Chris O'Connor, Agent in San Francisco - Compass

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 & trust sales, property appraisal, condominium new construction & conversions, real estate financing and residential remodeling.  After 25 years at McGuire as Senior Partner/Broker Associate & Top Producer, Chris joined the #1 sales office in San Francisco - .

As one of San Francisco’s most distinguished listing agents, Chris has listed over two hundred properties and sold over three hundred fifty million dollars 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, an 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 my 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 & 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 2014-2016

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 



" 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 in 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 achieve the best preparation and positioning of a property. His knowledge, prudence, and leadership in handling a unique property is ever present. Chris met an aggressive time frame, coordinating every contractor and overseeing progress several times daily. His communication and availability is 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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