Meet Rob Murray, third-generation Riverside native with local citrus farming roots dating back to the early 1900’s. He is the Founder and Broker of Crest Sotheby's International Realty and is consistently one of the top “listing” brokers specializing in Alessandro Heights, Canyon Crest and Victoria Woods. As a licensed general building contractor, Rob has combined his enthusiasm for the arts and architecture into a rewarding 30+ year real estate career. His intimate knowledge of the local real estate market is unrivaled, and he’s built a reputation as one of the most trusted and reliable brokers in the area.
Rob’s affiliation with Sotheby'sInternational Realty provides his clients with highly skilled marketing professionals and international exposure, and connects them with the most prominent global relocation network in the world. A careful listener, Rob assesses and matches his clients' wants and needs, ensuring a professional experience and client satisfaction. Sellers benefit from his artistic eye for staging, in-depth marketing approach and his extensive list of affordable contractors that can be utilized for pre-listing property improvements and potential repairs during escrow.
Rob’s negotiation skills, honed through years of experience in owning and operating multiple businesses — including real estate brokerages, escrow and mortgage companies — have proven invaluable in the field. This, combined with his familiarity of the market, gives his clients the advantage in setting optimal price points and achieving strong selling outcomes. Rob’s leadership over the years, supporting the careers of many realtors, has added to his reputation as a mentor and an expert in the luxury market. Rob has been recognized for excellence in the industry, having been named the Best Realtor by Inland Empire Magazine from 2018 to 2023.
Apart from his successful career in real estate, Rob is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, having worked in the entertainment industry in a variety of arenas including TV roles, commercials and voiceover work. He’s an avid fan of blues and jazz music (formed his own band “The Southside Blues Band”), founded and owned the Murray Brothers Records label, enjoys working on his golf game, and watching Universal Horror and other black and white movie classics. He’s also an Angels baseball fan and particularly appreciates the time he spends with family and friends and his four-legged pal Cooper.