Resort at Singer Island | Real Estate Singer Island | Dermot O'Brien

Dermot OBrien recognized as one of the 2022 Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals



  • Dermot,

    Thank you for your advice and diligence along this process. Much appreciated.

    Bruce Anderson

    Bruce Anderson 3/31/2023

  • You need look no further than Dermot O’Brien for your real estate needs in the Singer Island area. His knowledge, professionalism, personability, expertise, efficiency, promptness, and attention to the finer details made selling our condo as seamless and stress-free as possible. Someone in the business this long could easily default to a cookie-cutter, formulaic approach, but not Dermot. In every interaction, I found him fully engaged, open, and committed to the right course of action for my best interests. With Dermot, you will be treated like a person, not a sales number.

    Aimee Zaring 1/20/2023

  • Thank you very much you’re really such a great professional was my pleasure working with you.

    Yasser Elgamal 10/14/2022

  • Thank you for your help in selling all my four condos. I know you for about 9 years. You
    are very helpful and guided me whenever I needed. You work very hard for buyers and sellers
    to achieve what they want. You were diligent and got the job done. We had great experience
    over the years working with you. Thank you so much.

    Naren Srivastava

    Naren Srivastava 3/21/2022

  • Dermot is extremely knowledgeable about the Singer Island market. My husband and I got great advice from him and the sales process was extremely efficient. He had our best interests in mind and recommended we wait for the right buyer which resulted in our selling the condo in a much better market.

    Scott Schultz and Danielle Sherwood Schultz 1/20/2022

  • Thank you for all your help and it was a pleasure working with you

    Malini 9/7/21

  • What a pleasure it has been working with you. You are by far the most professional agent that I have worked with in my 30 plus real estate transactions in my lifetime. Your promptness in returning my calls and emails is second to none. While I wasn’t expecting such quick response times it was definitely appreciated and just goes to show what a real PRO you are. Thank you for making this home buying experience so easy for us but most important thank you for the honor of working with you and reminding us that there are still very honorable people with integrity out there.

    Dan Askin
    Savvee Consulting, Inc.

    Dan Askin 4/15/21

  • Hi Dermot
    Thank you so much ..
    You were amazing to work with .

    Dee Mennella 7/14/2021

  • Thank you for all of your excellent representation on my behalf. Thank you again, Chris Martin

    Chris Martin 2/26/21

  • Hello Dermot

    Now that we closed and the funds are all transferred I wanted to thank you your handling the sale of my condo. Your professionalism was outstanding but your continuing support and helpfulness as being always available to take care of all the needs and request by the buyer while I was away .

    Anything I asked you were prompt in responding to me and most helpful in areas such as looking for a temporary rental until I decide my next move.

    I will highly recommend you to anyone who is looking to either sell or buy a new home

    Warmest Regards


    Jeff Glassman 2/4/2021

  • Thank you for all your help and knowledge through this process. I have the upmost respect for you due to your high level of ethics and professionalism. If in the future we decide to grow our real estate portfolio in south Florida I will contact you immediately.

    Andrew Thomas 1/12/2021

  • It’s been a blessing dealing with you. You are a true professional!

    Rene Vargas 1/7/21

  • It has been great working with you. I really enjoyed your approach and advic. Thank you very much for everything.

    John Galbraith 12/31/20

  • Hi Dermot

    We wanted to say thank you for everything. I understand the closing is complete. You have been a fantastic help to our family. We sincerely appreciate all the work you have put in to help us. We will definitely reach out if we know of anyone looking to buy or sell in the future.

    All the best
    Halit & Abe

    Halit Bander 12/28/20

  • Dermot

    Thank you yet again, for your acute professionalism and getting both our units sold.

    We wish you the best.

    Michael and Sybille Anderson 10/6/20

  • Hi Dermot, we strongly appreciate your support from beginning to end of 1805 purchase process!

    Marcelo Montoya 5/28/2020

  • I bought my Apartment at Ocean’s Edge January 2008. In Oct 2013, I wanted to rent my apartment and met Dermot O’Brian. Dermot was able to secure two rentals for the next six years, the last rental purchasing my apartment, December 2019.

    Dermot is extremely knowledgeable, professional, accessible, and affable! Renting twice and selling my apartment was 100% stress-free because Dermot was there to make sure that everything was taken care of properly and efficiently. I would highly recommend Dermot O’Brien for all your Real Estate needs.

    Mitchell Steinberg 3/15/20

  • My regret is I didnt’t go with you in the first place. I’ll be writing that letter to the homeowners association shortly. You’re awesome Dermot. I’ve done about a dozen real estate transactions in my life. You stand head and shoulders above all other Realtors.

    Dr. John Katopodis 2/21/2020

  • Thank you for handling this, you did an excellent job. We discussed selling this unit for years and with your professional guidance we were able to pull the trigger at a much better time than previously discussed. Maybe we will consider looking for another property in the future and if I do I will be calling on you, thanks again.

    Sal Filoteo 1/31/2020

  • Eight years ago I came across Dermot’s name as I was looking to purchase a unit at the Singer Island Marriott Resort.
    I was blown away at how knowledgeable he was about the property and his willingness to explain , in details, each and every question I had.
    Even though I hadn’t committed to buy, I was more curious about the logistics and long term investment of that particular area.
    There was never once, where he didn’t address my concerns and explained thoroughly every step of the way. We spent months going back and fourth and I ended up not buying the unit, at that time, but remained in touch over the years.
    This past June, I felt I was ready to finally make a move on Singer Island and, once again, reached out to Dermot.
    After the initial inquiry, Dermot filled me in on all the properties that were available and remembered exactly what I was looking for.
    He made it so easy for me and guided me towards what seemed to be , not only, the right property for me but, the best investments as well.
    It took less than 10 days to make a decision and I’m happy to say that I have closed on my dream apartment at Singer Island.
    I’m planning to enjoy it with my children and family and am forever thankful to Dermot for making it happen.
    His professionalism was impeccable and the entire transactions was 100% stress free.
    I highly recommend his services, but, most of all, I commend his reliability and expertise in what he does.
    Thank you so very much.

    Patrizia Alessi, July 23rd, 2019

  • My wife and I have worked with Dermot on multiple properties on Singer Island for the last few years. I am totally impressed by his professionalism and personality. Dermot is responsive, dependable and knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Dermot for any real estate needs.

    John Young, MD May 18, 2019

  • Dermot recently helped us to complete our fourteenth real estate transaction and was a breadth of fresh air compared with many other real estate people that we have worked with in the past. Our first dealing with Dermot was last fall when we contacted him through an advertisement while looking for a winter rental on Singer Island. Dermot was the first and only agent that had the courtesy to respond to our numerous inquiries and to explain that no rentals were available in the area at the time. After finally finding a rental and arriving for the winter Dermot’s name ironically came up most often and unsolicited as the real estate professional to contact if you are considering a purchase. It was immediately obvious after our first meeting with Dermot as to how knowledgeable and informative he is in providing solid advice on Singer Island real estate. He is a low key, no pressure, no nonsense real estate professional. Dermot is not a real estate “tour guide” that will take you anywhere and let you make any purchase just for the sake of a commission. When we all agreed that we found the right property Dermot’s guidance on pricing and negotiating was superb compared with any other real estate transaction we have made. And the administrative part of our purchase was seamless as well as flawless in the gentle hands of Dermot’s assistant, Rochelle.

    Thank you Dermot and Rochelle!

    Frank and Nancy Murdolo July 23, 2018

  • I’ve worked in the real estate industry for nearly 2 decades. And I’ve been exposed to all levels of client services. Dermot ranks amongst the very best I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. His response time was immediate and he graciously accommodated our showing with precise knowledge of the property and the area. It will be a pleasure doing business with Dermot, and I highly recommend him as a fellow Realtor and a buyer. You’ll be in excellent hands.

    Jessica Robertson 5/22/2017

  • Thank you for all your help. You are the constant professional and it is always great to work with you. Having now worked with several others in FL (FT Lauderdale & Miami) and other states you are the best. You know the product and issues and offer them upfront which we appreciate greatly.

    Greg & Barbara Cable 5/2/2017

  • Dermot: It was a pleasure working this deal through with you and Rochelle. I want to congratulate you both for such a serious and responsible sell. We are looking forward to buying or selling with DERMOT O BRIEN again in the future. Thanks for sharing all your experience with the Marriott Singer Island with us.
    The Resort at Singer Island Hotel Condominiums

    Eduardo Grosso 06/24/2016

  • Thank you for all your assistance and professionalism in handling this transaction for us.

    Dr. Habir Makin 06/03/2016

    The Resort at Singer Island Private Residences
  • Dermot,

    We appreciate the professional and persistent effort of both Rochelle and you throughout the sales process.


    Tim Turner 3/26/2016

  • Our experience with Islands Realty has been very positive. Dermot OBrien has a great understanding of Singer Island properties. He marketed our condo and was extremely patient and informative with potential buyers. He advertised our condo, handled showings, and with his knowledge and sales savvy we are happy to report that it sold. If we decide to buy another condominium or home on beautiful Singer Island, we know Dermot is the person to contact!

    William and Marcia Wright 10/27/2015

    The Resort at Singer Island
  • When I come back to Florida for my retirement, you will be the first person I call. You have been amazing. Thank you for all you did to make my real estate experience so enjoyable.

    Tanya Murphy 10/19/2015

    The Resort at Singer Island
  • Thank you very much for your hard work and terrific support throughout!

    Roy Salame 7/17/2015

    Ritz Carlton Residences Singer Island
  • I would like to thank you and all the people involved in the sale of above units.
    Everything from beginning to end was handled in a very professional, efficient and courteous manner.
    A special word of thanks to Sheri and Rochelle who resolved all the issues very competently and expediently. I would not hesitate to recommend you most highly to any prospective seller.

    Sean McBride 05/01/2015

    The Resort at Singer Island
  • I just wanted to say thanks very much for a very good and efficient experience in the conveyance of my unit at 3800 North Ocean Drive. Your help has been both exceptional and ultra efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending both yourself and Islands Realty to anyone considering selling their unit/condo in the future.

    Seamus McEwen 06/01/2015

    The Resort at Singer Island
  • Thank you for leasing my apartment, at Ocean’s Edge.  You found the perfect tenant and made my leasing experience fast, easy, and enjoyable.

    Mitchell Steinberg 09/01/2014

    Ocean's Edge at Singer Island
  • The transaction that you handled with speed and ease has been a pleasure. In our 55 years of marriage, you are the finest realtor we have encountered.
    Many thanks for your advice and courtesy. I hope our paths cross again.

    Ellen Drebin 01/15/2014

    The Resort at Singer Island
  • I am writing this letter to thank you for your help in purchasing our new home on Singer Island and also to reflect my thoughts for any prospective client you may have. As you know, I have been in the real estate development business for over 50 years and in that time have met a good number of brokers. Though these were commercial and industrial brokers, in contrast to residential, I have always looked for 3 qualities in order  to determine if we would have a relationship.  In order of importance, these are COMPETENCE, NEGOTIATION SKILLS and HONESTY. It is a pleasure to affirm that in our transaction, you have met my criteria in spades. It is with pleasure that I recommend you, without reservation.

    Carlos A. Arredondo

    Ocean’s Edge, Singer Island
  • Job well done! If ever I’m a buyer or seller on Singer Island you’re the call I’ll make.
    Best of success.

    Charlie Simon 03/17/2013

    The Resort at Singer Island
  • Dermot, Thank you! You are an excellent professional and I plan to recommend you when the opportunity arises.

    George Pombar 05/12/2010

    The Resort at Singer Island
  • Our first impression of Dermot was that we were working with an expert in the field who is knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about helping us find our dream home. He truly wanted us 110% satisfied. I am pleased to say that we couldn’t be happier! He took care of the slightest detail and comes with our highest recommendation.

    Paul and Deirdre Osypuk 01/21/2014

    Tiara Singer Island
  • Thanks Dermot. It was a pleasure working with you as well. If we ever encounter anyone looking for real estate on Singer Island, we will definitely refer them to you.

    Richard & Deborah Carroll 02/02/2014

    Tiara Singer Island
  • Working with Dermot Obrien was a breath of fresh air. Dermot facilitated all contractual documentation and communication during our transaction with both accuracy, promptness and detailed communication. I could not have asked for a more professional Realtor to work with in an out of state transaction. I never question that I was in the best of hands! Thanks Dermot and we can’t wait to work with you again!!!  Co-founder @Properties, Chicago’s Largest Independently Owned Real Estate Firm

    Thad Wong 12/15/2009

    The Resort at Singer Island