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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in North Deering, Portland, ME.
The Murphys were absolutely instrumental in finding my wife and me a home. They were extremely friendly and always responsive.
They know Portland and the surrounding area like the back of their hand, and they were excellent in finding us homes to look at in neighborhoods that worked for us.
With us being first-time home buyers, the Murphys guided us expertly through the process and made sure we were well informed and educated. They also have a long list of connections in the area to make sure things keep moving smoothly with trusted and verified help.
They truly made the process much easier for us, and extremely thankful for that. They have my highest of recommendations.
The Murhpy Team has helped us through the buying and selling of 2 homes in the Greater Portland area. The service was knowledgeable and friendly. They demonstrated a sense of urgency to our business dealings and we were delighted with the service we receivd. Highly recommend!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Cape Elizabeth, ME.
I just finished moving to not only my first house, but also the house of my dreams. If it had not been for the advice they offered, I would probably not be sitting in my own home. From the initial offer to the closing, the Murphy team brings the intellect, charm, great judgement, excellent communication skills and hard won experience that only a married couple like them can bring. Thanks so much!
This was the 12th home purchase for my husband and I; and up until now, all of our purchases have been in Massachusetts and Connecticut. We were initially referred to the Murphy team by our good friends and fellow seasoned brokers from Connecticut. Right from our first telephone conversation with Richard, we felt very comfortable and confident that he and his wife, Jean, knew their marketplace and had the necessary experience, knowledge, and professionalism we were looking for to help us expedite the purchase of a first home for our son.
Before driving up to Portland from Connecticut, they emailed us copies of all the listings matching our criteria so that we would have a good idea about what we could expect to find for sale. If I had any questions, Richard promptly returned my calls and answered any questions to help us narrow down our search.
In fact, when our son first noticed one particular new listing that appeared, even before the house was allowed to be shown to anyone in person and before we had even personally met the Murphy Team, we decided to put in an offer on this property, site unseen! Richard was very skillful in helping us with this gutsy unusual move and we knew at this moment that we were in good hands.
Everything from that moment on was handled both professionally and as efficiently as possible. Both Jean and Richard work well together and compliment each other with no detail overlooked. This proved to be the smoothest and stress-free real estate transaction ever. We can't think of a better team to represent you and recommend them both unconditionally.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in North Deering, Portland, ME.
We found Richard & Jean Murphy online when looking to buy our first home, and they immediately helped us setup a viewing of the property we had inquired about. We weren't ready to commit to an agent at that point, but once we met the two of them we knew they were the perfect fit. Not only were they friendly, but they were so knowledgeable. They really taught us a lot about the various homes and areas we looked at, something we wouldn't have gotten from an inexperienced agent. They were never pushy at all, and truly took an interest in us and our search for our first home. We looked at many houses before finding "the one," and it was truly a pleasure to work with them the entire time. We would recommend them to any family member or friend in a heartbeat. We found this home because of them (literally, it wasn't even on our radar). We owe them so much and hope that many more potential home buyers get to work with them in the future.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Westbrook, ME.
When my husband and I decided to move across the country to Maine, we didn't know where to start looking for a realtor. We went online and chose the Murphys based on their positive reviews on Zillow, and it was the best decision we ever could have made. They were incredible! We had one week to search for homes when we visited, and they showed us houses almost every single day. They listened when we remarked about what we did or did not like in a house, and they customized our showings based on what they learned from us. They were extremely knowledgeable about both the Portland area and the construction of houses, so they were quite insightful when we looked at nice homes in undesirable areas or houses that had been flipped to look nice but were poor quality. They were interested in learning about our wants and needs in a house, and they were very responsive to all of our questions through email, texts, and phone calls. They were also good sports when we found houses online ourselves, and they showed us the ones that were not yet under contract (a good reason to have a realtor. we couldn't see a houses status online but they could!).
In the end, we didn't find any houses in our price range that met all of our "must haves," but we were able to narrow our search to five houses that were almost perfect. We made an offer on our #1 choice, which was the nicest house in the best location with the biggest yard, and we got it! The Murphys continued to be excellent representatives through the buying process, and we cannot recommend them highly enough. They are professional, invested in their clients, honest, and have great senses of humor! Thank you to the Murphys!
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Downtown, Portland, ME.
A HUGE thank you to the Murphy team for guiding us through buying our first home! The Murphy team were always on top of everything.
They were always looking out for our best interest. They have set very high standard for us when it comes to real estate agents.
AMAZING people to work with!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in West End, Portland, ME.
Richard and Jean rock! We were over a year and half exploring options for our relocation from Northern VA to Portland. They were always ready and eager to show us new neighborhoods and help us 'think outside the box' until we finally settled on what we consider the 'perfect' home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Cumberland, ME.
Working with the Murphy Team was by far the best experience I have ever had moving through the selling process. They were always available and their keen insight into the local market directly resulted the selling of my house for a great price. From start to finish they were very professional. I highly recommend them for buy or selling your home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Durham, ME.
As first time home buyers we had no idea what the home buying process was like. Jean and Richard took the time to make sure we always knew what was going on and understood the process. They are not pushy sellers which we very much appreciated! They truly want you to find the right home for you. They also made every effort to find homes with things we really wanted... Not just because it was in our price range. The Murphy team will adopt you as their own and do everything they can to make the experience as smooth as possible. We will be recommending them to many of our future home buying friends!