Dennis J. Murphy

Realtor
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Dennis is a lifelong California native, he moved to the Bay Area 20 years ago and has remained here ever since. Having lived everywhere from San Francisco to the South Bay, East Bay, and now the Peninsula, Dennis has an in-depth knowledge of the Bay Area and its many enclaves. He began his career in sales, marketing, and advertising and has more than 18 years of experience from working with companies such as the Oakland A’s, Denver Broncos, Pier 39, and various television media companies.

Dennis became a REALTOR® to put his sales, marketing, and advertising experience to use in a field that he’s very passionate about—real estate! He enjoys making a difference in his clients’ life by helping them buy and sell one of the most important assets they’ll have in life. He believes not in participating in home buying and selling transactions, but rather in home buying and selling relationships.

Dennis works closely with his clients to get to know them well, finding out what their goals and objectives are, and so that they too have a good sense for how he conducts business on their behalf. When working with buyers, he takes pride in knowing that his job is to find them the right home, one which meets their must-have criteria, and guides them throughout the entire process so that they never feel alone. When working with sellers, Dennis’ job is to evaluate his client’s property and develop an effective plan to market their home for its maximum on-market value.

Buyer-Represented Properties

700 Promontory Point Land #1207
Foster City, CA 94404
3730 Branson Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403

Dennis was a great support to us in purchasing a home in Foster City. The market is a bit wild right now and Dennis helped us maintain our calm and our perspective as we navigated the real estate terrain on the peninsula. He was incredibly responsive and flexible; my husband and I would refer him to anyone looking for a home on the Peninsula!

– Valerie Arbizu

Dennis is very easy to work with. He is very knowledgeable about the current market trends and what is needed to get a home sold. We had a wonderful experience when we sold our home in San Mateo. He took care of all of the details for us since we had already moved out of the area. Dennis was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him.

– Wendy Thordsen

It was a real pleasure working with Dennis for our home purchase! His knowledge of San Mateo, in particular The Village, is fantastic. My wife and I were put at ease throughout the whole process thanks to him. His attention to detail, understanding the needs and wants of our family, guiding us through the offer submission process, giving us timely updates for our pending offers, and really just working with us to adjust expectations for the current market are only some of the reasons I have no qualms fully recommending Dennis if you need to buy or sell a home in San Mateo and surrounding areas.

– Alan Arbizu

As a landlord, Dennis was able to find me a great tenant for my newly remodeled rental home. He listened to my needs and acted as an advisor and consultant for the duration of the whole transactional process. I will be using Dennis for all my future real estate needs.

– Jim Garibaldi

Dennis helped me purchase an investment property. The property was in a distressed area during a downturn in the economy and timing was critical. Dennis executed flawlessly and worked collaboratively with various stakeholders with competing agendas. Had the process been delayed, even by a few month, it would have cost me tens or thousands of dollars. When it comes time to sell it, in a few years, I will certainly use his services again!!

– Steven Saunders

Dennis helped me purchase an investment property. The property was in a distressed area during a downturn in the economy and timing was critical. Dennis executed flawlessly and worked collaboratively with various stakeholders with competing agendas. Had the process been delayed, even by a few months, it would have cost me tens or thousands of dollars. When it comes time to sell it, in a few years, I will certainly use his services again!!

– Steven Saunders

Dennis Murphy was a pleasure to deal with in selling our home, and buying a larger one in the Bay Area. He managed to find my family the perfect home in an excellent location. He has great real estate skills, and with his networking skills he is a well rounded Real Estate professional. He will find you what you are looking for.

– Francisco Leon

It was a real pleasure working with Dennis for our home purchase! His knowledge of San Mateo, in particular in The Village, is fantastic. My wife and I were put at ease throughout the whole process thanks to him. His attention to detail, understanding the needs and wants of our family, guiding us through the offer submission process, giving us timely updates for our pending offers, and really just working with us to adjust expectations for the current market are only some of the reasons I have no qualms fully recommending Dennis if you need to buy or sell a home in San Mateo and surrounding areas.

– Alan Arbizu

Dennis made our sale of our home a breeze. Very professional and very knowledgeable in our area of the San Mateo Village in San Mateo California. I would recommend Dennis highly to anyone buying or selling their home.

– Diane Alvarado

Besides Dennis being a very competent realtor - he is a really good person! Dennis was so helpful and gave me so much support. I could not have asked for a nicer person to lease my house. He took care of everything. I consider Dennis a friend and truly feel blessed to have found him. He is a true professional with a great heart and spirit and really cares about the people he is working with.I can not say enough good things about him!! If you choose him to sale or lease your property consider yourself lucky:) Thank you Dennis for all your support!!!

– Vira Triolo

Dennis helped my family with our search for a home in San Mateo and the surrounding area and he was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive throughout the many months that we worked together. He worked tirelessly to find us a home that met all of our criteria (schools, size, price range, etc). He also spent many afternoons driving around, showing us various properties in the area, helping to educate us about our options in San Mateo and the surrounding area. He was extremely patient, helpful, and responsive as we modified our search criteria, and he was also very tolerant of the antics and limitations of our 2 small children (aged 5 and 7) while we were touring various properties. It was a pleasure to work with Dennis, and I will definitely come back to him for future real estate transactions in the San Mateo area.

– Joe Shuga

We contacted Dennis Murphy about a year before relocating to San Mateo from San Diego and during that time, he kept in contact with us, keeping us informed about property values and availability of homes. When we finally moved up here to temporary housing in April 2014, he met with us numerous times, met us at homes that might be possibilities and kept us informed about homes just going on the market. We received emails from him written at 6:00 AM! When we wanted to see a home, sometimes more than once, he was always available at our convenience. Because of low inventory, it took until July for us to find a home we really wanted. During this time, he kept our spirits up with his happy and positive attitude, telling us repeatedly that we'd find what we were looking for. When we found the home we wanted, there were four competitive offers and we felt that our chances were slim since we couldn't offer above a certain amount. Well, a miracle took place and we feel like we won the lottery with our new home and with Dennis! We know his expertise, his professionalism,his honesty and his negotiation skills played a huge part. The process actually went very quickly and now that we're in our new home, Dennis continues to offer his help and keeps in contact with us. We love our home and we love Dennis for getting us here! We can't say enough good things about him...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

– Neville & Lana Saner

Dennis was an exceptional agent who was attentive to our needs and flexible with us. He understood our budget and worked hard to help us stay within those limits. He knew when to jump on a great opportunity and because of his actions, we got the house we wanted without having to compromise financially. He is actively involved in the neighborhood where we bought and contributes to a real sense of community here. He is well connected and we will continue to view Dennis as a resource and are happy to call him a neighbor.

– Sara Kelly

Dennis is a true professional. He is very knowledgeable in all areas of real estate and he did a great job negotiating on our behalf. We had a family vacation planned when our tenants decided to break their lease and move out. Dennis stepped in and took care of everything. When we returned from vacation Dennis had potential renters lined up for us to meet with. I have recommend Dennis to my family and friends.

– Todd Skow

Dennis was immensely helpful in selling my house in San Mateo Village. His knowledge of the neighborhood and the market led to a great sales price. Using his contacts, I was able to get the house ready for showing. He helped me line up a painter, a carpet cleaner and a stager, all of whom contributed to the house looking great for the listing. His advice with pricing was excellent - we set a price that generated a large pool of interested buyers. Yet we had multiple offers on the house and the eventual buyers presented a strong offer well above the listing price. Once the offer was accepted, he shepherded me through the sale process and was readily available to answer questions and ease my concerns. If I was selling another house in the area, I would use Dennis in a heartbeat!

– John McGinnis

Our experience in selling our family home of 66 years with Dennis Murphy was seamless. From start to finish, Dennis was there. Lived up to his word and when necessary, rolled up his sleeves and did what needed to be done. Our life got complicated and he was our calm. We highly recommend Dennis. You won't be disappointed.”

– Gail Wyatt

Dennis Murphy was a pleasure to deal with in selling our home, and buying a larger one in the Bay Area. He managed to find my family the perfect home in an excellent location. He has great real estate skills, and with his networking skills he is a well rounded Real Estate professional. He will find you what you are looking for.

– Francisco Leon

Dennis was amazing in our home sale. We initially met him due to his great work helping with community events in our neighborhood association like the July 4th parade. We with Dennis as one of several real estate agents in our neighborhood to help find a tenant for our home while we relocated across the country. Dennis was able to find a great tenant over the week of Christmas and helped us find a good property manager to run things. When we decided to sell, Dennis's approach of disclosing as much as possible up front and his methods of promoting the house made a lot of sense to us and he was able to handle everything locally such as a wonderful stager, cleaner, and a contractor who was able to fix a stuck door rather than completing replacing the entire frame as we thought we needed to do. His responsiveness and ability to send things through text/phone calls/emails and Docusign was great through the process and he helped us understand his strategy and helped us make good decisions throughout the process. We would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to buy or sell a house!

– Matthew Lanken

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