Laura Ponter, SERRA
Michael Murphy consulted with our horse ranch and greatly assisted our efforts to thwart a Marin neighbor who lived part time next to our horse boarding facility. She attempted to extinguish our grandfathered Sonoma horse boarding permit and our livelihood. Due to Michael's excellent research, factual understanding of the permit laws and eloquent speech to the Planning Commission, our permit was saved and we triumphed hands down over the Marin contender.
Michael has a keen, facile mind and a depth of experience in rural planning and land law. He also has garnered a stellar reputation with the Sonoma County Planning Commission. He’s honest, straight forward and a great professional.
We highly recommend anyone to consult with Michael in the purchasing or selling of ranch and farm property or zoning He’s the best!
"Michael has been extremely helpful as an environmental teacher and ranch land consultant advising us at Ocean Riders on Best Management Practices. His knowledge of equine needs as well as land management has helped us achieve many of our goals in 'Green Horse Keeping': vastly improved water quality results, manure management, and reduced impact on the land."
"I am 66 years and rents are skyrocketing, so I started looking at properties. That is when I met Michael Murphy. He's honest and down-to-earth, and he does not give up on a deal. (I found a house to buy.) I thought I had lost the deal twice. Michael said to let him try one more thing, and guess what - I got the house! To me, Michael is an A+ realtor!"
"Michael helped us through the purchase of our home. He is a man with integrity and is fair and honest. It was great working with him!"
"Mike Murphy is a very creative hardworking real estate agent totally focused on his customers needs. He possess deep, detailed knowledge of real estate law particularly in the area of short sales. He is personable, compassionate, trustworthy and reliable. His has unique expertise in rural property. If Mike does not know the answer to your questions about a property he will get the answer. He is detail orientated and focuses on getting the sale closed. Mike saw us through a very complex short sale transaction dealing with a seller Bankruptcy, Divorce and two big difficult banks. The transaction took 11 months to close but Mike stuck it out for us putting us in the house of our dreams at an incredible price. He is something else."
Catherine Sowell, Mobile Notary and Document Signing Agent
"Michael is dedicated to completing your transaction in a timely manner. From start to finish he is committed to the needs of his client and will work tirelessly to close your escrow to the satisfaction of all parties. I wholeheartedly recommend Michael for anyone buying or selling real estate."
"I have worked with Michael Murphy on the board of the Sonoma County Horse Council, which he founded, for many years, and after that, he has been my realtor looking for horse property in Sonoma
Michael is an entrepreneur, a motivator, and a "get things done" professional. He is also a very kind, loving and upstanding human being who can be trusted and relied upon to "do the right thing" no matter what is the situation.
Michael was instrumental in forming the Sonoma County Horse Council, which has brought national significance to our county as a model for how a council can improve and support what is going on in its equine community. He is an entrepreneurial leader, and he has impacted so many new ventures that benefit the lives of humans as well as horses in this region, he is to be commended.
Michael is a multi-faceted professional who holds many credentials. He is a wonderful, natural horseman, first and foremost (from my perspective), who lives day in and day out on our Earth with a profound respect for the land, the animals and for Nature.
He is also, of course, an arborist and an expert on horse management. He is so well respected in our community as an authority, that he wrote the specifications Sonoma County adopted into their policies of country property and horse management. And, that's just the beginning of his scope of experience and influence.
I can state without any reservation of any kind, that I would never buy a country property without Michael's involvement - walking the property with me, giving me feedback on its usability, and showing me how we would build out the property to achieve my goals. He has that innate ability that I can only correlate to the Native American Indians' ability to "read the land." And, of course, he is not only a horseman, but a horse lover, first and foremost, so he can read the land for horses as well as people.
What matters most, is you can trust Michael Murphy. He is full of integrity. He will always tell you the truth. About this, I am resolute."
T.J. Nelson & Associates, Inc.
Ranch & Land Brokers
930 Shiloh Road
Bldg. 44, Suite C
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: 707 332-1195
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