What People Are Saying
The best client service, the best local expertise, the best market intelligence
We feel so lucky that we found Karla and Jana! Our house was on the market with another agent for 3 months and didn’t get many showings, nor an offer. After we switched to Karla, we had almost 30 showings in 10 days! Most importantly our house sold over asking. Karla really knows what she’s doing; after we did the things she told us to fix, our house looked fabulous! She’s also an expert on marketing and knows how to get it to the right people. I don’t think I could find a better agent than Karla – you won’t be disappointed working with her!
Offers Good Advice
Sally is great at her job. We met with her, and after a few hours together visiting homes, she knew what kind of houses would work for us. She used her expertise of the area and the market to help us find a house that suits our needs. She is attentive, calm, and offers good advice about how to negotiate. We would be happy to work with her again.
I highly recommend Karla Murtaugh. She is a consummate professional, extremely knowledgeable about the market in general and current market conditions in particular. She was available any time I had a question or concern and was willing to put in the time and hard work required to sell my home. In addition, she is a lovely person and very easy to work with during what can be a stressful time. Karla is surrounded by an experienced and highly effective team who went above and beyond many times to ensure a successful and smooth sale.
When it comes to real estate brokers, Karla Murtaugh is in a class of her own! No only does she possess an astute knowledge of the housing market, she also possesses a clear understanding of her client’s expectations and how to connect buyers and sellers for a successful and seamless transaction. Karla is attentive, caring and most of all, very professional. We would highly recommend Karla for her tenacity and patience when working with clients. We are very appreciative of her help in selling our home.
A Class Of Her Own
Karla is the consummate professional from start to finish. I would not trust anyone else to navigate and negotiate in this competitive Fairfield Country real estate market. Her knowledge and network are unparalleled, we greatly benefited from her expertise. We have bought / sold homes around the country multiple times, working with other excellent agents, but Karla is in a class of her own at the top of the list. Karla and her team work with you on every aspect of listing, negotiating and buying a home. I could not recommend her more highly.
Karla was an incredible asset when we sold our first home during the pandemic. Her knowledge of the market during an unprecedented time and complete professionalism really put us at ease. Her entire team’s attention to detail was incredible and we knew we were in excellent hands. She brought us from listing to accepted offer in under a month, and we were very happy with the sale price she negotiated. We would work with her again in a heartbeat and recommend her unconditionally.
Karla knows the market better than anyone in the area. She listened to what concerns I had about selling a 20 year old house, and made sure that we had the perfect pricing and market plan. This strategy netted a solid contract in three days. Karla has a solid team of professionals that provided me with lots of support before and after the contract. She set me up with an equally fabulous consignment specialist who managed a very successful Estate Sale, donations to charity, and home cleaning before closing. I am completely satisfied.
At first, we told our buyer’s agent Sally Walter precisely what we were looking for. As she showed us properties and came to learn our likes and dislikes, must have’s and would-like-to-have’s, she sleuthed out a house that didn’t fit our initial criteria, but turned out to be perfect for us! Shows what keen observation, listening and getting to know a client can do! Thank you Sally and the entire Murtaugh team! We enthusiastically recommend them!
Best Of The Best
Karla and her team are the best of the best! Extremely knowledgeable, professional and just a pleasure to work with. Karla helped us buy our first home in Ridgefield several years ago and the process went so smoothly that it was a no-brainer to use her for both our sale and purchase when we decided to upgrade to a home with more space. I was so impressed with the quality of the photographs, marketing materials, etc. Our house looked amazing, received multiple offers the first weekend, and sold for over-asking. Highly recommend Karla Murtaugh Homes!
We reached out to Karla when we decided to downsize and sell our home. She provided great insight/recommendation on any add/changes we should make prior to putting the house on the market which was very helpful. Her industry knowledge is tremendous and she has an excellent team behind her. From the initial meeting to closing, Karla and her team were exemplary.
Karla had a clear plan for selling our home and had a team that really assisted us in preparing it for the market. Her sale price was right on the spot and we had an accepted offer in just over a week.
Team Of Experts
When you work with Karla, you know from day one you are in good hands. Karla surrounds herself with a team of experts that can assist with all your questions, so you always feel you and your property are a priority. Karla provides in depth knowledge of the market, and provides comparable properties to help assist in pricing the value of your home. Karla’s design and photography team know how to make your home stand out, from the glossy folder left in your home, to the photos chosen for your Zillow portfolio. The online app used for showing your property lets you be in charge of when brokers bring clients into your home. The most impressive aspect of working with Karla was not just her personal warmth, generosity, and knowledge of real estate, but that her brand is so well respected she brings with her a wide web of brokers ensuring your property is shown often. We were very pleased with the experience and timeline of Karla Murtaugh selling our home and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the real estate market.
Handled Like A Pro
A pleasure from start to finish. Even when an issue came up with our buyers at closing, Karla handled it like the pro she is. We plan on recommending Karla to any and all who might be considering buying/selling a home in the near future.
Karla turned our sale when others couldn’t. Her expert eye to detail and marketing capabilities were unmeasurable. The little things she had us do made a world of difference!
Great experience start to finish. Karla was helpful and attentive throughout the process demonstrating knowledge of the Ridgefield CT market. She answered all our questions and addressed our concerns in a very timely manner.
We had a quick relocation from southern California to Connecticut and with Karla’s expert assistance it was problem and worry free. Karla was quick to assess our needs and personalities and introduced us to a range of properties. Her insights directed us to the home we purchased on just a second round with her! Karla continues to field our inquiries on a whole range of issues ranging from recommended contractors and service providers to assuring us Spring will arrive in Connecticut! Karla was a joy to work with and consider her an expert professional and a good friend!
We recently bought a lovely home in North Salem with the guidance and support of our realtor, Sally Walter. What a pleasure to work with her! She is reliable, conscientious, and thorough with a work ethic that is sometimes hard to come by nowadays. Ms. Walter is a competent and experienced professional with a gracious personality! We would recommend her without reservation to anyone buying a house.
Karla Murtaugh is the personal trainer of realtors, making each client feel as if they were if not her only client, certainly her most important one. What sets her apart is the unparalleled level of energy and enthusiasm she commits to each and every project. Drawing upon years of marketing experience and a thorough understanding of the area neighborhoods, she is always at the ready with sage advice and insights. And while her dedication to her field allows her to maximize every property’s potential, it is her innate integrity and professionalism that make her such an extraordinary realtor. Karla is truly a pleasure to work with.
I have enjoyed the most pleasant, efficient and effective real estate transaction in my recollection due to the tireless efforts and excellent representation of my position as buyer by Sally Walter. Despite my initial misgivings about using brokers from the same firm for both the purchaser and seller, I am confident that both parties have been well and honestly represented by Sally Walter and Karla Murtaugh. It is a pleasure to recommend them.
After months of looking for a home and many failed agents, we finally found Jana- a breathe of fresh air! Jana was extremely helpful, professional and thoughtful. She truly listened to what we wanted in a home and showed us many houses that we over looked. Jana was more than happy to work on weekends, (the only time my husband and I could get up to Ridegfield from NYC) quickly replied to all of our questions and never got annoyed at our ever changing opinions and must have list. Jana’s warm personality and easy going nature made the entire process very pleasurable, even the tedious paperwork portion. Months after moving in, we still look to Jana for advice and are proud to call her a neighbor and friend.
It is not often that a company or individual surpasses all your expectations. Karla is one of those rare and exceptional individuals. From that first phone call, she has proven herself to be a person who works indefatigably and always with a positive and professional manner. My wife worked closely with Karla during her renovation project. She had this to say: “Karla made this whole experience so enjoyable. She always did what she said she would do, and then some. She was there every inch of the way, offering help and support. I could never have completed this project without her. She was invaluable to me in countless ways. Karla stands out among the rest. Her upbeat and happy personality made working with her a joy. She constantly went above and beyond what is normally expected.” We are immensely grateful for all this help, and feel very lucky to have met Karla. We are now proud to count her as a valued friend.
We had a home in Wilton that was not a traditional New England home which posed a bit of a challenge in a very competitive market. After a year on the market with another firm, a friend recommended Karla who immediately came in and assessed our home’s strengths. Within days, she photographed our home, presented a gorgeous, compelling brochure and repositioned our home resulting in a sale shortly thereafter. Karla also worked magic on the purchase of our current home in Wilton. She is an absolute delight to work with and a marketing and real estate expert.
Buying and selling a house can be a challenging process, Karla and Jana went beyond the call of duty to make our deal go through. They are professional and detail oriented, and were here for us every step of the way. Now we are in our dream house and could not be happier! We recommend their team with no reservations.
We selected Karla as our listing broker based on her extraordinary communication skills. She had our home listed and sold in less then two weeks. It all came down to communication and follow up and Karla is simply the best at both. Currently we are working with Karla to find a new home and we are just as impressed on the buyer end. I have recommended Karla to several of our friends. She is a delight to work with.
We first met Jana Williams when she responded to an adoption notice through our volunteer animal rescue. Our organization does a thorough screening and Jana’s home and family were perfect resulting in a cat “Oreo” finding his Forever Home. At the time, we lived in White Plains, N.Y. and when we became aware that Jana was a real estate agent, we immediately hired her as our broker. Coincidentally we were in search of a home in Fairfield County, CT. As a couple, we had rather different expectations for what we were looking for, but that did not deter Jana. She was all about finding a home that would satisfy the both of us. Jana worked tirelessly on our behalf. She is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on a wide range of real estate issues. She was also generous with her many local contacts that we needed to make our new home complete. We felt confident and secure with her as our trustworthy agent. In fact, I can wholly say that she exceeded our expectations. Jana is both dedicated and qualified. We know that she will personally work on your behalf to find the home of your desires.
Besides being personable and authentic, Karla Murtaugh is a diligent professional who is an expert on Ridgefield real estate. I trust her implicitly.
Polished, Professional and Genuine. Karla provides the ultimate combination of providing a sharp pencil with a soft touch; she found us the right house that not only fit our budget but our family’s needs.
We had a great experience working with Karla. Her knowledge of the town and her quick understanding of our wants and needs was a perfect fit.
We have known Karla for many years. She has sold one house for us and is currently helping us with the sale of another. She is extremely thorough, hard-working and honest. Whether you are considering buying a property, or selling one, we would not hesitate to recommend her.