John Murphy is a licensed, Broker Associate and REALTOR® with Prudential Lovejoy Realty. He is licensed to practice real estate in Minnesota. John’s license number is 40059306. He specializes in residential real estate in the western suburbs of Minneapolis and is the publisher of several blogs and web sites:
- John Murphy Reports: the intersection of real estate, economics and business.
- John Murphy Homes Blog: all things real estate – from buying and selling your home to home remodeling and improvements.
- Northwest Plymouth: reporting on the exploding new construction market in northwest Plymouth, Maple Grove and Medina, MN.
- Hennepin County Land: land development and redevelopment for commercial and residential uses in Hennepin County.
- Minneapolis-StPaulRealEstate: best site to search for homes in the Minneapolis St. Paul area.
John has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2003 and a licensed broker since 2007. He has been recognized by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Monthly as a Super Real Estate Agent in 2008, 2010 and 2011. That recognition is based upon surveying consumers, peers and other real estate related professionals and is given to 4% of the agents in Minnesota. It weights outstanding customer service more than overall sales volume.
John believes in providing greater transparency to the real estate business which is why he publishes several blogs mentioned above. He actively engages in a conversation about the Twin Cities housing market as well as national trends. John may be the most prolific real estate blogger in the Twin Cities with over 1,100 blog entries at John Murphy Reports alone! His clients appreciate the updates and insights he provides.
In 2010, John’s wife, Janet, earned her real estate license and is a full partner with John now in the family’s real estate business. Janet is a licensed REALTOR® in Minnesota also with Prudential Lovejoy Realty. Her license number is 40193860. Janet has excellent organizational and communications skills but her real knack is understanding people’s concerns when it comes to their homes. She’s a gifted interior designer and helps John’s clients get their homes prepared and staged properly for the market. She can work with your budget so if it happens to be tight, she’s got great ideas on how to stage your home for little money. Home sellers really appreciate her sense of space, style and color.
In the past year, John, and his wife Janet who is a licensed REALTOR® with Prudential Lovejoy Realty, launched a real estate investment company where they buy, fix, and sell foreclosed homes in addition to their regular real estate business of helping clients buy and sell homes. It’s not as easy as it seems on all the house flipping shows, but it has been fun, profitable, and rewarding. They see themselves as part of the solution to help rebuild neighborhoods and cities devastated by the foreclosure crisis. They provide beautifully updated and fully renovated homes often times for first time home buyers. John has helped other investors also launch their own home renovation business. There has never been a time like the present to launch such a venture. If you have an interest in learning how, please contact John.
Having spent 18 years in the field of technology media where nearly half those years were in San Francisco and Silicon Valley during the internet boom and bubble, John was able to hone his marketing, advertising and communications skills while leading large national sales organizations in a highly competitive and fast paced field. John led CMP Media’s InformationWeek to a record breaking year for a trade publication reaching nearly $150,000,000 in sales. In addition to holding other executive positions at CMP Media(now UBM Technology - United Business Media Technology) John went on to hold sales executive positions at IDG’s InfoWorld. John’s passion for technology, media, communication and innovation, while fostered and developed in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, remains alive in well in his real estate business in Minnesota.
John’s extensive experience in media, technology, and advertising – both in print and online – as well as his corporate leadership of large sales and marketing organizations provides him with a depth and breadth of business experience and professionalism rarely found in real estate agents. His background in negotiations of multi-million dollar contracts with multi-billion companies as well as extensive market research and analytical training help him deliver a level of pricing analysis and understanding most buyers and sellers are unaccustomed to in the Twin Cities.
John lives with his college sweetheart and wife of 23 years, Janet, along with their 6 children – 3 boys and 3 girls ages 21, 18, 14, 12, 7, 5 – in Medina, MN.
Broker Associate and REALTOR®
3515 Plymouth Blvd. #205
Plymouth, MN 55447