Atlanta REIA Welcomes D.S. Murphy & Associates

Posted on January 30, 2013 by

D. S. Murphy & Associates is a full service real estate appraisal firm with over 25 residential and commercial appraisal associates. Their average years of experience are over 15 years. The firm is headquartered in Atlanta with offices also in North Carolina and Florida. Each D.S. Murphy associate is an expert in their local area. So if you have a property in Cumming, you’ll be working with an associate who lives and works in South Forsyth County. 

D. Scott Murphy, the owner, has an SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute, the most respected designation a residential appraiser can earn and held by less than 1% of appraisers. In 2004 he was appointed by then Governor Perdue to the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board which  regulates 4500+ appraisers throughout Georgia. D S Murphy & Associates has appraised over 150,000 properties in its 30 years.

In 1999 D. S. Murphy & Associates opened a real estate school to offer continuing education classes on various appraisal topics. Classes are offered throughout Atlanta and all AREIA members can attend any class at no charge and earn CE credits if they hold real estate sales, mortgage loan officer or attorney’s license. Classes are posted at

D.S. Murphy offers a variety of investor related appraisal products. These include as-is appraisals, subject-to appraisals, rental analysis and an exclusive product; a consultation appraisals, wherein D.S. Murphy is hired as a personal consultant. Over the past five years there have been more changes to the appraisal business than ever. Federal regulations have changed the way appraisals assigned, communication among industry professionals, guidelines for choosing comparables, and much more. As a consultant, D. S. Murphy will prepare a detailed and professional, unbiased appraisal. This appraisal will be useful in setting a proper list price, convincing a buyer of the true value of the property, outlining potential appraisal issues or required repairs. D.S. Murphy will also represent the seller through closing. There is an epidemic problem with low appraisals. If the subsequent bank appraiser comes in below Murphy’s appraised value, they will step in and prepare a rebuttal letter to be sent to the lender and fight to save your deal. You may reach their office at 678-584-5900, via email at  or on the web at

Would You Like to Expose Your Business to More Active Real Estate Investors?

Do you own a business that could benefit from a whole new segment of clients or new customer base? You too could be a Business Member of Atlanta REIA. Our Business Memberships are designed to give your enterprise as much exposure as possible to our members, guests and followers based on your membership type (Silver or Gold) and your ongoing level of participation within our group. The more you participate, the more benefit your business will receive. All we ask is that you participate with our group as much as possible and consider offering our members reasonable discounts for your products and services.

Find out today if your business qualifies and if you can benefit from associating with Atlanta’s most progressive real estate investors.  Call or email me today to receive a free report, “20 Ways to Get Your Business Involved with Atlanta REIA”.

Jeff NixJeff Nix is a founding member of Atlanta REIA and serves as Director of Business Membership. Jeff is also the owner/operator of Atlanta Carpet Services, Inc. whom has been serving the real estate community throughout Metro Atlanta for over 20 years. Jeff has also been serving in the Air Force Reserves since 1981 and is an active real estate investor with a self-managed portfolio of single family homes.

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