"Matt just sold my condo for a fantastic price beyond what I imagined we could get originally, and he made the process as seamless as possible.
His three areas of strength include: (1) Communication, (2) Persistence, and (3) Negotiating.
During the buying process, we never felt pressured and Matt worked hard at presenting all the facts to us so we can make our decisions. He always kept us in the loop and prepared us with what the next couple steps were going to be so we were never surprised about anything. I can't emphasize how important his strengths are in helping us not only have our offer accepted but ultimately getting the best deal in a market where you usually over pay in a bidding war.
Matt knows the Peninsula market very well, and he is very good at understanding pricing and supply. You want Matt as he is also familiar with the micro markets of the Bay Area. This is a result of him being a third generation Bay Area Realtor and his deep due diligence that goes into every deal providing him and his clients an edge over the competition. More important than anything else, we felt confident in Matt given his personal character and dedication to his community.
We've been living in our new home for two months now and we couldn't be happier with our decision and going with Matt. We felt like we had an all-star cast working for us, which made a stressful nerve-wracking experience something to learn through and feel confident with the result.
Thanks Matt for all that you do."
"Matt was the missing piece to my puzzle to getting a house in the super competitive Palo Alto market. Before meeting Matt, I made several offers on homes in Palo Alto and none of my other realtors could get them accepted. To say the least, I'd become very discouraged and almost given up hope of owning a house in Palo Alto.. But, then I met Matt. Matt is full of knowledge, passion and determination, which was such a breath of fresh air. He had put my mind at ease re-assuring me that he will get me a house in Palo Alto, regardless of the amount of offers. With over 6 confirmed offers on the home that I fell in love with, Matt promised me that "I will get you this house", and sure enough, he did!
Matt is not only an outstanding realtor but an incredibly giving and generous person. If you're looking for a connected, knowledgable realtor who offers high-level customer service with a "can do" attitude then I highly recommend Matt. He really is the go-to-realtor in Silicon Valley and a great person. I will definitely recommend Matt to all of my friends, family and co-workers. He is not only my realtor, but he's become my friend. Matt, I'm so thankful to have met you and thank you for everything!"
"Matt was friendly, knowledgable and very efficient. He had amazing amounts of energy for the task at hand and was willing to talk after-hours in order to get things done. When we had issues with the loan, it was Matt who called, checked in and provided reassurance (not the lender). We would be happy to work with Matt again in the future."
-Mark & Katie B.
"Matt is just Awesome!!! We wanted an agent that could help us sell our house while finding us a new place. After talking to several agents, we decided to list with Matt because of his expertise in the Palo Alto area and his responsiveness. And we are so glad we did. He was realistic about the market and the listing price. He took care of everything for us - from arranging for cleaners, to staging the house to fixing stuff. The house got sold within a week with multiple offers and way above our asking price!
The same was true when it came to buying a house. He always made sure he had our best interest. He helped us find our dream house in 10 days - we were nervous about the entire bidding game. But he worked his charm this time too and was able to get our offer accepted out of 11 bids. We truly enjoyed working with him - he is also a great human being. We look forward to working with him again in the future and would definitely recommend him to friends and family!
Thanks so much, Matt."
"Matt Skrabo was patient & pleasant with my wife and I throughout the process of selling our first home and buying our second, both in Menlo Park.
He diligently helped us prepare our first house for sale, held catered open houses, and took out full page ads on multiple occasions. When deciding how to price our house, Matt provided market research, comps to other house sales, current pending transactions and information on market trends.
During the search for our new house, Matt would promptly email us MLS listings for review then did his research and took us to each listing we showed the slightest interest in seeing. He met us at basically any time or day that we needed to, and would spend as much time with us as we needed. When we found a house that we wanted to make an offer on he was very prepared and successfully negotiated the deal below the asking price.
We enjoyed working with Matt and would highly recommend him to our friends and family. Matt thank you for treating us like we were your only client and always looking out for our best interest."
-Chancey & Emily M.
"Matt is a wonderful person and an outstanding realtor. He lives and breathes real estate and you can feel it through his enthusiasm when he talks about the market. We interviewed a hand full of local realtors and knowone made an impression like Matt did, especially his advertisements. He immediately made us feel comfortable and confidant as he explained the home selling process and his local knowledge.
One of the many reasons we choose Matt to represent us, is his innovative marketing and advertising approach and the value he believes it plays in achieving the highest sales price for his clients. Matt seems to have no limit to the amount of money he will spend on a listing, and for us, that made us feel like he was investing in our home and looking out for our best interest as a seller. Did we also mention that his family goes back over 100 years in Portola Valley and Menlo Park? Matt's roots are very deep in the area and we love hearing about him growing up in the area and his grandfather, John Skrabo, who was a big influence in Matt getting into the family business of real estate.
We'll definitely be listing our home with Matt and DeLeon Realty this spring in Portola Valley. He's also currently searching for our new home in Woodside. Matt, we're very grateful for your hard work and dedication. We know we're in good hands with you."
-Steve & Kim L.
"Matt is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and a very good communicator, but above all, he looks out for his clients best interest, always. My husband and I never felt that Matt was pressuring us or just trying to make a quick sale (like other Realtors we've worked with in the past). He is very patient, informative and respectful. When we were first introduced to Matt through a mutual friend, we knew he was the guy that we wanted representing us. His personable character, calm demeanor and strong knowledge of the market was what made us feel comfortable and impressed right off the bat. We were also very fascinated with his family’s heritage and the strong community ties they have.
Matt kept us informed through the whole transaction and always let us make the decision, while offering his professional suggestions without being pushy. Like my husband, Matt also has a strong love for tailored suits and Ralph Lauren (we also love Ralph Lauren). In fact, he introduced us to a wonderful sales consultant, Matthew, at the Ralph Lauren store in Stanford Shopping Center. Matt is way more than our Realtor, he's become a great friend and our go-to person on the hot spots in the Bay Area.
We value Matt's opinion very much and the level of integrity he has. His wife Ella is also a wonderful person. We love them both!"
-Michael & Hillary M.