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 Compassâ€™s technology and innovative marketing as deciding actors.
â€śI wasnâ€™t looking for a change at all,â€ť Murrell said. â€śIt 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.â€ť
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 Williamâ€™s Rookie of the Year. Heâ€™s consistently been among the areaâ€™s top producers ever since, and Dallas Voice has named him the cityâ€™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.
â€śIâ€™ve never shied away from what I believe in and whatâ€™s important to me,â€ť he said. â€śPeople see that I live a very proud authentic life and they appreciate that.â€ť
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.
â€śI wanted to grow at a place that was at the forefront of technology,â€ť he said. â€śThe fit makes so much sense. It fits with my personality and will resonate with my clients.â€ť
Getting to know clients is one of Murrellâ€™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.
â€śYou learn so much about people and it has given me a much more dynamic perspective on people and on life,â€ť 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.