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If you're looking for an excellent broker in NYC, I highly recommend Michael Murphy @ Compass. Here's why:
1) Michael took the time to really get to know what I was looking for in a condo. Once that was established - he only showed me condos that I really liked. This saved me tons of time and made the search more fun.
2) I'm a 1st time buyer in NYC. Michael was very patient with me and gave me just the right amount of info to help me make decisions. For example, he put together a detailed spreadsheet comparing my final condo choices which included floor plans and estimates of closing costs for each.
3) I was also able to confide in Michael regarding concerns or questions I was having about condos I was seriously considering. He gave me his candid feedback without overstepping or over-promising. This made me feel like I could trust Michael's feedback and really enabled me to make better decisions.
4) Michael was super easy and assuring to work with... While I was overwhelmed and stressed - he made my condo search fun, informative and easy. Plus he asked the condo brokers all the questions I never knew to ask.
If someone asks me for a broker referral - I'd confidently recommend Michael for all the reasons I described above. - Howard W
A proud resident of New York City for nearly 15 years, Michael Murphy knows every challenge of buying, renting, and selling in the city. A property owner himself, who has lived everywhere from Greenwich Village to Brooklyn Heights, Murphy brings a deep familiarity with the Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate markets to his work with .
Originally from South Carolina, Murphy studied art history as an undergraduate at USC, later earning his masters from Virginia Commonwealth University. His passion for architectural design makes him uniquely qualified to help people find the home perfectly suited to their needs, or stage a living space in a way that fully shows off its potential.
Prior to his career in real estate, Murphy spent 11 years as the director of sales for a leading electronics manufacturer, overseeing all aspects of the sales, design, and production process, and managing relationships with national accounts including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target. As a result, he developed a hands-on approach to negotiating, communicating, and building trust with clients, as well as a strong ability to multi-task that he carries into his work today. He is known for always putting his clients' interests first, and enthusiastically embraces every part of the real estate transaction process-from the initial search to negotiating an offer.
In recent years, he has received several top industry honors, including the Rising Star Award (2015) with his previous firm, as well as team honors that include Top Team for Brooklyn (2016) and recognition as one of New York's Best Real Estate Teams (Real Trends, 2017).
In his free time, he enjoys volunteering for the Leadership Committee for the Eagles-which supports the Brooklyn Public Library system-and Infinite Family, a nonprofit that offers virtual mentorship opportunities to South African teenagers.