Team Profile


Mobile: 202-246-6448
Office: 202-296-5200
TollFree: --

tj@lnf.com

Tom Murphy has been one of the area’s top real estate agents for more than two decades. He has settled more than half a billion dollars in real estate in the metropolitan area and has amassed a wall of impressive sales awards. He has ranked first in sales transactions in the Washington area in 10 out of the last 15 years that these statistics were gathered by the Realtor’s Association.

Tom considers himself an “accidental real estate agent.” He entered the business after a distinguished career in academia and public service, which included service as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Legislation at NASA, Director of the Federal Executive Institute, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. In academia, Tom started the Public Administration graduate program at the University of Missouri, as well as the Institute for Urban Studies graduate program at the University of Maryland.

In 1982, Tom began buying investment properties; at the same time, his five children were preparing to buy houses. His license was for those deals. Today, Tom has assembled a full-service team of talented agents who are dedicated to working with customers through every phase of the real estate process—from the hunt to the closing. The Murphy Team has sold more properties in Washington, D.C. and in the Maryland suburbs than any other agent or team. It has four agents with Virginia licenses.

In addition to leading the Murphy Team, Tom specializes in representing sellers of houses, townhouses, condos, and coops as a listing agent and in representing buyers throughout the metropolitan area. He has been a certified buyer representative (CBR) since 1994.

Tom is a veteran agent in Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Dupont, Connecticut Avenue, Capital Hill, and from Silver Spring to Bethesda to Potomac. His particular affinity for Foggy Bottom stretches back to the first condo Tom sold, which was owned by a University of Maryland professor. He sold the condo in two weeks and immediately became enamored with the properties and the potential for the neighborhood around George Washington University. “I had found a new campus,” Tom explained to The Washington Post years later in an article declaring him to be the “Condo King.” He has been a neighborhood mainstay in townhouses, houses, and apartments ever since.




Meet the Team


TJ Murphy - Buyer and Seller Agent
Toll Free: 877-639-1300
tj@lnf.com

As a native Washingtonian --born in Georgetown-- and longtime Montgomery County resident, I understand the nuances of the various neighborhoods and am effective at counseling my clients according to their needs. My clients find that I am an experienced listener, artful negotiator, aware marketer, and diligent and patient property hunter. I have had great success in selling condos and co-ops, as well as houses, with over 35 million dollars in career sales. I am blessed to work closely with my father and partner, Tom Murphy, Sr., and The Murphy Team at Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. We support each other in ways that are invaluable to me and my clients. I provide experienced, confidential, professional Real Estate service to my Clients. I am proud of the long-term relationships I develop with them as I earn their trust and designation as their "Realtor for Life." I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve my clients. It is their satisfaction and repeat and referral business which is my greatest achievement.

I began practicing as a Realtor with Merrill Lynch in 1989 in a declining market, and learned from the beginning how to make sales happen in spite of market conditions. I have worked full time in Real Estate since being licensed. My early sales were houses and townhouses in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Wheaton, and Frederick, MD. When buyer agency began in the Washington area around 1994, I was among the first agents to become a Certified Buyer Representative (CBR) while working as an agent with Prudential Preferred Properties.

These days I spend a lot of time downtown.  Our office is located at 25th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW.  I enjoy serving the Foggy Bottom/GW METRO neighborhood and  w-a-y beyond.

  • Investment Property

  • New Construction

  • Works With First Time Home Buyers

  • Specializes in Relocations

  • Horse Farms

  • Country Homes

  • Foreclosure

  • Short Sales

  • REO Properties

  • Senior Living

  • Resale Residential

  • Historic Homes

  • Suburban Living

  • Condominiums

  • Eco-friendly Design and Construction

  • Urban Living




  • Tare Youdeowei - Licensed Agent
    Toll Free: 877-639-1300
    oyingtare.youdeowei@longandfoster.com

    Tare has over 15 years of realestate experience and has been licensed in D.C. and MD since 2003.

    She started her career with the legendary Tom Murphy, the condo king of Foggy Bottom and worked with him for over a decade until his passing.  During this time, Tare acquired invaluable experience, learning the ins and out of the condos and coops in Washington DC market. She has has continued to successfully help clients transition from renting to buying homes.

    Tare has traveled to ten countries, and counting! She enjoys working with clients from all backgrounds, especially in the very diverse DC Metro Area.

    Tare has lived in the Washington DC Metro Area for about 25 years and volunteers her time empowering young women from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria with sewing skills training.

    Tare joined the Ron Sitrin Teamin 2014 and continues to grow her own business.  


  • Works With First Time Home Buyers

  • Rentals

  • Resale Residential

  • Condominiums

  • Single Family Homes and Townhomes

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