About Valerie

Valerie Dakin is a lifelong Peninsula native with over three decades experience in real estate. A professional that is regularly recognized as a top producing agent, she has several unique advantages when it comes to helping both buyers and sellers. As co-owner of Dakin Construction, Valerie is well versed in new construction, as well as renovations and improvements that impact a home’s value. Her extensive knowledge of the market, combined with this construction experience, allows her to provide an accurate value for her clients’ properties, as well as proper assessments of potential homes for her buyers. As a Certified Relocation Professional, she is able to help clients with the nuances of a successful relocation to or from the San Francisco Peninsula. Additionally, Valerie is trained and certified as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, able to provide buyers and sellers aged 50+ with real estate transitions, be it sales, purchases, or relocations.

Valerie’s primary focus is on the Peninsula—from Hillsborough to Los Gatos—as well as the San Mateo County coastal communities. She is a fair but tough negotiator, working hard on behalf of her clients, most of which are repeat customers (and even the children of those customers!).


“Gail and I have known Valerie for 15 years. She represented us when buying our home in Redwood Shores in 2004 and was our listing agent when we sold in 2015. She is thorough, professional, and aggressive and kept us well informed. When we decided to buy our last home outside her area she found us a great agent to represent us and has stayed in contact throughout. We would have her represent us again should we move back to her area. We highly recommend Valerie to any buyers or sellers.”

“We first met Valerie 17 years ago when she represented the sellers of the home we purchased in Redwood City. What struck us at the time was the warm and personal relationship she had with her clients. They were selling their mother's long-time home and were visibly emotional. Valerie efficiently handled the real estate transaction like the seasoned professional she is, all the while displaying the genuine compassion and kindness of a trusted friend. She has subsequently sold that home, which had multiple offers the first day it went on the market, and sold well over asking. She also represented us in our new purchase, as well as handling the sale of our mother’s home in Los Altos, all with similarly impressive results. We find Valerie to be highly competent, enthusiastic, ethical, diligent, and above all, responsive.”

“Six years ago we walked into an open house listed by Valerie and have since entered into several real estate transactions with her. When it is time to buy, sell, or rent out our own homes, we always choose Valerie. She possesses the perseverance, years of expertise, finesse, joie de vivre, and tenacity to make the most challenging of circumstances come out smelling like a bouquet of roses! We cherish the opportunity to work with her.”