Testimonials

Browse what my clients have to say about me.

Maureen and Jon

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!

Nick T.

Shaun is an amazing realtor! He helped me buy my first home. At the time I knew absolutely nothing about being a homeowner or how to even begin the process. Shaun made the entire situation seem simple. He was always available via phone or e-mail to answer any questions, big or small. I was very timid and feared that many of the questions I asked were stupid, Shaun constantly reassured me that there are no stupid questions. My experience with Shaun was so incredible, 2 years later, and after some major life changes, I decided sell my first home while buying another home. It is an extremely daunting task trying to balance selling my house, getting married, and buying a new home but Shaun worked tirelessly to make this seemingly impossible situation work. Shaun has a very strong institutional knowledge of realty. He knows the ins and outs of business as any good realtor should. What sets Shaun apart from everyone else is how much he cares. He could easily sell you a house, but his passion is finding the right home for you. This is a priceless asset. Shaun has a very detailed knowledge of Northern Virginia. He knows all the neighborhoods, what makes them great or what makes them not so great. He knows where the best schools are. He really enjoys what he does and it shows. I'm an IT Manager so to see Shaun take the technological reigns was very comforting. From electronically signing documents to his website, Shaun is "in the now". He uses all of the tools at his disposal to make buying a home extremely easy. Shaun's negotiation skills are amazing. The party we purchased the house from tried very hard to make the situation difficult. Each time they threw a wrench in the plans, Shaun would work it out and get us even further ahead than when we started. He negotiated heavily on both the sale of my old house and the purchase of my new one. I got more out of my old house and paid much less on the new one. I've bought a home, sold a home, and bought another home through Shaun Murphy. That speaks volumes to his integrity. Do not miss an opportunity to work with Shaun.

Dave Z

We just worked with Shaun to buy our first home - a townhouse in Alexandria - and the process could not have been any smoother or ended with any better of a result. We decided to work with Shaun after randomly meeting him as the seller's agent at an open house, and he quickly stood out from just about every other agent we had come across up to that point. He is a genuine, nice, and honest guy, which matters a lot when you're working with someone on buying/selling a home, but what matters even more is how responsive, knowledgeable, and experienced he is. Shaun knows a lot about a lot when it comes to real estate in this area, and he can also find you real-time information or schedule viewings a lot faster than most of the other agents out there because of how he embraces technology. Shaun was able to get us a viewing on our end unit townhouse the same day it was listed and get our offer in before the open house was scheduled that weekend. And I don't want to give away all his tips and tricks, but Shaun is also a savvy negotiator - he helped us win over 2 competing offers without having to raise our offer price. He is extremely well-connected with all of the best people you could need throughout the process, especially if you're new to all of it like we were. Every one of his recommendations, from mortgage broker to home inspector, has exceeded our expectations and been just as easy to work with as Shaun was. Shaun worked really hard for us, even fought for what we wanted, responded quickly with useful, helpful information that helped us hone our search, gave us honest, trustworthy advice, and helped us get what we and he felt was the best deal on a home we love. And, on top of all that, he actually made working with a real estate agent and buying a first home enjoyable.

Ken R.

Shaun is simply the best real estate agent we've encountered over several transactions. We first met Shaun at one of his Open Houses (we had gone just to check out some other homes in the neighborhood - something we do often) and were immediately impressed by the staging and look of the place. We'd seen so many properties that were not even clean, let alone staged to look their best and ready for sale. We engaged him in a long talk about this aspect of the business, and knew when it was our time, we would be contacting him. When a sudden job transfer out of state arose, we needed to get our condo on the market and we only had one weekend before Thanksgiving to do it (we were worried about the holiday market lag, but we were pinned in a corner). Shaun came in and told us exactly what we needed to do to get the place ready, staged, and though we knew some of this and had already started, in just a few days our home was listed. He had beautiful photos taken and posted, a brochure, and the one weekend we had to sell it, he drew several interested parties. Before we knew it, we had accepted an offer above asking price! Without Shaun's guidance and expertise, we knew we would have been in a bad spot. We were and are forever grateful for him getting us online and getting our place sold so quickly, with closing and signing the day before we drove away. Normally, this would be an extremely stressful experience, but knowing we had Shaun monitoring and guiding us through the process was a huge relief, and we never doubted it would all work out. He's just a great guy, and fantastic agent. We can't recommend him enough. Listen to him. Trust him. He absolutely knows what he's talking about. He's the best!

Kristin D.

If you are looking for a realtor who combines a super sharp knowledge of the market and keen negotiating skills with deep integrity and warm personal attention, Shaun is the guy to have on your side! He recently helped us buy our second home after we moved back from overseas, in a market that was super competitive with very low inventory. It was a stressful time to be looking and sometimes felt like there was nothing out there for us, but Shaun never lost hope and stayed motivated for us. He is very quick to respond to e-mails or calls, always made time in what I know is a very busy schedule to get us out to see possible houses, was calm, knowledgeable and focused even when we were tired and frustrated with the process. He had a knack for asking just the right questions to get us thinking practically instead of just emotionally about a house, without ever being pushy or discounting what we were feeling. He never pushed us to the easy sale, or to the top of our budget, but clearly wanted to find the right house for our family. We had full confidence in his ability to negotiate for us with other realtors, to think competitively, and to walk us through the process from looking to offer to inspection to closing. He also quickly became one of our little boys' favorite people ever - they were always happy to look at more houses with "Mr. Shaun." We have worked with other realtors in the past, and they don't come close to Shaun! Simply put, this is the guy you want when you are buying or selling your house.

L C.

My husband and I recently bought our first home and hired Shaun as our Buyer's Agent based on these very Yelp reviews. I was hesitant at first because you rarely see any business with reviews like these without suspecting there's something shady going on, but Shaun is actually just this good. We planned on meeting with Shaun and meeting with a few other agents to choose the one we liked the best, but we cancelled our other appointments as soon as we met Shaun. At our first meeting, Shaun spent an hour and a half with us explaining the home buying process, various neighborhoods, the market, etc. There was zero pressure to "hire" him - he didn't have that annoying sales pitch personality AT ALL (which I suspect helps him sell houses like crazy as a seller's agent and helps him work well with seller's agents when acting as a buyer's agent). Since we were new to the area, we asked for his recommendations for a number of things: mortgage broker, inspector, painter, flooring company, etc. Everyone he recommended was great and I have since had friends use these same people with the same rave reviews. Shaun was always incredibly fast to respond to our e-mails or phone calls and even responded while on vacation. Throughout the entire experience we kept wanting to say "this was the easiest thing we've ever done!" but continued to hold out until closing just in case everything fell apart. It never did and we have Shaun to thank for keeping everything running so smoothly. We recommend Shaun without reservation. If/when we sell this house and buy another, we will absolutely be contacting him again.

Josh K.

Shaun is a rare find. He combines the friendly, low key, patient client handling of a small town Realtor with the aggressive, balls to the wall persistence needed to score the best house in the super competitive inside the beltway market. My dad is a country Realtor, and I always loved the way he handled his clients.. never pushy at all, took his time, and made sure that everyone came away happy, even if it took months to find the right place. But, we thought his type could never compete in a market as fast paced as Northern Virginia, and after initial consultations with fast-talking used car salesman types at multiple open houses, we figured we'd just have to make do with that type... Luckily, I found Shaun online and he turned out to have the best of both worlds. He was able to navigate our poorly defined requirements and helped us quickly target our desired neighborhood, then steered us through several offers (that fell through due to us not taking his initial pricing advice in one case, and a strange seller in the other case). When the perfect house came up, he was able to jump on the listing before anyone else, coordinate with the selling Realtor and get a solid offer out before the competition even noticed the listing. We got the house and couldn't be happier... Shaun was also excellent in the post offer period, helping us coordinate all the paperwork and various headaches that popped up. Highly recommend him if you want a steady hand in a competitive market!

Kristen H.

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%.

Brian W.

I enlisted Shaun as my agent for my first home purchase late last year. In a word, Shaun was excellent. He was exactly what I had hoped for out of a real estate agent. He was patient, knowledgeable and helpful. I understandably had a ton of questions about the process, some stupid, and he answered all of them patiently, accurately and honestly. When I came to Shaun initially, it was just after I had "parted ways" with my first agent. My first agent was fairly new to the business and would often respond to my questions with "I'll look that up for you or ask my Boss". That's all fine, I understand everybody has to start somewhere. But, as a first time home buyer, I didn't want to be learning about the industry and the process with my agent. I needed quick and accurate answers to my questions. I needed to feel like my agent was a consultant, an expert in the field. I also needed the piece of mind that with the counsel and advisement of my agent, I was going to avoid as many of the pitfalls and mistakes as possible that one encounters during the home purchase process. Shaun provided all of that. I quickly realized I was in good hands with him. I've been in my condo for 7 months now and couldn't be happier. Don't hesitate to enlist Shaun for all of your real estate needs. You won't regret it. He's fantastic.

Seller / Buyer

I will never consider another DC-area realtor to represent me for either selling or buying a home. Shaun exceeded my expectations by a wide margin in every area. In the span of two months, Shaun moved us from wanting to list our current place to totally moved into our new place. During that time period, he provided us with expert advice on getting our house ready for listing, and then handled every detail of both transactions, all while providing outstanding service as we looked for another home. When it came time to list, Shaun sold our place above list the first weekend it was on the market. His knowledge of the market and the appropriate valuation of our place was very reassuring and extremely helpful. Shaun also proved to be an extremely effective negotiater on the buying side, as his thorough review of the market in the surrounding area successfully targeted the appropriate sales price for the properties we were interested in, including the one we ended up buying. On multiple occasions during both transactions, Shaun put our interests above his own and continued to guide us towards the best deal for us, even if it meant a less favorable financial outcome for him. If you are looking for a real advocate when selling or buying your home, look no further than Shaun. He's simply the best.

Scott B.

I interviewed several realtors before selecting a Listing Agent for my home. Shaun was a clear standout. He arrived with a plan to market the house already in mind, clearly explained his thought process, and discussed the pros and cons of different approaches. Shaun had even checked on comp's in the neighborhood and made a couple of calls to get a sense how recent sales had gone. He was very easy to talk to and made a complicated process seem easy. Once selected, Shaun was incredibly diligent. He execute the agreed upon plan perfectly. Everything went like clockwork. Shaun even spent one afternoon driving around town, pricing light fixtures so that we could make everything perfect for the interior pictures and open house. The pictures, marketing materials, and timing were all impeccable. Ultimately, Shaun's plan worked beautifully. There was a lot of interest in house from moment the listing went live, with multiple showings and agent previews scheduled the next day. We received multiple over-list offers even before the open house and accepted an offer within 48 hours of listing. Throughout this time, Shaun was constantly available and provided candid advance and insight. Shaun comes highly recommended.

Buyer

When I was looking for a condo along the Orange Line in Arlington, I was very fortunate to have Shaun Murphy working with me during the entire process. Shaun helped me identify buildings of interest in the area and units inside each building. After looking at a few places in the area, I zeroed in on a particular condo. Shaun was invaluable as I weighed the various options and prices. When I decided to move forward, Shaun helped me to secure a great 1BR condo in a new development in Clarendon. Shaun was an aggressive advocate always looking to get me the best deal possible. Shaun was amazing in answering my many questions. He always got back to me promptly and with very detailed responses be it in person, by phone, or via email. Shaun is truly there for you 24/7. As a first-time home buyer, I knew next to nothing about the ins and outs of the process. Shaun was there during each step of the purchase. From finding a lender to working with the seller to get the best deal to signing the paperwork, Shaun was always present and looking out for my best interests. If you are looking to buy a condo or home in Arlington, I strongly recommend calling Shaun Murphy when you get serious. You won't be disappointed.

Buyer & Seller

Shaun helped me find (and close) on my condo. He wasn't even supposed to be my primary agent (he had been "dished" my business from another realtor whose family situation put him out of the loop). That didn't stop Shaun from being attentive and 100% on the ball. He was the one who would call with updates or to check on me and the closing process. He always had the answers, or, if he didn't, he was the one willing to run the answers down. Incredibly professional. Outstanding service. I'd recommend Shaun to anyone looking for a place in this (NoVa/metro DC) market. He knows the market, understands the process, and is willing to explain and guide along the way. Out of every party I had to deal with to make this purchase, Shaun was the glue that held it all together. June 22, 2008 Great Results, Personable, Expert.

Buyer & Seller

Shaun helped us buy and then sell this property. During both transactions, he was incredibly accessible, knowledgeable, and an advocate for our interests. He did not shy away from telling us this or that would prevent the house from selling at the price we wanted. At the same time, he also respected us and was helpful even when a decision we made may have been contrary to what he advised. When a last minute "this needs to be done" came up, he had the resources and network to tap to help us get it done. This agent is fair, intelligent, and doesn't sugar coat things - and that is probably why he has been in demand lately! He gets homes sold - or bought. One final thing - Shaun is a master of technology. He really gets your home out there (and finds listings you may not have seen on your own). He makes extensive use of sites like Zillow and others to get your listing in front of house browsers. He also uses e-signing technology to expedite paperwork, contracts, and the like. When time is money, this man does not waste one second. And, he is ADA accessible - so if you need any accommodations such as an ASL interpreter, he won't give you a hassle. We trained him well on this front, I think!

Seller

We purchased a home in Alexandria with Shaun on the other side of the table and thoght he was so professional and decent that we used him to sell another property in Washington DC. People seem to either love or hate the real estate agent they use, but wereally thought Shaun was the best even when he was representing the other side!. He followed up on the things he said he would, and when we interviewed other agents aboutlisting our property it became an easy decision to choose Shaun to sell our other property. He also suggested pricing the property in a manner substantially mroe accurate than certain other agents we spoke to, and that impacted our bottom line favorably by thousands of dollars. We had a sale in a relatively quick time, and were well-pleased with the return. There wasn't a thing associated with our purchase and later sale that Shaun did not attend to. He also had some wonderful suggestions for staging the property. In addition to his thoroughness, Shaun was able to maintain a low-key demeanor the whole time, bringing a sense of calm to the otherwise stressful process of buying and selling property We would definitely use Shaun again and couldn't recommend him more.

Justin H.

Shaun responded to my initial inquiry promptly and we set up a meeting on a saturday morning. He was cognizant of the social distancing protocols and took the necessary precautions, which I definitely appreciated. After speaking with him and other agents, it was clear he not only knew what he was talking about, knew the area, had plenty of experience, but he also was not sitting on his laurels and was ready to get to work to find me a home in an extremely competitive market. We started the next day and through a sunday to wednesday we saw over 20 homes. Shaun always made time to see a home and set up countless showings for me in a very short time. I found my home and we put an offer in and was accepted within the week. As a first time buyer shaun helped me through each step, and while providing recommendations was neutral and allowed me to make my own choices. Shaun even helped me with recommendations for contractors that have been upstanding and provided amazing service. I didn't feel like just another transaction with Shaun, I felt heard. Whether you are a first home buyer or buying your tenth rental property, I think Shaun Murphy is the right agent for you.

Jason M.

Shaun is a great realtor! When my family had to move down here, we moved within a couple weeks. A family friend introduced us to their family member Shaun Murphy. Shaun instantly wanted to help and did his hardest to put us in a temporary home so that we can establish a life and build. Because of the recession and immense of foreclosures the houses that were out there needed a lot of work. Shaun was able to help us evaluate our situation and figure out what we exactly wanted! With me being a communications major and handling a lot of technology, Shaun understood where I was coming from when I wanted a technological sufficient house. He is very Tech Savvy and a great negotiator. He found the rental home at a price that was cheaper than our old mortgage from WV! Needless to say we were on our way down here without a house and Shaun met us on 66, and took us to the house that we lived in for 6 months before we built our new house! PS-Shaun helped find the lot that we built our house on! Keep up the good work!

Buyer

If you're looking to buy a home in Alexandria or Arlington, I can recommend Shaun Murphy without reservations. My wife and I had saved for several years to buy our first house. Although we had done a substantial amount of research on our own, we still had a number of questions. Shaun patiently walked us through all of these questions and helped us to navigate the home-buying process confidently. Shaun did an initial interview to assess our needs and then spent an afternoon and several evenings showing us houses. He worked around both of our busy schedules. After narrowing in on what we were looking for, Shaun found a seller that was interested in selling and we were able to make a successful offer before the house went on the market. It was a fair deal for us and the seller. Shaun was also a useful resource during the closing process. Although we did substantial research on our own, we ended up going with his recommendations for financing and insurance. He has also provided helpful advice on contractors and handymen to help us spruce up the home. If we find ourselves in the market to sell our home or purchase another one, we will be giving Shaun a call.

Erin Q.

We worked with Shaun during Jan-April, 2015, to find our first house. Shaun was extremely flexible in scheduling multiple trips out with us to look at various properties and provided much-needed (and much-appreciated!) guidance into the home-buying process in the Huntington area of Alexandria, VA. We chose Shaun based on his many fantastic online reviews, so I felt compelled to contribute my experience to those we read. Shaun is honest, hard-working, charismatic, considerate, and straight-forward. He pointed out potential problems in homes we thought might work for us, and I'm confident his foresight saved us from some potential problems down the road. He was present at our home inspection and even helped us in the home loan process. Several potential buyers submitted offers on the home we purchased. One bid was even higher than ours. However, Shaun had helped us put together such an excellent package, we got the house despite not having the top bid. Shaun worked for us, and based on his work ethic, I am confident he treats all of his clients this way. I plan to contact Shaun again in a few years when we are ready to sell this home and purchase another.

Sarah W.

My husband and I used Shaun to buy our first home in May. We had previously used Redfin and another agent in our search and were having a difficult time with it. It was a super hot market where all of the homes we wanted in Arlington/Alexandria had multiple offers (sometimes 10+) and went well above asking. We were getting frustrated and finally found Shaun. He was great to work with, always very patient and understanding (even if we changed our mind on making an offer at the last minute), and such a great person to answer all of our questions as first time home buyers. He would give us his honest opinion and not pressure us into anything, which was not how we felt with our previous agent. Every time we visited an open house, he knew the realtors selling the home so he could get us information that other agents couldn't. Shaun ended up finding us a home that was not yet listed, and we put in an offer, which was accepted. This allowed us to get a home that fit our needs in such a crazy market! Thanks so much for your help and we love our home!

Ellen H.

I actually found Shaun on Yelp exactly about two months ago when my parents were looking to sell their house in Mclean, Virginia. The previous agent wasn't working out so I went hunting for a right one. Of course I'm in California which means all of this work had to be done via text/phone/email! I sent a request at 9PM California time that day and received a response from him exactly less than an hour which meant he was working super late!! (mind you, this was on a FRIDAY!) From there on I knew we found our agent!! He immediately assessed the house, provided very constructive feedback to make the house "sellable" and within 6 weeks, managed to get a full priced offer and recently closed the sale. I can't begin to say that if you are looking for a hard working, dedicated, knowledgable and HONEST agent, Shaun is the right guy for you. I really hope we will get a chance to work again because he actually made selling a home fun and put everything in perspective! If I EVER move to DC/VIrginia area, I know who I will call!

Ellen T.

I actually found Shaun on Yelp exactly about two months ago when my parents were looking to sell their house in Mclean, Virginia. The previous agent wasn't working out so I went hunting for a right one. Of course I'm in California which means all of this work had to be done via text/phone/email! I sent a request at 9PM California time that day and received a response from him exactly less than an hour which meant he was working super late!! (mind you, this was on a FRIDAY!) From there on I knew we found our agent! He immediately assessed the house, provided very constructive feedback to make the house "sellable" and within 6 weeks, managed to get a full priced offer and recently closed the sale. I can't begin to say that if you are looking for a hard working, dedicated, knowledgable and honest agent, Shaun is the right guy for you. I really hope we will get a chance to work again because he actually made selling a home fun and put everything in perspective!!! If I EVER move to DC/VIrginia area, I KNOW who I will call!

Greg and Debbie

Shaun is an outstanding realtor. I first found Shaun after interviewing several realtors while trying to sell my condo in the summer of 2011. After a month on the market the offers coming in were well below what I wanted (the economy was terrible at this time) I decided to rent the place for a while. Shaun was supportive of the decision even though he had clearly put a lot of time and effort into the process and he didn't know that I would ever talk to him again. In the summer of 2013 I decided to try the market as the market had appeared to improve. I called Shaun and now he had to work with an out of town seller as I now live in Rochester NY. Shaun was extremely helpful in getting the place ready for sale, and he paid for a stager to stage the house. The pictures he took of the place were amazing and he even had the pictures redone as they were not to his satisfaction on the first go around. The house sold within a week on the market. Overall Shaun was amazing and I would recommend him to anyone in the area.

Buyer

Shaun helped my wife and me buy our first home in Northern Virginia. He did a great job helping us find a home and going through the process of purchasing a home. Shaun was always readily available to answer our questions and really strived to find us what we were looking for. Shaun has a lot of experience in the Northern Virginia real estate market, and, if there is a neighborhood with which he is not as familiar, he has a lot of resources to get information about the neighborhood. The area where Shaun's skills and experience shined the most was during the time between ratifying a contract and closing. Whether it was the inspection, the appraisal, or the actual closing itself, Shaun really managed this process very professionally. We had to do some additional negotiation after our home inspection and Shaun was great with this. We have now been in the home Shaun helped us buy for just about a year, and we couldn't be happier. When its comes time to sell, Shaun will definitely be the first realtor we call.

Seller

Shaun is super amazing! Like many of the positive reviews you've seen here, I can attest that Shaun is one of the best Realtor Agents to have. I could not have asked for a better agent to sell my home. I had to put my house up for sale in the midst of Christmas and New Year holidays. Despite of the winter weather, Shaun was able to help me sell my home within two weeks from the time I called him. He exactly knew what to do. His ability to sell a home and ensuring you get the best deal possible was unbelievable. He’s very knowledgeable and well networked. He was very responsive to all of my crazy questions; he even offered me options that many realtors do not normally provide. The way he goes out of his way to make you feel important, as his customer, is outstanding. He made the process stress free and so easy for me despite of my complicated situation. He is simply fantastic! I would HIGHLY recommended Shaun to anyone that is looking to sell or buy a home.

Seller

Shaun helped me sell my first home. I was terrified of the entire process, but Shaun was confident and very supportive. He quickly earned my trust as he walked me through the entire process. He responded immediately to my many requests and questions. He offered many suggestions on how to update and stage the house which appealed to many people. Once I had buyers, an issue came up with my condo association and Shaun worked tirelessly to remedy the situation despite the association being uncooperative. Amazingly, he was able to keep the buyers happy through the entire process. Many issues came up with the house from a low appraisal to unforeseen costs and I was unsure as to whether I would be able afford to sell my home. Shaun negotiated heavily and made sure my bottom line was not only met, but exceeded. Shaun is an excellent realtor. He loves his job and it shows. Do not miss the chance to work with him, I guarantee it will not be regretted.

Buyer

Shaun helped us purchase our first home, and I can highly recommend him. Shaun was recommended to us by some friends that had a great experience in selling their home with him. As home buying can already be a stressful endeavor, we very much appreciated Shaun's laid back personality. Yet his laid back demeanor didn't stop him from being on top of locating properties to view nor working through the purchasing process. Being local to the areas we were looking also allowed him to remain on top of the market and allow us to quickly react and schedule visits after work. We also appreciated his negotiating skills, helping us win over several other bidders. Shaun did follow up with us on how the house was faring after sale. He even offered to address a small issue with the house out of his own pocket, which we appreciated but declined since it wasn't due to him. Overall, very satisfied with Shaun and can certainly recommend him.

Buyer

Shaun is the type of realtor that makes you wish you could buy a house more often. You cannot find service like this anywhere else. This was my first time buying a house. I faced a lot of uknowns and Shawn guided me, step by step, through the entire process. He took to heart all of my requests in a home and never showed me anything that did not meet my needs. I was very set on the type of house I was looking for so the process took quite a long time. Shaun was patient, he never rushed the process or pushed me into anything I wasn't comfortable with and made sure I found the right house. As it turns out, the right house was outside of my original budget, but Shaun negotiated masterfully on my behalf. The dream house I never thought I could have became a reality because of Shaun. Shaun is professional, hardworking, and genuinely cares about his clients. I would recommend Shaun to anyone who wants to buy a house.

Guy A.

Shaun was not only a excellent real estate agent but also a really stand-up guy even after our transaction was completed. Shaun's unflappable personality was a great asset as we were going through the homebuying process and it allowed us to take an aggressive bid on a house and stick with it. He had a firm grasp of all the steps in the homebuying process really made things pretty easy. And what really struck me about the guy was that he was super helpful even after we concluded our transaction. A delivery service messed up and left an important box outside of our house before we moved in. Shaun took note of it and even grabbed the box for us until we could get it the next day. He totally didn't have to do it, but the fact that he did I think speaks a lot to his character. All-in-all I give him a big thumbs up and would recommend him to anyone looking to buy in the Arlington/Alexandria area.

Buyer & Seller

Shaun has guided me through two home purchases and one sale, and every one was a fantastic experience. With my first purchase in 2009, Shaun helped me through a tough negotiation process and was able to get me my house at below-market value. When I sold that home in 2012, he advised me to list it at a higher price than I expected, and it sold within 12 hours at the higher price. And when I purchased my current house in 2012, he worked his butt off to make sure my offer was accepted over multiple others, even though mine wasn't the highest. He worked closely with the selling agent so that he could find out the sellers' critical wants, and he helped me obtain financing to close the deal. Shaun is an outstanding real-estate agent, and I would recommend him to any of my friends. Too bad he found me the perfect house - now I won't get to work with him again anytime soon!

Annette G.

If you are looking for a real estate agent, you would be NUTS not to call Shaun. All of the other nonsense we've all suffered with other agents just doesn't exist with Shaun-- he's punctual, knowledgeable, thorough, and always 100% on your side. He takes the absolute best care of his clients from arranging your inspection to helping you with financing options and most importantly, goes far out of his way to make sure you find your perfect home. Everyone associated with Shaun is top-notch, too, so you can be assured that your biggest purchase ever will be handeled in the most reassuring possible way. If everyone I worked with were like Shaun, life would be a breeze! He's a wonderful person and hands-down the best agent you could ask for. Even if you're just exploring options, give him a call-- you'll be surprised what he can do for you!

Amelia R.

We couldn't have been more pleased with Shaun in our house hunting experience. We searched for our home for over a year and trolled all over Arlington, Alexandria and Capitol Hill with Shaun. I can't emphasize enough how much he helped with what seemed at times as a hopeless process. We were impressed with his knowledge of neighborhoods, his flexibility when it came to meeting with us to look at homes, his attention to detail when we looked at homes (pointing out any problems or things we may have overlooked), and his overall professionalism especially when it came to negotiations. Shaun understood exactly what we were looking for in our first home and we valued his opinion and judgment. Our experience with searching for our first home couldn't have been more positive and I'm certain that a lot of it has to do with working with Shaun.

Andy L.

My wife and I bought our first home in 2014 while planning our wedding. That was understandably, a very stressful and exciting time for us both. We used Shaun in our search because of the glowing reviews that others had offered, and we were thrilled to have a similar experience with him. He guided us through every step and gave us valuable information about neighborhoods we were interested in. He listened to our concerns, was always reachable and flexible to show properties, and found us our home after only a few weeks of looking. I honestly didn't know someone is sales could be that effective yet low pressure at the same time. I have since heard a few horror stories of other agents in the DC area, and I am always grateful and happy to mention Shaun as my agent. He is an excellent choice for an agent.

Dave H.

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 by several internet resources as a great realtor for 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 for us at our complete convenience, and when it came time to put in a bid, Shaun was stellar. Our bid was not the highest in 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.

Megan F.

Shaun helped us buy our first home in June, 2007. He helped connect us with financing, a home inspector, and gave us some really valuable advice on what to invest in and what to pass up instead. Throughout the process Shaun was so cooperative with us and answered our many, many questions. He was ALWAYS on time, responded to our emails and phone calls within a couple of hours, and put so much heart into helping us feel comfortable and secure in the biggest purchase of our lives! Wherever I go, whenever I learn someone is looking to buy or sell their home, I am always eager to refer them to Shaun. It's the least we can do for everything he did for us along the way.

Gabrielle K.

Moving from Seattle, in a market with zero contacts, we thought why not give a well reviewed Realtor on yelp a try? This was not our first home purchase therefore we had high expectations of our Realtor. Not only of the area and it's trends, but also to be seasoned enough to confidently handle the transaction and promptly follow up - most importantly we needed someone we could trust as we were still living across the country. Shawn did not disappoint. He provided a great service from start to finish and was a tremendous help in making the move east a smooth one. He's a straight shooter and would recommend him in buying a home!

Gregory K.

As first time home-buyers, my wife and I were inexperienced with the process, but Shaun was a great and patient help throughout. Shaun explained every step and never exerted any pressure on us. Shaun got a good feeling for what we wanted, and steered us away from options he knew wouldn't be right for us. Given that we were living across the country during most of the process, he made sure he had many options available to us and managed to show us a good number of houses on a very short timeline. He managed to do so even over just one weekend, even when he was under the weather. Shaun also went above and beyond to help, and found us a great house that was exactly what we were looking for. He gave us excellent advice and knew exactly how to set up a deal that would get us the house over competing offers.

Buyer

Shaun is an amazing real estate agent and I promise you will not be disappointed in his service and attitude. He was one of the most enjoyable people with whom I have had the pleasure of doing business. Shaun is very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. I can say with 100 percent conviction that no one will ever be disappointed with Shaun on their side of their real estate transaction.

The knowledge Shaun provides of the market and his attention to detail made the process as enjoyable as it can be. It took us over 10 months to find our home and Shaun stood by us every step of the way. I thank Shaun for making a very stressful time go off without a hitch. Without a doubt I would recommend Shaun Murphy to everyone most highly and without a reservation. Thank you so much.

Buyer

We had a great experience working with Shaun and I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home in NOVA. We first contacted Shaun in winter and he arranged a weekend meeting to talk us through the home purchasing process. We then went dark for a few months. When we resumed our house hunt a few months later, I sent him an out-of-the-blue text message about getting his help putting in an offer on a place in the Potomac Yard area. He was hugely responsive and helped us look at a few other condos for comparison. We ultimately put in an offer on a place he showed us. He helped us negotiate a great price with the buyer and even leveraged the inspection to get some money back. Overall he was responsive, friendly, knowledgeable, and great to work with.

Summer M.

Shaun really is as good as it gets. My husband and I used Shaun to buy our first house. While my husband had previous knowledge of home buying, I did not. It was important for us to have someone who could walk us through every step of the process. He is very knowledgeable about the market and knows what to do and how to get it done. We ended up purchasing a short sale, and closed five days before our daughter was due to be born. It was a stressful time, but Shaun helped us navigate it with no problems! Shaun is one of the most trustworthy, genuine and totally professional people you will ever meet! As much as we love the house we bought, we look forward to the opportunity to buy another one. There's no doubts about who we will use - it will be Shaun!

L H.

As first time home buyers, we couldn't have been happier with Shaun as our realtor and we have recommended him to all of our friends who are thinking about buying in the future. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the process, the area (we looked in Old Town & Del Ray), and always available to talk to us or schedule tours. I also really appreciated the insight he offered when we toured houses- he would point out things to us (both good & bad) that, as former renters/apartment dwellers, we likely would never have noticed or considered. When we found the house we wanted, he helped us put together a good offer in a very short amount of time. He is also just a really nice, genuine person with a calming presence who will put your interests first.

Buyer

I cannot stress how strongly I recommend Shaun; he is communicative, professional, and so easy with which to work. After interviewing multiple realtors, Shaun impressed us from the beginning; after meeting with him, we immediately decided to work with Shaun to sell our townhouse AND purchase our new property. Shaun helped us prepare to put our place on the market and created an *amazing* set of marketing materials, leading to a significant number of potential buyers coming to view our place, and ultimately multiple offers. His negotiation techniques were both successful and professional. In the end, we were able to sell our old property and purchase our new property on our terms. Without a doubt, I would work with Shaun in the future.

Jessie I.

I would absolutely recommend Shaun. As a first time homebuyer I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and Shaun guided me through ever step of the process. He showed me a wide variety of homes to get a sense of what I wanted and when I found the perfect one he sprung into action to show me the home, get an offer written and submitted, and communicated with me throughout the process (despite me being out of the country). He recommend a great loan officer and inspector and stayed throughout the inspection to ensure I understood the things I needed to have fixed by the sellers. Closing was a breeze and Shaun remained available to answer my (probably insane) questions after I closed. Will be using him again when it's time to sell.

Matthew N.

My wife and I had the pleasure of listing our townhouse in Old Town Alexandria with Mr. Shaun Murphy. Shaun is without a question the best choice when buying or selling a home. He worked diligently to sell the townhouse and went the extra mile to ensure it sold quickly (One week)! Shaun is a strong communicator and had excellent ideas on how we should stage, advertise, market and photograph our house to make it as attractive as possible to home buyers. After the first open house that Shaun set up he entertained multiple offers and negotiated to get us the best possible selling price. We highly recommend Shaun Murphy to anyone looking for a knowledgable, dedicated and results driven realtor.

Jody F.

Shaun helped us buy a house last year and was invaluable from start to finish. Being first-time home buyers, it was very intimidating starting out. We had no idea as to how overwhelming it would be. Fortunately, Shaun was very patient and introduced us to the process and informed us of everything we needed to know. While the home buying experience can be long and tedious, Shaun was there every step of the way, from the loan approval and home search to placing an offer, going through various inspections, and even long after we completed our transaction. Thanks to Shaun our search for the perfect home was a very enjoyable experience and we could not of asked for a better Realtor.

Buyer

We had a wonderful experience with Shaun. We were looking for a house while planning a wedding so needless to say things were a little hectic. Shaun took his time with us and was always agreeable to meet at times that fit our busy schedules. He gave us great advice about neighborhoods and was very honest. He helped us find exactly what we wanted in a couple of weeks. He also suggested a wonderful mortgage broker. He negotiated the price down on the house we were buying and handled some small issues that came up with repairs. Shaun was so easy to work with, he never put any pressure on us, and he was always quick to answer our questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Cindy M.

Shawn was great - super knowledgeable about everything (which I needed!), and unbelievably helpful through every step of the process. He handled the sale of my condo (my first sale). I was moving out of state pretty much as soon as we listed and he handled a ton of things while I was gone. I don't know how I would have done it if he hadn't been so helpful and on top of it all. Condo sold in two weeks for more than asking. I really can't say enough good things about Shawn and everything that he did for me. Plus he's just really nice, easy to work with and a great guy. Highly recommend - you can't go wrong with Shawn as your realtor.

John S.

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Shaun to purchase a home in Alexandria. He is knowledgable about the area, has good contacts in the industry, and is a thorough agent with excellent negotiation skills. Most important was his great attitude. Although our search took many twists and turns, he helped us keep our perspective with his good sense of humor. The man has the patience of a saint!

Seller

Shaun was amazing! Very approachable and easy to work with (and patient when a few potential problems arose!) resourceful, supportive, impressive knowledge of the real estate market and how it applied to my condo. Would highly recommend Shaun and use him again! He sold my condo in record time in a tough market.

Buyer

Shaun is amazing! Not only is he very knowledgeable, but he is patient, understanding, hardworking, and fun to work with. I'd recommend him to everyone!

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If you are thinking of buying or selling in the Washington DC metro area, Shaun would love the opportunity to work with you. Shaun loves working with different people and he still gets excited about each and every transaction.

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