Stephen K. Forrest
I have been REALTOR® / Broker for over 21 years. For the most recent 18 years, I have worked as licensed assistant to Greg Zavitz. During that time, I have worked with hundreds of buyers and sellers. I have managed all pending transactions and coordinated communication between transaction stakeholders including, but not limited to, lenders, title companies, inspectors, contractors, and cooperating real estate brokerages. Our team averages approximately 65 transactions annually.
There is no better feeling than successfully matching sellers with qualified buyers as well as buyers finding their ideal home and helping fulfill their dreams. I cater to my clients and do everything possible to keep them informed and up-to-date throughout the transnational process.
My wife, Alice, is a nurse and currently works at Westminster Village. My daughter, Althea, is also a nurse, works at OSF St. Joseph Hospital and also performs home infusions for Accredo. I have one grandchild, Alexandra. Alex, as her friends call her, is in her second year of high school and has plans to enter the medical field, although which area of discipline is yet to be determined. Alex also participates in competitive cheer with Lions Cheer Company.
What past clients say:
Adam and Nicole S: “We just wanted to say “Thanks” for all you did for us. You may have been just doing your job, but we felt you went above and beyond. You kept us up to date every step of the way and we really appreciate that!”
Linda L: “Thanks so much for all you have done to get me through this. I couldn’t have done it without your help. I would be happy to take you and your wife out to eat; just name the place. Thank you!”
Camden H: “Steve was very helpful. Everything was presented clearly. Anytime I had questions, Steve was fast to provide answers. It was more than a buyer / seller relationship as I would consider Steve more of a friend now!”
Lyndsey J: “As a first time home buyer, you never know what you’re in for. If it weren’t for Steve, the entire process would have easily been the most stressful and confusing thing I have ever done. He was great working around my full time work schedule to view several houses, several times and he came prepared each time and studied up on the properties. He scrutinized them and offered his knowledge and experience in a manner that helped me find my new home. I never felt pressured as we looked at several different properties and weighed options. I so appreciated his input and expertise and his ability to work things out to my very best advantage. Couldn’t be more thankful for such a great Realtor.”
Nichole B: “Thank you so much for all your hard work! Buying and Selling our home was a complicated process, but Steve helped us navigate and understand it every step of the way. Steve was always available and patient with us. I cannot express enough our gratitude for all you have done. We enjoyed working with you in the past when we purchased our first home and look forward to working with you in the future.”
Ellen B: “Steve was extra thorough which was extremely helpful as this was my first time going through the home buying process. Steve always made sure I was seeing all houses I could and kept me very informed the entire time.”
Joel J: “An outstanding agent who was honest and cared about our needs. Steve was very good about pointing out things to us which may need fixing of the homes we looked at. Steve cared about us first and himself second. I think he did a great job in everything and was a true professional in helping Mary and I find a home.”
Nick D: “Steve went over and above what I would have expected. Being a first time buyer, I feel I required more assistance than normal and Steve was there for me every step of the way. I appreciated all of his help.”
Nate & Julie M: "I often reflect on just how fortunate Julie and I are to have found you as our Realtor...You are the most honest, truthful, and HELPFUL person I can think of whenever someone mentions a Realtor. There are so few SPECIAL people like you, in that business, these days! Your input and guidance helped make an overwhelming situation a success for us and I honestly don't think there was anyone else there in B/N that I would have rather used in that situation. You can't believe the stories from my State Farm friends and former Co-workers that have decided to leave that area...I recommend You to everyone of them when asked for my humble opinion. You are the only Realtor I would EVER use!"
What other professionals say:
Vice President / Mortgage Originator: I have worked with Steve Forrest on a number of transactions over the years. Steve has always done an exceptional job. Whether he is representing the Sellers or the Buyers, he exhibits true professionalism and always stays on top of things. This dedication to all parties assist the transactions in closing in a smooth and efficient manner.
Assistant / Paralegal to Mike Wilson Atty.: It has always been a pleasure working with Steve Forrest. I find it makes my job so much easier when I know you are handling the transaction. You are very diligent when providing all the necessary information and documentation to insure the closings go through properly. You have been nothing shy of professional when I’ve had the pleasure to work with you.
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