Do you love the lake? The view, swimming, fishing, sunrises and sunsets? So does Realtor® Michael Murphy.

As a former full-time angler on the professional tournament scene and a fishing guide for more than a decade, Michael lives, sleeps and breathes the lake lifestyle.

In fact, when he's not helping his clients have a simple, convenient lake real estate buying or selling experience, you'll find Michael -- rod and reel in hand -- on the wide-open waters of Lake Murray.

In pursuit of his passion for woods and water, Michael earned his degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the Purdue University Agriculture School, division of Forestry.

Today he continues living his passion by specializing in lake homes and land as a residential real estate agent for Lake Homes Realty - the nation's largest lake-focused real estate company.

With more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, selling, marketing, negotiating and customer service, Michael possesses intimate knowledge about Lake Murray's real estate market and the nuances of the reservoir itself, as well as understands the importance of actively listening to what his clients seek in their future homes.

His success in the industry is marked with multiple real estate designations and certifications including becoming an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), and Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS).

Michael is also a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), and a Pricing Strategies Advisor.

Michael's other real estate designations and certifications include Green Home Designation (GREEN), At Home With Diversity (AHWD), (PSA) and Technology & Social Media Marketing (e-PRO).

Whether looking for an entry level home for a first-time buyer, land to build, an investment home, summer home, retirement home, or lake home, Michael Murphy is happy to be YOUR local lake real estate expert.