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When Sue Forbes established her real estate company in 1987; she knew that offering quality services would be the key to her success. Operating as a small three-person office, she and her associates concentrated on personal service, expert local knowledge and the highest standards of ethics, building the cornerstone for what would eventually become one of Humboldt County’s Top Selling Brokerage Firms.

As a strong company, the Forbes’ office continually grew in sales, adding several established agents through the years. In 1992, the company chose to refine it’s focus even more by becoming an independent corporation. Now called Forbes & Associates ,the company specializes in residential sales throughout northern Humboldt County, with each agent now independent Brokers working together, sharing their knowledge and skill to benefit their clients with only the best knowledge & advice Humboldt County has to offer.

When Tracy received her Broker license in January 2016, she became Forbes & Associates Tracy Helard-Shumard. Today, as always, Forbes & Associates is dedicated to personal attention and a thorough knowledge of local properties. Tracy prides herself on knowing the area, the people and the market in Humboldt County, and most of all, she prides herself on getting the best value for you.

Tracy Helard-Shumard, Broker