Client Reviews

“Simply put, Brian is an exceptional real estate professional. When we were being relocated to Orlando from out of state, he provided us with valuable guidance on the Orlando market. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods and how the city lays out. When we made a home finding trip to Florida, Brian was so generous with his time. He had multiple showing appointments set up and everything was super prepared and organized for us. When we found a home we wanted to make an offer on, Brian was absolutely on top of it. He went above and beyond to remotely tour us through the house, and got every one of our questions answered. Best of all, Brian's guidance during the negotiation and inspection processes was top-notch. We were thrilled to get the home we wanted! Two years later, when we needed to sell, there was no question we'd be hiring Brian again. He has the most excellent taste, and really guided us on how to prepare the house for the best and easiest sale. He helped us see who our home would most appeal to, and created a staging and sales strategy from that point of view. As usual, he went above and beyond with service and advice. His marketing materials are stunning, and his pricing strategy was spot on. Many similar properties in our neighborhood were sitting on the market for a year or more. As a result of Brian's experience, we had multiple offers after the first weekend of showings, and were under contract, above-asking, in the first week. We are so grateful to Brian and his team at Lakeside Realty. Buying and selling are always daunting, especially with relocation thrown into the mix (which he navigated flawlessly). We are certain we were in the best possible hands throughout our Orlando experience, and would highly recommend Brian to anyone in need of real estate services. Thank you Brian!”

“Kristen at Lakeside Realty just helped us sell our home. She was fantastic. Proactive, responsive, and a pleasure to work with!”

“Kristen Whipple is the best! During my Orlando home search, she went above and beyond to do research on listings and answered all of my questions in such a timely manner. She is so personable and so professional, with everyone - building staff, other listing agents, everyone involved in the process she always speaks of so kindly and professionally. And she always had my best interest in mind. When I got the guts to put in an offer, she made me feel completely comfortable with offering what I was comfortable with (always lower than asking!) because above all, she wanted me to feel no pressure or expectation of what to offer. She advised me throughout the process, and I trusted her judgment. She knows the central Florida real estate market like the back of her hand, she has a great network of trusted professionals that she works with, she is always available to answer questions, and I am so happy to have gone on this journey with Kristen. I would recommend anyone looking for a home in the Orlando area to work with Kristen, you will be so glad you did!”

“The collaboration of Brian Spain and Kristen Whipple made the sale of my home go very well. The skill and professionalism they provided was exceptional. They not only stayed in close communication with me, but they communicated with each other and the buyer’s agent to ensure all parties stayed abreast of next steps. They took the guesswork out of selling my home. Thank you both!”

“Brian helped us find a house in Orlando. We didn’t anticipate how difficult it would be to find a house that was a good fit for us in a housing market with limited inventory. But the search was made significantly easier by Brian. First of all, Brian was very reliable and quick to set up viewings when we saw a listing that appeared promising. And we visited a fair number of properties to help us better understand the market and narrow down our search. Brian was always on time, and made himself available when we were, generally in the evenings and on weekends. I was impressed by Brian’s commitment, we even visited a property the day he had just moved himself, and he was visibly fatigued. Brian has a keen and discerning eye developed through years of experience in the business. He notices details that are not readily apparent to the untrained eye – a flower pot strategically placed to obscure an improperly installed power socket, or a beautifully renovated kitchen that is in fact impractical. We learned a great deal visiting properties with Brian, which was not only useful, but also fun. The closing went very smoothly and Brian helped steer us through the details of the process. All in all, we had a great experience working with Brian and we wholeheartedly recommend him!”

“Kristen helped us a few years ago when the market was INTENSE. She was a calming and direct force. Helping us navigate the landscape and being there every step of the way. Couldn’t be happier!”

“Kristen did an excellent job assisting us with the purchase of our first home. She was available whenever we needed her for showings. A couple of times she helped us in being some of the first people to see the house to help us get a leg up on the competition. She helped us put a competitive offer on the table and get our first offer accepted on a house with many offers on it. As first time home buyers she walked us through every step of the process and went above and beyond running down any issues and questions that popped up during the home buying process. I would highly recommend Kristen as your realtor.”

“Brian is great. We looked all over South Florida. He helped me find a great spot in West Palm Beach. I am very happy with the whole process.”

“Brian was fantastic throughout the entire process of buying our place. We found him through Zillow while looking at places. Brian was able to accommodate our interests, locations, and price and provide feedback for each place we found that peaked our interest. Not only did he do a great job during the discovery process, he was also efficient and knowledge post signing! I highly recommended Brian to anyone looking to buy or sell.”