Mat was referred to us by our agent in the Chicago area. What we liked about Mat is that he is very straight forward, doesn't point out the 2 good traits of a house, when there are 10 deal breakers about the house. When we had it narrowed down to 2 homes, I asked Mat (kiddingly, but actually I really wanted to know), "Mat...tell us which house to buy." He answered me truthfully, and didn't run through all the +/- of each home. And he was 100% right. And my husband and I both appreciated his honesty, and willingness to give us his opinion when we asked. He also answered our texts within minutes, drove 40 minutes each way several times to let us into the home so we could get measurements, etc...and was super detail oriented, so closing was a breeze. Thank you Mat !!!