What my clients say...
We retained Michael and the Forkas Home Team to sell our mothers homes as a probate sale. Michael understood the probate process, worked with our lawyer, and helped with every aspect of getting the home ready for market. Michael brought his crews in and cleared out the property and the delivered items that could be donated to the local charities, so they did not go to a landfill. He made minor improvements to get top dollar and developed an online marketing campaign to get the most views possible. The home went pending within 8 days, received nine offers and sold for over $50,000.00 of asking price. Michael and his team eliminated the stress and anxiety during this challenging time. He did all of this while the market was shifting, where homes were selling for less and taking longer to sell. We could have not found a more professional realtor to help us with the sale of our mother’s home. We recommend Michael and the Forkas Homes Team to our friends, family and anyone thinking about buying or selling a home. Thank you, Forkas Home Team!
Mike and his team have been a pleasure to work with.
Mike has been very pro-active, responsive, professional, courteous, timely, informative and knowledgeable. His team has done a great job with all my families real estate interactions and transactions from start to close and beyond.
I would strongly refer The Forkas Home Team to my family, friends, neighbors and business associates, for any and all Real Estate needs.
Michael Forkas is absolutely wonderful to work with. He is professional, responsive, friendly and courteous. It’s like having a friend on the “inside” that is working for you. He really cares about his clients. His interest is not just making a profit but he wants to be sure you have the right home and are happy with your purchase. He is with you from the beginning to the end --explaining each and every step of the process from looking at homes, home inspections, to finding the right mortgage company, and signing the last document. Michael is even there after the purchase, for any questions or help with your new home. I highly recommend Michael Forkas, a great realtor and friend!
Michael Forkas is an experienced professional, knowledgeable, hardworking, responsive and detail oriented. I highly recommend him to anyone wishing to invest or sell real estate. Mike has provided service on over 50 transactions for me. He is creative and has a "can do" attitude while demonstrating integrity, honesty and a keen sense of value in helping me select investment properties. His skills "stand out" after the acquisition as Mike is an expert on upgrading properties allowing a wider range of targets at discounted prices as well preparing properties for sale for maximum value
We found the right team to find us a new home! Forkas Homes worked very hard to locate a place that suited our needs and help negotiate a good price in a difficult market. They took into account our needs and desires and used our time efficiently by showing only homes that were a reasonable fit. There were absolutely no pressure tactics to get us to make offers on places we were not comfortable with. They also pointed out drawbacks along with the good points of each place. They made sure we were well informed. When we had questions, they did their followed up with answers. Once we had title, they helped arrange for movers and subcontractors to do some work prior to moving in. We highly recommend Forkas homes
From the start of my home search in 2016... to finding the home I fell in love with in 2020... (yes, he was there on and off over that many years) Michael was there every step of the way. He was the best real estate I could ask for. Not only does he know Contra Costa county but he knows what a home with good bones and good structure looks like. He got to know me and what it was that I was looking for. He made the entire process easy and even after closing was there for me. I would recommend him to my friends and family and hope to have him and his family over to my renovated home for a BBQ to thank him for how much he did for me during the home buying process. Thank you Michael!
Brook was able to help my wife and I with the purchase our very first home. It was a challenging period because of Covid and due to the housing market being so competitive. As this was my first time purchasing a home, Brook was patient and was always providing guidance and helpful resources as my wife and I learned the basics of buying. Brook went above and beyond arranging the viewings of the homes, kept us engaged and was always one step ahead of the game. She knew exactly the type and style of home we wanted and did not waste our time showing homes she knew we would not be interested in. Within the span of 3 months, Brook showed my wife and I a total of 53 homes and wrote a total of 13 offers. As we kept getting outbid time after time, my wife and I were left frustrated. Our spirits were down, and we started to accept the possibility we may not be able successfully purchase a home at the time. Brook, however, stayed positive and never let us give up when we wanted to. She gave her blood, sweat and tears and showed true dedication with us. It was such a joy working with her. We wouldn’t have found our lovely home without Brook’s help. If you are looking for a professional real estate agent that will get the job done, I highly recommend Brook Forkas!
Repeat customer! I decided to sell my condo in the Fall of 2020. I did not hesitate to call on Brook to be my Agent as she previously represented me when I bought the property in 2014. Due to my previous experience with Brook, I knew I would be in good hands. She got the property ready for Open House so beautifully and arranged the whole process so seamlessly. The Open House was a definite success with numerous offers pouring in! Brook was thorough with reviewing the various offers with me. She worked hard to determine the best offers and gave sound advice on counteroffers. Brook made sure I was able to stay another month as I was still in the process of finding a replacement property. When I did get into contract, Brook worked with the buyer’s agent to ensure smooth and quick closing, which we did in less than 21 days! Although Brook made selling the condo look so easy, I knew she worked tirelessly and never gave up on her dedication to support me. I am so grateful for Brook! I have mentioned Brook to my friends and family, and they all know to call on her when they have a need for a real estate agent in their future. As for me, I’ll always be a repeat customer. Thank you so much Brook!
Forkas Homes’ was a great team to work with for the sale of our home. They advised up to get all inspections (Termite, home, HVAC, etc. Along with fixing issues (including termite inspection repairs) prior to listing. That way potential buyers had a good handle on the home’s condition prior to making an offer. They did need repairs and significant improvements at a reasonable cost.
As a result, we got 10 offers - all significantly above asking. Forks Homes were on top of all the paperwork and always seemed to be ahead of the game. They were very responsive to our questions and concerns. If they didn’t know the answer, they found it quickly. We were very pleased with the outcome and that we chose Forkas Homes to sell our home and would do so again!
Michael was a huge help with the purchase of my home. Finding a home in the Bay Area is difficult. I had been through a few other agents in the previous year and a half prior to being referred to Michael, all of whom let me down during key times in the purchase process, each attempt was unsuccessful. I managed to buy a place with Michael in a matter of two months. Michael was patient during the search process. He was greatly helpful regarding insights and problem areas with some of the places I was considering. During the offer and negotiations, I had to put in very little time and effort as he took care of everything for me which made the process seem simple (especially when hearing other stories from friends on what they went through) even though there were a few issues beyond our control. He was transparent and honest throughout the whole process and negotiated very well on my behalf bringing a great final value on the home I purchased. I highly recommend Michael as an agent for anyone purchasing a home.
Michael Forkas has been our realtor since 2011. This past year we bought and sold homes with him. Without his deep knowledge of the scope and cost of renovations, we would likely have over-payed for a home that needed a significant amount of work. He convinced us of the true value of the home not simply by running comps, but by showing us homes in the neighborhood to help us understand current market conditions. This was time well spent as it changed the way we looked at the house we wanted to buy. On the seller’s side, we could not afford to have our home sit on the market for a long period of time. Michael quickly evaluated the true value of our home and convinced us to list it slightly below market. He expertly staged and marketed our home to maximize the number of offers. This created the perfect condition for us to get an offer we wanted from reliable buyers. Our house sold immediately and closed early.