I was referred to Matt by a friend's mother who is a retired realtor from Davis-- when I asked for a recommendation, she did not hesitate to name Matt. Since she had no skin in the game, I knew I could trust her-- I'm happy I did!
Matt help me and my wife buy our first home in Davis. Before meeting him, we were fairly intimidated by the market (veritable shacks seemed to be soaring past $650K) and had little confidence about finding something absent a 6-10 month search. But Matt knows Davis backwards and forwards-- he helped us focus our search and find the right neighborhoods/streets to explore. Within a week or two, we felt pretty comfortable with the market and knew what to look for.
When it came time to bid, Matt was on top of everything and put together a very competitive offer-- in fact, we got the first home we bid on. He then walked us step by step through the due diligence process, making sure we had all the info we needed before committing. He even referred us to a great banker who got us a terrific mortgage product and rate! And he dealt effectively with every curve ball the seller threw at us (and there were many!)
I can't really express how grateful we are to Matt-- home ownership seemed like a distant dream, he made it a reality. He's the best professional I've ever worked with--and I meant that!
This month, we did the unthinkable. From our home base in Australia, we bought a house in Davis, CA that we weren't able to physically visit before closing. After seeing the listing, we asked Matt Dolcini to reconnoitre the property for us. What sold us on Matt's judgment was his upfront honesty about the flaws of the property and why it hadn't sold during two months on the market. We decided that the property's plusses, which Matt also confirmed, were more credible as a result. We went ahead with the purchase at a more reasonable price point. Matt saved us money. He was there for us night and day, on weekends or weekdays and across a 17-hour time zone difference, providing us with the information we needed to make our decision. Having now seen our new house, we feel vindicated in our choice to trust his judgment. Matt knows the Davis market extremely well and we would not hesitate to use him again in the future.
My experience comes from working with Matt as a first-time home buyer and I cannot recommend him enough. Matt has extensive knowledge of the Davis area and that showed during all stages of the process. At no time did Matt make me feel pressured to make an offer. It was clear he was going to put in the work to make sure I ended up in a home I would be happy with. He was incredibly responsive to any questions or concerned that popped up, and as first-time buyers there were a lot! Perhaps most important, Matt has a positive, professional attitude and it was a pleasure working with him.
We ended up getting a great deal on a home in an area I hadn’t first considered but am thrilled to have discovered with the help of Matt. The home did require serious work, but Matt knew great contractors in Davis and helped coordinate so everything was ready in time for the move. What initially felt like an overwhelming process ended up really streamlined for me; I know that is because of everything Matt was doing behind the scenes.
Coincidentally, early in the process when I was still viewing open houses Matt was the listing agent on one of the homes I was considering. It was the most impressive open house I visited and initially I was going to pursue that home. It ended up turning into a multiple offer bidding war and based on the presentation I am not surprised. If it ever comes time for me to sell, no doubt Matt will be getting my business again.
Outstanding service, experience and advice. I had no problems contacting Matt and getting answers to all of my questions. He would check in with me regularly during the process and showed great attention to details.
We contacted Matt following a reference from another highly respected local agent. His experience and knowledge was invaluable assisting us to prepare our home for sale. Matt recommended several local tradesmen for everything from pool repair to roof inspection; all were professional and helpful. He was always available, always responsive, and very thorough. When we were finally ready the house sold in under a week. He was also very helpful and patient with us in finding a new home nearby. I highly recommend Matt.
Matt was very supportive when it came time to sell our house. He led us through the process every step of the way. I would recommend Matt to anyone selling their home or anyone who is looking for a new home.
What I like about Matt is his integrity, his professionalism, his skillfulness, and his expert knowledge of the local real estate market. It's like having a good friend at your side through unfamiliar processes. He answered every question I had quickly and completely - and I had lots of questions! Matt is the best!!
Matt helped my wife and I buy our first home in Davis, CA. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and helped us navigate a very competitive market. He's knowledgeable, patient, and made our first home buying experience very enjoyable.
I've worked with a number of real estate agents, and Matt is by far the best. He's extremely knowledgeable about the Davis market. He's patient and generous with his time. He doesn't pressure. And he's always easy to reach by phone or text. We have worked with Matt multiples times so I can say with some confidence that he's a good choice!
About 16 months ago,, Matt helped me buy a condo in Davis. He first listened to what I was looking for and then took me to the perfect match. The deal was done quickly and easily. Not so easy with a second purchase. Matt has been helping me for over a year as I search for a house in a very specific area of Davis. He knows what I want, the price, and all the other details. He keeps me updated as soon as something is listed that he knows I would like He is patient, positive, and professional. He shares his ideas, his perspectives, his advice. He never pressures! I recommend Matt without reservation. Five stars are not enough for Matt. He deserves twice that number!
Matt was our agent for buying a new house and also selling our old house.
We were in the lower range for a 3 bed 2 bath house in Davis. Matt was patient and helpful in our pursuit of a new home. We made 3 offers (2 with bidding wars) over 7 months and Matt's advice throughout was really excellent. He wasn't pushy about the sale but was honest about the benefits and challenges of each property. We were in contract on one house with some termite issues and Matt was much happier to see (and even encouraged) us to walk away. The house we eventually bought was the right purchase and we are really happy!
In the sale, there were many Davis permit issues to address. Matt handled all of the permits, and scheduled contractors to fix a few of the owner-created mistakes. :) Matt was calm and kind throughout. He gave us some expectations about the pricing far in advance and we were quite happily surprised when he said that he would like to list it quite a bit higher than his earlier estimates. His price was perfect as their was a bidding war on the first day and an offer at $10k over asking!
In retrospect, Matt never made a single mistake with any bill, permit, loan document, advice or realtor agreement. All documents were quickly uploaded to his online system, and he communicated with us regularly - even sometimes just to say he hadn't heard from the seller or buyer yet. He is truly a meticulous and hard-working realtor, and he is just the nicest guy to work with. Thank you Matt!
Matt was a wonderful real estate professional. He took all of my class and took us to see a lot of homes. I never felt rushed looking at the homes and he listened to all my feedback. I would highly recommend Matt Dolcini!