Lisa O'Rourke

Real Estate Salesperson

Lisa O'Rourke

Lisa O'Rourke

Real Estate Salesperson

New Canaan Brokerage

26 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
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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)...

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.

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.

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Testimonials

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 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 her

macdougall 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 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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My Listings

128 Orchard Drive
New Canaan, CT $1,249,000

128 Orchard Drive

New Canaan, CT

$1,249,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,589 Sqft
765 West Road
New Canaan, CT $1,995,000

765 West Road

New Canaan, CT

$1,995,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3/1 Baths
  • 6,011 Sqft
231 Mill Road
New Canaan, CT $1,325,000

231 Mill Road

New Canaan, CT

$1,325,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 2/1 Baths
  • 3,365 Sqft

My Sales

218 Long Neck Point Road
Darien, CT $5,300,000
SOLD

218 Long Neck Point Road

Darien, CT

$5,300,000
  • 1.33 Acres
809 Weed Street
New Canaan, CT $4,750,000
SOLD

809 Weed Street

New Canaan, CT

$4,750,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 5/2 Baths
  • 9,959 Sqft
181 Ferris Hill
New Canaan, CT $4,100,000
SOLD

181 Ferris Hill

New Canaan, CT

$4,100,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 5/3 Baths
  • 8,202 Sqft
92 Rosebrook Road
New Canaan, CT $3,625,000
SOLD

92 Rosebrook Road

New Canaan, CT

$3,625,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 6/4 Baths
  • 8,818 Sqft