Brent Downing

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

Ratings & reviews (133)

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Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2015
cherryme
Helped me buy home
Brent has been great throughout the whole process. Very knowledgeable and patient. He took his time to answer all the questions we had and also got great resouces for whatever you need. Go with Brent & you wil be happy!
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2015
hubbswife
Helped me buy home
From the very first phone call Brent went above and beyond helping us find our forever home! He pointed out pros and cons in the homes we looked at and when we stated we'd like to look at new construction homes he told us Mungo Homes were the best to go with. I would highly recommend using Brent whether your buying or selling.
Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2015
footeholly
Listed and sold a home
Brent is a no nonsense Realtor. He came in, reasurred us that everything is under control. He took charge and fulfilled his duties. I wish I would have called him 3 years ago when we first put our house on the market. I would recommend Brent for any and all Real Estate needs. Very knowlegable, friendly, and gets the job done expediciously. Brent is awesome! Call Brent, he will get your house SOLD in record time!
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2015
superflyerrj
Helped me buy home
We had the opportunity to work with Brent during our recent move from NC to Columbia. We really didn't know the area very well, but Brent was able to take our wish list and find several great homes for us to choose from. Brent is very good at what he does and made our transition to a new city easy. I highly recommend him!
Highly likely to recommend
01/25/2015
patrick witzigman
Helped me buy home
Brent was an outstanding agent from start to close! After looking at homes at all hours of the day and week through a 3 month search, my wife and I can both say that we were never pressured into anything we did not request. From price and location to negotiation and close, Brent truly looked out for us and our best interest. Looking at it from the other side, Brent shared our quest to ensure we were fair to the sellers but maintained our best interest ultimately making the experience perfect for everyone!. In comparison to multiple past home purchases, Brent is, without a doubt, the best agent we have worked with! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2015
austinstroman
Showed me homes
Brent is very knowledgeable about properties around Lake Murray. Not only houses that are for sale, but also lots and to-be available lots. It feels as if he only works for you when he immediately responds to texts and emails. I would highly recommend Brent Downing to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2015
bellbryan2
Helped me buy home
Brent is a stand up guy and an excellent realator. Brent was in constant communication with us walking us throughout the entire process. He knew the market very well and applied his knowledge and used superior negotiating skills to get us the best deal possible. Would highly recommend.
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2015
user0756708
Helped me buy home
I was new to the area so I needed a lot of help learning the area and what was a good value. Brent was very helpful with that. This was also my first home purchase and Brent was fantastic at helping me learn the process. Would not consider buying another home without him. Jason
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2015
user4728537
Helped me buy home
My husband and I met Brent when he helped our son buy his first home. Soon after Brent became our buyer's agent. He listened to our " want" list and immediately arranged houses for us to see. Then he arranged more houses...and more...and more. We all laughed and referred to our time looking for a house as " Wednesdays with Brent". Two years, three counties, and countless number of houses later we found the one. Brent is patient ( believe me ), professional, knowledgeable, honest, and straightforward. Without hesitation, I have and will continue to recommend Brent to friends. As much as we love our new home, we value the friendship that developed through this process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/29/2014
user7651603
Helped me buy home
Brent is the most helpful and patient (2012-2014) real estate professional with whom we have ever dealt. He worked with us until we had a good understanding of the availability and pricing in the market we were searching. He stayed with us thru the process all the way to closing on our new lake home. He might have been more excited for us than we were for ourselves. If you want to get it right call Brent.
Highly likely to recommend
12/29/2014
bert764
Helped me buy home
Brent was on his game from the second we decided to work together. he kept me updated with changing info and insight about the areas I was looking to purchase in. Working together we were able to buy the house of my dreams. I would work with Brent again in a second, and recommend him highly.
Highly likely to recommend
12/20/2014
msimina
Listed and sold a home
Brent Downing helped us to sell our house. This is a good enough reason to be thankful to him. However, there are more reasons why my husband and I can recommend Brent to anybody who wants to sell their property. Brent is professional, nice and easy to deal with. He knows his business. He knows the market. And he cares about his clients. Example: When Brent advised us on what could be done to prepare our house for selling, he suggested only minimal improvements. He pointed out all the things that might be done to increase the chance of selling, but he suggested that we started with the necessary steps only. We followed his advice and with minimal expenditures we were able to sell our house within 90 days. Thanks, Brent! It was pleasure to have you as our real estate agent! Marianna Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2014
Garyb234
Helped me buy home
As first time buyers, we were very impressed with Brent. Not one time did I feel like he did not have our best interest at heart. I am very appreciative of him and I know he will continue to be a big help to whoever gets him as their realtor. Good guy and very professional.
Highly likely to recommend
12/16/2014
simcity55
Listed and sold a home
I had the pleasure to meet with Mr. Downing to discuss the sale of my home. Mr. Downing is very professional and knowledgeable about the real estate market. He provided me with key information that was very valuable for me to evaluate the best options available to me. I would recommend Mr. Downing to anyone that is looking for a real estate agent. I'm sure that you will not be disappointed with the quality of service and professionalism that he can provide.
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2014
cwaites9
Listed and sold a home
Brent did a great job listing, marketing and selling our house at 132 Wildflower Lane. We placed our house on the market 2 years ago using another agent and it did not sell (listed for a year). Brent found a buyer in less than 3 months. I would recommend him to represent you when selling or buying a house. Brent did a great job updating us through the process of selling our house. He does a great job of being straight forward and honest with you. Brent did such a great job selling our house, we decided to use him as our agent in our new home purchase. Brent goes the extra mile attending ever meeting. I would recommend Brent to anyone who needs an agent in buying and selling a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2014
mkania1
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Brent was fabulous in presenting what I as a seller needed to hear. I would use Brent both as a seller and a buyer. He itemized areas in the home that would require attention, pulled comps and helped me reach a conclusion about whether to go forward or not.
Highly likely to recommend
11/23/2014
markp19495
Helped me buy home
Brent was immediately helpful, having never met us his advice, guidance and phone manner impressed me. We had spoken with several Realtors but Brent was on top of the game whenever we spoke. After meeting and viewing a few properties, he found us a great property. I have to make note that we changed our mind on the type and location of house we wanted, all of which he took in stride. Brent possesses a great personal manner and is very informative, responsive and knowledgeable. An all round great guy. Less ... More
Likely to recommend
11/21/2014
zuser20140731221728270
Listed and sold a home
I live in California and hired Brent to sell my property in SC. He was very knowledgable a great client advocate. Making referrals and booking appointments for household repairs saved me the time of trying to orchestrate it all from across the US. The services and customer service rendered was great. I would recommended Brent to friends and family.
Highly likely to recommend
11/19/2014
wookie2680
Helped me buy home
Brent was great from start to finish. From taking us to different areas, to making sure the closing time worked, he made the process WAY easier than previous home buying experience. We had limited time to look at houses, and he prioritized them so we could go through the process efficiently. He made sure communications were concise and effective, but understood by all involved. He continues after close to still assisst us with issues that are coming up. Thanks for everything, Brent!
Highly likely to recommend
11/18/2014
s37362
Listed and sold a home
Brent handles his responsibilities as a RE agent with efficiency and effectiveness. All tasks and follow-ups are timely. He utilizes the latest in technology (automated document signature), social media, internet sites, etc., to ensure that the process moves along quickly and easily, while reaching as wide an audience as possible. I appreciated this aspect about how he does his job the most. In this ever-changing world, having an agent who isn't stuck in doing things the old way but will and has adapted in order to meet the current demands/needs of the marketplace/clients, is what sets Brent apart from the rest in his field. He is a true professional who takes his job every seriously and implements new procedures to ensure he achieves a standard of excellence. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/17/2014
user19867528
Listed and sold a home
I am grateful to have known Brent for three years, there was a comfort zone to his personality, and professional manner. He was always available for any questions and concerns. Thank you for all you have done to get my home sold. I would highly recommend him for his expertise, reliability, patience, experience and integrity.
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2014
michaelbmccown5
Listed and sold a home
Brett worked very closely with me to help me sell my house. He helped review comparatives, and other options. This allowed us to close and sell her house for exactly what we are asking. He is a first class buyer/seller and would highly recommend using him. I will located him as my agent from the same method as you are, a Zillow review. Choose Brent and you will not be disappointed with the results.
Highly likely to recommend
11/12/2014
zuser20140724164752299
Helped me buy home
Brent is friendly, courteous and honest. He set up house showings in a timely manner and was on time for all appointments. When showing us a house he would let us know if he thought the house was not worth the asking price. When he showed us the house we purchased, he told us he like the location and the house. Since it is close to an airport, he wanted us to listen to make sure the house was not in the airplanes flight path. During negotiations, he was very timely in informing us of the seller's responses to questions and counter offers. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2014
David Shoebottom
Helped me buy home
Working with Brent Downing was a very stress-free experience. From the start of my home search Brent has been very personable and honest. His professional approach at all viewings and interactions instilled a huge amount of trust in his abilities to find the right home. Being a first time buyer I had many questions and Brent was available 24/7 to answer them and ensure I was 100% understanding on all terms. From start to closing Brent has went above and beyond any expectation I had and went the extra mile, to include offering to help move me in. Bottom line if you are looking for an agent to honestly and honorably represent you in your home buying process Brent Downing is your guy! Let the stress wilt away and enjoy your home buying process! Reviewed by: LT Shoebottom United States Army Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/02/2014
Phillips Family
Helped me buy home
Brent helped my wife and I buy our first home. I cannot speak for your typical agents, but Brent couldn't have been more helpful, kind, patient, and understanding. When we faced set backs with our lender, Brent was always following-up with the lender to help keep us informed and ensure things were moving along. He was always available and helped coach us in the buying process as well as offer a wealth of advise and insight we may not have otherwise known. If you are looking for someone who will treat you and your home buying experience as if it were their own and go the extra mile, Brent is your man. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/01/2014
strick8099
Helped me buy home
Brent is very knowledgeable and always ensures that the needs and desires of his clients are met. We were delayed three months during our home construction and he drove the builder to compensate us for the delays. His knowledge of home construction and code requirements ensure all homes we looked at would have been up to code and good for our family. I would highly recommend him and use him for all of my real estate needs.
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2014
alison pinckney
Helped me buy home
Brent Downing assisted me in the purchase of a new home in the past 2 months of this year. Brent was oustanding as a professional and expert in his field. I felt expertly represented throughout the many trials such as this experience presented to me. Brent was consistent with his confidence and assurance as we went through the many processes and I knew I could rely on him for the best guidance. I would recommend Brent Downing as a superior expert realtor to my family, friends and the community. Thank you Brent for a great experience in my journey o purchase a new home! Sincerely, Ally Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2014
SaraRymer
Helped me buy and sell homes
Great experience!!! We used Brent to help sell one home and purchase another home...and I am glad we did. The staging and the pictures were outstanding and made the house really shine. We had an offer on our home within seven days of listing. He worked around our needs and schedules. We have and would recommend Brent to our family and friends.
Highly likely to recommend
09/09/2014
acewallace29
Helped me buy home
My wife and I initially called Brent a year and a half before we seriously looked. When we first called him, we decided to back away from buying a house after a couple weeks and decided to wait. Brent would call every few months to ask how we were doing and we finally called him back to start our official home search 1.5 years later. When we finally looked at homes, we looked at 15-20 and it took us a few months to finally settle on one to put an offer in for. Brent never lost patience or seemed annoyed that we took our time. Brent would offer his opinion about any house that we asked, but never tried to push us to put an offer on anything. When it came to time for negotiation, Brent was a valuable asset to the process. He was also a great help in dealing with small issues that came up during the mortgage approval process. We ended up finding a home we love and Brent made that process as smooth as can be. It was a pleasure to work with Brent and we would highly recommend him! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/08/2014
andy hrst
Showed me homes
Brent went out of his way and made feel confident enough to make a purchase in South Carolina while I was in Tennessee (8 hours away). I saw what I want online and called him and arranged everything by phone and email. Unfortunately the sale did not work out due to timing on my part but he did great.
Highly likely to recommend
08/28/2014
zuser20140624073430682
Helped me buy home
Brent Downing just helped us buy our first house! He is very knowledgeable on the process and lets you know exactly what to expect. If you want someone that will work around the clock to ensure every aspect of the home buying is covered, choose Brent!! Very pleased with him as an agent!! Wouldn't change a thing.
Highly likely to recommend
08/23/2014
user6622619
Listed and sold a home
Brent was amazing through the whole process. Like Patton on the battlefield knew what we needed to do to get my house sold that I tried with to sell with two other realtor's. Brent was very strategic at the type of buyer we were looking for and we priced the house accordingly. He judged showings and follow up to determine our next steps. He really is a master in this area. Highly recommend and will definitely use again.
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2014
MeganCain2
Helped me buy home
We have dealt with 5 real estate agents over the last 10 years and Brent was by far the best. We had 48 hours to choose our home from out of state. Brent showed us a reasonable selection and was very knowledgable about the Lexington and Chapin areas. Brent proved to be very professional. He always answered calls and was patient with all questions. If we ever list our house for sale I will absolutely look to Brent to work with us again.
Highly likely to recommend
08/12/2014
user38567732
Helped me buy home
Brent was instrumental in our recent home purchase. He was available when we needed him. Do to my work schedule, we were limited on viewing times. He went out of his way for our schedule, including several Sunday showings. He knew the process to becoming a home owner and the necessary steps to get there, very well. Does come off a bit blunt, but that's what you want when negotiating for a property. We would recommend him to another buyer.
Highly likely to recommend
08/11/2014
zuser20140510203842762
Helped me buy home
Great experience. Accommodated my family's very narrow schedule, getting in over a dozen listings per day across several counties. Let us take the reins and e-mailed us great listings we would've never found on our own. Continues to help us with inquiries and recommendations even after the purchase.
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2014
user5384193
Listed and sold a home
I had two investment properties in the Columbia area that I entrusted to Brent after firing another agent. Brent immediately took control of the situation and told me exactly what I needed to do (price, improvements) to get the houses under contract. What I needed was someone with a plan and that is what Brent is, a man with a plan. He is a no nonsense professional which is what I needed as a remote real estate investor. Through negotiations and closing I felt like Brent was doing everything he could to get me as much money as I could while being realistic about the shortcomings of my properties. He also managed to negotiate me into a contract after a lowball offer. If you need to sell property, look no further. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2014
user8193953
Helped me buy home
Brent was very professional and took the time to figure out what we were looking for so that we could find an house and expedite our move. He was with us every step of the way and could not have closed so quickly with out him!
Highly likely to recommend
07/25/2014
lwelbour
Helped me buy home
I can't say enough about how great our first home buying experience was with Brent. We took a chance on Brent, being new to the Columbia area and not knowing any realtors. He was able to get us the perfect home that we wanted and did it as fast and efficiently as possible. Brent is extremely patient and made our home buying experience a breeze. The man is all business, and no nonsense. He was able to negotiate on our behalf and made big issues seem like minor ones because he's so good at his job. My wife and I are very picky, and we have very high expectations of people that we hire and Brent exceeded all of them. Working with Brent was a great experience and whether you're buying or selling, you want this man representing you. We will be using Brent in the future and will be referring all of our friends to him as well. Less ... More
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. Brent's 2nd time as our realtor- We have purchased our happily ever after home with Brent as our realtor. Brent Downing received his commission 6 weeks ago and is still on the job. We are in our beautiful new home and he is checking on our satisfaction and making sure everything is still going smoothly with the builder. He also called to give us advice on paying attention to our tax rate for next year. Good service including: Most every call returned within a minute of two. At our inspection with the builder-pointing out areas for improvement. Friendly. He is busy, but, he didn't make me feel rushed when talking on the phone. Our new home is perfect- I plan NEVER to move again. But, if I did, I would ask Brent to be our realtor again. Less ... More
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
RognCarol
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
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
02/27/2011
oilrigpilot
Helped me buy and sell homes
This is the SECOND home-transaction that I have used Mr. Brent Downing. And for good reason, as follows: Mr. Downing was very Professional in every aspect as a Realtor. He presented me with homes that met my specifications and desires - but more than that, he did his homework on demographics, income levels, schools, depreciation (future and present), crime stats, and much more for every neighborhood we looked through. He also presented me homes: in order, with consideration of time versus distance to each one... making the day very efficient and pleasant. In one day alone, we viewed over 10 houses; all, like clockwork !! His expertise really became evident when I felt like "HE" was buying the house rather than me...(He asked the sellers many questions I never thought to ask.)---I truly believed he was on MY SIDE, as MY AGENT !! And THAT, is something of a rarity nowadays. Thank you Mr. Downing. UPDATE:: I also SOLD a home with him. His knowledge of the market is spot on. Timing during the process (of what to expect at what time, etc.) is superior than others I've worked with in the past. He is business oriented - at the right time, the right info, the right suggestions. He had some minor concerns of mine (buyers "fix-it" list) taken care of, as I was out of town. And to be honest... probably cheaper than I could have found in the Yellow pages. (which is evident of the relationships he has built in this industry). Thanks AGAIN, Mr. Downing. It was nice doing business with you from afar, with confidence, trust and efficiency. Sincerely - Robert L. Less ... More