Kathy was fantastic when we purchased our new home. She provided solid advice and was a great negotiator. After closing, we did not hesitate to engage her to sell our existing house. Once again, she efficiently got us through the process from listing to closing. Could not be happier with our experience on both the buy-side and sell-side.
After viewing a few houses Kathy was able to zero in on what I was looking for to a tee. Always very helpful and easy to work with. She walked me through the whole process step-by-step as a first time buyer. I'm really glad I had her as my agent!
Kathy was very professional and really listened to our needs. We were trying to find just the right home to downsize in retirement yet still have the amenities of our previous home. She found many listings and even reached out to show us a house that was not on the market yet and we were able to see the house first. She has the experience and expertise to make buying a home easy!
Kathy you were so awesome! You didn’t pressure me into anything. I told you exactly what I wanted (though I was needy) and you only showed me exactly what I wanted! Love you Kathy!
Kathy was amazing. I cannot express how lucky we were to find her. We were very specific with what type of home we wanted. She came up with a list of homes to explore. She was very flexible with our busy schedules. Everyday she would stay connected with new options that fit our criteria. We looked at a number of homes until we finally came accross the one. We absolutely love it and are truely blessed she found it! I now am recommending Kathy to all of my friends and family. You can tell that she truly cares about people and that is hard to come by these days.
We were relocating to a different state because my husband got a new job with Chrysler and had literally one day to find a house. Thank god Kathy was our real estate agent. She got us the perfect house, we absolutely love it. We closed in thirty days!! I 100% recommend her to everyone that will listen. She's AMAZING.
There is only one word which can capture my experience working with Kathy Murphy:
I really appreciate Kathy's knowledge of the real estate business and most of all, her honesty (Meaning -understanding the true situation, which will best fits your life-style).
I would highly recommend Kathy Murphy realtor service to anyone, looking for a top notch professional experience with results.
We can't say enough about Kathy Murphy's personal qualities. She's the long-lost friend who "just happens" to know everything needed to get the job done. What a pure pleasure! There is a beautiful communication wave-length that can optimally happen between client and realtor, and we felt it immediately with Kathy. Her response was almost immediate, which further convinced us that we could work well with her.
This was the first time we had dared to purchase a property from 1200 miles away! Kathy Murphy quickly became our knowledgeable friend who gently took us through the process without stress or strain. We have already been "singing her praises" to family and friends! During our long marriage, we have so far bought 6 properties together. We both agree that while we have never had any "nightmare tales to tell," we also have never had such a worry-free, pleasant and well executed experience with any other realtor before! Kathy goes the "extra mile" time and again and gets the job done! We thank her so much for everything she has done for us that allowed us to accomplish what some think is the impossible, from afar!
Kathy Murphy was our life-line in purchasing our condo. We live in Sarasota, FL during the winter, and had gone home to Michigan for a week to spend with family at Christmas time. Knowing we were going to be handling this purchase from afar, it was daunting to think about all the details involved with steps toward closing. Kathy quickly proved knowledgeable, detailed and exacting on all steps in the process, for which we were exceedingly grateful.
We've bought many properties (through top-notch realtors) within our lifetime and have never experienced Kathy's level of performance. She took the worry and stress out of decision-making, negotiating, inspecting, paperwork, closing and beyond!
Kathy Murphy is the definition of "Above and Beyond" when it comes to buying or selling your home. My first experience with Kathy was as a 22 year old, single college grad moving to the area for a new Job. I was unfamiliar with what my future held and unfamiliar with the Metro-Detroit area.
When Kathy asked me what I was looking for in my new home I told her it had to have a yard for my two large dogs and it had to be move in ready. She challenged me to think outside of my busy "live for today" attitude and think about my future needs. Together we determined what I wanted in a house, what I didn't want and that I would need something that was going to be easy to resell in the future. If she wouldn't have helped me understand the market, including things like safe neighborhoods and school districts, and took in consideration the "big picture" of my life, I probably wouldn't have ended up in the house that I ended up in.
After fully understanding my needs the hunting process began. Kathy would send me houses as they came on the market that met my needs. Once I decided I liked a house she would then personally go visit the house to preview it. She knew I lived two hours away and treated me as if my time was important. If she saw something that she believed disqualified the house, she would call me walk me through it and together we would decide if I still wanted to look at the house. This process alone saved me countless trips.
Within two months we were closing on my first home. She was there every step of the way ensuring that I was comfortable and understood the process.
A couple of years later I got Married. My new husband and I decided that we didn't want to live in Metro-Detroit, instead we wanted to live in a more rural area with lots of land, but still have a reasonable commute to work. Our first step in this process was calling Kathy. Once again she worked with us to determine our needs for this new home. Once she understood our needs and we determined that we were looking for our "forever home" we all agreed that this would probably be a long process and we would need to be patient, its not every day a house that meets all of my needs and has 20+ acres comes on the market.
She worked through it with us, even though it was over an hour drive for her, and about a year later we found it. When we had our first showing at this home, we all knew it was the one. Kathy worked diligently to get us the best deal on the house. She negotiated in repairs and money towards closing. She also did the market research to ensure that the house would appraise and that the price we offered was fair. Every step of the way, she was on top of it and making us feel comfortable with the process.
Once we were far enough in the process to realize that we were going to get the home, we laid out a timeline for selling my first home. Kathy came out to the house and did a walk through with us. She talked to us about what buyers in our area where looking for in a home, helped us move things around to maximize on space and to make the house more presentable.
Once again she was on top of everything, she walked us through the process, did the market research and we discussed a selling strategy. Based on her research, together we decided what we should list the house for, which was significantly higher than I had originally thought.
We received a full price offer on the house two hours after listing it and closed 36 days after listing it. The house appraised for the exact amount that we listed it for. Kathy was spot on three years ago when I first was looking for a home, and she was spot on the day she listed it.
Finding a realtor like Kathy was a true blessing, if you take away anything from this review take away this:
- Kathy is going to work hard to understand your needs.
- Kathy is going to challenge you to think outside of the box and to look at the big picture of your life - no matter what stage you currently find yourself in.
- Kathy is going to put in the time, do the research and help you find and/or sell your home and you're going to feel very comfortable and confident with the process.
Thank you Kathy for treating us like family,
Kurtis and Anna Morris
She understood my requirements and scheduled homes around my schedule. Very flexible -- will to do the research to help you make a decision. Tough negotiator -- you want her on your side.
Kathy is a terrific agent! She helped us buy our dream home and also sold our house in 3 days! Kathy knows the entire process and always gave us excellent advice whenever unexpected issue popped up. She has an excellent camera eye and posted wonderful pictures of our old house, which help bring in a lot of traffic right away. We are thankful Kathy was there every step of the way, working her magic in the background, to orchestrate and ensure our two complicated transactions would go as smoothly as possible. We could not have made it to our dream home without Kathy!
Kathy is absolutely wonderful. My boyfriend and I are looking to rent in the area and she was the most helpful person we were lucky enough to come into contact with. She quickly responded via email, text and phone call. She was open to showing us other properties of which we weren't able to get in touch with other realtors. She offered realistic knowledge and advice personal to us that I found very helpful and professional. When it comes time to buy a home, I will be contacting Kathy without a doubt.
Kathy was a wonder to work with. She responded promptly and was able to meet with us on quite short notice. Incredibly warm, polite, and informative. Even when we had financial misgivings, she was willing to work with us to help make the situation more suitable. I would recommend Kathy to anyone in a heartbeat.
Kathy is tops in her field ! her dedication to my home buying experience was beyond impressive. her extensive knowledge of the area was impressive. Kathy is a super star !!!
Kathy listened to our "must haves" in our next home, researched homes in our price point and location, and showed us only homes that met our needs. We spent our time only viewing those homes that met our criteria, thereby reducing wasted time. We viewed 5 homes on our first outing and could have made offers on any one of the five. We ultimately made an offer, it was accepted and we couldn't have been happier with the entire experience.
I would recommend Kathy to any friend or family member looking for a home in the Oakland County area. Kathy was available after regular working hours and was very intuitive at finding me a home that fit my specific wants and needs. It is this personal approach that I truly appreciated and that made the experience of looking for a home much more enjoyable.
I am extremely confident in saying that if you are looking for a great realtor, look no further. I had the pleasure of working with Kathy as my realtor for the last couple months and I couldn't have been more satisfied. Not only was Kathy attentive to my needs and wants, but she also made me feel like I was one of her most important clients by her speedy response times and flexible hours. I would receive emails with lists of new homes as soon as they hit the market, some coming in at 2 in the morning because she chooses to put in extra work outside of her normal office hours. Kathy is one of the kindest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and she cared for me on a more personal level than what you would typically see from a realtor who is focused purely on the sale. Kathy will always have your best interest at heart and she will not stop or let you settle for anything other than exactly what you deserve and want. Kathy is amazing at what she does and I promise you, you are in good hands if you choose to do business with her.
Kathy was very upbeat and on-top of everything throughout the entire process. As a young buyer moving to a brand new area she made me feel very confident that I was looking in safe areas that were not only close to my job but were also around things such as parks (as I love the outdoors, country girl gone city). I am also a first time homebuyer and I had to travel across the state to view the houses. Kathy not only took the time to explain all of the documents and the process I would have to go through to buy the house, she also took the time to really understand my needs and wants then pre-viewed the houses for me so I didn't have to waste valuable time and money driving across the state to view houses I wouldn't like. Kathy took into consideration things that I didn't, such as what school district the house was in for when I went to resell. She was very responsive to all forms of communication including texts, email and phone and she consistently went above and beyond to help me out in ways a normal Realator would have never gone. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home and especially to first time homebuyers.
Kathy Murphy recently helped me purchase a home in the Oakland County Michigan Area. She did a great job with giving me a lot of choices and quickly set up showings. She helped me a lot through the negotiations and helping me find a great inspector. She also did a great job working directly with my Loan Officer at my bank, so I did not have to worry about any missing paperwork. She made the whole process very easy on me and I would highly recommend her to anyone!!!
Kathy was great! Very professional, well organized, locally knowledgeable, and great negotiating skills. I would highly recommend her and already have. We were able to visit 6 or 7 of the properties we were interested in on the same day. Kathy provided us with local knowledge of each Lake we were looking to move too. Thats something you don't find in the spec sheet.
Kathy Murphy was very aware of the market, making the process of buying a home easy and transparent. You can tell that she truly cares for her clients and wants them to find the best home possible. She really listens to what you say you want in a home. She well sit down with you to get a good feel for what you’re looking for and then only send you listings that fit your needs- not just automated emails with every listing that comes on the market in your price range. She is an awesome communicator and addressed all of my concerns as a first time home buyer.
Kathy was by far the best realtor that I have ever worked with. She was very responsive and able to work around our schedules to show us homes. She was very professional, patient and an expert on the current market. Also, Kathy went above and beyond to preview homes for us since our schedules were very busy. Her negotiating skills were superb and I believe she was able to get us the best purchase price possible. I would and already have highly recommended Kathy to other family and friends.
Kathy is the greatest person to work with she helps you find what your looking in a short time she is very caring ,sweet and really great at what she does. My parents came to see a few houses with us and they really liked her too my kids have also enjoyed having her come around to the house to sign paper and discuss anything we had. If anyone needs anyone Kathy is the person to call.
Kathy made purchasing a home a breeze for us. She always responds ti my calls day or night. She will definitely fight for anyone she takes under her wing. I would highly recommend Kathy Murphy to be anyone's real estate agent. You won't be disappointed.
294 E. Brown Street
Birmingham MI 48009