Brent Downing

Lakewood Homes and Land
604 Wisteria Key Pl
Chapin, SC, 29036
(803) 381-0056

Ratings & reviews (95)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2014
user17558399
Helped me buy home
I am so very, very thankful that we chose Brent to work with from the choices on Zillow. He helped us find the perfect home and could not have been more helpful, informative, responsive and a true negotiator for us! If you want someone that truly want to help make your home search successful and is fun to work with choose Brent!!!
Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2014
user7790501
Listed and sold a home
Brent was great to work with...I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. My husband and I were extremely glad to have him representing us in the selling of our home; which I must add was sold within 7 days of being on the market. Thanks Brent...you are awesome! The Gordons
Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2014
user2480966
Helped me buy home
Brent spent almost a year helping my wife and I find the perfect home. He was very patient with great customer service and answered every question we had with expertise. If we asked something he was unsure of, it took no time for him to find the answer. He negotiated with Essex homes and was able to get us many upgrades for our new home. Definitely the best in South Carolina, would recommend to anyone purchasing a new home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2014
shealeyjeffrey
Helped me buy home
Brent was helpful through the entire process of buying my home. He was very on top of his game when it came to coordinating with other agents, and getting the right information at the right time. Each and every time that I was scheduled to meet with Brent face to face, he was always on time, and would even confirm the time of meeting a day in advance. Overall, great guy to deal with.
Highly likely to recommend
06/07/2014
lmnewellpt
Helped me buy home
If you are looking for a real estate agent don't use anyone else but Brent Downing! He is extremely knowledgeable, always available, and truly cares about his clients. Being a first time home buyer, Brent made the whole process very enjoyable, time efficient, and he is a wonderful advocate for his clients. He will not let you be taken advantage of and he is a GREAT guy to have on your side when trying to negotiate. He took the time to explain everything we needed to know and was always a text or phone call away. You won't find a better real estate agent than him! I would recommend him to anyone! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2014
davidrau
Helped me buy home
Brent did an amazing job helping my wife and I look at the different models of homes. We ultimately chose to live in Chapin which my family and I really enjoy. Brent was very knowledgable on the schools in the areas, the different subdivisions, etc. I knew the process of the walk throughs with the new home builders. He works for you and has you in his interest. Great Job Brent!!!
Highly likely to recommend
06/02/2014
MelissaLeeBrown
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brent is absolutely the best. He has helped our family both sell our previous home (multiple offers resulting in full asking price) and has now helped us close on a home better than we had hoped to find. He has an excellent knowledge of the area and great suggestions on what to ask the seller for to maximize your offer. Very highly recommended! Thanks Brent
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2014
zuser20140601052029336
Listed and sold a home
Brent has been amazing throughout the process of selling my home in the past year. His knowledge and expertise is beyond what I could have imagine. His professionalism is very impressive. For anyone looking for an outstanding agent to buy or sell their home look no further. Thanks Brent for being on top of everything from start to finish! Willie Brown
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2014
user25198331
Helped me buy home
Brent Downing is a Five Star real estate professional in every respect. He is organized, knowledgeable, and in our case amazingly adept at locating the perfect property for us. He is always glad to answer any questions that we have (phone calls and emails are responded to amazingly fast). He led us through every step in the buying process, insuring that we were informed and prepared at all times. Proactive is a great way to describe his approach. He is a true pleasure to work with!
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2014
GarryParks
Helped me buy home
Brent was tremendous throughout the entire process buying process! Was always available, walked us through each step and offered guidance as needed. I would highly recommend to friends and family! Intend on using Brent to list our current home as well.
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2014
user5337392
Helped me buy home
Brent kept to what we were looking for and offered his opinion when appropriate. He was not pushy when it came to us deciding on a home. Brent always got back to us quickly and worked within our schedules. He made the process much easier than I expected it to be. I would highly recommend Brent as an agent to anyone looking to purchase a home.
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2014
user8958106
Helped me buy home
I worked with Brent and his wife Ellen on purchasing a house while in the police academy. They turned what could have been a very stressful situation into a smooth process. They know what areas are nice to live and the complete house buying process inside and out which was helpful for a first time home buyer like myself. I would recommend these two agents to anyone they are top notch Real Estate Agents!
Highly likely to recommend
05/18/2014
zuser20140507190523620
Helped me buy home
My wife, and I currently live in Savannah, Ga, and had very little knowledge of Columbia, SC. and were looking to relocate there, when I stumbled across Brent's website. He was very prompt on returning my call. I was interested in looking at a specific area to purchase, and he informed me of all the details needed, for living in that area. He was always on top of every detail with notifying the sellers agents to conduct times to view the properties. We were late on arriving in Columbia from Savannah one weakened, and he adjusted all appointments, and rescheduled times accordingly. I was recently diagnosed with Cancer during our time of looking at properties in Columbia, and I informed him of my situation; he was very concerned, and was consistent on checking up with me to see how I was dealing with my current set-back. Brent is a genuine, honest, Realtor, who shows great professionalism with his line of work, and helped our family get through our search. Thanks a bunch, Brent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2014
user35477671
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brent has been been amazing throughout both the selling of our past home and helping find us the perfect home for our growing family. For anyone looking for an agent to buy or sell their home, look no further. Thanks Brent for being on top of everything from start to finish.
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2014
user9254129
Listed home, but didn't sell
Brent did a great job; I followed his advice on every single detail of the house (in terms of making it show worthy) and we had an offer in 30 days. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2014
zuser20140305091329819
Helped me buy home
Brent has been wonderful. My husband and I were moving from accross the country, and Brent was very kind and knowledgabel and made the transition smooth. We could always get a hold of him if we needed him and he was great to work with. He explained things we had questions about and made sure we got the house that was right for us. We are extremely grateful for Brent and the services he provided.
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2014
thegreatord
Listed home, but didn't sell
Brent was very honest and looked out for what would be best for me. Also went out of his way getting the job done. The task I gave him with helping finding the right home was not easy or simple. Thanks Brent!
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2014
ronkben
Helped me buy home
We contacted Brent several months ago with the possibility of moving to the area. He helped tremendously in guiding us through our house hunting and purchase. I would recommend anyone to work with Brent as he is very honest, dependable and has vast knowledge of the area.This was our first home purchase, and I am so glad we had him to guide us through the process. We were from out of town, and he was always more than flexible when working with our schedule. He made sure every detail was covered. My wife and I are very happy with his performance and would highly recommend him to anyone! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2014
kimberlytpower
Helped me buy home
Brent Downing has integrity, commitment, and a great heart, which are qualities I never expected to find in a realtor. He was honest about challenges with finding the home I was looking for with the limitations that I had given him. I always felt comfortable asking him questions and trusted that he would steer me right. Brent made the entire process seem like a piece of cake. He made me feel like I was his only client, never making me feel rushed to make decisions and never making me feel he had other things to do. Brent Downing gives 110%. He is all about integrity and excellence, extremely detailed. I really can't imagine getting any better service than this. If you want to be part of a winning team, you can with Brent. He is undeniably the BEST at what he does. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
megcraig
Helped me buy home
Buying our first home, we had had less than perfect experiences with realtors. Brent, however, exceeded our expectations. His assistance did not stop with searching for a home. He referred to us to excellent people to handle our mortgage, closing, inspection, etc; made sure we made a sound decision for our current situation and our future when choosing a home; answered any questions or concerns we had; always made time for us; and made it known that our best interest was his main goal. Searching for a home while still living in Florida was not something we anticipated being easy, but Brent made the process go smoother than we could have ever imagined. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
SherryBryant4
Showed me homes
Brent was very helpful and always available, even if I had questions in the late evening and on the weekends. Brent helped to make the process very easy and would highly recommend him to help you purchase your new home. Brent always made us feel as though he was there to help us find our dream home and didn't pressure us into buying a home that would not fit our needs. In addition, Brent was very knowledgeable and even provided us with a great lender and attorney. If we are ever in need of purchasing a new home, we would definitely contact Brent to help us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2014
HomeSold2Day
Helped me buy home
My wife and I would HIGHLY recommend Brent for any real estate need. He was very courteous and professional. In addition, he recommended only the best handyman, painter, etc. in the area. Not only do we recommend him here, but we have also recommended him to our friends. They have also been impressed.
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2014
stoneyjoy11
Helped me buy home
Brent Downing made our search for a new home a very pleasant experience! The otherwise daunting process was free of stress from beginning to end-he took care of every detail-and he was ALWAYS accessible, either by phone,text,or email, no matter what day or time-Highly professional,dedicated, and knowledgable, we would highly recommend Mr. Downing to help you buy/ sell your next home-you won't be disappointed ! Thank you, Brent! Joy and Stoney Krause
Highly likely to recommend
03/14/2014
user98725213
Helped me buy home
As first time home buyers we could not have asked for a better real estate broker! Brent made finding and buying our home an easy and painless experience and we would recommend him to anyone looking to buy in the Lexington area! We valued that Brent was a "straight shooter" listening to our needs, likes, and wants and matching us with the perfect house!
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2014
user36832558
Helped me buy and sell homes
Had a wonderful experience with Brent. He was very professional and no nonsense. We were able to buy a new house and be under contract on our old house in 7 weeks. Very honest about the houses we were looking at on whether they were a good value for our money and also gave great advice on what to do to our house to get it ready to sell. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants an extremely knowledgeable and professional realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2014
SickofCali
Helped me buy home
I cannot say enough good things about Brent. He is a consummate professional, friendly, incredibly knowledgeable, and also extremely patient with a first time buyer with a lot of jitters. Brent gave invaluable advice about every aspect in the home buying process, and explained things clearly every step of the way. I wholeheartedly and happily will direct anyone looking to buy in the area to go to him first. He made what could have been the most nerve wracking experience of my life much less stressful. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2014
thomasbuff
Helped me buy home
Brent is AWESOME! There's a reason why he has so many sales and great reviews. We didn't have much luck with our first realtor and began to wonder if we'd ever find the right home for our family. We happened to call Brent one day and it was the best decision we ever made. Brent was everything we wanted in a realtor: Knowledgable, honest, straightforward, and dedicated. His expansive knowledge of the Columbia/Lexington real estate market and the home buying process left me feeling confident we were in good hands. He gave us details about each home, the neighborhood, and schools. He also helped me check for things like roof condition, AC and water heater age, and signs of water damage. He was familiar with the different mortgage programs that were available to me and the different properties we looked at. He always answered my phone calls or called me right back and was very flexible with his schedule. Brent's personality is also one that should be noted. Anytime I'm dealing with someone in a sales profession I'm naturally a skeptic and critical of their motives. But Brent didn't give me that fake, pretentious vibe at all. He always kept things professional but is also very endearing and genuine. He kept things relaxed and made our house hunting fun (the way it should be!). I would recommend Brent to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2014
user2989254
Helped me buy home
Brent is fabulous in my opinion. The first time we met him, he impressed us with his knowledge of what features were desirable in a home and the cost to upgrade an existing home to that level. He knew the right questions to ask us to accomplish our goal of buying a home, and gave us the information we needed to make the best choice for us in acquiring our home. We knew what to expect from the seller, the builder, the mortgage broker, and the closer. He represented us effectively/impressively with each one as the need arose. He is warm, and knows the name of each of us in our family and demonstrates concern for us. We had met/spoken with and looked at properties with other brokers who didn't give us the information Brent did. We would absolutely use and recommend his services if and when the need arises. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2014
baldman4475
Listed and sold a home
This was my first time using Brent as a realtor and I will definitely use him or recommend him in the future. My house went on the market on a Friday, and the next day I had an offer on the table. My home was sold in 4 days! Unheard of. Brent is very outgoing, and willing to work day and night/ 7 days a week to do what he has too. My next home will be purchased using Mr. Downing, no doubt!
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2014
lakewoodellen
Showed me homes
Brent's professionalism and follow up are outstanding. He does what he says he is going to do and answers any questions you may have. His knowledge of the area and market conditions was very helpful and he recommended a great lender and home inspector as well. He is extremely efficient and leaves nothing in the home buying process undone. Highly recommended for his sense of urgency and accountability.
Highly likely to recommend
01/25/2014
JackHinton
Listed and sold a home
My house had been on the market for over 220 days without a single offer. Within three weeks of hiring Brent, we had a good offer! Brent stepped in and was honest about what needed to be done to get my house sold. At one point, Brent was in the crawlspace, getting dirty with my contractors looking at exactly what needed to get fixed, after the inspection. I highly recommend Brent, if you are buying or selling!
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2014
877 94CRUISE
Listed and sold a home
We chose Brent because of his good reviews online. We have not regretted our decision. He offered good service by answering our questions, promptly returning every phone call and listening to our needs. We had a lot of showings and our home was sold to a very nice family that we liked a lot. Overall, a pretty good experience. My. Impression of Brent is that he a confident, workaholic that enjoys his work.
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2014
user0763357
Showed me homes
Brent is a very knowledgeable Real Estate Professional that I highly recommend. He was familiar with the properites that he showed and was able to find what i was looking for, with no pressure. His expertise allowed us to make the right decision.
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2014
user7632284
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Brent Downing was very professional and so helpful. After interviewing him we were convinced he would work very hard to help us sell our home if we listed with him. We ended up selling our home as FSBO but he offered to help us with any questions or problems we may come across in the process. He is sincere and very up-front and we would highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2014
bengoshi73
Showed me homes
Hired Brent to help me find a lake lot to build on. To make a long story short he ended up giving me advice to wait until my home sold even though it meant he lost out on a sale. He always returned calls and was very responsive. I am a local attorney and will recommend my clients to him in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2014
user4376717
Helped me buy home
Brent did a great job! My husband and I looked for a long time for the perfect deal and property. We didn't feel rushed at all during the process. He was very patient in helping us locate a property to suit our needs. He answered all of our questions and was excellent with follow through. I highly recommend his service. He was very professional and honest which is most important when investing in real estate. You will not be disappointed in using him to represent your real estate needs.
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2014
hojinkoh
Helped me buy home
Our family are very happy to work with Brent and he has been extremely helpful for purchasing our house. Most importantly, he is very responsible and answers all the questions you might have. Especially, if you are the first home buyer, we highly recommend Brent as your agent. He went through all details on the purchasing process step by step. He also gave us a professional opinion on the houses we have been looking through. He always brought well-organized information on each house we were looking at and gave us additional information very quickly if ever needed. We already look forward to working with him in the future when we need to sell or buy a house. If any questions or problems, you will get his call within 10 min. He is just awesome. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/01/2014
broacha
Helped me buy home
Brent was very helpful. Brent showed us 18 houses at our convience and quickly. Brent makes himself available at all times and is very professional. Brent helped with negotiations when building our house. When things seemed to be slowing down by the builder Brent called a meeting a held them responsible.
Highly likely to recommend
01/01/2014
vstewart1108
Listed and sold a home
He was always available and made us feel like we were his only clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the area. His ability to talk us through the entire process was amazing.
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2013
smoc94
Helped me buy home
I would greatly recommend Brent to anyone in the Columbia area looking for a real estate agent. He is highly knowledgeable, professional, flexible, and is willing to go out of his way to help make the process as smooth as possible. He knows the process in and out and helps with all the details. I was purchasing a home while living out of town and I can't imagine the process going any easier thanks to his assistance. I would recommend him to family, friends and I would use him again myself should that day come. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2013
user34017867
Helped me buy home
He helped us alot, not just explaining everything about buying but even the whole process in closing. Helped us with ideas and getting a good mortgage broker and helped anytime we asked. We liked him so much we are going to use him to help sell our house. He is honest and straight forward and you can trust his answers. Would definitely use him again and recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2013
user871661492
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Brent. I was a first time homebuyer. I contacted Brent on 10-03-13. He met with us and found out what we wanted and worked daily to help us find the perfect home. We were able to find THE home fairly quickly and closed on the home on 11-26-13. Brent took the time to explain everything and is well connected to everyone you need to purchase a home. We are very satisfied with the process, Brent's customer service skills, and the home that we bought. As an added bonus, Brent has followed up with us several times to find out how the move was going and to offer any help that we need. If you are looking to purchase a home, Brent is the agent that you want working for you. He is very kind and professional. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/22/2013
megandrayton
Helped me buy home
We began our home search by viewing pre-owned homes with Brent. After a few searches we made the decision to go with new construction. Brent was with us every step of the way, from choosing the right neighborhood for us, the best lot, building phases of our home, and any lender questions. Brent even helped us get our other home rented out by referring an excellent realtor who excels at renting houses. Brent was always only a call, text, or email away. I have and will continue to recommend Brent to my friends who are interested in buying or selling! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/15/2013
user408483
Helped me buy home
This is the best buying experience we have ever had. Brent is very straight forward and honest. He let us know ahead of time the pros and cons to every house we looked at. He has a lot of knowledge in this area. He even worked his magic and got us a discount on our house inspection. I would recommend him to anyone! If we ever decide to move, we will call Brent to sell our house!
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2013
jordansmith28
Helped me buy home
Being first time house buyers, my wife and I put a lot of trust and stock into Mr. Brent Downing, and we were not disappointed in the slightest. He was immediate in his responsiveness to any questions or concerns that we had. Brent Also went toe to toe with the seller's agent to get us our dream house in our reality budget. Brent is honest, real, and a personable professional. At our final walk through before our closing Brent even made calls to the water and electric companies to get them both transferred to our name. For any future real estate needs we will be dealing with Brent, no questions about it! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2013
nmdill1216
Helped me buy home
Brent some a dream to work with and genuinely cared about finding the right home for my family. His knowledge of the area and homes within the area is second to none! You will not find a better agent
Highly likely to recommend
10/21/2013
etmoxie1
Helped me buy home
Brent was able to make our home buying experience as stress free as possible. I would highly recommend using Brent when buying or selling your home. My wife and I were looking for a home in an area that we did not know much about and Brent was great at letting us known about the surrounding school districts and what we need to look for in a new home. When we found the home that we wanted Brent was able to guide us in the direction that our offer would not only be a great deal for us the buyer but also workout we'll for the seller. Once our offer was accepted Brent did a wonderful job of supplying us with the people we would need to ensure that our finances were in order and would provide us with all of the proper information and paperwork that we would need to close. We were actually able to close 15 days after the offer was accepted! We could not be happier with the process and the dealings that we had with Brent. Brent was always professional and was always able to talk or meet with us if we needed something from him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2013
user0477195
Helped me buy home
My husband and I chose Brent from his other Zillow reviews and was not dissapointed. Brent was wonderful from the first day - quick responses to all my questions, whether text or email. As first time home buyers he escorted us through each step through the process and gave me plenty of written information. I was actually pretty scared when I first started looking through homes with Brent's guidance we not only quickly found the perfect home but closed on it in about one month. I could not recommend Brent Downing any more! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2013
user77145960
Helped me buy home
Being a first time home buyer, Brent was very patient and helpful with all of my questions and concerns. He is very knowledgeable of the Columbia area and was always looking out for my best interest. I highly recommend Brent to anyone looking for their next home!
Highly likely to recommend
09/25/2013
user4284150
Helped me buy home
Mr. Brent Downing went out of his way to help my wife and I find our first home. He cared about our wants and needs and did not let anyone take advantage of us. Being first time homebuyers, we did not know all the ends and outs of purchasing a home, but Brent put everything into layman terms so that we could understand. He did more than just help us find a home. He helped us with the mortgage process as well as dealing with the lenders and lawyers. He also made sure that our house was prepared for us when we were finally able to close. Whenever we had a question, he was quick to respond and would make sure all of our issues were resolved. Overall, he is a superb real estate agent that cares for his clients and he makes sure that homebuyers are not taken advantage of. I would highly recommend Brent Downing to anyone who is looking for a home!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2013
user90425836
Showed me homes
ATTENTION TO DETAIL MAN , HE IS A WALKING EDUCATION , AND HAS GIVEN US AN EDUCATION ON THE INVESTMENT REALSTATE , HE IS VERY PAITENT AND GOES THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE FULLY AWARE OF EVERYTHING GOING ON . I WOULD RECOMED THIS MAN TO EVERYONE !!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/31/2013
user00824562
Helped me buy home
I purchased this house with only pictures and videos sent by Brent. I trusted his knowledge of what I wanted based on prior visit to SC. I can say enough other than I am very satisfied!
Highly likely to recommend
08/30/2013
user7419051
Listed and sold a home
Great realtor. Showed our house on a nearly daily basis until we got an offer. Was great at negotiating with buyer so that we got a price we were happy with. Anle to make closing happen very quickly and efficiently!
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user11161597
Helped me find tenant for rental
I needed real estate advice and service regarding whether to rent my home out or sell it. Brent provided detailed analysis of the current real estate market if I were to sell; and what kind of rental income I could expect if I rented my property. He was professional and detail-driven. He took the time to understand my unique situation and applied his operational experience to assist me in making the right choice for this stage in my life. He was an excellent resource and I would recommend his expertise to assist anyone looking to make a real estate transaction. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2013
user2774754
Helped me buy home
This was my first house buying experience and it was perfect, thanks to Brent. Brent was very easy to work with, very responsive and knowledgable whenever I needed him. I will recommend Brent to anyone looking for house in the future and will assure you a perfect house buying experience.
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2013
user0589995
Helped me buy home
Brent was responsive, knowledgeable and professional. He discreatly managed an offer through contract with the buyer's best interest in mind. He followed up after the closing and has been very proactive throughout the process. I'd recommend Brent to anyone buying or selling a house.
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2013
jknauff2003
Helped me buy home
Brent was great. He was patient while we decided where we wanted to live and what our price range was. He even waited on our house out of town to sell and wrote the proper contingencies into a very reasonable offer. He was always a phone call or text away, but I rarely needed him because he had everything under control.
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2013
user8455365
Helped me buy home
My wife and I are very hard to please but he did. He was very helpful and understanding with our situation. He went out of way to complete the process. He did more than expected. Even though my close date. I would recommend him to my friends
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
user2685113
Helped me buy home
Brent Downing is a very hard working and knowledgeable real estate agent who helped us find the home we wanted. We were in somewhat of a time crunch and Brent put together a list of homes for us to visit and was accomplished in just a couple of days, we decided on a home ...
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2013
user43166434
Helped me buy home
Brent was 100% on top of everything from the first day I made the call to him. We went from building, to buying an existing home, then back to building and Brent was with us giving us the much needed advice throughout the whole process. I fully endorse Brent as an agent and will be calling upon him again the next time our family desires a move!
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2013
gumpy73
Listed and sold a home
I was very influenced by Brents' previous reviews on Zillow. He worked well with me to complete a successful sell of my home. He communicated effectively and worked hard on my behalf. My home sold quickly and at a satisfactory price. I would highly recommend him and would use him again if I need to.
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2013
user0045638
Helped me buy home
Brent Downing was a Godsend. My wife and I moved from Pittsburgh to Columbia, Brent took photos of homes and emailed them to us. We bought our new home sight unseen based on Brent's recommendations and its all we could ever ask for. We've worked with many realistate agents in the past, Brent is by far the best, we couldn't have done it without him. Keep up the good work Brother.
Highly likely to recommend
07/26/2013
user343438
Helped me buy home
How can I say this? Easily, Brent is the best agent in the business. He helped me and my wife thru every step in buying our first home. Informed us of up coming changes with the different types of loans. Very fast communication, very professional, very knowledgeable. Brent went well above and beyond what is required of an agent. When we decide to buy another house, we will call Brent. So stop wasting your time looking for an agent, just call Brent Downing. I guarantee you will be just as happy with Brent I as we are. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/25/2013
user4034432
Helped me buy home
Brent was very helpful in all aspects of my home buying process. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house. Very good service.
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2013
user1918672
Helped me buy home
Brent was a great agent. It was our first home buying experience and we closed on the original closing date. Will defiantly use him again if we ever want to buy another home.
Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2013
user97694559
Listed and sold a home
Brent was extremely helpful in helping us list and sell out home. He has a solid understanding of our market as well as constructive ideas on staging a home for sale. His listing had potential buyers coming for viewing immediately. He was able to give us a clear understanding of the process and helped us every step of the way. I give him my highest recommendation and am sure your experience with him will be as positive as ours has been.
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2013
user4393965
Helped me buy home
We found Brent through a friend of ours who was selling their home as a short sale. Funny enough we ended up finding a home we love that was a short sale. While the process was not simple, Brent kept us constantly informed about where we were in the process. Brent took care of many things like arranging the inspections, appraisal, lender, and lawyer--who were all exceptional people and companies to work with I might add. During the process of trying to find a home, Brent listened to our needs, while also letting us have some freedom in the places we looked at. There were a few times here and there where he knew based on what we were looking for in a home and the resellability factor that an area of town or a certain home was not for us. At these times I really appreciated Brent's honesty--I felt like he cared to look out for our best interest. I think Brent does an excellent job of staying in touch with his buyers (and sellers too I'm sure). I don't think any of my emails or phone calls ever went unanswered, and if I didn't get a response right away I received one within a days time. From my experience, Brent is an excellent realtor who works hard for his buyers/sellers! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2013
user2966987
Helped me buy home
Brent helped us to find our dream home... He worked very hard to negotiate our purchase since there were several people who were also in line to purchase our home. On the day of closing, it could not have gone any smoother. All paperwork was in order and even the closing attorney stated he has not a closing go as smooth. All parties involved were happy and we are loving our new "old farmhouse" and can't wait to start a garden and maybe raise some chickens and goats. We highly recommend Brent for both selling your home and helping you find your new home. As Brent says, " I work for you".. And he does. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2013
user1605130
Helped me buy home
Brent was AWESOME!!!! This was our first home purchase and Brent helped us find exactly what we were looking for within a very short time period of time. He was quick to answer any and all questions we had (which were a lot) and kept us updated frequently as went through the home buying processes. We couldn't be happier with his services and will definitely be using him for future real estate investments.
Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2013
user57215856
Listed and sold a home
Our home had been on the market for 18 months without an offer. We changed Realtors and Brent was our agent. Brent made some suggestions on marketing our property, developed flyers which showed our home and property to highlight property features, made personal contacts with all Realtors who had shown our property under our previous realtor, and sold our home in less than 60 days after listing. We found Brent to be a harder worker in marketing our property and, above all, a man of integrity. If I had another property to sell, Brent is the agent I would contact to get my property sold and at the most advantageous and fair price to both seller and purchaser. In a word, he is a good guy who produces results for both buyer and seller. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2013
HarleyOlive Trixie
Helped me buy home
Very helpful in every aspect of my home purchase. Very knowledgeable and gave very helpful pointers that were more than a first time buyer could've asked for. Recommend to buyers and sellers in central South Carolina as a number 1 realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2013
user9347283
Listed and sold a home
Brent Downing was by FAR the best realtor we have come across in 20 years of home sales/purchases. He was professional, offered constructive and reasonable suggestions along with practical options and alternatives. Brent followed up with every agent that showed the property and provided us feedback within 48 hours. We lived out of town and he frequently checked up on work that was done to the property to keep us posted of progress. He was genuine and sincere and we would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an excellent real estate experience - either as a buyer or a seller. He was both creative and hard-working; a definite exception to the typical experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2013
user5475518
Listed home, but didn't sell
Brent is representing my wife and I very professionally in the sale of our home. He is diligent in getting the very best deal possible, leaving no stones unturned. He responds quickly when I have questions and is thorough in his efforts to cover all bases. I recommend, without reservation, Brent to anyone that seeks to have the best effort possible made on their behalf. We communicate often and I feel we mutually benefit from this effort We have full confidence that Brent will see our situation to a satisfactory conclusion Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2013
user0974388
Helped me buy home
Brent had so much knowledge in the area we were looking for.He was so very helpful in so very many ways.We live in Fort Myers Florida and we were looking for a house in Irmo.Without his help we would never have found a house,He was on the phone with us so very many times.He helped us with everything we needed to finish the transaction once we found a house.We are so grateful for having him as our realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2013
user65165408
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were very nervous and inexperienced with the entire home buying process. We feel so blessed that we had the good fortune to cross paths with Brent Downing. Brent walked us through the entire process and helped with every small detail along the way. He never became aggravated with our trivial questions and worked hard to ensure that we got the best deal possible on the property we selected. He is an excellent negotiator and his honest approach was just what we were looking for. We also appreciated the fact that we did not feel rushed to buy anything by him. Although we quickly found a home and made a purchase, we never felt pushed to do so by Brent. He is also committed to his clients after the sale, even coming to our home after the close to wait on the utility company to come and turn the gas on so we did not have to take a day off of work. I think you would be hard pressed to find another real estate agent willing to do something similar. We offer our highest recommendations possible for Brent and know that you will not be disappointed with the service you receive from him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2013
user1755120
Listed and sold a home
Brent was great to work with. He was very efficient and straight forward, I appreciated his no-nonsense attitude. He had an excellent knowledge of the market and was on top of bank every step of the way. We would be happy to work with him again.
Highly likely to recommend
02/08/2013
user7054584
Helped me buy home
Brent was very helpfull in find us homes, and showing us the homes. Once we decided on which one, Brent got us closed in one month. Brent contacted the home inspector, termite inspector, and found a good closing attorney.
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
user7299883
Listed and sold a home
From the moment I asked Brent to sell my house, I regretted the fact I tried to sell it on my own for almost a year. Within 24 hours he had me an acceptable offer. He kept me in the loop constantly right up until the closing of the house. Whenever I had a question, he was back in touch with me within 2 hours. I would classify his service as outstanding and would recommend him to anyone. If I ever am in need of a real estate professional again, Brent will be my man!
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2012
user5121984
Helped me buy home
Brent was a fantastic Realtor for us. He went above and beyond his duties to ensure that my husband and I were always informed on the progress of our buy, he helped us move along the loan process, he was constantly in touch with our lender, he was always available, he responded to calls, texts, and emails quickly. Brent also suggested an inspector and attorney for us, who were amazing. If we were to sell or buy a house again we would definitely use him as a Realtor and would recommend him to anyone buying a house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/15/2012
user5381990
Helped me buy home
Best agent we've ever had! Knowledgeable, hard worker, was a great advocate for us, great negotiating skills and very helpful every step of the way. I'd highly recommend him for anyone buying a home!!!! EXCELLENT!!!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/15/2012
user09304775
Helped me buy home
One word Amazing! Brent was a dream to work with and went above and beond to make sure my wife and I were getting a good deal. I would recommend him to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2012
user7167692
Showed me homes
Brent provided a full report of homes in my area to help me assess the value of my home. He was very thorough, communicated in a timely manner, and his knowledge was second to none. I would highly recommend Brent and plan on using him in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2012
user760910
Listed and sold a home
The sale of our house went well. It sold fast in a tough economy thanks to the expertise of Brent Downing. I will continue to have Brent as my realtor in all my future real estate needs. Thanks Brent!
Highly likely to recommend
08/10/2012
Chase Daigle
Showed me homes
Brent helped me find a beautiful home in Irmo. He was very fast to provide updates on properties I was interested in. Whenever I had any questions or concerns he was able to provide valuable insight to my issue. I would highly recommend Brent to anyone considering a home in the area.
Highly likely to recommend
08/10/2012
TedRodgers
Showed me homes
Asked Brent for a report on my neighborhood in Chapin. He provided a detailed, full view report of all properties that were comparable to my home, all in less than 24 hours after I asked him. Paid special attention to comps and provided excellent customer service. Would recommend without hesitation!
Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2012
user3287778
Showed me homes
Brent listened to our needs and was very responsive helping us find property that fulfilled our requirements. I will use him again in the future and highly recommend him to other homebuyers and sellers.
Highly likely to recommend
07/19/2012
user147852
Helped me buy home
Brent was excellent at helping us find the house we wanted. He got to know who we were and what we wanted and only showed us houses that fit our criteria, so we didn't waste any time. He really knew the area well. It was also evident that he has a lot of local experience because he dealt with the other realtors professionally. He did a great job negotiating for us, too and helped us communicate with the mortgage companies. We will definitely use him again for anything dealing with selling or buying a home and we have found him to be a great resource for refinance questions that we've had. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/18/2012
user861887
Listed and sold a home
I was a first time home buyer and Brent was the seller's agent. I did not have an agent of my own. Brent represented his clients well but honestly and professionally also guided me through the process. He quickly got back to me all of my questions that he didn't already have an answer to and was very easy to reach. I debated getting my own agent midway through the process but decided not to because I felt Brent was being so straightforward with me. I will use and recommend Brent in the future, as he helped me buy a great first home! Thanks Brent! - BE Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2012
user5585615
Helped me buy home
Brent was always patient while we considered our options. He took every offer we made seriously, and spent much time negotiating on our behalf. Brent went the extra mile by helping us get the property re-zoned, attending county council meetings on several occasions, and presenting a contract that thoroughly protected our interests. We were extremely pleased with Brent, and would not consider any other agent to represent us in the future as a buyer or seller.
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2012
user5868524
Helped me buy home
Brent is quick to respond to all of my questions/concerns, and has made my first time home buying experience relatively stress free. I appreciate that he is calm, patient, and isn't at all pushy. I will surely recommend him!