Katie Tillman’s local knowledge of Hartwell Lake, lake property values, and Army Corp regulations were instrumental in evaluating the lake houses, which she lined up for me. Once I decided on my house, Katie was a constant source of information, guidance, and support throughout the process. Her prompt and knowledgeable responses always gave me confidence, while her integrity and trustworthiness always gave me reassurance. Thank you Katie Tillman for helping me buy my lake house!
Debbie, I would give you a five (highest) star rating - prompt follow up, expert advice and negotiation skills and would recommend you as an agent to anyone! You kept me informed and the two way communication throughout the process was exceptional!
My husband and I met Larissa Pino two years ago when we looked at a lake listing she was showing. That listing didn’t work out, but we liked Larissa and wanted her to show us more homes. We had some fairly specific criteria which we communicated to her. With extreme patience, Larissa showed us homes that met our criteria and also encouraged us to be open to other possibilities outside our comfort zone. We knew early on that when we were ready to sell our home, we wanted to list it with Larissa because she was so honest and professional. Larissa showed us many homes and always guided us without pressuring. She listened and made suggestions when necessary, gave her expert opinion when asked, and always accommodated our schedules. Larissa was tireless in the pursuit of our perfect home. She helped us find it and expertly guided us through the purchase without a glitch. When we were ready to sell our home, Larissa, using her shrewd marketing skills, succeeded in getting multiple competitive offers on our home within a week! We would recommend Larissa Pino to anyone looking to buy and/or sell a home. She is a pleasure to be around and incredibly easy to work with.
Louann and Jim Batton
Living in another state, I have relied on Don and Patty to manage my property on Lake Hartwell for the past ten years. I can attest to their exceptional professionalism, integrity, fairness and trustworthiness. I greatly appreciate the Clevelands and their extensive knowledge of ever-changing market trends, especially as it relates to lake property. You can rest assured the Clevelands will represent you well and go the extra mile on your behalf.
Just wanted you to know what a professional job Kyle Corbett did in selling our lot. You do more than list; you market property and I’ve had enough experience to know the difference. We were also happy to meet the new owners and thought the whole transaction went smoothly. Thanks again for a job well done!
"We recently decided to move to the Anderson/Greenville area to escape from the Chicago winters. We visited our friends on Lake Hartwell and they introduced us to Judy. Immediately we could tell that Judy was the local who would put us on the right track. She showed us availability and even before we decided we had become great friends. Judy then took us and our family under her wing and took us very professionally thru the process getting answers to our concerns all along the way. She continues to refer us to excellent people in for home improvements, such as painting, floor installation, plumbing and electric, landscaping etc. We have just referred her to a young couple moving in from Florida. In short, we can recommend Judy as the realtor of choice in the Greenville and Lake Hartwell areas."
Anna and John Sandy
"Larissa was awesome! She was always available to answer any questions we had. She went above and beyond to make our first time home buying experience great! We would highly recommend!"
Richard Lewis and Angela Usevich
Thanks! You helped make our first time buying a house a relaxing and enjoyable experience! Thank you for all your hard work. We appreciated how quickly you got things done!
Titus & Bethany
From the first phone call to Judy, we knew we were in good hands. We told her what we were looking for – a ranch condo on Lake Hartwell with a deeded boat slip. She told us she had the perfect one for us, and she did, but would research the area and get back with us. She did within days and had several for us to view. She even found us some houses to view, which gave us a good idea that she knew the perfect place for us. She went totally out of her way to help. We ended up with a deal the day after we looked at the condo and within 3 hours of starting the process. She made it so easy. Everything went just the way she said it would. Judy pays very close attention to the little details and is always there to help in any way she can……….
Connie & Fred Oeldrich, Locust Grove, GA
We are very pleased to write a letter regarding our experience with Larissa Pino of Buy Hartwell Lake.
Working with Larissa with a real pleasure. As we were coming from out of state and had no experience with the Anderson housing market her expertise and guidance were invaluable. Larissa was a great help in directing us toward a property that would not only meet our needs in the rental market, but would also meet our needs as a primary residence at a future date. We truly felt that she had our best interests in mind and it was evident that she put a great deal of effort into our search. Not only was she well prepared and excited to help us find a home – but she was excited to help us learn why Anderson is such a great city to call home.
We would highly recommend her as an agent and will gladly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.
Mike and Karen Reilly
When we started our search for a new home in the N. Carolina and S. Carolina area – we got in touch with an old high school friend who lived on Lake Hartwell. He gave us realtors names that he believed to be among the best in the Lake Hartwell area. We contacted Patty and Don Cleveland and were immediately impressed with their knowledge and expertise in this area. We can honestly say that both of them have gone “above and beyond” what you expect in realtors. Without their constant attention to details, and our welfare, we may not have adjusted as well as we have during our move from California to S. Carolina.
If you are considering moving to Lake Hartwell – Patty and Don Cleveland should be your choice in realtors.
We are happy to say that we went from “very satisfied clients” to good friends.
Pat and Butch West
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Kyle Corbett for a job well done! In an economy such as this, communication is even more vital and you demonstrated to us that you were well informed about the real estate market trends by regularly sending reports about activity in the area. This gave us assurance that we had selected the right agent to sell our property.
You were very professional and courteous and offered advice when asked. We would highly recommend Kyle Corbett and BuyHartwellLake.com for an active & engaged realtor and agency to handle their real estate needs.
Bob & Susan Knight
Don, I just wanted to thank you for all of your help, patience, guidance and everything when it came to purchasing the house. I know it was a rough road, but now that it is all said and over, Tom and I are both looking forward to our time down there. We have already started making some improvements(it definitely needs them) and hope to have them all done by spring of next year so we can really enjoy the lake.Once again, I can not thank you enough for everything!!
Tom and Sheila
What’s it like to work with Larissa?
Our house hunting journey started in the summer of 2016 when I was traveling through town looking for a potential community for us to buy our retirement home. With very little notice, Larissa spent a number of days driving me all over. I brought my husband back in the fall and Larissa tirelessly spent almost a week looking for the perfect place.
She gave us sage advice as we negotiated with the sellers and she managed to get us a great deal! She was able to tell us what was normal and customary in the area and helped us arrange for a number of inspections. She interpreted the results easily and told us when the inspection results were outside of normal for the area. During a particularly stressful time Larissa kept her cool and successfully helped us navigate through the lending process in order to get them everything we needed.
Throughout the whole process, Larissa was there. She was patient, resourceful, fun, respectful, knowledgeable, thorough, and willing to give it her all. We genuinely thought that there was nothing that she wasn’t willing to do for us, including buying lamps and timers and setting them up in the house for us once closing was complete.
We’ve developed a solid and lasting friendship with Larissa that is sure to grow in the future. It’s obvious to us that she not only enjoys what she does, she also invests in her relationships and likes to see positive things happen for her customers. You can’t go wrong working with Larissa and BuyHartwellLake. She will take you from the starting to finishing lines with ease and will make it fun during the process. We highly recommend her!
We have dealt with real estate agents in the past but Judy stands above all the rest! If you’re looking for an agent who will go out of her way to find the perfect home, or sell an existing home, you will not be disappointed! Judy goes that extra mile by researching all there is to know about the property you might be interested in, and any question you can come up with, she has the answer or will have one back to you quickly. Lori and I were very impressed with Judy (and her patience) throughout our search which paid off when we found the perfect home! We became great friends during this short period of time and If you’re looking for an honest, down to earth realtor, we would highly recommend Judy Stevanovich!!
Mark & Lori
Don and Patty,
Both of you have gone above and beyond to get this deal done. I appreciate all the hard work! Many, many thanks!!!!If you ever need a reference please don't hesitate to ask. We are fired up and ready for what we call "LAKE! LAKE!"
It was a pleasure working with Patty Cleveland on the sale of our Lake Hartwell home. Her knowledge of lake properties combined with her extensive real estate experience yielded a result we were extremely happy with, particularly in a slower than normal market. She has a uniquely effective approach to marketing lake homes and walked us through each step from price to advertising and suggested improvements to enhance our "curb appeal." She is a true professional and we would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends for their real estate needs. Thank you Patty!
Tom and Carol Lally
My experience with Kyle Corbett at BuyHartwellLake.com began two years ago when I asked him to do a courtesy market analysis on my lake home; he was there in less than thirty minutes. Even though it was more than a year later that I decided to list my property, there was no question who to call. Since then I have bought two more lake properties and sold two others through Kyle. Whether buying, selling, or just needing answers, I have one number that gets it done. Looking forward to many more transactions!
If you want your home/property exposed to the real estate market, you want Patty and Don Cleveland to represent you. They do a great job marketing your home using the internet, real estate publications as well as showing your property to potential home buyers. You can trust Patty and Don with every detail of your real estate needs. To the two professionals, we say thank you for your hard work. We appreciate all you did for us.
Levon and Debbie Martin
Kyle did an excellent job in marketing and selling my lakefront home this year. He kept me informed of showings and any potential offerings in a timely manner. In addition, he was always professional, courteous and willing to explore different methods to achieve a sale. I've already referred a friend and you were also successful in selling their lakefront lot in a short time after it had been listed with another company for a year! Thanks Kyle! I definitely recommend BuyHartwellLake.com!
My husband and I relocated to Anderson from Florida and we couldn’t have asked for a better realtor to work with. Everything from your knowledge of the area and the lake, promptly answering several frantic email messages and bringing us to the closing table was effortless. Our experience with you was a joy and we love Anderson. Thanks Judy!
Denise & Tim Retherford
We would like to send a huge thank you to Don and Patty Cleveland for helping us find our little piece of heaven on Lake Hartwell. We have looked for our "weekend getaway" off and on for years and Patty and Don have been very patient with us. We are so pleased with our purchase and how easy the entire transaction was. We are looking forward to many years of enjoyment and building family memories one weekend at a time!
Karen and Jerry Roberts
We have our own business in Atlanta and wanted a weekend place to get away from the city. Some friends of ours had used Don and Patty Cleveland when they purchased their lake home so they gave us their name and numbers. We had concerns about being the "city folk" that could easily be taken advantage of when looking at lake houses, but Don and Patty immediately alleviated those fears. We arrived in Anderson SC to this friendly couple, who had done a lot of research on water levels on the homes we were interested in seeing. To help facilitate they had even packed us a picnic lunch which saved so much time that we were able to see all 10 homes and still get back to Atlanta to our dog 'Woodrow.' We were impressed about their knowledge of Lake Hartwell, and they were able to match our wish list to a reasonably priced weekend home. They even take the burden away from a long distance transaction by suggesting great professionals from the Hartwell lake area. We would recommend them to everyone who is looking in this area.
Donald and Tina Marinoni
We want to express our thanks and appreciation to both of you and BuyHartwellLake.com for the excellent attention in selling our home. Specifically the professionally prepared sales material, numerous market information updates and follow-up of buyer showings provided confidence in our decision to list with you and your agency. Results count and our home sold quickly with the closing less than 90 days from the listing. We have and will continue to recommend you to perspective buyers and sellers.
Phil & Nancy Soper
“My wife and I started looking for investment property approximately 4 months ago. Since Judy is a personal friend of ours, we asked her to assist us in locating property. Judy sent us a great number of properties for our review. As we found one that we thought might interest us, she would take us to view the property. We made several offers on properties that we were shown. Judy then asked us if we would be interested in a condo. We looked at the property and immediately made an offer. The offer was accepted and we were able to close within two weeks of the offer. It was a pleasure working with Judy as she is very thorough and detail oriented. In future when we look for property, we will certainly ask Judy for assistance. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate.”
Teresa & Carroll Crooks, Anderson, SC
“I can highly recommend Judy Stevanovich as a real estate agent. She is hard working, honest, a true business professional, and someone I could trust as an out of state resident. Judy was very helpful on how to prepare the estate house to put it on the market. She streamlined the negotiations and communications with the buyer/buyer's agent of the property. The end result was sale price that was 95% of the list price in a very short period. The buyer was sourced within 1-2 weeks of the listing with the closing approximately 5 weeks after the listing. All communications were successfully handled via phone or email for the sale and closing so that a return trip to South Carolina was not required. “
My hopes of finding a building for our nonprofit organization was a dream that quickly became a reality because of Larissa Pino. I called to inquire on the process; little did I know i would aquire a building a week later. I am still amazed at how proficient and and efficient her work is. Larissa goes above and beyond the call of duty to satisfy her clients. The sky is truly the limit for her. Larissa, you are awesome!!
Kyle did an outstanding job for us through out the entire time our house was on the market. Even during tough economic conditions, he worked hard and was persistent in marketing our property. We are obviously pleased with the end result! Kyle is very knowledgeable, professional, flexible, and a delight to work with.
Thank you very much for everything. Great job on finding us a buyer so quickly.....a cash buyer to boot! I'm in the mortgage business and I usually hate when I hear from a realtor that they have cash buyers.....not in this case, since I was a seller. :-)
Thanks again & take care.
I have really enjoyed living in this Clemson Rental Unit this past semester. You have always responded promptly, and any maintenance needs were always seen to with skill. Thanks, Carson
one of our renters
Thank you BuyHartwellLake.com for making the purchase of our lake condo flawless! You took care of so many things behind the scenes that just made our life easy during a stressful time. Everything that you do is in the best interest of your clients! Thanks again for a wonderful experience.
Darryl and Sarah
When selling my house in Anderson, SC I interviewed about 6 real estate agents. There were a couple of song and dances and there were some "I can I can". Then there was Patty Cleveland who actually listened to me about the house . She gave some input and eventually we were on the same page. It wasn't long before the house was sold and I got extremely close to my asking price. You can't ask for more than that. She also went above and beyond baby sitting my dog on some showings and the closing.
I listed my home for sale with Patty and Don Cleveland. They both went out of their way to answer my questions and guide me through every step. It was a pleasure to deal with BuyHartwellLake Realty. A bonus was that my house was on the market two weeks when the couple that bought it came to look. I would recommend BuyHartwellLake Realty to anyone selling or buying.
I did not have the best experience searching for a commercial property. Larissa, was the second agent the company assigned to me. When I met Larissa, she was extremely professional and focused. She paid very close attention to what I needed in a commercial property and made sure to stay within my budget, only offering suggestions that would have a positive impact on my business.
When Larissa showed me the property I am currently leasing, we both knew that it was the perfect location. There is tons of foot traffic, I am surrounded by other successful businesses and restaurants and I am located on two main roads. The best part was the space needed absolutely no renovations, it was basically turn key ready.
Larissa always took the time to answer any questions or concerns I had. She was diligent in resolving any issues or conflicts that arose and maintained the very important and delicate balance between what best for her client and her company. Above all else, she turned a very stressful and frustrating experience into one that was filled with joy and excitement. To this day, she frequently checks in with me to make sure things are running smoothly. She went from being an agent to a friend and there is no one else I would recommend working with.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Patty for selling our home. She is detail-oriented, knowledgeable, and responsive. We have dealt with a number of real estate agents and Patty distinguished herself as a dedicated professional. We would highly recommend using Patty if you’re considering selling your home.
David & Stephanie
Larissa has excellent customer service skills. She goes the extra mile to insure customer satisfaction. We were faced with many challenges during the transaction but Larissa always went above and beyond to complete the task in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend her to others.
James and Diane Short, Travelers Rest, SC
““We highly recommend Patty Cleveland for selling your Lake Hartwell home. We interviewed several options and her positivity and amazing work ethic stood out in that process; she was the obvious choice to sell our home. When others were down playing the value of our place and down talking the market Patty saw its beauty and uniqueness and believed in the property and her ability to find the right buyer for it and she was positive about the market. She was right; our house was under contract within two and half weeks of hitting MLS and she took care of every hurdle through the process and we closed as and when planned. You and your house sale are in great and capable hands with Patty Cleveland!”- Jim and Erin Diffenderfer
Co-Owner/ Vice President
Accent Truss/ Mountain Venture LLC
We started our search for our new home in the Carolina’s about 5 years ago and have dealt with different agencies and realtors over the years. It wasn’t until we found
BuyHartwellLake and Larissa Pino that our long search became a reality. As out-of-state home buyers, we thought that the process was going to be extremely difficult
and time consuming. However, from our first conversation, it was evident that Larissa was focused on understanding our preferences and making things as easy as possible for us. Larissa was purposeful and prepared every time we conversed with her, whether by e-mail or phone. She went above and beyond to find us our dream home, after spending an entire weekend showing us multiple properties, as well as the many sites of Anderson. We really could not imagine that buying a lake house,
from many states away, could be this simple. Not only did we have a wonderful buying experience, we have also gained our first friends. We would definitely recommend BuyLakeHartwell and Larissa Pino to anyone we know that is looking for real estate in South Carolina.