Local. Experienced. Integrity. Communication.
Todd Goforth was both born and raised in Walnut Creek, where he attended Las Lomas high school. He has spent the majority of his life living in Walnut Creek and Concord, where he developed intimate knowledge of the neighborhoods, communities, schools and micro-markets within the two respective cities.
At age 21, Todd began a decade-long career as a Paramedic in Contra Costa County. Working 12 hour days on the streets for 10 years, he has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of every city in the county, and knows most of the streets and neighborhoods very well. Todd combines this knowledge and experience with his learned ability to function in extreme high-stress situations and applies it to the world of real estate.
Todd and his wife, an elementary school teacher, now reside in Danville with their two children. Aside from his bustling Real Estate career, Todd has passion for cooking and bbqing/slow smoking meats, home improvement, jogging and hiking.
He is an active member of the Concord Chamber of Commerce, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). He has sought additional real estate training and is certified as a First Time Buyer Specialist (FBS).
In 2020, Todd was designated as a “top agent” in Northern CA by Keller Williams Realty, the largest brokerage in the country.
Todd was recognized as a “neighborhood favorite” by Nextdoor (Walnut Creek) in 2021.
In March of 2022, Todd received the prestigious Keller Williams Platinum Award.
Then you should work with a true market expert in that area, who has done many transactions in the neighborhoods in which you’re looking. Todd will interview multiple Realtors in the city/state in which you’re relocating, and review their sales history as well as their DRE license history for any formal violations or complaints. He will then provide you a list of local Realtors that he has vetted and feels confident can help you successfully and smoothly acquire your next property.
What we do.
Sell homes, the right way.
Selling a home in Walnut Creek or Concord can be stressful. Packing, cleaning, painting, inspections, staging, open houses, private showings, contracts, paperwork, taxes, open houses, negotiations, deadlines, moving… it takes a toll.
Our job is to take on much of the work for you. We take an aggressive and robust marketing approach, utilizing both advanced tech as well as old-school methods of marketing your home to bring in the most qualified buyers and attract the highest and best offers.
We handle every aspect of the transaction from the day we meet, to the closing, and beyond. Todd does not hire a “listing coordinator” to handle the transaction, and go radio silent once the listing is signed. Many agents do this to free up time so they can focus on getting more business, however it is not the best for the you, the client.
When clients hire Todd, they expect to work with him, not someone else. Todd is an experienced listing agent and goes the extra mile to earn the trust of his clients and is only content if they are, too. He is available around the clock, and provides constant updates to clients.
Buy homes, the right way
It’s common knowledge that the competition for homes for sale in Walnut Creek and homes for sale in Concord is fierce. When inventory is low and demand is high, there can be10 to 20 offers on each property. To compete with this steep competition, buyers will need an experienced buyer agent who has outstanding relationships with other agents and is intimately familiar with the city and the micro-market communities within them.
Local schools and zoning, property taxes, mello-roos tax, supplemental taxes bills, CC&Rs, HOA documents, special assessments, termite reports, roof reports, foundation reports, sewer inspections, title reports, easements, clouded titles, lis pendens, probate with or without court confirmation – All of these things must be reviewed not just by you, but by your Realtor, specifically a Walnut Creek Realtor or Concord Realtor. Todd sits in his office for hours carefully reviewing these documents for each and every client, ensuring nothing is missed or overlooked.
Finding a home is just a tiny part of what a buyer agent does. In fact, with free internet web sites, finding the home is often done by the client themselves with the exception of off market deals and ‘coming soon’ homes which are often only accessible to Realtors.
Crafting a competitive offer, building rapport with the listing agent, following instructions, ordering a reviewing inspections, explaining the contract, contingencies, etc is all part of Todd’s job. Getting clients in to contract is important, and keeping them in contract is equally as important.
In addition to being a Real Estate Agent, Todd is also a Realtor®, which means he is held to a higher code of ethics and is a member of the California Association of Realtors (CAR). Todd has additional training from the National Association of Realtors, and holds a FBS (First Time Buyer Specialist) certification. Todd has a strong team of escrow officers, lenders. transaction coordinators and assistants with whom he works.
Todd Goforth provides future sellers, who are just getting the ball rolling, with market research and analytical data including a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and a Net Sheet which helps illustrate how much proceeds the seller can expect. Zillow and Redfin computerized estimates can give clients a ball park estimate of a home’s value using an algorithm that looks at nearby homes and their square footage, but an actual human being that is a local expert must enter the home, assess the interior and interview the seller, review the the exact location of the property, the comparable homes, the upgrades and take into account the current pulse of the real estate market to provide a truly accurate assessment of market value. Regardless of opinion or what the internet says, a home is only worth what a buyer says its worth.
Todd is happy to discuss and explain the pros and cons of each city, neighborhood and home when working with buyers. There are many tools available to buyers to help them search for homes. This information comes from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which is the market place in which Realtors input the data that is then sent out to these consumer sites that many people utilize. Todd will set up prospective buyers on a property “drip” so they can receive homes as soon as they hit the market, also they will see “coming soon” properties which are not available on other sites. Often times, Todd will have access to off market properties (‘pocket listings’). He has set up multiple off market showings and completed off market sales, eliminating the competition of other buyers. Agent rapport and communication is key.
MEET THE TEAM
Jocelyn is instrumental in running our business. She monitors deadlines, schedules listing appointments, buyer consultations, coordinates inspections, monitors daily market activity and so much more. She is the backbone of our business!
Jenny is both a licensed Transaction Coordinator (TC) and Realtor. She assists with compliance and processing of transactions, a vital task to ensure all contractual obligations are being met. Jenny has closed thousands of transactions and has been in the business for over a decade.
With over 45 years in the Real Estate and lending industry, Bruce Kelly is our go-to Mortgage Loan Originator. Bruce was a top producing Realtor in the South Bay Area for decades and knows the ins and outs of lending, finances and has a comprehensive understanding of the Real Estate industry as a whole.
Lindsay and Bruce are business partners; the dynamic duo are referred to as the “doctors of finance” by many local agents. She previously worked in the escrow/title industry before partnering with Bruce Kelly.
Lisa Van Deusen, previously a Top 10 producing Realtor in Santa Barbara, now is a successful professional stager and runs a staging business with her husband. Its rare to find a stager who also is seasoned Realtor. Lisa know what sells, and knows where money should, and should not be, spent in respect to staging properties. She has multiple warehouses of beautiful furniture that is owned by her company, not rented. She makes the jobs happen, even if it involves going above and beyond and taking unconventional measures to ensure it’s done!