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Matt helped me both find tenants for the property I own and a place to live myself.

I had no idea how easy it could be until working with someone like him! I loved all the properties I was shown and my tenants who are moving in loved him as well. Matt is flexible with his schedule, prompt, organized, and never seems to skip a beat. I would highly recommend using his services. I know I won't use anyone else from here on out as long as he's around.

Lauren E

I've used Matt's services twice now and could not have been more happy with everything!

We will definitely be using him again when we move in a few years! 10/10 would recommend :)

Samantha G

I started working with Matt in my search for a new home 6 months ago and I'm happy to say that today I'm writing this review from my new home.

Matt was diligent, responsive and excellent in every aspect throughout this process. From finding the perfect home and being patient when I was unsure. He made sure I was completely comfortable with the location, price and provided a truly honest opinion about the properties I was seeing. He also provided great questions to the listing agents that I myself didn't think about making it feel like a team effort. In addition, the purchase of my property was not the smoothest due to delays in the closing process and Matt was able to keep all parties engaged and moved the process as quickly as possible. I would strongly recommend any buyer looking to purchase a property to work with Matt. I promise you he will not disappoint.

Alex N

I would highly recommend working with Matt.

He went above and beyond to ensure that I was able to find the perfect apartment. I was unable to be in Chicago to look at places so he went to showings and took videos, pictures and notes to accommodate me. Even after I had signed a contract with an apartment he stuck with me. I had an issue with my place not being properly cleaned when I moved in. Matt communicated with my landlord and made sure the issue was fixed immediately. Matt was great and I will definitely work with him the next time I am looking for an apartment.

Patrick S

Thrilled to have worked with Matt in buying my new condo!

He is polished, knowledgeable, and provides useful insights. More importantly, Matt demonstrates a high level of attention to detail and values customer service. He was always patient and helped me land the perfect deal. A real class act and fun partner in my condo shopping experience!

Rhonda H

Fantastic experience throughout, extremely helpful and competent guy.

Impressively responsive even on weekends. Willing to be speak candidly on neighborhoods and properties, and good at explaining complex things simply to people with no prior knowledge. Have already recommended to numerous friends moving to Chicago.

Nicholas D

Matt is one of the best realtors out there period.

He’s our go to guy for all our real estate needs.

Ola J

Great job, incredibly professional and hard working during our apartment search

Troy P

Happy to have Matt assist with my first condo purchase

Ronny K

I am extremely pleased with my experience working with Matthew Thomas and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone searching for help from a real estate professional.

Matthew was highly responsive, answering all of my questions quickly and thoroughly such that I never questioned whether I was a priority. He was also simply a pleasure to work with - kind, friendly, respectful, and professional. Matthew was very clearly knowledgeable about the Chicago market and geography. I was confident he would guide me to make wise and informed decisions in every step of the process.I could not be any more satisfied with Matthew's dedication and generosity with his time and energy and will certainly use his services in the future when needed!

Courtney T

From a close college friend, whom was also a recent first-time home buyer, I was referred to Matt Thomas as a real estate agent.

From a technical standpoint, Matt was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the home search and home purchase process. When discussing potential homes, Matt discussed all key questions I thought of, as well as other house considerations crucial for the perfect home for me. During our open house visits, Matt pointed out key facts to me through the walkthrough that were good characteristics, as well as red flags to him. Additionally, Matt was very proactive in asking critical questions to the buyer's agent that were essential for me to know, as well as ensuring I viewed all key aspects of a home. During the home purchase negotiations, Matt drew out a great plan to obtain the home price I was seeking through well supported facts, such as other similar homes in the neighborhood. Overall, Matt's plan was reasonable, conservative, and, most importantly, proposed at my best interest. Matt's enthusiasm throughout the home search/purchase process was infectious, and his professionalism was critical in making the best decision in my home purchase. Throughout the entire process, Matt made sure I was comfortable with all critical details and always cautioned me before making any decision. As a first time buyer, and now a new homeowner, I truly felt I had a good friend on my side in purchasing the perfect home for me. From my entire experience with Matt, from our first meeting to the home sale closing date, I would also highly recommend Matt Thomas to my family, my friends, and to all other potential home buyers out there!

Michael Gubatan

Matt was great!

He quickly helped create a list of potential properties that fit our specifications and had a deep fund of knowledge of each of the units. One of the best parts of working with Matt was his communication, he was always quick to respond and was patient with my many questions, even late at night. He then helped negotiate on our behalf, and kept in touch through each step of the signing process. I would not hesitate to work with Matt again, and I would recommend him to anyone in search of a realtor.

Ricky O

As first time home buyers we had a wonderful and successful experience working with Matt.

From start to finish, he was always thorough, attentive, and knowledgable. We highly recommend!

Brynn F

Matt moved mountains for me!

I He was able to smooth the process and helped me through the negotiating process. Matt also found me the perfect finance person. I believe there are very few realtors who could have found me the perfect home as he did!

jayne r

Matt was a pleasure to work with during my house hunting in Chicago.

I was operating on a major time crunch and he didn't waver at all. He asked if I wanted to run a marathon or half marathon during the first day of house hunting. We agreed marathon since it would be the closest either of us would get to running one. So, off we went. I think we saw 10-13 homes on day 1. I was able to narrow down options and off he went negotiating!! By 10 a.m. the following day he had feedback and suggested strategy to see a few homes that afternoon. That evening I made my selection and Matt guided me through the process. I absolutely could not have completed my house hunting trip without his guidance. I highly recommend him and will definitely use him when it's time to shop again.

Ms N

Matt was a pleasure to work with during my house hunting in Chicago.

I was operating on a major time crunch and he didn't waver at all. He asked if I wanted to run a marathon or half marathon during the first day of house hunting. We agreed marathon since it would be the closest either of us would get to running one. So, off we went. I think we saw 10-13 homes on day 1. I was able to narrow down options and off he went negotiating!! By 10 a.m. the following day he had feedback and suggested strategy to see a few homes that afternoon. That evening I made my selection and Matt guided me through the process. I absolutely could not have completed my house hunting trip without his guidance. I highly recommend him and will definitely use him when it's time to shop again.

Monique R.

Matt helped me find an apartment right after I graduated college.

I am from California and, therefore, was unable to be physically present during showings. Matt did a wonderful job of sending me a large number of properties that met my specifications and was within my price range. He was extremely responsive and even corresponded with me after business hours. He is very knowledgeable about the market and was able to secure an beautiful apartment for me below budget! I would recommend him to anyone I know! He really guided me through the process when I had no idea what I was doing!

Ilianna A

Happy to have Matt assist with my first condo purchase

Ronny K

Great job, incredibly professional and hard working during our apartment search

Troy P

After he helped us find an amazing rental last year, we choose Matt when buying our first home this year, and he was outstanding!

His extensive knowledge of the area and experience with the buying process made everything seamless. Matt was extremely responsive to calls, texts, and emails and always was quick to answer our questions. He is easy to work with, and was always relaxed, making a stressful situation quite enjoyable.Matt even helped us find a sublet for our current rental. Thanks for everything, Matt!

Peter R

Matt was such a great help in my apartment search.

He did a great job finding places that would meet my needs and quickly setting up viewings for any promising listings. Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with and really helped to take a lot of the stress out of the apartment hunt. I would  definitely work with him again for future searches!

Nicole M.

First time home buyer.

I had a great experience working with Matt. All my questions were answered to my satisfaction, and he was very responsive via text, email, and phone. Matt was able to provide me with recommended contacts for mortgage, attorney, and home inspector.

Albert L

Throughout the process of buying our first home, Matt was extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful from start to finish.

He guided us serenely through all of the necessary steps to ensure that we had the best experience possible and were making the most informed decisions about our purchase. Even through the stress of first time buying, including some unknowns and challenges we encountered with the sellers, he made us feel that we could trust the process and come out ahead. My husband and I highly recommend Matt as your next broker. You will be in excellent hands!

Anaïs Challe

We used Matt as both our buyers and sellers agent.

Matt was always available and quick to answer any questions we had. Our place sold incredibly fast and the entire process was smooth and easy. It was great having someone we could trust on our side throughout a sometimes stressful and chaotic process!

Jessica Bergeron

I am extremely pleased with my experience working with Matthew Thomas and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone searching for help from a real estate professional.

Matthew was highly responsive, answering all of my questions quickly and thoroughly such that I never questioned whether I was a priority. He was also simply a pleasure to work with - kind, friendly, respectful, and professional. Matthew was very clearly knowledgeable about the Chicago market and geography. I was confident he would guide me to make wise and informed decisions in every step of the process.I could not be any more satisfied with Matthew's dedication and generosity with his time and energy and will certainly use his services in the future when needed!

Courtney T

Matt was extremely helpful and professional throughout my apartment search process.

As soon as we connected, he immediately created a few customized filters to search the MLS for potential listings. He was very communicative via text, email, and phone. Each time we scheduled apartment tours he  organized everything and made the entire process very seamless and easy. He picked me up and took me to each apartment. I was really impressed with his knowledge of what to pay attention to when looking at apartments (i.e. how the floors and walls are taken care of, looking for any potential issues), as well as negotiation strategies. Matt is very on top of everything throughout the process, quickly responded to me whenever I reached out and clearly puts the needs of his customers first. If you’re looking for someone who is willing to go the extra mile, Matt is your guy!

Kat S.

Matt was extremely helpful in my apartment search and I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a great place in Chicago!

He was very responsive, always willing to answer any question that my roommate and I had. This was our first time searching for an apartment, so he guided us through the process and helped us make decisions to narrow down our options. We were really happy to have his help and, again, would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Julia C

I was living in South Carolina at the time and was not able to make it to Chicago for every rental I was interested in.

Matt was very understanding and went above and beyond to help me out to find the right place. I dont think I would have found the right place without his help.

Tyler H.

It was an absolutely wonderful experience searching for a rental property with Matt.

I have worked with several agents during my time in Chicago, and he was by far the best. He is the most knowledgeable, committed, and responsive realtor I've worked with. He was constantly in communication with us and proactive in assisting with finding the perfect place. It felt as though we were his only client. We had very specific requests surrounding what we were looking for in a rental, and Matt could not have been more helpful. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone.

Adam K

We used Matt as both our buyers and sellers agent.

Matt was always available and quick to answer any questions we had. Our place sold incredibly fast and the entire process was smooth and easy. It was great having someone we could trust on our side throughout a sometimes stressful and chaotic process!

Jessica B

Matt worked with us for over a year on both a rental and our new home.

He was knowledgeable of the territory and incredibly responsive all while holding himself to the highest level of professionalism. He made the process enjoyable and accommodating. Would highly recommend.

Jeffery S

Matt helped me both find tenants for the property I own and a place to live myself.

I had no idea how easy it could be until working with someone like him! I loved all the properties I was shown and my tenants who are moving in loved him as well. Matt is flexible with his schedule, prompt, organized, and never seems to skip a beat. I would highly recommend using his services. I know I won't use anyone else from here on out as long as he's around.

Lauren E

I had a great experience with Matt throughout the entire process!

Matt was very responsive, even on weekends, and did an excellent job of explaining things as questions arose. With his help, the search for an aparment becamse so much easier. I would recommend him to any of my friends in search of an aparment in the Chicago area.

Brooke W

Matt was great to work with and was so responsive and knowledgeable.

He made the homebuying process easy and seamless. Would recommend working with Matt to anyone asking.

Brian D

Thrilled to have worked with Matt in buying my new condo!

He is polished, knowledgeable, and provides useful insights. More importantly, Matt demonstrates a high level of attention to detail and values customer service. He was always patient and helped me land the perfect deal. A real class act and fun partner in my condo shopping experience!

Rhonda H

If you’re looking for an agent, look no further.

This guy brings his A game to every meeting/showing. And just when you think he couldn’t raise the bar any higher, boom bar raised. As a first time homebuyer Matt helped us navigate the field. He’s knowledgeable, responds quickly, and all around is a great person to work with. We will definitely be using his services again.

Jeff P

Matt was referred to me by a colleague and from the first phone call I knew I was in good hands.

Being new to the city, he helped me find the best areas of the city to focus my search and sent me properties that were tailored towards my wants and needs. I felt overwhelmed, to say the least, doing the search on my own. The search process became enjoyable as he sent me properties to view in the MLS. He was quick to respond to additional questions and eager to go view apartments for me since I was searching from out of town. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone that is looking to rent/buy in the Chicagoland area.

Drew S

Working with Matt was not only effective and effortless but an overall amazingly simple experience.

With a quick time crunch to fir a place to live, I was able to leverage Matt to find a slew of apartments that fit all my criteria and a move in date that fit in my timeline. Matt lined up 5 showings in a matter of days and took us to each location. He was very well prepared and brought all relevant information we might need. Anything that wasn’t available, he sprung to action and quickly returned with the answer. The hardest part of working with Matt was just deciding between the great selection of apartments! Just a great experience and I highly recommend that anyone looking to move leverage the expertise and simplicity of Matt Thomas!

John R

It was an absolutely wonderful experience searching for a rental property with Matt.

I have worked with several agents during my time in Chicago, and he was by far the best. He is the most knowledgeable, committed, and responsive realtor I've worked with. He was constantly in communication with us and proactive in assisting with finding the perfect place. It felt as though we were his only client. We had very specific requests surrounding what we were looking for in a rental, and Matt could not have been more helpful. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone.

Adam K

Matt was very helpful in my rental process.

He was responsive and courteous while providing high quality properties based on my parameters.

Matthew C

I would highly recommend working with Matt.

He went above and beyond to ensure that I was able to find the perfect apartment. I was unable to be in Chicago to look at places so he went to showings and took videos, pictures and notes to accommodate me. Even after I had signed a contract with an apartment he stuck with me. I had an issue with my place not being properly cleaned when I moved in. Matt communicated with my landlord and made sure the issue was fixed immediately. Matt was great and I will definitely work with him the next time I am looking for an apartment.

Patrick S

First time home buyer.

I had a great experience working with Matt. All my questions were answered to my satisfaction, and he was very responsive via text, email, and phone. Matt was able to provide me with recommended contacts for mortgage, attorney, and home inspector.

Albert L

Fantastic experience throughout, extremely helpful and competent guy.

Impressively responsive even on weekends. Willing to be speak candidly on neighborhoods and properties, and good at explaining complex things simply to people with no prior knowledge. Have already recommended to numerous friends moving to Chicago.

Nicholas D

Matt has been a pleasure to work with; he’s truly someone you can rely on to help you find the perfect livng space.

He is fast, thorough, and will help guide you to find your perfect new home. He keeps you highly informed throughout the whole process.I’ve used apartment hunter groups before and they don’t hold a candle to the services Matt provides. He cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to make sure you’re getting the right place and within your timeline. He helped me to have found a place with a new lease signed where I was able to get moved in within about 2 days time. Incredible. He will always have my biggest recommendation.

Stephanie N

My husband and I had to move to Chicago from Pennsylvania for my job, and we were working with a limited timeline so our move could have potentially been extremely stressful, but Matt made it so easy!

He was so transparent throughout the entire process, and was always available to answer any questions I had. He was more than willing to go above and beyond to help make moving from out of state as easy as possible, and he had no shortage of great apartments for us. He really advocated for us throughout the application process, and we ended up with an apartment that has everything we wanted and more, and right within our budget. We can't recommend Matt highly enough! He made a potentially very stressful process so easy and stress-free and we loved working with him!

Madisen H

Matt was one of the most reliable and knowledgeable real estate agents I've worked with.

He was able to answer any questions, as well as provide insights that my roommates and I hadn't considered. I would recommend Matt and hope to work with him again!

Rachel H

It was an absolute pleasure working with Matt!

He is highly professional, client based, respectful, and knowledgeable about Chicago real estate. Throughout the process he was an excellent communicator, replying to all my texts/emails promptly and open to answering any questions I had. During showings he was transparent about the pros and cons of my options, never making me feel pressured to sign for a place that was not a good fit. He went above and beyond by corresponding with me on a national holiday while he was out of town to guide me through the paperwork needed to apply for my apartment. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or rent in the Chicago area and look forward to working with him again the next time I move!

Ellen H

Matt was a life saver!

He helped me to identify new apartments for rent under a deadline, while at the same time helping me to understand my options for buying and connecting me with a Loan Coordinator. Matt was calm and positive during a stressful process for me; he was responsive to specific and even minor feedback such as changing search radius by a few blocks. I’d highly recommend Matt for any rental or home buying needs you have!

Anna

Matt was incredible.

Extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I would recommend Matt to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He made the whole process very simple and fun!

Cody C

Matt is professional, responsive, and patient.

He was able to send us 100+ rental listings for preliminary screening within 24 hours of our initial discussion. He scheduled around 20 showings for three weekends. He helped coordinate everything during the rental process, highly recommended.

Carah K

Matt was incredibly helpful and efficient!

He helped us find our ideal rental very quickly, toured it for us and spoke with the landlord on our behalf. The entire process was relatively effortless and I would absolutely recommend his services.

chrisp4567

Matt was extremely helpful in my apartment search and I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a great place in Chicago!

He was very responsive, always willing to answer any question that my roommate and I had. This was our first time searching for an apartment, so he guided us through the process and helped us make decisions to narrow down our options. We were really happy to have his help and, again, would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Julia C

I have used Matt to find my 2 last places here in Chicago.

He has been very helpful and has a great knowledge of the city. I have been so happy with the 2 last places he has found me.

Robert C

Matt help find a great apartment despite some difficulties on our end.

Highly recommend, he is very knowledgeable and was a pleasure to work with.

John H

Matt has been a pleasure to work with; he’s truly someone you can rely on to help you find the perfect livng space.

He is fast, thorough, and will help guide you to find your perfect new home. He keeps you highly informed throughout the whole process. I’ve used apartment hunter groups before and they don’t hold a candle to the services Matt provides. He cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to make sure you’re getting the right place and within your timeline. He helped me to have found a place with a new lease signed where I was able to get moved in within about 2 days time. Incredible. He will always have my biggest recommendation.

Stephanie N. Anderson

Matt Thomas is wonderful at what he does!

Moving can be stressful, and he eliminated the relocation obstacles. I just moved to Chicago from Raleigh,NC. I know right!! Big change in locations indeed. I was lucky enough to get a great job opportunity in the city. I love Chicago but only ever visited once. I was referred to Matt by another friend and I am glad I was. My girlfriend moved with me and she had never even been to Chicago. Matt gave us so much of his time to take us around the 3 areas we liked to look at different properties. This process can be stressful and we kept finding something we didn't like at each place. After day 1 of showings Matt knew what we liked and didn't and recommended a few places top of mind. We landed on a great property management site that Matt found for us not on our list and gave us all the items we needed: such as space, location, price range, public transportation location. Matt helped us figure all of this out as new people in town. I left my car back in NC because just not a need for it as much. He helped me find my route to work and gave us the run down on the cities best food locations. We will use Matt again when we look for out next spot.We highly suggest using him. Thanks again!! :)

Chris F

Matt was awesome in helping me find my perfect condo - I started the process back in April with goal to purchase in October, and even though it was early to start looking, he took the time in effort to understand what I am looking for and provide guidance recommendations based on that.

Additionally, his support and advice during negotiations was extremely helpful and allowed me to land my ideal home. Highly recommended!

Munzer A

Matt is professional, responsive, and patient.

He was able to send us 100+ rental listings for preliminary screening within 24 hours of our initial discussion. He scheduled around 20 showings for three weekends. He helped coordinate everything during the rental process, highly recommended.

Carah

After he helped us find an amazing rental last year, we choose Matt when buying our first home this year, and he was outstanding!

His extensive knowledge of the area and experience with the buying process made everything seamless. Matt was extremely responsive to calls, texts, and emails and always was quick to answer our questions. He is easy to work with, and was always relaxed, making a stressful situation quite enjoyable.Matt even helped us find a sublet for our current rental. Thanks for everything, Matt!

Peter R

Matt found us the perfect apartment in the Lakeview neighborhood.

He listened to our 'must haves' which included the usual requests like # of bedrooms, updated kitchen, & outdoor space - but also helped us with other requests such as: 5 min walk to Starbucks and LOTS of windows. We moved from Tennessee and it was great to review all the properties online that Matt had chosen for us, and didn't waste any time when we did our local visit. Super efficient and responsive.

Jaclyn L

Matt moved mountains for me!

I He was able to smooth the process and helped me through the negotiating process. Matt also found me the perfect finance person. I believe there are very few realtors who could have found me the perfect home as he did!

jayne r

Matt was referred to me by a colleague and from the first phone call I knew I was in good hands.

Being new to the city, he helped me find the best areas of the city to focus my search and sent me properties that were tailored towards my wants and needs. I felt overwhelmed, to say the least, doing the search on my own. The search process became enjoyable as he sent me properties to view in the MLS. He was quick to respond to additional questions and eager to go view apartments for me since I was searching from out of town. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone that is looking to rent/buy in the Chicagoland area.

Drew S

Matt was easy to get a hold of and helpful when communication is needed between interdisciplinary team.

Nothing beats excellent clear communication when purchasing a home. Thanks, Matt for helping things happen in a timely manner! - Mary Cecille

Shei D

Matt is professional, responsive, and patient.

He was able to send us 100+ rental listings for preliminary screening within 24 hours of our initial discussion. He scheduled around 20 showings for three weekends. He helped coordinate everything during the rental process, highly recommended.

Carah K

Matt helped my roommate and I find a great apartment that fit all of our requirements and was under-budget!

Matt is extremely professional, great to work with, and works hard. He scheduled multiple showings for us very quickly and never forced us to apply for an apartment, instead encouraging us to wait for one that we really liked. My roommate and I had worked with a handful of realtors previously who were unresponsive and uninterested in helping us. We are so grateful for Matt's hard work!

Kelli T

Matt was great to work with!

He has a wealth of knowledge and explained the home buying process in depth, which was very helpful as first time home buyers. He also has a strong understanding of the Chicago market that made narrowing down our search very easy. He did a lot behind the scenes that made our condo purchase process very smooth and we're grateful. Would highly recommend working with Matt!

Kat Kinasz

Matt is one of the best realtors out there period.

He’s our go to guy for all our real estate needs.

Ola J

It was an absolute pleasure working with Matt!

He is highly professional, client based, respectful, and knowledgeable about Chicago real estate. Throughout the process he was an excellent communicator, replying to all my texts/emails promptly and open to answering any questions I had. During showings he was transparent about the pros and cons of my options, never making me feel pressured to sign for a place that was not a good fit. He went above and beyond by corresponding with me on a national holiday while he was out of town to guide me through the paperwork needed to apply for my apartment. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or rent in the Chicago area and look forward to working with him again the next time I move!

Ellen H

Matt was one of the most reliable and knowledgeable real estate agents I've worked with.

He was able to answer any questions, as well as provide insights that my roommates and I hadn't considered. I would recommend Matt and hope to work with him again!

Rachel H

Matt was great!

He was able to set up four apartment visits in a limited time window for us with only a week of notice. He was even able to include two that had come on the market the day before we toured--which were the best ones! This was my first time looking for apartments in Chicago and he  was extremely helpful, prepared, and even drove my roommates and I around so that we could get an idea of the area we were interested in.

Matt was awesome in helping me find my perfect condo - I started the process back in April with goal to purchase in October, and even though it was early to start looking, he took the time in effort to understand what I am looking for and provide guidance recommendations based on that.

Additionally, his support and advice during negotiations was extremely helpful and allowed me to land my ideal home. Highly recommended!

Munzer A

Matt is very reliable, a great communicator and very professional in all that he does.

A great agent.

Dion O

My husband and I had to move to Chicago from Pennsylvania for my job, and we were working with a limited timeline so our move could have potentially been extremely stressful, but Matt made it so easy!

He was so transparent throughout the entire process, and was always available to answer any questions I had. He was more than willing to go above and beyond to help make moving from out of state as easy as possible, and he had no shortage of great apartments for us. He really advocated for us throughout the application process, and we ended up with an apartment that has everything we wanted and more, and right within our budget. We can't recommend Matt highly enough! He made a potentially very stressful process so easy and stress-free and we loved working with him!

Madisen H

I started working with Matt in my search for a new home 6 months ago and I'm happy to say that today I'm writing this review from my new home.

Matt was diligent, responsive and excellent in every aspect throughout this process. From finding the perfect home and being patient when I was unsure. He  made sure I was completely comfortable with the location, price and provided a truly honest opinion about the properties I was seeing. He also provided great questions to the listing agents that I myself didn't think about making it feel like a team effort. In addition, the purchase of my property was not the smoothest due to delays in the closing process and Matt was able to keep all parties engaged and moved the process as quickly as possible. I would strongly recommend any buyer looking to purchase a property to work with Matt. I promise you he will not disappoint.

Alex

Matt is a wonderful agent and I'd highly recommend him for any properties you are trying to buy in Chicago.

He has helped me buy my first property in the area, he has been patient when we hit some bumps in the road and he has now helped me buy more properties in the area. He is very knowledgeable about the area and very responsive. Overall, great experience and great agent.

Mysterious C

I had a great experience with Matt throughout the entire process!

Matt was very responsive, even on weekends, and did an excellent job of explaining things as questions arose. With his help, the search for an aparment becamse so much easier. I would recommend him to any of my friends in search of an aparment in the Chicago area.

Brooke W

Matt was referred to me by a colleague and from the first phone call I knew I was in good hands.

Being new to the city, he helped me find the best areas of the city to focus my search and sent me properties that were tailored towards my wants and needs. I felt overwhelmed, to say the least, doing  the search on my own. The search process became enjoyable as he sent me properties to view in the MLS. He was quick to respond to additional questions and eager to go view apartments for me since I was searching from out of town. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone that is looking to rent/buy in the Chicagoland area.

Drew

Matt was great!

He quickly helped create a list of potential properties that fit our specifications and had a deep fund of knowledge of each of the units. One of the best parts of working with Matt was his communication, he was always quick to respond and was patient with my many questions, even  late at night. He then helped negotiate on our behalf, and kept in touch through each step of the signing process. I would not hesitate to work with Matt again, and I would recommend him to anyone in search of a realtor.

I worked with Matt prior to his jump into real estate for a handful of years so when my lease was coming up, I knew who I could reach out to.

Matt's commitment to his job shined throughout the apartment hunting process. He proactively sent me links to places that matched my criteria, he responded  to me quickly through multiple platforms (text, facebook,B&W Website), and he always had printouts of all the places we were going to look at so I had them handy walking around the apartments. Matt knew I was in a time crunch (especially with my work travel schedule) and worked around that and made sure I found a place I loved! I would highly recommend working with Matt, whether you are looking to buy or even just looking to rent like I was!

Brian H.

Matt Thomas is wonderful at what he does!

Moving can be stressful, and he eliminated the relocation obstacles.I just moved to Chicago from Raleigh,NC. I know right!! Big change in locations indeed. I was lucky enough to get a great job opportunity in the city. I love Chicago but only ever visited once. I was referred to Matt by another friend and I am glad I was. My girlfriend moved with me and she had never even been to Chicago.Matt gave us so much of his time to take us around the 3 areas we liked to look at different properties. This process can be stressful and we kept finding something we didn't like at each place. After day 1 of showings Matt knew what we liked and didn't and recommended a few places top of mind. We landed on a great property management site that Matt found for us not on our list and gave us all the items we needed: such as space, location, price range, public transportation location.Matt helped us figure all of this out as new people in town. I left my car back in NC because just not a need for it as much. He helped me find my route to work and gave us the run down on the cities best food locations.We will use Matt again when we look for out next spot.We highly suggest using him. Thanks again!!:)

Chris F

Matt was such a great help in my apartment search.

He did a great job finding places that would meet my needs and quickly setting up viewings for any promising listings. Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with and really helped to take a lot of the stress out of the apartment hunt. I would definitely work with him again for future searches!

Nicole

I have used Matt to find my 2 last places here in Chicago.

He has been very helpful and has a great knowledge of the city. I have been so happy with the 2 last places he has found me.

Robert C

Blake J

I am extremely pleased with my experience working with Matthew Thomas and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone searching for help from a real estate professional.

Matthew was highly responsive, answering all of my questions quickly and thoroughly such that I never questioned whether I was a priority. He was also simply a pleasure to work with - kind, friendly, respectful, and professional. Matthew was very clearly knowledgeable about the Chicago market and geography. I was confident he would guide me to make wise and informed decisions in every step of the process. I could not be any more satisfied with Matthew's dedication and generosity with his time and energy and will certainly use his services in the future when needed!

Courtney Thompson

Matt helped us buy our first home during the pandemic and it was an awesome experience!

We were nervous about being first time home buyers, but Matt was patient and made sure that every step of the way we understood everything. He answered all of our questions about the market, as well as the buying process.Matt set up amazing showings, stuck to our price range, and made sure that everything fit our busy schedules. He also recommended great mortgage companies, insurances, and made the process so easy and fun. If you are ever looking to buy, sell, rent, etc. in the Chicago area, he is the best of the best!

Kendall K

This was my first home purchase.

Matt helped guide me through the process and narrow down my search to something that was comfortable and within my budget. He had good insight to the neighborhood and I am happy with the condo.

Connor F

We're so happy we worked with Matt to find our apartment!

My husband and I had a rather long list of 'must haves' and needed to find a place pretty quickly. Matt was amazing and really worked with us to find the perfect place. Matt was super responsive throughout the entire process, was willing to work around our fairly hectic schedule in terms of scheduling showings, and was awesome when it came to negotiating the terms of our lease. Would definitely recommend Matt to anyone-- he could not have made the apartment hunting experience any better!

Caroline K

It was a pleasure to have Matt as our real estate agent to guide us through our house search in Chicago.

Being new to the area, Matt took the time to drive us around various areas and help us familiarize ourselves with the city. Matt is very professional, trustworthy and responsive. We are so happy with how seamless the process seemed to go and are grateful we had him there to guide us through every step of the way. From restaurants to inspectors, Matt has a recommendation for everything. We highly recommend using Matt for your real estate needs!

Jacquelyn P

Matt was a pleasure to work with during my house hunting in Chicago.

I was operating on a major time crunch and he didn't waver at all. He asked if I wanted to run a marathon or half marathon during the first day of house hunting. We agreed marathon since it would be the closest either of us would get to running one. So, off we went. I think we saw 10-13 homes on day 1. I was able to narrow down options and off he went negotiating!! By 10 a.m. the following day he had feedback and suggested strategy to see a few homes that afternoon. That evening I made my selection and Matt guided me through the process. I absolutely could not have completed my house hunting trip without his guidance. I highly recommend him and will definitely use him when it's time to shop again.

Ms N

Matt was very helpful in my rental process.

He was responsive and courteous while providing high quality properties based on my parameters.

Matthew C

Matt helped us find an AMAZING deal on a 3 bed, 1400 sq ft.

unit in Lakeview. He worked with our schedule and took us around to 5/6 locations over the course of a couple days. They were all within the constraints we proposed which made the decision process a little tough, but he tells it like there is and isn't there to try to coerce you into buying one place over another. It felt as though he was an old friend providing his thoughts. Highly recommend!!

Michael A.

It was an absolute pleasure working with Matt.

He was extremely helpful and very diligent. He was quick to respond to any of our requests or questions. He has a great understanding of the Chicago neighborhoods and demonstrated masterful expertise of the apartment searching process. When we were not  able to see the places in person, he went out and saw them himself and recorded videos for us. In addition, he shared notes and his honest opinions on each place. He helped us vouch for us in a competitive applicant pool and assisted with the negotiation process. He even helped us with some land lord issues even after we signed for a place and moved in. I would definitely recommend working with Matt to anyone looking for an apartment in the Chicago area. He is dedicated and hard working, and he will get the job done.

Tom M.

Highly recommend Matt Thomas if you’re looking for a new residence in the Chicago area.

As first time homeowners, my husband and I were a bit overwhelmed when we began our condo search. We were introduced to Matt via our mortgage lender and after the first conversation with Matt we knew we were in great hands. Matt was very thorough in his explanation of the process, prompt for all meetings and showings, and helped us negotiate our final offer. With the help of Matt, we successfully closed in November 2020 and it was an incredibly seamless and stress-free process. More, Matt helped us list our current rental apartment for sublet since we are moving prior to the end of our lease. Again, highly recommend Matt and we will definitely be recommending to any of our friends who are looking for a new home.

Meredith O

Matt was great!

He quickly helped create a list of potential properties that fit our specifications and had a deep fund of knowledge of each of the units. One of the best parts of working with Matt was his communication, he was always quick to respond and was patient with my many questions, even late at night. He then helped negotiate on our behalf, and kept in touch through each step of the signing process. I would not hesitate to work with Matt again, and I would recommend him to anyone in search of a realtor.

Ricky O

Matt was very patient with us and helped to keep us on track multiple times in order to find what we wanted.

He went out of his way to meet with us on short notice and made time to go on several visits to apartments with us. 10/10 would recommend.

George S

Matt was extremely helpful and professional throughout my apartment search process.

As soon as we connected, he immediately created a few customized filters to search the MLS for potential listings. He was very communicative via text, email, and phone. Each time we scheduled apartment tours he organized everything and made the entire process very seamless and easy. He picked me up and took me to each apartment. I was really impressed with his knowledge of what to pay attention to when looking at apartments (i.e. how the floors and walls are taken care of, looking for any potential issues), as well as negotiation strategies. Matt is very on top of everything throughout the process, quickly responded to me whenever I reached out and clearly puts the needs of his customers first. If you’re looking for someone who is willing to go the extra mile, Matt is your guy!

Kathleen S

Matt was easy to get a hold of and helpful when communication is needed between interdisciplinary team.

Nothing beats excellent clear communication when purchasing a home. Thanks, Matt for helping things happen in a timely manner! - Mary Cecille

Shei D

Matt has been a pleasure to work with; he’s truly someone you can rely on to help you find the perfect loving space.

He negotiates on your behalf, gets past any potential red tape, and keeps you highly informed throughout he whole process. I’ve used apartment hunter groups before and they don’t  hold a candle to the services Matt provides. He cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to make sure you’re getting the right place and within your timeline. He helped me to have found a place with a new lease signed where I was able to get moved in within about 2 days time.

Stephanie A.

Working with Matt was not only effective and effortless but an overall amazingly simple experience.

 With a quick time crunch to fir a place to live, I was able to leverage Matt to find a slew of apartments that fit all my criteria and a move in date that fit in my timeline.  Matt lined up 5 showings in a matter of days and took us to each location.  He was very well prepared and brought all relevant information we might need.  Anything that wasn't available, he sprung to action and quickly returned with the answer.  The hardest part of working with Matt was just deciding between the great selection of apartments!  Just a great experience and I highly recommend that anyone looking to move leverage the expertise and simplicity of Matt Thomas!

Johnny R.

Matt has been a pleasure to work with; he’s truly someone you can rely on to help you find the perfect livng space.

He is fast, thorough, and will help guide you to find your perfect new home. He keeps you highly informed throughout the whole process.I’ve used apartment hunter groups before and they don’t hold a candle to the services Matt provides. He cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to make sure you’re getting the right place and within your timeline. He helped me to have found a place with a new lease signed where I was able to get moved in within about 2 days time. Incredible. He will always have my biggest recommendation.

Stephanie N

Matt helped me find an apartment right after I graduated college.

I am from California and, therefore, was unable to be physically present during showings. Matt did a wonderful job of sending me a large number of properties that met my specifications and was within my price range. He was extremely responsive and even corresponded with me after business hours. He is very knowledgeable about the market and was able to secure an beautiful apartment for me below budget! I would recommend him to anyone I know! He really guided me through the process when I had no idea what I was doing!

Ilianna A

Matt was a fantastic relator!

In only a few short years, it is clear that Matt has his pulse on the City of Chicago and its real-estate market. Not only did Matt go above an beyond in home search, he also was extremely professional throughout the entire process. When we needed him to step his game up, he brought it to a whole new level! Would absolutely recommend Matt to friends and family.

Michael R

As first-time homebuyers, we had a lot of questions and wanted to see many different properties before we put in an offer.

Matt was extremely patient, available, and responsive and made the offer, contract, and closing process go as smoothly as possible. Especially considering that we were house hunting during the COVID pandemic, it was super helpful that he would do virtual/video tours of properties so we could decide if we wanted to tour in-person. When we found the home we wanted, he helped us draft an offer and stayed on top of the seller to get timely responses to questions and negotiations. He recommended a fantastic team of experts for us (attorney, inspector, etc.). We were so thrilled with Matt and would recommend him to anyone, but especially someone who wants a hands-on agent with a wealth of knowledge on the Chicagoland residential market.

Deirdre C

Matt was extremely helpful and professional throughout my apartment search process.

As soon as we connected, he immediately created a few customized filters to search the MLS for potential listings. He was very communicative via text, email, and phone. Each time we scheduled apartment tours he organized everything and made the entire process very seamless and easy. He picked me up and took me to each apartment. I was really impressed with his knowledge of what to pay attention to when looking at apartments (i.e. how the floors and walls are taken care of, looking for any potential issues), as well as negotiation strategies. Matt is very on top of everything throughout the process, quickly responded to me whenever I reached out and clearly puts the needs of his customers first. If you’re looking for someone who is willing to go the extra mile, Matt is your guy!

Kathleen S

Matt was a tremendous help for us during our apartment search.

He was willing to meet after work (>6pm), provided constant communication, negotiated terms with landlords and went out of his way to find us a home. When/if we move again, we will definitely be using him again!!! 100% recommend!!!!

drew d

From a close college friend, whom was also a recent first-time home buyer, I was referred to Matt Thomas as a real estate agent.

From a technical standpoint, Matt was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the home search and home purchase process. When discussing potential homes, Matt discussed all key questions I thought of, as well as other house considerations crucial for the perfect home for me. During our open house visits, Matt pointed out key facts to me through the walkthrough that were good characteristics, as well as red flags to him. Additionally, Matt was very proactive in asking critical questions to the buyer's agent that were essential for me to know, as well as ensuring I viewed all key aspects of a home.During the home purchase negotiations, Matt drew out a great plan to obtain the home price I was seeking through well supported facts, such as other similar homes in the neighborhood. Overall, Matt's plan was reasonable, conservative, and, most importantly, proposed at my best interest.Matt's enthusiasm throughout the home search/purchase process was infectious, and his professionalism was critical in making the best decision in my home purchase. Throughout the entire process, Matt made sure I was comfortable with all critical details and always cautioned me before making any decision.As a first time buyer, and now a new homeowner, I truly felt I had a good friend on my side in purchasing the perfect home for me. From my entire experience with Matt, from our first meeting to the home sale closing date, I would also highly recommend Matt Thomas to my family, my friends, and to all other potential home buyers out there!

Michael G

Matt was a tremendous help for us during our apartment search.

He was willing to meet after work (>6pm), provided constant communication, negotiated terms with landlords and went out of his way to find us a home. When/if we move again, we will definitely be using him again!!! 100% recommend!!!!

drew d

Matt Thomas is wonderful at what he does!

Moving can be stressful, and he eliminated the relocation obstacles. I just moved to Chicago from Raleigh,NC. I know right!! Big change in locations indeed. I was lucky enough to get a great job opportunity in the city. I love Chicago but only ever visited once. I was referred to Matt by another friend and I am glad I was. My girlfriend moved with me and she had never even been to Chicago. Matt gave us so much of his time to take us around the 3 areas we liked to look at different properties. This process can be stressful and we kept finding something we didn't like at each place. After day 1 of showings Matt knew what we liked and didn't and recommended a few places top of mind. We landed on a great property management site that Matt found for us not on our list and gave us all the items we needed: such as space, location, price range, public transportation location.Matt helped us figure all of this out as new people in town. I left my car back in NC because just not a need for it as much. He helped me find my route to work and gave us the run down on the cities best food locations. We will use Matt again when we look for out next spot.We highly suggest using him. Thanks again!!:)

Chris F

Matt is very reliable, a great communicator and very professional in all that he does.

A great agent.

Dion O

Matt helped my roommate and I find a great apartment that fit all of our requirements and was under-budget!

Matt is extremely professional, great to work with, and works hard. He scheduled multiple showings for us very quickly and never forced us to apply for an apartment, instead encouraging us to wait for one that we really liked. My roommate and I had worked with a handful of realtors previously who were unresponsive and uninterested in helping us. We are so grateful for Matt's hard work!

Kelli T

I was in a situation where I had less than a week to find a new rental before my current lease expired and Matthew was able to get the job done in less than a day.

Matthew was extremely helpful. He had a sense of urgency to find me a place. Overall I would highly recommend Matthews services to all  my friends and family.

Tom C.

As first-time homebuyers, we had a lot of questions and wanted to see many different properties before we put in an offer.

Matt was extremely patient, available, and responsive and made the offer, contract, and closing process go as smoothly as possible. Especially considering that we were house hunting during the COVID pandemic, it was super helpful that he would do virtual/video tours of properties so we could decide if we wanted to tour in-person. When we found the home we wanted, he helped us draft an offer and stayed on top of the seller to get timely responses to questions and negotiations. He recommended a fantastic team of experts for us (attorney, inspector, etc.). We were so thrilled with Matt and would recommend him to anyone, but especially someone who wants a hands-on agent with a wealth of knowledge on the Chicagoland residential market.

Deirdre C

Matt was incredibly helpful and efficient!

He helped us find our ideal rental very quickly, toured it for us and spoke with the landlord on our behalf. The entire process was relatively effortless and I would absolutely recommend his services.

chrisp4567

Matt is a wonderful agent and I'd highly recommend him for any properties you are trying to buy in Chicago.

He has helped me buy my first property in the area, he has been patient when we hit some bumps in the road and he has now helped me buy more properties in the area. He is very knowledgeable about the area and very responsive. Overall, great experience and great agent.

Mysterious C

Working with Matt was not only effective and effortless but an overall amazingly simple experience.

With a quick time crunch to fir a place to live, I was able to leverage Matt to find a slew of apartments that fit all my criteria and a move in date that fit in my timeline. Matt lined up 5 showings in a matter of days and took us to each location. He was very well prepared and brought all relevant information we might need. Anything that wasn’t available, he sprung to action and quickly returned with the answer. The hardest part of working with Matt was just deciding between the great selection of apartments! Just a great experience and I highly recommend that anyone looking to move leverage the expertise and simplicity of Matt Thomas!

John R

Matt help find a great apartment despite some difficulties on our end.

Highly recommend, he is very knowledgeable and was a pleasure to work with.

John H

I've used Matt's services twice now and could not have been more happy with everything!

We will definitely be using him again when we move in a few years! 10/10 would recommend :)

Samantha G

Matt found us the perfect apartment in the Lakeview neighborhood.

He listened to our 'must haves' which included the usual requests like # of bedrooms, updated kitchen, & outdoor space - but also helped us with other requests such as: 5 min walk to Starbucks and LOTS of windows. We moved from Tennessee and it was great to review all the properties online that Matt had chosen for us, and didn't waste any time when we did our local visit. Super efficient and responsive.

Jaclyn L

Matt was referred to me by a colleague and from the first phone call I knew I was in good hands.

Being new to the city, he helped me find the best areas of the city to focus my search and sent me properties that were tailored towards my wants and needs. I felt overwhelmed, to say the least, doing  the search on my own. The search process became enjoyable as he sent me properties to view in the MLS. He was quick to respond to additional questions and eager to go view apartments for me since I was searching from out of town. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone that is looking to rent/buy in the Chicagoland area.

Drew

Matt was such a great help in my apartment search.

He did a great job finding places that would meet my needs and quickly setting up viewings for any promising listings. Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with and really helped to take a lot of the stress out of the apartment hunt. I would definitely work with him again for future searches!

Nicole

It was a pleasure to have Matt as our real estate agent to guide us through our house search in Chicago.

Being new to the area, Matt took the time to drive us around various areas and help us familiarize ourselves with the city. Matt is very professional, trustworthy and responsive. We are so happy with how seamless the process seemed to go and are grateful we had him there to guide us through every step of the way. From restaurants to inspectors, Matt has a recommendation for everything. We highly recommend using Matt for your real estate needs!

Jacquelyn P

I started working with Matt in my search for a new home 6 months ago and I'm happy to say that today I'm writing this review from my new home.

Matt was diligent, responsive and excellent in every aspect throughout this process. From finding the perfect home and being patient when I was unsure. He made sure I was completely comfortable with the location, price and provided a truly honest opinion about the properties I was seeing. He also provided great questions to the listing agents that I myself didn't think about making it feel like a team effort. In addition, the purchase of my property was not the smoothest due to delays in the closing process and Matt was able to keep all parties engaged and moved the process as quickly as possible. I would strongly recommend any buyer looking to purchase a property to work with Matt. I promise you he will not disappoint.

Alex N

Matt helped us buy our first home during the pandemic and it was an awesome experience!

We were nervous about being first time home buyers, but Matt was patient and made sure that every step of the way we understood everything. He answered all of our questions about the market, as well as the buying process. Matt set up amazing showings, stuck to our price range, and made sure that everything fit our busy schedules. He also recommended great mortgage companies, insurances, and made the process so easy and fun. If you are ever looking to buy, sell, rent, etc. in the Chicago area, he is the best of the best!

Kendall Kerge

It was great working with Matt.

He was extremely helpful in finding us apartments that met all of our needs. We were all unable to go to Chicago to look at places so he went and took pictures and videos of the units for us to see. He also made detailed notes on things that were hard to see on the  video. Not only was Matt helpful finding the right apartment, but he has continued to stick with us once we signed. We had a problem with our apartment not being completely cleaned when we moved in and Matt worked with us and our landlord to help alleviate the issue. I would highly recommend Matt to people in the future.

Pat S.

Matt helped us throughout our first home buying experience and we could not have been happier!

Being first time buyers, we were nervous about the experience, but Matt was incredibly helpful and patient while guiding us through the process. He was easy to schedule with and really paid attention to what we liked/disliked. When we found the right spot Matt was able to negotiate a great deal and explain everything we needed through closing. Will be recommending Matt to my family and friends!

Tim K

Matt worked with us for over a year on both a rental and our new home.

He was knowledgeable of the territory and incredibly responsive all while holding himself to the highest level of professionalism. He made the process enjoyable and accommodating. Would highly recommend.

Jeffery S

It was an absolutely wonderful experience searching for a rental property with Matt.

I have worked with several agents during my time in Chicago, and he was by far the best. He is the most knowledgeable, committed, and responsive realtor I've worked with. He was constantly in communication with us  and proactive in assisting with finding the perfect place. It felt as though we were his only client. We had very specific requests surrounding what we were looking for in a rental, and Matt could not have been more helpful. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone.

Adam K.

As first time home buyers we had a wonderful and successful experience working with Matt.

From start to finish, he was always thorough, attentive, and knowledgable. We highly recommend!

Brynn F

After he helped us find an amazing rental last year, we choose Matt when buying our first home this year, and he was outstanding!

His extensive knowledge of the area and experience with the buying process made everything seamless. Matt was extremely responsive to calls, texts, and emails and always was quick to answer our questions. He is easy to work with, and was always relaxed, making a stressful situation quite enjoyable. Matt even helped us find a sublet for our current rental. Thanks for everything, Matt!

Peter Roehmholdt

This was my first home purchase.

Matt helped guide me through the process and narrow down my search to something that was comfortable and within my budget. He had good insight to the neighborhood and I am happy with the condo.

Connor F

I highly recommend Matt to help with your next rental search/home purchase.

He helped me find the perfect apartment for my budget in my top priority neighborhood. He is highly knowledgeable, responsive, and friendly and made the apartment hunting process a breeze. He's the best!

Sam G

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