Matt Laricy

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

Ratings & reviews (241)

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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
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
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
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!
Highly likely to recommend
12/28/2014
user5958941
Helped me buy home
We used Matt, Managing Partner, The Matt Laricy Group / Americorp Real Estate as our realtor during our search for a new home in the River North neighborhood, Chicago. Matt has encyclopedic knowledge of the River North neighborhood and was very much on top of the properties for sale as well as many that were "off market". We were very well advised and would recommend Matt and his team to anyone looking for a new home in River North / Chicago.
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks John! I hope you guys are loving the place still.
Highly likely to recommend
12/25/2014
Abhijit B
Helped me buy home
Matt Laricy is one of the best professionals that my wife and I have ever met or worked with. We are not referring to just real estate agents; we are referring to all the doctors, attorneys, or any other people we met in our collective experience of living/working in four different countries. We bought a condo with his help. Also, we got inspirations in our lives from our experience of dealing with him. If you have absolutely anything to do with real estate in Chicago area, you deserve a call to Matt. Stop reading any further and get in touch with him. You will be astounded with his service. Guaranteed. We set exactly 5 weeks of time window from meeting Matt for the first time to moving in to our new place, having just a rough idea about what we wanted. We had recently moved to US, and did not have much idea of what was waiting for us in the whole process. We just knew that we would buy a place and move in within the set time. Matt guided us in choosing the right place, the right configuration, arranging for all the associated services like attorney, surveyor, even mortgage options! He held our hand in the whole process. That service would have received 5 stars, if not more. But the point of writing this review is also about the experience of working with him in the process. He is thoroughly professional, friendly, confident, knowledgeable, and resourceful. He will make sure to know your exact preferences, give you plenty of options, will meet you at the right place at the right time, will answer all the questions you possibly have, with the right amount of suggestions without ever being pushy. Weekdays or weekend, no matter what time of the day, you will get to hear back from him whenever you want. As expected in the short time window we set for the whole process, we had two heart-in-the-mouth situations, where the deal almost fell apart. Thanks to Matt, everything closed on time. I can?t recommend him enough. Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
The pleasure was all mine! I know the condo was a great fit and you guys were a joy to work with!
Highly likely to recommend
12/23/2014
user947704
Helped me buy home
I just finished my first home buying experience and have nothing but amazing thing to say about Matt. Initially, when starting the process, I casually looked at places on the internet and occasionally clicked on ?send me more information? only to be contacted by a slew of realtors. The difference about Matt was not only would he would send the first email, but also several follow up emails to let you know, when you were ready to even just discuss the process, he was happy to help. Once I met Matt, I knew he would help me find the right home. He put me at ease with the process, explained things thoroughly and was accepting of the fact I wasn?t in any huge hurry. From the start, he just seemed like a real guy who tells it to you straight and makes you comfortable. His knowledge of the area and the market was evident and he had ?a guy? for just about everything. When I was easing into the process, it was comforting to have Matt check in regularly and see if there was anything I needed without pressuring me into anything I wasn?t ready for. As we narrowed down what I was looking for, Matt made sure to stay on top of sending me units I would like. Not only would he release units to me daily, but if a specific unit came up that he thought met my wishes, he would reach out to make sure I noticed it. Although he is extremely busy and obviously an insanely hard worker, he was also beyond accessible. This makes the entire process so much easier and stress free. If Matt didn?t respond to a text in 15 minutes, he would send an apology! If I wanted to see a unit, he had it set up immediately. When I wanted to see it again and again, he made it happen. I can?t imagine what it would be like having to wait for days for a response during such an exciting process; day or night, you can get ahold of Matt. I?m not a reviewer who can say I found a unit, made an offer and got it... After I finally got comfortable with buying, made and offer, had it accepted and went under contract, the buyer backed out. Matt worked diligently to try to keep the contract going, but there was no hope, the buyer simply decided he didn?t want to sell at all. Matt was so great through the entire process and made what could have been a terrible situation as easy as possible. He constantly communicated with me and was an open book with what was going on. He simply had my back. Despite hours of work on the offer, Matt wasn?t fazed by his loss of commission, but felt so bad that he thought my experience was being ?tainted?, even though it was completely out of his control. Ultimately, I found an incredible unit that I wouldn?t have even seen if Matt hadn?t encouraged me; I had already seen the same floor plan in a non updated unit and just couldn?t picture liking the unit. I didn?t want to waste his time, but he assured me even if I hated it, it was worth seeing. Glad I listened to him?I loved it! It was a different floorplan than I thought I wanted and different from the first contract, but I love it so much more. His follow through was spot on and if I needed a lender, attorney, appraiser, etc, he would reach out and they would contact me immediately. I chose to go with most of his contacts, but not all of them, and he never pressured, just had them available to make the whole process as seamless as possible for me. I can?t thank Matt enough for making this such an easy experience for a single, realty naive girl. I love my new home! Less ... More
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Megan. I know this was a little bit of a bumpy road, but it was worth it in the end. I cant wait to see what the place looks like once your done with it!
Highly likely to recommend
12/23/2014
djhewet
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
Response fromMatt Laricy
Thanks Dirk! It was a pleasure working with you guys.
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2014
chrisskinr
Helped me buy home
My fiance and I were in the market for buying our first property a few short months ago and needed to decide on a broker that would not only have our best interests in order but also have the patience we knew one would need while working with us. We wanted to be completely sure when buying a place, and were willing to see probably way more places than any broker would ideally like to show. After hearing about a few stellar recommendations from mutual friends, we decided to go with Matt Laricy. From the start, Matt put our anxieties at ease. We had a high level meeting in his company's Chicago office and discussed what to be prepared for going forward. Matt took an incredible amount of notes, ranging from locations and price range, to our 'deal breakers' and dream requests. Perhaps most importantly, Matt referred to us all as one team going forward, and he vowed to do everything in his power to make our first home purchase as smooth as possible. Searching for homes went shorter than expected, as Matt posted new properties in our price range and location desires to our online folder daily. We were able to choose the ones we wanted to see and Matt and his team would schedule them for when we were able to free up some time from work to go walk through them. Throughout this whole process, we knew Matt was not in this to make a sale, he was in this to find us our dream property. We saw a few properties that Matt said 'Even if you wanted to, I wouldn't let you buy this place.' He cited recent comparable units, problems with the building, resale value, potential future upgrade issues, etc. He is truly a master of his craft and was proving to us that we truly were all on the same team. We finally decided on a 2 Bedroom in River North / River West that was perfect for all of our needs, but slightly above our price range. Here is when the real fun began, as Matt's negotiation skills came out in full force. After a tug of way on price for a few weeks, as well as threatening to walk away, we were able to both agree on a price. However, when our appraisal came in low, Matt put his foot down and eventually got a total of 10% off of the buyer's original asking price. The closing process could not have been easier for us with Matt, however we could not say the same for our financing. Our mortgage firm had a few setbacks internally, and we were worried that their firm issues would cause our financing to stall, or at worst fall through. Matt was able to not only contact our mortgage firm, but also to keep them on track on a daily basis. We ended signing the papers and moving in 48 hours later to our beautiful new home. I highly recommend Matt Laricy for all of your real estate needs. He will always keep your best interests at heart, and will do everything in his power to get your everything that you could possibly desire. He is honest, incredibly hard working, and as I mentioned earlier, a true master of his craft. I will be using Matt for all future real estate transactions and anyone reading this would be wise to do the same. Less ... More
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Thanks Chris & Jen! It was a great experience. I am even happier with the final price!
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2014
zuser20140929211226864
Helped me buy home
We just closed on our home today and I am here writing a review for Matt! He has been brilliant and I honestly can't imagine going through our first home purchase as easily as we did had it not been for Matt. Right from the start, he has been honest and upfront, tells you things as they are, no bs. He gives you his opinions but lets you make your own decisions. The "hunt" was fun as well because you always have a great conversation! Once we made a decision on a home, he was great with the negotiation process! We are happy with the way it went and the price we paid - I think it was fair. When it comes to all the processes for closing on the home, his referrals to the various parties involved (lender, attorney, inspector, et al) are extremely helpful. A special mention for processes and follow ups - haven't seen anything like it. He is always on top of everything and you won't have to wait for more than 5-10 minutes to get a response to your email! Highly recommend him! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/01/2014
tjkozy25
Listed and sold a home
Matt did a fantastic job listing and selling my property. The entire process was extremely smooth and professional. Most importantly, Matt was able to sell the property above the asking price in less than a week. He demonstrated deep understanding of the local market and open, honest with his opinions about the property's value. I would highly recommend Matt to anybody looking for an agent in Chicago and will certainly use him again if the need arises.
Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2014
zuser20140930125905606
Listed and sold a home
We just finished the closing ...Matt was very professional in this field helped us to sell our condo in very short time .We very happy that we found Matt.We wish all the best to him and his group.
Highly likely to recommend
11/28/2014
chris narburgh
Helped me buy and sell homes
Matt was extremely helpful during both the sale of my property and search for a new one. He was helpful in getting my place set up properly for a sale, and showed the place pretty well. During our search, he helped find us a place we could live in and love. He helped us narrow down places based on layout, price, building standards and more. It was always useful to hear his opinion on resale value and how well the property would stand the test of time. Matt also had some great contacts for both the inspection and lending process. I initially used my bank, but after they became quite unresponsive I tried his recommended guy -- we finished everything within a few days, got a great rate and had a smooth process. I've already recommended Matt to friends, and will continue to do so. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2014
farazarifiyoob
Helped me buy home
Matt was very professional and thorough during the whole process of my condo purchase in Lakeshore East. He offered great insight as far as the housing market goes in Chicago as well as for my unit at The Chandler. Matt's unmatched expertise and connections with other realtors made the process feel very efficient and seamless.
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2014
karapodjasek
Helped me buy home
Matt is extremely responsive and personable. After contacting him I was able to look at a condo the next day, and had an offer ready that night. He stayed on top of everything throughout the whole buying process, and continually followed through. He is very knowledgable of the market, and is honest. Very organized. Would recommend to anyone buying-especially first time buyers!
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2014
zuser20140708212346507
Helped me buy home
I'm lucky Matt was my real estate. I trust Matt as much as I trust my brother and family . He always there to help. He is very honest. He helped me in each steps until I bought my apt. I really wish I can rate him with more than 5 starts .
Highly likely to recommend
10/28/2014
user753615
Helped me buy home
I contacted Matt on a Wednesday night, looked at a condo on Thursday, and had an accepted offer that Saturday. We knew what we were looking for and Matt and his team helped us with every step. Matt was great to work with. He was straight forward and blatantly honest, something to be treasured in anyone trying to sell you something. Everything was well organized. Matt is an incredibly hard worker, our emails and calls were responded to swiftly. I'd recommend him to anyone, and will be giving him our business in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/27/2014
zuser20140510163042290
Helped me buy home
I met Matt after doing several area searches on Trulia and similar sites. He was the only Realtor out of many that responded to my request for information with an offer to discuss the entire process over coffee. As a first-time buyer, I appreciated that Matt didn't just ask when I was available to look at properties (as all the others did), but rather walked me through what to expect. He made sure I understood what was happening, which made the decision to work with him an easy one. Matt listened to exactly what we were looking for, and he was honest with us if we saw something he didn't think was the best fit. After looking at hundreds of properties online, we ended up putting in an offer for the sixth condo we saw in person. For us, the frustration came when in the process of closing the deal. The seller's Realtor was extremely unorganized and frustrating, but Matt took all of the dirty work and got our questions answered, shielding us from a few frustrating people along the way. Matt was responsive to a fault, as he was often answering my "middle of the night because I can't stop thinking about this" emails in an almost immediate fashion. I'm extremely type-A, organized and inquisitive. I'm picky and I know I can be demanding (sorry, Matt!), but he was patient with me and let me cover all my bases, which I really appreciated. I highly recommend Matt to anyone looking for a place to call their own in Chicago, especially first-timers! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2014
pearlgonzales
Helped me buy home
I can't recommend Matt more highly. He was able to find me the perfect place quickly and for the right price in the West Loop. He's great to work with and I completely trust him. He'll point out the good and bad points in each place. He's responsive and friendly. He takes the anxiety out of the process, especially since I was a first time buyer. I would recommend anyone and everyone work with him.
Highly likely to recommend
10/15/2014
alanjcook
Helped me buy home
met Matt last fall. We discussed my needs. Within a couple of showings he got what I was looking for -- which was a tall order given desired mix of size, amenities, location and budget. Matt didn't push anything that wasn't right for me; helped me understand the market and continued to look for my next home. In early summer we found a terrific condo, however, the pricing gap was too big. Through patience and discussion we got the price to an acceptable level over the next 60 days. I give credit to Matt for his handling of the realtors on both sides; the bankers and lawyers; and the deal itself. Matt worked very hard for me and its clear he works hard for all of his clients. Very responsive. I would send him emails at 11pm so I could get a response the next morning; and I typically had a reply at 11:03! Excellent job and excellent staff. Would highly recommend him to my friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2014
user9426812
Listed and sold a home
Matt knows the real estate market and the business. He's extremely responsive and will always answer all your questions or concerns. He's personable and really easy to work with. You can't go wrong with choosing Matt!
Highly likely to recommend
10/10/2014
crimsinchaos
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
10/02/2014
wowcoolstuff
Listed and sold a home
Excellent work in a short period of time. He followed-up emails, phone calls every week and I would recommend him to anyone selling. Very happy for a smooth and timely transactions! Thanks Matt
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2014
dremboski
Helped me buy home
Since this was my first home buying process I was nervous from the start, but that did not last very long. From the first email I sent Matt he responded with in minutes introducing him self and wanted to schedule a sit down. Once we sat down and talked all my nerves were gone because he was not your typical "salesmen". He was always on time and could us in to look at any condo i wanted. Once we landed on the one i loved he got me an awesome price and stayed in contact throughout the whole process. Any questions i would have he would always have the answers for me. When i go to purchase my next home there is no other person i would consider, i would highly recommend Matt to anyone in my family or friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2014
zuser20140801100434810
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
09/25/2014
mayman718
Helped me buy home
Matt is excellent at what he does! He is quite knowledgeable about Chicago, the buildings, and investment value. He helped my wife and I in the purchasing of our first condo and I would recommend him to anyone that needs a Realtor. We wanted to make sure that we were getting the most bang for our buck and he helped us realize just that. We will definitely be working with him again in the future and look forward to it, especially since he is very responsive and attentive to the utmost detail!
Highly likely to recommend
09/22/2014
jjcynthia
Helped me buy home
Matt is incredible. This is my second time buying a home, and the experience with Matt is unmatchable. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. A little bit of our background: both my partner and I are finance professionals with advanced degrees, and we are impressed by Matt?s professional knowledge. The things we like about him is that he is caring, direct, energetic, responsive, and embraces technology. Going into the buyer?s market for the second time, I looked up internet reviews, and found him and another agent standing out. We contacted both of them, and met with him that afternoon. By the time we met him, the other agent hadn?t set a meeting time yet, so we decided he is our guy. Every time before a showing, he prepared a spreadsheet showing where we are going and when. After seeing each home, he would comment on whether he thought it was a good value and why. It?s rare among agents that he would actually tell you if something is not good! We went in the market conservatively, and kept looking at bigger and more expensive places. What impressed me was Matt kept reminding us that what we were seeing was above our original budget. We really appreciate that! Also, he never pushed us to make an offer. Looking at how many closings he has on Facebook, we were surprised because we felt he was working only with us. He made himself available all the time. One more thing is he follows up after an offer is accepted. Most other agents don?t do that. He even contacted us after the deal was completed just in case we needed anything. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/07/2014
airmondii
Helped me buy home
This was my first home purchase and Matt did a great job of guiding me through the process, and then sealing the deal. It was reassuring to know that I had someone as experienced and professional as Matt working on my side. Matt puts the client first. He was very prompt in his communication and made himself available at all hours of the day. If he ever got tired of answering my endless questions, he didn't show it. And when the pressure was on, whether to see a property or negotiate a deal, he and his team always came through. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/04/2014
jgbell1004
Helped me buy home
When we began our search for a condo in downtown Chicago to purchase, we started seeing Matt's name frequently on the real estate websites like Zillow. After doing our own online due diligence looking into realtors, we wanted to meet with Matt. After our first meeting, we knew he was our guy. He is passionate about his job and knows the business and the Chicago market. He is extremely personable and always got back to us right away with questions we had. He takes all the confusion out of the process with his ability to communicate. Since our seller did not have a realtor, Matt was instrumental in negotiating and finalizing our deal through the sellers and their attorney. His integrity and honesty throughout our search and eventual purchase was very refreshing. If we sell, we know who to go to. We STRONGLY recommend Matt! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2014
bob2335
Helped me buy home
matt was a referral from my son who knows him from the "make a wish foundation". service was great, his staff was always responsive. i was an out of town buyer not familiar with the market and his process fixed that. i am a 35 year real estate broker/owner from the detroit area and i know a good agent and company when i see one. highly recommend matt and his company.
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2014
zuser20140304145351375
Helped me find a home to rent
I was very pleased with Matt's professionalism and knowledge. My experience with him was positive. He was punctual when it came to keeping our appointments and would call me if he had any concerns or additional information.
Highly likely to recommend
08/16/2014
e robertwilliams
Helped me buy home
I used Matt to help me purchase my first condo in Chicago. I was looking in several areas that included West Loop, Wicker Park and Bucktown. Matt was extremely professional throughout the entire process and was prompt when answering questions via email. He made me feel like I was a priority client and his knowledge of neighborhoods was invaluable as I made my decision where to buy a home. Matt Laricy comes highly recommended and I will be using him again. I am giving him 5 stars because I can9;t give 6! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2014
lvma
Listed and sold a home
Matt, thank you so very much for making the sale of my condo go so smoothly and stress free. I found Matt online by accident; I was actually planning on going with another realtor; I am so very lucky that I went with Matt instead. He knows his stuff. Matt is A+ when it comes to professionalism, presentation and communication. He constantly stays in touch via email and always got back to me extremely fast. The pictures he had taken of my condo were stunning and he gave me the pics after my closing. My condo was listed for only 6 days and sold in 2 showings. I could not have chosen a better realtor. Thank you again, Matt Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2014
brownry1986
Listed and sold a home
Matt was extremely helpful through the entire process of selling my home. He was my go to person whenever I had questions or ran into issues. If I ever had any questions for the other parties involved in the sale (attorneys, buyers agent, etc.) Matt was constantly working to get answers as quickly as possible at all hours of the night. The procedures he has in place at his agency made for a smooth process from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Matt and I plan to use him in the future for both buying and selling. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/03/2014
javierlozanoaguirre
Helped me buy home
Great personal service. Immediate replies and very professional behavior. I'm from out of town and he arranged impecable schedules. I very highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2014
mwinterhoff
Helped me buy home
Matt was super responsive, flexible and always on top of everything. Exceptional service attitude way beyond just the buying process. Thanks and I'll definitely work with him again!
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2014
zuser20140516160326251
Listed and sold a home
Matt was extremely helpful in all aspects of the sale of my home, including recommendations for cleaning and painting prior to listing my home for sale and through the closing date of the sale of my home. I had a lot of showings in a short amount of time and each time I was timely contacted by Matt's team for permission to enter. Matt's team were always friendly and polite and Matt was always available to talk to me about the sales process and progress! Matt sold my home in 29 days and for a very competitive price! I am extremely happy I chose Matt! I have already referred friends to Matt and will continue to do so in the future! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2014
user74369606
Listed and sold a home
Matt was always available when we needed him. He answered emails, texts and phone calls promptly and always had an answer to our questions. Very knowledgable about our building and the surrounding area.He was able to sell our Chicago condo in one month. We were so glad that we chose to work with him!
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2014
cherieschmidt
Helped me buy home
Matt helped guide us through the whole process of buying our condo in Chicago. His response was above and beyond prompt each and every time that we needed anything. He was very helpful in guiding us to the best location. Thank you for making the process so easy. We couldn't be more excited about our new home away from home and with out Matt I don't believe we would have found it.
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2014
zuser20140724143053894
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
07/21/2014
katieml
Helped me buy home
Matt was a detailed oriented, upbeat, organized, informed partner - always available to answer our questions, address our issues, and meet us to see new opportunities. He fights for his clients but is also a team player with the other party - building trust and confidence. He is the best realtor we've ever worked with and would highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2014
kjtoohey
Helped me buy home
Matt was great to work with and extremely helpful in every aspect of my condo search. Going through the buying process for the first time seemed a bit overwhelming, but Matt made sure to help me find exactly the type of place I was looking for, and he couldn't have made things any easier on me. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to buy/sell, as he is very professional and puts the client first to help them get exactly what they want.
Highly likely to recommend
06/20/2014
zuser20140620124241182
Helped me buy home
I was new to buying a house that too in the city, but working with Matt he helped throughout the whole process clearly setting out expected time lines, action items and promptly following through. Matt relentlessly showed multiple properties, answering various questions and fine tuning the location and the property until I was happy with the choice. Matt helped to negotiate a fair price and made the whole home buying experience surprisingly pleasant. I would definitely recommend Matt as a great agent! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/15/2014
zuser20140615192319409
Helped me buy home
I chose Matt as my buyer agent because of his excellent review on Zillow. As a result, I did not disappoint at all. I am very satisfied with his work. I ended up buying a house that I really like. The price is good and time spent for the whole process is less than two months. To summarize his good points, (1) he works very hard and responses to my message very quickly. This is important as good properties run fast in today's market. (2) he has great network of resources such as banker, attorney, inspector, and contractor. I used his network, had great experience with those people, and more importantly I saved a lot of time. (3) you can work with him through online document sign. All the work is done internet. This is so cool and again time efficient. (4) He has worked in this field for years and accumulated great knowledge. He knows the price of downtown area very well (in my case) and has good skills in negotiating the price. (5) He showed up every time when we saw the house and after the viewing he gave opinions very directly and honestly. You can trust him. I bought a house before. Compared with my previous experience, Matt does things in a much more productive and modern way. I saved so much time and enjoyed the whole process. Most importantly, I am very satisfied with the house I bought. I would highly recommend him to my friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2014
Amber Niehoff
Helped me buy home
Working with Matt made the whole process of buying our first home a breeze! He showed us properties that were always in our price range and neighborhood that we wanted. He was very honest with us about every point of the process, which was great so we didn't have any surprises. I would highly recommend him to family and friends!
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2014
user7952572
Listed and sold a home
Matt was incredibly dedicated and responsive at all hours of the day or night. He was honest about the good and bad points of our condo and the neighborhood and determined a price that helped generate a lot of interest. We ended up selling for more than the listing price and had multiple offers in just a couple days. Matt made sure the entire process was painless. His strongest points were (1) communication, both to us and when negotiating with potential buyers, and (2) having a system for organizing and running the entire transaction and sticking to it to ensure that everything flowed smoothly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2014
zuser20140531064316869
Helped me buy home
Matt and Mike were great. Consistently showed me properties in my price range; were upfront and honest about each building (quality of building, things to look out for, etc.); and would respond to any e-mail within minutes. His team also worked quickly to close once the contract was signed. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2014
user02947012
Helped me buy home
He was very responsive to my questions, and was honest with me with my condo search. I would definitely recommend him! We went to several places around the neighborhoods in downtown, he understood what was most important for me and gave me his honest opinion of what he thought would be the best value in my price range. It worked out great!
Highly likely to recommend
05/27/2014
zuser20140527194724019
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
05/26/2014
user4569507
Helped me buy home
From our initial point in reaching out to Matt regarding our home search, his response time was always impressive. He did an amazing job once we had found our future home, of making sure we knew the correct price we needed to come in at and being able to show the comparables so that we felt confident in his advice. His knowledge of the market is extremely apparent and made the entire process so much easier. We had a bit of back and forth during the negotiations (due to the seller being out of the country the entire time) and he was always there with great advice of how to proceed and move forward in just the right manner that we ended up with the home we wanted at the price we wanted to pay. I can't imagine this process having gone any better in terms of his role and we highly recommend Matt to anyone looking to buy/sell! Less ... More
Likely to recommend
05/22/2014
jasonplee87
Helped me buy home
Matt is an expert on real estate on the Near North Side of Chicago. He knows the general details of pretty much every building off the top of his head. He's also amazingly fast at responding to emails, which means he probably checks his phone and emails every other minute.
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2014
SKYep
Helped me buy home
First impression of Matt? I remembered when I was very first email sent out to Trulia and requested some information regarding to a condo. Matt returned my email in less than 2 minutes. In my mind, I was ?WOW? That?s fast and he is good in retuning email.? After I met him, I believe he is the one who can help me. Matt is the best and super-awesome. He is honest, hardworking, respectful, passionate of his works, professional, strong network, and very patient (I am first time home buyer, easy to get panic, 0% knowledge about buying house). He knows Chicago market and buildings. He explained to me of buying process and guided me throughout the process and gave me valuable advises. He worked closed with my real estate lawyer (Anastas Shkurti), lender and he was making sure I was doing all right. Overall, you will not disappoint with Matt?s team. And I highly recommend him especially for those who are 1st time buyer. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2014
user7796283
Helped me buy home
Matt is basically an ideal real estate agent. Honest, hardworking, responsive, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. He is alongside for the entire process and Matt will absolutely be my first call for any other real estate related issues in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2014
wilson sloan
Helped me buy home
Matt was great. He is very knowledgeable about the Chicago market and knows everyone. He was also great at walking us through the process (first time home buyers) and, as we didn't know where to start, putting us in touch with the right people (lawyers, inspectors, lenders, etc.), all of whom were great. Most of all, he was incredibly responsive, not only answering questions about properties while we were looking, but once we found our new home he kept everyone on track for a quick painless close. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2014
boom deep
Helped me buy home
I was a first time home buyer and honestly thought it is going to take me 8-9 months to find a place I like. But with Matt and his team, I could move in within 3 months from the time I started looking. He is simply amazing! The first time we met he sat down with me and heard my requirements. He laid out a plan and explained to me what our strategy would be. His meticulous,hard-working nature made it extremely easy for me. Every single condo I saw was as per my requirements. He would advise the positives and negatives for every place like a knowledgeable friend would. I could reach him 24X7 and he would touch base even from Italy where he was on Honeymoon. He ought to be the best in town given his real estate knowledge and person touch! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2014
user301977721
Helped me buy home
Matt's and his team are amazing--- I was a first time home buyer and he showed me the ropes and was honest and respectful throughout the process. The guy was even responding to emails on his honeymoon so much that I didnt even realize he was on vacation!
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2014
bhenderson0
Listed and sold a home
Matt exceeded all of our expectations. His knowledge, professionalism, availability and marketing approach could not have been any better. We sold our house quickly and for asking price. If you are looking for integrity and accountability, Matt?s your guy.
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2014
shadow1236
Helped me buy home
Matt is truly a great realtor and a must have for real state transactions in downtown Chicago. He is very knowledgeable about the whole area. He is very professional, prompt and caring. We had the easiest experience purchasing a second home, by having Matt as our agent. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for quality, professionalism and integrity.
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2014
jonathanrubens
Helped me buy home
Matt was an invaluable resource in purchasing my first condo. He has great knowledge about areas you want to live in in downtown Chicago and he will tell you honestly when you're looking in a place you don't want to live (if you don't know the area well). Matt was very flexible in scheduling viewings and finding the perfect place for me. Once I was in the buying process he was continued to stay a great asset in guiding me through the process until closing. I highly value Matt';s quick responses to emails allowing me to get into same day viewings. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2014
rplesk1
Listed and sold a home
Matt did a fantastic job from beginning to end!!! He backed up everything he said he would do to get our condo sold for the best price. His communication and follow-ups were timely and informative. He took initiative throughout the process and made sure we were comfortable and knew where things were throughout each stage of the sale. He was professional, reliable, and knowledgeable about the south loop, our building, and nearby buildings. We would highly recommend Matt for anyone selling their house in the South Loop or anywhere in the city! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2014
user576508
Helped me buy home
I found Matt on Zillow and am very glad that I did. He isn't just my realtor now but also a good friend (he has promised me a blackjack-filled Vegas trip soon!). He is very friendly and also matter-of-fact. He know Chicago buildings like the back of his hand. Even though I was out of town for the majority of our home buying process, he ensured that there were no snags and was personally available in any time of our first-time buyer "crisis" situations. Very quick on text and emails, I see him becoming a force to reckon with as the years go by. Wish him the very best in the future and hope those who read this quickly understand that there isn't a better person to work with on a real estate search in Chicago! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2014
BrandonDavis6
Helped me buy home
My fiance and I were shopping for our first home and we came across Matt through social media. He took the time to go over the buying process and managed our expectations thoroughly and honestly. My fiance and I felt he honestly cared about us during the process; treated as if we were his only client. If you're a first time home buyer, I would definitely recommend Matt. He's very professional, honest and informed. He was able to be a guide in our decision process without ever seeming "pushy." Because of his diligence in continuing education and networking within the real estate community; we were able to take advantage of all his referrals from banks and mortgage brokers to Insurance agents, attorneys and inspectors. There's so much more to buying home than we anticipated. Not only himself, but his whole team at Americorp went above and beyond for us and made this buying process as smooth as possible. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/18/2014
user9474283
Helped me buy home
Matt Laricy is a very good professional. I live abroad and this is my first real estate acquisition in the US. We started working by email, and then by phone. Finally, I went there to see the units I chose. He was always there, working around the clock, responding my emails anytime and very promptly. He has a great staff too. I had a very good experience, and I would recommend him to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2014
sammbina
Listed and sold a home
Matt and Mike were absolutely WONDERFUL to work with. Their speed and efficiency was impeccable! This was our first time selling and they walked us through every step of the way. They respond so QUICKLY to every question you have. I HIGHLY recommend them!!
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2014
butterss1980
Helped me buy home
Matt Laricy was the perfect agent for us. He knew the history of every building we considered moving into. His knowledge of special assessments, percentage of renters in the building and other issues saved us a great deal of time and allowed us to focus our attention on buildings that fit our needs. He has a great team working with him and we would highly recommend Matt for anyone house hunting in Chicago
Highly likely to recommend
02/22/2014
user5684697
Helped me buy home
Matt helped me to buy my unit on 88 W. Shiller. He suggeted the first price which was even lower then I think should be. It helped to get a correct price. He adviced to NOT buy another. He was correct - it would be my mistake. He is quick, knowlegeble and responsible realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2014
JuliaChung
Listed and sold a home
Being a first time home seller, I had no clue what to do. Matt walked me through the process smoothly with prompt responses and professional deliverables. I sold my condo in record time. Thank you so much Matt!