Responsive, engaged, attentive We worked with Matt as both sellers and buyers in the winter of 2009. Due largely to his great ideas about how to prepare our house to sell, his attention to detail and his hands-on approach we were able to sell our home in Kensington quickly and for a fair price despite the tough housing market. Because he did such a great job helping us sell, we hired him as our buyer’s agent even though he didn’t have as much experience in Virginia as he did in Maryland. We weren’t disappointed. He was responsive, engaged, attentive and a true advocate for us in the purchase of our new home. We enthusiastically recommend him! Jennifer S. - Arlington
Straight-shooting, 24/7 agent Matt Murton is the kind of straight-shooting, 24/7 agent that the real estate industry likes to brag about, but you assume is more PR myth than reality. At least that was my opinion before I met Matt after deciding to sell my North Arlington home in the midst of the so-called real estate crisis. Matt is the real deal. Not only did he provide advice, counsel and contacts to prepare the property for marketing, but he also demonstrated an impressive degree of tenacity in pursuing possible sales leads. I would strongly recommended Matt Murton to family and friends without reservation. My home sold at a price that surpassed my expectations thanks to Matt’s professionalism and attention to detail. Nick N. - Arlington
Matt gained my full and total trust Let me start by saying that I’m not the easiest person to deal with when it comes to some things, and am skeptical of people who make money off of my decisions in life (such as a realtor and my buying a property). Having said this, Matt gained my full and total trust after a short period of time through doing a few very important things.
1) Matt listened to what I had to say and showed me properties both inside, and outside of my “box” that he thought would entice me. I appreciated his willingness to try and get me to explore my options.
2) Matt spoke to me in my language. He knew that I hated beating around the bush with things and that I required being spoken to in a straight-forward manner all the time. Not only did he do this himself, which helped gain my trust and us communicate effectively; but he also explained to those others with whom I had to deal in the process how to speak with me in a manner that would work so we could move progressively forward.
3) More than once, actually probably about 5-10 times did Matt step into the fray for me and take the reigns when I was getting very frustrated with people not getting me the information I needed. He said to me once “Sam, I just know through my experience in this business that you get farther with these people using honey instead of vinegar.” I said to him “Matt, you be the honey, I’ll be the vinegar.” And he was, and if it weren’t for his knowledge, diplomatic ability, and capacity for great patience when I was getting fired up, I probably would not have secured my loan.
4) Matt went out of his way OFTEN to help me with the small things. Picking me up, dropping me off, speaking to loan officers, mortgage people, and everyone else when I needed him to. Even today, this last day when I was signing, he offered to and did go out to my car and paid for more time on my meter.
In the beginning Matt was just some realtor who I was skeptical of. In the end however, I feel as though I genuinely gained a friend. My overall experience was as good as it could have been.
Would you recommend Matt to a friend in the future? Definitely Sam S. - Washington
I couldn’t have asked for a better agent “I want to thank Matt Murton for getting my extremely complex and time-consuming real estate transaction done. With the turmoil in the banking and housing industry making a mockery of the simplest of deals, I couldn’t have asked for a better agent in aggressively pushing both my buy-side and sell-side contracts through to their eventual settlements.” Neal H. - Washington