|Melissa made the buying and selling process seem effortless. She worked tirelessly to make sure that we were constantly in the loop and educated on the entire process. She didn’t take anything for granted, always crossing every “t” and dotting every “I.” It is hard to put into words what her hard work and dedication meant (and still means) to us. She was able to get us in contact with everyone from a lender to a contractor and everyone in between. We even joked that “I bet Melissa has a guy for that,” and sure enough she did. If that was not enough, her referrals were just as prompt as she was/is. She has a great network of good people that surround her and she expects nothing less than exceptional from them. Our four year old son hit it off with her the moment she walked in the door for our first consultation, where he promptly showed her around room by room. She was so patient with him and made him feel like he was just as important as we were. I can honestly say that if you give Melissa the chance to help you buy/sell your next home, you won’t just have a realtor for life, but you’ll have a friend as well. Great job Melissa!!! Your hard work, dedication, and overall desire to see us happy means more to our family than you will ever know!!!
-Jeremy and Mandy Priest
|Melissa has helped us both buy and sell a home. She is very thorough and honest in her approach. I appreciated how she was realistic and never promised us anything…yet was always positive. She turned the possibility of a stressful situation- trying to sell, buy, and close at the same time, into a relatively seamless event. Not only that, Melissa is STILL there anytime I have questions or concerns about our new house and is always willing to answer my questions and steer us in the right direction. She seems to know someone who does EVERYTHING- so we were never at a loss for resources when trying to get something done before we sold our house and bought the new one. She was never too busy to show us houses and held our hands through the entire process. Melissa was an advocate when we did receive an offer on our house and she made what could have been a deal breaker happen. I will certainly work with Melissa again and recommend her to others.
-Jessica and Trevor McConnell
Melissa Murphy is outstanding! After a failed attempt to sell my house, a co-worker recommended Melissa Murphy. I gave her a call and knew right away I had made the right decision. Melissa is the best! I have worked with other realtors in the past and never has one been so attentive, kind, and professional. I knew that selling my house would be difficult and my particular situation was complicated on many levels. Other realtors may not have been willing to take on this house sale and certainly not with the unconditional effort that Melissa gave it. She guided me through the entire process, keeping me informed with every step. She always returned phone calls and e-mails promptly and, although this was not a big sale for her, she treated me like I was selling a million dollar home. More importantly, she showed integrity and clearly had my best interest at heart. Every single piece of advice she gave me was right on. Shortly after she listed the property I had an Offer and, needless to say, I was thrilled. I was equally impressed with her consideration for the buyer and the buyer’s agent; it is obvious that she cares about people. Melissa is a class act. I wouldn’t consider buying or selling without her and I am forever grateful that she was recommended to me.
Melissa is a fantastic realtor. My husband and I moved to Indiana from West Virginia–shopping for our first home from two states away could have been a nightmare, but with Melissa, the process was quick and smooth. Knowing that our visits to Bloomington were limited, Melissa planned a whole day of looking at homes on short notice, showing us several houses that were within our budget and had the qualities we needed. Once we were ready to make an offer, Melissa expertly guided us through the process from start to finish. Friendly, organized, and efficient, Melissa made the process a pleasure. I wholeheartedly recommend Melissa to anyone buying or selling a home in the area. She is excellent! When we are ready to sell our home, we definitely plan to work with Melissa again.
-Crystal and Michael Howell
Melissa Murphy is available for her clients long after the closing. I have lived in my condo for 6 months and recently came home to a furnace not working. I knew a Home Warranty came with my purchase but I could not find the policy anywhere. I called Melissa at 8:00 p.m. and she happily went through my file to find the information I would need to contact the service. Not only that, but she called back several times that night and the next day to make sure the Warranty Service performed the work in a satisfactory and timely manner. She even offered to bring me space heaters. She made the emergency much more manageable.
Having just sold a home with Melissa I can’t say enough! She was extremely efficient and took care of everything. Absolutely everything concerning the sale of our home went exactly as she had told us it would. Due to all of her hard work and non-stop attitude, she was able to sell our home very quickly in a time when the housing market was less than favorable. If you have a Real Estate need I would highly recommend Melissa!
Melissa is great to work with! The process of selling our home would have been very difficult without Melissa’s help and knowledge. Organized, efficient, down to earth, didn’t “talk over our head”… which is exactly what you want when you’re a first time home seller. Great experience! Would recommend her to anyone!
Over the course of several weeks Melissa not only worked efficiently with the buyer but she went above and beyond for the seller as well. She communicated transactions and findings promptly. Her support and drive helped enabled the close of this deal. She never delayed in responding to a question or providing updates. Her passion and professionalism helped ease the seller throughout the process. We enjoyed working with her and would recommend her as agent to any buyer or seller. She is respected within the community and knows the local area very well. We appreciate all of her help throughout our transaction and look forward to working with her in the future.
-The Stout Family
If you’re looking for a realtor that can “make it happen”, then look no further. Melissa Murphy CAN and WILL get the job done! We’ve had the pleasure of working with Melissa on two homes we put on the market. They both sold in an astonishing amount of time! Her knowledge in the industry is truly amazing. She gave us great advice on what she felt needed to be done or changed in order to make the sale and close the deal – and we did! In the event we need a realtor in the future – Melissa Murphy is our #1 TOP PICK!!
-Mike and Sharla Bruce
The home buying process is a complicated one with lots of detailed information and procedures, but going through it with Melissa is very easy. At the end of our first showing Melissa went through the entire process, beginning to end. She told me what I could expect and what I needed to have lined out in order to make my home buying process as convenient as possible. But the biggest plus is Melissa’s timeliness in responding to any requests or questions I had. Overall a definite five star experience.
Melissa, Starting a year ago last Thursday we jumped into a whirlwind of buying, selling, cleaning, paperwork, back-flips, and all sorts of interesting & unusual (for me) activities leading to our eventual move to Nashville. On behalf of Pam, Oscar, Annie, and myself, let me express our profound and everlasting THANKS! at achieving this dream. Perhaps it was luck, but I tend to believe that it was your enchanted orchestration allowing for everything to just magically fall in place. Again, our heartfelt thanks-oh-so-much!!!,
-George, Pam, Oscar, & Annie
I really appreciate the profession manniner in which Melissa handled the listing and sale of my property. I was pleasantly surprised that she contacts me each and every time the property was show. You cannot imaging how much stress has been eliminated by selling the property in 30 days. Melissa made my day!
We couldn’t have been in better hands than with Melissa when it came time to sell our house! Melissa’s experience, expertise in the market, professionalism and friendly, helpful nature are the keys that helped to sell our house quicker than we ever imagined. She went above and beyond, and we couldn’t have been happier with how easy she made the process for us. We would use Melissa again and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a superior agent in the area. She is THE person to call!
– Dave and Rachel Felice
Whether looking to buy or sell a home, contact Melissa Murphy today for all of your real estate needs. I promise that you will be glad that you did because she is FANTASTIC and truly does MAKE IT HAPPEN!!
Our family was devastated when a deal fell through on selling our home with a veteran local realtor. The buyer walked away before closing, and we were left feeling defeated, pondering what to do, and wondering who we could trust to make sure this would NOT happen again. When the contract ended with our previous realtor, we asked Melissa Murphy to sell our home and things turned around immediately. We had more effective communication and better results with Melissa during the first month than what we had experienced in the previous six months! Even after going through such a disappointing experience with our previous realtor, I could tell from Day One with Melissa that she WOULD sell our house. I never had any doubt that she was looking out for our best interests and was determined to get us a successful sale! It was easy to put our faith in her, and we are thrilled with the results—she is FABULOUS in every way!! Melissa is a remarkable lady and a caring professional who is always upbeat, adds her special personal touch, and brings positive energy to every situation!!
Melissa provided valuable input and feedback for improvements to give our house the best chance to sell. We listened to her reasonable suggestions, and they paid off! Throughout the process Melissa answered all of our questions, was extremely helpful, and went above and beyond our expectations. She has amazing people skills and is wonderful with all ages. Melissa sincerely cares about her clients and does everything she can to accomplish your goals. Your goals become her goals, and she truly goes to bat for you. I have extremely high standards for customer service and am too often left disappointed whether doing business over the phone, through email, or in person in today’s society. With Melissa, it was just the opposite. She is everything you could ask for in a realtor and much more!!
Because of Melissa’s incredible efforts, we are so happy in our new home and thrilled to have our entire immediate family only 5 minutes apart for the first time in over 30 years! Words cannot express how WONDERFUL you are, Melissa, and how much we appreciate you. You will always be a special friend to our family. Thanks so much from the bottom of my heart—YOU ARE THE BEST EVER!!
– Linda Long
We were in Florida for the winter when we decided to sell our condo in Bloomington and move to Florida. We called Melissa Murphy because she had sold my husband’s Mother’s house after she passed. She had been so helpful then and exceeded our expectations with the selling of our condo. We handled everything by fax, emails and phone calls. She did all the work and did a wonderful job of open houses and showings. She helped us through every step of the process and even had it so that we did not have to travel back for the closing. We cannot recommend her enough for all her hard and diligent work. She really knows her stuff and gets the job done for you!
– Jim and Suzy Mullis
Thank you for your patience, advice, and support during the process of selling our home. You were right, once we overcame our egos and determined our priorities everything went well.
We would recommend you, without hesitation, to anyone looking for a competent, conscientious realtor. Feel free to have prospective clients contact us anytime.
– Judy Beard
I met and worked with Melissa about 18 years ago; for years we kept in distant contact through mutual friends. This summer my son started looking to purchase his first home and I immediately contacted Melissa to assist him. Melissa treated Austin like she had known him for years, tuned into exactly what he was looking for and diligently worked to find him the perfect home! We felt very confident and comfortable with Melissa and he is now living in exactly the home he was looking for. He now also feels that he has made a friend for life!
– Angie Stewart
We would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She listened carefully to our needs and we were impressed that we were able to look at a variety of different homes very quickly. She was always enthusiastic and extremely easy to work with. She made our home buying process easy. As a result of her hard work, our home buying process felt anxiety-free and enjoyable. We now think of Melissa as one of our friends and we will absolutely contact her for our future real estate needs!
– Austin Gray and Brittany Lutgring
Melissa assisted us with both the sale of our home and the acquisition of acreage upon which we intend to build our dream home. At a time when the market was not great, and many homes in our neighborhood were (and remain) listed, Melissa produced a solid buyer with a great offer that we accepted without hesitation. After we closed on the sale of our home, Melissa called with the news that the seller of the acreage had accepted our counter-offer. After our initial celebration settled, we looked at each other and said, “Melissa made it happen!” We would recommend her services to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate in Bloomington and surrounding areas.
– Luke and Ashley Rudisill
Melissa Murphy was the most thorough and professional realtor that we have ever worked with. She helped us get our home staged, shown and SOLD in 4 months!! She truly worked for us and everyone should list with her. Thanks for making our Florida move possible.
– Vickie & Gary Robb
Over 5 years ago my wife and I started looking for a home in Bloomington, Indiana. We had just retired and we wanted to move here to be near her children and grandchildren.
We found a local real estate agent and were shown a number of homes but none were exactly what we were looking for. Several other trips were equally non-productive. Subsequently our broker went into another area of real estate. It was then that we were introduced to Melissa Murphy. Melissa “adopted” us and took up our quest to find a new home in Bloomington.
If one recalls the market 5 years ago it became very difficult to sell a home at that time. We continued to search with Melissa who gave diligently of her time and resources, ever searching for just the right home for us. Persistence paid off.
Finally at last our home in Chicagoland sold and Melissa found the perfect retirement home for us here in Bloomington.
Melissa’s demeanor, professionalism, and steadfast support saw us through this long process. She was there, with the answers whenever we needed her consistently going above and beyond what was actually required of a Realtor.
My wife and I highly recommend Melissa to anyone seeking a Realtor here in Bloomington.
– Doc and Beverly Pascual
After having a somewhat disappointing experience with a veteran Bloomington Realtor, we were referred to Melissa by a good friend who proclaimed that “she is the best”. As a result of that recommendation I called her and explained right away that as first time home buyers we would require “a lot of hand holding” throughout the buying process. Melissa completely exceeded all of our expectations. As a result of her work the entire process of buying a home was enjoyable and nearly stress free. It is with our pleasure to recommend to anyone buying or selling a home to contact Melissa as soon as you possibly can. We can now say in agreement with our friend that “she is the best”.
– Robert Pettyjohn
When my husband and I made the decision to move to Bloomington upon his retirement, we did not know any realtors in the Bloomington area. We received a referral through our daughter (who lives in Bloomington) from someone at her workplace to Melissa Murphy. I was hesitant to contact Melissa because my experiences have not been the greatest with referrals of any type. During my initial phone conversation with Melissa, it was very apparent that she is well-versed in all aspects of the real estate business and has a very keen instinct of what type of property would spark an interest in my husband and me.
Melissa was extremely patient through many viewings over several weeks’ time. She answered all of our questions very thoroughly and knowledgeably, and took time out of her busy day to find answers to questions we asked for which she did not have an immediate answer.
Melissa went much above and beyond what most other realtors would do to help my husband and I find our perfect retirement home. She was, at all times, very much the professional, while still maintaining her sense of humor. It is our opinion that Melissa Murphy epitomizes the word “Realtor” and takes it to a higher level of expertise than any realtor we have dealt with. In addition, she was a joy to be around.
If you decide to change your address, Melissa Murphy should be your first and only choice of Realtors to make it happen for you. Melissa truly does “Make It Happen”!
– Jane and Hugh Layer
Melissa Murphy is by far one of the most professional and caring people I have had the privilege of working with. She went above and beyond all her duties as realtor. She was always available for our questions or concerns, and never minded going through things a second time. We truly appreciated all of her hard work and care!
– Stacey Deckard
Melissa is a very judicious business person who works hard for her clients. She continually came up with creative ways to sell our house and kept us informed of what specific comments prospects of our house said. She also kept us informed of competitive house comparisons in our area. When she gave this feedback we discussed alternative ways and strategies to sell our house on a continual basis. She was very easy to work with and full of non-stop energy! Our first realtor was supposedly one of the highest rated in the area but I would put Melissa up against that person any day. I was very happy with all she did for us and in the end she went to bat hard for us to get the price we wanted. She used her creativity to close the deal with our house. We had several counter offers made and she closed the deal very well within a very challenging time for selling homes. Thanks Melissa! I would use you again for sure!
– Michael Schafer
Melissa made buying our 1st home a joy! She really knows how to make you feel like YOU are her ONLY client even if she is the busiest girl we now know. Not only did she make sure she helped us with EVERY question, thought, and feeling we had along the way, but even after the sale finalized, she STILL checks in to make sure we don’t need anything else!!
We are so glad we got the chance to work with her as our Realtor. Not only did we get to know a great professional, but we are happy to now have a GREAT new friend.
If you’re looking for personal attention in buying your first home, Melissa is the Realtor for you!
– Brandon and Kari Sue Siniard
Melissa was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very professional but with a personal touch. We now consider her one of our friends and will definitely be contacting her for any of our future real estate needs!
– Danielle Gunkel
Melissa did an outstanding job selling my Mother’s home after her passing. From the moment I met her, I knew that I had made the right choice. She was sensitive and considerate during a difficult time. Melissa did an incredible job marketing the property and was constantly in touch with me about the process. The best part is that she sold the house within a few months, even with an unstable economy. I would highly recommend Melissa!
– Linda K. Fariss
When looking for a realtor to help me find my retirement home, I asked my son. He asked his friend who is a local developer to recommend one. The developer immediately sent me Melissa’s name and contact information and said that she was awesome! He was wrong – she is much more than awesome!
Over the years I have dealt with realtors in Indiana and Illinois, all of which were far from proactive. I was always contacting them to push them to move on every detail of the purchase or sale. This is not the case with Melissa. She is the one to make sure you are keeping up with the details of the transaction and will even handle items that I had always been required to do by other realtors.
She treated me like I was buying a huge estate rather than a modest home. She quickly found me a home that met my needs and led me through the entire process. I will recommend her to everyone that I meet looking for a realtor. My only problem is I have not yet found the correct word to describe her – awesome just doesn’t seem to be good enough!
– Donald Brock
Melissa was a great ally to have on my side during our negotiations with the bank on a short sale property. Although the short sale process is quite confusing, Melissa did her job well and we were able to execute the transaction. She was always very pleasant to deal with and returned emails and phone calls promptly. I would highly recommend her.
– Michael J. Carson
We put our home on the market with another realtor in fall, 2009. By the summer of 2010 it had still not sold, and we were getting pretty frustrated. We went to Melissa Murphy in September of 2010, and had a very positive experience! The property sold in March, 2011 – for more than we had expected!
Melissa immediately identified several things that needed to be upgraded to make the house more appealing, and arranged to get them done quickly and at a reasonable cost to us. She was with us every step of the way, through offers and counteroffers and agreement modifications, etc., etc., and the communication was prompt, concise, and professional. And her positive attitude was such a help to us! We believe all of her advice was just excellent, and we loved working with her!!
– John & Jackie Olson
We are so pleased in our selection of Melissa Murphy as our realtor. We knew she was the right one at our first meeting. Her initial suggestions were useful and exactly what was needed to make us competitive in the current market. She was not the sort to let the listing do the work but continuously pushed behind the scenes to connect with potential buyers and other realtors. She was on top of everything and kept us continually informed. She said our house would sell before winter and it did! Melissa really does make it happen!
– James Brown, Jr.
Melissa does indeed make it happen! We used another realtor to buy our home and that experience taught me how very important it was to have a realtor who is knowledgeable and who can be a partner in the purchasing or selling of your home. After doing my homework, I decided that Melissa Murphy was the right choice. Melissa helped me establish a plan for what needed to happen to put my home in its best light. I followed her instructions to the letter and we listened to her guidance when it came to an asking price. Our house sold in two weeks and the offer was great! We will be forever grateful to have had her counsel. She made what should have been a stressful situation into a true pleasure.
– Maren Bertelsen
Melissa Murphy was everything we had hoped for in a realtor and more! She thoroughly answered all our questions about selling our home. She went out of her way to market our property and insure we received the exposure we needed. Melissa was always available to us and we felt we could contact her at any time with any issue. Her knowledge and professionalism were outstanding from listing to closing!
– Beth Sarchet & Doug O’Mullane
Melissa Murphy is an excellent realtor. As first time home buyers we were quite nervous, but Melissa walked us through every step of the process, answered all of our questions and was incredibly patient and helpful. She worked hard to find the best house in our price range and never pressured us into a house that wasn’t right. Once the offer was accepted Melissa continued to work hard to make sure everything was in place for a smooth closing. Additionally, we were thrilled by how plugged into the Bloomington community Melissa is. Her knowledge of the local housing market, businesses and service providers came in handy many times.
– Neil & Kate Robinson
I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your help, support and service in purchasing/closing on my home! I wouldn’t be here today without your knowledge, quality service and amazing people and communication skills!
– Brandon Mueller
As a first time home buyer, I appreciated Melissa’s patience and guidance throughout the sales process. During my search, she made herself freely accessible and was very respectful of my time. She offered sound and candid advice and made my first home-buying experience very rewarding.
– Michael Gastineau
Melissa Murphy was extremely responsive to our needs, going out of her way to find answers to our questions, returning calls immediately, and giving us advice that helped save us a lot of time and money. We found her to be highly professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to ensuring we were getting a good deal as both a buyer and seller. The icing on the cake was that our house sold in three weeks! We could not have imagined a better realtor and would highly recommend her!
– Karen Nasstrom
Melissa has done a great job of guiding me through the first-time home-buying experience. Her own knowledge and naturally inquiring style are backed up by excellent resources for answering any possible questions, as well as by an extensive network of service provider relationships that she can draw on for a client’s benefit. Perhaps her greatest asset as a Realtor, though, is her personality and ability to successfully interact with all of the parties to a deal. I’m really pleased to be working with her.
– Liz Eaton
My experience with Melissa was most pleasant and financially rewarding. My house had been previously listed for one year with very little interest shown in it. Once that contract ended, I listed my property with Melissa. She made some gentle suggestions and we moved in a different direction in terms of marketing and staging the home. She had prepared the house and me for a different result, but I was astounded when it sold in SIX days! We did not change the price, but now the showings were amazing and the home received more interest in one week than it had received in the previous year. I attribute this to the combined knowledge, commitment, and ideals of Melissa and the company she works with. I was also grateful to be able to work with Melissa again in finding the investment of a lifetime in the purchase of my new \”fixer upper\”. Her faith and vision in the project was a real motivation.
– Lisa Hutchcraft