Nine years ago, Bridgewater’s veteran Villa Expert, Mark Murphy, left a successful retail-clothing career of 20 years for something new—a career in real estate. Some aspects of the two careers were the same—working with style, color, helping people—some things were different. After receiving his real estate license and seeing homes for the first time with a homebuyer at his side, he realized in order to help someone purchase a home, he’d feel better if he knew the home inside and out. A referral to Tim Miller, president and Homer Award winner of Bridgewater Communities, changed all that. The two clicked and Mark embarked on the path to becoming a Villa Expert.
Mark is excellent at what he does…helping people fulfill their dreams, start new lives, and create the perfect place to call home. “Our typical homebuyer has had several homes in their lifetime and many have even built custom homes in the past. They know what worked and what didn’t.” Mark helps them understand the Villa experience, asks questions that will help homebuyers realize their vision and mentions that something fulfilling for him is he rarely builds the same house twice…his patience and keen listening skills help homebuyers to craft a home tailored to their personal lifestyle. He loves customer service after the sale and has earned the respect of the homebuyers in his communities.
When asked what is special about Bridgewater, Mark says, “We are specialists…Villas are what we do. I am intrigued with helping a homebuyer understand the Villa lifestyle and assisting them in the selection of the best floor plan, options and features that make their home tailored to their specific needs. We encourage homebuyers to make changes…we build what people want without being a custom homebuilder. Ask me a question about a Bridgewater Villa and I can answer it for you.”
In his spare time, Mark still plays in the dirt by gardening rather than homebuilding and starts his plants from seed. Ironically or maybe not, this is what he does with prospective homebuyers—helping them “set the seed” of a new life in a Bridgewater Villa.
Mark is the Villa Expert at the beautiful Villas of Ohmes Farm in Saint Peters. Stop by or give him a call – 636.489.9669 and let him help you start living the Villa lifestyle today!