For Danielle Murphy, the appraisal industry was always part of her life – her father owned his own appraisal company. Danielle grew up with a general understanding of the business and the responsibilities of a residential appraiser. After working in customer service for most of her professional career, Danielle decided to make the switch and work for her father’s company in 2009. She first became licensed as an appraiser trainee and spent the next five years learning the business from her father and gaining experience in the field. She obtained her Certified RE Appraisal license in 2014 and started working as an independent appraiser.
Danielle resides in Norfolk, Massachusetts and services the region of Norfolk County. Norfolk County covers the suburban areas just south of the city of Boston, beginning at the border of Massachusetts Bay and covering west to Bellingham. Norfolk County residents can enjoy the benefits of Boston without living directly in the populated city. Over the past decade, the greater Boston area has experienced a major resurgence. Outdated real estate and abandoned buildings have been restored and repurposed as restaurants, shopping centers, apartments and townhomes. This has led to a residential draw to the city and surrounding suburban areas, including Norfolk County.
The median price of a single-family home in town of Norfolk is $630,000, up significantly from the median price in 2020. There are currently 48 homes for sale on the market, more than double from this time last year. The average days a home stays on the market in the area is 29 days, which is slightly shorter than the 36-day average in 2020.