Brent & Marisa Whitaker


Brent and Marisa went beyond the role of Real Estate agents and were VERY involved in closing our sale! For example, during the sale process, Brent literally came in and did basic patch work HIMSELF to improve a couple of cosmetically challenged parts of our home. The week we were supposed to close, we sprung a leak and Brent and Marisa were both on the phone, working through it with us. I really thought of Brent and Marisa as partners during our sale process. Always responsive, helping us understand the ins and outs of the process, and very reliable. These guys are the best!

Darin Hillyard

Marisa started as our real estate agent, and ended as our friend for life. She went above and beyond for us, and was very involved in every part of the closing of our Town House. She really cares about her clients and does everything she can to make them happy. We loved working with her so much and will always use her in the future as well as refer everyone we know to her!!!


Marisa and Brent Whitaker are true professionals and more! They have now sold two homes for me – most recently my deceased mother’s home in Tustin. During this difficult time, they handled everything with class and discretion. They spared no expense when it came to staging and marketing to make the house look amazing for the listing and open house. We received multiple offers from one open house weekend. You don’t have to worry about them when it comes to negotiating with potential buyers and sellers. They know the local housing market and always give their honest advice based on their experience. They are the “A Team” of Orange County real estate and super friendly and pleasant to work with and excellent communicators. Thanks Team Whitaker!

Richard Rushton

When it came time to sell our home we turned to Marisa and Brent Whitaker. Our experience could not have been any better. They handled of the sale in a professional way from start to finish. They provided us with sound advice throughout the process and they listened to and addressed our concerns all along the way. If you are looking for a positive home selling experience, we highly recommend Marisa and Brent Whitaker.


We moved to California from Texas when most people are going the other way 🙂 Houses in CA are much more expensive than where we came from and we were very uncertain about where we wanted to live and what we could afford. I cannot overstate how amazing the Whitakers, were. Marisa and her husband Brent treated us like family. We worked with 3 agents before them and had struggled to find what we wanted. They were so patient with us. We looked at literally dozens of houses from Brea to Rancho Santa Margarita. We looked at everything from multi-million dollar homes to fixer upper apartments. The long version of this story includes nearly loosing three wheels on the family van on the way out here from Texas and closing while in route on a place we were only able to see over FaceTime. The person we bought the house from left for Spain on a honeymoon after signing; but because the notary we worked with sent the paperwork we signed to the wrong address we were not able to close on time. We were parked in front of our new home with a full U Haul and unable to unload. The Whitakers came through again and were able to get permission for us to occupy before officially closing. It was a crazy adventure and we could not have done it without them. We trusted the Whitaker’s and we were not disappointed. They are amazing! And we recommend them to anyone.

Scott S.

Brent and Marisa did a tremendous job selling our home! They coached us through the entire process from the first discussion of the feasibility of selling, the market assessment and then the listing of our home. The staging and open house led to multiple offers and they helped us through the evaluation process and the arrival on the optimal agreement. We highly recommend Team Whitaker. From the beginning to the end of the process, their care and service was impeccable. We highly recommend them!!

Chris Boyd

Recently used Brent and Marisa in while selling my home. From the very first meeting they set clear expectations and explained the current market. They had a very clear and concise strategy to sell my home. One day before officially listing my home, Marisa called me and said she wanted to lower the list price based on she perceived the market. She said it was up to us but her gut was telling her it was the right decision. Spoiler, her gut was right. My house sold in the first weekend for $45,000 over list price. The closing was smooth and there was clear communication throughout the process. Brent and Marisa were very kind and professional. It was a pleasure to work with them. I would recommend them based on their track record and knowledge alone. The fact that they are kind decent people makes working with them 1000 times better.


I would highly recommend Marisa and Brent. They were very responsive throughout the whole process. They helped us prepare our house for sale and staged it beautifully. Their numerous contacts for different parts of this process responded immediately, so that the house could go on the market sooner than we imagined. Additionally, they helped us navigate a rapid change in the market to sell our house within a week.


We are grateful we used Marisa and Brent Whitaker to help sell our home. They were able to sell our house and my parents’ house in less than a week on the market. We appreciated that they used modern methods to sell our home quickly and for TOP DOLLAR. They know how to utilize digital marketing to reach many people on social media platforms. They staged our house beautifully and used a professional photographer to make each room look fabulous. We were impressed with how well they knew the real estate business. The best part of Marisa and Brent is their integrity as honest, extremely hard-working agents that go ABOVE AND BEYOND to make the selling (or buying) process easy and not stressful.


I am very pleased to recommend Brent and Marisa Whitaker, who represented us in the sale of our home of 22 years and the purchase of our new home. Brent and Marisa showed us numerous properties in various So. Cal. communities (e.g., San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest and Mission Viejo) as my wife and I, as new empty-nesters, contemplated downsizing. Brent and Marisa were generous with their time and took a personal interest in finding us the perfect new home. We never felt pressured and always felt supported and expertly represented. When it came time to list our home for sale, they provided (at their expense) professional staging and photography (including drone footage). They also provided contractor referrals for upgrades and repairs. Their services were turnkey, which made the move so much easier than it would have been without them. Both the purchase and sale transactions closed timely, and we were very satisfied with all deal terms, including the purchase and sale prices. We would hire Brent and Marisa again in a heartbeat. They are people of great personal integrity and professionalism and were a pleasure to work with!

Tom and Camille Zimmerman

Marisa really made the process of selling our home easy! She was very thoughtful and compassionate about our needs as sellers during the Christmas Holiday and with a loved one in the hospital. She was on top of everything with great advice! She gets an A+++ from us.


I cannot say enough good things about Marisa Whitaker and her husband Brent. They literally transformed our search process during a particularly challenging time – the week after Xmas, moving here from another country (England), with just a few short weeks to find a home for my family. Their knowledge and expertise in the market is unsurpassed and I was continuously impressed by their insider savvy and thoughtful attention to detail. They answered my endless questions at the most inhospitable hours, with grace and consideration every single time. And even after all that – you know what? When I met the seller’s real estate agent for the first time, he told me I didn’t even have the highest offer by a long ways, but he advised his clients to take mine, because he trusted Marisa and Brent and they were honest and easy to work with. You can’t get better than that! Highly recommend!

Ashley Pearson

Best house selling experience I’ve ever had! I cannot express in words how simple and easy Brent and Marisa Whitaker made this experience for me. They handled 100% of everything: listing, staging, pictures, marketing, open-house, and the entire closing process: paperwork, notarizing documents, bank processing, etc. They are true professionals! And more important than that, they are good people. They cared about my experience, they cared about maximizing value, and they went out of their way to make sure I felt this. Even though we sold in a strong sellers market and were expecting above asking price offers, Brent and Marisa achieved a sales price that even I didn’t think was possible. If you are looking for a real estate agent in the area, I promise you Brent and Marisa are as good as it gets.

danny kastelic3

As new transplants from AZ, we were very fortunate to have met Marisa and Brent Whitaker during our housing search. They are both so easy to work with, very knowledgeable in the real estate market and through diligent efforts on their parts- they found us the perfect home for our family! In this current market, it was easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure but Marisa and Brent continued with optimism and confidence that our perfect home was out there and they found it. So grateful to them for their patience and kindness through this major transition for us!


Marisa made my first home buying experience not only easy and exciting, but one I will never forget! Not once did her upbeat attitude change during the craziness that the market was experiencing. She was very knowledgeable with every community I was looking at and was always available to answer any questions I had. She is relentless when it comes to finding a property that meets your criteria. Marisa will be my agent moving forward and I will recommend her to anyone I know that is looking to buy a property. Simply put, she is amazing!


Brent and Marisa Whitaker are truly the real estate dream team! We sold and purchased my mother in law’s homes simultaneously, which is stressful in itself. Brent & Marisa were there every step of the way, answering our questions, concerns, and worries, and we were so appreciative of the knowledge and support. They really know the real estate market and their clients and how to connect them with the best home. They were quick in answering all our questions and helped us in so many ways. They are very personable and truly wanted the best for us. Even when a few unexpected things came up, they both handled it in a calm and confident manner.We would highly recommend Brent and Marisa Whitaker for all of your real estate needs!


With such a crazy market we were so nervous about putting our home up for sale. Marisa was there every step of the way; answering our questions, concerns, and worries. She has a wonderful calmness about her that puts your stress and anxieties at ease. With her help we were able to sale our home for way more than asking price, and the sale went smoother than we could have ever expected. We are so grateful for her expertise and experience. She treated us like family!!


We decided to go with the Whitaker’s because of their great success in our area. We are so glad we did! From the very first meeting, I felt they were very knowledgeable of the current market and very accommodating of our needs. From their staging to the final walk through, the process was exceptional. We sold our house quickly and without any real issues. The willingness of the Whitaker’s to help in any way really is what sets them apart. I would highly recommend using them whether buying or selling.

Amy Thatcher

We are so glad we chose Brent and Marisa as our realtors. They are a first class team that carefully walks you through each step of the process. From our first meeting, through all of the showings (and there were a lot), to carefully reviewing each offer with us they made us feel so at ease. We also appreciated their great negotiation skills resulting in us getting top dollar for our property.We highly recommend this amazing team.Thank you Brent and Marisa for everything.

Tim and Tammy Fry

Brent and Marisa are wonderful. We called Marisa out of the blue, the afternoon before we wanted to see homes, and she dropped everything and got us at least five or six homes to see the very next day. The home we ended up purchasing wasn’t listed, and we would have never found it without Marisa! She was tireless in answering all of our inexperienced questions and together they navigated us through the entire process. They are still helpful to this day, month after our purchase.


My wife stumbled upon a recommendation for Marisa in a local Mom’s group, and we’re so thankful she did! Marisa and Brent made an ALL STAR team. From our first call, Marisa was incredibly helpful and focused on understanding our needs. We are newer to the area, and really appreciated Marisa’s depth of knowledge of Southern Orange County Area. As we toured homes, Marisa gave us great, honest, practical advice – which we really appreciated as first time homebuyers. We found the perfect home thanks to Marisa, before it even went on the market. Brent, Marisa’s husband, did a fantastic job with the closing process. He was incredibly knowledgeable, especially when it came time to home inspection and ensuring all repairs were made to our expectations. We plan to recommend Marisa and Brent to anyone looking to buy- they were truly amazing!

Greg Gordon

Working with Marisa and Brent was such a positive experience!!! They have incredible knowledge of the south orange county markets. With their knowledge of pricing and staging of my home it sold in the first 3 days. They were very precise in what to list the home for and what I could expect. Once we put it on the market it sold for more than I had expected to get. They did not just meet my needs but far exceeded them. Always responsive!!! Most of the time within minutes, I felt like I was their only client when I knew they had been super busy. They will give you great ideas and make the process painless. Thanks again team Marisa and Brent!


We can’t say enough about the fantastic job Marisa & Brent Whitaker did selling our home! From the first meeting, and every step along the way, their service was first class. The great pictures and video of our home were critical in helping us receive multiple offers within the first 24 hours it was on the market. Additionally, they were in constant contact with their peers to help promote our home. During this crazy COVID time, they smoothly handled all things required. We really appreciated the whole process approach they took and the friendly, continuous communication they kept with us. Marisa and Brett truly seemed interested in us and ensuring a successful experience. We wholeheartedly recommend them for anyone’s real estate needs

Kim & Jim Lund

We are writing this letter of recommendation for Brent and Marisa Whitaker, the real estate agents who helped us sell our rental condominium, 28341 Pueblo Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92679. We would rate our overall satisfaction with their customer service as excellent. The reasons for the excellent rating are as follows: Pre-sale preparationIn addition to providing very helpful suggestions as to how to upgrade the condominium in order to attract the highest bids, Brent and Marisa recommended important changes to the painting, flooring and master bath vanity in the condominium from their sizable network of reliable and vetted contractors. Staging and PhotosWe believe that the effective staging that was recommended and used as well as the excellent photography and videography was one of the most important reasons that the condo received frequent viewings, multiple offers and the final sale offer in less than 10 days of its original listing. Premium PriceIn addition to a quick sale, Brent and Marisa were very much a part of the deliberations concerning the best price for the property. As a result of their up-to-date knowledge of the local market and their willingness to include our requirements, we received a final sale price that was $10,500 greater than the same model that had sold two weeks before ours and $12,500 over our market appraisal. Managing the Escrow ProcessBrent and Marisa are an excellent team that has divided the many tasks involved in the escrow process so each one handles their tasks according to their best skills. While Marisa kept us informed of all the paper work and processes it involved, Brent was on top of all of the many tasks required such as termite reports, inspector-related repairs, and maintenance of the property during the escrow period. Because of this very effective teamwork and the great customer service from Regency Escrow, it is no surprise that we closed escrow ahead of the original thirty-day period. CommunicationFrom our initial meeting in our home to plan the sale to the final week of escrow, Brent and Marisa were very accessible by way of phone calls and texts. They responded quickly to our calls and texts for information. Their communications were always clear and accurate.One added benefit of working with Brent and Marisa is the extensive network we now have access to with respect to reliable contractors and other services. In fact, we are currently remodeling our own home using one of their recommended contractors who is very reasonable and doing an excellent job. I am sure you can see the reasons for our rating of excellent and the reasons we would not hesitate to recommend them to others and to use their services again in the future.

Joe & Marlene Greco

Brent and Marisa recently sold our home, and they exceeded our expectations at every step of the process. During our initial they explained their marketing plan and provided in-depth market analysis. They professionally staged our home, had professional photos and video footage recorded for print and on-line marketing. Our home sold quickly for a great price. They helped us through the closing process every step of the way. They kept every commitment, and were fun to work with. You will not go wrong with Brent and Marisa!

Rob Wood

I stumbled upon a recommendation for Marisa in a local Mom’s group, and I’m so thankful I did! Marisa and Brent made an ALL STAR team. From our first call, Marisa was incredibly helpful and focused on understanding our needs. We are newer to the area, and really appreciated Marisa’s depth of knowledge of Southern Orange County Area. As we toured homes, Marisa gave us great, honest, practical advice – which we really appreciated as first time homebuyers. We found the perfect home thanks to Marisa, before it even went on the market. Brent, Marisa’s husband, did a fantastic job with the closing process. He was incredibly knowledgeable, especially when it came time to home inspection and ensuring all repairs were made to our expectations.We plan to recommend Marisa and Brent to anyone looking to buy- they were truly amazing!

Amanda Gordon

Brent and Marisa helped us buy our first home and the experience couldn’t have been better! They are knowledgeable, trustworthy, hardworking, and dedicated to their clients. They go above and beyond every step of the way and I would not hesitate to work with them again as well as refer them to my friends and family! Thank you Marisa and Brent for everything.

Sarah Marbogast

Brent and Marissa were fabulous to work with! I told them what was important to me in a new home and they found us the PERFECT home for us! They know their stuff! Negotiated a great deal for us! It was such a great experience working with them! We recommend them for buying or selling your home!

Laura K Hicks

Brent and Marisa were amazing! From the moment we met them, my wife and I knew that they would be a great fit for both selling our old home and helping us purchase our new home. They were very hands on and always kept us in the loop throughout the entire process. Not only did they do an amazing job, but they made us feel important and took pride in their work. We highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. They will fight for you and get you everything you want and more!

Jimmy Litchfield

Marisa & Brent are amazing! With their guidance and help (together with that of their super team) we were able to sell out our home very quickly and for a great price. We found them always responsive, honest, concerned and willing to do whatever we needed. We couldn’t have imagined a smoother or quicker transaction, from listing to closing. We can easily give them out highest recommendation for any real estate needs. We could not be more please with their service, attention and results.

Alan & Lou Short

Marisa and Brent are first and foremost about PEOPLE. They love people, and they are all about connecting with individuals and families in order to make good things happen! They are creative problem-solvers, and they put in the extra work to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. We loved working with them. We had to sell quickly do to an unexpected job change, and we felt like hiring Marisa and Brent was the best choice we could have made. They sold our home quickly and took care of every detail to make sure we would receive the best price possible. Even after we moved out-of-state prior to closing escrow, they were awesome at communicating with us every step of the way. We were able to close escrow quickly because Marisa and Brent stayed right on top of the entire process. When we had to address a few issues that had arisen during the inspection, they met the contractors at our home and took care of the entire transaction on our behalf. They went above and beyond in every sense! They are truly amazing realtors who prioritize the needs of their clients and make the process of buying or selling a home as easy and painless as possible. The personal touch they brought to our transaction made all the difference!

Alison Bennett

Marisa and Brent provided excellent and knowledgeable advice and service in our purchase of a home in Rancho Santa Margarita. We had some difficult and unusual circumstances as buyers and Marisa and Brent helped us navigate all the potential pitfalls. They were patient with us and worked expertly with the seller’s agent. I am very appreciative of the time and expertise. Because of their efforts, our offer was accepted and we got the home we wanted.

Chad & Kelly Hales

It was a pleasure to have Brent and Marisa as our realtors. They are AMAZING people too. They were attentive to our ever need and when there was an issue it was quickly resolved. We had a quick sale because of them and their guidance and great negotiating skills. They are kind, honest, hardworking people. They made everything so easy and comfortable for us! The Whitaker’s are the best!

Cosette King

The Whitakers go above and beyond. They paid to have my home staged and professionally photographed, these pictures were a work of art! No wonder our home sold so quickly. I received always a quick response to my texts, phone calls and emails. They knew just what to do to strategically sell our home, I could tell they have extensive experience and contacts. I would strongly recommend the Whitaker team to anyone.


Miraculous is the only way to explain the job the Whitakers did for our family. They were incredibly helpful in every little and big decision we had to make in renovating/selling our old home and buying our new home all within 2 months. We had 2 full offers within the first weekend of listing! Their knowledge of the market and their aggressive approach which included competitive pricing and marketing (amazing photos and staging both at no cost to us). They knew the area, the market and what buyers were looking for. We knew we could trust their guidance to get us what we were wanting in the short time frame we had. They were also excellent at helping us to step back and see the big picture. Brent and Marisa were great at providing us with references who respected them and wanted to go out of their way to help the Whitakers and their clients. Whenever we had concerns with any work being done, Brent and Marisa would be on it, contacting them directly to make sure our needs were being met. The greatest part of working with Brent and Marisa is that they never lost the human/family/personal factor. Things would get crazy or nerve-wracking and they would remind us to do what was best for our family. We knew their support was unconditional every step of the way.

M. & S. Johnson

We just used Marisa and Brent Whitaker for two separate real estate transactions within the last few months. The first was to sell our parents’ home that we inherited. We needed extensive repairs and upgrades before listing the home. We were at a loss as to how to handle the logistics. Brent and Marisa stepped up and offered to handle several of the contractors and repairs. They exceeded our expectations and actually got the house to sell in a very short time! The second transaction was to buy our own home. They are very knowledgeable about the market. The home they found for us was beautiful and the deal they negotiated was excellent! The entire process was made pain free by the Whitakers. They were very easy to talk to and they listened to all of our questions and concerns. The entire process was smooth and worry-free. It was so nice to deal with such a positive, hardworking and knowledgeable team! We feel very fortunate to have had Marisa and Brent and their team working for us! We highly recommend them for any of your real estate needs!

M. Carroll

Marisa and Brent were incredible to work with! Within one week of working with them, they found a great house for our family and it was the best deal after looking for months. They are very resourceful and know the market well! They made the process of purchasing a home smooth and stress-free. We really liked how responsive they were to our questions and needs. Thanks for making our dreams of moving to California come true! We would recommend Marisa and Brent to anyone!

R. & A. DePrima

Marisa and Brent Whitaker went above and beyond in so many areas! They got us ready to sell and showings within a few days of starting with them, they got us the price that we wanted and needed and got us into our dream home in our dream area. They were so knowledgeable and so responsive and always had our best interest at heart and in mind. We truly felt like we were in the best hands with some of the best experts in Orange County. We will never buy or sell any property without the Whitakers!

A. Trimmell

Marisa and Brent genuinely exceeded expectations and went above and beyond. They absolutely had our best interests at the top of the priority list. I was impressed with how aggressively they marketed our home, which ended up selling in 10 days. Open house after open house, they pushed really hard and it ended up paying awesome dividends. I give my highest recommendation for them.

K. Kane

Where to begin? Brent and Marisa helped us sell two homes last year, and we couldn’t have had either sale go better. From staging the home to the communication, everything went as smoothly as possible. The first house we sold was a condo, and with the help of Brent and Marisa, it sold within a month. The second home they also sold less than a month and they got us full asking price, which we were not expecting but they went above and beyond to help make that happen for us! Marisa has the type of personality where she becomes your friend immediately, and she doesn’t just act that way, she really is your friend and cares about you. She was so good to our kids and they still talk about her to this day! One of the other things I love most about the Whitaker’s is that they take their jobs very seriously and are committed to what they do. There are A LOT of realtors out there and we have quite a few friends who are realtors, however, we will ONLY use Brent & Marisa for all of our home buying and selling experiences because we know they are knowledgeable, kind, and are amazing at what they do. We trust them fully and know they will always do what is best for us. Thanks Whitakers! Can’t wait to work with you again.

Amanda Smith

Brent and Marisa are the best of the best!  I cannot recommend them highly enough to others!  They are the most responsive, kind and wonderful people you can work with.  They helped sell our home that they staged (for FREE) for full price with mulitple offers in just 3 days after listing!  Then they were with us every step of the process to make sure we completed everything in our home (including recommending all the right people to fix stuff) on time to close.  Afterwards, they helped us get into our new home smoothly.  I need to add that if you are buying a newly built home, you should always have your own realtor representing your interests!  I really can’t say enough good things about Brent and Marisa.  They really are the BEST and make a perfect team to help you with all your real estate needs! 

K. King

I absolutely recommend Marisa and Brent when buying a home. We primarily worked with Marisa in our recent home purchase and can’t speak enough of her expertise, responsiveness, and the genuine care she has for her clients in ensuring the home is the right fit for their wants/needs/family. She truly cares, which is reflected in how she conducts business and personalizes the process. It’s not just another “transaction” to her, as we’ve experienced with other agents. We recently moved from out of state to California for job relocation with 2 kids (ages 5 and 7). A mutual friend introduced Marisa. From the outset, I knew I wanted to work with her over other trusted referrals based on my initial phone conversation with her. Besides being extremely personable, I was impressed with her thorough knowledge of the schools, neighborhoods, communities and overall purchase process. When we finally met in person, we dove in head first into the buying process. She listens. She pays close attention to details, negotiates with creativity if needed and truly advocates for her clients. Since we had to update much of our home that we purchased, her list of referrals were invaluable. We truly love our home! The neighborhood fits us perfectly. This process was easy and smooth with them on our side during what could’ve been a difficult transition. This is our fourth home that we’ve purchased, and this has been by far one of the best experiences. Their attentiveness and responsiveness to clients sets them apart from the rest. We love our home and are grateful to Marisa and Brent. They are truly top notch.

T & S Pieratt

Brent and Marisa are incredible!  We were first-time home (condo) buyers, and we didn’t have a big budget.  They were able to find us the condo that we LOVED, and at a price we could afford.  We could always come to them with questions for just about everything in the process, and they were able to tell us what to do, what was right, etc.  While we were buying the place, they were out of the country, but that didn’t stop them from answering their phones and being in constant contact with us.  I would recommend them to anyone looking to get into a place to own!

D. Hillyard

Marisa and Brent did a fantastic job selling our home.  They were patient in guiding us through the entire process.  It was emotional to move after living in the same home for over 40 years and they certainly made it easier.  They are a delight to work with and all the people they work with are a delight as well.

M. & G. Reed

Brent and Marisa are two of our very favorite people! They do their jobs with every ounce of professionalism! From start to finish, they gave us honest information, prepared us properly for the process, kept us updated, worked with our schedules and negotiated well. Along with their professionalism, they are fun and friendly. We had the utmost confidence in them, and we will highly recommend them over and over to anyone buying or selling a home! Brent and Marisa make an outstanding, five-star realtor team!!

B. & L. Forrest

We had the great pleasure of working with Marisa and Brent Whitaker. They came HIGHLY recommended to us and we personally experienced the Whitaker difference. They were very knowledgeable and awesome to work with. They helped us sell our house and buy a new home within 30 days. They managed the processes and timeline challenges like pros. They were also tremendous advocates for us through the negotiation process. Furthermore, they operate with tremendous integrity, authenticity, and kindness. We now live in the home of our dreams and highly recommended Brent and Marisa to anyone.

N.& S. Katzenbach

Marisa is the only agent I will work with South County. She is knowledgeable and personable and is willing to spend as much time as is needed to make sure you get what you want. She really spends the time to understand your priorities and then customizes the properties she shows you to your specific priorities.

C. Apostal

Brent and Marisa were amazing to work with. They recently sold not one but two of our homes at the same time. They helped to make each transaction go so smoothly. They were on top of everything and always kept us updated. We would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to buy or sell. Brent and Marisa make an awesome team!

L. Soler

Brent and Marisa did a fabulous job for us.  They were fierce advocates for us and truly had our best interest at heart!  Knowledgeable about properties, real estate negotiation, mortgage and escrow issues!! So incredibly pleased to have them as our realtors and as our friends.

M. Ramos

Marisa was amazing to work with!  We had a few complications come up and she was always right on top of it and made everything go so smoothly.  She went above and beyond, always.  She treated our family like her own.  Thank you so much again for everything!

A. Smith

I was extremely cautious when choosing a broker to carry out the biggest purchase of our life; however, Brent and Marisa exceeded our expectations in all aspects.  They are extremely professional and work very hard to get the information we needed to find our perfect house. As an overseas buyer, we needed extra help; they went to every potential house and took pictures, videos and researched schools, shopping, etc…. When we finally found the house we wanted, they went out of their way to negotiate and finalize the deal.  Working with them was extremely efficient as all service needed to provide a house was provided by their parent company, Regency Real Estate: Brokerage, Appraisal, Loan, Escrow and Title, very easy.  After the deal was finalized, Brent helped us find everything we needed: pool contractor, plumber, every contact we needed.  I can honestly say Brent is a very professional and honest person.  He has gone out of his way to help us with our move to the US and into our new home.


Marisa is the best! She has answers to all my questions. Very patient with me. Always looking out for me. Always keeps me in the loop on what’s going on with the transaction. She’s been there from start to finish. She and her family has gone above and beyond in helping me with everything. I definitely recommend her.

E. Cadiz

They were both very attentive and proactive. I would highly recommend them. And on top of that they are sooo nice and pleasant to work with. They have been in this area for a long time so they know the area well.

Denise Anderson

I recently had to sell my Aunt’s house as she went into a nursing care center and would not be able to return home. She lives in California and I live in Washington state. I listed the house with Brent and Marisa based on a referral from the lady was helping with my Aunt. From the very beginning Brent and Marisa went to work to get the house in shape to move quickly. They went over and above what would normally be expected. As I was not able to get down to California everything was handled by phone, e-mail and text with them. Their response every step of the was always quick and to the point. After they got the house ready, which was considerable work, it went on the market and sold the first day with and offer that could not be refused. The house closed quickly and Brent and Marisa worked to make it the easiest transaction possible done completely online. I cannot express how grateful I am to have had them as my realtors. I would highly recommend them and would go back to them should the need ever arise.

Phyllis Smith

Brent and Marisa were exceptional in all aspects of the house sale. They readily pitched in to get the house ready for marketing and made several worthwhile recommendations to help it sale at its highest potential. Communication by phone, email, and texting was always immediate. They remained positive throughout the process. We would sale our next home with Brent and Marisa in a heartbeat!

D Cleslie

Marisa and her team were wonderful throughout the entire process, start to finish. I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to sell their home. She was always cheerful, returned calls and texts promptly, and was always available to answer my never-ending list of questions. You won’t be disappointed with her on your side.

Jackie Cadieux

Prior to getting married last month, my husband and I needed to sell our individual homes and purchase our new home…so 3 transactions in total! We chose Brent & Marisa Whitaker to assist us with those transactions. From the very beginning, we were impressed! They walked us through every step of the process and helped us navigate those unavoidable surprises with ease. Whether they were representing us as the buyer or seller, we always felt they had our best interest in mind. Their knowledge of the market, comps, and best practices helped us sell our properties quickly and for competitive prices while purchasing our new home at the target price we were willing to pay. While we plan to be in our new home for years to come, the next time we have a real estate need, we will definitely use Brent & Marisa! We were not disappointed and would highly recommend them!

Michele Pickering

Brent and Marisa are the most experienced and talented RE professionals we have every worked with. First they took the time to understand our personal goals, preferences and objectives. Then they analyzed the facts, considered the possibilities and shared with us their candid realistic feedback. We found a gap, at that point they didn’t try to “manage our expectations” but devised an open minded and creative strategy to sell our house successfully. They did so with creativity and tenacity which reflects their personalities and incredible understanding of the market dynamics. After securing the desired offer they have “held our hand’ throughout the entire closing process with unparalled confidence and integrity. In 40 years span we have purchased & sold several home as residences, vacation and investment properties. As individuals and a team, they are the best agents we have ever worked with.

Victor & Sharon Pinsker

Brent and Marisa were wonderful to work with! Their designer staged our home at no extra cost. Extremely helpful and knowledgeable throughout the process. Loved working with Brent and Marisa!

Rob & Bethany Warnick

Brent is one of the most pro-active agents I know. This was one of my first homes, so it was extremely overwhelming what I should be looking for, what things I should be conscientious of, and etc. Brent is not only knowledgeable in these aspects, he is also very attentive to these small details. There were a couple homes that I thought were really good, but he took the time to really examine the nooks and crannies and in the end, I decided he was right. He is also one of those agents that doesn’t push you into making a decision. He, first and foremost, listens to YOU, and is continually making notes on what YOU want in a dream home. In the end, he helped me find a home that far exceeded my initial expectations. Marisa has been very helpful through the Escrow process as she manages the paperwork end. Her team is very prompt and communicative when delivering documents and makes sure everything is given in a timely, organized manner. I would definitely recommend both Brent & Marisa to be anyone’s agent because they YOUR best interest at hand.


Brent and Marisa went well above and beyond the call of duty. They were able to sell our condo and get us into the home of our dreams. They were more involved and responsive than any realtors that I have ever worked with. Weather you are looking for a new home or need to sell your current home (or both like me) I highly recommend them!


Marisa and her team were wonderful throughout the entire process, start to finish. I would lightly recommend her to anyone wishing to sell their home. She was always cheerful, returned calls and texts promptly, and was always available to answer my never-ending list of questions. You won’t be disappointed with her on your side.


We listed our home with Marisa and were immediately impressed as she marketed our house using social media tools, professional presentations and her personal attention. Marisa negotiated offers to secure our ideal selling price in a timely manner. She expertly guiding us through a complicated sale. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

Mark Schreiber

Being an out of town (state) property seller, we needed someone to do everything. We moved to Pennsylvania seven years ago and were no longer familiar with the local market. Unfortunately for us, just about everything that COULD go wrong DID go wrong, including a water leak on the first day of our first open house. FORTUNATELY for us, Marisa handled everything calmly and professionally. From coordinating with the contractors on necessary upgrades and repairs, to dealing with our, at times, unreasonable tenant whose request to terminate his lease early prompted our decision to sell. She was amazing. Of course, the main concern was getting the best price for our property in a timely fashion. She delivered on this as well in a difficult market. We would highly recommend Marisa for buying or selling a property.

Chuck Johnson

Choosing Marisa Whitaker to help me sell my home turned out to be the best decision of my transition into retirement. I knew I was getting a great person on my side, when my daughter told me about her but she surpassed my expectations, she was truly a God Sent. Upon her first visit, she spent hours getting to know me, and went out of her way to interact and connect with my grandchildren who lived with me. She answered my questions and provided tons of info on comps in the area. We came up with a solid plan to sell my home. She left us with a list of tasks to focus upon and prepare our home to show. This is where Marisa’s connections started to add value. She connected us with top-notch flooring companies and great painters. Marisa made the process incredibly easy and took extra steps like having professional photographs taken, plant flowers in our yard, and even helped us stage the home. When my daughter and I saw the listing we were blown away. Her hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off. My listing looked amazing and knocked out the competition. My home was priced just right for the market. All of this preparation helped us sell with multiple offers on the first day we showed the house. I only showed my home once, during the open house! My house went under contract 5 days after we put it on the market at asking price. I accepted and Marisa and her husband Brent, who was also incredibly friendly and helpful walked us through every step of the closing process. It couldn’t have been a more pleasant experience. I always felt like Marisa and Brent had my best interest in mind and I was informed about every aspect of the process. I highly recommended Marisa. She’s a true professional and a genuinely nice lady. She gave me a painting of my house to keep for years to come. That meant a lot me, more than she will ever know. She also, organized a farewell party for me and my daughter’s family. I realize it won’t always be this easy to sell your home, but I think you’d be hard pressed to find a better Realtor.

Mariajose Mendoza & Andrea Ohlwiler

We met Marisa through a referral of a mutual friend. She responded to our request to show us properties in the vast Irvine/Orange county area. We were moving to the area from out of state. Marisa was patient, compassionate, knowledgable and listened to our yo-yo concerns and requests. After a weekend tour with her, we knew where we wanted to focus our family due to her extensive knowledge of the schools and having lived here for so long. We purchased a home from her and we are settling in the area. With so many new changes to our lives, we know that Marisa is heaven sent! We would recommend Marisa with 5 STARS+++! She is a Pebble Beach class; and a down to earth angel. We are blessed to have met her and her wonderful husband. Who we consider near and dear friends.

Amy Cox

Marisa is one of a kind. She is unbelievably professional and full of knowledge and makes you feel like family the instant you meet her. She loved on our children throughout the process and put us at ease in a situation that could have been very stressful (we were relocating to a new area). She was always very responsive and easy to talk to and showed genuine interest in our well being. She’s a warrior and Saint wrapped into one and I would highly recommend her.

Rebecca Brem

I’d like to thank you once again for selling the home of my dear friend and client, Tony Rivera. For financial reasons he needed to sell his home quickly and quite honestly the home was not in very good shape. You simply took over and had the home ready for sale in just a few days. The home sold in the first weekend at a price that exceeded expectations. My client has thanked me many times for referring you to them. Your willingness to go the extra mile was very impressive. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Richard B. Gerdts

Marisa Whitaker is extremely professional and loyal! She pays attention to your needs and wants, then follows through by showing you the properties in a timely matter. She makes you feel like you are her number 1 priority!

Corrie Doppert

Marisa helped us get a short-term rental while we were looking for a house to buy then helped us get our forever house. She is an extremely communication- oriented go-getter and will do everything in her power to make sure you get the best house for the best price.

Julie Edelman

It was such a pleasure working with Marisa. We only had a few days to find the perfect home for our family. Marisa had excellent knowledge of the orange county areas as well as which areas where best for larger families like mine. Because of this we were able to find a perfect fit for our family. There was stiff competition for the home and Marisa was able to guide us through the negotiation process and ensured that we had all the material needed to hand over to the owner of the home for review. Within a day we received the news that we had the home! Marisa was so helpful and patient through the whole process. She always made herself available to us even with her busy schedule.

Jeremy Johnson

Recently, I needed to lease out a rental property that I own and was not sure if I wanted to try to do it all on my own or use a realtor. I decided to use Marisa Whitaker to list my property to find a tenant. I was completely satisfied with the process from start to finish in the way that Marisa handled everything. She kept me in the loop on everything and was always prompt in returning emails and phone calls. Her skills in working with all that were involved made everyone feel completely comfortable. I would highly recommend Marisa to all my friends.

Randy Becket

It is my pleasure to write a referral for Marisa Whitaker. Marisa is an outstanding realtor that is devoted to her clients. Marisa worked diligently on selling our house, and getting us the best sale possible. Marisa researched local home sales in efforts to get the best price, made amazingly beautiful flyers, and had a professional stage our house to sell. All of her efforts got us offers within days of listing, and our house sold within a week. Marisa’s effort for a smooth sale never ended. She would go the extra mile with making sure both parties were happy with all stages of the sale. Our house sale was a little different, as it was due to a divorce. Marisa worked respectfully with both of us, and really made this hardship for us result in little stress, and always with a patient and caring ear. I highly recommend Marisa Whitaker for anyone looking to buy, sell, or rent. Marisa is dedicated, responds quickly to calls/texts, professional, and really goes above and beyond the role of your typical realtor.

Ellen Hall

When I hired Marisa Whitaker to sell my home, she immediately went to work getting to know my home and researching the neighborhood to determine the best selling points. She also did a great deal of outreach and networking with agents in the area to make sure they were aware my property was coming on the market. My selling price was very aggressive, but Marisa delivered a very strong full-price offer BEFORE the first open house, and followed that up with several strong back-up offers. Marisa was attentive to all my questions and concerns, and stayed professional and calm through an intense back/forth negotiation and escrow process. I wanted to pull the plug on the deal several times, but Marisa kept me focused on the goal of closing the deal. When the home closed, I was sincerely thankful to her for keeping me on course. I have another home I’ll be listing later this year and I plan to call Marisa to get the job done. MARISA, YOU’RE THE BEST!!

Daniel Solis

Marisa made our process for finding a home easy and stress free. She was tireless in taking the time to show us properties until we found one that we liked. She was honest and realistic with us, and ensured we were educated on all of the processes we needed to follow. She earned our trust quickly as she put our needs first. She treated us like family and helped us find our perfect home.

Cameron Coughlan

Marisa was very professional. She had a game plan and we stuck to it. We ended up selling our home in 10 days for 31k over asking. She’s a real go-getter but not pushy. We felt she was excited about working with us and helping us get the most from our home. We are completely happy and would recommend her to everyone.

Julie Lesueur

Had a great experience with Marisa on the purchase of our new home recently, she found just what we were looking for, at a price within our budget, the purchase transaction was well managed, and we love our new home!

Summer Stephens

Marisa is an excellent real estate agent. She advised on pricing strategy and timing, and helped get the house staged beautifully to show. On the first day on the market, we received an offer at the asking price! Amazing. She’s smart and kind and very easy to work with. Two thumbs up! Marisa Whitaker is extremely professional and loyal! She pays attention to your needs and wants, then follows through by showing you the properties in a timely matter. She makes you feel like you are her number 1 priority!

Aaron Shorr

We met Marisa at an open house she was having. Not only did she take the time to talk to us during her open house, but once her open house was over she took us to other houses in the area. Marisa went over and beyond to help us find the perfect home for our family. She was patient and there for us to answer all of our questions. Marisa was there to assist us thru the entire purchasing process. She even worked around our demanding schedules! We couldn’t have purchased our home without her knowledge and expertise! We highly recommend Marisa!

Jennifer Mochitani

Marisa Whitaker earned our trust by taking the mjohnost initiative out of anyone we had previously worked with. She also had our best interest in mind by encouraging us to rent out our house instead of listing it for sale. She immediately found short-term renters for us which ended up being a perfect scenario for us. She even helped our renters buy a house, which they just closed on. Marisa is friendly, hard working, enthusiastic, and honest. She is not just chasing a commission check. Your best interest will be her first priority.

Rich Rushton

My son and I took more than a year in finding a home. Marisa is very patient with us. She takes time to show us every single house and advise honestly what good and bad that she sees. Marisa acts wisely and fast in offering and negotiating. She is an outstanding person that we are lucky to meet and work with. We appreciate very much of your great real estate helps getting us a home in Irvine. Thank you so so much.

Anhphuong Nguyen

Marisa is very detail oriented and passionate about what she does. She demonstrates a true desire and willingness to do what it takes to make sure her client is satisfied. She went to bat for us on several issues during the home buying process and was right there to answer our questions each step of the way. We highly recommend Marisa and would use her again.

Doug & Melissa Wells

Marisa helped us find a needle in the haystack to accommodate a temporary move while we remodel our own home. She moved quickly, was extremely responsive and professional. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to others.

John & Catherine O’Hara

Marisa helped me through the entire process of securing a renter for my property. From the beginning, she was there to not only offer advice on how to prep and update the property, but also to offer recommendations of resources that could actually do the work for me. Marisa communicated with me regularly and addressed all of my concerns while preparing all of the legal documentations and showing the property. She quickly found a renter and worked closely with me all the way through the move-in and turnover day. I highly recommend Marisa and will definitely ask for her assistance again with my future real estate needs.

Debbie Gilbert

Marisa was a ‘God-Sent’ during our selling process. We almost lost a very good sale due to the ineptness of the buyers agent. Marisa stepped in, reached out to the buyers and engaged her vast resources to get the buyers financing re-instated and saved the day. No matter what hurdle we encountered, Marisa stayed the course and kept our needs paramount through a tumultuous escrow…but a successful close! Highly recommend this team. She earned every cent of her commission.

John Malinoski

Marisa just helped my family sell our house in Rancho Santa Margarita. This was our first time selling a home so we really felt we needed someone who could help us from all angles. She is amazing. I really felt we were fully cared for from high quality staging to exceptional responsiveness. She helped us plant flowers in our front yard. She was darling with my children. Which was great because we had so many people in and out of our house and they were anxious about it. Her recommendations for service providers we needed to put finishing touches on our house were professional and high quality. I can’t say the same for the ones we picked ourselves. I would recommend her to everyone. And I would use her again in a heartbeat. Thank you Marisa!

Megan Rufael

From our first meeting with Marisa, she immediately became family. Not knowing anything about the area or the market, and with her not knowing anything about us, she worked incredibly hard to make sure we were getting what we needed and wanted. She had no problem finding us places at a variety of prices and showed us everything we wanted and recommended other places we never thought about. Even when we had to pass on a property that we were close to signing on, she took it in stride and went back to work hard for us a few months later when we ironed things out. Even during and after our move in, she’s been helpful with moving services and even finding us help around the house! We are so lucky and thankful to find a such a hard working and dedicated person. Marisa is simply put, the best.

Paul Ruggiero

Marisa is wonderful to work with! Coming from out of state, we relied on Marisa’s knowledge of the area and expertise in CA real estate procedures. She is excellent at maintaining communication and we appreciated that she was always available. We are grateful to have had her help through this process. Moving is stressful, but Marisa was a lifesaver for us!

Megan Williams