For over two decades, we have been ushering buyers and sellers through one of life's most complex transactions.

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SELLERS

Selling your home can be both emotional and stressful. Our philosophy is simple: Get the most for your home with the least amount of work. We will help you prepare your home for the market, set the right price, market your property and negotiate reasonably.

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BUYERS

We will never try to convince you that a property is right for you. You'll know the perfect fit when you see it. Our job is to help you understand the market and write a winning offer. Then the strategic work begins - we'll guide you through inspections and negotiations to closing.

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Karen Murphy

Founder, Village Associates

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Hillary Murphy

Realtor, Village Associates

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Village Associates

The Market Leader

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21 La Noria
Orinda

4 beds, 5 baths, 4,125 sqft
List price: $3,400,000
Represented buyers

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11 Los Cerros
Orinda

4 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2,959 sqft
List price: $1,650,000
Represented sellers
Multiple offers

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24 Crescent drive
Orinda

3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 1,588 sqft
List Price: $999,000
Represented buyer
Multiple offers

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112 crestview drive
Orinda

3 beds, 3 baths, 2,440 sqft
List price: $1,399,000
Represented buyer

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19 Sotelo avenue
Piedmont

3 beds, 3 1/2 baths, 3,457 sqft
List price: $2,395,000
Represented buyer

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6 Eastwood Drive
Orinda

4 beds, 2 baths, 1,862 sqft
List price: $1,450,000
Represented buyer
Multiple offers

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1740 Toyon Road
Lafayette

5 beds, 5 baths, 4,308 sqft
List price: $2,499,000
Represented sellers

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489 Tahos Road
Orinda

4 beds, 4 baths, 2,440 sqft
List price: $1,595,000
Represented seller
Multiple offers

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102 Ravenhill road
Orinda

2 beds, 2 baths, 1,532 sqft
List price: $998,000
Represented buyer
Multiple offers

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919 Natoma court
Walnut Creek

3 beds, 2 baths, 1,404 sqft
List price: $903,000
Represented buyer
Multiple offers

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6 Del Valle
Orinda

4 beds, 2 baths, 1,651 sqft
List price: $980,000
Represented seller
Multiple offers

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3814-3818 Palo Alto Drive
Lafayette

2 acres buildable land
List price: $3,700,000
Represented buyer
Multiple offers

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86 Meadow View Rd
Orinda

5 beds, 4 baths, 3,248 sqft
List price: $2,075,000
Represented sellers
Multiple offers

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201 Village Gate Road
Orinda

2 beds, 2 baths, 2,858 sqft
List price: $980,000
Represented seller
Multiple offers

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1701 St. Andrews Drive
Moraga

2 beds, 2 baths, 1,262 sqft
List Price: $725,000
Represented seller
Multiple offers

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892 Las Trampas
Lafayette

5 beds, 4 baths, 4,022 sqft
List Price: $1,995,000
Represented buyer

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292 Birchwood Drive
Moraga

4 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2,546 sqft
List price: $1,575,000
Represented seller

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10 Oak Drive
Orinda

5 beds, 3 baths, 4,907 sqft
List price: $1,880,000
Represented seller
Multiple offers

Sellers

Our goal is simple - to help you get the most for your home with the least amount of work. Our strategic approach has sold hundreds of properties with great results, time and again.

Strategy
We will consult with you early on in your decision making process to evaluate your property, discuss price, and develop a plan for necessary repairs or upgrades. Sometimes it makes sense to make improvements. Other times, it is more sensible to sell “as is”. We will help you understand the options and make the most profitable choice, then recommend vendors and coordinate the work, if needed.

Prep
Staging and professional photography is the standard practice in our market. The vast majority of buyers begin their home search online, so properties must look their absolute best. We will connect you with top professional stagers and painters who can make your home shine, and we’ll partner with them to get the job done. We arrange stunning professional photography so that your home will stand out and attract a broad audience.

Marketing and Sales
When the time comes to price your home we will do a thorough market analysis and present you with our recommended list price. After we help you set the right price, we market your home on the MLS, across all major real estate websites and apps, in local print outlets and on social media. We want to generate high traffic open houses and sell your home quickly and for top dollar.

More often than not, our approach results in multiple offers, ensuring you are getting the best price possible.


Buyers

The Search Begins
Early in your search we can connect you to reputable local lenders so you can arrange financing. We will tour with you, preview properties on your behalf and arrange showings until you find the right home. We tour every new listing in Lamorinda each week and often have access to properties before they come on the market.

No Pressure Guidance
We will never try to convince you a property is right for you. You'll know the perfect fit when you see it. Our job is to help you understand the market and point out the best opportunities. Then we will help you write a winning offer.

Follow Through
After you are in contract, the strategic work begins. We'll guide you through inspections, contingencies, smart negotiations, escrow deadlines and other steps to closing.

Purchasing a home is not without its stresses. We will to usher you through the process in a straightforward way.