You loathe typical real estate agent bios. Don’t worry, I do too. They’re like cardboard -- stiff, bland, and identical to every other bio out there. Instead of boasting ad nauseum about awards and accomplishments you’re not interested in, I’m taking the novel approach of actually giving you what you want -- real answers to questions you’re probably wondering right now.
WILL YOU RETURN MY CALLS, TEXTS AND E-MAILS? YES. WITHOUT QUESTION. I realize this is one of the major frustrations the general public has with dealing with agents. I get dozens of calls and e-mails daily, and I work hard to reply as quickly as possible.
I’VE MET MANY REALTORS WHO ARE JERKS. ARE YOU? HERE’S WHAT I CAN TELL YOU: I’m honest and candid. I take pride in being approachable and friendly. And if you need a quick real estate brain, or a strong dose of honesty, you’re in the right place. Loyalty to family, clients, and friends is one of my core values. Want to really find out if I’m a jerk? Mess with one of those people.
DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE DOING EXACTLY WHAT I NEED? UNTIL YOU TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED, THERE IS NO WAY OF KNOWING. THESE ARE “STRONG SUITS” OF MINE:
• First Time Home Buyers
• Flipping Homes
• Investment Properties
If your goal or situation isn’t represented on that list, don’t worry. Contact me anyway. If I can’t help, I can get you referred to another agent who can.
WHAT KIND OF WORK ARE YOU REALLY GOOD AT? ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, I’M PRETTY GOOD AT GOLFING AND I’M NOT TOO SHABBY AT HANGING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. ON A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL, HERE ARE THE SKILL-SETS THAT I’VE DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS:
• Listening. Unfortunately, it’s a lost art these days.
• Quick response to communications
• Positive attitude
• Network of connections
• Knowledge of local housing market
• Honesty & Integrity
• Hustle & tenacity
• Problem solving mindset
WHAT DO CLIENTS THINK OF YOU? MY CLIENTS ARE BETTER SUITED TO ANSWER THIS FOR YOU. HERE’S WHAT SOME OF THEM HAVE SAID...
“My husband and I just recently bought a house and we are SO glad that we worked with Matt on it. He was with us through the entire process and was always available, day or night, for questions and always explained things in a way you could understand. If you need a realtor, Matt is your guy.”
“My husband and I were first-time home buyers and relocating from Illinois to Iowa for job changes. Matt understood our needs/wants and worked hard to establish and develop a working relationship with us both. He was a sounding board for me as I vocalized my thoughts and opinions and worked through the decision-making process. He never pressured us into making a decision, but professionally advised when he had information regarding how quickly a property would not sell. We can’t thank Matt enough for his help and support during our search and closing process. Both he and his wife are wonderful people who we trust and we couldn’t be more grateful for their time and dedication to helping us find the right home.”
TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOU AS A PERSON. WELL HERE IS A QUICK SUMMARY.
“Growing up in Northern Iowa on a farm taught me a lot and gave traits to my personality and life that I really value and have grown to really appreciate. Things like integrity, hard work, helping others and always waving hello. I moved to Ames 12 years ago and it quickly became my new home. I am a family man with a devotion to God, my wife, my 2 sons. You will usually find me drumming on something as I love to play the drums, watching Iowa State sports or outside playing with my kids. Let me be sure to say I am NOT a one man show. Behind the scenes is my wife who is extremely experienced with 14 years of graphic design and real estate marketing under her belt. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the real estate industry as well as cutting edge technology, photography, video, design and online media presence. I have a lot of experience in business and dealing with homes since I previously owned a service company. I really think the success of that company was due to the importance of taking care of my customers, earning their trust and building friendships along the way! I hope you find that I am not just your “Realtor for life” but a resource for you for all your home needs.