BIOGRAPHY

Since 2009, I have built a career as a top performing Realtor by cultivating authentic relationships working exclusively by referral to help people maximize their goals of buying, selling and investing in real estate. I am passionate about helping individuals and families make the biggest purchase of their life and then leverage my knowledge of building structures and systems to help them get the most out of that ownership. When complex situations arise, I am the resource my clients call. Whether we are in the middle of a transaction or on the journey of home ownership, I help my clients with any challenge that arises. In addition to dozens of homeowners, I have helped investors, including myself and my wife, build a real estate portfolio with a collective market value of over $15M including a $2M portfolio for my family. Those investments are earning an average rate of return of over 20%.


Before going into real estate, I practiced as a licensed architect in the state of Texas for two, prestigious award winning local, Austin Architecture firms. I coordinated a team of designers, consultants and contractors to help design and oversee the construction of multi-million dollar residential and commercial projects across the country.


I moved to Austin from Boulder, Colorado in 1997 to attend the School of Architecture at The University of Texas. Since then I have watched Austin’s tremendous and rapid growth into a powerhouse of a city and I see even more opportunity and potential. Making decisions about buying, selling and investing in real estate in this dynamic and growing market can be a daunting task. I love helping my clients keep track of and navigate the different forms of financing, understanding the contracts and managing timelines to help them achieve superior results. By building my business working exclusively by referral with an intense focus on building a long term relationship, I have more capacity to help my clients through every step of the process, getting to know their specific situation to customize the service to best take care of them. I am able to do this not only while we are working a transaction but also beyond closing and into the journey of home ownership.


In between helping clients and attending my children’s school and extracurricular events, I volunteer in my children’s school as the parent representative on the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee and as a coach for the school’s Chess Club. I also serve on a committee with a local young professionals organization and I am actively involved in continuously learning to expand my knowledge to help my clients. I constantly seek opportunities to learn and share. Having grown up swimming competitively, I look to participate in competitive triathlon events throughout the year to stay fit and keep me focused.


Even with a full and very happy life, I always have time to help you or anyone you know. If you have friends or family who would appreciate my services, simply share this page or call me with their name and number and I would be happy to follow up with them.


 

Matthew has worked with my family and me in the search for several properties and was instrumental in helping us purchase a new home. We had specific requirements for our purchase and Matthew was great at finding suitable properties to meet our needs, saving us a lot of time. We continue to work with him pursuing investment properties. We highly recommend Matthew without reservation
Derek Hargis
Multiple Property Investor