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  Matt went the extra mile

This summer my work relocated me to the Lower Mainland from Edmonton.  I was assigned a realtor as part of the relocation package but after a few weeks of working with the assigned realtor I switched to work with Matt France (who I had heard about through a friend).  Because I was working 10 hour days and travelling often on weekends, I needed someone who could take my requirements and provide me with an already vetted list to look through and subsequently view.  Throughout the search, between, Matt, my partner and I, we visited over 60 houses from East Van to Burnaby to Port Moody to New West to North Van to Port Coquitlam.  After many long hours and community/house reports and analysis we found the home that met every requirement on our list (and more). I was impressed with the professionalism, knowledge and extra effort that Matt put in to helping us find our new home and would recommend him to any of my friends or family in their real estate dealings.

 

Jodie Thom

 

  My family highly recommends Matt France as a realtor

“Shortly after the death of my father, my mother retained Matt to help her buy a condominium and sell her house. The house sale became highly complex international deal and we were all impressed with how Matt was able to help solve each problem as it presented itself. His attention to detail on both transactions was impressive, and in her case necessary.” 

  Community expert...

“My wife and I used Matt when we moved from Alberta to Vancouver. We didn't know Matt before this. He was great from start to finish. When we started, we didn't know what area we wanted to buy in. After the first day, Matt pin pointed an area that was perfect. Within two days, we made an offer that was accepted. I would highly recommend using Matt. He was great.” 

 

  Incredibly Resourceful

 

 “Matt has built a first class network of professionals in the real estate industry that he can refer people to. I asked him if he could recommend a mortgage professional to me. The Mortgage Specialist that he had contact me offered me a better deal than the bank I have been banking with my whole life and a better deal than the bank my parents have been banking at for many years. If you need any type of professional that has some association to the real estate industry, I urge you to ask Matt if he can recommend anyone to you.” 

  Matt's guideance put me at ease

“As a 1st time buyer, I was nervous to purchase my first home. However, Matt France quickly made me feel comfortable, as I knew he was in my corner to find the right home for me. When I am ready to sell, I will ask Matt for his guidance and expertise.” 

  Matt's diligence and assertiveness got the job done

“Matt was very diligent and assertive. We were able to find the right house and to build an excellent deal with his support, courtesy and professionalism. 
If you need an agent to act on your behalf, we strongly recomend Matt. 
Regards, 
Andre and Marita Nudelman” 

  “Matt is a consummate real estate professional

“Matt is a consummate real estate professional and also a great friend. He's hardworking, trustworthy, polite and knows how to get the job done.” 

 

  A great achievement in today's market conditions

Matt France was appointed by RBC Royal Bank of Canada to sell the foreclosure listing at #306 - 535 Nicola Street, Vancouver BC.  Throughout the process he communicated entirely with the appointed lawyer and it is my understanding that the lawyer is extremely happy with Matt's abilities.  His marketing resulted in having approximately 40 people make appointments to view the property; bringing 6 offers to the lawyer's office.  In the end, an offer over list price was accepted and approved by the courts.  In today's market conditions, I feel that this is a great achievement.  I fully recommend Matt for selling any foreclosure or other residential property.

 

For any further questions regarding Matt's work with this foreclosure property, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

 

Best Regards,

 

Bobby Aujla

Royal Bank of Canada

 

  If you are moving from out of market, I would recommend using Matt.

My wife and I recently moved from Alberta to Vancouver.  Making the move from another province seemed daunting at first, but Matt simplified the process for us, who we met through our friends that had previously purchased a house in Vancouver with Matt as their Realtor.  Matt helped pin point an area that would be perfect, and added his opinion on the true value of each property that we looked at.  This was a tremendous help in our search.  Once we found our perfect property, Matt streamlined the paperwork and provided great clarification on what we were signing.  

If you are moving from out of market, I would recommend using Matt.   Brad Hugel. 

 

  Matt helped me thrive during challenging times

I first met Matt at an open house in a condominium on Bellevue Avenue.  My husband had passed away two months before.  I am a woman in my late 60's looking to downsize from a 2,800 square foot house in West Vancouver with a large garden and a great ocean view to a two-bedroom condominium on Bellevue Avenue or Argyle Avenue, with an ocean view.  I explained this criterion to Matt, as I did to many other Realtors. 

 

Buying Experience

 

Matt took my E-mail address and said he would forward me MLS listings that met these specifications.  The next day, I received from Matt four listings, one of which sounded perfect and Matt arranged for a viewing.  It more than met my expectations.  Matt consulted with my family during the offer process.  In the end, Matt helped me purchase this property at what was a very reasonable price, actually, a lower price than I had anticipated.

 

Selling Experience

 
I then asked Matt to help me sell my home so that I would not need interim financing.  Matt hired a stager who advised me on how to arrange my furniture and treasures to best show off my house.  When the staging was complete, Matt hired a photographer to take a complete set of pictures and 360 degree virtual tour photos for inside and outside of the house. 

 

Matt also hired someone to measure every room in the house to draw up a floor plan with the measurements.  When this preparation was complete, Matt put an ad in the two local news papers, mailed an open house invitation card to all residents in West Vancouver, put together a handout package with a lot of information about the property and schools in the neighborhood, listed the house on MLS, made a YouTube video, put an ad on Craigslist and advertised the property on other internet sites. 

 

Matt also scheduled both a public and a Realtor open house, and added the property to a RE/MAX Realtor tour.  After the first public open house, with approximately 25 groups of people attending, I had an offer that resulted in a sale at $7,000 above the list price, even though there were not multiple offers at that time, which attests to Matt’s negotiating skills to help me get top dollar for my home.  We also received a back-up offer later.  Until all subjects were removed and the sale was final, Matt continued to show the house whenever asked.
 

Recommendation


Throughout this whole experience (one month from buying the condominium to selling the house), Matt was very respectful and supportive to my family and I.  Matt was readily available to us by phone or E-mail.  I always had ample notice for any showing.  My family and I would highly recommend Matt as a Realtor to help expeditiously buy or sell your property.

 

Joanne Waters