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By Daniel Barkin and Daniel Barkin,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1996
O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, the largest locally owned residential real estate brokerage in Maryland, has been breaking company sales records all spring.In March, the records began to fall. In that month, OPF agents handled $235 million worth of home sales, more than any month in OPF's history. In April, OPF agents pushed that to $240 million, and in May, sales volume was $255 million. Chairman and CEO James P. O'Conor called March, April and May "bell ringers.""March was the best month ever," said O'Conor, "followed by April, which was the best month ever.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | September 3, 2002
A new brokerage firm will open next week under one of the most prominent names in Baltimore area real estate. Sean O'Conor, whose father was a cofounder of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, will open the firm Sunday using the family name. O'Conor & Associates Realtors will offer full brokerage commercial and residential real estate services from a 4,500- square-foot office on West Joppa Road in Lutherville. O'Conor and Kathie Connelly expect to start with about a dozen agents the first month and hope to double that in October.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2002
As they signed in at their regular Wednesday open houses yesterday, Realtors used to working under the O'Conor, Piper & Flynn flag had to remind themselves of their new affiliation -- Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. It had been just a day since they learned that a company merger would erase the OPF name, long a dominant force in Baltimore residential real estate, and some were still adjusting to the idea. "It came as a total shock," said Daniel Motz, a Realtor with the Roland Park Wyndhurst office of the former OPF, now Coldwell Banker.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2002
As they signed in at their regular Wednesday open houses yesterday, Realtors used to working under the O'Conor, Piper & Flynn flag had to remind themselves of their new affiliation -- Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. It had been just a day since they learned that a company merger would erase the OPF name, long a dominant force in Baltimore residential real estate, and some were still adjusting to the idea. "It came as a total shock," said Daniel Motz, a Realtor with the Roland Park Wyndhurst office of the former OPF, now Coldwell Banker.
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February 18, 2001
O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA announced that it will handle all new-home sales for Masonry Homes Inc., It will mark the first time that Masonry Homes has entered into a direct sales management relationship with a residential real estate broker, according to a spokeswoman for Masonry. Masonry Homes is the 12th-largest builder in the Baltimore metropolitan area. OPF will manage Masonry Homes' existing sales associates and staff - a total of 11 employees - in nine single-family and townhouse communities in Carroll and Frederick counties.
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January 18, 1998
O'Conor, Piper and Flynn Realtors has made the largest acquisition in its history by purchasing L. K. Farrall Ltd., an independent real estate company in Waldorf.James P. O'Conor, chairman of O'Conor, Piper and Flynn, said the sale was "very significant" for OPF because it gives the company a foothold in Charles and St. Mary's counties -- where it had no presence. He did not disclose the sales price.The transaction adds five offices and 175 associates. The offices are in Waldorf, Charlotte Hall, Lexington Park, La Plata and Camp Springs.
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May 31, 1998
The robust market for existing-home sales is having a robust effect on the sales figures at O'Conor, Piper & Flynn-ERA.According to James P. O'Conor, chairman and chief executive officer of OPF-ERA, April sales were 41 percent ahead of April 1997 figures, making it the best month in sales for the firm since its founding 14 years ago. The firm, purchased in February by New Jersey-based NRT Inc., has 51 offices in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.O'Conor...
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN STAFF | July 1, 1998
W. H. C. Wilson & Co., a real estate firm in Roland Park thatfor generations has sold homes in Baltimore's wealthiest neighborhoods, has merged its brokerage with O'Conor, Piper & Flynn-ERA, the two companies announced yesterday.The acquisition comes after two months of negotiations between James P. O'Conor, president and chief operating officer of OPF-ERA, and Adam D. Cockey Jr., managing director and principal of Wilson & Co. The sale was approved by Wilson & Co.'s 10 stockholders and takes effect today.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | June 7, 1997
O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors yesterday confirmed it intends to sell its commercial brokerage interests to the MacKenzie Co., ending a five-year partnership between the two longtime Baltimore real estate firms.Lutherville-based MacKenzie's decision to split the company -- known as MacKenzie/O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Commercial Real Estate Services -- stemmed from a dispute involving limited commercial brokerage work conducted by OPF residential agents, which MacKenzie contended presented a conflict of interest, sources said.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | December 17, 2000
It may turn out to be an insignificant statistic - perhaps a momentary blip on the local real estate radar screen. But for P. Wesley Foster Jr., president of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., it was enough to make him giddy. Late last week, the Fairfax, Va.-based company reported that it had more new listings of homes for sale in November than O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA, marking the first time that Foster's company had ever beaten OPF in a single metrowide statistic since it entered the Baltimore market in the mid-1980s.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | November 11, 2001
In a move that most likely will prompt other brokers to follow suit, O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA will give users on its Web site specific addresses to nearly every property listed for sale in the Metropolitan Regional Information System, the multiple-listing database used by area brokers. The ability to get specific addresses is a major breakthrough for potential homebuyers, who will find it easier to zero in on a property instead of having to settle for a general neighborhood description.
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February 18, 2001
O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA announced that it will handle all new-home sales for Masonry Homes Inc., It will mark the first time that Masonry Homes has entered into a direct sales management relationship with a residential real estate broker, according to a spokeswoman for Masonry. Masonry Homes is the 12th-largest builder in the Baltimore metropolitan area. OPF will manage Masonry Homes' existing sales associates and staff - a total of 11 employees - in nine single-family and townhouse communities in Carroll and Frederick counties.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | February 4, 2001
O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA, the largest real estate firm in the Baltimore metropolitan area, has begun to charge its buyers a $195 administrative fee. The move follows the lead of its main competitor, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., which instituted a fee of $149 to its Baltimore-area buyers last fall. Both companies have been charging their sellers an administrative fee for the past two years. The new fees come at a time when real estate companies have been enjoying some of their best years in sales.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | December 17, 2000
It may turn out to be an insignificant statistic - perhaps a momentary blip on the local real estate radar screen. But for P. Wesley Foster Jr., president of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., it was enough to make him giddy. Late last week, the Fairfax, Va.-based company reported that it had more new listings of homes for sale in November than O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA, marking the first time that Foster's company had ever beaten OPF in a single metrowide statistic since it entered the Baltimore market in the mid-1980s.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | February 6, 2000
Two of Maryland's largest real estate companies are going head to head in launching dueling campaigns designed not only lure your business, but to keep you as a customer for life. In January, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. got the jump on O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA by starting its "Home Advantage" program. Today, O'Conor, Piper & Flynn answers with its version, called "Home Services." Both programs were formulated with the premise that consumers want more than just the traditional real estate services of buying and selling.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN STAFF | July 1, 1998
W. H. C. Wilson & Co., a real estate firm in Roland Park thatfor generations has sold homes in Baltimore's wealthiest neighborhoods, has merged its brokerage with O'Conor, Piper & Flynn-ERA, the two companies announced yesterday.The acquisition comes after two months of negotiations between James P. O'Conor, president and chief operating officer of OPF-ERA, and Adam D. Cockey Jr., managing director and principal of Wilson & Co. The sale was approved by Wilson & Co.'s 10 stockholders and takes effect today.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | November 11, 2001
In a move that most likely will prompt other brokers to follow suit, O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA will give users on its Web site specific addresses to nearly every property listed for sale in the Metropolitan Regional Information System, the multiple-listing database used by area brokers. The ability to get specific addresses is a major breakthrough for potential homebuyers, who will find it easier to zero in on a property instead of having to settle for a general neighborhood description.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | February 6, 2000
Two of Maryland's largest real estate companies are going head to head in launching dueling campaigns designed not only lure your business, but to keep you as a customer for life. In January, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. got the jump on O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA by starting its "Home Advantage" program. Today, O'Conor, Piper & Flynn answers with its version, called "Home Services." Both programs were formulated with the premise that consumers want more than just the traditional real estate services of buying and selling.
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May 31, 1998
The robust market for existing-home sales is having a robust effect on the sales figures at O'Conor, Piper & Flynn-ERA.According to James P. O'Conor, chairman and chief executive officer of OPF-ERA, April sales were 41 percent ahead of April 1997 figures, making it the best month in sales for the firm since its founding 14 years ago. The firm, purchased in February by New Jersey-based NRT Inc., has 51 offices in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.O'Conor...
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