Several real estate agents reached out to us in regards to our property in Irvine. We also have friends and family in the business.
We selected Matthew to represent us, because he took the time to build a relationship and prove his trustworthiness. We have been in touch since (at least) April of 2014. That's 3.5 years before the property sold. Many real estate careers don't last this long.
Matthew knew our exit strategy, and could have made his job very easy. He could have listed the property "as is", and easily achieve our objective. Instead, he took on the responsibility of a project manager, and completed a remodel that included flooring, countertops, cabinets, plumbing, and paint.
As a result, we sold our property for a lot more than we had in mind. To give you an idea, our sales price was almost $50k higher than that of a very, very similar comparable property. Our property hit the market AFTER the other did, and closed BEFORE the other one did. This proves Matthew's expertise and his ability to take on calculated risks.
The time under contract was not easy. The deal almost fell through several times (on both sides), yet Matthew knew how to navigate each situation and close the deal.
Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the terrific job that you did for us in listing and selling our home in Irvine, and in record time and record price, I might add.
We most appreciated your true professionalism and follow through on every detail. Whenever I wanted to speak to you, I was able to reach you directly without going through an assistant or answering system.
You are doing all the right things to make you stand out among the others and I know we made the right choice when we chose you to represent us. Feel free to use us as a reference if ever needed.
Best of luck to you and your family!Sonya & Bill Sparkman
We wanted to make sure you know that we are very glad we picked you to list our home, out of the Agents that we interviewed. We had complete confidence in you and knew you would do an excellent job! You came through with flying colors!Carey & Linda
Thank you for making the sale of my home at 26 Calistoga a pleasant experience. You are not only a first-class realtor, but also a very caring person who gave me tremendous support in dealing with every aspect of my preferred price and timeline. You have profound knowledge of the real estate market in Irvine, especially in Northpark. I interviewed a few realtors, but you were the preferred choice by several Saratoga neighbors who said you were reputable and charged reasonable commissions. I was very impressed with your high and accurate listing price which was at least $80,000.00 more than the other realtors were willing to list it for. When low offers came in, you didn't pressure me to cave in, and thanks to your savvy negotiation skills, I sold high! Oh, and one more thing, you saved me time and money by managing the repair work and recommended landscape upgrades. I will definitely recommend you to my colleagues and friends looking to buy or sell a house in the Irvine area. Julie O'Day
Just a short note to thank you for all of your help in selling our home. It was certainly a difficult market, but you worked with us and kept us informed at all times. We appreciated your knowledge of both the area and market and how best to navigate it. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have done so well in such a difficult time. You and your team were fantastic. Thanks again,Kirsten and Floyd Culler
Matthew is an amazing real estate agent who is very easy to work with and knew the community very well. He has great negotiation skills that helped us get our offer accepted quickly. Matthew always has his client's best interests in mind. I would definitely recommend Matthew to anyone looking to buy or sell a home and I look forward to working with him again in the future.Christie & Arnold
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