What Makes Murney Different.

January 8, 2018

When you’re looking for a company to help you navigate the home buying and selling processes, you’ll see many different options in the area. For some, that choice can be a difficult one to make. Who is going to do the most to make sure your investments are handled with security and efficiency? Who is going to market your home to the right people? There’s a lot to consider when making this choice. We’d like to share with you a few reasons that we believe we’re different than the other brokerages in town. We’ve been developing our company to fit the needs of Southwest Missouri homeowners for more than 20 years. Here are a few things we’ve been able to accomplish that make us a great choice for anyone making a real estate transaction in the area.


 

We have the most experienced brokers in town.

Real estate companies are often guided by a few experienced people with a long history in the business. Our brokers epitomize this practice in a way that is unmatched in Southwest Missouri. Our three managing brokers have more than 100 years of combined experience in the Greater Springfield real estate market. Each of them has been named Broker of the Year by the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors in their careers and they’ve all served in leadership roles in many different efforts in our community and industry.

 

What this means for you: We have an open door policy, meaning that our agents have access to our brokers at all times. If any situation arrises that requires a resolution or the experience of someone who’s seen it all, our agents can seek advice from the people who know this market better than anyone.


 

A deep knowledge of our community.

We love the Ozarks. Our blog is designed to share the great things about our community and what there is to do, see and perhaps most importantly, eat in the area. We’re involved with many different resources and groups to make sure we are aware of everything that is happening in our stomping grounds. We are not just selling a house. We are providing information on what it’s actually like to live in a home. That includes what amenities you will have access to, what the schools are like, and where you can go to have a good time nearby. We want to be a resource for you about every aspect of your home buying experience.

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What this means for you: We know this area like the backs of our hands. We’ll help you find the right place for you and your family in this wonderful community.

 


 

We supply multi-tiered training to our agents.

When a new agent decides to work with Murney Associates, Realtors®, they are privy to the collective knowledge that our company has acquired over many decades of experience. But, we don’t want to just throw it all at them in a thousand-page book and expect them to learn everything at once. We provide a three-tiered approach to preparing our new agents to advise their clients and ensure a smooth transaction. We hold in-person courses everyday at our home office in South Springfield on a variety of topics, including the legal aspects of real estate, the technical nature of the business and marketing techniques to show our clients’ homes to the right people at the right time. We also offer one-on-one training to give our agents a personal experience in learning the real estate industry. And finally, we offer a full catalog of digital courses for agents to refer to after their initial training. This ensures that our agents have on-demand training at their fingertips on any topic, at all times.

What this means for you: Our agents are trained right the first time. We don’t dispatch agents who haven’t been informed and educated on our complex industry to help the citizens of our community. Each agent has access to the deep learning that our company has cultivated over the years, specific to our Southwest Missouri market.

 


 

We have the best technology in the area.

Real estate has essentially become a technology field, as most industries have over the past few decades. We understand how important it is to use these tools when working with a client and we’ve created the best suite of applications and software in the area. In 2017, we were awarded Best Enterprise Technology by BIZ417 Magazine and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. This award was not specific to real estate. It was for the best technology across all industries in the area. Our staff is dedicated to exploring new trends in tech and finding the best options to enhance our efforts to provide a timely and efficient real estate transaction.

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What this means for you: We develop our own technologies to fit the needs of our clients based on feedback we receive from the public and from our agents. We’re committed to finding and creating the best technology to market our properties and to make our clients’ lives easier during their home buying or selling experience.


 

We focus on creating a long term relationship with our clients.

We want to dispel the notion that real estate agents are one step above a used car salesperson. That is not who we are as a company. We’re not going to pressure you into a decision. We’re not going to cold call you. We’re not going to lie to you. We aim to be trusted advisors in what is often the largest transaction of our clients’ lives. We take this aspect of our company very seriously and our goal is to create a long term relationship with you as your resource for everything real estate related.

What this means for you: We care about making your life easier during a complex financial decision. While some in the industry seem only to care about getting a commission check, we focus on our clients. We believe that if we can provide you with the best service possible, not only will your experience be better, but we hope you’ll consider us a trusted advisor that you’d use again and recommend to your friends and family.

 


 

We provide mentorship for new agents.

Real estate is not an easy field to get into. There is so much to learn before you start helping people buy and sell homes. That’s why we’ve created a mentorship program to offer an apprenticeship to our new agents for an extended period of time. Learning from a veteran REALTOR®, is one of the most effective ways we’ve found to usher in the next generation of agents.

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What this means for you: Our agents will be prepared to handle every aspect of your transaction. They will have learned from someone who’s been there before and they’ll be able to ask for assistance should any situation arise that they are unsure about.


 

We use creative marketing to sell our listings.

Realtors wear many different hats. They are financial advisors, negotiators, and plenty more. They’re also marketers. The other duties of their job aren’t worth much if no one knows that the listings they have are available. So, we’ve put an extended focus on advertising techniques and training for our agents. We also have an in-house marketing team that has won national awards for its creative efforts.

What this means for you: We know how to show your home to the right people at the right time. We use every tool available to market your home, including social media, email marketing, direct mail, syndicated web sites, local publications and plenty more. We use an aggressive approach to expedite the process of getting your home sold and attracting qualified buyers to our listings.


We have an international network.

Our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World connects us with the largest independent brokerages all over the globe. Locally owned companies like Murney Associates have banded together to form a network much larger than any one corporate real estate company. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has more than 130,000 agents in 65 countries. The total volume in the network was over $368 billion in 2016 and figures to outpace that number again this year.

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What this means for you: No matter where you’re moving, we can help. Anywhere in the world, we can put you in touch with a trusted partner to help you find a new home.  We can offer more than any individual firm in the world with our affiliation to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.


 

We have a large local network.

Murney started out in 1997 with seven agents. We’ve grown to over 500 today. Our internal network is unrivaled in the area and our external network spreads across industries and other real estate companies as well. We’re connected to major employers in the area through our relocation department and to major publications in the area.

What this means for you: We have the connections to get your home sold. Whether through major employers or through media connections, we can help sell your home quickly.

 


 

Every agent has a team behind them.

Our dedicated, full time staff of more than 30 people is here to assist our agents at every turn. Each and every one of our agents has access to our staff members at all times. We have a full department for billing, contracts, marketing, relocation, technology, management and more.



 

What this means for you: You have the power of our staff at your disposal through your agent. They will be there every step of the way, providing support and taking care of the behind the scenes events in your transaction. They’ll also help in marketing your home and finding the right buyer for your property!

 


 

We have the most visited website in the area.

Our site generates more than 1 millions views every month. No other site in the area can make this claim. We’ve allocated our resources to web development because we understand that this is the way people search for homes in the world today. 98% of people find the home they buy online and we want to make sure they are easily able to find yours if it fits their criteria.

What this means for you: Your home will be featured on the most popular real estate company web site in the area, making it easier for potential buyers to find your home on the web.

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