Matt Vanderbeek of Pro Realty represented us in the sale of our Aliso Viejo residence. We were concerned because other homes in our neighborhood had sat on the market for weeks and months. Matt worked with us to carefully plan the roll-out of our listing. We were in escrow within one week! From there he smoothly handled the close of the transaction, which was successful and without drama.
Next, we chose to attempt a very challenging short-sale purchase of a home that had a long list of hopeful buyers. Matt’s quick work and convincing presentation got us the opportunity. Due to that seller’s distress over the short sale (and the lender’s refusal to postpone a foreclosure sale if the short sale didn’t close within a mere 3 weeks), we hit some real roadblocks along the way. Matt’s good instincts and measured approach steered us through the maze and we closed on time, getting an amazing house for an unbelievable price. We could not be happier.
In my business (real estate attorney), I deal with a lot of real estate brokers. Hands down, I have not encountered an agent more competent, knowledgeable, or pleasant to work with than Matt Vanderbeek. Matt is a straight-shooter, no-nonsense, even-keel personality that is reassuring to the client, but also to the other party’s agent. Don’t underestimate the value of that, especially in this market where tough transactions like short sales give the buyers and lenders their choice of who they want to work with. The other agents take Matt seriously, know him by his great reputation in the community, and they’re more comfortable working with him than the next guy. That strengthens your bargaining position. Perhaps more importantly, Matt’s guidance and advice at every cross-road proved spot on. Matt’s instincts are on the money, and he has a pleasant way providing the correct advice without hitting you over the head with it.
I would use Matt Vanderbeek of Pro Realty again on any real estate transaction, and I would recommend him to my own clients, friends and family.
Marcus G. Larson