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Top 1% of Luxury Real Estate Agents Nationwide

With her more than 20 years of experience and a successful track record of seller and buyer representation, Emily is ranked in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide. She is honored to be consistently recognized as one of the “Top 10” agents at Village Properties, a luxury boutique firm that is a founding member of Forbes Global Properties, as well as an exclusive affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and Mayfair International Real Estate. Due, in part, to its unparalleled representation for both buyers and sellers, Village Properties has been the #1 company in the area for annual sales volume for many years running. Emily attributes both personal and company-wide success to customized marketing plans that pave the way to smooth closings for sellers. Her experience spans finance, consulting, luxury residential sales, oceanfront sales, sales of investment properties, and vacant land sales. Emily has also been at the helm of new development sales, including 223 residences for W Hotels in New York City and the record-breaking sales of 37 luxury condos at the LEED Certified-Platinum Alma Del Pueblo development in downtown Santa Barbara. Emily has been recognized as the “Finalist” for Best Real Estate Agent in the Santa Barbara Independent Reader’s Poll.


Networking & Negotiation Success

Emily’s success has been built through her strong relationships with clients, collaborations with local and international real estate agents, community vendors, and her expansive network. Successful relationships don’t just happen. They are the product of hard work, positive thinking, commitment, persistence, and integrity. Emily brings these attributes to work with her each day, which is exemplified by the vast number of rewarding relationships she’s established and maintained.


"From our perspective, real estate is not only about selling exceptional properties. It is about the people we work with and the relationships we build, both during a transaction and after a closing. We have a very long-term vision when it comes to advocating for our clients and their best interests. If you are looking for a team who combines warmth and sophistication, the ability to navigate a complex process with expertise and ease, and who provides wise counsel and reliability on all details, then EK&A is the right fit for you."


Emily’s spirited nature, high energy, and sparkling personality make her one of the easiest and most sought after agents with whom to work. In addition, she has been mentoring new agents for 15 years and is the founder and team leader of Emily Kellenberger & Associates. She is a member of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors and National Associations of Realtors, which means she holds herself to the highest ethical and moral standards in the industry.


Emily Kellenberger
EK&A Founder | Cal DRE #01397913
805.252.2773 |
Village Properties

Portfolio of Exclusive Listings

Emily’s impressive transaction volume includes the sales of numerous oceanfront and beach community properties, luxury estates, investment properties, and new developments. A sampling of Emily's notable sales would include the sale of 200 Lambert Road, a 52-acre property with polo fields and equestrian facilities that Emily has twice sold, along with the listing and sale of El Fureidis, the historic Bertram Goodhue estate in the heart of Montecito, popularly known as the location of the film ‘Scarface.’ Emily has a passion for introducing buyers to the extensive luxury inventory available in beautiful Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Carpinteria. She also helps owners of exceptional coastal properties introduce vacation guests to local enclaves. Emily has subsequently sold some of these rental listings at the owners’ request. She is here to help her clients list properties for sale, purchase primary residences, second homes, and/or investment properties. Emily is truly a versatile agent and has handled many types of sales in her 20-year tenure.

Financial Expertise & Business Background 

Emily has been with Village Properties since 2004, but she began her real estate career at Coldwell Banker in 2001. Emily holds a degree in Business Economics & Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Emily gained firsthand experience in real estate through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, followed then by her time at Coldwell Banker, before coming to Village Properties. Emily has established herself as an extremely well-rounded agent with a knowledge of finance and a work ethic exceeded only by her passion to serve her clients.

East & West Coast Experience

In 2008, Emily spent time servicing both Santa Barbara and New York City, where she sold 223 residences with a partner in a brand-new, 58-story building right next to Ground Zero. As Emily put it, “It was an amazing experience to be living in New York City, right in SoHo in the heart of things, and to expand my real estate portfolio of experience to be involved with the largest new development (at the time) in Downtown New York. Even still, Santa Barbara is where my heart is. You see those mountains, and you know you’re home.”

Emily and her husband have two beautiful children. In her free time, she enjoys surfing, hiking, walking on the beach, traveling, and painting. You can view some of her oil paintings here:

"Emily acts as a true fiduciary, working solely in the best interest of her clients, and sets the highest standard of care within her practice. By leveraging her extraordinary negotiating skills and wealth of local knowledge to consistently deliver results, Emily has become regarded as one of the best in the business and is known as an honest and trustworthy professional. Her team has built a successful referral based business that taps into an expansive network of professionals to ensure a quality customer experience. Emily has more than 20 years of experience working with luxury estate properties, condominium properties, ranch estates, starter homes, and investment properties. Owning a home is considered an essential part of achieving the American dream and Emily is able to help people do this all while being ethical and endearing through the entire transaction."  -Brittney McCahill


Licensed Realtor & Attorney

Katie Mohun is a licensed Realtor and Attorney who loves living in Santa Barbara and calling this beautiful community her home. Prior to joining EK&A, Katie was involved with over $70,000,000 in residential sales in Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta, and the Santa Ynez Valley, and this wide range of experience has given Katie a depth of knowledge only found with years in the business. Since joining EK&A, Katie has only continued her high level of success.

Graduate of the University of Oregon

Katie is a proud graduate of the University of Oregon where she double majored in Journalism and Spanish. After college, she began her career by working at Guild Mortgage in her hometown of Truckee, California. During her time with the company, she learned a wealth of information about residential financing and the mortgage industry as a whole, while working on the front-end of transactions to get clients pre-approved for loans. After years of living in the mountains, she decided to move to the beach and pursue her true passion of becoming a licensed Real Estate Agent with Village Properties in Santa Barbara.


Legal Education & Background

While working as an agent, Katie earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Barbara College of Law, passed the California Bar Exam on her first attempt, and is currently a licensed Attorney and member of the California State Bar. Her legal education has expanded her depth of knowledge about the legal and contractual complexities of buying and selling Real Estate and has made her a highly sought after agent and advisor. 

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Katie Mohun
Cal DRE # 02047418
805.705.5144 |
Village Properties


Stress-Free Process
“I was introduced to Katie Mohun through a friend, and I am so grateful to have chosen her as my agent. Katie is an excellent agent who helped me find my first home during a high-demand time. Katie was very responsive, organized and knowledgeable. She carefully guided me through the entire process and was understanding of all my questions. As a first-time buyer, I was nervous and anxious about the process. However, Katie walked me through every step with reassurance and guidance, which was invaluable to me.  I am glad I had Katie on my side during such a huge life decision. I would highly recommend Katie to others looking for a new home!”
- Elida Martinez

Passionate about Long-Term Relationships

Katie is passionate about building long-term relationships with her clients and making the buying and selling process as seamless as possible. She recognizes the gravity of making an investment in real property and how it is one of the biggest decisions a person can make in their lifetime. Her goal is to ensure that her clients are well informed and happy with their experience and the end result.  

Highest Standards

She is well known for her warmth and professionalism, love of people and learning, and exceptional communication skills. She holds herself to the highest standards, possesses a strong moral and ethical compass, and is extremely dedicated to whatever she puts her mind to, which has been a huge factor in making her so successful. 

On a Personal Note...

When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, staying active by playing volleyball at the beach, taking hot yoga classes, running, and going on ski trips, along with listening to live music and trying out new restaurants!

Five Star Reviews (Prior to joining EK&A)

“Katie Mohun was so great to work with. She treated me like a REAL PERSON and not just a number. She was by my side throughout the whole journey and celebrated with me as I purchased my first home!” - Deidre Silva 


Quick Action + Professionalism

“Katie was a dream to work with. I live out of state and had to move fast. Katie was my eyes, ears and legs on the ground. She toured the property twice on my behalf and then again over face time so I could see it before I flew down. When I flew in to see the property she had the offer written up and ready to submit as soon as I gave her the green light. Her quick action and professionalism are the only reasons I was able to buy my dream vacation home. She gave me confidence throughout the process despite the challenges of buying out of state. I highly recommend letting Katie help you too!” - Traci Bumpus 

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UCSB Graduate + SB Native 

As a life-long Santa Barbara native, Brenda’s love for her hometown’s charm and coastal lifestyle is what fuels her passion for sharing and selling this special place she calls home.

After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Brenda launched her career in real estate working as an Assistant Property Manager. She later discovered that her true passion lies with assisting Buyers and Sellers with all of their residential home-service needs. Working closely with others, along with being able to assist clients by bridging the gap from start to finish is what Brenda cherishes the most.

Brenda Hoppers

Extensive Local Knowledge

Brenda’s extensive local knowledge and deep-rooted understanding of the Santa Barbara community make her a valuable resource. Her attention to detail and ability to listen closely allows her to provide an exceptional level of service to her clients. It is her mission to help her clients enter the next chapter of their lives by providing consultative expertise and unique community insight while guiding them through the process of both buying and selling a home. Brenda is inspired by the genuine connections she is able to build with her clients and is honored to be entrusted with helping families build their dreams and accomplish their goals of homeownership in Santa Barbara.

Brenda Hoppers
Cal DRE #02133758
(805) 455-3272 |
Village Properties


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