You cannot fail to be energised by being in Julia Murphy’s sparkling presence. With more than 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 relaxing on the beach.
Contact Julia Murphy
0420 391 551
232 Napier Street
Honest and Professional
Whilst selling a house is a bitter/sweet journey, our association with Julia has been a positive experience. Her knowledge and experience in our local area is above none. All along the way, we felt that we were in good hands, safe in the knowledge that we were dealing with a very professional agent. We received
regular and timely feedback and constant positive encouragement.
We would recommend Julia Murphy at Upton McDonald without hesitation.
- Vince and Marie in Strathmore
4 Clarinda Road
Genuine and Trustworthy!
Julia was exceptional! Genuinely wanted the best for all parties involved. Was very honest with expectations and the current market especially during Covid-19.
I felt very comfortable leaving the sale of my property in Julia's hands.
- Diane in Essendon
33A Brown Avenue
Julia was great to work with throughout the whole process. From assisting me with trades people to recommending a stylist to help with the presentation of my home.
She was very supportive and patient when the pandemic changed everything and I had to rethink my timing to sell.
Once the process began, she was there every step of the way, keeping me informed of every detail.
A lovely lady to work with who is very professional and genuine.
The whole process was so much less stressful than I imagined and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Julia to anyone who is looking to sell their home. A very good result in a short space of time in very uncertain times!
- Jennifer in Ascot Vale
67A Warrick Street
Confident and Professional!
Julia was delightful and confident during our recent sale period. She was informative and accurate with potential buyers and always conveyed feedback in a timely manner.
We were delighted with her result.
- Kerry in Ascot Vale
178 Woodland Street
Julia has a warm friendly and professional approach to the job of selling a home. She is informative, encouraging and always punctual.
It has been a delight to work with her.
- Edith in Strathmore
182 Buckley Street
I was looking for a real estate company that demonstrated integrity and honesty. My experience in selling my house with McDonald Upton from start to finish was streamlined and professional. Julia Murphy is a skilled professional who you feel confident with. At all times I was kept in the loop, given honest feedback and felt I could completely trust the team with the sale of my home. I was not once promise anything that wasn't delivered and at no time felt any pressure. I would highly recommend Julia and the team at McDonald Upton.
- Karen in Essendon
1/4 Gilbertson Street
We got to know Julia a couple of years ago when she sold our home, we then asked her to sell a little
investment property that we no longer needed a few weeks ago.
Julia tells it as it is, she does not sugar coat. This helped us to have realistic expectations. Selling your home is a big deal and Julia understands that and always gives sound advice.
Julia is always welcome to drop in for a coffee if she is in the area!
- David and Dee in Essendon
109/20 Napier Street
Knowledgeable and helpful!
I was very happy with Julia. She has a lot of knowledge in the area and excellent communication skills.
I would recommend her to anyone.
Thanks Julia - you did a fantastic job.
- Caterina in Essendon
38 Bradshaw Street
Great Communication and Transparency. Julia always kept is up to date and informed of the market. Very realistic and positive. Always followed up as promised and read the market extremely well.
- Christopher and Sandra in Essendon
12 McNae Street
Julia did an excellent job communicating with my wife & I at all times regarding the sale of our property. Her professionalism showed through her enthusiasm & we’re so happy to have chosen McDonald Upton.
- Mitchell and Maria in Flemington
17 Burnell Avenue
I wanted to thank you again for your work. You gave us time to consider your advice and didn't pressure us when we weren't sure what step to take. If you hadn't given us this respect and space, we wouldn't have had this result.
We are both very grateful that we had you alongside us through the auction and sale.
All the very best
- Bree in Brunswick West
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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