"Marilee is very well educated in not only Real Estate but also in Business. Instant response to all of our requests. Made herself available for all meetings. Represented our best interests & conducted very effective negotiations. Honesty & Integrity = Perfect" ~ Dave & Billie T.
"Well, it was great working with you. We will be sure to recommend you when we have friends moving to the area. John and I noted numerous times that you came in and got things going for us, and rearranged, etc. We loved working with Marilee Murphy. We contacted Marilee from an internet search. We were relocating to Ashburn from London, UK. My husband was only able to come to the area twice during the home buying experience. The rest we did over FaceTime, and we BUILT a house!!! I repeat. We built a house via FaceTime!! Only with Marilee was this possible. She was our advocate and a trouble shooter when problems arose with the builder. She met the inspectors. She came to the design studio, and much more. We knew she had our backs from overseas. We will recommend her to friends." ~ John & Susan Q.
"With great expedience and professionalism, Marilee Murphy began showing me homes soon after I had the need for real estate services. If it were not for an unmet contingency on the sale of my previous home [in South Carolina], Marilee would have had me in my new home in just a few short weeks. She was always there when I called or texted, and was always ready with the next step. She continued showing me homes that met my budget and even humored me when I ventured outside of my financial comfort zone.
As the market prices started rising, I was becoming disillusioned with my chances of getting a nice home. Then, out of the blue one day, I drove by a house for which the owners had just put out a For Sale sign. I called Marilee and she immediately met with the owners (and by immediately I mean that very same 10 minutes after I called her) and set up an appointment for me. The sellers were not too well-versed on the selling process, but Marilee was able to harmonize the entire transaction.
I am now living in that home, I owe the expediency and stress free closing to Marilee who represented Long and Foster exceptionally well. I recommend her expertise, availability, and commitment to assist in the purchase or sale of any home.
Marilee was always very straightforward. She gave me the facts and allowed me to make my own decision." ~ M. Alvarez
"Very professional and knowledgeable. Always available when needed. Knows how to with investor clients." ~ Susan H.
"Marilee is excellent, great customer service. Marilee is highly professional agent and we are extremely pleased with her abilities. We recommend her highly." ~ George & Ann L.
"Helpful, good advice, trustworthy, reliable, friendly." ~ John & Cindy H.
" Marilee provided step-by-step instruction for us during the entire purchase process which helped us alot as we are the first time home buyer." ~ J Chen.
"Her outstanding knowledge of the local market. She was creative to use incentives to get it rented quickly." ~ Sue R.
"We recently retired and relocated from New Jersey to the Wash DC metro area. After deciding on Loudon County, Virginia. we concluded that a buyers' agent would be our best representation. After vetting several agents, we engaged Marilee Murphy, http://www.marileemurphy.com/. Marillee is a true professional and real estate is her passion.
Marillee quickly put into perspective of the market for pre-owned new, town houses and single family homes. We decided to pursue new construction. She took the time to understand our needs and desires and efficiently screened properties for viewing. It was apparent that Marilee has long standing relationships with the builders. Sales consultants knew her by name. She does her homework beyond the MLS listing information. Marilee was always available, responding to texts, email, and phone calls. Our house hunting days were very productive because of her due diligence and organizational skills.
Marillee's service was excellent. Clients can trust Marilee to protect their interests. It was our privilege to have Marilee as our buyer's agent." ~ Bill & Marian F.
“We just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for your excellent work in representing us through the sale of our home. We have told each other so many times how pleasantly surprised we were with your service. We knew that you would be professional, but the extra attention to detail and your great personalities really put you over the top. You were both so easy to work with, much easier than we were as clients! We will recommend you to anyone buying or selling a home. Thanks again!” ~ Michael and Brooke Cocozza
“I've worked with Marilee on purchasing three investement properties. She is fantastic to work with, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is always quick to respond in every aspect of the purchase process - from tracking down leads, to arranging viewings, getting any additional information I need, and working through the contract and negotiations. I will definitely use her services on any future investments. Although I've only worked with Marilee to purchase investment properties; her professionalism and skills clearly translate into being equally sucessful as a listing agent and for residential purchases as well.” ~ David Osborne
"Hi Marilee and Brian, We really appreciate your thoughtfully gift.You are the "dream" real estate agent to work with, we deeply thank you for your help. It was quit an enjoyable and yet educational experience for both of us. We are happy to refer you to our friends and family planning to buy a house. Please keep in touch." ~ Mohammedyassin Ahmed and Keriya Adem
"Now that we're back in Florida and have had time to catch our breath, I just wanted to thank you and Brian for the outstanding job selling our house in this very difficult environment. Your early research and excellent advice about how to price it clearly was a major factor in the very quick sale.
The whole process of selling is so very stressful, particularly in this buyer's market, that it really took a little time to pass before we could recognize how lucky we were to sell so quickly. Good thing Gary met you that day when he was walking the dogs--it was meant to be!" ~ Barbara and Gary Courtney
“I first reached out to Marilee and Brian when I needed to find a place to rent very fast. I wanted to live close to work and they found a wonderful rental in 3 days that was 1 mile from work! Two years later when I was ready to buy, I reached out again because I had such a great experience the first time. They immediately collected my needs and starting sending me houses to evaluate. We looked at candidates every weekend and even during the week, if I wanted to look more often. We found a fabulous townhouse that was exactly what I was looking for and we put a contract on it, and even though it was a short sale, it was quick and painless. I closed 5 weeks after submitting the contract. Closing lasted 20 minutes. This was my first home purchase, and I am very happy. The process was easy and fast, thanks to Marilee and Brian's experience, dedication, responsiveness, and attention to detail. I would recommend them to anyone seeking a new home or rental. Thanks Marilee and Brian!”~ Mary Russell
"Charles and I are so grateful to have you in our lives. Because of you we are living the American Dream. Thanks so much!" ~ Ashanta and Charles Randolph
“You are very kind in a business world that can often be very unkind. You are a wonderful exception. I am glad we found you! I mean this sincerely. In this world, we all have our jobs – and even the best job is just that sometimes...a job. But, some of us are very lucky to mostly always love ours and therefore be good at it, and what's more, sensitive too. Sometimes, it is very tricky being a teacher...teaching and not hurting feelings. Well, I wanted to say that you are very good at what you do (teaching and not hurting feelings as well as being an expert in your world); you are not condescending when we ask something we should know by this time/age, but rather you are very sensitive to our needs. Yes, it is a job, but you do it the way all REALTORS® should, and so it is a pleasure being your client. It may have been luck that we came to you first for help, but it isn't luck that is spreading the word who to go to. It is the expertise of you and Brian.” ~ Lisa Magurn
“Thanks Marilee for all your help over the past number of months. Everything you did from helping us find rentals to making offers, your advice, patience and all around being a friend when I was losing it was greatly appreciated. When I recommend you to anyone I know, I do it with extreme confidence. I can only hope that my clients refer me new clients with half as much faith as we have in you. Also, thank you for the gift cards. What a nice touch with a handwritten note. (Class act)! Please look forward to many more referrals from the Davis-Tatnell family. We think the world of you.” ~ Bridgett and Bruce Tatnell
"Thank you so much for all your help in finding me a house and all the problems and headaches you took care of along the way to save me the nightmare of dealing with all that myself. You helped to make a tough situation not seem too terrible. I appreciate all you did for me." ~ Deb Williams
“Thank you so much for making the selling/buying so easy. Knowing that you were there every step of the way was the only thing that kept me sane. You were so wonderful to work with. I cherish your friendship!” ~ Sue & Tom Kirk
“Thanks Marilee, we really appreciate your help, and we definitely recommend you every time we hear about an opportunity.” ~ Andre Merling
“Marilee and Brian, I wish to thank you for the splendid support and service you provided through the process of selling my Sterling townhouse. Three areas in which you were particularly helpful:
Thanks again for your professional support. I expect to work with you again in future transactions.” ~ Paul Sletten
“Marilee and Brian Murphy were simply extremely wonderful patient and caring people. We were amazed at their patience in showing us so many houses. Most of all they never pressured us. We will be using them again when we buy more property in Virginia. In addition, we will recommend them to all our friends very highly.” ~ Mehnur Abedin
"Tim and I were so happy to have gotten to work with you and to experience firsthand that ‘Murphy Magic.’ Given the market conditions at the time (bidding wars, etc.), it was a relief to leave everything to you instead of trying to sell the house ourselves as we had first intended. Thanks to your efforts, including the excellent marketing materials, the house sold in just one week for exactly the price we wanted. We could not have asked for a better result. Please do not hesitate to use us, or this letter, as a reference. If we ever move back to Northern Virginia, we will definitely contact you to help us find a home.” ~ Barb Francks & Tim Assa
“Thanks again for all of your help throughout this entire process. You and Brian really made this happen for us and we're forever grateful!” ~ Gretchen & Jeff Ricks.
“Thanks so much for all your hard work in selling our house. We really appreciated everything you did to market and sell our house right after the Christmas holidays. You did a great job! You both were very professional, prepared and knowledgeable about the market in our area. We enjoyed working with you and would be glad to have you use our names as a reference for potential clients. Dieter and I would highly recommend you both. Thanks again!” ~ Dieter & Marnee Meyer
“That's one of the reasons we want to get the house in top shape--just in case we have to sell. And of course, you'll be our REALTOR®!” ~ Carol & Bob Schwalm.
“I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all the help in selling my home. You both were very professional and sold my home quicker than I anticipated. All the worries and problems that usually arise when buying or selling a home seemed to be nonexistent with both of your help and guidance. Thanks again for all you did. I would and will refer you both to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.” ~ Scott Duff
“Excellent service! We appreciate you helping us in our wide area search for a house and taking the time to help us evaluate various neighborhoods. Every time we looked at houses together, it was like we were looking with a friend, as you never tried to ‘sell’ us a house and always pointed out potential issues or drawbacks with a particular house or setup. We would certainly recommend you as you made the process go so smoothly.” ~ Jim & Heather Gallogly
“Thanks. You both did a great job. You can definitely see referrals coming your way. It was a pleasure doing business with you!” ~ Jim and Pam Davis
“Marilee, again, thanks so much for all of your pre-work before I arrived in town and all of your assistance in finding me such a wonderful home. I am so excited and happy about the house! I really appreciate everything you have done and you have been great to work with! THANK YOU!!!” ~ Sue Ratcliff