There’s a reason why Julia is consistently recognized and awarded by her local real estate community. A few, actually. An always-on REALTOR® who has a palpable passion for leading buyers and sellers through the process, Julia has earned a reputation for having her finger on the pulse of the Bay Area’s real estate market. And for good reason. San Francisco born and Menlo Park bred, the Pleasanton local has spent the past 27 years gleaning the ins and outs of the spectacular community she calls home.
Founder of her namesake team, Julia led her five-person squad to 66 million in sales last year, netting close to 500 million in career sales. But more impressive than the numbers are her glowing testimonials. A self-professed “workhorse” beloved for her contagious enthusiasm and get-it-done attitude, Julia is a shrewd negotiator who is fair, responsive, and abundantly accessible. Imbued with nearly two decades of industry experience, there’s no one better to help stage that sprawling ranch or land the oceanfront estate of your dreams.
A local legend in the Tri-Valley real estate market, it’s no surprise that Julia’s commitment to community extends beyond client care. Mother to three grown boys, she’s always been devoted to Little League boards, school site councils, and philanthropic efforts, notably founding the Young Men’s Service League of Pleasanton. Residing in Castlewood with her tight-knit brood, Julia is an intrepid hiker, savvy skier, and devout book club member. When she’s not walking her pooch, Delilah, you’ll find her enjoying her favorite bottle of pinot with friends, clients, or family, like any good Northern California native.
Real Clients. Real Results.
"Julia and her team are the quintessential professionals dealing in every aspect of a residential real estate sales transaction. Their understanding of current market trends and transactions, marketing and negotiation skills, and responsiveness throughout the course of the sales transaction were all first rate and the mark of true professionals. I would hire Julia and her team without hesitation in the future."
"I just completed my third real estate transaction with Julia Murtagh and I can not say enough great things about Julia and her team. On the buying and selling side she was thorough, confident, professional and trustworthy. Most recently she made the sale of our home almost stress free. Julia knew exactly what we needed to do to get top dollar and had an amazing team of professionals working to make it happen for us. I highly recommend her."
Home Buyer & Seller
"We were extremely satisfied with Julia, Amy, and the Murtagh team representing our sale of our single-family home in Pleasanton. During our first meeting, Julia, Amy, and her team immediately helped us develop a strategy to sell our house quickly at a favorable price point in a challenging real estate market. It was clear from our strategy meeting that they were knowledgeable about our neighborhood and other areas of Pleasanton as well as comparable markets in the Tri-Valley, and it helped us identify how to best prepare our home to go on the market. As inexperienced sellers, Julia and Amy were responsive, supportive, and patient with our questions and offered sound advice on making our house attractive to buyers. Both Julia and Amy represented us well in sale negotiations. They were extremely professional with potential buyers, effectively communicated the buyer landscape when we put our house on the market, had great instincts during negotiations. They kept us in the loop during the entire process. All of this led to a quick, smooth sale at a great price point, and this allowed us to take advantage of the changing real estate market when we became buyers. We highly recommend Julia, Amy, and the Murtagh team if you are considering selling or buying your home in the Tri-Valley area."
"I recently bought my very time house and I am forever thankful for Julia! Julia is very knowledgable about the market which helped me tremendously. She took the time to help me understand the buying process and made it as smooth as possible. I would recommend Julia and her team to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home. Thank you, Julia for helping me buy my very first home! "
Julia was highly recommended to us by our friend and we are very glad we chose to work with her. Julia was responsive, professional and very knowledgeable about the Tri-Valley markets. She worked with us for almost 18 months until we found the right house for us. There were a few hiccups along the way and she was very proactive and on top of things to sort it out, even when she didn't really need to. We really appreciated it! We could not be happier with the experience we had with Julia and her team. She is amazing in so many ways!
Julia has been our go-to Pleasanton Realtor for 8 years, both on the selling and listing side of things, and we highly recommend her for the consummate professionalism, responsiveness, and expertise that she and her team offer. You will get your money’s worth with Julia - she works harder than anyone else and truly listens to her clients, addressing their specific needs but also providing candid and relevant information to set everyone up for a satisfying result. Her depth of experience and perspective are invaluable, especially in current times with the constantly changing dynamic of local real estate. Julia and Kristy most recently helped us sell our beloved home on Second Street in Pleasanton, which was both emotional and challenging during a slight market downturn, but the Murtagh Team helped us persevere and get it done with finesse and success.
"Julia is the BEST REALTOR® anyone can have by their side! Julia and her awesome team (Amy) helped us buy our dream home! Throughout the home buying process, Julia was calm, patient yet firm with a point of view. Julia is extremely knowledgeable about the Pleasanton area, given it was a new neighborhood for us, this was a huge benefit. THANK YOU Julia, Amy and the entire team for helping us navigate through the home buying process as smoothly as possible! We really appreciate you!"
"My husband and I just sold our home in Pleasanton with Julia as our agent. From the time we first met with her it was obvious she was a true professional with a strong understanding of the current real estate environment, as well as how to best market our home for maximum exposure. She is well connected and was able to put us in contact with service providers to get the house ready to sell, and then did an amazing job marketing our home. Thanks for everything Julia!"
"We’ve been working with Julia Murtagh for over 6 years now both as a buyer and a seller for multiple properties in Pleasanton, CA. Hands down Julia and her team are the most knowledgeable when it comes to the Pleasanton and Tri-Valley markets. Julia and her entire team have treated us like family. They are extremely considerate in working to understand your long term goals and how that matches up with the dream home or investment property you are looking for. I would recommend Julia to my family and closest friends!"