Matt Walton is a star. He loves viewing properties, and he promises you will have fun looking with him. He knows what to look for in old homes or new. He's not afraid to talk numbers. He knows how to deal with other agents (young or old), how to finesse a deal, and is always there with any questions or concerns. He will listen to what you say and nail your style completely. He won’t send you 500 listings a day but will curate a few for you every few days, and you'll be impressed by how well he gets you. Basically he's a shark, which is what you want. He can quietly assess the situation but be so spot on with numbers and instinct, and he will jump when the timing is right. He will fight for you and get you your property in the end. I'm so glad we found Matt because now we have our dream home. We played all the cards right and got it for the price we could afford, and we are so happy.
- Ellen O'Donnell 2013
Working with Matt was a great pleasure. In this uncertain time and difficult market for buyers, he was able to help me and my husband to get our first home. He is extremely experienced, knowledgeable and reliable. He guided us through the whole process with the greatest of ease. We needed someone who would help us to determine what would be the best option for us as far as the neighborhood and the type of home. Matt was such help. He always kept in mind our list of must-haves. Not to mention his patience - we never felt under pressure. I would highly recommend Matt as Realtor, as I do to my friends and family.
- Asia Z. 2013
I would shout from the rooftop about Matt Walton! I was referred to Matt by a friend who had a positive experience with him. Matt's background and experience allow him to provide insight that benefit his clients. Being a first time homebuyer, he educated me on a number of areas, negotiated a difficult sale and was a pleasure to work with! His knowledge and prompt response times to all messages and emails reflect his dedication. I would be happy to work with Matt again and will continue to refer him to friends and family
- Alexandra S. 2013
Matt Walton sold our townhome in Chicago while helping us find our dream home in Oak Park. Finding our house was a lengthier process for my family because although we narrowed down the neighborhood, we were all over the map in terms of what type of home we wanted. We went from looking at properties that needed to be gutted, to gut rehabs. Matt was extremely patient with us, and repeatedly reminded me that our house was out there and it didn't matter how long it took us to find it. His only priority was making sure we found the perfect place for my family. Matt was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls and he would set up showings the moment we showed interest in a property. We found our perfect house.
He was able to sell our townhome in a week and helped us navigate the wonderful, but tricky, situation of multiple offers. Buying and selling a house can be an overwhelming experience and it's of the utmost importance that you have someone on your side that you can trust. I would highly recommend working with Matt Walton whether you're buying or selling your home.
- Sarah M. 2013
Matt Walton is a true real estate professional. He pays attention to the details, but also has great understanding of housing market changes and cycles. Matt is very good at helping along the process and makes sure all issues become resolved quickly. I highly recommend him for selling and/or buying a home.
- Jay Ledinsky 2013
Matt Walton helped me with the purchase of my first home. I met Matt as he was the person who showed me the place I eventually bought. To say that he works hard for his clients is an understatement. He bends over backwards for his clients. His knowledge of the process–especially for a first-time buyer like myself–was invaluable. He helped me navigate every step of the process and was with me at every point, sitting next to me at the closing. The biggest compliment that I can give Matt is that he is a good man. If you want an honest man to help you find your home, choose Matt Walton. You will not be disappointed. He will be there for you from start to finish, day and night.
- Jamie M. 2012
Matt is probably one of the best real estate agents in Chicago. Matt never sleeps, instead he power naps in between showings. Matt loves to visit properties, and has a very flexible schedule which was great for us, since my wife and I work 9-5 on weekdays. You can pretty much call Matt any time of day and he will answer or call you back very quickly. Matt helped us in every aspect of buying a distressed condo, which meant understanding the financing, setting up inspections, contacting contractors for repair estimates, arranging a closing attorney, and helping to gather association documents. Matt has great advise on buying in Chicago, what to look for, and how the process works.
- Josh S. 2012
I can’t say enough praise of Matt. He truly exceeded our expectations of what a Realtor/Broker should do for clients. He helped us thing thru the type of house that would best fit our lifestyle and stage of life. He clearly explained the difference (and warnings) between a regular sale, a short sale, and a foreclosure. This was truly helpful. When I wanted to compromise on a major aspect of what I originally wanted, Matt told me “no” let’s keep looking. If I compromise then I may have buyer’s remorse later. Wow, was he right. We kept looking and found the perfect house. Matt pointed out all the good & bad things about each house we saw, things I would not have notices. Matt really went to bat for us when it came time to negotiation. He gave us advice and explained the consequences, but the decision was mine. I would highly recommend Mr. Walton as a Realtor/Broker who will help you get what you want, reduce the complication, and spare you many potential headaches. I’m confident you will have a similar excellent experience because he really seems to care for every client like they were his only client. All of this is what causes me to want others to know about Matt Walton (Current Properties).
-Rick M. 2012
Matt helped my husband & I buy our first place. He guided us through a process that we knew little about, giving us honest feedback and setting realistic expectations. Matt is responsive, reliable, & extremely knowledgeable about the process & the market. Perhaps most important, we always knew Matt had our best interests at heart. He made sure we were buying the right home for the right reason, and didn’t just go for the easy sale. When we had questions or concerns, he made the calls that needed to be made, following up with attorneys, banks, etc. Though he has many clients, he treated us like his only clients. He will be the first person we call when we are ready to move to our next home.
-Samantha M. 2012
Matt’s a great guy that will help you find the right place that suits you best. There’s no pressuring or urgency, and the most important thing for him is that you’re getting what you want, and that the place is not only the right fit but also a quality property. His 360 knowledge of the business is a big help as well, knowing the ins and outs of the system if you are new to home buying or not.
-Justin F. 2012
Matt’s number one goal is getting people into the home they want. He does not pressure his clients. In fact, he often had to remind us to take our time, make sure we got a good sense of the market and, if one home we liked went away, he reminded us that there were always other houses. We eventually landed in an absolutely fantastic house and we have Matt’s stewardship of the process to thank for it. I’d recommend him to anyone in the Chicago market
-Sebastian M. 2012
Matt, I think you are one of the most outstanding Realtors I have ever met, and I have dealt with many, many Realtors over the years. Not only are you knowledgeable in your field, but you are pleasant, direct, and always follow through in an expedient manner. Never have I felt any pressure from you, and all of the interactions I have had with you have been professional and extremely informative.
I would be happy to recommend your services to anyone. Please feel free to use this message to enable others to know of the high quality of services you provide!!!
-Karen C. 2012
After meeting Matt through Trulia, I now consider him not only my Realtor but also a great friend. He’s very honest, open and understanding. He’s one of the hardest working people I know. Matt is also extremely knowledgeable and does a great job explaining real estate. As a first time homebuyer, he was more than patient with me. We must have seen the whole market in Chicago (in my price range). Though things did change and I had to call the search off, Matt completely understood. And when I start my search up again, he’ll be the first person I’ll reach out to. Would recommend him to anyone & everyone!
-Scott T. 2012
I met Matt through a friend/co-worker who has known him for years and raved about him. When it came time for my boyfriend and I to find a new apartment, we were so lucky to come across Matt! We had been through a nightmare with our old management company, so Matt was working hard to find us a knockout affordable place in a new neighborhood. Matt picked us up, drove us all around the area and explained to us in detail the areas we should stick to and which ones to avoid. He kicked the tires on every place and was very upfront and honest about our findings. We’ve already begun recommending him to several friends! Thanks Matt!!
-Saira W. 2012
Matt is the ideal model for a well-established, well liked, and well sought after real estate agent. His greatest attribute is that he listens. He understands the wants, needs, and expectations of his clients and then proposes solutions to attain those objectives. It has been a very good selling experience under Matt’s guidance, especially during these tough market times. I recommend Matt to anyone (buying or selling) a home.
- Vic V. 2012
I initially contacted Matthew regarding a property rental I had seen on line. Although that particular property didn’t pan out, I ended up using him as a kind of consultant pertaining to the ethics of employing multiple Realtors when property shopping. Although he knew that I was already using another Realtor he responded to my concerns in a manner that was honest, intelligent and well considered. I was so impressed by his professionalism that I employed him to assume my property shopping with very short notice, and I was under considerable duress. He responded to my angst with palpable energy and I felt that I’d found a trusted friend. He will not disappoint you!
- Kim S. 2012
I have been an investment property owner for many years. Matt Walton has been providing advice and service to me for seven of those years in different capacities including sales, rentals and property management. Matt is thorough, easy to work with, and ALWAYS takes the time to address my concerns. His expert knowledge and understanding of real estate along with his great people skills have been invaluable to me during the recent turbulent real estate market. He does an outstanding job and I would recommend him without reservation.
-Denise I. 2012
Matt Walton is extremely knowledgeable and patient, two of the most important qualities in a real estate agent. He is also very fair and honest and will tell you what is necessary to sell and/or purchase a home. There is no one better!
-Lesley A. 2012
I’ve worked with Matt on many real estate transactions over the past few years. He always goes above and beyond for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any client looking to buy or sell a home.
-David M. 2012
Matt is so great to be with. Buying property can be painful, tedious and overwhelming. Matt keeps it all together, spirits high and on track. He was insanely helpful and made the process very enjoyable. He’s a smart man…
-Peggy G. 2011
Matt worked with us to buy our first condo, sell it and we are now in the process of finding our first single family home in Chicago. We couldn’t be happier working with Matt. Throughout our most recent condo sale he would send us comps every week and go out of his way to make sure he knew exactly what was on the market. It’s a difficult market to sell a condo and he was always a straight shooter and very conscious of our situation and our limits. He excelled in the negotiation process and has a huge amount of experience to draw from that really made him a valuable asset to have on our side. We are now very excited to work with him to find our first single family home. If you are looking for an honest, thoughtful and hardworking Realtor then you have found the right guy. I would definitely recommend Matt for anyone looking to buy or sell in the city of Chicago!
-Clare & Andy R. 2011
In addition to being my close personal friend for the past 15 years, Matt has walked me through the challenging and often perilous field of real estate. Matt views all potential property purchases through the risk/reward prism that only a veteran commodities trader like him could appreciate. After walking me through over 40 properties, Matt finally helped me capture a diamond-in-the-rough Fannie Mae foreclosure in Barrington. You won’t find a better Realtor!
- Jim M. 2011
Matt is not only a wonderful Realtor, he’s also a wonderful person: endlessly patient, helpful and honest. In addition to helping us with properties, he took the time to provide help and advice on our move from England to Chicago, including schools and transport. He constantly checked in to make sure that the move was going well. In the end he felt more like a friend than a Realtor. I would wholeheartedly recommend Matt to anyone looking to sell or buy a property – he is the best you can get.
-Harriet F. 2011
Whenever I think of Matt Walton, one word continually springs to mind: Integrity. I have used Matt on several transactions over more than 15 years, both as a buyer and seller, and I could never hope for someone more hard-working and professional. His advice has never failed me, even when he has had to be bluntly honest. He sold my first house in 28 days and that price still stands within the development as the high water mark. His Open Houses and marketing strategy were flawless and my house sold while another was left on the market for another 60 days and sold for a lower price. He has spent endless hours with me driving to innumerable houses when I couldn’t make up my mind and never said a word. However, when I did ask him his opinion he was always honest with me, something that I appreciate beyond all else. Tremendous experience, honesty, integrity and amazingly hard-working…Many times today people use friends or a relative to handle what is most likely one of the most important investments of their lives. In these markets there is no room for this. I would urge all people who are serious about their investment to call Matt Walton immediately.
-Mark S. 2011
We were very happy with our experience with Matt Walton as our Realtor. Being new to the buying process, Matt always took the time to explain everything and make sure that during each step of the process from the showings to the close, we knew where we were in the process. What I appreciated and enjoyed most about working with Matt is his honesty. If he did not like something or it did not feel right with a place or a price, he would tell us and he would always explain why he felt that way. And for us, if we had questions on a place or were not sure of the background, Matt always took the time to do some homework to get us the answers we needed as quickly as possible. Working with Matt was a great experience. He is honest, dependable and fun to work with. One other bonus about working with Matt is his knowledge of Chicago – he knows what areas you want to live, what areas are up and coming, and what areas you want to avoid. Having that insight was really helpful in determining what neighborhood we wanted to look in.
If you’re looking for a true partner in your search for the perfect home in Chicago – someone who has your best interest in mind, then look no further than Matt Walton. We did and we ended up finding just that, the perfect home.
-Pooja & Chris R. 2010
We cannot say enough good things about Matt Walton as a Realtor and Matt Walton as a person! His untiring work ethic and advice is how we sold our townhome in Old Town. Matt went above and beyond what we felt was “standard Realtor practice” to get the job done in such a tough market. He was absolutely working for us to maximize what we could realistically get for our property. He also spent hours working with the other Realtor, lawyers, and inspectors to make sure the closing went smoothly – including hiring handymen to take care of repairs to our home so we could focus on our jobs/family time. We completely trusted Matt and he never let us down!
-Nancy L. 2010
Matt was an integral part of our house-hunting and home-buying experience. Over the course of seven months he arranged for us to see over 60 homes in more than six neighborhoods in the Chicagoland area–and smiled through it all! He scrutinized each home as if he were purchasing it for himself and he took care of everything from arranging appointments, mapping routes, coordinating with our lender, and putting us into contact with a lawyer and a home inspector. After living in our new home for two weeks we discovered a small leak in our basement foundation. Matt reached out to the seller of the home we settled in and was able to recoup the money we had to pay out for the repairs to the foundation. His honesty, professionalism, and persistence make him stand out from the rest. It is with great pleasure that we recommend Matt Walton for your realty needs.
-Katie & Dave P. 2010
As first time home buyers we had ideas about what we were looking for, but nothing specific. Matt helped us figure out what we wanted and took us through almost 80 homes before we found the right one. As we walked through properties, he educated us by helping identify potential problem areas in basements, attics, roofs and foundations. Since we saw so many places we spent quite a bit of time with Matt, and he was always a pleasant guy to be around. We have referred several friends to Matt and would heartily recommend him.
-Darcy & Mark A. 2010
Matt Walton goes above and beyond what I expected from a real estate agent. I would HIGHLY recommend Matt to anyone, especially first time homebuyers as he is extremely knowledgeable and clearly explained every step in the process. He always pointed out things to watch for including signs of good vs. bad construction and pros/cons of each neighborhood. Matt is a great guy and it was evident he was well known and respected by the sellers agents we met. He was consistently on time, returned all calls/emails in a timely manner and was professional and tough when it came to advocating on our behalf. I can honestly say I have 100% trust and confidence in Matt Walton – he found my dream house and will find yours too.
-Nora D. 2010
Matt Walton is the greatest–he hunts for you, helps you sell, is there to answer any questions along the way, and truly wants you to find your dream home. I will never work with anyone else–he’s the best!
-Morgan L. 2009
As first time home buyers, we were learning the market as we went along, which can be scary. Matt Walton made the process so much easier and guided us in the right direction. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the mechanics of a home and whether or not it is a good investment. Matt really enjoys what he is doing and it was a pleasure working with him. Not only did Matt find the home of our dreams, but he helped us negotiate the best possible price. Thanks, Matt!
-Bill and Evelyn A. 2008
Matt helped us in our search for an owner occupied multi-family in Chicago. He listened to our needs and helped filter through hundreds of listings and never complained about our picky tastes. He walked us through perhaps 30 buildings over several months until we finally found something that we wanted. Considering that we bought in February 2008 and are still happy with the value we got, we were thrilled with Matt’s help. The simplest description I give to my friends is that he never rushes you and he loves to see houses. He stands out from the rest of the real estate industry in that he uses his skills, knowledge and experience without turning them into tools to push buyers into a home just for the sake of closing a deal. We have recommended Matt to many of our friends and three have bought homes with him already and there is nobody else I would consider recommending to friends. When we outgrow this one, we will be calling Matt Walton.
-Mike & Anna A. 2006