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Julia Murphy


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You cannot fail to be energised by being in Julia Murphy’s sparkling presence. After twelve years in the industry, her passion for property remains undiminished and her enthusiasm is contagious.

Julia's real estate career started when she set off for The Great Big Overseas Adventure, where she wound up living in London scoring a job in real estate. With a career established overseas and consolidated back in Australia, she briefly dabbled in property management before realising that sales was her area of specific interest and eventual expertise.

Born and bred in the Essendon area, Julia’s geographic and demographic knowledge of Melbourne’s North West is extensive and she prides herself on understanding the needs of couples and young families. Her forte is in establishing strong, lasting client connections, with a warm and approachable manner ensuring quick rapport with people. Julia makes it her business to manage expectations in all areas, establishing honesty and personal integrity as the hallmarks of her work.

Highly organised in all areas of her life, Julia balances the needs of family life with her daughter Willow and son Hugo, by making the most of her down time. She loves spending time with her family on the Mornington Peninsula hitting up the wineries or on the beach cavorting with her dog Rex the Cavador.

Contact Julia Murphy

0420 391 551

9375 9375

[email protected]


5 Miller Street

5 Miller Street

Julia was fantastic to deal with throughout the process of selling our house.
We would highly recommend Julia.

- Nathan and Charlotte in Essendon

9 Ardmillan Road

9 Ardmillan Road

Julia gets results. She knows the market inside out. She has values – honesty, integrity and tenacity. She builds long-term relationships and she cares for her clients.
Julia is in a boutique agency that continues to succeed because it has and is unrivalled in its service offering.
She is your best advocate, your most strident and trusted advisor and she’s a thoroughly decent human being that always, selflessly and tirelessly works for client outcomes.
Julia instills confidence. You know things are going to turnout well. She’s thorough, comprehends the brief and your needs perfectly and she gives you a sense of warmth and confidence that she’s got your best interests at heart.
That’s her unique business proposition and that’s why she has our ongoing business.

- Karen and Paul in Moonee Ponds

22 Vanberg Road

22 Vanberg Road

An agent you can trust!
Julia was the agent for the sale of our first home.. We were very sceptical of agents in the industry and wanted someone that would have our best interest at heart. She ticked all the boxes. Julia did not only make our experience personal, but she had ample amount of knowledge on the current market which made all of our decisions easy. Julia was only a phone call away with any questions or concerns we had and we always trusted that her advice was in our best interest. We would recommend Julia to anyone who is Selling or Buying.. We will be using her ongoing for all of our properties in the future.

- Teagan and Wilson in Essendon

28 Grosvenor Street

28 Grosvenor Street

Strong Reliable Warm & Engaging
Julia Murphy was a breathe of fresh air for us. Always positive, attention to detail, reliable and was very clear and honest with our campaign to sell.
We did not feel pressured or alone in our processes, Julia was always readily available. We appreciated her commitment to us and the fact that we did not have multiple agents working with us.
Both Victor & I thoroughly recommend Julia, we felt at ease throughout the whole campaign.
Thanks Julia your a wonderful warm
Professional young woman.

- Irene and Victor in Niddrie

108/305 Buckley Street

108/305 Buckley Street

Great approachable Agent
We decided to go with Julia from MacDonald and Upton after meeting with a few agents. We found her to be very approachable, flexible and understanding our young family. She has a good understanding of the market and was honest with her estimates of what we could achieve. She was able to negotiate and secure a price we were extremely happy with. We would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends in the future.

- Elle and Tim in Essendon

40 Little Curran Street

40 Little Curran Street

Julia is very professional and I felt well informed at all times and will certainly be using her in future.

- Mary and Neil in North Melbourne

30A York Street Strathmore

30A York Street Strathmore

I invited Julia to appraise our home and I felt comfortable with her straight away. Julia is a straight shooter and does not tell you things you want to hear, she tells you as it is.
Unfortunately, we did not sell at auction. I am all about everything happens for a reason so I was not devastated at the time. I knew when the time was right it would sell. We stayed "for sale silently" so no advertising or open for inspections. Some time later Julia called with someone wanting to inspect. They made an offer and it all worked out. It is a stressful time and to have someone like Julia helping the process was great. Julia always took my calls and understood my whacky ways! I even asked her advice when we were purchasing our new home. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Julia and McDonald Upton Real Estate. All the best Julia!

- Dee in Strathmore

17 Vanberg Road Essendon

17 Vanberg Road Essendon

We would like to thank Julia Murphy and Paul McDonald for the way they conducted the recent sale of our home. We've now had the pleasure of dealing with them a second time, during both the purchase of a property and sale of our family home via an auction campaign. Julia made it a painless exercise from our end with little intrusion into our daily lives, even with a toddler! She was accommodating at all times and made the selling experience less stressful than originally anticipated! We couldn't have been happier with the result and would have no hesitation in recommending Julia and McDonald Upton to anyone considering the sale of their property. A sincere thank you!

- Chris and Beti in ESSENDON

2c Wilson Street Moonee Ponds

2c Wilson Street Moonee Ponds

Thank you so much for your professionalism and thoughtful planning in getting my property ready for market as well as seeing it through the selling campaign. I cannot thank you enough. I’m sure the brilliant result was evidence of your hard work and the professionalism of your boutique real estate company. I certainly will sing the praises of your company whenever I get the chance. Thank you again.

- Irene Sawczak in Moonee Ponds

6 Norfolk Street Moonee Ponds

6 Norfolk Street Moonee Ponds

Anthony and I would like to extend our sincere thanks to yourself, Julia and your team. We are extremely happy with the result and we both feel that our campaign was in the best of hands at all times. Everybody we dealt with was friendly, professional and reassuring which made a very daunting experience far less stressful for us. We would certainly recommend McDonald Upton to family and friends without hesitation!

- Luisa and Anthony in MOONEE PONDS

13 Black Street

13 Black Street

My warmest thanks for the splendid result obtained in selling my Mother’s home. I know you worked tirelessly to achieve this and we admired your perseverance and always keeping us informed of progress.

I am most appreciative of the kind, courteous and sensitive way you treated mum - considering her age, you were very understanding of her limitations but encouraged and included her in the selling process.

Julia, you are a wonderful asset to your company.

We felt we struck GOLD with you - an outstanding result achieved in a very short time and a lovely young couple to call 13 Black Street “home”.

Again, my warmest thanks; Mum joins me in wishing you every success and happiness in the future.

- Marie Charles in Essendon


17 Burnell Street, Brunswick West

Brunswick West

17 Burnell Street

Auction Saturday 15 Dec, 2018

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108 Market Street, Essendon


108 Market Street

For Sale $1,420,000

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9 McGregor Ave, Brunswick West

Brunswick West

9 McGregor Ave

For Sale $1,630,000

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5 Severn Street, Moonee Ponds

Moonee Ponds

5 Severn Street

For Sale $1,225,000

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37 Robb Street, Essendon


37 Robb Street

For Sale $1,475,000

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