Jack O’Leary envisions NRBA will continue its dedication to supporting and developing the best REO agents in the industry. “In a constantly changing housing environment,” Jack says, “the need not only to adapt but to anticipate those changes is paramount.” He firmly believes seminars and conferences, as a means of education rather than as profit centers, are essential.Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jack has been married for 42 years and has 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters. He has previously served in the Army Corps of Engineers as an instructor in The Nike Missile System. After 13 years with Northrop Grumman as a guidance system troubleshooter, he obtained his real estate license in 1991 and for 2 years worked part-time handling short sales. In 1993 Jack entered real estate full-time to administer the REO department of a small independent real estate office. His very first account was Fannie Mae and he’s been privileged to remain active with that account to date.
Having 20 years of experience with a focus on default servicing and loss mitigation, Jack boasts a long list of credentials and honorable acknowledgements including being rated by the Wall Street Journal in the Top 100 Agents for 2009; Top RE/MAX Agent in New England 2008 and 2009; RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award; Co-Chair of NRBA Education Committee and NRBA Disaster Recovery Program; and NRBA Director (2000 to present).
While Jack’s professional endeavors have been rewarding, he’s proud to advocate and demonstrate community involvement as well. Besides being a member of NAR, MAR, Greater Brockton Chamber of Commerce and the 21st Century Corporation NSP program, he is also a supporter of Make-A-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and The Stonehill College Scholarship Fund.
“The pathway through life is not a solitary journey, but rather a communal endeavor. Success in life is not an individual effort, but rather a joint venture,” he says. “By surrounding ourselves with people of quality, character and intelligence, we needn’t climb the ladder of life. Rather we will be lifted to our goals by those that surround us. Let one never be so focused on reaching his goals, that he forgets to reach out and lift those that follow.”
Jack reveals he’s been an avid NASCAR fan for 50 years and in his free time enjoys reading and teaching.