Phillip Murrell Excited for Next Chapter With Compass Real Estate

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Yet another high-profile agent has decided to leave a local brokerage for Compass Real Estate. In early June, Phillip Murrell made what he said was the extremely difficult decision to leave Dave Perry-Miller after more than three years. He cited Compass’s technology and innovative marketing as deciding actors.

“I wasn’t looking for a change at all,” Murrell said. “It was one of the hardest decisions professionally that I have made. Lee Thomas and the people over at Dave Perry-Miller are some of the best people in the world.”

Murrell said he loves real estate because it combines his natural entrepreneurial spirit with his love of architecture and design. In 2012, he was named Keller William’s Rookie of the Year. He’s consistently been among the area’s top producers ever since, and Dallas Voice has named him the city’s Best Realtor three times. Murrell believes the key to much if his success can be chalked up to being authentic and connecting with people on a personal level.

“I’ve never shied away from what I believe in and what’s important to me,” he said. “People see that I live a very proud authentic life and they appreciate that.”

Technology has also helped propel his business. Murrell was an early adapter of Facebook and Instagram, using interesting posts and self-deprecating humor to better market himself and engage others. To him, moving to Compass was just the next logical step.

“I wanted to grow at a place that was at the forefront of technology,” he said. “The fit makes so much sense. It fits with my personality and will resonate with my clients.”

Getting to know clients is one of Murrell’s favorite parts of being a Realtor. An admitted extrovert who loves meeting new people, he marvels at how many friends he has made over the years, many of them much different than him.

“You learn so much about people and it has given me a much more dynamic perspective on people and on life,” Murrell said.

Going forward he plans to slowly grow his team so that he can better serve his clients.  He recently added a partner, and said one of his top priorities going forward will be helping to train other agents.

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Joshua Baethge

Joshua Baethge is a writer, editor and general wordsmith who has written for a variety of media outlets. At, his primary focus is agent migration where he catches up with real estate professionals on the move. A native of Houston, Josh originally came to the DFW to study at the University of North Texas. He graduated many years ago but never left the area. Today he lives in the ‘burbs with his wife and two young kids.

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