About Jim Murray

My goal is to offer exceptional customer service and provide you the best deal in the industry, whether you’re buying or selling.   When a friend or family member asks for a referral, I want to be the first person you think of because you know I’ll take care of them and save them money!  I look forward to representing you.

Here are my 2018 statistics:

  • I ranked in the top 1% of all NKY agents based on sale transactions. (#13 of 1143, Source-Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors)
  • I sold more homes than any other flat fee agent in NKY.
  • My 72 home seller clients saved an average $5,321 by using me over a 6% Realtor.
  • I assisted 27 home buyers find their next home!
  • I averaged a home sale every 4 days.

Thanks for considering me for all your real estate needs.  As a 16 year resident of Northern Kentucky with over 450 home sale transactions, you can feel confident you’ll get the best representation possible.   In addition to being a licensed Realtor, I have a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and  my MBA from California Coast University.


"Jim was always professional and level-headed. I don't think buying or selling a house is generally a very "calming" experience and under those circumstances I'm glad we went with Jim. He was available for questions we had. He gave good advice that assisted us in rapidly selling our home and most importantly, his actions resulted in us getting a lot of showings within a very short period of time and selling our home in less than a month."

— Sarah

"I highly recommend Steve Briner from Simple Fee Realty. He was always responsive to our needs, worked to get us the best deal, and kept us informed throughout the entire process. We were able to sell our house on the first showing at above asking price. Steve is professional, friendly, and looks out for his client. Give him a call!"

— Rebecca R.

"With Steve's expertise and connections in the area I was able to find the perfect condo for me. As a first time home buyer, he was very attentive and could answer any question I had about the process. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced and caring realtor."

— Nikita

"We could not have asked for anyone better! Melissa never made us feel pressured or rushed or anything. She always kept us in the loop and answered every question we had quickly. She was very professional but still personable and friendly. I would encourage anyone to work with Melissa, she was amazing!"

— Stephanie

"Very pro-active in preparing property for leasing. Provided contractor contacts for electrical or plumbing items. Steve's response to prospects and to lessor was always timely and thorough."

— T. Frickman

"Steve worked very hard to find exactly what we looking for. What impressed me the most was how each time a property wasn't right he learned more about what we were looking for and each time keep bringing us better properties until we found the perfect one."

— Mrs. Herdina

"We said goodbye to our first home today, bittersweet for sure. Can't thank Steve Briner, Simple Fee Realty enough for the amazing service and support he provided through the whole process, all while saving us thousands of dollars. If you are in the market to buy or sell give Steve a call!"

— Mr. & Mrs. Cairns

"We had a unique situation of needing to sell in order to move in with family & help out. Jay was amazing during the process and made it as stress-free as possible! He explained why we did or did not need to update areas in our home, he explained every step of your process clearly, was quick to respond to emails, calls or texts. I have recommended him to family & will continue to do so. We cannot say enough wonderful things about him!"

— Christy H.

"Steve was very helpful with helping me find a place. He was good with the negotiations and did a great job with getting the closing done. I would and do highly recommend him."

— Aaron

"SImple Fee Realty assisted us with both purchasing a new house and selling our current. Our agent was helpful, eager and able to assist us with questions we had both day and night. We called him to list our house where he took pictures and put a sign in the yard, the NEXT day was our first showing! He walked us through from our offer all the way to closing. Highly recommended"

— Mr & Mrs Harper

"Simple Fee Realty helped us tremendously. Selling our home was a very emotional experience for us and our agent helped us through the experience. He was there for us."

— Mr. and Mrs. Knautz

"We absolutely loved working with Jim! He is extremely professional and courteous. He listened to every one of our needs and was very prompt in scheduling and showing us homes. As first time home buyers, he helped us understand the process and answered every one of our questions with a smile. He stuck to our budget and found us the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood. We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor or a better experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Jim Murray if you’re looking to buy a new home!"

— Mr. and Mrs. Rockstroh

"I'm so grateful we found Melissa! She was a pleasure to work with and worked hard for us. She took care of everything in a timely fashion and made sure we could see anyone house we were interested in. I felt pressure to buy with another Realtor but Melissa helped us to find the right house. I would recommend her to anyone!"

— Sara

"Thinks couldn't have gone any smoother. Definitely recommend using Jay. He was very quick to respond and very friendly from beginning to end. Very knowledgeable of the region we were first time home buyers in the area."

— Jason

"I would definitely recommend Steve Briner for all of your realty needs. He was extremely helpful and
knowledgeable throughout the whole process. "

— Carolyn Robinson

"Steve was fantastic to work with and I would highly recommend him. He was available, knowledgeable about the market and when it came to finishing our sale he was a tremendous negotiator. With Steve's help we went from listing to closing in under 30 days. To top it off, Steve saved me a significant amount of money because of his flat rate for listings rather than taking a percentage. If you're looking for a great realtor give Steve a call!"

— M. Johnson

"We are so glad we chose to sell our home by using Jay Kelley. From the very first meeting and forward, he gave us exceptional help. He answered all of our questions and made us feel like his only clients. He was very prompt with getting back to us via emails, phone calls, and text messages. When we ran into an issue (of our own), he didn't have to come over and help solve the issue, but he did. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. He is honest and straight forward and if you are looking for an all-around great guy to represent you in the sale of a home, or to help you purchase your home, you can't go wrong with Jay. Thank you Jay!"

"" Simple Fee Realty was established in 2016 and has already had over 1,300 Northern Kentucky closings. In the last 12 months our average seller saved $8,311 in commission by working with us vs. a 6% agent!"

— Real Savings

"Mr. Steve is the best in the business. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He always call me back on time and kept me informed every step of the way. I got my DREAM house!!"

— Holly R.