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Jim helped me and my Husband to buy our first house...yes, first time home owner ...and you know the process is difficult, time consuming and so many ups and downs happened in this process. Also we are actually picky so finding the one for us was not an easy job, but he did it. He is a very nice Gentleman ,kind, patient and a good listener...you can completely trust on him... We found our perfect house and we are very happy with it.we are completely satisfied with his job and recommend him 100%. Thank you Jim God Bless you and your kind Family Sepid

Babak & Sepid 6/2015, Reno, NV
 

 
We would highly recommend Jim to anyone who wants a good, honest, hard working and knowledgable realtor on your side. Prior to putting our house on the market, Jim took the time to meet with us on several occasions and assisted us with the process as well as answered any and all questions we had. After our house was put on the market, Jim provided continual updates on showings and made sure our house was being seen by possible buyers. Jim always followed up with other realtors after showings to seek possible offers and input. Shortly after our house was put on the market, we moved out of state. Jim made this an easy transition for us. He made us feel as if we were there. We never had to return to sign papers. Jim made everything very smooth. He was always available by phone, text, and email. Jim always took care of any problems or concerns that would arise. We had an issue with our fence. Jim took care of the entire problem himself. He kept a small problem from becoming a big one. He stayed in constant contact with us during the entire process and took a lot of the stress of selling a house out of the equation. If your looking for a great realtor, Jim Forbus is your man, he will not disappoint! Dave and Sue

Dave & Sue F. 3/2015, Reno, NV
 

 
Jim listed our house and aggressively marketed it. It sold quickly for a fair price. Jim's high level of integrity made us trust his abilities and strategies. We are extremely pleased with his service.

Sherman B. 3/2015, Sparks, NV
 

 
Jim was exceptional from the first meeting and all the way through the journey in finding our perfect home. His knowledge of the area is very extensive. He was always right on top of any questions/concerns we had. He's an excellent realtor!!!

Katie F. 2/2015, Reno, NV
 

 
Jim Forbus worked as our listing agent on our first home sale. Jim sold our home in three days. Please, let us share our experience working with Jim. My wife and I previously worked with Jim as a Buyer's Agent. We had such a fantastic experience that we didn't even consider listing our home for sale through anyone else. Jim proceeded to exceed even the high expectations set by our first interaction. Jim began working diligently for us before our listing was even up. He arrived for our first appointment in a suit and that attitude of professionalism pervaded our entire experience with Jim. He first sought to understand what we were looking to get out of the sale process and, at our request, helped us determine where best to invest our money to maximize the value of our home. He ran comps for us to help us estimate a reasonable sale price and always answered any questions we had quickly and knowledgeably. His understanding of the marketplace in Reno informed the entire conversation and he helped us understand the different risks and rewards presented by the choices we had before us. By the time our home went on the market, Jim was a whirlwind of action. Our neighbors called us to tell of the showings that filled the day and stretched into the night hours. By the third day, we had two offers in hand--one of which exceeded our listing price. We accepted the offer, but Jim's job was not done. Over the next month, Jim kept us informed of each stage of the process and helped us understand where things stood. When things got a little rocky on the buyer's side, Jim worked closely with the buyer's agent and kept us constantly informed of progress. When the lender involved in the transaction began dragging its heels towards the close of escrow, Jim kept the lines of communication open between us, the title company, and the buyers. As far as we're concerned, the deal went through because of Jim. We might have backed out when the transaction began to seem dicey, but Jim helped us understand the risks and rewards of backing out versus staying with the deal, and we are very happy that we stuck through it all and successfully sold our home to a new family who we hope will enjoy it for years to come.

Chad B. 2/2015, Reno, NV
 

 
If you need a realtor, please give Jim Forbus a call, he is great. This was our first time buying a house, and we didn't really know much about the process. He explained everything very well, answered our many questions, and was always quick to respond to my texts or answer my calls. He looked out for us. When we looked at houses, he looked too, pointing out potentially bad things as well as the good features. He is very knowledgeable and works hard to get you the best deal.

Scott & Sarah S. 1/2015, Reno, NV
 

 
Jim facilitated our long-distance house search with great patience and persistence. We always felt he had our best interest in mind. He listened to what we said we were looking for and investigated several homes on his own as we lived in the Northeast and were unable to view for ourselves. Jim was very candid and explained why he thought some of our choices were not a good fit for us (ex: traffic). He found the perfect home for us and then facilitated the purchase (without us ever having been to the house), was present for the inspections, and was a wonderful advocate for us throughout the process. We highly recommend Jim and would use him again should we ever venture back into the housing market

Liz & Dane 6/2014, Reno, NV
 

 
My fiance and I started our home search unsure of what the outcome would be. We were first-time home buyers and severely uneducated in the process. We had certain idealistic properties in mind for the house and as we began our home search it became clear that not all of those ideals would come to light. Despite our picky demeanor Jim managed to find several houses for us to view from the start. Some houses weren't fitting and others just out of our reach, but this didn't stop Jim's motivation to find us our home. Six months later we found ourselves signing the final papers to owning our home. Throughout those six months, Jim kept in contact with us regularly to see how our family was doing and to inquire about new homes. He educated us in the home-buying process and was eager to answer questions and guide us through paper work. Jim went above and beyond to ensure our home was suitable before we purchased and even gave us ideas for future remodeling. We have highly recommended him to family and friends. We cannot express how happy we were to have Jim Forbus as our realtor. Thank you for all you have done! -Melissa, Ryan, and Allison

Ryan & Melissa T. 12/2013, Reno, NV
 

 
It was a dream come true for us to have Jim Forbus for our real estate representative. He is so personable, patient and knowledgeable in all areas. He was extremely professional and helpful in every way. Always available. It was real pleasure working with Jim Forbus. And we are so happy on our home. Thanks again. We would highly recommend Jim Forbus to everyone. We love you Jim, Jerry and Lydelle Creason

Jim & Lydelle C. 11/2013, Sparks, NV
 

 
In the summer of 2013, we decided to move to the Reno area from Central California. In our search for an excellent real estate agent, Jim Forbus was highly recommended to us by my best friend. When we met Jim, he was personable, professional and extremely organized. We explained our needs and were amazed at the portfolio Jim prepared for us. He even presented us with a guide for the area. Knowing our access would be limited as we had to travel to the Reno area to look at homes, Jim always showed us only those homes that would suite our needs. After finding the home we truly wished to own, Jim went to work. Due to his knowledge, experience and solid work ethic, our offer was soon accepted. We never experienced a single issue that Jim did not resolve to our satisfaction. Thanks to Jim, we now live in our dream home. Jim possesses outstanding communication skills and represented us in every aspect of the transaction. We not only gained a beautiful home, we met a fantastic individual and friend. Thanks Jim...Buster and Wendy Crabb

Wendy & Buster C. 9/2013, Reno, NV
 

 
Dear Jim, You did such an amazing job in helping us close on two homes last year. First you stuck it out and kept us updated on a short sale for almost a year....what patience and professionalism you showed during that long period of time. We are so thankful for you and just how painless you made buying a home. There is always some hoops to jump through to buy a house and you always provided us a boost to get through all of them. We have known you for some time now and wouldn't work to work with anyone else. I recommend all my friends and family to you and if anyone is looking for an amazing, professional, timely, great communicator and just all round great guy....Jim Forbus is your Realtor. Lynda F.

Jeff & Lynda F. 4/13 & 9/13, Reno, NV
 

 
"Thanks for all of your help in selling our house. I know it must not have been easy with me working graveyard shift and living out of town half of the time, however, you were extremely responsive and sold the house quickly. I really appreciate your personal attention and assistance in everything from paperwork to referrals for repairs. I was glad to find you on Christian Real Estate Network, and it was a pleasure to work with not only a brother in blue, but a brother in Christ. You exceeded all expectations." Look forward to seeing you again, Brad Williams

Brad Williams 9/2013, Minden, NV
 

 
Thank you Jim for all your wonderful work with helping us find a new home. Throughout this journey, which lasted over 3 months, you helped us get through the process as smoothly as possible. Just wanted to take the opportunity to express our gratitude for all your assistance throughout the process. Your local real estate knowledge and attention to detail was invaluable from the home selection, offer, inspection and closing processes. You really showed us that you cared a lot about our family as our agent and even more so as the friend that you have become to us. We are very happy in our new home and we look forward to working with you in the future as we trust your expertise."

Soma & Shoba 5/2013, Reno, NV
 

 
Hi Jim Judy and I want to thank you for your help in purchasing our new rental. We had not purchased an investment property before and you were a big help. From the very first moment, you were there looking out for our interests and made sure that we understood the process. The same thing occured during the construction process when you showed us the items to look for and to have fixed. And again during the preclosing walk through, when your inspection was more thorough than ours. Finally, explaining the closing process and documents, you were there too. Thanks again for all your help. Icant"t think of a real estate purchaser not wanting you, as you were very professional and helpful. you truly went above and beyond. Best to you Marty and Judy Brenner 7/2013, Reno, NV

Marty & Judy B., Reno, NV
 

 
Thank you so much for helping us find a condo. You took all of our "must haves" into consideration and helped us find the perfect place. I loved how much you cared about our safety and well being while we were hunting for a home. Thank you so much for making this move a simple one. Thanks, Stephanie and Shelby Downs Reno, NV

Stephanie & Shelby, 5/2013, Reno, NV
 

 
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us! You guys (Jim & Dawn) are amazing and so happy & lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives. Thank you so much for finding us such a beautiful & perfect home, we couldn't be happier! We are so grateful for all that you both have done for us!

Matt & Amanda, 1/2013, Reno, NV
 

 
Dear Jim, I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks. I am finally moved into my house and I love it! Thank you for helping me find my home and working with me to find honest people to get it move in ready. The sprinkler people, the painters and the carpet guy were all easy to work with and did a satisfactory job getting the house ready to move in to. I also appreciated that you walked me through all the paperwork I had to sign for closing etc. I think you went above and beyond what a normal real estate agent does for his clients. Not only are you a great friend, but a professional, helpful and knowledgeable real estate agent. I appreciate everything that you have done for me. Sincerely, Dawn Collier

Dawn Collier 5/2013, Reno, NV
 

 
Jim was great to work with. We only had a weekend to search for a home and flew in from California to do so. Jim had prepared several properties for us to view based on the criteria we sent him via email. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and made our home buying experience effortless. Jim helped negotiate for us and was able to get us a discount on the cost of our home. He went above and beyond and even helped out when we needed assistance with things unrelated to our new home. I would recommend Jim to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!! Darwin and Kelli Duzan

Darwin & Kelli D. 1/2013, Reno, NV
 

 
I just wanted to take the time to discuss my home buying experience with Jim Forbus. From start to finish, Jim worked diligently to help us find the home of our dreams keeping in mind our budget and time my schedule. Unlike most "Salesman", Jim kept our best interest in mind without being pushy. My wife, two daughters and I, have a very busy schedule and Jim would go out of his way to make sure that we were accommodated. I work night shift (approximately 50 hours a week) and Jim, had on at least two occasions, met at our house in Spanish Springs to sign documents at about seven in the morning. I pride myself in standing by my word and due to my experience; I have recommended his services to all of my friends and family in good conscious. From start to finish our purchase experience went seamlessly. Jim recommended and excellent loan officer, home inspector and even a carpet cleaner, all of which helped the transition to our new home. This is the second home my wife and I have purchased and prior to my experience with Jim; I was put off by Realtors. I believe that Jim Forbus is the best investment we have made for our future and know Jim will do the same for you Sincerely, The Leonard Family

Leonard Family, Sparks, NV
 

 
"Being first-time homebuyers, we were somewhat nervous at the beginning, but Jim made us feel very comfortable! He was friendly, always available and happy to answer our many questions. Not only was Jim an expert about the entire home buying process, but he was also knowledgeable when it came to potential repairs and other issues with the interiors & exteriors of homes. It always felt like he was truly on our side, looking out for our best interests. We couldn't have asked for a better agent... Thank you Jim!"

Jeff & Kristen O'Brien 4/2012, Reno, NV
 

 
Because of a new job, my husband and I began looking to relocate in the Reno area. We saw a Realty sign on a house we liked and that is how we met Jim Forbus. Jim was very professional and helpful. Our first time out, Jim showed us potential houses, we found the one we now live in. Being new to the area, Jim was gracious to answer our questions. Most importantly, he directed us to Prospect Mortgage, who did a great job! As our home is a ways out of town, Jim also brought us a gallon of milk one day when we were out. Jim has personal concern for his clients welfare. We highly recommend Jim Forbus to anyone in the housing market.

Ann & Jerry B. 10/2011, Reno, NV
 

 
You could not ask for more in a Real Estate Agent. Jim exceeded my expectations, and had an offer for my home in 4 days! He had me counter the offer, so that I netted an additional $10,000. above what I would have accepted.

June S. 6/2010, Reno, NV
 

 
We recently had to sell my parents condominium in Reno, NV. We have known Jim Forbus for many years, but this was our first experience with him as a realtor. He was so helpful in guiding us with pricing, accepting offers, and all the normal aspects of selling a home. What we found that was so remarkable was his willingness to help us fix minor repairs; he recommended a painter and helped us with moving furniture. We would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional, courteous and self-motivated realtor.

Chris & Joyce M. 9/2011, Reno, NV
 

 
We recently purchased a home and Jim Forbus was our realtor. At all times he was prompt,courteous,knowledgeable and really made us feel comfortable with the entire process. We have over the years used many different realtors but we have never found one that has the ethics and can do attitude that Jim does. My husband and I would highly recommend him for any and all real estate needs.

Sandra & Henry R. 9/2011, Reno, NV
 

 
When I started looking into buying a house I had little to no idea where to look, Jim showed me to a customizable site and let me pick the houses I wanted to see. That was my first clue that I had found someone willing to help me find my first house, not just another paycheck. The second clue was that Jim was always willing to follow-up on potential houses and willing to answer even my dumbest questions. When looking at some houses, Jim wouldn't try to sell us on each and every one, instead, he let us do the shopping and pointed out any potential problems and gave his opinions. It was such a wonderful experience working with Jim, he was not only knowledgeable and helpful, but he knew how to work with the mortgage lenders and make my life so much easier! Thank you Jim, we could not have done it without you!

Dominic J. 5/2011, Reno, NV
 

 
We, too, enjoyed working with you. You made it very easy and comfortable buying the house instead of pushy and stressful! It's nice to have an agent actually working FOR you instead of working for the commission. It's refreshing in today's day and age. So many things went off without a hitch. Bill was impressed on how smoothly it went as opposed to his last house-buying experience. Thank you so much for being there for US! Like I said before, we just love our new house and say it to each other just about every day! Anyone would be lucky to have you as their agent! Thanks again!! Heather and Bill

Heather & Bill P. 4/2011, Sparks, NV
 

 
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Jim Forbus as a real estate agent. I have known Jim since 2007, when he was still employed in his previous field. The process of my house purchase from inception to move in took more than 3 years. Throughout that time Jim maintained a flawless professional demeanor and he stuck with me through two failed attempts at financing. I eventually purchased new construction and Jim was integral to that process and the ease with which it took place. I plan to use him in the near future for additional real estate ventures and look forward to that encounter. If I can be of further assistance please don't hesitate to contact me. Brett Armer RN 270-305-6616

Brett A. 4/2011 , Reno, NV
 

 
This was our first time buying a home and we really appreciated having Jim as our realtor. He could answer any question we had and he helped us feel secure in this scary process. It took some time for was to find the house just right for us, but Jim never gave up. He did everything imaginable to get us into our home. We consider Jim a friend more than a realtor.

Michael & Stephanie R. 12/2010, Reno, NV
 

 
This was my first time to go through the home buying process and I was a bit nervous. I was very happy that I went with Jim Forbus as my realtor, he walked me through it every step of the way. Everything was explained and I was kept updated throughout the sale. Jim went above and beyond in meeting where and when it was convenient for me, kept on top of everything for a speedy transaction, and even helped with some of the repairs needed for my loan to be accepted. I would highly recommend Jim Forbus! Thanks for eveything Jim!

Armanita D. 11/2010, Reno, NV
 

 
Jim and his lender went above and beyond. I needed to close fast, and they did it within 19 days after the counter offer contract was signed! Jim negotiated for me to encourage the seller to repair additional items beyond the initial agreement. Jim looked after my best interest, in recovering my earnest money from the previous deal, and saving me thousands of dollars on the next deal.

Chris S. 9/2010, Reno, NV
 

 
Jim helped me buy my first home, and really took care of me! I'm relying on Jim to help me buy another home!

Miguel M. 4/2008, Reno, NV
 

 
I had to relocate from Reno to Arizona, and needed a "Can-do" Realtor. Jim helped me competitvely price my home, and we had an offer sooner than I thought. My home sold within 5% of the listing price. Jim also helped my son finish the move, far beyond what I expected!

Jan W. 8/2008, Reno, NV
 

 
I was looking for a Realtor, and met Jim at an open house. He was the only Realtor that told me the truth about the local real estate market. Jim gave me the info I needed to make my purchase. He knows the market!

Peter B. 6/2008, Reno, NV
 

 
Jim listed my home for sale, priced it right, and had a full price offer in 23 days! Listen to Jim if you want to sell your home fast!

Sherry S. 5/2008, Sparks, NV
 

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