Real Estate Broker (30 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Team reviews

The Murphy Team was professional, responsive, and very helpful with the process of buying our first home. In addition, it is always better to have a team advocating for you, instead of one person. They were great to work with - we hope to work with them again in the future.

  

07/21/2015 - alexandravarmstrong
Bought a home in 2013 in Knightville, ME 04106.

The Murphy Team was professional, responsive, and very helpful with the process of buying our first home. In addition, it is always better to have a team advocating for you, instead of one person. They were great to work with - we hope to work with them again in the future.

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07/15/2015 - cartervcl
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $500K in Cape Elizabeth, ME.

Richard and Jean Murphy, aka The Murphy Team, turned out to be the best “thing” that could have happened to us at the start of our intense, stressful, exhausting, protracted roller-coaster search for a new home somewhere near Portland, ME. It took us four months to close on that elusive “perfect house” in Cape Elizabeth, which we had quickly identified as our location of choice after a 3 day 23-house marathon tour arranged by the Murphys long-distance to introduce us to greater Portland and to calibrate our needs and preferences. The fact that there were not many houses on the market in Cape Elizabeth that fit our specifications and budget made the search that much more difficult. Richard and Jean – who are warm, patient, knowledgeable and responsive – stuck with us through seven visits from New York, some of them on practically a day’s notice; four offers; a cryptic mold infestation; and more false starts and second-thoughts than I care to admit. Seemingly tireless, yet easy-going, these two unflagging workaholics previewed houses for us, always seemed to find a way to squeeze in visits at unlikely hours and on short notice, and provided us with information and contacts for everything from zoning restrictions to contractors; the merits and demerits of various kinds of siding; local insurance people; mortgage services, banks and bakeries. It is an essential part of their job to get to know their clients, and they do that part of their job as well as they do everything else. Nevertheless, now that we have completed our journey we consider them real friends, and look forward to claiming some of their seemingly limitless yet impossibly crowded time to socialize when we become full-time present-day Elizabethans. In no small part due to our overwhelmingly positive experience, my son and his family are now thinking of relocating to Maine. You can be sure that we hooked them up with the Murphys.

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07/08/2015 - zuser20140807124031625
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $275K in South Portland, ME.

As first-time homebuyers, we felt so well taken care of by the Murphy Team. We fell in love with a house right away, and Richard and Jean empowered us to move forward with securing it, even as they quickly rallied up another dozen showings to help us get the perspective we needed before committing to a property. They consistently reminded us that we could take as long as it needed to find the right place while simultaneously hustling to get our first offer in. Jean and Richard were very communicative, answered our many, many questions, and guided us through everything from the bidding process, to the home inspection, to the closing. In addition, it was just fun to spend time with them - they were level-headed when we were not, and had a great sense of humor throughout the process. We really couldn't be happier with the experience and would heartily recommend the Murphy Team to anyone looking for friendly, expert homebuyers.

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06/26/2015 - m sildve
Bought a Multi Family home in 2015 for approximately $375K in Parkside, Portland, ME.

Richard and Jean Murphy In the real estate market, price is driven by 3 key criteria - location, location, location. When it comes to working with a realtor to purchase a home - 3 criteria come to mind that drive a successful working relationship and outcome - trust, trust, trust. As an outsider trying to navigate buying in the Portland Maine Real Estate Market - I was blessed to have stumbled upon Richard and Jean Murphy through my online social media analysis. When I look back at what key factors differentiated my realtor experience from the usual list of criteria - 2 things come to mind - 1. Trust - which can only result in going through the real estate experience over a period of time working together. 2. The second differentiator that wasn't initially something I thought about but was invaluable to me was the continual input/feedback/perspective of a husband/wife team that distilled the information and personalized it for me - the buyer. I found it extremely beneficial to get both experienced realtors to give me their view on many of my questions. I find the network of resources provided by the Murphys has helped me create my own network as I continue to adjust and make Portland my new home. Thank you Murphy Team for guiding me through my Portland real estate experience in a trusting and timely manner. I consider them now one of my new valued friends in Portland. Review written by Mark Sildve

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06/26/2015 - jack dafoe
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in East End, Portland, ME.

My wife and I worked with the Murphy Team to purchase our condo. Richard and Jean are true professionals who are also great people and great communicators. They made the process clear and stress-free. I would recommend them highly to anyone interested in buying in Portland.

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06/21/2015 - mcleier
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Parkside, Portland, ME.

I highly recommend the Murphy Team as realtors. Richard and Jean were my realtors in buying a loft in the Parkside Artist Studios, which was a unique situation that required a lot knowledge and background in understanding the City of Portland's grant processes. They were incredibly knowledgeable with this specialized and complicated transaction and seemed happy to put in the extra work that it required. Additionally, I found them to be responsive, kind, and funny-- a pleasure to work with! Most importantly it was clear they had my best interests at heart. I am very appreciative as a first-time home-buyer that I had Richard and Jean to guide me through this process.

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03/23/2015 - slantt
Bought a home in 2014 in Gorham, Town of Gorham, ME 04038.

These two people are the best by far of all the real estate personnel I've worked with over the years. They cared that I got the place I was looking for. The only pressure I witnessed was put on the sellers and closing transactors to be sure my deal went through smoothly and accurately. If I ever look for another place I'll be sure to use this team.

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02/18/2015 - pay9000
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Saco, ME.

Could not have found better realtors than Richard & Jean Murphy, husband & wife team (you get 2 of the best realtors out there for the price of 1). Not only are they both extremely experienced, but their energy, enthusiasm & fantastic personalities made the house-hunting/buying experience more than pleasant--they made it fun!! To say they are excellent buyer's agents is an understatement--they are the whole package. Was able to greatly reduce the stress of 1st time home buying because I had the Murphy Team on my side/guiding me thru every step of the entire process. I was confident that I had the most caring & knowledgeable agents in real estate.

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01/19/2015 - sonita1812
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Windham, ME.

My boyfriend and I decided that we were ready to take the next step and settle down in a home of our own instead of renting. So we casually started looking at some houses in nearby areas. Not knowing where to start we decided to ask a realtor (the little box in the corner on trulia.com). So many names popped up! I diligently spent hours reading reviews about all agents and The Murphy Team were the ones I decided to contact. Without any expectations I sent them a very general inquiry about one of the properties that caught our eye. Within an hour I got a detailed response from Jean. I was so impressed by how promptly the response came. She was very pleasant too. From that point on the correspondence via email continued and after just a few emails we decided to set up an appointment and meet Jean and Richard in person. Being the first time home buyers we were very anxious and didn't know any of the right questions to ask, but those two put us completely at ease and cleared all the basics for us. The meeting didn't last more than an hour but we left loaded with a ton of very helpful information. At our first meeting both jean and Richard took a very personal approach to us. They made it very clear that they would do everything in their power to find the right home for us. They took notes of our preferences and just a week later we started our house tours. Jean is amazing! She wasted no time in compiling property listings according to our requests. What was great about it was that she sorted them out by towns so we were able to look a several homes in one evening. Richard is absolutely fantastic! So full of knowledge and expertise! While we were completely emotional and excited they both pointed out all the positives and negatives of each property we looked at. We must have seen at least 20 different homes but couldn't make up our minds and The Murphys were very patient with us. We also looked at houses way above our price range which was very helpful and put everything were were doing in perspective. And finally after several months of searching there was THE ONE. The home was on the high end of our price range but we loved it instantly. We had so many mixed feelings that Jean and Richard suggested revisiting some of the other properties we had previously liked. They say that in home buying/selling one should put all emotions aside. But how can you?! That`s why it was absolutely crucial to have someone completely level-headed by your side. That`s when the dynamic duo shined! They handled the negotiations brilliantly. They fought for us as if it were the house they were buying for themselves. They truly listened to our concerns and made sure we got the best possible deal. They helped us obtain lots of information we needed during the negotiations. They were doing a ton of research right along with us. Several issues we had encountered were very new to real estate world but those two were very professional and supportive and so very helpful. I don't think we could have done it without this pair! They were also able to recommend the best people to work with for the mortgage and home inspection, who really were outstanding. The trust and communication is key and we are glad we chose Richard and Jean for this. Those two are very simple and easy-going people. What you see is what you get. Very honest and not pretentious. Always smiling. Such a pleasure to work with! I could go on forever about this great experience these two were able to give us but for now I would just like to say we have been in our new home for a few weeks and are completely happy. If you are considering taking that step and purchasing a home do chose The Murphy Team because are the best there is and soon enough they will feel like family. Thanks Jean and Richard!

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12/12/2014 - smf2015
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in North Deering, Portland, ME.

Murphy team (Jean and Richard) are awesome and possess great knowledge of the area. We bought a house in Portland area. They were extremely helpful and very patient in showing us properties and they are very good at negotiating a great deal. Even after the closing on the house they were always there to help us settle in and guide us through the process of being new homeowners and find us help (electricians, plumbers, etc) when needed. Would highly recommend them!

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