About Hillary Murphy


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Meet Hillary

Since joining Village Associates in 2014 I have helped hundreds of clients buy and sell all types of homes - from luxury estates to starter homes to fixer uppers to townhomes. I love my job and where I live, and I thrive on helping people through the process of buying or selling homes. Clients and colleagues will tell you I am a straightforward communicator, strong negotiator, that I offer unwavering honesty, and am attuned to the details and timelines of every sale. 
I am fortunate to partner with my mother-in-law Karen, who has been a tremendous collaborator and mentor. We truly enjoy working together and our teamwork benefits clients in practical ways every day. After being with Village for seven years, I achieved Partner status in 2021.
Prior to real estate, I worked in for 12 years in various marketing and public relations roles for tech start-ups and Fortune 500 companies in New York and San Francisco. I have a degree in Economics from UC Santa Barbara and I studied Economics & Management at Oxford University in England.
Before moving to Orinda, my husband Brian and I lived in San Francisco and enjoyed everything about city life. To be honest, I was very reluctant to move "through the tunnel". But once we made the move, I quickly found out what is so special about our "semi-rural" pocket of the East Bay; the easy proximity to the city, warm weather, safe surroundings, beautiful setting and excellent schools are just a few reasons we love it here. But mostly it’s the people -  through our kids' schools, activities, community and of course through work, we have developed fantastic new friendships and neighborhood traditions, and our children have too. 
We now have a 7th grader and a 3rd grader in Orinda schools, and I spend my free time volunteering with the Del Rey Parent's Club, golfing or hiking with friends, skiing with my kids and planning our next family adventure.  If you aren't familiar with the Lamorinda area, I would be delighted to show you the town that I love. 

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