About Dan O'Halloran


Read what others are saying about Reator Dan O'Halloran.

I remember the bank VP ask me who was my realtor when I was visiting her office and I told her it was Dan O'Halloran. Her reply was "You won the lottery". After closing on our New London NH home, I have that feeling. 

When we started considering relocating in the Lake Sunapee/Mount Sunapee area, we planned an initial visit back in May. I had researched the real estate concerns in the area and after seeing Yelp and other reviews, I chose Dan and gave him a call.  His knowledge and professionalism were evident from the first conversation.  Once we visited, he made a thorough assessment of our likes and dislikes, got inside our heads to see what we wanted, and visited many condos and homes on the high and low side of preferences and budgets to begin to narrow down the choices.  A second and a third visit followed, his expert advise and unflappable demeanor being constantly evident.  Dan has an encyclopedic knowledge of the area and its amenities.

We made a first offer on a house and Dan's input was quite valuable in our standing firm on our offer, and although we passed on this first house, it was for the better.  A month later we closed on an awesome deal in a second house.  We're ecstatic.

Responsive.  Professional.  Courteous.  Knowledgeable.  And a great person to wit.  That makes him one of the very, very best realtors with whom I've ever dealt.  Blue Chip all the way.

Lou Botta

My wife and I were very impressed with Dan O'Halloran. We worked with Dan to relocate from California to New Hampshire. He was very professional but also low pressure which made the process much easier and less stressful. I was impressed with his knowledge of house structures, land and Real Estate laws; it helped with a few hard decisions. I also liked his theory on telling him what we didn’t like which helped him as much as telling him what we did. 

Dan was also very responsive to our communications no matter how we contacted him whether it was a phone call, text or email. Not that you have to be able to text or email him but we used all methods and he was very responsive. 

We visited twice and he worked very hard to line up over 15 houses each visit, coordinating the route to be the most efficient and working with the showing agent. 

Once my wife and I made our decision from California Dan had the technology to sign and make most of the legal paperwork happen online. He was also able to recommend a good bank, home inspectors and insurance companies.

We ended up with not just a house but a home. Once in the house Dan continued to help us by recommending an electrician to install a generator hook up!

Thanks Dan!


Tim Fraser

Straight forward young man.  Did what he said he would do.  Was invaluable to us as we lived in CT and he took care of things in New London, NH.  When the home inspection report indicated several items needed fixing, Dan provided names of local businesses who could perform the work.  The people he recommended were excellent and provided excellent service at a very reasonable price.  We needed electrical and septic work performed and were completely satisfied with the end result.

Richard Darrow

Dan was our real estate agent. From the start he made sure we understood the process of buying a home. He was willing to work hard at getting us what we needed and wanted. Dan doesn't shy away from aggressive negotiations yet he didn't pressure us into anything we didn't want. In the end we have a great house for an amazing price and felt comfortable every step of the way.

Matt & Angie Sorenson

An awesome realtor.  Understands the community and knowledgable about services.  Always friendly and an incredibly positive attitude.  Professional, knowledgable realtor that can really help you make great decisions and find your future home.  Even after the purchase, Dan's been incredibly helpful and more than willing to provide contacts for home improvements, services, and answer any of my questions.

Betsy Tine

Dan O'Halloran was an absolute pleasure to work with. My wife and I were absolute property Virgins, and Dan took the time day and night to not only find the perfect house for us, but he educated us every step of the way through the process. He was there from the first call to the bank to the champagne celebration after purchasing the house. Dan takes every buying situation personally and fully invests his time, energy, and expertise into making sure we were 100% satisfied customers.

Our buying situation was a struggle from the banks to the sellers, and Dan took the initiative to find a solution at every stop. He even found ways for us financially the banks didn't even know was possible. He is very well educated in the financial markets, and a veteran at real estate. Dan also took it upon himself to make sure to follow up with every inspection, have the sellers correct any flaws of the house before the purchase, and he fought for us to make sure this was a clean sale, and all parties were getting a great deal. If you're looking to close in 30 days, get a house for "You," and not be bothered with a scummy sales pitch, then Dan O'Halloran is your guy. I've been in sales my entire life, and this guy is as genuine and as a family guy as it gets. 

Needless to say we are in our dream house with a mortgage we can afford, and are as happy as can be because of this experience. Cheers Dan and Thank You!

Vinny Marzelli

This realtor is awesome! He is patient, responsive, and knows real estate. His knowledge of the area is great. Did not get the feeling that he was just in it for the money. He actually wants make sure your home is the right fit. We have dealt with multiple realtors, Dan stands out as clearly one of the best we have ever worked with.

Joel Herrington

Dan listed a family home jointly owned by my sister and I, which was a home where many generations of my family had lived.  I set up an interview with him to discuss the sale of the home.  I was impressed with the brochure he had prepared and could see that he was well versed in the marketing methods needed in today's market.  I could not have made a better choice of realtor.  Within two weeks of listing there were two offers, one of which we accepted.  Some issues arose as a result of inspections and Dan directed us to contractors that could do the necessary upgrades.  He kept tabs on things and was a great help in getting things done on schedule.  He certainly went the extra mile.  This was a great help to me because I live 3,000 miles from the property and could not be there to take care of all the details.

The buyer had initially contacted another agent in Dan's office, Colby Realty in New London, NH.  Dan worked closely with this agent and the property closed on schedule.  This close working relationship at Colby Realty is a great benefit for both the seller and buyer.

I can highly recommend Dan as one that will do an excellent job.

Dudley Bickford

When we first decided to sell our home we weren’t sure where to turn, but as soon as we began to ask around town we were quickly referred to Dan O’Halloran. We notified Dan that we were thinking of listing our home and he responded immediately making an appointment with us the same week. The  moment we met Dan we knew he would be the one to sell our home. There is a certain rare spark he personifies; his easy going good nature, mixed with his sincere enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of the area put us immediately at ease. He went through our home with us giving us advice and suggestions and followed up within days with an in depth analysis of the market and our home’s worth. Dan almost sold our home before it was even put on the market. We had a total of three showings, all were qualified, interested buyers and Dan sold our home in less than one month. We could stop our review and praise for Dan right here, except, six months later we decided again to buy in the Lake Sunapee area. This time we knew who to call. We explained what we were looking for and on the first day out with Dan we couldn’t believe how easily he led us to exactly what we had in mind. Though this time the process was not so easy… There were ups and downs during the entire purchasing period. There were major issues, from needing a new septic to finding out whom the road in front of the house was deeded to and many more. Dan gave us the option of backing out and maybe finding something easier to go forward with, but as soon as we told him that we really wanted this home he worked above and beyond his realtor definition and responsibilities to make sure we were able to make the home ours. We absolutely love our new home and we firmly believe that without Dan as our realtor we would not be living here today. If you want to find a new home or sell your existing one and would like an enthusiastic, professional, honest and all around great guy who will get the job done call Dan O’’Halloran or as our kids (who adore their new home) say “call Dan’O!”. Thanks Dan!

Teresa and Linas Kalvaitis

Dan made the process really easy, gave us some awesome advice and recommendations, and saved us a lot of time and money in the process. We would work with Dan again in a heartbeat!

Lorriane Cline

Dan was amazing through the sale of our first home and the purchase of our second home! When we needed to make repairs to sell our home, Dan set us up with experienced, honest and dependable contractors, who we have since continued to use. After securing buyers for our home, Dan helped us  negotiate the purchase of our dream home. Dan was available every step of the way, and was extremely helpful in making suggestions along the way.

Sarah & Matt Christie

I have bought and sold property with Dan and would do so again. Dan is responsive and professional. He is an expert marketer and a master of social media so your listing immediately gets tons of attention. I have also known Dan as a ski coach for my children and he is a perennial favorite of the  Mighty Mites. I am happy to recommend him.

Ben & Tricia Clifford

Our experience as first time home-buyers, working with Dan, was nothing but positive. Within 20 minutes of our first showing and conversation, I felt comfortable with him. Dan has an exceptional knowledge of real estate, market values in his area, and a wealth of knowledge in other areas that I never would have expected that came in very handy. Dan is also just a down to earth, friendly, guy with a great sense of humor - something you need when searching for your first home - which can be a bit stressful. We never once felt rushed or pressured. We felt that during our search, Dan gave us his honest opinion on what houses might fit our needs, and what was going to be the best investment. Dan made the negotiation as smooth as possible and his responsiveness throughout the entire home-buying process has been outstanding. We truly can't thank Dan enough for finding us & securing us our dream home!!

Jeff and Aurora

We had a specialty property on a small lake which we listed with Dan O'Halloran/Colby Real Estate. We found Dan very aggressive with promoting our property in a positive way; extremely responsive to questions, phone calls, etc; very knowledgeable about the area - especially Lake Todd, where we lived; and he's also very savvy in regards to computers and/or technology. We can't say enough good things about him and recommend him without hesitation as a buyer and/or seller agent.

John and Elaine Warren

Dan just recently helped me sell a house in Sunapee. The experience working with him was great - he is extremely knowledgeable about the area, what's on the market and market value. I could not have asked for a better realtor. During the home selling process I had to re-locate across the country for my job. Dan kept me informed of every showing that was happening. The whole process went very smoothly due to his knowledge and diligence at keeping on top of all aspects of the sale. In fact, I have asked him to sell a piece of land for me as well. I would recommend Dan to anyone!

Suzanne Reinke

I stumbled upon Dan as the listing agent for a property in the Sunapee region when I began looking a year ago. While it wasn’t a fit, Dan offered to spend his Saturday showing me other places in the area that fit my idea of a perfect lake house. Over the subsequent months, Dan continued to share opportunities with me and was beyond patient in trying to understand what I wanted relative to things like water quality, structure, location, frontage and design. (Some of these things I was still figuring out). When the right property came up, Dan was well ahead of the daily alerts and worked with me to get into the house within two days. His research exceeded expectation as he tracked down multiple details on the property. He has provided an amazing network of financial, local and skilled resources and I have no doubt that he will continue to offer his expertise beyond my recent closing. Dan always got back with an answer via phone, text or email. He accommodated my travel schedule and coordinated with all involved parties for a smooth transaction. He even made copies of keys and let associates into the house to assess potential work. In short, Dan was fabulous to work with and I welcome the opportunity to recommend him to others.

Kelley Brooks

Dan has excellent local market knowledge that extends beyond just a fantastic sense of what is a good relative value in the markets he follows. He knew as much about the financing process as he did about the buying process (which proved to be valuable). He was also invaluable in recommending other professionals necessary in the purchase of a home. I echo what others have said in regards to his patience as he answered all of our questions and met our needle in the haystack requirements. Dan is also a tireless worker as e-mails and voice mails were responded to very quickly regardless of the time or day of the week they were sent. He was fabulous at providing comparable sales figures and providing an honest opinion on the value of each property. We got a great house at a great price and Dan is the one to thank for that. He was great to deal with and I have no reservations recommending him.

Brad and Kara Libby

When we decided to start looking for lakefront property in the area, Dan was highly recommended by close friends who had used him over several years and bought two properties through his services. We were not disappointed. As out-of-staters with a very specific idea of what we wanted in a property, and a budget we needed to stay within, we were no doubt a challenge...but Dan immediately grasped what we were looking for and patiently kept up the search on our behalf, staying in touch periodically, sending us relevant materials and dropping everything to show us properties whenever we came to NH. When we did finally hit on the right property, Dan went above and beyond in making sure the deal went through, displaying extraordinary patience, good humor, valuable insights and a willingness to help on every aspect, to include lining up a variety of contractors for estimates. He was responsive, attentive and always available. Of the many realtors I have known and dealt with through the years, Dan stands out for his ability to combine professionalism and personality; he was a pleasure to deal with and I recommend him without qualification.

Mike Morgan & Laurie Schive

My husband and I were first time home buyers and Dan did a wonderful job at guiding us through the process, explaining all the details along the way.

He took the initiative to search for properties that fit our criteria and was very responsive to our questions and concerns. I am extremely impressed with his negotiation skills and credit him for getting us into our wonderful home.

Dan also has strong relationships with a number of professionals in the area, and he was quick to connect us with a number of people and companies that we could work with. Since he knew we were new to the area, and first-time homeowners, he gave us information and contact information for local services. These contacts have already proved to be extremely helpful. Thank you Dan!
Heather Gunnell

We first contacted Dan late on a Friday night when we inquired about a listing that turned out to be one of his properties. We were surprised the next morning to have a quick and thoughtful response by email. A short while later we were talking on the phone and he was asking a few questions to determine what we were interested in finding. Armed with that knowledge, he was able to show us only homes that met our criteria. There weren't any duds. That seemed all the more impressive given that we were working with Dan during a difficult time in the market. He didn't just show us his own listings. In fact, the house we ultimately bought with Dan's help was listed by another agent but Dan led us there. Throughout the process he was always available, patient with our questions and showed a real passion for doing his job well. We also appreciated his willingness to offer his assessment even if it was different from ours. We never got the feeling that he was simply telling us what we wanted to hear. That honesty was a big help in buying a home in an uncertain market. Dan clearly wants to help get people the right home in an area that he cares about. And his easy-going nature helped take some of the stress out of buying a home. We'd be happy to work with him again.

Tim Paradis

We bought a piece of land in Newbury, NH with Dan in 2010. As we were base abroad Dan's use of the internet, email and video was a huge benefit to us. Unprompted he documented potential plots n video and put them online for us to see. He educated us and walked land with us for at least 2 years (sorry for wearing out your shoe leather, Dan!) before we found the perfect plot. 
At all times we felt he went the extra mile to understand what WE wanted and help us find it, rather than to try and sell us 'what was out there'. We ended up with our dream plot and we learned a huge amount about the local area from him as we searched. Dan is fair, discrete and completely professional. He guided us through the buying process with clear explanations and very prompt responses at all times. We are currently in the process (April 2011) of buying a house via him as he has impressed us so much.

Jane Prophet & David Richardson

I have known Dan for almost 7 years now. I have had several Real Estate dealings with him, as a seller and as a buyer. He is a spectacular agent. Dan is the person you need in todays market to get successful transactions completed. Dan is very knowledgeable of the market. He has good relationships with other brokers in the region, which helps with communications and getting deals to the table. He has the highest degree of trust and honesty that I have ever seen in a Real Estate agent. I will only work with Dan O'Halloran in the future.

Doug Carroll

Dan is a consummate professional with broad knowledge of the real estate business and detailed knowledge of the area he represents. He is well prepared and responsive to all needs. We recently purchased a second home from him where he represented us with a difficult seller. He used past experience and his creative abilities to bring what could have been a lengthy negotiation to a timely closure, which met our needs and price range.

Dan took the initiative to seek out land parcels for us. Knowing that we were interested and a potential move and building a new dream home, he sought only lots that met our specific requirements. He is very conscientious and respectful not only of your time but your specific situation.
I will continue to use Dan in my real estate transactions and highly recommend him to others in the market.

John Galluzzo

“Dan is one of the rare professionals who really needs to understand what you are looking for, so that he can help you find the perfect home. Expect no pressure, well maybe a little nudge (for your own good). He is always available and returns your call promptly. In my case, I was all over the map and it took two years (my fault), but he found us just what we wanted. Dan has a great network of local professionals to make sure you have everything you need and there are no surprises down the road. I said it before; he is a rare one who truly understands great customer services. If you have any questions feel free to contact me through my profile here on LinkedIn.” – Frank Cummings

Frank Cummings

My wife and I first contacted Colby Real  Estate when looking for land near Lake Sunapee. We were introduced to Dan O’Halloran who worked closely with us until we found exactly what we were looking for. We found Dan to be highly responsive, thorough, honest, friendly, and as a side benefit, very technology savvy. We have recently put a different piece of land we own for sale with Dan, and fully intend to use Dan for any future real estate needs we might have.

-Scott & Carolyn Martin

Scott Martin

Dan did a great job in helping me find a house. Dan has extensive local knowledge. It is almost scary how much he knows about the Sunapee Area. He is knowledgeable of the sales process as well. He understands the right questions to ask in short-sales and houses that are in foreclosure. He is very up front and wont tell you what you want to hear, just for the sake of it. (Even though sometimes I wish he would have just told me what I wanted to hear) He is very realistic. His responsiveness might be one best differentiators between him and other real estate agents. That 1 characteristic alone is why he is was the agent that I stuck with. He was always able to adjust his schedule to help me out. I think he works 24-7. Its great!!! I would highly recommend that if you looking for property in the Sunapee Area, that Dan is the Man!!!

Ryan Cappannari

Thank you so very much for all your efforts through this seemingly endless 6 months! It’s been a long journey for all of us, but you’ve been a saint! I hope you’ll stay in touch! I will recommend you every opportunity I get!

Valerie Armstrong
Eastman to Lebanon

Valerie Armstrong

Thanks for all your help, you’ve made this 1st time home buyers experience easy and fun. Your easygoing character and knowledge puts you at the top. If I had to do it again I would, and I will recommend anyone that I know to go to you about a home.

Thanks Dan,

Matt Gerald
Weare to Bradford

Matt Gerald

What a great 1st home you made possible for us. We will never forget you, you were truely the best Realtor I have ever met, you are one of a kind-a rare find! I wish you all the joys, happiness and success in your life. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Eric & Michelle Allard
Manchester to Warner

Eric and Michelle Allard

When starting the home buying process, we didn't think that we needed a real estate agent. Dan convinced us otherwise, and we're glad he did. He saved us time and $2,500 on our house purchase.Buying a home can be stressful. Dan took the stress out of our transaction by taking care of the details of the purchase and being there as a friend.

Tyler & Cate Simms

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