TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS
After meeting numerous real estate agents in Central Oregon, we had the pleasure of meeting Mat Christie. His knowledge of the Bend area, no pressure approach and keen eye for detail was exactly what we were looking for in an agent.
Mat went above and beyond to make himself available to show homes. He was quick to point out any pitfalls that many first time home buyers would overlook. When showing a home, Mat's attention to detail often had us wondering if he was the one purchasing the home!
Mat was able to make the home buying process as stress free and painless as humanly possible. We would highly recommend Mat Christie as your real estate agent. He genuinely cares about his clients' needs and you can count him throughout the entire process.
Greg and Kim Bouchard
Mat Christie was referred to me by a friend/co-worker that bought his house using Mat as his agent. He had nothing but positive things to say about Mat, which, from my friend, is a great endorsement. I'm happy to say that he lived up to that endorsement and more.
For 2 years, on and off, Mat and I searched for a home. I was constantly surprised at how patient he was with me, and he was always striving to figure out exactly what I wanted. I'm sure that wasn't easy! He was willing to go look at anything with me, which really helped me understand what the market was like and what would be possible. Mat was always inquisitive when we looked at a home, and he would eagerly poke his head in the attic or under the house, doing whatever he could to assess the home's condition and value. Mat was available whenever I had questions, and responded quickly to emails and texts, especially when we were writing offers and during the closing process. He has a good sense of humor which helped on those long drives out to view homes in the areas around Bend. He was realistic in valuation and costs.
The best compliment I can pay Mat is that he always encouraged me to hold off for the home that was right. I had a couple of chances to get a home that would have worked, but would not have been the "right" home for me. His encouragement to walk away from deals was surprising and so very appreciated.
I honestly could not have asked for a better real estate agent.
We worked with Mat both buying and selling a home. He took the time to educate us on the market, understand our needs, and did a great job advising us through the entire process. We never felt pressure from Mat and thru his hard work and persistence we were able to find our dream home. He was a pleasure to work with and we would recommend him to anyone both buying and selling a home.
Mark Schang and Shana Brooks
I think you know how pleased we are with you though?! It was a breath of fresh air meeting you at the Apache house! As you know this was my first time buying a home and you were so patient and took a lot of time answering my naive questions. You have a great eye for homes as well. You mentioned many things I would not have thought about and I felt were really looking out for us. I didn't feel pressured under any circumstance and could talk with you like a trusted adviser, which was so comforting in this stressful yet exciting stage in life! I also really appreciate your recommendation in Jeff, our inspector. He also took a great amount of care and time in his work which made us feel like we knew what we were getting into which is really appreciated not knowing much about home ownership! I would 100% recommend you to anyone I meet who is interested in buying a home here. Your realistic, affable, no pressure attitude is such a relief in this industry. As a first time buyer, the time you spent explaining things to me is priceless! The fact that you and your wife are great, fun mountain bikers too is just a plus:) I look forward to having a house warming party this summer sometime so you guys can see the place!
Thank you so much for all your help and guidance,
I am writing to give Mat Christie my highest recommendation...
Mat possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent broker -- he knows his market extremely well; he is diligent, responsive, and yet very patient with his clients. Mat is both very professional and personable. He clearly takes pride in doing a good job.
Throughout my home buying process, Mat was extremely amenable and thoughtful in his recommendations to me. He took the time to introduce me to the area and drove me through different neighborhoods to be sure we would find the perfect home for me.
Mat doesn't forget you once the deal is done. I have called Mat for recommendations of handymen and other professionals, and even inquired about places to hike and snowshoe. He has always come through with excellent, timely recommendations. Mat is professional and fun, and I know I have a life long friend.
It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than Mat or being anything but happy in choosing to work with him.