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Matt Hodges | REALTOR, Realtor - State Of Michigan (9 years experience)
Matt really got the job done. After attempting to sell by owner for several months, we finally hired Matt. He was very good at communicating the lates events and keeping us up to date. We had three offers in less than two weeks.
Response from Matt on 10/28/2014
Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure to go beyond expectations on this home. Putting your trust in me was a huge compliment. I was happy to deliver!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Traverse City, MI.
Matt is very professional and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for someone to sell their property. I felt he represented our best interest and was very honest and forthcoming about the process of selling our home.
Response from Matt on 10/24/2014
It was my pleasure to work with you both on the sale of your home. I couldn't have asked for better clients than you. I look forward to working with each other in the future as well as your friends and family down the road!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Traverse City, MI.
Always motivated. Assisted us in finding home in the area in which we were interested and in our price range. He always responded quickly to phone calls and e-mails. If he was unable to show us a home he would find an assistant to do so. Was willing to show homes in evenings and on weekends due to our odd schedules. Helpful using emails electronic signing for us and our relative downstate. Also arranged for our relative to not have to come up for closing by sending documents to him. Open-minded to our odd financing situation. Quick with advice regarding what the seller would or would not agree to in terms of price reduction.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Kalkaska, MI.
My family decided to contact Matt to be our realtor to help us buy our first home. We are currently still in the process of closing on a house, but I can already say that Matt has been great throughout the entire process. He keeps us informed regularly of the status of the closing, and has made us feel very comfortable with this life changing event. 2 thumbs up!
Response from Matt on 07/21/2014
Thank you for this review. I was very happy when you both reached out to me. It's appreciated. I am looking forward to when you close on your home!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Traverse City, MI.
We worked with Matt Hodges while buying our first home. As first time home buyers there was so much to learn about the home buying process and we felt that Matt was there to guide us through every step. He was professional and kept our interest as the priority. He was so available and flexible which was very appreciated. We will use Matt in the future and recommend him to friends and family. You won't regret working with Matt!
Response from Matt on 07/16/2014
Thank you guys! It was my pleasure to help you find your first home. You were great to work with and I will look forward to helping you again in the future!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Traverse City, MI.
It was a pleasure working with Matt! He was positive and professional the whole way through. In selling a house, many times, there is more involved the just the financial aspects, so it is great to work with a realtor who understands that--can deliver sound financial advice, be a counselor, coach and effective administrator. He seemed to have my best interests at heart, was always honest and ethical and thorough in his communications. I hope to work with him again in the future! I would highly recommend Matt!
Response from Matt on 06/21/2014
Thank you for the great review. It was my pleasure to help you sell your home in Downtown Traverse City. With a lot of hard and creative work, we found the perfect buyer! I look forward to finding you a vacation home in Traverse City sometime in the future!
I began my house hunt with Matt in May of 2013. I gave him an extensive wish list for a house that led
him on a search for a property that wasn’t even on the market. His responsibilities included extensive
meeting time with me, fact checking, and numerous showings. He constantly pays close attention to my
individual needs, in addition to putting in extra time with clerical duties to make sure the deal went
smoothly. During the course of my house hunt, Matt continued to prove himself to be an able
salesperson, a hard worker, and a talented agent.
I am quite impressed by Matt's ability to complete all paperwork and meet deadlines on time, if not before
it was necessary. His meetings are always thorough and comprehensive, and his fact checking always
accurate. His interpersonal communication is clear, concise, and evocative. Matt is a very conscientious
and able agent for the Traverse City market and beyond. I certainly believe he has what it takes to reach
his goals and desires through his passion for work. I strongly recommend Matt to anyone in the market to
buy or sell.
Overall, Matt is highly intelligent and has excellent analytical skills. His daily principled practices and his
demonstrated ability to come to a detailed understanding of the ethical practices of others is an admirable
quality that all agents aspire to have. Matt shows both sensitivity and detachment with his out-of-the-box
thinking. His overall intelligence is also reflected in his knowledge of the market, which ranks at the top of
any real estate agent I have ever dealt with.
Matt has excellent leadership skills. His daily work is admired by the community, as he continues to set
standards for the rest of the group at Exit. He demonstrated his oral and written articulateness in all
communications that were an integral part of this deal. On a daily basis, Matt would return my phone
calls, analyze problematic situations, and develop solutions with regard to the issue in question. He
always explains options very concisely and gives positive reinforcement that is both clear and un-bias.
At a personal level, Matt is a well disciplined, industrious guy with a pleasant personality. He goes well
beyond the requirements of his job in the quantity and quality of his work, putting in a great deal of extra
effort in reaching goals. Throughout my time working with Matt, he continues to demonstrate great
perseverance and initiative. He is not only interested in and motivated to learn the more about my needs,
but put great work into assimilating it to his own experiences, passions, goals, and developing his own
ideas that ultimately led to my first home purchase.
Matt is unquestionably an exceptional candidate for developing his career through referrals. Matt's work
on my home alone suggests that he is ready for opportunities of further development. He has proven
himself to have the perseverance and initiative, and the intellectual creativity necessary to complete any
task. I would therefore highly recommend Matt. If his performance is a good indication of how he would
perform as he helps you sell or purchase a home, I can assure you he would be an extremely positive
Response from Matt on 06/17/2014
Thank you Tony for the generous words. I cannot say how much of a pleasure it was to work with you. I am very happy we were able to find you THE home in THE neighborhood!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Traverse City, MI.
Working with Matt was an easy, worry free process/experience. If I had question he was there anytime. As a first time home buyer, my knowledge was limited and Matt made sure nothing was missed. It felt like his 1 st concern was 'my best interest', not getting the sale. I would work with Matt again.
Response from Matt on 01/27/2014
It was my pleasure to work with Mason! We found a great place for him at an even better price!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Traverse City, MI.
Matt sought me thru an ad on Craigslist. We were not really pushing selling the house yet because we had so much work to do, but, we also realized the summer months were "it" since we had prime lake frontage. So, he met with us and we felt confident he was going to be able to guide us to success! He was very familiar with our spot on the lake, as well as the surrounding areas. He knew we had a "gem" in the lake lifestyle and was prepared to market us that way. He went on vacation with instructions to us to spiff up and be ready for an open house upon his return. A potential sale and fall thru occurred while he was up north and he was quick to resond to every call even while on vacation.
Once he returned, another agent had an interested buy out of town and things proceeded quickly to a signed contract, sight unseen!
Becasue the cottage had been in the family for over 100 years, it was full of "stuff" both things and emotions. He understood both. He was understanding, but offered guidance, saw thru the family dynamics and hesitations, didnt react emotionally to irrational calls or emails and continued to answer questions and concerns quickly and thoroughly.
He will be a first choice with future real estate needs. I have already passed his name to a friend who he met with quickly when she called!