Full-Service 1% Listing Fee in Greater Seattle

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Full-Service by an Expert Broker for an Incredibly Low 1% Listing Fee.

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SCHEDULE A 1% LISTING CONSULTATION  -  Upgrade Realty's Founding Broker, Nick Southard, is excited to present how to get your home sold at top dollar with full-service and net more money for only 1% listing commission! Please fill-out this form for a quick reply or contact us directly any time at 206-533-3322.

"Nick did a truly AMAZING job navigating this crazy market for us!! Everything he told us would happen… DID happen. His experience and knowledge are invaluable! He went ABOVE and BEYOND to help us as well as having oodles of compassion for our emotional ups & downs. He answered every question and was always attentive and easy to reach. We felt like we had a warrior in our camp throughout the whole process. His intuition and expertise was spot on! He is an agent you can trust to work for YOUR benefit!"
"Nick helped us sell our home in Kirkland WA. It sold in 1 weekend for a great price even as some nearby homes languished on the market. Part of the magic is Nick's keen understanding of the market and what we needed to do to make our home attractive to buyers. But really Nick works harder than agents that charge triple the commission. As a retired CPA I appreciate value and Nick offers unparalleled value. Plus, he is a real nice guy to work with."
"I recommend Upgrade Realty without reservation. Nick’s work on my recent transaction was flawless. He assessed the market with amazing insight, positioned the property perfectly, and put together a deal that was a great win for everybody involved. I’ve bought and sold about a dozen properties in my life. I’ve seen the good and bad of real estate transactions. The transaction Upgrade handled was the best of any of them. They were the right choice for me, and I’m confident they would be for you too."
"Nick lives and breathes Real Estate. I really like how available he is every single time I called or texted. Extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of selling or buying a home. Much experience. Mine sold in about a minute and a half with a cash bidding war. He navigated it really well. We also seemed to have the same taste and sensibilities which helped. He spends a LOT on the photography and it really showed. Cannot recommend him enough."
"Nick was fantastic to work with on selling our home! He not only met but exceeded our expectations. We thought we had missed out on the sellers’ market, but we sold our house in 4 days with multiple bids and got 9% over asking price! After living in our home for 24 yrs., the selling process was very emotional. Nick was very understanding, easy to work with, gave great preparation advise, responded to communication quickly, has wonderful marketing, and all for 1% commission! I highly recommend Nick!!"
"Amazing services. Upgrade Realty provide full service from beginning to end. The agent even help you move heavy furnitures, and clean house. From the listing to sold, Nick will take care every steps. And yes, the commission only 1%. My house was a little bit challenge to sell because sloped yard. But Nick has very great skill and strategy, he made 50 showings in a month, and bring offers. Highly recommend who want to save more money, and get best services."
"We recently closed on the sale of our property with Nick. We were thoroughly pleased with the professionalism and level of service Nick provided to us. This was our second attempt at trying to sell our home, and we ended up choosing Nick after our initial meeting with him. His marketing plan was right on and we really appreciated the investment he makes on the photography - the photos were top notch. He was also readily available every time I reached out and he had strong negotiation skills as well. We hRead MoreRead Less
"I honestly could have written a 5-star review on day one of meeting Nick Southard—talk about amazing customer service!!! I feel very lucky I found the beautiful Upgrade Real Estate site, and so I decided to call...what was so impressive to me was that Nick the "owner" of the company answered my call (what?). This was just a great indicator of the good things to come. My first call was on Wednesday, I met Nick and his photographer on Thursday, he created my gorgeous listing (with the most incredibleRead MoreRead Less
"Working with Nick Southard was an amazing experience. I was looking for an agent who was willing to go above and beyond what is expected of a great agent. And since I was in another state, I needed to ask a lot of my realtor. Man, did I find the right agent. Time and time again, and without even being asked, Nick went above and beyond… saving me money, cutting the time for the transaction, always on top of the action. It was hard to believe how quickly Nick was able to get tasks completed. Somehow, in a Read MoreRead Less
"Nick at Upgrade Realty was fantastic! He helped guide us through all the steps we needed to take to sell our house FAST and above our asking price. He recommended vendors (carpet company, power washing) that he had relationships with that were efficient and affordable. I really appreciated Nick's thoughtful communication throughout. I would strongly recommend Upgrade Realty!"
"Just sold my house with Upgrade Realty, Nick was very professional, a great communicator, very knowledgeable about real-estate and passionate about marketing. Offers all the same services as competitors at 1% commission. Highly recommended!"
"Over the years we have bought and sold 5 homes and Nick is by far the best realtor we have hired. He was available at any time night or day including weekends. He did multiple open houses at times convenient for us. The photos were so good that our buyer flew out from Ohio to tour our home. He is a true professional who gives 110% for 1/3 the cost of inferior agents. We will use Nick if we ever need a realtor and have already recommended him to friends."
"Nick went above and beyond to get my house sold for above asking cause he knew the value was there…..no one will work harder than Nick…. He is awesome!!!!"
"Nick is a very professional person & I would recommend his services - very knowledgeable - he sold my house and he will sell my next home . Thank you"
"Nick has been SUCH a pleasure to work with! I'm truly grateful that I found him. I found him after he sold 2 other units in my condo complex which I was very impressed with. He ensured everything ran smoothly during the sale. Nick also went out of his way to make sure the place was staged beautifully and the marketing was so so SO well done. He brought in an amazing photographer. My situation in particular was a difficult one, dealing with a stubborn ex who got his also stubborn father involved, but NickRead MoreRead Less
"Speed bumps were flattened, continual progress made and Nick showed his versatility through out the process! "Especially at the end" when Title company errors were found!"
"We worked with Nick Southard/Upgrade Realty as our Agent to buy and then sell our house and he was super awesome throughout both the transactions. Excellent professional demeanor, very responsive, courteous, respectful, and just THE BEST. If you are in the market to buy/sell, look no further ... call Nick. Highly Recommended!!!"
"We highly recommend Nick and Upgrade Realty. Exceptional full service at a reduced rate! We would definitely recommend and use him again! Thanks Nick!"
"Nick was excellent to work with! He is extremely prompt and knowledgeable about the entire process from A to Z. Nick went above and beyond for our listing and was a dedicated agent. I’ve worked with a bunch of agents and they’re not created equal. Don’t second guess giving Nick a call!"
"I had an awesome experience working with Nick. Nick was professional, always available to answer my questions and cared enough to make sure I understood each step in the process. He even offered to help with anything I needed from moving a treadmill to help patching a wall. I would recommend Nick to anyone looking to sell their home."
"We were lucky to find Nick when we searched for a discount brokerage firm online. His outstanding full service with only 1% listing fee is absolutely the best value for any homeowners. His professional skills and strategies was perfect for our Seattle home sale. We really appreciate his quick response, precise communication, great referral on contractors, and negotiating a better price with the carpet vendor. He went above and beyond! We look forward to working with him in the future. Here is an interesRead MoreRead Less
"Nick represented me in the sale of my Seattle condo. He was wonderful with managing expectations, listing quickly and fielding all of the agent inquiries. We ended up going pending one day after hitting the market at 8% above list price! Closing was smoothly managed. Such an easy selling experience. I cannot recommend Nick’s services enough!"
"I met Nick through a referral from our friends. Nick ended up listing and selling my home along with helping me to find a new home. Nicks dedication was very impressive. He spent hours and days with my wife and I working on finding the right home to buy. Driving us all over 2 counties trying to find that right home. Nick knows the market very well, has good advice, and provided an amazing service."
"Nick is the best Real Estate agent we have ever known and was the key element in 2x different home changes for my wife and I. The best real estate agent should have passion and not treat a client like a pending paycheck. Nick was phenomenal! He cared for us and always wanted the best result for us. We will use Nick again and refer him to everyone we know."
"Nick was amazing. Full service at a fraction of the cost. He always answered my calls, text and emails. The best agent I have ever used. Service is second to none. He sold my house in 4 days. He negotiated minimal fixes at a full price offer. I was so happy he helped me find, purchase and negotiate my new place!"
"I wanted to say a big thanks to Nick Southard our realtor with Upgrade Realty, he did an amazing with getting our home listed, the photo shoot was the best I have seen yet, from our very first day we had a ton of traffic in our home. He did his research to make sure we were selling our home for the right price in the current market. We had 3 offers and one in the first week, and when we finally had the right family for our home it sold for our asking price. Pretty amazing and it sold in 30 days from theRead MoreRead Less
"My listing was marketed far better than any competing property… Can you guess who was first to sell? Thank You Upgrade!"
"Nick was so easy to work with and he delivered on everything he told me. He had the best photographer who took fantastic photos and my condo sold for $20,000 over the listed price! Thank you Nick for your great communication and expertise!"
"We were very pleased with Nick & never knew selling a home could go so smoothly. In the future, Upgrade is our first choice"
"Nick was extremely professional and he really knew how to quickly list and sell a property in what I would consider the most painless and efficient manner possible. He provided great tips and advice on how to prepare and show a property and even had a professional photographer take photos for flyers and the MLS listing. My property sold within a week. He was very pleasant to work with, communicated well and I will surely recommend his services to my closest associates. Thank you Nick!"
"Our experience with Nick Southard was amazing! He is very professional and has excellent communication skills. He listened to our needs and presented them perfectly to the buyer. He takes your call every time - no vm unless perhaps he's on the other line. Provided us with potential buyers feedback immediately and then provided us with next steps. Nick sold our home in Bellevue WA when the market was low in 2010 within 8 weeks, and got us very close to our expected selling price! We were over the moonRead MoreRead Less
"Nick was professional, responsive, smart, I would recommend him over anyone and I interviewed a few agents. I wish I had another house to sell, so I could work with him again!"
"Listing my home with Nick Southard at Upgrade Real Estate was a wise decision which I am very glad I made. Nick was able to sell my Townhome in a just a few days on the market for $10,000 over the list price! Nick is a highly detailed and extremely knowledgeable real estate professional who I found always available to provide me with expert advice and assistance. I will definitely be using Nick at Upgrade Real Estate for all my future transactions and would highly refer him."
"Nick gives superb service at an amazingly reduced rate! His knowledge of the market gave him tricks up his sleeve, such as listing the house in two areas because he knew if the house was less than a half mile from another area, it could be listed in the second area for a small fee. The photos of the house were excellent and the flyer and online representation first rate. Plus, Nick was always available for every concern and question. My home sold in two days at the asking priceRead MoreRead Less
"Nick came to me after I saw him on the web stating he would offer me a 1% commission on the sale of my condo. However, when I started dealing with him, I was impressed with his knowledge, his congeniality, and had the feeling he was working for ME, not some heartless real estate company."
"Nick helped me buy my first home, and my experience was good enough that I actually called him back to help me sell a few years later. He was always a pleasure to work with - smart, friendly, and very dedicated. He even negotiated a better selling price for me than what I'd asked for! When the time comes for me to move again, Nick is my go-to guy."
"Nick sold two homes for our family since 2011. He was very helpful particularly with selling our very unique home in Lynnwood--always available to talk & answer questions. Definitely recommend him. Top notch, helpful & professional."
"Mr. Southard has sold me three homes....and sold 3 of my homes! Flawless, quick, and easy transactions! He truly cares about his clients. Nick was responsive to my needs and finding a home to suit my wish list!"
"Nick helped us sell our home in Fremont in 2010. The process was easy, and even in an economic downturn with several similar properties in our area we got a great price. He was responsive to our questions and arranged a photographer to capture our home beautifully. As I recall, the house was only on the market for about 3 weeks before it sold, which at the time was a small miracle. I'd enthusiastically recommend Nick Southard if you want to sell your home."
"Nick was great to work with. He uses a professional photographer for the listing photos and this nice detail really helped show my house in it's best light. My house sold quickly and easily with his help!"
"Enjoyable to work with, available when we needed him. Nick always answered our questions in a timely manner. Very willing to work odd hours to show our place to buyer. Very helpful and understanding during the decision process, and patient. Very pleasant to work with and highly recommended!"
"Nick approached me offering his services when I was trying to sell my place by owner. After speaking to MANY questionable agents, I could quickly tell there was something positively different and uplifting about him! I am happy I listed my townhome with Nick and was very impressed with his sales, marketing and communication skills. Nick constantly kept me well updated and was always quick and easy to get a hold of at all times everyday. We received a tremendous response from buyers and several offers. I Read MoreRead Less
"If you are looking for exceptional customer service to help buy or sell your real estate, look no further than Nick Southard. Nick is a knowledgeable real estate professional who . We had an exceptionally difficult short sale transaction and had a number of worries that we felt we needed someone who could help us navigate what we. We considered several real estate agents, but learned of Nick Southard. Nick showed up to our condo wearing a suit and tie and had a solid handshake. We felt immediate relief Read MoreRead Less
"I met Nick Southard... when I was trying to sell my townhouse in Mukilteo. He became my listing agent and got it sold, despite it's quirky architectural design and parking issues... He has a fun upbeat personality and is mindful and diligent in preparing one's property for maximum potential value... Nick has high moral character and work ethic. His work is of the highest standard... I would highly recommend Nick to any home-owner who takes pride in their property and wants to show-case it in the lime-lRead MoreRead Less
"Nick helped us sold our Kirkland House this year! The transaction went very smooth. We are very pleased with his professional skills. Nick is intelligent and knows the real estate market inside and out. He has incredible attention to detail and pointed out things in potential homes that other realtors never considered. He is analytical and takes a sensible and logical approach to the process. I would highly recommend Nick Southard for anyone looking to buy or sell their home!"

ABOUT US - "Real Estate Sales & Marketing Is Our Obsession!"

Nick Southard – Upgrade Realty

After Becoming a Licensed Agent at an Ambitious 18 Years of Age and Spending a Decade Representing a Wide Variety of Firms, Nick Set Out on His Own and Meticulously Pioneered Upgrade Realty -- A Full-Service Brokerage Delivering Exceptional Results at an Incredibly Low 1% Listing Fee.

Since its Inception, the Exceptional Quality of Upgrade Realty's Luxury Home Marketing Continuously Grows Ever More Alluring and Clearly Distinguishes them as the Premier Choice For Seller's In Search of an Expert Broker Providing a Low 1% Listing Fee in Seattle, the Eastside Communities and Snohomish County.

Hundreds of Upgrade Realty Clients Have Saved Millions in Combined Commissions, and According to Reviews, they Rate their Listing & Sales Experience as 'Excellent' and Highly Recommend Upgrade Realty to Any Sellers Who Desire Similarly Successful Results. 

Ever the Detail-Oriented Perfectionist, Nick Southard Personally and Solely Represents the Best Interests of Every Upgrade Realty Client with Diligent Vigilance and Limitless Bounds In-Order to Ensure Their Utmost Success and Satisfaction. 

Upgrade Realty is Also Backed by an Impressive Support Team of Highly-Sought After Photographers, Interior Designers, Trusted Home Improvement Professionals, Title Company Representatives, Escrow Officers, Mortgage Lenders and Top Affiliate Service Providers.

Upgrade Realty was Established in 2010 by Nick Southard, a Lifelong Seattle/Eastside Resident and Highly Dedicated Top Producing Listing Broker with 25 Years of Experience and Hundreds of Millions in Real Estate Sold Throughout the Greater Puget Sound Region.

"Why Jeopardize Your Sale with An Average Agent or a Discount Service?"