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 by Margie R.

John and Susie went well beyond what is expected of an agent in not only selling my home, but in
the preparation prior to selling. I have highly recommended them to my friends and will continue to
do so.

 by Sara A.

I met Susie and her clients in August of 2020 for a home staging consultation in Northern California. Susie walked me through the property as she took meticulous notes on the recommendations provided to help her clients prepare the home for us to stage. She was warm and welcoming that I was immediately attracted to her magnetic and charming personality. Susie treated me with such kindness, consideration and respect that it made partnering with her one of my most memorable and enjoyable experiences to date. She is authentic and the epitome of professional. She is an excellent communicator, very service oriented and efficient. Susie is top of her craft and kept me apprised of any changes / updates on the status of the property so I had adequate time to prepare. This is very important as a home stager with managing logistics and what not; which I greatly appreciated. So while I didn’t use Susie to help me buy/sell a property it was easy to get a pulse on her integrity and market knowledge based on our engagement. That said, I highly recommend Susie of Forrest Properties!

 by JeffThomas5

John and Susie are amazing! They took what could have been a very stressful process and made it fun and easy. They're great people, they're on the ball, and they really care about making their clients happy. I get why my friends so emphatically recommended them, and now I emphatically recommend the myself. Thanks John and Susie!!!

 by Christopher Cucci

Thanks to John and Susie, my wife and I just purchased our very first home! When we decided to start our home search process sooner than we had originally planned, John and Susie put us at ease and helped us every step of the way. They went above and beyond anything we could’ve asked for, even while being in the middle of a pandemic. They made what we thought was going to be
a very daunting process, incredibly easy by never rushing us and always talking through every question we had. I think what we appreciated most was their honesty about the houses we were looking at. Once they got a sense of what was important to us, we felt like we could trust their opinions and experience along the way. And we even ended up in a part of town that we never would’ve considered. We love our home, and plan on recommending John and Susie to anyone we know who is looking to buy or sell a house in the future!

 by Erin Rodewald

John and Susie are the BEST!! They don't just know their business, they LOVE it. Who else could sell a house in two weeks . . . for top price . . . during a pandemic?! John and Susie are two of the hardest working realtors I have ever met. They gave us sage counsel for preparing our home before it even went on the market. They were strategic and clear-eyed about helping us price our home to maximize our profit. And they represented us well, matching us with just the right buyers. These are two of the most ethical, genuine and market-savvy people you could hope to work with during the very important task of buying or selling a home. Sign!!

 by Nick and Jeannie Stathis

John and Susie are truly the most wonderful people--and even better realtors! As first time home buyers, they were patient, dedicated, honest, communicative and detailed. They not only work incredibly hard for their clients but always have your best interests at heart. It's not about making a sale for them--it's about finding the right home for their clients. I couldn't recommend two experts in their field more than these two great people!

 by jomalley7

John and Susie Forrest are the gold standard for knowledge, integrity, and professionalism in real estate. We called them to list our Thousand Oaks home after noticing that their "for sale" sign on our neighbor's lawn quickly changed to "sold" in just a matter of days Listing with them was the best decision we could have made. They were there for us every step of the way, from guiding us on how to stage and prep the house (John even power washed our walkways and driveway himself!) to helping us price it right to sell quickly while making sure we earned every last dollar the house was worth. They sold our house TWO HOURS after the listing went live! And they sold it for OVER asking price! Their great service didn't end there. They handled all the inspections and walk throughs without inconveniencing our family at all, and made sure we closed on time. In addition to all that, they are genuinely lovely, warm and friendly people who care about their clients. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, you can't go wrong with John and Susie. They are simply the best.

 by Parker Kelley

We were referred to John and Susie in November of 2018 to help sell our home in Burbank, CA. Our situation was unique, as we had moved out of our home in order to complete a remodel, but ultimately the remodel fell through. In response to the remodel not moving forward, my wife and I decided it was in our best interest to sell the home and move to another city (Thousand Oaks, CA) in order to purchase a larger home for our growing family. Time was a concern, because we were expecting our second child in May of 2019. After reaching out to Susie and John at the end of November, they immediately got work the next day in providing guidance on the selling process, pricing, and suggested touch-ups to help present our Burbank home prior to listing. Once we agreed upon the touch-ups and pricing, Susie and John handled everything! They coordinated and managed painting, workmen, power washing, staging etc. prior to listing. Susie even went into the city to check on/obtain permits in order to maximize value. It was such a burden relief to have them handle all of these items on our behalf. And best of all, the house looked amazing when they were done. It was hard for us not to move back-in when we saw the final product! John and Susie handled all of the showings and managed all possible buyers. Our home was listed around the holidays, and John and Susie worked throughout this time at the expense of their own family in order to meet our time constraint of needing to sell and buy a home immediately. Within approximately 2 weeks of listing we had a buyer--and at asking price! This was quite the feat considering the housing market and buyers during this time of the year. As expected, the close was smooth, and they provided expert guidance during the entire process. They were great intermediaries between ourselves and the buyers, and always put our interest first. In the same vein as the sale of our home, the buying process was a delight. Susie and John located prospective homes based on our wants/needs and budget, and were always available to see homes were interested in. We must have looked at 10-20 homes over a 2 week period at the beginning of the year, and they were patient with us when none of the homes were exactly right; the market was stale at this time of the year. By the end of January, the perfect home hit the market, and we were in escrow within 3 days of the home's listing. Again, John and Susie handled everything in relation to the negotiations during the close of our purchase, and they coordinated and managed all inspections, termites, plumbers, electricians etc. on our behalf. To make things more complicated, we had to close within 12 days at the seller's request--and Susie and John pulled it off without an issue. Even after closing, Susie and John coordinated any work that we needed to have done prior to move-in as a result of our inspection. I am sure that I am forgetting some of the amazing service we received from John and Susie, but the bottom line is that they are wonderful to work with. There wasn't a touch point in the process that wasn't made easier by their vast knowledge and customer service. If you have a home to sell, or purchase, you would be hard pressed to find anyone better than Susie and John. They are true professionals who put their clients first!

 by Betty Glick

Susie and John are the BEST! They assisted me in selling my townhome in May 2019. The association had a pending earthquake retrofit and they worked with prospective buyers to help them understand that the retrofit would be in their best interests after the work was complete. They are ethical and caring and spent a lot of time responding to my questions and working with me to develop a strategy to sell my home. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone with a house to sell or lease.

 by imroschke507

This was the second working with John and Susie, and this time we used them to both sell our previous residence as well as assist us in locating our new forever home! With their help, we were able to sell our home in an extremely short amount of time, and we could not have asked for a more amazing experience with looking for our next home! They both have their own unique styles, and it's nice hearing input from both of them, as we would often get to hear two sides of the same coin. This was very helpful when determining whether or not to place an offer. They were very helpful in finding potential homes, setting up walkthroughs, and negotiating offers! We will definitely work with John and Susie again in the future, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fantastic real estate team in the area.

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