To begin with, Angela and her assistant, Sarah, came and gave us advice on staging our house. We spent maybe $200 doing a few repairs and de-cluttering. The house looked so good we almost didn't list it! Then, Angela did a lot of research on the market to determine the right price at which to list our house. After one day on the market, we had 5 offers for over the asking price! She helped get us the best deal, and then immediately turned to finding the perfect house for us to buy. We found it within a week, and with Angela's help, were able to negotiate the price to well under listing. Angela's smart and funny, and very hard working. It was a pleasure to work with her. I would recommend her to anyone.
002 James & Lindsay Reeves sellers and buyers
My wife and I were recently in the market to buy a new home and sell our existing home. We were disinclined to use an agent as my wife and I are attorneys who could handle the task ourselves. After Mrs. Murtagh successfully and quickly sold our neighbor's condo, we decided to try her as a buying and listing agent. As to the listing experience, Mrs. Murtagh gave us advice on what aesthetic improvements needed to be made prior to the sale of our home, and had access to several contacts who were reliable and efficient in completing these improvements. While it was painful to cut those home improvement checks at the time, the finished product was much more marketable than before. Angela got to work right away, even while the work was being done. In fact, Mrs. Murtagh had already brought several potential buyers to view our home while the work was being done to it, and she successfully obtained an offer of 97% of our asking price before the improvements had been completely finished. As to buying, Angela was an excellent choice. We did virtually nothing except review and sign documents. She found out what we wanted in a home, tracked down units on the market, brought us to view them, and after we found one we liked, she handled everything else from there. When you are a busy professional, you realize the value of time, so an agent that competently handles everything on your behalf is invaluable. In summary, Angela is competent, friendly, and experienced. She saved us time and money, provided great counsel, and knew how to be aggressive (but professional) when necessary. I would recommend Angela without reservation.
003 Betsy & Gregory Gorosics buyers
Angela is an excellent agent. She understands the housing market and will get the job done. She is very responsive to any and all questions and will always be your advocate.
004 Samantha Lantz buyer
Angela was an enormous help in purchasing my first home, helping me find exactly what I was looking for and then making it all possible within my budget and timeframe, and working hard to represent my interests. She was always available to answers questions and kept me informed of what was happening and when, and is still available now for my questions as a new homeowner!
005 Tom Ambrose buyer
Angela is there for you at every step of the process and goes above and beyond with regard to responsiveness. She makes herself available at all hours of the day and night. Angela is very knowledgeable of the area (at least Uptown) and has been involved in a large amount of transactions in Uptown. I would definitely recommend her - very trustworthy, an open-book.
006 Maggie Scales buyer
Angela is the best!! As a first-time homebuyer, I was extremely unsure and unknowledgeable about the whole process. But Angela explained everything thoroughly and answered every question I had. From the initial meeting where she outlined all the financial requirements of buying a home to driving around for hours looking at houses, Angela was both professional and personable. I completely trusted her opinion when looking at properties. When I saw something that I thought was a gem, she could see right through the pretty paint to point out structure and/or termite damage. She encouraged me to talk to the neighbors, drive by the house at different times of the day and compare it to others in the same neighborhood. With Angela's help, I have been living in my new home for a week now and could not be happier. I definitely recommend her services to all my friends!
007 William & Liz Arregui buyers
Angela did a phenomenal job in helping us from start to finish find the house of our dreams. We even brought her out of New Orleans into Laplace. She managed to get us the price we wanted plus all of the extras . We also had a few things to iron out with the sellers and she handled it like a pro. She really does her job well and has the buyer in mind. I would recommend Angela to anyone that needed a Realtor.
008 Kerry & Fred Vallejos buyers
Angela helped my husband and I find out first home and I could not have been more happy with her and her assistance. Not only did she help locate the home that would be perfect for our family, she helped answer any and all questions during the entire process. Angela is not someone who is looking to sell a house just for a commission. Angela is honest and straightforward and will help you find the right house for you and your family. The house we purchased is one we were not interested in seeing at first but she knew the neighborhood would be perfect for us so she took us to see it. It is exactly what we were looking for! She also helped us get a great deal on the house because of her knowledge of homes and comps in the area. Angela was always available to us during the process...even if we had seemingly silly questions as first time home buyers. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect fit in our quest for our first home!
009 Hamp Overton seller
Hi Angela...I wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put into making the sale of my house happened. Selling a house can be hard work, but I really didn't know how hard it would be until I was selling this house. I always thought you just put a for For Sale sign out and let people walk through. Boy was I wrong. First you have to fight for your price with buyers, appraisers, etc. After that is agreed upon, then you have an inspection. As in my case an inspection on a 100 year old house, revealed a lot of work. Luckily I had you on my team. You helped me in a multitude of ways, from getting quotes on repairs, making sure work was completed and done right and even making sure the lawn was mowed ; ), all of which I know I could not have gotten done,and certainly not in the time frame required to meet the act of sale. Finally, I felt like you truly believed in my property the way I did and saw to it that it was represented strongly and fairly in the market. You knew the true value of the house and worked hard to making sure I got it. Thanks again!
010 Chanel Murray buyer
When I decided to purchase my first home I felt excited and overwhelmed at the same time, however, everything started to fall into place once I started working with Angela. She walked me through the entire process and made it a fun learning experience. If I had to sum up Angela in three words I would describe her as knowledgeable, professional and personable. She loves what she does and it comes through in her upbeat personality. Angela is a great listener and she understood exactly what I was looking for in a home. She went above and beyond the obligations of a good Realtor. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and I owe it all to Angela the great negotiator. I got exactly what I wanted for the price I wanted to spend. I recommend her to everyone I know and when I buy my second home I will certainly use her again.
011 The Simpson Family sellers
How we sold our house in 5 days!! I first met Angela kind of by chance when I listed my house "For Sale By Owner". After a week of that, it was apparent I needed the help of a pro. We spoke to a few agents, and decided to go with Angela. That's when she went in to ACTION!!! From the great pictures and suggestions - to way she arrived ahead of time to show the house - I was very impressed. She took great care to secure our house and pets too!! It all started on a Monday and by that Friday we had two great offers.
012 Alexis Annis & Dr. Matthew Sakakeeny sellers & buyers
After almost ten years we had outgrown our starter home and wanted to upgrade. When it came time to put our house on the market I recalled meeting Angela at one of her listings. I remembered that she had a really vibrant personality, good taste in homes and décor and a realistic view of the current market. She came over to our house and in a short time gave us great advice how to quickly and easily improve our curb appeal. Angela didn't just stick a sign in our front yard, she used creative sales techniques like posting ads on craigslist, open houses, and created a beautiful slideshow detailing the features of our home. We had showing after showing and finally an offer, which we accepted. Suddenly we had three weeks to find a new home - and an impending hurricane in the Gulf. Within days, unbelievably to us (I had been scouring the internet for a year looking for the right house) Angela found us the perfect house. The size was right, the location was perfect, the price was high. Her sense of humor and pure determination was my savior as she guided us through a very complicated and very difficult negotiation and sale – a foreclosure owned by a bank in California. She worked incredibly hard and we got nothing short of an amazing deal. Although it was her first foreclosure she took full charge, making all the right calls, quickly learning the ins and outs of dealing with foreclosures. When Gustav hit and we hadn't closed on either house, she kept in constant contact. And when it looked impossible to close on our new house by the sale of our old house, Angela charged ahead, didn't give up and we ended up closing on both houses on the same day! She was so supportive, knowledgeable and willing to take my late night frantic phone calls and texts - it was really a pleasure doing business with her. It has been a couple of months now and we still marvel that it all worked out! I recommend her to everyone I know and although I hope I don't have to move for a very long time, would only use Angela.
013 Tom Walter seller
There are two reasons to use Angela Murtagh as your Realtor... #1 She is knowledgeable and tuned into the current market. #2 She genuinely cares about you and your happiness. She's not just trying to make a quick sale, Angela's clients are her friends for life."
014 Christopher Daniels, MD & Shanna Daniels, M.Ed. buyers
Angela was an absolute joy to work with while purchasing our first home. We were looking to relocate to New Orleans from Richmond, VA and did not have much time to make several house hunting trips to the area. Angela was the second realtor that we spoke with and needless to say she secured our business without any problems. Her prompt and thorough response to our interview questions spoke volumes about her work ethic. Angela was patient with us as we would visit approximately 30-40 homes in a two day period, to make the most of our trip. She was always well prepared, and quickly learned our taste and style of homes. By far, Angela has the best client service skills and the ability to make each person feel like he or she is her only client. Angela helped us find our first home and we will never forget her role in that process. We thoroughly love our new home and would confidently recommend her to anyone! We will definitely hire her when we purchase our next home.
015 Matthew & Mandy Foster sellers
After spending a few months on the market in 2007 with no action to speak of, Angela came to the rescue with marketing strategies, truly creative curb-appeal remedies and most importantly, an enthusiasm that breathed new life into selling our home. Within a couple weeks, we were choosing from among multiple offers. Thanks Angela!
016 Diane Carroll buyer
When we were looking for a home in 2008, we had one week to decide to buy or keep renting. Angela worked night and day, listening to our "wish list", always conscious of our budget. She helped us think "outside the box" and was diligent in her research. We chose a home that was a "short sale" and Angela worked amazingly well with the seller's agent, bank, and mortgage broker to coordinate the difficult details of this type of sale. Three years later, when I needed her guidance regarding a tax issue, she came through in under two hours. A bonus: she has a great sense of humor and actually made the process fun! Thanks, Angela!
017 Chris & Heather Patino sellers
Angela- Thank you for being the best Realtor ever! You were amazing and really helped us get our home sold fast. Thank you for being so hands on during the whole process, from picking out granite and fixtures, to staging and taking great pictures, and of course all the inspections. We truly appreciate all of your hard work. We will miss you & NOLA!
018 Eddie Lameire buyer
When I began to look for a house in New Orleans, I was completely confused. Although I had lived in the area in the past, I had no idea what the state of the market was, much less how to secure a loan. Angela walked me through the entire process. From searching through listings, to finding a contractor to complete repairs on the property, to finding mistakes on the lender’s portion of the HUD report (which saved me thousands of dollars), Angela guided me like no one else could have. Since I purchased my first house, I have been continually searching for others in the New Orleans area. Needless to say, I’m working with Angela.
019 Adriane Brady buyer
I first contacted Angela Murtagh because I fell in love with one of her listings and attempted to talk her down on the price before I realized she was actually the seller! After just a few moments of talking to her by phone I realized she was someone I could converse well with and someone who would reciprocate my needs in a property search. Once we established my price range, my standards of living and my preferred locations, we began the search in February 2008. With her determination and enthusiasm, I closed on my first home by the end of May 2008. Angela made the process of home buying both painless and inviting. We had so much fun going from property to property. I was almost sad it had to come to end. I can honestly say Angela has adopted an excellent sales strategy, one that is built around relationships first. She's religious about follow-up with her clients and treats them as friends right from the beginning. Even today I would consider Angela a friend and I believe she genuinely cares about the happiness I have found in my new home. More importantly, she truly enjoys what she does for a living and that makes her business flourish! Angela Murtagh is tenacious! Buyers, she'll fight for what you want and only settle for the best. Sellers, Angela will give it to you straight. She'll put your house on the market where it needs to be and, through her amazing networking skills, she'll get the job done!
020 Adrian Jessome buyer
After Hurricane Katrina, I was transferred by my company into the New Orleans area. I was in hot pursuit of a house in the Uptown historic section of New Orleans but had no idea who to call in to help me with my search. As a transplant from Upstate New York, I knew little about the market. After several weeks of driving around and talking to many Realtors, I was driving down Magazine St and I saw a sign for a property that Angela Murtagh had listed. After a few minutes on the phone with her, I discovered someone with whom I could do business with. I then began my whirlwind tour of almost every house in my price category in the Uptown area and Garden District. Her knowledge of the marketplace was incredible. After months of searching, I finally landed the right property. Many agents would not have had the patience to deal with my numerous offers and ultra pickiness. Angela was very astute and professional on all aspects of the transaction. Needless to say, I found the right property for me (a historic home on the Uptown Mardi Gras Parade route) and have referred her to several business associates. I would never consider using anyone but Angela.
021 Karin Stafford buyer
Back in July, my company relocated me to New Orleans; I reached out to a partner who had recently gone through the relocation process. He recommended that I reach out to Angela Murtagh, as “the Realtor to work with” in my search for a new home. Angela returned my call within 2 hours and we discussed what I was looking for. As well, she made sure to gain a strong understanding of my minimum requirements and what would be the driving elements for me to commit. By the end of the conversation, I was receiving email alerts on homes that may be of interest to me and we had two scheduled rides planned for the same week. I was impressed with Angela’s knowledge of the area and homes on the market, not to mention she was a “sweetheart”. On our second ride, Angela was taking me to the homes I had selected to view but asked if she could show me a home not on my list. She had seen the home on a previous showing, and although it was a little smaller than I indicated, she felt it was a good fit for me as an individual and it had EVERYTHING else I requested. Well, she was right! I fell “in love” with the home at first sight. It was the perfect location, perfect layout and had all the necessary features I was looking for. Within 5 weeks, of my initial contact with Angela, I found, made an offer and closed on my new “sanctuary” I call home! Angela worked diligently to take care of the details and follow up on any issues needing attention. She was a joy to work with and took a big weight off of my shoulders. This move would not have been as efficient as it was without her on my side. I would recommend her to ANYONE looking to sell or buy in New Orleans.
022 Mike Ricca buyer
Angela, I want to thank you for the hard work you did for me in my recent home purchase. You were literally there from the beginning to the end answering questions and helping me hammer out important decisions regarding the purchase. I looked at many of different houses and you helped me decide on the perfect one. Helping me purchase it in time for Christmas (despite the Mortgage & Conveyance Office Computer Crash). My son and I were able "to be home for Christmas" and have a great Christmas Eve in our new home and sleep well knowing Santa Claus was able to come down one of the chimneys! Thank You Very Much!