We're passionate about one thing... Your Home.

Our mission is to expertly represent your real estate needs. Whether buying or selling, we can facilitate a smooth, successful transaction.




Office Phone: (925) 937-4000
Katie Valdez 2019


Office Phone: (925) 937-4000

About Jon & Katie

A home to Katie and Jonny means more to them than ever before.  Home to them means family, love, security, happiness, safety; and the list goes on. They operate as a small business, and take much pride in being able to assist people in finding their ‘home’, and helping them achieve the ‘American Dream’. As a team, and being backed by Dudum Real Estate Group, we are excited and confident that we can help others accomplish this.

Katie’s journey to real estate began when she took a strong interest into entrepreneurship, and her strong passion of wanting to give back to her community as a businesswoman.  As a previous therapist and recruiter, she has developed strong negotiation skills that help set her clients up for success in competitive market such as the Bay Area.  Jonny’s journey to the real estate industry began back in college, where he earned his B.S. in City Planning from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  His early career in city planning shifted him into the tech industry, where he greatly appreciated the value of working on teams, with modern approaches and technologies. He successfully leverages real estate data for decision making and negotiation for his clients.

As small business owners, Katie and Jonny do not underestimate the power of a strong community, gratitude, and giving back.  As The Emlen Team, Katie and Jonny will donate a percentage of their proceeds to local non-profits to assist those who lost their homes in the devastating CA wild fires, and to help combat human sex trafficking by donating to Operation Underground Railroad.

They are natives to the Bay Area, and in their spare time, you may spot them at farmers’ markets, wine tasting, paddle boarding or dog parks with their dog, Tucker.  If you’re looking for a real estate team, please call or email The Emlen Team to make an appointment and see how they can help you with your real estate needs.

Looking for a new home?

Are you looking to get into a new home? Maybe you are wanting to find a home with: more room, or less room, a great room, a laundry room, room to grow, room for mom, a mud-room, room to spread out, or even an outdoor living room, we can help!