Critical thinking. Working with people. A need to assist and connect -
that’s what brought Lisa O’Rourke to real estate, and it’s what’s kept her here for more than 20 years.
Lisa’s friendly and open demeanor makes her a natural in the real estate business. Her focused approach includes a laser sharp attention to detail and a desire to provide exceptional service. These qualities, combined with her unwavering professionalism, effective marketing skills and “straight-shooter” nature are the keys to her 10+ years as a Five Star Real Estate Professional (Connecticut Magazine). This highlight is particularly of note, as this is an award that comes directly as a result of outstanding client feedback.
Her past experience in structuring and selling financial products translates directly to success for her clients, especially when negotiating. Lisa has a fine sense of value, a keen understanding of market conditions, and can often highlight potential in properties. Her skills will make your sale, purchase or rental experience a smooth and rewarding one.
“I have always considered it a privilege and a joy to help people find their dream home and the lifestyle they’re seeking,” says Lisa. “It’s particularly rewarding for those who are just starting out.”
Lisa consistently represents the full range of real estate, from multi-families to condominiums to luxury estate properties and has earned William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Diamond Designation. She is a board member of the New Canaan Board of Realtors, and a member of the New Canaan Multiple Listing Service, SMART Multiple Listing Service as well as the National Association of Realtors and the Connecticut Association of Realtors.
Lisa was a resident of New Canaan for close to 25 years, and was very involved in the community. While in New Canaan she served as Board of Education liaison, Career Night Coordinator, Membership Chairman for the New Canaan Field Club, and Manager for numerous travel hockey teams. She also served on the Board of the Service League of Boys (a parent-son community service organization) and is involved with her alma mater, Cornell University. Mrs. O’Rourke currently resides in Norwalk.
- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
My Listings and Sales
Lisa is the quintesstial pro! She helped to stresslessly shepherd the sale of our home, from helping us prepare to list it, to an open house, showings & closing. We are grateful for her skill and kindness through the home sale process. I highly recommend Lisa in her role as a real estate professional.Mary Jane Karwoski
Lisa helped my husband and me purchase our first home. She immediately took us under her wing as if we were her own family and put our minds at ease, making the entire home buying process seamless and as stress free as possible. Despite low inventory and it being a seller’s market, we were able to find and close on our dream home in less than 30 days due to Lisa’s diligence and knowledge of the industry. Lisa was available at all hours of the day and night, scheduling tours at times that suited our schedules and needs, and reaching out as soon as she received any updates. We felt incredibly comfortable working with Lisa and will recommend her to any and all friends and family looking to buy or sell a home!The Pippitts
Over the past decade Lisa O’Rourke has sold two of our homes and has represented us in the purchase of two homes, most recently during an exceptionally competitive/low inventory market. Her professionalism and expertise precede her, giving all parties confidence that the transaction will go smoothly. We can not recommend Lisa highly enough for her enthusiasm and attention to detail which is invaluable in the home selling and search processes. She has understood our needs and translated that effectively during each transaction. Lisa’s knowledge base is unparalleled and the respect she holds amongst her peers is impressive and well-earned. She is quite simply, the best.Maria and David Molloy
Lisa was an amazing advocate and expert for us and we highly recommend her. Sherepresented us in two simultaneous transactions, selling one property and buying another. Lisathreaded the needle perfectly. Her constant attention and professionalism ensured that bothtransactions closed within 24 hours of each other. We were out of one house one day andmoved in two days later. That would not have happened without Lisa.Jerry Ecklund
We were so lucky to have Lisa O'Rourke as our realtor! As new residents to New Canaan, she played a big role in helping us to get to know the town and really fall in love with the area. Lisa's expertise and care for her clients is unmatched!Sarah P
Lisa is an outstanding Broker. I don't think the Deal would have happened without her help and patience. DFDavid Firestein
Lisa has represented us in three home purchases or sales and working with her on each one has been an exceptional experience. We recommend her to friends at every chance we get, and every one that works with Lisa has had the same excellent experience. Lisa's knowledge of the local market is unmatched, her instincts are spot-on, and her professionalism is appreciated by everyone on all sides of the transaction. Lisa is direct, patient, honest and empathetic. We were so lucky to work with her and she has been a trusted advisor and guide to New Canaan.Kate and Jeremy Maco
Lisa is organized, honest, knowledgable, and works hard. When we decided to put our home on the market we had several agents tell us we needed to do a lot of work before we even put it on. For us, that was daunting and not something we thought we could really handle financially. Lisa listened to our concerns and because of her knowledge and years of experience, found solutions that made our home more appealing, yet addressed our concerns. In the end, it worked out as we had hoped. We highly recommend her.Mary Stanton
Lisa is best in class, and I could not speak more highly of her. She helped me and wife find the perfect home (off market) and then managed the process flawlessly. To anyone out there looking for an agent, call Lisa, you will not be disappointed.andrewpgarrison9
Lisa truly went above and beyond. She took a very stressful process and made it as enjoyable as possible. During one especially chaotic time,on my part, she helped me drive a Uhaul to pick up a heavy motorcycle. I can’t picture any other broker doing more to facilitate a closing. She gets the job done, is unquestionably knowledgeable, and is a pleasure to work with. I HIGHLY recommend hermacdougall kevin
"Lisa was an extraordinary partner from the start. She guided us to a smart pricing strategy, led our final preparations for getting the house ready to show, then managed a chaotic market with calm and fairness to everyone. We went from list to signed contract in 7 days. Nothing was too big or too small for Lisa’s time and attention. We trusted her completely. Our sale was smooth until we had a medical emergency on moving day. Lisa stepped in to handle the movers, worked with our buyers and lawyers to extend the closing date, and even took the lead in getting our utilities reinstated! She even drove our cat to the vet when yet another unfortunate event left us without a car. Lisa O’Rourke is an incredible agent. You won’t find better!!"user0415759140 Farm Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840
"Lisa was an incredible broker in the sale and purchase of our homes in New Canaan. She went above and beyond to ensure that she understood our family's needs and her years of experience helped guide us to the ideal new home. She listened to what we wanted and asked thoughtful questions to help us refine our requirements. Lisa has an incredible attention to detail and she listens to clients' feedback and tailors the homes she shows to align with your goals. She knows the market very well and has a very strong network and trusted relationships with local brokers - helping her get solid deals in place. She has an incredible response time and has a true personal committment to her clients. She will always do what it takes to help you get done what needs to get done for the sale or purchase of your home. I felt her beside me every step of the way. Lisa is one of a kind. She has my highest recommendation as a broker. Her compassion during a stressful yet exciting process was so appreciated and we will definitely use her in the future."carihills18 Tommys Ln, New Canaan, CT 06840
Lisa was outstanding to work with. We started the sale process before covid when we moved out of state. At the time, Lisa guided us through the entire pre sale process. That including helping us understand our market, how to price our house rationally and what work need to be done to best show the house. When the market went soft and we chose to rent the property, Lisa found us a tenant and patiently waited with us for demand to pick up. Through two years of uncertainty Lisa kept us informed and helped us with our rentals. When the market turned, Lisa was there to help us sell the house, for just over our asking price! Lisa is the consummate professional.mbpkrp0, Sold a Single Family home in 2021 in New Canaan, CT
Lisa was incredibly thoughtful in the support she provided in selling our home in New Canaan. It’s a strange time, I made all of the Covid chaos, and yet she helped us navigate the tricky market in a really effective and considerate way. We found her guidance as to what needed to be done for the house to sell for its greatest value wonderfully helpful. She is connected to a great group of professionals locally who could help us with various aspects of the home-selling process - from a great painter, to a reliable handyman, all the way to the lawyer who helped ensure everything went smoothly on the legal and through the closing. Beyond her reputation, her obvious enthusiasm, and her competence, what really sold us on working with Lisa - and that up being tremendously valuable throughout the process, was the data she and her team provided to inform the market positioning of our house. She really helped us understand what decision factors we had in our control, and how to leverage the data to get the most interest in the house and ultimately a quick sale at a good price. We’re grateful to Lisa for our experience with her, and highly recommend her to others in New Canaan.stephenhyde11, Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in New Canaan, CT
Lisa worked with me to prepare, list and sell my home. She has a very strong knowledge of the market and the prospective buyers. Combine that with her delightful style, impeccable follow through, good judgment, and high integrity -- and you have an outstanding partner in buying or selling your house. I wholeheartedly recommend Lisa!CEM1, Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in New Canaan, CT
Working with Lisa to find our new (first) home was a wonderful experience. From the first conversation we had with her, she heard and understood our priorities in our home search and ensured homes we saw met our needs. I appreciated her honest opinion and her views on pros and cons in homes we saw. When it came down to putting in an offer and next steps, she was very clear in walking us through the process, thoughtful in negotiations and always responsive and available. We felt that we were in great hands with Lisa from our first conversation to our house closing.Catherine McCool Leach, Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in New Canaan, CT
Lisa is an exceptional real estate agent. Lisa worked with us through all stages of the purchase of our home in New Canaan, CT. Drawing on her extensive experience, Lisa’s professionalism, advice and knowledge of the local market/trends were invaluable as we navigated the home buying process. Lisa was always prepared and thinking ahead to ensure that the experience was as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend Lisa to anybody interested in buying or selling a home in CT.ajsaffi, Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in New Canaan, CT
I give the highest possible recommendation for Lisa O'Rourke's work as the agent for both my recent home sale and purchase. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, professional, and insightful, enabling her to efficiently focus my search so that I would only visit homes that were clearly aligned with goals. She provided a trove of smart advice and guidance about how to present my prior home for sale. Throughout what proved to be a long and at times trying process, she was infinitely patient, gracious, and helped solved a host of thorny problems along the way. My experience with Lisa was A+ from beginning to end and I am delighted to provide a complete and ringing endorsement for her work.Stephen Hayes Gardner
Lisa O'Rourke is a consummate professional! Lisa helped me narrow my choices to one property and then truly held my hand through the entire purchasing process. Lisa offered expert advice on every aspect and ensured that I was fully informed of all options throughout the process. Her depth of knowledge and her attention to detail ensured a smooth purchase. If you are about to embark on a purchase or sale of a home, I strongly suggest you enlist Lisa O'Rourke to ensure a successful and happy conclusion!Dr. Joan McGettigan
Lisa is a true professional who knows Real Estate. She is extremely knowledgeable re: both sides of the transaction. Her organizational skills, breadth of contacts for associated professionals involved in the home buying process were invaluable. Most important was her ability to stay 2 steps ahead of all involved in an effort to meet deadlines and move the transaction toward a smooth closing. 5 stars!!!Ruth P.
Lisa did an incredible job from start to finish. She is extremely knowledgeable about the New Canaan area and gave us a wide variety of houses to look at as we became familiar with the options that the suburbs presented (we were moving from Brooklyn). When we found the house that we wanted to buy, Lisa was our highly valued counsel in offer negotiations and the entire buying process. She was always checking in on us to see if there were any questions or issues that had arisen. As we had a six month delay between closing and move-in, Lisa was fantastic about staying close to us as we prepared for the big move. She gave us invaluable advice on settling into New Canaan and moving into a new house, among many other things. There is really nothing that Lisa won't do as she helps her clients move into her new home. As we made multiple trips back and forth from Brooklyn to New Canaan for the house, Lisa was always there well before us to open up the house for movers and inspectors. I can say confidently that we would not have been able to move with the ease that we did without Lisa's help. I recommend her without hesitation, and I can't imagine that there is a better real estate professional out there!Amanda Ghory
Lisa's expert local real estate knowledge combined with her keen marketing skills led to the successful sale of our home. From pre-listing meetings to the closing, her advice and support was greatly appreciated and spot on. I highly recommend Lisa to anyone wanting to sell or purchase a home!Caroleigh Evarts
Lisa was amazing to work with! We purchased a short-sale, which can be a long, stressful and unpredictable process...but Lisa was alongside us every step of the way. There would be month-long droughts where no activity was happening, but Lisa would check in consistently with both sides. The perfect broker is a mix of advocate, expert and friend...and Lisa was all those and more! In fact, she's still helping us out - showing us the ropes of our new town, recommending service providers and more. She's been an invaluable resource!Lex Faust
Lisa is amazing. She has incredible knowledge about the entire real estate purchasing process and also about homes in general. She'll take time to show you the guts of the house (furnace, water heater, etc.) and explain the good & the bad - which is especially helpful when you're first buying a home! Not only does she give you a straightforward evaluation of a property, but also works really hard to find a home that's the right fit. She works tirelessly throughout the whole process to make sure it's as seamless as possible. She's always available if you have questions or concerns. And she's a great resource for things even after you've closed. I couldn't recommend Lisa more highly. This is the second time we've worked with her and have had an amazing experience both times.Libby Cook
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