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.