Forest DeSante

Sales Associate

Profile

Sales Associate Forest DeSante joined Terra Firma Global Partners in 2018 in the firm’s Petaluma office after years of working in specialized and high-touch service and sales. The Petaluma resident was born and raised in West Marin County and has lived and worked his entire life in Marin and Sonoma counties.

Before launching his career as a Realtor, Forest was the Front of House Manager and Lead Server at Sir and Star at The Olema, a fine dining establishment near Point Reyes Station. Prior to that, he was the bar and restaurant supervisor at Bay Club Stonetree, the private golf club in Novato. Forest was also a server at Murray Circle Restaurant at Cavallo Point, a Michelin Star and very fine dining restaurant in Sausalito. Earlier, he was a sales specialist at Any Mountain in Corte Madera and also led outdoor adventure tours on Tomales Bay by kayak with Blue Waters Kayaking, based in Inverness. Like the hospitality industry, that position required a high level of attention to detail, multi-tasking, determining client and customer needs and providing the highest level of service to his clients.

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“I feel like everything I have done has led me to the real estate business and specifically to work in the team environment with Terra Firma Global Partners. Between the company’s excellent reputation, my work ethic and ability to forge lasting and positive relationships by being honest and approachable, I am confident I have chosen the right industry to work in and with the right people.”

Forest graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo and studied communications at Santa Barbara City College and College of Marin, where he also played baseball at both colleges. An athlete, he loves to play all types of sports, including summer men’s league baseball in Santa Rosa and golf all over the Bay Area. In winter he likes to spend as much time as possible in the snow by enjoying snowboarding. He is also an avid traveler, having visited the UK, Africa, several Caribbean islands, Alaska, and spent 5 months backpacking around Southeast Asia.

“Any day outside is a good day.”

frosty favorite

chocolate

my sidekick...

Akiela (dog) & Bhalu (cat)

little known secret

my middle name

I love...

warm evenings in the summer

cheering for...

SF Giants & 49ers, Golden State Warriors

running away to...

anywhere with snow or near the ocean

Client Experience

We consider ourselves blessed to have found Forest to assist us in purchasing our new home. He is a delightful person and a consummate professional, who has offered wise decisions throughout the tedious process and made certain that our rights were protected in all negotiations. Forest responded quickly to all of our calls and texts. He personally scheduled and supervised all of the inspections and was our eyes and ears on the ground, as we lived 2 hours away. We could not have done this without him! We would highly recommend him without any reservations Jeanne S.
Keith White and Forest DeSante are a dream team! We couldn't have been happier with their communication, work ethics, knowledge, timeliness, advice, and overall performance. Whether you're in the market to buy a house or sell one, you should feel well taken care of with either Keith or Forest! Thank you! Shaina F

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