We were first time home buyers so naturally we were a bit apprehensive about the entire process. From the moment we first got in touch with Tom, he was incredibly personable and didn't hesitate at all to give us a rundown of the entire home buying process. When it came time to look at homes, two things really stuck out to me. First, Tom knows the different localities extremely well. We looked at homes in several different cities and Tom somehow was seemed like he had grown up there. It was evident fairly quickly that he has a wealth of experience and knowledge and does his homework before he shows a property. Second, Tom's availability and reliability were exemplary. He was available on almost any day we wanted to look at a property and he was never late to a showing - not once. I can't speak for anyone else, but having dealt with the numerous headaches of working with unreliable people, Tom was a breath of fresh air. Once we settled on a house, Tom was super helpful in crafting our offer. Once again, his experience proved invaluable - he has a very good handle on what sellers are looking for in an offer and what it will take to get the house. Tom's grasp of the nuance and tact of the negotiations was a huge reason that our offer was accepted (and take my word for it - the seller was not an easy person to deal with). Throughout the home inspections and lending process, Tom was with us every step of the way and was a great source for a second opinion on a lot of matters. He also has a great network of inspectors, bankers, contractors, and other service providers and always pointed us in the right direction. I should add that throughout this process as well, I cannot recount a single time that Tom failed to pick up his phone when I called. That was a huge plus for me. All the way up through closing, it was smooth sailing. I honestly cannot recommend Tom highly enough. He has everything you look for in a broker - knowledgable, personable, reliable, available, diligent, and an all-around good guy. With 100% certainty, I will be working with Tom in the future on any real estate purchases, and you'd be doing yourself a huge favor in doing the same. Thanks Tom!
Always responsive especially during crunch times. His knowledge of the area, and the market aided in procuring an offer above our asking price. Would recommend Tom to anyone looking to sell a home in this area.
I couldn't even imagine buying my house without his help. First, I have to say he is an excellent negotiator. Not only that, he is very thorough and always kept me aware of what I needed to do and when to do it by. He even stood in for me when I was unable to make keep my appointment with the home inspector and the repairmen. He never left any question unanswered and always responded promptly to any request I might have. I would definitely refer Tom to anyone who is looking for a stress free experience while buying a house
He also showed his negotiation skills in helping me get a $3,000 credit during the closing process.
He spent a lot of time consulting with us to answer all of our questions. He was pretty much available any time to answer questions or set up a showing of a house I wanted to see. He did a great job at securing our dream home.
He was very responsive and available to contact by text message, email, and phone. He listened to what we wanted in a house and suggested appropriate listings for us to view. Also, he has a keen eye for seeing both the good and the bad in a house and was very candid with his opinion, which I greatly appreciate. I freely recommend him.
Tom is very quick with his responses to all my question and concerns and very helpful. He is a very knowledgeable agent with a good eye a finding great homes. Tom Murphy is highly recommended!
He provided us with excellent knowledge of the property and the best areas that would suite us for our job relocations. I was being relocated from the Frederick, MD area to work in Wilmington, DE and Frazer, PA. He put us in a great location to accommodate both locations. He knew we were on a strict time crunch to purchase a home and be move in ready prior to the re-location to PA. We provided three different purchase offers and he used his creative purchasing techniques to get us into the house we love with only minimal price over the selling price due to the housing market, and to not have us get into a bidding war. I would recommend Tom to anybody that is buying or selling a home. He was willing to work over weekend's and late nights to accommodate us to ensure we were moved into our home in 44 days.
We bought our house during a strange time in the market (during the COVID pandemic), but he made it a smooth and far less scary experience for us. His patience is seemingly endless, his demeanor was consistently steadying, he connected us with all the resource folks we needed (financing, inspections, and even a handyman and plumber), and his knowledge of the market and its current trends helped us make the best offer on the best house for us. Tom is a full service realtor without pretense who genuinely cares about his clients. We highly recommend him!
He is very patient and respectful of his client’s needs. I would not hesitate to use his services again.
He proved that time and again with his thorough knowledge of home construction and the local market. Every time we viewed a new property Tom would perform a methodical inspection, looking for signs of problems and commenting on the quality of construction, finish, appliances, etc. Tom also led us through multiple rounds of negotiation to get to a price we were comfortable with. He’s always there for you. In the end we found the property that was perfect for our family and are loving it. Working with Tom felt like working with a friend someone we’ve know for years, he truly there for you and your needs