Bought a home in 2014 in Westmoreland, Kinsale, VA 22488.
In the Spring of this year, I became interested in buying a modestly priced lot with a nice view of the Potomac River in Kinsale, Virginia. But, the first problem I faced was that I had little knowledge of the local area other than the fact that it is a beautiful rural place.
Knowing that we needed professional help in our search we contacted Kathyrn Murray because of her consistent 5 star ratings on Zillow. As it turned out, this was one of the best decisions we've made in quite some time.
Kathryn was thoroughly professional, energetic, experienced and extremely well qualified as a real estate agent and expert in the local area. Se knew which neighborhoods would or would not meet our needs and she respected the fact that we were pursuing a dream with a limited budget. But, in spite of that she found a beautiful lightly treed lot with a great river view at a modest price.
That said, we were intimidated by the risks and the buying process, because the lot owner didn't know if a water hookup was available or not. Nor did he know if the lot was big enough to build on or if a septic permit could be acquired. A negative answer on any of these three key parameters would have been an immediate showstopper.
Kathryn immediately went to work and did a substantial amount of research on our behalf. She quickly found out that we could indeed get the water hookup, septic permit and actually build on the lots small footprint. It was her effort and initiative that made this deal work for us. We simply could not have successfully bought this lot without Kathryn's efforts. She did the homework, reduced our risks and made a nearly impossible deal work. She did so for a very small commission, and with utmost professionalism. We are indebted to her for her efforts on our behalf.
Kathryn Murray did a tough job and did it well. If you are seeking a real estate professional in this area, she is the best of the best.
Bought a home in 2013 in Bundick, Lottsburg, VA 22511.
Kathryn was a delight to work with. She was always there - not trying to sell me a house - but to find one that fits my needs. She went out of her way to see that all went smoothly - at times at her expense. If you are looking in Northern Neck for property - I recommend you look her up.
Bought a home in 2014 in Edwardsville, Heathsville, VA 22473.
My wife and I had began looking for properties over a year ago. We started to check into different areas to see where we wanted to move depending on cost of living and school systems. We decided that the Northern Neck was the area we wanted to move to after looking around for a bit. We started working with Kathryn Murray as our realtor to try and find home in Northumberland or Richmond county. She was very knowledgeable about the area. We looked for land lots to begin with. After looking at several land lots we decided that we would get more for our money if we went with a home that was already built. Kathryn was very patient with us and very helpful. As we were first time home buyers there was a lot that we did not know. Once we had found the home that we wanted Kathryn continued to stay by our side. She even went to closing with us to make sure that everything went ok and that we understood everything that we needed to know. Kathryn is one of those rare people who uses her job to help people and is not just in it for the money. She has even called to check on use after we had moved into our home to make sure that everything was going ok. I would recommend Kathryn to anyone looking to buy a home or land. Thank you Kathryn for everything that you have done for our family.
Bought a home in 2013 in Bertrand, Lancaster, VA 22503.
I first contacted Kathryn by email to ask a question about one of her listings. At the time I was a Maryland resident looking for a property in Virginia and I really had no urgency to find something. When she responded, not only did she provide me with all the details I wanted, but she also let me know that she would give me plenty of space and time to contact her if and when I wanted or needed to. Well, that clinched it for me. I liked her style and I told her so! And thus began our search.
Although it took me a while to get moving, when I finally got in gear I realized how invaluable and important her advice was. She has an appraiser's eye; she really gets into a property pointing out details (problems and solutions); she knows the area inside and out; and, she's got contacts to help with just about any possible issue. She's truly a wealth of information. She's also fun!
While we collaborated in finding properties, I have to say that Kathryn went the extra mile to find out what I wanted. It really got to the point that I could rely on any of her suggested showings to be generally on the mark. When I finally decided to buy a particular property, I relied on her help to get things done. Because I was in Maryland (and about three hours away), I can't tell you how grateful I was to have Kathryn there to point me in the right direction, and in more than a few situations, I was lucky to have Kathryn take charge. She helped pull together a team to get things done.
I have been really pleased with all of Kathryn's help in finding a new home. She's always been available, ready to roll! She's got a wealth of knowledge about the area. She knows how to get things done and she's got the uncanny ability to assess people and situations. I want her on my side in any situation! Couldn't have done this without her!
Bought a home in 2013 in Foneswood, Warsaw, VA 22572.
We recently relocated to the Northern Neck after living in a highly populated area for many years. As many people do, we began our home search online and it became clear to us from the beginning that we needed to not only find the right home, but an outstanding real estate professional with in depth knowledge of the local area to guide us in our search. We feel truly blessed and fortunate to have found Kathryn Murray. Kathryn is an absolute professional with great knowledge of the area. She not only helped us to obtain our dream home, but also helped to troubleshoot potential issues that could arise and provided guidance and forethought throughout the process. Kathryn is an excellent communicator and kept us informed with each new piece of information as it became available. Our home purchasing situation was rather unique and Kathryn made what could have been a rocky transaction with many perils into something that was smooth as silk. She is very trustworthy and knowledgeable and provides clear guidance without being forceful. We would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone searching for a home in the Northern Neck region.
Bought a home in 2013 in Good Luck, Lancaster, VA 22482.
Kathryn is our idea of the ideal real estate broker. She only showed us property that matched our requirements. She does not try to oversell you. She also is very patient about showing various properties and she gives you ample time to look everything over by yourself, but still be available to answer questions. She allows the property to sell itself to you. The property that we ultimately decided upon had a possible encroachment by the neighbor. While we began to be very concerned about this, Kathryn was able to walk us through the procedure should this be true and to remind us about why we liked the property in the first place. It calmed us down and allowed us to go to the next level which ultimately determined that there was no encroachment and we finalized the sale. I would HIGHLY recommend Kathryn to anyone looking for property and housing in the Northern Neck!!!
From our first meeting, all the way through closing, Kathryn was the consummate professional. She was well prepared, knew the process and the Northern Neck area, and had all the contacts to assist us along the way as well as after closing. We always felt that she had our best interests in mind, informing us rather than just selling to us. We progressed from the offer acceptance to closing in thirty-one days. Job well done! We have already recommended Kathryn to friends, and would not hesitate to do so again in the future.
Kathryn Murray spent 18 months helping us find exactly the right spot for our summer home. She was thorough, patient, innovative and attentive. She made an effort, from the beginning, to understand the qualities we were seeking in a second home and our prioritization of those qualities -- not just the budget we were willing to pay. This qualitative due diligence made our search constructive and progressive every step of the way. Kathryn was aggressive in her pursuit of opportunities for us but well-paced and restrained in accepting our deliberate shopping speed. She was respectful of our needs, interests, and parameters at all times. She was even-handed in her assessment of properties and strategically shrewd in her negotiating advice. She had a greater grasp of data about market trends in her sales area than any real estate professional we have ever encountered -- giving us a great deal of confidence in her advice at each stage of our search. I would recommend Kathryn Murray highly to anyone seeking to list or sell a property on Virginia's Northern Neck or Middle Peninsula.
Bought a home in 2005 in Edwardsville, Heathsville, VA 22473.
If you are looking for a Real Estate Agent that makes a comprehensive evaluation of your requirements, taste, vision for property as well as your life style, Kathryn is right for you. She not only researches each property but has expert knowledge in appraisal and can advise in regards to value and appropriate pricing. She truly listens to you and will not waste your time or hers showing properties that are outside of the guidelines. She is extremely competent and capable and a gifted, delightful human being. Mr & Ms John Bott