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Forest Balderson believes communication is a form of respect. Accountability and transparency are the cornerstones of his performance. Maintaining open channels of communication, he ensures that objectives are met, unanticipated challenges are addressed, and opportunities to achieve your goal are seized. He tracks and records feedback, measures advertising performance, and provides you with real-time updates on your market. You will be able to re-position your home to remain competitive, confident that selling your Gulf Gate area home is the priority.

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You can expect a high level of competency in an increasingly sophisticated climate of change in real estate law, technology, and communications. In 2014, Forest Balderson graduated with high honors from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, earning a B.A. in Creative Writing. He went on to earn a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Bay Path University. Recently, he was awarded the Graduate, Realtor® Institute (GRI) designation, considered the nation’s gold standard in professional real estate education. 


Forest Balderson is skilled in the technology designed to provide you with competitive advantages and excellent communication. Your home will be professionally photographed for the creation of marketing materials. Forest creates engaging video and narrative to attract more interest in your home. He purchases advertising across relevant social media platforms. His exclusive demographic insight strategically targets the highest number of qualified buyers that make the best fit for your Gulf Gate area home. Your home is perceived as more valuable, increasing the number of showings and commanding a higher price. 

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Your well-maintained Gulf Gate area home is better prepared to compete with new homes and command a higher price when accompanied by a home warranty. Forest Balderson will purchase a nationally-recognized Home Warranty. Plus, your Gulf Gate area home’s essential systems and appliances will have protective coverage against normal day-today repairs until it closes. He will then pay to have its benefits transferred to the buyer from his commission when you keep him through the closing. By strategically marketing this incentive, it home will stand out among homes without protection. This can be especially true in the case of first-time home buyers who are concerned about future repair expenses.


I defines success by my contribution to the community. After purchasing a home in Gulf Gate, I began researching and writing about important issues my blog, GulfGateBeat.com. I discovered many residents, especially seniors, need help paying vet bills. In response, I created GulfGatePets.com. This page offers a comprehensive resource for pet owners to find links to organizations that offer help paying vet bills, free/low-cost vaccinations, a pet food pantry, and more. I also donate part of every commission to the MSC Foundation.

Pre-listing Appraisal/Inspection

Forest Balderson prepares you and your home for a successful closing by avoiding the biggest pitfalls in a real estate contract--the appraisal and the inspection. The appraiser evaluates your property, determining its value based on condition and the current market. The home inspector scrutinizes the physical condition of the property, identifying items that need to be repaired or replaced. As the seller, you are able to order an appraisal or inspection of your home at your leisure. Forest reimburses your pre-listing inspection and/or pre-listing appraisal when you keep him through the closing. You remain in control of the circumstances affecting the sale of your home.


Twenty percent of the homes in Florida are purchased by international buyers. When your Gulf Gate area home is listed with Michael Saunders & Company, it is exposed to the largest pool of potential buyers possible, using influential marketing strategies. Targeted advertising programs reach over 60 million consumers annually and deliver millions of visitors to our website from 200 countries.

Forest Balderson, Realtor®, GRI

Michael Saunders & Company


(941) 549-4010