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Client Testimonials

We have earned an excellent reputation with our clients through consistent performance. The comments below are a sampling of comments from satisfied customers. We are always pleased to provide references to earn your business!

Tom Murphy

"Thanks for handling still another sale and purchase for me. As usual you had an accurate fix on the value of the property I was selling and you brought it in a fair amount higher. As for my new purchase you used all your experience and negotiating ability to get me a real fine price. You are truly my real estate agent for life." - Rosie Meza-Steel - 3 Washington Circle, Washington DC

"I really appreciate the hard work you put into our search for a home. You recommended holding back on the Georgetown house because you thought the price was too high. You then found the home on 25th street which was really a better deal and in a better location for us. I was also impressed that you were guided by our needs and pushed for the house that brought you a much lower commission. You have a very satisfied client who will be recommending you to friends." - Kathy Feghali - 25th St. Washington DC

"First I would like to thank you for the effective way you handled this sale. I appreciate being kept out of the loop in such a manner. As an out of town seller I was not in a position to handle the tenant situation and so you did it all and got me a good price to boot." - Ian Birchall - Claridge House, 950 25th St.


George Eckerle

"George did was professional and methodical throughout the sales process. I highly recommend his services." - Timothy Johnson

George was a professional and pleasure to work with. We had a very difficult buyer and he kept me calm while keeping the process moving and assisting the buyer's agent. I definitely recommend him with pleasure and will use him again. - Debbie B.

We enjoyed working with George in purchasing a rental property in the DC area. He was extremely helpful and patient with us as we learned about the local real estate market and found a property that we were interested in buying. As we live out of state (looking for a place for our daughter who is attending GWU), it posed a bit of a challenge. George went above and beyond previewing properties, sending listings and pictures and taking our daughter to see units when we weren't able to come to DC. Subsequent to our purchase, we retained George to find a tenant for the property until our daughter could move into the apartment. He successfully found a well-qualified tenant. We have been pleased to find a local realtor that we have been able to count on to provide good counsel and that we can trust. - CiccoNJ

George Eckerle has helped me find three rental units in the Foggy Bottom Area. He is well organized, very professional and very knowledgeable. He provides very valuable and thoughtful advice and also a skillful negotiator. Would highly recommend George for your next home purchase!! - Chetan Bhargiri

For experienced purchasers or first time apartment buyers like ourselves, I would highly recommend George Eckerle. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and has a great understanding of what clients are looking for. In fact, George helped us find an apartment in Foggy Bottom we purchased over just one weekend. George has a great feel for the DC area and market, and we found his deep real estate experience invaluable. In particular, he was instrumental in helping us navigate the particulars of purchasing a unit in a co-op building. George also kept the purchase process running smoothly while we were out of the country. He was always available to answer questions and willing to assist. We were very happy with George as our real estate agent. - BenjW

George Eckerle helped my husband and myself purchase a condo unit in late winter 2008 for our daughter who was to graduate from GWU and who planed to remain in DC to work after graduation. He was quite responsive to our specific needs and negotiated a reasonable price for us, if at the time it was a bit over our budget (such is real estate). This property remains a money maker even though our daughter has moved on. She rents it with George's assistance to a responsible couple who pays the rent on time and informs us of any problems. - Susan B Draper

George could not have been more helpful. He is a resident of the building that we bought into, and so was able to provide us with lots of valuable help. He was very responsive and made the process very easy. - grahamatkinson

I have known George Eckerle, from the Murphy Team at Long and Foster Real Estate, since 2008 when a friend of mine introduced me to him. This friend had already bought two apartments with George and was very happy with the attention and results she got. I can say now that I had a similar experience.

When I first met George I was looking for a studio in the Foggy Bottom area. George selected a few of the available ones in the area and took me to see them, accommodating my schedule and my preferences and taking me back when I wanted a second look. I finally decided on a large and very nice studio by the 25th street. George took care of all the bureaucracy, moving me around, as required.

I was very happy there for three years but, due to the number of friends that wanted to visit, I started thinking that, perhaps, I should move to a one bedroom apartment in the same area. George, again, was the person that helped me to fulfill that wish. He sold my studio in three days after listed and found me a large one bedroom with a huge balcony (above my expectations). He helped me to negotiate the price, that was above my possibilities at the moment, introduced me to a mortgage firm that provided me a mortgage with a great rate, and once again took care of the paper work. I moved last February and I am very happy in the new apartment, enjoying a great sunset every day.

Therefore, I am very happy to recommend George Eckerle to anyone interested in acquiring property in Washington. He or she will be dealing with a great professional and will end up having a new friend as I did. - Anna Maria Brasileiro

George has helped my buy 2 properties in the past year. He did an excellent job the first time round, really helpful, provided great advice and went over and above for me before and after the purchase. The second time round (above property listed) he did not shy away from the standards he set before. I recommend George to anyone trying to buy a place especially in NW DC. - sukrit.sharma87

We met George at an open house in the area. He worked relentlessly with our family for several years viewing many properties until we found the right one. He was very accessible throughout the process and referred us to several other well regarded professionals in the area, including the lender we used to get our mortgage. He was flexible and patient with us in many regards. As first time home buyers, we appreciated how he explained the process thoroughly. He advocated for us to make sure things went smoothly. He knows the West End area very well and is well known by many area property managers. He is analytic and practical. If it were not for George, we might not be in our home today. - Robyn M Client, Buyer

T.J. Murphy

“I have used the Murphy Team since 1991 and have used TJ as my realtor for every purchase and sale since 1998. Whether using him as a buyer's agent or a seller's agent I know I'll always get exceptional results. I would recommend TJ to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the DC Metro area.” November 15, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Michael Yochelson - Hired T.J. as a Real Estate Agent in 1998, and hired T.J. more than once

“T.J. was my agent for my first home purchase, and for the sale of that home and the purchase of my current home. T.J. provided practical, down-to-earth advice in each instance, but also was insightful and creative in "negotiating the deal." He also got to know my family and recommended properties that were right for our unique needs and interests. I would recommend T.J. without reservation.” November 17, 2009

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative

Christian Michel - Hired T.J. as a Real Estate Agent in 2003, and hired T.J. more than once

“T.J. helped me become a first-time home buyer. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but T.J. helped me feel more comfortable throughout the whole process because of his knowledge and experience. I knew that I was in good hands. I would not only hire him again but also recommend him to any of my friends looking for an expert with a good attitude. I felt confident about my final decision because I knew T.J. would never steer me wrong.” December 7, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Trish Murphy - Hired T.J. as a Real Estate Agent in 2009

“We moved to Maryland in the peak of the housing boom and would have been overwhelmed by the seller's market had it not been for the advice and guidance of our realtor, TJ Murphy. TJ had been well recommended by local friends for his "golden touch" in connecting clients with the house that they were seeking ... and that proved to be the case with us. His patience through the process of determining WHERE and WHAT it was that we were looking for was incredible, as we found ourselves constrained by several factors including economic, geographic, and the desire to be near good schools. After running into several discouraging dead ends in Montgomery County, TJ wisely steered us out to Frederick County where we soon found a house that not only checked off everything on our "want list" but also included a few unexpected amenities. His expert knowledge and keen negotiating skills kept us calm and confident through the bidding/closing process. As a result, we ended up getting the house of our dreams for far less than we had expected. And along the way, TJ's great sense of humor and ability to cut through the BS of home buying made the search process a most enjoyable one. Highly recommended!” December 10, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Rob Hillard - Hired T.J. as a Real Estate Agent in 2003

“We sold our house in 10 days, in the middle of the worst economy in recent years! I highly recommend TJ as your real estate agent.” January 28, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Ron Ngiam - Hired T.J. as a Real Estate Agent in 2008, and hired T.J. more than once

“I found TJ to be an excellent real estate agent. He quickly became attuned to the property types that would be suitable for my family and made some superb recommendations which we otherwise would have missed. TJ was also a tough negotiator when it came to sign and obtained us a better deal than we thought possible.” April 29, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Ben Yong - Hired T.J. as a Real Estate Agent in 2009