As a real estate professional with Virginia Cook, Realtors, Ed Murchison serves his clients with more than 20 years of sales, marketing and project management experience and a lifetime passion for architecture and design.
"A career in real estate brings together all of the things that are most important to Ed Murchison," says Virginia Cook, founding partner of Virginia Cook, Realtors. "His passion for properties, particularly the historical, his enthusiasm for helping others, and his desire to give back to the community."
A long-time Dallas resident, Ed has always loved art, architecture and modern design. He has incorporated his passion for modern architecture and Mid-Century Modern design into the core of his successful real estate career. He is known as Mr. Mid-Century Modern and is widely respected as the go to guy by clients and other realtors for stylish modern homes throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Ed currently lives in a mid-century modern house designed by well-known local architect, Thomas Scott Dean. An active member of Preservation Dallas, he has received his Historic House Specialist Designation. Honoring and preserving the architectural history of our city is very important to Ed.
"I grew up in real estate helping my family buy, renovate and sell properties," says Ed, who is involved in promoting and supporting our public schools. He has been a sponsor of the White Rock Home Tour that benefits Hexter Elementary for over 10 years. He is also a sponsor of the Modern Mile Home Tour that benefits Walnut Hill Elementary's Autism Program. Ed, who comes from a family of educators, values education and believes good schools make great communities. "There are great things happening in many of our DISD schools and I make an effort to do what I can to support those schools."
As a result, Ed's clients have extraordinary peace of mind. They know that they will benefit from exceptional expertise in all realms from current market conditions to the design and construction of any property. They know that they have the commitment, focus and integrity of a true professional. And they know that they have an advocate in the business who proves to be a family friend for life.
"Having the opportunity to help my clients achieve their dreams and build wealth through real estate is very rewarding and a responsibility that I do not take lightly," says Ed. "I want to use my experience and expertise to build relationships that last."
An avid fan of the masters of modern architecture such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra, Ed has also studied the many architects that have left their mark on Dallas including Charles Dilbeck, Howard Meyer, O'Neil Ford, E. G. Hamilton and Bud Oglesby. Additionally, he is a collector/dealer of classic mid-century modern furnishings and accessories. His extensive collection includes works by Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Eero Saarinen, George Nelson, Russel Wright, and Higgins Art Glass from which he has donated pieces to the Dallas Museum of Art.
Ed benefits his clients by incorporating his interest in art, architecture and design into helping them find the right home that blends architect, good design and how it relates to its environment.