Christian Matthews : Toronto, Leslieville and East York Real Estate Agent

I am writing this testimonial entirely voluntarily and without request.

I have known Christian for the better part of a year. I’m a 5th time homeowner and I can unequivocally say, buying (or selling), a home has historically been an incredibly stressful experience.

That said, my experience with Christian was entirely different.

At the risk of sounding like a “sales pitch”, Christian is the most dedicated, hard-working, proactive, attentive and sincere professional I have had the pleasure of working with. He understood my needs/wants, was a sounding board for advice, and redirected me when I was misguided or apprehensive.

Following my purchase, my professional relationship with Christian didn’t end, as is standard in this industry. On the contrary, Christian has been a present, active, and enthusiastic friend and confidant, as I approach my close date. He has also been a continuous liaison between myself and the sellers, as the logistics of assuming possession are never ending.

As a partner at a law firm, I truly appreciate what it takes to deliver exceptional customer service. Christian epitomises professionalism. He is now my “go-to” agent for all personal and professional referrals.

I will be forever grateful for his help and friendship.

K. Parslow

Our family friend hired Christian to sell our mother’s condo after she decided to move into a retirement residence. As we live abroad, it was essential that we find an agent who we could depend upon to handle all aspects of the deal with minimal supervision.

In all of our experience of over 30 years in the real estate business, Christian is one of the best residential real estate agents we have had the pleasure of working with. From the first meeting Christian has impressed us with his sincerity and thoroughness. His recommendations regarding marketing, staging and negotiation strategies were spot on. These qualities plus his reliable follow through and extra services are what truly make him an exceptional agent.

We would recommend him to anyone and we look forward to working with him for all our future residential needs in the Toronto area.

Sincerely,

Bruce Schreiber and Sydney Schreiber

I was a first time home buyer and I had no experience at all in the Toronto housing market - Christian made my learning curve a completely enjoyable experience. He was very professional and diligent and his response rate was excellent. I had quite a strict timeline in place for purchasing a condo, and Christian's acute organization made the process more efficient that I ever could have expected. He walked me through each and every aspect of home buying and gave me objective opinions about things and answered all my questions thoroughly. He went above and beyond in every facet of his job. He is available and reliable, and very knowledgeable. Christian successfully turned what could have been a very stressful and overwhelming experience into a seamless and pleasant one. I had no qualms about leaving my future, so to speak, in his hands, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any friend or family member!

Sydney Vickars

I was lucky enough to be introduced to Christian through a close friend of mine. It was clear from the moment we had our first meeting together that he was the best agent to work with. Christian made everything easy. Christian went above and beyond what a typical agent would provide for his clients. He was very clear and concise on the process of selling my condo and provided a thorough work back schedule of what needed to be done. He kept in daily contact with feedback from buyers/agents and always followed up to provide any assistance and help. My condo sold in approximately 2 weeks from when it went on the market within our price expectations. I was thrilled! Christian is the real deal. His professionalism and knowledge made it an easy decision to work with him. He is very personable and easy to talk to and takes the time with his clients to make a very stressful situation into an easy painless process. He exceeded my expectations as an agent and anyone who works with him will not be disappointed.

Erin Buchanan

Our experience with Christian Matthews at ReMax was absolutely fantastic! He helped us in selling our house and in buying a new one. Both of those tasks proved fairly difficult for various reasons (on our part), but he stayed patient and informative the whole way through. He was not only patient, but his knowledge of the area we wanted to move to, along with the market were invaluable as we moved through the process. He was also incredibly responsive to ALL of our questions, concerns and needs. We would definitely use Christian again and would recommend him to anyone who wants to have a great person looking out for them during this challenging process. We could not have done it without his help. He has now also become a friend! Thanks Christian!!

Bill & Olga S.

Christian Matthews was an excellent and very professional real estate agent, helping me to quickly find the perfect apartment after moving to Toronto. He was conscious of my budget and living preferences, and clearly always had the best interest of his client at heart. I would recommend Christian to any of my friends or acquaintances looking for a new condo or house.

Kirsten Hanson

Christian was recommended to us by a friend. We got lucky! When he came to the house, he was on time, presentable and very professional. He spent the time to explain to us the process and was always available afterwards. Full of positive suggestions about getting the house ready for sale. Clearing our clutter was hectic and it seemed like a whirlwind, then the house was sold OVER asking price.

Christian was still there to help and a pleasure to work with, (even through some stressful times). Christian also donates part of his commission to Sick Kids and other causes. We would and have recommended to friends to use his services. Thanks Christian.

Peter & Liz Welsh

After a couple unsuccessful attempts to sell our home with other agents, it became a reality shortly after listing with Christian, the agent for us. When we first approached him to re-list our home, after the listing has expired with another agent, we were very unsure of whether we wanted to re-list and especially with someone unknown to us. After meeting with Christian, we became comfortable with not only his personality, but with his professionalism and real estate knowledge. The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on pre-listing renovations/staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations. For this reason, we are confident to recommend Christian to anyone who may consider selling and is unable to decide on whom to list with. In fact, we have recommended him to sell our daughters property In which he was successful. We look forward to working with him again in the future. PROFESSINAL – PROFESSIONAL – PROFESSIONAL.

Steve & Maribel F.

They say that selling your home is one of the most stressful life situations you will encounter, well not with Christian as our agent. From the moment we met him, we knew he was going to help and support us through this important event.

He took the necessary time to explain the process, what to do to prepare our house and guided us through every step. What made Christian different from other agents is that he treated selling our home, like it was his own. The bottom line is that he made the house selling experience easy.

With Christian’s focus and quick action to get our house in the market and visible to as many people as possible the showings began to pour in. Our home sold in 4 days! Christian helped make that happen.

Even after the sale of our home, he has stayed in constant contact, offering names of organizations to help the move to our new home seamless.

We don’t think of Christian as our agent, we think of him as our friend.

Silvia & Normand Allard

I am taking this moment to send my thanks and appreciation to Christian Matthews for all the attention he has given me throughout the process of buying a condominium.

It’s was my first experience buying a condo and Chris, my Real Estate Agent has given me all the attention that I need with his hard work and committed hours to find me the unit that will best suit my needs and within the budget range.

His hard work, his patience, his sincerity, and his integrity have made a big difference in everything that has been done. Even after closing the deal, he did the follow-up with me. He makes himself available at all times by being very prompt on answering phone calls and messages, while being very committed by making sure everything is all working properly so that I can enjoy peace of mind.

He is a very reliable person and has been trustworthy since the beginning. I have therefore placed my trust in him and it paid off through all his hard work and dedication towards finding my dream home.

Few, if any, individuals are as committed as Chris and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.

Prema

During an international move to Toronto, my wife and I were extremely lucky to have had the privilege to work with Christian Matthews.

Christian was very attentive to the needs we required during our transition, and worked above and beyond to answer any and all questions.

Christian was in daily contact with us, and took the time to work through all of the logistics with both the buyer and seller being in different countries. He was instrumental in coordinating communication with our landlord who lived in Asia.

It was a great pleasure to work with Christian, and highly recommend him to anyone. He made our transition from the States very easy. We will always be thankful for his extensive hard work.

Rob & Lauren

My recent experience with RE/MAX Unique Inc. and specifically Sales Representative Christian Matthews was fantastic. Christian was very attuned to my needs, enthusiastic, knowledgeable of the marketplace, professional and personable. In less than one week he found the perfect loft for me and professional appraisal of my former property.

His support through this process greatly eased my transition. I will continue to use Christian for my future real estate needs and highly recommend him.

Andrew Dykstra

I always thought finding a new home was difficult and time consuming – working with Christian completely changed this view. I was introduced to him by a close friend and I have never met an agent as effective and knowledgeable as him. Finding a new place requires a lot of time and diligence, which doesn’t mix well with a busy schedule.

When working with other agents in the past, I found myself looking at listings and homes that didn’t appeal to me at all. Christian is a “no nonsense” type of guy and he only showed me places that he thought I would genuinely like. He gave me constant updates and ensured all relevant listings were brought to my attention in a timely manner.

I found Christian to be professional, personable and honest – you can count on him for sound advice. I’m extremely pleased with my current home and I plan to do all my future business with him.

Phil C

Recently when it became necessary to sell our family home in the Leslieville area of Toronto, it was our lucky day to meet Christian Matthews. Although we had spoken with other agents, we were immediately impressed with his detailed knowledge of the real estate market in the Leslieville area.

His presentation of similar properties to ours, with detailed prices and locations gave us a good idea of the value we could expect on the sale. With up front advertisements in major Toronto newspapers we were quite overwhelmed by the volume of people at the first Open House and we received an offer over asking price the same day.

Unfortunately due to an event that was beyond our control and the would be purchasers reluctance to extend the closing date the deal did not close. However with another Open House the next weekend we happily received another offer, again above asking price which sold the property.

Yes it was our lucky day when Christian became our Real Estate agent of choice. His assistance, his kindness and advice in preparing the property led to a quick sale. Thank you Christian for also being a good friend.

Iain & Louise Macnab

Last year proved to be a time for a transition for my family as my son was starting University. We decided that it would be best to consider purchasing vs renting close to the University. This is the time that we were introduced to Christian. He impressed me at the get go not only for his listening skills but his ability to assess our needs. Christian quickly realized that although we were governed by specific budget and location requirements; he was ultimately dealing with meeting the needs of a teenager. He demonstrated patience and understanding which exceeded my expectations.

Our journey started with attending many viewings of semi detached homes and realized that it was more effective to focus on condos. My children and I established a very open rapport with Christian and they felt comfortable expressing their opinions during viewings which in turn helped us to focus our search. Christian patiently listened as my kids emotions took the better of their ability to focus on our search requirements and simply told them that he would continue to search. Well Christian did continue to search until we found the perfect location for my children.

This was the first time that I experienced a hassle free real estate transaction!

Christian took care of not only coordinating all the detailed and sometimes overwhelming paperwork that is involved but also focused on ensuring that a proper home inspection was conducted and that all the gaps were addressed promptly before closing.

I would recommend Christian to any of my family and friends.

Rosa Manno

When we started looking for condos downtown we didn’t know much about the market or what to look for. It was all pretty overwhelming. Luckily we met Christian and he was able to show us the ropes. He was very quick to address any concerns we had and he always made himself available to view condos on short notice.

Within days Christian had found us the perfect condo and he was excellent at guiding us through the process. He made everything easy!

Christian was definitely more than just an agent, he was a friend.

Patrick & Jeff

We were looking for a real estate agent who new and understood East York, and who had an enthusiastic approach -- and then we literally bumped into his billboard right outside our new Starbucks. Smart move, Christian. Working with Christian was a wonderful experience. During this stressful time he went the extra mile to smooth the experience for us. He is the consummate professional, and the quality of his material is superb. We were particularly impressed with his approach to social media marketing. Thanks for everything.

Mary and Roy French

We would like to express our appreciation of the professional manner in which Christian handled the sale of our loft. We were very pleased from our first meeting, to the selling strategy, to the quick sale of our home. Christian showed knowledge, attention to detail and was considerate to our needs.

Thank you for your hard work, dedication and guidance through the whole process. We wish you all the success in the future. We are very happy and highly recommend Christian without hesitation.

Jack & Erica Yue

I can’t thank you enough for your hard work in helping me find a great place! While I have bought and sold in the past I have never encountered someone who worked as hard as you to find the right place and just as importantly who stuck with me through the entire process. Thanks Christian!

Julie F.

Thank you very much for all of the help over the past 6 weeks or so. We definitely could not have done it without you.

We appreciate the time and effort you have put in to help us achieve a quick turnaround on this property as it is a big relief for us not to have to worry about an empty house anymore. Your diligence and determination was evident throughout the entire process and very much appreciated.

If there any future real estate dealings we will be contacting you first. We will also be highly recommending you to some of our close friends who are looking at purchasing a home in the GTA over the next year or two (hope you don’t mind!).

Thanks again,

Chris & Don Burry

Christian was amazing to deal to with throughout my entire buying and selling process. At the beginning when I was just looking around, he was very patient with sending listings, answering the odd question that I had and providing information. There was never any pressure. Once I got serious about moving and we started looking at properties, he was always one step ahead of me and really got to know what I liked quickly. Christian is extremely dedicated to his customers, you always feel like you are #1 and he goes out of his way to please you. On many occasions Christian exceeded my expectations in terms of the service he provides and is just overall a wonderful person to deal with.

Jennifer Splaine

Working with Christian has been one of the greatest experiences in our lives. Selling our home wasn’t the easiest thing to do as it had tremendous value to our family, but as they say, nothing lasts forever.

Christian was able to make this transition as pain free as possible by being his genuinely kind self, professional and motivated. He listens to what you want, he tells you the truth (no lies to get your business) and he truly gives his all to get you what you want. We would work with him again in a heartbeat, hands down!

Eileen & Melissa Sutherland

Working with Christian Matthews in purchasing our home was a pleasure. From the first meeting he showed a great deal of knowledge, confidence, enthusiasm and professionalism.

Purchasing a home can be nerve wrecking but Christian always maintained open lines of communication and kept us informed of any updates. The unexpected hick-ups we encountered were tactfully and speedily dealt with.

His take-charge attitude and ability to make us feel we were his top priority put us at ease.

His knowledge of the marketplace was very impressive. He went above and beyond by providing us more information about future developments in our area even after our home purchase. We still received that same level of attention after as we did during our home purchase.

We truly appreciate his support and hard work. We will definitely use his services for future real estate endeavors and highly recommend him to others.

J&R

It is all too often in life that we comment on the negative things and sometimes forget to accentuate the truly positive ones. This is one time that we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Christian Matthews for everything he has done for us.

It is said that moving can be one of the most tremendously stressful times in our lives. We had been in our home for over 25 years and certainly had no idea of the emotional and physical impact that selling the house would have on us. Perhaps it was because it sold so quickly that we were just not prepared for how monumental a change that would actually be for us. That coupled with the seemingly impossible task of finding somewhere else to live.

What, or should I say who, kept us glued together during that process, it was Christian. Thanks to his continuing and ongoing efforts, not to mention his persistence and continuous diligence Christian was able to make the experience for us almost seamless.

Christian exemplifies everything that a true Real Estate professional should demonstrate: genuine personality; expertise in all local housing markets; highly intelligent; strong organizational skills; immense attention to detail; honesty; integrity; empathy; passion for his craft; excellent problem solving skills; tremendous patience and kindness; cool; calm; collected; respectful and boundless energy.

We are truly grateful to Christian for all of the personal time and effort that he gave to us. Nothing was ever too much effort; he was always personally available, whether on his cell phone or his email. Christian shared his opinions and ideas openly with us, as well as his vast network of connections.

We refer Christian whenever we can and in the future, when we require an agent we are committed to work exclusively with him.

We wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to Christian for everything he has done for us and to make sure that he received an endorsement of the highest calibre. Please be assured that Christian will make your life transition a much easier one than you could ever imagine!

If at any time you would like to speak to us personally regarding our reference for Christian, please contact him to get our number.

Paul and Donna