Our Team

Jim Murdochjimmurdochswfl@gmail.com

I appreciate the opportunity to introduce myself and extend an opportunity to handle your real estate needs. I look forward to discussing my qualifications and success in the Southwest Florida region in more detail. With a back ground in sales and entrepreneurship, I am client-focused with heightened business acumen which translates well into successful real estate transactions.

Experienced and Specialized

As a relocation specialist, I work with individuals and families relocating from all areas of the United States and abroad. I cater to buyers and sellers and understand clients and each of their special circumstances and needs. I work with clients searching for homes anywhere from $150,000 to $20 million and have completed over $100 million in transactions since 2012. #1 Re/MAX Agent in the state of Florida for 2015Additionally, in 2015 I have sold the most expensive home on Marco Island in the last 10 years. I maintain excellent relationships with my colleagues which allows me to unearth properties before they hit the market.

Reliable and Responsive

I am always available for my clients and each question is answered promptly and accurately. My strong and longstanding relationships with colleagues in the industry combined with my creative approach have earned me numerous performance awards, including: top 2% of all real estate agents in the U.S (as reported by ReMax in May 2016), Chairman Club Member of ReMax for 2015, and Platinum Club Member of ReMax for 2014.

Knowledgeable

I have first-hand knowledge of the many beautiful beachfront, gated, golf and boating communities that grace the southwest Florida area.

As an avid golfer, I have played virtually every course in southwest Florida and am especially knowledgeable about each golf community’s amenities including course ratings, membership information, and price structures.

Family Oriented

Born and raised in New York, I moved to Ohio in high school and met my wife Kathy who is also a licensed real estate agent and my business partner–we have raised three successful daughters– two who reside in Florida and one in Chicago, Illinois. In my free time, I love to spend time traveling with family, golfing, volunteering, dining at one of Naples wonderful restaurants or taking a long walk through beautiful downtown Naples with Kathy.

I would look forward to the opportunity to work with you to represent your home sale or purchase or help with any other real estate needs.

Mission Statement

To fulfill my client’s needs in a manner that is as stress free as possible while still making the experience fun and enjoyable. To find the perfect home for my clients that fits all of their needs in the price range that is appropriate for them. I go above and beyond to ensure my clients have an outstanding experience.

 


Kathleen Murdoch – jimmurdochswfl@gmail.com

  • Instrumental in real estate sales of over 100 million
  • Maintain long term relationships with clients until eventual purchase or sale takes place
  • Nurture relationships and manage an excess of 4,000 clients
  • Manage IDX service as well as web site to optimize client satisfaction with our product
  • Serve as Team Coordinator working with stager, photographer, title company and contractors
  • Problem solve to achieve results in timely fashion

image001Kris Dufaux-Stager 

Whether you are just moving in, or ready to sell your home, you are facing the challenge of transforming your home into a visually appealing “model home”. If you are a seller, showcasing your property has suddenly become essential to compete in today’s market. If you are a Realtor, you know that timing is crucial – that the sooner the home sells, the higher the selling price will be.  DuFaux Designs is a Naples-based paint and décor company in SW Florida, offering a variety of staging and decorative options to accommodate every scenario and budget, from a simple Expert Consultation (curb-appeal, furniture and décor placement, upgrade & repair recommendations) to full-service white-glove décor and staging packages. The DuFaux Designs LLC,  team can even handle any necessary services (such as cleaning, de-cluttering, interior & exterior painting, home repairs, property maintenance) that can help you to minimize the time on market and maximize the selling price.  (DuFaux Designs, LLC     License# LLC20150001576)

Kris DuFaux, Creative Director and Owner of DuFaux Designs LLC, obtained her Real Estate license in 1993, and was awarded “Rookie of the Year” in 1994 for Long & Foster’s Mid-Atlantic region. She has also won numerous design, décor and art awards and is well recognized throughout the country for her “Old World Masters” Decorative Painter and extensive Faux Finishing and mural skills.  In 2003, she received her certification in Staging, that is, showcasing a property for sale. Today, with over 20 years experience in the industry and several hundred repeat clients, her joy, passion and talent for home design and décor remains both infectious and effective!


Caitlin Murdochcmurdoc1@slu.edu

 

Having graduated from The College of the Holy Cross and then attending St. Louis University Law School, Caitlin has real estate knowledge and understanding of how to communicate with people, particularly over the internet, to increase public awareness of our listings to a targeted audience, and to develop new business in selected areas and expand our social media audience.

 


Darren Miles – Team Photographer

We are fortunate to have Darren to shoot the photos we use when we list a property. His photos are consistently stunning and bring out the very best attributes of each individual property. His photos along with his virtual tours of the property allow the personality and uniqueness to play center stage.


 

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Margaret Murdoch

After graduating from Florida State University with an Economics degree Margaret is pursuing her law degree at Campbell Law School while playing an integral role in keeping our real estate office humming along at a rapid pace. Margaret serves to touch base with clients through phone calls to be sure they are receiving all the property information that they need, sets appointments for us to speak with clients, oversees and prepares everything related to our accounting division and she is well versed in all the interworking’s of our office and can easily jump in where ever her expertise is needed.