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Matt Helganz

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Agent

Real estate agent (11 years experience)

9 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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01/05/2015 - jamesbenken
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $575K in Glendora, CA.

Matt helped us sell our current home for more than we ever dreamed. He then turned around and helped up buy a house within the escrow period of the sale and they closed one day apart. He's always reachable whenever we needed him or even to answer simple questions. And he fought for our best interest.

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10/29/2014 - yiusan ho
Bought a Apartment home in 2014 for approximately $625K in West Central, Pasadena, CA.

Matt helped us purchase a duplex investment property. It was great working with Matt; he advised and assisted us from start to finish. During the negotiation process, he made sure we make the right offer at the right price by taking the extra step to talk to the selling agent multiple times. After offer were accepted, he made sure several inspectors visited the property and made sure issues were clearly explained to us and cost of future repairs, he also made sure City Occupancy are clear. Matt made the process easy and simple for us. Highly recommended. Will use Matt again for future purhcase

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06/28/2014 - admin860
Found a tenant for a Condo home in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA.

Matt helped us leased an investment property (which he also bought for us at a great price under multiple bid situation) in downtown. We really felt that we found a great partnership in Matt when it comes to our real estate investments. He truly looks out for our interest. When we were prepared to accept our first lease offer at a lower price, he advised against it saying that we should be able to get a better one and he is right!! We got a much better one just couple of days later. Matt is a true professional, thorough, detailed with exceptional people skill. We couldn't be happier with his service!!

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03/31/2014 - sales094
Bought a home in 2014.

This is our second purchase with Matt. We got our first downtown loft 1.5 years ago through Matt, it was a multiple bid situation, we did not think we could get it, but Matt did it for us through his amazing negotiation skill and people skill. For this second purchase, Matt did it again, same multiple bid situation...miraculously, we got it...again. He communicates promptly ,effectively and works seamlessly with all parties. Always on top of things and never pushy. Both times, he managed the purchasing process smoothly, patiently and problem free. We are so happy with Matt and our purchases. We have worked with quite a few real estate agents with our other real estate transactions before, most were a disappointment and we never use them twice . Matt is by far the best thus the second purchase. For sure Matt will always be our agent of choice when it comes to our Real estate transactions. We highly recommend him! He will make your real estate dream come true.

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01/08/2014 - zebwallace
Bought a home in 2014.

Matt was referred to me by a trusted source at my bank through upper management. This was my first property which was also an investment/income property so I wanted to work with someone who knew income properties well. From the beginning he got right back to me and was able to share his knowledge of the market, which gave me confidence in the decision making process that lay ahead. We then immediately started viewing properties that fit my criteria and offered value. I never felt pressured or overwhelmed by Matt but rather reassured with his follow up and constant communication.

After looking for a short time Matt was able to spot an excellent value (well below my budget) on the market that we jumped on right away. His quick response time and rapport with the other agent secured us the deal early in the process, which was critical because several offers came in behind us for much more money.

When it came time to perform inspections and our due diligence Matt was sure to help me get as much complete information as possible. There were some questions with the City Occupancy which he made every effort to clear and make sure we were good to move forward with before I started spending time and money. Then we had several inspectors and contractors visit the property so that the underlying issues were clearly spelled out to me. I knew exactly what I was getting into and what the cost for any future repairs might be. When it came to closing time he had to go out of town unexpectedly, but always arranged for the necessary paperwork and access to the property as well as being available via phone/text/email.

This property was considerably under my budget and Matt went outside of the box to find me a great value, not just to find me the most expensive thing to generate a higher commission. I truly feel that he had my best interests in mind during this process. He is professional, knowledgeable, and honest....exactly the kind of qualities you would look for in a real estate agent. I would strongly recommend Matt to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate! I will be using him again for my next purchase.

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11/23/2013 - pmanska4
Bought a home in 2013.

We recently were able to close escrow on a home that we loved only because of Matt's fantastic negotiating and interpersonal skills. First, we had some issues because the sellers only wanted to allow us 10 days to remove contingencies as they were in a rush to close the escrow. Not only did the home need multiple inspections but the seller's relator was only available five days into the period. Matt was able to negotiate a longer period. Then, there were issues that arose and a verbal exchange between seller and buyer over a repair and the deal was off. Matt intervened and smoothed over the bad feelings and negotiated a very large credit for us and we were in the deal again. He always returned phone calls promptly, was on time for all meetings and made sure we completed all our paperwork, Most of all we appreciated his ability to coordinate all the pieces and keep our emotions under control. We really, really wanted this house and we are so grateful to Matt for making this happen. We have bought and sold six houses in our lifetime and by far Matt was the best realtor we have known.

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08/15/2013 - user29529298
Sold a home in 2013.

I have worked with Matt on a total of six transactions over the past 5 years. from the day i met him he has always been very quick to respond. I have always appreciated is honestly and opinion. Very professional and easy to work with. Always accessable

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08/07/2013 - user41658714
Bought a home in 2013.

Matt was very knowledgable about the Pasadena and East Los Angeles area. He was also very accessible to use throughout the whole process. We felt as though he had our best interest at heart. He gave us his opinion but did not give it in the sense to steer us in a certain direction. Matt's ability to communicate with his clients is exceptional. He would always let us know what was going on, what steps were next and what we could expect in the future throughout our process. When buying or selling a house I would definitely use Matt again

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07/07/2013 - user77906932
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $575K in Altadena, CA.

Matt was great throughout the home buying process. We looked at a lot of home in the Pasadena/Altadena/Eagle Rock areas. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the area, the trends, and he was really able to to pick the houses best suited to us because we were looking for something that we could grow in and also have a long term investment. He analyzed every listing in the area showing how it worked for us, the potential return on investment, and the items that were going to have to be a compromise.

We were under contract on one home and when things weren't quite what they seemed, he everything he could to make sure it didn't cost us a penny to cancel the deal and get out of a bad situation.

Even in a market where the house prices are quickly escalating, he was able to find us something perfect within our budget. We even even got the house well under asking.

He is somebody who is really great to work with and goes out of his way to make sure you have everything you need and expect from a realtor.

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06/14/2013 - Unknown
Bought a home in 2013.

I am in the mortgage business so I know a good agent when I see one, I had been looking for months and fell out of escrow twice. I finally reached out to Matt and after just three viewings he found me a property. He gave me a perspective that I had not considered and I found a great buy in a nice neighborhood. I like to think outside the box, and not many people do, so when Matt came to me about his ideas I was impressed. He really thought about my interests and gave me ideas that I had not considered. I confirmed why I send customers his way.

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