San Luis Obispo County Real Estate
Graham Updegrove


5 e36407

Graham did an outstanding job for us. Even though we were under very tough circumstances with going to short sale, Graham handled every single detail and explained everything so we could understand clearly. He was always in touch and kept us up to date. His knowledge and expertise were obvious as an outstanding offer was quickly secured along with a fast escrow. I would recommend Graham to anyone.

5 user624636

Graham did an excellent job helping us do a short-sale on our property. Throughout the process, Graham stayed in regular contact with us, always keeping us updated as to what was going on, what the next step was and what we could expect. He was very friendly, accomodating and professional at all times. We would highly recommed Graham to anyone needing a real estate agent in the SLO area – his knowledge of how the process works and how to use it to his client’s advantage is extensive. Graham makes each client feel as though their property is of the utmost importance to him. Our short-sale went through quickly and smoothly – thanks to Graham.

5 user857727

Graham is very knowledgable of transactions throughout the area. He researches what has sold, what is on the market, and what may soon be on the market. This was extremely valuable because it allowed to figure out exactly what type of house I could get at my price point. It also really helped in negotiating a price.

He showed me several houses and let me take the time to figure out what I wanted. At no point did I feel rushed or like I was being given a sales pitch. Once I figured out what I wanted, Graham helped me get a great price on the house I chose.

If I were to start the process over again, I would definitely choose Graham as my realtor. I would also recommend him to anybody who is looking to buy a house in SLO county.

5 user7486275

Graham was a great resource and a wealth of knowledge. He was very responsive to our questions and accommodating of our schedule and needs. Graham was able to identify houses that met our criteria, but also gave us information on how the market was responding to different homes sold in the area. He also was able to identify homes coming onto the market in the near future and set up a walk through to give us an advantage over other buyers. Our overall experience was great and I highly recommend Graham.

5 user378913

Graham went the extra mile giving us options and advise when financing appeared to be going in the wrong direction. He provided early first looks at properties so that we could get an advantage in a highly competitive price range.

5 user1334607

Great realtor who was a step ahead of real estate listings online. Graham had information on homes that weren’t yet for sale and gave us a head start on the market. He had all the information on the houses we looked at and was a great guide to the type of houses we were looking to purchase. Great source of knowledge and advice. Graham was always in touch and phenomenal about keeping you up to date in the whole process.

I would highly recommend Graham Updegrove guiding you through the process of buying a home.

5 user4325451

Graham really works for you and makes you feel like a valuable client. He knows the process very well, and is very flexible with meeting times for showings and document signings. He is professional and was an overall great help as this was my first home purchase.

5 user5510600

We highly recommend Graham Updegrove as a professional and highly effective realtor. Graham helped us buy our very first house and helped us navigate the dynamic nature of the current housing industry/process. We were looking for homes at a highly desirable price point for SLO County and, thus, faced a lot of competition from others who were looking to buy now, too. Graham did the extra research to help us find houses that were in our price range that included the features we wanted. Given the challenges of the market and the stiff competition from other prospective home buyers, I’m thrilled that we found and purchased such a perfect house for us.

5 user4432201

Graham Updegrove is top-notch, totally professional and knowledgeable. He is so easy to work with and is wonderfully accommodating. Most of all, he got the job done. We recommend Graham without hesitation.

5 user705280

We recently purchased a home in San Luis Obispo through Graham. We met him at an Open House for one of his listings and were impressed from Day 1. Graham is polite, professional and has excellent follow up. We had a very small area of San Luis as our desired area, from our first conversation he sent us listings and kept us up to date of homes that might be coming on the market. Ocassionally we would ask to see a house outside our desired area, he would always remind us that it was not exactly where we wanted to be, but was always willing to take the time to show us.

Graham did an excellent job of understanding our sense of urgency, he knows how to communicate in a way that is efficient but not overbearing. Graham also demonstrated knowledge in all areas of purchasing a home, up to date with interest rates and types of loans available, the inspection process, dealing with pest issues, closing needs and any other hurdle you might come across when buying a house.

It was such an easy process for us and we attribute that a lot to Graham understanding our wants and needs for buying a house in SLO. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to purchase or sell a home.

5 user0772688

Graham Updegrove was professional, thorough, knowledgeable and competent during our entire process of locating and purchasing our San Luis Obispo home. Graham understood our needs and time constraints when purchasing our home and took great care to be thoroughly prepared during all transactions.

We highly recommend Graham Updegrove for any of your Real Estate requirements.

5 wingm8

Graham worked with me for a long time before we found the right place. After finding my home-to-be, he helped every step of the way. There wasn’t a question he couldn’t answer. He was a great ally to have and helped a great deal in the negotiation process. In the end, I got the house I wanted, at the right price, and without headaches. I would highly recommend Graham Updegrove.

5 user92581091

Graham worked with me closely to evaluate what my property needed to maximize sale price and provided tight oversight of contractors. He kept me fully informed every step of the way and was readily available to answer all my questions. In all aspects, he was highly ethical with me, potential buyers and other agents. It was obvious that he was well regarded in the community. I was able to sell my property quickly and at a higher price than I expected. I can recommend Graham VERY highly.

5 user8363092

My experience with Graham has been very positive. He is a realtor with strong integrity and strong work ethic which goes along way with me. He is very knowledgeable with SLO County real estate. I would characterize him as a realtor that is not scared to roll his sleeves up and get to business. Thanks Graham.

5 user82816220

At first we were not sure about Graham, but the more time we spent with him he made us feel like we were his #1 clients. Nothing was too much trouble, he was knowledgeable of all the areas we visited, and his skills at landing us the house of our dreams was unsurpassed. He is a wonderful, skilled and qualified agent. We would highly recommend him to anyone. He will listen to your needs and spend as much time with as you need. Our expectations of getting a good house were low, but Graham got us a great house and we are extremely happy.

5 user7153358

We were SO glad to find Graham when we were searching for a house! He is very professional, easy to talk to, patient, and very knowledgeable about real estate. He taught us so much about real estate terminology and the process we would need to close on a house. He was always willing to meet with us even with short notice on weekends and was more than happy to provide any information we asked of him. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property!

5 user25894401

We recieved a letter from graham in the mail and responded to it via the phone requesting comps in area, the amount of info he go to us so quickly made us decide to list house with him. We live out of the area so alot of the work the owner would do fell on him, and he handled it quickly. We sold the house in less than a week. he made the escrow period flawless and so easy for us, it was like we didnt even sell the house..I would recommend him 100% to anyone but exspecially if you are a out of town owner.

5 user7451214

Graham helped us through a very trying period in our lives, as we had to sell our home of 25 years. We quickly learned to trust his integrity and knowledge. Graham went well above and beyond in finding buyers and working through any glitches that came our way. As moving day came closer Graham even helped us arrange for extra help when some of our helpers became unavailable. Graham was also instrumental in helping us find our wonderful rental. As we went through this process we realized that, not only had we found a very professional and knowledgeable agent, but one with true heart for people. We can’t say enough how much difference it made to us that we had Graham on the journey with us. Thank you, Graham!

5 user05031258

Graham represented my brother and me in selling a home we owned in San Luis Obispo; it was a very long, stressful, and complicated estate settlement. I was so impressed with all that he did to make the transaction run as smoothly as possible, and even get the home sold at an aggressive price!

Issues arose with the title company regarding the deed to the house, and Graham worked hard to successfully resolve them. On top of that, our buyer was slow with obtaining financing which caused mounting stress, as my brother’s new home purchase was happening simultaneously. Graham not only pushed, persevered, and got the job done – he did so seamlessly.

Although Graham was not representing either party in my brother’s purchase, he kept the title and mortgage professionals involved with that purchase abreast of the situation day by day, basically taking the reins in orchestrating. He went far above and beyond!

I cannot praise Graham enough. Sellers and buyers will be fortunate to work with him.

5 rkelsey44

Graham sold a difficult property in short time for close-to-asking price. Since I was far away, I relied on him to deal with every aspect of the sale. Perhaps most important, he encouraged me to ask questions and answered them fully. When a last minute glitch came up, he managed to keep the sale moving forward. He made an experience I expected to be a nightmare a smooth one. It showed honesty and caring in a very professional manner.

5 napeterson13

Graham was very helpful, supportive and thoughtful throughout the buying process. It had been over 20 years since I bought a home as a single person and I appreciated his patience and input with my questions. We found just the right house which meets all my needs.

5 josephwgibson

I have worked with several real estate agents over the years and Graham has hands down been the best! Some agents just show you the house but expect you to do all the homework yourself. Not Graham. When Graham shows you a house he has already done all of the homework so you have all the information you need right then and there. Graham always returned our calls and emails in a timely manner. What I appreciate the most about working with Graham is his thoroughness in researching the properties, his knowledge and expertise in the process and his excellent communication skills. Graham definitely helped to make purchasing a new home as stress free as possible. I have already recommended Graham to several friends and family members and will continue to do so!

5 giconconstruction

It was a real pleasure working with Graham on my new home purchase!!! Graham is very professional, patient (he’s absolutely a no pressure and hassle free guy; a huge bonus in my opinion!!!) honest, and very knowledgeable in the properties he shows — he does his homework so you don’t have too!!! I would highly recommend Graham for any of your real estate needs!!!

5 adriennelovo

Graham is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He provided an amazing amount of information on each property we toured.

He has exceptional knowledge of the area, properties, and local real estate agents. His paperwork is impeccable! He was able to refer high quality vendors, which was a huge plus since we are new to the area.

Our purchase would not have been possible without him. I would recommend him to anyone who is interested in buying or selling!

5 jvanzalone

Graham Updegrove was by far the most professional, astute and efficient real estate agent I have had the pleasure of working with. I will refer all my friends and colleagues to Graham who may be doing business in San Luis Obispo County.

5 ciaraaslight

Graham Updegrove is knowledgeable, efficient, pays attention to detail, and works hard to represent you and what you want. He made buying our first home an easy, understandable and quick process. We are so thankful for him and highly recommend him as a realtor!

5 lizeerd4

We were first time home buyers and Graham was more than helpful. He was patient and really listened to what our needs were. Graham did not push us and offered guidance that was non-judgmental and informative. He was timely and approachable which reduced our stress level. We could not have been happier with our experience working with Graham and now have the home we have dreamed of.

5 rampmariano

I obtained Graham Upgrove’s of Sotheby’s Realty contacts through a flyer that was dropped on the front door. This property was our second home as we live primarily in the Bay Area. The first time we met was when I was in town to check and do some landscaping. After the usual introductions, I was impressed by his candor and professionalism that the comparable properties in the area are selling for a lot less than I am willing to sell the property for, which was underwater. So we parted that day after he promised that he will watch the prices for that market. For three months, he was diligent in relaying info about the possible sale. When he checked the latest, he told me that there was a house that sold in the area that was about $50K from my target price, but He said that if I agreed, we could market the property for my target price since the house was in a move in condition and showed better than the sold property. It did not take long (about a month) that Graham brought in buyers who wanted a quick escrow, price is within what I could work with and not cross over the date that I had to pay another mortgage. Needless to say, that my wife and I were thoroughly amazed at Mr. Upgrove’s skills in turning over this property including all the help he granted us in returning cable equipment and getting rid of extra materials after the sale so I do not have to make any trips back to SLO. I have the utmost gratitude and wish all the luck to Graham Upgrove; his future is safe, keep up with the excellent people skills.

5 davidzgeorge

Graham represented us in buying our first home, a condominium in San Luis Obispo. He was extremely knowledgeable and open with us during the entire process. He was always available and very easy to get in touch with. No question went unanswered. We would highly recommend Graham to anyone and will certainly work with him again should the opportunity arise.

5 marerose24

Graham is professional, very organized and easy to work with. He makes himself available if requested and will promptly answer questions. We were overseas when starting our home search in San Luis Obispo and Graham met the unusual opportunity with gusto allowing us to view properties as he video skyped with us as he walked through homes for sale. The home we ended up purchasing was first seen by us using this method. Graham is solutions focused. As challenges surface, he focuses more on presenting options and solutions than dwelling on the problems. That aspect is very helpful when getting through the many hurdles that come up in real estate transactions. We highly recommend Graham to anyone wanting a pleasant, energetic and experienced real estate professional. Thank you Graham, we appreciate all the time and energy you gave us. Exceptional!!

5 ejfergi

I would most definitely recommend Graham to family or friends. He is a local relator with vast knowledge of the area. He was easily able to narrow my search to fit my needs. He was on the ball throughout the process. He responded quickly to any questions and concerns. He knew local contractors to help with after sale remodeling. He helped to negotiate a great deal on the cost of the home. He is also very friendly and professional. I will definitely use Graham in the future.

5 gwintzer4

Graham Updegrove helped me buy my first house. He is a true professional, and doesn’t beat around the bush on the details. He is upfront with you on what to expect. He breaks down the process to help you understand. Extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. If I ever buy another house in the future, he will be the first number I dial.

5 nonniemk

I was looking to sell my home in 2017 and wanted an ethical, hardworking realtor that I felt I could trust. Before finding Graham, I had spoken with a couple other agents who did not particularly impress me. I had a challenging situation in terms of both selling and buying and felt that I needed just the right realtor to help me see it all through and to give helpful advice in how to navigate the process. So I kept looking and finally located Graham through his very positive reviews online. Turns out I made the right choice – Graham is intelligent, savvy, hard-working, responsive, and completely above-board. I had very specific concerns in terms of selling price and the type of buyer I wanted for my unique vintage home, which I relayed to Graham throughout. In the end, he brought me the perfect buyer who made the perfect offer in an expedited sale that exactly fit my needs. I’m very pleased with his work! And he actually helped dig a huge hole in my yard to facilitate a last-minute plumbing repair! What more could you ask for in a real estate professional? I highly recommend Graham Updegrove for anyone’s real estate needs. He is exactly the type of agent this industry needs more of.

5 Michele Miller

Graham is a highly professional, knowledgeable, thorough, confident and hard working real estate broker. His positive attitude and willingness to always be available for us was extremely impressive. He helped us purchase a second home. We were very particular buyers so we looked at many homes and he submitted offers on 4 different homes before we found the best choice for us. He was always extremely pleasant, understanding and helpful. We highly recommend Graham Updegrove.

5 GabrielMiller

I worked with Graham recently to sell my old home. From the very first phone call, Graham made me feel comfortable, answered all my questions, and explained to me the best way for me to get my old home sold in a short a time, and at the best price possible. Within just a few hours of our very first phone conversation, he had made some phone calls for me, processed some paperwork between us online, and handled the finer details of my home sale for me almost immediately. His experience and connections in the local area really helped me out a lot too. He had my property up on the MLS quickly, in a matter of days, (which is what I preferred). He also was patient and positive, and helped to get my sale finalized and closed very quickly (which I preferred). As a lay person, selling a home can sometimes be a stressful and daunting experience, but Graham made me feel confident that I could trust his judgement and expertise to get my home sold in an efficient and stress free manner. I was really impressed with his experience, and calm professional demeanor, especially when having to deal with several different problems at one time that had come up, but that Graham was able to take care of, and he handled all the more complicated details for me. (What a relief, as a novice home seller like me). I never really felt I would have a problem with selling my old property when working with Graham, I just knew that he would get the job done. He is that type of guy. He took the ‘reins’ of selling my property immediately after our first phone conversation, and I felt relieved that he was so proactive, professional, and hard working. Graham made the whole selling experience a very stress free, pleasurable experience for me overall. He is highly recommended by me, and I also plan on working with him in future years with another separate property that is in my family.

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