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.
Michael helped our family sell my mother’s condo in Rossmoor. Not only did he get the condo sold in two weeks but sold it for $60,000 over list price. His ability to offer construction services, from updating bathrooms, drywall repair, painting, carpet and flooring replacement, staging of home. All played into the offer price. The condo looked better when he was done, than when our parents purchased it 18 years ago. Thanks Michael!
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 30 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.
Michael Forkas is a stellar real estate professional, with an impressive array of expertise. We were having a lot of difficulty with an extensive renovation project. At one point, Michael provided us with excellent advice. When we turned to him later, he offered his services to direct the renovation, market the property, and achieve a record sale for the neighborhood because of the excellence of the project outcome and inviting staging. He was a powerhouse in keeping everything moving, from the permit process, managing complex subcontractor projects, deciding on a unifying American Craftsman style, and completing the entire process including all real estate negotiations and contracts with minimal stress for us. He has made an immeasurable difference in our lives by helping extricate us from this difficult project, improving our finances, and being an awesome person.
I was very happy with the service and advice I received from Michael. He helped me with a strategy to incentivize some renters to move out and allow to market my property during the prime selling season, otherwise it would have come vacant during a slower selling season. He also had the craftsman to do any of the work I wanted to get accomplished and they did the work in a timely and professional manner. All in all, in was a smooth process where I felt complete confidence in Michael’s abilities and professionalism. Thank you, Michael!
I listed my home at the price Michael suggested and it sold above the asking price! I highly recommend him. Michael kept me informed. He is without a doubt, an expert in the home selling and buying process. I have already recommended him to others. Thanks again Michael!!!
Michael was great to work with. This was our first home and we had a lot of questions that Michael was happy to answer. He has extensive knowledge with construction and renovation which came in handy when it came to costing out fixes and possible future construction costs. We appreciated his no pressure approach.
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.