Introduction: Our company is founded on the principles of hard work, honesty, and integrity. The team is led by the broker-owner, Lee Forbes. Our Forbes name spans two great generations as Realtors dedicated to helping connect buyers with sellers. We have been there, done that with the big-box realty firms and have been realtors since 2000 in the Sarasota-Bradenton market. In 2010, Lee formed the company as it is today, by carefully targeting team-oriented individuals with a passion for selling real estate, which has lead our brokerage to see tremendous success!
We have the tremendous growth since its inception. Specializing in residential sales and leasing, we offer a full-service brokerage experience and pride ourselves on our viral marketing techniques and a strong presence we maintain on the Internet. "It's where almost 89% of consumers start shopping now," says the owner, Lee Forbes. So, you better have a great web presence to offer buyers and sellers!
More facts that separate Forbes Property Group from other agencies is our service! Forbes added, "All of our team members are focused on giving their customers 100%, and our team environment only strengthens the bond we have with our customers. It's what they like most." Our agents receive the highest marks on communication and follow-through. Continuing education and up-to-date training ensure a competent and smooth transaction, from contract to closing.
Always on the hunt for today's hottest properties, Forbes Property Group agents routinely set aside time in their monthly planner to visit new construction and maintain relationships with area builders. "Sometimes new construction is a better option, especially if the time lines match up with our client's needs. Or, sometimes an inventory home can be a great value for our customers; an option they wouldn't even be aware of if I didn't have the relationships I have with the builders," says agent Cheryl Shoultz.
Relationships Build Trust
One of the biggest assets that a good Realtor brings to the equation is managing your transaction. Just like a quarterback of a football team, leading the players down the field and scoring a touchdown, realtors are the quarterback of each real estate transaction. They find the house, write the offer, negotiate the terms, and help keep deposits safe. Meanwhile, after a contract has been accepted, that's when the real work starts. From managing inspections and negotiating repairs to keeping on top of financing, title work, and home insurance, everything has to happen in the proper order and meet deadlines to keep the transaction going smoothly and safely until closing. By using a realtor who has established quality relationships in the area and who knows how to get things done, you are assuring yourself of having the best possible outcome when you buy or sell a home. The biggest compliment any Realtor can receive is a referral from a past client.