Meet Valerie Upham

Realtor®, CDRE™, SRES®, CPRES

As an agent who is an expert in the local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here.

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.

Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.

A Client-First Philosophy
There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as a San Diego real estate agent, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting clients first. This means being accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to clients.

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the San Diego areas, please contact me.

I Handle All The Details From Start To Finish

Devise a plan that best meets everyone’s needs.

Give recommendations to enhance the home’s marketability.

Provide resources to assist with discarding personal items, any needed repairs & more.

Showcase home to appeal to more buyers and compel offers.

Market your home with COMPASS partnerships and media outlets worldwide.

Expertly negotiate to ensure the best outcome.

My Background

Valerie is a hard working, problem solving, get it done kind of gal with Midwestern values rooted in kindness and a strong work ethic.

She genuinely likes to be connected to her community and clients. She is always finding unique ways to make a difference for families and teachers in our local schools. She has organized many workshops to educate homeowners on how to get the most equity from their homes and make the downsizing experience easier. She is a big advocate of staging ones home as a way to increase the homeowner's equity. She informs her clients how best to get the most equity from their biggest asset.

Valerie has assisted hundreds of clients reach their real estate goals over 16 years and is in the top 5% of Realtors in San Diego in sales transactions. Her fierce negotiation skills and extensive knowledge of the San Diego real estate market provide a strong ability to successfully navigate each step of the process. As a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Valerie is a trusted partner in providing services to aging adults and their family members. She takes time to analyze each client's unique situation before recommending a course of action. Valerie confidently represents clients across every price point and stage of life. Valerie understands your home is where you build your life and where you raise your family. Where you spend time with friends. Where you feel safe. And where you share your hopes and dreams.

Valerie and her team of skilled contractors, designers and home stagers can turn any house into a showplace; a warm and appealing home that will compel offers and result in the best possible outcome for her clients’ success.

''I pride myself on providing the personalized attention each of my clients deserves. I understand that your home is a major investment for you and your family. I take my clients needs to heart in every transition. That’s why listening is so important. Getting to the root of my clients’ desires is one of the most important things I do.”- Valerie

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