About Us


Welcome!  Forrest Properties, Inc., was formed in 2004 by its founding principals, Susie and John Forrest.  Susie earned her Broker’s license in March of that year, while John has been a licensed Realtor since 1999.  Melissa Olen joined Forrest Properties in October 2012. What began as a company that was formed primarily to procure investment properties for the Forrests, over time grew into a full-time business assisting buyers, sellers, distressed homeowners with short sales, investors, 1st time home buyers and seniors who are down-sizing.Susie and John Forrest

Susie and John have a long history of working together. They have been married for 25 years, and for 23 of those years, owned and operated a successful specialty gourmet coffee roastery…Shaky City Coffee, and two retail stores. For the last 10 years, they have focused their energy into growing their full-service real estate brokerage…Forrest Properties.  Both have earned the designations of Certified Distressed Property Expert and Certified Investor Agent Specialist. John and Susie are hands-on with their clients, never passing them off to transaction coordinators and will negotiate the best price and  terms for their buyers and sellers.