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02/26/2015 - smbarrett3
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $250K in Roscoe Village, Chicago, IL.

Matt is a consummate professional whom I'd highly recommend for your purchase or sale. Matt helped me find a condo in Lakeview that I'm very happy with. Throughout the process, Matt offered valuable guidance and insight, which I sorely needed as a first-time home buyer. My favorite was probably, "a condo/home purchase is a series of trade offs; what are you willing to compromise?" From Matt's experience, he was able to quickly read the situation during visits of new places and point out any strengths or flaws, including the relative value of the updates (if any) had been installed. Throughout this process, I felt Matt had my best interests at heart and his ultimate goal was to find a place I was happy with.

Matt integrates technology, utilizing Google Docs, electronic scheduling, electronic signatures for contract documentation, and Matt is always available and very responsive, day or night, via email, phone call, or text. Literally, any time he isn't sleeping. (Matt emailed me from both his vacation in the Bahamas and his work holiday party on a Friday night.) However, Matt has the awareness to make a phone call (in lieu of text) when urgency or sensitivity requires it.

Overall, I strongly recommend Matt Laricy for your next purchase or sale. You'll be very satisfied.

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Response from Matt on 03/02/2015

Thanks Steve! You were a pleasure to work with. I am excited to see what you do with that loft space!!

 

  

02/26/2015 - rockinf7
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $325K in Logan Square, Chicago, IL.

Matt was an absolute pleasure to deal with and offered top-notch customer service the entire way. I was referred to Matt by a very good friend who said he had a great experience and I’m glad we were connected. There’s literally nothing negative I can think to say but I’d like to provide examples of what you can expect when working with Matt. - He will be the one dealing with you 99% of the time. Matt is a workaholic and ensures that he is available whenever you need him. There were some events I didn’t even expect him to show up since they were minor tasks but Matt was there. - He is a trusted advisor. Matt is not here to help buy you a property, he is here to help you buy the RIGHT property. Matt will educate you on what elements you should look for such as location, resale potential, rental potential etc. to meet your needs. He at no point pressured me into anything but what I really appreciated was his candor. When I wanted to check out certain properties he was willing but he told me his honest opinion up front. - Matt guides you through the entire process. I felt as if I had clear guidance and direction throughout the entire process. He made me well aware of times I need to be on point with timing as well as times when I could relax and let the process progress. I was always aware of what was occurring and what insights I needed to pay attention to. - Matt has a great network to leverage. Matt makes it very clear he wants you to choose who you want to work with but can provide recommendations when needed. I worked with an appraiser, lawyer and mortgage lender that Matt recommended and everything was completely smooth. Matt is a very successful agent and there is clear indication to this. The people he recommends are also successful experienced and have the ability to negotiate low rates as well as streamline processes. Matt also is well known with other agents who also help expedite the process due to familiarity. You may be hesitant at first but in reality this is advantageous to you as a buyer. It’s a well-oiled machine but with a sense that your needs are important. Matt and his organization is simply a class act. There is good reason Matt and his group have enjoyed much success. When it comes down to it, they are just plain awesome. I couldn't have asked for a better experience especially given the fact I am a first time home buyer. At the end of the day, it’s all about trust and Matt is someone I trust now and will trust in the future. I will be recommending him to friends much like my friend recommended him to me.

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Response from Matt on 03/02/2015

Thanks Chuck! It was amazing to work with you. I am glad you got the perfect spot. Please keep in touch!!!

 

  

02/11/2015 - mrknos
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Park West, Chicago, IL.

I felt Matt and his group were a great help in selling my condo. As I indicated with the ratings, Matt and his group were all excellent all areas with one exception. When it came to the paperwork necessary to close (particularly around my condo association's process), there was a bit of confusion and back-and-forth over email. Though the process was made more difficult by the outdated and verbose requirements of my association, I felt that Matt could have helped the situation a little more. This did not significantly affect the end result of a successful closing though. So I would definitely recommend the Matt Laricy Group for selling your real estate.

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Response from Matt on 02/16/2015

Thanks Mike! It was a pleasure helping you sell the place. Trust me, we were just as frustrated with your past condo management as you were. Regardless, we always strive to be better. I am just glad we got it closed. I am looking forward to staying in touch!

 

  

02/02/2015 - user3018847
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $525K in Wrightwood Neighbors, Chicago, IL.

Matt was a fantastic realtor. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago market and used his expertise well throughout my first home buying experience. He simplified the process and was honest in his dealings and assessment of units. It was enjoyable working with Matt in what could otherwise be a stressful experience.

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Response from Matt on 02/09/2015

Thanks Brian! I think you will love the place. The roof deck will be much better come summer time!

 

  

01/28/2015 - hannagargour
Bought a Multi Family home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Old Town, Chicago, IL.

After contacting 7 of the highest rated real estate brokers in the Chicago area, Matt was the first to respond. Since then he has always been quick to respond to my concerns over a period of several months through email until I finally met him in Chicago. He was gracious and knowledgeable and I'm now close to closing the deal on my first private investment. I highly recommend Matt and I look forward to working with him again in the future!

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Response from Matt on 02/09/2015

It was a pleasure working with you Hanna! I think this will be the first of many here in the US!

 

  

01/14/2015 - rocky oshea
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $525K in River North, Chicago, IL.

I interviewed other realtors but chose Matt because of his real estate knowledge and expertise. He was very responsive and a great communicator....I always knew what was going on or needed to be done. He constantly is working to get the deal done and I greatly appreciated my experience with him. I hope to work with him again!

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Response from Matt on 02/09/2015

I am glad we got this off your hands Rocky. I know you will miss the place, but we can always get a new in town unit later!

 

  

01/12/2015 - zuser20140728210208965
Bought a home in 2014.

I would absolutely recommend Matt to any homebuyer. Matt was so helpful throughout the entire homebuying process, especially for a first-time homebuyer. He really understands the Chicago real estate market and knows the right questions to ask. Importantly, Matt always personally answered my phone calls and showed me units. He never sent representatives. I really liked this one-on-one interaction. Further, he always was super friendly and a pleasure to work with. With that said, I recommend Matt Laricy and have no doubts that you would be highly impressed with his knowledge and skills.

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Response from Matt on 02/09/2015

Thanks! I think you will love the condo. I am glad we got it, and I can't wait to see the after pictures!

 

  

12/31/2014 - murphy p kristin
Bought a Other home in 2014 in West Loop Gate, Chicago, IL.

My husband and I recently purchased our first condo in the West Loop and had an overall great experience. Matt was recommended to us by a colleague who also had a great experience with him. We setup a meeting to meet and go over what we were looking for (location, budget, etc). After this meeting, he started sending us properties via his database. While viewing properties with Matt, he makes sure to ask the sellers agent questions that you wouldn't necessarily think about. Within a week and a half of working with Matt, we found our dream property!

After putting in our offer (and getting ourselves into a slight bidding war), we started the close process. Matt walked us through this process and had a week by week timeline of what needed to be completed and the responsible party. He checked in on us weekly to see if we had questions or concerns. He also reached out to the attorneys, our loan officer, and the sellers agent to make sure everything was going along smoothly and to provide updates. We used his recommended attorney and inspector and appreciated working with both of them.

Matt and his team are very organized, they always quickly respond to emails, and they are always readily available. He is also very realistic about you can expect in your budget and whether he thinks a property is priced appropriately. He also has great negotiating skills, as he helped us win our bidding war, with still paying a responsible price. Also, Matt is very knowledgeable of all the Chicago neighborhoods and the good/safe streets.

Buying a place is stressful, especially your first place, but we had such an easy process with the help of Matt and his team. I would HIGHLY recommend Matt and his team to others!

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Response from Matt on 02/09/2015

I am glad we won out on this one. You guys were a pleasure to work with!

 

  

12/28/2014 - user5958941
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 in River North, Chicago, IL.

We used Matt, Managing Partner, The Matt Laricy Group / Americorp Real Estate as our realtor during our search for a new home in the River North neighborhood, Chicago. Matt has encyclopedic knowledge of the River North neighborhood and was very much on top of the properties for sale as well as many that were "off market". We were very well advised and would recommend Matt and his team to anyone looking for a new home in River North / Chicago.

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Response from Matt on 02/09/2015

Thanks John! I hope you guys are loving the place still.

 

  

12/25/2014 - Abhijit B
Bought a home in 2014.

Matt Laricy is one of the best professionals that my wife and I have ever met or worked with. We are not referring to just real estate agents; we are referring to all the doctors, attorneys, or any other people we met in our collective experience of living/working in four different countries. We bought a condo with his help. Also, we got inspirations in our lives from our experience of dealing with him. If you have absolutely anything to do with real estate in Chicago area, you deserve a call to Matt. Stop reading any further and get in touch with him. You will be astounded with his service. Guaranteed.

We set exactly 5 weeks of time window from meeting Matt for the first time to moving in to our new place, having just a rough idea about what we wanted. We had recently moved to US, and did not have much idea of what was waiting for us in the whole process. We just knew that we would buy a place and move in within the set time.

Matt guided us in choosing the right place, the right configuration, arranging for all the associated services like attorney, surveyor, even mortgage options! He held our hand in the whole process. That service would have received 5 stars, if not more. But the point of writing this review is also about the experience of working with him in the process.

He is thoroughly professional, friendly, confident, knowledgeable, and resourceful. He will make sure to know your exact preferences, give you plenty of options, will meet you at the right place at the right time, will answer all the questions you possibly have, with the right amount of suggestions without ever being pushy. Weekdays or weekend, no matter what time of the day, you will get to hear back from him whenever you want. As expected in the short time window we set for the whole process, we had two heart-in-the-mouth situations, where the deal almost fell apart. Thanks to Matt, everything closed on time. I can’t recommend him enough.

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Response from Matt on 02/09/2015

The pleasure was all mine! I know the condo was a great fit and you guys were a joy to work with!