A little about me

and why I love real estate

After proudly serving as a Captain & UH-60 Blackhawk pilot in the U.S. Army from 1984-92, I changed careers to become a real estate agent and haven't looked back since!  During my 29+ year real estate career, I have served at all levels from sales associate, branch manager, team leader, corporate broker, general manager to franchise development and business coach.   I am a licensed REALTOR in both Nevada (where I co-lead a team of Realtors) and Florida.  

After 28 years in Las Vegas, I moved to the north Tampa area to be closer to my family and to build a second real estate team. I am the oldest of five children and have a sister in Wesley Chapel, FL and 3 siblings in Georgia.  I am a graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and happy to be back in the southeast again!

My true passion is to empower and educate others to discover their potential and reach their dreams and goals.  To that end,  I decided to go back into working directly with buyer and seller clients and put my extensive experience and knowledge of real estate sales, marketing and negotiation to work for those clients. Together with my team of real estate local area experts, we are here to serve all of your real estate needs

I co-founded Wandering But Not Lost (WBNL) Coaching in 2015, which is a real estate training and coaching company specializing in working with agent teams and brokers. I am the author or co-author of numerous real estate continuing education classes and online training programsI also co-host the weekly Wandering But Not Lost Podcast: Where Real Estate and Reality Meet with my business partner Matt Emerson. 

When I'm not working with clients, creating content or recording a video... I enjoy spending time with my family, getting up and getting outside to hike, bike, go to the beach or visit a local, state or national park!

Don't hesitate to call, text or email me with your questions or to chat about your real estate goals and dreams.

I look forward to connecting with you!

Jan O'Brien


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Highly likely to recommend

“Jan was our primary contact, the lead agent with extensive knowledge and patience in working with us. Jan's excellent negotiation skill was a great asset in closing the deal. Cosmo was instrumental in marketing our property with realistic video and photography, showing our home in the most favorable light and captured its superb ambience. I highly recommend this team! they are the best!”

Highly likely to recommend

“Jan and her team really made selling smooth and easy for me. I have to say this team has strategies you will never hear from another agent. Cosmo's strategies to market my property got dozens of showings and 3 offers in 4 days, one from their grand open house (and it is grand!!!), one from Facebook, and one the traditional way. They know everything about photography, videos and social media marketing and even about how different lighting and fixtures can evoke certain emotions in buyers. They also do traditional marketing with full page mailers, I loved those the most. I feel like the videos of my property really highlighted my homes best features and the photos made it look bright and welcoming, the exact way I saw my home. Out of 3 offers, one was over asking price, but the appraisal came in low. Luckily, Having Jan O'Brien working on the negotiations helped me get an accepted offer with the buyer willing to pay over the appraisal value. I highly recommend interviewing this team for your next home sale, it’ll feel like you’re getting million dollar service the whole time.”