Meet Brian Zaks

Brian Zaks

Brian Zaks


Brian Zaks has more than twenty years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate in the Charleston market and is highly respected throughout the community for his knowledge of the area. He is known for his commitment to maintaining an open, honest, and ethical relationship with his clients, fellow brokers, and other professional associates.

Brian has continually earned the Realtor of Distinction designation from the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS throughout the years. This designation recognizes the top sales producing REALTORS in Charleston and exemplifies Brian’s dedication to ensuring that his clients achieve their goals in one of the most competitive real estate markets in the United States.

Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Brian moved to Charleston shortly after earning a degree in Business Administration from Roanoke College.


Client Testimonials

Brian had my home sold in a few days while my neighbors have been trying to sell theirs for over 2 months. He originally helped my fiancé buy a home and I was so impressed that I reached out to Brian to help me sell my home. He knows everything there is to know about the Charleston real estate market. He gets straight to the point on what he recommends and after following his advice I had my home sold in a few days. He walks you through every step of the process and makes it extremely easy. Brian is very good at what he does, and I look forward to working with him in the future. Highly recommend!

– Sean C. – Johns Island

I strongly recommend Brian Zaks!  Brian was easy to work with, readily available, and very straightforward with his thoughts about the property we were selling. He supported us thru the entire process responding to our questions and concerns.  I felt he was always attempting to represent us throughout the process, I would say he is one of the best realtors that I have worked with thru many property transactions.

– Mark C. – James Island

I cannot say enough good things about Brian Zaks. He is everything you could ask for in a Real Estate Agent. He knows every neighborhood in the area and can give you details about each one. Coming from out of state he made it easy to figure out which area would suit our lifestyles the best. We worked with him in the peak of the market, so we were competing against numerous other buyers. He was patient and never pushed us to go out of our comfort zone. He is also extremely responsive and will get back to you quickly with detailed answers to any questions. He also helped me find a job in the area! 10/10 would recommend Brian for all your real estate needs.

– James H. – James Island

Brian was exceptionally organized, transparent, and savvy throughout my home-buying process; this was particularly valuable for me as an out-of-state buyer. He listened carefully to my desired home criteria and tailored showings accordingly. Finally, he was an aggressive negotiator on my behalf, served as a valuable resource for referrals to local mortgage lenders and contractors, and went the “extra mile” in every aspect of our dealings, even post-closing. Brian gets my highest recommendation, and I would definitely do business again with him in the future.

– Jim W. – James Island

We moved to Charleston from out of state and Brian was an excellent resource to provide us with local knowledge to ensure we purchased a home in a neighborhood best suited to our needs. We are first-time homebuyers and Brian made the process unbelievably smooth. He has tried and true connections to assist with every step along the way, making the buying process enjoyable. We appreciate Brian’s help throughout our home-buying journey and look forward to working with him again in the future!

– Lauren S. – Downtown Charleston

Brian has a wonderful grasp of the economic aspects of real estate and knows the Charleston Real Estate and evolving market trends completely.  Brian didn’t waste our time looking at properties that were inconsistent with our parameters. 

– Carol H. – Downtown Charleston

Brian is the only real estate agent my husband and I will use in the Charleston area. He helped us buy our first home in 2018 and helped us sell that home 3 years later. Both times, our experience has been excellent. Brian is highly responsive via phone and email and goes out of his way to ensure that everyone is on the same page. This was our first time selling a home, and Brian walked us through the process expertly. Thanks to him, our home was under contract at $20,000 over the asking price in less than 48 hours. I highly, highly recommend Brian and his team! 

– Melissa M. – West Ashley

Brian is the best realtor you could ever hope to work with. He’s knowledgeable, responsive, personable, never pushy, and goes above and beyond to help in any way he can throughout the entire home-buying process. He’s patient and helpful while you wait to find the perfect house and the right fit for you. We looked at so many properties over several months and he was always knowledgeable and had good insights and has resources and recommendations for everything from lawyers to contractors to home audio professionals. I can’t recommend him enough!

– Lucia L. – Downtown Charleston

I have worked with Brian for the past 3+ years and in that time have sold 2 homes and purchased 1 through him. I received the full ask in 3 days and within 1% of the asking price in 21 days on the sold homes and got a great price on the purchased home. His knowledge of the area, understanding of needs and expectations, and ability to work with the agent on the other side to really get you what you’re looking for in price point have always been top-notch. I would recommend Brian to anyone looking to buy or sell.

– Stephan K. –  Downtown Charleston

This is the second home that I’ve purchased using Brian as my realtor and I have no doubt that we will use him for many more purchases in the future.  He’s extremely hard-working, and communicative and has made the process of buying a home extremely easy.  I would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Charleston area.  He’s absolutely fantastic to work with. 

– Nicholas G. – Downtown Charleston

Mr. Zaks was phenomenal in helping me purchase my 1st home.  He took the time to really understand what I wanted in my first home purchase.  Very easy to work with and very dependable on last-minute changes that you may have when looking at a home.  By far, one of the best realtors that I have worked with.  I will easily use him again when I decide to sell or purchase a new home in the future.

– Rayphael H – Johns Island

My husband and I began working with Brian when the owners of our rental hired him to sell their house.  We met him early on, trusted him instantly, and knew he would be a good fit to help us find our new home.  He is relationship-driven and cares about his clients throughout the entire process—really making buying a new home as fun as it should be.  He quickly adapted to our style and personalities and went above and beyond with his efforts to find something we’d really enjoy.  He was thorough, knowledgeable, and never left any questions unanswered.  We will always be grateful for his people-first approach, and would recommend him to friends without hesitation.

– Kacie M. – Johns Island

Brian is an excellent realtor, and I will certainly be recommending him in the future.  He was always available to answer our questions regarding the sale process and helpful with all of our issues.  He was the driving force behind getting our house under contract two days after it was listed!  Awesome experience!

– Justin A. – West Ashley

Brian is an amazing person and realtor!  He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable throughout the whole process.  He was very patient with us, as first-time home buyers, and didn’t rush us into any decisions.  He has a ton of contacts throughout the city for contractors, painters, interior designers,  everything, so he’s a great asset in that way as well.  He was always there to answer our questions or get information for us, very enthusiastic and positive.  He really pays attention to your interests and goals / desires for the new home and really caters the search to your needs.  I would HIGHLY recommend him!

– Tala K. – Downtown Charleston

Working with Brian to find our first home was a wonderful experience.  He is extremely professional and detail oriented working around the clock, always available to answer our questions or show us homes.  He made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process.  Couldn’t have had a better experience.  Thank you Brian!

– Juan Pablo G. – Downtown Charleston

Brian was great.  We had an atypical house and his guidance for listing it and selling it promptly was spot on.  Very responsive, nice, smart, and knowledgeable.

– Blan H. – Downtown Charleston

Brian was a Godsend! My wife and I bought our first house recently. Brian helped us through every step. It was a renovation loan which required extra patience and expertise, and he supplied both! If you are looking for a hardworking advocate that really listens to you choose Brian!

– Seth & Lisa R. – James Island

The BEST home buying experience we have ever had!  Brian is a true professional who genuinely cares about the people he represents and works tirelessly to make sure you are taken care of.  From the beginning (searching), viewing, appraising, inspections, closing and follow-up, Brian was there to make sure everything went smoothly and on schedule.  A consummate professional in this business.  We would definitely recommend him to anyone searching for their next home or selling their current one!

– Tony & Susie R. – Mount Pleasant

Brian helped us purchase an investment property in Mount Pleasant.  He was very helpful and knowledgeable.  Everything was essentially handled remotely.  He walked us through the process and handled all of the details.  I have been in real estate for 25 years and was blown away with his skills.  Thank you, Brian!!  If you want a real pro, work with Brian!

– Tom R. & Kimberly M. – Mount Pleasant

Working with Brian was an absolute pleasure!  My husband and I are first-time home buyers and Brian walked us through the process seamlessly.  He made sure we asked the questions we didn’t even know to ask and ensured we had all the information we needed to make a safe, smart, and informed decision.  He took the time to get to know us, our preferences, and our expectations.  Whenever we had questions, Brian was very quick to respond to text messages (even outside of regular business days and hours) and answered or returned our calls the same day.  As a first-time home buyer (now first-time homeowner), I cannot recommend Brian enough.  When we sell our current home, we know who we will be calling!

– Andrew & Melissa H. – West Ashley

I had a great experience with Brian, looking at several homes and many times with little notice ahead of time.  He is very thorough and patient.  If he needs to answer a question about a home, he finds out quickly and communicates to you.  I highly recommend Brian Zaks:  the best realtor I have worked with (and that has been several).

– Janice R. – West Ashley

Brian is a very knowledgeable, helpful and honest realtor.  He gave us great advice when making our decision on which property to purchase.  He has provided us contacts during the sale and after the purchase and still is helping us with little details.  During the process Brian kept us informed and best of all was available to us for questions and concerns.  We highly recommend Brian as a realtor.

– Eric B. – West Ashley

Brian listed my condo in Charleston and had it under contract in five days.  He worked through some difficult negotiations and got me to my closing just in time for the purchase of my home out of town.  Pleasant to work with & very responsive.

– Erin L. – Daniel Island

As a first-time home-buyer, Brian walked me through the entire home purchasing process.  His support and guidance was beyond what I expected a realtor would do to help me out.  I would recommend his services to others as well as work with him again in the future.

– Dimchi N. – Downtown Charleston

Brian has helped us with both our home purchases in Charleston.  He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and is a pleasure to work with.  We would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Charleston area!

– Michelle & Kevin M. – West Ashley

Brian was always there to help us out from the start.  Not long after meeting Brian, our life changed and our first child was born.  Brian was always willing to work with our new chaotic daily life.  He was with us when we thought we had first found our home but had to back out.  He stayed with us after that and helped us immensely with what would be our final home.  He stayed in contact with us for over a year throughout our home buying experience.  He always fought for us with anything that came up with our new construction home and ensured that we were extremely happy in the end.  I would recommend him to anyone that needs a good real estate agent that truly cares about the home buyer.

– Michael & Becca S. – James Island

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