Brent Downing

Century 21
900 Lake Murray Blvd
Irmo, SC, 29063
(803) 381-0056

Ratings & reviews (179)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2015
sclywalsh
Helped me buy home
You would do well to have Brent as your real estate professional. He has an extensive knowledge of the Lake Murray area that I was interested in and handled my questions and concerns promptly. His response time was very fast (as I know he was able to help his other clients as well as me as I was looking!) Brent handled my initial inquiry and provided excellent, timely expertise. I have the satisfaction that I got a good deal on my new lakefront home and Brent helped tremendously to make sure that happened. CALL HIM! You will be very glad you did. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/18/2015
user4951813
Helped me buy home
We relocated from another state. Brent worked with us over a year and we couldn't have done it without him! You will not be disappointed to partner with Brent.
Highly likely to recommend
07/16/2015
kerrfamilymd
Helped me buy home
Brent, is a terrific realtor who was patient and very easy to work with. His knowledge of the Lake Murray market was indispensable for us. He really went above and beyond!!!
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2015
zuser20140519073109586
Listed and sold a home
I couldn't recommend Brent highly enough. He recently helped me sell my father's house after he passed away. Because I didn't live in the area, Brent coordinated the staging, repairs, and inspections for us. He went above and beyond in helping us coordinate with the estate sale agents. He then found us a great offer within less than a month, and worked with us during the whole escrow process to understand all that was going on. He was always available, no nonsense, and just very good at his job! I would never consider going with anyone but Brent if I lived in this area. A true pro. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/07/2015
zuser20140602075016947
Helped me buy home
Brent provided great service from beginning to end. We moved here from Connecticut and did not know the area at all. Brent was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond what we expected. He continued to follow up with us even after the move. We would recommend him to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2015
scottpaulking
Listed and sold a home
Brent was great to work with. He came highly recommended from a neighbor whose home he had also sold. He was very professional at all times. I'm thankful for his help. Our house was only listed on mls for 15 minutes and we received an offer from someone Brent had showed it to before it was listed.
Highly likely to recommend
06/29/2015
user5133414
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brent was very responsive, knows the market and provides good advise based on the area your are buying / selling in. it was great to have someone not only sell our home but help u to purchase a new home. we are building and it was great to have someone there in for our interest to negotiate!! We would recommend him!
Highly likely to recommend
06/28/2015
bora450
Showed me homes
I contacted Brent Downing about Lake Murray property while still in California. Brent e-mailed a selection of houses that roughly met my criteria and followed up often with newly listed houses. I sold my house in California and when I arrived at Lake Murray, Brent rearranged his schedule to be immediately available for my wife and me and spent a couple of days showing us houses that I had chosen as possible candidates. One house with a great water view had enough of our requirements to merit an offer. It, unfortunately, also had some issues that required remodeling. Brent was great. He recommended contractors who could get the house in shape quickly and he completed and submitted an offer to the sellers. The next day I was visiting another lake in South Carolina and unexpectedly found a house that met all of my criteria, including a garage for my RV. Brent cancelled the offer and I wound up buying that house. There is no more professional and dedicated realtor than Brent Downing and I felt really bad that I had not completed a transaction with Brent because he put so much effort into my house search. Contact him when you are looking to sell your house or buy one and you will get all of the help that you could possibly ask for. Claus and Lana Groth Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2015
jeffzalewski
Listed and sold a home
Brent was very knowledgeable and concise and helping us to sell our home . would recommend him to my best friends ! He was very professional, called us back whenever we called him , answered all of our questions and had accurate knowledge of the real estate market marketing and how to sell the home quickly.
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2015
scshealy
Listed and sold a home
Brent has a way of making you feel comfortable from the first moment you meet him. We had interviewed other realtors but when we met Brent we knew immediately that he was a perfect fit for us. He gave us suggestions on how to make the house ready for viewing, he was very professional in his suggestions. We listed the home with him and in three weeks we had a buyer. In addition, he helped us to find the perfect lake lot to build our next home. We are now working with him to find a builder. We highly recommend him for anyone who wants to have a positive selling experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2015
user0970396
Listed and sold a home
Brent is extremely knowledgeable of his profession. He provided the guidance that we needed as novice sellers. He was very effective in communicating his strategy and followed up on a regular basis to make sure we understood current market conditions and status of viewings and possible offers. Brent was able to get us top dollar in a slow market. Great job Brent
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2015
jemmnm
Showed me homes
Brent knew what we were looking for very quickly and showed us houses we liked without wasting a lot of time. He has a very good grasp of the market in Irmo South Carolina
Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2015
mfmiles
Helped me buy and sell homes
We came from out of state and Brent did an excellent job showing us around the area. He helped answer all of the questions that we had, we couldn't be more pleased.
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2015
lewisiana28
Helped me buy home
Brent was the key in our home buying process and dealt with us being on the other side of the country during the whole process. His knowledge of the local area was unparalleled and show us the home we truly desired.
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2015
mbrandonmoore
Helped me buy home
My wife and I just moved from Florida and I have to say that Brent was one of the best people I have ever had to work with in ANY industry! This was our first home purchase so needless to say we relied heavily on his expertise and knowledge of the area. We were not disappointed one bit! Brent rearranged his scheduled to accommodate ours since we were flying in from Florida and only had one day to look at homes. He knows the area and he definitely knows which homes are quality built vs. the ones that are thrown together over night. I believe that someone just put on his reviews that he was rude and didn't want to talk to them and this couldn't be further from the truth. If you are looking for a Realtor who will work tirelessly to get the job done then Brent is who you need to work with. I am in sales and Brent is someone who will get straight to the point and find you exactly what you want at the price you want it! My wife and I both appreciated how great he was with us and was able to get things done extremely fast! If you are looking to purchase a home in the Columbia area, you don't need to look past his page because I can't imagine anyone out there making the home buying experience easier than Brent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2015
zuser20140826163528856
Listed and sold a home
Brent went above and beyond when selling our house. He exceeded our expectations in every way. I would recommend that anyone needing to buy or sell a house in the Columbia area use Brent Downing as their realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2015
user0525796
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brent is extremely knowledgeable of his profession. He provided the guidance that we needed as novice sellers. He was very effective in communicating his strategy and followed up on a regular basis to make sure we understood current market conditions and status of viewings and possible offers. Brent was able to get us top dollar in a slow market. Great job Brent!
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2015
zuser20140423202522315
Listed and sold a home
Brent is a personable professional. He's clear on the real estate processes of South Carolina. He helped us zero in on the right price for our home and in the search for our new home he has an astute ability to find the details that are often undisclosed to prospective buyers. I'm impressed with Brent and his ability as a real estate professional. I'd recommend him to everyone and already have. Brent will give you his best.
Do not recommend
06/11/2015
hopelovefaith23
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Nasty and aggressive when talking to him. Poor people skills. CALLED to inquire about a house but he was so nasty and aggressive it was like he was yelling at me about the information that we ask him about information such as pricing that zillow has for a house so we choose not to use as a agent in searching to buy a house.
Response fromBrent Downing
I'm so sorry if I came across that way on the phone today! I could barely hear you. When you called me about buying a house worth well over $200,000 that Zillow obviously errantly listed for sale for $1,400, I at first thought I was hearing you incorrectly. After explaining to you three times that Zillow obviously made a mistake with a listing that's not even mine, I then even told you how to find the rental section on Zillow to try to help you. If it seemed like I was yelling, it was only because I started assuming our connection was so bad that you weren't hearing me well, having to repeat several times that this $200,000 home is for rent, not for sale for $1,400. Finally, I'll say this: It's very upsetting to have someone call one time, insist a beautiful home is for sale for $1,400 over and over while getting loud and turn around an hour later and write the first non 5 star review I've ever received. A bit unfair, if I may say so, ma'am, but again, my apologies and good luck! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2015
mendezc 99
Helped me buy home
I would highly recommend Brent! He is very knowledgeable and professional. He help my husband and I look for our 1st home. He was very helpful with getting us to really think about what we will need in our home; many things we had not really considered when looking for a home. He was there through the whole process, and we really appreciated that. We can't thank him enough for being there to answer questions while our home was being built. If you are looking for a home Brent is definitely the realtor you want assisting you. He will be there for you from start to finish. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2015
AlineHerzog
Helped me buy home
Brent got the exact house that we wanted. He was always available for any questions and concerns. I would highly recommend him for helping you find the perfect home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/08/2015
ShawnHerzog
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Brent Downing for all of your real estate needs. He was extremely impressive, knowledgeable and highly responsive throughout my entire house hunting process from day 1 through closing and beyond. Brent answered every question I had and provided the most valuable advice on the market and in accordance with my wishes. I can't thank Brent Downing enough!!
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2015
Fbartholomew
Helped me buy home
Brent was very knowledgeable and professional. He took the time to thoroughly explain the process of buying a home and helped my wife and I better understand the things to look for. He was very good at helping my wife and I figure out exactly what we were looking for when we were not 100% sure ourselves and gave us good advice throughout the process of building a new home.
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2015
zuser20150531152923163
Listed and sold a home
I found Brent to be knowledgeable and determine. I'd would want him to be my agent again if I was selling a house He always kept in touch with me and had the answers.
Highly likely to recommend
05/25/2015
ars51907
Helped me buy home
Recently Brent helped us relocate from NJ to SC. Not being from the area we had to rely heavily on his expertise. He was so knowledgeable of the area and was able to get us such an incredible deal on a beautiful new home! We cannot thank you enough Brent, thanks for such a great buying experience!
Highly likely to recommend
05/22/2015
sandieparrott
Helped me buy home
Brent is excellent to work with. We moved here from Knoxville and had very little time to find a house. He met with us on the weekends when we could come to Columbia to look at houses. He also did some research and found us a really good realtor in Knoxville to sale our house, to be in fact the realtor in Knoxville when we met with him the first time he commented on how impressed he was with Brent and that Brent had really taken the time to research for us and find us a good realtor. Once we found the house we wanted Brent was there for us every step of the way during the final walk through we were very impressed at how much detail he put into looking at things that needed to be done. Even after closing he has continued to help make our move to Columbia smooth. Honestly we don't know what we would of done without him he truly is a great guy. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/22/2015
user9660050
Helped me buy home
Brent is a true professional. He knows the area extremely well, was on target with the homes we looked at, and helped us find a winner within a week. Brent stayed on top of all the details, and took care of us all the way through closing.
Highly likely to recommend
05/22/2015
KaraChamberlain4
Helped me buy home
Brent was so knowledgeable and easy to work with throughout our home search and purchase process. He worked hard to make sure that we got the best home and price. Highly recommended!
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2015
user2442755
Helped me buy home
Brent is, hands down, the best; it's easy to see how he is one of the top realtors in the area (keep reading all the 5 star reviews). The guy knows what he is doing when it comes to buying and selling homes. My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Brent and helped us find the perfect home. He is patient and supportive as you try to figure out what you want. Plus, he's just a down to earth guy. Buying a home is a big step, but it can be less stressful when you have someone like Brent advocating for you. We would HIGHLY recommend Brent to anyone! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2015
afountain5
Helped me buy home
Brent Downing is the absolute best realtor in the area. If you're researching realtors, just choose Brent and you won't regret it. My wife and I had a great experience with him, we've already recommended him to my parents, and will do the same for everyone we meet looking for a house. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about the market in the area and the buying/selling process in general. He will always respond to your questions in a quick and timely manner, and, perhaps most importantly, is very patient, even with buyers like us who weren't really sure what we wanted. He's an excellent realtor and just a great person overall. He'll make the stressful experience of buying or selling a fun and memorable experience. Can't recommend him enough! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2015
schnibbend
Listed and sold a home
when you decide to list your home then look no further then Brent Downing. My home was on the market for about 8 months with another realtor with little traffic and no offer. I made the decision to switch and go with Brent and that was the best decision I made. Just a little over a month after listing with Brent we had a very good offer and a contract was signed. I was living out of the state during the whole process and he we were in constant contact. He constantly kept me updated with how showings were going and made me feel very confident that we would sell and sell quickly. We spoke with our neighbor and he said that there were constant showings at the home. I have already recommended him to several friends and family in the area. Selling you home can be very streasful, especially if it is not showing well, do yourself a favor and call Brent, you will not be disappointed. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2015
apettry89
Helped me buy home
Brent was very knowledgable about the process of purchasing a home and very helpful. He was not a typical salesman that just tries to get you into a home as fast as he an just to make money. There were multiple homes we went to and I instantly knew I wouldnt want to live there and along to the next house we would go. Brent also would offer his professional opinion as to the neighborhood and the pros and cons of each house, if requested. I had very few issues during the process because of his knowledge base and detail oriented mindset. The only problem, if I can really call a problem, would be that there were a time or 2 that I would call, text, or leave a voicemail and it would take longer for me to get a response than I wanted to wait. But that was probably more of me just being impatient. Overall, Brent was a great realtor and I would recommend to all of my peers. Less ... More
Response fromBrent Downing
Thanks again for allowing me to serve as your agent in buying your first home. I try to be available nights/weekends, etc and if I missed you a time or two, I apologize. I take great pride in how responsive and available I am in general. I'm so glad you found everything else to be such a positive experience and please call if you need anything going forward. Enjoy that new home!!! I'm very happy for you!!!
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2015
jeremy parrott
Helped me buy home
Brent was tremendous in helping us buy our new home. We needed to find a home in Columbia while living in Tennessee, and Brent made this an easy process. Over the last couple of months, we had a hectic schedule. We didn't always know when we could come to town, and needed someone who could help on short notice. Brent always made time for us. He was quick to answer questions and gave solid advice. During the whole move, Brent helped every step of the way. He worked with the homebuilder, helped us with walk-throughs, and even gave us recommendations in the area. Brent consistently delivered. He is always willing to help and goes out of his way. I highly recommend Brent. He's an amazing agent and person. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/19/2015
user89441493
Helped me buy home
The experience was easy and stress free with Brent as our agent. Brent was very knowledgeable of the market area and would give his input on if the property would be a good long term investment. His expertise helped us to avoid purchasing a home that would have been hard to sell in the future if needed. He handled all of the details through closing and ensured everything was in our best interest as the buyer. With Brent as your realtor you dont have to worry about anything. I would recommend to anyone looking to purchase a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/19/2015
robert quell
Helped me buy home
Brent was a fantastic help in our search for our first home in a new area. He was able to give guidance on neighborhoods and builders that both matched our dream home and also met our budget goals. He made us feel very comfortable with the process and made sure there were no surprises. Overall I would highly recommend Brent to anyone looking to purchase a home in the greater Columbia SC area.
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2015
tukdrs
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brent is the best! He is prompt and has excellent customer service skills. He showed most of the houses within 12 hours and also got all inspections scheduled.
Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2015
betsymoore01
Helped me buy home
My husband I came into the process as first-time home-seekers and were naturally somewhat anxious about navigating the whole purchase process. Brent quickly proved he was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the area, but that he was exactly the supportive partner we needed, never letting an item slip through the cracks and keeping us updated across the full process on any/all actions he would recommend we be taking at that time. He is always 'on' and available, which was another great comfort to us. I think my favorite thing about working with Brent is that he is 100% authentic. He's not going to put up any fronts, and you can tell right away that he will give you his honest opinion and recommendation at all times. He delivers that in exactly the way you would hope--he is not at all forceful, but you can trust he won't hold back something he thinks you should consider. His advice is always sound, yet he respects your personal choices. In short, we could not have been more pleased. We are now in our beautiful new home and look forward to recommending Brent to friends and neighbors in the area! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2015
mandygilbo
Listed and sold a home
Brent helped us with the sell our first home. He was exactly what we were looking forward in a realtor and we could not be happier. He was very professional, very attentive, and an exceptional negotiator. His knowledge and expertise in the industry helped us to receive our asking price. We were extremely happy with the whole selling experience. Thank you, Brent, for all of your hard work and dedication to our family! Selling our home, of 12 years, was such a bittersweet experience and you made it much less stressful!! You were a pleasure to work with! Ryan and Mandy Collins Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2015
JonRyanLeonard
Helped me buy home
This agent is the one you want to buy a home with. He is very honest and to the point when it comes to finding the best home for you and your family. He is very kind and understanding when it comes to your needs. He made sure everything was squared away before I went through with the purchase of my new home.
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2015
joshhinkle1121
Helped me buy home
Brent was very professional and helped me out tremendously through my home buying process. He has a great knowledge on new construction and was able to teach me a lot about the home buying process.
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2015
mcope15
Helped me buy home
Brent Downing was very helpful to us as we searched for a new home. He responded back in a timely manner whenever we contacted him. He was very knowledgeable about the home buying process. He asked questions that we would not have thought about. Most importantly he was a huge advocate for us. Brent made calls on our behalf to the builder and he kept in contact with us about the status of our new home. During our pre-closing meeting, Brent actually walked through the home and checked windows, water faucets,etc. I would highly recommend Brent Downing as a Realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/22/2015
db4834
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brent Downing helped us sell our previous home and purchase a new one. He came in with a professional photographer that made a fabulous video of the house. His advice on selling our older home was great. He contacted us after every showing to let us know what transpired. He kept in contact with us during the listing period and was always available when we needed him. My husband and I cannot thank him enough for the super job he did for us and would highly recommend him to all potential sellers and buyers. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2015
user9684168
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Brent as a realtor. Brent was thorough and did not waste time showing us houses that did not fit our needs. When we finally found our house Brent knew exactly what to expect from builder and walked us through the process with ease. Very professional!
Highly likely to recommend
03/19/2015
user8523582
Helped me buy home
When I was told I had to move down South for health reasons, I was nervous, especially since I do not know anyone, nor do I have any family down south. So moving from CT to South Carolina, was already going to be a big adjustment, but now buying a house that the kids and I like was the other battle. I emailed about 7 real estate agents and Brent was the only one was polite and responded. I told him what I was looking for, I told him what I wanted, when I was coming down and he was very accommodating and patient. Especially with my 11 and 9 year old children who were fighting which rooms they were going to get, in each house we went to look at, and I mean fighting, tears and everything. I didn't even like some of the houses. Bless his heart, the patience he had because my husband and mine was running low. LOL. Anyways, we left and came back home to CT and felt we had a decision to make I took a couple of weeks, no pressure from Brent, which was wonderful. I finally made my decision, and placed my bid, and that night my bid was accepted, so I flew out a couple of days later since I was almost Thanksgiving with my stepdad, for the inspection, and everything was going great, until the inspector came late and I saw the house next door was for sale while I was waiting, and Brent like I said loves to make you( the customer), I asked if I could go see the house, he was kind of skeptical, but said all right, made the call... Well,, lets just say that I ended up buying the house next door and I am the happiest person in South Carolina right now... it was the best day of my life and I am so happy that the inspector was late that day. I always told Brent from the day that I met him, if it is meant to be it will be, well that day, everything that happened was meant to be... and it did... He is the best agent.. he made all my dreams come true... another agent , might of not allowed me to see the house but he made it happen, so from the bottom of my heart thank you!!! Less ... More
Response fromBrent Downing
Yes, Barbara, it was a crazy time but I'm so glad your experience turned out the way it did. You have one of THE best homes on the lake. I'm so happy for you and Bobby!
Highly likely to recommend
03/19/2015
thisisnag8
Helped me buy home
Brent was a great agent for us. We looked for our home we eventually bought for almost a year and he helped us the entire time. He was very helpful, professional, patient and knowledgeable about the areas we looked at. I would recommend Brent to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Great job Brent!
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2015
kmspuds8
Listed and sold a home
I have known Brent for 10 years, and will testify that he is very honest and a hard worker who is dedicated in selling your home or property. He is precise with every detail from advertising and listing on many websites, and always communicates constantly with his clients. He always responds quickly when you leave him a message. When my wife and I decided to sell our home last year, Brent explained everything in detail on what to expect from advertising, selling, and moving. He was upfront on any questions we asked, and laid it on the line so that we would not be blindsided by any unexpected problem that may occur. The day he called and told us that someone made us an offer on our home, he went into action and prepared us for the closing. With his knowledge and expertise, Brent made the process of buying and selling our homes run smoothly. I would highly recommend Brent to anyone buying or selling a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/03/2015
JackieCongress
Helped me buy home
Brent was a fantastic agent! As a first-time home buyer, he was extremely patient and made me feel very comfortable. I changed what I was looking for a few times and he was always very receptive. He explained every step of the process. I never felt pressured to purchase and knew he had my best interest at heart. I also appreciated that he was available nights and weekends and responded to emails or phone calls quickly. Thanks Brent!!
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
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
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
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