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They did it and so can you! After helping my clients achieve their real estate goals, I ask them to share some words about what they thought of our work together. Here’s what they said:

“Clay was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and understanding as he guided me through buying my first house. He was always willing to go the extra mile, especially during the closing process, making himself available at any hour of the day.” – Matt Bohmke


“Clay was the best during my first home buying experience! He treated me like I was family and walked me through all the steps (some more than once), so that I understood the process. I never felt uncomfortable or pressured. If anything, I felt well-prepared and well-informed of my options from start to finish. He has even been available after I bought my home, to field questions and has responded promptly. I know he cares for all his clients and anyone that works with him will be very well taken care of!” – Evelyn Torres


“Honest, precise, helpful, and professional approach. Always in a good mood to make you easily to come to the right decision and understand what’s best for you. I would definitely recommend Clay’s service to everybody.” – Pavel Marko

“Clay was an awesome REALTOR® as he helped me and my wife purchase our first home together. This was the third home I purchased and I have used different REALTORS® in the past, but now will only use Clay as he went above and beyond.” – Neill Haggett


“From the first meeting, Clay gave positive suggestions and guidance to get our house ready to sell. Once listed with his help, we had an offer within 4 days on the market. He always had a list of providers for the various services we would need. Well inspection, septic tank, etc., Clay had a plan of action ready for every step of the process. I had complete trust and constant communication with him. Great experience, thank you!” – Marge McGrath

“Clay was very easy to work with a did a great job selling our home. Even after the sale when we had an issue receiving money due to us from the HOA he was still there to help and saw it through.” – Trevin Sorby


“Clay was amazing to my husband and I throughout our first home buying process. He went the extra mile every step of the way to make sure that all of our questions were answered, which was extremely helpful. It was the smoothest process ever, even down to closing day. We would use Clay over and over again! Truly the best out there.” – Michael and Amara Cashion


“Clay provided us outstanding REALTOR® services in an area that was historically very hard to sell from. He went above and beyond our expectations to get as many showings as possible and provided some innovative ideas to showcase the property. These efforts eventually paid off with a sale that we are happy with and came at a critical time for our family. Thank you!” – Patrick and Vivian Scanlon


“Clay tirelessly worked around my crazy work schedule to help me find the home I never thought I’d be able to own. He adapted to my style quickly and worked at my speed and with ZERO pressure making me feel like I was home-shopping with a close honest friend. We found the home I bought the final day of a VHDA first-time home-buyer grant program and sealed the deal with no time to spare working closely with a mortgage specialist he recommended. I have already recommended friends to Clay knowing they will have the same experience!” – Nick Keifer


“Clay and I had an adventure. The home buying experience I had with him will go down in the history books as the best roller coaster ride I have had. I never once had to be concerned even when things seemed a bit bleak. Clay is a consummate professional and was the driving force to get me where I am today in a home I love.” – David Scott


“Clay was very kind and helpful to an out-of-stater trying to find the ways of Virginia (formerly Massachusetts). I asked tons of questions about homes being viewed and their negative and/or positive points. It was an experience driving to the front of a house and giving a groaning sound of disapproval, but then, off we went to another property!! Thank goodness, to be able to know he respected my limitations and needs!! Thanks a million, Clay!!” – Elaine Velentzas


“Clay was a true blessing to me. He was recommended to me by a friend. Everything she told me was true. He is a hard worker and an honest REALTOR®. Always willing to go that extra mile and assist with any and all problems that came up. Great attitude always and his customer service skills are amazing. Would recommend Clay to anyone buying or selling a home. This was my first time selling a home and it was great having a REALTOR® like Clay to walk with me every step of the way.” – Freda James


“We were blessed to have a REALTOR® like Clay helping us on our journey to finding a great home. Clay was very loyal and dedicated. He worked tirelessly in our search to find a property that suited the both of us. And thru it all, he always had a smile and a willing spirit to go the extra mile. We had a lot of laughs along the way, which made it even more enjoyable working with Clay. He is a professional in every sense of the word, and we are very happy to have had the pleasure of working with Clay to find our new home.” – Edward and Josie Gross


“Clay was highly recommended to me after he had helped a friend of mine purchase his first home. Clay is always accessible to his clients 24/7 and will never give up until his clients find their perfect home. I had such a great time touring houses with Clay! After several weeks of searching I started become frustrated, thinking that I’d be unable to find my dream home. Clay was constantly supportive, helped me maintain a positive attitude, and worked tirelessly to help me find a home that met everything on my checklist and more!! In addition to having Clay as my real estate agent, Clay has also become a friend. He was very patient throughout the process and I could sense his excitement for me on closing day! Buying a home for the first time is a lengthy, scary process, with a lot of unknowns. I am so fortunate I had Clay to guide me through the process and be so supportive! I would recommend him to everyone I know, especially my first-time home-buyer friends. Thank you again for all of the time, dedication, and support you have put into me finding my perfect home!” – Harley Miller


“Clay Murray has to be about the best agent we have dealt with! Clay is not only kind, but he is also caring and accessible. He is the type of agent who will go the extra mile for his clients. Very good experience. We will use him again and definitely recommend him to friends and family.” – James Johnson


“Clay is the best REALTOR® I’ve ever worked with and if I need a REALTOR® again in the future he will be my first choice! He helped me and my wife sell our home and find a new one under a demanding time schedule. Very early on he compared it to a complicated dance which it certainly was. I’m happy to say that with his help we got all the steps right! Clay is very knowledgeable, well organized, and thorough. He helped us sell our house in about 2 weeks. Then he helped us find a new home. Clay set up a customized search tailored to our needs and then worked with our schedule to go see houses. He was very helpful throughout the entire selling and buying process! I honestly don’t think we would be gotten through it without him! He has continued to help with home related issues that popped up after closing which is really going way above and beyond the call of duty! So thank you Clay for everything you’ve done for my family! I will always recommend you to friends and family!” – Michael and Beth Rogers


“Clay was wonderful to work with. He was informative, patient, and friendly. He answered our questions honestly and to the best of his ability. If he wasn’t sure about something, he would find out. He made the process of buying a home much easier and we will miss him now that we have purchased!” – Lisa Schaff


“Clay Murray was wonderful! He was always there if we had any questions or concerns (which we did!). He took the time to explain things and answer any questions we had, even questions that weren’t specifically his duty. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. Clay was such an important person to us and made buying a home easier than we thought! He exceeded our expectations and we’d recommend working with Clay to other people looking to buy or sell their home. ” – Justin Richardson


“Clay is simply the best. He’s been there every step of the way. He has always answered every call or email no matter what time of day or night it was. His professionalism, mentorship, knowledge, honesty, and hard work ethic are much respected and appreciated. I never felt that he was just trying to sell me a house, but that he was a mentor to answer my questions and help me to make the best decision for my family. I now consider Clay a friend and would highly recommend him to anyone that is searching for a new home.” – Jason and Lisa Grundy


“My husband recently retired from the USMC and accepted a position in Stafford, VA. With us living in Highland Park, IL, we knew that purchasing a home would be a challenge. My husband flew to Stafford and had a total of two days to find the perfect home. Clay not only made himself available the entire weekend, but he utilized every minute and made sure John was able to visit every home on our list. In two days, Clay not only helped us find the PERFECT home, but he made sure we had an offer on it, as well as a backup plan if the offer wasn’t accepted. Thankfully it was and Clay met every deadline and kept us informed of any changes made during the process. Not once did he have to ask how things were going or where we were standing, which was such a relief as I tend to be a bit impatient. I’m not kidding when I say entire process of purchasing a home with Clay was easier than getting our cable service transferred, haha. I could go on and on about how great he is, but the bottom line is that Clay is an amazing real estate agent. He’s knowledgeable and truly cares about the needs of the family. Highly recommended!” – Alyssia Stephens


“Clay went above and beyond to help me sell my mother’s home. It was a difficult and emotional process but he bent over backwards to make it a quick sale, negotiating like a champ with prospective buyers. Overall, he managed to make a tough time as seamless and easy as humanly possible with constant, open communication. If you want to buy or sell a home, Clay Murray is your man!” - Laura Honsinger


“First, let me start by saying a big thank you to Clay for doing such an awesome job. Our journey began about 6 months ago, but in all Clay stood side by side with us throughout the whole endeavor. Clay looked out for us in ways that an ordinary agent would not. I’m talking about an agent that will go the full length and submit an offer for you at 11PM and make sure he gets you a response first thing the following morning. He cared so much! His knowledge about the housing market and his excellent response time is something every home buyer wishes for. That is the agent you want to work for you. Thank you so much, Clay, and thank you for allowing me interrupt your dinner on several occasions. Thank you.” – Kofi and Naa Boeteng


“Selling our house was quite an experience. I am very happy that we had Clay on our side through the process. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and willing to go the extra mile for his clients. Whether it’s a smooth ride or a bumpy one I recommend having Clay represent you!” – Mark and Meleana Moore


“Clay Murray is an exceptional agent. My family and I enjoyed our house hunting experience. We had a standing Tuesday appointment for weeks and saw multiple houses with Clay. Nothing was ever a problem…He was always positive, even when it seemed like we would never find a home we loved. We looked at many model homes and he would really do his homework on the property and contact builders with questions and get answers. His motto was we’ll get there together! And we did! Great Experience! Great Guy!” – Carter and Corrine Macon


“Clay was so helpful in all aspects of the home buying process. He was so attentive to us and especially in negotiating with the seller. We would not have been able to get our house without his help. Clay is very knowledgeable, friendly and understanding. He definitely exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t have asked for a better agent!” – Jared and Liz Hennessey


“Clay was a pleasure to work with in finding our new home. My wife and I had a great time with him throughout the whole process!” – Michael McGraw


“Not knowing where to turn when my husband and I decided to sell our house and purchase a new house, we came across Clay. We met with 3 different REALTORS® before making our selection and being blown away by Clay’s research he did prior to our first meeting solidified that we made the right choice. Clay has been such a blessing to our growing family. Knowing we couldn’t stay in our small house due to a baby on the way, Clay made the process as stress free as possible. The best part of the process is that we were kept informed every single step of the way. I would often fuss at him for over communicating and to spend more time with his family. But he was there for us through it all. His patience, dedication, knowledge and just all around fun personality made for an enjoyable few months. We were able to sell our house in record time and buy our forever home. He was even so great to help my husband lift something heavy when I couldn’t. Clay went way above and beyond what we expected out of our REALTOR®, and was an absolute joy to work with.” – John and Kate Kakavoyannis


“If I had to describe Clay using one word, it would be AMAZING! Due to several factors, we knew that selling the property was going to be a challenge, particularly since it was on the market for almost 2 years (listed with someone else first). Clay was able to accomplish the impossible and was able to get the property sold in a few months. Clay’s professionalism, enthusiasm, and perseverance are unmatched. He always remained hopeful and optimistic even when things looked bleak. He is extremely knowledgeable and quick to get things done. I could go on and on about how wonderful Clay is as a REALTOR®, but I will close with a HUGE THANK YOU and a recommendation to anyone looking to sell (or buy) a home to use Clay as their REALTOR®. He will come through for you!!” – Carolina Woods


“I want to say that there are no words that we can find to describe Clay Murray’s professionalism, enthusiasm, charisma, and his helpful and beautiful ideas! And he’s so positive in everything he does for his clients. Wonderful and awesome experience! – Maria McGraw


“Excellent Realtor– very knowledgeable and helpful. Very pleasant experience in sale of my house. Ratified contract in less than 24 hours with multiple offers. I was ALWAYS treated with respect and his help was greatly appreciated. Selling my home to relocate and down-size was a huge undertaking made much easier by Clay’s knowledge and skills to explain the process each step of the way. Clay specifically understood what I wanted to accomplish in moving and not only listed my house at the best market price, he negotiated the multiple offers and I received above listing offers. Really happy about that plus it happened in less than 24 hours after being listed! I highly recommend and applaud Clay as a great Realtor.” - Ann Clayton Murray (yes, Clay’s mom)


“Clay spent countless hours showing us too many houses to count. He never once suggested to us that we should settle on anything. I felt as though Clay treated us like family, and truly put our best interests first.” - Erica Cuskey


“Clay was awesome!! We met with three Realtors and he was the only one that took the time to look over our house, evaluate the upgrades and give a number he thought was reachable vs. just giving us a low comp for an easy sale on the Realtor’s part. He got us the number we wanted quickly and was great to work with … excellent communication and always super quick follow up!! Thanks so much!! Highly recommend!” – Jamie Robertie


“From day one, Clay was professional, personal, and perfectly in tune with what we wanted. We are new home buyers and he took great care of everything from checking each nook and cranny to staying on top of our loan process. We couldn’t have found a better home with the help of our new and good friend Clay!!” – Adrienne Davis


“Our family has been so fortunate to have Clay work with us. He is trustworthy, honest and agreeable. Clay encouraged us to list our home as a “Coming Soon” property and his strategy got us to closing after less than two weeks on the market. His pricing was spot on and we came out of the deal so much better than we ever dreamed. Clay always made himself available to answer questions and handle special requests. We have already recommended Clay to our friends and family and would encourage anyone needing an agent to give him a call.” - Courtney Rhines


“Clay was phenomenal to work with, always stayed positive through the twists and turns. He consistently provided great insight and always seemed to be a step ahead. He delivered every step of the way!” – Justin and Shannon Wilkinson 


“Clay first listens to what you’re looking for in your desired area and gets constant feed back on all questions and inquiries. I trust Clay’s judgment and his patience as he is truly searching for your perfect home. I’ve bought one home and sold two homes with Clay and he is on top of every single step of the home buying and selling! – Marge McGrath


“Amazing agent. Always responds quickly to questions and concerns. Goes beyond to make sure your best interests are ensured.” – Brian Honsinger


“Clay was an incredible resource and smoothly guided me through the purchase of my first home!  Could not have asked for a better partner or experience.  He truly loves Fredericksburg, knows the region, and is skilled at matching people with their perfect neighborhood and dream home.” – Erin Casey


“I had only heard very positive things about Clay Murray from friends who had worked with him. I also follow his realtor account on social media and enjoy the genuine enthusiasm that his social media presence radiates when discussing his clients’ victories. This was a difficult sale as this was a childhood home and my mother had passed away rather suddenly. Clay made this process as quick and painless as possible, answering questions quickly and efficiently at all hours and weekends. Communication was very open and he was able to help walk me through my first ever home sale with ease. He was very helpful with recommending resources to assist with getting the house ready for market and he often handled calling to make appointments (example: a locksmith was needed at one point). It was a delight to have Clay on my team. I will recommend Clay Murray to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in the Fredericksburg area. He was a true gem to work with and he made sure every little detail was taken care of in a timely, professional, and considerate manner.” – Laura Honsinger


“Clay is family.  That is just how we felt during our search.  Knowledgeable, considerate, and he went the extra mile to ensure that we were comfortable with any and all decisions.  I would recommend Clay to all our friends and family.” – Edward and Josie Gross


“Clay did a wonderful job helping me through the process of finding and purchasing my first home. He took the time to explain in detail every aspect of the process and made sure to keep the lender and all other parties accountable so that everything went smoothly. I was in the market for a fixer upper and Clay was able to provide some great insight on what renovations should add value to the home and what some potential projects might be with each home we looked at. I would unquestionably recommend Clay’s services to anyone who is looking to buy or sell in the Fredericksburg area.” - John Romano


“Clay is one of the nicest and most sincere Realtors I have ever dealt with, and I’ve bought/sold nine homes over the years. His knowledge of the Fredericksburg area allows him to work in unison with his client in order to find the best home in the best area for the most reasonable price. He is cognizant of his client’s budget, and works extremely hard to negotiate the best price for them.  He is incredibly responsive, always returning emails, phone calls, etc. in almost turn around time.  He makes the process of buying or selling a home an adventure that is fun and gratifying, rather than stressful and worrisome. I highly recommend Clay for anyone looking to buy their next home, whether they are a ” newbie” to the process, or a seasoned veteran.  And, if you are thinking of selling your existing home, Clay will provide excellent advice on pricing and marketing your property in order to get your home sold quickly. You will definitely get your money’s worth, and in the process, make a friend!” – Roberta Kulina


“Clay is such a kind, compassionate person, he truly works to find a home that fits your wants and needs, always keeping up with your schedule, no matter how crazy it may be. Being from out of state, Clay was a wealth of knowledge in assisting us with any and all aspects of purchasing our home. We will make sure to highly recommend Clay to anyone looking to buy or sell property!” – Joe and Ruth Bianco


“Clay is absolutely the best! He is very knowledgeable about the area and the market! He is very responsive, punctual and just on top of things! His communication level with us, the lender, the listing agent, and everyone in between was off the charts. He was very patient even after answering my hundreds of questions and was the best guide we could have asked for. Thank you, Clay, for making this experience so easy and less stressful for our family! We will be recommending you to everyone we know!” – Michael and Sarah Foy


“Clay did a fantastic job marketing our home and we received a reasonable sales price with a fairly quick amount of time. I would recommend him to anyone in the Fredericksburg area. We listed our home right before the holiday season, but Clay didn’t let the bad timing deter marketing efforts. We had an offer within 4 months, earlier than we expected.” - Matt and Shannon Bolick


“My experience with Clay was incredible to put it mildly. He treated me like family and the passion and attention I received from him was if I were his only customer. My family and I are beyond satisfied and am very thankful for Clay and his great work.  Of my five home purchases over the years he is without question the best Realtor I’ve encountered. Thank you again, Clay!” – Zac and Alexis Covington


“As a first time home buyer I didn’t know what to expect going into the process. Clay was here to help us get through the process with no bumps in the road. He was patient with us with all our questions and our very specific home buying criteria.” - Robert Clark


“Clay was very kind and patient in searching for our home. He was always just a phone call or text away. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.” – Jannette Sedo


“In addition to being a pleasure to work with, Clay went above and beyond to ensure that the entire home-buying process from house hunting all the way through to closing went smoothly. When other agents involved in our sale were slow to act or respond, Clay worked diligently to move the process along. We would not hesitate to recommend Clay to anyone looking to buy or sell in or around Fredericksburg.” – Mike Reno and Melissa Nelson


“There really aren’t enough words to describe how comfortable and taken care of we felt with Clay, especially as first time home buyers. He is extremely down to Earth and knows his stuff! There were no surprises and I understood everything happening throughout the process because Clay had previously explained everything. He answered ALL my questions no matter how many I asked! (I ask a lot of questions) He supported us EVERY step of the way, even in areas that weren’t his “realtor” responsibilities. We could literally ask him anything and if Clay didn’t know, he did the work to find out! I would absolutely recommend Clay!” – Lowell and Latrice Knight


“Clay Murray is the absolute best! He was highly recommended and I see why after closing on my first home. The entire process was new to me, but with Clay’s guidance I feel like it was a piece of cake. He was on top of any issue that came up with negotiating and making offers. Available literally 24/7 with any question. Clay is 100% professional and reliable. Couldn’t be more satisfied with the entire process!” – Nicole Koenigsmann


“Clay was very helpful during the selling process. He was quick to respond to questions and concerns. He was also proactive with contacting interested buyers!” – Richard Zinky and Lisa Muller

“Clay was very knowledgeable and kept communicating with us on every part of the listing and selling process. As our Realtor, he constantly kept the process moving forward between us and the buyer. He was there to answer any questions we had or to find out the answer if he was not sure. I feel Clay did an outstanding job for us and I definitely would recommend him to family and friends.” – Walter and Prudence Harris


“Clay has officially spoiled me for every other Realtor that I will ever have in my life. He’s amazing. I was a single homeowner looking to sell my house and Clay was my guiding light every step of the way. He was never pushy or impatient. He spent hours talking things through with me and helping ME come to the decision that I wanted. I’m so grateful for him and will recommend him to anyone (nice) looking in the Fredericksburg area. Clay…we got there together!!” - Laura Cohen

“Clay went above and beyond for our family. We’ve had bad experiences with Realtors in the past who just wanted to make a sale and move on to the next client, but Clay stayed with us through the whole process and made sure the house we found was perfect for our family. We could not recommend Clay enough.” – Ryan Beverly and Kayleigh Rongey


“My husband and I used Clay to sell our home in Fredericksburg, VA. Clay was extremely helpful during the entire process. We had a lot to do in a tight time frame and Clay kept us updated and aware of all our possibilities. When we had a question he was always willing to try whatever we wanted. He is very knowledgeable and utilizes social media wonderfully! Clay is a wonderful person as well. He is very active in the Fredericksburg Area giving back and keeping everyone up on local news and goings on! I highly recommend Clay!” - Kristen Lex

"Clay was very patient with us. He explained the local area. When viewing a house he referred to our list of what we wanted in a house, giving a balanced review of what was and was not in the house being viewed. He is also very detailed and used electronic communication as a means to review our progress." - Bob and Janine Wahlfeld

"The time may come in your home-buying experience when you want to go see a house even when the power is out in the rest of town or put in a competitive offer at 8:30 p.m. Clay is the Realtor you want by your side. No matter how simple or complicated your situation, he seeks to understand your needs and acts on your behalf. From the first, "hey Clay, do you think we could go see..." e-mail to the final, "see you tomorrow for the walk-through before closing!" he listened to our goals, kept the process on track, and celebrated every step. I could not imagine moving through this experience with anyone else. His connections within the local community supported the process many times over, and I'm happy to hear he is now the Principal Broker and Owner of Pathway Realty LLC. As I've told all my friends (one of whom sold her house with Clay), just give Clay a call." - Jennifer Talken-Spaulding

"Clay Murray is experienced and knowledgeable in the real estate business and it was so great to have him working diligently with us through the entire selling and buying process. Clay always had OUR best interest in mind when guiding us through the process. Clay treats his clients with respect and consideration. I highly recommend Clay Murray for your next selling or buying experience!" - Tim + Denise Gates

"We feel very fortunate to have chosen Clay as our selling agent. From the start he provided advice and assistance on every aspect of getting the house ready to sell and actually selling it. His ethics are in keeping with the highest standards and he places client welfare and satisfaction ahead of personal interest. If you have a house to sell and not a lot of experience with the process, Clay is the person you need to call. We will be forever grateful to Clay and feel we were represented by the very best agent this area has to offer. If we have another real estate transaction, Clay will be the first person we call. People this honest, careful, energetic and just flat nice are hard to find." - Will and Debbie Stormer


"We had an awesome experience with Clay. I would highly recommend him. From our first meeting, we were very impressed. Clay’s hard work got our house sold in 2 days for list price!" - Eric and Kristen Oliver

"Clay made our first home-buying experience a pleasant one. He walked us through each step and was very quick to respond to our questions. We would definitely work with him again!" - Seth and Lauren Macey

"I had to list my house with Pathway Realty on short notice and Clay was nothing less than exceptional from the moment I emailed him frantically looking for a Realtor until the last text confirming that closing was complete. He knew the market, was upfront and honest, and gave me the assurance that my house was being taken care of since I lived out of town. If you want a Realtor who treats every house like it's not just the only house he's listing, but quite literally like his own, then Clay is the one!" - Brian Lamb

"Clay was an absolute dream to work with!! From the second we sat down with Clay to talk about our home buying goals he was confident, impeccably prepared, and focused. It was easy to trust him with our search—he was tireless and often brought up new ideas and issues before we had even had a chance to consider them. Not only does Clay excel as a realtor, he is also your biggest cheerleader during your search. He is excellent for first-time home buyers as there is no question too stupid for him and is so knowledgeable about every aspect of home buying that he is a great and patient teacher as well. Our search went by laughably fast, and my husband and I just recently closed on our dream house. I have and will continue to recommend Clay to everyone I know!" - Allison St. Cyr

"Clay took great interest in getting my house sold.  He communicated well - helping me understand the process and making sure I was aware of everything he was doing for me.  It felt like he was personally vested in my interests rather than just wanting to make a sale." - Brad Conner

"Clay was incredibly helpful in the process of selling our home. He was pretty much on target with what would work and not work in preparing and getting the home to closing. He knows his market well and managed to market the home well and get it sold quickly." - Meghann Cotter

"Clay has a passion for what he does, and it shows in every step of the home buying process. This is the second home (in 2 years) that I have purchased with Clay’s assistance, and we could not have asked for a better partner in this endeavor. He helped navigate a competitive buying market, resulting in our offer coming out on top and a fast closing date. We could not be more grateful for his expertise, responsiveness, patience, and friendship. Thank you, Clay, for helping us find the perfect house." - Erin Casey

"Clay was extremely helpful in the home buying process. As first time home buyers, he walked us through and educated us in every step of the process. We always felt like Clay had our backs and was always upfront, honest, and truly advocated for us. Clay showed us a house in a neighborhood that we fell in love with, but we decided the home wasn't right for us. A new home came on the market in the same neighborhood a few weeks later, and Clay immediately notified us, we saw it that same day, and put in an offer. We now have our dream home thanks to Clay!" - Joe Carter + Amanda Shafer


"Clay is diligent in doing his homework before meeting with potential clients. He is easy to talk to and discuss options. Explains “new” terms so they are understood. He provides a great list of suppliers a client might need for various stages of house readiness, repairs, and moving. He is always cheerful and checks in to see how his clients are handling each stage to the very last step. I highly recommend Clay as he is easy to work with in a process that can be emotional and stressful." - Becky Edmondson

"Clay is handsome and charming and I’m not ashamed to scream it from the rooftops. That aside: he was an amazing Realtor. He was friendly and professional while getting things done and keeping all parties involved on task. He asked questions to find our specific needs and tailored our time so we were able to get the most out of our house-hunting trips. He was also very informative, politely educating us on things that we did not expect but turned out to be extremely helpful later. I’ve known Realtors I wouldn’t trust to pick out my socks...I will trust Clay to find our family’s home anytime." - Josh + Belinda Green

"There are no words to express how expertly Clay navigated the obstacles involved in the sale of our rental property. Even when we were in discussions as to how much to list the property for, Clay showed us all the research and analysis he did to come up with a number, that admittedly we thought was on the high side. And guess what? We got an offer and ratified contract in a few days! And then came all that happened afterwards. We were faced with numerous delays on the buyer's end; it seemed that deadlines and contracts had no meaning. Clay communicated with them via text, emails and phone calls....even while he was on vacation with his family! It all finally worked out, and everyone is happy. There is no question that we would have Clay handle everything having to do with real estate. He is one of the nicest, most trustworthy people we know." - Bob + Carol Widman

"Clay is honestly the best of the best! He has helped us twice now - rent out our home two years ago and now sell our home and both times we were equally impressed. He has all the qualities that make him a fantastic agent - he’s patient, passionate, caring, hard working, determined, optimistic but realistic. We were faced with several challenges throughout the process and Clay handled them all, kept us moving forward and got us under contract and closed in the tight deadline that we told him we needed. I highly recommend him - you will not be disappointed! Thank you SO much Clay!!" - Matt + Jamie Robertie

"We would recommend Clay Murray as a trusted Realtor. When challenges arose he proved he was invested in our success. Clay was very good at staying in touch with us both verbally and through emails during the entire time our house was listed, throughout negotiations, and finally at settlement. When special effort was required, Clay came through with flying colors! Thanks for your professionalism, Clay!" - Tony + Christine Schroth

"Responsive. Agile. Patient. Caring. Clay was all of this and more when he helped me sell my first home. He was available on a Friday evening at 8pm to discuss an unforeseen bump and talked us through the process with professionalism and skill. I would highly recommend his services to anyone considering buying or selling a property." - Rich Young

"You cannot find a better Realtor. He is totally committed to selling your home for the best price and making sure that he helps you with every step of the process. Clay keeps in touch with all parties that are selling the house by email. He will call if needed. Clay has a very professional team to help with photography and needed assistance. Thank you, Clay, for selling our house so quickly and professionally." - Don + Linda Walker

"Clay is the ultimate professional in the area of being a Realtor. His attention to timelines, clear planning, and flexibility were invaluable to us in securing our new home. We felt we could ask any questions and would receive honest and well-researched answers. Having bought/sold houses on several other occasions, this experience with Clay was far and above the best." - Tim + Denise Gates

"There's not enough space to list all of the positive experiences my family has had with Clay. His attention to detail, his patience and work ethic to make sure of the best outcome for my family is truly incredible. I cannot thank him enough for all of his help. I recommend Clay Murray with no reservations whatsoever!! If you want someone to work hard for you and family, he's your man!!" - John Malinowski

"Clay is exactly who you want for a Realtor. He is flexible, knowledgeable, and your biggest fan. He truly wants to find the best house for you and your family and is with you thru the entire process. Thank you, Clay for being awesome!" - Garvey + Vicki Butler

"Clay Murray and all the folks at Pathway Realty were phenomenal to work with! From the very first appointment to see our home and discuss our goals all the way to closing, Clay was completely professional and responsive to our needs. His expert advice and knowledge of the market enabled us to sell  and close quickly and smoothly. We can't say enough about the high quality service and expertise of Clay Murray. We highly recommend Clay and Pathway Realty to everyone for all real estate needs." - Hank + Fanya Morton

"Clay is an amazing realtor! He treats you like family. He recently helped me downsize from a very special large family property to a smaller property. He treated me with so much care and respect knowing that the moving was as much an emotional as well as a physical experience. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the real estate business. He was available 24 hours seven days a week to answer my many questions and concerns. Finally, Clay always goes the extra mile for his clients. After my closing, he went to have extra keys made and he is continuing to help me as I begin to set up my new house by researching TV mounts. Clay's job is truly a calling for him and his clients become family." - Mary Johnson

"The first Realtor we engaged to sell our property was fully competent, but was nonetheless unable to sell it during their six month contract. We then hired Clay who applied innovative measures to keep a steady flow of traffic through the house. He pressed for detailed feedback and suggested appropriate pricing adjustments. He coordinated the responses to the inspection personally, all the while keeping us in the loop." - Dan + Alberta Hickman

"From our first contact with Clay, we knew we were working with a seasoned and responsive professional. He provided us with exceptional market information and advice on how to best present our home. He was always available to answer our questions and help us finalize the details as the target date for the listing approached. This was particularly appreciated given the uncertainties and challenges presented by the pandemic. The house was under contract in less than a week and Clay ably managed the selling process including successfully negotiating with the buyer to complete the sale in less than a month. We highly recommend Clay!" - Conan + Irma Peisen

"Clay helped me to buy my first home. Looking for a home during the “Age of Corona” was not easy, but Clay made the search process easy. Clay listens to what you want and makes sure you understand every part of the process. He treats you like a friend. Clay is truly the best!!" - Erin Hudgins

"Clay is the best realtor, and all-around person, in the business. He has extensive knowledge of his area and the arduous process of negotiating with a seller. When we started looking to buy a house, he listened to our needs and concerns so we could find, not just a house that worked for us, but the perfect home for our family. And after we found our dream home, he walked us through every step of the process, making sure we felt comfortable and confident with our purchase. We cannot recommend Clay enough! He is truly an expert in his field and a delight to work with." - Ryan Beverly + Kayleigh Rongey

"My husband and I decided to put our home on the market, like so many others, during this crazy time of covid. We used Clay to purchase this same home five years ago, so it only seemed fitting and poetic to have him aide in the selling of our starter home, as well. We cannot say enough about this human. He is incredibly knowledgeable, super helpful, and is always there for his clients. After our first experience with him five years ago, we considered him a friend, and now, we consider him family. We would recommend him a million times over. Thank you for all that you do, Clay, but specifically for what you have done for our family!" - Amara + Michael Cashion

"I approached Clay back in April of 2019 about the prospect of selling my house. At the time the market wasn't quite where it needed to be and I needed to work on my house. I had met Clay through my family (he helped my brother buy his first house and helped my parents sell their old house and helped them find their current one). I was impressed with his thoroughness even though we did not have an agreement in place. He appreciated the work I had done on my house and had a lot of good suggestions on what to do next in order to get it ready to go on the market. April 2020, he came out again and we discussed our plan of action, he always had a plan and several choices which made selling easy, at least for me! He always kept me in the loop with everything that was going on, from getting to market to the closing. He always had time to answer questions whether it was by email, text, or a phone call. We had several offers on my house after the first day or so on the market, Clay talked me through the pros and cons of each one and would give his opinion, but he truly let me make the final decision. He helped me during the negotiation period after the home inspection narrowing down what needed to be fixed and what we could push back on. On top of all of this, he also managed to help me sell my house during COVID-19. He helped outline how we could keep our house clean and how to stay safe during the whole process. Meghan worked with us as well, giving her insight on how to best present the house and assisting with the picture taking process. The three of us had several conversations over phone/email on different aspects of the selling process. My inclusion was very much appreciated. I've worked with another Realtor company when I bought this house and the experience was not the best. I was passed around between 3 different agents in the span of a couple months and did not like the disconnect that occurred, so it was nice that Clay and Meghan were there from start to finish. Probably the biggest thing that sold me on using Clay was that he treats you like family and does his best to get you to the outcome you want. Cheers!" - Nick Morton

"Clay was an absolute pleasure to work with. As first time home buyers we appreciated how Clay truly went above and beyond to help us find our new home. He helped us navigate the ups and downs of buying a home during a global pandemic with professionalism, a proper amount of caution, and a positive attitude. He was incredibly responsive and communicated well on our behalf with other parties. When setbacks presented themselves his knowledge and confidence as a realtor really shined. After we finally found our dream home, our offer beat out multiple competing offers to go under contract. You will not find a more hardworking, proactive and caring Realtor out there. Thank you, Clay, for everything!" - Chris Badolato + Mara Cate

"I have moved 6 times and I have never had an agent that was so professional and an expert in the market. The entire experience with Clay far exceeded any expectation I had for a real estate agent based on my previous experiences. Hands down best agent in the market!" - Chip + Shannon McBrayer

"Every step through the process of selling my townhouse Clay was very helpful and professional. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family and use him again if the need arises." - Eric May

"Clay exceeded each of my goals in selling a home after the passing of my mom. Clay was eager to help from the start, yet patient with steps I had to take in getting the house ready for market. From the first time he viewed the house through closing, Clay was always there, working hard on my behalf. I am not sure it is possible to convey in this short review how helpful and thoughtful Clay is." - Chris Mitchell

"Clay was an awesome realtor and person to go along with on the home selling and buying experience. He was open, honest, professional, and very responsive to our questions and stresses. Can't recommend him enough. Clay will be our only realtor we recommend!!" - Rob + Annie Mauro

"Our experience with Clay was great! He excels in his field. He listens and quickly understands what you’re looking for. He answers your questions and gives you good advice. He’s very patient and guides you through the whole process from searching, deciding and finally buying. We highly recommend him." - Lew Doggett + Judy Wragg

"It was a privilege to work with both Clay and Meghan in finding our home. Our search was very close to a year long in the difficult and unpredictable time of the pandemic. We never felt rushed to choose a home, and every home they showed us, they did it with a smile and just the best overall attitude to help us navigate through the timing. We were new to the State, and knew that we definitely needed our hand held through this process, and they did more than that for us. They made themselves available and answered all questions we had, even after closing on our home! Very thankful to have worked with such honest and kind Realtors. Thank you!" - Ralph + Stephanie McGraw

"This month, Clay helped me sell the first house I ever purchased, which was actually bought through him in 2017. The process was seamless from start to finish. He was responsive, professional, and kind...and I will be forever grateful. I recommend him wholeheartedly for buying and selling, as this is my 4th transaction with him in 4 years!" - Erin Casey

"An awesome “best in class” experience! Excellent Realtor! Clay is a true craftsman when it comes to knowing the area and weighing the pros and cons of selecting a home. He provided a tailored approach to the home selection process, designed specifically with our top interests and constraints in mind! 1-10, an easy 10!" - Ron Shearn

"We started entertaining the idea of buying a home late in 2020. The market is currently insane, with a lot of buyers because of low interest rates and not a lot of inventory. My fiancé and I were trying to find that infamous middle ground between DC and Fredericksburg (*facepalm*). We also had two different visions of what we wanted in a house (him “modern”, me “traditional), so to start we had our work cut out for us. We were fortunate that we were referred to Clay, and that made all the difference in our home searching and buying experience. First Clay helped us identify our must haves (my fiancé wanted a two car garage, I wanted a beautiful and level yard), identified how far we wanted to be to the interstate or commuter options, and all the nuances that you don’t realize are a big deal until you’re searching (ex. open concept, no tiny closets). Along the way Clay listened, was patient, and helped us focus in to make sure we got our search and location right. He wouldn’t let us settle, and reminded us of our must haves as we searched to make sure we got our dream home. Clay was available, our search area was at the tip of his territory but he was available anytime we wanted to see a home, and made sure we saw it quickly before it was gone (which was always less than 48 hours). When we found the house both of us liked (yes, magic happens and unicorns exist), Clay guided us through the home buying and negotiating process in an extremely competitive market. His expertise is the only reason why I believe we got the house, and the sellers accepted our offer. He knew what we needed to do. He made sure we made a solid offer, but made sure we didn’t do anything “crazy” like some buyers in the market are. We love this house and are looking forward to making it our home. Clay made this possible. On another note, Clay volunteers in the community. There is something to be said about a person who dedicates his time to advocate for housing issues, feeds the homeless on weekends, and gives back in the area he lives. So if you want an excellent Realtor and a genuinely good person to successfully guide you on your housing adventure. Clay is your Realtor." - Jamie Jackson

"Clay previously helped both of us sell our homes prior to getting married and walked along with us as we built and closed on our together and forever home! We wouldn't trust anyone else. He helped us stay on the builder, provided interference and insight whenever needed, and is overall a great and detail-oriented human to work with. We worked with him so much he's become a friend and even came to our wedding! Whether you're buying an existing home or building a new one, the experience will be greater and stress-free with Clay on your side." - Brian Lamb + Eric May

"Clay is a knowledgeable, kind, and professional realtor. As first-time home buyers thrown into a very competitive market, Clay worked very closely together with us as a team to make sure we were educated and prepared with all necessary tools in our “tool box” to begin our home search on a limited time line. The process was personalized to fit our needs from the very beginning, and with each house we viewed Clay was there by our side to help us keep our must haves in mind and to make sure we didn’t settle on anything but the dream house! Clay was always available to us to answer any questions we might have and provide support as needed. His knowledge of the Fredericksburg area and his stellar coordination with the other professionals involved in the home buying process made our entire experience smooth and enjoyable (even in this 2021 market on a three-month timeline!). When it came time to put in our offers, Clay’s expertise and extra leg work put in to coordinate with all parties involved helped us ensure our offers were as competitive as possible. We would recommend Clay to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the greater Fredericksburg area!" - Alec + Makenzie Villiva

"Clay Murray is the real deal. As first time home buyers we asked and saw more homes than ever expected. He communicated with us above and beyond at each occasion even as our interests were very diverse. Very astute and wise in his approach to contracts with good understanding of houses and the market. He also had a list of trusted vendors and mortgage companies which helped immensely. We came across other realtors who respected and valued working with Clay as well and he is very active in the community in his professional role. I’d give him 6 stars if possible for his communication and professionalism. Definitely recommend!" - Michael + Ruth Arriaza

"We met Clay back in 2017, we were looking for a home in Fredericksburg, we told him exactly what we needed, he was patient, courteous, responsive and receptive to all our needs and wants. He did not give up on us just because we could not find what we needed at that moment, and found us a gorgeous home, and as time passed by, it was time for us to move. I did not have any doubt in contacting Clay Murray to place our home on the Market. And once more Mr. Clay delivered. You might believe that eagerness and honesty can run together but Clay is that and more. There is no words to describe really how happy we are to have him in our lives, and when time comes, we will contact him again for another purchase on our future home. I promise you he will not let you down and he will deliver. Recommend him 100%!" - Michael + Maria McGraw

"Clay treated me like family, he was with me every step of the process -- from the planning to the sale. Because of his skill, confidence, and concern, I got more than the asking price the first day it was listed. I don’t take making recommendations lightly, but 
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him or his Realtor company to anyone." - Greg Sloane

"I have worked with Clay twice now. I purchased my first home with Clay about six years ago. Since then I’ve kept in touch with him because I felt like I made a life long friend all throughout the process. The care, attention, and honesty is what set Clay apart from the other realtors I met with and made my choice to work with him extremely easy. When I decided to sell the house that Clay assisted me in buying, it was once again a no-brainer. He handled everything professionally and precisely, he even ended up guiding the “buyers realtor” through the process with his experience and expertise to ensure the transaction was smooth and well executed. I recommend Clay to anyone buying or selling in the area!" - Nick Keifer

"My husband and I cannot say enough about Clay and his team.  We had to make a fairly complex, interstate move on a fairly short time line.  It could not have been done without Clay’s help.  He was a calming, confident presence when we were convinced it might never happen!  He quickly came up with the marketing plan, handled the details in a professional timely manner, was able to recommend folks who could do needed work on the house, and continued to stay on top of the details and in touch with the players until the sale was done.  Every step of the way he kept us in the loop often contacting us multiple times in the same day to keep us up to date.  We cannot thank Clay and the team at Pathway enough and highly recommend him to anyone considering a move.  You won’t be disappointed!" - Jim + Vicky Ginther

"Clay was everything we needed for our first time home buying experience. He was responsive to all our questions and helped us through the process. He was frank about the crazy market right now and has strategies to make our offer stand out and be as strong as possible. He utilized an online portal to help filter houses based on our custom criteria. We would receive emails whenever new houses came on the market so we could quickly react and schedule showings. He always had an eye out during a walk-through for items that could be of concern i.e. old roof, HVAC. He had great suggestions for how to structure our offers to be competitive while still protecting our interests. He was quick to answer our texts any day of the week often within an hour. He worked with his team to ensure someone could support our house viewings, if he was unavailable, so we always felt taken care of. He also was patient and happy to answer any of our questions. For all of Clay and his team's hard work, they will be our first thought for our property buying/selling needs in the future!" - Seth Perts

"We had a wonderful experience with Clay and Pathway Realty. Our home sale was a “non-vanilla” transaction and Clay was able to navigate the entire process seamlessly. He is professional, knowledgeable, and committed to his clients. He’s also just a really nice guy. We can’t recommend him enough!" - Eric + Janice Lasker

"As first time home buyers we could not have asked for a better agent. We ended up going with a new construction which made the process last a couple months and Clay guided us the whole way. He was always just a text or call away when we had any questions or concerns. We never felt pressured or left in the dark working with him and he made us feel like we had known him for years. Thanks to his guidance and expertise, we were able to get exactly what we were looking for even during a crazy sellers market. We will definitely keep Clay in mind for any future real estate needs. If you're in the local area give Clay a chance to help find you a pathway to home ownership!" - Matt and Chihiro Morimura

"I’ve worked with Clay Murray through the selling and buying of four homes. His commitment to my needs and best interests are flawless. Clay’s communication and responses to questions are always answered immediately. Helping with every step of the buying and selling process can get stressful, but not with Clay, he’s calm and such a positive energy!" - Marge McGrath

"He understands the situation we are in and helped us to find the perfect home!" - Dr. Kwang Kim

"Clay was recommended to us by another military family and we could not be happier. Clay was exceptional! His knowledge, expertise on the market, and his open and honest communication with us through the whole process was without equal. He never made us feel pressured and answered all our questions whenever we had them. Truly our best experience with a realtor to date and we 100% recommend him to anyone looking to purchase, sell, or rent their property!" - Tom Wilcox

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