About Don O'Brien

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Meet Don

Broker Associate

Every day is an adventure in real estate, even after almost 20 years of experience. Don loves the variety and derives immense satisfaction from solving the daily buying and selling challenges with clients in changing real estate markets. Being a calm, confident and experienced agent for clients is important to Don. He believes this is a significant difference-maker in helping all clients achieve their real estate goals.

Even-tempered but high energy, Don’s work ethic and commitment to his clients is impressive and unwavering.   He’s always eager for a full day of showings with buyers and thrives on analyzing multiple offers with sellers. Don loves any scenario surrounding strategy, negotiation, and analysis of homes. 

Colorado real estate has been a family business for Don since 2003, but he also enjoyed a previous career as a marketing and sales professional with technology and publishing start-up companies.  He enjoyed the fast-paced indoctrination into building brands, market positioning, advertising, pricing, and distribution that he carried forth into his real estate business. Don loves being a self-employed business owner and is proud of the high standards and success he and Kelly have been able to sustain in a highly competitive industry.

Most people don’t know that Don served in the Army and is a proud veteran.  He worked his way through college while stationed at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  As an Army photojournalist, Don had the unique opportunity to meet honored military leaders, US Presidents and travel alongside sports teams to cover events such as the renowned Army-Navy football game. The military instilled a profound work ethic and pride that is apparent in all of Don’s endeavors.

When he isn’t helping clients realize their real estate goals, Don nurtures his competitive spirit and love of all racquet sports playing tennis, ping pong, and lately, pickleball.  He also loves spending time exploring hikes along with the front range and the vibrant music and restaurant scene around the Denver metro area.  He loves being a dad to three grown sons and walking his beloved German Shepherd, Ozzie.

But wait, there’s more…

  • Super proud dad to 3 amazing young men
  • Superpower is Patience
  • Loves coffee and IPAs
  • Best friend is a German Shepherd named Ozzie
  • Born a Hoosier in Indianapolis
  • Raised in San Diego
  • Resident of Broomfield and Boulder Counties since 1994
  • Loves all sports—passion for tennis and baseball
  • The Oregon Coast is a favorite travel destination
  • Loves the ocean and beaches
  • Regularly walks Broomfield’s scenic trails
  • Avid reader
  • Lifelong learner
  • Wannabe minimalist
  • Neat desk guy
  • Don & Kelly are high school sweethearts
  • Lover of all music
  • Pastry enthusiast but also fond of sushi, tacos and pasta
  • Favorite local restaurant with friends and family is Teocalli in Lafayette



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