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Graham Updegrove

Graham Updegrove, Broker Associate – Lic: 01873454

Professional Experience

Graham Updegrove started his career in real estate during 2007 working for Sunrise Mortgage & Investment Company, a full-service commercial mortgage banking company that secures financing for retail, office, industrial, multi-family and special use developments. He functioned primarily as a loan-servicing correspondent and was ultimately responsible for servicing a loan portfolio of over $750 million across the country.

In 2009, Graham earned his Broker’s License and in 2011, Graham turned his efforts toward the residential market in San Luis Obispo County focusing primarily on buyer/seller representation, consultation, investments and foreclosures. His success has been attributed to hard work, dedication and providing local, honest expertise to his clients. This dedication has led him to being one of the most active and knowledgeable agents in the area, having successfully closed over 115 transactions in the last seven years. Graham has been involved with the San Luis Obispo Association of Realtors in numerous ways and was recognized as the 2015 Realtor of the Year. He most recently served as the 2018 President for the SLO Association of Realtors and is currently a member of the Association's Local Government Relations Committee. His commitment to professionalism has helped develop strong relationships with local services providers in the real estate industry and he looks forward to helping clients with their real estate needs.


Graham graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007, with a Bachelors Degree focusing on Business Economics and International Relations. Graham spent his junior year studying at both the University of Concepcion and the University of Chile in Santiago where he took classes with Chilean students. He is grateful to have been able to travel and experience the wonders of South American culture. Graham also regularly attends California Association of Realtor conferences and workshops to stay informed of the most recent laws, regulations and technology that help him better serve his clients.


Graham was born and raised in San Luis Obispo and has a passion for real estate and architecture. He currently resides in downtown San Luis Obispo and thoroughly enjoys the outdoors. He can often be found exploring the local hiking trails, getting away for a backpacking trip or hitting the slopes during the winter. Graham has recently taken up brewing beer and learning more about local politics. He volunteered time with Habitat for Humanity of San Luis Obispo County on their Community Development Committee (2012-2017) and served as the 2017 President of the Central Coast Realtors Charitable Foundation, spearheading a $50,000 "Agents for Change" capital campaign to benefit the new homeless services center at 40 Prado in San Luis Obispo. Graham is a member of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce and joined many other respected business leaders participating in Leadership SLO Class XXV.

What Clients Say About Graham

"Graham did an excellent job of understanding our sense of urgency and 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's understanding our wants and needs for buying a house in SLO.” Greg & Colby Phelan, San Luis Obipso

“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! Graham not only pushed, persevered, and got the job done - he did so seamlessly. I cannot praise Graham enough. Sellers and buyers will be fortunate to work with him.” Julie Basham, Santa Barbara

“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.” Jonathon Landeck, San Francisco

“Graham sold a rental property for me in early 2015. Graham was responsive, well informed of the current trends, comparable properties and the marketplace. He offered very good sales and marketing advice and got the job done! Without hesitation, I would recommend Graham Updegrove for the sale of residential real estate in San Luis Obispo County” Preston Thomas, San Luis Obispo

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