About Karen Murphy


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Meet Karen

I have lived in Lamorinda for 40 years and have worked in real estate since 1994. In the year 2000, along with a handful of top colleagues, I co-founded Village Associates, which is now the leading independently owned brokerage in Lamorinda. I am known by clients and colleagues for local knowledge, calm leadership, and ability to bring people together. I have guided hundreds of clients through buying and selling homes in Lamorinda and surrounding communities, and I was thrilled when my daughter-in-law Hillary wanted to team up and join me in business in 2014. We have been having fun selling real estate together ever since. We love working with everyone from first time buyers to retirees and estates.
My professional background is in finance. Prior to real estate, I was a tax CPA with Arthur Andersen. I graduated from Stanford University and hold an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. While my sons Ben and Brian were young, I served two terms as President of the Orinda Union School Board; I was on the Board of EFO (the Educational Foundation of Orinda), served as co-president of Del Rey and Miramonte Parents' Clubs and on the board of the Miramonte Boosters Club. My husband Tim and I love being part of the Lamorinda community. We now live in Lafayette and have 6 grandchildren in both Orinda and Dallas, TX.

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