Brendan grew up in the Chicago-area and has developed an intimate knowledge of its diverse neighborhoods. Whether you are an individual looking for your first condo, an investor looking for multi-unit buildings, a developer looking for raw land, or a seller looking to list your property, Brendan's knowledge and experience will be an asset to you throughout the process.
Brendan transitioned into real estate in 2005 after obtaining an MBA from DePaul University and working for 10 years in the financial services industry. With state of the art technology and exceptional back-office support, Brendan is able to give his clients devoted attention, unparalleled residential market knowledge and highly effective negotiating expertise.
For sellers, Brendan uses innovative online tools to market your home. He researches each area for comparable sales to help you determine the right price for your property. For buyers, finding the perfect property is the first step, followed by Brendan's honed negotiation skills to assure you get the best value for your money. Brendan works tirelessly to make every transaction a success story for the clients he serves.
I have bought and sold many properties in the last 20 years, and the most knowledgeable, effective, diligent real estate professional I have worked with is Brendan Murphy of Dream Town. Whether I have been buying or selling, his expertise has proved to be invaluable and he simply a consummate professional in every respect. No one works harder to market a property, no one is more tuned into the local dynamics of the real estate market, and no one is more pleasant to deal with. When it came time for my son and my daughter to purchase their first homes, Brendan was the only one I told them to call. Of course, he found each of them the perfect home. He also recently sold a townhouse of mine in Lincoln Park which had a number of issues and now is handling the sale of another townhouse for me. I don't know if Brendan ever sleeps. He is simply amazing.
Brendan is one of the reason why I was able to easily purchase from Italy a real estate in Chicago. His support and attention to details and to our needs made the difference. He knows the Chicago market and his buyer-oriented expertise was crucial in closing the deal in less than 3 months from the first visiting, as well as to have it rent in no time. Although I am on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean (I am in Rome, Italy), I know I have someone I can rely on should anything happen.
My family and I had a wonderful experience with Brendan. We have moved A LOT. WI, KY, WA, and that is just in the last 5 years. I'm happy to say that Brendan found us our "forever home" (well, at least till my kids graduate high school, then I'm heading down south). We have had horrible experiences with realtors in the past. I think it is very difficult to have all factors that make a good realtor. Brendan has them all. He was very friendly and great with my 2 kids. He knew the area well and was able to quickly determine what we were looking for. We've had those qualities in past realtors but they were missing what really counts.......Negotiating and knowing the values in the area. We feel we got a great deal in an awesome area and we have Brendan to thank! He was with us every step of the way and has even contacted us several times since closing to make sure we were happy. I would not hesitate to recommend him to other buyers/sellers. Thank you, Brendan!!!
Brendan took the time to listen carefully to our needs, and delivered results in a timely manner. He made the process easy and stress free. He was available to answer all of our questions.
The broker representing the sellers of our home referred Brendan to me and my wife. Diligent, thorough, and easy to contact, he made the purchase process very smooth. As out-of-state purchasers in Chicago we were extremely new to the area, but felt confident that Brendan was always helping steer us in the right direction.
If you are looking for an agent that will go to bat for you, then Brendan is for you. He is always reachable and will drop almost anything to help you. He looks out for your interests only and guides you along the crazy home buying path. He saved us probably $10,000 and got us our house. Not only did we get our house, we gained a friend in Brendan. I would highly recommend him
This review is especially important to me because I recommend Brendan Murphy based on a recent experience that lasted months and, ultimately, resulted in me walking away from a home purchase. Brendan, with a placid and gentle personality, could fool you on first impressions. The road we traveled together was riddled with obstacles, but his often-soft touch taken with my fiancé and I left him ample energy for a voracious approach to negotiations. New to Chicago, and without many RE connections, I put inquiries into a few websites. Brendan Murphy was the first phone call I received almost immediately, and I was surprised that, on the heels of such a rapid response, I was met with a low-pressure introductory discussion. He made himself available for phone/texts/emails day and night, spent as much time teaching me about the market/home buying as he did working on our behalf, and he exhibited aggression coupled with intelligence and tact when communicating with selling agents. In a situation that could have gone heads or tails when discussing the final sharp edges of a possible purchase, Brendan made ZERO decisions based on personal gain, and advocated for us 100%, not even on principle, but as a reflex. For that reason alone: I'll give him a call any time I get asked about an agent recommendation. If you choose to do business with Brendan, you'll simply find yourself doing business with a tranquil but diligent communicator who follows a simple business model. He helps other people get what they want. Two thumbs up.
At Dream Town Realty, there are two Brendan Murphy’s. I cannot comment on the Brendan Murphy at the Lincoln Square office, BUT I cannot say enough good things about the Brendan Murphy at the Lincoln PARK Office! He actually contacted me by email, when my i-Pad couldn't fill out the Dream Town forms online. "Nobody gets a broker that way," is what my savvy Manhattan friends said. Well, I did and, boy, are my husband and I glad. The man was available to email me in New York City for the month before we arrived in Chicago. He steered me away from listings that were made of shoddy building material. He devoted two full days to us when we arrived and we hit the ground running. Bottom line - he was pleasant, funny, fatherly (even though he's younger than we are) and smart. We saw the best examples of homes that Evanston and Chicago had to offer and on the second day, much to our surprise, we found our dream home. He negotiated a fair price for us and is currently handling inspections and paperwork now that we are back in Manhattan, packing up and getting ready to move. You can't do better than this guy. He's terrific.
Brendan was very knowledgeable and professional. He always kept us up to date on what was happening with our sale. I was always able to reach him and if I got his voicemail, he would get back to me in short order. I would highly recommend him as your real estate consultant.
Brendan was extremely helpful in helping me town the purchase of my home. He is responsive and knowledgeable. I have recommended him and would continue to recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home.
Brendan is an excellent real estate agent. He works very hard to address all of the issues involved in a real estate transaction and keeps you informed on any changes that may impact you. I highly recommend Brendan.
We have worked with Brendan on several transactions and have found him to be very effective and responsive. Will always be our choice when a need for a real estate professional exists.
Figured out in one afternoon what I was looking for and I found my new place fast. Very helpful. I came from out of state and he gave me full attention for the day I was looking.
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