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Hi John,

Finally have time to take a breath after our move, and wanted to thank you.

Please feel free to let anyone who is interested in having you help them find a home have our phone number if they want a personal reference.

Your expertise. patience, and knowledge of this area and Florida real estate saved us from making mistakes. We have purchased many homes during Pat’s time in the service and since he retired. This has been the smoothest purchase and closing we have ever experienced.

Again Our Thanks,
– Pat (USN Ret.) and Sherry Gruber



My wife and I were first-time homebuyers and we obviously had no clue where to begin such an important and life changing process. Our situation was a unique one as we are military and we were, at that time, residing in Texas; we wanted to buy a house without actually seeing the property in person. We knew that this would require extra work from the Realtor, but John was more than happy to oblige. John quickly narrowed down the available options in the area with our particulars as a requirement. He did not hesitate visiting the properties in opposite ends of the County, and he took it a step further by filming entire walkthroughs of the properties while commenting with completely candid recommendations and any reservations concerning the home. After much searching and after-hour/weekend phone calls to John, we finally found the home for us. John fought for us until we were satisfied in every possible way. In hindsight a few things are clear: John got us the best price possible, he is intimately familiar with the entire loan process, he is great at estimating the value of a property, and the lender and insurance companies he recommended were great too. We highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home since he is extremely professional and just plain amazing!

– TSgt Mike and Jeannine DeLong



Thanks for all your hard work in helping us make this PCS as smooth as possible! We feel so fortunate to have found a realtor that truly cares about the military families he serves. Your actions go well beyond just words of support for servicemen and women. Even though we contacted you almost a year in advance of our PCS, and had only met thru email, you made it a point to provide us with any and all information we could possibly need about the local area and the housing market. Every time we had a question, you had a response in less than a day…usually just a few hours or less! Months before the move you made yourself available not only to show us homes, but also various areas in town, the first time we came down “just looking”! Then, when we were closer to move time, again you made yourself available when I came into town for just a few days of house hunting. Finally, when we found “THE” house, you were there every step of the way! We can’t thank you enough and we will, without reservation, recommend you again and again!! Not only are you a “PCS” expert and a very thorough and knowledgeable realtor, but you aren’t too bad of an all-around guy considering you are from Pitt!!
Go Mountaineers!

Our sincerest thanks and appreciation,

Maj Karen Daniels, TSgt Robert Daniels, Regan, Kaleb & Laken Daniels


Thank you, John, for the service we received when recently purchasing our first house.  With Matt being gone often for military business it was a challenge to both find a house we liked and time we could see it.  We appreciate you being so flexible with our hectic schedule and for the advice and service we received.  We will definitely use you for all of our future real estate needs.

SSgt. Matt and Kat Williams


It was a pleasure and honor working with John.  I was on a short timeline to find a home before I moved from PA to FL due to my job.  John was very understanding about this and was able to work around my tight schedule as I was only able to look at properties for one day.  He made himself readily available to accommodate.  Luckily, I was able to find one and he was able to get the ball rolling to get me into that house.  When I ran into some set-backs with the builder/ mortgage company, he did his due diligence to find out what was going on and kept me informed.  Again, it was great working with John to find my very-lovely first home!!




I can’t express my gratitude enough for everything you have helped me with in my journey of finding my first home. I thought that this was going to be a long drawn out process but you made it very relaxed and easy going for me. You weren’t pushy, like the typical salesman, and that was a breath of fresh air. I didn’t really know or understand what I was looking for when looking at homes and you helped me to understand. We saw a lot of houses and ultimately ended up finding the perfect house for my family and I. My family and I have been settling in to our new home for about a month now and absolutely love it. Honestly, I couldn’t be happier. I have already recommended you to a couple of Reservists here at Patrick that are looking for a home. I really enjoyed having you there with me at my closing too. I didn’t understand everything that was mentioned in the paperwork signing process but you made it easy for me to understand. Thank you for everything! It was a pleasant adventure.

– Karmen Lewis, SSgt


John Murphy is a true professional, if you’re looking for a motivated Realtor, one that truly understands today’s market then John is your man! A little story on our situation, we arrived in Melbourne with a short suspense in finding a home, at first we checked out a beautiful home, we saw John Murphy’s sign so we called him on a late Saturday afternoon, he responded extremely quickly with setting up a showing the next day. Once we checked out the house we informed him that we were looking for something different and we then explained the home style etc…, he then said give me your e-mail I can give you a listing of homes to show on Monday. The rest was history not only did he understand the home my wife and I were looking for he walked us through the entire process from start to finish. In the military it can be scary trying to purchase a home from overseas however, John made the process so easy, taking any worry out of the home purchase. In closing, not only is John an awesome Realtor he is now our new Friend…

Scott & Nicole Dees


Thank you John for all of your help over the last several months. You have made purchasing our new home a pleasant experience while dealing with un-ideal circumstances. It was great having you act as our middle man and check on the daily progress of our house as it was built. It was a pleasure.

 -Sara and Casey


I can express my experience shopping for a home with John Murphy of RE/MAX Elite with one word… Professionalism.

My home search process began with John prior to my PCS to Patrick AFB, FL from New York. He was gracious enough to send me a DVD of the surrounding areas, of which I received within days of the request.

Upon my arrival to Patrick, John let me know that as soon as I was ready to start viewing homes, he could get me in some within a few days. True to his word, we were and he was even more detailed about issues found in the homes than I. After a couple weeks of searching, I determined the homes we were looking at were not going to meet my needs. Within a day I was receiving new listings of homes just as I requested.

Throughout the home search process, we had offers rejected, and issues with financing, but no matter how discouraged I became, John worked even harder with my best interest mind. Also, John will not allow other realtors, builders, or sellers to try and push something over on you. His knowledge of homes and construction are based on years of experience spent with his father, who was a contractor, and gave me that extra confidence and satisfaction of knowing no one was going to take advantage of me during this process.

Finally I found the right home and made an offer, and then a counter offer, not to mention having multiple issues from contract to closing, but John kept working to mitigate them, even assisting the sellers as their realtor basically left them hanging, and assured me I would have my home. Though there was some concern with the bank and closing on time, thanks to John, I was given my keys to the home on the day of closing.

Though the process was a roller coaster at times, this was not at all due to something John wasn’t doing for me. He went above and beyond. The only negative about the guy is that he’s a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, and even that isn’t TOO bad.

I have no plans of ever moving again, but should I need or have to, I will not do it without John Murphy. He made getting me into the home I wanted his personal mission, and did so to my every satisfaction… true professionalism!


-MSgt David A. Pearson



The home you helped me find is a comfortable, enjoyable space. I love the pool and can’t wait to go home and enjoy the water every day. Florida is a place I’m really enjoying.

Thanks so much for your help in finding the house and assisting me through the process. You did so much that I couldn’t from Japan. I’m very grateful.

Now I’m just waiting for my household goods to arrive!


– Maj Denise Lennon


Hey John,

I just wanted to say thanks again for all your help and it was a pleasure doing business with you. My daughter and I are going to be very happy in our new home. She is already in love with Florida.

Thanks Again,

MSgt Chris Hare


Our experience with John Murphy was fantastic; Twice over a period of several months John took time out of his busy Saturday afternoons to show my family and I around and helped us familiarize ourselves with the area. His knowledge on the area is second to none as he was able to point out all the great neighborhoods and excellent school districts we were looking for. Knowing we had no intentions of making a purchase in the next 6 months we were still treated as if we were choosing that day, he even offered to help us move in on closing day! I consider John a friend and would tell anyone relocating to the space coast to contact John Murphy if they really want to find the home they are looking for.

– SSgt Joe and Brandy Banaszek


We are finally living in our newly constructed home and it looks beautiful.

I owe John Murphy a large debt of gratitude for his hard work in finding us a home. His expertise in the local housing market was obvious from the first day. It was nice to have a agent that deals with the military and who genuinely cares about our active duty folks (as opposed to a slogan or cliche remark made in passing). While he was patient and professional, what we valued most was his integrity.

I found this website extremely helpful as I contemplated buying in a scary housing market from several thousand miles away. Through the website, I received updated property lists anytime a new home with my specific requirements was listed. There was no high pressure tactics from the time I requested the property information on his website to the day we closed on our new construction 3 months later. I also went to several other websites including (the DOD-contracted website for relocations) and John Murphy’s website blows all of them away easy.

I have dealt with several agents in the past and John is top notch. We don’t plan on ever selling the great house he found us, but if we did, John would be our guy. We would have no reservations recommending him to a close friend or family.

John, continue the great work you do and thanks again for a job well done.


– Cpt Segura, Grace, Chris & Matthew


My wife, Shannon, and I met John the day after we PCS’d to Patrick AFB. From day one we felt we were in good hands. Being completely new to the Space Coast, we wanted to find a realtor who was knowledgeable of the local area, considerate to what WE wanted, and patient with us and our 3 children ages 7, 4, and 1. John was just that.

From day 1, he had selected homes suitable for our family. On day 2, you knew he was paying attention on the oh so long day 1 as he’d add new homes on our ‘to see list’ based on our feedback/impressions the previous day. You don’t get that from every realtor, and if you do, it’s more of a desperate attempt to ‘show you another’ than it is to show you something that’s more up your alley. The days moved on… and on, but everyday he had other options for us to consider and didn’t hesitate to reshow us a home or area we were potentially interested in. He’d always offer his personal opinion if you were looking for it which was helpful in many decisions. Throughout it all, he’d talk to you professionally, but like a friend who really cared. John also was very interested in the Air Force and often voiced his support for what I and my family do. And the big bonus; he was great with the kids if the wife and I had to talk out a problem or make a decision of some sort on our own – and you know there were MANY of those moments!

By the end of a week, we had most of the Space Coast scoped out, and we realized that the most cost-effective way to get what we wanted was in fact to build. John was fully supportive of this and was there throughout the building process to offer his expertise/support. A long and delayed 6 months later our home was complete and John could finally be paid! He never once pressured us, made us feel ‘cheap’, or grew weary (much). His patience was second to none; Shannon and I are extremely glad we found John on, and we would certainly recommend his realtor services to anyone looking for a home to buy/sell.

-1Lt James and Shannon Rafiner



You were excellent in every way during our home search. I appreciate how well you worked out the details to get us exactly what we wanted as quickly as possible and your advice along the way paid off too…

You can bet I’ll recommend you to any and every potential home buyer I run across…

– SMSgt M. Chambers



Thanks for all of your hard work in helping Lisa and me become first-time home owners. We really appreciate you driving us to look at many homes, all with Eli (almost 2 yrs old now) kicking your driver’s seat and crumbling crackers in your car. You also did an excellent job to negotiate the final sale, even though the sellers made things increasingly more difficult in the weeks before closing. But in the end, you helped us get a great house at a great price. You did an outstanding job understanding the needs of the military family, and I hope you continue to help other Air Force families find the perfect house.

– Cpt Jeff, Lisa and Eli Dillard


John S. Murphy, REALTOR® | RE/MAX Elite | 6022 Farcenda PL #101 | Melbourne, FL 32940
Serving Brevard County | Licensed In Florida
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