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Managing Broker/Partner, e-PRO (9 years experience)
I found Matt randomly online. When first meeting him, , I was skeptical (as many people are of unfamiliar agents). He proved to not only be professional, but also very knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market. As a test, I brought 10 properties to get his thoughts. In short, he knew 9 of the 10 buildings and backed up his responses with tangible, material comments (not your typical real estate bs).
Over the next two weekends, he showed me about 20 different properties from which I decided to move forward with one of them. He was very good with the negotiations and we settled at good price point. After agreement of purchase price, Matt continued to be involved to ensure that everything proceeded smoothly, including q&a, and utilizing his network of contacts in the industry.
In short, I highly recommend Matt and feel I was lucky to find him.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Gold Coast, Chicago, IL.
Matt is excellent at what he does! He is quite knowledgeable about Chicago, the buildings, and investment value. He helped my wife and I in the purchasing of our first condo and I would recommend him to anyone that needs a Realtor. We wanted to make sure that we were getting the most bang for our buck and he helped us realize just that. We will definitely be working with him again in the future and look forward to it, especially since he is very responsive and attentive to the utmost detail!
Matt is incredible. This is my second time buying a home, and the experience with Matt is unmatchable. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. A little bit of our background: both my partner and I are finance professionals with advanced degrees, and we are impressed by Matt’s professional knowledge. The things we like about him is that he is caring, direct, energetic, responsive, and embraces technology. Going into the buyer’s market for the second time, I looked up internet reviews, and found him and another agent standing out. We contacted both of them, and met with him that afternoon. By the time we met him, the other agent hadn’t set a meeting time yet, so we decided he is our guy. Every time before a showing, he prepared a spreadsheet showing where we are going and when. After seeing each home, he would comment on whether he thought it was a good value and why. It’s rare among agents that he would actually tell you if something is not good! We went in the market conservatively, and kept looking at bigger and more expensive places. What impressed me was Matt kept reminding us that what we were seeing was above our original budget. We really appreciate that! Also, he never pushed us to make an offer. Looking at how many closings he has on Facebook, we were surprised because we felt he was working only with us. He made himself available all the time. One more thing is he follows up after an offer is accepted. Most other agents don’t do that. He even contacted us after the deal was completed just in case we needed anything.
This was my first home purchase and Matt did a great job of guiding me through the process, and then sealing the deal. It was reassuring to know that I had someone as experienced and professional as Matt working on my side.
Matt puts the client first. He was very prompt in his communication and made himself available at all hours of the day. If he ever got tired of answering my endless questions, he didn't show it. And when the pressure was on, whether to see a property or negotiate a deal, he and his team always came through.
Bought a Apartment home in 2014 in Near East Side, Chicago, IL.
When we began our search for a condo in downtown Chicago to purchase, we started seeing Matt's name frequently on the real estate websites like Zillow. After doing our own online due diligence looking into realtors, we wanted to meet with Matt. After our first meeting, we knew he was our guy. He is passionate about his job and knows the business and the Chicago market. He is extremely personable and always got back to us right away with questions we had. He takes all the confusion out of the process with his ability to communicate. Since our seller did not have a realtor, Matt was instrumental in negotiating and finalizing our deal through the sellers and their attorney. His integrity and honesty throughout our search and eventual purchase was very refreshing. If we sell, we know who to go to. We STRONGLY recommend Matt!
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Lake View East, Chicago, IL.
matt was a referral from my son who knows him from the "make a wish foundation". service was great, his staff was always responsive. i was an out of town buyer not familiar with the market and his process fixed that. i am a 35 year real estate broker/owner from the detroit area and i know a good agent and company when i see one. highly recommend matt and his company.
Helped me rent a Single Family home in South Commons, Chicago, IL.
I was very pleased with Matt's professionalism and knowledge. My experience with
him was positive. He was punctual when it came to keeping our appointments and
would call me if he had any concerns or additional information.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL.
I used Matt to help me purchase my first condo in Chicago. I was looking in several areas that included West Loop, Wicker Park and Bucktown. Matt was extremely professional throughout the entire process and was prompt when answering questions via email. He made me feel like I was a priority client and his knowledge of neighborhoods was invaluable as I made my decision where to buy a home. Matt Laricy comes highly recommended and I will be using him again. I am giving him 5 stars because I can't give 6!
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Lake View East, Chicago, IL.
Matt, thank you so very much for making the sale of my condo go so smoothly and stress free. I found Matt online by accident; I was actually planning on going with another realtor; I am so very lucky that I went with Matt instead. He knows his stuff. Matt is A+ when it comes to professionalism, presentation and communication. He constantly stays in touch via email and always got back to me extremely fast. The pictures he had taken of my condo were stunning and he gave me the pics after my closing. My condo was listed for only 6 days and sold in 2 showings. I could not have chosen a better realtor. Thank you again, Matt
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Old Town, Chicago, IL.
Matt was extremely helpful through the entire process of selling my home. He was my go to person whenever I had questions or ran into issues. If I ever had any questions for the other parties involved in the sale (attorneys, buyers agent, etc.) Matt was constantly working to get answers as quickly as possible at all hours of the night. The procedures he has in place at his agency made for a smooth process from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Matt and I plan to use him in the future for both buying and selling.