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We can't thank Brett enough for his knowledge and assistance on finding us the home we intend to continue loving for a very long time! From my initial call until all the closing documents were signed and the keys in our hands Brett was amazing. We started the process eager and clueless, but  through each step of the process he managed to guide us along and keep us calm and excited. We felt Brett was truly looking out for the best interest of our family. He was able to provide us with patience and knowledge. If you are considering buying or selling Brett Sowder should be your first call. I can promise he will not disappoint.


Many thanks to Brett!! Great realtor!! Highly recommend!!

The Wilsons

Brett was more than professional! From our first conversation through closing, Brett was always there to take care of every detail. His knowledge of our community, HOA and builders in the neighborhood was impressive. I had no idea that selling a home could be so easy. To top everything off,  Brett sold the home for asking price. Thanks again Brett for a very pleasant experience working with you.


I have nothing but a great experience through the process! I contacted Remax office to get information about a house i saw in the market, Brett responded to my call. Immediately he offers his services and started to research some showings. We found a house for my parents moving from California on  the 2nd day of searching, He new exactly what my parents were looking for and delivered! Brett and his assistant Patricia are wonderful, and very efficient. I would recommend them 100% ____________ Tuvimos nada más que una gran experiencia a través del proceso. Contacté la oficina de Remax para obtener información sobre una casa que vi en el mercado, Brett respondió a mi llamado. Inmediatamente ofreció sus servicios y comenzó a investigar algunas proyecciones. Encontramos una casa para mis padres (que estaban mudándose de California), en el 2do día de búsqueda, él supo exactamente lo que mis padres estaban buscando!! Brett y su asistente Patricia son maravillosos y muy eficientes. Yo les recomiendo 100%

E. Casiano


Patricia thank you for this and for everything you did to help our family and my parents! You and Brett are a great team!

The Mullins

Brett was the best realtor to work with. He had patience with our indecisiveness and provided us with his expert input on whether the homes we were looking at were going to be all that we were wanting and needing for our family. He proved to us that our best interests were what mattered to him. I  truly recommend him to anyone and everyone beginning the house hunting process, especially first-time home buyers.

K. Murphy

My experience with Brett was phenomenal! He was up to date on the homes in my area and very willing to listen to what I had to say. I was very specific on what I wanted and gave a small geographical area to find it. Brett was persistent and reassuring that we would find the home I was looking for  and in no time I was closing on my new home. I enjoy it (my home) more and more each day and am very grateful for his expertise in real estate. I would recommend Brett to anyone who asks and have already done so multiple times.


Moving from Alaska to W Va, we knew what we were trying to recreate- space, privacy, mountain views and minimal HOA regulations. Brett was up for the challenge. We visited houses in some pretty remote sites often feeling like we were off reading just getting to the driveways. Brett understood what  we wanted and found us our HOME. Unfortunately it was a short sale. With Brett's knowledge, professionalism, Patience and sense of humor, he got us through the short sale process. He took care of getting us to the right people when it came to inspections, and settlement. All which were as excellent as him. We will highly recommend to all our friends and relatives.

A. Kuestner


Brett was extremely pleasant to work with. Being first time homebuyers, my wife and I had very limited knowledge of the buying process and how to even get started. Brett made this very easy for us. He handled most of the work and would simply tell us where to be and what time to be there to keep  the process moving. I am not the type of person that enjoys feeling pressured or forced into buying from "used car salesman" types and Brett was very good with that. There was not a single time where he rushed us into making a decision on what house to purchase. He gave us the features and benefits of each house location until we found the right home for us. We are now living in our home and a lot of this was thanks to Brett and his strong ability in keeping us informed and up to date with what we needed to do. I highly recommend working with Brett if you are looking for a home in the Winchester, VA/eastern panhandle of WV areas. 

The Kulhas

I'm sure there are many good real estate agents out there. Obviously I think Brett is the best of them or I wouldn't be writing this review. But besides his professionalism and competency, I have never met another agent, or very few humans for that matter, who were more caring and personally  invested in the outcome of my home sale. Brett was 100% accessible any time I needed him or just needed his reassurance. So many times he offered to help me with the sale in ways that went so far beyond just being my real estate agent. Even though I'm older than Brett, I felt like he was a protective big brother - helping me through the (inevitable) stumbling blocks in the sale of my house and making all the things that needed to happen go smoothly without causing me extra stress. My house sale was pretty unique and I'm sure a lesser man would have bowed out - I had a lot of personal obstacles involved - but he stood by me, he got me great buyers, he got me exactly the price I absolutely had to have to get out. Selling my house was a very painful experience for me and everything Brett did for me made it as easy as possible and totally worth it. THANK YOU BRETT! I recommend Brett a million times over. 


Brett Sowder is my go-to realtor for every real estate transaction. He has a huge knowledge of the area, a good sense of pricing, and listens carefully to what I want in a house. He always has good advice based on his many years of experience.


Brett was very patient and willing to show us any house we wanted until we found the right one! He showed my wife and I the utmost mutual respect and genuine interest in making sure we found the house that was meant for us. The process of buying our first home was laid out very clearly and we  appreciate that clarity of the whole process. Thanks Brett!! -

Ryan and Ashley Hansen


I found Brett’s number on the Internet when I was searching for a new home after separating from my X-Husband back in 2009. I called to ask him a bunch of questions on how to find and purchase a new home. He was very friendly and helpful in answering all of my questions with much detail and he  made the whole process less stressful and very easy to understand. I liked him right from the start and decided to let him help me find my new home. I told him what I was looking for and what I could afford and he immediately took charge and very quickly found my dream home and new location that I absolutely love to this day. He is very knowledgeable and his advice on all of the homes we visited proved to be right on target. He knows when it is a good sale, a bad or good area and whether or not it is a good investment. One of the homes we visited had mold in the basement. Brett found this immediately and advised me not to consider it. I would have never found that on my own and I’m grateful for all the awesome advice he was able to give to me. I learned so much from Brett that now I like to search for real-estate as a hobby and would like to purchase some more homes as investment properties but I haven’t been financially able to do that yet (I’m working on it though!). I absolutely love my new home and the great price he negotiated for me. The area is such a nice place to live. The neighborhood and people are great and it really has that ‘home’ feel to it. I have Brett to thank for that!!
Brett Sowder is an Excellent real-estate agent. I admire his excellence and professionalism so much that I not only found and purchased my home in West Virginia thru him; I also listed my Home and 2 parcels of land in Virginia thru him during a very difficult Divorce/Property settlement in 2013. Even though the market and economy has not fully recovered, Brett was able to sell our home for an excellent price fairly quickly. He made this very difficult sale because of a very ugly Divorce less painless by providing all the details to both of us separately so we did not have to communicate to each other. He was instrumental in negotiating a better sale price than what we were prepared to accept on our home and in taking the sale of the home all the way thru to closing with very little effort on our part (he did most of the work). I commend considering what we put him thru and how he handled it from start to finish so positively and professionally.
He showed outstanding professionalism thru the whole process of our home sale. He remained neutral and respectful to both me and my x husband and I applaud him for that.

He has years of experience as a very successful agent. My new home in West Virginia was exactly what I was looking for and I would never have found it without his assistance. I’m also so grateful that the Virginia home sold quickly so I could finally get off of the very large Mortgage Loan with my X.

I plan to list the parcel of land I purchased during the property settlement with Brett in the future when the Economy is stronger and I would recommend him to EVERYONE!!!!

K. Cederborg...:)

Brett Sowder helped our family find a home that we love. Once we found the house we wanted to buy, he immediately took charge of the process and handled it all the way to closing with no problems at all. Even though he was very busy, the time that we spent with him was not rushed.
  also helped with the purchase of our investment property. He invested a great amount of time showing properties in Virginia and West Virginia. His advice on the local market, advantages and disadvantages of the property, and property potential proved to be a great asset when making a final decision.
Brett was able to turn what is normally a stressful process into one that was enjoyable. I will absolutely use Bret in the future for all of my property purchases.

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When we were looking for a realtor to sell our family home from my father's estate, we turned to Brett Sowder to help us out. Within days of us deciding to list, Brett had found a buyer for the house. Using his wealth of experience, he was able to guide us smoothly through the entire process.   The deal went through without a hitch thanks to his expertise and his caring attitude. If you are looking for someone you can rely on and trust for all your real estate needs, Brett is definitely your man! 


The utmost Professional!

T.D. Clayton


Brett is tops. Such a nice person and great at his job. Sincerely loved working with him. We bought a house he had listed and he sold our house. Truly professional and honest and all around great person to know.

Debbie Forney Haymaker

Huge thanks to Brett Alan Sowder for all of his hard work to keep us organized throughout the process.

 Chad Eirich

Now that we are all moved in and papers signed, just want to publically say thank you to our agent, Brett Alan Sowder. He went above and beyond too many times to count. We loved working with him and   would recommend him a hundred times over.

Dr. Anna Eirich 

This was my first time selling a house and Brett Sowder was there every step of the way. He answered all of my questions and took me through each and every step of the selling process. I would highly recommend Brett.

jecanby21 - Zillow 


Brett Sowder is AMAZING as a real estate professional. He seeks the buyer's best interest (in my case) and asked all the right questions even if I forgot or didn't think of them. He is an advocate and is quite aware of his territory and enables the client to feel immediately at ease. He works  long hours and is always available either online or by text or phone call.

JCDeLaMatta - Zillow

Brett was so attentive to all wants and needs! He was very patient and listened to what I had to say about all aspects of the home buying process. I would recommend Brett to anyone and do! He not only helps you buy your new home but truly cares about you and your family. He doesn't just stop when the sale is complete. Brett continues to stay informed of your future needs and is a genuine person that I was so lucky to find and will always be my realtor!

Justin Brabson - FB

Brett was very attentive to what I wanted to accomplish particularly with my "timeline". I never felt pushed into making an offer on a property. Also, he was diligent in marketing the house I wanted to sell. Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $275K in Winchester, VA.


I cannot say enough positive things about Brett. He is patient, knowledgeable and really listens to the needs that are important when looking for a home and keeping in mind the long term goals you have for a sound real estate purchase. He pays attention to the small details easily overlooked and is  professional when dealing with the curve balls that may come throughout the purchasing process. I would highly recommend using him for all of your real estate needs.

 mk3eep - Zillow


I am thrilled to say that our experience with Brett was note worthy. We have bought and sold a few homes, and can safely say that Brett has gone above and beyond our expectations. He answered any and all questions quickly. He was knowledgeable and assisted us with any concerns.

The Torians - Zillow

Brett was able to turn, what is one of the most stressful times, into a smooth and enjoyable process. He was always prompt with appointments, was very encouraging, sought out to help us find the house that was best for us, and didn't tell us just what we "wanted to hear", but what was in our best  interest. In the midst of such a busy schedule, Brett was able to make us feel like we were his only clients. We are truly thankful to have worked with him and the staff at Remax, and will definitely use him in the future.

SMattison - Zillow

My fiancé and I contacted Brett for a lot that we were interested in purchasing. He was always very quick to respond and he was knowledgeable. He was very good at answering all my questions and explained everything clearly. We had a great experience with the purchase process and we would  recommend Brett to anyone! We would definitely contact him if we ever decide to sell or buy!

AV - Zillow

I am first time home owner! Brett Sowder is an excellent realtor agent, very professional and dedicated at his work. I had a great experience as a first time buyer, definitely recommend anyone that is buying or selling a home.

Nancy Chicas - Zillow

Brett was fantastic to work with! Always was staying a step ahead and extremely fast with follow ups. Very knowledgeable about some the nuances and issues with purchasing a very rural property which came in very useful!!! When a few minor issues popped up with my financing and he was able to direct the mortgage co on how to satisfy the requirements. He went above and beyond for many extra items from the home inspection and got far beyond what we hoped for. Got us to a closing that could not have been and smoother. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants to sell their house or a buyer that needs a agent. I don't plan to move again anytime soon but if I did Brett would be my agent on the next go round. 

Rhylton747 - Zillow



Brett made our experience with selling our parents house so easy. He went above and beyond what any realtor has ever done for us. He priced the house well and we were able to sell it within two weeks! In the middle of the process our Mom passed away and Brett basically took over and had  everything taken care of so we could focus on our bereavement. I would highly recommend Brett!

 scasteel1955 - Zillow

 Brett, whom I'd never met, was referred by a friend who was confident he could assist me in evaluating whether to keep or sell an existing rental property. From our initial walk-thru, I found Brett to be market knowledgeable, pragmatic in his spending recommendations, thorough in the contract  process, and a trusted advisor. High marks to Brett and his team.

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Brett has sold two properties for me and I purchased one from Him. I trust him completely. He is honest, considerate, and very professional. He is compassionate also and he made a difficult move for me a lot easier. He knew both me and my late wife. He handled everything for me. I can't  express enough my trust and thanks for him and his organization. 

 john15 167 - Zillow


As a first time home buyer, Brett provided top notch service! Brett was able to answer every question and made sure to cover all bases when it came to the home buying process. I appreciate his input, and am very thankful to have worked with him!

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Brett is very professional and excellent in helping us to find our house in Winchester, VA. We really appreciated all of his great assistance and dedication from the beginning to closing. We highly recommend Brett to anyone. We also appreciate all the great assistance from his team members,  Jarrett and Patricia. Thank you, Phillip and Betsy

05/31/2018 - ptrin04 - Zillow