Kurt Murray Evanston's Hometown Realtor
For over a decade Kurt Murray has excelled at the business of Evanston real estate. Kurt's been living in Evanston since 1989 and he's a 'lifer'. He is passionate about the community, its schools, amenities, Lake front attractions, its exceptional real estate, and its unique population of people. As a Realtor, Kurt strives to exceed your expectations going above and beyond to communicate with you diligently and most importantly get the job done. Whether buying your first home, or finding your next investment Kurt commits to locating the perfect property for you that fits your individual needs. His sales and listing success speaks for itself demonstrating his ability to market your home effectively, draw in the buyer, and close your home so that you can move on to your next stage in life. Kurt works out of Coldwell Banker Evanston Residential Brokerage and serves real estate needs in the following North Shore communities: Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Kenilworth, Glenview, Morton Grove, Northfield, Northbrook, and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Listing and Marketing Your Home
Kurt will say to every seller, "you tell me." In other words, he is adaptable to your needs and preferences. If you want a weekly face to face meeting with the updates on the sale of your home, he will put it on the calendar. If you want emailed reports weekly or bi-monthly he will get it done. Your communication style, your schedule, your home. This is his service philosophy. His business and marketing strategies lie in the simple economic principle of scarcity. Regardless of whether or not it's an over-saturated market, he is determined to create scarcity and demand for your home. He will sit down with you and show you the detailed analytics of the market so that you are well prepared and well educated before you list your home for sale. Kurt is also an Evanston home owner, will his children attending Willard, Haven, and soon to be graduates of Evanston Township High School. He believes in the community, the homes, and truly wants to see your home sell at the best possible price. To achieve this goal, he utilizes the best resources in the business to market your home on over 60 major news and search website including, but not limited to, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Yahoo, Chicago Tribune/ Homefinder, Coldwell Banker National and Local (the latter of which excels higher than most competitive brokerages in unique website views). He also provides your home its own professionally designed website with url to ensure that your home is always 'Goggleable'. Kurt looks forward to speaking with you about the sale of your home please email, call, stop by, or text anytime!
Buying in Evanston and the North Shore
Creativity and ingenuity are two very important attributes to have in your Realtor as you search for a home. Kurt exemplifies these traits and comes up with new ideas and locations for you always keeping in mind your wish list and most importantly your budget. He will tell you, "you don't want to be living for the next 5 years on tunafish and ramen noodles. Let's find you the home you love in the pricepoint that fits so that you can have a filet every now and then." The antithesis of a 'pushy' Realtor, Kurt wants you to be one hundred percent happy with your purchase and will never pressure you to make a choice or buy something you don't love. It's never about the commission, but your long term satisfaction and finding something that will fit your short and long term needs and lifestyle. As a long time Evanston resident and active community member, he enjoys taking relocating buyers through the communities of the North Shore, and sharing things with you that will help you to choose the right spot for you and your family. He prides himself on his community knowledge and his resource connections that he shares with buyers so that they can feel at home from day one. Whatever concierge service you need: mortgage brokers, attorneys, inspectors, painters, contractors, and more, he will find you just the right person to take care of your need. He also assures you that even after closing he will remain your real estate resource, always available for questions, help, market reports, whatever you need.
Background and Community
For over twenty years Kurt, and his family have lived in Evanston and been actively involved in their schools, YMCA Indian Princess, Evanston Library Friends Board, TEAM EVANSTON & AYSO soccer organizations. Kurt graduated with a B.S. from Penn State (Go Nittany Lions!) Kurt and his wife Mary have two daughters, Elizabeth who is attending Kent State University, and Martha who is currently attending Evanston Township High School. Kurt and Mary enjoy spending time with family, experiencing everything Evanston has to offer, and playing with their soon to be last 'kid' at home their energetic yellow lab, 'Sugar'.