Client Testimonials

What Twin Palms Realty clients are saying…
(Actual correspondence on file in our offices)


I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your help with our home buying. As our representative, we had the usual expectations of a buyer’s agent. You met and surpassed all these expectations. You have been responsive, easily reachable and flexible to our schedules.

You were detailed and thorough in your approach while being patient and supportive through the entire process. Most importantly, your knowledge of the process and experience allowed for a seamless transaction. Because our deal required several rounds of negotiations, there was room for error, which never materialized. We thank you for this. I will recommend you to my friends and colleagues, and plan to enlist your services in the future. Thanks again and keep up the great work, Leo.

Leo Parrella
Interior Designer
Laguna Beach, California

If you need a quality real estate professional in Southern California, look no further than Brian Cassingham. He has all the qualities you hope for in a professional: honesty, integrity, market savvy, great communication and negotiation skills, and a passion for what he does.

When the time came to move my father to Northern California and sell the family home, I found myself in the difficult position of dealing with this important process long distance. Brian came highly recommended. From our first meeting I knew I was in good hands. His hands-on style and confident manner made the whole process a gift. He convinced us to upgrade the property to get the highest return on our property. As project manager he kept us in touch every step of the way. He took great care in the remodel, repair, and upgrade the home. Brian was on-site often. The work was first rate. It was done in a timely way. The costs were realistic, and we got excellent written records of every transaction.

As Brian served as our agent, he did his homework on the market. His suggested pricing was right on the mark. His marketing was targeted and appealing, and after the first week on the market, we had six offers — several of which were above the asking price! Brian brought us a very qualified buyer, and the real estate transaction was a win/win for both buyer and seller. The best news? We sold the house for a full third more than the “as is” price we considered when we first met Brian.

My father is now financially secure, and I don’t have the headache of dealing with a property 400 miles from home. Brian Cassingham gets all the credit. I give Brian my highest recommendation.

Dr. Mark Goodman-Morris
Pastor, Valley Presbyterian Church
Portola Valley, California

My wife, Julie, and I want to express our highest praise and appreciation to Brian Cassingham for the residential real estate services provided by Twin Palms Realty, resulting in the sale of our San Clemente, CA ocean-view home.

Julie and I were exceedingly pleased with entire scope of Twin Palm’s services…beginning with the market analysis, pricing recommendations and marketing efforts…concluding in completely satisfying our sales expectations.

Brian Cassingham is a consummate real estate professional!!

He not only ensured consistent 100% effort, he also facilitated the expeditious negotiation and successful closing of the transaction, including critical coordination with lending, escrow and title company parties.

Brian also provided prompt and responsive communication updates to us throughout the entire process.

Julie and I enthusiastically recommend the services of Twin Palms Realty…with total confidence that other clients will be equally pleased with both RELATIONSHIP and, of course, RESULTS.

Gary Lotzer
President / CEO
ICX Electronics
Sirius Capital

As a rental property owner of 20+ years, my experiences with other property managers had not always been positive. Now, under Brian Cassingham’s management, my properties have never been in better hands. Brian maintains my properties as though they were his own. He resolves problems quickly. He looks for ways to increase value long term. Equally as important, he offers creative solutions in an effort to achieve a win/win situation for owners, tenants, and neighbors alike. Brian’s multi-faceted talents make him an invaluable asset to all those who are fortunate to work with him.

Cynthia King
Santa Monica

I decided to take advantage of the market conditions of the 2009 real estate market and of the tax credit for first time home buyers. Brian and I worked together for months in the very difficult short sale climate to obtain a home I looked at dozens of properties. It was a difficult market due to the price range I was looking in as there were a multitude of investors coming in with all cash. Although I was preapproved, I was a simple first time home buyer putting down a minimal amount.

None of the numerous offers we had submitted were getting accepted. Properties at the time were getting 20+ offers. I became quite discouraged but Brian continued to encourage me to keep looking. Brian knew that my dream of obtaining a home would become a realization.

Brian was a tremendous advocate for me on the offer that was finally accepted. The seller had a lot of offers on the property, however she really wanted to sell it to someone who she knew would enjoy it, not just another investor. Due to Brian’s tenacity, professionalism and his genuine belief in how badly I wanted to buy a home, the offer was accepted, the short sale was approved by the lender, we closed escrow, and I became a homeowner!

I absolutely recommend Brian Cassingham.

Best regards,
Sue Giansiracusa
Lake Forest

We would highly recommend Brian Cassingham as a Real Estate Broker. We successfully completed two 1031 real estate tax-free exchanges with Brian. We had a deadline to find our replacement properties quickly, and in both instances Brian was able to accomplish that. One purchase involved a foreclosure property Brian found for us at $10,000 below market. Brian is always extremely helpful and dedicated in dealing with his clients. We will definitely contact him again for any future real estate transactions.

Dorie and Don Kanning

We told Brian we wanted something that we knew was hard to find: a three bedroom, two bath house with a large yard, at a price we could afford. We knew we wanted to buy the third house we visited the moment we saw the amazing back yard! It is park-like, a 10,000 square foot lot in the shape of a piece of pie with the large part as the back yard. These are just some of the attributes of the back yard: a 30 foot “S” shaped koi pond with a waterfall, rolling hills of sod, shrubs and flowers, six California Redwood trees all over 30 feet tall, a 40 foot avocado tree which produces hundreds of avocados year round, a tool shed with electric power…it goes on from there!

The house is beautiful as well–the kitchen and master bathroom were recently remodeled, new appliances, refinished hardwood floors throughout, new windows in almost all rooms, to name a few. As if this was not enough, after weeks of difficult negotiation, Brian was able to save us $20,000 off the original price we agreed to pay! Although our house, yard or closing may not be typical of all situations, Brian definitely had the knowledge and expertise to guide us through the negotiation and purchase. We would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to find a special house and would be happy to speak to anyone about Brian or the process we went through.

Mike and Kim Morellino
Los Alamitos

Dear Brian:

Donna and I wish to express to you our gratitude for all of the fine work you have performed for us these past five years with our home in Laguna Beach. We have become close friends and delighted that you are our rental house manager, consultant, and broker.

Living away from the Laguna house here in the San Francisco Bay Area requires having someone you can trust to find quality tenants, see to it the house is in good repair; consulting with us when it isn’t, providing an outline of what’s needed, etc. All of this service that you perform is invaluable to us.

Advertising for new tenants and qualifying them mutually is seemingly your strong suit–prior to your term we attempted to handle this ourselves: not a good result.

We look forward to many future years together.

Your friends and client,
Donna and Bruce Whitson
Laguna Beach

Brian Cassingham has been a neighbor of mine for 13 years. I owned a condo for several years and was a landlady for many of those years after moving out. Because Brian’s dealings with me over these past years have always been honest and helpful, he was a good choice to list my property with when I decided to sell. In a brief period of time my property was sold. I was out of town at the time, so the entire transaction took place with communications by phone and fax machine, and in a very professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Brian to anyone for their real estate listings. He is also a very competent property manager.

Bev Boling
Costa Mesa