Kelly Forney Real Estate Agent at Keller Williams Realty Umpqua Valley

Kelly Forney

Real Estate Agent at
Keller Williams Realty Umpqua Valley

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Agent Highlights

Kelly is a top selling Green agent - having sold over 76% more properties in Green than the average agent.
Kelly gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Green agent by 9%.
Kelly is a SFH expert - working with over 76% more single family homes than the average Green agent.
Kelly and Dee were kind, efficient, and knowledge throughout the homebuying process. They helped my husband and I communicate effectively with the seller as well as our lender and the title company. W...

More about Kelly Forney

A licensed Realtor since 2002, Kelly is a top producer in Douglas County. As a Oregon Broker he has been recognized for leading production in the Northwest US. Kelly is regularly consulted by attorneys, lenders and asset managers across the country. As the most experienced Endorsed Local Provider for national radio host Dave Ramsey, Kelly is regularly recognized by his clients and colleagues alike for exceptional customer service & comprehensive knowledge of today's fast-moving real estate market. Kelly Forney is a Douglas County native and avid outdoor enthusiast. He and wife, Dee, are involved in their community on many levels including the Oregon Hunter's Association and Roseburg Christian Fellowship. They enjoy spending time with their daughters, son-in-laws and 5 grandchildren. Kelly helped 85 buyer and seller clients meet their real estate goals in 2018 and again was the highest producing individual realtor in Douglas County for the year with over 16 million dollars in closed transactions for the year.
Education

Umpqua Community College

Certifications

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)

License Number

200205256

Kelly earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 1% of agents in the area.

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Kelly Forney's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Kelly helped me buy a home

      Kelly and Dee were kind, efficient, and knowledge throughout the homebuying process. They helped my husband and I communicate effectively with the seller as well as our lender and the title company. We would definitely work with them again!

    • Kelly listed and sold my home

        "I recommend Kelly Forney and The Forney Team at Re/Max Professional Realty, Roseburg, Oregon without qualification for buying your next home, or selling your current property. My experience with Kelly and his team was excellent from beginning to end!! My property was an older home that required updating and repairing to meet the current market. Additionally, I was an absentee owner and not familiar with Roseburg contacts. Kelly recommended local contractors, roofers, painters, yard cleanup and maintenance people .... whoever I needed. Each recommended contact was professional, reliable, respectful and hardworking. Their prices were consistent with the market. Kelly and his team marketed my home thoroughly, featuring it on social media outlets, print media, open houses - virtually every market imaginable. Kelly negotiated my offers, and there were several, brilliantly, and with precision. His approaches surprised me and reflected his years of experience as a realtor. Never once were my calls and contact attempts "put off." Kelly and his assistant, Dee, were "on it" each time I called or emailed with a question or comment. They were even there when I signed the final sale papers making sure all went smoothly for me. Choose Kelly Forney for your Realtor!! You will have a wonderful, satisfying experience! Trust me that he will handle your property needs completely with the kind of professionalism and thoroughness that only years of experience and a truthful and ethical approach can achieve!"

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      • Kelly listed and sold my home

          Kelly's name came to me from another person who was having trouble selling their home/real estate. My situation was not normal. I tragically lost my sister and and had to move to the Roseburg area to clear her home and prepare it for sale. When I was ready to sell the home, Kelly was there ( along with his wife Dee and their awesome team in the office) and guided me along the way. I can't say it was a fun and pleasant experience due to the circumstances, but Kelly was able to get that home sold and closed in 2 months. I have since driven back to Roseburg to that same neighborhood and there's still "for sale" signs on other homes, that have been for sale much longer than my sisters home. Thank you Kelly and team from the bottom of my heart.

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        • Kelly listed and sold my home

            Mr. Forney and his team were extremely helpful to me and my family when we sold our house. When the house was listed, it only took a few days before we had several offers. During the negotiations, he always had our best interest in mind to get us the best possible price. He kept us informed of where we were at in the closing process. Mr. Forney and his team were very professional and proficient in the sale of our home. We would recommend him to anyone.

          • Kelly listed and sold my home

              Kelly Forney and his wife Dee and their associate Greg Leon and of course I cannot forget probably the best secretary Gracie are 2 real estate what a GPS unit is to driving. They take you exactly where you want to go in the shortest amount of time and the most direct route. Kelly has been in the business for something like 30 years. He is someone that under promises and then over delivers. He is an honest man that will give you nothing but honest advice. If time is money then don't waste your time just go straight to Kelly!

            • Kelly listed and sold my home

                Kelly & Dee have been our realtors since 2012. We have sold 2 homes, in record time, & purchased a home. We are now purchasing property with them. I always rely on them for their expertise, they are the best in the business! I wholly recommend their knowledge & skills to anyone who is in need of a realtor, we wouldn't use anyone else!

              • Kelly listed and sold my home

                  Kelly Forney has listed more than 10 properties over the last 10 years and he is the most professional and hard working realtor that I have worked with in all my years as an asset manager. Kelly goes above and beyond working with contractors and helping me coordinate work.

                • Kelly listed and sold my home

                    Kelly understood our interests and did what he needed to do to sell our property. There were some problems presented by the other Realitor but Kelly meet them head on and solved them.

                  • Kelly listed and sold my home

                      Kelly and Dee were amazing to work with! Beyond pleased with how quickly they sold our house and how kind and helpful they were throughout the entire process. We’re excited to work with them again when we go to purchase our next property.

                    • Kelly listed and sold my home

                        We met Kelly 14 yrs ago when we were looking for a home in Roseburg. He was so helpful and considerate and understanding of our special needs (my mother was living with us at the time) and did, in fact, find us the perfect home. Fourteen years later my husband passed away and I needed to sell our home so I could move to where my son lives. So, who else would I turn to but our friend....Kelly Forney. Again, he diligently and without pressure, helped me prepare my home for sale. When it finally went on the multiple listing site, it sold almost instantly. I cannot find enough words to describe how dedicated, considerate, helpful, and honest Kelly is. If circumstances rise that would put me back in the Roseburg area, Kelly is the only one I would call to assist me in finding a place to live.

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                      • Kelly and his "team" were right on top of the sale of my home!! The either called or emailed with updates, responses to the property and anything that they felt I would need to know. During the final closing they kept me abreast of any changes or other issues. I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone and I have!!!!

                        - Marilyn Doe
                      • Kelly did a first rate job for me of selling my home. He listed my house and found a buyer. He also handled all of the details as I was living 100 miles away from Roseburg. He is honest, forthright, and a straight shooter. If I had another house to sell in Roseburg I would call him in a minute.

                        - user8788154
                      • Kelly helped me connect with a local builder after house searching came up with limited options. He then guided me through the building and purchasing process. Especially helpful when unforeseen issues arose with my lending company. Gave me other options at every turn and was always there for whatever I needed. Couldn't have done it without him. Recommend Highly!!!

                        - Ryan Hansen
                      • We were pleased with Kelly's willingness to spend time getting to know us personally (our goals, preferences, and concerns in the selling process). We would not hesitate to recommend him highly as a helpful, caring, honest real estate professional.

                        - tdritter
                      • Kelly was great in teaching and guiding us through the process of selling and buying our house. I really felt like our wants and desires where his chief concern. Thanks again Kelly!

                        - user07173120
                      • The Forney Team did a wonderful job guiding us through the process of finding and purchasing our first home. We appreciate their knowledge and expertise. They provided us with the right amount of information, guidance, and freedom to make our decision.

                        - akaforest77
                      • Kelly, has shown by his track record that he definitely knows the shortest distance between two points in getting the job done! He manages the account with utmost professionalism and even more importantly, he and his staff are sensitive and understanding in dealing with the personal side of transitions in peoples personal lives as well. I make this last point in reference to having to place my father in a foster care home, which has presented me, his son, with many challenges. The sale went fast and smooth. I can say that Kelly, and his staff are the "Best of the Best!" When it came time for the sale of dad's house; I knew right away, who and where to go for the help and trust needed to handle the sale of dad's house and property. Thank you, again Kelly........ Best wishes from me and the rest of the family.

                        - michaelm1258
                      • Kelly is very responsive to both questions and offers and is always available. He is very knowledgeable of local situations and takes care of all the necessary paperwork without hitches. I have bought or sold two houses through him and would use him again.

                        - rjrivard0861
                      • Kelly was so wonderful to work with. He was very patient and extremely helpful and knowledgeable with every aspect of our dealing. He worked very hard to resolve any issues that came up.

                        - spirit9197
                      • I have had dealings with Kelly Forney for several years now. His motivation and work ethic make him the best real estate agent I have ever dealt with. His knowledge of the area is incomparable. I have bought thousands of acres of property through dozens of purchases and Mr. Forney is the only realtor that I am confident in and trust.

                        - David Trinchero
                      • I was referred to Kelly five years ago by a client of his. I had just had an impromptu walk-through of their home and got to talking to them about their agent. They, to put it lightly, gushed about Kelly. I was skeptical but called him nonetheless. 10 minutes on the phone with him and I was sold. Kelly helped us find an...unusual property that couldn't have been more perfect for my wife and I. After looking at several homes with us and getting to know the two of us, Kelly pointed us toward a home that was abandoned mid-way through construction by the contractor. The conditions to buy it were just as the home was, unusual. Kelly presented several options that made this difficult-to-finance-project possible. We purchased this half-built home, poured sweat into it, and ended up with a beautiful brand new home for the price of a lesser quality older property. So here I am, also gushing. Kelly is at the top of this field for a reason. His uncompromising integrity aside, he's in this business not for the commission but for the people. He and his wife Dee are an amazing team and absolute experts in the real estate market. I count it a blessing to have worked with them and to be able to call them friends today. Because of this I have had no reservations about referring multiple other families to them over the years and look forward to being able to make use of the Forney Team for any future housing needs in Douglas County. I cannot recommend Kelly strongly enough. He's amazing.

                        - lotspema
                      • We bought a house in 2013 and were in a big hurry. Kelly was available and willing to help us hit the ground running in our house hunting and get us through the process in a timely manner with all of our questions answered. He even stopped by after the closing to make sure we were happy. Great experience!

                        - Annette Smith
                      • Wonderful experience! Helped us get into our first house, with a few obsticles along the way. Him and his wife were great! He even came into sign early occupation with the flu, to make sure we got in before Christmas.

                        - Jennifer Childs
                      • Kelly did a great job walking us through the process of finding a new house. He listened to what we wanted and was very knowledgeable about the local housing market. We found a house quickly and and he walked us through the offer and closing process expertly. I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone looking to buy a house in Roseburg and the surrounding areas.

                        - gaylew8820
                      • Kelly helped sell our first home when we left Roseburg for a career opportunity. Kelly was fantastic in telling us where to touch up on the property for maximum price, was on the spot with market comps and pricing our home to sell. Kelly was skillful in negotiations to help us get a full price offer and helped us navigate the MANY "asks" through addendums from our buyer. Kelly really protected us, helped flush out issues as the closing date approached and ultimately helped us move our property quickly. From the listing date with Kelly to signing over the house at the title company, the house sold in about 7 weeks (This was with the buyer having a more complex government loan which delayed closing). Kelly works hard, smart and efficiently. Most importantly, Kelly is realistic - Kelly will tell it to you straight. I highly recommend Kelly if you are trying to sell and even if you are buying, I would retain Kelly to represent me in a heart beat. Kelly has an incredible skill set that sets him VERY far apart from other realtors. If you are going to buy or sell, you want Kelly Forney.

                        - Zuser
                      • I purchased my first home through Kelly Forney in 2004. Since then, I have used the Forney Team to both purchase and sell three additional homes. Kelly have a pulse on the market that sets him apart from other realtors in the Douglas County area. He has produced excellent results for me in all four homes that I have sold. Each one sold for at least the asking price. The last home that I sold had a full-price offer within three days of listing. Do I recommend the Forney Team? Definitely, and Kelly will be my first call when I buy my next home.

                        - Nathaniel Frosland