First-rate properties where you can feel

Settled, Satisfied... Home.

Finding decent properties in northern New York can be a challenge due to the number of run-down and poorly maintained properties. Our specialty lies in providing first-rate properties with excellent maintenance and service, where you can feel settled, satisfied… home.

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Explore our collection of exceptional properties available in area neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking for a stunning home to live in or to purchase as an investment, our selection of properties is sure to impress you. Take a look at our listings today and find your dream home!

About Us

Integrity at every doorstep

Forté Management Group, under the leadership of the experienced and knowledgeable Stephen Byers, is a reliable and trustworthy licensed real estate brokerage firm that is committed to helping clients in Jefferson County find their perfect homes. They provide a wide range of real estate services, including home sales, property management, and rental properties. With Forté Management Group, you can be assured of a wide range of options, including duplexes, apartments, single-family homes, and commercial spaces that cater to your unique preferences and budget requirements.

No matter what your dream home looks like, Forté Management Group will guide you through the entire process, from the initial search to the lease signing. Their attention to detail and exceptional customer service make them a standout real estate partner that you can trust. They have a deep understanding of the local real estate market and can offer valuable insights on price and location.

If you’re looking to find your ideal home in the North Country, Forté Management Group is the perfect partner that will help you achieve your real estate goals with ease.


Stephen has done an excellent job for me maintaining my property in Black River. He has ensured I have always had a renter in my house and that the rent was paid on time. Anytime there was a maintenance issue with my house, I was promptly informed and the issue was taken care of immediately. I would highly recommend Stephen for any property management needs.

Aaron Rombough

Thank you for the fantastic service you have provided me over the last 4 years. You have been professional in every definition of the word, and your commitment to me has been unparalleled. You have always reacted expediently in all matters and have always put my interest above all others. My trust in you is invaluable, and I look forward to continuing working with you for many years to come.

Michael Reese

I have known Steve Byers for almost a decade and he is a consummate professional and has the highest ethical standards. His construction and rental management company, Forte, has been helping me maintain and improve my rental property and my home. Forte and Steve himself, have been available to me at all hours day or night, and on weekends. He minimizes my out of pocket costs for minor repairs due to his extensive construction/handyman background. I have recommended his business to all my friends and they too have nothing but good things to say about Forte. I give him my highest recommendation whether he is helping you rehab a rental, manage your rental properties or redo the roof on your own house, he will get it done quickly and correctly the first time – all at a reasonable cost.

James M Brumley

I have trusted Stephen Byers as my property manager for over three years now, and he has been nothing short of fantastic. I am in the military and I own property in Watertown, NY. I moved to a new duty location in South Korea in 2008. Even though I’m hundreds of miles away from my property I’ve always felt comfortable with Steve managing my house. He has honestly and superbly provided me expert advice on maintaining my property. He accurately documented defects with my house and researched professional repair companies with great deals. He manages the selection of my tenants; I’ve had three different tenants and my property was never vacant for more than two weeks! Most of all he is extremely easy to work with, responds promptly, and will go the extra mile to ensure you are taken care of. I’ve had zero conflicts or issues with Steve and I would recommend him to anybody. You would be hard pressed to find a more suitable property manager.

Andrew Parker

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Frequently Asked Questions

View some of the most asked questions from both property owners (left) and tenants (right). If you still have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

What services do you provide as a property management company?

We offer comprehensive property management services including marketing your property, screening potential tenants, handling lease agreements, collecting rent, managing maintenance and repairs, conducting inspections, and providing detailed financial reporting.

How do you determine the rental price for my property?

We conduct a thorough market analysis, considering factors such as location, property condition, size, and amenities, as well as comparing with similar properties in the area to set a competitive yet profitable rental price.

What is your fee structure for property management services?

Our fee structure is transparent and competitive, typically based on a percentage of the monthly rental income. We also outline any additional fees for services such as maintenance services or emergency repairs upfront.

How do you handle tenant screening and selection?

Our tenant screening process is rigorous and includes credit checks (per New York State guidelines), employment verification, rental history, and references to ensure we find reliable and responsible tenants for your property.

What is the process for handling maintenance requests and repairs?

We have a 24/7 maintenance request system that allows tenants to report issues. We then assess the situation and either use our in-house team or vetted contractors to perform necessary repairs promptly, keeping you informed throughout the process.

How often will I receive financial and property reports?

We provide monthly financial statements detailing income and expenses. Additionally, we offer an online portal where you can access your account information and monthly/annual reports at any time.

How can I apply for a rental property?

You can apply directly through our website by completing the online application form. We’ll then contact you to discuss the next steps in the screening process.

What are the criteria for renting a property?

Our criteria includes employment verification, rental history review, and personal references. In some instances, a credit check will be conducted. We aim to ensure that all our tenants can comfortably afford the rent and will take good care of the property and look to make sure rent is no more than 33% of monthly income.

How do I report maintenance issues or repairs?

You can report any maintenance issues or request repairs through our online tenant portal or by calling our 24/7 maintenance hotline. We aim to address and resolve issues as quickly as possible.

What happens if I need to break my lease early?

We understand that circumstances can change. If you need to break your lease early, please contact us as soon as possible. We’ll discuss the terms of our lease break policy with you and try to work out a settlement acceptable to both parties.