Matt Laricy

10 years of work experience
Americorp Real Estate
375 W Erie #103A
Chicago, IL, 60654
(708) 247-1401

Ratings & reviews (303)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2015
graberm23
Listed and sold a home
We used Matt and his group to buy a new home and sell our condo. We couldn't be happier! He is friendly, knowledgeable and exceedingly helpful. In the buying process, he makes sure that you have ample selection of properties to review. We had several ideas of what we "thought" we wanted. He helped us to narrow our search until we found the home that we were actually looking for! In the selling of our condo, he and his team were amazing. We had above average showings and sold our place in less than a month! This is all while there are several other units in the building that are for sale and sitting on the market. We got a great offer and Matt's negotiating skills helped us achieve near asking price. We honestly couldn't be happier. If you are looking for someone who will be fun and helpful for every step of the way, look no further.. You've found your guy right here! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2015
alkurian1952
Helped me buy home
Matt was an amazing realtor to work with! He was extremely knowledgeable about the homes he showed me and the areas I was looking in. As a first time buyer, he explained the process in detail and answered all questions I had during the process. He was truly interested in finding me the best home, and he did! He also works with a great team of professionals. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2015
YaryHdz de Arredondo
Listed and sold a home
Over the past 3 years, we have used Matt (and the Laricy Group team) to buy AND sell our home. You can count on getting the best level of service on both. As you can read from all the reviews, Matt and team are very thorough, informative, knowledgeable, honest, prompt and very easy to work with! However, what we feel REALLY sets him apart from the rest of his peers is his ability to listen, curate offerings (or buyers) to uniquely suit our needs, and always try to get and do what was best for us. When we were in the market of purchasing a condo, we said we could look past the current décor or condition of the unit, if it was in the right neighborhood, had a great floor plan, and was in our budget. After a few week nights and weekends (yes, he is very flexible even with his heavy client load), he quickly understood what we wanted or what we thought we wanted! One afternoon, he brought us to a rather, shall we say, ?suspect? looking condo but reminded us it was in the best up and coming neighborhood and had a fantastic layout. After a few minutes of adjustment, we quickly focused on our priorities, realized, with a little bit of vision and work, that this WAS the perfect place for us, and put our offer in right away. That was the best decision we could have made. After some rehab work and decoration, we couldn?t have been happier with the place. Just two short years later, we decided to relocate and reached out to Matt once again, this time on the selling side. At first, we were just looking for advice and an overall update on the market, as a starting point. Just as we had remembered, he was very informative and knowledgeable of the market, (rattling off comps off the top of his head (I checked!) and was confident on how the sale would go. Within just a few days, before the place was listed, Matt brought in a potential buyer that he thought was looking for exactly what he had to offer. After working his magic, we had an at-list price offer and it was done right then! The best way to summarize Matt is that he really just knows the market, people, places, opportunities. He isn?t the type of realtor that just says the company line and reads stats from a binder someone else has put together and printed out before meeting you. It was truly a pleasure to meet and work with such high quality in the service industry. The boutique route with Matt is always the way to go! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2015
zuser20140623102934602
Listed and sold a home
Matt was one of the most professional individuals I have ever dealt with. He is very quick to respond to any of my questions or issues that I had. His staff is extremely knowledable and make the process smooth. Both him and his staff are awesome and I would highly recommend using his services.
Highly likely to recommend
07/01/2015
PeinJones
Listed and sold a home
I am so glad we found Matt to help us sell my parents' house! This was the family home and my parents were a bit nervous about selling, but Matt made everything so easy. He took the time to meet with us and walked us through the process and answered all of the questions we had. After the initial meeting, my parents were so excited and ready to move with the sell. Matt delivered exactly what he said he would. The house sold within two weeks! He was always available by phone an email to answer any question or concern, no matter how small it was. He kept in touch as we approached the closing date and was present at closing. I am certain Matt was the reason my parents felt so comfortable on moving with the sell. I could not recommend him enough, he was approachable, knowledgeable and very upfront with any information we as sellers needed to know which speaks greatly of him. I will definitely have him as my agent for any future buy/sell. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2015
groversquare
Helped me buy home
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Matt and his team in finding our home. We found him to be knowledgeable and honest during the entire process. We were unsure of what we wanted, where we wanted to search, etc, and Matt was always patient with us and supportive. I would recommend Matt to anyone!
Highly likely to recommend
10/27/2014
junan
Helped me buy home
My wife and I started our house hunting search earlier this summer. As first-time home buyers, we had no idea where to even start. Luckily, a friend recommended Matt Laricy. We met with him and were immediately impressed by his reviews and how approachable he made the entire process. He explained how the process worked and while visiting properties asked the questions we didn't know to ask. Matt was always at our appointments and was readily available to answer emails or phone calls no matter what day or time it was. Having someone that committed to helping us was so nice and really made us feel comfortable. He made sure we knew everything about the neighborhood, the building, the association and the condo itself before putting in an offer. We had a rough road purchasing our condo. Our first offer was accepted, but then revoked when the owners decided to move forward with renters instead. We learned a tough lesson that day, but Matt was great getting us back into search mode. The second time around, we were told features were available in the condo and found out very late in the game that they actually weren't. Matt fought hard to get us what we wanted/expected. He will work all day and all night for his clients and we couldn't be more grateful. We are so happy in our new home and so thankful for Matt?s help and advice in our home buying journey. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2015
zuser20150516111423463
Helped me buy home
Matt and his Team are a great bunch with great knowledge and network. His best quality according to me is being candid and easily reachable/accessible. The whole process is paper less, which is a major advantage - all you need is a smart phone and you're all set. I highly recommend 'the Matt Laricy Group'.
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2015
patrishacarlson1
Listed and sold a home
Matt was great to work with. He answered all of my questions very honestly and was always upfront. He and his team were very responsive at every moment. Matt was great about keeping me in the loop about what was going on at every step of the process. He really knows the Chicago market. I would recommend Matt to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
Highly likely to recommend
08/10/2015
user4570441
Helped me buy home
Matt is awesome - couldn't have had a better realtor. We looked for 4 months before we found something. The entire time Matt was incredibly honest and super helpful with our search. Even when we started getting desperate and looking at weird places, Matt would give us his super honest impression of exactly why we really didn't want to get involved with those places. Brutally honest, really. Without him we probably would have bought some dump and gotten a bad deal in the process. We would recommend him 10x over. Thanks Matt! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/10/2015
zuser20150619185100097
Helped me buy home
Matt was recommended to us by a coworker who bought his house through him, and we are glad we chose to work with Matt as well. He laid everything out clearly for us, which was really helpful for us as clueless first time homebuyers. I don't think we ever waited more than an hour for a response from him or his team, even on holidays. There was really good communication so we always felt like we were on the same page. We would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking to buy a home.
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2015
Moonakh
Helped me buy home
Matt was instrumental in helping us find our dream home. He is extremely knowledgeable about the city and provided us with the right guidance. He and his team made the whole process simple and seamless. I cant thank him enough and I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone who is looking for an honest, passionate and hardworking relator.
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2015
gtd247
Listed and sold a home
Fast, responsive and responsible. Helped us with a quick and smooth transaction. Communication at each step was great. All services were arranged online, including steps to expect, home pictures, contracts, signing and closing.
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2015
jsegura1221
Listed and sold a home
Matt Laricy is one of the best professionals I have ever encountered. He is knowledgable, helpful, prompt, very tech savvy. All around, I feel lucky that we found him as our broker. Our apartment was sold quickly, at a good price and with help along every step of the way. I would recommend him highly.
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2015
user0772216
Listed and sold a home
Integrity, professional, ethical and caring says it all about Matt and his team. Matt listened to our needs, understood them and worked hard to deliver. Communication was clear and concise, never feeling left in the dark. I appreciate all Matt did for us and getting us under contract in 12 days, that was icing on the cake. Thank you Matt and team and we will recommend you to everyone.
Highly likely to recommend
07/28/2015
smithometer
Listed and sold a home
Approximately, 2yrs before I listed my Gold Coast condo for sale, I considered adding a property for use as an Airbnb operation. Numerous real estate professionals "stalked me" however, engaging Matt was exceptionally informative, efficient and truly, the highest professionalism I've encountered in my personal or professional life. I fact checked everything he told me about City codes, Condo rules and several other obstacles to beware of and all were accurate. After talking several times, he smartly respected my time and maturity by not stalking me with endless phone calls, email, texts. All the other "agents" were far too aggressive - like the stereotypical "used car salesman." Fast forward to this year where I decided to sell my Condo. My neighbors offered their favorite agents whom I did consider but soon realized the Matt Laricy Group was my best option. I called him and he remembered our brief exchange from 2 years prior as if it were just the prior week. He's sharp like that! From the first call to closing the entire experience was very easy. The Matt Laricy Group - MLG leverages technology VERY well. I was able to work 100% electronically from start to finish. They manage the process like a professional project management team. I received email / text updates and status on all tasks, milestones, and the associated responsible persons. Matt was my initial contact and remained my primary contact. No passing off anything. He monitored all matters all the time and responded to my every inquiry very quickly. Even when I was in Paris 6hrs ahead of Chicago, he was responsive as if he were down the street. MLG informed me in advance of each showing and provided feedback from the prospective buyer's agent. Also, I received weekly stats on actual showings as well as web analytics. I must give credit to Amy Beyer for coordinating these great many activities so well. Additionally, Ms. Zenko, the attorney MLG recommended, worked seemingly around the clock so we could close in just 3 weeks from date of contract acceptance. Ms. Zenko represented me and signed for me at Closing where everything went 100% correct. Think about it... I was able to live my life, vacation in Paris, shake rattle and roll while Matt and his team absolutely rocked .... Professionally! Outstandingly high service standards throughout. Thank you, Matt. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/28/2015
ryan haley9
Helped me buy home
As a first time buyer Matt did a great job helping me find the perfect home. He was available at all times of the day and always responded very promptly to any questions I had. He also had great knowledge of the city and was able to explain the pros and cons of different areas.
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2015
pennyaaseby
Helped me buy home
Great Experience! Great Realtor! I was an out-of-state buyer for a condo in Chicago. I had no personal references for Matt, instead, I relied on the online reviews. I had a great buying experience. Matt accommodated my last minute schedule, met with me personally, and provided valued advice. His staff was great, professional and responsive. I understand I was an entry-level buyer for an investment income condo, yet I was never treated second-rate. He was always available and got the job done. His professional referrals for mortgage broker and attorney were top-notched as well. I feel fortunate to have found Matt online. He did a great job representing me as the buyer and I would highly recommend him to others looking for a realtor in the Chicago area. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Penny! Glad everything worked out. Hopefully I can see you next time I visit Napa!
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2015
hongtao liu2
Helped me buy home
We are so happy to have Matt as our agent; He is very professional and savvy on what he has been doing. We looked through many listed properties during over 2 months period. As said by others, Matt is always patient and supportive, providing excellent points and advise not only to the property, but also during each step of the process. We completely feel comfortable with sense of secure working with Matt. Thank Matt very much to find our dream home in a super hot market. I am still wondering if it is true even with the keys to our home in hand. I can not say that I look forward to working with Matt in the near future, since We really want to keep our home for a while; but Matt absolutely will be one to look for to find your dream home! Thank you very much!! Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
I couldnt be happier we won out on this house! It is perfect for you guys. Plus, it is 2 seconds away from school for your daughter :)
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2015
harry fryckberg
Helped me buy home
If you are working with anyone else, you are doing yourself a HUGE disservice. Simply put, Matt is the best. There is not a doubt in my mind that anyone else knows the Chicago real estate market better than Matt. He will do everything in his power and work with his vast network around the city to get you the exact property you desire. There isn't anyone better, no question. Thank you, Matt. Thank you thank you thank you.
Response fromMatt Laricy
Phew! That was a tough one Harry, but I am glad we got through it. The place is awesome, and I am excited for you guys to have your first place!
Highly likely to recommend
07/07/2015
chrisho13
Helped me buy home
Matt is extremely knowledgeable, which was invaluable to us as first-time homebuyers. It makes a big difference to have someone in your corner who patiently explains every step of the process. His experience was evident as whenever we mentioned a property name, he was instantly able to tell us all the details of that property. His greatest value-add is his advice, and he will tell you exactly what you need to know with candor. His recommendations are always thoughtful and grounded in his ample knowledge and experience. Thanks to his (and his team's) responsiveness and organization, we felt in good hands throughout. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Chris. I am positive I saw a smile at close! You guys bought into one of my favs in the city!
Highly likely to recommend
07/07/2015
mgowda3
Helped me buy home
My husband and I enjoyed working with Matt to find our new home. We were first time homebuyers, and Matt helped to us better understand the process and what to expect. As we went to showings, he helped us to narrow down our search criteria, and was very candid about the pros / cons for each place we visited ? which my husband and I appreciated. Overall, Matt was incredibly knowledgeable throughout the process, and VERY responsive (typically responding to any questions / concerns within the hour). We would highly recommend him to others. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
We definitely got an amazing place. I am super happy for you guys. Please keep in touch!
Highly likely to recommend
07/04/2015
jarle
Listed and sold a home
Matt has an excellent sense of market values and gave us great advice on how to price and market our home. When we began the process, we had somewhat unrealistic expectations of what we could sell our condo for, and Matt provided alot of useful market data and analysis to properly position our property. As a result, it sold relatively quickly compared to similar units for sale in the same building. Yet, we did not have the feeling that we had left money on the table. Matt is an excellent broker who was very knowledgable and attentive throughout the process. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
I am glad we were able to make this easy on you guys. I know selling out of state can be stressful. Please keep in touch!
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2015
izzymail1981
Helped me buy and sell homes
This was the second experience we used Matt Laricy. He sold us our place, and since we outgrew it, we needed him to list it. He sold our Lincoln Park condo for above ask before it even hit the market. We also needed to buy a place, and we wanted something new in the hot West Town area. Matt was able to secure us a brand new house by one of the hottest builders (Noah) before it even hit the market. His connections with other agents made the selling/buying process very smooth. The market is very competitive, and he made it seem easy for us. Selling and buying at the same time can be very stressful, but Matt was always available to talk to us and calm us down, no matter what day or time it was. We would definitely use Matt again in the future and will recommend him to everyone we know. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Mike & Katie. I am glad we were able to pull of the double sale pretty smooth. Lots of moving parts, but in the end, we got a great price for your condo, and got you an amazing new house. Cant wait for the housewarming party!
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2015
zuser20140410151356582
Helped me buy home
Matt was a wonderful partner in my search for an investment property. He was responsive, honest and collaborative and I found him excellent to work with. I will use him again and would highly recommend him to anyone considering a property purchase.
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks! I cant wait to see what you develop here!
Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2015
dan0238
Listed and sold a home
Matt is a rare kind of realtor. He strikes a perfect balance between respecting your wishes while at the same time being totally honest if you are doing (or not doing) something that may hurt your chances of a timely and optimal sale. He is extremely knowledgeable and well-informed about every step of the process. We ended up selling for a price at the upper end of our expected range, and we were only on the market for a total of 13 days. We listened to Matt's recommendation to paint, stage, and get new appliances, and it paid off because there were tons of showing requests and everyone who saw it loved the unit. We are 100% certain that we more than recovered the cost via how quickly it sold and the final sale price. Not only that, but Matt is extremely proactive about getting feedback on your unit from other agents who come to showings. They all end up completing his surveys, which Matt forwards directly to you, so you see honest feedback about their and their clients' levels of interest, comments, etc. This was extremely important in noticing trends and knowing how (and, more importantly, when) to react to any recurring issues or concerns. We've worked with other realtors in the past, and haven't come across one as knowledgeable and honest as Matt, and we would highly recommend him to anyone who appreciates quality. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks! I am happy we were able to get this done for you relatively quickly. The people who bought were amazing people too. I think that always makes it a little easier. Keep in touch!
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2015
viaischia
Helped me buy home
Matt has been the most responsive and knowledgeable realtor I have ever worked with. He made us feel like we were his only client and priority. I highly recommend Matt, without hesitation to anyone who needs a realtor.
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Walter! I think you guys are going to love your spot in the Gold Coast!
Highly likely to recommend
06/20/2015
jimmy roh
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with Matt in selling our home. He and his team were very professional and answered all of our questions in a timely manner. He knew our area very well and his whole team was very well experienced. We could not have been more pleased!
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Jimmy! I wish you guys the best in NC!
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2015
bethg 22
Helped me buy home
After reading all of the great reviews about Matt & his team, we decided to give him a call to start the process of finding a condo in Chicago. Matt was on vacation in California, but he still got back to me almost immediately. Since we didn't know a single thing about the market or communities, we relied on Matt to help us find the location that made the most sense for us and then he was able to zero in the building that met our expectations. His knowledge and no nonsense approach made it possible for us to find a unit and place an offer in one day. He and his team stayed involved and were available to help from that first phone call to post-closing. Highly recommend!! Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks! I am sure I will be seeing you in the neighborhood!
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2015
Irvbo11
Helped me buy home
The most knowlegable and dedicated realtor I have ever met . He is relentless in pursuit of his clients interests. I would therefore highly recommend this person .... YOU CAN`T GET ANY BETTER..........Randall Beider
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks izzy! I am sure I will be bumping into you around the neighborhood!
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2015
steven a braun
Helped me buy home
I would recommend The Laricy Group to absolutely everyone and anyone. From start to finish I had an enjoyable home buying experience. As a young 20 year old who travels 5 days a week for work, had a low budget, inconvenient schedule to work around, and zero residential real estate experience I assumed I was any realtor's worst nightmare. Matt Laricy and all of his associates made me feel as if I was a priority client and held my hand through the entire process. I did not once feel pressure to move on any property and they catered to my schedule by meeting on weekends and evenings. I even backed out of a property that I had under contract and Matt completely understood. He explained that they prefer I take my time and be completely comfortable with my final decision. He was more than willing to be aggressive with offers and multiple times suggested that I offer less than I had originally thought was fair (which was fantastic). They not only walk you through the buying process but can offer contacts for lawyers, financing, and even contractors after you have purchased. I recently closed on a condo that I am absolutely thrilled with and am even more thrilled about the price that I was able to lock in. I will definitely be using The Laricy Group for any future real estate endeavors in Chicago. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/18/2015
BettyMcGovernCole
Helped me buy home
From the get-go, Matt was easy to get ahold of and very responsive, responding to calls / texts even late on weekend nights. Matt and his team sent out weekly updates, looping in my attorney and banker as to keep my involvement / follow-up between the three to a minimum. Matt gave excellent advice through the negotiation process as well as items that came about from the inspection process, which made me feel comfortable with the various decisions that had to be made. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone looking for a good agent in the Chicago area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2015
user5498115
Helped me buy home
Matt is one of the very best realtors one can expect. As first time home buyers, my husband and I needed someone to give us some clear guidance and Matt showed his professionalism the first time we met. He has great knowledge of the Chicagoland housing market, even naming the buildings with bad management and financial situations. He was also extremely responsive to any questions we had. When we decided to make an offer on the apartment we liked ( luckily the one we own now), he drew the contract the same night and we were able to get a good deal in just a few days! He absolutely made a big difference in speeding up the negotiation process. He also worked very hard to help us get another 5k credit off. With his connections, we were able to get a very good inspector, a good title company and even good movers in the end. Everything was very smooth and fast, and Matt definitely works hard for you! I recommend Matt to everyone who is looking for a home, especially first time home buyer. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2015
zuser20140723120759829
Helped me buy home
Being an out of state buyer, we were apprehensive about our pending job search in Chicago. We didn't need to be so with Matt Laricy as our realtor. From the initial stages of our job search from Texas, Matt was informative, patient and honest. As a result of the time he spent listening to our needs and wants, he was able to find us the perfect home in the perfect location on our first visit to Chicago. We would not hesitate to recommend Matt for his outstanding customer service. This was by far the smoothest real estate transaction we have ever had. Fabrizio and Lisa Gatti Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2015
staceyrobbins1
Helped me buy home
I reached out to Matt after my previous realtor had dropped the ball on a few properties that I was interested in. Everything I read about Matt suggested that he was one of the better brokers in Chicago, and after working with him, I couldn't agree more. He walked me through the whole buying process like a true pro- answering all of my stupid newbie questions and annoying emails at all hours of the day. Even if he was busy, he would always at least manage a quick "short answer" text or email and offer to explain in greater detail later. With the way the real estate market is right now, you need someone who is super type A, totally on top of everything, and always a text away. And Matt is that guy. Honestly I don't even think he sleeps. He was also very honest in terms of finding the right property. If a place sucked, he told me it sucked. He knew all of the right questions to ask to make sure the property was both right for me and a good investment, and he wasn't pushy at all. When it came time to pull the trigger, Matt knew exactly how much to offer, and ended up saving me over $20k on the price of the house. His support staff and associate brokers were professional and helpful as well. I would strongly recommend Matt to any first time home buyer, and I'm sure he would be great for repeat buyers too. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2015
zuser20140312175740901
Helped me buy home
Could not have been happier with Matt and his team during or home search and buying process. Matt always made us feel as if we were his #1 client which was something my wife and I were nervous about after hearing friends talk about other realtors they had dealt with in the past. We immediately clicked with Matt when we first met with him just based on his blunt honesty - something that as first time home buyers we really needed. The other thing that really stuck out is how Matt really stuck to our price range when sending us properties. I know a lot of times realtors will send over properties that exceed the top of clients budgets, but that was never the case with Matt. Also as first time home buyers not being familiar with the closing process, it was great that every step was laid out to us but Matt and his team as everything unfolded. Honestly can't recommend Matt enough. He made the process a real pleasure. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2015
katerha
Helped me buy home
My fiancé and I worked with Matt to close on our first home. He was referred to me by two of my coworkers who had both used him in the past. They had great experiences working with him and we felt the same and would definitely recommend him to anyone, especially first-time buyers. We were new at this, unfamiliar with a lot of the closing details, and wanted to make sure we made the right move. He told us his honest opinion about various properties, if they would be good investments, etc. which was nice, because we had no clue what stuff should cost or what a good price would be. Matt was also really accommodating with our schedules. We looked at quite a few properties, in quite a few blizzards, and only ever in the evenings since we both work full time. Matt made it happen on Sundays (including Superbowl Sunday), evenings, etc and was also really accessible via text, email, and any time we ever called. The cherry on top is that he brought us a BALLER bottle of champagne at close. I can?t imagine a better way to kick off our first night in our first home than with some fancy champs! Such a pleasant surprise :) We will definitely be recommending Matt Laricy to friends who are also starting the home buying process! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2015
khan m
Helped me buy home
Matt is a consummate professional whom I'd highly recommend for your purchase or sale. Matt helped me find a condo in Lakeview that I'm very happy with. Throughout the process, Matt offered valuable guidance and insight, which I sorely needed as a first-time home buyer. My favorite was probably, "a condo/home purchase is a series of trade offs; what are you willing to compromise?" From Matt's experience, he was able to quickly read the situation during visits of new places and point out any strengths or flaws, including the relative value of the updates (if any) had been installed. Throughout this process, I felt Matt had my best interests at heart and his ultimate goal was to find a place I was happy with. Matt integrates technology, utilizing Google Docs, electronic scheduling, electronic signatures for contract documentation, and Matt is always available and very responsive, day or night, via email, phone call, or text. Literally, any time he isn't sleeping. (Matt emailed me from both his vacation in the Bahamas and his work holiday party on a Friday night.) However, Matt has the awareness to make a phone call (in lieu of text) when urgency or sensitivity requires it. Overall, I strongly recommend Matt Laricy for your next purchase or sale. You'll be very satisfied. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2015
chunt784
Helped me buy home
Matt was a stud realtor. He was very helpful in getting my wife and I into our first home. Very informative, extremely responsive, and a tough negotiator. I would recommend him to anyone looking to make a new home purchase.
Highly likely to recommend
12/23/2014
sce0005
Listed and sold a home
My Husband and I put our condo for sale with an agent who overly priced our condo and promised us the moon but never delivered. After a few months of almost no showings , we decided to start looking for another Agent. This time however, we decided to research and interview a few agents before choosing one. When I stumbled over Matt?s reviews I was a very impressed, but I was a bit skeptical. After we interviewed Matt we knew he was legit. from the get go he was very honest and direct. Matt was also able to turn around our listing in less than 48hr. A month later we had accepted an offer, and today we have officially closed on out condo. I cannot speak highly enough of Matt, he was professional, responsive, and simply put impressive. Throughout the whole process we felt like we were in good hands. Matt was on top of every aspect of the sales process, and made sure that no deadline was missed, and everything was in order from both sides. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2014
genefore
Helped me buy home
Matt was an amazing agent for my first home purchase. I went into this thinking it would be pretty simple, but the market is so quick; Matt really helped me through it. I ended up with new construction. Couldn't be happier. I thought the process was simple, but really, it isn't. Really happy I had him on my side. Would absolutely recommend him for any new buyers in the city.
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2014
zuser20140507153508836
Helped me buy home
Matt helped us find a great home quickly, and negotiate a price better than we expected. We saw 12-15 homes and had an offer accepted 3-4 days after meeting with Matt. Highly recommended.
Highly likely to recommend
10/10/2014
zuser20140416194531146
Helped me buy home
Matt is a fantastic realtor who made our condo purchase a smooth process at a a great price and a quick pace. We met him through my sister-in-law who was in the market for two condos in the Chicagoland area to rent out from CA. Matt's great attitude and knowledge base made a huge impact on my husband who wanted to work with him when we were getting out first place. Matt checked with us several times a week to make sure we were in the loop with the sellers and his team. I highly recommend him and will definitely work with him again! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/01/2014
katkat08
Helped me buy home
I found Matt randomly online. When first meeting him, , I was skeptical (as many people are of unfamiliar agents). He proved to not only be professional, but also very knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market. As a test, I brought 10 properties to get his thoughts. In short, he knew 9 of the 10 buildings and backed up his responses with tangible, material comments (not your typical real estate bs). Over the next two weekends, he showed me about 20 different properties from which I decided to move forward with one of them. He was very good with the negotiations and we settled at good price point. After agreement of purchase price, Matt continued to be involved to ensure that everything proceeded smoothly, including q&a, and utilizing his network of contacts in the industry. In short, I highly recommend Matt and feel I was lucky to find him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2015
sean maynard
Helped me buy home
We spoke with a few other agents when we began looking for our first purchase in Chicago. Matt was far and above more professional and had more knowledge of the market than any other the other agents we dealt with. When we found the right place the owners already had multiple offers in-hand. He worked with the other realtor and helped us avoid a multiple bid situation. As it goes we ran into hiccups throughout the process, but he made navigating the bumps much less painful. Highly recommended. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Sean! I hope you and Laura love the place once you are all settled in!
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2014
npagnozz
Helped me buy home
Matt was a god-send for my fiance and I during the home-buying process in Chicago. As new residents of the city, we were almost clueless about the various neighborhoods and the real estate market, but he was patient and eventually led us to find our perfect home! We could not have done it with anyone but Matt. We won't stop singing your team's praises!
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2014
KateBerry
Helped me buy home
Matt helped me greatly in my first home buying experience in the US. He was professional, timely and responsive from the first appointment right through to the day of closing. He arranged viewings very quickly and all were perfectly aligned to the property I was seeking which was saving me a lot of time. With my being new to the home buying process Matt laid out easy to follow steps of what was going to happen and his local knowledge both of Chicago properties and the contacts within the real estate industry proved invaluable through the mortgage approval and closing stages. Matt has an open, honest and refreshing attitude to his work and his clients which benefits all concerned. I would highly recommend using Matt and his team in any real estate transaction. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2014
coloradoberg
Listed and sold a home
Matt was very responsive and quick to return phone calls. He got feedback from every tour I had and followed up diligently. Great job and I'd use him again.
Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2014
user05349849
Helped me buy home
Matt helped us immensely in our first-time search - explained all the details in a great, thorough first meeting to get a sense of what we were looking for. We hit some bumps in the road (not his fault) that he helped us figure out well. He seems very "21st century" - everything is fully online, streamlined, easy to access and understand. He also does everything and never sends out assistants or other agents so there are no crossed communications or confusions. Let's just say, he emailed us from his honeymoon. Can't beat that for service! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2014
user1214716
Listed and sold a home
Matt was professional and courteous during the sales process and worked tirelessly until my condo was sold. Matt knows Chicago real estate better than any agent I have dealt with.
Highly likely to recommend
01/15/2014
user6368598
Listed and sold a home
Matt is responsive, tech-savvy, and professional. I listed my condo with Matt because he uses a ton of online marketing and I wanted young professionals to view my listing. My listing was easy to find online so many people scheduled showings. Matt was also able to effectively turn a high volume of showings into multiple offers. Matt did a great job listing and selling my condo quickly.
Highly likely to recommend
11/22/2013
WendyThomas0
Helped me buy home
Matt was great at helping me find the perfect place. He was very supportive and helpful throughout the process. I cant even explain how happy I am with my first home!! I highly recommend him!
Highly likely to recommend
10/18/2013
sydman1
Helped me buy home
Matt is very responsive and extremely knowledgable on the neighborhood and the buildings history (legal/architect/reserves etc). I would highly recommend that you use his services to buy a house. He is there 24/7!
Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2013
user3386439
Helped me buy home
I just close a deal with Matt this Mon. The total experience is very pleasant. Matt is very passionate about what he is doing, and he is super hard working. He almost worked 24 hours and 7 days a week! He responds very quickly on my questions and concerns. What really impress me about Matt is that he is very honest, which is a very precious quality for sales people. He gave me very honest opinions of the condo and the area, as well as it's market value. He wants the best for his clients. And he is never pushy, just makes me feel very comfortable. If you want to find a condo in the city of Chicago, Matt is definitely the person to go to, the best! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2013
user84612928
Listed and sold a home
Matt did a great job selling my house. He knows the market extremely well and is very passionate about his work. He keeps you informed and updated throughout the entire process. I could not have been happier in selecting Matt to sell my property. I highly recommend Matt.
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2013
Calmo3000
Helped me buy home
Navigating the real estate landscape in early 2013 could have been a nightmare - all of a sudden bidding wars were back in style and making an offer was often met with several others at the table. Fortunately, working with Matt Laricy I was able to find my dream condo and feel comforatable the entire time. As a client I certainly wouldn't describe myself as ideal or easy to work with. Also working in a sales/service type industry I demand a lot when I'm on the buying end. I never felt that everything I needed wasn't being taken care of. I asked that he be honest about the properties we saw, to the extent of pointing out flaws to the property or area. He didn't hesitate (where most realtors may have been afraid to lose a sale, Matt had the most integrity and honesty). He has continually followed up, making sure the builder came through on commitments during the closing process and ensuring I was happy in my new home. His success in the city comes as no surprise. When you work as hard as Matt does, combined with his knowledge of Chicago there's a good chance you'll rise to the top. It was a pleasure working with him, and if you're looking in Chicago I wouldn't hesitate to contact Matt. Thanks! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2015
BuckeyeinChi
Helped me buy home
I'll second the awesome reviews Matt receives on here, and as a first time homebuyer, he was extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful in the process. Having a lower budget relative what one could spend in downtown Chicago, you might think my priorities would fall behind others, or I may be pressured into spending more; not at all with Matt! His responses were generally within minutes, and he was fully supportive of my interests (using caution along the way to warn of potential risks in the process). I found a perfect fit in the fourth place I looked at; Matt was quick to put in my offer and convince the seller (by owner) to accept within days, with multiple offers on the table. No counter offer!!! He's truly a fighter and will go to bat for you, regardless of your spend, history, or knowledge in the market. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Luke! I am glad we were able to lock this one down! It is a great spot!
Highly likely to recommend
06/08/2015
AnnieYW
Helped me buy home
I went through three other brokers before a friend recommended Matt to me. After searching for homes with other brokers for two years and finding nothing, Matt helped me find the perfect place in two months. His expansive knowledge and ability to intuit precisely what I cared about was the sine qua non of buying a place. Responses from Matt and his team were extremely fast, and all documents were fastidiously organized via Google Docs. Matt has an incredible depth and breadth of inside knowledge, which is absolutely necessary in the current competitive buying environment. He guided me towards an offer price that was just barely over the other offers on the property. All in all, an extremely smooth first home purchase. I would recommend Matt to all of my friends, family, and colleagues. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Annie! I am glad this worked out. The whole foods in the bottom of the building is huge. Now after your late nights at the office, you can still have time to grab some dinner!
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2015
Laura Vallejo
Helped me buy home
We had the absolute best experience working with Matt to purchase our South Loop condo. We couldn't say enough good things about him to all of our friends and family. Matt has a great rapport with so many in this industry and I believe this is what helped us edge out other offers to get our amazing space. We also loved how honest he was. He was all about finding the best space for us and never wasted our time going to see places that he knew weren't what we were looking for or he had heard weren't up to par. And I can't forget to mention how FAST he responds to emails/calls/texts. Definitely no chasing or waiting around for answers. Great when you see something hot come on the MLS and know it will go fast. If you're a first time homebuyer something you might take for granted is how on top of it Matt and his team are. Having been on both the buying and selling side (with a different agent), I can tell you that Matt and his team go above and beyond to make the buying process as little work as possible for their clients. They coordinate all the details with the other key parties involved (attorneys, home inspector, loan officer, etc) delegating instructions and next steps in clear, concise emails. They send out weekly check in emails to answer any questions and push the others to ensure we will close on time. All-in-all, a great experience and you will not be disappointed with Matt's performance or results. Highly recommend! Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Laura! I hope you and Landon love the place. I am glad we waited for the perfect spot!
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2015
user7981942
Helped me buy home
We had a fantastic experience working with Matt to buy our first home in Lincoln Park. The process was incredibly smooth, and we ended up with a fantastic home (which we purchased pre-market for a below-market price). Matt is always reachable and answers questions very quickly, which was important for us both because we were first-time home buyers, and because we were under time pressure on one of our bids. We also loved that Matt didn't put any pressure on us to bid on anything, or bid higher; he's incredibly straightforward and honest which is rare in a realtor. Matt worked so hard to find us the perfect townhouse, and to make sure that the deal went through. We can't say enough great things - thank you Matt! Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Katie & Joe. I am glad we secured this spot. I am even happier that the neighbors place sold for more :)
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2015
gtorrini
Helped me buy home
Matt is simply the best you can find, with access to the most exclusive inventory and amazing knowledge of the market and superior customer relationship skills. His firm is extremely digitalized, everything is online, always accessible, using latest technology. He can provide immediate access to all relevant parties in the transaction, from Legal, to inspection, to lending support and always provided excellent references. He is great at negotiating the best deal, managing customer expectation. He understood our needs from day one and was very patiently showed us a wide variety of options available in the market, balancing the need for fast decision making with finding the best place for us. He is always available, day/night, 7 days a week. Takes actions and accountability for knocking down all the obstacles and getting the best deal done. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Guido! I know we had a few bumps but everything happens for a reason. I am happy we got such an amazing house. Noah builds the best stuff and its a perfect place to raise the growing family!
Highly likely to recommend
05/25/2015
smcdavid
Helped me buy home
I recently worked with Matt Laricy to purchase a condo in the Chicago area. I was a first time homeowner and didn?t know a lot about the process. Matt met with me initially and explained the procedure to me so I would know what to expect. He also asked me what I was looking for and what the most important things were to me in a condo. When we actually went out to look at places, he took me to ones that fit my requirements and my price range. I was trying to find a condo in a short time frame and wasn?t sure if that would be possible. But Matt?s prompt responses and availability helped me find the perfect place for me. I appreciated the fact that Matt would tell me what he thought a place was worth based on his knowledge of the Chicago area and the various buildings. Matt also explained everything to me and kept me informed every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/25/2015
joyce lieberman
Listed and sold a home
Matt Laricy and his group are simply - the BEST!!! Selling property is stressful but Matt, Catherine and Amy were there for me every step of the way. I don't think any of them sleep! I'm convinced that Matt is the only realtor in the Chicago area who attended, paid attention, and passed the realtor's exams with flying colors. I had 14 showings in less than 2 weeks and 3 offers - If I was ever to sell again - Matt's the man! Thanks for everything.
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2015
xinli200433
Helped me buy and sell homes
Matt did amazing job helping my husband and I find our dream home. We want to sell our old home and change to a bigger home at same location. We contacted Matt and he responded fast. He asked about the size that we try to buy and the budget. Then he kept sending us the properties in the market every day. Selling and buying at same time was stressful. Matt arranged the process very well. He found a professional photographer take pictures of our home and listing it on many websites and he also set up an open house. After each show he gave us feedback very soon. At the same time, we picked up some properties we are interested and told Matt, he asked us convenient time and arranged to show the properties. When showing, he told us the pro and con of each individual property, no pushing at all. After one month we got an offer with reasonable price and we gave an offer the next day! Even that was holiday season, Matt never delay any steps of the selling and buying. He recommend very good inspector with good price. He recommended reliable attorney and loan officer. With the help of attorney and loan officer he recommended, our purchasing process was smoothly. Matt helped us to set our sell and buy to close at same day. Each week, he reviewed to both buyer and seller to make sure both side at the same page. Every time we emailed him he replied immediately and he was very patient for any questions. Within 3 months, our dream of having a new bigger home comes true! Without Matt's effort and hard work, it could not be so quick and so smoothly. Each time we communicated with him, we can feel how he dedicate for being a property broker and he knows very well about the property market. His support staff and associate brokers were professional and helpful as well. We definitely will recommend Matt to any friends buying/selling home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2015
Matthew j eesley
Listed and sold a home
The service Matt and his team provided was above and beyond. I recently sold and purchased my condo with Matt and his team. Matt was able to sell my condo before it hit the market and worked to get me a great deal on my new place. There was constant communication and he kept everything very well organized. Whenever I had a question about the process Matt and his team was quick to reply. I can?t thank him enough for all his hard work. I highly recommend Matt and his team as they kept our sellers agent organized as well to make sure they were meeting their deadlines. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Matt. I hope you guys are enjoying the new spot. I am sure the dogs appreciate the extra space!
Highly likely to recommend
05/18/2015
golfps
Helped me buy home
From the get-go, Matt was easy to get ahold of and very responsive, responding to calls / texts even late on weekend nights. Matt and his team sent out weekly updates, looping in my attorney and banker as to keep my involvement / follow-up between the three to a minimum. Matt gave excellent advice through the negotiation process as well as items that came about from the inspection process, which made me feel comfortable with the various decisions that had to be made. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone looking for a good agent in the Chicago area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2015
flgatti
Helped me buy home
Being out of state buyers, we were apprehensive about our pending job search. We didn't need to be so with Matt Laricy as our realtor. From the initial stages of our job search from Texas, Matt was informative, patient and honest. As a result, because he listened to our needs and wants, he was able to find a perfect home for us in the perfect location on our first trip to Chicago. We would not hesitate to recommend Matt Laricy for his outstanding customer service. This was by far the smoothest real estate transaction we ever had. Fabrizio and Lisa Gatti Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Lisa & Fabrizio! I am glad we got this spot. I cant wait to see how you guys remodel it!
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2015
jarow87
Helped me buy home
I reached out to Matt after my previous realtor had dropped the ball on a few properties that I was interested in. Everything I read about Matt suggested that he was one of the better brokers in Chicago, and after working with him, I couldn't agree more. He walked me through the whole buying process like a true pro- answering all of my stupid newbie questions and annoying emails at all hours of the day. Even if he was busy, he would always at least manage a quick "short answer" text or email and offer to explain in greater detail later. With the way the real estate market is right now, you need someone who is super type A, totally on top of everything, and always a text away. And Matt is that guy. Honestly I don't even think he sleeps. He was also very honest in terms of finding the right property. If a place sucked, he told me it sucked. He knew all of the right questions to ask to make sure the property was both right for me and a good investment, and he wasn't pushy at all. When it came time to pull the trigger, Matt knew exactly how much to offer, and ended up saving me over $20k on the price of the house. His support staff and associate brokers were professional and helpful as well. I would strongly recommend Matt to any first time home buyer, and I'm sure he would be great for repeat buyers too. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks!! I hope everything is going great with the new place. Hopefully the deck and everything is ready for the summer!
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2015
shakalatte1
Helped me buy home
I am relocating to Chicago from a great distance and working with Matt was amazingly easy. His thorough knowledge of the city, the neighborhoods I was interested in and the latest technologies and apps helped us stay in communication throughout the process. Matt is a great listener and critical questioner. He heard what I wanted and helped me refine my search to find just the right place. AND QUICKLY! I never felt rushed, and always had Matt's time, which was a gift, given that Matt is one of the most successful realtors in Chicago. I highly recommend Matt! Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Dave! It was a pleasure working with you. Looking forward to having you in the neighborhood!
Highly likely to recommend
04/22/2015
ariotabrizi
Helped me buy home
SUMMARY: The best in Chicago -- hands down. Think small (boutique): they?ll help you dream big. I highly recommend Matt Laricy (and The Matt Laricy Group). I have never met someone who works as hard, is a step ahead of everyone, and who has won so many top realtor awards in Chicago year after year. Matt will give you 210% effort and make things happen. Don?t be fooled by professionals who say they sell and close a lot of deals ? go to Matt?s website to see pictures of many deals his company closes (DAILY). Matt?s company uses cutting edge technology and he personally understands Chicago?s real estate unlike anyone else you will meet. You won?t be disappointed after meeting Matt and his team. I rate the service and experience with 5 stars. I highly recommend Matt to ANYONE who is looking to work with one of the most professional and best people in the business. Matt turned me into a true believer that your agent can make the world of a difference and get you an amazing deal. Even when I thought my deal would not have a likely chance of closing ? Matt turned things around and achieved the unthinkable. He has positively influenced my life going forward by getting me the perfect house in this competitive market. After my first discussion with Matt, I felt confident that he would give the most effort to ensure that I would find my perfect home. He came through on his word and did just that. Matt did an amazing job of asking what my purchase requirements were, clearly defined the expectations, and explained what was required from beginning until end. I felt like he was on my side the entire process and he did everything in his power to ensure that the deal was a great success. Additionally, his team did an amazing job to support every client and they truly made me file like I was the most important client. Matt worked extremely well with my bank, the seller's realtor, and both lawyers. Matt was always a step ahead and led the entire process and all communications. Any time I called Matt he was always available or would return my calls in less than one hour. He is always available on email and responds right away. I know that my deal closed so quickly and successfully because of Matt?s effort and hard work. His communication was frequent, and weekly status updates reduced my stress and anxiety. Matt's level of service far exceeded my expectations. Thanks for a job well done, Matt, and I look forward to your services in the future. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Mr Ario!!! So glad we got the new construction place! It was a tough ride, but it always works out in the end. Thanks so much for the patience on it!
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2015
zuser20140504063752822
Helped me buy home
Matt did an amazing job for my fiance and me!!! Matt is very straight to the point, honest, literally the most responsive person I've ever met and worked extremely well around my fiance's and my demanding schedules. His knowledge of the area (River North) was unmatched compared to all the other realtors we interviewed. Matt was always available and we wouldn't have been able to navigate the area and Chicago real-estate landscape without him. Whenever we had questions or issues with any other party in the transaction (attorneys, mortgage brokers, etc.) Matt would immediately address the situation on our behalf, a benefit that was invaluable to our process. We have since recommended him to three other people who have all had similar experiences. Go with Matt, you won't regret it!!!!! Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Mike! I am happy we were able to secure this place over the other people who were interested. Welcome to the neighborhood man!
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2015
zuser20140727133807995
Helped me buy and sell homes
Matt was great in helping my husband and I find our dream home. He is professional, detail oriented and always available to answer any questions you have. His advice was honest and he never pushed us to do anything we would not be happy with. I definitely will recommend Matt to any friends looking for a home but we will also be using him to buy/sell in the future!
Response fromMatt Laricy
Well we definitely had some ups and downs on this, but it all worked out in the end. Thanks so much guys!
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2015
hillaryinkaya
Helped me buy home
My husband and I are first time home buyers. From the moment we first met with Matt we felt like we were in good hands. He was incredibly helpful at explaining the process every step of the way. We were really comfortable working with him because it was clear that he knew what he was doing. Matt made it a fun experience and we never felt overwhelmed. We will definitely recommend him to any of our friends who are in the market to buy!
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Hillary! I think you guys are going to love the spot. Glad it worked out so well!
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2015
user6653806
Helped me buy home
My husband and I decided we were sick of renting and wanted to buy our first condo in the South Loop. We had no clue what steps to take so we searched reviews online and contacted Matt Laricy to guide us through the process. We are so happy we did because he walked us through every step without making us feel like the first-timers we are! He was very specific, never showed us anything out of our price range, was never pushy and he communicated with us regularly about what was going on. It took us a while to find our home but he was very patient and never gave up. We just closed last week and received a very generous housewarming gift from Matt. He was a class act every step of the way and we would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
I am just glad it worked out. That deck is going to be pretty amazing this summer!
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2015
jgosky
Helped me buy and sell homes
My fiancé and I worked with Matt to close on our first home. He was referred to me by two of my coworkers who had both used him in the past. They had great experiences working with him and we felt the same and would definitely recommend him to anyone, especially first-time buyers. We were new at this, unfamiliar with a lot of the closing details, and wanted to make sure we made the right move. He told us his honest opinion about various properties, if they would be good investments, etc. which was nice, because we had no clue what stuff should cost or what a good price would be. Matt was also really accommodating with our schedules. We looked at quite a few properties, in quite a few blizzards, and only ever in the evenings since we both work full time. Matt made it happen on Sundays (including Superbowl Sunday), evenings, etc and was also really accessible via text, email, and any time we ever called. The cherry on top is that he brought us a BALLER bottle of champagne at close. I can?t imagine a better way to kick off our first night in our first home than with some fancy champs! Such a pleasant surprise :) We will definitely be recommending Matt Laricy to friends who are also starting the home buying process! Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks! I cant wait to see what you guys do with that space!
Highly likely to recommend
03/24/2015
nicholas santarelli
Listed and sold a home
Matt and his firm were everything we could hope for when we sold our condo in Lincoln Park. He was very accommodating and available to us 24/7. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in Chicago. Matt also keeps in regular contact about correspondence between buyer and seller. His advice was invaluable to us.
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Nick. I am super excited we got the price we did on the place. The city is going to miss you, but you guys are going to love the extra space in the 'burbs!
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2015
asouthwor
Listed and sold a home
If you selling in the city of Chicago; Matt Laricy is your Agent. Matt stays on top of every part of the transaction, and follows through to make sure the transaction goes very effortless. His knowledge of the market is best in the city by a long shot. He is straight forward and will just say what you want to hear. It was a pleasure to work with Matt and his team.
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Aaron! I hope the suburbs are treating you well!
Highly likely to recommend
03/19/2015
jmraunac
Helped me buy home
I could not be more satisfied with the services provided by Matt Laricy in helping me purchase my first home. From our initial meeting, he demonstrated professionalism, thoughtfulness, and an ability to gauge my preferences and cater his services accordingly. When we began viewing residences, he arranged viewings at my convenience, and he anticipated all of my questions, providing pertinent, nuanced information about each place such as utility costs, quality of construction, neighborhood information, resale value, etc. Furthermore, he was immediately responsive to my calls, emails, and texts, and he always gave me honest answers even if he knew they would conflict with my personal game plan. I never doubted that his aim was always to ensure I made the smartest decision available. I would recommend Matt to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. It is difficult for me to imagine how a client could have a better experience with an agent. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Jonny! I am excited to see what you do with the place!
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2015
katbirm9
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I were very pleased with the experience we had with Matt Laricy and his group. Matt was a great agent. He is very knowledgeable about all of the current trends in the market, and had very good advice on strategies we needed to do to help sell our condo. He always responded quickly any time we had a question or request. He made sure to send us weekly emails on all "activity" of our listing for our condo, and made sure we were in the loop on any updates or inquiries. Great service. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home! Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Katie. I hope you guys find a great place in the burbs!
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2015
kmbandemer
Helped me buy home
My wife and I could not be happier with our experience working with Matt. Expecting our first child and buying our first place we were nervous about what we were in for, but Matt quickly put us at ease. He was great through every step of the process and made sure we knew what to expect. Matt was quick to answer any question, no matter how big or small or time of day. My favorite thing about working with Matt was his knowledge and honesty. Every property we looked at he did a great job at pointing out good/bad things that helped us find the perfect condo for our family. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Kev! It was amazing seeing you again and congrats to you and Mandy on the baby!
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2015
dimplestar81
Listed and sold a home
Matt is very knowledgeable on local prices and demand. He was extremely responsive during our listing and contract phase and helped guide us during out first sale. We were under contract very quickly. Overall it was a very positive experience and we will be using Matt again.
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Dimple! I am so happy we got the price we did! Looking forward to the next one.
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2015
carla pugh
Listed and sold a home
I did not expect the top agent to get back to me right away but Matt did. Others took days or weeks. We had a combo, downtown unit with an unusual floor plan hence, difficult sale and the Laricy team made it happen. We could not be more happy with this group. They were professional, used daily computer generated feedback regarding the showings and more. The five stars are well deserved!
Response fromMatt Laricy
Phew! I am just glad we got this one closed! :) Thanks so much and please keep in touch Carla!
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2015
smbarrett3
Helped me buy home
Matt is a consummate professional whom I'd highly recommend for your purchase or sale. Matt helped me find a condo in Lakeview that I'm very happy with. Throughout the process, Matt offered valuable guidance and insight, which I sorely needed as a first-time home buyer. My favorite was probably, "a condo/home purchase is a series of trade offs; what are you willing to compromise?" From Matt's experience, he was able to quickly read the situation during visits of new places and point out any strengths or flaws, including the relative value of the updates (if any) had been installed. Throughout this process, I felt Matt had my best interests at heart and his ultimate goal was to find a place I was happy with. Matt integrates technology, utilizing Google Docs, electronic scheduling, electronic signatures for contract documentation, and Matt is always available and very responsive, day or night, via email, phone call, or text. Literally, any time he isn't sleeping. (Matt emailed me from both his vacation in the Bahamas and his work holiday party on a Friday night.) However, Matt has the awareness to make a phone call (in lieu of text) when urgency or sensitivity requires it. Overall, I strongly recommend Matt Laricy for your next purchase or sale. You'll be very satisfied. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Steve! You were a pleasure to work with. I am excited to see what you do with that loft space!!
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2015
rockinf7
Helped me buy home
Matt was an absolute pleasure to deal with and offered top-notch customer service the entire way. I was referred to Matt by a very good friend who said he had a great experience and I?m glad we were connected. There?s literally nothing negative I can think to say but I?d like to provide examples of what you can expect when working with Matt. - He will be the one dealing with you 99% of the time. Matt is a workaholic and ensures that he is available whenever you need him. There were some events I didn?t even expect him to show up since they were minor tasks but Matt was there. - He is a trusted advisor. Matt is not here to help buy you a property, he is here to help you buy the RIGHT property. Matt will educate you on what elements you should look for such as location, resale potential, rental potential etc. to meet your needs. He at no point pressured me into anything but what I really appreciated was his candor. When I wanted to check out certain properties he was willing but he told me his honest opinion up front. - Matt guides you through the entire process. I felt as if I had clear guidance and direction throughout the entire process. He made me well aware of times I need to be on point with timing as well as times when I could relax and let the process progress. I was always aware of what was occurring and what insights I needed to pay attention to. - Matt has a great network to leverage. Matt makes it very clear he wants you to choose who you want to work with but can provide recommendations when needed. I worked with an appraiser, lawyer and mortgage lender that Matt recommended and everything was completely smooth. Matt is a very successful agent and there is clear indication to this. The people he recommends are also successful experienced and have the ability to negotiate low rates as well as streamline processes. Matt also is well known with other agents who also help expedite the process due to familiarity. You may be hesitant at first but in reality this is advantageous to you as a buyer. It?s a well-oiled machine but with a sense that your needs are important. Matt and his organization is simply a class act. There is good reason Matt and his group have enjoyed much success. When it comes down to it, they are just plain awesome. I couldn't have asked for a better experience especially given the fact I am a first time home buyer. At the end of the day, it?s all about trust and Matt is someone I trust now and will trust in the future. I will be recommending him to friends much like my friend recommended him to me. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Chuck! It was amazing to work with you. I am glad you got the perfect spot. Please keep in touch!!!
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2015
mrknos
Listed and sold a home
I felt Matt and his group were a great help in selling my condo. As I indicated with the ratings, Matt and his group were all excellent all areas with one exception. When it came to the paperwork necessary to close (particularly around my condo association's process), there was a bit of confusion and back-and-forth over email. Though the process was made more difficult by the outdated and verbose requirements of my association, I felt that Matt could have helped the situation a little more. This did not significantly affect the end result of a successful closing though. So I would definitely recommend the Matt Laricy Group for selling your real estate. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Mike! It was a pleasure helping you sell the place. Trust me, we were just as frustrated with your past condo management as you were. Regardless, we always strive to be better. I am just glad we got it closed. I am looking forward to staying in touch!
Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2015
user3018847
Helped me buy home
Matt was a fantastic realtor. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago market and used his expertise well throughout my first home buying experience. He simplified the process and was honest in his dealings and assessment of units. It was enjoyable working with Matt in what could otherwise be a stressful experience.
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Brian! I think you will love the place. The roof deck will be much better come summer time!
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2015
hannagargour
Helped me buy home
After contacting 7 of the highest rated real estate brokers in the Chicago area, Matt was the first to respond. Since then he has always been quick to respond to my concerns over a period of several months through email until I finally met him in Chicago. He was gracious and knowledgeable and I'm now close to closing the deal on my first private investment. I highly recommend Matt and I look forward to working with him again in the future!
Response fromMatt Laricy
It was a pleasure working with you Hanna! I think this will be the first of many here in the US!
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2015
rocky oshea
Listed and sold a home
I interviewed other realtors but chose Matt because of his real estate knowledge and expertise. He was very responsive and a great communicator....I always knew what was going on or needed to be done. He constantly is working to get the deal done and I greatly appreciated my experience with him. I hope to work with him again!
Response fromMatt Laricy
I am glad we got this off your hands Rocky. I know you will miss the place, but we can always get a new in town unit later!
Highly likely to recommend
01/12/2015
zuser20140728210208965
Helped me buy home
I would absolutely recommend Matt to any homebuyer. Matt was so helpful throughout the entire homebuying process, especially for a first-time homebuyer. He really understands the Chicago real estate market and knows the right questions to ask. Importantly, Matt always personally answered my phone calls and showed me units. He never sent representatives. I really liked this one-on-one interaction. Further, he always was super friendly and a pleasure to work with. With that said, I recommend Matt Laricy and have no doubts that you would be highly impressed with his knowledge and skills. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks! I think you will love the condo. I am glad we got it, and I can't wait to see the after pictures!
Highly likely to recommend
12/31/2014
murphy p kristin
Helped me buy home
My husband and I recently purchased our first condo in the West Loop and had an overall great experience. Matt was recommended to us by a colleague who also had a great experience with him. We setup a meeting to meet and go over what we were looking for (location, budget, etc). After this meeting, he started sending us properties via his database. While viewing properties with Matt, he makes sure to ask the sellers agent questions that you wouldn't necessarily think about. Within a week and a half of working with Matt, we found our dream property! After putting in our offer (and getting ourselves into a slight bidding war), we started the close process. Matt walked us through this process and had a week by week timeline of what needed to be completed and the responsible party. He checked in on us weekly to see if we had questions or concerns. He also reached out to the attorneys, our loan officer, and the sellers agent to make sure everything was going along smoothly and to provide updates. We used his recommended attorney and inspector and appreciated working with both of them. Matt and his team are very organized, they always quickly respond to emails, and they are always readily available. He is also very realistic about you can expect in your budget and whether he thinks a property is priced appropriately. He also has great negotiating skills, as he helped us win our bidding war, with still paying a responsible price. Also, Matt is very knowledgeable of all the Chicago neighborhoods and the good/safe streets. Buying a place is stressful, especially your first place, but we had such an easy process with the help of Matt and his team. I would HIGHLY recommend Matt and his team to others! Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
I am glad we won out on this one. You guys were a pleasure to work with!