Buying a home is scary and exciting, even if it’s not your first home purchase. There are so many nuances to buying a home, legal and otherwise that I would never recommend not having a realtor guide you through the process. Why add more unknowns to something that is already stressful?
A realtor has a great deal of privileged knowledge that you can benefit from but if that realtor is not a person of integrity, it can still be disastrous. My second recommendation is to find someone with integrity. That person is Rob Murray. I can recall a situation in selling our condo where I actually came to more deeply understand what integrity looks like by observing how Rob conducted himself. To make a long story short, at this point, Rob had already done an excellent job explaining the process of selling before we listed. Then we found ourselves in a situation where we had verbally accepted one offer and a higher offer came in. Rob showed his integrity in spades by advising us to honour our word. We observed his advice and it meant we were better for it. Our sale was conducted without hitch and I believe it was because of Rob’s conscientiousness.
In dealing with other realtors through Rob, I feel that integrity is a somewhat rare quality. There can easily be some fudging of the truth, going back on one’s word to make more money or exaggerating of a circumstance. Rob is not the person who does this. You can trust Rob’s integrity, experience and advice.
He also has incredible instincts, taking the time to get to know his clients. We ended up buying in a wonderful neighbourhood due to Rob’s guidance and he was able to guide us because he had taken the time to understand our needs.
Integrity matters to buyers and sellers because it is a confusing process and you need a guide who can be trusted. Work with Rob: knowing that your guide through the process will treat you (and others) the way you hope to be treated, is everything.
~JESS & KERRI,
I am a widowed senior. Rob Murray helped me to not only sell my home of more than 40 years but he also facilitated the purchase of a villa for me. There's a lot of stress involved as you can imagine and Rob took the stress away and went above and beyond the call of a realtor. Not only did the real estate transactions go smoothly but he also ensured that the legal and financing aspects went without a hitch. I found him to be respectful, supportive and all in all a pleasure to deal with. He took the time to meet with my family members which gave me an added sense of security. He is professional and truly a gentleman. I can't say enough about him and would highly recommend him to anybody looking to buy or sell a house.
Our experience working with Rob Murray of ReMax Realty was extremely positive and ultimately successful. Rob made a point of discussing our needs and desires for a home in Calgary and worked with us to find a suitable home within our framework.
There was at no time any sense of pressure, while Rob kept us up to date and current on all new potential properties that might interest us within our parameters. Rob is a consummate professional in his field and we highly recommend his services.It was at all time a real pleasure working with Rob Murray who helped us find and purchase our new home in Calgary.
Ted and Melody Crane
I have known Rob for many years as a friend. When it came time for me to sell my house it was not a question that I would have him as my realtor. He is very patience, as well as knowledgeable about the current market and real estate laws. He has a good eye for what needs to be fixed in your home to make it saleable . I would highly recommend him for all my real estate matters!