Annabel Burch-Murton | Bethesda Magazine

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Annabel Burch-Murton

Compass | The Burch-Murton Group

7200 Wisconsin Ave.




What woman inspires you and why?

My mother. She came to this country by herself in her early 20’s not knowing how to speak English. She put herself through school and built a successful career and a life. She is strong, brave and intelligent. I was and am inspired and influenced by her incredible work ethic.

What was a major turning point in your life and/or career?

Leaving the broadcast business for real estate; becoming a business owner was the best career decision I ever made. There is nothing more satisfying than loving what you do, and I am fortunate and grateful to have a profession that never feels like ‘work.’

What qualities do you think a successful real estate agent should have?

Empathy, great negotiating skills, experience, a sincerely positive outlook, a forensic knowledge of the market we work in and a sense of humor.

How do you measure success?

I consider a transaction to be successful if my clients’ expectations have been met, and exceeded, and I know that I have done everything in my power to ensure the outcome was as successful as possible. I also take pride in the fact that more than 90% of my business is either repeat or referred to me by my past clients. There is nothing as rewarding as having my clients repeatedly refer their families, friends and colleagues to me. Industry accolades are nice too—I have been recognized as one of ‘America’s Best Real Estate Agents’ by Real Trends since 2014 and as one of Washingtonian magazine’s ‘Best Real Estate Agents,’ since 2014.

“There is nothing as rewarding as having my clients repeatedly refer their families, friends and colleagues to me.”

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