"Forrest goes beyond expectations -- understanding the nuances of making agreements and the priorities in sustainability.
He is extremely knowledgeable about real estate on the Big Island, about Hawaii culture and most importantly about how to manifest elegant solutions that are win-win for all parties.
Several times, I could not see a solution to an issue that came up and Forrest provided excellent suggestions and implemented them with effectiveness and grace.
I am thrilled to call Forrest a friend."
"Towards the end, when it really mattered, our realtor, Forrest Arnold, came up to the plate and hit a home run. On several occasions the escrow could have easily fallen through, were it not for Forrest's perseverance and professional management of a complexity of issues."
"We worked with Forrest long distance for over 6 months to close on our dream farm. He hung in there with us patiently answering all our questions until we finally closed! Since then he has been a local resource to us even though we are off island. You will have a friend in Forrest even after you close."
"Forrest is a true professional. He is an expert in the Kohala real estate market having lived and worked there for many years. Forrest was very aggressive in marketing our property and networking with other agents to make sure our house was always prominently showcased. One of Forrest's best qualities is his honesty. He will tell you exactly what he thinks is necessary to make your property more attractive to potential buyers. We can wholeheartedly recommend Forrest as your Kohala real estate agent. Bob & Daz Hendrickson. Former owner's of 55-1076 Kaauhuhu Homestead Road, Hawi."
"Forest helped us secure our dream home and is very experienced as a realtor. His local style and friendly nature as well as his advise on securing a loan officer made it all possible. We appreciate him and recommend him for anyone looking to buy a home on the Big island!"
"Jerry and I would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt Thank You for all the time and hard work you put into the deal of our property and the purchase of our condo. Your patience and perseverance definitely helped get us through all the escrows and details needed to finally make it happen. We really appreciate your positive attitude, communication skills, staying calm under frustrating circumstances, and for being tuned in to our personal goals and wishes. We are pleased with your professionalism and how you represented us as the sellers. We would be happy to recommend you to our friends and associates.
"Forrest was our agent representing us as the Buyer on a recent transaction. From start to finish Forrest was not only very responsive to any questions or concerns we had, but also quick to reply on all matters. To date he has been the most responsive of any agent we have worked with.
He pointed out something that we had overlooked even as an experienced buyer and we greatly appreciate that attentiveness to our needs."
"Forrest was very helpful with negotiating a purchase of property in Kohala. He helped with the price agreement and the disposition of sellers personal property on the premises. As part of a more complex exchange transaction he helped us negotiate a delay in the close of escrow as well. He knows the the area and people and is willing to investigate issues like easements and boundaries. He is very easy to deal with."
"Done deal! Forrest Arnold has the ability to be aggressive and yet sensitive to the needs of the seller and buyer. When I told Forrest what I was looking for, in less than one week he showed me the property I have been looking to find for years and I bought it.
Then in selling my home, it was about the same, he moved quickly and positively to find a buyer who wanted what I was selling and this too is a done deal. Thanks for your good work.
We want to offer you this testimonial to express our appreciation for the excellent service that you provided my husband and I. We have purchased numerous properties over the years and dealt with realtors of all levels of experience, including brokers. In view of our past experience we would like to congratulate you for being the best and most reliable realtor with whom we have worked with."
"Forrest, Thanks so much for all of your assistance and excellent communication. And now you are still providing excellent service through locating the house plans.
We will certainly refer you to anyone who asks about real estate on the Big Island. Aloha."
"I have bought multiple lots/dwellings over the years and I can say without hesitation Forrest is among the best I have ever worked with.
Forrest was responsive and really worked the process well since this was a long distance purchase on my end.
Throughout the process I felt he could be trusted and had all the best intentions in helping me secure my purchase."
"We have been looking at real estate in three different states for over 10 years. While we did find a few interesting properties, we never found a realtor that we were completely comfortable with, someone who really understood that WE were looking for and who was really looking out for our best interests.
That was until we met Forrest. We fell in love with North Kohala the first time we drove through----and we clicked with Forrest right away. He was exceptionally patient and helpful in driving us around and not just showing us property but talking about the history, the community and the people along the Big Island's north coast.
It wasn't long before we found the perfect place. Forrest then helped us navigate the home buying process and was truly the honest broker in handling all the issues. We're now very happy owners of a small piece of paradise in Kapaau, and it wouldn't have been possible without Forrest. "
"My wife and I worked with Forrest Arnold of Elite Pacific Properties over the last several months to find just the right property in North Kohala. Forrest is personable, professional and knowledgeable about the area. He really took the time to understand the needs and interests of my wife and me. Forrest found just the right house, and he worked extremely hard to help us complete the purchase within a short period of time. I highly recommend Forrest for your real estate needs in North Kohala."