Experience San Diego real estate beyond transactions

Exceptional service and unrivaled knowledge in San Diego real estate – your reliable allies in discovering your ideal home.



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Experience the Valerie Upham Team Way

When you're ready to begin your real estate journey, the Valerie Upham Team is your trusted partner. We carefully listen to your unique needs and goals, providing personalized service that prioritizes your preferences and ensures peace of mind at every step. 

With us, you're not just working with agents; you're gaining neighbors who genuinely care about helping you achieve your goals with confidence and ease. You deserve a team that values your vision and combines local expertise to make your real estate journey exactly what you imagined.

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When you need an agent who cares about your goals as much as you.

At the Valerie Upham Team, our dedication to integrity and transparency isn't just our business. It is the foundation of every home sale in San Diego. Here is how we stand out apart, ensuring your journey with us is seamless and secure.



Flipping through pictures of possible homes might not be so bad, but researching local trends, market values and other vital info can be daunting. 


A curated shopping experience with recommendations specifically tailored to meet or exceed your expectations.



Spend hundreds of hours online searching for potential properties.


Curated house-hunting process & only invest your attention in properties that actually meet your requirements.



Rely only on your own knowledge of the market & invest significant time in gathering information from all over.


Work with an agent who has knowledge and remarkable experience in the local market, with countless awards, thousands of transactions, & decades of experience.



Unless you have some sort of insider knowledge, or crystal ball, you’re not going to know as much as you should about certain neighborhoods. To learn these things, you’re going to have to do some internetting, hop on Yelp or ask around a bit.


With years of experience under my belt, I'm a true local expert. I can tell you all about the school districts, zoning codes, and where to find everything from the hottest coffee to the coldest ice cream.



Even if you’re a skilled poker player and have a black-belt in negotiation, it’s still important to do your research. You’ll be working directly with the Selling Agent & trust that you’re not being taken advantage of throughout negotiations & closing.


Thanks to our vast knowledge of market conditions and comp sales, I’ll be able to help you drum up a competitive offer at the best possible price. I’ll fight to protect your interests.

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Client Success Stories

Wall of Love

"Valerie Upham is an expert realtor that specializes in downsizing for elderly and senior homeowners in San Diego, CA. Her dedication and expertise shine through in her friendly and personalized approach. She helps not only with home remodeling tips
"Working with Valerie's team was a great decision. From the first showings to closing on a home, they were always available and know the market. It was truly a smooth process!"
"Valerie was such an asset to finding the perfect home in the rollercoaster market of San Diego. With over a decade of experience in the area and in real estate, she provided the wisdom and expertise that made us feel confident in this big decision in
"I'm absolutely thrilled with Valerie Upham, my realtor at Compass Real Estate! She recently assisted me in selling my Chula Vista home, and I have to say, she exceeded all expectations. What's even more impressive is that she came highly recommended
"Valerie is great to work with, I would recommend her to others, and will certainly work with her again!"
"I really enjoyed working Valerie and her team on the sale of our University City home in San Diego. We decided to work with Valerie and her team due to the sales strategy she uses and the genuine care she has for her customers. Valerie and her team
"It was a pleasure to work with Valerie and Greg; I wholeheartedly recommend them to others! They are professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and direct. They were transparent throughout the process, which left me with no surprises. They have my fai
"Valerie and her team did an amazing job selling our home. From start to finish she kept us informed about what to expect and what was happening. She is so energetic, positive and professional and a true delight to work with. We are so pleased we hire
"Valerie helped us purchase our latest development project and the transaction could not have gone smoother. Her entire team has excellent communication and made sure everyone that was part of the transaction had the information they needed in a time
"Valerie and her team were amazing to work with. Always there to answer any and all questions and was extremely patient. Very helpful and knowledgeable when it came to a of decisions. We loved working with them. Thank you for everything!"

Letter from our Founder

Dear San Diego Neighbors,

At the heart of every thriving neighborhood is the notion of home—the place where personal dreams take shape and lasting memories are created. Understanding this, we at the Valerie Upham Team dedicate ourselves to more than just real estate transactions. We commit to being your partners in turning your homeownership dreams into reality.

Every client we meet is embarking on a unique journey, whether buying their first home, upgrading to accommodate a growing family, or finding the perfect spot to enjoy retirement. Our role is to listen, understand, and execute with precision, ensuring that each step you take towards buying or selling a home is informed, confident, and tailored to your life's current and future needs.

With over 20 years of experience in San Diego’s real estate market, we’ve learned that what matters most is you. Your dreams. Your challenges. Your successes. That’s why we approach every interaction with a commitment to honesty, integrity, and personalized service. Whether you are navigating the market for the first time or are a seasoned homeowner, we are here to guide you with expert advice and unwavering support.

Our promise to you is simple: to keep your aspirations, your needs, and your hopes at the forefront of our efforts. We are here not just to conduct transactions, but to build relationships and communities. We aim to ensure that every San Diego family finds a place not just to live, but to thrive, surrounded by love, laughter, and a sense of true belonging.

Thank you for considering us as your guides in this journey. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with you and are excited to help you navigate every step of the way.

Work With The Valerie Upham Team

Valerie and her team have assisted hundreds of clients to reach their real estate goals. With fierce negotiation skills and extensive knowledge of the San Diego real estate market, they demonstrate a solid proficiency in handling every stage of the process.

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