Success Stories



Client's experience in moving her senior father.

Father moved to memory care housing and you wouldn't believe what the realtor did.


We are pleased to recommend Valerie Upham. After considering several Realtors®, we hired Valerie based on her very good reputation and expertise as well as her affiliation with a respected realty company. Valerie was easy to work with as we prepared to sell our home for over 50 years. She gave her professional opinion on everything from the pricing to which upgrades to do to how to stage the house to appeal to today's buyers. She knew our neighborhood well, and had good vendors to recommend, but was also open to using the experts we've used in our home in years prior. Valerie was proactive in marketing our home in traditional ways such as MLS listings and Realtor® caravans, but also through ads in upscale publications and even by creating an open house party or event for the community. She made selling our home a better experience by being a good communicator, making herself available, providing professional opinions based on years of experience, and staying on top of every step of the process. We recommend Valerie to anyone looking for a Realtor®.

Corder R. & Family

I needed a fast sale of my mother's home and Valerie met with me, suggested several options, immediately contacted potential buyers, and I had an offer in 24 hours that's fast. Valerie is personable, ethical, and well connected. When I needed to immediately clear out the house of contents, Valerie provided resources. When I needed an attorney, she provided a valuable referral that I would not have found on my own. Valerie is very caring, responsive, and a joy to work and I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again.

Ingram Family

I was in need of an agent to sell my father’s house and Valerie was recommended by a friend. My father has dementia and now lives in an assisted living facility. Due to his age and health conditions, his house’s interior and exterior were in bad shape. Valerie found us the perfect contractors to work on getting my father’s house presentable to sell. His house was so nice we hated to sell it. We received an offer before the house went on the MLS because Valerie marketed the house early. The price we received was better than we had hoped at the start of this process. Her expertise helped immensely throughout the whole process, from her recommendations to marketing my father’s home, and finally the close of escrow. I highly recommend Valerie Upham.

Dan & Yvonne

I needed to sell my dad’s house from about 460 miles away and was very worried about how it would all get done. The house needed paint, repairs, windows, new carpet, landscaping, staging, and termite work and Valerie handled everything long distance to get the house ready to be listed. She ended up making the house look better than it’s ever looked. She not only performed this huge feat in record time but miraculously got as a final offer 50k over the listing price. We got 12 offers in the first weekend, in this unstable economic period. I can’t say enough good things about what a terrific person, friend, and agent Valerie Upham has been.

Jason & Lisa T.

My mom passed away. My 84-year-old dad had to sell their home and he had to move out of state to Oregon. Valerie was his Realtor®. She took care of all the details even helping him find someone to have an estate sale for him, all the repairs, and anything that the buyer requested. We are very pleased with Valerie, her professionalism, and her caring personality. She went over and above what she needed to do. Thank You, Valerie.

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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 provide a strong ability to successfully navigate each step of the process.
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