Matt has been terrific. He is great local knowledge of buying trends and provided us with valuable insights from his decades of experiences. it helped in figuring our when is the right time to buy the property. In a hot market, he was very instrumental in working with the selling agent and find the right price and deal structure that would help us secure the property. He is also very helpful and proactive in the closing process to work with the lender, escrow and selling agent to bring it all together and meet the schedule. He was most helpful post sale in helping us find the right set of contractors, movers and other support services that made it easier for us to move in. Overall great service and help from Matt! Recommend him A+.
My wife and I interviewed several realtors prior to choosing Matt. We made the right choice. His knowledge of the local market and advice regarding how to prepare our house for sale were excellent. He was a shrewd negotiator and very professional throughout the entire process. As a result, we had a great experience and ended up with a great sales price. We could not recommend him more highly.
Scott and Jen McLaughlin
Matt went above and beyond in both selling our home and helping us to buy a new one. His experience, knowledge and perseverance cannot be matched. He walked us through every step of the process, assured us when we got nervous, and then confidently guided us to a home we didn’t know existed but was perfect for our family. If you are considering making a move in Almaden Valley, go with Matt – You won’t regret it!
Matt was excellent. Very responsive and knowledgeable, he walked us through every step of the house selling process. He’s highly knowledgeable in the Peninsula/Silicon Valley area.
Working with Matt was a great experience. His expertise and knowledge was instrumental in the quick sale of my home. His personality is wonderful, and his personal touch and expertise got me well over asking price. I would use Matt again when it comes time to buy or sell my home.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Matt on a purchase and a sale. He’s such a local expert and pays very close attention to the market. He gave me valuable suggestions on getting my house ready for the sale, and provided a market overview to help me set pricing. Matt is very responsive and shows exceptional care for his clients. He even prepared a thoughtful Thank You basket for me at signing! I can’t recommend Matt’s service enough.
Matt took care of everything from home repair, painting, carpets to staging on our very dated home. He did a great job pricing and marketing. He was responsive to all our questions and very professional. We would highly recommend him if buying or selling in the Bay Area.
I highly recommend Matt! He sold our home for us in Almaden. We had lived in the home for 16 years and were ready to move out of the area. We had updated our home here and there over the years, but had never done a complete remodel. We were able to just clean things up and put it on the market with his assistance. We not only got our price, but we got an offer tailored to our needs making our relocation so much easier! Matt is professional while also very friendly. He is prompt and organized. We are so pleased with the whole deal. At first we were intimidated about the high cost of commission, but in the end we got MORE than our money’s worth with Matt’s service! I highly recommend Matt Tenczar!
Matt Tenczar was amazing to work with. He knew the market and area and help maximize our sale price and speed up the sale. He was very good on communicating every step of the process so we weren’t in the dark due to being out of state.
We listed our home in Cambrian with Matt in January, 2019. Our home was on the market for 5 days when it sold. How did this happen? When we had our listing interview with him he walked through the home and had specific suggestions how to prepare it for market, right down to the paint brand, colors and sheens to use. He handled every step of the market preparation. He lined up all of the home inspections and repairs. He suggested an incredible handyman team for doing minor plumbing and electrical repairs. The home was in our deceased mother’s living trust. Matt’s extensive knowledge of selling properties held in trust helped us to avoid so many landmines. His knowledge of pricing and price negotiation was first rate. He put a price on it that brought in multiple offers. The bottom line: the sale went smoothly from start to finish thanks to his guiding hand and we were extremely happy with the price we garnered.
Matt represented me when I sold my house last year. He did a good job recommending some low cost items to make the house more attractive and organized an exercise to stage the house ready for sale. I had 3 offers within one week of going on the market and took one that was well over the listing price. I was very happy with Matt’s work and would use him again.
Matt has helped us buy two homes and sell one.
Matt helped us buy our first home in 2003. He did a wonderful job of helping us understand the various details we needed to pay attention to. With his guidance we found the perfect house, negotiated a reasonable price, and made the whole process painless. The experience was so positive we called Matt in 2016 when it was time to sell and move into something bigger.
We reached out to Matt with the parameters of what we needed to achieve. He came to the house, helped us scope out what we needed to do to achieve our goals, and provided us the step by step guidance on making it happen. His guidance paid off – we found ourselves with 16 bids on our home during a cycle that rarely sees that kind of activity.
At the same time, we asked Matt to help us find our new home. We had done some searching on our own and sought his opinion on some of our choices. He asked for a week to come back with some recommendations based on the things we were looking for and he nailed it — a better neighborhood, similar prices, and the perfect house. He helped us navigate an involved negotiation and buy. In the unlikely event I’d have to move again, Matt would be the first person I’d call.
A little story from our 2003 house-hunting… We went to see a house where the owner was supposed to have been out. What we found was a frantic parent with a toddler that was stuck and couldn’t leave. Matt put everyone at ease (including the frantic parent) and had a great conversation with the toddler about games. With the toddler paying attention to him, we were able to look around the house without rushing. We left with everyone in positive spirits (including the parent/toddler duo) and what could have been an awkward situation wasn’t.
That’s the thing with him: He’s genuine in a way that can even overcome a cynic like me. He is also direct, honest, and helps you make a sound decision based on your intent, even when it means more work for him. He’s quality people, plain and simple. 5 stars. Will do business with again. Will recommend him without hesitation.
Matt has a very good pulse on market conditions, Professional and responsive to all phone calls, and returning calls. Easy to work with, and would do so again if needed.
We hired Matt from a recommendation mainly for his negotiating skills and he came through for us as promised! Also Matt had the experience and knowledge for the economic issues in the housing industry and the best timing for the sale. He was very familiar with our particular area which helped us set an asking price that was competitive and accurate. Last but not least he is very likable, after our first open house many neighbors commented to me how personable and welcoming he was to them.
We highly recommend Matt.
Matt was the fourth realtor we met with and he was worth every penny. He came highly recommended to us from several friends. As soon as we met him we knew we were in good hands. He was by far the most knowledgeable and proactive. He clearly described how the sale process worked and what he would do to help us get the best price for our home. He handled everything from setting up the inspections and staging to taking the pictures himself (I’m not sure a professional photographer could have done better). It was evident that he knew what he was doing and that he loved it. He has an eye for detail and enjoys the process of getting the best deal for his clients. He is passionate about the process and each client receives unique advice and help based upon what will help them sell or buy a home. Highly recommend working with him if you are planning to sell or buy a home.
We had the pleasure of working with Matt as our real estate agent as we looked for a home to purchase this past year. In this crazy real estate market, we were especially lucky to work with Matt. Matt is extremely knowledgeable, and many times told us about house issues and how that could affect us (such as foundation, roof, etc). He always took his time to answer our many questions. Matt is smart, knowledgeable, and above all an extremely nice person and pleasure to work with. After looking for houses for about a year, we successfully purchased our home this past summer and we couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Matt Tenczar for a real estate agent.
We were referred to Matt Tenczar by a realtor from another city. When we met with Matt, we appreciated how he listened very insightfully to what we were saying. We were just talking about what we liked and didn’t like about what we thought the whole process of selling our home would be. He got an accurate reading about what we wanted and needed that we didn’t even realize was there. We appreciate Matt so much. He made the whole process so much easier, because of the way he handled everything.
Matt made what could be a stressful time into a great experience. He handled everything for us — arranged to have our house cleaned and painted, staged, and SOLD for much more than we expected, much more quickly than expected. Matt was quick to respond to our questions, and complete in his follow through. His vast experience made for a worry-free experience for us!
Matt’s easy manner and confidence in his profession made him stand out right away. He is extremely responsive, helpful, knowledgeable, and always solution oriented. He was always clear and thorough with my questions and concerns. He made the whole process painless. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him.
We could not have asked for a better real estate agent to work with than Matt Tenczar. His level of trust, integrity, negotiation skills, approachability and likability is bar none. Matt represented us in selling our home. I had heard outstanding things about Matt from my family who brought Matt on to sell their home. They were so impressed by his negotiation and customer facing skills that I decided to bring him on to sell my own home. I could not be more pleased. Matt always acts like a trusted advisor, is available whenever you need him, and gives sound guidance and advice. You will always feel like he is your biggest advocate, working with you for all your needs and making sure your experience is bar none. In addition to his great integrity, Matt’s negotiation skills are tremendous. He knows how to get the best price when you are selling a home. Moreover, when I had some minor hiccups appear, Matt took care of everything from start to finish. He also made sure no stone was unturned and caught little things I did not think of that made selling our house as seamless as possible. If you want a highly positive real estate experience with an agent you can count on, trust and get the job done, Matt Tenczar is the perfect choice.
Matt is an experienced professional who knows the area (Almaden, Cambrian, Blossom Valley) very well. He looks polished, is extremely polite, and is good at finding common ground with everyone he meets. We noticed that everyone we dealt with (mortgage banker, title company, other agents, etc.) all knew Matt well and spoke highly of him. We were in a situation where we needed to sell our house before buying the next one. This can be scary, but Matt assured us that he had never left someone “stranded” before, and we took a risk and trusted him. He was aware that the clock was ticking and really hustled to make the process go as quickly as possible. Matt gave us great advice to help sell our home for well above asking. He worked very hard to find us not just another home, but the home of our dreams…and even more amazing is that the property wasn’t popping up on our internet searches. He found a home for us that we couldn’t find for ourselves on the internet. That’s priceless! All in all, we were very happy with Matt’s assistance.
For our first home purchase, we wanted to work with someone who was proactive, communicative, responsive, knowledgeable and had our best interests in mind, and Matt Tenczar was all these things and more. It was a pleasure to work with him, and he was very patient with my constant questions, and very understanding when I would get anxious about the home buying process. He walked us through what felt like a million homes and I definitely asked for and considered his professional opinion when it came to making our decision and ultimately buying our first home. Would highly recommend Matt and if the time comes when/if we want to buy another home, we will definitely want to work with Matt again.
Matt was a fantastic realtor! He was patient and knowledgeable and took time to answer all of our questions, no matter how big or small. When we first started the home owner process we did not have a realtor. We called him about a house we saw he had for sale and it was already sold but he was very helpful and answered all of our questions even though he wasn’t our realtor. My husband and I got a really good vibe from Matt, so we decided to meet with him to see if he should be our realtor. After we met with him we felt that he was honest and knowledgeable and we chose him. He specializes in houses in Santa Clara County and my husband and I were looking more in the San Mateo County area, but Matt still took us on and did a great job with working with us to find our first home. He walked us through every step of the way and was always available if we had questions, he definitely looks out for his clients best interest. If I ever buy another house I will definitely use Matt and I would recommend him to my friends and family. He’s honest, hardworking and a great guy. After our home process was complete we were kind of sad we wouldn’t be talking to him on a regular basis. If you are looking for a realtor, Matt Tenczar is your guy.