Murray entered the real estate industry after 20 plus years in Information Technology Service delivery and customer support. A hands on service engineer Branch Manager and Regional Manager involved him in many areas of sales, service and negotiation with national and international companies.
He has a natural affinity with people which helps to build confidence with his clients. He listens carefully to people’s needs and wants and strives to help people achieve their real estate dreams.
Murray has also personally bought sold and renovated many houses in Hamilton and currently owns rental property. He bought his first home at the age of 23 and has always been passionate about real estate. He is equally comfortable working with first home buyers, people selling their first home, investment buyers through to people selling their family home.
Married with two teenage children he enjoys spending time with family outdoors, fishing, both salt and fresh water, snow skiing, water skiing, competitive squash, boating and camping.
Murray is definitely one of the good guys so give him a call.
Murray listed and sold our home in Grandview Heights recently. From the moment we met him we were impressed with his professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the market. We felt very confident listing with him and knew he would sell our home. He ensured there was absolutely no stress and his great communication skills meant we were always up to date with prospective buyers and market feedback. If we ever buy or sell again in the area in the future, we will be asking for his help.
We had the pleasure of meeting Murray mid/late last year in his capacity of Real Estate Agent for EVES Real Estate.
He was very professional, with a genuine interest in us and our requests, had outstanding communication skills, without doubt went the extra mile and developed a great rapport with us from start to finish, was available 24/7 and a manner that made us feel both at ease and very confident in him.
Murray provided us with a large amount of essential accurate information. building knowledge and advice, giving us the added bonus of making more informed decisions, as we were very inexperienced home buyers. He answered all questions or found out the answers, worked around us and our availability, was very patient, he was equally helpful and professional during the transaction with another agent.
Without doubt we will seek Murray for the sale and purchase of our next house which looks to be in the near future.
We sincerely wish to thank Murray for all his time and efforts
J & F Carrington
I recently purchased a home with the help of Murray; effortless is probably the word that comes to mind. After having unsuccessful offers on other homes I met Murray - thank goodness. He is professional yet takes your feelings and hesitations into the experience. I would highly recommend Murray to anyone that wants trustworthy and honest service.
With our brief encounter with Murray, ( which I guess is a good thing when trying to sell ones unit. ) we found Murray to be a true gentleman. He was able to work with the tenants to meet there privacy and needs and still be able to conduct a open home (while biting his tongue, you best ask Murray ) We found Murray to be honest with our price expectations and the market price, he made no promises or I reckon suggestions about what one could get. Within 3 weeks our 2bdrm unit was sold, 51% more of the R. V 215k. We highly recommend Murray Watson as a agent.
Vi & N, Punga-Vi
Murray was a great assistance when we were purchasing our rental property. He was very professional in all the dealings with regards to the purchase. Would definitely recommend.
Jason & Michelle
Thank you so much for all you have done for us during the very successful and quick sale of one property, and the search for, and eventual purchase, of our new home. The sale was just so non-stressful! Your agreement to our requirements and the brilliant price achieved is so appreciated. We looked at lots of houses before deciding on 'The One', and your guidance through the process to buy was invaluable. There wasn't a moment we felt we weren't your most important clients, and nothing was ever any trouble to you. You are a true gentleman! It will be our very great pleasure to recommend you and LJ Hooker Hamilton to everyone we know who is - or may be - in the real estate market. Again, our grateful thanks for everything.
Karen & Graeme
Murray was my real estate agent engaged for the sale of my property at York Street in Hamilton East. After seeking a few appraisals I chose to go with Murray because he was friendly, put the most effort into his proposal and had excellent communication skills. Throughout the three month sale process Murray worked tirelessly on open homes and presentation of the property including it's surrounding areas and rubbish control in the street. He also gave me updates by email, phone and text message. I appreciate the high level of communication and the help he gave me as I do not live in Hamilton. Although I could have accepted an offer prior to the end of the three month period Murray worked with me to keep going and ensure we managed to sell the property at a fair price for me as a vendor that represented it's true value. Throughout the settlement process he also liaised between myself and the purchaser to make sure that the things in the building report were addressed adequately for both parties, he even assisted me in finding tradespeople to complete the requirements. I would unreservedly recommend Murray as your agent if you want someone friendly, helpful, honest and reliable with excellent communication skills that will ensure you have a stress free process and achieve a sale that is the best that can be achieved in the market at the time.
When looking for a new property in Hamilton, we attended several open homes. Murray was the only only one who got back to us and followed up to keep us informed about relevant properties as they came available. Over a period of a couple of months Murray kept in touch and found us a property that we went on to purchase. As purchasers, we were struck by Murray's professional and respectful manner and also that he showed a commitment to serving the vendor well in the process. When it was time to put our home on the market we immediately called on Murray because of the qualities he demonstrated during our purchase. We have bought and sold several homes over 35 years and associated with several real estate sales people. Murray was by far the best person we have dealt with. Murray was very positive and enthusiastic about our home. Surprisingly, this has not been our experience with most agents previously. Murray worked hard to get the best photos and stayed positive through what became quite a long marketing process. Murray developed and maintained a positive relationship with our tenants and managed the challenges he encountered exceptionally well. We appreciate Murray's enduring commitment to marketing our property over time. Never once did he put any pressure on to lower our price or to rush the process. Murray clearly worked to achieve our hopes and preferences for our property. Murray continued to hold regular open homes and kept in touch with us regularly throughout. These are all the qualities we believe make a good real estate sales person and we wish to sincerely thank Murray for all that he did to complete our sale. We will not hesitate to call on Murray again should we wish to buy or sell property in the future.
Wendy and Gary Talbot
Nawton 16 Rodney Street
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Forest Lake 11 Steele Road
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Grandview Heights 215 Grandview Road
Melville 199 Ohaupo Road
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Claudelands 101A Boundary Road
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