Roberta Murphy Broker-Owner CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR, e-Pro


Office: (760) 942-9100
Mobile: (760) 402-9101
Fax: 760-635-0063

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A Trustworthy Partner for Life’s Transitions


It’s a word that comes up often around Roberta Murphy.

A humorous and passionate woman, Roberta Murphy has built her career on providing trustworthy tidbits of information. As a journalist, college professor, and owner of San Diego Previews Real Estate, Roberta knows the value of good information. Her pursuit of it has made her a top real estate sleuth in the San Diego area.

Buying or selling a home is often a major component of life’s key transitions, and Roberta knows how to make those transitions as smooth as possible. She has been in real estate “since the last millennium,” she says with a grin. And her 25-plus years of experience have yielded lifelong clients and a an award of as one of the Top 10 Real Estate Brokerages in San Diego for 2010 (by the San Diego Union Tribune).

But awards aren’t why Roberta enjoys the real estate business. It’s connecting with buyers and sellers in balmy San Diego and successfully guiding them through searches, marketing, negotiations, and closings. She gets a charge out of helping her clients find the best path through life’s transitions, and she always acts in their best interests—even if that means advising not to buy or sell a property. Of course, a quick sense of humor doesn’t hurt in any situation. Roberta keeps even the stickiest negotiations amicable.

Serious Backup

One of the keys to Roberta’s success is that she has assembled an incredible back-up team—starting with her husband and business partner, Mike and son Scott Murphy, who has developed his own strong following of devoted real estate clients. The resources within San Diego Previews Real Estate are tremendous. The organization attracts a global clientele, so Roberta , Scott and Mike have added agents to their team who are fluent in Spanish, French, Polish, Farsi, and Arabic.

No client is ever left stranded at San Diego Previews Real Estate. If one agent is unavailable, another associate will step in immediately to help. Roberta Scott and Mike have assembled an A team that works closely together, and their healthy long-term client list reflects their success.

3 Sons, 2 Chihuahuas, 1 rescue, 9 Tomato Plants

This creative and energetic woman doesn’t slow down much on her off time. Roberta is addicted to disruptive technologies and ideas that shake up the way we think. Photography, travel, gardening, and cooking keep her quite busy, too—as do the wonderful farmers markets around San Diego. You may run into Roberta anywhere, anytime—out and around Carlsbad and Encinitas– or deep in the countryside exploring the arcane.

On the home front, Roberta is surrounded by living creatures great and small. She has three sons: Scott, a super-star at San Diego Previews,  Eric, who works with Taylor Made Golf ; and Mark, aUS Army veteran who is a full time student pursuing a degree in computer engineering. The family is rounded out by 2 Chihuahuas and a mixed rescue, 9 tomato plants, lots of wild birds and Monarch Buterflies.




We Are So Grateful For That. Thank You!

We want to thank you for all your help and support with both the purchase and sale of our home and the development of our business. You’ve helped us step into a new world–full of opportunities. We are so grateful for that. Thank you!

They Went WAY Beyond Their “Jobs”.

There are many Realtors that can buy or sell real estate, but very few that are as dedicated and knowledgeable as the Murphy Group. They not only have the insight and experience to evaluate the value of the property, but suggest specific ways to increase the value and appeal to prospective buyers. Their marketing techniques not only exposed our La Costa property to as many potential buyers as possible, but also attracted qualified buyers. We interviewed many Realtors and never felt the same overwhelming confidence as we did with them. Many Realtors promise the moon and stars, but very few can actually deliver–they Did and more! They simply were just- Better. The proof was very evident. Our property sold sooner than the others in our neighborhood and for a higher price. In addition, their fees were lower! We were so impressed that we hired them to help us buy our new home. That’s where it got even better. Anyone can screen houses that meet your basic criteria, but you need more. You need a team that can look beyond the statistics into creating real value. Mike and Roberta not only found our dream house, but at a lower price than we expected. They went WAY beyond their “jobs”. Their true passion for what they do sets them far above any other Realtor we have ever met. We honestly did not know that this level of customer service existed and it showed in every step of the process. Because they have the resources of a team of people, every step was handled easily and efficiently. Each member of the team is a specialist within their own function- and it shows! My advice to anyone looking for a Realtor- don’t be swayed by promises, go with results. If you don’t interview the Murphy Group, you are missing out on what is lacking with the other 99% of all other real estate professionals. In a nutshell: Knowledge, experience, passion and the resources to make the whole process stress-free and fun! Thank you all so very much for helping us achieve the reality of our dream house.

Thank You For Your Insight Of Our Needs.

Hi Roberta, I wanted to let you know how much we’ve enjoyed our new home and to thank you for your insight of our needs and the house you picked for us. It’s wonderful to be able to sit out on the patio and eat our meals outdoors with beautiful hummingbirds and a great view of hills and Rancho Santa Fe. We think we got a really good deal too, thanks to you! I also want to thank you for your help in our closing of this deal – without your help, it would have been very difficult and I would not have been able to do it. Let this note serve as a referral as well. I recommend anyone to you who wants a personal, helpful, insightful and accommodating real estate agent. I plan to make sure I call you when I’m in the market to sell.

Within 24 Hours, They Had My Home Sold!

I signed a listing agreement with Roberta and Mike Murphy. Within 24 hours, they had my home sold at more than full price. I would highly recommend their services!

Our Property Had Multiple Offers Within 24 Hours!

We couldn’t be more satisfied with how Tara handled the sale of our home. In a slowing market, we were concerned about how long it would take for our home to sell as we didn’t have much time; but Tara and her group marketed our property so well that we had multiple offers within 24 hours of going on the market! Tara has become our Realtor for life… we recommend her to all of our friends and family who are in need of an honest, hard-working agent. CATHERINE & GREG SUPPE

We Give Her Her Our Highest Recommendation.

Tara handled the sale of our home. She was very professional in dealing with our offers and subsequent counter offers. We really appreciated her being available by telephone/email and keeping us up on all of the latest developments. We had a situation where we “had” to close our deal in a given amount of time in order to get our new place. Tara handled the “bumps” along the way with ease and ultimately everything went extremely well. We give her our highest recommendation.   BRENT & LORI ROSENKRANZ

I So Appreciate Your Support And Helpfulness!

Scott and Roberta, Thank you for your time and energy in helping me with the nightmare of selling my house. I so appreciate your support and helpfulness!   A. SHARP

Her Husband, Mike, And Sons Scott And Mark All Have Their Areas Of Real Estate Expertise.

My husband and I found Roberta Murphy online when we were looking to relocate. I had been in our home for 38 years so I had no idea where to start. Roberta was patient and knowledgeable. She showed us a few houses and then we realized we had to prepare to sell ours before we were in a position to buy. We met and worked with other equally competent members of her family. Her husband, Mike, and sons Scott and Mark all have their areas of real estate expertise. Together they made the selling of our home as smooth and pleasant as possible. I highly recommend Roberta and her “team-Murphy” to any family in need of a positive and informed real estate professional.   GAIL PANACHO

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