Meet the Team

The professionals at Murtagh Properties are locally recognized as an exceptional 
choice for your real estate needs—representing you whether selling or buying a property.
With in-depth real estate knowledge and years of experience and success in the local
neighborhoods in which they reside, expect unsurpassed service and rewarding results.

 


Eric Murtagh
301.652.8971
murtproperties@gmail.com

Eric grew up and currently resides in the Town of Chevy Chase, and has been representing clients with their real estate needs since 1989. His depth of knowledge and expertise in ensuring seamless real estate transactions are the foundation of his business. His background and understanding of local properties has helped many clients successfully purchase and sell properties with confidence and trust. Eric’s passion for real estate led him to earn a masters degree in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University in 1997. His approach to representing clients includes excellent customer service, a high degree of integrity, clear and defined objectives – and most importantly, honesty and trust throughout the entire process. All of these attributes are hallmarks of his 28 years in real estate.
Favorite eatery? Black’s
Best community event? Taste of Bethesda
Weekend fun? Long runs down the Capital Crescent Trail
Where to take houseguests? Smithsonian Museums

Karen Kuchins
301.275.2255
k2kuchins@aol.com

Karen grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California, and enjoyed and thrived in many years of working in high technology and the dot com world of Silicon Valley. Her extraordinary and unique experience positions her as a skillful and talented advocate for her clients. In the real estate business since 2001 and a resident of the Town of Chevy Chase, Karen has a real passion for real estate. She began her career after building her own residence in Menlo Park, California and dealing with all aspects of general contracting. Today, she is a renowned professional in design and home finishing, and her consultation is often sought by builders on their projects. The excitement of selling and buying properties with people from all over the world and the joy it brings to her clients cemented her career choice of real estate. Karen delivers a high degree of customer service with true devotion in representing her clients and expert guidance through transactions. Besides Realtor® services, she also assists homebuyers in making key decisions about interior design.
Favorite lighting design store? Dominion Lighting
Favorite plumbing store? Ferguson’s and Union Hardware
Best place for tile and stone? Architectural Ceramics
Favorite place to shop? Saks Fifth Avenue on sale!

Marina Krapiva
301.792.5681
mkrapiva@eversco.com

Marina offers an extensive background in planning and construction engineering, and is an expert in home renovations. A resident of Chevy Chase and the Washington, DC area for over 20 years, she is originally from Russia. Marina is a highly experienced veteran of remodeling projects on older area homes and she really enjoys the challenges and rewards of orchestrating the process. She’s the proud mother of Alexander, Konstantin and Anna, plus Dina, a mini schnauzer who “rules the roost!”A recent client of Marina’s says: “Buying a house is a significant decision, and it can be both a joyous and an incredibly stressful experience. Marina is a patient, diligent and knowledgeable partner to guide you through this process; and you will happily share the joy of buying your new home with her.”
Best place for Russian food? Marina’s house!
Location of the greatest vacation ever? South of France
Favorite dog groomer? Clever Dogs
Best place for oysters and a martini? Black’s

Kate Sheckells
301.806.4450
ksheckells@eversco.com

A native Washingtonian, Kate was born and raised off Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda, and her family goes back generations in Maryland. Kate offers intimate knowledge of neighborhoods, schools, and the history of the community. She has been a practicing real estate agent since 2004. Before that, she worked in politics for 15 years, including the White House, the Democratic National Committee, and statewide elections. She likes politics, but believes there is nothing more rewarding than assisting people who are in the midst of the hugely important and complicated process of buying and selling real estate. A proud graduate of Bethesda public schools, she attended Wood Acres Elementary, Walt Whitman High School and Mount Saint Mary’s College in Maryland. Kate currently lives in Chevy Chase with her husband Paul their sons Teddy and Charlie.
Best restaurant for date night? The bar at Persimmon
Favorite parks? Norwood and Candy Cane City
Best places to shop during a sale? Julie Farr and Ginger
Best pizza? Vace

Janie Haynes
301.717.0239
jhaynes@eversco.com

 

Noel E. Fisher
301.919.1379
Noel@eversco.com