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Olivia Edwards & Mary Murphy

AgentTeam

7 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Platinum Group (31 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Consulting

Team reviews

I could not be more happy with our decision to work with Olivia and Mary. Real estate is a crowded field and hiring the right people to represent you in a sale is of paramount importance. So professional and so easy to work with and very client-focused - you would not think they had other clients! Our house had several challenges to get it ready to put on the market, but this team worked very hard to find the right people to get it ready to show; negotiation extends beyond just the sale price of the house. They managed everything when it came to hiring the right contractors, always keeping our budget in mind. I do not see how we would have been able to accomplish what they did in the same time frame by ourselves, even if we hired it out. There were so many overlapping issues going on at the same time, the process of managing it would have been exhausting. They constantly kept us posted as to progress and if we had a concern about something, it was addressed immediately. The final product came together in the sales brochure, which so impressed my mom that when she first looked at it, she said she couldn't believe that was our house! I knew going into the process that our house would not be a slam dunk sale, but after only one weekend of open houses we had 10 offers. The offer we accepted ended up presenting a few unforeseen challenges and as a result we did end up accepting a little less than the original offer, but this was nothing anyone could have anticipated and it was still 18% over our asking price. The reason I bring this up though is to illustrate that when the challenges were presented, they fought tooth and nail for us behind the scenes on our behalf and regardless of the final outcome, that is the kind of professional you want to have on your side. Someone who will go to bat for you, regardless if you are selling a starter home or a mansion.

  

06/08/2015 - MarciJane
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $650K in San Bruno, CA.

I could not be more happy with our decision to work with Olivia and Mary. Real estate is a crowded field and hiring the right people to represent you in a sale is of paramount importance. So professional and so easy to work with and very client-focused - you would not think they had other clients! Our house had several challenges to get it ready to put on the market, but this team worked very hard to find the right people to get it ready to show; negotiation extends beyond just the sale price of the house. They managed everything when it came to hiring the right contractors, always keeping our budget in mind. I do not see how we would have been able to accomplish what they did in the same time frame by ourselves, even if we hired it out. There were so many overlapping issues going on at the same time, the process of managing it would have been exhausting. They constantly kept us posted as to progress and if we had a concern about something, it was addressed immediately. The final product came together in the sales brochure, which so impressed my mom that when she first looked at it, she said she couldn't believe that was our house! I knew going into the process that our house would not be a slam dunk sale, but after only one weekend of open houses we had 10 offers. The offer we accepted ended up presenting a few unforeseen challenges and as a result we did end up accepting a little less than the original offer, but this was nothing anyone could have anticipated and it was still 18% over our asking price. The reason I bring this up though is to illustrate that when the challenges were presented, they fought tooth and nail for us behind the scenes on our behalf and regardless of the final outcome, that is the kind of professional you want to have on your side. Someone who will go to bat for you, regardless if you are selling a starter home or a mansion.

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09/28/2014 - minaanddave
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.175M in Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA.

If there’s a house you want and you want to get it, go with Olivia and Mary. If you think you know what you want but aren’t sure how to find it, go with Olivia and Mary. If you’re a first-time homebuyer and would like guidance and proactive recommendations along the way, go with Olivia and Mary. And most of all, if you want to have fun, feel good, and know that you’re in good hands the entire way, then you have to go with Olivia and Mary.

Anyone who works with Olivia and Mary will have a story of their own to tell afterwards. We had written out our story to submit here, but it is unfortunately too long for this Zillow review form.

In short, if it weren't for Olivia and Mary's reputation in the market and ability to capture an opportunistic moment, we would not be living in a home that we are now so happy to call our home. Olivia and Mary connected us to experts in the industry who were able to get us a mortgage we needed (we had a complicated situation) and great house insurance. They were there for us at every step of the moment – from the day we met all the way to handing us the key. They were always reachable when we had any questions (via phone, email or text), they were empathetic about our thought process and concerns (not wanting to bid above a number), and they were always there for us so that we were 100% sure and happy about our decision. The best part is that they are also so friendly and positive, that we looked forward to meeting them each time.

From when we started working with Olivia and Mary to when we closed on the home was less than 3 months (and this is including the time it took to secure a mortgage lender for our complex situation). Often, our friends and family are surprised to hear our story and how smooth and quickly we were able to go through the first home purchasing process.

We feel we have a long-term ally and friend in the area, and we couldn’t be happier. The best decision we made was when we decided to ask Olivia and Mary to represent us in our quest to find our home. Now go and find out what they can do for you. You will be amazed.

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04/17/2014 - davislizb
Bought a home in 2014 in Rancho Rinconada, Cupertino, CA 95014.

Relocating from Boston, we had a week to buy a house in a ridiculously crazy market and we could not have done it with out Mary Murphy and Olivia Edwards. They gave us great advice and helped us through each step of the process. There were 18 offers on the house we wanted and thanks to Mary and Olivia we got the house! We had to fly back to Boston before we could close and they took care of everything that needed to be done. Now we just can't wait to move!

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03/13/2014 - daniellek282
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $925K in Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA.

Words cannot even describe how grateful we are that Olivia and Mary came into our lives. We can honestly say that if we had not met them, we wouldn’t be in the home we love and are grateful for everyday. We had just about given up hope of ever selling our condo in San Mateo and being able to fulfill our dream of buying a home on the Peninsula, when we like to think fate brought us to them.

After running errands on a Sunday, we decided to stop into an open house like we usually did, dreaming that one day we would be able to own a home like the one we were touring. That is when we met Olivia. After looking around the home and on our way out, we briefly started chatting with her and shared our story about the long struggle we had trying to sell our condo and the burden of trying to save up for a large down payment. After talking with her, we were impressed with her knowledge of the market and even more impressed on the honest feedback she gave us that the house we were touring was not a good fit for us. She was convinced after hearing our story, her real estate partner Mary and she could sell our condo and find a house in the area we wanted that was a perfect fit and within our budget. We decided we didn’t have anything to lose, so we made an appointment a few days later to meet with them.

The original meeting with Olivia and Mary set the tone for our entire selling and buying experience. They came to the meeting prepared, answered all of our questions and calmed our fears and concerns of the entire process. They literally handled everything for us, and we mean everything. There were times we just had to show up and they had taken care of all the details, paperwork and appointments. Their extensive network of professional contacts is amazing and allowed for everything to move smoothly and ahead of schedule. The process was so easy this time around we couldn’t believe it. After the first open house we had multiple offers!

After successfully selling our condo, there was no doubt in our mind that they wouldn’t be able to find us our dream home. What we loved about working with them was no matter how busy they were or how many clients they had, they always made you feel like you were their only client. We were always able to reach them no matter what time of the day and they would always get you an answer quickly. This is extremely important as things move fast and buying/selling a home can easily become stressful with all the unknowns. Having two realtors to guide you through this process was amazing! Although our budget might not have been as big as their other clients, they still made us feel just as important and took the time to drive us around on multiple weekends showing us many properties they had searched out for us.

Olivia and Mary are well connected on the Peninsula, which is very important in a competitive market. They are very knowledgeable about homes coming on the market and arranged for us to get a first look at numerous properties. When they found the perfect house for us, we put our faith in their hands because we knew they would go to bat for us and would not settle for anything but the best! As a result, we can now say we are proud new homeowners.

From the beginning of the entire process of selling and buying, we always felt we could trust them and that they had our best interests in mind above all else. Sometimes they would tell you things you didn’t necessarily want to hear, but it was the truth, and it was what was going to make the difference in you selling or finding your dream home. That is when you know you have met people who truly care about you. We like to call them our dream team, because that is what they are. They have made our dreams come true and throughout this whole process we are now proud to call them our good friends.

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01/14/2014 - user0752410
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Cupertino, CA.

I feel so lucky to have Olivia and Mary help me find our new home in US so effectively. Their professional service is awesome and I can always get my questions and concerns resolved effectively with their answers in time. They have great experiences in house data analysis, price estimation and amazing skills to negotiate the best price for us. They are also very productive to share the process status with me and help me to close the deal with great support in time. I do love to have their service next time if any chance.

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06/24/2013 - user4407664
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $950K in Foster City, CA.

Olivia and Mary did a wonderful job during the whole process. Their local knowledge and network was a huge asset. They have been very responsive after the close in helping tie up some loose ends.

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02/25/2013 - user3123302
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.675M in Burlingame, CA.

Mary and Olivia are outstanding realtors. They were referred to us and were a class act from start to finish. They really listened to us. They are tireless workers. They know the process back to front. They represented us as if they were one of the family – it felt like they were just as determined to get us the best possible house and deal as we were. We found our dream home, and closed our deal, in just 3 months. I could not recommend them more highly.

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02/19/2013 - user6216794
Bought a home in 2011 in College Heights, Burlingame, CA 94010.

We recently decided to leave San Francisco to find a home in the Peninsula, preferably in Burlingame. We were completely unfamiliar with the Peninsula real estate market, and were fortunate to be referred to Olivia Edwards & Mary Murphy. At our initial meeting, Olivia & Mary patiently took the time to really understand our needs and desires, both in a home and a neighborhood. What happened after our meeting bordered on unbelievable…..within hours, they showed us a home that we fell in love with that met all our needs – the perfect home in a great neighborhood. Olivia & Mary fought and prevailed for us in a multiple offer scenario, and we were in escrow by the end of that same day. They proactively guided us through an accelerated escrow period, keeping us updated on an almost daily basis, with all escrow functions coming off exactly as planned and communicated. Their service didn’t stop there – being new to the community, Olivia & Mary took the time to show us the neighborhood and downtown area, and to this day months later, still check in to see how we are doing. We were thrilled with their efforts and cannot imagine a better team with whom to do business.

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01/23/2013 - laurasandy
Bought a Condo home in 2009 for approximately $350K in Twenty-Fifth Ave, San Mateo, CA.

I had a great experience working with Mary and Olivia. They really understood what I wanted in a home and they helped me find it!!!

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05/17/2011 - Sandicita
Bought a home in 2011 in Baywood Knolls, San Mateo, CA 94402.

Mary and Olivia are great. As first time home-buyers, they guided us through the process and gave us great advice. They were very friendly and not overly pushy; it never felt like they were giving us the "hard sell". I was particularly impressed with how responsive Mary was, often calling to check in and giving us updates, and responding to our questions even late at night! Thanks to her, we got a great deal on a house we love! I would definitely recommend them and use them again in the future.

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