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Julie Bernauer

Broker + Principal
(608) 219.6492

Julie’s clients rave about her Midwestern sensibilities: friendly and straightforward, tempered with a hearty sense of humor and patience. The epitome of efficiency and conscientiousness, Julie can always be counted on to have every detail in order for a seemingly effortless transaction. Adept in the art of creating connections, she often walks away from her closings with new lifelong friends.

A Wisconsin native who has lived in Arizona and other parts of the country, Julie decided on the groundbreaking neighborhood of Middleton Hills when she and her husband Larry returned to the Midwest in 1998 to raise their family.

“We were one of the first families to move into this new, pedestrian-friendly community,” Julie says. “We liked the front porches, the cozy alleyways, the local shops, and great schools. Downtown Middleton, with its public library and small town charm is also within walking distance, and Downtown Madison is just a 10 minute drive,” Julie adds.

Julie and Larry’s kids are in college now, and the couple still loves their home in Middleton Hills, which is located right next door to peaceful Pheasant Branch Conservancy. “We really appreciate all four seasons here,” Julie says. We walk, bike, and even snow-shoe in Pheasant Branch, so we enjoy nature all year round.”


“Thank you for all your support through our home search process. We are really enjoying our new home! Thanks for your patience and expert advice to steer us to the perfect home. We greatly appreciated your positive attitude and quick responses and are looking forward to crossing paths with you again.”

— Scott & Joan Kramer

“Julie Bernauer did a tremendous job for us! We would recommend her to anyone. Our family relocated to the Madison area from out of state. Not only did we have a limited schedule for viewing homes and a lack of knowledge of the Madison real estate market, but we needed to move in a very short period of time. Julie guided us through this process and placed us in a home we liked in our budget and within our time constraints. In fact, Julie went above and beyond. Our sellers agreed to make repairs on the home prior to closing. We were out of town and could not handle this on our own, so Julie managed the entire process for us from the start through completion. We could not have done it without her!”

— Jason & Melissa Hunt

“Thank you so much for your hard work in helping us set up a home – our first home! We appreciate your professionalism and efficiency. Thank you so much!”

Pakou & Matt Cook


  • Julie and her husband Larry’s two children grew up in Middleton Hills and are now getting a PHD and finishing up at UW-Madison with a degree in Psychology.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A. in Consumer Science
  • Wisconsin native selling homes in the Madison area for more than a decade.
  • When not wowing her clients by going above and beyond, Julie is: traveling with her family & friends to Norway, Croatia, Hungary, and beyond; entertaining friends and family; cooking meals inspired by exotic locales using ingredients from her garden or local farmers markets; reading biographies; cheering on the Badgers and enjoying the wildflowers, sandhill cranes, and daily walks in Pheasant Branch Conservancy.