Julie Del Santo - Broker | Owner
Julie is the founder of Dudum Real Estate Group. Dudum is a thriving independent local brokerage in the Greater Bay Area with 5 offices and 178 agents, plus 21 staff. Julie is enjoying her third decade of being an East Bay Realtor, and is well-known for her superior level of client service, agent support, and expert knowledge regarding the real estate market.
Julie was born, raised, and educated in the Bay Area. After graduating from St. Mary’s College, and a few years at KTVU-FOX television news, she began a career in real estate. Over the next ten years she built a thriving business through her service-focused work ethic, relationship based business, and top negotiating skills; receiving outstanding accolades such as Realtor Magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 30” award. In addition to her success as an agent, Julie assembled a group of high-achieving agents who she led, as they worked together to deliver exceptional service to all of their clients. With continued proven results and a desire to grow her passion, she decided to launch her own company in 2010.
When establishing Dudum Real Estate Group, Julie’s vision was to create a team of agents who collaborate to leverage the best of everyone’s skills in order to provide unparalleled customer service. Each agent is independent, yet supported by a full-service brokerage providing training services, a creative digital, print, and social media marketing team, administrative support, and cutting-edge industry tools and technology, which allows agents more time to best serve their clients. This distinct blend of real estate expertise and enhanced customer focus has created a highly successful brokerage for herself and her agents.
As the fastest organically grown real estate company in the East Bay, Dudum Real Estate Group is proud to hold a large portion of market share, while also earning the respect of not only the communities they serve, but also at a national and international real estate level with elite groups and affiliations of which they are members, such as Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.
Julie’s willingness to go the extra mile has elevated Dudum Real Estate Group to the list of Top 100 Places to Work in the East Bay year after year for best work environment. This mission has also opened doors to speaking engagements and panels, where Julie loves to meet other leaders, exchange and gain perspective, and share her knowledge with other industry members in hopes of elevating their business as well. “It’s for the good of the whole,” she says, as it is often from these speaking engagements that she too learns new tips and tools to share with her own.
Coming from a long line of Bay Area entrepreneurs, Julie enjoys the opportunity to give back. She is actively connected to her community through various organizations including Shelter Inc., Habitat for Humanity, One Warm Coat, Lafayette Partners In Education, Helping Hands, and many others.
Julie has an undeniable love for real estate, but her true passion in life is her family. Together with her husband Tony, they have four wonderful children, AJ, Rocco, DeLuca, and Lola. When not running the business, she loves to travel, entertain, play pickle ball, fine dine, and gather with family and friends. Life is a daily adventure, and although she takes time to enjoy the journey, she also believes “the best is yet to come!”