Shaun Murphy Real Estate Agent at Compass

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Luxury Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Military Families
  • Townhomes
  • Condos
  • Single Family Homes
  • Relocations

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Agent Highlights

Shaun sells properties fast - selling more than 66% quicker than the average Alexandria agent.
Shaun gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Alexandria agent.
Shaun also has Townhome expertise - working with over 273 more townhomes than the average agent.

Shaun's Transactions

  • Single Family Home
  • Single Family Home
  • 2607 Valley Dr, Alexandria, VA 22302
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 2 bath
  • Single Family Home
  • 89 Riverside Dr, Palmyra, VA 22963
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 3.0 bath
  • 3840 26th St N
    Single Family Home
  • 803 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22301
    Single Family Home
    5 bed / 5.0 bath

More about Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy is a real estate agent with Compass in Alexandria, Virginia. Shaun has completed transactions in several areas including Alexandria, Arlington, Washington, Old Town Alexandria, Del Ray, Rosemont, Rose Hill and Groveton. HomeLight ranks Shaun as one of the top 1% of agents in Alexandria for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes fast.


Top Producer 2021



Other Certifications

NAR's Green Designation (GREEN)


#1 Ranked RE/MAX agent in VA, 2017, #9 ranked RE/MAX Agent in US, 2017, Compass Move Fast Award, 2023, #1 Ranked Compass agent in VA, 2019-2023

License Number

137971, 0225101185

Shaun Murphy's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Shaun is the most skilled Realtor we have had the pleasure to work with - he helped us buy our new home at a price that far exceeded our goal. We were extremely impressed with Shaun during negotiations, especially with the results! Three months later and we're still pinching ourselves in disbelief that we found such a beautiful home in such a great location. We could not have done it without Shaun. We actually found Shaun through researching zillow and yelp reviews. We were looking for a Realtor who was flexible, responsive and would protect our interests throughout the process. From past experience, we knew things might not go smoothly and could get a little stressful. We wanted a Realtor that had a 'calm' demeanor and could 'work behind the scenes' to solve issues. Shaun definitely lived up to his 'yelp' reputation, working tirelessly to ensure we closed on time - a critical aspect of our purchase and for which we are truly grateful! Shaun brings more to the table than his years of experience and network of experts, like his amazing home inspector - he is also very charming, a delight to work with and has a great sense of humor. We genuinely recommend Shaun to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home - whether it is your first, or in our case, your last. We are retired from the military and my husband is officially retiring 'again' very soon - thanks Shaun!

      - Erin
    • Shaun was fantastic to work with. He helped us purchase our first home, handling all of the ups and downs of our decision making (or lack thereof) as we narrowed our search to the perfect home. He provided invaluable insight into the buying process for us and was far more than just a middle man!

      - Elizabeth and Christopher
    • Shaun Murphy is a fantastic realtor and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house in the National Capital Region. My wife and I were first time home buyers which can be daunting, but Shaun was able to walk us through the process from beginning to end. Shaun was always available when we called him, and very flexible with his schedule when it came to seeing the different properties. He was patient with us when we weren't quite sure what type of home we were looking for, and he always made sure we looked past the basic cosmetics of the property to see the real value. It was apparent throughout the process that Shaun was familiar with the local housing market and networked with other realtors which seemed to give us a "leg-up" on other potential buyers. Shaun worked with us through the negotiation process and was even able to assist us with the VA Home Loan process. Additionally, Shaun was able to connect us with a reputable mortgage and inspection company which made the process go even smoother. Most notably, Shaun is very personable which made the process of buying a home enjoyable when it had the potential to be stressful. His personality is approachable and we never asked a question he wasn't able to answer. Overall, we plan on utilizing Shaun's services when we move in future, and I would recommend Shaun Murphy to anyone looking to buy a home in the Region without any reservation.

      - Stephen and Elizabeth
    • 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.

      - Kristen and Karl
    • Shaun is one of the best, if not the best, real estate agent I have worked with. My partner and I had a 3 property real estate deal and Shaun eased our worries by coordinating all of the logistics for each of the sales/purchases. Also, Shaun was very patient and responsive to the numerous questions we had. Shaun did not rush us to sell or purchase and he ensured that we were doing what was best for us, not what was best for him. Shaun also continued to assist us with the property we purchased after it was settled. He ensured that we had his full support during the entire process. We will definitely not be using anyone else for our real estate needs

      - John and Andrew
    • 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.

      - Megan and Jody
    • I am writing this review to express my heartfelt gratitude to Shaun Murphy. I would recommend Shaun Murphy to anyone looking to buy a home in the Virginia area. Shaun is the BEST at what he does. If you are looking for a hands on, knowledgeable and kind Realtor who will make you feel secure throughout the stressful process of buying a home Shaun Murphy is undeniably your only choice. He treated us like we were his one and only client. Shaun not only got us our dream house, but made the process seem like a piece of cake. There are a lot realtors out there but I believe no one else will work as hard as Shaun Murphy to get you into your dream house. I would highly recommend him to everyone. Shaun is all about integrity and excellence and was always responsive and diligent. Shaun cared for us with professionalism, kept us informed with the process, and continues to follow up with us. He is extremely detailed and patient and on top of all this, Shaun Murphy is such a kind soul. I really can not imagine getting any better service than this. I can't thank him enough.

      - Kathy and Bill
    • My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Shaun to purchase a home in Alexandria. He is knowledgeable 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!

      - John
    • My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Shaun to purchase a home in Alexandria. He is knowledgeable 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!

      - John
    • 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, knowledgable, 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 handled 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!

      - Randa and Adam
    • 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.

      - Nick and Lindsay
    • We bought a town home in Alexandria through Shaun and were extremely pleased with the job he did for us. He's sharp, savvy, and a keen negotiator. He also happens to have a low-key, down-to-earth personality that makes the stressful process of buying a house slightly less so. He consistently went the extra mile. For instance, early in the process, he prevented us from over-paying on a house we eventually didn't purchase. Later, when finding our current home, Shaun was instrumental in getting our offer accepted in the presence of other offers from other buyers. We're very glad that we ended up going with him.

      - Arron
    • 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!

      - Josh
    • 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!

      - Gabby and Mike
    • Shaun helped us with the recent sale of our townhouse and purchase of a single family home. This was the first time we had been on the selling end of a real-estate transaction and Shaun made the experience as stress-free as possible. That's no short order when we were balancing careers, school, small children and showings multiple times a week. It was great to work with someone we trusted, who listened and was responsive. It's clear that he loves what he does for a living and he's great at it. We highly recommend him as a buyers and sellers agent!

      - Andrea and Michael
    • We went with Shaun as our Realtor after seeing his excellent reviews here. Even so, as first time home buyers, we were pleasantly surprised. Shaun was great throughout the whole process. And while I don't look forward to buying another house any time soon, I do look forward to working with Shaun again when that day comes.

      - Joe and Leona
    • Shaun helped me through my entire home-buying experience as a first-time home buyer! I had no idea what I was doing, but Shaun made sure to explain everything to me and was able to answer all my questions. He sat down with me to explain how home buying worked from start to finish and guided me through every step. He never acted pushy and always made sure he had time to show me properties(even though I know he was working with a lot of other clients at the time!). Shaun is also great with technology, so it was nice to have a realtor that was always open with communication whether it was through email, text, or phone calls. As for my experience, Shaun picked out a house for me that I was hesitant to view at fist because it didn't quite fit all of my "wants" in a home. But once I decided to go ahead and take a look at the house he chose, I fell in love with it. He knows what he's doing, and he actually knew what I wanted more that I did! I purchased the house about 2 months ago and am very happy with my service and my experience. Shaun comes highly recommended!

      - Whitney
    • My husband and I just bought our first home in Rosemont and we used Shaun as our buyer's agent because of his incredible online ratings. Shaun knows Alexandria better than anyone else we met with, and he was so easy to work with that house buying became "fun" instead of a "project." He is easygoing but thorough, laid-back but also a terrific advocate for you. He was flexible with scheduling and efficient in getting us into appointments. Ultimately, we got a home under market before it went to open house due to his thorough research and insight into the property. Not only was our experience successful, but also a very pleasant time.

      - Jamie and Mike
    • Shaun was awesome. Period. Not only did he sell our Arlington condo, he also helped us find a new home before we had to move out of our old one.The sale of our condo went very smoothly. He priced it well and it moved fast. As far as our purchase... we looked for a while at a lot of different properties and Shaun was patient and informative about each. When we finally found our dream home we needed to jump right on it right away, and even thought he was on vacation, Shaun was able to help us score our new home.We are thrilled with where we ended up and it was Shaun who helped us get here. Five stars!

      - Shelli and David
    • 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!

      - Summer and Ray
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.

      - L.C.
    • Shaun was fantastic. I had to put my house up for sale during winter with all the snow. He helped identify what I repairs I needed to make it more attractive. I moved out of state and Shaun was great at working with the repairmen and others to get it into shape.

      - Robbie
    • 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.

      - Brain
    • 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.

      - Andy and Rainbow
    • Working with Shaun was a great experience. He was honest, trustworthy and helped guide us through the process with patience. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an agent that doesn't pressure you, helps you learn what is out there, and has your best interests at heart.

      - Bill
    • Shaun is amazing!! Shaun helped my husband and I find our first home and guided us through everything. He is extremely knowledgeable and works very hard for you. He ensures you get the best deal possible and there are no questions that your home is his priority. He is super easy to work with, responds quickly, super sharp, attentive, and very calm (which was wonderful for our over eager buyer stress). We will recommend Shaun to all our friends and will use him if/when we move. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Shaun! We really enjoyed working with him and give our highest recommendation.

      - Rose and David
    • 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. :)

      - Cindy
    • I could not have asked for a better agent. Shaun helped me buy my first home last Spring and went above and beyond in every area. He was knowledgeable, patient, and worked with my best interest in mind 100% of the time. As others have said, he was more than just a middle man. HIGHLY recommended! You want Shaun on your team.

      - Nicole
    • 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.

      - L.H.
    • 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.

      - Greg and Molly
    • 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.

      - John and Laura
    • 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.

      - Guy and Asha
    • Second time clients of Shaun's this time as sellers agent. He exceeded all expectation, he did a wonderful job marketing the home we had showings for four days straight after listing and culminated in multiple offers and us getting more than list price. Shaun is the realtor you want if you are selling or buying he will put his full effort in to making sure you are happy. Would use Shaun again if we had not moved out of state. Thank you Shaun!

      - Rhett and Nicole
    • We enlisted Shaun's help in finding a new home for our growing family. We went out looking for homes and made an offer that night! Shaun's expertise and knowledge made the daunting task enjoyable and easy. We are so excited that we have a beautiful home and a place to raise our family. We cannot thank him enough - I would recommend Shaun as an agent to anyone.

      - Danielle and Matt
    • Shaun was absolutely amazing. We found a house we loved and he managed to negotiate a huge price concession AND sell our home above asking within 4 days. He was attentive, responsive, professional and aggressive. He made sure we were completely protected at every turn. We always felt as though we were in capable hands and trusted Shaun completely. We cannot say enough good things about him!

      - Danielle and Scott
    • Straight up: Shaun Murphy is that good. My husband and I have bought and sold a few homes in NoVa over the past 20+ years and have had some very solid, knowledgeable and skilled agents help us on both the buy and sell sides. Shaun is one of the very best agents we have ever worked with because he brings both integrity and street smarts to his real estate dealings. The metro DC market is very competitive and fast-paced, and Shaun helped us by providing extensive knowledge of area neighborhoods, a calm and positive attitude, and excellent advice on pricing. We went through two rounds of negotiations on two different homes before settling on a third, which ended up with some structural issues that needed to be resolved. He steered us through all of the paperwork, and acted on our behalf as a skilled negotiator and advocate. We love our new home! And would recommend Shaun Murphy to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in the metro DC area.

      - Monika 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 and Brooke
    • 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 knowledgeable, dedicated and results driven realtor.

      - Matt and Katye
    • 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

      - Doug and Christina