David A. Murphy is the Broker/Owner of the Murphys Realtors, Inc., a third generation family business serving the Greater Northampton area. Licensed as a real estate broker 1979, David has been an active real estate professional for thirty seven years. The real estate designations David holds are recognized by the National Association of Realtors®.
GRI – Graduate of the Realtor Institute
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
CRB – Certified Brokerage Manager
David has been active in the Realtor® community serving in many capacities.
First President of the Bay State Multiple Listing Service, the first regional MLS in Massachusetts.
Member of the Board of Directors and Technology Chairman of the Property Information Network, the largest MLS in New England, and one of the top ten MLS services in the country.
1995 Franklin-Hampshire Realtor Association Realtor of the Year.
Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Instructor
Real Estate Appraisal
David is licensed as a Massachusetts Certified Residential Appraiser. David has operated Northampton Appraisal Associates since 1980. Northampton Appraisal provides real estate appraisal to mortgage lenders and other professionals in the Greater Northampton area. First appointed by Governor Weld, David served for eight years as a member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers and was twice elected Chairman of the Board of Registration. David also spent eight years as a member of the Board of Assessors for the City of Northampton, and has been designated a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor by the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers.
Since 2006 David has served as an elected member of the Northampton City Council. His subcommittee memberships include Finance, Capital Improvements, and Ordinance.
David is also the City of Northampton's elected member of the Board of Smith Charities. Since 1850 Smith Charities has distributed funds under the terms of the Will of Oliver Smith to students, widows, nurses, tradespersons, and other qualified individuals.
David serves as President of the Childs Park Foundation, the private nonprofit corporation that operates Childs Park. The Childs Park, located across from Cooley Dickinson Hospital on North Elm Street in Northampton, features 36 acres of formal gardens, manicured lawns, and reflecting pools for the quiet enjoyment of Northampton residents.
For many years David worked in the television industry as a freelance sound and video engineer. In 1996 David was awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his work with ESPN and again in 2012 for work with NBC Sports at the summer Olympic games in London, and again in 2016 for the summer Olympic games in Rio.
David is a Justice of the Peace in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.