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Lee Murphy

Sales Associate



About Lee Murphy

Licensed In:
District of Columbia

Market/Neighborhoods Served:
DC: Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Dupont, Kalorama, Mount Pleasant, Chevy Chase, 16th Street Heights, Palisades, AU Park, Cleveland Park, Glover Park and greater Northwest DC.
VA: Arlington, McLean, Old Town Alexandria, Great Falls, Shirlington
MD: Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Potomac, Potomac Falls, Takoma Park

Lee specializes in representing buyers and sellers of premier homes in the Washington metropolitan region. With nearly $300 million in sales to date and many years of experience, she has represented clients in every field and all price ranges, and they have returned to her time and again when they have decided to purchase or sell another home. She prides herself on superior customer service.

Lee has been consistently ranked in the top 20 in Individual Sales Volume since 2014 for the Washington, DC, area by Real Trends, as featured in The Wall Street Journal. The Washingtonian magazine named her a “Best Real Estate Agent” in 2017, and she has been named a “Top Producing Agent” by the Washingtonian since the awards' inception in 2015.

In 2012, Lee joined Washington Fine Properties [WFP], after ten years selling real estate in the DC area. WFP is widely recognized in the Washington region as one of the most successful, locally owned, carriage-trade real estate firms in the United States. The firm had a sales volume of $2.7 billion in 2017.

Regularly selling around $35 million in sales annually, Lee’s record places her among the very top Realtors in the Mid-Atlantic region. Her insistence on professional service has brought her many awards and recognition, but most importantly it has produced a client base of satisfied homeowners who refer her to their friends and colleagues. Her dedication to maintaining these life-long relationships serves to underscore her business philosophy: providing her clients with expert knowledge, savvy guidance, skilled negotiation and personal integrity.

Lee moved to Washington, DC, in the late 1990s and worked for Members of Congress in communications. Prior to that, she spent many years abroad in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. A native sixth-generation Texan, Lee received her undergraduate degree in International Studies and French from Austin College and the American University in Cairo. She received her Master of Arts degree from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Lee’s community involvement includes volunteer work with the Junior League of Washington, where she is a Sustaining Member, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Women’s History Museum.

Lee’s team is led by Shaye Zakotnik as Operations Manager. Shaye brings over eight years of experience in real estate, most recently in the high-end residential market in Key West, Florida. A native of Maryland, she graduated from Salisbury University and currently lives in the District. In her spare time, Shaye enjoys travel, hiking, diving and cooking.

Other members of Lee’s team include stagers, photographers, videographers, designers and tradespeople.

Austin College, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies & French
American University in Cairo
University of Texas at Austin, Master of Arts from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Community Involvement Past & Present:
Junior League of Washington Sustaining Member
Daughters of the American Revolution
National Women's History Museum
Citizens Association of Georgetown

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Printable Testimonials
Matt and I are so grateful for you taking the time and effort to hold our hand through the process of buying our first home. You had our back from the initial offer letter through closing, and we cannot thank you enough for your diligence and professionalism. We sincerely appreciate everything you've done, and you'll be our first call when we're ready to buy the second home.

Dani & Matt

After parting ways with another real estate agent and making ten unsuccessful offers, we found Lee Murphy. From the start, Lee was a careful listener and she assured us of her ability to help us get what we wanted. She gained our trust very quickly, and as a result, ensured that we worked together in the most effective way possible. When it came time to make an offer, Lee was a relentless advocate and helped us beat out eight other offers. And in the weeks leading up to the closing, Lee was equally engaged and provided valuable counsel to us on issues ranging from appraisals to mortgage loan options. In short, in Lee you get an experienced professional who knows how to get results for her clients.

Anna and Tom

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Lee. We could not have been happier! Given the limited inventory of Washington properties, we were faced with the daunting prospect of competing offers, no contingencies, and a four-day decision period. Lee gave excellent advice in navigating these challenges. When we found the property that we wanted, Lee worked with us through countless details and was a source of calm as we debated our strategy and offer. We have only the highest recommendations, and will certainly work with Lee on any future move!

Colin and Lisa

Thank you, Lee, from the bottom of my heart for all of the hard work you have done during this closing! I feel so lucky to have had you with us throughout it all! Everything from letting us use your staging furniture, to the open houses, to dealing with the glitches that occurred when I was overseas! I really value your experience and hard work! Brooke has been a great right-hand woman as well, with her administrative and organizational skills.


As an architect, it is rare to find a real estate agent who really “gets” what we do. Lee has represented me in the purchase of three properties and is keenly responsive to what architects look for when beginning a new project. She has advised me on the gut renovation and upgrade strategies and has been invaluable in fusing market concerns and economics with the design goals for each project. Lee understands the increasing desire and demand for good design and her input towards that end has been consistently spot-on.


Because you had found this new home for me, I assured you that I would let you know how #205 and I are getting along. We are doing just fine! I love the windows, the light, the scenes. I see lots of sky, clouds and trees, the dome of the Capitol and the steeple of St. Peters. I continue to enjoy my new home, including the huge windows and the residential neighborhood. No regrets, only gratitude for having made this big change (at my age!). You had a major role in making this possible. Thank you!


I am absolutely positive that we would not be in our house right now if not for your help and encouragement. Everyone you recommended for us to work with was stellar, first-rate and very professional. I kept waiting for something to go wrong — it was all so easy. But nothing went wrong! You made buying our first house an absolute breeze. I thank you for it!


By pure luck, I came across Lee Murphy. I'm relatively new to the DC area, and I was going to attempt to navigate the DC housing market by myself. I made an appointment to view a condo Lee had listed, and about 5 minutes after meeting her, I knew I needed her as my agent. I found Lee to be extremely knowledgeable, and she always looked out for my best interest. When issues arose at the closing, Lee was right there fighting for me! I never had to say a word. Whenever I hear someone is going to start looking to buy a home, I tell them about Lee and how wonderful it was having her as my agent. Buying a house can be so stressful, but Lee made it such an enjoyable experience!


We are so excited to be here as we start the New Year. The house still has that "good karma" we talked about! Thank you!

Kyle and Steve

We are moving into our new place in a few days, and I thought it would be a good time to say THANKS so much for the great work you did for us. We're so happy with our condo and really excited to move in!

Heather and Elbert