'Connor, as he was absolutely the right choice to represent me in my home sale! Chris is an honest and seasoned professional, who understands the ever-changing market and more specifically, by neighborhood. Chris is extraordinarily thorough and prepared marketing materials that were absolutely best-in-class. My property was on the market only a short period of time and received 11 very good offers, and closed well above the list price! The transaction went more smoothly than I have experienced in the past! Without hesitation, I will recommend Chris and his great team to my friends and colleagues who may seek real estate assistance in the future!" - Jenny Krenz

"We found Chris O’Connor via a personal recommendation. We are thankful he was recommended. We had a great initial interview and an excellent presentation about our property and the current Market. We enjoyed his professional knowledge of the SF Real Estate Market and his willingness to move forward with our best interest in mind. Once we moved into the closing part of our Home sale, we found his observation to detail impressive. He made certain everything was in order so that the sale would be a smooth transaction and nothing would be missed. His communications skills were right on target and in keeping with what we like in a business proposition. Thank you, Chris O’Connor, for a job well done. " - Jose A. I. & Foster E. B., Jr.

" Chris O'Connor and his team are the best in the business. We first worked with Chris in 2004 to purchase our first home in San Francisco. Chris worked patiently with us to show us literally over 100 houses until we found our condo at an incredible value in a fantastic neighborhood (Mission/Noe) despite the insane market conditions at the time. The condo tripled in value until we sold it 14 years later. During our recent sale, Chris assisted us in a very challenging buyer's market to prep, stage and market our property amidst the pandemic, partial shut-down, and NoCal fires. Because of his and his team's diligence, during really challenging conditions, we received multiple offers almost immediately and sold over our asking price. Chris is a generous and kind-hearted person, down-to-earth, and attentive to detail, while also very strategic and aggressive when he needs to be. He is primarily value-oriented, and will work hard to find the right house for you. We recommend him whole-heartedly. " - Julie D & Tim F

" We are writing to let you know what an excellent job Chris O'Connor did in helping us buy our new home at 2646 Broderick Street and sell our former home at 141 Lower Terrace. We sought out Chris, after an unpleasant experience with another agent. We couldn't be more pleased with our experiences of buying and selling. Chris is definitely a true professional--smart, level-headed, creative, and incredibly hard-working. After looking for a long time, we feel we found exactly the right place. With Chris's help, we were patient, educated buyers. Several times Chris saved us from big mistakes--such as making impulsive offers out of desperation. He kept his eye on the ball, reminding us of our priorities and reassuring us that the right property would eventually come on the market. Was he right! We are extremely happy in our new home and know that we got in at a terrific price point. On the sell side, Chris guided us through several months of preparation which, along with an aggressive marketing strategy and careful timing, resulted in tremendous interest in our home. After 5 days on the market, we had 10 offers. At a time when the market was a bit wobbly, the home sold 24% over the asking price. We are very pleased. We can't say enough about Chris. We've recommended him to all our family and friends." - Darby & Thomas Bonomi.

"As our listing agent, you exceeded our expectations. You not only had a keen sense of how we should price the home for maximum interest but the marketing plan you put in place attracted only well represented serious buyers. While we knew we always had a lovely home, we were amazed by the fact that you were able to secure thirteen (13) offers when exactly 13 disclosure packets had been distributed. Needless to say, Scott and I were overwhelmed by the interest and of course the fact that you were able to get us $102,000 over the asking price. As you know, we were able to buy the home that we live in now solely because of the price you were able to secure for our San Francisco flat. We only wish every San Francisco property buyer/seller had the opportunity to work with you. Bottom line, you were exceptional to work with." - Marie & Scott Rosecrans

"On behalf of the Jesuit Community of University of San Francisco, I wish to commend Mr. Chris O'Connor for his real estate services in the purchase of 2170 Hayes Street. For more than a year he worked closely with us in identifying our needs for our new community residence and kept us well apprised of the neighborhood listings that were suitable. He exhibited great competence in following through with all our inspections and escrow conditions. Moreover, it was his ability to negotiate a very favorable purchase price for us that demonstrated his commitment to our needs. We found him to be genuinely honest, reliable, and trustworthy with all principals involved in our transaction. " - Fr. Charles R. Gagan, S.J.

"If someone were to ask Kitty and me to describe Chris O'Connor, we would say that not only is he the best real estate agent we have ever met but he has also become a friend - and we place a high value on the friendship. He is that rare type of man who holds that there are certain things he must not do in life, regardless of the cost to himself. Such a man may be called honorable, or you may call him a gentleman. " - Frederic & Kitty Galacar

"Deborah, Chloe and I want to thank you for doing an excellent job in selling our home. Your hard work, constant follow up and attention to details resulted in nine (9) offers and a price that was $50,000 above our asking price. As a fellow broker in the real estate industry (selling apartments) I found your work to be exceptional. When we made our decision to select you we interviewed several brokers and selected you because of your knowledge of the market and experience. In addition, you had sold two (2) homes for people in my office and you were highly recommended. I am glad we made the decision to work with you. You helped us achieve an incredible price, a very smooth escrow, a timely closing and most importantly, we were able to move into our dream home. In my book, its the results that count and you performed!" - James & Deborah Devincenti. 

"Mr. O'Connor's guidance prior to listing the property was invaluable. Chris set a fair market value on the property, he received 7 offers, kept me well informed during negotiations, and finally closed the deal to everyone's satisfaction. Chris is a real professional, I recommend him without reservation. " - Frederic & Greg Molina 

"Mr. Chris O’Connor is dedicated, thorough, intelligent, experienced, humble, and extremely hardworking. He has an unyielding commitment to achieving the best preparation and positioning of a property. His knowledge, prudence, and leadership in handling a unique property are ever-present. Chris met an aggressive time frame, coordinating every contractor and overseeing progress several times daily. His communication and availability are timely and efficient. Chris’ passion for his work is unyielding, and he enthusiastically exceeded every expectation. He simplified the entire process with calm reassurance. In one sentence, Chris is honest and displays integrity in everything he does." - Jeremy G.

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