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Team Forehand Realty in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Buying with Team Forehand Realty Overview


At Team Forehand Realty, we are committed to meeting the needs of our clients and prioritizing their best interests. Our ultimate goal is to help people love where they live and contribute to creating thriving communities.
As experienced Team Forehand Realty agents, we have the expertise to navigate the current market conditions, whether it’s a sellers’ market, a buyers’ market, or a mix of both. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that each market presents, and we work tirelessly to help buyers find the right home within those parameters.
We recognize that each real estate transaction is influenced by factors such as market conditions, financial considerations, timing, location, and the specific needs and wants of our clients. However, we are always up for the challenge of finding creative solutions, exploring new directions, and identifying the potential in every situation.
If you’re interested in exploring your potential in today’s market, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of agents are committed to providing you with trustworthy guidance throughout the buying process.

Our Process

1. Choose Your Team Forehand Realty Agent

To ensure a successful and efficient home purchase, it’s important to choose a Team Forehand Realty agent and sign a buyer-broker agreement. This agreement outlines how your agent will work on your behalf and sets the foundation for a productive relationship between you and your agent.

2. Plan Your Home Search

To find your ideal home in the Green Bay area, you should start by planning your search, touring properties, and selecting the right home that meets your needs. Once you’ve found a home you’re interested in purchasing, you should request an approval letter from your lender that matches the offer price before making an offer. This will help you present a strong and compelling offer to the seller.

3. Make an Offer

After you’ve found the right home, you should work with your agent to craft an offer that meets your needs. The seller may respond with a counteroffer or accept or reject your initial offer. If your offer is accepted, your agent will open an escrow account and deposit your earnest money, which is a good faith deposit to demonstrate your commitment to purchasing the home.

4. Home Inspections and Negotiating Repairs

Once your offer is accepted and the earnest money is deposited, you should proceed with inspections of the property. If issues are identified, you can work with your agent to negotiate repairs with the seller. It’s important to carefully review all documents and reports related to the property to ensure that there are no surprises or issues that could affect your purchase. Your lender will arrange for an appraisal, and will forward all necessary documents to the escrow company to facilitate a smooth and timely closing process.

5. Sign Documents

As you near the end of the home buying process, you’ll need to sign various documents at the escrow office to finalize the sale. Additionally, you’ll need to provide your down payment in the form of a cashier’s check. This step is crucial to completing the purchase of your new home.

6. Review Signed Documents and Transfer

After you’ve signed all necessary documents and provided your down payment, your lender will review the paperwork and transfer the funds to the seller. This will complete the sale process. The sale will be officially recorded through the county Recorder’s Office to ensure that all necessary legal requirements are met.

7. Get the Keys to Your New Home!

Congratulations on your new home in the Green Bay area! Your agent will be happy to hand over the keys to you, so you can finally settle into your new home and start enjoying all that the area has to offer.

Buyer Services

The use of technology has transformed the real estate landscape in Wisconsin and enabled home buyers to access a vast array of property listings and local market information online. However, this abundance of information can be overwhelming, leading some people to question the value of a real estate agent in the home buying process. In fact, the challenges of buying a home have become more complex than ever before, and a skilled and experienced realtor is essential to navigate these challenges successfully.
Team Forehand Realty has been assisting home buyers in the Northeast Wisconsin region since 2017, and we understand the local markets like no other. Our professional agents will work tirelessly on your behalf to safeguard your interests and guide you through the home buying process to find the perfect home for you.

Initial Home Buyer's Consultation

Finding Your Dream Home

Making an Offer to Purchase

Guiding You Through the Transaction

Closing Escrow



Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or an experienced buyer looking to purchase your fifth home, the home buying process can be an emotional and challenging experience. To ensure that you don’t feel overwhelmed, it’s important to be well-informed and adequately prepared. Throughout the process, you may have a lot of questions, and it’s important to know that there are no dumb questions when it comes to buying a home. Even seasoned buyers can forget the exact steps involved in the process.
At Team Forehand Realty, we are here to help you every step of the way, and we welcome all of your questions. If you’re uncertain about anything related to the home buying process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always happy to help.

What is a real estate agent and what do they do?

In Wisconsin, a real estate agent or broker is a licensed professional who represents either the buyer or seller in a real estate transaction. Agents typically work under the supervision of a licensed broker. Both agents and brokers are authorized by the state to negotiate sales agreements and handle the necessary documentation for closing real estate deals. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a property, it’s generally recommended that you consult with a licensed real estate professional. With their expertise and experience, a qualified agent or broker can help you navigate the complexities of the real estate market and ensure a successful transaction.

What is an Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?

A multiple listing service (MLS) is a database created by cooperating real estate brokers in a particular region to provide information about properties that are for sale. By sharing their property listings, brokers can help connect potential buyers with sellers. This arrangement benefits both the listing and selling brokers, who are able to consolidate and share information, as well as share commissions. Essentially, an MLS is a tool that allows real estate professionals to work together more efficiently and effectively, making it easier for buyers to find the perfect property and for sellers to connect with interested buyers.

What does "pending" mean in real estate?

In Wisconsin, when a home is listed as pending, it means that the seller and their agent are confident that the sale has successfully passed major hurdles and is on its way to closing. It indicates that all of the provisions on a contingent property were met and the sale is currently being processed.
It’s worth noting that there are three types of pending statuses:
The Taking Backups status indicates that although the real estate listing is pending, the seller is still showing the property and accepting backup offers. Short Sale indicates that the property is going through the short sale process with the mortgage holder, and it’s likely that the property is further along in the process and not accepting backup offers. Lastly, More Than 4 Months status is automatically assigned in the MLS when a listing has been pending for over 4 months. This may indicate that there are delays with the transaction or that the real estate agent forgot to update the status from Pending to Sold after closing.

How much can I afford to spend on a home?

To ensure that you can comfortably afford your mortgage payments, a general guideline is that your total mortgage should not exceed 28% of your pre-tax monthly income. You can calculate this by multiplying your income by 28, and then dividing the result by 100. For instance, if you earn $6,000 per month, your monthly mortgage payments should be $1,680 or less.

How to find homes for sale in Green Bay?

To locate homes for sale in Wisconsin, the most effective approach is to use the search forms provided on our website. Our website is synchronized with the local MLS, allowing us to offer up-to-date information on all available listings.


"Team Forehand was great! Dave helped us secure a beautiful home near Lambeau and Sarah was always very helpful as well! They went above and beyond to assist us with showings both in person and virtually. I would highly recommend Team Forehand for all your real estate needs!"
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Andrew L.
Lambeau, WI
"We first meet Dave 5 years ago when we bought out first house, almost 5 years later and now 2 kids we knew we need to upgrade so we called Dave right up and he helped find us a new house and get ours sold in a week."
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Nicole S.
Green Bay, WI
"Dave Forehand and his team are amazing to work with. My wife knew Dave from her old job. She always appreciated that Dave was one of the only realtors who cared enough to get to know her, the administrative assistant at her office. She dealt with dozens of local realtors every week. Most didn't take the time to learn her name or ask her how her day was. Every time Dave was in her office, he talked to her and remembered where their conversation had left off. When it was time for us to buy our first house, choosing to work with Dave was the obvious choice. We also spent a lot of time with his buyers agent, Julie. She is such a joy to work with. Together, they educated us on the market, what to look for in a house, and how to negotiate an offer. Dave and Julie are not realtors who show up in expensive dress clothes and tell you how great every aspect of the home is. They are the type of people who bring flashlights and are willing to crawl around in dusty basements to make sure it is the right house. Knowing what we would get with the largest investment of our life was invaluable. Thanks to them, we were able to buy a great house. We are so grateful for their time, patience, and expertise. I highly recommend Team Forehand."
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Chris W.
Green Bay, WI
"We sold a home and bought a home with Dave Forehand and Team Forehand Realty. Your customer service and attention to details goes above and beyond any buyer or sellers expectations. This service alone will likely be the major key to your future success. You, Dave, and your team don't make promises that you don't keep. Every single day you know what to expect and Team Forehand delivers. And always knowing you are there when we need you made our transaction as painless and professional as possible amid the 2020 Pandemic. Hats off to your team. Thank you for never letting us down."
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Sandy M.
Green Bay, WI

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