Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy

Senior Vice President | Realtor®

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50-60 Happy buyers and sellers per year
$40-$45M per year
#1 Individual Compass agent in NOVA


Listing Agent, Buyer's Agent, Luxury Homes, First Time Home Buyers, Military, Staging

Licensed in VA and DC since 2006


West Virginia University - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Client Testimonials
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★★★★★ WE WOULD GIVE HIM 10 STARS IF WE COULD! I'm sure there are a lot of good realtors out there but, if you want the one that goes above and beyond the call of duty, who is responsive, timely, makes you feel like you're his only client who listens and brings you back to your priorities over and over again, who won't let you settle, who wants to see you and your family in the right house, in the right community, and knows how to take the stress out the process only Shaun Murphy will do! We found Shaun on line and gave him a call back in May. We hadn't listed our home, but were considering it, and just wanted to see what was available in the Alexandria area. Shaun gave us an entire day as we researched the market, even though we weren't seriously looking. Our confidence in him was immediate, he knows his business, the areas, the market. Two weeks later we were on the market and house hunting for real, but our wish list was long, our budget limited, and our dreams too big to settle. As the process went on week after week, house after house, my enthusiasm dwindled. Was there nothing we could afford that work? Shaun assured us there was, to give it time, not to settle. And that one single point about Shaun is so important. There were times when he could have influenced us to purchase a house was "good enough". Instead, this honest and amazing man would say "this isn't the house for you, you won't be happy here. Be patient, it will happen and it did. Boy did it! After over 30 houses and what seemed like hundreds of hours searching on the internet we got the call. Shaun found a house he was excited for us to see! We were one of 3 bids, but with Shaun as our representative we won! We closed on that house 2 weeks ago in a seamless and painless process. House hunting wasn't easy for us, we'd settled once before and didn't want to make the same mistake. Shaun helped us fine tune our needs and separate them from our wants, and still we got most all of them. All of the important items for sure!!! We weren't the easiest clients, and yet he was always patient, supportive and kind. If we emailed late at night, three minutes later he'd respond. He's tireless. He was our champion, and we felt truly blessed to have him guide us through the process. We highly recommend Shaun Murphy!

- Maureen and John

★★★★★ Simply put, Shaun is as good as they come.  Shaun just helped us complete both the sale of our previous home, and the purchase of another.  He has my whole-hearted recommendation for anyone looking to buy or sell.  There are more reasons for this than I can really list here, but let me focus on just a few of them.

Personal Attention - From day one, Shaun's main focus was learning about our specific needs and what we needed to accomplish through this move.  He understood that our situation was unique and was completely focused on helping us get into a place that would be right for our family.  In the past, I've experienced agents who are more interested in expressing their opinion than in learning the unique needs of their clients.  Not Shaun.  He was willing to think outside the box with us, and as a result we are literally on cloud nine in our new home.

Negotiating Skills - Shaun was not intimidated by the fact that we did not have much financial wiggle room.  We were looking to make a lateral move price-wise into a more family-friendly location, and every dollar was important in making that possible.  Shaun's knowledge of the market and strong negotiating skills were essential in maximizing every dollar and making what seemed impossible a reality.

Marketing - Because of our own set of unique circumstances, we were looking to complete both the sale of our home and the purchase of the next home in a very short period of time.  Shaun was extremely helpful in guiding us through a a strategy to accomplish this...from prepping our home, to listing it, to shopping for the next home.  Because of his guidance, our home sold the first weekend it was listed, and we closed on our new place very shortly after.  In a span of a couple months, we went from talking about listing one place to fully moved into the next.  Truly remarkable.

Unselfish - This overlaps a bit with the first paragraph, but throughout the entire process of both transactions, Shaun regularly considered only our best interests, and never his own.  There were numerous occasions where he could have easily guided us toward an easier, quicker, or more lucrative outcome.  Shaun never did that.  He always focused on keeping us aimed at what would work best for our family, and what would help keep us financially secure.  Of all the good things I could say about Shaun, this one is probably the most important.  He is truly your advocate in the home-selling/buying process.  It's fairly easy to find an agent skilled in the mechanics of a real estate transaction.  It's not so easy to find one interested in being your advocate first and foremost.  Shaun is both.
To sum it up, I'll be using Shaun for any future real estate needs in this area, and you should too.  He's the best. - Nathanael

★★★★★ Shaun Murphy is simply the best. As first-time homebuyers, my wife and I found the task a bit daunting. Enter Shaun, who came recommended several internet resources as a great realtor first-time home buyers. At our first meeting, Shaun presented an organized, detailed agenda about not just how to find homes, but all the extra tasks associated with the process. He was willing to arrange house visits us at our complete convenience, and when it came time to put a bid, Shaun was stellar. Our bid was not the highest terms of dollar amount, but thanks to Shaun's negotiating skills, we ended up getting the house. Since the completion of the transaction, we've come to see Shaun less as solely "our realtor," but also as "our friend." He's responsive, polite, and there when you need him. Look no further, Shaun's where it's at." - Dave

★★★★★ Shaun is an expert in real estate. We hired him to sell our [first] home and he surpassed our expectations. He was extremely patient with us during the entire process. He has a solid team of professionals who know the industry inside and out. Shaun also uses a variety of modern technology and material in his listings which proves to have a competitive edge. We highly recommend Shaun to be your listing agent!

★★★★★ Shaun is fantastic! He helped me find and buy my first home. As a first-time home buyer, this is an extremely nerve-wracking experience. Shaun helped me navigate this very confusing process and was a huge force from start to finish. He introduced me to the best folks to ensure a smooth, seamless purchase - what I like to call the "dream team!" Above all else, the most valuable thing I got out of working with Shaun is that he had my best interest at heart, which is rare to find these days. I will absolutely use Shaun again for future purchases and give him my highest recommendation.

★★★★★ Wish I could give this guy 10 out of 5 if I could, Shaun is pretty much as good as it gets. He sold my parents home recently and feel like we hit the jackpot in terms of finding someone like him. First off, my parents are very hard to please especially with this home, as this property is their baby. With that said, my mother actually mentioned at one point that Shaun almost felt like her random perfect "son" that sprung out of nowhere, because he was treating the property and this situation as if it belonged to his own parents. I am in NY, my sister is in CA, my parents live in Korea, with our home in Virginia. So you can imagine how nervous we all felt trying to sell the home. But as my parents mentioned, I really felt like we had a 5th member in our family that came out of nowhere to take care of us who just happened to know all about the real estate business in the area. That is how trustworthy Shaun is, as he really wants the best for you. My sister and I (also both our husbands) couldn't even both keep up with my dad's multiple questions, worries & requests-but Shaun was able to handle them all without any problems even with a cultural & language barrier. He is very intuitive, extremely professional, SMART, knowledgeable, and quick-thinking. Every observation and intuition he made regarding the market were right on the dot. Recommend this guy 100%. - Kristen

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If you are thinking of buying or selling in the Alexandria, Arlington, or Washington DC metro area, Shaun would love the opportunity to work with you. He prides himself in maintaining close contact with his clients and paying close attention to details. Shaun loves working with different people and he still gets excited about each and every transaction.

Shaun is an educated professional with more than 17 years of experience in this market, and he thinks he has seen almost every trick and turn of the industry already. He also has experience with properties in most DC metro neighborhoods, making him an invaluable person to talk to when it comes to relocation to the DC metro area. He is confident that he can save you not only tens of thousands of dollars but a great deal of time and emotional energy as well.

You may have noticed that many real estate take a transactional approach to sales, identifying clients, closing the deal, and then moving on to the next one. Shaun chooses not to work that way because he believes you deserve more from the professional you decide to work with. That is why he works referral.

Since his primary source of new business is referrals from people who know and trust him, Shaun doesn’t have to spend precious time prospecting. He can dedicate himself fully to the activities that benefit you most, and always deliver truly exceptional service. Shaun knows that he must earn your future referrals, so he aims to exceed your expectations. He has a vested interest in making sure that you are completely satisfied at the end of your transaction together.

Shaun’s job is to represent and protect your interests from start to finish. He will take the time to find out what you really need most from him as a professional real estate agent. This is usually far more than just helping you sell your home or finding a new one; it means informing and advising you, protecting you, and looking for the best opportunities for a smooth transaction and happy result. If you would like to know anything about Shaun’s services, or if you'd like to hear about the local market from a human voice, please contact Shaun at your convenience.

Several of his clients are employed the government, including many who are moving to the area because of transfers. Shaun often receives referrals from past clients within The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Amazon, INOVA Hospitals, the FBI, the United States Air Force, Army, Nacy, the Department of Defense (DOD), and many other government employees. Shaun has helped numerous clients who commute to the Pentagon.

Shaun graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Business Administration. His current hobbies include golf, traveling, tennis, working out, going to sporting events (especially to see the Nationals, WVU, and his beloved Steelers in action), and spending time with his family and friends.

Shaun Murphy’s Listings

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