Murphy Was a Former Football Standout With Texas A&M Before Going Pro With Green Bay Packers
Terrence Murphy Sr. has been sought-after his entire life. As a Texas high school quarterback-turned-wide receiver, he was fiercely recruited by 17 Division I colleges. He chose Texas A&M.
After college, many NFL teams also wooed Murphy, as did sports agents. In the 2005 NFL Draft, he was chosen 58th overall by the Green Bay Packers — the same year All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers was selected 28th. Murphy and Rodgers ended up as roommates during training camp.
But when a neck injury ended Murphy’s promising pro career after just three games, he turned to real estate, only to be heavily recruited there, too. He joined Keller Williams. But after one year, Murphy started his own independent brokerage, TM5, with his wife, Erica in June 2011.
Now, after 10 years, selling nearly a billion dollars in sales on 6,000 transactions, he was hungry for expansion. Once again, he was wooed. Every team and brokerage imaginable wanted Murphy, who chose to join eXp Realty in February 2021.
“The biggest thing I was feeling is that I was an island. I’m naturally a lone wolf, grinding and figuring it out. But as you build and build it gets tiresome,” said Murphy, who chose eXp for his ability to expand and be part of an entire brokerage built on collaboration.
When Terrence’s NFL career ended abruptly, he needed a Plan B. After praying and asking God to “give him something to be passionate about,” he and Erica conceived of “an idea on a napkin in a small college town.”
From their base in College Station, Texas, they got their real estate licenses and began investing in real estate, buying properties. But it didn’t stop there. Ever the entrepreneur, 10 real estate-centric companies sprung from that napkin-math day in 2011, including their luxury custom home building company and development, property management, investing, mortgage broker, insurance, construction, design, coaching … well, you name it.
“We are enjoying the ride,” said Terrence of the tremendous success he and Erica are experiencing. “Everything is earned, not given. We both grew up with single moms. They taught us we could achieve what we put our minds to.”
To get to know Terrence better, watch and listen to his interview with eXp President of U.S. Growth, Dave Conord:
Learn More About Terrence Murphy:
Years in real estate: Started investing in 2006. Licensed in 2010 (Terrence) and 2011 (Erica). Hired first agent to TM5 in 2012.
Gross sales and transactions in 2020: 760 deals for $157 million. Since 2012, they’ve completed 6,000 transactions and $900 million in volume.
- eXp Realty (Feb. 2021 – current)
- TM5 Properties (June 2011-Feb. 2021)
- Keller Williams (Feb. 2010-June 2011)
Main territory: Bryan-College Station, Texas.
Main focus: Luxury homes, residential, farm and ranch land, and investment properties.
Number of people on team: 25 agents with TM5. Three agents on Terrence Murphy Team.
Accolades, accomplishments & awards:
- Former Texas A&M wide receiver
- 3X Academic All-Big 12 Team
- Drafted 58th by Green Bay Packers
- Owner of 10 companies
- Accredited angel investor
- 2X Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Owned Companies
- 3X Texas A&M Mays Business School. Aggie 100 Award 100 fastest-growing businesses in the world
- No. 1 Independent Real Estate Brokerage in Bryan-College Station MLS (Texas) 2016-2020
- Top 1% of real estate agents in the U.S.
- Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
- Commercial real estate investor (Notable tenants: Starbucks, AT&T, Buffalo Wild Wings and others.)
- Luxury home builder Murphy Signature Homes (85 projects completed)
- Residential developer (100+ properties developed – single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes).
When and why did you join eXp?
“I heard about eXp through fellow Aggie, (Texas eXp agent) Elizabeth Riley and from doing my own research. I made the move because it creates a value proposition for my agents that is unmatched. I’ve been preparing to expand throughout the U.S., and it gives me a platform to expand faster and more efficiently using my influence in real estate.”
What makes eXp special to you?
“eXp puts its agents first and if you are an entrepreneur, it is truly a brokerage that you want to be involved with. I am very passionate about real estate and entrepreneurship, and eXp brings those two passions together.”
Is there a significant experience you can share since you joined eXp?
“Everyone has been willing to collaborate, answer questions, and help out with whatever we need. Elizabeth Riley, Devin Doherty, and Kyle Whissel have all played a role in getting my questions answered and pointing me in the right direction.”
What is one thing about eXp that surprised you?
“The willingness to allow us to be entrepreneurs. We get to keep our color scheme, our TM5 brand, etc.”
Best tip to share with other agents:
“Focus on building a business with structure. Don’t just chase leads. Lead generate, time block, and do everything it takes to be a professional.”
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